Saturday, May 17, 2014

(Notes) Beware of Extremism

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
16th May 2014 (Evening Dars)
NOTES typed LIVE by AT7 and AT6
Edited and Formatted by AT-5


-it is to go beyond the legal limits set by Allah
-so Allah has laid down limits with boundaries that you are not allowed to cross

Ibn Abbas reported: On the morning of Aqabah the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said while upon his camel, “Pick up some pebbles for me.” So I picked up seven pebbles about the size of a pea. He began to toss them in his hand, saying, “Throw something like these.” Then he said, “O people, beware of exaggeration in religion for those who came before you were only destroyed because of exaggeration in religion.” [related by Ahmad (1/215) No. 1851, an-Nasa'i (5/268) No. 3057 and Ibn Majah (4/228) No. 3029]

-when the prophet (SAW) said those before you were destroyed,
-he meant they went astray from the straight path
-this refers to the Jews, the maghdub and the Christians, the daalin

...not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians). (Al-Fatihah 1:7)

Allah has warned against extremism:

O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, ("Be!" - and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Ruh) created by Him; so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not: "Three (trinity)!" Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah (God), Glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is All¬Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs. (An-Nisa 4:171)

Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Exceed not the limits in your religion (by believing in something) other than the truth, and do not follow the vain desires of people who went astray in times gone by, and who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the Right Path." (Al-Ma'idah 5:77)

Ghuluw is the Arabic word for extremism

-because of their creed
-they said the world is divided into gentiles and the non gentiles
-they are the non gentiles and the rest of mankind is gentile, goy
-their Talmud is filled with racist theories and it was written by the elders of Zion
-and they claim it is better than the Torah which was revealed by Allah to Musa (AS)
-all of this is called extremism

They take racism to the highest level
-because even though they know Muhammad (SAW) was a prophet,
-they rejected him in the name of racism

Those to whom We gave the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognise him (Muhammad or the Ka'bah at Makkah) as they recongise their sons. But verily, a party of them conceal the truth while they know it - [i.e. the qualities of Muhammad which are written in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)]. (Al-Baqarah 2:146)

Ibn Ishaq on the authority of 'Abdullah ibn Abi Bakr ibn Muhammad Ibn 'Amr Ibn Hazm narrated: Safiyya bint Huyayy (RA) said: I was my father's favourite and also a favourite with my uncle Yasir. They could never see me with one of their children without picking me up. When the Messenger of Allah (SAW) came to Medina, my father and my uncle went to see him. It was very early in the morning and between dawn and sunrise. They did not return until the sun was setting. They came back worn out and depressed, walking with slow, heavy steps. I smiled to them as I always did, but neither of them took any notice of me because they were so miserable. I head Abu Yasir ask my father, "Is it him?" "Yes, it is." "Can you recognize him? Can you verify it?" "Yes, I can recognize him too well." "What do you feel towards him?" "Enmity, enmity as long as I live." [Seerah Ibn Hisham (2/119)]

-so they chose hellfire over paradise in the name of racism

A Jew is anti-Semitic because the Arabs are the real Semite race
-and no one hates Arabs more than Jews
-am saying this because I do not mince my words

-because they are on the opposite side of the spectrum
-the Jews reject Eesa (AS) and even insult him

-but the christians worship Eesa
-they gathered at the council of NICEA and gave him divinity
-but you are the balance nation

Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you. And We made the Qiblah (prayer direction towards Jerusalem) which you used to face, only to test those who followed the Messenger (Muhammad) from those who would turn on their heels (i.e. disobey the Messenger). Indeed it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allah guided. And Allah would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. your prayers offered towards Jerusalem). Truly, Allah is full of kindness, the Most Merciful towards mankind. (Al-Baqarah 2:143)

The other type of Christian extremism is when they abstain from marriage
-because Allah said He did not ask them to do so
-and because of their extremism, they have become homosexuals and paedophiles

...But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (Al-Hadid 57:27)

We the Muslims practice this abstinence only in Ramadan between dusk and dawn
-from Fajr to Magrib

