Misleading Statements (Shaikh Muhammad Bazmool)

Misleading Statements (Shaikh Muhammad Bazmool)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The statement: The Shaikh is affected by the people around him (those who speak to him).

Shaikh Muhammad Bazmoul commented on this statement:

Beware of such a statement oh my brothers, for indeed it is the statement of the people of innovation and desires! I have heard this statement being mentioned concerning the likes of Shaikh Bin Baaz and Shaikh al Albani (may Allah have mercy on them), and I have heard it mentioned about other scholars.

This statement is incorrect in several ways:

1. It is belittlement of the scholar because it indicates that he is not accurate and he accepts anything mentioned to him by his students. The origin of the affair of a scholar is that he is trustworthy and accurate, and therefore this statement is in opposition to this origin. With this being the case, the person who makes such an allegation must present proofs for his claim or it is befitting that his claims is rejected and not accepted.

2. The likes of this statement was forbidden by Allah concerning what was being said about His Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and the scholars; those who inherit from the prophets. Allah said in the Qur’an:

وَمِنْهُمُ الَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ النَّبِيَّ وَيَقُولُونَ هُوَ أُذُنٌ قُلْ أُذُنُ خَيْرٍ لَكُمْ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَيُؤْمِنُ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

{Among them are those who annoy the Prophet and say: He is lending his ear to all news. Say: He listens to what is best for you; he believes in Allah, has faith in the believers, and is a mercy to those of you who believe. But those who annoy Allah’s Messenger will have a painful torment.} Surah at Taubah: 61

Imam at Tabari mentioned in his book of Tafseer in explanation to this verse, he said:

Allah is informing that from amongst the hypocrites are groups who seek to annoy the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and reprimand him by saying: He freely lends his ear. He listens to everyone who speaks to him and he accepts and believes their speech….

Shaikh Muhammad Bazmoul further explained:

Consequently, this statement was mentioned by the hypocrites concerning the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and now it is being used by the people of innovation and ignorance to belittle the scholars and abandon their statements and knowledge. By performing this action, they have imitated the action of the hypocrites. Indeed there is no might or change except by the permission of Allah!

3. This statement is used by individuals to refute the statements of the scholars concerning individuals and issues. Indeed this is from the most despicable of affairs. The statement of a scholar is only rejected based on valid, legislated proofs and evidences. Is this statement (the scholar is affected by those around him) considered a valid, legislated proof and evidence?!

4. This statement contains several dangers. From its dangers is that it creates a lack of trust for the scholar concerning his speech and rulings. Certainly the more the people trust the scholar, the more they trust his knowledge.

5. This statement removes and decreases the awe and reverence the students of knowledge have for the scholar.

Summarized translation from: ‘Misleading Statements’ Shaikh Muhammad Bazmoul (may Allah preserve him)

Source: http://multiply.com/m/item/salafee:journal:62?replies_read=5

Mustafa George DeBerry
Riyadh, KSA

Questions & Answers with Sheikh Abdullah al-Ghudiyan November 9, 2007

Questions & Answers with Sheikh Abdullah al-Ghudiyan November 9, 2007

1. Is the origin of giving da’wah that one should use gentleness?

Answer: Yes, this is the origin of giving da’wah. Allah said in The Quran:

{Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good speech, and debate with them with that which is better}

He (Allah) also said:

{If you were stern and harsh hearted, they would have abandoned you}

2. What is the difference between a prophet and a messenger?

Answer: A prophet is one who revelation was revealed to him, but he was not ordered to propagate it (meaning: he was not ordered to propagate a new legislation, instead he called to the old legislation), while a messenger was ordered to propagate revelation.

3. If a person leaves the masjid, and then returns, must he/she perform the prayer of entering the masjid once again?

Answer: If one intends to return to the masjid (right away), they do not have to repeat the prayer for entering the masjid.

4. Question related to female prayer in congregation

Answer: It is legislated for females to pray in congregation, but the Imam (female) must stand between the first row in the middle, and not in front of the row.

