Saturday, December 15, 2012

-416- Hadeeth Number 7: How To Be Sincere To The Leaders of The Muslims


By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
10.13.2012 (Night Dars)

NOTES typed by AT7
Edited and Formatted by AT38/AT7



الحديث السابع
«عن أبي رقية تميم بن أوس الداري رضي الله تعالى عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم قال الدين النصيحة. قلنا: لمن؟ قال لله، ولكتابه، ولرسوله، ولأئمة المسلمين وعامتهم» .
رواه مسلم.
On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (RA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "The deen (religion) is naseehah (advice, sincerity)." We said "To whom?" He (SAW) said "To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk." Related by Muslim.

-in order to be sincere to them certain conditions have to be met



-because Allah said:

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allāh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allāh and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allāh orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property, etc.). As to those women on whose part you see ill¬conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allāh is Ever Most High, Most Great. (An-Nisa 4:34)

-if the husband is not the leader then the shaytan becomes the ameer
-the prophet (saw) said:

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (SAW) said: “Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock. The ruler is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock; the man is the shepherd of his family members and is responsible for them; the woman is the shepherd of her husband’s house and children and is responsible for them; the slave is the shepherd of his master’s wealth and is responsible for it. Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock.” [al-Bukhari #853 and Muslim #1829]


-there is nothing wrong with obeying them as long as they obey Allah
-they are chosen by a panel


-Allah said:

Those (Muslim rulers) who, if We give them power in the land, (they) order for Iqamat-as-Salāt. [i.e. to perform the five compulsory congregational Salāt (prayers) (the males in mosques)], to pay the Zakāt and they enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and forbid Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism and all that Islām has forbidden) [i.e. they make the Qur'ān as the law of their country in all the spheres of life]. And with Allāh rests the end of (all) matters (of creatures). (Al-Hajj 22:41)

-those leaders who when given power establish salah and zakah on earth


-e.g. Ameer al Khattab was the leader in Chechnya
-Usaama bin Laden was the leader in Afghanistan
-Yahya al Libi was also a leader
-may Allah have mercy on them all

And obey Allāh and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allāh is with those who are As-Sābirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Anfal 8:46)

-Abu Musa al Zarqawi (RH) was a leader in Iraq
-you have to obey the military leaders


-the prophet said the one with most knowledge of Qur'an should lead

Abu Sa'id narrates the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "If you are three in number, then one of you should be the imam. And the one who has the most right to it is the one who is the most versed in the Qur'an." [Sahih Muslim (1/464) No. 672, Musnad Ahmad (3/24) No. 11206, Sunan An-Nasa'i (2/103) No. 840]

Abu Mas'ud al-Ansari reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: "The one who is most versed in Allah's Book should act as Imam for the people, but If they are equally versed in reciting it, then the one who has most knowledge regarding Sunnah if they are equal regarding the Sunnah, then the earliest one to emigrate; if they emigrated at the same time, then the earliest one to embrace Islam. No man must lead another in prayer where (the latter) has authority, or sit in his place of honour in his house, without his permission." Ashajj in his narration used the word, "age" in place of "Islam". [Sahih Muslim (1/465) No. 673, Musnad Ahmad (4/118) No. 17104, Sunan Tirmidhi (1/458) No. 235, Sunan Abu Dawud (1/214) No. 582, Sunan Ibn Majah (2/121) No. 980]

-so when you go the house of your brother he leads the salah
-but sometimes you go to give da’wah to a weak Muslim
-in this case you are forced to lead him


-when there is a caliphate each country has a governor
-and they answer to the caliph


-he is not allowed to take bribes

Verily, We did send down the Taurāt (Torah) [to Mûsa (Moses)], therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who submitted themselves to Allāh's Will, judged the Jews. And the rabbis and the priests [too judged the Jews by the Taurāt (Torah) after those Prophets] for to them was entrusted the protection of Allāh's Book, and they were witnesses thereto. Therefore fear not men but fear Me (O Jews) and sell not My Verses for a miserable price. And whosoever does not judge by what Allāh has revealed, such are the Kāfirûn (i.e. disbelievers - of a lesser degree as they do not act on Allāh's Laws). (Al-Ma'idah 5:44)

Ibn Mas`ud was asked (by the people of Iraq), What is rashwa (taking bribes)? He replied, "This is suht (unlawful earning)." They said, "No, we meant in ruling." He then said, "This is the very kufr." Then he recited: "...And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, such are the Kafirun." (Al-Ma'idah 5:44) [Tafsir al-Tabari (10/321) No. 11960, Tafsir Ibn Kathir (3/119)]