Anas said, "Three people came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet (SAW) to ask about how the Prophet worshipped. When they were told, it was as if they thought it was little and said, 'Where are we in relation to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) who has been forgiven his past and future wrong actions?'" He said, "One of them said, 'I will pray all of every night.' Another said, 'I will fast all the time and not break the fast.' The other said, "I will withdraw from women and never marry.' The Messenger of Allah came to them and said, 'Are you the ones who said such-and-such? By Allah, I am the one among you with the most fear and awareness of Allah, but I fast and break the fast, I pray and I sleep, and I marry women. Whoever disdains my sunnah is not with me.'" [related by al-Bukhari (5063) and Muslim (1401)]

-the prophet (SAW) was nipping extremism in the bud in this hadith
-there is no room for monasticism in Islam

-Allah also said:

Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny? (Ar-Rahman 55:13)

-and one of the greatest favours of your Lord is women

Anas Ibn Malik narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “When a person gets married he has completed half of his religion, so let him fear Allah with regard to the other half.” [related by al-Bayhaqi in Shu’ab al-Eemaan (7/340) No. 5100]

Anas Ibn Malik (RA) reported the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Whomever Allah blesses with a righteous wife, He has helped him with half of his religion, so let him fear Allah with regard to the other half." [related by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak (2/175) No. 2681 and al-Bayhaqi in Shu’ab al-Eemaan (7/341) No. 5101]

Salman al-Farisi and Abu Darda were close friends

Abu Juhaifah (RA) reported: The Prophet (SAW) made a bond of brotherhood between Salman and Abud-Darda'. Salman paid a visit to Abud-Darda' and found Umm Darda' (his wife) dressed in shabby clothes and asked her why she was in that state. She replied: "Your brother Abud-Darda' is not interested in (the luxuries of) this world. In the meantime Abud-Darda' came in and prepared a meal for Salman. Salman requested Abud-Darda' to eat (with him) but Abud-Darda' said: "I am fasting." Salman said: "I am not going to eat unless you eat." So, Abud-Darda' ate (with Salman). When it was night and (a part of the night passed), Abud-Darda' got up (to offer the night prayer) but Salman asked him to sleep and Abud-Darda' slept. After some time Abud-Darda' again got up but Salman asked him to sleep. When it was the last hours of the night, Salman asked him to get up and both of them offered (Tahajjud) prayer. Then Salman told Abud-Darda': "You owe a duty to your Rubb, you owe a duty to your body; you owe a duty to your family; so you should give to everyone his due. Abud-Darda' came to the Prophet (SAW) and reported the whole story. Prophet (SAW) said, "Salman spoke the truth." [related by al-Bukhari (3/38) No. 1968]

Why did the prophet say Salman said the truth?
-this is because he did not like extremism
-and was keen at nipping it in the bud
-there is no room for extremism in Islam

On the authority of 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "O 'Abdullah! I have been informed that you fast all the day and stand in prayer all night?" I said, "Yes, O Messenger of Allah!" He said, "Do not do that! Observe the fast sometimes and also leave them (the fast) at other times; stand up for the prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you." [related by al-Bukhari (5199) and Muslim (1159)]

You are not allowed to forget your portion of the dunya
-and the prophet advised Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'Aas regarding this
-because your body, eyes and wives have rights over you

Abdullah bin Amr bin al-'As (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) was informed that I have said: "By Allah, I will fast all the days and pray all the nights as long as I live." On that, the Messenger of Allah asked me. "Are you the one who says: 'I will fast all the days and pray all the nights as long as I live?' " I said, "Yes, I have said it." He said, "You cannot do that. So fast (sometimes) and do not fast (sometimes). Pray and sleep. Fast for three days a month, for the reward of a good deed is multiplied by ten time, and so the fasting of three days a month equals the fasting of a year." I said: "I am capable of doing more than this, O Messenger of Allah." Thereupon he said: "Fast one day and do not fast for the next two days." I said: "Messenger of Allah, I have the strength to do more than that." The Holy Prophet (SAW), said: "Fast one day and break on the other day. That is known as the fasting of Dawud (AS) and that is the best fasting." I said: "I am capable of doing more than this." Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "There is nothing better than this." [related by al-Bukhari (3418) and Muslim (1159)]

