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The Fitnah of Scheming Youth Leveraging the term "Ṣaʿāfiqah" in Order to Demonize the Salafī Callers

 

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Our comments on this incendiary upstart:

  1. This ignorant youth speaks in the arena of the scholars about public matters affecting the Muslims, without insight or wisdom.

  2. As displayed above, Abū Khadījah narrated that Shaykh Rabīʿ has read the documents presented against known Salafī students of knowledge and shaykhs, and stated there is no proof against these Salafi callers, Shaykh ʿUbayd has said the same.

  3. This youth claims that “every last one of them heard all of his evidences.” Who is “them”? The scholars? Their students? And he believes that there is evidence for the “falsehood and lies” of the Salafī shaykhs and students of knowledge (who he refers to as Ṣaʿāfiqah), that “every last one of them heard”! This in spite of the fact that Shaykh Rabīʿ and Shaykh ʿUbayd have clearly stated, there is no evidence or proof presented against these shaykhs and students of knowledge that warrants their tabdīʿ (declaring them innovators) and taḍlīl (declaring them misguided). So, O insolent one, who speaks with boldness in front of the Imām of Sunnah and Ḥadīth (Shaykh Rabīʿ), bring those evidences that necessitate “proof” and necessitate warning, and necessitate your insistence of using the term “Ṣaʿāfiqah” upon Ahl al-Sunnah, as if there is a sect that has split off from Ahl al-Sunnah called Ṣaʿāfiqah! Or does he believe there is a sect within Ahl al-Sunnah with that title? If it is claimed that "I am merely following the saying of one scholar (i.e. Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī)", then, this miskīn is nothing more than a blind-follower who calls others to blindly follow. If he knows the proofs “that every last one of them” heard, then present them. Otherwise, he should recant and make tawbah for his fanaticism, his oppression against other Salafis and his labelling of them as a sect (i.e. Ṣaʿāfiqah).

  4. This miskīn may not know that Shaykh Rabīʿ is an Imām in Ḥadīth and the arena of Jarḥ wa-al-Taʿdīl. He is senior in knowledge and rank to Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī — a fact that is not denied by any of the scholars, and he is 40 years or so older than Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī and is considered as his elder teacher. And it is known from the words of the Prophet (ṣallāllāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) that he said: “The blessings are with your elders” (Authenticated by al-Albānī in al-Ṣaḥīḥah). As for an ʿĀlim like Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Hādī, then he can be mistaken. An ‘Ālim can be right and also be wrong in his speech, and the other more senior ʿUlamāʾ have highlighted his error. As for this rabble-rousing youngster, he has no right to comment to begin with! So he carries stories without proof, blindly following, throwing Ahl al-Sunnah into a sect known to you as the ṣaʿāfiqah, and tweets that to the world, calling others to follow that?! And all this after knowing the statements of the senior scholars such as Shaykh Rabīʿ and Shaykh ʿUbayd, both of whom have nullified the usage of this term and have rejected the attacks upon the Salafī students of knowledge and shaykhs due to the absence of proof showing their bidʿah or opposition to the Usūl. This youngster has the audacity to speak in the face of that!

  5. So we say to this youth, Ilyas Aidarus: bring your proof for throwing a body of Ahl al-Sunnah into a newly invented sect and show us this evidence that “every last one” of us (including Shaykh Rabīʿ, Shaykh ʿUbayd and Shaykh ʿAbdullāh al-Bukhārī) have heard!! Otherwise, we await your recantation and tawbah from these evil assertions against Ahl al-Sunnah and their senior scholars.
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The Hāʾiyyah Poem of Ibn Abī Dāwūd (d. AH 316)

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

The famous Hāʾiyyah poem of Ibn Abī Dāwūd (raḥimahullāh) and its illustrious points concerning the correct Islamic ʿAqīdah was recently adapted using the explanation of Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān for the ʿAqīdah course, as part of the Summer Islamic Courses. The following is the text from the poem:

(1) Hold tightly to the rope of Allāh and the guidance,
And do not be an innovator, so that you might be successful.

