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Benefit: Crucified for the Sunnah: The Daʿwah Needs Real Men

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

The Salaf were men; they were lions of the sunnah. What we face now is nothing compared to what the salaf faced in sticking to their ʿaqīdah and their dīn. This daʿwah is for real men. We don’t compromise our dīn; we stay firm regardless of any fitan. Don’t throw away your akhirah; don’t throw it away so easily. Listen to the inspiring story of the great Imām and shahid, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Sahl al-Ramli, known as Ibn al-Nabulsi by Abū Idrīs.


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Benefit: Again? I Can't Take All This Fitnah!!

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

  Ustādh Abū Ḥākīm touches on the reality that most fitan (trials) are not realised by the people until the tail-end of their exposure. What appears to be a sudden occurrence is actually something that was brewing for some time, something that the scholars may have been addressing behind close doors. Secondly, many fall into emotional judgements, "not again", "I can't take this anymore" or other analysis devoid of knowledge or patience. The speaker explains that fitnah (trials) will come, wave upon wave, and to seek a utopian existence where no trials occur is to misunderstand the principles of the Salafī methodology, the qawāʿid (principles) are not rooted.  Lastly, he clarifies the need for knowledge, patience and forbearance in times of fitnah, explaining the characteristics of the patient astute Salafī versus the mustʿajil (hasty) reckless people who contain the lethal combination of ignorance and arrogance, taking to their blogs and other ranting platforms, increasing themselves in ignorance and harming others.

The benefit is excerpted from the lecture entitled: Ḥidāyah (Guidance) and Its Fruits, from the 2018 Summer Seminar: The Methodology of the Salaf in Times of Fitnah.


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Benefit: Avoid Publicising the Rulers’ Faults!

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

Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Bāz (رحمه الله) stated: “Publicising the rulers’ faults and mentioning their errors on the pulpits is not from the methodology of the Salaf as it [only] leads to discord and revolutions.”

قال: "ليس من منهج السلف التشهير بعيوب الولاة، وذكر ذلك على المنابر؛ لأن ذلك يفضي إلى الانقلابات، وعدم السمع والطاعة في المعروف".       

Source: Uṣūl Ahl-Sunnah Hidāyah wa Amān, pg. 64.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Concerning Bashing Imām al-Barbahārī’s Book (Sharḥ al-Sunnah)

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

The following questions were directed to Shaykh Muḥammad ʿAlī Farkūs (حفظه الله): “What is your opinion about al-Barbahārī’s book Sharḥ al-Sunnah and the one who defames it?”

He (حفظه الله) stated:1

Al-Barbahārī—who died 329 years after the Hijrah—is Abū Muḥammad al-Ḥasan ibn ‘Alī ibn Khalaf, and he was the shaykh of the Ḥanbalī scholars in Iraq in his time. He was a muḥaddith [i.e. a scholar of Ḥadīth], a ḥāfiẓ [i.e. a great memoriser], and a faqīh [i.e. a scholar of fiqh], and Sharḥ al-Sunnah—in which he established the creed of Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jamāʿah in issues such as Allāh’s Names and Attributes and the [various] issues of īmān—is from his books.

Only a person of desires and innovation who is prejudiced towards Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jamāʿah will defame their creed and methodology as “criticising the people who cling to the narrations is from the signs of the people of innovation.”2 This only originates from an ignorant or a stubborn person who is vindictive.

Consequently, manifesting the Sunnah, acquainting the Muslims with it, and suppressing innovations utilising the principles the Sharīʿah mandated is obligatory.

A Muslim should [always] avoid becoming preoccupied with trivial matters and those who engage in them so as to avoid stooping to their level. He should [always] attempt to recognise the things that are of greater importance—which will enable him to attain religious honour—and to avoid the things that will cause him humiliation and dishonour,

وَلِلَّـهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَ‌سُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And honour belongs to Allāh, His Messenger (ﷺ), and to the believers.”
[Sūrah al-Munāfiqūn, 63:8].

