Monday, December 2, 2013

Moosaa Richardson comments on the foolish concept of "dropping lablels for the sake of unity"

As-Salaam 'alaykum

I'd like to share a question I responded to in the comments section of, hoping for its benefit to reach people and help them understand the falsehood of false ideas being spewed by ignorant people speaking in the name of Islaam:

It amazes me that people who claim to follow the Quran and Sunnah believe Muslims can unite with Rafidas if we just stop calling them Rafidas. What unity does a muslim want with people who curse and hate the best carriers of this religion?! (the cherished Companions)

Answer: Jazaak Allaahu khayran for your comment. I totally agree. It is absolutely foolish to think that Muslims can unite with the Raafidhah, for example, by simply “dropping the labels”, so the Muslims of Ahlus-Sunnah, called either Sunnees or Salafees, meaning: their religion is to follow the Book and Sunnah upon the understanding of the Companions and early Muslims (Salaf), which is the only true Islaam, and without doubt, it is the Jamaa’ah, the Saved Sect, and the Siraat al-Mustaqeem… these people MUST drop this distinction that the scholars of Islaam throughout history have always used to clarify the correct Islaam from the false paths attributed to it. This label of distinction is to be dropped and we are to unite with people of heretic beliefs because they also drop their labels?! So now our unity is based on the shunning of labels (which identify people and their beliefs)?! And this is made to be the “saved sect”? What a ridiculous load of rubbish, the natural result of people in the West with no knowledge of Islaam taking positions to give fatwaas, leading masses of people into confusion in their Religion. May Allaah keep us away from such foolish fatwaas.

This is why the Salafee Da’wah is so clear and easy to follow. We ask our Salafee question that ALWAYS distinguishes true Islaam from falsehood: This idea you have (shunning labels being key to Muslim unity), is it something understood and practiced by the Companions? If it is, it is the Deen of Allaah. If it is not, then it is innovation and misguidance. This is what true Islaam is based on. So the Quran and the Sunnah is not left to any person’s re-interpretation and opinion. The Book and the Sunnah are to be understood how those who witnessed their revelation understood them, otherwise the concept is clear falsehood. Every Muslim who understands his religion comprehends this and takes this as his way in order to see past people’s claims and into their realities. And Allaah knows best.

Read the following article (which sparked the above discussion):

Avoiding the Misguided Sects - The Prophetic Solution

Moosaa Richardson