Al-Imâm Ahmad (Allâh’s mercy on him) was describing the people of desires: ‘They are different types in the Book; opposers to the Book; unanimous in opposing the Book. They speak (freely) about doubtful matters confounding the ignoramuses among the masses therewith.’ [Al-Aadaab Ash-Shar’iyyah 1/209]
The trio of Al-Imâm Al-Bukhârî, Ahmad and al-Hâkim recorded that the Messenger of Allâh (sallaLlaahu alahyi wa sallam) said: ‘There shall be tribulations, whoever sits therein is better than whoever stands; whoever stands is better than whoever walks; whoever walks therein is better than whoever paces. Whoever makes himself prominent in it shall be consumed by it. Whoever (however) has the means of safety or refuge from it. Let him take it.’ Amr bn Aal-Aas (may Allâh be pleased with him) said to his son: ‘O my son, take this advice from me. A just ruler is better than rain (from the sky), a fierce lion is better than an unjust ruler. But an unjust and tyrant ruler is better than a pervading tribulation.’ [Al-Aadab Ash-Shar’iyyah 1/172]
Al-Imâm Ahmad (Allâh’s mercy on him) also said: ‘…do not fight in a tribulation; stay put in your house. This is what the scholars of all the regions have agreed upon.’ [Ibn Jauzi’s Manaaqib Al-Imâm Ahmad 166]
Shaykhul-Islâm Ibn Taymiyyah (Allâh’s mercy on him) said: ‘The Prophet (sallaLlaahu alahyi wa sallam) forbade from fighting during tribulation. That therefore is from the fundamentals of Sunnah; that is the position of the people of Sunnah and Hadith; so also the scholars of Madînah, its jurists and others.’ [Al-Istiqaamah: 1/32]
Therefore in the face of the happenings in the Muslim World of recent, the pervading silence that has come from the People of Sunnah is from the Sunnah. It is not cowardice or hypocrisy.
Read : Saudi is a Holy Land – what is my own with Qatar?
Meanwhile some people have taken the silence for granted. They think the People of Sunnah are vanquished and conquered. So the People of Sunnah have been repeatedly bashed by some elements who hitherto were nowhere to be found as far as the Sunnah of Muhammad is concerned. All of a sudden they became champions of Islamic Law brandishing wanton ignorance imbued in their flawed inclination and allegiance to evil thoughts of the Muslim Brotherhood and all other stupidities.
One of those voices is the writer of ‘Saudi Is a Holy Land – What’s My Own with Qatar?’ A crafty write-up written to blemish the Land of Tawheed and its scholars, Salafiyyah and its callers; and defend Ikhwaaniyyah and its goons.
Expectedly the write-up has attracted some myopic cheers and thumbs-up hence the propriety of this response to, once again, set the record straight, defend the noble cause and assuage the People of Sunnah, and of course, send the sellers of evil thoughts back to their holes.
وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ
“But honour, power and glory belong to Allâh, his Messenger (Muhammad Sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi Wa Sallam), and to the believers, but the hypocrites know not.’ [Munaafiqoon 8]
One of the people of knowledge has said Allaah the Mighty Lord, in His Legal and Universal Will, allows conflict to be between the truth and falsehood, guidance and misguidance such that each of them will have its helpers and followers, defenders and upholders. And every time the truth appears and increases in glows and clarity, the falsehood becomes rapacious and more exposed.
O Allaah make the truth dearer to us and falsehood more hated.
From the outset, he denied being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood [al-Ikhwaanul-Muslimeen] and any interaction with groups such as The Muslim Congress, Tadaamunul-Muslimeen, etc, that make allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood. He said ‘I am not a member…I have no interaction…’ We hope he is not double-speaking, and clandestinely selling a lie. He claimed it is just ‘the mere fraternity that exists amongst brothers of the same faith.’ Anyway, your denial of Ikhwaaniyyah is your first defeat more importantly when you are discovered a liar.