5. Is it permissible to read the books of the Christians?

Answer: If a person wishes to read their books in order to refute them, then there is no problem. But there is no longer a real need to read their books because these books have been abrogated with the sending of the Quran. I also advise one to read the Quran in order to gain reward in doing so.

6.The book: Al Kasais al Kubra (book related to matters specifically for the Messenger Muhammed (salAllahu alayhi wa salem) is authored by who?

Answer: Jalal ud-Deen as-Suyooti

7. Is the principal: ‘Let’s work together in that which we agree, and excuse one another for what we disagree’ correct?

Answer: This is a total incorrect principal. Today, you have individuals that don’t believe in Allah, they don’t believe in the Quran, the don’t believe in the Prophet, which means they oppose the Muslims in foundations of the Religion. If we were to agree with this principal, that means we would have to over look all these matters of fundamental belief and join together with these people. It is obligatory on a Muslim to implement Islam in all of his life. It is not befitting that one is similar to a tree that sways whenever the wind blows. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salem) said that there would be 73 sects, one in Paradise, and the others in the Hell-fire, a person that follows this (incorrect) principal intends to create one group out of 73. How can this be done when you have individuals that don’t believe in Allah, nor His Messenger, nor the Quran, and you have other individuals who commit clear Shirk. So what does that person (that follows this principal) want?! It is upon a Muslim to hold fast to his/her Islam. Allah said in the Quran:

{And you (Muhammed) are not a guard over them. So (instead) remind them with the Quran, those that fear the punishment}

Therefore, this is a %100 incorrect principal.

Other questions asked to Sheikh Abdullah and Sheikh Saleh al-Fowzan in Ramadan

1. If a person is sick or old and can not fast, and at the same time, can not feed the poor because of their own financial difficulty, what should he do?

Answer: First he should consult with a doctor to make sure he can not fast. If this is really the case, then feeding the poor will remain a debt on the person’s part. He must pay it in the future when he has the means to do so. (Sheikh Ghudiyan)

2. What does a person do if he enters a masjid right before the time of prayer, and there is a lecture taking place supporting sufi beliefs?

Answer: Why would he go to such a masjid, he should pray in a different masjid. (Sheikh Fowzan)

May Allah bless these scholars for lending their valuable time and knowledge.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Messenger Muhammed, and upon his family members and companions.

Source: http://multiply.com/m/item/salafee:journal:36

Mustafa G.
Saudi Arabia
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Guidelines on Children’s Clothes with Pictures and on Dolls

Guidelines on Children’s Clothes with Pictures and on Dolls

Sheikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked the following question

Question: – Here, one of the sisters asks: What is the ruling on clothing children with clothes which contains pictures of things which have souls if it is not possible to erase these pictures from them, because by erasing them (the pictures), the garment is spoiled?
So, the Sheikh replied:

Answer: – Without doubt, it has to be said, that for the likes of this question, the purchasing of the garment which is illustrated with pictures, has to have definitely already occurred by mistake or negligence from the father or mother who bought (it), because the fundamental principle is that it is not appropriate for the Muslims that they purchase clothes which have pictures on them. However, a person may be unaware, and he may be negligent, and they may forget…and he may forget and he may purchase a garment, (and) after he returns with it to his house it becomes clear to him that there is a full prohibited picture on it. So, in this situation also, this question (above) is not to be found. It is imperative that another introduction precede it (this question), and it is…the changing of the garment for another garment from the place where it was purchased from, (whereby this new garment) does not have on it a prohibited picture. So if… so if it was not possible for the father or the mother to change it (for another garment), then here in the third stage (of this situation) this question comes about.

So, I remind about these two introductions (which should be placed before the question) because the majority of the people are heedless when they proceed to the markets. They buy everyday necessities (which are made) from different materials, from them which are the likes of those things which are spread out (carpets, rugs, mats etc.) and blankets or what resembles that, those (things) which are predominantly illustrated with pictures and decorated. And they do not pay any attention to them at all (these materials which have pictures) and they buy them with the excuse that these materials are not respected (because they are sat on, slept on etc.) and are not hung up. So, we say: It is imperative upon the Muslims that they be those who are awake (and) not those who are asleep, and that they pay attention to the plot of the disbelievers, those who are invading them in the midst of their own house with diverse ways – and that which is from them (these ways) are these clothes which are illustrated with pictures.And it (this matter) is mentioned bit by bit, specifically if the people are in need of it. And in a manner more specific when they are made heedless through some of the erroneous guidelines, through some of the fataawa (religious edicts) which are not based upon authentic proof, like (the fataawa for) these dolls and children’s toys which cram up the markets and the mothers go and buy for the boys and girls many a thing from these amusements in the name of them (being) toys for children or toys for girls.

