Sunday, April 1, 2012

Haste Is From Shaytaan

O Youth Of Ahlus Sunnah! Neither Ignore The Advice Of The Rabbaani Scholars Nor Embark Upon That Excitement And Zeal That Leads To Sin And Transgression In Times Of Fitan And Severe Differing

Shaikh Abdullah Bukhaari (hafidha-hullaah) stated:

It is obligatory to attach the Ummah to the Rabbaani Scholars; those who are well known for their goodness, steadfastness, leadership; and sound advice to the Ummah; and they are those who teach the smaller affairs of knowledge before the greater affairs. Therefore, their status must be made known amongst the people; because the Ulama are the inheritors of the Prophets, as reported in the narration [1] from the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam).

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) in explaining this hadith stated:

This is from the greatest of virtues of the people of knowledge; and because the Prophets are the best of the creation, so their inheritors are the best after them. And when it is the case that every one who is inherited from passes on inheritance to his inheritor, then the inheritors are those who take the place of those they inherit from. And none will take the place of the Messengers in propagating what they have been sent with, except the Ulama. They are the most worthy of their inheritance. [2] End of quote

So may Allaah guide us to correctness and grant us Tawfeeq to truly realize the station of the Ulama. O hasty Youth! Do not transmit statements in the name of enjoining good and forbidding evil in times of Fitan and severe differing, even though the Rabbaani Scholars have already adviced you to withhold your tongue.

Sheikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) stated:

It is incumbent upon the one enjoining good and forbidding evil to have knowledge of that which he is enjoining and forbidding. He (rahimahullaah) also said, 'It is incumbent upon the one who enjoins good and forbids evil, that his enjoining of good and forbidding evil is for the sake of Allaah, and that his intention is to rectify the affairs of the one he commands towards good and forbids from evil and to establish the proofs. His intention should not be for seeking leadership for himself, or for his group or to diminish the worth of others. [3] End of quote

So, we refer the affairs back to the Rabbaani Scholars in times of severe differing. Shaikh Zaid Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee (hafidha-hullaah) stated:

Returning to the Book and the Sunnah in affairs in which differing occurs is a legislated shareeýah requirement, confirmed by the noble Revelation, and by sound and correct intellect, as Allaah (subhaanah) stated:

'And if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allaah and His Messenger, if you believe in Allaah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination' [4:59]

And it cannot be debated that this is the balance for (attaining) correctness; but it should be (carried out) upon the understanding of the Salaf and upon their sound fundamentals and upright principles; because the well being of this Ummah is found in its former part; and returning to the text of the Book upon the understanding of the (salafus saaleh) is the practice of those Scholars who are firmly grounded in knowledge. End of quote [4]

So we ask Allaah for safety against that dangerous excitement and hastiness that afflicts some of the youth during times of severe differing, which leads them to oppression and evil speech. Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) stated:

It is not for any of the Mu-allimeen (teachers, or disseminators of knowledge) to transgress against the other, or to cause harm by way of speech or action without due right; because Allaah (subhaanah) stated:

'And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, they bear (on themselves) the crime of slander and plain sin' [33:58)

He (rahimahullaah) also said:

And if a person commits a crime, then it is not permissible to punish him with other than a legislated shareeýah punishment. And it not for any of the Muta-allimeen (seekers of knowledge) and the Ustaadheen (teachers, disseminators of knowledge) to punish him as he pleases; and it not for anyone one else to co-operate or agree with (this teacher or seeker of knowledge) upon that; such as when he commands the boycotting of an individual without that person committing a sin in opposition to the sharee'ah. [5] End of quote.

So we are not to ignore the advice of the Ulama in times of Fitan and severe differing; because this only leads to sins, transgression and speaking about the Religion of Allaah without knowledge. O youth! Withhold your tongue, and stick to the advice of the Rabbaani Ulama, such as the likes of Shaikh Rabee and his brothers amongst the Ulama of Ahlus Sunnah, and you will find yourself upon clear sightedness and safety in times of Fitan Inshaa-Allaah.

'O Allaah, Lord of Jibraa'eel, Meekaaýeel and Israaýfeel, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the seen and the unseen. You judge among your slaves concerning in that which they have differed. Guide me rightly to that which has been differed upon of the truth by your leave, You guide whomever You will to a straight path.'[6]



1: Hadith narrated by Abu Dawud (rahimahullaa) 4/3642. Allaamah Naasirud-deen Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) (Saheeh At-Targheeb . Footnote Number 70; page:139)]

2: Maqaalaat Shar'iyyah of Sheikh (hafidha-hullaah) (page:15-16)

3: Quoted in small risaalah titled: Kun Salafiyyan Alal Jaad-dati, page: 62-63) read by shaikh Saaleh al Fawzaan; and its introduction was by Shaikh Ubaid and Sheikh Ali Naasir (may Allaah preserve all of them and their brothers amongst the ulama of ahlus Sunnah)

4: Al-Ajwibah As-Sadeedah Alaa Al-asýilah Ar-Rasheedah Vol 6; page:407

5. Quoted in Ddam At-Tahazzub Wal-Hizbiyyeen pages: 11-13 (Maktabah Al-Furqaan)

[6] Reported by Imaam Muslim (1/534)