Even your bogus denial of Ikhwaaniyyah but free interactions with all ‘including those in the Salafi class and the haraki trend!’ speaks volumes. It depicts you as nothing but someone treading a confused path.
مُذَبْذَبِينَ بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ لا إِلَى هَؤُلاءِ وَلا إِلَى هَؤُلاءِ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلِ اللَّهُ فَلَنْ تَجِدَ لَهُ سَبِيلا
‘(They are) swaying between this and that, belonging neither to these nor to those, and he whom Allâh sends astray, you will not find for him a way (to the Truth – Islâm). [Nisâ: 143]
People of such Manhaj like yours are the most dangerous because they can easily blend with any gathering upon the precept of ‘Likulli maqaam maqaal’ – for every gathering is its suitable approach, a maxim people of talawwun – Da’wah multi-culture have often invoked to cause problem within the ranks of the righteous.
إِنَّ شَرَّ النَّاسِ ذُو الْوَجْهَيْنِ الَّذِي يَأْتِي هَؤُلَاءِ بِوَجْهٍ وَهَؤُلَاءِ بِوَجْهٍ
‘Verily the worst of the people is the two-faced person who goes to so-and-so with a face but to others with another face.’ [Bukhârî and Muslim]
So your Manhaj is that of confused specie.
But you have nowhere to hide. Your soft and hard spot for the Muslim Brotherhood is not farfetched from your tirade.
وَلَوْ نَشَاءُ لأرَيْنَاكَهُمْ فَلَعَرَفْتَهُمْ بِسِيمَاهُمْ وَلَتَعْرِفَنَّهُمْ فِي لَحْنِ الْقَوْلِ
‘Had we willed, we could have shown them to you, and you should have known them by their marks, but surely, you will know them by the tone of their speech!’
So it did not take you much time before you declared for Yûsuf Qaradawee – who is your intent of defence. Lest a right thinking person should castigate you with him, you went double speaking again – which is your hallmark in the article. You wrote: ‘But there is hardly a contemporary scholar whose love has completely overwhelmed my heart like the distinguished scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Sâlih Al-Uthaymeen.’
Did you write: ‘Whose love has completely overwhelmed?’ Are you sure you are not telling another lie? Okay, but you must agree you went pretentiously aboveboard. If the love of Shaykh Uthaymeen – rahimahuLlaahu ta’aala (remember the love did not even make you ask Allaah to show him mercy), indeed has overwhelmed your heart. Where is your love for Allaah and His Prophet? You would say we should not take you literally, but the basis of every word is its reality.
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ فَوَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَا يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَالِدِهِ وَوَلَدِهِ
On the authority of Aboo Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (salaLlaahu alahyi wa sallam) said: ‘I swear by He in Whose Hands is my soul, none of you believes until I am more beloved to him more than his parent and child.’ [Bukhârî and Muslim]
Your real man is Yûsuf Qaradawee [may Allâh rectify us and him]. It is from him you learnt your wretched Fiqhu Waaqee and other evils. You learnt nothing from Shaykh Uthaymeen (Allâh’s mercy on him) if you indeed learn anything you will never later come and say evil about the present-day Mufti of Saudi Arabia. And you will never malign the rulers of the Land of Tawheed. It is Qaradawee that taught you that, not Uthaymeen. Stop the lie.
What you claim to know is Fiqh Waaqee (the Jurisprudence of Current Affairs), good of you. You brand yourself a researcher in global politics and a Da’wah activist (like the people in MURIC and MUSWEN and ‘MUSU’). You indeed said you are a progressive thinker!
خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ
‘The best of you is he who learns the Qur’aan and teaches it.’
You emphasized the ‘self’ in you trying to equate yourself with the scholars. ‘I am “me” and they are “themselves”’ Please who are you? You can start all over again. Radarada. If not colonialism that beclouds your intellect and gives you English, and a platform like Facebook, can you write a Muqaddimah the like written by the student of Shaykh Uthaymeen, from the fifth level? It is a challenge anyway.
