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ROOT ISLAMIC EDUCATION PART 14

AADAAB TAALIB AL ILM

(ETIQUETTES OF THE STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE)

NOVEMBER 19 2013 / 15 MUHARRAM 1435 HIJRI

BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL FAISAL

EDITED BY ABU HAFIZA

CONDITIONS TO BE A STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE:

1 ) BE SINCERE IN YOUR ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE, SEEK THE KNOWLEDGE FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH (SWT)

Do not seek the knowledge with an ulterior motive.

Seek knowledge only for the purpose of pleasing Allah (SWT).

Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
(Al-An'am 6:162)

In life everything you do have to be for the sake of Allah (SWT).

The wicked misguided scholars seek knowledge only to cement the thrones of the taghoot.

Abu Dhar said, "I was with the Prophet (SAW) one day and I heard him saying: "There is something I fear for my Ummah than the Dajjal." It was then that I became afraid, so I said: "Oh Rasool Allah! Which thing is that?" He (SAW) said; "Misguided and astray scholars."

[Musnad Ahmad (5/145) No. 21334 and 21335]

Ka’b ibn Malik (RA) reported that he heard Allah’s Messenger (SAW) say: “If anyone seeks knowledge in order to compete with the scholars or to concur with the foolish or to direct the faces of the people toward himself, Allah will put him in the fire."

[Sunan Tirmidhi (5/32) No. 2654, Sunan Darimi (1/374) No. 379, Sunan Ibn Majah (1/170) No. 254]

Some people seek knowledge to show off.

To gain status in the community not for the sake of Allah (SWT).

You have to be sincere.

You call them scholars because you worship personalities.

The people who are wicked scholars, Allah (SWT) did not call them "scholars" (do not worship personalities).

And recite (O Muhammad SAW) to them the story of him to whom We gave Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), but he threw them away, so Shaitan (Satan) followed him up, and he became of those who went astray. And had We willed, We would surely have elevated him therewith but he clung to the earth and followed his own vain desire. So his description is the description of a dog: if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls his tongue out. Such is the description of the people who reject Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect.

(Al-A'raf 7:175-176)

THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF SCHOLARS

1 - Sinful scholar (not a kafir).

2- Wicked scholar (kafir) who seeks to change Islam and makes up his own religion hislam (not Islam).

3- Sincere scholar, he gives you Hujja (evidence) for everything he says.

The likeness of those who were entrusted with the (obligation of the) Taurat (Torah) (i.e. to obey its commandments and to practise its legal laws), but who subsequently failed in those (obligations), is as the likeness of a donkey who carries huge burdens of books (but understands nothing from them). How bad is the example (or the likeness) of people who deny the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah. And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers, disbelievers, etc.).

(Al-Jumu'ah 62:5)

Deviant groups were started by scholars.

Abdullah ibn Saba started the Shiite movement.

Wasil ibn Atta started the Mutazila movement.

Ibn Arabi started "wahdat al wujud"
Mirza Gulam Ahmad was a "scholar" of India.

That is why the British paid him to found the Qadiyani movement.

If you are not sincere, you develop a narcissistic personality disorder.

You have to be very careful not to develop narcissism, sincerity is your protection.

If you are using Islam to be seen and heard by men, Allah (SWT) will expose your intention and disgrace you.

The first advice is to be sincere, if you go to the gates of the leaders you become a politician.

"If you see a scholar going to the gates of the leader don't trust him with your deen because he is a thief"  {Ibn Mubarak}

2) YOU NEED TO HAVE TAQWA- FEAR ALLAH (SWT)

So be afraid of Allah; and Allah teaches you. And Allah is the All-Knower of each and everything.

(Al-Baqarah 2:282)

شكوت إلى وكيع سوء حفظي ..... فأرشدني إلى ترك المعاصي
 وأخـبرني بأن العـلم نــور ..... ونور الله لا يهـدى لعـاص

“I complained to Wakee’ of my poor memory. Leaving sins is what he guided me to address. He informed me that knowledge is a light. And Allah’s light is not gifted to those who transgress.”

