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From the Manners of a Wife with Her Husband   Leave a comment


It is reported that the wife of Imâm Sa’îd b. Al-Musayyib – Allâh have mercy on him – said: We only ever used to speak to our husbands like you address your commanders and leaders: [we would supplicate for them when talking to them] “May Allâh keep you right!”, “May Allâh keep you well!” Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliyâ` 5:198. After the death of his wife Umm Sâlih, Imâm Ahmad – Allâh have mercy on them, used to praise her. He once said: In the thirty years she was with me, we never had a single word of disagreement. Al-Khatîb Al-Baghdâdî, Târîkh Baghdâd 16:626.

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Marriage

Advice to individuals and Websites by Moosa Richardson   Leave a comment


All praise is due to Allaah, and may He raise the rank of His Messenger…

1) Present beneficial articles that help the Muslims understand their Religion with evidences and clear language.

2) Translate the best and most suitable things for eager new Muslims from the recognized scholars of Islaam of past and present.

3) Clearly identify the sources of the articles. Make this an essential piece of information that you simply do not allow yourselves to publish without. a) Cite the URL of reliable websites, like those officially overseen by the scholars themselves. b) Cite the name of the Arabic printed book, with its printing information (publisher, which printing, year, etc.). c) Cite the name of the recording with all info that identifies it (like tape no. 5, or track no 13, 1:11:43 (the time where the quoted words begin), etc.

4) Clearly identify the translator, using a name that he/she is known by. Academic responsibility takes precedence here over an assumed level of sincerity (when the translator claims he wants to remain anonymous). Make this an essential piece of information that must be published with your articles as well.

5) If you do not want to cite the name of the translator because you feel he/she is not trustworthy, then why are you publishing his/her material in the first place?!

 6) Avoid so called ‘compilations’ by those less than the scholars, or those whose compilations have not been reviewed and approved by the scholars. Typical examples of this are: Compiled from the works of So-and-So… or Taqwaa, from the works of Ibn Rajab, Ibn Katheer, and Ibn al-Qayyim, etc. Compilations are a type of ta’leef (authorship), and being salafee and having good intentions does not mean that a person is capable of this academic task.

7) Do not rely on newspaper articles, blogs, tweets, or even message boards as sources of information, even if only reliable scholars are quoted. The recent fitnah in the Arab lands and the ill-intended, twisted and outright false reports of journalists have proven to be tactfully deceitful and misleading. Journalists are hasty people who rush to finish their writings daily before print deadlines. This is the exact opposite approach we must take in times of fitnah – careful consideration and deliberation, choosing silence over any doubtful benefit. 8) Review your work carefully. A qualified and sincere student who translates with good intentions should have no problem having someone he feels is a better translator than him review his work (at least the hardest parts), and then a proper English editor before publishing. This may be difficult for someone whose intentions are flawed. Anyone who feels these points have some benefit in them should carefully review the following article as well: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=97256 And Allaah knows best.

Moosaa ibn John Richardson

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=12246

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Naseeha

Wearing Clothes that have the Names of Kuffar on them   Leave a comment


Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan on Wearing Clothes that have the Names of Kuffar on them In one of his lessons on Tathir Al-I’tiqad, Shaykh Salih b. Fawzan Al-Fawzan – Allah protect him, was asked the following question: [What about] a person who wears what the unbelievers wear, and on the back [of the clothing] is written the name of a Kafir player (sportsman) when the wearer does not intend to copy this player or the unbelievers? The Shaykh replied: This is to be considered respect and esteem for the Kafir. As long as he is wearing clothes upon which is written the name of the Kafir, or a picture of him, this is respect and esteem for the Kafir. It is not allowed to do this; the least that can be said about it is that it is haram (forbidden in Islam). If [the wearer really does] respect and esteem [the Kafir], he is in danger of apostasy (leaving the fold of Islam). Yes. Translated by: Abu Abdillah Owais Al-Hashimi From: (Arabic) http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=120239 Audio clip (Arabic, download) of the original question/answer: http://shup.com/Shup/500033/adran-9.mp3

