Anwar al-Awlaki – The Battle of the Hearts and Minds

This lecture was delivered to a South African audience via live phone link on Sunday 11 May 2008. It was part of a Conference held by PureIslam Da’wah and Publications themed: Holding on to Hot Coals – Surviving as a Muslim in the West. An important topic that is going unnoticed by the majority of people around the world. With the advancement of communications in the world, the enemies are not only plotting away with their weapons but also with their lies portrayed in the media spreading all sorts of lies to justify the slaughter of innocent human beings


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105 Responses to “ Anwar al-Awlaki – The Battle of the Hearts and Minds ”

  1. Muslim Robot says:

    It’s great to have him back. I love this guy he graduated from the “university of jail”. Just like yusuf.

  2. Dalha says:

    We knew after jail, he his venom will bitter! the US banned him to re-enter the country, they should deal with him i a whole enw level now! this man is just a born leader! i met him and fell in love with him!
    May allah preserve him 4 the ummah and increase his likes,.
    Talha

  3. Imran says:

    Is there anyway you can download lectures?

  4. Dawud says:

    AllahuAkbar, may Allah SWT protect and preserve him for the benefit of the Muslim around the world…….amien.

  5. Khurasani says:

    I remember the lecture from Awlaki “Allah is preparing us for victory” where he says “if Allah wants victory for the ummah he will creat means for it” MashaAllah, Sheikh Anwar Awlaki(Hifzullah) himself has become a mean towards the vitory of Ummah. May Allah protect him, Allah has given us such a great Imam in these times. Takbeer………..Allah hu Akbar.
    Victory might be around the corner, have you joined the caravan?? :)

  6. Moiez says:

    Dang Where is this Caravan at, muslims dont know which muslims trust anymore, are they randmuslims or haqmuslims? How can the Haqmuslims come together? This lecture opens up eyes and ears of those who want to be aware. Allahuakbar!

  7. Alee says:

    Imran you can download the lecture on kalamullah.com

  8. Noor says:

    SubhanAllah…he should be our leader,May Allah protect him.I love him.Allahuakbar!!!!!!!!!

  9. Ibnmuadh says:

    Bismillah. Wallahu Akbar. Indeed the brave on truth being guided by their conviction of the truth will never end. May we have more of him as well as more who implement. May Allah guide us back to true Islam.

  10. Al-Khallaal says:

    What makes him an Imaam or a Shaykh? He’s not known for seeking knowledge and makes many mistakes in the issues of Jihaad and Manhaj.

    Just because he’s an eloquent speaker it doesnt make him upon the Haqq. People abandon the Ulemaa and turn to the Asaaghir like Awlaki. People have personality attachments to these people.

    ((Men are known by way of the Haqq, the Haqq is not known by way of men))

  11. Aaisha says:

    It’s great to have him back,May Allah protect him.I love him fro the sake of Allah(SWT)

  12. imanmalak says:

    Al-Khallaal, I doubt you even bothered to listen to the lecture. You make a very strong and dangerous accusation of your muslim brother… calling him from the people of bidaa. Astagfirullah.

    May Allah preserve Imaam Anwar so that his works can inshaAllah continue to benefit the Ummah.

  13. usama says:

    may be I think that kahallal deserves to be called as the mullah bradley

  14. Aaisha says:

    Al-Khallaal,stop plz we oll like him.May Alloh give you guidence,and give us guidence. He give guidence to whoever He will,Amiin

  15. usama says:

    Common brothers, let us muslims know how this talked changed you. Have we been so influenced by the kuffar that the thought of an Islamic state, where Allah’s law wil be applied terrifies you. Have we become like the children of Israel who were ready to become slave of firoun rather than that of ALLAH. Many of us have downloaded this lecture, I wish all of u leave a common to express our solidarity. Insha’Allah

  16. Al-Khallaal says:

    imanmalak & Aaisha,

    My question stands: What makes him an Imaam or a Shaykh. What gives him the authority to speak about the Deen of Allaah?

    Recall the principle of Ahlus Sunnah from the statement of Ibn Seereen which is recorded in the Muqaddimah of Saheeh Muslim:

    ((Verily this is the knowledge of your religion, so look to whom you take your religion from))

    So why should religion be taken from Awlaki? Who was his teachers? Where is his silsilah? Does he even have one? Or is he some guy who decided to speak so he opened his mouth?

    We’re not talking about Ulemaa nor even Du’aat. Awlaki doesnt fall under either of these categories.

    Whether I listened to this lecture or not it doesnt make a difference. Plus I didnt say he was from the People of bid’ah, you just put that upon my speech.

    And Aaisha, what’s your reason for liking him? Eloquence? It’s obviously not because the man is a scholar from the Ulemaa, he’s just a layman who opened his mouth and blundered and went against the Ulemaa in his speech such as his subtle attacks against the Muhaddith of this Era.

    Usama come up with some proper responses instead of joking foolery and maybe then you’ll be taken seriously

  17. Al-Khallaal says:

    ImanMalik and Aaisha,

    I have a question for you both, but answer this sincerely to yourselves. Would you take your knowledge from someone who took his knowledge from an ignorant and blood thirsty murderer who spent most of his life killing Muslims and promoting the ideology of Takfeer? Someone who was well known for that as his death was in a gun battle against Muslims.

    Knowing all this, this man translated his works for the people and taught it like it is a word of Haqq whilst much of it contradicts the beliefs of Ahlus Sunnah.

    So would you love this man? And promote him? And defend him?

  18. usama says:

    Dear brother Khallal
    Religon is from ALLAH,back at our home people are putting in their desire in the religon of Allah. I Want you to tel me where he went against the orthodox ulama in this talk. Because we are not knowledgeble as you, whatever you tell wil be InshaAllah verified and if you are in the side of haq, we wil support you

  19. Al-Khallaal says:

    Akhee Usama,

    The religion is from Allaah, agreed. We take this religion as it was revealed with the understanding it was revealed. Meaning we take from those whom the Messenger of Allaah said are ((The best of this Ummah is My generation and then those who follow them and then those who follow them))

    Now about this particular talk, I’m not speaking about it. What I am speaking about is the man in general. And I am referring to how he’s gone against the Ulemaa in many affairs such as his mocking remarks towards the Ulemaa who have said that the time now is the time for Tasfiyyah and Tarbiyyah. This was the statement of the Muhaddith of our era, without mentioning his name Awlaki spoke against this Kalaam which is actually from Imaam Dar al Hijrah, Maalik bin Anas.

    He has also gone against the Ulemaa of Ahlus Sunnah in his understanding of Jihaad, as he has openly taken from Yusuf al Uyayree, the blood thirsty Khaarijee Jaahil who wrote about Jihaad. These aren’t hidden matters, they’re wide open.

    But before continuing… Answer this question: ((Where did Anwar Awlaki take his knowledge from? Who are his teachers? Who from amongst the Ulemaa has given him any form of Tazkiyyah or permission to teach such intricate issues such as Jihaad and Seerah?))

    InshaAllaah answer that and we can establish some Haqq regarding him.

  20. usama says:

    May Allah protect you khallal.. but what do you say bout the ulama from the ahlus sunnah wal jama’a. Has they done their job of guiding them, the duty which they owe to the ummah. please take your time to comment on this

  21. Al-Khallaal says:

    What do I say about the Ulemaa of Ahlus Sunnah? I say that Allaah says about them: ((Verily those who Fear Allaah from the Slaves are the Ulemaa))

    Not the speakers and the callers, the Ulemaa. And as the Messenger Salallaahu alaihi wa salam said ((Indeed the Ulemaa are the inheritors of the Prophets))

    Have the Ulemaa “done their job”, yes the Ulemaa do their jobs. They spend hours upon hours teaching the People their Deen, answering the Questions and making Du’aa for the people.

    Who was it that revived the science of Hadeeth in our Era? The very same one who Awlaki opposes by saying “Tasfiyyah wat Tarbiyyah is not needed in our times”. Who was it that revived the Sunnah in Yemen when the Zaydiyyah spread their beliefs? Not Awlaki, he was no where to be found. Nor was his mentor Az-Zindaanee. Who was it that checked and verified thousands of Ahaadeeth from the books of Sunan? Who was it that explained the books of Tawheed and Sunnah to the people and taught them what is correct? These are all the Ulemaa.

  22. usama says:

    ok.. what according to you is the authentic source to learn the fiqh of jihad khallal. Or can you name any book

  23. Al-Khallaal says:

    You havent answered any of my questions.

    However to answer yours you can refer to the Books of ‘Aqeedah or you can refer to al-Mughnee of Ibn Qudaamah or Majmoo’ al Fataawa of Ibn Taymiyyah or Zaadul Mi’aad of Ibnul Qayyim, ash-Shawkaanee made some mention in his Saylul Jarraar, Imaam Ahmad in his Usool as Sunnah, at-Tahaawee in his ‘Aqeedah see the Sharh of Ibn Abil ‘Izz with the Tahqeeq of al-Albaanee, if you want something written by the contemporary Ulemaa, Shaykh Uthaymeen made mention of the Shuroot of Jihaad in his Sharh al Mumti’ fee Zaad al Mustaqni’. Shaykh Saaleh as-Suhaymee wrote an amazing book on the Shuroot of Jihaad, so did Shaykh Ibn Humaid and Shaykh ‘Ubayd and Shaykh Saaleh al Fawzaan.

    I don’t recommend the youth and those new in Talabul ‘ilm to start learning issues of Jihaad. Start where the Salaf started, with Tawheed and the fundamentals of the Sunnah.

  24. Al-Khallaal says:

    Another very good book is “Muhimaat al Jihaad” by Shaykh ‘Abdul-Azeez ar-Rayyees with the introduction by Shaykh Saaleh al-Fawzaan and also the book “Dhawaabit al Jihaad fis Sunnah an-Nubuwwah” by Shaykh ‘Umar Baazmool.

  25. imanmalak says:

    What is your purpose here Al-Khallal? To educate the people and warn them of the likes of Imaam Anwar? You are commenting about a man without having even listen to the lecture this thread is related to.

    Astagfirullah if I put anything upon your speech but it is the ULEMA who has stated what an Asaaghir is:

    – Abu ‘Ubaid explained this statement of Ibn Mubaarak by saying that Ibn Mubaarak was of the opinion that the Asaaghir were the people of innovations and not those who are young in age.
    Reference: Jaami’ Bayaan Al ‘Ilm wa Fadlihi. P: 216

    -And according to Shaykh Abul-Hasan Al-Ma’rabee:
    The asaaghir, as some scholars have explained, are the people of innovation,
    even if their reputation has been magnified to some people. The people of
    innovation are lowly and wicked, even if they possess some prestige with
    some of the people, those who do not even know the straight path.

    So without putting words “upon” my mouth Akhi… please in future speak what it is you mean.

    What kind of position are you in to be calling people Asaagirs anyway?

  26. call me says:

    Brothers, lets contemplate on this
    Allah says in the quran about Dawood (AS) When he was worshipping, there appeared before him two men who wanted their case case to b heard. One of them said” This man is my brother. he has nine and ninety ewes , and I have one : yet he says , commit her to my care’ and he overcame me in the argument
    AnD David said ‘he has undoubtedly wronged you… ‘The two men disappered. What was Davids fault.He did not heard from the other man before giving the verdict.
    So my brother, if u are very impressed with Awlaki and his views, Why dont u hear from the Ulama of Ahlus sunnah wal Jama. Because we can be manipulated in the name of Islam, lets hear from the people of knowledge. If we learn the Islamic history, we will come to know the attitude of the people of knowledge towards their rulers because to obey them is a part of our deen. If you are obsessed with Awlaki, and u dont have enough knowledge, get your questions answered from the ulama

  27. Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu’z-Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Beware of suspicion. Suspicion is the most untrue speech. Do not spy and do not eavesdrop. Do not compete with each other and do not envy each other and do not hate each other and do not shun each other. Be slaves of Allah, brothers.”

  28. We created man and We know what his own self whispers to him. We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. And the two recording angels are recording, sitting on the right and on the left. He does not utter a single word, without a watcher by him, pen in hand! (Surah Qaf, 16-18)

    Standing over you are guardians, noble, recording, who know what you do. (Surat al-Infitar, 10-12)

    Everyone has a succession of angels in front of him and behind him, guarding him by Allah’s command. Allah never changes a people’s state until they change what is in themselves. When Allah desires evil for a people, there is no averting it. They have no protector apart from Him. (Surat ar-Ra’d, 11)

    ___________________________

    Salaamu alaikum warahmatulaah

    Brothers and sisters lets all take a step back and fear Allah The Mighty and Majestic!

  29. Al-Khallaal says:

    imanmalak,

    My purpose here is that I see many of the youth are duped by the eloquent speakers without realizing their realities. So with this they are afflicted with the harms of people who should be silent rather than speak.

    My question still stands forth… who is Anwar ‘Awlaki to speak about the deen and talk about Ahkaam like he does? Who were his teachers? Where is his tazkiyyah?

    Anwar is no Imaam except that he just leads prayer. And the people who lead the Salaah are not known as Imaam fulaan. If you study the deen you’ll see that those who were given the title “Imaam” fulaan were given that due to their ‘Ilm. So how can you give Awlaki that title? How can he even accept it??

    I’m not necessarily speaking about this particular lecture, even though I heard a part of it and closed it due to the lack of benefit that this siyaasi fellow gives. Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Naasir as-Sa’adee rahimahullaah warned against the likes of this speech. Those people who spend their time in Siyaasah rather than sitting with the Ulemaa.

    As for the Asaaghir, then look to what the Ulemaa have completely said about it. It’s not only that they are Ahlul Bid’ah, but they are those who speak about deen and they are not from the people of knowledge.

    Ibn ‘Abdul Barr ALSO said in his Jaami’ Bayaan al ‘Ilm wa Fadhlihi in the chapter “Haal al ‘ilm” and it’s the narration right before the one which you pasted:

    قال نعيم قيل لابن المبارك من الأصاغر قال الذين يقولون برأيهم فأما صغير يروي عن كبير فليس بصغير

    That Ibn al Mubaarak said that the Asaaghir are those who speak with their opinions and the ones who are small and narrate from the older ones then they are not the Sagheer.

    So you see it’s not just Ahlul Bid’ah, but it’s those like Anwar Awlaki who put themselves in place to speak about the deen without knowledge. And if you claim he has knowledge then what’s your proof? Where did he study? from whom?

    Rather he’s taken his knowledge directly from Yusuf al Uyayree, the Khaarijee from “Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” The one who Awlaki calls his Shaykh. A well known murderer who used to plan attacks against MUSLIMS in Saudia.

    So who am I to speak? I’m no one, Im not calling to myself, I’m calling to the Ulemaa. Those whom Awlaki do not call to but rather he takes his subtle attacks towards in his Speech. Alhamdulillaah Allaah has clarified the Haqq. We know the Haqq from the Baatil, it’s clear. And when the Juhaal start to speak they try confuse it. This is why Awlaki took pot shots at Shaykh Al-Albaanee talking about his position on Tasfiyyah wat Tarbiyyah. And this is why Awlaki took petty attacks towards the Ulemaa al Kibaar such as Ibn Uthaymeen and Shaykh ‘Abdul Muhsin for their statements about Muslims not having Quwwah and much like the Makkan period it is upon us to practice Tasfiyyah wat Tarbiyyah.

    Lest you know you will not know how to tell from the statements of these Juhaal. The time Awlaki spent in Yemen, he preferred to take from Az-Zindaanee, the one who Shaykh Muqbil called “the pharmacist” and nothing more. Never went to the Ulemaa of Ahlus Sunnah in Yemen such as Shaykh Muhammad al-Imaam or Shaykh al-‘Adanee or Shaykh Muqbil when he was alive or Shaykh Yahya al Haajooree or the many Ulemaa of Sunnah… why? Because they oppose his Manhaj.

  30. Al-Khallaal says:

    Here’s something a brother wrote concerning Awlaki’s taking from the Khawaarij:

    5) His translation of the book of the blood-thirsty Khaarijee, Yusuf bin Saaleh al-‘Uyayree, also known as Aboo Qutaybah al Makkee.

    Here states the people who have uploaded and transcribed his lecture:

    ||Constants on the Path of Jihad (10/10)
    Author: Shaykh Yusuf al ‘Uyayree; transcribed & edited by Mujahid fe Sabeelillah
    Description: Imam Anwar al Awlaki gave a six hour lecture on the original book in Arabic titled, “Thawaabit ‘ala darb al Jihad” in English. This book available for download is the transcription of that lecture with additional input by the editor. There are variables and constants in the Deen; in this book, the constants of Jihad are discussed. These are things which will always continue until the Day of Judgment. Some of the subjects discussed include preparation, the meaning of victory and defeat, and dependence on people and lands for Jihad. This book is very straightforward; this book easily points out the cowardness and the hypocrisy of the majority of Muslims today in their actions and words.

    Thawaabit ‘ala darb al Jihad is one of the best contemporary books on the subject of Jihad. It was written by Shaykh Yusuf al ‘Uyayree. Shaykh Yusuf had left at an early age to fight in Afghanistan against the Russians. People who knew him described him as a very intelligent individual who was well-versed in all of the weaponry in all fields and was able to train with them very well. Later, he returned to the Arabian Peninsula where he continued serving the Mujahideen in Chechnya and fundraised for them. As time passed, he was arrested and put in jail for a few years. In jail he memorized al Bukhari and Muslim. When he came out, he wrote a few books; each one of them is a masterpiece. One can see the depth of his textual references to Qur’an and Sunnah as well as references to present day occurences. He was later killed and died shaheed by the security forces in the Arabian Peninsula; we ask Allah for that to be the case.

    Imam Anwar al Awlaki brings this book back to life in his lecture series on the book. It is a very detailed lecture series which is extremely relevant to our time. In addition, the Shaykh goes into detail of a very important subject that has been neglected: The meaning of victory and defeat. Victory and defeat, in Islam, is not to be limited to the battlefield.||

    _____________

    It is key to note that the people who promote the ideology of the Khawaarij use the term “Arabian Peninsula” when referring to Saudi Arabia because they make Takfeer of Saudi Arabia, and do not consider it a legitimate Muslim Rulership.

    Yusuf al-‘Uyayree was a well known khaarijee Takfeeree who was a member of the group of ‘Abdul-‘Azeez al-Muqrin known as “al-Qaa’idah fee Jazeeratul ‘Arab”.

    al-‘Uyayree’s death on May 31st of 2003 was marked by his fighting and attempt to kill the Muslim security forces in Saudi Arabia.

    Allaah has prohibited the blood of the Muslims but this vile Khaarijee had made it Halaal due to his vicious takfeer of the Saudi Government and anyone who supports them or works for them, hence the security forces.

    He had completed Middle school and had not completed High school, when he was 18 years old, Yusuf bin Saaleh al-‘Uyayree went to Afghaanistaan to fight in the war against the Soviets in the early 90’s. It was not known from him that he sought any ‘ilm ash-Shar’ee from the hands of any of the ‘Ulemaa in Saudia whilst he was there growing up. Yusuf al-‘Uyayree had mentioned that all of the knowledge he had attained was in Afghaanistaan. In Afghaanistaan he had taken his knowledge from the group of Arab fighters surrounding the Khaarijee Usaamah bin Laaden and Ayman az-Zawaahiree, this manifested itself in his trip to Sudan as was mentioned by Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi the Khaarijee on his website. He had adopted the mentality and the ideology of the Al-Qaa’idah group and brought it back to Saudi Arabia. He began to spread this ideology of unrestricted Takfeer amongst the Youth in Saudi Arabia.

    He was jailed for being a part of the al-Khobar bombings in which killed many innocent Muslims. After his release from prison he began spreading more dangerous activities of the “Al-Qaa’idah in the Arabian Peninsula” group in Saudi Arabia and was killed in a shoot out with the security forces in Saudi Arabia.

    Yusuf al-‘Uyayree admitted to taking his knowledge from a few of the well-known khawaarij of our times, amongst them the pillar of Al-Qaa’idah: Ayman az-Zhawaahiri. Al-‘Uyayree mentioned this in a letter which he had written and is widely published on the internet and other sources. He also admits to taking knowledge from the well-known Khaarijee known as the “blind shaykh”, ‘Umar Abdur-Rahmaan al-Misree, who has been responsible for corrupting the minds of many of the youth with this ideology of Takfeer and bombing the Muslim lands.

    Yusuf al-‘Uyayree’s takfeer of the rulers and of the Ulemaa and anyone who “aids” them, either by means of security or police or by praising them, is well-known.

    And this is the person whom Anwar al-‘Awlaki has translated and spread the ideologies of to the west in his translation of ‘Uyayree’s book: “Thawaabit ‘ala Darb al Jihaad”. Al-‘Awlaki rendered this book into an english lecture entitled: “Constants in the path of Jihaad” which has become widely available and spread on the internet.

    That’s Awlakis reference point for Jihaad.

  31. muslim says:

    Allah bless you khallal.. thanks for giving all this info

  32. .. says:

    hmmm Please listen to his lectures like Hereafter, Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Seerah of Abu Bakr, Seerah of Umar (r.a.)- Thats all you have to do , to learn Imam’ minhaj and to decide whether he is from ahlul Sunnah or Khawarij..

  33. .. says:

    What kind of person will blindly follow Khallal’ words? Brothers/Sister, go and decide for yourself. What Imam believe is very apparent and can be learned by listening to his CD’s…Allah swt blessed us with an intellect, which should make us blind followers to anyone except for Quran and Sunnah..

