Sunday, December 18, 2011

-238- The Principles of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamm'ah

THE PRINCIPLES OF AHLUS SUNNAH WAL JAMM'AH
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(London, circa 1999)

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The purpose of the topic of ASWJ ....

There are many people in the world from Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamm'ah
-but many are of a false principle and not really from ASWJ

AHLUS = means "people"
SUNNAH = a path / a way (but here, we're talking about
-the divine guidance of Muhammad saws)
-such as how he prayed and how he ate and lived his life

JAMM'AH = people who get together for the same purpose

So we, in this room are a jamm'ah

AHLUS SUNNAH = the people of Sunnah, who follow Muhammad (saws)

We are called MUSLIM
-in the Qur'an, we don't see the word Salafeyya or Jammah

... It is He (Allâh) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Qur'ân), that the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) may be a witness over you and you be witness over mankind!.. (Hajj 22:78)

In the time of the Rasool, did we have Shiites? No!

In the time of the Rasool, did we have Barelvis, Qadiyanis,
-and Mu’tazilites? No!
-so then, it wasn't necessary to call Muslims AHLUS SUNNAH WAL JAMM'AH
-the Rasool was the ameer and the Sahabahs
-were in his jamm'ah (of the same jamm'ah)
-we didn't have these other deviant groups then
-so there was no need to call each other ASWJ
-but today, we must separate ourselves from these deviant groups

The Sahabahs are those who met the Prophet,
-and followed him AND died believing in him
-the word is tabi'ee is a student of the Sahabah
-(they didn't meet the Prophet) but studied w/ the Sahabahs
-if you do the same, then you are AHLUS SUNNAH WAL JAMM'AH:
-following Muhammad in speech and deed

THE SHIITES
-they have no Sunnah
-they have a book called Usool al-Kaafi

MUSLIMS
-we used Sunnah to fight bid'ah (cursed innovation)
-on the 9th of Muharram......
-we have an elite army, which protects the ameer (leader)
-we have Ahlus sunnah wal jama’ah: which are the saved group.
-then we have an elite group, 'Taifa Mansoorah'
-the mujahideen and those who spread the deen, conquering land)
-not every ASWJ is Taifa Mansoorah, and not every Taifa Mansoorah is ASWJ.

On the authority of Imraan ibn Hussain who said: “The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘A group of people from my Ummah will continue to fight for the sake of the truth until the last of them fights the Dajjal (anti-Christ) (Al Hakin in his book Al-Mustadrak Vol. 4 pg.450)

Narrated By Thawban: The Apostle of Allah (SAW) said: Allah, the Exalted, folded for me the earth, or he said (the narrator is doubtful): My Lord folded for me the earth, so much so that I saw its east’s and west’s (i.e. the extremities). The Kingdom of my community will reach as far as the earth was folded for me. The two treasures, the red and the white, were bestowed on me. I prayed to my Lord that He may not destroy my community by a prevailing famine, and not give their control to an enemy who annihilates them en masse except from among themselves. My Lord said to me: Muhammad, if I make a decision, it is not withdrawn; and I shall not destroy them by a prevailing famine, and I shall not give their control to an enemy, except from among themselves, who exterminates them en masse, even if they are stormed from all sides of the earth; only a section of them will destroy another section, and a section will captivate another section. I am afraid about my community of those leaders who will lead astray. When the sword is used among my people, it will not be withdrawn from them till the Day of Resurrection, and the Last Hour will not come before the tribes of my people attach themselves to the polytheists and tribes of my people worship idols. There will be among my people thirty great liars each of them asserting that he is (Allah's) prophet, whereas I am the Seal of the Prophets after whom (me) there will be no prophet; and a section of my people will continue to hold to the truth - (according to Ibn 'Isa's version: (will continue to dominate) - the agreed version goes: "and will not be injured by those who oppose them, till Allah's command comes." [Abu Dawud, Book 30, Hadith #4239]


- there will be a party of my ummah who worship idols. (Mushrikeen)
- the Rasool (SAW) said: they will not be hurt
- by the other Muslims who give up on them and fight them.
- as you hold on to the truth (Quran and Sunnah):
- people call you names.
- but you will not be hurt by them
- why wont you be hurt?
- because your aqeedah is correct they will not hurt you.
- you DO NOT FEAR THE BLAME OF THE BLAMER.

O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islām), Allāh will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allāh, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allāh which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allāh is All¬Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All¬Knower. (Al-Ma'idah 5:54)

Those deviants hate you more than the Christians
-and the Jews
-because the Jews / Christians do not debate them,
-and refute them, BUT you DO!

