Audio: Explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah (Lesson 77)

Lesson 77 on the explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah is available. You can listen to it or download it here: Lesson 77.mp3

Explanation of the following statement in At-Tahawhi’s creed:

“We hold that prayer is performed behind every righteous and sinful one from the people of the Qiblah and likewise upon whoever dies from amongst them.”

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Audio: Explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah (Lesson 76)

Lesson 76 on the explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah is available. You can listen to it or download it here: Lesson 76.mp3

A continuation of a number of remaining issues relating to major sins, hellfire, the doubts and misunderstandings of the Khawarij and the correct understanding of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah.

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Audio: Explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah (Lesson 75)

Lesson 75 on the explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah is available. You can listen to it or download it here: Lesson 75.mp3

Topics or issues covered in this lesson:

  • Belief in the Messengers and whatever they brought.
  • The Deen of the Messengers and a clarification concerning the legislations and rulings they brought.
  • Is it correct to use the term “heavenly religions”?
  • What is the definition of a major sin and who is a major sinner?
  • Clarification regarding Allah’s Wa’ad (promise of reward) and Wa’eed (threat of punishment).
  • Texts and proofs refuting the belief of the Khawarij.

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“We need to unite”. What exactly are the ways and means of achieving unity?

The following question is answered by Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan and taken from the book, Beneficial Answers to Questions on Innovated Methodologies, Compiled and Commented by Jamaal bin Furayhaan Al-Haarithee.

Question: What are the means and ways of achieving unity?

Answer: The means of achieving unity are:

First: Correcting one’s Creed, such that it becomes purified from Shirk. Allaah says:

“Verily this nation of yours is one (unified) nation, and I am your Lord, so be dutiful to Me.” [Surah Al-Mu'minoon (23):52]

It is only the correct creed that will unite the hearts and vanquish the malice, as opposed to there being various beliefs and several deities, for each adherent of a creed will incline towards his own creed and deity, whilst holding that which others are upon to be falsehood. This is why Allaah says:

“Are many different lords (i.e. gods) better or Allaah, the One, the Irresistible?” [Surah Yoosuf (12):39]

This is the reason why the pagan Arabs in the Days of Ignorance were divided and suppressed in the earth. However, when they entered into Islaam and their creed and beliefs became rectified, they united their ranks and unified their rule.

Second: Hearing and obeying the Muslim rulers, which is why the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

“I counsel you to have Taqwaa (fear/obedience) of Allaah, and to hear and obey (the rulers) even if an Abyssinian slave assumes leadership over you, for indeed whoever lives (long) amongst you will see great differing…”

[Saheeh: Reported by Abu Dawood (4607), At-Tirmidhee (2776) and al-Haakim (1/96), and the wording here is from his report]

Disobeying the Muslim ruler leads to differing.

Third: Returning back to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah to quell disputes and end differing. Allaah says:

“So if you differ in some matter, then return it back to Allaah and His Messenger, if you truly believe in Allaah and the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.” [Surah An-Nisaa (4):59]

One should not turn back to the opinions and traditions of men.

Fourth: Rectifying and reconciling, when disputes occur, between individuals or nations. Allaah says:

“So fear Allaah and rectify all matters of dispute between you.” [Surah Al-Anfaal (8):1]

Fifth: Fighting the transgressors and renegades who seek to split the unity of the Muslims. If they are strong and powerful, they will demolish the Muslim society and corrupt the ummah. Allaah says:

“But if one of them transgresses against the other, then fight against the one that transgresses.” [Surah Al-Hujuraat (49):9]

This is why the Commander of the Believers, ‘Alee bin Abee Taalib (رضي الله عنه‏), fought against the transgressors and Khawaarij. And this was considered one of the greatest of his virtues.