I do not know why people want to take the deen to the extreme
-Allah said:

But seek, with that (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion of legal enjoyment in this world, and do good as Allah has been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily, Allah likes not the Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts). (Al-Qasas 28:77)

-Allah tells us to have fun as far as it is within the limits of Islam

You the Muslim you are in the middle between the spiritualist and the materialist
-the former spends all his time in the masjid and ibaadah and cant provide for his family
-the latter spends all his time at the shop or market and does not do worship

You are not allowed to be an extremist even when you love or hate
-because you may love someone now and later, he will be your enemy

Abu Huraira (RA) reported in a mawquf form, "Love your friend with moderation; perhaps he might become contemptuous some day. And let your dislike (for anyone) be within limits, perhaps he might turn your friend one day." [related by Tirmidhi (4/360) No. 1997]

'Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA) said: "Love the one you love without going to extremes, for some day he may become one whom you hate; and hate the one you hate without going to extremes, for one day he may become one whom you love." [related by al-Bukhari in Adab al-Mufrad (1321) and al-Bayhaqi in Shu'ab al-Eman (8/514) No. 6168] (Mawqoof hadith)

Perhaps Allah will make friendship between you and those whom you hold as enemies. And Allah has power (over all things), and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Mumtahinah 60:7)

-Allah can make your greatest enemy become your best friend.
-the scholars said this ayah came for Abu Sufyan
-the greatest enemy of Islam took his Shahadah.
-the man who made the film fitnah took his Shahadah.
-then he went to Madina and begged the Prophet for forgiveness.

Former Anti-Islam Film-Maker, Arnoud Van Doorn, Peforms Hajj After Becoming Muslim:

Allah could make your greatest enemies become your best friends.
-the same way Abu Sufyan became Muslim
-and the man who made the film Fitnah took his shahada.

When you have a friend, do not become extreme in your love.
-that friend could become your enemy.
-some of your friends know your bedroom secrets and your bank pins.

When the Prophet sent Mu'adh ibn Jabal to Yemen, he told him:

On the authority of Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, "Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam)." [related by al-Bukhari (6125) and Muslim (1734)]

Aisha said when the Prophet had something to do, he would choose the easiest way out as long as it was halal.
'Aisha (RA) reported: "Whenever the Prophet (SAW) was given a choice between two matters, he would (always) choose the easier as long as it was not sinful to do so; but if it was sinful he was most strict in avoiding it. He never took revenge upon anybody for his own sake; but when Allah's Legal Bindings were outraged, he would take revenge for Allah's sake." [related by al-Bukhari (3560) and Muslim (2327)]

The extremists choose the most difficult route.
-you think you understand Islam, but you do not.
-the sunnah is to choose the easier way out, as long as it is halal.
-you and your extremism can go to hell.
-your extremism will prevent people from embracing Islam.

The Prophet used to get angry when people lead salah and read long surahs.
-some people are business men, some are old and some women have young children.

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "When any of you lead other people in prayer, you should make it short, for among you are there are weak, sick and old people. [One version adds: "And those who have a need to attend to."] When you pray by yourself, you can make it as long as you wish." [related by al-Bukhari (703) and Muslim (467)]

Abu Qatada al-Harith ibn Rib'i reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, "I stand in prayer and would like to make it long but I hear the crying of a child and shorten my prayer not wanting to make things difficult for its mother." [related by al-Bukhari (1/173) No. 868]

The Prophet did not like long khutbas

'Ammar bin Yasir (RA) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying, "Prolonging Salat (prayer) and shortening the Khutbah (religious talk) indicate the religious knowledge of the person. Make your Salat long and your sermon short." [related by Muslim (2/594) No. 869]

In some masjids khutbas are one hour long
-half the masjid is sleeping and snoring
-when you speak for long, people forget what you are saying
-these long khutbas is a type of extremism.

And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. [This Verse is the first one that was revealed in connection with Jihad, but it was supplemented by another (V.9:36)]. (Al-Baqarah 2:190)

Not only did Allah warn the Jews and Christians to stay away from extremism
-Allah warned the Muslims as well in the above ayah.