So, it is imperative that we remember something here, and it is that the toys (i.e. dolls) which are allowed to be used for the small children… rather I say for girls only and not for the males from the children, that there is not out there any proof for the permissibility (of these toys/dolls) except the hadeeth of ‘Aaishah (may Allah be pleased with her) which says that she used to send for the daughters from the daughters of her neighbours to come to her and she would play with them with girls’ toys and the Messenger (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihi wa sallam) would help her in that and consent to her (doing that) and he would not rebuke her. Rather, indeed he (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa ‘ala aalihi wa sallam) [entered upon her] one time and saw amongst her toys a horse with two wings. So he (‘alaihi salaam) said to ‘Aaishah, playing about with her: ‘A horse which has two wings?!’ She said: ‘O’ Messenger of Allah, have you not heard’ or ‘has it not reached you that the horse of Sulaymaan (‘alaihi salaam) had wings?’ and he (‘alaihi salaatu wa salaam) laughed and he affirmed her in that. This hadeeth is the proof which makes it possible for us to rely upon it in allowing girl’s toys (i.e. dolls) with images and sculptured forms.

However, there is a principle of fiqh (jurisprudence) out there that every text which comes and carries within its folds a ruling which is an exception from the general proofs, then this ruling is halted at and it is not increased upon because it is against the fundamental principle. And that which was like that, i.e. that which was against the fundamental principle, then an analogy (qiyaas) is not made from that which was irregular to the fundamental principle, (and) because that which was against (an) analogy (being made with it), cannot (then) be used to make (a further) analogy based upon it, and indeed it is but connected (back) to the general principle.
If this meaning is clear to all, inshaa’Allah, then at this time we say: The toys which Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (may Allah be pleased with her) [had], they were from that type which some of the other women engaged in, in diverting the attention of their children away from requesting food and drink in the state of them fasting. And indeed they (the women) used to take for them images from coloured wool, from cotton and give them to those who were fasting from the youngsters, diverting their attention away from requesting food and drink. This type from the images, this type from the toys of the children, it was a local (type of image and toy) and it was a domestic [i.e. in the house] (type of image and toy), and it was not imported from outside the Islamic households, let alone being imported from the lands of disbelief and misguidance which manufacture toys and figures which are in accordance with their tastes, with their habits and their customs, and which do not agree in any way whatsoever with the habits of the Muslims and their customs and the rulings of their share ‘ah. And from that which shows you this, is what you see in these (imported) images, from the (imported) figures (which) sometimes are small (in size) and sometimes are big (in size), until (even) a young girl (who) can just about hold the doll and (yet) it is the same length as her and the same width as her and it has blond hair and clipped (in its hair) from the sides like the male children. And it (the imported doll) has a garment which are shorts i.e. the garment which has no legs to it, and it has the short garment which reveals the thighs (of the dolls). These sculptured forms contain the customs of those disbelievers and their habits and their mannerisms.
So, if we entered these sculptured forms into our houses, then first that (shows) that we are pleased with what they contain (i.e. from the customs, habits and mannerisms of those who made them)…firstly…, and secondly, that we are teaching our children (those) mannerisms and that we are bringing them up since their tender age upon finding pleasant these objects which are mutually contradictory to the Islamic clothing, and in particular that which is related to the men. And due to this, it is imperative upon us to beware of these imported clothes from the lands of disbelief with their [different] types and their (different) forms and their (different) purposes, and from that are the clothes of young children.