You have indeed said in ‘Secrets of the Rift’ that the intent of your write-ups are ‘those who are capable of independent thinking’. In other words, your desire has been to implant the thoughts of the mu’tazilah – those who pride in their intellect at the expense of the revelation. No wonder, this your writing and several others are always free of Qur’aan passages and hadith. Not even a weak hadith! And what is that ‘independent thinking’? Thinking devoid of understanding of the Salaf to issues. We can really see that picture of yours where you showcased (we dont’t want to say ‘show-off’) a ‘heavy’ library of books. So is this what you have been reading in those books (if that picture is not fake anyway).
Aboo Hayyaan did compose:
‘The fool thinks books alone can guide.’
Then you wrote: ‘I really sympathize with all my brothers whose role models are the Saudi’s scholars.’ That is your first assault on the scholars of the Land of Tawheed. Of course, your first disposition of apparent Ikhwaaniyyah. It is no secret; the greatest enemies of the Muslim Brotherhood are the scholars of Salafiyyah the bulk of whom are found in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Yours is not going to be an exception. So where is that love for Uthaymeen if the products of Uthaymeen are your enemies?
Having hit the scholars, you went for the rulers, you wrote: ‘Saudi’s shameless dance in the market place.’ To help you re-construct your expression, the Saudi rulers are shameless that they dance in the market place. And you wrote down-down, ‘a kingdom that is foolishly subservient to the enemies.’ ‘Whoever honours the ruler appointed by Allâh – the Mighty and Most High – in this world Allaah will honour him on the Day of Resurrection; and whoever disgraces the ruler appointed by Allaah – the Mighty and Most High – in this world, Allaah will disgrace him in the hereafter.’ Saheehah: 2297.
You better repent.
Yet he went specifically for Mufti ‘Abdul-Azeez bn Abdillâh bn Muhammad bn ‘Abdul-Lateef Aal-Shaykh [may Allâh preserve him]. He insulted him saying the fatwa (religious edict) issued by the Muftee on the gulf imbroglio was to legitimize ‘a shameful act’ and is itself ‘a spurious verdict.’
Allâh however protected the honour of the Mufti. He – Mighty Lord saved his name from his insult. Rather he was referring to one ‘Mufti Shaykh Ibrahim AlShaykh.’ In those simple words, Allaah exposed the ignorance of the fellow. Didn’t he claim he was an expert in global politics with special interest in Middle East? Nonsense, a common name of Mufti of Saudi Arabia you don’t know. An expert of Fiqh Waaqee indeed!
You have been told disgrace awaits people like you, unless he repents.
He was even told of his manifest and costly error, he felt too big to correct it. So go back and correct it, and everywhere it has been taken to. We later saw that he grudgingly but deceptively changed it to ‘Mufti Shaykh Al-Shaykh’ when his error hit him on the face. Yet he is wrong, his correct name is ‘Mufti ‘Abdul-Azeez bn Abdillâh bn Muhammad bn ‘Abdul-Lateef Aal-Shaykh [may Allâh preserve him].’ So go and do the needful, don’t be a stubborn ignoramus.
And know that the matter is indeed a Fitnah, not a fitan. You need to check your linguistic capability in Arabic. That error of calling a Fitnah a fitan is unpardonable. Well, a student in ‘Idaadee level may be excused not an international political analyst with special interest in Middle East like you! You said the crisis has divided the Ummah, haba, when the majority of the Muslims world over is not even aware. If you are indeed truthful carry out a survey in Tejuosho Market from the Muslims and ask them what is the matter. They will just look at you in dismay. So the matter does not really concern us, yes it does not concern us and you. Mind your business. Just as the crisis between the Sahaba did not concern us. Can you get that? So if that does not concern us, the happenings around the world do not concern us. Allaah will never ask a dead Muslim today what is happening in Pakistan and China. Prove it if He will ask him.
