Advice of Al-Allamah Al Albani : Don’t be with Safar nor Salman nor Dr. Rabea Al Madkhali in their conflict


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A Comparison between Those Obsessed with Takfīr & Bombings and Those Who Call for Peace & Well-Being


A Comparison between Those Obsessed with Takfīr & Bombings and Those Who Call for Peace &
Well-Being
بذل النصح والتذكري لبقايا ااملفتونني بالتكفري والتفجري :Original Title

Today, many non-Muslims have entered the Arabian Peninsula for a specific set time
(jobs, etc.). And many people from this country have also begun telling them about Islam,
spreading offices throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called “Taw’iyyah al-Jāliyāt” or
“Community Enlightenment” offices. This has been going on for a long time now, and
because of it, many people have accepted Islam. According to a comprehensive report
by the “Community Enlightenment” office in Buraidah, Qaseem (a city near Riyadh) for
example, as many as fifteen thousand people entered Islam between 1407 (C.E. 1986)
and the beginning of 1424 (C.E. 2003). And the completion of such people’s guidance,
after Allāh guided them to Islam, is that they meet sincere and righteous callers to peace
and well-being, those who teach them the understanding of the religion according to the
righteous predecessors, those far removed from evil innovations and issues foreign to
Islam.
However, beginning in the year 1424 (C.E. 2003), some young people in this country
(Saudi Arabia) were afflicted with the trials of renouncing obedience to the leaders and
government and the audacity to kill non-Muslims who’ve entered our country and were
promised safety and security. They claim they are “ridding the Arabian Peninsula of the
disbelievers.” By doing that, they’ve brought evil upon themselves, their religion and its
people, and their nation. In the “al-Qabas al-Muwaytiyyah” newspaper (no. 11137) dated
the 23
rd
of Rabī’ al-Ākhir, 1425 (C.E. 2004), an article by Dr. Ḥamad Ibn Ibrāhīm al-
‘Uthmān was published by the title: “The Ideology of Bombing in the Spotlight”. Within this
article were many statements from such misguided youth (the terrorists) that have been
published on a well-known internet site. The fifth reported statement says:
“Everyone must know that if they want to make us leave our ideology, the very
ideology for which we were created, with which we were commanded, because
of which we’ve spilled our own blood – if they want us to leave this, then let them
dig up Muhammad ( وسلم عليه اه صلى ) from his grave and let him say to us, ‘Do not
expel the disbelievers from the Arabian Peninsula!’ Dig him up to tell us, ‘Do not
make Jihād against the disbelievers from the Arabian Peninsula!’ Dig him up to
tell us, ‘You are all sinners, extremists, terrorists! You should instead renounce
this and repent from it.’ Only then will we listen and obey, and only to him ( اه صلى
“!( عليه وسلم
Anyone who reflects on these statements full of utmost wickedness, the extreme, harshheartedness of these people becomes apparent as does their blunt, discourteous
manners, and their petrified, intolerant ideology. I do not even think many of the
misguided youth bent on destruction within this country would approve of such speech
that calls to nothing but an evil end. These people should repent and return to guidance
and pay no attention to the likes of such vile statements that only show the filth, evil,
meanness and shamelessness of whoever said it.
The following is a summarized comparison between the actions of these misguided youth
and the actions of sincere callers to peace and righteousness:
1. The misguided youth accept and approve of disbelief from a nonbeliever and
therefore rush him to the Fire (by killing him). They bring him out of darkness into
darkness, from torture to torture. As for the sincere callers to well-being, they work to
bring a nonbeliever out of darkness and into light, so that he may triumph, thereby
gaining happiness and contentment in this life and the next.

2. The misguided youth, by killing a nonbeliever (residing in this land) send him back to
his family in a coffin so that they may be filled with hatred and resentment towards
Islam and Muslims, so they may attribute to Islam what it is actually free and innocent
of – all because of these misguided people. As for the sincere callers to
righteousness, by inviting others to Islam, a person may return to his family as a
Muslim. He becomes a member of Islam, inviting his own family and others to it.
3. The misguided youth subject themselves to the punishment reported in the statement
:( صلى اه عليه وسلم ) of the Prophet
مَنْ قَتَلَ مُعَاهَدًا لَمْ يَرِحْ رَائِحَةَ الْجَنَةِوَإِنَ رِحيَهَا تُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِريَةِ أَرْبَعِنيَ عَامًا
“Whoever kills a Muā’hid (a non-Muslim promised safety) will not even smell the
fragrance of paradise even though its scent can be smelled from forty years
away.”
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As for the sincere callers, by their invitation (to Islam), they hope for rewards
promised in the statement of the Prophet ( وسلم عليه اه صلى ):
مَنْ دَعَا إِلَى هُدًى كَانَ لَهُ مِنْ اأَجْرِ مِثْلُ أُجُورِ مَنْ تَبِعَهُ ا يَنْقُُُ ََلََِ مِنْ أُجُورِهِمْ ََيًًْا
“Whoever calls to guidance, there is for him a reward for anyone who follows
him without diminishing their own rewards at all.”
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4. The misguided ones, their family and relatives live in grief, distress, worry, and
sadness; they regret the condition of their wicked children. The sincere callers, their
family and relatives live in happiness, delight, and approval with the condition of their
noble children.
5. The misguided ones, by their disgraceful actions, prevent people from entering Islam,
damaging the reputation of the pure monotheistic religion. The sincere callers, by