    Listen to his lectures and decide for youself whether he is guided or not, especially his series on Akhira, which changed millions of lives throughout the world. Alhamdulillah…May Allah swt make all his CD’s a source of Sadaqah Jariyyah for him. Ameen

  34. Ibn Adam says:

    Saudis had wider role in war
    Their assistance during the invasion of Iraq had been kept secret for fear of adding to instability.
    By John Solomon ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA); 619 words
    Published: 2004-04-26
    Section: NATIONAL | Page A07 | Edition: CITY-D
    During last year’s invasion of Iraq, Saudi Arabia secretly helped the United States far more than has been acknowledged, allowing operations from at least three air bases, permitting Special Forces to stage attacks from Saudi soil, and providing cheap fuel, U.S. and Saudi officials say.
    The U.S. air campaign against Iraq was essentially managed from inside Saudi borders, where military commanders operated an air command center and launched refueling tankers, F-16 fighter jets, and sophisticated intelligence-gathering flights, according to the officials.
    Much of the assistance has been kept quiet for more than a year by both countries for fear it would add to instability inside the kingdom.
    Many Saudis oppose the war, and U.S. presence on Saudi soil has been used by Osama bin Laden to build his terror movement.
    But senior political and military officials from both countries said the Saudi royal family permitted widespread military operations to be staged from inside the kingdom.
    These officials would talk only on condition of anonymity because of the diplomatic sensitivity and the fact that some operational details remain classified.
    While the heart of the ground attack came from Kuwait, thousands of special-forces soldiers were permitted to stage their operations into Iraq from inside Saudi Arabia, the officials said. The staging areas became essential once Turkey declined to allow U.S. forces to operate from its soil.
    In addition, U.S. and coalition aircraft launched attacks, reconnaissance flights and intelligence missions from three Saudi air bases, not just the Prince Sultan Air Base, where U.S. officials have acknowledged activity.
    Between 250 and 300 Air Force planes flew from Saudi Arabia, including AWACS surveillance jets, C-130 cargo planes, refueling tankers, and F-16 fighter jets during the height of the war, the officials said. Air and military operations during the war were permitted at the Tabuk air base and Arar regional airport near the Iraq border, the officials said.
    Saudis also agreed to permit search-and-rescue missions to take off from their soil, the officials said.
    Air Force Gen. T. Michael Moseley, who was a key architect of the air campaign in Iraq, called the Saudis “wonderful partners,” although he agreed to discuss their help only in general terms.
    “We operated the command center at Saudi Arabia. We operated airplanes out of Saudi Arabia, as well as sensors, and tankers,” Moseley said in an interview with the AP. He said he treasured “their counsel, their mentoring, their leadership and their support.”
    The Saudis provided tens of millions of dollars in discounted oil, gas and fuel for U.S. forces.
    During the war, a stream of oil delivery trucks at times stretched for miles outside the Prince Sultan Air Base, said a senior U.S. military planner.
    The Saudis also were influential in keeping down world oil prices amid concern over what might happen to Iraqi oil fields. They increased production by 1.5 million barrels a day during the run-up to war and helped keep Jordan – which had relied on Iraqi oil – supplied.
    Saudi officials said they also provided significant military and intelligence help on everything from issues of Muslim culture to securing the Saudi-Iraqi border from fleeing supporters of Saddam Hussein.
    Publicly, U.S. and Saudi officials have portrayed the U.S. military presence during the war as minimal and limited to Prince Sultan Air Base, where Americans have operated on and off over the last decade. Any other U.S. presence during the war was generally described as humanitarian, such as food drops, or as protection against Scud missile attacks.
    During the war, U.S. officials held media briefings about the air war from Qatar, although the air command center was in Saudi Arabia – a move designed to keep from inflaming the Saudi public.
    Illustration/Photo: Gen. T. Michael Moseley lauded the Saudis’ cooperation.
    © Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

  35. Dalha says:

    Asww Al khalaal- I wonder why do we have to addresse a deceased brother (Yusuf al cuyere) as a Blood thirsty Jaahil, also downgrade Brother al awlaki (who really sacrificed this religon alot) to that level? also your quetsioning about the teachers of al awlaki is, to me, so irelevant! him, me, you and the ummah has a responsibility to spread this religon even our knowledge is just one verse! keep in your mind that those of us who live in America, specially California who prayed behind Awlaki, who attended his halaqat, who bought his CD’s have iimensely benefitted from him. Wallah, i swear to almighty god, if you only knew how much he changed our generation, you would have given him excuse after excuse even if he makes some humanly pitfalls!
    Regarding the Jihad, even if he made some mistakes, his intentions were good insha allah!
    May allah forgive you and me!
    Your brother
    Talh sumali!

  36. Dalha says:

    Am really totally lost here! what does Mr Alkhalaal is trying to say? what do you mean by so and so said stay away from this lecture? please respond to us! this is the scariest puplication that Rand Report has ever produced, here you are telling us This siyaasi sheikh! if we don’t speak against the plot of al kuffar, then who will speak for us? tell us Mr al khalaal, who will speak against the plot they plot against the ummah? if we don’t speak it now, then when? i respect our ulemas to death, but am soo offended by your words against Imam al awlaki– This Siyasi sheikh, That blood thirsty jahail etc! shame on you! go, sit at the feet of your kind of ulema and learn adab attacam, adab al nawm, adab al etc!

    You are so blinded by hatred towards certain heros!

    Talha al sumali!

  37. Aaisha says:

    Khallaal,Brother in islam what you mean why i like him? Only fro the sake of Allah!! Our Ulemaa todat they sitting and they not doing what the have to do sow plz stop what!! Imam Anwar al-Awlaki ,May Allah protect him.If you dont like him why are you here go the scholar you like and only Allah(SWT)know’s who is on Al_hakh. Fear Allaah(SWT)

  38. muslimah says:

    SUBHANALLAH!!!! as one brother stated his series of Akhira did change my life – my understanding of Islam and why we were created….

    but what really baffles me – is why does one have to be qualified to give a lecture on what the Quruan and Sunnah says??
    As far as I have heard him -Imam awlaki always quotes the ayah and hadees numbers respectively….so why is it so wrong??

    Should we wait for only the qualified to lecture ???
    – we the laymen who are thousands of miles away from any reputed scholar- those of us who have no idea of the arabic language would be totally lost!!!!!!

    should we not have known the terrors of jahannam and the pleasure of jannah -we wouLD never have bothered to change…because up until a few years back we only recited and did not read the quruan….

    it was after inspiring lectures like the hereafter – and also a few lectures from my peers that I sought Almighty Alllah – my life taken a 90 degree turn almost as if I have reverted to Islam….

    Please if there is anythign wrong in a particular lecture let us know but if not – let us the english speaking muslims benefit……..

    .subhanallah what would you say of all the reverts who are going around the world -spending their time and money trying to spread the word….do they all need to be totally qualified??

    And werent we advised by our beloved Prophet to spread teh word even if it was only one ayah///MAY ALLAH SAYE US FROM ARRAGONCE AND GUIDE US ALL TO JENNATHUL FIRSDHOUSE WITHOUT INTERROGATION – AAMEEN

  39. Maliha Bint Tariq says:

    Brother Al-Khallaal,

    I am highly offended by your persecution of Brother Al Awlaki.
    I cannot believe that someone who appears to be so concerned about islamic knowledge and islamic practise, would attempt to defame another muslim in the manner that you have.
    You may feel that you haven’t said anything against him, but your manner is extremely negative, towards brother awlaki, and towards his views.
    You have attempted to discredit him – therefore discrediting any of the information that has been learnt from him.

    I would like to know if you have listened to any of Brother Al Awlaki’s work? Listened to it without bias?
    Brother Al Awlaki asks Allah SWT forgiveness and the audience forgiveness for any short comings, so who are we to judge? He is, after all human, and therefore fallible, and meant to err.

    It appears to me, that your issue with Imam Anwar Al Awlaki is that he appears to be in support of Jihaad.
    If that is the issue, then don’t discredit the brother and his knowledge – just get straight to the point and mention the fact that you believe Jihaad is unnecessary at the moment.

    May you, all of the readers of this comment, and most importantly, Allah SWT forgive me if this comment has in any way offended anyone. That was really not my intention.

  40. abu Muhammad says:

    May Allah support those who are on the right path, and stay clear of Taughoot and teachings of what some of the misguided students of rabia al madkhalee, (who insist on calling rabia unfailable.. may Allah protect us from that) are propagating and the misguidance, and rejecting and reducing jihaad fi sabi illah, to a chapter in a book.

  41. bint fulan says:

    salaf= ahlul sunnah wal jama’ah.
    people just have to seek knowledge. when you need a doctor, do you go to just any doctor, no you go to the most learned doctor. likewise, seek knowledge from those who have studied the deen for many years of their life. the scholars of the past were taught by hundreds of scholars before they were realized as scholars themselves. your teachers and the institutions you have learned from tell a lot about your creed and ideologies.

  42. Bismillah.

    This is an idle conversation. For the good of ourselves and for Allah’s sake, let’s leave any further speculation regarding the legitimacy of the leaders in our communities.

    These lectures by Imam Anwar are REMINDERS and whatever anyone might claim NO ONE can doubt the benefit these reminders have given to Muslims across the world. Whatever is good for the people is lasting. Truly, Allah knows and we do not. If you do not want to listen to the lecture and have someone you trust more, so be it. But do not try to spread anything negative which can affect other’s benefitting from these lectures.

    Let’s check our intentions when posting in future and write about what we’ve learned from the lecture. Please do not reply to this reminder, my intention is not to fuel the flames but to remind us there are better ways to spend our time.

  43. akramoh says:

    Assalamu Alaykum warahmatullah!

    Barakallah fikh wa jazakhallah khayr brother Al-khalal for your posts.

    Indeed I love Imam Anwar Awlaki, have listened to most of his lectures and prayed for him during his undeserved imprisonment, may it raise his daraja with Allah (SWT) inshaallah.

    Love however brothers is not keeping quiet about the faults of our brothers. Follow the example of Musa (AS) when he pulled his brothers beard violently but was ordered to go to firhaun the tyrant, “fa culu cawlan layiaan”. The Prophet (SAW) who loved Usamah bin Zaid (RA)greatly but reprimanded him greatly when he came to intercede for the quraishi woman guilty of stealing and when Usamah killed the man in the battlefield after he testified islam. This is true love.

    The salaf used to love their family members greatly. but we have reports of them warning against taking hadith from some of their own brothers, calling them liars. This is indeed true love.
    If you see a brother making errors, rectify him and save your brother from doom. That is true love.
    Unfortunately, some of you speak with emotion and it would have been better if you kept quiet because walai the questions asked by the brother are valid, true and of immense magnitude of if you but knew.

    Shirk, bi’dah, attachment to the world, blind following, hizbiyyah, ignorance has become so prevalent in the ummah that only a return to the roots can solve it. we need to follow the sunnah of the Prophet(SAW) in Makkah, tasfiyyah and tarbiyyah are the only way. For indeed walai, you may get the khilafah that are you are fighting for, but who would govern it, who would issue sharia rulings who.

    The leader of the Islamic party of algeria came to meet the mujjadid of our era, Shaykh Muhammad Albani (rahimahullah) and he was praising his country. “Ma’shallah Shaykh we have many people supporting us, people want shariah to be established etc. etc. etc. The Shaykh rahimahullah asked one question – “How many of these people know where Allah SWT is”. The leader of the Islamic party was dumbfounded and eventually mentioned that very few. The Shaykh told him that there was no way they could succeed for how can an islamic state be established state if people don’t know tawheed.

    This is the way of the anbiya, the salaf including ibn taymiyyah, Abdulwahab and of-course Shaykh Albani (rahimahullah) – all 3 revivers of their centuries insha’allah. We therefore need tasfiyyah and tarbiyyah first, like the Prophet (SAW) in Makkah, then an Islamic state like the Prophet is Madinah – i.e. after tawheed becomes entrenched into the hearts of people.

    Yemen, where Imam Awlaki has idol worshippers, grave worshippers, saint worshippers, deviant sufees and many other shirk and bid’ah. This is a great issue that should be dealt with insh’allah also.

    Please brothers and Sisters, hold back your tongues and your comments and listen to brother Al-Khalal for indeed he is correct and whoever of you disagrees with him has no basis.

    “Wa ana hadha siratil mustaqimaa fatabihu walatatabihu subul fatafaraka bikum han sabili”.

  44. akramoh says:

    afwan minkum- Meant where Imam Anwar al-awlaki comes from has shirk and bidah. Please don’t misunderstand me, but even the Ulamaa make errors and some serious ones too.

    Anwar al-awlaki has definetly erred in manhaj due to his asribtion to known khawarij, qutubees, and those of the ikhwanul muflisoon. indeed, he ought to be advised first, then warned against later. None of us is free from mistakes – May Allah (SWT) rectify our affairs.

    Brother Al-Khalal, i would love to have correspondence with you insha’allah and any of the brothers willing to seek knowledge. My mail is [edited out]. please contact me.

    barakallahu fikhum.

  45. muslim soldier says:

    all i want to ask alkhallal is his email message because i want to find more info on this please alkhallal tell us why (imam if i should call him that now) anwar is truelly a person we should listen to where is he getting his know ledge from

  46. hey says:

    who are you to judge IMAM ANWAR AWLALIKI tell me this alkhallal have u listen to any of his lectures and i want a yes or no answer and tell me then how he says wrong because in my eyes anyone who says the truth can stand up and speak i say the dont need anything to prove to me that they can speak i want u alkhallal to go and listen to his speech and point to me the places were he has said or narrated something wrong and if you cant find anything then you have no right to say something bad
    may allah guide us all and guide us to the right path

  47. akramoh says:

    inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioun!

    Please brother’s stop being emotional. Walai, the brother is justified fully to critique Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki.

    Critique him too and refute him, without making vague statements. Indeed, bro. Anwar Al-Awlaki has benefited us english speaking people with his lectures. But who is free from mistakes? we are the children of Adam and all of us err.

    And Walai brother Anwar has erred in Manhaj. Some of you don’t even know what this is and yet you are lambasting the brother Al-Khallah. This is not proper, rather you are benefitting him with your hasanat.

    If you wish to make any benefit in refuting him.

    Refute him in his points who are the sheikhs, Imam Al Awlaki attaches himself to? Why does he praise a known khawarij? Why does he differ with the Kibaar on Suicide bombing? Why does he praise syed qutb? Why does he belittle Shaykh Albani’s Tasfiyyah and Tarbiyyah?

    Then you can answer/refute him and say he attaches himself to shaykh fulan ibn fulan who is known for piety, his sincerity, his love for knowledge. The said person is not a khawarij but one whose names is besmirched by so and so. He loves syed qutb for his ikhlas and love for the deen. But doesn’t agree with him on wahdaat al-wujood, his belittlement of Uthman (RA), his takfeer of the leaders etc. This is how to refute.

    Please brothers indeed the Path of Allah is straight so follow it and don’t follow the subul fatafaraqu han sabili (they shall separate you from the path)

    Cool down brothers. Say something beneficial or keep quiet as advised by Allah (SWT).

  48. d. says:

    I agree.

  49. bint fulan says:

    go to salafitalk.com they will have info. on many speakers, whom they refute and why. wa Allahu a3lem, may Allah give us wisdom to distinguish the haqq from the batil. ameen, thumma ameen

  50. Deviated tube says:

    Akhi bint fulan.. can u please give me the link where they refute lotsa speakers. I found Yasir Qadhi and Bilal Philibs

  51. UmmUthmaan says:

    Salaams

    Mashallah a brilliant lecture, for those who called themselves ‘salafis’ and criticise Imaam Anwar pl wake up and smell the coffee because i haven’t heard their sheikhs criticising the oppressors like bush. Instead they have their red carpets out for them like the Russian Prime Minister.

    May Allah protect br Imaam Anwar Ameen

  52. Ibn Muhammad says:

    Assalamu Alaykum!

    Umm Uthmaan please make specific statements rather than general statements on the Sheikhs who follow this noble way of the salaf.

    Please don’t be so overzealous in your love for awlaki that you disparage other muslims and leave the Haqq. This is not justified, for indeed you have wronged the warithul anbiya, the inheritors of the Prophet.

    If the dialogue above became to much for you, then keep quiet or say something of benefit.

  53. Hannah says:

    Asalamualaykum! =)
    subhanAllah. If you accuse Awlaki of making mistakes in his speech why don’t you correct them on this forum and educate us Al-Khalla? Islam and muslims teach never to ACCUSE without witness. Give us your evidence and spread haqq that way subhanAllah and we will believe you and you will be rewarded.

    Stop causing fitnah and I love ALL of you for the sake of Allah. We will be each others intercessors in the akhira. Give peace and accept peace.

  54. Deviated tube says:

    Oh hanna dude.. The reasons for not accepting is already given.. read twice b4 answering

  55. imanmalak says:

    First of all deviated, Hannah greeted you with Salams, you replied with ‘Oh dude’. If this is deviatedtube.com then why are you here? Please, right or wrong respond by critiquing this lecture which I do believe you have yet to listen to.

  56. Ibn Muhammad says:

    Assalamu Alaykum warahmatullah!

    Ikhwatul iman wa akhwat!

    Indeed know that eloquence is not the measure of one’s knowledge. For indeed some of the least eloquent – Musa AS were more knowledgeable than Musa Samiriu.

    Indeed as the Prophet (SAW) said “al-mumin miratul mumin”. That the believer is a reflection of another. We are here to correct each other. Sometimes as ibn taymiyyah rahimahullah says if you have dirt on one hand you may remove it softly and sometimes indeed you should apply some force.

    I don’t know why the brother who started all this controversy has kept quiet. Probably due to most if not all your inability to refute him effectively and instead resorted to blatantly unjustified attacks.

    Awlaki brothers and sisters is not the first to make mistakes. Please don’t be blind followers and be like the mushrikeen who used to worship al-lat, uzza, manat, hubal, wuddan, suwwan, yagutha yauka nasra etc. or the people who blindly follow the madhabs and reject haqq or those who follow bid’ah and say like the mushrikeen that we found so and so doing this, our forefathers etc. Who are you to tell us? Where? How? What? blah blah blah.

    THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. IMAM AWLAKI HAS ERRED IN MANHAJ AND SPEAKING – “wa yaqullu halallahi malatahlamun” on some issues that he is not very knowledgeable about. E.g. ridiculling Tasfiyyah and tarbiyyah as brother Khallal mentioned.

    Please read the following article and know that as Imam darul hijrah, Imam Malik says, all speech is accepted and rejected except that of the occupier of this grave ie.e the prophets grave.

    Please read the below article by Shaykh Ul Islam, reflect, benefit and then speak a goodly word and don’t concern yourself if you have no knowledge in the affair.

    AND PLEASE STOP WITH THE EMOTIONS. BE CALM AND ASK FOR ELABORATION, CLARIFICATION OR REFUTE. That is more healthier.

  57. Ibn Muhammad says:

    Why Did the Imams Differ
    Ibn Taymiyyah (Sheikh al-Islam)
    Article ID: 633 | 2506 Reads

    Raf’-ul-Malaam ‘an-il-A’immat-il-A’laam
    (Removing the Harms from the Noble Imaams)

    This article is taken from the beginning of Shaikh ul-Islam’s (r) treatise “Raf’-ul-Malaam ‘an-il-A’immat-il-A’laam” (Removing the Harms from the Noble Imaams). In this treatise, the Shaikh (ra) discusses the reasons why the famous and righteous Imaams, that are followed by the masses of Muslims, differed in some issues and contradicted the established ahaadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (s) in some cases. He lists over ten reasons in the introduction of this treatise. However this article only contains the first one. However, it is the most important one, as stated by Ibn Taimiyyah (ra). And it is for this reason, as the Shaikh says, that many of the Imaam’s opinions, that contradict the Sunnah, can be explained and acknowledged. Thus, there is no deficiency on the part of our scholars. Rather, they were rewarded in their correctness as well as in their errors. May Allaah have mercy on them. The notes were taken from Zuhair Ash-Shaaweesh’s comments and footnotes to this treatise, unless otherwise specified.

    All praise is due to Allaah for His countless blessings. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, He stands alone and with no partners, whether on His earth or in His heavens. And I bear witness that Muhammad (s) is His slave, Messenger and the last of His prophets. May Allaah send His eternal peace and continuous blessings upon him, his family and his companions until the Day when we shall all meet Him.

    To proceed:

    It is binding upon the Muslims, after declaring loyalty to Allaah and his Messenger (s), to declare loyalty to the believers as is stated by the Qur’aan. This especially includes the scholars, for they are the inheritors of the prophets. And they are the ones whom Allaah has given the status of bearing the similitude of stars, throughwhich guidance is achieved in times of darkness, on land and on sea. The Muslims of this nation have agreed upon their guidance and their knowledge.

    Before the advent of our Prophet (s), the scholars of every nation were the worst of its people. But this is not the case with the Muslims, for indeed their scholars are the best from among them. They are the delegated
    successors of the Messenger r in regards to his nation and they are the ones who revive what has been caused to die from his (s) Sunnah. It is through them that the Qur’aan is established and through it, they are established. Through them the Qur’aan is articulated and through it, they are articulated.

    It must be known that there is not one scholar, who is accepted widely and willfully by the ummah, that purposely intends to oppose the Messenger of Allaah (s) in any aspect of his r Sunnah, whether small or large. For indeed, they all agree on the obligation of following the Messenger r upon a firm and certain understanding. They also agree that one can accept or reject the statement of any individual from mankind, except that of the Messenger of Allaah (s). (1)

    Therefore when it is found that an opinion, held by one of them, contradicts an authentic hadeeth, there is no doubt that excuses must be made for him, in explanation to his abandoning of it. These excuses can be divided into three
    categories:

    1. The lack of his believing that the Prophet (s) said it
    2. The lack of his believing that particular issue was affected by that statement
    3. His belief that that ruling was abrogated

    These three categories can be subdivided into numerous reasons:

    THE FIRST REASON: THE HADITH DID NOT REACH HIM

    Anyone that does not have a hadeeth reach him is not responsible for being knowledgeable about its obligation. Thus, if a hadeeth was not conveyed to him, and he formulated an opinion for that issue based on either the apparentness of an obligating ayah, another hadeeth, the necessity of Qiyaas or the need for Istishaab (2), then sometimes he may be in agreement with that hadeeth and at other times he may contradict it.

    For the most part, it is due to this reason that many of the statements of the Salaf have gone in contradiction to the reports mentioned in some ahaadeeth. For certainly, it is not possible for anyone in this ummah to completely grasp (all) of the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (s).

    The Prophet (s) would narrate hadeeth, issue religious verdicts, pass judgements or conduct other matters, and whosoever was present there would hear him or see him. These people would then convey that (information) to other groups or to just some individuals whom they would reach. So knowledge of that affair would end up with whomsoever Allaah willed, from the scholars among the Sahaabah, the Taabi’een and those who came after them.

    Then in another gathering, he s would again narrate hadeeth, issue religious verdicts, pass judgements or conduct other matters. And some of the people that were absent from the first gathering would witness it. They would then convey it to whomsoever they were able to convey it to. So these individuals would possess some knowledge that those people did not and those people would possess some knowledge that these individuals did not. And verily, the scholars among the Sahaabah and those after them were only distinguished from one another due to who possessed more knowledge or who bore its excellence. As for whether one single person can encompass all of the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (s), then this claim is impossible.

    An example of this is seen in the rightly guided khaleefahs, who were the most knowledgeable of the ummah concerning the affairs of the Messenger of Allaah (s), his Sunnah and his states of being. This is especially so with Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq (r) who never separated from the Prophet s, whether he s was present or on a journey. Rather, he was with him the majority of the time, even to the point that he used to spend nights talking to him about the affairs of the Muslims. This goes the same for ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab (r), for the Prophet (s) would say many times: “Abu Bakr, ‘Umar and I entered” and “Abu Bakr, ‘Umar and I left”

    In spite of this, when Abu Bakr (r) was asked on the inheritance of the grandmother, he (r) said: “There is nothing for you in the Book of Allaah nor have I learned of anything from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (s) that is for you. However, I will ask the people.” So he asked them and Al Mugheerah Ibn Shu’bah (r) andMuhammad Ibn Maslamah (r) stood up and testified “that the Prophet has given her a sixth (of the inheritance).” (3) This aspect of the Sunnah was conveyed to ‘Imraan Ibn Husain (r), also.

