Free Audio available: Usool us-Sittah (The Six Principles) – Lesson 2

Lesson 2 on the explanation of Usool us-Sittah (The Six Principles) is now available. You can listen to or download it here:

Lesson 2.mp3

Points or topics discussed in the lesson:

  • The spread of ignorance and the things which bring this about.
  • Shaytaan presented Shirk to the people in a beautified way, in the form of exaggeration in:
    a) loving the righteous people and
    b) celestial bodies, sun, moon, stars, etc, and attributing divine attributes to them.
  • The five types of knowledge found in the Qur’aan as mentioned by Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullah).
  • Whole of the Qur’aan revolves around Tawheed.
  • How Iblees misguides people into committing Shirk step-by-step in six stages.

The First Principle

Making the religion sincerely and purely for Allāh the Exalted alone, without any partners, and the explanation of its opposite which is associating partners with Allāh. And that the majority of the Qur’ān is in explanation of this foundation, from a variety of angles, with such words that even the dumbest of the common-folk can understand. Then, when there occurred to the majority of the [Muslim] nation what occurred, Shaytān presented sincere worship [of Allāh alone] with the appearance of belittlement of the Righteous people and falling short in fulfilling their rights. And he presented associating partners [with Allāh] to them with the appearance of love of the Righteous and their followers.

The explanation of the First Principle was completed in this lesson.

The text of Usool us-Sittah can be found here: The Six Principles (Arabic and English).pdf

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Free Audio available: Usool us-Sittah (The Six Principles) – Lesson 1

Lesson 1 on the explanation of Usool us-Sittah (The Six Principles) is now available. You can listen to or download it here:

Lesson 1.mp3

Notes:

Explanation of the book will be based primarily on the explanations of both Shaykh Zayd bin Hadi bin Madkhali (D. 1436 AH) and Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaami (D. 1416 AH), may Allaah have mercy upon them both.

Short biography of Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab (rahimahullaah):

  • Born in 12th century Hijrah, beginning of 18th century, in a place called ‘Uyaynah in central region of Arabia (Najd).
  • He grew up learning the Qur’aan before the age of ten.
  • Stayed in Madinah, studied from Shuyookh there. Went to Basrah and Hijaz where he met many scholars.
  • Teachers include Shaykh Muhammad Hayat as-Sindee (rahimahullaah) of India. Obtained Ijazahs in relation to books of Hadith from some of his teachers. This is all before the age of thirty.
  • Shaykh was forced to flee as his da’wah wasn’t received well since he was calling to Tawheed and warning against Shirk which was rampant at that time.
  • In one of the places he fled to, Dir’iyyah, he met the Ameer, Muhammad ibn Sa’ud, and they made an alliance together. Through this alliance they purified the land from Shirk.
  • People spread rumours and lies against them (Shaykh and the Ameer) like saying they made Takfir of the Muslims, declaring average Muslims to be disbelievers, fighting against them, when they did nothing of the sort. They simply called to Allah, to the worship of Allaah alone.
  • Many scholars at the time became jealous of the Shaykh and they had ta’assub (partisanship) to their creed. They complained and incited the rulers of Hijaz and likewise the Ottamans against them, and then they were attacked first, and in defence they sought to defend themselves. All of this clear in the letters of Shaykhul-Islam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab (rahimahullaah).
  • He died in the year 1206 Hijrah, end of 18th century.
  • He left behind some extremely important works such as;
    – Kitab at-Tawheed (The Book of Tawheed)
    – Kashf ush-Shubuhaat (The Removal of the Doubts)
    – Thalaatul-Usool (The Three Foundational Principles)
    – Nawaaqid al-Islaam (The Nullifiers of Islaam)
    – Qawaa’id ul-‘Arba’a (The Four Rules) and
    – Usool us-Sittah (The Six Principles).

Introduction

In the Name of Allāh, the Most-Merciful, the Ever-Merciful. From the most amazing of affairs and the greatest of signs which indicate the power of [Allāh] the King (al-Malik), the Overcomer (al-Ghallāb), are six foundations that Allāh the Exalted has explained with a most clear explanation for the [understanding of] common people, above and beyond what the presumptious may think. Then after this, many of the shrewd people of the world and the intelligent ones among the offspring of Ādam, excepting a very few, erred with respect to them.