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The Focus Of The Da’wah Should Not Be Pushed Towards The Rulers, Rulership And Governments

In relation to the focus of da’wah: Pushing the focus of the da’wah towards the rulers, rulership, governments and the state. And this has been one of the most harmful effects to the da’wah, in that it has led to a clear deviation from the da’wah of the Prophets and their methodology in bringing about reform and rectification of the society. Hence, the concepts of Haakimiyyah, Jihaad, “Collective [Political] Work”, enjoining the good and forbidding the evil, are all confined to the arena of the rulers and rulership, fundamentally. The rulers and flaws in the issue of rulership are made to be the sole cause of all of the Ummah’s calamities, and the blame is constantly directed towards the rulers and governments.

This has caused great harm and corruption to the minds and intellects of the Muslims, since it negates any admission of the fact that there is something fundamentally wrong with the Ummah itself and that it is being subject to punishment for its deviation in its Tawheed and in its Aqeedah and in its Ibaadah and the likes, and that Allaah punishes the Ummah on account of its disobedience to Allaah and His Messenger and on account of ungratefulness and the emergence of Shirk and Innovation. And the Rulers are not the only ones who disobey and who fall into the likes of these crimes. There is much deviation and corruption in the common Muslims, amongst the Innovators and Heretics and the society at large. Rather it is the whole Ummah, collectively. But despite that we commonly see the calls and slogans “Muslims need to unite”, “the Muslims are not organised”, “the Muslims should forget differences”, “its the fault of the corrupt apostate rulers” and the likes of these statements, which are representative of great deviation and rejection of the way that Allaah operates with respect to His creation. As for the issue of the rulers then that will be dealt with in what is to follow.

Hence, on account of the destructive ideologies and partisan calls, the da’wah has suffered and has been terminated immaturely by directing it into arenas which have not really produced any fruits, and in fact will not produce any fruits.

Source: FAQ on Manhaj series, http://www.spubs.com/

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Audio: Explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah (Lesson 74)

Lesson 74 on the explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah is available. Please listen to it here or download it: Lesson 74.mp3

This lesson is a clarification of a number of issues related to eemaan such as the core basic understanding a Muslim needs to have for each of the six pillars of eemaan, the difference between Islaam and Eemaan and the connection between Eemaan and actions.

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Short Eye-Opening Quotes on the Caliphate

“The Caliphate is for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala); He is the one who decrees for it to be established and this will occur when a member of the family of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) appears, and he is the Mahdi, who will prepare the way for the descension of Jesus (alaihis-salaam). Yes, this is the Caliphate that will exist.

So it will exist when Allah wills and not when we wish for it to happen. As for them saying that they are working for the establishment of the Caliphate, then this action is flawed and rejected, and it is a corrupt intention. It is impermissible for them to call to Allah based on this intention. For indeed they solely intend with this call of theirs to enter into the realm of politics and to attain leadership.”

Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi (d.1429H) from the book The Precise Verdicts Regarding Deviant Methodologies, Sunnah Publishing, First Edition, page 26.

“Even the so-called Caliphate (or Khilafah) of the Ottomans had its fair share of secular laws. In 1858 for example, it introduced a penal code based upon an earlier French Napoleonic Code which discarded the prescribed Islamic Punishments. In 1875 the secular Istanbul Law Faculty was instituted to train judges and lawyers from non-Islamic courts of the empire. Ottoman history is littered with examples of cooperation, aid and assistance in battles from the colonial powers such as the British and the French. So is this the Caliphate that al-Muhajiroun and their neo-Kharijite allies lament over? The Caliphate that they claim was dismantled on March 3rd, 1924? It shows their lack of knowledge and inexperience even in rudiments of Islamic history. They yearn for a period in Islamic history that they themselves would have rebelled against!”

From the book The Rise of Jihadist Extremism in the West, compiled by Abu Khadeejah, Salafi Publications, First Edition, page 68.

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Audio: Explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah (Lesson 73)

Lesson 73 on the explanation of Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah is available. Please listen to it here or download it: Lesson 73.mp3

This lesson contained points of benefits such as the meaning of walee, bushra and its different types, a discussion of karamat (miracles) and the difference between walaayah and wilaayah.

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