The majority of scholars are of the view that it is not permissible for a woman to be appointed as a judge, and if she is appointed, the one who appointed her is sinning, and her appointment is invalid, and her judgements carry no weight, no matter what ruling she passes. This is the view of the Maalikis, Shaafa’is and Hanbalis, and of some of the Hanafis. [See: Bidaayat al-Mujtahid (2/531); al-Majmoo’ (20/127); al-Mughni (11/350)]

Most jurist don’t allow women to be judges in the courthouse
-only Abu Hanifa allowed them

Ibn Qudaamah said: it is Sunnah, when a woman to lead other women in prayer, for her to stand in the middle of the row in all cases, because they are ‘awrah. [Al-Mughni, vol. 1, p. 347]

-the Malikis don’t allow women to lead other women in salah
-but the Hanafis said it is makrooh
-but the Hanbalis allow this and the Shafi’is
-and this is the correct opinion

Al-Nawawi said: The Sunnah is for a woman who is leading other women in prayer to stand in the middle of the row, because of the reports which state that ‘Aa’ishah and Umm Salamah led other women and they stood in the midst of them. [Al-Majmoo’ Sharh al-Muhadhdab, vol. 4, p. 192]

On the authority of Umm al-Hasan that she saw Umm Salamah, the wife of the Prophet (SAW) leading the women in prayer. She stood with them in the same row. [Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah (1/430) No. 4953]

On the authority of Ra'itha al-Hanafi that A’isha (RA) led women in praying the obligatory prayer. She led them standing in their midst. [al-Sunan al-Kabir al-Bayhaqi (3/187) No. 5355]



Those in authority are the 7 mentioned above
-the husband, the ameer of a jamaa'a, the caliph, the military leader,
-the imam of the masjid, governor of a country and Qaadi in the court house
-you have to respect the verdict from the Qaadi
-these are the people in authority amongst you

O you who believe! Obey Allāh and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allāh and His Messenger (SAW), if you believe in Allāh and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination. (An-Nisa 4:59)

You are not allowed to take your disputes to the kaafir court house
-because if you do so you are committing shirk

Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Tāghût (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaitān (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray. (An-Nisa 4:60)

While 'Allama al-Shinqiti-May Allah be merciful with him-has said: To commit shirk with Allah in judging is of the same meaning as to commit shirk in His worship, there is no difference between the two in any manner. There is no difference in any sense between he who follows a system (nizam) other than Allah's system or law other than Allah's law (sharia) and he who worships an idol or prostrates to a false god. They are the same and both are polytheists [associating others] with Allah. [Adwa' al-Bayan, (7/162)]

Obedience to the leader is with a condition
-only obedience to Allah (swt) and His rasool (saw) is unconditional
-the condition is the leader obeys Allah
-you can’t obey the creation if the creator is disobeyed

The Qaadiyanis used the ayah (4:59) to say you have to obey the British in India
-but we refute them with the same ayah
-Allah said ‘those from among you’
-so how are the British from among us?

O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority… (An-Nisa 4:59)

You are to obey the Muslims
-because the prophet (saw) said:

إلا أن تروا كفرا بواحا
On the authority of Ubada bin As-Samit the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “…topple the leader if you see clear kufr...” [al-Bukhari (7056) and Muslim (1709)]


-the hadith said:

It has been narrated on the authority of 'Auf b. Malik that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: The best leader is the one where mutual love exists between him and the people, and the worst leader generates mutual hate... [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith #4573]

-when you respect the leader you respect the prophet
-and when you respect him you respect Allah
-Allah said:

O you who believe! Do not put (yourselves) forward before Allāh and His Messenger (SAW), and fear Allāh. Verily! Allāh is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Al-Hujurat 49:1)

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)

-the ayah said don’t raise your voice to the leader or speak to him with disrespect
-this means the pious muslim leaders not the apostate leaders like Abdullah Salih


-because of the hadith:

Al-Ash'ari said, "Part of respect for Allah is to show respect to an old Muslim and to someone who knows the Qur'an, as long as he does not go to excess in it nor turn away from it, and to respect a just ruler." [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari, Hadith #357]

It has been narrated on the authority of 'Auf b. Malik that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: The best leader is the one where mutual love exists between him and the people, and the worst leader generates mutual hate... [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith #4573]


-remember the story of the children of Israel and prophet Musa (a.s)
-when they were commanded to kill a cow