PRINCIPLES OF ASWJ.

1. ASWJ HOLD FAST TO QURAN AND SUNNAH: BY SPEECH, ACTIONS AND BY YOUR FAITH ( IN THE HEART) OUT IN THE OPEN AND IN SECRET.

2. WE ARE NOT FORWARD IN THE PRESENCE OF ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER:

O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet (SAW), nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds may be rendered fruitless while you perceive not. (Al-Hujurat 49:2)


For example: someone who is rebellious about wearing a gold ring
- even though the prophet isn’t present.
- even when you give him the hujjah

Sayyidina Abu Musa Ash’ari reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Wearing silk and gold is forbidden to the men of my ummah. But (they are) allowed to their women.” [Tirmidhi 1726, Nisai 5163]

3. WE DO NOT INNOVATE NEW MATTERS INTO THE RELIGION:

- when some people call the adhan: they add sentences.
- hayyah ala amal : the Shia add this sentence.

If anyone introduces an innovation in the religion
-he will be responsible for it. ...
Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi #5142, Narrated AbuBakr as-Siddiq

-The Sufis add some sentence to the athan,
-“asalatul wassaalamualayk ya Rasool Allah" **
- they are therefore saying that the Quran and Sunnah
- isn’t good enough for them!
- The prophet said: Hold fast to my sunnah
- and the rightly guided caliphs.

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, "Hold fast to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs; clamp your (very) teeth upon it." [Abu Dawud, Ahmad]

- you are a person of Sunnah:
- this is why you are called Ahlus sunnah
- you do not add matters to the deen

4. YOU DO NOT USE YOUR AQL TO VETO THE TEXT.
- ( religious text ) i.e Quran and Sunnah
- Allah said: - the worst person in the His Sight is the one who cannot think..
- but we do not use our aql to rebel against Quran and sunnah.
- take for example: the conversation that took place between Allah, and Muhammad:
- can you use your aql to know what took place?
- no, you depend on Quran and Sunnah.

So stick to my sunnah and the sunnah of the right-principled and rightly-guided successors. Bite onto that with your molar teeth. And avoid newly-introduced matters. Verily, ever heresy is a going astray.” (Recorded in Abu Daawood and al-Tirmidhi)

-or the example of Paradise, can you use your aql alone, or do you need Quran
-and sunnah to know about the descriptions of Paradise?

Certainly! Allah will admit those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode. (Muhammad 47:12)

-I.e there is wine in Jannah (Paradise) but it does not make one intoxicated.

The description of Paradise which the Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2) have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure) therein for them is every kind of fruit; and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are these) like those who shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels? (Muhammad 47:15)

Our deen is not by logic: "'Ali observed, "If the religion was based on opinion, the bottom of the sock would take preference in being wiped to the top of the sock." (Related by Abu Dawud and ad-Daraqutni with a hassan or sahih chain.)"


- you cannot use your aql to know about these things
- You have to use Quran and Sunnah.
- when we say: do not use your aql:
- This means “Do not use the aql to veto the Quran and Sunnah"
- the Mu’tazilites and Ashaa’irah do not belong to ASWJ:
- they use the aql over the text.
- Iblees (Shaytan) is the founder of the madhab of using the aql

(Allah) said: "What prevented you (O Iblis) that you did not prostrate, when I commanded you?" Iblis said: "I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay." (Al-A'raf 7:12)

- in other words: Shaytaan is saying:
- "that commandment doesn’t make sense"
- he used his aql to rebel against the command of Allah.
- the son of Nuh a.s fell into the same trap:
- when the water was evident and he was about to drown/
- Nuh told him to come aboard with him.
- he used his aql to rebel against the command of Allah.

5. WHENEVER A PERSON HAS A CONCEPT THAT IS AGAINST QURAN AND SUNNAH:
-We send them a scholar to refute them and turn them away
-from their erroneous beliefs.
-if they turn away we pardon them,.
-if they stick to their wrong aqeedah we are to kill them
-this is very important, some people believe
-that even after you present the correct understanding,
-he is allowed to continue on his belief.
-When Abu Bakr was caliph: there were those who would not give Zakah.