The First Principle

Making the religion sincerely and purely for Allāh the Exalted alone, without any partners, and the explanation of its opposite which is associating partners with Allāh. And that the majority of the Qur’ān is in explanation of this foundation, from a variety of angles, with such words that even the dumbest of the common-folk can understand. Then, when there occurred to the majority of the [Muslim] nation what occurred, Shaytān presented sincere worship [of Allāh alone] with the appearance of belittlement of the Righteous people and falling short in fulfilling their rights. And he presented associating partners [with Allāh] to them with the appearance of love of the Righteous and their followers.

Listen to the audio for an explanation of the First Principle.

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Announcement – New Series of Lessons on the Explanation of Usool us-Sittah (The Six Principles)

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A new series of lessons are due to start from Sunday 25th August 2019, inshaa’Allaah.

The explanation of Usool us-Sittah (The Six Principles) by Imam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab will be taught by Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq.

Please feel free to come along and join us in gaining knowledge of the Deen.

Don’t forget to bring a notepad and pen to make notes.

Check our Twitter account (@IslamTees) for the exact start time each Sunday as times may vary subject to prayer times.

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Interesting Viewpoints and Analysis of the #stopIslam Twitter hashtag

A short excerpt from the article:

Twitter hashtags are used to categorise Tweets: they allow people to search for topics more easily. But they also communicate agendas and mobilise people into like-minded communities, so have become a popular form of politically mediated communication. In this article we show how groups with different politics negotiate the tensions between them through the interactions afforded by Twitter, and we examine the possibilities of challenging hate speech online.

The hashtag #stopIslam appears to be both racially motivated and critical of Islam. It has been used previously, particularly following terror attacks, to vilify Islam and Muslims. However, after the Brussels terror attack, on 22 March 2016, it came to our attention because of the large number of tweets using it to defend Islam. This response was also noticed by the mainstream media (CNN, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Washington Post) who reported on the hashtag trending. These media organisations tended to focus on the ‘counter-narratives’ about Islam reflected in the ‘twittersphere’, which often attempted to negate the relationship between Islam and terrorism. The prominence of these critical responses to #stopIslam, both on Twitter itself and within the mainstream media, raised questions for us about when and why counter-discourses about Islam and Muslims can gain a presence in the public sphere. We developed a project ‘Who speaks for Muslims?’, funded by a British Academy Small Research Grant, to explore how these Islamophobic messages played out online. Originally formulated to ask questions about self-representation and voice on social media, the issues it raises speak to growing concerns about the rise of right-wing populism, a surge in reports of hate speech, and the use of social media by white supremacist groups.

Read the full article here:
https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/BAR33-06-Poole.pdf

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A Guide to the Language of the ‘alt-right’

“Here are some terms they use, and other hallmarks to look out for:

Human biodiversity: Despite the fact that many say racism is at the heart of its platform, the alt-right is very sensitive about being called racist. They use the term “human biodiversity” as a more scientific-sounding way of referring to issues of race.

Libtard: The alt-right revels in the rejection of “political correctness,” so embracing an outdated term for a person with an intellectual disability (“retard”) serves the purpose of insulting liberals.

Memes: The modern alt-right originated in places like 4chan and 8chan, which are hubs for meme creation. Meme creation is still a centerpiece of the movement. The alt-right is responsible for getting the Pepe the Frog meme classified as a hate symbol.

Political correctness: Anything that challenges an alt-right person’s right to say whatever they want, whenever they want, in any way they want to say it. According to the alt-right, political correctness is responsible for most of society’s ills, including feminism, Islamic terrorism and overly liberal college campuses.

Snowflake: Short for “special snowflake,” a pejorative for an entitled person. Most people protesting Trump are “snowflakes,” according to the alt-right, as are anti-Trump celebrities and most liberals.”

Source is provided below (which also contains more terms):

Analysis: ‘Cuck,’ ‘snowflake,’ ‘masculinist’: A guide to the language of the ‘alt-right’:
https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-alt-right-terminology-20161115-story.html

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The Growing Menace of White Supremacist Racist Extremist Terrorism

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A collection of interesting articles highlighting the growing menace of far-right white supremacist extremist terrorism.

Something to ponder over: why is the religion or beliefs of non-Muslim terrorists and extremists either not mentioned in news headlines and articles, or downplayed on TV news channels? Are the perpetrators Christian, Jewish, Zionist, Atheist or Agnostic? Newspapers and media channels claim to be fair, balanced and unbiased, so why the double standards when the perpetrator is seemingly a Muslim (with “Islamic terrorism” or “Muslim extremist” or similar words appearing in the headline)?