To transgress the limits is to kill women, children, old people and monks.
-to blow up planes and to kill women and children indiscriminately is extremism.
-the only time women are killed is if they are soldiers.
-it is extremism also to poison water and to cut down trees.

Ibn 'Umar (RA) narrated that The Messenger of Allah (SAW) saw a woman who was killed in one of his expeditions, so he disapproved the killing of women and children. [related by al-Bukhari (3014) and Muslim (1774)]

Allah said you are only allowed to go to bed with you wives and your right hand possess
-if you seek beyond that, it is extremism.

And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts) (Al-Mu'minun 23:5)
Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame; (Al-Mu'minun 23:6)
But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors; (Al-Mu'minun 23:7)

Every man made ism and schism is extremism.
-Racism is extremism.
-the Jews refused to believe in Muhammad in the name of racism.
-Nationalism is extremism.
-Tribalism is extremism.

Shaikh debated with Nation of Islam on Jamaican TV approximately 6 months ago
-the man said on TV that the white man is the devil.
-that person is a low life scum of the earth and a human devil
-so he can get away with speaking like that.
-Why did he make a public statement like that on TV?
-it is because when you are racist, you are extreme with you views.

-Even capitalism is extremism, it is based on the foundation of riba.
-Communism is extremism because they make you become an economic animal.
-They focus on dunya and forget about spirituality.
-Feminism and male chauvinism is extremism.
-every ism and schism is extremism.

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well¬Acquainted with what you do. (An-Nisa 4:135)
Allah mentioned kin because that is where the racism and tribalism comes in.
-the lusts of the heart are racism, tribalism, nationalism and regionalism.
-you can be charged for perverting the course of justice.
-that is a charge even in darul harb.
-when you have these disease of the heart (racism, tribalism, nationalism and regionalism), you become an extremist.


-they are called the puritans.
-they are extremists because they make takfeer on Muslims for their sins.
-no sin can eject you outside of the fold of Islam unless the sin was classified as Kufr Akbar.

They became extremists and deviants because they did not classify knowledge.
-so they do not realise there are two types of kufr; major and minor.

In Islam everything is major or minor.
-you have major shirk and minor shirk.
-if you do good to show off, that is minor shirk.
-if you sacrifice an animal for a false deity that is major shirk, this makes you become a kaafir.

The khawaarij paint every kufr with the same brush.
-they don't distinguish between major and minor kufr.
-so they make takfeer on Muslims who drink alcohol and have girlfriends.
-even though some sahabas drank alcohol and committed zina
-the Prophet did not make takfeer on them.

The khawaarij make takfeer on the children of the kuffar.
-even though the children of the kuffar will be in Paradise if they die before puberty.

...So we proceeded till we reached a garden of deep green dense vegetation, having all sorts of spring colors. In the midst of the garden there was a very tall man and I could hardly see his head because of his great height, and around him there were children in such a large number as I have never seen. I said to my companions, 'Who is this?' They replied, 'Proceed! Proceed!'... ...the tall man whom you saw in the garden, is Abraham and the children around him are those children who die with Al-Fitra (the Islamic Faith)." The narrator added: Some Muslims asked the Prophet, "O Allah's Messenger! What about the children of pagans?" The Prophet replied, "And also the children of pagans."... [related by al-Bukhari (9/44-46) No. 7047]

The khawaarij make it compulsory for the children of the Muslims to take their shahada once they reach puberty

-even though the child takes his shahada when he prays salah.
-this is bid'ah, the child was raised as a Muslim.
-it is bid'ah because no sahaba gave shahada to their kids.

The Prophet said the khawaarij are the dogs of jahannam.

On the authority of Ibn Awfa that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “The Khawarij are the dogs of Hellfire.” [related by Ibn Majah (1/119) No. 173, Ahmad (4/355) No. 19153 and Ibn Abi Shaybah in al-Musannaf (7/553) No. 37884]

The khawaarij say,
-if you download a program and you click 'I accept'
-you are a kaafir because you went into a contract with the taghoot
-you did not reject the taghoot.

If you have kids living with you in darul harb and you didn't home school them
-you are a kaafir, because you exposed them to Darwinism, homosexuality etc.
-according to the khawaarij

If you appoint a referee in a football match, you are a kaafir
-because Allah is the only Judge, you have made the referee a judge.