Abu Hurayra said, "When the Messenger of Allah (SAW), died and Abu Bakr was khalifa and those of the Arabs who were going to reject rejected, 'Umar said, 'How can we fight people when the Messenger of Allah said, "I am commanded to fight people until they say, 'There is no god but Allah.' Whoever says that, his property and life are protected from me, except when there is a legal right to them, and his reckoning is up to Allah."?' Abu Bakr said, 'By Allah, I will fight anyone who makes a distinction between prayer and zakat! Zakat is the right which is due on wealth. By Allah, if they refuse me a nose- rope which they used to pay to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, I will fight them for refusing it!' 'Umar said, 'By Allah, then I realised that Allah had expanded Abu Bakr's breast in respect of the decision to fight and I recognised that it was the truth." [al-Bukhari and Muslim]

- they said we used to give our zakah to Muhammad,
- but we won’t give it to you.
- Abu Bakr showed gave them the hujjah,
- then when they didn’t accept they were killed as kaafirs.
- Ibn Abass was sent by Ali, to the Khawarij
- to establish the hujjah on them

They had 3 grudges:
a) they didn’t get concubines
b) why did Ali scratch out his title: this was a prophecy of the Rasool (saw)
c) Why did Ali and Mu’awiyah send men to be their judges.

Ibn ‘Abbas narrated: When the Hurooreeyah (Khawarij) rebelled, they isolated themselves in a place. There were 6000 of them and they were united in rebelling against ‘Alee. Continuously people would come to ‘Alee and say: O Ameer ul-Mu’mineen! Verily these people are rebelling against you. He said: ‘Leave them, verily I will not fight them until they fight me and [they will fight me] that’s what they will do.’ So when it came to that day, I came to ‘Alee before the Zuhr prayer and I said to him: ‘O Ameer ul-Mu’mineen! Delay the prayer until it is cooler perhaps I will speak to these people. He said: ‘Verily, I fear for you.’ I said: 'Never! I used to be known as a man of good manners, I never harmed anyone.' He gave me permission to go. So, I put on a very nice garment, the best of what one could get from Yemen and I combed my hair. Then, I visited them at midday whilst they were eating. I had entered upon a people, the likes of whom I had never seen with regards to their exertion in worship. Their foreheads were wounded due to Sujood (prostration) and their hands had become rough like camels' feet, wearing recently washed, untidy shirts with very high, raised clothing with tired and worn out faces [due to not caring for themselves]. So, I gave salaams to them and they said, ‘Welcome O Son of Abbas! And what is this cloak you are wearing?’ I said, ‘what deficiency do you see from me? Indeed, I saw the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) dressed in the best of what you can find in Yemeni clothing, then I recited this verse [Soorah Al-A’raf :32] Then they said, ‘What has brought you here?’ I said to them, ‘I have come to you from amongst the Companions of the Prophet (SAW) the Muhaajiroon and the Ansaar and from the son of the uncle of the Prophet (SAW) (‘Alee), who is his son-in-law – and upon them descended the Qur’aan; and they are more knowledgeable about it than you and there is not one of them amongst you. I have come to convey to you what they say, and to convey to them, what you say. A group amongst them said, ‘Do not debate with the Quraysh because verily Allaah, Azza wa Jaal, says [Soorah az-Zukhruf :58],’ Then a group of them turned towards me and two or three of them said: ‘Verily, we will speak to him.’ So I said, ‘come forward, what is the grudge you have against the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah – and the son of his uncle (‘Alee).’ They said ‘three points’. I said, ‘And what are they?’ They said: ‘Then one of the points is that he (‘Alee) had men judge in a matter of Allaah whilst Allaah said [Soorah an-Anaam : 57 and Soorah Yusuf : 40 & 67] What have men got to do with the Hukm?' I said, ‘This is one point.’ They said, ‘As for the second point; then he fought and he did not take captives nor did he take the war booty, if they were Kuffaar, then their captives are permissible for us and if they were believers then their captives are not permissible to take nor was it allowed to fight them.’ I said, ‘This is the second point, and what is the third point?’ Or he said something similar. They said: ‘He should remove the title of Ameer ul-Mu’mineen and if he is not the Ameer ul-Mu’mineen then he is the Ameer ul-Kaafireen.’ I said, ‘Do you have any points other than this?’ They said: ‘This is sufficient for us.’ I said to them: ‘Do you understand, that if I read to you from the Book of Allaah, Jalla wa thanaa’ahu, and from the Sunnah of His Prophet (SAW) that which refutes what you say; will you return (back)?’ They said: ‘Yes.’ I said: “As for your statement That ‘Alee had men judge in a matter that was for Allaah; then I will read to you from the Book of Allaah, where Allaah has delegated His Hukm to men regarding the eighth of a quarter of a dirham. Allaah, Tabaraka wa Ta'aala, commanded the people to judge in this matter. Do you not understand the saying of Allaah, Tabaraka wa Ta'aala: [Soorah al-Ma’idah : 95] And it is from the Hukm of Allaah that He delegated men to judge in this matter, if Allaah willed, He could have judged in this matter, but He allowed men to judge. I ask you, for the sake of Allaah! Are men judging in reconciling in disputes and in preventing bloodshed or judging regarding hunting a rabbit better?” They said: ‘Of course, this is better.’ ‘And regarding a woman and her husband: < If you fear a breach between the husband and wife, appoint two arbitrators, one from his family and the other from hers > [Soorah an-Nisa : 35] Is not men judging in reconciling disputes and in the prevention of bloodshed better than men judging regarding the private parts of a woman? Have we finished with this point?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ I said: ‘As for your statement, He fought but did not take captives and did not take war booty, then would you take your mother, Aa’ishah, as a captive, making her permissible for yourselves for that which you make permissible from other than her whilst she is your mother? If you say: “We make Halaal from her that which we make Halaal from other than her,” then you have made/committed Kufr. And if you say that, “she is not our mother,” then you have also made Kufr: [Soorah al-Ahzab : 6] and so you are between the two ill judgments. So, which of them do you want to take? Have we finished with this point?’ They said: ‘Yes.’ ‘As for ‘Alee removing the title of Ameer ul-Mu’mineen, then I will give you something that will please you: Verily, the Prophet of Allaah – made an agreement/contract with the Mushrikeen on the Day of Hudaybeeyah, and the Prophet (SAW) said to ‘Alee: “Write, O ‘Alee! This is what Muhammad, the Messenger of Allaah, (SAW) agrees with.” They, the Mushrikeen, said, “If we knew you to be the Messenger of Allaah, we would not have fought you.” So, the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: ‘Erase it, O ‘Alee! O Allaah, Indeed You know that I am the Messenger of Allaah, erase it O ‘Alee! And write this, “This is what Muhammad ibn Abdullaah (SAW) makes an agreement/contract upon.”’I swear by Allaah, that the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) is better than ‘Alee and even he erased his own name and erasing his name does not erase his Prophet hood. Have we finished with this point?’ They said: ‘Yes.’ ‘2000 of them came back while the rest of them rebelled and fought, based upon their misguidance, and the Muhaajiroon and Ansaar fought them.