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Fatwas

how the salaf deal with the fitnah of strange women   Leave a comment


How Ubaid bin Umayr dealth with the fitnah of strange women Al-Imaam Al-Haafidh Ahmad bin ‘Abdillaah bin Saalih Abil-Hasan Al-‘Ijlee (d.261H) Taken from: Ta’reekh Ath-Thiqaat of Al-‘Ijlee (Daar ul kutub al-‘ilmiyyah) p.321-323 Trans Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq Al-Imaam Al-‘Ijlee (rahimahullaah) said: There was once a beautiful married woman who resided in Makkah. So one day she looked at her face in the mirror and said to her husband: ‘Do you see that there is anyone who would look at this face and not be put to trial due to it?’ So he replied: ‘Yes.’ So she said: ‘Who?’ He said: ‘‘Ubaid bin ‘Umayr.’ So she said: ‘So give me permission then to approach him – such that I may put him to trial.’ So he said: ‘I grant you permission!’ So she came to him in the guise of a woman seeking a fatwa (religious verdict). So he went with her to a corner in the Masjid Al-Haraam. So she disclosed (unveiled) a part of herself like that of a half a moon. So he said to her: ‘O Amatullaah!’2 So she said: ‘Indeed I have been put to trial because of you; so look into my affair.’ So he replied: ‘Indeed I am going to ask you something; so if you are truthful in it – then I shall look into your affair.’ She said: ‘You will not ask me anything except that I shall be truthful to you.’ So he said: ‘Tell me; if the Angel of Death came to you in order to take your soul. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘If when you are entered into your grave; and you are sat up for questioning. Would it then please you that I had indeed fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘When the people are given their books; and you do not yet know whether you are to be given your book in your right hand or in your left. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘When you would want to cross The Bridge (in the Hereafter); and you do not know whether you will advance (upon it) or that you will not advance. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘If then when The Scales are bought forth; and you likewise are bought forth – and you do not know whether they are going to be light or heavy. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘If when you are standing before Allaah for questioning. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘Fear Allaah O Amatullaah, for indeed Allaah has endowed blessing upon you – and has shown you excellence.’ Then the woman returned to her husband, so he asked her: ‘What did you do?’ She said: ‘You are idle (inactive) – and we are idle, so I have instead turned to praying and fasting and worshipping.’ Thereafter her husband would say: ‘What’s with me and ‘Ubaid bin ‘Umayr – he’s corrupted my wife. Every night she used to be like a newlywed; but now he’s turned her into a Nun.’

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Inspirational

Q: We have some brothers who studied for some time, but they didn’t work on self-purification. So they used their knowledge to show off & to look down on others. And they are quick in refuting others & they are one of main reasons for making others run away from the Salafi Manhaj. What is your advice to them?   Leave a comment


Answer: The Shaykh said: ‘first of all, my advise to those people is that Salafiyyah is not a claim that is claimed upon the tongue. Rather it is something that has to be followed up by actions. When the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم informed… that this Ummah would split into 73 sects and that all of them would be in the Hellfire except one, he was asked, ‘and which is that one, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, ‘That which I am upon and my Companions.'[1] So the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم informed that this Saved Sect, the one that will be saved from the Fire, they are the Salafus Saalih, the righteous predecessors. They are the ones who were upon that which the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم and his Companions were on. So we have to go back and look at that which the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم was upon as it relates to his ‘aqeedah (belief system), as it relates to his worship, as it relates to his transactions and interactions. What was he upon? Then likewise, we look at what the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم were upon in those previously mentioned affairs.’

Then the Shaykh went on to say: ‘and also we need to look at what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى said to His Messenger. He said this to His Messenger, as His Messenger is the best of examples. He says as it comes in Soorah Aali ‘Imraan,

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ اللّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظّاً غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لاَنفَضُّواْ مِنْ حَوْلِكَ فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الأَمْرِ فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللّهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ
{And by the Mercy of Allaah, you (Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted,
they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allaah’s) forgiveness for them;
and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allaah,
certainly, Allaah loves those who put their trust (in Him).} [Aali ‘Imraan 3:159]

So here we see that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has prohibited His Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم from evil character and He let His Messenger know that if he was evil, harsh and hardhearted they would have left from around him. So if the person is truly upon Salafiyyah, then he is upon that which the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم was upon from good characteristics, from gentleness, from leniency. And as you had mentioned in the question, some people have been made to leave the manhaj as-saheeh (the correct methodology), or they have been repelled from this manhaj, from that which they find from people from harshness and so on and so forth, then this is indeed in opposition to the Book of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم. Meaning that, that characteristic that they find from some of the Salafis, these characteristics are in opposition to what we find in the Book and the Sunnah and likewise, what the Salaf of this ummah were upon رحمهم الله.

