Principles of Ahlul Sunnah Wal Jammah
Question 1: How do I ponder of the Quran to my life, I spoke to someone and he said be careful when reflecting over Quran you might do qiyas by accident. This has affected my tilaawat. Also how do I apply Quran to my life, is there any principles? I want to affect my life with Quran but people are restricting its application and confusing me.
Answer1: You need a scholar to be your mentor he will help you to apply Qur'an in your life. If you don’t have a sheikh the shaytan becomes your sheikh. Only Allah does not need a sheikh.
We raise to degrees whom We please, but over all those endowed with knowledge is the All-Knowing (Allah). (Yusuf 12:76)
Question 2: As salaamuilaykum sheikh, I told someone there’s no covenant of security they tried to debate me. Their argument was don’t I live amongst them, and buy and sell with them and, also how I make my living. So the person claims there’s a covenant of security. I stick to my opinion that there is no covenant of security.
Answer 2: The sheikhs in the Arabian peninsula have refuted this aqeedah.
Shaykh Humud Al-Uqla (Covenant of Security): http://www.sunnahonline.com/ilm/contemporary/0017.htm
They broke their COS by raping our women and killing our men. The person who claims there is COS is a munafiq. He does not believe in the hadith the ummah is one body.
Narrated by An-Nu'man bin Bashir: The Prophet (SAW) said: “The likeness of the believers in their mutual love, mercy and compassion is that of one body; when one part of it suffers, the rest of the body joins it in staying awake and suffering fever.” [al-Bukhaari (6011) and Muslim (2586)]
Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqûn . Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Al-Hujurat 49:13)
Question 3: Assalamu alaikum sheikh, there are some hardcore Hanafi’s that follow the teachings of Imam Abu Hanifah(rh) even if they are shown proof from Qur’an and Sunnah that goes against a specific teaching of imam Abu Hanifah. E.g. a sister can marry without a wali. Can we make takfeer on them?
Answer 3: You are not allowed to make takfeer on them but they should stop practicing rigidity in school of thought. When i was in school the shaikhs were hambali but sometimes they don’t agree with him. e.g Bismillah is sunnah in wudu but Imam Ahmad said it is fard. The hanafis are very rigid in their practice of school of thought. Making takfeer on them is going over the limit but you are allowed to make takfeer on anyone who says Allah is everywhere because Abu Haneefa himself did so. You give them hujjah first hen make takfeer.
The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). (Ta-Ha 20:5)
Abu Haneefah (rh) said, when asked of his opinion of the one who says, ‘I do not know whether Allah is above the heavens or on the earth.’ - “He has disbelieved, because Allah says, “The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,” and His Throne is above His seven heavens.’ He was then asked , ‘what if he said that Allah is above His Throne but he does not know whether the Throne is in the heavens or on the earth?’ He said, ‘He has disbelieved, because He has denied that He is above the heavens, And whosoever denied that He is above the heavens has disbelieved.” (‘Sharh Usul I'tiqaad Ahlus Sunnah’ of al-Laalikaaee (d.414AH), ‘al-Uluww’ of adh- Dhahabee, also ‘Sharh Aqueedah at-Tahaawiyyah’ of ibn Abee al-Izz al-Hanafee)
Question 4: Are you allowed to take the dividends of the shares of a blu chip company?
Answer4: Yes because what they do is to take your money make business with it and share.
Question 5: Is it allowed for Muslim in US to have Council on American Islamic Relations CAIR defend them. They are also known for collaborating with kuffar like Hassan Shipley in tampla, Florida, putting an Albanian brother behind bars.
Answer 5: You are not allowed to corporate with them because they don’t make al wala wal baraa.