The Three Questions in the Grave are: who is your Lord? Who is your Prophet? What is your Deen? That is what we learnt from Al-Usool Ath-Thalaathah of Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bn Abdilwahhaab, Allâh’s mercy on him.
It was people like you that were following the news of Trump election last year. Some of us were not even aware the day he was elected. But we are always aware of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. Those are the main things, wal hamdulillah. May Allaah make you forget the happenings around the world and remember the Qur’ân and Sunnah. Did you say Aameen? An Ikhwaanee will prefer to forget the Qur’aan and Sunnah to forgetting the news about Chenchya and Kosovo. That is one of the problems with Ikhwaaniyyah. So there are many experts among you, yes about the warped Fiqh Waqee but not the Qur’aan and Sunnah. May Allaah take you people out of your slumber.
You wrote the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ‘has been consistently manipulated by the West’. You are not the first to say that. But we wonder what sort of manipulation is that if till date democracy is still far from Saudi Arabia, in fact, it is not mused. If till date, Saudi is the only country in the world where the Sharî’ah is publicly implemented. Despite the West outcry, the public beating and beheading of offenders of related-offences still go on. Lest you said it is selective judgement, Allâh made open a case of recent when an influential Saudi prince was executed for a capital punishment. Yet they are being manipulated by the West! What a manipulation!
In ‘Secrets of the Rift’, you confessed yourself that ‘the Saudi kingdom is the best place to live…its citizens are kind-hearted…the best scholars in the Muslim world today are, arguably, products of the kingdom’s citadel…’ Then what is your problem that made you eventually showcase a morbid hatred like this for the kingdom? You said its government policy. Don’t you think you have really delved into something you are not qualified to delve into? You said no, ‘this raging issue is not one that is open to all scholars and students of students (sic), for it’s neither of Fiqh nor Usuul Din.’
Subhaanallah, this is serious ignorance from you. Please go back to Ile Keu Sunnah and start learning all over again.
You wrote ‘the West knows how foolish we are (indeed you are), they only fear the progressive Muslim thinkers amongst us – Those who think beyond the rudiments of the five daily obligatory prayers, those who seek Islamization of the polity are not cordoned by the West.’ That is where your Da’wah activism comes in, abi? The type that pushed your teachers to participate in the Occupy Nigeria Protests. Were you there too, Mr. Da’wah activist? Okay, that was why Qaradawee was at Tahreer Square.
Progressive Muslim thinkers! What is that? Okay those who seek to Islamize all kinds of Kufr and shirk such as democracy under the ostensible but satanic principle propounded by Ismail Al-Faarouqi in Islamization of Knowledge. So you belong to the IIIT fools! Yes the West hates you because you are the bedrock of the suicide bombers, wanton killers and miscreants. Allaah will expose you all.
So you arrived at where you are going: ‘I am not therefore surprised if the Brotherhood movement is the ultimate target of the whole crisis.’ You are out to defend the Muslim Brotherhood, we told you, and you cannot hide.
You asked: ‘At what stage did a movement that partakes in democratic processes become a terrorist group? Can a movement with a large parliamentarian representation in Jordan and Bahrain be called a terrorist group? Is it possible that members of a terrorist group would fold their arms and watch themselves killed; their wealth and property confiscated and their wives and children thrown into deadly dungeons as it happened in Egypt?’
A simple poser to you, Mr. Da’wah Activist, Progressive Thinker, Political Analyst; Osama bn Laden and other terrorists (you will probably shudder at that) what methodology influenced them most? Ikhwaaniyyah or Salafiyyah?
Now to Qaradawee, you wrote: ‘And about the Shaykh, I still marvel at the Muslim world’s thought system. What could have ever made a distinguished scholar whose major “fault”, as always analyzed by the Saudi clergy, is his liberal approache (sic) to jurispudential (sic) issues, a terrorist?’ That is where lies your greatest booboo, you pretend as if you don’t know the problem with Qaradawee. In many ramifications, Yûsuf Qaradawee’s Fiqh, Manhaj and Aqeedah are dangerous path to follow.