Also, we need to look at the example of the one who was harsh and hard and stern when he came to the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم, and he grabbed him. He said, “Yaa Muhammad, give me from that which Allaah has given you”. So the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم they wanted to deal with this individual and the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم prevented them from doing so.[2] Even though he was the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم and this man had done what he had done to him, the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم prevented them from doing anything to this man. So whoever claims to be Salafi, then it is upon him to be patient and it is upon him to persevere and it is upon him to have forbearance. And it is upon him to guide the people to that which is good, so these callers themselves can be an example to those they are calling.’

Answered by: Shaykh ‘Alee Muhammad Naasir al-Faaqihee حفظه الله تعالى

[1] Reported by At-Tirmidhee 5/26 (#2641), Shaikh Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) says Hasan in Jaami’ as-Sagheer (#5343)

[2] Reported by Al-Bukhaaree in Kitaab al-Libaas (#5472) and Muslim in Kitaab az-Zakaat (#1057)
SOURCE: albaseerah.org

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Uncategorized

Good Manners when Dealing with the Creation   Leave a comment


AUTHOR: Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen SOURCE:

Makaarim-ul- Akhlaaq (pg. 23-31)

PRODUCED BY: Al-Ibaanah.com

As for having good manners with the creation, then some of them have defined it as withholding abuse, extending kindness and having a cheerful countenance. This has been mentioned as a saying of Al-Hasan Al-Basree, may Allaah have mercy on him. [1] First: The Meaning of Withholding Abuse: What is meant by withholding abuse is that a person refrains from harming others whether financially, spiritually or socially (i.e. by harming his reputation). So whoever does not withhold from harming the creation, he does not possess good manners. On the contrary, he is ill-mannered. The Messenger proclaimed the prohibition of harming a Muslim through any means of abuse. He did this during the greatest of gatherings in which he congregated with his ummah, saying: “Indeed, your blood (i.e. lives), your wealth and your honor are sacred for you just like the sanctity of this day of yours in this month of yours in this land of yours.” [2] If a man transgresses against people by taking their wealth or by committing fraud or by deceiving them or by hitting them and committing a crime against them or by reviling, backbiting or slandering them, such a person is not good-mannered towards people. This is since he has not refrained from harming others. And the sin of this becomes even greater every time his bad manners are directed towards someone who has a bigger right over you. So maltreatment of your parents, for example, is worse than you treating anyone else bad. Maltreatment of your relatives is worse than you treating strangers bad. And maltreatment of your neighbors is worse than treating those who are not your neighbors bad. This is why the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “By Allaah, he does not believe! By Allaah, he does not believe! By Allaah, he does not believe!” They (i.e. the Companions) said: “Who O Messenger of Allaah?” He said: “He whose neighbor is not safe from his calamities.” [3] Second: The Meaning of Extending Kindness: The word nadaa (kindness) means generosity and courtesy, i.e. to extend one’s generosity and courtesy to others. Generosity does not mean what some people think it to be, which is giving money only. Rather, generosity can also be by way of giving one’s self, offering one’s status (to assist), donating one’s wealth and spreading one’s knowledge. If we see an individual taking care of the people’s needs by helping them, directing their affairs to those who are not able to reach them, spreading his knowledge amongst the people and donating his wealth to them, can we describe this man as having good manners? Yes, we can say he has good manners because he has extended kindness and generosity. This is why the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Fear Allaah wherever you may be, and follow up an evil deed with a good deed, (for) it will wipe it out. And treat the people with good manners.” [4] What falls under treating the people with good manners is: If you are oppressed and maltreated by someone, you should pardon and forgive that person. Allaah has praised those who pardon others, as He says about the inhabitants of Paradise: “Those who spend (in Allaah’s Cause) during times of prosperity and adversity, who repress anger and who pardon people. Verily, Allaah loves the good-doers.” [Surah Aali ‘Imraan: 134] And Allaah says: “And to forego is closer to piety (Taqwaa).” [Surah Al-Baqarah: 237] And He says: “And let them pardon and forgive.” [Surah An-Noor: 22] And He says: “So whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is with Allaah.” [Surah Ash-Shooraa: 40] A person is in constant contact with people, so he will most definitely encounter some bad treatment from people. But his stance with regard to this bad treatment should be that of pardoning and overlooking. And he should know for certain that by pardoning, overlooking, and responding