    These three individuals were not equal to Abu Bakr nor to any of the other (four rightly guided) khaleefahs in terms of knowledge. However, they were specifically characterized with knowledge of this Sunnah of which its acting upon has been agreed on by the ummah.

    Likewise, ‘Umar (r) did not know the Sunnah for asking permission to enter a household, until he was informed of it by Abu Moosaa Al-Asha’aree (r), who called on the Ansaar as witnesses. (5) This was even though ‘Umar (r) possessed more knowledge than the one who told him of this aspect of the Sunnah.

    Also, ‘Umar (r) did not know that a woman was supposed to inherit from her (deceased) husband’s blood money, but instead he held the opinion that the blood money belonged to the ‘Aaqilah (6). This was until Ad-Dahhaak Ibn Sufyaan Al-Kulaabee, who was a leader of some Bedouin Arabs (Al-Bawaadee) for the Messenger of Allaah (s), wrote to him and informed him that: “The Messenger of Allaah (s) gave the wife of Ashyam Ad-Dabaabee, inheritance from the blood money of her (deceased) husband.” (7) So he abandoned his opinion in favor of that (hadeeth) and said: “Had we not heard of this, we would have ruled in opposition to it.”

    Also, he t did not know the regulations of the Majoos in regards to their payment of the jizyah (money tribute). This was until ‘Abd-ur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf t informed him that the Messenger of Allaah r said: “Treat them like the people of the House (Ka’bah).” (8)

    And when ‘Umar arrived at Sargh (9) and news reached him that there was a plague in Shaam, he first sought counsel from the Muhaajireen that were with him, then from the Ansaar, then from the Muslims that were present at the Conquest (of Makkah). Everyone of them advised him (r) according to his own personal opinion and not one of them informed him of the Sunnah (in regards to this situation). This was until ‘Abd-ur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf (r) arrived and informed him of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (s) concerning plagues and that he (s) said: “If it breaks out in a land while you are in it, then do not leave from it by fleeing. And if you hear news that it has broken out in a land, then do not go near it.” (10)

    And he (r) and Ibn ‘Abbaas were reminded of what should be done when one has doubt in his prayer as to whether or not he has broken his ablution. And the Sunnah for that affair was not conveyed to him (r), until ‘Abd-ur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf (r) informed him that the Prophet (s) would “Cast away all doubts and work upon that which he was certain of.” (11)

    And one time ‘Umar (r) was on a journey when a wind began to blow violently, so he began to say: “Who will narrate to us a hadeeth concerning the wind?” Abu Hurairah (r) said: “News of this reached me while I was in the last rows of people (on the journey), so I hurried my riding animal until I reached him. Then I narrated to him, what the Prophet (s) commanded should be done at the time when the wind is blowing.” (12)

    In these instances, ‘Umar did not have knowledge of these matters, until those who were not equal to him in terms of knowledge, conveyed it to him. In other instances, the aspect of the Sunnah (which he did not know of) was not conveyed to him and so he ruled or gave a verdict in opposition to it. This is such as when he gave a ruling concerning the blood tribute to be paid for the (loss of one’s) fingers; that they vary according to their uses. In spite of this, Abu Moosaa and Ibn ‘Abbaas (r) , who were much lower than him in knowledge, knew that the Prophet (s) said: “This and this are equal” meaning the thumb and the little finger. (13) This aspect of the Sunnah was also conveyed to Mu’awiyah (r) during his leadership and so he judged according to it, and the Muslims found no other alternative but to follow that. So this hadeeth was not a sign of deficiency in ‘Umar (r) , for the hadeeth did not reach him.

    Also, he (r) as well as his son ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Umar and other righteous people used to forbid the muhrim (one in state of Ihraam) from putting on perfume, before going into the state of Ihraam and before the Ifaadah to Makkah, after the casting of the pebbles at ‘Aqabah. And the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah did not reach them in which she said: “I perfumed the Messenger of Allaah (s) for the occasion of his Ihraam before he performed it and for his hill (disembarking from the state of Ihraam), before he did tawaaf (circumambulating).” (14)

    Likewise, he used to command the one who was wearing khuffs to wipe over them (during ablution), even if he had sandals on, without restricting a fixed period of time for doing it. Many of the Salaf followed him in that matter and they were not conveyed the ahaadeeth in which the time period (for its validity) is mentioned. And these ahaadeeth are authentically transmitted by some of the companions who were not of equivalent status to him in knowledge. Furthermore, information on this matter has been reported on the Messenger of Allaah (s) through numerous authentic narrations. (15)

    The same goes for ‘Uthmaan (r) for he did not possess knowledge that the woman whose husband passed away was to complete her ‘iddah (waiting period) in her (deceased) husband’s home. This was until he heard the hadeeth of Furai’ah Bint Maalik, the sister of Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudree, in regards to her situation when her husband died. And it was that the Prophet (s) told her: “Remain in your (husband’s) home until the fixed period of time has been completed.” So ‘Uthmaan (r) based his opinion on this (hadeeth). (16)

    And one time he was given some hunting game, which was caught just for his purpose, as a gift. So he was about to eat it, when ‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib (r) informed him that: “The Prophet (s) returned some meat that was presented to him as a gift.” (17)

    Similarly, ‘Alee (r) said: “Whenever I heard a statement (hadeeth) come from Allaah’s Messenger (s), Allaah benefited me with what He willed for me to benefit from it. However, when I heard a statement come from anyone else, Iwould make him take an oath on it, so if he would swear on it to me, I would then believe him. And once Abu Bakr related a hadeeth to me, and he spoke truthfully” Then he (r) mentioned the famous hadeeth of the prayer of repentance. (18)

    Also he, ‘Ibn ‘Abbaas and others declared the ruling that the woman whose husband dies while she was pregnant, had to complete the longer of the two waiting periods. And the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (s) concerning this matter in the case of Subai’ah Al-Aslamiyyah did not reach them. For when her husband, Sa’ad Ibn Khaulah (r), died, the Prophet (s) ruled that “her waiting period is to endure until she gives birth.” (19)

    Also, he (r) along with Zaid, Ibn ‘Umar and others ruled that a women that is married to a man while being in another land, if her husband dies, that she receives no dowry. In this example, the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (s)concerning the case of Barwa’ Bint Waashiq did not reach them. (20)

    Discussion on this topic is extremely vast, such that the reports on the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (s) concerning it are numerous and many. As for the reports concerning its occurrence with other than them, from those who came after them, then taking account of all of them is impossible, for verily they reach the level of thousands. And it must be kept in mind that these four companions were the most knowledgeable, the most understanding, the most submissive and fearing, as well as the most virtuous from the entire ummah. And those who came after them are much lower than them in this regard, thus, it is more likely that some aspects of the Sunnah would be unknown to them. And this needs no explanation.

    So whoever believes that every hadeeth that was conveyed to one of the Imaams or to one specific Imaam, is authentic, then he is mistaken. And that is a vile and detestable mistake.

    And no one should say: “Indeed (all) the hadeeth were transcribed in books and collected, so how could it be hidden from anyone?” This statement is far from correct for indeed these transcription of ahaadeeth, which are well-known in the books of Sunnah, were only collected after the death and disappearance of these Imaams whom are followed by the people, may Allaah have mercy on them. In spite of this, it is not permissible for it to be claimed that all of the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (s) are limited to certain specified books. And even if one were to limit all of the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (s) to such, then still, everything that was in these books was not known to a scholar, nor can this be attained by anyone. Rather there would be with one man, many records of transcribed ahaadeeth and he would not be able to grasp all that was in them. Rather, the ones who existed before these books of transcribed ahaadeeth were collected, were much more knowledgeable of the Sunnah than those who came after them. This is because a lot of what was conveyed to them and considered authentic in their opinion, did not reach us except with a narrator that was unknown or with a cut chain of narration or it was not conveyed to us in its complete form. Thus the place where they would transcribe the ahaadeeth was in their hearts and there would be vast amounts of these recorded transcriptions held within them. This is one matter from the knowledge of legal rulings, of which there is no doubt.

    And no one should say: “Anyone that doesn’t know all of the ahaadeeth cannot be a mujtahid.” This is because if it were a condition for a mujtahid to have knowledge of everything that the Prophet (s) said and did concerning matters related to rulings, then this ummah would never see this type of mujtahid. Indeed, the extent of a scholar is only: that he knows a majority or a great part of the ahaadeeth, such that there does not remain anything unknown to him except for a few cases from the general whole. It is only then that these few cases from the general whole (that are unknown to him), can oppose what has reached and been conveyed to him from knowledge.

    FOOTNOTES

    1.This is a saying that can be attributed to the Salaf, among them Imaam Maalik (ra).

    2. Translators note: This term refers to the deducing of a verdict based on the lack of there being any evidence to forbid it. This applies to only matters outside the field of belief and worship, such as business, family and social affairs. And Allaah knows best.

    3. Al-Albaanee said in Irwaa-ul-Ghaleel (no. 1680): “It is reported by Abu Dawood and At-Tirmidhee from the hadeeth of Qabeesah Ibn Dhu’aib in mursal form. It has different paths of narration that are all mursal, including the hadeeth of ‘Imraan Ibn Husain.”

    5. Reported by Al-Bukhaaree in his Saheeh from Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudree (r). See Fath-ul-Baaree (11/43).

    6. Translators Note: A group of people that saw to it that the blood money was properly dispersed and Allaah knows best.

    7. Reported by Ahmad, Abu Dawood and At-Tirmidhee, who said it was a hasan saheeh hadeeth. See Irwaa-ul-Ghaleel (no. 2649)

    8. Ash-Shaafi’ee reported it in his Musnad in mursal form and it has other paths of narration in mursal form with this same wording. Ahmad, Al-Bukhaaree, Abu Dawood and At-Tirmidhee reported from ‘Umar (r) that: “He would not collect the jizyah (money tribute) from the Majoos until ‘Abd-ur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf (r) bore witness that the Messenger of Allaah (s) took it from the Majoos of Hajr.”

    9. This is an area of land located in the last parts of Shaam and the first parts of Hijaaz, between Al-Mugheetha and Tabook.

    10. Reported by Ahmad, Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim from ‘Abd-ur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf (r)

    11. Al-Albaanee said: “Ahmad, Muslim, Abu Dawood and At-Tirmidhee reported it, however it is from Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudree (r). As for the report of ‘Abd-ur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf (r), then Ahmad, At-Tirmidhee and Ibn Maajah reported it with the wording: “If one of you should get doubt in his prayer, such that he does not know if he has prayed one or two (raka’ahs), then he should make it one…” And there is no mention of “casting away the doubts” and “building upon what one is certain of” as has been stated by the author, may Allaah have mercy on him.

    12. Al-Albaanee said: “It is that which Muslim has reported in his Saheeh from ‘Aa’ishah t that she said: “When the wind would blow violently, the Prophet (s) would say: “O Allaah, I ask You for the good of it, the good of what is found in it and the good of what You send with it. And I seek refuge in You from the evil of it, the evil of what is found in it and the evil of what You send with it.” And it is what Abu Dawood and Ibn Maajah have reported on Abu Hurairah (r) that he heard the Messenger of Allaah (s) say:”The wind is form the spirit (rooh) of Allaah. It comes with mercy and it comes with punishment. So if you see it, then do not revile it. But (instead) ask Allaah for the good of it and seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of it.” And it is a hasan saheeh hadeeth as has been stated by Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr (ra).â”

    13. Reported by Al-Bukhari, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and An-Nasaa’ee from Ibn ‘Abbaas (r)

    14. An agreed upon hadeeth (i.e. reported by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim).

    15. Al-Albaanee said: “Ahmad and Muslim reported it from the hadeeth of ‘Alee (r). And Ahmad, Abu Dawood and At-Tirmidhee reported it form the hadeeth of Khuzaimah Ibn Thaabit (r). And it has been reported from the hadeeth of Safwaan Ibn ‘Assaal t by An-Nasaa’ee, At-Tirmidhee and Ibn Khuzaimah, and the last two authenticated it. Ad-Daaraqutnee reported it and authenticated it, as did Ibn Khuzaimah from the hadeeth of Abu Bakrah (r). These ahaadeeth provide evidence for the time period of wiping over the footwear, which is one day and one night for the resident and three days and three nights for the traveler. At-Tirmidhee said: “This is the opinion of the scholars from the Companions of the Prophet r as well as those that came after them from the Fuqahaa. ”

    16. The compilers of the Sunans reported this and At-Tirmidhee, Ibn Hibbaan, Al-Haakim and others authenticated it. It is from the hadeeth of Furai’ah Bint Maalik (r). See Al-Musnad (6/370).

    17. Reported by Ahmad in Al-Musnad (1/100 & 104)

    18. Al-Albaanee said:”Ahmad, Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhee and Ibn Maajah reported that Abu Bakr (r) heard the Messenger of Allaah (s) say: “There is no person that commits a sin, then performs ablution and perfects his ablution. Then he prays two raka’ahs and thereafter asks Allaah for forgiveness, except that Allaah will forgive him.” Then he (s) recited this ayah: ‘And those who when they commit evil acts or they wrong themselves, remember Allaah and askforgiveness for their sins. And who forgives sins, except Allaah. And they do not persist on what they do, while knowingly. These are the ones whose reward will be forgiveness from their Lord and gardens under which rivers flow, to abide therein forever. And how great is the reward of those who do (good) deeds.'”[Surah Aali ‘Imraan 135-136] Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr said that this hadeeth has a good chain of narration.”

    19. Reported by Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Abu Dawood and Ibn Maajah with close and similar wordings.

    20. Reported by Imaam Ahmad and the compilers of the Sunans. At-Tirmidhee authenticated it. And her husband was Hilaal Ibn Murrah Al-Ashja’ee

  58. Ibn Muhammad says:

    Assalamu Alaykum!

    i hope the above suffices for you brothers.

    I apologise if i passed out as abrasive or rude but no my intentions are sincere and it is only to guide.

    Please know that on the day of judgement we shall see wonders that we never expected. We will see some we thought were shuhadaa or ulamaa or generous etc. being thrown in the fire. So all actions and deeds of a person as the “worshipper of the haramain”, fudayl al-iyad, says “it must be with Ikhlas and correct (mutabaa).

    Afwan minkum, Wa jazakhallah khayran

    Assalanu Alaykum Warahmatullah

  59. Hannah says:

    deviated tube

    I was refering to Al-Khalls’s INITIAL RESPONSE. His INITIAL RESPONSE should have been of evidence NOT accusation. Please do not be satisfied with your behavior in responding.

  60. Hannah says:

    The previous response about is for _____DEVIATE TUBE _____only. JazakAllahu Khairun.

  61. Salam,

    Imaam Anwar al-‘Awlaki is on the Haqq inshaa’Allaah. We ask Allah to preserve him and protect him from the Kuffaar, Murtadeen and Munaafiq Salafiyyoon.

    These Madkhali Salafiyyah Jadeedah’s have been refuted many times long ago by the Taalibul ‘Ilm from At-Tibyan Publications and even the various Shuyookh.

    These so-called “Salafi’s” are the real Khawaarij of this era. They leave alone the Mushrikeen and fight the Muslimeen; just look at their Ulul Amr, Saudi Arabia. Do they not permit America to launch her attacks from Saudi Arabia against ‘Iraaq, Afghanistan and Somalia? When was the last time you heard of a so-called “Salafi” outraged when America invaded Somalia against the UIC (Union of Islaamic Courts)? Is it because they have an ‘Ahd with America… an ‘Ahd which allows America to betray the Islaamic Nation for as long as she wants?

    “Saudi” Arabia and the so-called “Salafi’s” have betrayed the world of Islaam.

    And it was Ibn Saud – the father of modern-day Saudi Arabia – who rebelled against the Ottoman Khilaafah for 5,000 British Sterling pounds per month; yet when any Mujaahideen rebel against the illegitimate Saudi Rule – which is not even a Caliphate – they are viciously called Khawaarij.

    When the Khilaafah fell in 1924, Ibn Saud didn’t do a thing to restore it since he wanted to maintain his authority and be recognized as the “official ambassador of Islaam.” The syllabus and reported minutes of the Makkah Conference held in 1926 is testimony to this fact. His control of the Hajj, victory in the Madinah war of January 1919 and alliance with the British and the Americans is what “legitimized” his rule to the Muslim world and made him “unquestionable” and “untouchable”.

    Don’t forget the fact that the princes of Saudi Arabia are extremely corrupt. They go to Europe every year, join the night clubs, drink alcohol and get drunk, and bring to their yachts many strippers; ABC News was just one of those who reported this. In Saudi, such people would be punished severely. For the average laymen, they would be punished undoubtedly; but for the Saudi princes, they are not punished because they are the rich and famous who belong to the “Royal Family.”

    This is exactly the behavior of the Yahood. They punish the weak and preserve the wicked amongst the rich and famous even though the rich wicked ones have done worse than the weak.

    May Allah hasten the destruction of “Saudi” Arabia and their so-called “Salafi’s.” Ameen.

    http://salafiyyah-jadeedah.tripod.com/

  62. akramoh says:

    Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah!

    Indeed, by whose hand our soul is, as-salafiyya is barri (innocent) of your accusations the same way the wolf in the Kisa of Nabi Yusuf (AS) was innocent.

    Walai, the signs of the khawarij and those infected by the takferee manhaj is that the muslims are not safe from their mouths and their hands.

    They have tried to look like sheeps meek and humble by claiming to be salafiyyah and attaching themselves to some of our ulamaa. Walai, they are wolves and should be fought against.

    Indeed brother, who are the shuyukh or talibul ilm of tibyan publications other than known takferees. People who live in the western countries and consider them kuffar and thus don’t work. But when it comes to social benefits they are the first in line.

    Walai, “la tazallu taifatun min ummati hala haqi dhahirin”. They shall not cease be a nation in this ummah upon the clear haqq. Walai, small as our number, us salafee jadeedah or madhkalees or talafees will never be harmed by your likes.

    I am not from saudi and have never been there. However, your accusations on the imam of jarh wa tadeel as Shaykh Albani rahimahullah called him, Shaykh Rabee al-madhkalee, is a plus for us and minus for you.

    May Allah SWT grant us your hasanat the same way he grants Shaykh Al-Madhkalee for your Slander.

    May Allah SWT guide you or break your back.

  63. Deviated tube says:

    AssalamuAlaikum…oh Hanna dude.. U COULD have said so clearly that u were asking about the accusations made in the beginning and u were not ready to see the subsequent proof put forward by Bro Khallal and Casperohm . Just like the cow worshippers of the followers of Musa(A.S), some people hearts been obsessed with their shuyukh that when Haqq is evident, they ignore it. Its not for us to comment about the rulers, not to tell about their mistakes publicly as obedience to them is deen and the salaf had great regards for the rulers. Allah punishes us by tyrants because of our own mistakes ans so its a punishment from Allah which can be only escaped by obediance to him.

  64. abdul says:

    may Allah break the back of the madkhalee so call fake salafiyah. i went to when of their masjid a year ago not knowning them. there whole gossip sounds like you’re watching fox news or cnn, blaming muslims with backbones and balls who dare to defend themselves. they befriend the tyrents and so call schollars picked and put on tv by the tyrents.
    prophet do something(action) if you see evil, if not speak against it or at least hate it from the heart, these people love tyrants from the heart. and also the one who speaks againt a tyrent is the of the best. ibn katheer call the tarters(mangols) kufars because they where muslims but not ruling by the shariah and said fighting against them is waajib.
    they hide behind sunnah that they don’t follow.
    this is definatly CIa and saudi desgin version of islam.
    they say things like we need to get back to the our deen in order to lift the ummah from this position, but chihad is part of the deen they want to back to, as if it’s not part of the religion. they put so many fake condistions just so they can put under the table and hide from the muslims.
    i personaly think this is the biggest fitnah for the ummah at the present time. and daees and ulam need to address this issue.

  65. Hannah says:

    deviated tube…okkkk?

  66. Brother says:

    inshaAllahshaheed. dude you needa sue your last employer. thats not right for them to do that, violation of your rights.

  67. akramoh says:

    Assalamu Alaykum warahmatullah!

    Indeed this ummah was destined to split into 73 sects, all in the hellfire except one – the jamaah. The saved sect are the ones who are upon what the companions of the Prophet (SAW) were and the tabieen and the atba-tabieen. “Khayru kuruni karni thuma ladhina yalunahum thuma ladhina yalunahum”. The Prophet (SAW) said that the best generation is my generation and that which follows and that which follows.

    Indeed this affair of manhaj is clear like the day is and only the insolent hard headed ones fail to see.

    Abdul/Inshaallah shaheed.

    Do you consider the following to be scholars. Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Albani, Shaykh Uthaymeen,Shaykh Muqbil? Indeed your likes have been destroyed by ahl ul sunnah until you have resorted to be like the rawafiid by being deceitful. STOP FOOLING PEOPLE, YOU ARE THE LAST TO ASCRIBE TO SHAYKH UL ISLAM IBN TAYMIYYAH OR IBN BAZ OR ALBANI or other than them from the aima of Ahlu Sunnah wal jamaah.

    Don’t think that you can claim to be salafiyyah in the dhahir and deceive us.

    As ibn Abass (radiallahu anhuma) and he is tarjuman al-quran said that ruling than other than what was revealed by Allah SWT minor kufr. What say you about this?

    Traffic laws are not laws of God but laws of man. Is following them kufr?

    Style up my friend and study the deen. For indeed as ibn Mubaraak says the first level of seeking knowledge is shutting up and listening, then understanding, then memorising and then you can teach.

    Alhamdullilah the muslims are learning about your fitnah day by day. You can’t deceive the people forever.

  68. akramoh says:

    Debate with a Jihadi
    Author: Shaikh al-Albaanee
    http://salafipublications.com/sps/

    The discussion starts with al-Jihaad supporter :-

    Al-jihad supporter : We have no doubt that you are one of the first of the scholars in the century to call for the return to the understanding of the Salaf. There is no doubt that the issue of jihad is an issue of disagreement among those who follow manhaj as-Salaf assali7. In the issue of jihad, we call the people to fight jihad under two conditions : The first is that is has to be done in pure intention for the sake of Allah. The second that it has to be under the banner of Islam. However we hear from the devout muslim youth other conditions that they narrate from you which we never heard about in hadith, such conditions are Islamic knowledge (or Education and purification – Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah) and having Khilafa or an Islamic state. These conditions we hear a lot from the brothers who follow manhaj as-Salaf, and I am among those who follow this manhaj insha’ Allah. My Question is : do these conditions have any reference in the Sunnah ? or are they only an ijtihad regarding the current situation and\or conditions? and before that do you really call for these conditions?

    Al-Albani : first of all, we agreed to discuss this issue with you to find out about your da3wa.