So we, with great sorrow, every time we enter a house we find the children of our brothers, those who adhere – according to our claim – to the Book of our Lord and the Sunnah of our Prophet, despite all of that, we find that the children have been dressed in clothes which have pictures on them and lewd pictures. Then, this calamity has spread until we have begun to clothe our youths who have passed the age of responsibility with shirts which have pictures on the back and on the front. And (when) sometimes we pray the Friday prayer, there comes to the Friday prayer, as you know, the one who does not pray except on the day of Friday, and most of his life he spends in play and amusement and despite that he (stills) attends the Friday prayer. So, we see him praying and behind him i.e. on the back of his shirt, there is a picture of a woman with her hair flowing and visible from her is her arm and her neck and the likes of that, and we face this picture (whilst praying).

These strange acts of heedlessness from the Muslims, I think that that which helps in spreading these shameful things and these Islamic violations is the saying that the prohibited images are indeed only but firstly, the three- dimensional images which have a shadow. As for that which is not three- dimensional, then these they claim are permissible and allowed and especially if they were not formed by the hand but were rather but formed with a photo camera or a printer. So, these are from the whisperings of shaytaan which he has thrown amongst humanity in this time and beautified for them (the fact) that there is nothing wrong with them.
So, it is upon the Muslims therefore, to stay away from buying any type from the types of clothes which have these pictures on them due to what we have mentioned earlier.
And in conclusion I say in response to that question (asked above): If the affair revolves around scraping off (the picture from) the garment and wasting the benefit from it and around seeking pleasure from it (the garment) despite its obvious and hidden shortcomings…I say if…., then seeking benefit (from it) is permissible. However, I believe that the believing woman and the one who with her capability is truly the mistress of the house, (should) erase the traces of that picture by scraping (it) off and with embroidery whereby the head is wiped out because the affair is as he (‘alaihi as salaam) said:

‘Indeed, the picture is but the head’.

So, if the head is wiped out, the picture is wiped out, even if some of its traces remain. And with this has the answer been completed inshaa’Allah.

Taken from the cassette entitled: Tawjeehaat Lil-Mar’atil- Muslimah (guidelines for the Muslim woman) of Sheikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee (may Allah have mercy on him).

Translated by: Abu Yusuf, Sagheer Ibn ‘Abdir-Rasheed Al-Kashmeeree

“Celebrating Eid Milad-Un Nabi (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) on to the scale of Islamic Shar’ia” #eidmilad

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَلَا تُبْطِلُوا أَعْمَالَكُمْ

O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and render not vain your deeds. 47:33

“Celebrating Eid Milad-Un Nabi (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) on to the scale of Islamic Shar’ia”

All praise is for Allaah, Lord of all the Worlds, who ordered us to follow His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and to call to His Way, and may Allaah send praises and blessings of peace upon our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and upon his family, his Companions, and those who truly follow them until the Day of Judgment.

We should be extremely thankful to Allaah Ta’ala for making us among the mankind and endowed us with the blessing of being Muslims. Further to this, He (Allaah Ta’ala) has granted us the everlasting favour of being amongst the Ummah of the Greatest of all creation, our beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). If we ever contemplate expressing our Shukar (gratefulness) for the innumerable bounties bestowed upon us by Allaah Ta’ala, then not only will this be impossible, it is something beyond our capabilities. In fact, we are truly unable to even count the favours bestowed upon us.

In our previous mail “Every Bid’ah (innovation in Deen) is deviation” we have concluded that, those things which are neither proven from the Noble Quran, authentic Sunnah, nor from the actions of the first three generation are not regarded as being part of the Deen Al Islam.

Indeed, whatever was needed for the guidance of man has been revealed by Allaah Ta’ala . If still any person introduce into the Deen anything which was not taught by our beloved Nabi Muhammad Mustafa (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), then in reality he is making this claim that the Deen is incomplete and imperfect and in need of his newfangled Innovation. Alternatively, he is making this claim, that Nauthubillaah, notwithstanding being most kind and merciful (amongst mankind), he (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did not completely show the best and most perfect way. Who is capable enough to falsify this perfect Deen or to claim imperfections therein? Thus, Imaam Malik (179 H rahimhullaah) use to say” He who innovates a Bid’ah in Islam, and he deems it a good deed, is indeed laying claim that Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), has betrayed the Rissalat (message), because Allaah Ta’ala stated, ‘On this day have I perfected for you your Deen..” therefore whatever was not (a part of) Islam on that say can most certainly not be (a part of) Islam today.” refer Kitaabul I’tisaam, Vol. 1, pg 47.