with good, the animosity that exists between him and his brother will transform to amicability, love and friendship. Allaah says: “The good deed and the evil deed are not equal. Repel (the evil) with that which is better, then behold, the one between whom he and you there was enmity (will become) as though he were a close friend.” [Surah Fussilat: 34] Those of you who have knowledge of the Arabic language should reflect on how the end-result is derived here via the abrupt mention of “idhaa” (which means “then behold” here). The abrupt mention of this word indicates that the result (at the end of the ayah) will come to pass immediately, and that is: “ýthen behold, the one between whom he and you there was enmity (will become) as though he were a close friend.” However, not everyone is granted this same result. This is why Allaah says: “But none are granted it except those who are patient. And none are granted it except those who possess a great portion (of moral character).” [Surah Fussilat: 35] Do we understand from this that pardoning a criminal is praiseworthy in the absolute sense and that it is something that we were ordered to do? Some people have come up with this understanding based on this verse. However, it should be known that pardoning should only be commended if forgiving is the best and most advisable option. However, if retribution is the best option then doing that is better. This is why Allaah says: “The recompense for an evil is an evil the like thereof. But whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is with Allaah. Verily, He likes not the wrongdoers.” [Surah Ash-Shooraa: 40] So here Allaah has linked forgiveness with reconciliation. quote: So it is possible that forgiveness may not necessarily mean reconciliation. For example, it could be that this individual who committed a crime against you and was insolent towards you is an evil man who is known for being evil and corrupt, and so if you were to forgive him, he would persist in his evil and mischief. In this situation, it is better that this man is punished for his crime since there is reconciliation in this. Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah said: “Reconciliation is obligatory whereas forgiveness is optional. So in the event that forgiveness will cause reconciliation to be bypassed, this means that we have given precedence to something optional over something obligatory. And the religious legislation did not come to institute this.” And he has spoken truthfully, may Allaah have mercy on him. An Important Note: I would like to take this opportunity to point out something that many people do today with the intention of being good and sympathetic. And it is that when a person gets into an accident and as a result another person dies, the guardians of the deceased come and revoke the blood-money that is owed by this offender that committed the accident. So is their canceling of the blood-money praiseworthy and considered as being from good manners or does this issue have more detail to it? There is more detail required on this issue. We must reflect and ponder on the condition of this offender who has caused this accident. Is he from among those people who are known to be careless and inconsiderate? Does he fall into the type of people that say: “I don’t care if I run over somebody on the road because I already have his blood-money prepared inside my desk” and we seek refuge in Allaah! Or is he someone who has fallen into an accident even though he employed complete discretion and complete poise and balance, but in spite of this Allaah had already decreed all things to come to pass? If he falls under the second category of people, then forgiving him is better. However, even if he does fall under this second category of prudent and well-poised people, before we forgive him, we must look to see if the victim has any debt he owes. If the victim owes a debt, we cannot forgive the offender. And had we already pardoned the offender, the pardon would be dismissed. This is an issue that perhaps many people are unaware of. We say this because the heirs will assume entitlement of this blood-money from the victim that was killed in an accident, and their entitlement will not be satisfied until they pay back the deceased’s debt if he owed someone money. This is why when Allaah mentions inheritance, He says: “(The distribution in all cases is) after the payment of legacies he may have bequeathed or a debt (he owes).” [Surah An-Nisaa: 11] The point is that forgiving people is part of good manners and it falls under the realm of extending kindness to others. This is since extending kindness can either be in the form of giving something or in the form of revoking something, and pardoning falls under revoking something. Third: A Cheerful Countenance: Having a cheerful countenance means that your face is radiant and illuminated when you come in contact with other human beings. The opposite of this is to appear with a gloomy face. This is why the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not think little of any good deed, even if it is encountering your brother with a cheerful face.” [5] A poet put this understanding into a verse, saying: “My son, indeed piety can be something so trivial, as a cheerful face and a soft-spoken tongue.” So a cheerful face allows happiness to enter into people; it brings out love and amiability; and