You are not supposed to make takfeer until the hujjah is established.
-the khawaarij do not believe in the excuse of ignorance.
-the only time you can take away the excuse of ignorance is for worshipping a false deity.
-the khawaarij make takfeer even before establishing the hujjah.

When they go to Makkah to perform Umrah or Hajj, they pray in their hotel rooms.
-they say salah behind the imam is batil because he was appointed by a kaafir king.

When they go to a Muslim country
-they say everybody in the country is a kaafir until we vet them
-and we find their aqeeda to be accurate.
-they will never give anyone the benefit of doubt.
-because they claim the ummah of Muhammad is in a state of apostasy

They say you can't drink tap water
-because it was provided by the taghoot.
-you have to drink water from the well.
-they make the deen a burden on people.
-Ahmad Shukri Mustafa passed this fatwa.
-he was the leader of jamaat takfir wal hijra.
-they make takfeer on everyone except for a few people.
-they are obsessed with sex and violence.
-they kill Muslim men and make the private parts of women halal.

-they are extreme in their love of Ali (RA)
-they say Ali should have been the caliph not Abu Bakr.

The twelvers make takfeer on all sahabas except for 3 and in some books say 4.
-that is extremism.

The alawites say Ali should be the Prophet not Muhammad.
-they say the angel Gabriel made a mistake and revealed it to Muhammad.

The Nusayris say Ali is Allah.
-in the same way the Christians say Jesus is Allah.
-that is extremism.

The shiites are extreme in following their imams.
-they say their imams are higher than the Prophets and the angels.

SHIA HUJJAH: It is a fundamental principle of faith that our (Shia) Imams have ranks higher than the ranks of angels & God's prophets. (Khomeini's book, Hukuma Islamiya, p. 52)

-the goofy sufi is the other extremist.
-they are extreme in blind following their sheikhs.

-they will never accept the hujjah unless they are intellectually convinced.

Ali (RA) 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 (1/90) No. 162 and ad-Daraqutni (1/378) No. 783 with a hassan or sahih chain.]

-the barelvi worships Muhammad (SAW).
-he says Muhammad is alive in the grave.
-they say he has full knowledge of the affairs of his ummah.

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection a group of companions will come to me, but will be driven away from the Lake-Fount, and I will say, 'O Lord (those are) my companions!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge as to what they innovated after you left; they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam)." [related by al-Bukhari (8/120) No. 6585]

-the MADkhali is extreme in his love of the taghoot
-to the extent where he wants to change Islam to cement the thrones of the taghoot.
-they say it is Qadr Allah for them to be in power
-so you are not allowed to topple them.
-they are of the jabriyyah (fatalists) with the leaders

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

A MADkhali says "no you are not allowed to topple the taghoot".
-they help the CIA and the MI5 to catch "terrorists"
-the relgion of a MADkhali is called hislam.
-a MADkhali is a five star hypocrite.
-they call the mujahideen terrorists.



-that is the creed of the MADkhali.
-they believe it is halal to spy on the mujahideen.



-they don't have any dunya to show off with so they show off with piety.
-they make the deen a burden on themselves.
-they show off with knowledge as well.
-they learn the deen to show off.

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." [related by Tirmidhi (5/32) No. 2654, ad-Darimi (1/374) No. 379, Ibn Majah (1/170) No. 254, and al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak (1/161) No. 293]


Some sahabas were on a journey.
-one of them had a cracked skull, then had a wet dream
-he asked if he can make tayammum. They said he cannot, he has to make ghusl.
-the man died, they killed him with a dodgy fatwa.
-that fatwa is called extremism.
-you can use tayammum to replace wudu and you can use it to replace ghusl.