    Al-jihad supporter : I told you about it.

    Al-Albani : Then, explain your da3wa. Your questions are premature now, I want to understand what you da3wa is for.

    Al-jihad supporter : my da3wa is clear, to do jihad according to the conditions I mentioned. Intention because the prophet KAW said “whoever fought for the word of Allah to be the higher word is fi sabeel Allah”. Under the banner of Islam because the prophet KAW said “whoever fought for the sake of 3asabiyah supporting one group or fighting another and died, he died the death of jahiliyah.”

    Al-Albani : OK. Do we need an Amir to do jihad ?

    Al-jihad supporter : No.

    Al-Albani : so we do jihad in a big disorganized mess ? (Arabic : Fawda)

    Al-jihad supporter : No … but

    Al-Albani : Also, your first condition which is the pure intention. This condition in every worship so we are done with it. Your second, under the Islamic banner, do you imagen jihad without an Amir? how can we have an Islamic banner without an Amir for that banner ?

    Al-jihad supporter : We can do jihad in this manner like if a muslim goes to a kafir enemy leader, and kills him.

    Al-Albani : But we were talking about the jihad of a group. Jihad under an Islamic banner is it the jihad of one person or the jihad of a group ? Also, a group of Muslims that leave for jihad, do they not need an Amir to lead them ?

    Al-jihad supporter : Yes, yes of course. A group of Muslims who travel or leave for jihad need an Amir. and If a group of Muslims of more than 3 leave for Jihad they need an Amir.

    Al-Albani : Then why did you not mention this as a condition?

    Al-jihad supporter : well, okay, let us make it a third condition.

    Al-Albani : Okay for the Fard 3ayn jihad, do we need a jama3a for it or can it be done as individuals ?

    Al-jihad supporter : Either case.

    Al-Albani : This is not an answer.

    Al-jihad supporter : why is that ?

    Al-Albani : We said that jihad is two kinds : Fard Kifayah, which only a small group of Muslims can do, and if a group do it, the rest of the Muslims are not questioned about it. This kind of jihad individuals can do on their own. Fard 3ayn which ALL the Muslims have to do it in a specific area. To do this kind of jihad, do we not need an Amir to lead the Muslims ?

    Al-jihad supporter : yes we need an Amir for this group if it fights or if it doesn’t fight.

    Al-Albani : Good Good, we return to say Amir to mean a Khalifa of the Muslims.

    Al-jihad supporter : no not a khalifa.

    Al-Albani : Why? is it dangerous to say khalifa?

    Al-jihad supporter : Yes of course, because this means we want to reap the fruit before we plant the trees.

    Al-Albani : This is what I see you doing. You say you want an Amir for the whole group of Muslims to lead jihad and at the same time you don’t want him to be the khalifa! is this what you want ?

    Al-jihad supporter : well, yes.

    Al-Albani : !! Okay then where is this Amir? and who is this Amir? and can we have more than one Amir? We are now on the condition we agreed on before, which is that we need an Amir, and you claim that we need an Amir to lead this group jihad without him being the khalifa. Which do we get first, the Amir or the jihad ? this is like asking do we pray before the athan or after. which comes first ?

    [after a while of arguing around]

    Al-jihad supporter : Okay we do need an Amir for the Fard 3ayn jihad before we start the jihad.

    Al-Albani : Excellent. Then do we call to have an Amir first, or do we call for the jihad first.

    Al-jihad supporter : well, both at the same time.

    Al-Albani : la hawla wa la quwaata illa billah. We just agreed that we need an Amir for Jihad al-3ayn before we start the jihad. The next question is do we call for an Amir First or do we call for the jihad first? This group, all kinds of groups need an Amir. To call for this kind of jihad we do need an Amir first, the Amir will call for the mujahideen and send those here and those there.

    Al-jihad supporter : okay what if a group of Muslims read in the Quran about jihad and want to do jihad, so they gather for jihad and then appoint an Amir on them.

    Al-Albani : Ya akhi what you are describing is a case of jihad Fard al-Kifayah. For Fard Al-Kifayah it is okay for a small group to gather and go do jihad. For Fard al-3ayn we need the whole group of Muslims. How can we have to the whole group of Muslims if we don’t have a unified leadership for this kind for jihad? This kind of Amir, I do not see any of the Mujahideen calling for it. Why do you not call for that Amir?

    Al-jihad supporter : Okay then let us call for this Amir.

    Al-Albani : OK, then what are the characters for this Amir, in your opinion?

    Al-jihad supporter : [some characters ]

    Al-Albani : and do you see an Amir with these qualities ?

    Al-jihad supporter : yes, many.

    Al-Albani : where ?

    Al-jihad supporter : everywhere.

    Al-Albani : We said that we need an Amir for the whole group, ie for all the Muslims. How can we have more than one Amir for all the Muslims ?

    Al-jihad supporter : … [arguing around]

    Al-Albani : do you know what does the hadith of Huthayfah bin yaman (fa in lam yakun lahom jama3a wa la imam) say about this, does it lead to the conclusion that this jihad needs a khalifa, or otherwise ?

    [hadith narrated in bukhari , Kitab al-manaqib, hadith #3338 hadith says When people were asking the prophet about the goodness, i was asking about the evil in fear that it may get to me, so I asked “oh prophet of Allah we were in jahiliyah then Allah brought this goodness, will there be any evil after it?” the prophet said “yes there will”, I said “will there be goodness after it?” he said “yes and it has some impurities” i asked “and what are its impurities?” he SAW said ” people who guide without my guidance, you know of them and deny.” I asked “is there evil after this goodness?” he said “yes, there will be preachers who preach for the doors of hellfire, whoever answers them they throw him into hellfire” so i said “oh prophet of Allah, describe them for us” he SAW said “they are from u and they speak from our language.” so i asked “what should I do if i witness that?” the prophet SAW said “stick with the group of Muslims and their leader” i asked “what if they had no leader?” he said “if they had no leader or imam, then leave all these groups even if you had to bite on a tree until your death.”]

    Al-jihad supporter : what does this hadith have to do with our discussion?

    Al-Albani : did Huthayfah not ask the prophet about what to do when there are callers to the doors of hellfire ? the prophet answered that he must stick to the imam of the jama3a, if there is no imam then let him stay away from every jama3a. Do these conditions apply to today? do we not have people who claim to be Muslims yet they are callers to hellfire? is Khilafa not missing ?

    Al-jihad supporter : I prefer to to discuss other hadiths, like “there is still a portion of my nation fighting for the right, they do not care whoever disagreed with them or let them down.”

    Al-Albani : What does this have to do with our discussion? We are not in disagreement about calling for jihad. We are in agreement that jihad is a an obligation (Fard 3ayn) today, what we disagree on is that do we need a khalifa first or not. What you quoted adds nothing to the argument. We both agree that jihad is a Fard. Do you understand? What we disagree about is the issue of needing a khalifa to start this jihad.

    Al-jihad supporter : OK.

    Al-Albani : notice that the prophet advised Huthayfah to stick with the imam of the Muslims and their main group. You have that all the conditions in that hadith are true today ..

    Al-jihad supporter : true …

    Al-Albani : and the prophet said if the Muslims had no imam or jama3a, to leave all the groups. so what do you do now ?

    Al-jihad supporter : well, we try to look for the group of Muslims and find an imam for it.

    Al-Albani : this is what we call for! jihad is fard, but right now is not the time for it. We need the imam first and that the prophet ordered you to follow and stick with his group.

    Al-jihad supporter : How do we know that we can not do jihad until we get this khalifa that is indeed necessary ?

    Al-Albani : the hadith says if the Muslims had no one leader then leave all the groups. And we already said before that the jihad for fard al-3ayn has to be done the jama3a led by a leader to all the Muslims, an Amir. If the Muslims had no leader they stay away from ALL groups. How can they do group jihad if they should at the same time stay away from all groups??? you are contradicting what you already agreed on. islamically we have only one banner, one group and one leader. We do need this one group to start the fard al-3ayn jihad.

    Al-jihad supporter : …

    Al-Albani : now what I want to do is prove to you that this Amir of the fard 3ayn jihad must be a khalifa, not just an Amir. The dallel is the hadith of Huthayfah again. Sometimes as you know the evidence is clear and sometimes not very, (qat3i al-dilalah, or thahiri al-dilalah). Let us consider an example of a Shaikh advising his student on the guidelines of this hadith. The student asks his Shaikh what to do to to avoid the evil, the Shaikh says stick with the imam of the Muslims. The student answers that the Muslims have no khalifa, so the Shaikh advises him to stay away from all the groups. This student is obedient to his Shaikh and this Shaikh that is following his prophet. what would this student do? he would go ahead living his life in a valley looking after his sheep or whatever, worshiping Allah. Where is jihad? if it was a wajib on this muslim to fight then the Shaikh would tell him to fight, and not to stay away from every group. is there a jihad here? as long as there is no imam then there is no jihad. This evidence is Qat3i al-Dilalah. Jihaad must be in the supervision of an Imam, or khalifa. But let me tell you about some thing that troubles many of the students of knowledge, that there are many groups that fight like the afghan or those in Syria a decade or more ago. Those people, if they want to fight they must be under the leadership of one Amir, that doesn’t mean that Syrians fight in Afghanistan and afghanis in Syria, no. It means that both fighting groups must be under the supervision on one Imam and one khalifa. If there was no one imam and no one jama3a (not in the meaning of two fighting groups, but in the meaning of one group in their unity of leadership, but could be more than one group of fighters each fighting in a part of the Islamic world), both groups would be operating on their own.

    To do this fard 3ayn jihad, the wajib of the Muslims is unity, the unity needs a khalifa. To establish this thing we must start with education and purification (Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah). We can not start with jihad right now.

    You say that there are many groups for jihad, yet all these groups are in disagreement and as Allah said in Quran “wa la tanaza3o fa tafshalu wa thahaba ree7okum”. We are today many like the flowing of the river, what you want to do is give legitimacy to these ghutha’ groups.

    Al-jihad supporter : okay then how does this education and purification (Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah) lead to khilafa?

    Al-Albani : History repeats itself. everybody claims that the prophet is their role model. Our prophet SAW spent the first half of his message in making da3wa, and he started with it not with jihad. The prophet first raised his companions Islamic education like he educated them to say the word of truth and not be afraid of it, he also taught them the Islamic teachings. We know that our Islam today is not like it was when Allah revealed “today I have completed your religion”, many things have indeed been added to Islam, do you not agree?

    Al-jihad supporter : Yes I fully agree. but there are many Quranic proofs that jihad is an important obligation!

    Al-Albani : I do not deny that, but ya akhi the question is “where do we start from?” My da3wa is : to do this jihad we need an Amir, to get this Amir we must work on the Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah. think about this on your own, by considering the hadith of Huthayfah which do we need first jihad or the Amir ?

    Al-jihad supporter : has anyone before called for Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah before jihad ?

    Al-Albani : May Allah be merciful with you. Tell me when did the Muslims not have a unified khalifa?

    Al-jihad supporter : What about the time of Ali and Mu3awiyah?

    Al-Albani : You mean you have a doubt that Ali was right, and that Mu3awiyah was wrong?

    Al-jihad supporter : No … but

    Al-Albani : no “but”s. How many khulafa’ were there?

    [after a while of discussion]

    Al-jihad supporter : OK, OK, one.

    A listener : To be frank my Shaikh, this discussion is going nowhere : if one does not make his intention and mind pure he will never understand.

    Al-Albani : This is indeed a good advice. We live in an age where one of the fatal characters is spread, which is everyone liking his own opinion. Today everybody who reads a bit of Quran or learns a bit of A7kam and Hadeeths, he thinks he is something in 3ilm although he can not read the hadiths without errors, and then he wants to argue everything he sees …

    Al-jihad supporter .. trying to interrupt …

    Al-Albani : the time for discussion is over. I will take the advice of the brother. My advice to the students of knowledge is not proceed to preach to the people something that may lead them to great misguidence (Dalal). He should check with the people of knowledge before he jumps to conclusion. It is one of the disasters of the muslim youth today to quickly adopt opinions without looking into the opinions of the Salaf and khalaf regards these issues. I advise Muslims to research this especially in the issues that concern the group such as jihad. Jihaad is, without doubt the the pride of Islam and of the basis of Islam (arkan) and the verses and hadiths regards this are known to everybody insha’ Allah. But this jihad has its conditions and introductions. From its basic conditions that the group that does it must be in agreement to return to Quran and Sunnah in their rulings (a7kam). This in fact needs a great time of education, purification and of scholars and preachers, like the prophet educated his companions. We notice that Mujahids call for whatever of the Muslims to join in the fight, and when they go to fight they find disagreement among themselves in matters of their faith and the basics of Islam. How do these people get ready to go for Jihad when they are yet to understand what is obligatory on them of Aqeedah ??!! This my brother, leads us to understand that Jihaad is not to be discussed, but we must discuss its introductions. The first introduction is, as we attest before Allah, the khalifa. Because if the amirs exist today and the bond I talked about (common understanding of Islam) does not exist among them then they will turn against one another and fight each other. They must be all for one methodology and one understanding. I therefore advise every muslim to work by the hadeeth of Ibn al-yaman, leave all the groups and stay by yourself. And this is not to mean to live in isolation, no it means not to join one or another group. You can do yourself and all the Muslims good with your knowledge. This is a reminder and the reminder benefits the believers.

  69. ibn Muhammad says:

    Debate with a Jihadi
    Author: Shaikh al-Albaanee
    http://salafipublications.com/sps/

    The discussion starts with al-Jihaad supporter :-

    Al-jihad supporter : We have no doubt that you are one of the first of the scholars in the century to call for the return to the understanding of the Salaf. There is no doubt that the issue of jihad is an issue of disagreement among those who follow manhaj as-Salaf assali7. In the issue of jihad, we call the people to fight jihad under two conditions : The first is that is has to be done in pure intention for the sake of Allah. The second that it has to be under the banner of Islam. However we hear from the devout muslim youth other conditions that they narrate from you which we never heard about in hadith, such conditions are Islamic knowledge (or Education and purification – Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah) and having Khilafa or an Islamic state. These conditions we hear a lot from the brothers who follow manhaj as-Salaf, and I am among those who follow this manhaj insha’ Allah. My Question is : do these conditions have any reference in the Sunnah ? or are they only an ijtihad regarding the current situation and\or conditions? and before that do you really call for these conditions?

    Al-Albani : first of all, we agreed to discuss this issue with you to find out about your da3wa.

    Al-jihad supporter : I told you about it.

    Al-Albani : Then, explain your da3wa. Your questions are premature now, I want to understand what you da3wa is for.

    Al-jihad supporter : my da3wa is clear, to do jihad according to the conditions I mentioned. Intention because the prophet KAW said “whoever fought for the word of Allah to be the higher word is fi sabeel Allah”. Under the banner of Islam because the prophet KAW said “whoever fought for the sake of 3asabiyah supporting one group or fighting another and died, he died the death of jahiliyah.”

    Al-Albani : OK. Do we need an Amir to do jihad ?

    Al-jihad supporter : No.

    Al-Albani : so we do jihad in a big disorganized mess ? (Arabic : Fawda)

    Al-jihad supporter : No … but

    Al-Albani : Also, your first condition which is the pure intention. This condition in every worship so we are done with it. Your second, under the Islamic banner, do you imagen jihad without an Amir? how can we have an Islamic banner without an Amir for that banner ?

    Al-jihad supporter : We can do jihad in this manner like if a muslim goes to a kafir enemy leader, and kills him.

    Al-Albani : But we were talking about the jihad of a group. Jihad under an Islamic banner is it the jihad of one person or the jihad of a group ? Also, a group of Muslims that leave for jihad, do they not need an Amir to lead them ?

    Al-jihad supporter : Yes, yes of course. A group of Muslims who travel or leave for jihad need an Amir. and If a group of Muslims of more than 3 leave for Jihad they need an Amir.

    Al-Albani : Then why did you not mention this as a condition?

    Al-jihad supporter : well, okay, let us make it a third condition.

    Al-Albani : Okay for the Fard 3ayn jihad, do we need a jama3a for it or can it be done as individuals ?

    Al-jihad supporter : Either case.

    Al-Albani : This is not an answer.

    Al-jihad supporter : why is that ?

    Al-Albani : We said that jihad is two kinds : Fard Kifayah, which only a small group of Muslims can do, and if a group do it, the rest of the Muslims are not questioned about it. This kind of jihad individuals can do on their own. Fard 3ayn which ALL the Muslims have to do it in a specific area. To do this kind of jihad, do we not need an Amir to lead the Muslims ?

    Al-jihad supporter : yes we need an Amir for this group if it fights or if it doesn’t fight.

    Al-Albani : Good Good, we return to say Amir to mean a Khalifa of the Muslims.

    Al-jihad supporter : no not a khalifa.

    Al-Albani : Why? is it dangerous to say khalifa?

    Al-jihad supporter : Yes of course, because this means we want to reap the fruit before we plant the trees.

    Al-Albani : This is what I see you doing. You say you want an Amir for the whole group of Muslims to lead jihad and at the same time you don’t want him to be the khalifa! is this what you want ?

    Al-jihad supporter : well, yes.

    Al-Albani : !! Okay then where is this Amir? and who is this Amir? and can we have more than one Amir? We are now on the condition we agreed on before, which is that we need an Amir, and you claim that we need an Amir to lead this group jihad without him being the khalifa. Which do we get first, the Amir or the jihad ? this is like asking do we pray before the athan or after. which comes first ?

    [after a while of arguing around]

    Al-jihad supporter : Okay we do need an Amir for the Fard 3ayn jihad before we start the jihad.

    Al-Albani : Excellent. Then do we call to have an Amir first, or do we call for the jihad first.

    Al-jihad supporter : well, both at the same time.

    Al-Albani : la hawla wa la quwaata illa billah. We just agreed that we need an Amir for Jihad al-3ayn before we start the jihad. The next question is do we call for an Amir First or do we call for the jihad first? This group, all kinds of groups need an Amir. To call for this kind of jihad we do need an Amir first, the Amir will call for the mujahideen and send those here and those there.

    Al-jihad supporter : okay what if a group of Muslims read in the Quran about jihad and want to do jihad, so they gather for jihad and then appoint an Amir on them.

    Al-Albani : Ya akhi what you are describing is a case of jihad Fard al-Kifayah. For Fard Al-Kifayah it is okay for a small group to gather and go do jihad. For Fard al-3ayn we need the whole group of Muslims. How can we have to the whole group of Muslims if we don’t have a unified leadership for this kind for jihad? This kind of Amir, I do not see any of the Mujahideen calling for it. Why do you not call for that Amir?

    Al-jihad supporter : Okay then let us call for this Amir.

    Al-Albani : OK, then what are the characters for this Amir, in your opinion?

    Al-jihad supporter : [some characters ]

    Al-Albani : and do you see an Amir with these qualities ?

    Al-jihad supporter : yes, many.

    Al-Albani : where ?

    Al-jihad supporter : everywhere.

    Al-Albani : We said that we need an Amir for the whole group, ie for all the Muslims. How can we have more than one Amir for all the Muslims ?

    Al-jihad supporter : … [arguing around]

    Al-Albani : do you know what does the hadith of Huthayfah bin yaman (fa in lam yakun lahom jama3a wa la imam) say about this, does it lead to the conclusion that this jihad needs a khalifa, or otherwise ?

    [hadith narrated in bukhari , Kitab al-manaqib, hadith #3338 hadith says When people were asking the prophet about the goodness, i was asking about the evil in fear that it may get to me, so I asked “oh prophet of Allah we were in jahiliyah then Allah brought this goodness, will there be any evil after it?” the prophet said “yes there will”, I said “will there be goodness after it?” he said “yes and it has some impurities” i asked “and what are its impurities?” he SAW said ” people who guide without my guidance, you know of them and deny.” I asked “is there evil after this goodness?” he said “yes, there will be preachers who preach for the doors of hellfire, whoever answers them they throw him into hellfire” so i said “oh prophet of Allah, describe them for us” he SAW said “they are from u and they speak from our language.” so i asked “what should I do if i witness that?” the prophet SAW said “stick with the group of Muslims and their leader” i asked “what if they had no leader?” he said “if they had no leader or imam, then leave all these groups even if you had to bite on a tree until your death.”]

    Al-jihad supporter : what does this hadith have to do with our discussion?

    Al-Albani : did Huthayfah not ask the prophet about what to do when there are callers to the doors of hellfire ? the prophet answered that he must stick to the imam of the jama3a, if there is no imam then let him stay away from every jama3a. Do these conditions apply to today? do we not have people who claim to be Muslims yet they are callers to hellfire? is Khilafa not missing ?

    Al-jihad supporter : I prefer to to discuss other hadiths, like “there is still a portion of my nation fighting for the right, they do not care whoever disagreed with them or let them down.”

    Al-Albani : What does this have to do with our discussion? We are not in disagreement about calling for jihad. We are in agreement that jihad is a an obligation (Fard 3ayn) today, what we disagree on is that do we need a khalifa first or not. What you quoted adds nothing to the argument. We both agree that jihad is a Fard. Do you understand? What we disagree about is the issue of needing a khalifa to start this jihad.

    Al-jihad supporter : OK.

    Al-Albani : notice that the prophet advised Huthayfah to stick with the imam of the Muslims and their main group. You have that all the conditions in that hadith are true today ..

    Al-jihad supporter : true …

    Al-Albani : and the prophet said if the Muslims had no imam or jama3a, to leave all the groups. so what do you do now ?

    Al-jihad supporter : well, we try to look for the group of Muslims and find an imam for it.

    Al-Albani : this is what we call for! jihad is fard, but right now is not the time for it. We need the imam first and that the prophet ordered you to follow and stick with his group.

    Al-jihad supporter : How do we know that we can not do jihad until we get this khalifa that is indeed necessary ?

    Al-Albani : the hadith says if the Muslims had no one leader then leave all the groups. And we already said before that the jihad for fard al-3ayn has to be done the jama3a led by a leader to all the Muslims, an Amir. If the Muslims had no leader they stay away from ALL groups. How can they do group jihad if they should at the same time stay away from all groups??? you are contradicting what you already agreed on. islamically we have only one banner, one group and one leader. We do need this one group to start the fard al-3ayn jihad.