it causes the heart to expand – both yours and those you encounter. On the other hand, if you always appear upset, people will run away from you. They will not be happy sitting with you or talking to you. Perhaps you may even be afflicted with psychological problems. You may be suffering from a dangerous disease known as stress. If so, then being happy and having a cheerful face is from the most effective treatments one can use to combat this disease. This is why doctors advise those who are afflicted with this illness to keep away from those things that cause them to be instigated and angered since that will only cause their sickness to grow. So being happy and having a cheerful face causes this disease to be exterminated. And as a result of these two characteristics, a person will become loved by the people and dear to them. These are the three foundations that good manners when dealing with the creation revolve around. Also from the signs of good manners towards creation is: That a person observes good relations with those friends and relatives that he is contact with. He should not be bothered by them nor should he inconvenience them. On the contrary, he should cause happiness to go into their hearts according to the extent that he is able to, within the confines of Allaah’s Legislation. This restriction is absolutely necessary since there are some people who cannot be made happy except with things that are disobedience to Allaah, and we seek refuge in Allaah! So we should not consent with him in this. However, causing happiness and joy to enter into those you keep ties with whether they are your family members, friends or relatives according to the limits of the Religion is part of having good manners. This is why the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The best of you are those who are the best towards their family. And I am the best of you towards my family.” [6] Many people, unfortunately, display good manners in front of people yet they do not behave in the same manner towards their family. This is extremely wrong and the opposite of how things should be. How can you have good manners in front of strangers yet bad manners in front of your own family? Someone may say: Because I take care of them and support them! We respond by saying: This is not something that should cause you to display bad manners towards them. Your family members and relatives have the most right out of all people that you should be good-mannered towards them when accompanying and spending time with them. This is why when a man once asked the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “O Messenger of Allaah, who has the most right amongst people of my good companionship” , he (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: “Your mother.” The man said: “Then who?” He replied: “Your mother.” The man said: “Then who?” He replied: “Your mother.” The man said: “Then who?” He replied: “Your father.” [7] In spite of this, some people behave contrary to this. So you will find him having a bad relationship with his mother while having a good relationship with his wife. So he gives having good ties with his wife precedence (over having good ties with his mother) whereas the status of his wife before him is like that of a captive. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Take care of the women for indeed they are like captives before you.” [8] In summary: Keeping good relations with family, friends and relatives is all part of having good manners. Footnotes: [1] See al-Adaab-ush- Shar’eeyah (2/216); There are also other definitions for good manners such as the definition of Al-Waasitee, where he said: “It is when one does not argue due to his complete awareness of Allaah. It is also said it means the relinquishment of immoral characteristics and the adornment of virtuous characteristics. It is also said that it means offering the good while withholding the vile. Sahl was once asked about it so he replied: ‘The lowest form of it is showing, tolerance, lack of retribution and mercy towards the wrongdoer, while asking Allaah to forgive him and showing sympathy towards him.'” [Refer to Madaarij-us- Saalikeen of Ibn Al-Qayyim (2/294), Ihyaa ‘Uloom-id-Deen of Abu Haamid Al-Ghazaalee (3/53) and al-Adaab-ush- Shar’eeyah (2/216)] [2] Reported by Al-Bukhaaree (no. 67, 1741 & 4406) and Muslim (no. 29 & 30) [3] Reported by Al-Bukhaaree (no. 6016) and by Muslim (no. 73) with the wording: “He whose neighbor is not safe from his calamities will not enter Paradise.” [4] Reported by At-Tirmidhee (no. 1987) who said it was “hasan saheeh” and Ahmad in al-Musnad (4/153, 158 & 236) from Abu Dharr and Mu’aadh bin Jabal, may Allaah be pleased with them. It is also found in Saheeh al-Jaami’-us- Sagheer (no. 97) [5] Reported by Muslim (no. 144) and in extended form by At-Tirmidhee (no. 1833) [6] Reported by At-Tirmidhee (no. 3895) and Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh (no. 1312 of al-Mawaarid) from the narration of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her; It is found in Saheeh al-Jaami’-us- Sagheer (no. 3314); It was also reported by Ibn Maajah (no. 1977) from the narration of Ibn ‘Abbaas (radyAllaahu ‘anhu). [7] Reported by Al-Bukhaaree (no. 5971), Muslim (no. 201) and Ibn Maajah (no. 2706) [8] Reported by At-Tirmidhee (no. 3087) who said it was “hasan saheeh” Published on: May 20, 2007