Now as for Celebrating Eid Milad-Un Nabi (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), then it’s a Bid’ah (innovation in Deen) which has absolutely no relevant proofs & evidences in the Islamic Shar’ia, nor in the life’s of the first three generation.

Allamah Ibn Ameerul Haaj Maaliki (rahimhullaah) stated “As for those bid’ahs which people regard as great acts of Ibaadat & which they regard the perpetration as being a sign of Islam, amongst which is the gathering of Meelaad which is celebrated in the month of Rabiul Awwal. The reality is that this practice comprises many bid’ahs and untoward practices..amongst the evils of this practice is “Sama” (Sufi rituals) . Even if the gathering of Meelaad are free of ‘Sama’ and they are held purely with the intention of Moulood, preparing food and inviting friends and associates, and it is free of all other evils, then too it will be a bid’ah purely because of the intention of Moulood i.e celebrating the birth of Nabi (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). This is an innovation which is added to the Deen that was not amongst the Salaf-Us-Saaliheen. It is by far better and meritorious to follow in the footsteps of the Aslaaf.” refer Mudkhal Ibn Alhaaj, vol. 1 pg 85.

Allamah Abdurrahmaan Maghribi (rahimhullaah) stated in his fatawa, “Indeed the practice of Moulood i.e celebrating the birth of Nabi (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is a bid’ah. Neither did Rasulullaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) nor the Khulaafaa (radhiallaahu anhum ajmaeen) nor the Aimmah exhort or practice it.” refer “Fatawa Allamah Abdurrahmaan Maghribi”.

At this point, some brothers may say that those who claim Celebrating Eid Milad-Un Nabi (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is Mustahab (recommended) present a list of Scholars who have supported the practice. Our response to these brothers is that, their list neither consist any of the names of Sahaabah (radhiallaahu anhum ajmaeen) nor the names of Tabieen or Tab-e-taabieen (rahmatullah alayhim), and also lacks the names of four well known Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen i.e Imaam Abu Hanifa, Imaam Malik, Imaam Shafi & Imaam Ahmed (rahmatullah alayhim), further more none of the six renowned Muhadditheen i.e Imaam Bukhari, Imaam Muslim, Imaam Abu Dawood, Imaam Tirmidhi, Imaam Ibn Majah and Imaam Nisaai (rahmatullah alayhim).

Most of the names mentioned in such list are those of Sufiya, and very few names of Ahl us-Sunnah that fall into the trap of Qiyass-e-Fassid (invalid analogical comparison). E.g. Imaam Jalaaludeen Suyooti (911 H rahimhullaah) who admitted, “There is no nass (clear text of the Nobale Quran & authentic Sunnah) on the permissibility, (of Meelaad) only Qiyass. refer “The path of Sunnah pg 182”. Some Ahl us-Sunnah only use to feed poor people on that day, and others regarded the actual extolling of the birth of the Nabi (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as meritorious and other merely regarded it as the expression of one’s happiness. Some Ahl us-Sunnah was in favour of its permissibility in the initial stages and later retracted from this.

However, the Ulama of Ahl us-Sunnah are united that, the proofs and evidences are only from the clear and relevant text of the Nobale Quran, authentic hadith, ijma (consensus) & valid Qiyass (analogical comparison).

Ahl us-Sunnah are also united that, Actions & statements of Scholars which are contrary to the nosoos (clear text of the Nobale Quran & authentic hadith) are not considered as proof and evidences in Shar’ia.

In conclusion, we would like to make it very clear that there is no relevant nass (clear text of the Nobale Quran & authentic hadith) or established Ijma, or the action of Sahaabah (radhiallaahu anhum ajmaeen) on the permissibility of Meelaad.