    Al-jihad supporter : …

    Al-Albani : now what I want to do is prove to you that this Amir of the fard 3ayn jihad must be a khalifa, not just an Amir. The dallel is the hadith of Huthayfah again. Sometimes as you know the evidence is clear and sometimes not very, (qat3i al-dilalah, or thahiri al-dilalah). Let us consider an example of a Shaikh advising his student on the guidelines of this hadith. The student asks his Shaikh what to do to to avoid the evil, the Shaikh says stick with the imam of the Muslims. The student answers that the Muslims have no khalifa, so the Shaikh advises him to stay away from all the groups. This student is obedient to his Shaikh and this Shaikh that is following his prophet. what would this student do? he would go ahead living his life in a valley looking after his sheep or whatever, worshiping Allah. Where is jihad? if it was a wajib on this muslim to fight then the Shaikh would tell him to fight, and not to stay away from every group. is there a jihad here? as long as there is no imam then there is no jihad. This evidence is Qat3i al-Dilalah. Jihaad must be in the supervision of an Imam, or khalifa. But let me tell you about some thing that troubles many of the students of knowledge, that there are many groups that fight like the afghan or those in Syria a decade or more ago. Those people, if they want to fight they must be under the leadership of one Amir, that doesn’t mean that Syrians fight in Afghanistan and afghanis in Syria, no. It means that both fighting groups must be under the supervision on one Imam and one khalifa. If there was no one imam and no one jama3a (not in the meaning of two fighting groups, but in the meaning of one group in their unity of leadership, but could be more than one group of fighters each fighting in a part of the Islamic world), both groups would be operating on their own.

    To do this fard 3ayn jihad, the wajib of the Muslims is unity, the unity needs a khalifa. To establish this thing we must start with education and purification (Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah). We can not start with jihad right now.

    You say that there are many groups for jihad, yet all these groups are in disagreement and as Allah said in Quran “wa la tanaza3o fa tafshalu wa thahaba ree7okum”. We are today many like the flowing of the river, what you want to do is give legitimacy to these ghutha’ groups.

    Al-jihad supporter : okay then how does this education and purification (Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah) lead to khilafa?

    Al-Albani : History repeats itself. everybody claims that the prophet is their role model. Our prophet SAW spent the first half of his message in making da3wa, and he started with it not with jihad. The prophet first raised his companions Islamic education like he educated them to say the word of truth and not be afraid of it, he also taught them the Islamic teachings. We know that our Islam today is not like it was when Allah revealed “today I have completed your religion”, many things have indeed been added to Islam, do you not agree?

    Al-jihad supporter : Yes I fully agree. but there are many Quranic proofs that jihad is an important obligation!

    Al-Albani : I do not deny that, but ya akhi the question is “where do we start from?” My da3wa is : to do this jihad we need an Amir, to get this Amir we must work on the Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah. think about this on your own, by considering the hadith of Huthayfah which do we need first jihad or the Amir ?

    Al-jihad supporter : has anyone before called for Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah before jihad ?

    Al-Albani : May Allah be merciful with you. Tell me when did the Muslims not have a unified khalifa?

    Al-jihad supporter : What about the time of Ali and Mu3awiyah?

    Al-Albani : You mean you have a doubt that Ali was right, and that Mu3awiyah was wrong?

    Al-jihad supporter : No … but

    Al-Albani : no “but”s. How many khulafa’ were there?

    [after a while of discussion]

    Al-jihad supporter : OK, OK, one.

    A listener : To be frank my Shaikh, this discussion is going nowhere : if one does not make his intention and mind pure he will never understand.

    Al-Albani : This is indeed a good advice. We live in an age where one of the fatal characters is spread, which is everyone liking his own opinion. Today everybody who reads a bit of Quran or learns a bit of A7kam and Hadeeths, he thinks he is something in 3ilm although he can not read the hadiths without errors, and then he wants to argue everything he sees …

    Al-jihad supporter .. trying to interrupt …

    Al-Albani : the time for discussion is over. I will take the advice of the brother. My advice to the students of knowledge is not proceed to preach to the people something that may lead them to great misguidence (Dalal). He should check with the people of knowledge before he jumps to conclusion. It is one of the disasters of the muslim youth today to quickly adopt opinions without looking into the opinions of the Salaf and khalaf regards these issues. I advise Muslims to research this especially in the issues that concern the group such as jihad. Jihaad is, without doubt the the pride of Islam and of the basis of Islam (arkan) and the verses and hadiths regards this are known to everybody insha’ Allah. But this jihad has its conditions and introductions. From its basic conditions that the group that does it must be in agreement to return to Quran and Sunnah in their rulings (a7kam). This in fact needs a great time of education, purification and of scholars and preachers, like the prophet educated his companions. We notice that Mujahids call for whatever of the Muslims to join in the fight, and when they go to fight they find disagreement among themselves in matters of their faith and the basics of Islam. How do these people get ready to go for Jihad when they are yet to understand what is obligatory on them of Aqeedah ??!! This my brother, leads us to understand that Jihaad is not to be discussed, but we must discuss its introductions. The first introduction is, as we attest before Allah, the khalifa. Because if the amirs exist today and the bond I talked about (common understanding of Islam) does not exist among them then they will turn against one another and fight each other. They must be all for one methodology and one understanding. I therefore advise every muslim to work by the hadeeth of Ibn al-yaman, leave all the groups and stay by yourself. And this is not to mean to live in isolation, no it means not to join one or another group. You can do yourself and all the Muslims good with your knowledge. This is a reminder and the reminder benefits the believers.

  70. akramoh says:

    Warning Against the
    Fitnah of Takfeer

    By the Muhadith, Allama, Ash-Shaykh Muhammad Nasir ud-Deen al-Albaani

    Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

    http://www.minhaj-us-sunnah.com/

    Contents

    Foreword

    The Principle of Understanding the Book & the Sunnah

    A Kufr less than Kufr

    The Relationship between Takfeer & Rebellion

    Making Takfeer of Sinners is not Allowed

    Purification and Education

    _________________________

    Foreword by the translator

    All Praise belongs to Allaah, Lord of all the worlds, May His prayers and blessings be upon the final Prophet Muhammad, his Family, his Companions and all those who follow his way.

    From amongst the greatest blessings of Allaah Ta’aala upon this Ummah is that He has placed wisdom in the hearts of the people of knowledge. Just as one of the Salaf said:

    “Whoever has many Aathaar (narrations), then he speaks with wisdom.”

    And from amongst the people of knowledge of our time was the great Muhadith, Faqih, Allaama ash-Shaykh Muhammad Nasir ud-Deen al-Albaani – May Allaah have mercy on him.

    This book is an amended transcript of one of the many, many sittings with the illustrious Shaykh, where he was asked about the issue of Takfeer. The sitting took place in Jordan. The transcript was amended by the Shaykh to make it suitable for print.

    We ask our Lord Azza wa Jal to make this work a beacon of light, illuminating the path for those who have lost the way. We also ask Him to reward our noble Shaykh al-Albaani and place him in the hereafter among the ranks of the Prophets, the truthful, the martyrs, and the righteous, and they are the best of companions.

    Abbas Abu Yahya

    To Proceed:

    Indeed all Praise belongs to Allaah, we praise Him, we seek His aid, and we seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Him from the evil of our selves, and the evil of our actions. Whom ever Allaah guides, there is none to misguide him, and who ever Allaah leaves astray then there is none that can guide him.

    I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah Azza wa Jal, Alone without any partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.

    Indeed the issue of Takfeer generally, is not only for the rulers, but it is also for the ruled. It is an old and extensive fitnah that was germinated by a sect from the Islaamic sects of old who were known as the khawaarij.

    It is with great sadness that – some of the callers to the Deen or those who are too enthusiastic – have fallen outside the realm of the Book and the Sunnah! But in the name of the Book and the Sunnah!

    The reason for this goes back to two points:

    The first reason is them being shallow in knowledge.

    The second reason is – and this point is very important – that they never understood the regulations of the Sharia’. The Sharia’ is the foundation of the Authentic Islaamic Dawah. All those who are outside the Authentic Islaamic Dawah are regarded as being from the deviated sects away from the Jamaa’aah which the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – praised in more than one hadeeth.

    Regarding this Jamaa’aah which even our Lord Azza wa Jal mentioned, and explained that whomsoever went outside this Jamaa’aah has indeed broken away from Allaah and His Messenger. That is the saying of Allaah:

    “And whosoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger after the right path has been clearly shown to him and follows other than the path of the believers. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.”

    So indeed Allaah Ta’ala, in a matter, that has a very clear command according to the people of knowledge – did not summarize His statement by saying:

    “And whosoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger after the right path has been clearly shown to him . . . We shall keep him in the path”

    The clearest evidence here is that Allaah associated contradicting and opposing the Messenger with following a way other than the believers’ path.

    So, He said:

    “And whosoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger after the right path has been clearly shown to him and follows other than the path of the believers. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.”

    The Principle of Understanding the Book & the Sunnah

    Therefore, following or not following the path of the Believers is a very important matter in relation to complying or denying that path. So whosoever follows the path of the Believers, then he is successful with the Lord of the worlds and whosoever differs from the path of the Believers, then Hell is sufficient for him – and what an evil destination.

    From this point, numerous groups, old and new deviated because they never sufficed themselves to adhering to the path of the Believers. Instead, they rode on their own intelligence. Instead, they followed their own desires in trying to understand the Book and the Sunnah. Then they built upon their desires, their very dangerous results, and with that they left what the Salaf-As-Saalih – may Allaah be pleased with all of them- were upon.

    The Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – emphasized this section of the noble Ayah:
    “follows other than the path of the believers”

    He – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – emphasized it by using an eloquent emphasis, in more than just one authentic prophetic ahadeeth. These ahadeeth, which I will indicate to and mention some of, are known amongst the general Muslims, let alone the scholars of the Muslims. But what is unknown about these ahadeeth, is that they direct one towards the obligation and necessity of adhering to the path of the Believers in their understanding of the Book and Sunnah.

    This point has been forgotten – and its importance and its necessity have been forgotten by many of the specific people, not to speak of those who have become known – in these modern times – as ‘Jama’at Al- Takfeer ‘! Or by some of those kinds of groups who ascribe themselves to Jihaad, whereas in reality they are the scattered, defeated remnants of Takfeer! !

    From amongst these types of people, there may be some who may very well in the depths of their hearts be righteous and sincere people. However, this alone is not sufficient for its possessor to be successful and for one to prosper with Allaah Azza wa Jal.

    Due to this it is necessary for the Muslim to combine two points:

    •Having truthful sincerity in ones intention, with Allaah Azza wa Jal.

    •Following correctly what the Prophet – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – was upon.

    It is not only sufficient for a Muslim to be sincere and serious in respect to acting with the Book and the Sunnah and calling towards it. But, in addition to this, his methodology should be correct, good and upright; and his methodology cannot be complete in itself except by following what the righteous Salaf of this Ummah were upon – may Allaah be pleased with them all.

    From these well known and established ahadeeth – that build a foundation for what I have said – as I indicated previously it is the hadeeth of the 73 sects, and it is none other than the saying of the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

    “The Jews had split up in to 71 sects and the Christians had split up into 72 sects, and my nation will split up into 73 sects all of whom will be in the fire except one. The Companions asked, ‘Which one O Messenger of Allaah?’ He replied: The Jamaa’aah.” In another narration: “What I am upon and my Companions are upon.”

    So we find the Prophet’s answer, agreeing perfectly with the previous Ayah:

    “Follows other than the path of the Believers”

    Therefore, those who primarily enter into the generality of this Ayah are: the Companions of the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, since the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – was not content in this hadeeth with just saying: “What I am upon…..”

    Perhaps this would actually be sufficient for the Muslim who truly understands the Book and the Sunnah. But he – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – adapted practically Allaah’s saying, when Allaah characterized His Prophet that he was:

    “For the Believers he is full of pity, kindness, and mercy”

    It is from his – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – perfect kindness and his complete mercy for his Companions and his followers, that he – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – clearly illustrated for them the distinction of the saved sect. Which implies that the are people and companions of the saved sect are upon what the Messenger – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – was also upon, and what his Companions were upon after him.

    Therefore, it is not allowed – for the Muslims generally and the callers to Islaam specifically – to be content with just understanding the Book and Sunnah using the means of understanding which are well known. Such as knowledge of the Arabic language, the knowledge of abrogated and abrogative texts and other such rules. But it is necessary, primarily to return in all of this back to what the Companions of the Prophet – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -were upon, because they were – which is clear from their traditions and their biographies – the most sincere to Allaah Azza wa Jal in worship. They had more of an understanding of the Book and the Sunnah than us, and many other praise worthy characteristics with which they were shaped, and cultivated with its exquisite manners.

    What resembles this hadeeth perfectly – in respect to its fruits and benefits – is the hadeeth of the Rightly Guided Khulafaah, which is narrated in the books of as-Sunnan from the narration of al-Irbaad bin Saireeyah – may Allaah be pleased with him. He said that the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -gave us an admonition which caused hearts to tremble, and eyes to shed tears.

    So we said, “It is as if this is a farewell speech, so advise us O Messenger of Allaah!”

    He said: “I advise you to hear and obey, even if an African slave rules over you, and indeed whomsoever from you lives will see many differences, so hold on to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Khulafaah after me, bite on to it with your molar teeth……………….” To the end of the hadeeth.

    The proof from this hadeeth is also the same evidence from the answer of the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -about the previous question (about the 73 sects). In as much as he compelled his nation to follow the characteristics of his Companions due to their adherence to his Sunnah, and he did not limit it to just that, but rather he said:

    “……And the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Khulafaah after me.”

    Therefore, it is necessary for us – and this being our situation – to constantly repeat always and forever this fundamental principle. If we intend to understand our Aqeedah, understand our worship, and understand our manners and behavior.

    It is necessary for us to return to our Salaf-us-Saalih to understand all these matters, which are necessary for a Muslim, so that he can actualize in himself – with sincerity – that he is from the Saved Sect.

    From this point many of the sects of old and new have deviated, when they did not pay heed to the evidence in the previous Ayah, and to the significance of the hadeeth of the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Khulafaah, and likewise the hadeeth of the splitting of the Ummah.

    Therefore, it was completely natural that they deviated like those who deviated previously from the Book of Allaah, and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – and the manhaj of the Salaf-us-Saalih.

    From those who deviated were the Khawaarij of old and of recent times!

    Indeed the foundation of the fitnah of Takfeer in this era – rather, since a long time – is surrounding the Ayah, which they themselves always keep mentioning, which is none other than His Ta’alaa saying:

    “And whosoever does not judge with what Allaah has revealed are the kuffaar”

    So they take this Ayah without a deep understanding, and they present it without detailed knowledge.

    We know that this noble Ayah has been repeated and ends with three different wordings:

    “so they are kuffaar”

    “so they are oppressors”

    “so they are transgressors/sinners”

    It is from complete ignorance that those who reason with just this Ayah with its first wording which is : “so they are kuffaar” that they have not become acquainted with – at the very least – with some of the other texts of the Sharia’, whether from the Qur’aan or the Sunnah, in which the word (al-kufr ) is mentioned. Instead they have taken it – without any understanding to mean exiting from the Deen, and that there is no difference between the one who fell into kufr, and between those mushrikeen from the Jews and the Christians and followers of the other faiths outside the faith of Islaam.

    Whereas the word al-kufr in the language of the Book and the Sunnah does not – always – carry this meaning, which they constantly repeat, and attempt to impose their wrong and erroneous understanding.

    The matter of this word (al-kufr ) whereas it does not direct to one meaning, is also the matter of the other two words “the oppressors” and “the transgressors/sinners”.

    Just like the one who is characterized as an oppressor or sinner does not necessarily mean that he is someone who has apostated from the Deen, so the same goes for the one characterized that he is a kaafir, that it does not necessarily mean that he is someone who has apostated from the Deen.

    This diversity in the meaning of one word, that is indicated by the language, and the Sharia’ came with the Arabic language; the language of the Noble Qur’aan. Due to this, it is obligatory on those who want to issue judgment on the Muslims; – regardless if it is the ruler or the ruled – that they be upon knowledge of the Book and Sunnah and in the light of the Salaf Saalih.

    It is not possible to understand the Book and the Sunnah – and also what is contained within it- except with the path of the Arabic language and its literature, knowing it specifically and precisely. If the student of knowledge has a deficiency in the understanding of the language, what will help him in rectifying this deficiency is returning to the understanding of the scholars before him. Especially if they are the people from the first three generations that have been certified with goodness.

    A Kufr less than Kufr

    Now we return to this Ayah:

    “and whosoever does not judge with what Allaah has revealed so they are the kaafiroon.”

    So what is the intent of the word (al-kufr ) here? Does it take one outside of the Muslim Ummah or does it mean something else?

    I say: It is necessary to have precision in understanding this Ayah. The Ayah could mean the kufr of action and that is leaving off some of the actions from the rulings of Islaam. In addition, what helps us in this understanding is the scholar of the Ummah and the interpreter of the Qur’aan, Abdullah bin Abbas -may Allaah be pleased with him. He was from the Companions that all Muslims are in agreement – except those who are from the deviant sects – that he is an Imaam in tafseer.

    It is as if he heard in those days, the likes of what we hear today exactly, that there are people who understand the Aayaat on its apparent meaning without its explanation.

    Ibn Abbas – may Allaah be please with him – said: “It is not the kufr which you understand to mean, indeed it is not the kufr which takes you outside the fold of the Ummah, it is a kufr less than kufr.”

    Perhaps he means the khawaarij – who rebelled against, the Ameer ul-Mumineen Ali – may Allaah be please with him – and as a result of that they spilled the blood of the Believers, and they did to the Believers what is not done even by the Mushrikeen. Ibn Abbas said: “The matter is not like what they have said or what they presume but indeed it is a kufr less than kufr.”

    This is the clear, precise answer from the explainer of the Qur’aan. The explanation of the Ayah, from which it is not possible to have an understanding other than this (i.e. kufr less than kufr) from the texts of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, this is what we indicated towards previously in the beginning of this speech.

    Indeed the word al-kufr, which is mentioned in many Quraanic texts and ahadeeth, is not possible to explain – regarding all these texts – that the meaning is equal to exiting outside of the Ummah. Like this is the example of the well-known hadeeth which is in the two authentic books of hadeeth (Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim) on the authority of Abdullah bin Mas’ood -may Allaah be pleased with him – said that the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said:

    “Cursing a Muslim is fassooq (sinful) and killing him is kufr.”

    So the kufr mentioned here is sinning and it is disobedience, and the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – who is regarded as the most eloquent in expression – was intense in expressing rebuke, and he said: “…….. and killing him is kufr.”

    From another angle we can question, is it possible for us to understand from the first section of this hadeeth – “Cursing a Muslim is fassooq…………” with the same word fisq (sin) which is mentioned in the previous Ayah with the third wording:

    “Whosoever does not judge with what Allaah has revealed so those are the fasiqoon”

    The answer is; it could mean that the word fisq also corresponds in its meaning to the word kufr which means going out of the Ummah. It could be that the word fisq also corresponds in meaning to the word kufr which does not mean going out of the Ummah, but indeed it means just what the explainer of the Qur’aan said: It is the kufr lesser than kufr.

    This hadeeth emphasizes that the kufr here could be with this meaning; because Allaah Azza wa Jaal mentioned:

    “And if two parties among the believers fall into fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight against the one that which rebels till it complies with the command of Allaah.”

    Indeed here our Lord has mentioned the rebel sect which fights the truthful believing sect, and along with this Allaah did not judge upon the rebel sect that they were kuffar, even though the hadeeth says: “. . . killing him is kufr.”

    Therefore killing him is a kufr lesser than kufr, exactly like Ibn Abbas said in the explanation of the previous Ayah.

    A Muslim killing a Muslim is oppression and aggression against him, and evil and kufr, but this meaning of kufr, could be kufr of action, and perhaps could be kufr of belief.

    From here comes the precise detailed exposition whose explanation and commentary was given by the Imaam in truth, the Shaykh of Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah – may Allaah have mercy on him – and then after him his devoted student Ibn Qayeem al-Jawzeeyah who took on this responsibility.

    Since they were blessed in making aware and explaining the division of kufr into these two divisions, whose banner was raised by the explainer of the Qur’aan with those concise and complete words. Ibn Taymeeyah – may Allaah have mercy on him- and his student and companion Ibn al-Qayeem always repeatedly mentioned the necessity of distinguishing between the kufr of action and kufr of belief. Otherwise the Muslim would fall into, without knowing, the fitnah of rebelling against the community of Muslims, into which fell the khawaarij of old and some of their adherents of today.

    The summary of this is: indeed his – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – saying, “… killing him is kufr” does not mean, – in absolute terms – going out of the Ummah. There are many hadeeth regarding this. All these hadeeeth are irrefutable evidence upon those who only hold their own deficient understanding of this previous Ayah, and cling to the explanation that this is kufr of belief.

    For now, this hadeeth is sufficient for us, because it is a definitive proof that a Muslim killing his brother Muslim is kufr with the meaning: kufr of action and it is not the kufr of belief!

    Now, if we return to the ‘Jamaat al- Takfeer ‘ – or to those who branched off from them – and their accusation of the rulers and of those who live under their custody, and those who live under their leadership and those appointed by them, of kufr and apostasy!! Then this is built upon their evil view, which is they say: that these people have perpetrated a sin, so they have become kuffar because of that.

    The Relationship between Takfeer & Rebellion

    From the general matters which are beneficial to mention and narrate: I met some of those who used to be from Jamaaat al- Takfeer then Allaah Azza wa Jaal guided them.

    I said to them: here you call some of the rulers kuffar, so what do you think, for example of making the imams of masaajid kuffar, and those who give the khutbah, and those who give the adhaan in the masaajid, and those who render service to the masaajid?! What do you think about making Takfeer of the teachers of the knowledge of the Sharia’ in schools, and other places, for example?

    They said: they are kuffar because they are pleased with the rule of the rulers who judge without what Allaah has revealed!!!

    I said to them: If this ‘being pleased’ was in agreement with the heart (i.e. belief), judging without what Allaah has revealed, then the kufr of action is altered to the kufr of belief. So, any ruler, who rules without what Allaah has revealed, and sees and believes that this ruling, is the appropriate ruling to be applied in this time! And that the ruling of the Sharia’ from the text of the Book and Sunnah is not appropriate to be applied, then there is no doubt that this kufr of this ruler is the kufr of belief and is not the kufr of action alone, and whoever is pleased with this, and believes it, then he also falls into the same group.

    Then I said to them: Firstly, it is not possible for you to make a judgment upon every ruler who rules with the western kufr laws or with even some of them, and that if they were questioned about judging with other than what Allaah has revealed?! They would answer; that ruling with these rules is the truth and correct in this time! And it is not allowed to rule with the rules of Islaam!! Otherwise, if they say this, they would – truly- become kuffar without doubt or suspicion!

    Then, if we came down to the people who are ruled, and from amongst them there are the scholars, amongst them are the righteous people etc. So how can you judge upon them with kufr just because you see them living under the rule, which includes them just as it includes you exactly! But you declare them to be kuffar, and apostates and that ruling with what Allaah has revealed is obligatory! Then you make an excuse for yourselves and contradict yourselves: that differing with the judgments of the Sharia’ with mere actions does not deem necessarily the ruling on the one who differs with the Sharia’ that he is an apostate from his Deen!

