Our noble brother Abū Hakīm (ḥafiẓahullāh) translates this beautiful sermon which took place shortly after the death of Shaykh Muqbil (raḥimahullāh). The shaykh (ḥafiẓahullāh) mentions many of the different ways the ʿulamāʾ protect the ummah from trials. May Allāh preserve our scholars and have mercy on the living and the dead.
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم: من يرد الله به خيرا يفقه في الدين
The Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said, “Whomsoever Allāh wants good for he gives him understanding in the religion.”
[Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī and Muslim]
9 points discussed in this lecture:
Importance of knowledge
Types of understanding
Types of obligatory knowledge
Knowledge provides life to the hearts
Travelling for knowledge
Excellence of the people of knowledge (Scholars)
Encouragement to seek knowledge from the Book and the Sunnah
Intent behind seeking knowledge
How knowledge will be removed
Regarding the visit of Abū Khadījah ʿAbd al-Wāḥid, Abū Ḥakīm Bilāl Davis, and Abū Iyāḍ Amjad Rafīq, I wish to offer my students and anyone who values my advice in and outside of Toronto the following important words of direction…
Shaykh Mūsá Richardson
Shaykh Rabīʿ Ibn Hādī ʿUmayr Al-Madkhalī – Allāh preserve and protect him – was asked the following question after a recent lecture he delivered in Masjid Al-Qiblatayn, Madīnah.1
“A novel way of putting people off the scholars has appeared, which is to categorize the scholars into those who are harsh and those who are lenient (tolerant), and sometimes [people who claim this] say the scholars of one region are harsh and those of another are tolerant. What is your guidance on this?”
He replied, may Allāh preserve and protect him:
This is one of the methods of the...
There is no escaping from that we know firstly: Does the description of apostasy apply to them or not? And this requires knowing the evidences which indicate that this saying or action is apostasy, then applying them to an individual, and then, whether this individual has any doubts (which may excuse him) or not?
Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn
So Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn said:
“And there is a doubt (Subḥah) with many of the youth, which has become firmly and deeply rooted in their minds and it has kindled the issue of revolting against the rulers –...
But if they will not comply, then they are to be prevented from giving lectures, seminars, khuṭbahs, public lessons, and from making cassettes – in order to protect the society from their errors. May Allāh guide them both, and direct them to right conduct.
Shaykh Abū Khadījah
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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
General Secretariat for the Committee of Major Scholars
Dated: 3/4/1414 H
Addenda: 18 + a copy of a book
From: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Ibn ʿAbdullāh Ibn Bāz
To the respected royal highness,...
The following is another decisive article (in a series) against the Suroorees who claim that the major scholars are with them and that the major scholars are in support of their methodology. The Suroorees claim that they are not like the Khawārij in any way… the following is what Shaykh al-Albānī, the Muhaddith and Imām of this generation says about one of the individuals whom this movement refer to, known as Safar al-Ḥawālī:
O my brother, if you reviled me with every possible term of deficiency, your declaration of my deficiency would not reach the level of deficiency I have in my own...
Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm was not infallible. He was a scholar from amongst the scholars; he made mistakes sometimes, and he was correct sometimes; he was not a prophet or messenger.
A General Clarification of the Issue
Imām Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah1 said:
“As for ruling by other than what Allāh revealed, and abandoning prayer,2 then this is certainly disbelief in action. It is not possible to negate the name of disbelief from him after Allāh and His Messenger ﷺ have called him that.
So the one who rules by other than what Allāh revealed is a disbeliever, and the one who abandons prayer...
We say, as the Salaf say: That every opposition to the Sunnah whether large or small needs to be corrected, and if the mistake was made openly, then the correction is made openly.
Imām Ibn Bāz
Asalāmu ʿalaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuhu
Praise be to Allāh, and may He send the blessings and peace upon the Messenger Muḥammad; and upon his family, Companions and followers.
The following is a response to an email that was sent out recently that was trying to confuse the issue of Safar and Salmān and somehow indicate that Imām Ibn Bāz had only seven days after speaking against Safar...
وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۗ ﴿١٩﴾
“Those who were given the Scriptures did not differ except out of mutual jealousy and hatred (bagyan) after knowledge had come to them.”
[Ālī ʿImrān, 3:19]
Informing that their differing arose after the coming of knowledge that made clear to them as to what they should steer clear of – for indeed Allāh does not let a people become misguided after He guided them except after telling them what they should steer clear of. And informing that they differed only...
If trust in the Scholars is neglected, then to whom will the Muslims refer to in a condition of difficulty, and to explain the rules of the Sharīʿah?
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān
[Q]: Is it from unity to have disdain for the Committee of Major Scholars, and to charge them with hypocrisy and being paid workers?
[A]: It is obligatory to respect the Scholars of the Muslims because they are inheritors of the Prophets. So having disdain for them refers to having disdain for their position, their inheritance from the Prophet ﷺ, and disdain for the knowledge that they carry. From disdain for...