[Narrated by Abdur-Razzaq in his book ‘al-Musannaf’(18678), Ahmad (1/243), al-Haakim (2/150-152), Ibn Abdul Barr in his Jama' Bayaan Uloom (2/962-964/ 1834), ad-Darmi in his 'Sunnan' (1/68-69) & by Bahshal in 'Tareekh Wasit' this narration is reported on the authority of 'Amr bin Salma, It has been narrated by Abdullaah bin Ahmad in 'Zawaid az-Zuhud' (p.428) & by Abu Na'eem in 'Hileeyat al-Awwleeyah' (4/380-381). Also by Tabraani in 'Kabeer' (9/125-126), Al-Haythamee narrated it in 'Mua'jam az-Zawaid' (1/181)]

If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from hers; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All Knower, Well Acquainted with all things. (An-Nisa 4:35)

Ibn Abass said didn’t you read Quran
(An-Nisa 4:35)
-where Allah said send people from the family to judge.
-many of them repented and came back to the right path.
-they fought and killed many of them,
-only 9 of them were left, and only 9 of the Muslims were killed.
-You present the deviant with the Aqeedah of the Sahabah
-Quran and Sunnah.
-if he abandons his false aqeedah then you pardon him.
-if he sticks to his false way, you fight/kill him.
-there are those who say that we leave him be,
-even though he has false aqeedah.
-you cannot say this: if you do then Islam is relative.
-a man is allowed to chose his ISLAM.
-you have to make takfir on him

6. WE DO NOT MAKE EXCUSE FOR ONE WHO COMMITS MAJOR SHIRK.
- The Christians believe in 3 gods.

Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God -Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. (Al-Ma'idah 5:73)

- The Aqeedah of ASWJ is that a person who commits major shirk.
- i.e Praying to one in the grave: making tawaf is a kaafir:
- there is no excuse for him/her
- the one who says there is excuse for major shirk:
- we ask them where your daleel is?
- they cannot produce a single daleel (evidence)
- they search for a daleel, they lie and make takfir on Sahabah!.