Dear brother in Islam, you have by now discerned the reality of this issue by studying the above, now the choice is yours whether to Follow the Sunnah of the personalities of the best eras or the path of those who are on error?

Note : We request all to go through the above linked audio lecture followed by Q&A session.

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Baarak-Allaahu Feekum, wa sal-Allaahu wa sallam ‘alaa Nabiyyinaa Muhammad was-Salaam ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu.

“And whosoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follow other than the believers way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in the hell-what and evil destination (Surah An Nisaa :115)

Companions Did Not Differ in ‘Aqeedah, Nor Did They Innovate; Rather, they Refuted Bid’ah from its Start

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Amma-ba’d

Companions Did Not Differ in ‘Aqeedah, Nor Did They Innovate; Rather, they Refuted Bid’ah from its Start

Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee (rahimahullaah) was asked: Was there any differing amongst the Salaf – and at the head of them the companions – was there any differing among them in the affairs of ‘Aqeedah, or in the affairs of the fundamentals of the Religion? And if it was present, does this mean that it is okay for us to leave off speech about people of innovation (bid’ah), because the companions did not refute one another in the affairs of ‘Aqeedah?

Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee (rahimahullaah) answered:

It did not appear from the companions – may Allaah be pleased with them – innovation. And none from amongst them innovated in the religion. And the proof for this is when Abu Musa al-Ash’aree – may Allaah be pleased with him – and those who were with him saw those people sitting in circles in the masjid in Koofah.* And every circle had a person saying, “glorify Allaah 100 times,” and they would glorify Allaah 100 times. And he would say, “say Allaahu akbar 100 times,” and they would say this 100 times. And he would say to them, “praise Allaah 100 times,” and they would praise Him 100 times. Until the end of that which was stated.
They (the companions) rebuked this with a severe censure. And they went to the home of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood (radiallaahu ‘anhu), and they waited by the door for him to come out, as he was the one whom ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiallaahu ‘anhu) had (appointed as) a teacher and reciter in Koofah. So when he came out, Abu Musa said to him that he saw a thing in the masjid, and ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood began to ask him about this particular thing that he had witnessed. And then he (Abu Musa) said, “if you were to live, then you would see it.”

So when ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood entered the masjid, he was shocked by what he witnessed. So he stood in front of them and said: “Oh people, either you are upon a way more guided than the way of Muhammad – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – or you have opened the door of misguidance. There are the clothes of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – which are still in tact. And his companions are still present. And his bowl, which is unbroken, is there. And with that you innovate?”

They said, “Oh Aba ‘Abdur-Rahman, we only intended good.”

[So the shaikh asked:] So what did he (Ibn Mas’ood) say to them?

He (Ibn Mas’ood) said: How many intended good, but do not achieve it?

[The shaikh went on to mention:] This proves to us that innovation in the Religion began at this time, and there did not appear innovation among the companions, and they were in agreement in the fundamentals of the Religion and in the ‘Aqeedah. There was no differing in this among them.

And therefore, the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – stated: There will be two great groups from my Ummah who will fight one another. And their da’wah – their call, their belief – will be one. And this took place in Sifeen and al-Jamal. And Siffeen was much worse, lasting almost three months. And a great number of Muslims were killed.

So the statement of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: There will be two great groups from my Ummah who will fight one another. And their da’wah – their call, their belief – will be one. This statement of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – means —–> that there was no differing amongst them in ‘Aqeedah, nor in the fundamentals of the religion. This proves that there was not present any differing among them in this.

Translated by: Abul Hasan Malik (hafidhahullaah) Source: Tape: Al-‘Allaamah Ahmad bin Yahya An-Najmee, Q&A [rahimahullaah]
* (This narration is reported by ad-Daarimi in his Sunan (1/79))

For those who have Sharh-us-Sunnah by Imam Barbaharee, this narration appears in the footnotes (as one of the supporting proofs) of the seventh point: Beware of small innovations because they grow until they become large.