Narrated By Jabir: 'We set out on a journey. One of our people was hurt by a stone, that injured his head. He then had a wet dream. He asked his fellow travellers: Do you find concession for me to perform tayammum? They said: We do not find any concession for you while you can use water. He took a bath and died. When we came to the Prophet (SAW), the incident was reported to him. He said: "They killed him, may Allah kill them! Could they not ask when they did not know? The cure of ignorance is inquiry. It was enough for him to perform tayammum and to pour some drops of water or to bind a bandage over the wound (the narrator Musa was doubtful); then he should have wiped over it and washed the rest of his body."' [related by Abu Dawood (1/93) No. 336, ad-Daraqutni (1/349) No. 729 and al-Bayhaqi in as-Sunan al-Kubra (1/347) No. 1075]

They misunderstand the meaning of the word strive.
-striving in the path of Allah means to do the fard to the best of your ability
-and to abstain from the haraam to the best of your ability.
-it also means jihad.

-when they take revenge, the kill the innocents.
-Iraq was invaded after September 11 even though Iraq had nothing do with it.
-some people kill cats and dogs when taking revenge.
-when a person is an extremist, they carry out collective punishment.

The Jews practise collective punishment in occupied Palestine.

The kuffar killed the 16 year old son of Anwar Al-Awlaki
-he wasn't actively giving dawah.
-they killed him because they believe in collective punishment.
-their extremism caused this, kaafirs are very evil.


If a man says to his wife he divorces her three times at one time
-it is better to count it as one.
-Don't be rigid and count it as three.

Tawus narrated: Abu Sahba' said to Ibn Abbas: Do you know that a divorce by three pronouncements was made a single one during the time of the Prophet (SAW), and of Abu Bakr and in the early days of the caliphate of Umar? He replied: Yes. [related by Abu Dawud (Vol. 1, pg. 669) No. 2200]

If you are a Muslim surgeon in the middle of surgery,
-and it is time for salatul maghrib
-do you abandon the surgery to pray maghrib?

The hanbalis join prayers when busy or travelling.
-why can you not be flexible?
-rigidity in school of thought causes extremism.

Ibn 'Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) observed the noon and afternoon prayers together in Medina without being in a state of fear or in a state of journey. (Abu Zubair said: I asked Sa'id [one of the narrators] why he did that. He said: I asked Ibn 'Abbas as you have asked me, and he replied that he [the Holy Prophet] wanted that no one among his Ummah should be put to [unnecessary] hardship.) [related by Muslim (1/490) No. 705]

'Abdullah b. Shaqiq reported: 'Ibn 'Abbas one day addressed us in the afternoon (after the afternoon prayer) till the sun disappeared and the stars appeared, and the people began to say: "Prayer, prayer." A person from Banu Tamim came there. He neither slackened nor turned away, but (continued crying): "Prayer, prayer." Ibn 'Abbas said: "May you be deprived of your mother, do you teach me Sunnah?" And then he said: "I saw the Messenger of Allah (SAW) combining the noon and afternoon prayers and the sunset and 'Isha prayers."' 'Abdullah b. Shaqiq said: 'Some doubt was created in my mind about it. So I came to Abu Huraira and asked him (about it) and he testified his assertion.' [related by Muslim (1/491) No. 705]

-this is the plight of the shiites, the goofy sufis, the barlevis and the madkhalis.

Narrated Muawiya: I heard the Prophet (SAW) saying, "If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah's teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah's order (Day of Judgment) is established." [related by al-Bukhari (71) and Muslim (1037)]

These are extremist groups.
-the sufis are extreme in following their sheikhs.


When Snake Nazim said he has the cell number of the Prophet
-his followers believed him.
-their Sheikhs are infallible as far as they are concerned.
-which phone is the Prophet using?
-all his followers believed he has the cell number of the Prophet.

The barelvis pray to Muhammad like how the Christians pray to Jesus.

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam from Ata ibn Yasar that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said,
اللهم لا تجعل قبري وثنا يعبد، اشتد غضب الله على قوم اتخذوا قبور أنبيائهم مساجد
"O Allah! Do not make my grave an idol that is worshipped. The anger on those who took the graves of their Prophets as places of prostration was terrible." [Muwatta Malik (1/223) No. 570, Musannaf Abdur Razzaq (1/406) No. 1587, Musnad Ahmad (2/246) No. 7352]

Hamza Yusuf is preaching you can pray to Muhammad because he is alive in the grave.
-what Hamza Yusuf is preaching is called kufr, shirk and zandaqa.