Narrated By Qays ibn Sa'd: I went to al-Hirah and saw them (the people) prostrating themselves before a satrap of theirs, so I said: The Apostle of Allah (pbuh) has most right to have prostration made before him. When I came to the Prophet (pbuh), I said: I went to al-Hirah and saw them prostrating themselves before a satrap of theirs, but you have most right, Apostle of Allah, to have (people) prostrating themselves before you. He said: Tell me , if you were to pass my grave, would you prostrate yourself before it? I said: No. He then said: Do not do so. If I were to command anyone to make prostration before another I would command women to prostrate themselves before their husbands, because of the special right over them given to husbands by Allah. [Abu Dawud, Book 5, Hadith #2135]

They say that Muadh ibn Jabal bowed to the prophet,
- but he bowed out of respect
- as he knew that Allah alone deserved to be worshipped!
- Or they use the hadith of the man who asked the people
- to burn his body and scatter his ashes.
- this was out of fear of Allah, and Allah forgave him.

Narrated By Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "A man who never did any good deed, said that if he died, his family should burn him and throw half the ashes of his burnt body in the earth and the other half in the sea, for by Allah, if Allah should get hold of him, He would inflict such punishment on him as He would not inflict on anybody among the people. But Allah ordered the sea to collect what was in it (of his ashes) and similarly ordered the earth to collect what was in it (of his ashes). Then Allah said (to the recreated man), 'Why did you do so?' The man replied, 'For being afraid of You, and You know it (very well).' So Allah forgave him." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 93, Hadith #597]

“WHOEVER GOES TO A SOOTHSAYER OR FORTUNE-TELLER AND BELIEVES WHAT HE SAYS HAS DISBELIEVED IN THAT WHICH WAS REVEALED TO MUHAMMAD .” (Abu Dawud in his Sunan with a Saheeh Isnaad)


- any time a man has false aqeedah and tries to justify it.
- goes deeper into kufr and shirk.
- if a man should steal something
- the first crime is theft, yet he will lie to cover it up.

7. WE DO NOT MAKE EXCUSE FOR A PERSON WHO RIDICULES ALLAH, HIS MESSENGER OR THE HOLY QURAN.
- If a man says, that he does not believe that the Quran
- is the word of Allah, this is kufr.
- then he says he was joking.
- it’s STILL KUFR.

If you ask them (about this), they declare: "We were only talking idly and joking." Say: "Was it at Allah, and His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (SAW) that you were mocking?" (At-Tawbah 9:65)

- when you open your mouth and insult: Allah, Muhammad or the Quran
- You have become a kaafir.
- Even if you were joking!
- the Sahabahs who were strong in eeman became kaafirs,
- by joking about the prophet.
- How many times have we become kaafirs by joking about the deen!

Say: "Was it at Allah, and His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (SAW) that you were mocking?" (At-Tawbah 9:65)

Under Sharia, those who insult Muhammad or Allah are to be put to death. So are those who desecrate the Qur'an, or commit other acts of blasphemy. This tradition began with Muhammad, as recorded in the Hadith and by his biographers. There is also a Qur'anic basis for it.

Verily, those who annoy Allāh and His Messenger (SAW) Allāh has cursed them in this world, and in the Hereafter, and has prepared for them a humiliating torment. (Al-Ahzab 33:57)


- we DO NOT make excuses for anyone who laughs at Allah,
- the Prophet or The Quran.
- if you shave your beard, you are still a Muslim,
- but if you laugh at a Muslims beard you are a kaafir,
- you are laughing at the Sunnah of the Prophet!.
- this book: The Quran: People took 5 stances on this book.

1st stance is the aql

And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allah, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious (disobedient to Allah) Shaitan (devil) (devoid of each and every kind of good). (Al-Hajj 22:3)


- there are some people who argue about Allah and His signs.
- they prefer the aql over the naql
- the intellect over the text [religious text] )
- how many times have you met deviants,
- they don’t believe in certain aspects
- their hearts are sealed!

2nd stance: The Culturalist.

"What has caused you to enter Hell?" (Al-Muddaththir 74:42)

They will say: "We were not of those who used to offer their Salat (prayers). (Al-Muddaththir 74:43)


- they prefer their culture over their religion.

"Nor we used to feed Al-Miskin (the poor); (Al-Muddaththir 74:44)

"And we used to talk falsehood (all that which Allah hated) with vain talkers. (Al-Muddaththir 74:45)


- Shaikh married a couple: they couldn’t get married in their community
- as their culture wouldn’t accept it.