And (remember) when Mûsa (Moses) said to his people: "Verily, Allāh commands you that you slaughter a cow." They said, "Do you make fun of us?" He said, "I take Allāh's Refuge from being among Al-Jāhilûn (the ignorants or the foolish)." (Al-Baqarah 2:67)
They said, "Call upon your Lord for us that He may make plain to us what it is!" He said, "He says, 'Verily, it is a cow neither too old nor too young, but (it is) between the two conditions', so do what you are commanded." (Al-Baqarah 2:68)

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (RA) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say: “What I have forbidden for you, avoid. What I have ordered you [to do], do as much of it as you can. For verily, it was only the excessive questioning and their disagreeing with their Prophets that destroyed [the nations] who were before you” [al-Bukhari (7288) and Muslim (1337)]

-the prophet forbade us from excessive questioning

There are etiquettes in asking questions
-the prophet said when the Jews started asking excessive questions
-Allah became difficult on them

The hypocrites, men and women, are from one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief and polytheism of all kinds and all that Islām has forbidden), and forbid (people) from Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and they close their hands [from giving (spending in Allāh's Cause) alms, etc.]. They have forgotten Allāh, so He has forgotten them. Verily, the hypocrites are the Fāsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allāh). (At-Tawbah 9:67)

-the way you treat Allah is the same way He will treat you
-if you come to Him walking He will come to you running

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that the Prophet (SAW) said: "Allah the Almighty said: 'I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed." [al-Bukhari (7405) also by Muslim (2675), at-Tirmidhi (2388) and Ibn Majah (3822)]

Don’t make life difficult for your leaders
-by asking excessive questions

Abu Huraira (RA) reported: Allah's Messenger (SAW) addressed us and said: O people, Allah has made Hajj obligatory for you; so perform Hajj. Thereupon a person said: Messenger of Allah, (is it to be performed) every year? He (the Holy Prophet) kept quiet, and he repeated (these words) thrice, whereupon Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: If I were to say "Yes," it would become obligatory (for you to perform it every year) and you would not be able to do it. Then he said: Leave me with what I have left to you, for those who were before you were destroyed because of excessive questioning, and their opposition to their apostles. So when I command you to do anything, do it as much as it lies in your power and when I forbid you to do anything, then abandon it. [Sahih Muslim, Book 7, Hadith #3095]

A man was kicked out of the study circle of Imam Malik because he asked a dodgy question
-a munafiq only asks questions only Allah can answer
-this is because he is searching for a reason to apostate from Islam

Ja'far Ibn Abdullah narrated: We were with Malik Ibn Anas when a man came to him and said: “O Abu Abdullah (Allah said) 'Ar-Rahman upon the Throne Istawa' (20:5), how was His Istiwa? Imam Malik inclined his head and was silent until the sweat of fever covered his brow, then he looked up and said: "Istiwa is not unknown, the Kayf (how) is uncomprehendable, believing in it is wajib (obligatory), and asking about it is bid'ah (innovation), and I do not think that you are anything but an innovator." Then he ordered that the man be expelled. [Abu-Naeem Al-Asbahani in 'Hilyatul-Awliya wa Tabaqat Al-Asfiya' (Vol. 6, pg. 325-326)]


-this person is called a murjif
-it means to incite the people to break away from the jamaa'a

Allah said some Muslims will listen to the murjif
-because they are unwise
-Allah said:

Had they marched out with you, they would have added to you nothing except disorder, and they would have hurried about in your midst (spreading corruption) and sowing sedition among you, and there are some among you who would have listened to them. And Allāh is the All-Knower of the Zālimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.). (At-Tawbah 9:47)

-some Muslims are wise and can smell the munafiq a mile away
-but some are unsuspecting
-they are not wise and get ripped off of their life savings

Remember the story when Uthman led salah in mina and did not shorten and join
-Abdullah ibn Mas'ood did not rebel against him because he said disunity is evil
-it is not always good to speak out
-sometimes you have to turn a blind eye

Abd-Allaah ibn Masood (RA), who criticized Uthmaan (RA) for offering the prayer in full in Mina, but despite that he also offered the prayer in full. When he was asked about that he said: Disunity is evil. [Narrated by Abu Dawood (2/199) No. 1960]

Many times Ibn Abbaas didn’t agree with Umar but he kept quiet
-e.g. when Umar doubled the punishment for the alcoholic and counting 3 divorces as one
-so why do you like to spread fitna amongst the Muslims?