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Naseeha

Usamah bin Laden Does not Represent for the Real Muslim nor does his Death equate to a Loss of a Hero of Islaam   Leave a comment


 

 
http://www.al-sunan.org/vb/showthread.php?t=9302

I ask Allaah -azzaa wa Jaal- to make this article that is before us a complete and comprehensive one, and may it benefit the presenter and the readers, and make us of those who have insight in it, of those who speak from knowledge, not out of opinions and whims. And may Allaah -azzaa wa Jaal- extol and send the blessings of peace upon Muhammad, the Messenger of Allaah, and upon his Family, Companions and followers.

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Atheists and tyrannies should know that killing Ben Laden -if they truly did- is not a victory for Islaam
Sheikh Maher Ben Dhafer Al-Qahtani

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

All praise is due to Allaah, as He deserves, and may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon his last prophet Muhammed.

To proceed,

Christians, Jews and atheistic people in the west were happy due the announcement of the USA president, Barak Obama, about the murder of Usama Ben Laden, the one of innovated jihad. They thought that is a victory for them against Islaam and Muslims, but they were misleaded about Al-haaq (the truth) because of that. And if they declared it publicly and people believed it, they would therefore deceive lots of confused people about the truth of Islaam. They did not know that for us (i.e. Muslim nation) Usama Ben Laden does not represent the real muslim because a real muslim should worship Allaah because Allaah is the creator of mankind, and should follow what the prophet Muhammad -salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wassallam- has commanded him to do, and seek knowledge on the basis of the Sunnah of the prophet Muhammad -salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wassallam- and his companions, and not to follow the innovators who have been astrayed like what Ath-Dhawaheri, Ben Laden, Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen, At-Tablighiyeen, As-Sufiyya, Al-Qadyaniyya, and other takfiriyeen have happened to them.

The ones who represent Islaam are the prophet Muhammad’s companions like Abu Baker Asseddeeq, Omar Al-Farooq, Othman, Ali, Ibn Mas’ood, Ibn Abbaas, Aisha and others, radiyallaahu ‘anhum ajma’een (may Allaah be pleased with all of them). Also their followers like ‘Ata’, Tawoos, Sa’eed Ibin Al-Musayyeb, Omar Ibin Abd Al-Azeez, Waheb Iben Mandah radiyallaahu ‘anhum ajma’een; and later scholars like Imam Malek IBen Anas, Al-Imam As-Shafe’ee, Ahmad IBen Hanbal, and Al-Owza’ee and whom followed them upon the righteous salafee Manhaj (ancestor’s methodology), rahimahum-ullaah ajma’een (may Allaah’s blessings be upon all of them); Allaah says: [And the foremost to embrace Islâm of the Muhâjirûn (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansâr (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhâjirûn) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allâh is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success.] (At-Taubah (The Repentance): 100).