Jump to:
1. Attacks by White Extremists Are Growing. So Are Their Connections
2. How Many Attacks Will It Take Until the White-Supremacist Threat Is Taken Seriously?
3. White power ideology’: why El Paso is part of a growing global threat
4. Stanwell Tesco stabbing: ‘Far-right’ knifeman admits attack
5. Did American Right-Wing Trolls Radicalize The Quebec Mosque Shooter?
6. Five of the top far-right figures are British. We’re world leaders in hate

Article 1: Attacks by White Extremists Are Growing. So Are Their Connections

“An analysis by The New York Times of recent terrorism attacks found that at least a third of white extremist killers since 2011 were inspired by others who perpetrated similar attacks, professed a reverence for them or showed an interest in their tactics.

The connections between the killers span continents and highlight how the internet and social media have facilitated the spread of white extremist ideology and violence.

In one instance, a school shooter in New Mexico corresponded with a gunman who attacked a mall in Munich. Altogether, they killed 11 people.”

Source – Attacks by White Extremists Are Growing. So Are Their Connections:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/03/world/white-extremist-terrorism-christchurch.html

Article 2: How Many Attacks Will It Take Until the White-Supremacist Threat Is Taken Seriously?

“There was, it seems, no time to avert the massacre.

The anti-immigrant, white-nationalist manifesto heralding an imminent attack was uploaded to the online message board 8chan only minutes before a shooter killed at least 20 people out shopping on a late-summer Saturday in El Paso, Texas.

But in another sense, if U.S. authorities confirm that the document was written by the 21-year-old white male suspected of committing the atrocity, then there was plenty of time—numerous years in which violence by far-right, white-supremacist extremists has emerged as arguably the premier domestic-terrorist threat in the United States. The government may be working to prevent these violent acts, but it’s devoted less attention and fewer resources to the toxic ideology that knits them together.

The Anti-Defamation League recently reported that right-wing extremists were linked to more murders in the United States (at least 50) in 2018 than in any other year since 1995, when Timothy McVeigh bombed an Oklahoma City federal building. The organization also found that in the past decade, roughly 73 percent of extremist-related fatalities have been associated with domestic right-wing extremists, relative to about 23 percent attributed to Islamist extremists.”

Source: How Many Attacks Will It Take Until the White-Supremacist Threat Is Taken Seriously?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/08/how-can-fbi-fight-far-right-extremism-ideology/595435/

Article 3: White power ideology’: why El Paso is part of a growing global threat

Defining white nationalism
“At the center of contemporary white nationalist ideology is the belief that whiteness is under attack, and that a wide range of enemies – from feminists to leftwing politicians to Muslims, Jews, immigrants, refugees and black people – are all conspiring to undermine and destroy the white race, through means as varied as interracial marriage, immigration, “cultural Marxism” and criticism of straight white men.

To people who believe in white supremacist conspiracies, demographic change is an “existential threat to white people”, said Cynthia Miller-Idriss, a professor of education and sociology at the American University, and a senior fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right.

These conspiracy theories refer to demographic shifts in dramatic, violent terms, as a kind of “genocide” or a “great replacement” of one people with another. The idea of “replacement” is central to this movement: “You will not replace us! Jews will not replace us!” white nationalists and neo-Nazis chanted as they marched with flaming torches through Charlottesville, Virginia. It has echoed in the manifestos of mass murderers, and the chants of Charlottesville marchers, since being coined by a French white nationalist writer and conspiracy theorist in 2011.”

Source – ‘White power ideology’: why El Paso is part of a growing global threat:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/04/el-paso-shooting-white-nationalist-supremacy-violence-christchurch

Article 4: Stanwell Tesco stabbing: ‘Far-right’ knifeman admits attack

“A knifeman who slashed a 19-year-old Bulgarian in a Tesco car park after praising the Christchurch terror attacker has admitted attempted murder.

Vincent Fuller, 50, thrust a blade through Dimitar Mihaylov’s car window in Stanwell, Surrey, on 16 March.

Prosecutors said the attack, a day after 51 Muslims were gunned down in New Zealand, was an act of far-right terrorism.

Fuller denies this, but accepts the stabbing was racially motivated.

Before the attack, Fuller declared support for Christchurch shooting suspect Brenton Tarrant in a Facebook post.

