In the last lesson we finished going through partisanship and the blind-following of the madhahib. In this lesson, Ustaadh Abu Humayd mentions some of the statements regarding this.

Imam Malik said: “every person will have their statement accepted or rejected, except this person (i.e. the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)”.

It was also narrated that Imam Shafi’ee said: “My statement which opposes the hadeeth, take it and throw it against the wall.”

Likewise, another of the four imams, Imam Ahmad said: “Don’t wrote my statement. Rather, the source of my statements, seek that!”

Another misguided group are Al Ikhwaan Al-Muslimeen, a group that are revolutionary and political in their purpose, seeking “rectification of the ummah”, aim to “unite” and excuse one another in matters of differing. They do not forbid the evil.

However, Allaah commands with enjoining the good and forbidding the evil; and this great principle which all the Prophets and Messengers came with, the Jews and Christians would not forbid the evil, they remained quiet.

“Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of Dawud (David) and ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because they disobeyed (Allah and the Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond bounds.” 5:78

Due to this, we find the Sahaba upheld this principle, that even in the smallest of evils they would forbid it.

Abu Musa Al-Ashari saw people making remembrance circles, where they were throwing pebbles, and he said: “Either you are better than what the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam came with, or you are opening the door to misguidance”. The people replied: “We didn’t intend except but for good ”. Abu Musa Al-Ashari replied by saying: “how many of those who intend good, yet never achieve it”. The narrator said, we saw many from those who were involved with throwing the pebbles in the battle-field on the side of those opposing the Sahaba (ie alongside the khawaarij).

We have a clear ayah in the Quran that even a layman can understand, wherein Allaah says:

“Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).” 24:55

Within the first part of the ayah, Allaah mentions His promise, and then states what is required in order for this promise (i.e. to believe in Allaah and not commit shirk with him). Imam Bukhari mentioned that the dawah begins with Tawheed and ends with Tawheed.

Although many of the Messengers were not given rulership on the lands, the origin of our creation is to worship Allaah alone, and this is what brings success.

Truly Allah has given you victory on many battle fields, and on the Day of Hunain (battle) when you rejoiced at your great number but it availed you naught and the earth, vast as it is, was straitened for you, then you turned back in flight. 9:25

The Messenger of Allaah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “know that if all of the ummah gathered, that they benefit you with something, they will not be able to benefit you, except with what Allaah has written for you”.

There will be no victory and availing except where Allaah has accepted and written for this.

One of the companions narrated: “Oh Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam), we used to be in jahiliyyah so Allaah came to us with khair, so is there any good that will come to us”. He said: ‘yes’. So I said: “will be there evil after this?”. He said: “yes, it will be tainted. There will be people who will guide with guidance other than my guidance. You will recognise certain matters from them, but there will be some matters that you will reject. I asked: “is there after this evil?” He said yes, callers who call to the gates of the hell-fire. Whoever responds to them will be thrown into the hell-fire. I said: ‘describe them (the callers)’. He said: “they are from our own skin (meaning from our people) and they speak from our tongue (meaning the Arabic language). I said: “What do I do if I reach this time?” He said stick to the jama’ah, and if they have no jama’ah, he said stay away from all the groups, even if you bite onto a tree and die in that state.”

Shaykh Ubayd said concerning this hadeeth: “they have tongues of the muslims and their characteristics are of the muslims. They are not foreigners, nor are they strangers to Islam. They are the people of bidah (Ahlul-bidah) in reality. This hadeeth applies to all of the sects and the various groups of innovation, as every innovation is a misguidance, and every misguidance is in the hell-fire. ”

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