[Diwan ash-Shafi'i]

A munafiq will never have 2 qualities: knowledge of Islam and a beautiful character.

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: “Two characteristics cannot combine in a hypocrite: good character and an understanding of religion.”

[Sunan Tirmidhi (5/49) No. 2684] 

3) BE HUMBLE AND PRACTICE HUMILITY WITH THE KNOWLEDGE

"And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster.

(Luqman 31:18)

And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam.". And they prostrated except Iblis (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah).

(Al-Baqarah 2:34)

It Is narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Mas'ud that the Apostle of Allah (SAW), observed: He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst his hearers) said: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people.

[Sahih Muslim (1/93) No. 91]

4) YOU NEED TO BE A PROPER STUDENT OF LANGUAGE: TO SHOW RESPECT TO THE ULAMA (SCHOLARS) ESPECIALLY THE FOUR GREAT IMAMS

Ulama: sincere scholars.

Abu Hanifa (RA), Imam malik (RA), Imam Shafi (RA), Ahmad Hanbal (RA).

One of the characteristics of Talib al Ilm is he shows maximum respect to the scholars.

The scholar who was killed in Chechnya, Ahmad Kadyrov was a wicked scholar and a politician.
Muhammad Tubi (RA) of Damascus, was killed because he passed a Fatwa saying the Army of Syria was like the Sahabas.

Shaikh Muhammad El Bouti (RA) of Damascus.

He claimed Bashar al Assad is like a Caliph and his army were like the Sahabas.

He was putting the lives, honour, and property of Muslims at risk with dodgy fatawa.

Even if Bashar al Assad was a good person, people would still hate him because of what his father did in Hama (Syria).

Ulama refers to the sincere scholars.

not the ones cementing the thrones of apostate regimes.

5) CHARACTERISTIC IS SABR (PATIENCE) WITH THE KNOWLEDGE

Then High above all be Allah, the True King. And be not in haste (O Muhammad SAW) with the Qur'an before its revelation is completed to you, and say: "My Lord! Increase me in knowledge."

(Ta-Ha 20:114)

Sometimes it might take a month to learn the tafsir, don’t rush knowledge and take your time

6) CHARACTERISTIC BE BOLD AND DONT BE SHY TO ASK QUESTIONS

Umm Salamah (RA) said that Umm Sulaym bint Milhan (RA) came to the 'Prophet (SAW) and said, "Messenger of Allah! Allah is not ashamed of the truth. Is it wajib for a woman to have a bath if she has sexual dream as a man does?" He said, "Yes, when she sees signs of mani (discharge), she must have a bath." Umm Salamah (RA) said that she remarked, "O 'Umm Sulaym! You have disgraced women."

{Tirmidhi 122}

Imam Bukhari relates from Mujahid who said: “Sacred knowledge (ilm) is not gained by a shy person or an arrogant one

(Sahih al-Bukhari 1:60)

7) CHARACTERISTIC: TO PRACTICE THE ILM

There are some Muslims who would like their imams to have a girlfriend (asheeqa).

This is because he cant go on a minbar and speak out against it.

When you commit sins you lose your moral authority.

If your imam smokes ganja, he cant speak on it anymore and he has lost his authority.

So as a student of knowledge be careful of your company (people who are sinful).

Don’t associate with them.

Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have you then no sense?

(Al-Baqarah 2:44)

Every Kafir is a hypocrite and every hypocrite is a Kafir.

They enjoin righteousness upon others and they themselves fail to practice it.

O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do.

(As-Saff 61:2-3)

8- BE BRAVE IN SPEAKING THE HAQ

On the authority of Abu Sa'id (RA), who said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Let not any one of you belittle himself." They said: "O Messenger of Allah, how can any one of us belittle himself?" He said: "He finds a matter concerning Allah about which he should say something, and he does not say [it], so Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says to him on the Day of Resurrection: 'What prevented you from saying something about such-and-such and such-and-such?' He will say: 'It was] out of fear of people.' Then He says: 'Rather it is I whom you should more properly fear.'"