their noble actions and their enthusiasm for Islam, work to bring nonbelievers out of
darkness and into light.
6. The misguided people were not even able to perform Jihād against their own (evil)
inclinations. And they ruined themselves and others in that they’ve fallen into a form
of corruption they call “Jihād”. As for the sincere callers, they perform Jihād against
their own inclinations and perform a form of Jihād (struggle) with others by inviting
them to Islam.
7. The misguided ones, by their horrible actions, become keys opening the doors to evil,
locking the doors to all good. The sincere callers, by their noble actions, become
keys opening the doors to all good, locking the doors to evil. In “Sunan Ibn Mājah”,
:said ( صلى اه عليه وسلم ) said that Allāh’s messenger ( رضي اه عنه ) Anas
إِنَ مِنْ النَاسِ مَفَاتِيحَ لِلْخَيْرِ مَغَالِيقَ لِلشَرِ وَإِنَ مِنْ النَاسِ مَفَاتِيحَ لِلشَرِ مَغَالِيقَ لِلْخَيْرِ
فَطُوبَى لِمَنْ جَعَلَ اللَهُ مَفَاتِيحَ الْخَيْرِ عَلَى يَدَيْهِ وَوَيْلٌ لِمَنْ جَعَلَ اللَهُ مَفَاتِيحَ الشَرِ عَلَى
يَدَيْهِ
“Certainly, among people are those who are keys to (the doors of) good, locking
(the doors of) evil. And certainly, among people are those who are keys to (the
doors of) evil, locking (the doors of) good. So, Ṭūbá (a rewarding tree in
paradise) is for whomever Allāh places the keys to good upon his hands, and
woe (beware or a pit in Hell) to those Allāh places the keys to evil upon his
hands.”4

8. The misguided youth are a threatened people by Allāh’s statement:
 إِنَ اللّهَ اَ يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ 
Certainly, Allāh does not amend the work of corruptors.
[Sūrah Yūnus, 10:81]

And the sincere callers are a promised people by Allāh’s statement:
 إِنَا اَ نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُصْلِحِنيَ 
Certainly, We will not allow to be lost the reward of the good-doers.
[Sūrah Al-‘Arāf, 7:170]
9. The misguided ones can expect a portion of what’s come in the prophet’s ( عليه اه صلى
:statement ( وسلم
وَمَنْ خَرَجَ عَلَى أُمَتِي يَضْرِبُ بَرَهَا وَفَاجِرَهَا وَا يَتَحَاََى مِنْ مُؤْمِنِهَا وَا يَفِي لِذِ عَهْد
عَهْدَهُ فَلَيْسَ مِنِي وَلَسْتُ مِنْهُ
“Whoever rebels against my nation, killing both the righteous and wicked
(indiscriminately), not even sparing the devout believers, and not fulfilling the
obligation towards those given a pledge (of security) – then he is not from me
and I am not from him.”
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And the sincere callers can expect a portion of what’s come in the prophet’s ( اه صلى
:statement ( عليه وسلم
ثَاثُ خِصَالٍ ا يَغِل عَلَيْهِنَ قَلْبُ مُسْلِمٍ أَبَدًا إِخْاصُ الْعَمَلِ لِلَهِ وَمُنَاصَحَةُ وُاةِ اأَمْرِ
وَلُزُومُ الْجَمَاعَةِ فَإِنَ دَعْوَتَهُمْ تُحِيطُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ
“There are three traits a Muslim’s heart never resents: sincerity in doing actions
for Allāh, offering sincere advise to those in authority, and sticking to the
mainstream community (of Muslims) because certainly their supplication
encompasses all around them.”6

1: This translation consists of some points explained by ‘Abd al-Muḥsin al-‘Abbād in his work titled:
“A Reminder to Those Obsessed with Takfīr and Bombings”.

2: Recorded by al-Bukhārī (no. 3122) from the ḥadīth of ‘Abd Allāh Ibn ‘Umar ( عنه اه رضي ).

3: Recorded by Muslim (no. 2674) from the ḥadīth of Abū Hurayrah ( عنه اه رضي ).

4: Recorded by Ibn Mājah (no. 237). Also see “al-Silsilah al-Ṣaḥīḥah” (no. 1332) of al-Albānī.