    This is exactly what the people other than you are saying, whether you accuse them – wrongly – with the ruling of Takfeer and apostasy!!!

    And from amongst the general discussions which show their mistakes and uncover their deviation, is saying to them:

    When is a judgment given upon a Muslim that he has apostated from his Deen? A Muslim who testifies that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, and perhaps he prays.

    Is it sufficient just one time? Or is it obligatory to be announced that he has apostated from the Deen?

    They would not know the answer! They will not be guided to the truth!! So we are forced to give them the following example; we say to them:

    A judge, judges with the Sharia'; this is his usual practice and this is his system, but in one judgment he misjudged, and gave a judgment against the Sharia’, i.e. he gave the right to the oppressor and prohibited it from the oppressed, so this is – most certainly – judging without what Allaah has revealed! So do you say that his kufr is the kufr of apostasy?

    They will say: No, because this happened to him one time.

    We say: What if the same judgment was issued from him a second time or a different judgment in which he also differed with the Sharia’, so has he committed kufr?

    Then we repeat this to them: he does this ‘three times!’ or ‘Four times!’ when do you say that he has committed kufr? It is not possible for them to place a limit on the number of his judgments in which he has gone against the Sharia’, by which he can be declared a kaafir!!

    The opposite of this is completely possible if it is known from him that he, in his first judgment deemed it correct to judge without what Allaah has revealed, – believing it is permissible to do so – and disapproved of judging with the Sharia’, then it would be correct to judge him with apostasy, even for this first judgment!
    Contrary to this, if we saw several judgments from him in a number of decisions in which he went against the Sharia’, and if we were to ask him why did you judge without what Allaah has revealed?

    He would reply saying: I was frightened and afraid for myself! Or I was bribed for example and that is worse than the first example, but along with this, it is not possible to say he is a kaafir until he declares what is in his heart, that he does hold the view of judging without what Allaah Azza wa Jaal has revealed, and only then is it possible to say that he is a kaafir, the kufr of apostasy.

    A summary of the speech: it is necessary to know that kufr, like fisq(sinning) and oppression is divided into two types:

    -Kufr and fisq and oppression which places one outside the Ummah, and all of these return to making it permissible by the heart.

    -The other does not place one outside of the Ummah; and all of these return to making it permissible by actions.

    Making Takfeer of Sinners is not Allowed

    So every type of sin and specifically what is widespread in this time from what is regarded as permissible actions, such as interest, illegal sexual relations, drinking alcohol amongst them, all of these are kufr of action. So it is not allowed for us to make Takfeer of the sinners- who have been deceived by some of these sins – just because they have perpetrated a sin and regarded it as permissible actions for themselves! Except if it becomes apparent to us – with certainty – and it is unveiled with what is in the depths of their ownselves that from their Aqeedah they do not prohibit what Allaah and His Messenger have prohibited. So, if we know they have fallen into this opposition with their hearts, then we can judge that they have committed kufr, the kufr of apostasy.

    And if we don’t know this, then there is no way for us to judge them with kufr, because we fear we will fall into the threat of the saying of his – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – : “If a man says to his brother: ‘Oh kaffir! Indeed it returns to one of them.’

    There are many ahadeeth mentioned with this meaning. I will mention a hadeeth, which is a great evidence. It is in the story of that Companion who killed one of the mushrikeen .

    When the mushrik saw that he was about to come under the blow of the sword of the Muslim Companion, he said, “I testify that none is worthy of worship except Allaah!!” The Companion took no interest in that and killed him!! When the news reached the Prophet – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – he disapproved of it severely. The Companion mentioned an excuse that he did not say what he said except from the fear of being killed, but the answer of the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – was:

    “Did you open up his heart?!”

    Therefore the kufr of belief does not have a fundamental connection with just actions, but it has a connection with the heart.

    And it is not possible for us to know what is in the heart of the faasiq (sinner) or the adulterer or the thief or the one who is a fornicator nor the one who takes interest, etc. Except if he confesses with his tongue what is in his heart. As far as his action is concerned then it is notification that he has opposed the Sharia’, with a differing of action.

    So, we say: without doubt you have opposed the Sharee’ah! and indeed you have committed fisq(a sin)! and adulterated! But we do not say: ‘Indeed you have become a kaafir and apostated from your Deen’, until there manifests from him something which will be an excuse for us with Allaah Azza wa Jaal in judging him regarding apostasy and following that comes the well know ruling in Islaam which is none other than the saying of the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -:“Whoever changes his Deen then kill him.”

    Then I said and I continue to say to those who constantly make Takfeer of the Muslim rulers: let’s suppose the kufr of these rulers is the kufr of apostasy! And suppose there was a ruler who was above them, then it would be obligatory – in this situation – on that higher ruler to implement the Islaamic punishment on them.

    However, how do you benefit yourselves practically if we agree for the sake of argument that all of these rulers are kuffar, and their kufr is the kufr of apostasy?

    What can you possibly do and establish?

    If the Takfeer is say: for the sake of ‘al Walaa wa al Baraa’, loyalty to the believers and disassociation from the kuffar!! Then we reply to them: loyalty and disassociation are connected to friendship and hate – by the heart and by actions -, and it is dependent on capability, therefore it is not conditional that you proclaim Takfeer, and declare apostacy, just because ‘al Walaa wa al Baraa’ are present. Rather, friendship and hate could both take place in an innovator, sinner, or an oppressor!!

    Then I say to these people, here we have the kuffar, and they have occupied the many lands of Islaam! We are with sadness being trialed with the occupation of Palestine by the Jews. What is possible for us and for you to do about it? Is it important to stand – alone – against those rulers whom you think and claim are kuffar?

    If only you had left this issue alone, and started laying down the foundation for the structure, on which the foundations of an Islaamic government stands, which is following the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -, this is how he educated his Companions, and they built from this source its system and its foundation.

    We mention this a lot, and we emphasize it a lot: that it is necessary for all Muslim organizations to work in truth, in order to bring back the rule of Islaam. Not only in the Islaamic lands, but on the whole earth, and that is the fulfillment of His Tabaraka wa Ta’aala saying:

    “It is He who has sent His Messenger with the guidance the Deen of Truth, to make it superior over all other religions even though the Mushrikeen hate it”

    What has been mentioned by prophecies in some of the prophetic hadeeth is that this Ayaat will be realized at a later time.

    For it to be possible for the Muslims to implement this Qur’aanic text and this divine promise, it is necessary to follow an evident path and a clear way. Will this evident path be by announcing a revolution against these rulers of whom it is thought that their kufr is the kufr of apostasy?! Then along with their suspicion, which is wrong and a suspicion which is mistaken, they cannot do anything!!
    So what is the methodology? What is the path?

    No doubt that the correct path, which is an exemplary path, is what the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – used to constantly talk about and remind his companions about in every khutbah:

    “And the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammed – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam .”

    So it is upon all the Muslims without exception and specifically those who busy themselves with the return of Islaamic rule, that they begin from where the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – began. We have labeled this in two concise words:

    Purification and Education

    Because we know the firmly established reality, which is being neglected or more accurately purposely neglected, by those extremists who do not have anything except that they proclaim Takfeer of the rulers, and then nothing else!!

    And they continue to proclaim Takfeer of the rulers then nothing stems from them, or about them, except discord and strife!!

    The calamities in these past few years which have been by the hands of these people, beginning from the discord (fitnah) of the Haraam of Makkah to the dissension in Egypt and the killing of Sadaat. Finally, in Syria and now in Egypt and Algeria- a sight that everyone can see; the shedding of the blood of many of the innocent Muslims because of these fitn, tribulations, and the occurrence of many trials and calamities.

    All of this because they opposed many of the texts from the Book and the Sunnah and the most important of which is:

    “Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have a good example to follow, for him who hopes in the meeting with Allaah and the Last Day and remembers Allaah much.”

    If we really want to establish the rule of Allaah on the earth – in reality not just in a claim – then do we start with making Takfeer of the rulers while it is not possible for us to confront them – let alone fighting them – or do we start – with the obligation – the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – started with?

    There is no doubt that the answer is:

    “Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have a good example to follow……”

    But what did the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -begin with?

    It is known – with certainty – to anyone who has smelt the fragrance of knowledge that he began with the Daw’ah between individuals whom he thought were ready to accept the truth. Then whoever was ready to respond to him, from the individuals of the noble Companions responded to him – as it is well known in the prophetic biography. Then the punishment and the severity befell these Muslims in Makkah. After that came the command for the first migration and the second until Allaah Azza wa Jal consolidated Islaam in al-Madeena al-Munnawara. From there began the skirmishes and the opposition. Also, the fighting between the Muslims and the kuffaar on one side and the Jews from the other.……etc.

    Therefore it is necessary for us to begin by teaching the people the true Islaam; like the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – had begun. Now we cannot just confine ourselves to teaching alone, because things have entered into Islaam which are not from it, and has no association with Islaam, from the bida’ and innovations which were the reason for the clear downfall of the lofty status of Islaam.

    Because of this it is obligatory upon those inviting to Islaam to begin with purification of Islaam from what has entered into it.

    The first principle – “Purification”

    The second principle – “Education”
    The education that is associated with this purification is the education of the young active Muslims on this pure Islaam.

    If we study the reality of the Islaamic groups which have existed, for nearly a generation, and their ideas and the practice of these ideas. We would find that many of them have not benefited themselves, nor have they benefited others with anything that can be remembered! Despite their outcry and noise, that they want an Islaamic government!! Which was a reason of spilling blood of the innocent with this baseless argument!! Without them having realised anything from it.

    We continue to hear from their beliefs which are opposed to the Book and Sunnah and actions which are negated by the Book and Sunnah, let alone them trying, again and again with futile attempts which oppose the Sharia’.

    Finally I say: there is a statement which one of the propagators of Islaam said, which I used to hope that his followers would adhere to it and fulfill it, which is: ‘Establish the Islaamic state in your heart it will be established for you on the earth.’

    Because If a Muslim corrects his Aqeedah built upon the Book and Sunnah, then there is no doubt that from this he will correct his worship, correct his behavior and his manners etc.

    But, with regret, these fine words have not been acted upon by these people, they persist with an outcry to establish the Islaamic state but without any benefit! and it is said about them – and I swear by Allaah to this – what the poet said is true:

    You hope for success and you do not follow its path
    Indeed a ship does not sail on dry land.

    Perhaps in this what I have mentioned is persuasive enough for every just person, and a termination for every oppressor.

    We seek Allaah’s help.

  71. Brother says:

    Its funny how muslims are first to attack each other before the turn there attention towards the real enemies of Islam.
    Sad Sad Sad

    may allah forgive all of you…
    This is pitiful

  72. Brother says:

    not the they

  73. abudl says:

    fake salafe aka madkhalee wants to bear the fruite of a tree without working for it.

    just make a du’a and the khilafah will come by itself.
    why the prophet of Allah(saw) fought, how come Allah didn’t send armies of angles everytime they make dua.

    wallah this is because Allah wants to see the fake from the true blievers

    and this is a test that the fake salafis fail to understand.

    dua with action is whats needed. prophet (saw) say tie your camel and put your trust in allah

    is it possible that you ask allah for kids and never get maried, to allah it’s nothing. but do the action merry and then ask kids for allah.

    may Allah disgrace the fake salafi madkhilee

  74. Deviated tube says:

    Oh Abdul Dude.. Tasfiyyah AND Tarbiyyah do not mean dua alone.
    When its time to show patient and constancy, show that. And when its time for Jihad, Join in. And your situation is just the opposite

  75. Deviated tube says:

    Rasulullah () said that the one who has an atom’s weight of pride in his heart will not enter jannah. He will not even get the scent of Jannah. This is the material of the atom bomb of pride that it deprives one of the scent of heaven. Therefore, one should have concern about it. We should not have this atom bomb within ourselves without knowing about it. Consult the bomb disposal squad, namely the Ahlullah to rid oneself of this bomb.

    Two Ingredients Of Pride

    What is Pride? Rasulullah () has apprised us of its ingredients namely,

    Non-acceptance of the truth.
    Regarding people as inferior.
    Some people don’t accept the truth even though they know it is the truth. They say, “We do not accept what the Molvis have to say.” This is pride. The second sign of pride is that one regards others as inferior. Rasulullah () did not use the word ‘believer’ in the hadith but he said, ‘an-nas’, that is all the people. Thus, even if you regard a kafir as inferior, you have pride.

    Now you may ask how can we not regard a kafir as inferior. Well remember that it is obligatory to dislike kufr [disbelief] but it is haram to regard a kafir as debased. It is possible that he may recite the kalimah and die with faith.

  76. abdul says:

    every point of the madkhalee is refuted on this website

    http://salafiyyah-jadeedah.tripod.com/

    all you can depend for source is the quotes from the selected so call scholars of the king.

  77. Abu Daud says:

    From what I have heard from listening to many of the lectures of Anwar Al Awlaki mentioned here, he always mentions where he is taking his information from and the sources he is basing his talks on…from what I have heard he is not issuing any fatawa on his own but merely stating the position and opinions of different ‘ulema on different issues. His talks on the Hereafter and the Prophets were based largely on Ibn Katheers book “The beginning and the end”. As for Constants on the Path of Jihad, he was merely reading through and translating the book. He did another series on Jihad which he based on the book of the brother Ibn Nuhas Al Dumyati, which again was basically a translation of the book as he went through it.

    I have to agree with what “Brother” said and suggest that we all try to calm down and discuss our differances in a civilized manner. It is truly SHAMEFUL that we hear Muslims screaming for “interfaith dialogue” but we ourselves (including the our ‘ulema) can’t sit down and discuss our own differences.

    May Allah guide us all to the Haqq where ever it may be and give us the strength and ability to recognize and ACCEPT it when we find it.

  78. farooq says:

    As salaamu ‘alaikum:

    I, and other people I know have truly benefited over the years with Imam Anwar’s various lectures, including the series about the Sahaba (ra), and most recently, the Hereafter series. I have not listened to this lecture, “Battle of the Hearts and Minds,” but plan on doing so insha’Allah.

    However, I wanted to bring up his series, “Constants on the Path of Jihad.” I indeed listened to it (all 6 parts) and my thoughts are that Imam Anwar, masha’Allah, does no doubt speak with a lot of knowledge, passion, and many accurate observations, etc., as to what Jihad for the sake of Allah (swt) is about, and also the way in which many Muslim “leaders,” and shuyookh, however, are in many ways, betraying many of our fellow brothers and sisters in the Ummah by siding with the enemies of Allah (swt), and not supporting Muslims, etc. Imam Anwar obviously is not politically correct (not that there’s anything wrong with this), as he calls many of these shuyookh and Muslims munafiqeen (hypocrites), and so forth.

    With all this being said, IMO, Imam Anwar is basically saying or insinuating that if we, as laypeople, go against the mujahadeen (or more specifically who he calls the “mujahadeen”), or do not support these mujahadeen, do not agree with their various OPERATIONS or RAIDS, that we are also being bad Muslims or hypocrites, or in some way siding with the kuffar, and not loving Allah (swt) and His Rasool (saw), and not being true Muslims, etc. This is where I disagree with him, as he goes on to say that these mujahadeen are the ones that all the governments are fighting, the ones that we hear about all the time in the news, on CNN, BBC, etc. Obviously he is talking about al-Qaeda and anyone that shares this ideology. He says that they are “tayfa al mansura” (the victorious group) and that we as Muslims cannot go against them or disagree with them, or have anything bad to say about them, etc., etc.

    And also, of course, the book that he quotes from in the series is written by Shaykh Yusuf Al ‘Uyayri (rh). I didn’t know much about this brother, but I did do some research on him and saw some of his other writing translated into English. Now for the record, I don’t think it is wrong at all to fight the tawagheet, the allies and protectors of the enemies of Allah (swt) in whatever land, and to establish Allah’s (swt) Law. Allahu ‘alim, if this brother did right and is shaheed, but I don’t think it was right for his government to persecute him, if that’s what they were doing, although I don’t know too much about this aspect of his life, and I guess I should not say any more…

    Now, what disturbs me about the brother’s view is what he considers to be “halaal” as far as killing and jihad for the sake of Allah (swt). Is it fair to say that brother Imam Anwar would agree with his views? Anyway, subhanAllah, it is utterly astonishing, and very, very shocking as far as what Shaykh Yusuf Al ‘Uyayri believed in, at least to me. May Allah (swt) forgive me, if I’m saying anything wrong, I’m just trying to figure out the truth, and see if these views are correct Islamically and in line with the beliefs of Ahl as-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah, although I don’t think they are.

    Some of his beliefs were this:

    That noncombatant kuffar can be killed, should be killed, and this is all, totally, completely halaal, and totally part of al-Islam. (he was specifying America in his essay, as it was mainly about giving alleged “Islamic daleel” to justify it, or more of these “raids” in the future) He says that noncombatant WOMEN, CHILDREN, and even OLD PEOPLE can or should be killed by Muslims. He praises the 9-11 “raids” and says that because of various ayat in Qur’an, that up to 4 MILLION noncombatant (civilians) can be killed!

    Anyway, is this what Imam Anwar believes in, that any act of killing noncombatant kuffar are justified? And that this is “jihad?” Has anyone else come across this essay?

    Anyway, I and many people I know have no doubt truly benefited from Imam Anwar’s lectures, so to me it’s very, very hard to accept that he possibly, or more than likely, believes in many of these various views, such as that of Shaykh Yusuf Al ‘Uyayri (rh).

    Wa salaam

  79. akramoh says:

    Administrator.

    Please delete one of my posts above where i indicated my mail casperohm at yahoo

    My inbox is being bogged down by spam.

    Shukran in advance.

    Jazakhallah khayran.

  80. farooq says:

    I have a question:

    Are we allowed to kill non-combatant kuffar?

  81. Halal Tube says:

    @akramoh – Asalamualykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, We have edited out your email address.

  82. akramoh says:

    Farooq,

    Would that be a question for us or for the ulamaa?

    This is what we have been warning above.

    If we get it right or wrong, we still get a sin for speaking without knowledge. If the ulamaa answer and they get it right, they get two blessings and if they get it wrong they get one blessing.

  83. farooq says:

    Akramoh:

    I agree, but there are ‘ulema (non “takfiri” or “extremist”) who say this is permissible. For example Shaykh ‘Uthaymin (raheemahullah). What would you say to this?

    ——————————————————-

    The Verdict of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sālih Al-‘Uthaymīn

    The Shaykh, may Allāh be merciful towards him, said in a tape recording regarding this topic :

    “And the second (matter) is the forbiddance of killing women and children in times of war. But if it is said: ‘If they (the kuffār) do this to us – meaning that they kill our children and women – Then do we then kill them?’

    The apparent [Thāhir] is that it is (permissible) for us to kill their women and children – even if it means that we lose profit/benefit from it [since keeping them alive is a profit/benefit because they become the property of the Muslims]; (and killing them in this situation is permissible) due to it threatening the hearts of the enemies and a humiliation for them.

    And due to the generality of the Statement of Allāh:

    “Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against you, you transgress likewise against him” Al-Baqarah: 194

    And to (purposely) destroy property (which could later belong) for the Muslims (by killing them in this case) is nothing strange.

    And due to this, the baggage, the baggage of the one who steals from the Ghanīmah is burned, even though in that, there is the loss of some property of one the fighters.

    Then if someone says:

    ‘If they rape our women then do we rape their women?’

    No, this, no, no we do not do it.

    Why? Because this is prohibited as a (whole) category [i.e. it is forbidden within itself], and it is not possible for us to do it.

    Meaning, it is not forbidden out of respect for the rights of others [i.e. not because we are respecting their rights] – rather, because it is forbidden as a category [i.e. the action of ‘intercourse’]. So it is not permissible for us to rape their women.

    But if the dividing (of the Ghanīmah) takes place, and the woman from them ends up as a slave woman, then she becomes property of the right hand. The person can have intercourse with her as a right hand possession, which is permissible and there is nothing wrong with this”

    Later on, the Shaykh was asked about the fact that the women being killed are not the ones who killed our women, so is this justice?

    So he answered:

    “Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against you, you transgress likewise against him” Al-Baqarah: 194

    What is justice? Not at all. They kill our women, we kill their women. This is the justice. It’s not justice to say ‘if they kill our women we won’t kill your women.’

    Because this, I notice from this that it has many enormous affects on them”

    End of quote from Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sālih Al-‘Uthaymīn, may Allāh have mercy upon him.

  84. abu mujahid says:

    Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

    Asalamu alaykum,

    My purpose in writing this is not to pass fatawa, for the Sake of Allah, but to share information with my brothers and sisters which they may not have. The information concerns:

    A. What the Quran, Sunnah, and the Salaf say about making takfir on rulers?
    B. Whether the Scholars are wrong for support the rulers?
    C. Who the Khawarij are and What kufr duna kufr with respect to these rulers?
    D. Advice to Muslims who follow government scholars

    A.

    What does Quran, Sunnah, and the true Salaf say about takfir and rulers?

    The manifest proofs given by the pious scholars who show how the current rulers of the Muslim countries apostatize from Islam:

    1. The Rulers are allies to Christians and Jews:
    a. militarily (allies in the ‘war on terror’) building military bases for the kuffar in the
    Muslim lands, letting them use Muslim airspace, and seas, all of this to kill
    millions of Muslims
    b. educationally (Crusaders and Jews design school curriculums to be used in the
    Muslim countries. These curriculums denounce Jihad and denounce condemning
    the Jews as Allah has already done in the Qur’an.)
    c. spiritually (set up and promote inter-faith programs)

    “Oh you who believe take not kafirs as allies (protectors) instead of the believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves? Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depth of the Fire; no helper will you find for them.” (4:144-145)

    “Oh you who believe don’t take the Jews and the Christians as allies, they are but allies of each other. And if anyone of you takes them (as allies) then verily he is one of them. Verily Allah does not guide the people who are Zalimun.” (5: 51)

    “The disbelievers are allies and protectors of each other..” (8:73)

    “Verily those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder men from the Path of Allah.” (8:36)

    2. The Rulers obey every whim of the Crusaders, Zionists, and other kafir
    members of the UN and NATO:
    a. No Muslim is allowed to go help and fight along side the oppressed
    Muslims in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Kashmire,
    Somalia, etc.
    b. Sanctions are placed on innocent Muslims in order to starve millions of them to
    death
    c. Crusader Military bases are built in Muslim lands to spy on, control , exploit and
    murder Muslims

    “Oh you who believe if you obey a group of the People of the Book they will render you as Kafirs after you have believed.” (3:100)

    “ Oh you who believe if you obey those who disbelieve they will send you back on your heels and you will turn back (from Faith) as losers.” (3:149)

    “Those who have turned back (have apostatized as kafirs) after the clear guidance came to them…This is so because they said to the people who hate what Allah revealed ‘We will obey you in part of the matter.’” (47:25-26)

    3. The Rulers hate the establishment of Caliphate:
    a. they desperately try to stop it.
    b. if anyone mentions a word about wanting it in the land he is jailed and tortured.
    c. they spend their wealth to stop the Mujahideen who try to establish the
    Caliphate, building billion dollar fences to stop them from entering the country,
    spending billions to train their security forces to capture or kill them..