[Sunan Ibn Majah (5/142) No. 4008, with a sound chain of authorities.]

When you are Talib al ilm don't be afraid to speak the Haq like Ali (RA).

Ali reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, "The pen has been raised for three persons (meaning they are not held accountable for what they do): one who is sleeping until he gets up, a child until he reaches the age of puberty, and an insane person until he becomes sane."

[Musnad Ahmad (1/154) No. 1327, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/140) No. 4402, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/32) No. 1423, Sunan Ibn Majah (3/19 No. 2041

9- USE HIKMA IN SPREADING THE ILM (KNOWLEDGE)

Hikma means to say and do the right things at the right time/place/manner, or "wisdom"

'Ali (RA) said, "Speak to people according to what they know. Do you want Allah and His Messenger to be denied?" Abu't-Tufayl related this from 'Ali.

[Sahih Bukhari, (Vol. 1, pg.37) No. 127]

He grants Hikmah to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding.

(Al-Baqarah 2:269)

When angel Jibreel revealed the names of Hypocrites, Omar was happy and asked permission to kill them, the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said "do you want people to say Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is killing his own companions?" even thought it was halal, he did not do it.

Narrated Jabir: 'We were in the company of the Prophet in a Ghazwa. A large number of emigrants joined him and among the emigrants there was a person who used to play jokes (or play with spears); so he (jokingly) stroked an Ansari man on the hip. The Ansari got so angry that both of them called their people. The Ansari said, "Help, O Ansar!" And the emigrant said "Help, O emigrants!"

The Prophet came out and said, "What is wrong with the people (as they are calling) this call of the period of Ignorance? "Then he said, "What is the matter with them?" So he was told about the stroke of the emigrant to the Ansari. The Prophet said, "Stop this (i.e. appeal for help) for it is an evil call." Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul (a hypocrite) said, "The emigrants have called and (gathered against us); so when we return to Medina,

surely, the more honourable people will expel there from the meaner," Upon that 'Umar said, "O Allah's Prophet! Shall we not kill this evil person (i.e. 'Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul)?" The Prophet) said, "(No), lest the people should say that Muhammad used to kill his companions."'

[Al-Bukhari (4/183) and Muslim (2584)]

Al-Hafiz Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin 'Abdur-Rahman bin Ibrahim bin Duhaym recorded that Damrah narrated that two men took their dispute to the Prophet (SAW), and he gave a judgment to the benefit of whoever among them had the right. The person who lost the dispute said, "I do not agree." The other person asked him, "What do you want then" He said, "Let us go to Abu Bakr As-Siddiq."

Mass killing of hypocrites would backfire on the Dawah.

They went to Abu Bakr and the person who won the dispute said, "We went to the Prophet (SAW) with our dispute and he issued a decision in my favour." Abu Bakr said, "Then the decision is that which the Messenger of Allah (SAW) issued." The person who lost the dispute still rejected the decision and said, "Let us go to 'Umar bin Al-Khattab."

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was very wise.

When they went to 'Umar, the person who won the dispute said, "We took our dispute to the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and he decided in my favour, but this man refused to submit to the decision." 'Umar bin Al-Khattab asked the second man and he concurred. 'Umar went to his house and emerged from it holding aloft his sword. He struck the head of the man who rejected the Prophet’s decision with the sword and killed him. Consequently,

Allah revealed, [فَلا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّى يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ] (But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them... (An-Nisa 4:65)).

[Tafseer Ibn Katheer (2/351-352)]

Invite (mankind, O Muhammad SAW) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Qur'an) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.

(An-Nahl 16:125)

10) DO NOT PROMPT THE KNOWLEDGE, WAIT FOR YOUR SHAIKH TO COME WITH THE KNOWLEDGE.

Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur'an, O Muhammad SAW) to make haste therewith. It is for Us to collect it and to give you (O Muhammad SAW) the ability to recite it (the Qur'an), And when We have recited it to you [O Muhammad SAW through Jibrael (Gabriel)], then follow you its (the Qur'an's) recital. Then it is for Us (Allah) to make it clear to you,

(Al-Qiyamah 75:16-19)

11) BE ADAPTABLE TO NEW PLACES/PEOPLE/LIVING CONDITIONS/NEW FOOD, DONT BE RIGID

This is why many people drop out of university.

They couldn't adapt to the way of living.

Its possible you have to leave your country to seek knowledge.

12) BE PREPARED TO TRAVEL FAR FOR THE KNOWLEDGE

Musa (Moses) said to him (Khidr) "May I follow you so that you teach me something of that knowledge (guidance and true path) which you have been taught (by Allah)?" He (Khidr) said: "Verily! You will not be able to have patience with me!

(Al-Kahf 18:66-77)

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم قال من نفس عن مؤمن كربة من كرب الدنيا نفس الله عنه كربة من كرب يوم القيامة، ومن يسر على معسر يسر الله عليه في الدنيا والآخرة، ومن ستر مسلما ستره الله في الدنيا والآخرة، والله في عون العبد ما كان العبد في عون أخيه، ومن سلك طريقا يلتمس فيه علما سهل الله له به طريقا إلى الجنة، وما اجتمع قوم في بيت من بيوت الله يتلون كتاب الله ويتدارسونه بينهم إلا نزلت عليهم السكينة وغشيتهم الرحمة وحفتهم الملائكة وذكرهم الله فيمن عنده، ومن بطأ به عمله لم يسرع به نسبه» .

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), that the Prophet (SAW) said: Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the grief's of the Day of Resurrection. And whoever alleviates the need of a needy person, Allah will alleviate his needs in this world and the Hereafter. Whoever shields [or hides the misdeeds of] a Muslim, Allah will shield him in this world and the Hereafter. And Allah will aid His slave so long as he aids his brother. And whoever follows a path to seek knowledge therein, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise. No people gather together in one of the Houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it among themselves, except that sakeenah (tranquillity) descends upon them, and mercy envelops them, and the angels surround them, and Allah mentions them amongst those who are with Him. And whoever is slowed down by his actions, will not be hastened forward by his lineage.

[Sahih Muslim (4/2074) No. 2699)

13) DO NOT ASK EXCESSIVE QUESTIONS, AWKWARD AND INCRIMINATING QUESTIONS

Awkward is a question only Allah (SWT) can answer.

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)]

A man asked in the circle of Imam Malik "how is Allah (SWT) over the Arsh"

Be careful talking to strangers, they might say "I know how to get you to Syria to fight, Somalia etc, this is my email"

Pal talk is a double edge sword, there are hypocrites and spies.

A man came to pal talk and said "I know how to get you to Syria, would you like to fund the jihad in Somalia? this is my email, come and Skype with me etc."

Now his victim is doing 30 years in US.

He was entrapped, anytime a person is asking incriminating questions, that person is a spy.

Don’t speak to strangers in pal talk and don't reveal your location in pal talk, whether you are in 
America or UK, many of them are spies.

They don't need to know your location.

A serious student of knowledge does not go where Allah (SWT)’s Name is ridiculed.

Does not ask incriminating questions, excessive questions.

Or do you want to ask your Messenger (Muhammad Peace be upon him ) as Musa (Moses) was asked before (i.e. show us openly our Lord?) And he who changes Faith for disbelief, verily, he has gone astray from the right way.

(Al-Baqarah 2:108)

O you who believe! Ask not about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. But if you ask about them while the Qur'an is being revealed, they will be made plain to you. Allah has forgiven that, and Allah is Oft­ Forgiving, Most Forbearing.

(Al-Ma'idah 5:101)

14- SURRENDER TO THE QURAN AND SUNNAH HUJJAH (EVIDENCE)

But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission.