“I am English, no matter what the government say kill all the non English and get them all out of our of England,” he wrote.

‘Kill Muslims’

He later approached Mr Mihaylov’s car and shouted “you are going to die” as he swiped at him through the open window, prosecutors said.

His victim sustained wounds to his hands and neck.

Before the car park stabbing, Fuller had approached the home of a neighbour – who is of south Asian descent – armed with a baseball bat.

He went on to indiscriminately attack occupied vehicles, and was reportedly heard shouting “white supremacy” and “I’m going to kill Muslims”.

Source – Stanwell Tesco stabbing: ‘Far-right’ knifeman admits attack:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-49369683

Article 5: Did American Right-Wing Trolls Radicalize The Quebec Mosque Shooter?

Source – Did American Right-Wing Trolls Radicalize The Quebec Mosque Shooter?
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-drimonis-montreal-mosque-trolls-shapiro_n_5ad95a7ee4b029ebe0228dc1

The following is a list of Twitter profiles visited by Quebec City mosque killer (Alexandre Bissonnette) in weeks leading up to the shooting/terrorist attack in which six worshippers were killed and nineteen others injured.

Article 6: Five of the top far-right figures are British. We’re world leaders in hate

“Five of the world’s top ten far-right activists on the internet are British, a new report into online extremism has found.

Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robinson, Katie Hopkins, and Carl Benjamin aka Sargon of Akkad – are all British-born and amongst the ten most influential far-right activists online.

…The other, less obvious factor, says Ganesh, is that the nature of the global dialogue between these figures drives their popularity. “Exclude Milo from this, but Paul Joseph Watson and Tommy Robinson and Katie Hopkins, they’re particularly useful for the far-right. They translate this idea about cultural decline and attacks on the West and the UK from foreigners, primarily Muslims, into something for American audiences as well. They are trying to bridge some of that distance.” These narratives – that there are, for instance, Muslim controlled “no-go” zones in Birmingham – confirm the worldview of a sympathetic foreign audience, and drive funding and influence. (American think tanks, such as the Middle East Forum, have given money to Tommy Robinson).”

Source – Five of the top far-right figures are British. We’re world leaders in hate:
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/hope-not-hate-uk-far-right

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Updated section: Prophetic Reminders Posters

The Prophetic reminders posters section has been updated, click here to view the set of posters:
https://islamtees.wordpress.com/hadith-posters/

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Reminder: Eid al-Adhaa Prayer in Middlesbrough (2019)

Eid prayer will be held as usual in Albert Park, Middlesbrough.
 
ALL welcome.
 
Don’t forget to bring your own mats.

The Postcode is TS1 3LB.

 

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Free Audio available: 40 Hadith on the Virtues of the Kalima – Lesson 12

Lesson 12 on the virtues of the kalimah is now available. You can listen to or download it here:

Lesson 12.mp3

Note: lessons on 40 Hadith on the Virtues of the Kalimah have now finished.

Here’s a brief transcript of part of the lesson which contained some beneficial points.

HADITH 34

Uthmaan bin Affan (radiyAllaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said:

“Whoever dies and he knows (has knowledge) that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah alone, then he will enter into Paradise.”

[Reported by Muslim]

Benefits:

– Person who dies upon this statement (the Kalimah) will enter into Paradise.
– From the conditions of this statement is the condition of Knowledge (‘Ilm). Knowledge has to negate ignorance. Need to have knowledge of its meaning.
– Indicates that actions are by their end results, whatever you die upon, this will be your outcome.

HADITH 35

Abu Hurairah (radiyAllaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said:

“I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that I am the Messenger of Allaah. No servant meets Allaah with these two (i.e. testimonials/testifications) without being in doubt except that he will enter into Paradise.”

[Reported by Muslim]

Benefits:

– Virtue of La ilaha illAllaah and a person is promised entry into Paradise by virtue of making this statement (and abiding by it).
– Connection between Tawheed and Messengership, cannot divorce one from the other. If you deny the Messengership or Messengers in general, you can never ever be a person of Tawheed, it’s impossible.
– Contains one of the conditions of the Kalimah, which is Yaqeen (certainty) as Messenger said (sallAllaahu ‘alaihi wasallam), “without being in doubt”, meaning with certainty which is the opposite of shakk (doubt).