"And we used to belie the Day of Recompense. (Al-Muddaththir 74:46)

"Until there came to us (the death) that is certain." (Al-Muddaththir 74:47)

3rd stance is the people of hawa: [Evil and corrupt desires]

When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah has sent down." They say: "Nay! We shall follow what we found our fathers following." (Would they do that!) Even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided? (Al-Baqarah 2:170)


- those who prefer culture: has been mentioned here: (Al-Baqarah 2:170)
- this was the argument of the kaafirs of the Quraysh

3rd stance is the people of hawa: [Evil and corrupt desires]

Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember? (Al-Jathiyah 45:23)


4th stance: The Blind Followers.

MUHAMMAD PRAYED OVER THE WOMAN WHO COMMITTED ADULTERY

Imran b. Husain reported that a woman from Juhaina came to Allah's Apostle (SAW) and she had become pregnant because of adultery. She said: Allah's Apostle, I have done something for which (prescribed punishment) must be imposed upon me, so impose that. Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) called her master and said: Treat her well, and when she delivers bring her to me. He did accordingly. Then Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) pronounced judgment about her and her clothes were tied around her and then he commanded and she was stoned to death. He then prayed over her (dead body). Thereupon Umar said to him: Allah's Apostle, you offer prayer for her, whereas she had committed adultery ! Thereupon he said: She has made such a repentance that if it were to be divided among seventy men of Medina, it would be enough. Have you found any repentance better than this that she sacrificed her life for Allah, the Majestic? [Sahih Muslim, Book 17, Hadith #4207]

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H): “Whenever a person makes halal what is haraam by consensus or makes haraam what is halal by consensus or replaces the Sharee’ah that is agreed upon by consensus, then he is a Kaffir by the agreement of the scholars of Fiqh.” – “Al-Fataawa”, Vol. 3/267


- they say when their shaikh gives a speech: you are not to question him.

They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)) to worship none but One Ilah (God - Allah) La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)[]. Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)." (At-Tawbah 9:31)

- so they say their shaikhs are above the prophet
- Umar questioned the prophet
- and Above that : The Angels questioned Allah.

And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know." (Al-Baqarah 2:30)

- we ASWJ: do not prefer aql over the naql.
- we do not prefer culture over the deen
- we do not blind follow

And those of your women who commit illegal sexual intercourse, take the evidence of four witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them (i.e. women) to houses until death comes to them or Allah ordains for them some (other) way. (An-Nisa 4:15)

- we do not follow our evil and corrupt desires.

It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error. (Al-Ahzab 33:36)

And they will say: "Our Lord! Verily, we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones, and they misled us from the (Right) Way. (Al-Ahzab 33:67)

Our Lord! give them double torment and curse them with a mighty curse!" (Al-Ahzab 33:68)


- Allah said about the blind followers: 2:166

When those who were followed, disown (declare themselves innocent of) those who followed (them), and they see the torment, then all their relations will be cut off from them. (Al-Baqarah 2:166)

- Ibn Kathir in his tafsir said it was for all the people who were followers.
- if you follow your leader on a path against Quran and Sunnah, you have no excuse.

8. WE LOVE THE SAHABAHS: WE DO NOT INSULT THEM.
- they taught us everything about the deen.
- they are our scholars.
- when you have assassinated the character of the companions,
- you are assassinating the deen.
- the fitnah of Mu’awiyah and Ali:
- they were both scholars.
- they made Ijtihad
- Mu’awiyah was incorrect: he gets one reward.
- Ali was correct: he gets two rewards.

That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do. (Al-Baqarah 2:134)

- we do not make takfir or curse them

Al-Baqarah 2:134: was the answer of Hasan Al-Basri when asked about the fitnah about Ali and Mu’awiyah

That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do. (Al-Baqarah 2:134)

'Amr b. al-'As reported that he heard Allah's Messenger(may peace be upon him) as saying: When a judge gives a decision, having tried his best to decide correctly and is right, there are two rewards for him; and if he gave a judgment after having tried his best (to arrive at a correct decision) but erred, there is one reward for him. [Sahih Muslim, Book 18, Hadith #4261]


Abu Hanifah said that he was busy thinking about
-that which Allah will ask him about
-on Yawm al Qiyamah, and he was sure that
-this was not one of those things.
- the Sahabahs were human beings.
- we love and respect them.
- we respect and love the caliphs.
- and the order of the caliphate too.
- we respect the four great imams.
- Malik, Shafi, Abu Hanifah, Ahmad ibn Hanbal.
- we refer the matter to Quran and Sunnah in matters
- where the four imams have differed.
- we ASWJ chose the opinion which is closest to Quran and Sunnah.
- The deviants chose that which is closest to their desires.