    And when it is said to them: ‘Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger (sws) you see the hypocrites turn away from you with hatred.” (4:60-61)

    “Verily those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder men from the Path of Allah.” (8:36)

    4. The Rulers govern by Democracy and other non-Islamic systems
    a. they have given licenses and permits legalizing haram (i.e. alcohol, interest,
    printing and distributing pornography, etc.)
    b. they have made laws criminalizing the halal (i.e. jihad, polygamy, etc.)

    Allah (SWT) told us in the Qur’an that judgment and ruling belongs to Him Alone, and therefore He (SWT) doesn’t allow anyone to share in His Legislation, in His Judgment.

    “So Al Hukm – The Judgment (Decision, Ruling) is only for Allah, The Most High, The Most Great.” (40:12)

    “Al Hukm – The Judgment (Decision, Ruling) is only for Allah, He declares the Truth and He is the Best of Judges.” (6:57)

    “Surely, for Him is Al Hukm – The Judgment (Decision, Ruling) and He is The Swiftest in taking account.” (6:62)

    “Al Hukm – The Judgment (Decision, Ruling) is Only for Allah.” (12:40)

    “And He (Allah) doesn’t allow anyone to share in His Legislation.” (18:26)

    What did Allah say about One who Rules by other than the Quran?

    According to consensus of the scholars whoever tries to share with Allah in His Hakimiyyah (Legislation, Governance, Laws) or goes against His Legislation by governing (ruling, judging, legislating) by other than what Allah revealed is guilty of shirk and he becomes a kafir, a Zalim, and a fasiq. Allah says:

    “And whoever doesn’t legislate (judge, rule, govern) by what Allah revealed, such are the Kafirun.” (5:44)

    “And whoever doesn’t legislate (judge, rule, govern) by what Allah revealed, such are the Zalimun.” (5:45)

    “And whoever doesn’t legislate (judge, rule, govern) by what Allah revealed, such are the Fasiqun.” (5:47)

    Is it the system (laws, governance, rules) of Jahiliyyah which they seek after, and who is better as a Judge (Commander) than Allah for a people sure of the Hereafter.” (5:50)

    In giving the tafsir of the above ayah, Sheikh of Islam Ibn Kathir said:

    “So whoever abandons the wise sharia’h which was revealed to Muhammad (SWS), the seal of the Prophets, and goes to other abrogated Sharia’hs (the Taurah , the Injeel, etc.) for judgment, he becomes a kafir. So how about the one who goes to the Al-Yasir, the man-made book of the Tartars for judgment and gives it precedence over the Sharia’h of Muhammad (SWS). Whoever does this has become a kafir by IJMA (CONSENSUS) of the Muslims.”
    (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Maidah: 50)

    What did The Prophet (sws) Say about such a Ruler?

    The Messenger of Allah took Bai’ah from us and among the conditions on which he (sws) took the pledge was that we were to listen and obey (a Muslim leader) whether it is convenient or inconvenient to us, and at our times of difficulty or ease. And to be obedient to the Muslim ruler and give him his right even if he didn’t give us our right, and not to fight against him UNLESS we see him having clear kufr, for which we had a proof with us from Allah.

    (Bukhari, Vol.9, #178, Ch.2, Pg. 140) , (Summarized Muslim, Pg. 672, #1221), (At-Tabarani, 1:477), (Ibn Kathir, Vol.1, Pg.186)

    What did the consensus of Scholars of the Salaf say about Rulers?

    Ibn Taymiyyah said, “And whenever a person legalizes the haraam that is agreed upon or forbids the halaal that is agreed upon or changes the Sharia’h that is agreed upon, he is a kafir by the consensus of the Fuqaha.”
    (Majmu’ah Al-Fatawah, Vol.3, Pg.267)

    Ibn Taymiyyah also said, “Whenever a person dismantles the Sharia’h and every group which rebels against a clear, well known law (what is known in Islam by necessity) of the Islamic Sharia’h must be fought and killed by the consensus of all the Imams of the Muslims, even if they (group who rebels against the sharia’h) pronounces the shadah.”
    (Vol.28, Pg.510)

    Ibn Taymiyyah said, “And it is known of Islam by necessity and it is a CONSENSUS of all Muslims that he who legalizes to follow other than the religion of Islam or the Sharia’h of Muhammad (SWS) is a Kafir, and his kufr is similar to the one who believed in part of the book and rejects faith in another part.
    (Vol.28, Pg.524)

    Ibn Kathir said, “Allah rejects anyone who rejects His Wisdom, which encompasses all that is good and repels all that is evil. Whoever places his opinion and desires or the customs of his people besides the Sharia’h is like those who came before Islam and ruled according to customs, without guidance or knowledge and who followed their own fleeting desires and dreams. Thus the Tartars ruled the kingdom forged by their leader, Genghis Khan, by laws which he gave them in a book called ‘Al-Yasar’, which was comprised of laws taken from several systems; Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and others. Some of the laws came from his own desires and opinions. So the people gave precedence to this law (Al-Yasar) over the book of Allah and the Sunnah of Muhammad (SWS). Whoever does this is a kafir. It is obligatory on all the Muslims to oppose such a ruler.”
    (Ibn Kathir, Vol.2, Pg.54 (or 64))

    Imam Nawawi said, “The SCHOLARS ALL AGREED (IJMA – Consensus) that the Imamate must not be conferred to a kafir. Should the ruler reveal his kufr, he must be removed immediately. Likewise, if he abandons establishing the prayers and calling for them or he calls to a bida’h. Some scholars of Basra said the Imamate should be conferred to him and should still lead because he is Mutawwil, however the accurate opinion is that if he manifests kufr, a change of sharia’h or bida’h, he is outside the fold of Islam and the fold of leadership and obeying him becomes invalid. It is the obligation of the Muslims to stand up and remove him and replace him with a just ruler if they are able to do so. But if that can only be done by a group of them, it is an obligation to remove such a kafir ruler.”
    (Imam Nawawee, Sharh of Saheeh Muslim, vol. 12, pg. 229)

    Sheikh Muhammad Ibraheem (The teacher of Sheikh Bin Baz) said, “Tawheed Al Hakimiyyah (in Allah’s Legislation) is the twin half of Tawheed Al Uluhiyyah (in worship). To judge by the Sharia’h alone and nothing else is to worship Allah alone and no one else.”

    Sheikh Ash-Shinqiti said, “To commit shirk with Allah in Judgment (Tawheed in Allah’s Legislation) is to commit shirk with Allah in worship, there is no difference. The shirk is similar to the man who bows down to idols.”
    (Ash-Shrqiqi Tafseer, Adnal, Al Bayyan, Vol.7, p.162)

    B.

    Are the Scholars Wrong for Obeying and Supporting the Rulers?

    The Prophet (sws) told the Muslims we must obey the Muslim ruler when he commands us to righteousness, and we must disobey him if commands us to sin. To obey a command to do sin is sinful itself and is punishable by Allah.

    Ibn Omar (rah) narrated that the Prophet (sws) said: “It is obligatory upon a Muslim to listen (to the ruler) and obey whether he likes it or not, except when he is ordered to do a sinful thing; in such case, there is no obligation to listen or to obey.” (Bukhari 7144) (Summarized Muslim, Vol.2, Pg.674, Hadith 1225)

    Ali’ (rah) narrated: The Messenger (sws) sent an army and appointed a man as their commander. The man made a fire and then said (to the soldiers): “Enter it.” Some of them intended to enter it while others said: “We have run away from it (i.e. embraced Islam to save ourselves from the Hell Fire).” They mentioned that to the Messenger of Allah (sws) who said about the people who had intended to enter the fire: “If they had entered it, they would have remained in it until the Day of Resurrection.” Then he said: ” No obedience is due when it involves disobeying Allah, obedience is only in what Allah loves and all that Islam ordains.” (Bukhari 7257), (Summarized Muslim, Vol.2, Pg.674, Hadith 1225)

    Furthermore, the Prophet (sws) instructed us to fight against the ruler who demonstrates clear kufr.

    On the authority of Junadah bin Abu Umaiyah who heard Ubadah bin As-Samit say that The Messenger of Allah took Bai’ah from us and among the conditions on which he (sws) took the pledge was that we were to listen and obey (a Muslim leader) whether it is convenient or inconvenient to us, and at our times of difficulty or ease. And to be obedient to the Muslim ruler and give him his right even if he didn’t give us our right, and not to fight against him UNLESS we see him having clear kufr, for which we had a proof with us from Allah.
    (Bukhari, Vol.9, #178, Ch.2, Pg. 140), (Summarized Muslim, Pg. 672, #1221), (At-Tabarani, 1:477), (Ibn Kathir, Vol.1, Pg.186)

    These leaders have ordered their hired scholars to do the following treacherous and deceitful acts:

    1. Justify their ruling by man-made laws
    2. tell the Muslims that overthrowing the leaders is haram, despite all of the ayat,
    ahadith and fatawa of the true Salaf commanding it when there is clear kufr.
    3. tell the Muslims that whoever tries to fight the ruler is of the khawarij.
    4. justify the rulers’ persecution, imprisonment and execution of the Mujahideen
    and callers to the establishment of the Islamic state.
    5. Justify the rulers’ allegiance to and support of Crusaders, Zionist, and Mushrikeen.
    6. Justify the rulers’ theft of the Muslims’ wealth and resources which is wasted and
    given to the Crusaders and Zionists.
    7. Justify their leaders’ help given to the Crusaders to murder and oppress millions of
    Muslims all over the world.
    8. Tell the Muslims to worry about themselves and not about all of the kufr and shirk
    that the leaders allow to take place in the Muslim lands (i.e. Kafir festivals in the
    Arabian Peninsula, selling of haram products, etc).

    What does The Qur’an, Sunnah, and the true Salaf tell us about such corrupt Scholars?

    Corrupt scholars should come as no surprise because both Allah (swt) and His Messenger (sws) warned us about these scholars who sell their Hereafter for life of this world and end up in the Hell Fire.

    Allah said:

    “And recite to them the story of him (a religious scholar) to whom We gave our ayat (proofs, evidences, knowledge, etc.), but he threw them away; so Shaytan followed him up, and he became of those who went astray. And had We willed, we would surely have elevated him with them (the ayat; signs, evidences, knowledge, proofs, etc. from Allah), but he clung to the earth and followed his evil desires. So his parable (example) is the parable of the dog: If you drive him away, he lulls his tongue out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lulls his tongue out. Such is the parable of the people who reject our ayat (proofs, evidences, knowledge, signs etc.). So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect.” (Surah Al-A’raf, verse 175-176, Also see Tafsir Ibn Kathir)

    This scholar of Bani Israel knew one of Allah’s Greatest names and was even given an answerable du’a. In spite of this, he was ungrateful to Allah for these blessings and threw them all away to acquire some dunya. For this reason, Allah compared him to a dog. He committed shirk in Allah’s Legislation by agreeing with the falsehood of apostates, accepting their bribe, and opposing the Prophet Musa (as). He followed his evil desires and sold his deen for the dunya just to end up in the Hell-Fire forever. So Allah tells us to reflect on his story, if he had those blessings could others who have less do as he did, or worse than he did?

    Furthermore, the Prophet (sws) said we (Muslims; both scholars and laymen) will follow the Jews and Christians that came before us in everything.

    “You will follow the nations that came before you step by step, even into the hole of a lizard.” The companions asked, “Do you mean the Christians and Jews?” He (sws) replied, “Who else?” (Ibn Kathir, Vol 4, pg.409-410, pg. 414-415)

    So we should not be surprised to find some of the scholars of our ummah selling out to the leaders for the dunya just like the Jewish scholars of old did, because the Prophet (sws) said:

    “Some people of my ummah will become scholars of religion and they will read the Qur’an; and they will say, ‘We are going to the rulers to get some of their dunya, and we will keep away from them with our religion.’ However, it is impossible to do so, because nothing can be harvested from trangacanth (a kind of thorn tree) except thorns. Likewise, nothing will be gained from being associated with them (rulers) accepted … (here the prophet (sws)) as if he meant sins).”
    (Ibn Majah, Ibn Hajar al Asqalani, Mukhtasar, At-Targhib)

    However, just like the corrupt Christian and Jewish scholars have been condemned to Hell, so to will these corrupt scholars of our ummah. The Prophet (sws) said:

    “There will be after me rulers, so he who enters upon them and agrees with them in their falsehood and helps them in their wrongdoing, then he has no connection with me and I have no connection with him; and he will not come to me at the Haud (the pond in Paradise). However, he who does not enter upon them (rulers) and does not help them in their wrongdoing and does not agree with them in their falsehood, then he is from me and I am from him; and he will come to me at the Hawd.
    (Ahmed Ibn Hanbal, At-Tirmidhi, Nisai, Ibn Hibban)

    Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Anytime a scholar leaves off his knowledge and follows the ruler of a government that goes against Quran and Sunnah that scholar has become an apostate, a kafir, and he deserves to be punished both in this life and in the Hereafter.”
    (Fatwa, Vol 35, Pg.373)

    C.

    Who are the Khawarij and what is Kufr of the lesser degree?

    The Khawarij

    According to the pious scholars they are Muslims who go against the shariah by unjustly make takfir on and kill Muslims who commit haram acts (i.e. zina, gambling, drinking alcohol) despite the fact that these Muslims didn’t consider their act of doing haram things to be halal. Also, they deal harshly with the Muslims, yet they are soft and gentle with the kuffar. Further, they consider the sahabah to be kafirs (i.e. Ali ibn Talib (rah), Muwawiah (rah)).

    We didn’t hear or read any statements wherein Imam Anwar, Yusuf al-’Uyayree , or the mujaahideen who are fighting to establish the Islamic State in Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya, Somalia, and other Muslim countries made takfir on Muslims for committing haram unless the perpetrator says that their crime is halal and nor did they make takfir on the Sahabas, nor are they soft with the kuffar. On the contrary, they’re trying to help the oppressed Muslims and they are very harsh with the kuffar. Their characteristics are in direct conflict with the description of the Khawarij.

    Kufr duna kufr (kufr of a lesser degree, or minor kufr)

    According to some of the ulema the fatwa attributed to Ibn Abbas (rah) wherein he stated kufr of a lesser kufr was to clarify to the khawarij who accused Ali and Muwawiya of being kafirs that the kufr which was being committed was not the kufr that matched the ayah (i.e. ‘whoever doesn’t rule by what Allah revealed, he is a kafir’) because they didn’t tamper with the sharia’h, it was still intact. Furthermore, Ali (rah) had been promised to enter Paradise by the Prophet (sws), so how could he be a kafir. For further clarification, please read “Khawarij and Jihad” written by Hamza al Misri.

    Other scholars consider it to be a da’if hadith. While still others scholars, like Sheikh of Islam Imam Qurtabi, said that this saying of kufr duna kufr was said by a Tabi’a (successor). In Tafsir Qurtabi, Vol.6, Pg.190,

    “Ibn Abbas (rah) said,”Anyone who dismatles the Sharia’ and doesn’t govern by what Allah revealed because he rejects the Qura’n as his hukm and he denies what the Messenger (sws) has brought, this person is a kafir.”

    Imam Qurtabi went on to say that it was Tawoos who said kufr duna kufr (a minor kufr). This man never met the Messenger of Allah (sws).”

    Furthermore, when someone asked Ibn Masud (rah) about the man who takes bribery to pass a bogus fatwa, Ibn Masud (rah) said, “That is the real kufr, and whoever doesn’t rule by what Allah revealed, he is a kafir.” (Tafsir Shawqani, Vol.2, pg.44)

    So there seems to be two opinions about the saying of kufr duna kufr.

    1. The kufr of dismantling the shariah had not been committed
    2. It was said by Tawoos, a man who never met the Rasul (sws)

    However, there is Ijma (consensus) amongst the scholars that when a leader rules dismantles the Sharia’ and rules with man-made laws, he has left Islam and has become a kafir. Just to name a few of the ulema:

    1. Ibn Abbas (rah)
    2. Ibn Masud (rah)
    3. Ibn Taymiya
    4. Ibn Kathir
    5. An-Nawawi
    6. Sheikh Ash-Shinqiti
    7. Muhammad Ibrahim (The teacher of Sheikh bin Baz)

    Further, according to the ulema you should be warned that it is not allowed to go against the ijma (consensus) of scholars because Allah (swt) said:

    “And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger after the right path has been shown clearly to him. And follows other than the believers’ way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell — what an evil destination!”
    (4:115)

    Here is the tafsir of this ayah:

    This contradiction could be in the form of contradicting a text (from the Qur’an or Sunnah) or contradicting what the Ummah of Muhammad has agreed on. The Ummah of Muhammad is immune from error when they all agree on something, a miracle that serves to increase their honor, due to the greatness of their Prophet. There are many authentic Hadiths on this subject. Allah warned against the evil of contradicting the Prophet and his Ummah.

    (Tafsir Ibn Kathir)

    D.

    Advice to Muslims who follow government scholars

    To the Muslims who follow and obey the government scholars, beware of them; they are inviting you to the Fire by misleading you and convincing you to support the apostate, puppet leaders who are allies with the greatest enemies of Islam, i.e. the Crusaders and the Jews. This evil trio is oppressing, humiliating, and massacring millions of Muslims all over the globe. By looking closely at their actions and statements, they fit the description of the khawarij. Further, these government scholars are causing the straight path of Jihad in Allah’s Cause to seem crooked by calling it terrorism and by calling the Mujahideen terrorist and khawarij. They hide behind their claim that they are following the salaf such as the great scholars like ibn Taymiya and ibn Kathir, but they are, in fact, far from being like those sincere scholars of the salaf, and their call is clearly to the Hell Fire. Their characteristics strikingly resembles the description of the people whom the Prophet (sws) warned us about in a hadith.said:

    Hudhaifah bin Al-Yaman narrated: People used to ask the Messenger of Allah (sws) about good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me. Once I said, “O Messenger of Allah (sws), we were in ignorance and in evil, and Allah has bestowed upon us the present good (Islam): will there be any evil after this good?” He (sws) said, “Yes.” I asked, “Will there be good after that evil?” He (sws) said, “Yes, but it will be tainted with evil.” I asked, “What will its evil be?” He (sws) said, “There will be some people who will rule by other than my Sunnah. You will see their actions and disapprove of them.” I said, “Will there be any evil after that good?” He (sws) said, “Yes, there will be inviters at the gates of Hell, whoever accepts their invitation, he will be thrown in it.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah (sws)! Describe those people to us.” He said. “They belong to us and speak our language.” I asked, “What do you order me to do if such a thing should take place in my lifetime?” He said, “Adhere to the right group of Muslims and their ruler.” I asked, “If there is neither a group (of Muslims) nor a ruler (what shall I do)?” He said, “Keep away from all those different sects, even if you had to stick to the trunk of a tree, until you die while you are in that state.” (Bukhari 3606, Summarized Muslim, Vol.2, Pg.677, Hadith 1231)

    Be careful O Muslims who follow and obey government scholars, because some of these scholars tell the Muslims to support fatawa which make the haraam into halaal and make the halaal into haraam. I have already given the examples, but I will mention them again.

    1. It is haraam to rule by man-made laws but some of the government scholars have
    made it halaal by saying and teaching that it is a minor issue.

    2. It is haraam to take Christians, Jews, and other kafirs as allies, but some of the
    government scholars have made it halaal by saying and teaching that the leaders are
    too weak to defend themselves (even though they have spent billions of dollars
    to equip their air force, navy, and army?)

    3. It is halaal to join the Mujahideen and wage Jihad against the Crusaders and Zionist
    Jews, but some of the government scholars have made it haraam by saying and
    teaching that the Mujahideen are terrorists and khawarij and that the Jihad against
    these Crusaders is terrorism.

    These are just a few examples of how they reverse Allah’s Legislation. I caution you because if you obey them in such issues, then you will fall into what the people before us fell into, i.e. worshiping the scholars. The Prophet (sws) said:

    “You will follow the nations that came before you step by step, even into the hole of a lizard.” The companions asked, “Do you mean the Christians and Jews?” He (sws) replied, “Who else?” (Ibn Kathir, Vol 4, pg.409-410, pg. 414-415)

    How did the people before us end up worshipping their scholars? By obeying them in what they changed from haraam to halaal and vice versa. Allah (swt) said:

    “They took their rabbis and priests as lords beside Allah, and (even) the Messiah, son of Maryam. However, they were only commanded (in their Taurah and Injeel) to worship One Ilah (Allah). There is nothing worthy of worship except Him. Praise and Glory is to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they ascribe to Him.” (9:31)

    A Christian man heard that ayah, but rejected the concept that the laymen worshipped their religious leaders, so the Prophet (sws) clarified it for him by explaining how these laymen committed shirk of worshipping besides Allah. He (sws) said that their religious leaders forbade what Allah had made legal and they legalized what Allah had forbidden, and the laypeople followed them in this. The Prophet (sws) said that that was how the laypeople worshipped their religious leaders.

    “Once while Allah’s Messenger (sws) was reciting this verse, ‘Adi bin Hatim said, “O Allah’s Messenger! They do not worship them (i.e. the rabbis and monks).” Allah’s Messenger (sws) said: “They certainly do. They (rabbis and monks) made the lawful things as haraam and the prohibited things as halaal, and they (Christian and Jewish laypeople) followed them; and by doing so they really worshipped them.”
    (Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Jarir)

    So we learn from this hadith, that the act of following anyone, be he a leader or scholar, who makes rules, laws, or fatawa which are contrary to Allah’s Laws is the same as worshipping that leader or scholar besides Allah. Thus, according to the scholars, the person who willfully follows such a leader or scholar in his un-Islamic laws or fatawa (knowing that it contradicts Allah’s Legislation), in fact, violates Tawheed ul I’badah and thus commits shirk of worshipping besides Allah (shirk ul I’badah).

    In another episode of the seerah, some pagans of Mecca were trying to convince the Muslims that their meat which came from an animal that died of itself was better than the meat of the Muslims. They argued that Allah had slaughtered their meat for them, while the Muslims slaughter it themselves, therefore the pagans claimed their meat was superior.

    Allah revealed in the Qur’an that the Muslims should not eat meat which didn’t have Allah’s Name mentioned over it because it is evil. He (SWT) further told them that the devils do inspire the kafirs in order for them to debate with the believers. Lastly, Allah (SWT) warned them that if they obey the pagans and eat the meat which Allah had made haram, then they would definitely be guilty of taking the pagans as a god besides Allah, thereby, committing shirk and they would become pagans themselves.