5: Recorded by Muslim (no. 1848) from the ḥadīth of Abū Hurayrah ( عنه اه رضي ).
6: Recorded by Aḥmad (no. 21590) with an authentic chain of narration from the ḥadīth of Zayd Ibn
Thābi .( رضي اه عنه )

http://authentictranslations.com/trans-pub/ae_amaa_1.pdf

The Concept of Tamyee’, Testing the People, & Forcing Them to Adopt a Stance


The Concept of Tamyee’, Testing the People, & Forcing Them to Adopt a Stance [1]Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-`Abbaad
Reference: Rifqan Ahlas Sunnah bi Ahlis Sunnah
CategoryScholars Advice

It is not permissible for any student of knowledge to make ‘imtihaan’ (test) of another person that he should take a position regarding a person who has been refuted or the one who refutes; if a person agrees with this student of knowledge [in his position] then he is safe, and if he does not agree with him then his is considered to be an innovator and boycotted.

It is not correct for anybody to attribute to Ahlus Sunnah, this type of chaos with regards to tabdee’ (considering others to be innovators) and boycotting.

It is not correct for anybody to attribute to the methodology of the Salaf: [the mentality of:] ‘whosoever does not tread on this chaotic path’ as being: ‘mumayyi’’ (one who dilutes).

The beneficial type of boycotting amongst Ahlus Sunnah is when it benefits the one being boycotted such as the father’s boycotting of his son, the teacher boycotting his student and also when the boycotting occurs from a person in authority and high standing; in such cases of boycotting there is benefit for the one being boycotted.

As for when the boycotting occurs from some students towards others – especially in affairs where boycotting is not permissible – then this does not benefit the one being boycotted at all. Rather, it only results in alienation, enmity and cutting off from each other.

Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said in a statement of his regarding Yazeed the son of Mu’awiyyah: “The correct stance is what the scholars are upon, that he is not specified with love nor cursing; along with this, if he was an open sinner or an oppressor then Allah forgives the open sinner and the oppressor. More so, when the sinner or the oppressor comes with great deeds of goodness.

Indeed Bukhaaree has narrated in his Saheeh, upon the authority of Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both), that the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: ((The first army to raid Constantinople will be forgiven.))

The leader of the first army that raided Constantinople was Yazeed the son of Mu’awiyyah, and Abu Ayoob al-Ansaari (may Allaah be pleased with him) was with him.

Hence, the obligation is to be moderate in this, to stop mentioning Yazeed bin Mu’awiyyah and not to test the Muslims regarding him – all of this is from the innovations that are contradictory to Ahlus Sunnah.”[2]

He also said, “…and similarly to divide the Ummah and test them with that which Allaah did not order nor His Messenger (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam). [3]

He also said, “It is not permissible for anyone to put appoint a particular person – other than the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) – and then call the Ummah to his way, thereafter showing loyalty and enmity based upon him.

It is not permissible to appoint a statement – other than the speech of Allaah, His Messenger and the Ijmaa’ of the Ummah – and then show loyalty or enmity based upon this statement. Rather this is from the actions of the people of innovation who appoint specific people or statements in order to differentiate between the Ummah, basing their loyalties upon these statements and people. [4]

He also said, ‘So if the instructor or teacher orders with the boycotting of a person or orders for him to be abandoned, diminished or distanced and so on, then [one must] consider: has this person committed a sin against the Sharee’ah? If so, he is reprimanded according to the level of his sin and no more. If however, he did not commit a religious sin then it is not permissible for him to be punished due to him merely being a target for the teacher or other than him.’ [5]

It is not permissible for the teachers (i.e. the scholars) to divide the people into groups and parties and act in a way that causes hatred and enmity between them. Rather they (the teachers and scholars) should be like brothers cooperating upon righteousness and Taqwa; just as Allaah said:

{and cooperate upon piety and fearing Allah, and do not cooperate upon sins and transgression} [05:02]

Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab said in the explanation [6] of the hadeeth ((from the goodness of a person’s Islaam is to leave alone that which does not concern him)): ‘this hadeeth is a core principle from the principles of Manners.

He narrated that Imaam Abu Amr bin Al-Salaah narrated from Abu Muhammad bin Abee Zayd – the Imaam of the Maalikees in his time – that he said: ‘the complete essence of good manners and that which ties them together is based upon four Ahadeeth:

The saying of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam),((Whomsoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day, let him speak good or remain silent)).

Also, his saying, ((from the goodness of a person’s Islaam is to leave alone that which does not concern him)).

Also, the summarised advice of the Prophet, ((do not become angry)).

Finally, the statement of the prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) ((The believer loves for his brother that which he loves for himself)).

* I (AbdulMusin al-Abbaad) say: how much are the students of knowledge in need of adorning themselves with such manners that would result in much goodness and benefit for themselves as well as for other than them; along with this [they are in need of] remaining distant from cold heartedness and harshness which does not result except in alienation, division, aversion of the hearts and breaking of the unity.


Footnotes:

[1] Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee has also spoken regarding issues of a similar nature with respect to a specific fitnah that was used in testing, boycotting and oppressing other Salafees. Please read: http://www.madeenah.com/article.cfm?id=1353
[2] Majmoo’ Fataawa [3/413]
[3] Majmoo’ Fataawa [3/415]
[4] Majmoo’ Fataawa [20/164]
[5] Majmoo’ Fataawa [28/15]
[6] Jaami’ al-‘uloom wal hikam [1/288]

http://madeenah.com/article.cfm?id=1394