-because the prophet (saw) said:

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (RA) as saying: Six are the rights of a Muslim over another Muslim. It was said to him: Allah's Messenger, what are these? Thereupon he said: When you meet him, offer him greetings; when he invites you to a feast accept it, when he seeks your council give him, and when he sneezes and says: "All praise is due to Allah," you say Yarhamuk Allah (may Allah show mercy to you); and when he falls ill visit him; and when he dies follow his bier. [Sahih Muslim (4/1705) No. 2162, Musnad Ahmad (2/372) No. 8832, al-Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari No. 925]


-many times a person starts jihad and then the people say to him
-let us switch to democracy
-this is what happened to ikhwanul muslimeen in Egypt
-they were salafi jihadi in the beginning

How can you get rid of Bashar Al Assad who is a murderer with the ballot?
-only the bullet can defeat him
-so the only correct manhaj is jihad not democracy
-you have to use Shari’ah not manmade laws
-e.g. in their laws a man is equal to a woman, a Hindu is equal to a Muslim
-or every man is free to leave his religion
-or you have to accept the opinion of everyone

How can you put the Muslims and the kuffaar on the same even keel?
-Allah said:

The believers, men and women, are Auliyā' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islām has forbidden); they perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt) and give the Zakāt, and obey Allāh and His Messenger. Allāh will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:71)


-we have seen the kufr of some leaders implementing Baathism
-like Ghadafi, Saddam Hussein
-to implement riba banks is clear kufr

Taariq bin Shihab reports that when Umar (RA) was travelling to Shaam, Abu Ubaydah bin Jarraah (RA) was accompanying him. When they arrived at a point where they had to wade across, Umar (RA) alighted from his camel, removed his leather socks and threw them over his shoulders. He then took hold of the reins of the camel and waded through. "O Ameerul Mu'mineen!" Abu Ubaydah (RA) said, "Are you doing that?! Do you also remove your leather socks, throw them over your shoulders, take hold of the reins of the camel and then wade through?! I would not like the people of that city (where we are headed) to see you like this." "O, Abu Ubaydah! Had anyone other than you made such a statement, I would have made him a lesson for the Ummah of Muhammad (SAW). We were once amongst the lowest of people, but Allaah gave us honour because of Islaam. As soon as we start to seek honour in avenues other than that in which Allaah has granted us honour, Allaah will then humiliate us." [Mustadrak al-Hakim (1/130) No. 207]


-because of the ayah

O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliyā' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliyā' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliyā', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allāh guides not those people who are the Zālimûn (polytheists and wrong¬doers and unjust). (Al-Ma'idah 5:51)


Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: The servant (who conceals) the faults of others in this world, Allah would conceal his faults on the Day of Resurrection. [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6267]


-you are not allowed to belittle him with these names
-Allah forbade us from doing so

Those of the bedouins who lagged behind will say to you: "Our possessions and our families occupied us, so ask forgiveness for us." They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Say: "Who then has any power at all (to intervene) on your behalf with Allāh, if He intends you hurt or intends you benefit? Nay, but Allāh is Ever All-Aware of what you do. (Al-Fath 48:11)

The prophet (saw) called a sahabi Abu Huraira because he loved cats
-he also called Ali Abu Turaab
-because he laid down in the sand and dust was on his shirt when he got up
-these are allowed nicknames
-but to give someone names they dislike is haram


-when there was fitna between Ali and Mu’awiya ibn Umar kept away

It has been reported on the authority of Nafi, that 'Abdullah b. Umar paid a visit to Abdullah b. Muti' in the days (when atrocities were perpetrated on the People Of Medina) at Harra in the time of Yazid b. Mu'awiya. Ibn Muti' said: Place a pillow for Abu 'Abd al-Rahman (family name of 'Abdullah b. 'Umar). But the latter said: I have not come to sit with you. I have come to you to tell you a tradition I heard from the Messenger of Allah (SAW). I heard him say: One who withdraws his hand from obedience (to the Amir) will find no argument (in his defence) when he stands before Allah on the Day of Judgment, and one who dies without having bound himself by an oath of allegiance (to an Amir) will die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahillyya. [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith #4562]

-if you don’t give the bay'a (oath of allegiance) you will cause fitna

It has been narrated on the authority of Aba Sa'id al-Khudri that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: When oath of allegiance has been taken for two caliphs, kill the one for whom the oath was taken later. [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith #4568]

...He who swears allegiance to a Caliph should give him the pledge of his hand and the sincerity of his heart (i.e. submit to him both outwardly as well as inwardly). He should obey him to the best of his capacity. If another man comes forward (as a claimant to Caliphate), disputing his authority, they (the Muslims) should behead the latter... [Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith #4546]