(An-Nisa 4:65)

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)

Al-Hafiz Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin 'Abdur-Rahman bin Ibrahim bin Duhaym recorded that Damrah narrated that two men took their dispute to the Prophet (SAW), and he gave a judgment to the benefit of whoever among them had the right. The person who lost the dispute said, "I do not agree." The other person asked him, "What do you want then" He said, "Let us go to Abu Bakr As-Siddiq."
They went to Abu Bakr and the person who won the dispute said, "We went to the Prophet (SAW) with our dispute and he issued a decision in my favour." Abu Bakr said, "Then the decision is that which the Messenger of Allah (SAW) issued." The person who lost the dispute still rejected the decision and said, "Let us go to 'Umar bin Al-Khattab." When they went to 'Umar, the person who won the dispute said, "We took our dispute to the Prophet (SAW) and he decided in my favour, but this man refused to submit to the decision." 'Umar bin Al-Khattab asked the second man and he concurred. 'Umar went to his house and emerged from it holding aloft his sword. He struck the head of the man who rejected the Prophet’s decision with the sword and killed him. Consequently, Allah revealed, [فَلا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّى يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ] (But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them... (An-Nisa 4:65)).

[Tafseer Ibn Katheer (2/351-352)]

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)

15- DO NOT SIT WHERE ALLAH (SWT) DEEN IS RIDICULED

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur'an) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell,

(An-Nisa 4:140)

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?" Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others amongst you because they were Mujrimun (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.).

(At-Tawbah 9:65-66)  
AADAAB TAALIB AL ILM
(ETIQUETTES OF THE STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE)

PART 2

NOV 20 2013 / 16 MUHARRAM 1435 HIJRI

16: DO NOT TAKE YOUR AQEEDA FROM THE ULAMA OF STRAY SECTS

All the Islamic scholars have his tafsir on their shelves, and the Talib al Ilm also have them. Yet he was a deviant from a stray sect (mutazilite).

If you want to be an expert of the Arabic language, and expert in rhetoric's, logic, you can read his tafsir.

Zamakhshary's (RA) Tafsir is not for Aqeeda.

The scholars of Islam did not approach the books of Ahlu al Sunna wa jama alone for knowledge, they went to the deviants as well (for Fiqh and Seera) and Arabic language.

They did not take Aqeedah from them.

Abu Hanifa (RA) said; Aqeeda is Fiqh Al Akbar.

The blunder of Zamakhshary: (RA) he said "shaitan was an angel" in his tafsir.

In Quran Allah (SWT) Said shaitan was a Jinn in Surah Al Kahf verse 50.

And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc).

(Al-Kahf 18:50)

You cannot take Aqeedah from Zamakhshary because he was a Mutazilite with dodgy Aqeedah.
but if you want to be an expert of Arabic, you need his tafsir.

Tafsir of Ibn Kathir and Ibn Taymiyyah for Aqeedah.

In the Quran, Allah (SWT) said in surah Al An'am verse 68.

And when you (Muhammad SAW) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur'an) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Shaitan (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers, etc.).

(Al-An'am 6:68)

Zamakhshary said "Insha Allah - is not Kalamullah, it is Kalam of the angel (without permission)" of Allah (SWT).

Indeed Allah shall fulfil the true vision which He showed to His Messenger (SAW) [i.e. the Prophet SAW saw a dream that he has entered Makkah along with his companions, having their (head) hair shaved and cut short] in very truth. Certainly, you shall enter Al ­Masjid­al­ Haram; if Allah wills, secure, (some) having your heads shaved, and (some) having your head hair cut short, having no fear. He knew what you knew not, and He granted besides that a near victory.