Endnotes:
[1] Majālis Tadkīriyyah, pg. 111-112.
[2] This statement is ascribed to Abū Ḥātim al-Rāzī (رحمه الله) in Sharḥ Usūl ʿItiqād Ahl-Sunnah, vol. 1, pg. 197.

Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Does Being Afflicted With Trials Mean Allāh Hates You?

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

On the authority of Anas ibn Mālik (رضي الله عنه): the Prophet ﷺ said: When Allāh intends good for His servant, He hastens the punishment for him in this world, but when He intends evil for His servant, He withholds (the punishment) from him until he appears on the day of judgement.

Shaykh Aḥmad al-Najmī: We are informed in this narration that the servant may be afflicted with calamities and disasters, and he may assume that it is because Allāh hates him while this is not the case. Rather, it may be that Allāh loves him and He wants to afflict him with tribulations so that he may come on the day of judgement with his sins alleviated.

Source: al-Sharḥ al-Mūwjaz al-Mumahad pg. 253.
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Further Debunking Some Doubts and Diversionary Tactics of the Muṣaʿfiqah

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

Further Debunking Some Doubts and Diversionary Tactics of the Muṣaʿfiqah  
—The Visit of Tunisian Salafis to Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī 19/08/1439 AH—


الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه ومن اتبع هداه، أما بعد

In implementation of the saying of Allāh, the Most High: And as for the blessing of your Lord, proclaim it. [Sūrah al-Ḍūhā, 93:11]

Allāh has granted me the opportunity to visit the Imām, al-Muḥaddith, Rabīʿ al-Sunnah, Rabīʿ ibn Hādī ibn ʿUmayr al-Madkhalī — may Allāh preserve him — at his house in the city of the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) on the night of Sunday the ninteenth of Shaʿbān, in the year one thousand four hundred and thirty-nine after the migration of al-Muṣṭafá (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) [2018/05/19]. I was accompanied by my brothers from Tunisia.

I was very delighted at the way the shaykh and his son received and welcomed us. Their doors are open wide for visitation and the claim that it is closed — by those who label others ṣaʿāfiqah — is a blazing lie.

I found him (Imām Rabīʿ) in a safe and healthy state — may Allāh preserve him upon that — holding his book, reading and researching. I sought permission to present some questions to him and he granted us permission. We were enlightened by his answers so much so that I wished to share them and perhaps Allāh will benefit others by way of it.

Question #1:

The statement that, “Shaykh Muḥammad (ibn Hādī) has evidences with him for his refutation against the students — who were labelled ṣaʿāfiqah — which Shaykh Rabīʿ has not yet been informed about, so do not be hasty against Shaykh Muḥammad” has become widespread between our brothers.

Shaykh Rabīʿ: Woe, woe, woe to them!

Right. There are evidences which I have not seen yet. Nor have the people seen them and even Muḥammad ibn Hādī has not seen them yet. This is because it does not exist at all.

The Shaykh then laughed, may Allāh preserve him upon his happiness.

Question #2:

'O Shaykh, on some Facebook pages, they have now started to speak ill of Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī and Shaykh ʿAbdullāh al-Bukhārī, may Allāh preserve them.

Shaykh Rabīʿ: Have they become people of innovation?! They (Shaykh ʿUbayd and Shaykh ʿAbdullāh) are from the heads of Daʿwah Salafiyyah, bārak Allāhu fīkum.

The shaykh, upon hearing this news, became upset.

Written by: Abū ʿUbaydah Walīd al-Tunīsī, Sunday at Fajr, the 19th of Shaʿbān, 1439 AH.
This sitting was witnessed by ʿUmar, the son of Shaykh Rabīʿ, as well as our Tunisian brothers ʿAbd al-Raʾūf, Ḥātim and Muḥammad ʿAlī al-Mājarī.  