-and if someone is given the leadership, another person is not allowed to ask for it
-if he does the prophet said chop off his head
-this is because the unity of the Muslims is fard

Ibn Umar gave his bay'a to Mu'awiya to stop the Muslims from fighting
-and when the Muslims gave him bay'a he was able to conquer many lands

Many of you ask the question why Imam Ahmad did not take up the weapon against Ma ‘moon
-this is because of 3 reasons:

1. He implemented the Shari’ah

2. He practiced al walaa wal Barra

3. He did jihad


عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «لا هجرة بعد الفتح، ولكن جهاد ونية، وإذا استنفرتم فانفروا»
On the authority of Ibn Abbas (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "There is no migration (after the Conquest), but Jihad and good intentions, and when you are called for Jihad, you should immediately respond to the call." [al-Bukhari (2783) and Muslim (1353)]

-this is why Imam Ahmad responded to his (Ma’moon) call for jihad
-his dodgy aqeeda is left between him and Allah


On the authority of Shurayh Ibn ’Ubayd al-Hadramee and other than him who said: ’Iyaad Ibn Ghunm was whipping a person of a land which was conquered. So Hishaam Ibn Hakeem spoke harshly with him, until ’Iyaad became angry. So he stayed the night (like this) through the night, then he came to Hishaam Ibn Hakeem and sought an excuse from him. Then Hishaam said to ’Iyaad: Have you not heard the Prophet saying: “Verily the person who shall suffer the severest punishment is the one who is most severe in punishing the people in this world.” So ’Iyaad Ibn Ghunm said: “O Hishaam Ibn Hakeem! Indeed we have heard what you have heard, but you have not heard the statement of the Messenger of Allah: “Whosoever wishes to advise the ruler concerning a matter, then let him not do it openly. Rather, he should take him by the hand and take him into seclusion. So if he accepts his advice, then he has achieved his objective, and if he does not accept from him, then he has still conveyed that which was a duty upon him.” And verily you – O Hishaam – are a reckless fool – therefore, you dare to come out against the ruler of Allah. So why are you not scared that you may be killed by the ruler, so you will be one who was killed by the ruler of Allah the Blessed and Exalted?!” [Musnad Ahmad (3/403) No. 15369, Mustadrak al-Haakim (3/329) No. 5269, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (8/283) No. 16660]

-do not disgrace him
-imam Shafi'i said when someone advices you in public
-their intention was to disgrace you
-but if he advices you privately, his intention was to guide you

On Advice:
“Seek me while alone if you wish to advice me. And spare me from public recommendations. For public admonitions are a kind of criticism that is not to my persuasion. So if you disobey me and defy my words. Don't be surprised if you meet the same equation.” [Diwan ash-Shafi'i]

Many Muslims advice their husbands publicly to disgrace them
-and vice versa

"To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him. But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him." Imam Shafi (no takhreej)


Assalamu alaikum, what is the status of a Masool in a community and what is due to him etc. as different to an ameer?

Answer 1:-
The Masool is the person responsible for the community
-you are supposed to give them all the 14 conditions
-if he makes jihad then follow him
-ask your local shaikh for further guidance


Can you please clarify whether it is compulsory for every Muslim to take BAYAT on some one's Hand as people did with The Prophet PBUH and Khulafa Rashideen? To whom should bay’a (allegiance) be given? And who is the Amir of the Ummah now?

Answer 2:-
The bay'a should be given to the caliph
-but we do not know of any caliph right now
-he is chosen by the sincere scholars
-he has to do jihad
-when shaikh says fulfill the 14 conditions he means the local ameer
-if they have the correct aqeeda

Aisha narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Those who give respect to a bid'ati (innovator in Religion) surely will be counted as a helper of destroying Islam." [al-Tabarani in 'al-Mu’jam al-Awsat' (7/35) No. 6772 and al-Bayhaqi in 'Shu'ab al-Emaan' (12/57) No. 9018]

-if he calling to jihad then you must give bay'a
-if he goofi soofi, Saudi salafi etc. you can't give him your bay'a
-this bay'a is baatil
-do not take your deen from anyone who doesn't support the MUJAHIDEEN



Assalamu alaikum Sheikh, when it comes to removing the leader which shows kufr, some people state the hadith that talks about causing fitna and they say we can't cause fitna. What can we tell them to refute them? Jzk.