(Al-Fath 48:27)

17: YOU SHUN THE DEVIANT SCHOLARS FOR AQEEDA, BUT YOU CAN TAKE FIQH FROM THEM

You can learn rules of Tajweed, learn how to recite properly from a man who is a deviant; but the cream of the matter (Fiqh al Akbar) you are not allowed to take Tawheed from deviant scholars (ie Saudi Salafi - who will teach to dismantle the sharia is "minor kufr")

Sheikh Sulaymaan al-'Alwaan - Call for debate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfxMa9zoT7U
 
Saudi authorities offered deal to 




Sheikh Suleiman al-Ulwan. He refused it

18: DO NOT AGREE TO SPY FOR THE TAGHOOT

When you spy for the taghoot you nullify your shahadah.

Narrated By 'Ubaidullah bin Abi Rafi: I heard 'Ali saying, "...Allah's Messenger (SAW), said, "Hatib has told you the truth." Umar said, O Allah's Messenger! Allow me to chop off the head of this hypocrite." Allah's Messenger said, "Hatib participated in the battle of Badr, and who knows, perhaps Allah has already looked at the Badr warriors and said, 'Do whatever you like, for I have forgiven you..."

[Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol 4 Book 56 Chapter 141 (3007) and Muslim (2494)]

O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers and unjust).

(Al-Ma'idah 5:51)

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab, may Allah have mercy on him, gathered ten actions that negate one's Islam (Nawaqid ul-'Ashr), the eighth one of which states: "Assisting the disbelievers (against the believers) (Mudhaharatul Mushrikeen) and supporting them against the believers (is from the actions that negates of one's faith). The Proof being the statement of Allah, "And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust). (The Quran 5:51)."

Ibn Hazm Stated in Al-Muhalla (11/13: "What is correct is that His statement, the Most High, "And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them." (The Quran 5:51), should be understood on the basis of its apparent meaning. The person being referred to is a disbeliever from the generality of disbelievers, and no two Muslims disagree regarding this."

Sheikh Ibn Baz stated (Al-Fatawa 1/274): "There is a consensus amongst the scholars that whoever supports the disbelievers against the believers (Dhahar Al-Kuffar 'Ala Al-Muslimeen), and assists them by any means of assistance, then he is a disbeliever just like them (the disbelievers he supported)…"

Shaikh bin baz (RA) has made takfir on those who support the kuffar against Muslims.

When you are talib al ilm, the kafirs will approach you to spy for them. Else they will threaten to contact authorities to turn you back at airports all over the world, you will be harassed if you refuse to spy.

"No fly list" you can’t fly anywhere, you are stuck.

The white Kafir is a bully,

They bully you for their white "supremacy" if you spy for them, you will become a Kafir evidence is surah maidah 51.

19: DO NOT SPEAK WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE

Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al ­Fawahish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge."

(Al-A'raf 7:33)

Because it is haram to speak without knowledge (7:33); half of knowledge is to say "I don’t know" if you do not know.

To lie on Allah (SWT) is an act of Kufr.

Don't say Haram is Halal when you have no knowledge, a man came from North Africa to speak with Imam Malik, he said " I don’t know" for most of them; (i.e. Questions) because Imam malik was sincere and did not want to make his own religion.

Al-Haytham bin Jamil said: "I heard Malik bin Anas being asked forty eight questions, to thirty-two of which he replied: ‘I do not know.’

[Tarikh al-Abi Ziraa al-Dimashqi, Vol.1, pg. 49, no. 995]

A munafiq will answer when he is unsure or when he does not know

Its better to say "I dont know" than to lie to the Muslims

In Nigeria there was a conference, they asked shaikh about Salatul Fatih

This comes from the Sufis, they are fabricated Salatul Fatih

A Nigerian shaikh among the audience explained that Salatul Fatih was a Bid'a

There was an uproar in the gathering because a few Sufis were there

20: GIVE ILM TO PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THEIR LEVEL OF INTELLIGENCE

Ali (RA) said, "Speak to people according to what they know. Do you want Allah and His Messenger to be denied?" Abu't-Tufayl related this from 'Ali.