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Free Audio available: 40 Hadith on the Virtues of the Kalima – Lesson 11

Lesson 11 on the virtues of the kalima is now available. You can listen to or download it here:

Lesson 11.mp3

Here’s a brief transcript of part of the lesson which contained some beneficial points, especially regarding Takfir, the rulers, rebellion, revolutions and doubts of the Khawarij which may have overcome the common Muslim:

HADITH 33

Narrated Abu Dharr:

I came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) while he was wearing white clothes and sleeping. Then I went back to him again after he had got up from his sleep. He said, “Nobody says: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’ and then later on he dies while believing in that, except that he will enter Paradise.” I said, “Even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft?” He said, “Even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft.” I said, “Even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft?” He said, “Even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft.” I said, “Even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft?” He said, “Even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft, in spite of the Abu Dharr’s dislikeness.” Abu ‘Abdullah said, “This is at the time of death or before it if one repents and regrets and says ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ He will be forgiven his sins.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 72 (The Book of Dress) No. 5449.]

Benefits:

– The excellence of La ilaha illAllaah, it is a means of entering Paradise, that is clear and apparent.
– We do not expel a Muslim on account of committing a major sin. This is very important and is a doubt spread by the Khawarij, these extremists and terrorists like ISIS and al-Qaeda, and their likes.

DOUBT 1
The argument they use is that a Muslim who persists upon committing major sins must be a disbeliever. Their rationale or argument is that a person can only be persisting upon sin, if he considers them to be lawful. This conclusion is incorrect. You cannot infer from the fact that a muslim persists in sin, that he is doing so on the basis that he considers his action to be halal. Why? To make something halal which is haram is disbelief, but to commit the sin is not.

For example, a man who drinks alcohol, his action of drinking is not disbelief but for a man to say: ‘I believe alcohol to be halal”, this now is rejection of the Qur’aan, because Allaah declared this to be haram in the Qur’aan, so how can you now come along and say this.

So these extremists, because they know they can’t expel other muslims, in particular, the rulers from Islam, just for example they gamble, drink, fall into shameful deeds, etc. They know they can’t can expel them from Islam on account of this. Why? Their aim is to revolt against the rulers, and to try and take power and so the first step you need to justify that is to claim that the rulers are disbelievers. Merely committing sin is not sufficient for you to expel them from Islam, so therefore these have these numerous doubts and misconceptions that they bring in order to justify their takfir.

One of their doubts is that they say the rulers are persisting upon sin and this is evidence they have made it halal. This is completely false.

In the time of Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) there was a man who would drink alcohol, who was nicknamed Himaar (donkey). The Messenger said: ‘Do not curse this man as he is a believer in Allaah’.

Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab:
During the lifetime of the Prophet there was a man called ‘Abdullah whose nickname was Donkey, and he used to make Allah’s Apostle laugh. The Prophet lashed him because of drinking (alcohol). And one-day he was brought to the Prophet on the same charge and was lashed.
On that, a man among the people said, “O Allah, curse him! How frequently he has been brought (to the Prophet on such a charge)!” The Prophet said, “Do not curse him, for by Allah, I know for he loves Allah and His Apostle.”

[Sahih Bukhari, Book 81 (The Book of Prescribed Punishments), Hadith no. 6356]

DOUBT 2

If you commit sin in an organised manner, then you have made it lawful. Example: a person sells alcohol, this man has a store, to run the business, this requires staff, regulations, paying salary, rules of operation, etc. This is now organisation. Does this mean that this person is a disbeliever because he is engaging in sin in an organised manner? Of course not, this is not a proof at all, even though we say this person is greater in sin and worse than the one who merely consumes alcohol. The one who commits this sin, and facilitates this sin in an organised manner is worse than the one who commits the sin. This person is a greater sinner in the sight of Allaah. But does that make him a disbeliever and does he leave Islam on account of that. Of course not. This is fallacious as well. So this is another argument that the Khawarij use, and they will say for example, ‘oh look at the rulers, they allow the organisation of say for example, music, singing, or whatever else it may be, and they have made this halal. They have declared what Allah has made haram to be halal, therefore they are disbelievers.’.

This is from the extremists’ ignorance and not taking knowledge from the ‘ulemaa (scholars). This is exactly what happened with the first Khawarij, those who revolted against the companions ‘Uthmaan and Ali (radiyallaaha ‘anhuma).They killed Ali, they killed Uthmaan, and they were ignorant people, they never took knowledge from the companions. They tried to understand the Qur’aan by themselves and they fell into extremism and this is the same thing with these people today. These people never took knowledge from the scholars and they make mistakes in these tremendous issues to do with Eemaan and Kufr, and when does a person leave Islam and enter into Kufr, and things of that nature.