Answer 3:-
Always remember the hadith:

إلا أن تروا كفرا بواحا
On the authority of Ubada bin As-Samit the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “…topple the leader if you see clear kufr…” [al-Bukhari (7056) and Muslim (1709)]

-the hadith the Saudi salafis bring is weak

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: A man came to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) and said: O Messenger of Allah, what do you think if a man comes wanting to take my property? He said: “Do not give him your property.” He said: What if he fights me? He said: “Fight him.” He said: What if he kills me? He said: “Then you will be a martyr.” He said: What if I kill him? He said: “He will be in Hell.” [Sahih Muslim (Vol. 1, pg. 124) No. 140]

-how can you obey a leader even if he has the heart of the shaytan and takes your wealth?
-the rasul (saw) will never say this because he'll be contradicting Quran
-we've seen many layers of kufr from them (riba banks, joining the UN etc.)

Ibn Katheer (rh) said: “Thus, it has become in his sons a followed law to which they have been giving precedence over ruling by the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (SAW). Whoever does this is a Kaafir who must be fought until he returns to the rule of Allah and His Messenger. So no one other than He should rule neither minorly or majorly." [Tafseer Ibn Katheer (3/131)]


Please can you explain more about the panel of ulama sheikh?

This was established by Umar (r.a)
-when he was stabbed he appointed them to choose a caliph from among them
-he was sure the rasul (saw) was pleased with them when he died
-Uthman was chosen

...I do not think any person has more right for the caliphate than those with whom Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) was always pleased till his death. And whoever is chosen by the people after me will be the caliph, and you people must listen to him and obey him," and then he mentioned the name of 'Uthman, 'Ali, Talha, Az-Zubair, 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf and Sad bin Abi Waqqas.... [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith #475]

-the Vatican copied what Umar did because they were impressed
-the caliph is not elected but chosen by the best from among them

Narrated By Abu Musa: Two men from my tribe and I entered upon the Prophet. One of the two men said to the Prophet, "O Allah's Apostle! Appoint me as a governor," and so did the second. The Prophet said, "We do not assign the authority of ruling to those who ask for it, nor to those who are keen to have it." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 89, Hadith #263]

-there is no such thing as election in Islam
-this panel was scholars of Islam

Al-Nu’man b. Bashir, who said: “We were sitting in the masjid of the Messenger of Allah (SAW), and Bashir was a man who did not speak much, so Abu Tha’labah Al-Khashnee came and said: ‘Oh, Bashir bin Sa’ad, have you memorized the words of the Messenger of Allah (SAW) regarding the rulers?’ Huthayfah replied, ‘I have memorized his words’. So Abu Tha’labah sat down and Huthayfah said, ‘The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "There shall be Prophethood (nubuwwa) among you for as long as Allah wishes it to be among you. Then it shall be lifted up when Allah wishes to lift it up. Then there shall be successorship (khilâfa) on the pattern (minhâj) of Prophetship for as long as Allah wishes it to be. Then it shall be lifted up when Allah wishes to lift it up. Then there shall be a trying kingship (mulkan 'âddan) for as long as Allah wishes it to be. Then it shall be lifted up when Allah wishes to lift it up. Then there shall be a tyrannical kingship (mulkan jabriyyatan) for as long as Allah wishes it to be. Then it shall be lifted up when Allah wishes to lift it up. Then there shall be successorship on the pattern of Prophetship." [Musnad Ahmad (4/273) No. 18430 with a sound chain and as indicated by al-Haythami in 'Majma al-Zawaid' (5/341) No. 8960]


Assalamu alaikum, do you have to give the bay’a to the military commander? And if he commands you with something halal you must obey him? jzk

Answer 5:-
Of course you have to obey else you'll cause mutiny
-but only obey if he commands you to do halal not otherwise
-there is no obedience to the creation if the Creator is disobeyed

Narrated By 'Ali: The Prophet sent an army unit (for some campaign) and appointed a man from the Ansar as its commander and ordered them (the soldiers) to obey him. (During the campaign) he became angry with them and said, "Didn't the Prophet order you to obey me?" They said, "Yes." He said, "I order you to collect wood and make a fire and then throw yourselves into it." So they collected wood and made a fire, but when they were about to throw themselves into, it they started looking at each other, and some of them said, "We followed the Prophet to escape from the fire. How should we enter it now?" So while they were in that state, the fire extinguished and their commander's anger abated. The event was mentioned to the Prophet and he said, "If they had entered it (the fire) they would never have come out of it, for obedience is required only in what is good." (See Hadith No. 629. Vol. 5) [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 89, Hadith #259]