(2) And practice your religion based on the Book of Allāh and the Sunan which
have come from the Messenger of Allāh so you will be saved and earn reward.

(3) And say: Not a created thing is the Speech of our great King,
Such was the religious position of the pious ones (before us) which they clearly expressed.

(4) And do not be a person who takes no position on the Qurʾān,
As did the followers of Jahm, and they had been too lax (to take the right position).
 
(5) And do not say that the Qurʾān is created, meaning: its recitation,
Since the Speech of Allāh, through its recitation, is made clear.

(6) And say: Allāh will make himself visible to the creation, openly,
Just as the full moon is not hard to see, and your Lord (will be seen) more clearly.
 
(7) And He was not born, nor has He fathered anyone,
Nor is there anything similar to Him, exalted be the Glorified One.

(8) A Jahmī rejects this, however, we have
As a testimony to the truth of what we say - a ḥadīth that clarifies it.

(9) Jarīr narrated it, from the words of Muḥammad,
So say what he said about that, and you will be successful.

(10) And certainly, a Jahmī will deny His Right Hand as well,
While both of His Hands are giving out all kinds of bounties.

(11) And say: The Ever-Compelling descends each night,
Without asking how; magnificent is the One God and most worthy of praise.

(12) Down to the lowest heaven, granting bounties from His Grace,
As the gates of the heavens are opened and spread widely.
 
(13) He says: Is there anyone seeking forgiveness who would like to meet a Forgiver?
Or anyone seeking bounties of goodness and provisions, so he could be given (what he requests)?

(14) A group has reported this whose reports are not to be rejected,
But sadly some have gone wrong and did not believe them, marring themselves.
 
(15) And say: Indeed the best of the people after Muḥammad
Were his two deputies of old, and then ʿUthmān, according to the most correct position.

(16) And the fourth of them was the best of creation after them,
ʿAlī, the companion of goodness, through goodness he was successful.

(17) Those are the people, those who we have no doubt about,
Upon the great camels of Firdows, shining brightly and roaming about.

(18) Saʿīd, Saʿd, Ibn 'Awf, Ṭalḥah,
ʿĀmir of Fihr, and Zubayr the praiseworthy.

(19) And speak with the best terms about the Companions, all of them,
And do not be one who speaks ill of them, pointing out their faults and criticizing,

(20) Since the clear Revelation has spoken of their excellence,
And in (Sūrah) al-Fath are verses about the Companions, praising them.
 
(21) And regarding the pre-ordained Qadr, be convinced, since it is
The pillar that combines many affairs of the Religion, and the Religion encompasses much.

(22) And do not reject, out of ignorance, (belief in) Nakīr and Munkar,
Or the Pool or the Scales, surely you are being advised sincerely.

(23) And say: Allāh, the Great, will remove from, of His Grace,
Out of the Fire, people, burned severely, who will then be tossed
 
(24) Into the river in Firdows, wherein they will regain life by its water,
Like a seed taken by a flood that comes and wipes things away with its abundant water.

(25) And surely, the Messenger of Allāh will intercede for the creation.
And speak about the punishment of the grave, that it is the truth, made clear.

(26) And do not make takfīr of those who pray, even if they commit sins,
Since all of them commits sins, while the Owner of the Throne forgives graciously.

(27) And do not hold a belief like that of the Khawārij, for it is
A position held by only those who desire it, and it is destructive and disgraceful.
 
(28) And do not be a Murjīʾ, one who plays games with his Religion,
Surely, the Murjīʾ is joking about the Religion (ie. not taking it seriously).

(29) And say: Īmān (faith) consists of statements, intentions  (i.e. belief of the heart)
And Actions, according to the explicit statement of the Prophet.

(30) And it decreases sometimes, due to disobedience, and sometimes
Because of obedience, it grows, and on the Scale it will outweigh (other things).