Those mentioned above and the ones who followed them upon the righteous Manhaj represent Islaam because they knew it so well. But Ben Laden did not follow them exactly (in Faith), he was not on the right path, he was either ignorant about their methodology in Jihaad or a man who speaks of (his own) desire (sahib hawa). He did not seek knowledge from the scholars nor he has shown that he was knowledgeable. He just sent threats and excommunicate the rulers without a proof; and he was obsessed with exploding and hijacking. Usama Ben Laden did not get the strength to fear the enemies, neither he got the righteous methodology to convince the people. And certainly he had not got the correct way to talk properly with the rulers and the nation, like the prophet did while he was in Makkah, the one who Allaah said about him inSûratAl-Qalam (also called Sûrat Nûn)/(The Pen): [And Verily, you (O Muhammad salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wassallam) are on an exalted (standard of) character.]. Allaah commanded his prophet Muhammad -salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wasallam- to be gentle and wise while preaching, he said in the Qur’aan: [Invite (mankind, O Muhammad salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wassallam) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islâm) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the Qur’ân) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better.] (An-Nahl (The Bees): 125). And Allaah also says in the Qur’aan: [And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islâmic Monotheism with His Verses)(Al-‘Ankabût (The Spider): 46).

Muslims who have some nonfeasance and negligence are not worse than Pharaoh who tortured his people, yet Allaah said for Moses: [“And speak to him mildly, perhaps he may accept admonition or fear (Allâh).”] (Tâ-Hâ: 44) even though Pharaoh was saying “I am your lord, most high” and he persecuted Children of Israel, enslaved them, he was afflicting them with a horrible torment, killing their sons and sparing their women, his crimes and cruelty were a great calamity to them. One day, while the prophet Muhammad -salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wa sallam- was in Makkah, he gathered the people on As-Safa and asked them if they would believe him if he said that a herd of horses are coming toward them behind the valley. They answered that they have not found him except an honest man. So he told them that He is only a warner to them in face of a severe torment. He wanted to warn them from Allaah’s punishment and that they have to worship the only god- Allaah; because they did know that He -alone by himself- has created them, provided them from the sky and earth, the one who disposes the affairs of the skies and earth by himself. He (i.e. The prophet -salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wa sallam-) did not hurt them, he talked to them wisely. He wanted them to testify that there is none who has the right to be worshiped but Allaah -azzaa wa Jaal-, he just asked them to say «Lâ ilâha illa Allaah» (there is none who has the right to be worshiped but Allaah) so that they can be saved from Hell. His main concern was calling for monotheism (tawheed Allaah).

On the contrary, Ben Laden was killing and exploding without preaching and without explaining for people what Islaam really calls for. The prophet Muhammad -salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wa sallam- made a treaty with the non-Muslims which is known by “Solh Al-Hodaybiya”. There were no fights nor violence, just negotiations and talking peacefully. Therefore, because of that treaty, many people entered Allaah’s religion (Islaam) in crowds, and after that the conquest of Makkah, and Muslims occupied lots of countries throughout the eastern and western areas, and so many other victories afterwards. All of that because they were applying the reality of monotheism (tawheed) and the prophet’s way (Sunnah). They preached people using evidences and reciting Qur’aan and explaining its verses by the Sunnah and what the righteous salafee ancestors were upon . They won because they spread Islaam by words and actions not by sword and blood, and Allaah said in the Qur’aan: [O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allâh, He will help you, and make your foothold firm.] (Muhammad also called Sûrat Al-Qitâl (Muhammad) or (The Fighting):7).

Because of that Ben Laden did not win (he did not help in the cause of Allaah), he did not learn the methodology. And Scholars of Islaam denied his noxious way of Jihad, killing, destruction, and expelling muslim rulers, and his disobedience without a proof and evidence. The Scholar Al-Imaam Abdel Azeez Ibn Baaz -rahimahullaah- said «Ben Laden has to repent from his noxious behavior», and so did other scholars of Sunnah. Except the ones of innovation, they encouraged him and portrayed him as a hero! And they forgot that heroism is guided with wisdom and what was stated in the Qur’aan, ahaadeeth and the understanding of the Salaf. Ben Laden was on the way of Al-Khawarej by expelling them from Islaam (tekfeer al-hukaam). He revolted against the ruler of his own country (i.e. the King of Saudi Arabia) and went to Afghanistan, and organized a team for bombing, takfeer (expelling people and rulers from Islaam), and for destruction, in the name of Al-jihad!! BUT, it is just corruption that Lord of Mankind doesn’t not authorize. The prophet -salla Allaah ‘aleyhi wa sallam- worn from Al-Khawarej because they are ruthless with Ahl Al-Islaam, how come with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)!!

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Refuations