[Sahih Bukhari, (Vol. 1, pg.37) No. 127]

21: DO NOT HIDE KNOWLEDGE

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "He who is asked about knowledge (of religion) and conceals it, will be bridled with a bridle of fire on the Day of Resurrection."

[Sunan Abu Dawud (3/321) No. 3658, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/29) No. 2649, Sunan Ibn Majah (1/17 No. 266, Musnad Ahmad (2/263) No. 7561]

The Jews mixed truth with falsehood to hide knowledge is a Jewish trait, they hide knowledge.

The knowledge they hide was the description of Muhammad PBUH because they did not want people to embrace Islam in multitudes,

And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth [i.e. Muhammad Peace be upon him is Allah's Messenger and his qualities are written in your Scriptures, the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] while you know (the truth).

(Al-Baqarah 2:42)

Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.

(Al-Baqarah 2: 159-160)

Reminder: you are allowed to hide knowledge from people if you know it will cause your death.

Narrated By Abu Huraira: I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Allah's Apostle . I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. killed).

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 3, Hadith #121]

If the people will kill you as they were not ready to hear that knowledge,

22 MARRY A PERSON WHO YOU ARE COMPATIBLE WITH SO THAT YOUR MISSION TO AQUIRE KNOWLEDGE WOULD BE A SUCCESSFUL ONE

Your marriage makes you or breaks you.

Allah (SWT) warned us about the people we marry in surah 64:14

O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children there are enemies for you (i.e. may stop you from the obedience of Allah), therefore beware of them! But if you pardon (them) and overlook, and forgive (their faults), then verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

(At-Taghabun 64:14)

When you want to be a serious Talib al Ilm, you need a partner you are compatible with spiritually.

Shaikh had a friend marry a Murji, his daughter reached puberty (12) his wife said "no don’t put her in hijab she is only 12, dont aggravate her" "why are you waking her up for Fajr? she has to sleep for school etc"

The hadith is clear you should teach your kids to pray when they are seven.

Amr ibn Shu’ayb from his father that his grandfather said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Teach your children to pray when they are seven years old, and smack them if they do not pray when they are ten years old, and separate them in their beds.” 

[Sunan Abu Dawud (1/133) No. 495 and Musnad Ahmad (2/180) No. 6689]

Every time this man tries to give his daughter an Islamic Tarbiya, his wife contradicts him and so the marriage did not last because he got married to her when he was in Jahiliya.

The partner of Jahiliya will not be compatible when you are properly practicing Islam.

Marry a person who you are compatible with.

When you are trying to give the child an Islamic Tarbiya, they will keep contradicting you; cultural, spiritual, physical compatibility, spiritual (same Aqeeda, Fiqh, Manhaj)

In the Quran Allah said in the surah 20; verse 132

And enjoin As-Salat (the prayer) on your family, and be patient in offering them [i.e. the Salat (prayers)]. We ask not of you a provision (i.e. to give Us something: money, etc.); We provide for you. And the good end (i.e. Paradise) is for the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2).

(Ta-Ha 20:132)

If you pray 5 times a day with your wife, Allah (SWT) will put love in hearts of each other.

You will never get divorced because the salah puts mutual love in the hearts of each other.

Allah (SWT) said in Quran Surah Al Furqan verse 74.

And those who say: "Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the Muttaqun" (pious - see V.2:2 and the footnote of V.3:164)."

(Al-Furqan 25:74)

Pious wife, Spacious House, Reliable Transportation, Good Neighbour.

It was narrated that Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “There are four things that are essential for happiness: a righteous wife, a spacious home, a good neighbour and a sound means of transportation. And there are four things that make one miserable: a bad neighbour, a bad wife, a small house and a bad means of transportation.”

[Narrated by Ibn Hibban in al-Saheehah (Vol. 9, pg.340) No. 4032]

Marry for four reason, who you be real loser.

Narrated By Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "A woman is married for four things, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. So you should marry the religious woman (otherwise) you will be a losers.

[Al-Bukhari (5090) and Muslim (1466)]