(31) And keep yourself from the opinions of people and their stances, 
Since the stance of the Messenger of Allāh is more befitting and comforting to the chest.

(32) And do not be from those who play games with their religion,
Attacking the people of ḥadīth and reviling them.
 
(33) If you keep the belief contained within this poem all your life, O my companion,
You will be upon goodness, day and night.


Summer Courses 2007 – Masjid al-Furqān – Toronto, Ontario

Translated by Mūsá Richardson
Edited by Ḥasan Ṣumālī


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The Permissibility of Banning the Harmful from the Masājid

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Imām Abū ʿAbdullāh Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Anṣārī al-Qurtubī:

The scholars have mentioned: If the issue with the person being expelled from the masjid is that he is harmful, then according to al-qiyās (deductive reasoning), anyone who is harmful to his neighbours at the masjid, whether it be by way of being foul-mouthed, foolish, foul-smelling, inflicted with a contagious disease (like leprosy) and all that which the people are harmed by. [In such cases] it is permissible for them [i.e. the Imām] to banish him (from the masjid) as long as there is a harm, up until this harm comes to an end.

Abū ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-Barr said: I witnessed our shaykh, Abū ʿUmar Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Mālik ibn Hishām (may Allāh have mercy upon him), issue a verdict with regards to a man [whose neighbours] complained about him. They complained that he had harmed them in the masjid, verbally and physically. So they went to consult him [i.e. Abū ʿUmar Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Mālik ibn Hishām], he then issued a verdict expelling the man, keeping him away from the masjid, and preventing him from observing the [daily] prayers, due to his prolonged foolishness, thus keeping [the community] safe from him.

So one day, I [Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr] reminded him (Abū ʿUmar) of this affair, reviewed his statement with him, and requested evidence for his verdict. He used as evidence the narration concerning garlic saying: He is—in my opinion—more harmful than the one who eats garlic, and he [the one who eats garlic] is prevented from joining the prayers at the masjid.1

[1] ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb (raḍi Allāhu ʿanhu) said: You O people eat from two plants which I see to be repulsive: onion and garlic. Verily, I witnessed that when the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) smelt onion or garlic from a man in the masjid, he would order him to be taken out to al-Baqīʿ. So whoever eats them, let him cook them till death [i.e. until the odour erodes]. [Reported by Muslim in his Ṣaḥīḥ #567]

Source: Tafsīr Imām al-Qurtubī Vol.12, pg. 267-268
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

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The Ruling on Giving Muṣḥafs to Christians - Shaykh Ibn Bāz

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

From the greatest scholars of the Ummah in the last century was al-ʿAllāmah al-Shakyh `Abd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdillãh ibn Bāz raḥimahullāh. His firmly grounded knowledge of the religion, wisdom, and piety, were characteristics that made him recognized by Muslims internationally. A collection of his rulings, al-Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá́, is an outstanding example of these aformentioned characeristics. In this ruling presented by Mūsā Richardson, Shaykh Ibn Bāz touches on an issue that many Muslims in the West can relate to. In the daʿwah to disbelievers, is it permissible to give them the Muṣḥaf to read? Listen to the short benefit and gain a greater understanding of your religion. May Allāh increase you in beneficial knowledge and righteous actions.


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The Ruling on Sins and Forgiveness in Islām - Shaykh Ibn Bāz

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

From the greatest scholars of the Ummah in the last century was al-ʿAllāmah, al-Shakyh, 'Abd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Bāz raḥimahullāh. His firmly grounded knowledge of the religion, wisdom, and piety were characteristics which made him recognized by Muslims internationally. A collection of his rulings, al-Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá, is an outstanding example of these aforementioned characteristics. The issue of sins and forgiveness is one of great importance in the ʿaqīdah of the Muslims. Many groups of innovation have gone astray in this affair. What is the correct belief in this issue? Our brother, Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson talks about this issue. Listen to this short clip and teach your companions what you learn from it. May Allāh keep us firm on the correct methodology.


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