Translated by Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: History Often Repeats Itself

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

 Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl al-Shaykh (حفظه الله) stated: “Whoever reads history books will discover that when fitnah strikes, confused individuals [often] hasten to ridicule the scholars which is repulsive.”    

Source: Simāt al-Muʾminīn Fī al-Fitan, pg. 30.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: How Much Do You Love Allāh and His Messenger (ﷺ)?

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

Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī (حفظه الله) stated: “Your love for Allāh and His Messenger (ﷺ) must supercede your love for everything else, and only the true believer who adheres to the Book and the Sunnah will accomplish this.”

حب الله و حب رسوله مقدم على كل شيء وفوق كل شيء وهذا لا يتأتى من أهل الأهواء,لا يتأتى إلا من المؤمنين الصادقين المعتصمين بحبل الله وسنة رسوله عليه الصلاة والسلام

Source: الحب في الله والاعتصام بحبله
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Stand United upon the Truth!

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

Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī (حفظه الله) stated: “The Ummah will only be strong, successful, and respected if it adheres to the Book and the Sunnah and avoids differing.”

ولا عزة و لا سعادة و لا كرامة للأمة في هذه الدنيا والآخرة, إلا بتنفيذ هذا الأمر الواجب, وهو الاعتصام بحبل الله جميعا , والابتعاد عن التفرق   

Source: الحب في الله والاعتصام بحبله
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: The People of Fitnah are Only Industrious in Times of Fitnah

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

  A question posed to Ustādh ʿAbdu-ilāh Laḥmāmī concerning the phenomenon of people raising their heads (and voices) during times of fitnah.

The lecturer asks: Where were you before? Where are you works (masjid, websites, publications, seminars, pamphlets etc.), your efforts to spread and defend the Sunnah? Why is it you are only busy when seeking to destroy, never active seeking to build (the daʿwah)?

He encourages the brothers to reflect on the efforts in the UK, so much activity and progress, khayr upon khayr. Don't be from those who only cause hatred and turmoil. People can say what they want to say, however the reality  is clear in the progress (of the daʿwah) around the English speaking world. The criticisms and slander do not impede our communities. On the day of judgement, we will meet the slanderers, in shāʾ Allāh, it will be good for us. You (fatān) carry on, and we will carry on in shāʾ Allāh, without any desire for praise or thanks from the people.


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Benefit: The People of Truth Will Remain

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

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān: No matter whoever goes with the fitnah, whoever deviates and whoever comes near [due to the fitnah], the truth and its people—walilāh al-ḥamd—will remain.

Source: إنا كنا في جاهليةٍ وشر ص.١٨
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: The Prohibition of Sitting with Oppressive Fitnah Mongers

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

  Shaykh al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān (حفظه الله):

"Allāh prohibited us from sitting with the oppressive people, and from the most oppressive of people are the dūʿāt (callers) to fitnah. Do not sit with them. Do not listen to them. Do not say, ‘I know [i.e. I have knowledge], and they will not be able to mislead me’. No! Do not praise yourself akhī."

Source: Sharḥ Kitāb al-Fitan wa-al-Ḥawādith pg.78
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī 

Benefit: Trials Faced by Some of the Muslim Youths Today

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

Shaykh Muḥammad Amān ibn ʿAlī al-Jāmī (رحمه الله) stated:

From the trials that some of our youths are faced with are:
[1] Hastiness to excommunicate Muslims
[2] Hastiness to accuse Muslims of heresy and misguidance
[3] Becoming quickly absorbed in dishonouring others

قال الشيخ (رحمه الله): من الفتن التي ابتليَ بها بعض الشباب التسرع في التكفير والتبديع والتضليل والخوض في أعراض الناس

Source: كيف نربي شبابنا على الدعوة إلى الله
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

False Desires: Their Evil Effect upon Unity

   

Speaking about the affairs of religion must only be done purely for Allāh's sake. One's intention must exemplify this in calling to Allāh. The allowance of desires to disturb this pure intention only causes ruin to the hearts of people.

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