1. A striking example of how small innovations lead a person into committing major innovations is found in the narration reported by ad-Daarimee in his Sunan (1/79):

‘Amr ibn Salmah said: We used to sit by the door of ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood before the Morning Prayer, so that when he came out we would walk with him to the mosque. (One day) Abu Moosaa al-Ash’aree came to us and said, “Has Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan come out yet?” We replied, “No.” So he sat down with us until he came out. When he came out, we all stood along with him, so Abu Moosaa said to him, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! I have just seen something in the mosque which I deemed to be evil, but all praise is for Allaah, I did not see anything except good.” He enquired, “Then what is it?” (Abu Moosaa) replied, “If you live you will see it. I saw in the mosque people sitting in circles awaiting the Prayer. In each circle they had pebbles in their hands and a man would say ‘repeat Allaahu Akbar a hundred times.’ So they would repeat it a hundred times. Then he would say, ‘say Laa ilaaha illallaah a hundred times.’ So they would say it a hundred times. Then he would say, ‘say Subhaanallaah a hundred times.’ So they would say it a hundred times.” (Ibn Mas’ood) asked, “What did you say to them?” (Abu Moosaa) said, “I did not say anything to them. Instead I waited to hear you view or what you declared.” (Ibn Mas’ood) replied, “Would that you had ordered them to count up the evil deeds they acquired and assured them that their good deeds would not be lost!” Then we went along with him (Ibn Mas’ood) until he came to one of these circles and stood and said, “What is this which I see you doing?” They replied, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! These are pebbles upon which we are counting takbeer, tahleel and tasbeeh.” He said, “Count up your evil deeds. I assure you that none of your good deeds will be lost. Woe to you, O Ummah of Muhammad (saws)! How quickly you go to destruction! These are the Companions of your Prophet and who are widespread. There are his clothes which have not yet decayed and his bowl which is unbroken. By Him in Whose Hand is my soul! Either you are upon a Religion better guided than the Religion of Muhammad (saws) or that you are opening the door of misguidance.” They said, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! By Allaah, we only intended good.” He said, “How many there are who intend good but do not achieve it. Indeed Allaah’s Messenger said to us ‘A people will recite the Qur’aan but it will not pass beyound their throats.’ By Allah! I do not know, perhaps most of them are from you.” Then he left them. Umar ibn Salmah (the sub-narrator) said: We saw most of those peope fighting against us on the day of Nahrawaan, along with the Khawaarij.

Companions Did Not Differ in ‘Aqeedah, Nor Did They Innovate; Rather, they Refuted Bid’ah from its Start #islaam #aqeedah #sunnah

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Companions Did Not Differ in ‘Aqeedah, Nor Did They Innovate; Rather, they Refuted Bid’ah from its Start

Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee (rahimahullaah) was asked: Was there any differing amongst the Salaf – and at the head of them the companions – was there any differing among them in the affairs of ‘Aqeedah, or in the affairs of the fundamentals of the Religion? And if it was present, does this mean that it is okay for us to leave off speech about people of innovation (bid’ah), because the companions did not refute one another in the affairs of ‘Aqeedah?

Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee (rahimahullaah) answered:

It did not appear from the companions – may Allaah be pleased with them – innovation. And none from amongst them innovated in the religion. And the proof for this is when Abu Musa al-Ash’aree – may Allaah be pleased with him – and those who were with him saw those people sitting in circles in the masjid in Koofah.* And every circle had a person saying, “glorify Allaah 100 times,” and they would glorify Allaah 100 times. And he would say, “say Allaahu akbar 100 times,” and they would say this 100 times. And he would say to them, “praise Allaah 100 times,” and they would praise Him 100 times. Until the end of that which was stated.

They (the companions) rebuked this with a severe censure. And they went to the home of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood (radiallaahu ‘anhu), and they waited by the door for him to come out, as he was the one whom ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiallaahu ‘anhu) had (appointed as) a teacher and reciter in Koofah. So when he came out, Abu Musa said to him that he saw a thing in the masjid, and ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood began to ask him about this particular thing that he had witnessed. And then he (Abu Musa) said, “if you were to live, then you would see it.”