9. WE ARE BALANCED: IN THE MIDDLE.
- The Mushabbiha liken Allah to the creation.
- the Mu’tazilites reject faith in Allah’s Names and Attributes.
- We (ASWJ) say to this deviant: Allah called Himself. "Al Hayye"
- and He used the same word to describe the life of his creation.
- however the two lives are different.
- And so- on with the other Names and Attributes of Allah
- That He Has Made Mention Of to us.

Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, [This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursi.] (Al-Baqarah 2:255)

Ahmad ibn Hanbal said: anyone who has made Allah similar to His creation has committed kufr.


- The Khawarij is extreme in takfir: he makes takfir those who drink alcohol,
- and do zina.
- the Murji is liberal: he says that you are perfect in Eeman.
- we ASWJ: Say that you are a Muslim weak in Eeman
- and a faasiq (Sinner)
- the Jabriyyah blame Allah for their sins.
- saying that it is qadr.
- your action was created by Allah, but you made the choice:
- so you will be rewarded for your action.
- We ASWJ are balanced: -- we do not concentrate on Akhlaq alone:
- leaving of the other aspects of the deen.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) also said, "The believers, in their love, mutual kindness, and close ties, are like one body; when any part complains, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever." [Muslim]

We ASWJ pay attention to politics and fiqh al waaqi'

- A member of Hizb ut-Tahrir will be clean shaven and smoking,
- listening to music: with no good Akhlaq.
- there are all these groups paying attention to different aspects of the deen,
- yet they leave other parts of the deen.
- there are those who wear white thobes and long beards with trousers
- above the ankle..
- the Saudi Salafis pay a lot of attention to dress code, and knowledge
- yet they have no Akhlaq
- we ASWJ pay attention to ALL aspects of the deen.

O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islam (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy (Al-Baqarah 2:208)

10. WHEN PEOPLE USE WORDS THAT HAVE TWO MEANINGS. AMBIGUOUS WORDS.

- We confront this person and ask them to explain.
- accepting or rejecting what they have to say.

11. WE BELIEVE IN THE 4 BRANCHES OF TAWHEED.

"O two companions of the prison! Are many different lords (gods) better or Allah, the One, the Irresistible? (Yusuf 12:39)

"You do not worship besides Him but only names which you have named (forged), you and your fathers, for which Allah has sent down no authority. The command (or the judgment) is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him (i.e. His Monotheism), that is the (true) straight religion, but most men know not. (Yusuf 12:40)

Also in Surah Fatihah.

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful (Al-Fatihah 1:1)
All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Al-Fatihah 1:2)
The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. (Al-Fatihah 1:3)
The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection). (Al-Fatihah 1:4)
You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything). (Al-Fatihah 1:5)

12. WE ENJOIN THE RIGHT AND FORBID THE WRONG

- the hypocrites who like to deny, when they deny Surah Yusuf 12:39-40.
- we trap them with Surah Al Fatihah.
- We do not fear the blame of any blamer.

13. JIHAD IS OUR MANHAJ
- Our Manhaj is the Bullet not the ballot.
- this is why they call us "jihadi"
- We believe in every aspect of the deen. Not Jihad alone.
- The hypocrites marginalize the deen to one manhaj: "Dawah"

On the authority of Imraan ibn Hussain who said: “The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘A group of people from my Ummah will continue to fight for the sake of the truth until the last of them fights the Dajjal (anti-Christ) (Al Hakin in his book Al-Mustadrak Vol. 4 pg.450)

- some say that the only manhaj is Dawah
- and there is no jihad without a caliph.
- they forget about Jihad
- because they don’t want to sacrifice their lives for Allah.
- The Prophet said: Jihad will continue....