    “Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah’s Name has not been pronounced (at the time of slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah), And certainly, the Shayatin do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them (by making Al-Maitah – a dead animal lawful by eating it) then you would indeed be Mushrikun (polytheists).” (6:121)

    The great scholar of Islam, Ibn Kathir, said in his tafseer of this ayah: “When you turn away from Allah’s Command and Legislation to the saying of anyone else , preferring other than what Allah has said, this constitutes shirk.” (Ibn Kathir,Vol.3, pg. 454)

    In conclusion, we have seen that there is consensus amongst the ulema of the true salaf which states that to rule by other than Allah’s Shariah is major kufr which ejects that ruler out of Islam . Therefore the claim that some Muslims make of such an act being minor is incorrect. Secondly, we have seen that some scholars of the past nations as well as of this nation have followed their desires and proved treacherous against Allah’s Deen, therefore we shouldn’t be surprised to find it now. Next, we have learned that the Mujahideen, the scholars, and the duat who call for the establishment of the Caliphate and who wage Jihad against the apostate rulers and Crusaders and their allies are not khawarij nor are they terrorists. So these are the people of truth who are following Islam when they fight against the ruler who has gone against Allah’s Laws, and these are the people we should support and follow. Again I suggest you read “Khawarij and Jihad” written by Hamza al Misri for a better understanding.

    Finally my advice to the followers of government scholars is that you should disavow from the government scholars immediately before the Angel of Death takes your soul because Allah (SWT) has said that He will put the leaders (i.e. kafirs and apostates) and their followers all in Hell. There, the leaders will disavow from their followers. Moreover, on tasting the punishment, the followers will ask Allah (SWT) to give their scholars and leaders a double punishment. Furthermore, they will regretfully wish that they could come back to the dunya to follow Islam properly and to disavow from their leaders; all to no avail. Allah says:

    “When those who were followed (i.e. kafir leaders and wicked scholars) disavow from the followers and all ways of escape will be cut off. The followers will say, ‘If only we had one more chance to go back to the dunya, we would disavow from them the way they disavowed from us.’ This is how Allah shows them their deeds to make them regret. And they will never get out of the Fire.” (2:166-167)

    Also He (SWT) says:

    “Verily, Allah curses the kafirs and has prepared for them the Blazing Fire to abide therein forever. They will not find any protector or helper. On the day their faces will be turned over in the Fire, they will say: ‘O we wish that we would have obeyed Allah and Obeyed the Messenger(Muhammad (sws)).’ And they will say:‘Our Lord! Verily, we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones and they mislead from the (Straight) Path.’ ‘Our Lord! Give them a double punishment and curse them a mighty curse! (33:66)

    Lastly, you should also understand that some of the government scholars are extremely dangerous to the whole Muslim ummah and we should stay far away from them and refrain from learning from them lest they corrupt our Islam and put us on the path to the Fire. The Prophet (sws) warned us when he said:

    “I fear for you a danger that is more dangerous than the Dajjal, wicked scholars.” (Ahmed ibn Hanbal)

    And the great scholar Ibn Mubarak, gave us great advice when he said, “Don’t trust the scholar that goes to the gates of the leaders because he is a thief. Don’t take your deen from him.”

    I have said what I said and I seek Allah’s Forgiveness for us all, and my last du’a is:

    Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen

  85. Deviated tube says:

    ItS oK.. iF u WANTA Say it..say it straight
    Why beating the bush…Starting with

    My purpose in writing this is not to pass fatawa, for the Sake of Allah, but to share information with my brothers and sisters which they may not have….

    And then..trying to convince that your Fatawa Is right and is backed by heavy proofs.

    If you all unite to Fight against shirk and Biddah in the same way as you are doing now.. Then Summa InshaAllah.. We all will HAve muslim rulers and that Is ALLAHs promise which is in Surah An Noor.

    And we all know how much shirk has the garve worshipping sufis and shias have spread.Then we got people whose deen revolves only around certain bid’ah like Tableeghi jamat,Hizbut TAHREEK And mawlids.Then we have muslims who dont know the ABC of Islam.Why dont u raise your voice against this.

  86. A Sister says:

    ANWAR AL AWLAKI’S CREDENTIALS

    A Question from a Reader on my Islamic Education
    Posted (anwar) in Imam Anwar’s Blog on August-12-2008

    I have received the following question from one of the readers of my blog:

    I am not sure how much you have noticed, but in the West, their is a campaign to undermine your personal credentials as an ‘Alim. The all-too-common tactic of attacking the ‘messenger’ rather than the message itself is being employed in these campaigns.

    We want to be able to refute any false claims against you and support all of your works, wholeheartedly. Can you please provide us information regarding the Shuyukh that you have learned under in the past, and who you may be currently learning under? As well as, the source of your ‘ijaza, etc. This will be very important in refuting any slanderous attacks against your credibility.

    ANWAR AL AWLAKI:

    I have received this question in various forms and the frequency of it increased lately. Here is my response:

    Alhamdulillah I have had the chance to experience the various methods of gaining Islamic knowledge through studying directly under shuyukh in their general circles or privately. I have experienced the regular academic method of university study, studying by correspondence, and studying directly from books.

    Studying under shuyukh in their general circles:

    I have attended the circles of the scholars of Makkah and Madina for a combined period of a few months and for a short while attended the circle of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen.

    Studying under shuyukh privately:

    In addition to an ijaza in Quran recitation according to the recitation of Hafs I have read and completed Sahih al Bukhari with Shaykh AbdulRahman Shumailah al Ahdal and he has given me ijazah to narrate Sahih al Bukhari from him through three high isnaads, one of them being the highest existing isnaad in the world. The other two he has received from his shuyukh in Makkah.

    I have also read and completed Sahih Muslim and al Muwata by Imam Malik with Shaykh AbdulRahman and he has given me ijazah on both books.

    I have studied al Minhaaj by Imaam Nawawi on Shafi fiqh with Shaykh AbdulRahman al Ahdal and Shaykh Hamud al Ahdal and received ijaza from both of them.

    The above mentioned shuyukh have also given me ijazah to narrate through their isnaad the six books of Hadith, al Adhkaar by Imaam Nawawi, al Shifa by Qadhi Iyaad, and some other books in Shafi fiqh.

    I have studied, traveled and lived with Shaykh Hassan al Ahdal and it was through him that I got to study with other scholars from this blessed family of scholars who are descendants of al Hussain bin Ali may Allah be pleased with them. They are based in al Marawa’ah in Tihama which is in the Western part of Yemen on the coast of the Red Sea and this is the land of the Sahabi Abu Musa al Ash’ari. He has given me a general ijaza in the six books of hadith, Buloogh al Maraam by Ibn Hajjar al Asqalani, Umdat al Ahkaam by al Maqdisi, al Minhaaj by al Nawawi, al Ghaya wal Taqreeb by Abu Shuja, and al Waraqaat by al Juwaini.
    I have spent a short time with Shaykh Salman al Odah.
    I have benefited considerably from the scholars I met in the US during the 90’s, a time in which there was a great influx of scholars in America.

    And last but not least, I have benefited and continue to benefit from the Shaykh whom I trust his deen and know him to be a scholar who does not fear in the sake of Allah and is willing to stand up for the truth, Shaykh Hussein bin Mahfoodh. He is a friend whose relationship with me extends over the years. Until this day, I consult with him on the various important aspects of Sharia that I am presented with and I have continued to benefit from his knowledge and wisdom over the years. I have accompanied him and traveled with him and consider him to be one of the best scholars that I have come to know.

    Regular academic university study:

    In 2002 I was given permission from the administration of the University of Eman in Yemen to attend any class at any level and I took advantage of this and attended classes in Tafsir and Fiqh for a period of a few months. I have also benefited from the teachings of Shaykh Abdul Majid al Zindani the Rector of the University.

    Studying Sharia by Correspondence:

    I studied for two years through correspondence with the Islamic university in France. I lost interest and discontinued my studies with them because I reached the conclusion that it was not a proper method of disseminating Islamic knowledge. This was in the mid 90’s so things must have changed now in the field of correspondence study due to advances in technology.

    Studying from Books:

    After receiving the basics from the scholars and the keys of knowledge, learning from books is a lifelong practice of the seeker of knowledge.

    My Ijazah:

    In addition to the ijaza’s I have mentioned above I have a general ijaza in Quran, Sciences of Quran, Hadith, Sciences of Hadith, Tafsir , Fiqh, Usool Fiqh and Arabic from:

    Shaykh Hassan Maqbooli al Ahdal
    Shaykh Hussein bin Mahfoodh
    Shaykh AbdulRahman Shumailah al Ahdal
    Shaykh Hamud Shumailah al Ahdal

  87. ali says:

    whats up with the adverts on this site

  88. AH says:

    Boy didn’t know we had so many scholars!!!! Could everyone please steer away from scholarly debates and comment on the talk.

    May Allah guide us all to the truth…Ameen.

  89. AH says:

    A Sister: but crucially does he have an ijaza to issue fatwas?

  90. mohamed says:

    i think what we need in this time of age is the jihad alakbar and thats the nafs we really need to chill out and our egos we really need to calm down everyone and really look at them self im speaking about my self first what have i done for the sake of allah and how can i improve my self my state my heart
    do not forget the only thing is going to benifit us on the day is a sound of heart,are we obeying allah laws have we really got love for one and everyone duz mistakes but we need to forgive each other we are all brother and sisters in islam even if u got diffrent of opionion hate is from shaytan and he is our real enemy so brothers and sisters pls for the sake of allah love one and other. on the day of jugement we are going to say i which i did not say this or done that we all sin but the best person is the one who repents to allah and forgive his brother or sister.
    i love you’s all for the sake of allah may allah reward us all and forgive our sins and grant us all jannah firdous with the beloved prophet muhammad (saw)amin
    pls forgive me if i said anything wrong

    wasalm

  91. Salih says:

    Saalam,
    Al Khallal, I have no respect for you as Muslim,. You behave worst than a Kuffar who hates Muslims. Leave your fellow brothers alone, goodness!
    What’s your problem with Anwar Awlaki? If you don’t like the brother, keep your loud mouth shut. You keep commenting on all of his lecture, but when asked you cannot point out one fault in his lecture, so like a coward you keep repeating the same stupid question. If Anwar Awlaki’s “manhaj” is wrong then point out the content of his “manhaj” as it would naturally be in his talk? You get the drift. You cannot do it, so you babble on about nonsense. Translating Sheikh Yusuf doesn’t mean he got his knowledge form Sheikh Yusuf. The two men as far as I know never met. (I could be wrong), but that’s beside the point.
    You like cowards keep attacking the messenger rather than the message.
    Go to your Saudi psuedo Saalafi Sheikhs and stay as a passive Muslim that you guys are made out to be.
    As far as his credential is concerned, sure he is no Albani or Uthaymeen but he has the credential to teach and speak about Islam unlike you.

    “Alhamdulillah I have had the chance to experience the various methods of gaining Islamic knowledge through studying directly under shuyukh in their general circles or privately. I have experienced the regular academic method of university study, studying by correspondence, and studying directly from books.

    Studying under shuyukh in their general circles:

    I have attended the circles of the scholars of Makkah and Madina for a combined period of a few months and for a short while attended the circle of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen.

    Studying under shuyukh privately:

    In addition to an ijaza in Quran recitation according to the recitation of Hafs I have read and completed Sahih al Bukhari with Shaykh AbdulRahman Shumailah al Ahdal and he has given me ijazah to narrate Sahih al Bukhari from him through three high isnaads, one of them being the highest existing isnaad in the world. The other two he has received from his shuyukh in Makkah.

    I have also read and completed Sahih Muslim and al Muwata by Imam Malik with Shaykh AbdulRahman and he has given me ijazah on both books.

    I have studied al Minhaaj by Imaam Nawawi on Shafi fiqh with Shaykh AbdulRahman al Ahdal and Shaykh Hamud al Ahdal and received ijaza from both of them.

    The above mentioned shuyukh have also given me ijazah to narrate through their isnaad the six books of Hadith, al Adhkaar by Imaam Nawawi, al Shifa by Qadhi Iyaad, and some other books in Shafi fiqh.

    I have studied, traveled and lived with Shaykh Hassan al Ahdal and it was through him that I got to study with other scholars from this blessed family of scholars who are descendants of al Hussain bin Ali may Allah be pleased with them. They are based in al Marawa’ah in Tihama which is in the Western part of Yemen on the coast of the Red Sea and this is the land of the Sahabi Abu Musa al Ash’ari. He has given me a general ijaza in the six books of hadith, Buloogh al Maraam by Ibn Hajjar al Asqalani, Umdat al Ahkaam by al Maqdisi, al Minhaaj by al Nawawi, al Ghaya wal Taqreeb by Abu Shuja, and al Waraqaat by al Juwaini.

    I have spent a short time with Shaykh Salman al Odah.

    I have benefited considerably from the scholars I met in the US during the 90’s, a time in which there was a great influx of scholars in America.

    And last but not least, I have benefited and continue to benefit from the Shaykh whom I trust his deen and know him to be a scholar who does not fear in the sake of Allah and is willing to stand up for the truth, Shaykh Hussein bin Mahfoodh. He is a friend whose relationship with me extends over the years. Until this day, I consult with him on the various important aspects of Sharia that I am presented with and I have continued to benefit from his knowledge and wisdom over the years. I have accompanied him and traveled with him and consider him to be one of the best scholars that I have come to know.

    Regular academic university study:

    In 2002 I was given permission from the administration of the University of Eman in Yemen to attend any class at any level and I took advantage of this and attended classes in Tafsir and Fiqh for a period of a few months. I have also benefited from the teachings of Shaykh Abdul Majid al Zindani the Rector of the University.

    Studying Sharia by Correspondence:

    I studied for two years through correspondence with the Islamic university in France. I lost interest and discontinued my studies with them because I reached the conclusion that it was not a proper method of disseminating Islamic knowledge. This was in the mid 90’s so things must have changed now in the field of correspondence study due to advances in technology.

    Studying from Books:

    After receiving the basics from the scholars and the keys of knowledge, learning from books is a lifelong practice of the seeker of knowledge.

    My Ijazah:

    In addition to the ijaza’s I have mentioned above I have a general ijaza in Quran, Sciences of Quran, Hadith, Sciences of Hadith, Tafsir , Fiqh, Usool Fiqh and Arabic from:

    Shaykh Hassan Maqbooli al Ahdal

    Shaykh Hussein bin Mahfoodh

    Shaykh AbdulRahman Shumailah al Ahdal

    Shaykh Hamud Shumailah al Ahdal”

  92. Jakub says:

    in this lecture he usually doesn’t give the context, plus he doesn’t say from what collections of hadith he is quoting!

    there are also authentic documentations of Muhammad(peace be upon him), where he forgave people who even wanted to kill him.
    so what about those hadiths?????

  93. suha cassim says:

    salaams everyone. How sad that we are arguing amongstourselves. How sad. Talk less learn more and don’t think your opinion is better or more correct than the other. All opinions are based on that persons level of interllect. Inshallah may Allah guide us all, who are sincere in striving to understand. The west governments are absolutely against Islam.

  94. Husna says:

    Assalamualaikum….
    Dear Brothers and sisters of Islam
    This is the first time I’m writing in this site
    But what really saddens me is that We are Arguing amongst ourselves about these lecturers who are reminding us about our hereafter and By Allah maybe the small deeds such as not accusing each other may please Allah (s.w.t)..and With his grace we may enter Paradise

    How silly of us to keep arguing and telling one is better than the other when we ourselves don’t know that in the eyes oF Allah who is the highest

    People this the religion of the Creator…so please dont write such comment cause there maybe so many riverts or non-muslims accessin this site and if they see the way we are confusing eachother you can imagine their state

    For indeed the Imam is a human andd if he is making a mistake its our duty to correct and forgive him….!!!!!

  95. Samer Helmy says:

    Despite the fact that he stands publicly for Islam and against the enemies of Islam, and regardless of the fact that he speaks charmingly and eloquently about Jihad, Anwar Al-Alwaki has commited several infractions against Islam that are not small.

    First he is not knowledgable about many things in Islam that he spoke of ignorantly, and speaking in English means that he has very few Arab scholars to correct him, so it doesn’t mean that he is correct the fact that many scholars did not discount him right away. His mistakes are not “Khallee yewallee” and let it pass and not fight, his mistakes and faith beliefs are severe and take people out of the fold of Ahlu Sunnah and even puts them in deadly land of Khawarej and jahiliya.

    1- He calls corrupt and faseq individuals as Murtad, meaning apostates, which is strictly forbidden in Islam and only an ignorant person would do that. No one has the right to brand a declared muslim as a kafir as long as the person did not declare himself.

    2- He openly supports rising against corrupt rulers. While there are many who we wish and pray everyday that God would take them and make an example of them, it is part of the basics of Aqeedah and confirmed by EVERY Imam and scholar that such a thing is act of Khawarej and cannot be made regardless of the benefits. Among such scholars are Ibn Taymeyya, Mohammed Abdul Wahhab, the four Imams of Sunni madhab, Ibn Abbas and Ibn Omar and all other respected ones. The evidence from the sunnah and the prophet are more than a dozen unambiguous hadiths and depend on Quranic verse as well.

    3- An example of ignorance was that he declared that the surviving group is not what the prophet -pbuh- described as those who abide by his Sunnah and avoid bidah, but he says it is the ones who treat muslims kindly, non-muslims badly, and make Jihad (a description can match any sect in Islam including Shia). Search youtube and you’ll find.

    Speaking to muslims and advising them and rejecting the injustice that we have today is good, but doing it based on hate, inciting forbidden acts of khawarej and speaking in Islamic things without knowledge is a horrible sin. It is our duty not to become blind followers of charismatic lecturers, otherwise we will lose ourselves.

    Just double-check the things he is saying and learn how to use your mind in determining evidence. Not every fist-waving America-bashing bearded man is a righteous Sheikh that we follow.

    Oh, and Imam in Arabic fits two meanings: the first is a prayer leader and does not become a title. The second is a master scholar whose colleagues consider to be a legend and call him as such. Anwar Awlaki has no right to brand himself or to be branded by his fans as “Imam”. That is a title for a ruler or a master scholar, and Awlaki is neither.

    May we all be granted guidance.

  96. Samer Helmy says:

    And one more thing brother Salih: Before you go and start calling muslims to be worse than kafir, learn your place: University of Eman is nothing but a Awlaki center of his own version and views and has no respectable scholars in the first place who ever were properly educated in real universities. So not only did you just display that you yourself don’t have a scholarly background, you just proved that you are naturally an Awlaki fanatic.

    If Awlaki was such a stand-up scholar, why is his education background in Islam keep changing? What happened to the “Six years under Ibn Uthaimain” claims that suddenly disappeared when too many of Ibn Uthaimain students denied ever meeting him ever being there?

    Just tell him no more “donation drives” please, no self-respecting Islamic speaker ever asked for money to be donated to him, it’s embarrassing.

    May those well-meaning see the truth, and may the anger in the fanatics subside enough to allow them to join in seeing the truth.

  97. Mohamed A. says:

    Assalamu Aleikum Ikhwani,

    I’m just curious as to whether or not you have all listened to his lectures. If you haven’t, then please do the right thing and sit down and stop speaking against one who professes the shahadah. If you have, then you would know that in his two series on the lives of As-Sahabain, Abu Bakr (ra) and Umar (ra), he ends his very last lectures with the statement “I have made mistakes and may Allah (‘azza wa jal) forgive me. If I said anything good, then it is from Allah.” Then he ends with the final du’a (Subhanaka Allahuma wa bi-hamdik, nash=hadu an-la ilaha illa ant…).

    I was recently in a Masjid in the states, praying behind Qari Mishary Rashid Al-Afasy. After ‘Asr, I went to go check what kind of mushaf someone was reading. There was nobody around, so I went up to the mushaf and lifted the cover just a little to take a peek, when one of the sheikhs who was a leader in the community yelled out: “Don’t touch it! It’s mine.” Am I supposed to follow men like that, who are supposedly knowledgeable and speak flawless arabic, and have studied in the schools of knowledge in the Arab world? And, I’d have you know that he’s not the only sheikh who I’ve met, who’s possessed that kind of superior attitude.

    So, what I’m getting at is: how can you tell us to follow an ‘ulama that has done absolutely nothing for me. They haven’t fought for and liberated muslims. They haven’t helped Muslims in poor countries raise their standards of living. All these du’a that are done, without actions behind them, are wasted for Allah (SWT) desires that a man ties his camel first, then place his tawakkal (trust) upon Allah.

    I’m severely disappointed in the disunity of the Ummah and anyone who calls for it’s unity, professes the shahadah, finds beauty in zuhd, and does not claim to be knowledgeable (as Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki does not claim to be), is considered to have knowledge in my eyes. For if the fruit of all knowledge is taqwa, and since we can only test taqwa by means of lifestyle, then why should I follow men who bury their faces in books?

    It should also be noted that our Dear Beloved Prophet Muhammad (aleihi assalatu wa-ssalam) was illiterate. And that the concept of ‘Ulema not only highly resembles the Jewish Rabbinical tradition, but also Christianity in its clergy. Islam is devoid of both. The ‘Ulema should teach by means of action rather than fatwas and the publication of books. And as Ibn Taymiyyah stated: “what can my enemies do to me? I have both my gardens and paradise in my heart, and they are with me wherever I go. imprisonment is time left alone with my Lord for dhikr. Death is martyrdom, and exile is a means to travel.” (note: I’m translating from memory, so forgive me if I make a mistake).

    And who better embodies that than a man who’s been imprisoned and thus got to spend time alone with Allah (SWT)? Plus, one who’s not tied to a specific government with an agenda?

    Anyways, I’m sorry that I expressed some anger in my post. May you forgive me, and May Allah (SWT) forgive me and bless me with guidance.

    “Alladhina tatawaffahum-ul malaaikata tayyibeena yaqooloona : ‘Salamun aleikum. idkhulu-l jannata bi ma kuntum ta’maloon.'”

  98. Anchora Bellustra says:

    The only good Arab Muslim is a dead one. Thanks be to the pedophile Prophet Muhammad, a killer and a pig-man of great evil. The God of the Universe curses Muhammad, who is a pig among men.

    Death to all Islamic-Fundamentalist-pig-fucking-cowardly terrorists who kill anyone who does not follow their sick, distorted, childish beliefs. Most Arab Muslim men take it in the ass as closeted homosexuals. Arab Muslim men cover their women because they hate and are afraid of women.

    Now this brings us to Imam Anwar al-Awlaki. “Imam” spelled backwards is “Mami” — all Imam’s are faggot momma-boys. Afraid to have sex with a real woman in this life, they kill good and innocent people so that their Allah-asshole-God can give them a virgin to fuck in Muslim heaven.

    Good luck with that, Muslim pigs and dogs.

  99. Tabarik says:

    Anchora Bellustra (man of the fire). You just stepped on a line-mine!!! Tag, your it.

    Allahu Akbar!!!

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