So when ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood entered the masjid, he was shocked by what he witnessed. So he stood in front of them and said: “Oh people, either you are upon a way more guided than the way of Muhammad – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – or you have opened the door of misguidance. There are the clothes of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – which are still in tact. And his companions are still present. And his bowl, which is unbroken, is there. And with that you innovate?”

They said, “Oh Aba ‘Abdur-Rahman, we only intended good.”

[So the shaikh asked:] So what did he (Ibn Mas’ood) say to them?

He (Ibn Mas’ood) said: How many intended good, but do not achieve it?

[The shaikh went on to mention:] This proves to us that innovation in the Religion began at this time, and there did not appear innovation among the companions, and they were in agreement in the fundamentals of the Religion and in the ‘Aqeedah. There was no differing in this among them.

And therefore, the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – stated: There will be two great groups from my Ummah who will fight one another. And their da’wah – their call, their belief – will be one. And this took place in Sifeen and al-Jamal. And Siffeen was much worse, lasting almost three months. And a great number of Muslims were killed.

So the statement of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: There will be two great groups from my Ummah who will fight one another. And their da’wah – their call, their belief – will be one. This statement of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – means —–> that there was no differing amongst them in ‘Aqeedah, nor in the fundamentals of the religion. This proves that there was not present any differing among them in this.

Translated by: Abul Hasan Malik (hafidhahullaah)  Source: Tape: Al-‘Allaamah Ahmad bin Yahya An-Najmee, Q&A [rahimahullaah]
* (This narration is reported by ad-Daarimi in his Sunan (1/79))
 
 
For those who have Sharh-us-Sunnah by Imam Barbaharee, this narration appears in the footnotes (as one of the supporting proofs) of the seventh point: Beware of small innovations because they grow until they become large.

1. A striking example of how small innovations lead a person into committing major innovations is found in the narration reported by ad-Daarimee in his Sunan (1/79):

‘Amr ibn Salmah said: We used to sit by the door of ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood before the Morning Prayer, so that when he came out we would walk with him to the mosque. (One day) Abu Moosaa al-Ash’aree came to us and said, “Has Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan come out yet?” We replied, “No.” So he sat down with us until he came out. When he came out, we all stood along with him, so Abu Moosaa said to him, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! I have just seen something in the mosque which I deemed to be evil, but all praise is for Allaah, I did not see anything except good.” He enquired, “Then what is it?” (Abu Moosaa) replied, “If you live you will see it. I saw in the mosque people sitting in circles awaiting the Prayer. In each circle they had pebbles in their hands and a man would say ‘repeat Allaahu Akbar a hundred times.’ So they would repeat it a hundred times. Then he would say, ‘say Laa ilaaha illallaah a hundred times.’ So they would say it a hundred times. Then he would say, ‘say Subhaanallaah a hundred times.’ So they would say it a hundred times.” (Ibn Mas’ood) asked, “What did you say to them?” (Abu Moosaa) said, “I did not say anything to them. Instead I waited to hear you view or what you declared.” (Ibn Mas’ood) replied, “Would that you had ordered them to count up the evil deeds they acquired and assured them that their good deeds would not be lost!” Then we went along with him (Ibn Mas’ood) until he came to one of these circles and stood and said, “What is this which I see you doing?” They replied, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! These are pebbles upon which we are counting takbeer, tahleel and tasbeeh.” He said, “Count up your evil deeds. I assure you that none of your good deeds will be lost. Woe to you, O Ummah of Muhammad (saws)! How quickly you go to destruction! These are the Companions of your Prophet and who are widespread. There are his clothes which have not yet decayed and his bowl which is unbroken. By Him in Whose Hand is my soul! Either you are upon a Religion better guided than the Religion of Muhammad (saws) or that you are opening the door of misguidance.” They said, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! By Allaah, we only intended good.” He said, “How many there are who intend good but do not achieve it. Indeed Allaah’s Messenger said to us ‘A people will recite the Qur’aan but it will not pass beyound their throats.’ By Allah! I do not know, perhaps most of them are from you.” Then he left them. Umar ibn Salmah (the sub-narrator) said: We saw most of those peope fighting against us on the day of Nahrawaan, along with the Khawaarij.