14. WE WORSHIP ALLAH: LOVE, HOPE AND FEAR.
-if you worship Allah with only because of Love, you’re a Sufi
-if you worship Allah with only because of Hope, you’re a Murji
-if you worship Allah with only because of Fear, you’re a Khawarij
-you need to Worship Allah with all three, LOVE, HOPE AND FEAR

So her Lord (Allah) accepted her with goodly acceptance. He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zachariah (Zachariah). Every time he entered Al-Mihrab to (visit) her , he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: "O Maryam (Mary)! From where have you got this?" She said, "This is from Allah." Verily, Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit." (Aali Imran 3:37)

15. WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES OF THE SAINTS

- if you do not believe in them you are a deviant.
- the miracles of the saints are called "karamah"
- the Saudi Salafis "scholars" have apostated,
- as they give their walaa to the Masonic west
- we ASWJ have many scholars OF HAQQ.
- they are upright and they sacrifice for the deen.
- We do not believe that the Quran was created:
- the Quran is KALAMULLAH.
- if you believe in Quran and not hadith you are a kaafir:

So her Lord (Allāh) accepted her with goodly acceptance. He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zakariyā (Zachariya). Every time he entered Al-Mihrāb to (visit) her , he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: "O Maryam (Mary)! From where have you got this?" She said, "This is from Allāh." Verily, Allāh provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit." (Aali Imran 3:37)

Ahius Sunnah believe in Karamat of Auliya
The testimony of the Karamat (charismata) occurred by the Auliya (those righteous people who are close to Allah) also forms part of the principles of Ahlus Sunnah, as also the testimony of all those extraordinary occurrences and habits which Allah manifests through them in terms of various knowledges, spiritual experiences, powers, influences and those that are mentioned in the Qur'anic Surah AlKahf etc., regarding former communities and about the initial period of the Sahaba and the Taabe'een of this Ummah, and also those that exist in all groups of this Ummah till today and will continue to remain till the Day of Judgement.
[Ibn Taymiyyah, Sharh Al-Aqeedat-il-Wasitiyah (English), pg 211]

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Aali Imran 3:31)

And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (Al-Hashr 59:7)

WE WORSHIP ALLAH W/ LOVE FEAR AND HOPE

16. WE ONLY USE THE BOOKS OF THE CLASSICAL SCHOLARS

17. HADITH AHAD

- we accept hadith aahaad into our aqeedah.
- the Rasool sent one man to Yemen: Muadh ibn Jabal to teach the people Islam.

Narrated By 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: While the people were offering the Fajr prayer at Quba (near Medina), someone came to them and said: "It has been revealed to Allah's Apostle tonight, and he has been ordered to pray facing the Ka'ba." So turn your faces to the Ka'ba. Those people were facing Sham (Jerusalem) so they turned their faces towards Ka'ba (at Mecca). [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 8, Hadith #397]

Narrated By Ibn Abbas: When the Prophet sent Muadh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are going to a nation from the people of the Scripture, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tauhid of Allah. If they learn that, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them, five prayers to be offered in one day and one night. And if they pray, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them Zakat of their properties and it is to be taken from the rich among them and given to the poor. And if they agree to that, then take from them Zakat but avoid the best property of the people." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 93, Hadith #469]


- the prophets companions were told to face Makkah by one man
- and they spun around to face Makkah. ( while still in salah )
- the people of Yemen got the knowledge from one man: Muadh ibn Jabal
- they didn't tell him that they needed to hear their Islam from 10 Sahabi.

18. WE BELIEVE THE QURAN WAS REVEALED NOT CREATED

from Alee bin al-Hasan al-Kuraa'ee who said: Abu Yusuf said: I debated Abu Hanifah for six months, and then our view became united that the one who said the Qur'an is created is a kaafir. [Adh-Dhahabee brings with a good (jayyid) chain of narration, as occurs in Mukhtasar al-Uluww (p. 155)]

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said,”Whoever says that the Qur’an is created is a kaafir; do not say salam to him, neither pray behind him nor sit with him.” Masail ibn Hani Pg 154 Vol.2 fekrah 1863

Imam Shafi (rahimaullah) said, ”Whoever says that the Qur’an is created is a kaafir” Masail Abu Dawood Pg 262,sanad isSaheeh

19. WE BELIEVE THAT EEMAN RISES AND FALLS

- You cannot believe in Quran without Hadith.

Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: "Allāh (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)." (Aali Imran 3:173)

20. WE BELIEVE IN HADITH AS SUNNAH

- if you believe in Quran without hadith you are a kaafir.

What Allah gave as booty (Fai') to His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from the people of the townships, - it is for Allah, His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), the kindred (of Messenger Muhammad SAW), the orphans, Al Masakin (the poor), and the wayfarer, in order that it may not become a fortune used by the rich among you. And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (Al-Hashr 59:7)