DOUBT 3
Because the rulers allow it to take place (in their land or their nation), therefore they must have declared it to be halal.

Imagine there is a man in his house and he allows his daughter not to wear the Hijab, does that mean now that he has declared the removal of the Hijab to be halal in the Shari’ah? Of course it doesn’t.

The argument is used that the rulers, they allow Ribaa (interest) to take place, or usurious banks to operate, things of that nature. Does that equate to making it to halal in the Shariah? The answer is No. Because you could extend this argument to every single household, to the man of every single household because the man is the shepherd of his flock, whatever sins a man allows to take place in his house, whether he allows his children to not pray, or his daughters to not wear the hijab, or they engage in other things which are haraam, does that mean he has made all of these now halal, and is therefore a disbeliever? The answer is no because there could be other considerations this man is making.

He could be thinking if my daughter doesn’t wear Hijab she won’t really get far in life or perhaps if my sons don’t shave their beards they won’t get a job. He’s not saying it is halal to do these things, he’s just following his desires, got worldly considerations and for those reasons he allowing those things to take place in his household. In a similar manner when you look at a whole nation or country, a ruler might have certain considerations, and we are not saying that these are correct, they might think, lets open up our country for tourism, we can make some money, and as part of this tourism, we’ll allow some of the hotels to have alcohol and whatever else, he (the ruler) is not saying alcohol is halal.

Or they (rulers) may say we cannot engage in international trade unless we use certain banks and to facilitate that trade let’s use certain banks to operate, and it may be the case that those banks are engaging in interest-based transactions. No one is saying interest is halal, because again this goes back to a matter of belief, a person has to say: ‘I believe that interest is halal, this is why I am allowing usurious banks’. Just like a person has to say: ‘I believe that removing the Hijab is halal, or drinking alcohol is halal, hence I allow it to take place in my house. It has to be expressed verbally.

These are from the shubuhaat (doubts) of the Khawarij. They rouse people’s sentiments and emotions, people who have no knowledge, people who have no understanding of the religion, people who do not value the scholars, and they rouse these people and round them up into a large mass and then they direct them into harmful activities, subversive activities, whether that be demonstrations, revolutions, and all of this leads to tribulations, trials, and so on and so forth, and none of this is really rectification.

So the one who commits a major sin, whether he persists in that major sin, whether he does it in an organised manner, like a thief for example. There is petty theft (man walking down the street, sees something and steals it) and organised theft (organised robbers who plan and watch, commit robberies on grand scale). That doesn’t make them to be disbelievers just because they commit them.

– Not allowed to condemn a person of the Qiblah to Hellfire. It is not allowed to say with certainty that this person will enter the Hellfire. We can’t make this claim, as sinful people are under the will of Allaah. If Allaah wills, He will punish them, or if Allah wills He may have mercy on them on account of something good they may have done to prevent punishment and receive Allaah’s mercy and forgiveness.
– Condition of dying person upon La ilaha ill Allaah. Cannot contradict Kalimah by violating it e.g. Shirk, magic, the nullifiers of Eemaan. Verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers, it is they on whom is the Curse of Allah and of the angels and of mankind, combined. [2:161]
– Alludes to the issue of Husnal Khaatimah (the good end).
– Recommendation of wearing white thobe. ‘The best of those garments are those are white’. [Ibn Majah]
– The student returns back to the teacher in those things that are difficult for them. Abu Dharr found it difficult that a person who commits major sin will not enter Hellfire (which is why he asked several times).

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Serious Reflection: “Hold fast to the Narrations of the Salaf even if the People were to Abandon you”

Serious reflection, especially in these times!

Classic statement by Imam al-Awzaa’ee (rahimahullah):

“Hold Fast to the Narrations of the Salaf even if the People were to Abandon You…”

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Interesting Read: Ibn Taymiyyah Compared With the Philosophers: Exposing Abu Adam al-Naruiji’s Academic Fraud

Read here:
http://www.asharis.com/creed/articles/lxtuo-ibn-taymiyyah-compared-with-the-philosophers-exposing-abu-adam-al-naruijis-acade.cfm

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