You must have read his ‘Halâl and Haraam’, a book filled with filth and dirt. Nobody reads it and comes out sane.
So the problem with him is not about his dangerous Fiqh alone but his Manhaj and Aqeedah. To Allaah be the praise, many of the contemporary scholars of the Sunnah have refuted Yûsuf Qaradawee massively. Let us see some.
Someone asked Ash-Shaykh Al-Albaanee from Australia about a fatwa of Qaradawee that misled the people. The Shaykh said among other things: ‘…Yûsuf Qaradawee study was Azhar-based not upon the methodology of the Book and Sunnah. He does pass verdicts that contradict the Shariah. He has a philosophy that is very dangerous. If anything comes prohibited in the Shariah, he will shy away from calling it so, he will say: ‘There is no clear-cut evidence for its prohibition. This is what made him legitimized listening to music; he permitted it for that English man (Cat Stevens) that accepted Islam to remain a Musician and eat from music proceeds. Qaradawee claimed that there is no clear-cut evidence against music or musical instruments. This position of his (that is, that there must be a clear-cut evidence for a prohibition) is at variance with the consensus of scholars of Islam…[Shaykh then mentioned some ahadith against some of his Fatâwâ then he said] these ahadith are against Qaradawee and his likes who pass verdicts with their thoughts upon the methodology of free thinkers of old…’. [Source: Suufiyaat Hasan Al-Bannah wal Qaradawee’ as found in the tape, Silsilah Al-Hudaa Wan-Nuur 1/262.]
You can see your mentor in progressive thinkership!
Among his errors in Aqeedah was his statement, on a Jumu’ah pulpit, about an election that took place in Israel sometime ago where he shaded the Arabs for not being able to conduct a free and fair election in their country. He marveled at the victory of a candidate in the said lection whereby he defeated his opponent by 99.9% margin. He stupidly said: ‘If Allâh Himself had presented Himself before the people, He would not curry home this percentage of vote; we praise Israel for a wonderful job…’
Shaykh Uthaymeen – rahimahullaah (your loving scholar) was asked about the ruling regarding anybody that says such a thing. The Shaykh said: ‘Refuge is sought in Allaah, such a person must repent otherwise he must be executed as an apostate because he made the created being to be more knowledgeable than the Creator. He must repent to Allaah; Allaah indeed forgives sins of His slaves. If he does not repent, then it becomes imperative for the people at the helms of affairs to sever his neck.’
We want to believe Qaradawee has truly repented from that.
So it was not far reaching when Shaykh Muqbil Al-Waadi’ee (Allâh’s mercy on him) wrote a book against Qaradawee entitled: ‘Silencing the Howling Dog; Yûsuf bn Abdillâh Al-Qaradawee.’
Those have been long time ago. So his problem did not start yesterday as being maliciously canvassed. Was he not part of the Arab Spring campaigners? What did he say that day when that first protester killed himself in Tunisia: He said in a recorded video: ‘I request from the people of Tunisia and all the Muslims of the world to seek Allâh’s intercession for the committer of suicide that killed himself by burning in Tunisia because he is the cause of the removal of the tyrant rulership in Tunisia; I also request that there should be many like that that will burn themselves or what is similar to remove injustice from the Muslims.’
What Manhaj is that?
Wasn’t he there at Tahreer Square inciting the populace against the rulership in Egypt?
He was an ‘epitome’ of democracy at Tahreer Square when he was saying: ‘O Muslims and Copts, I invite you bow down in prayer together…the revolution isn’t over. It has just started to build Egypt…guard your revolution…in this square sectarianism died.’
The crimes of Qaradawee are many to mention. If not for certain reasons, we would have brought many of his video links here where he was saying his nonsense.
The following are some of his evil speeches:
‘The matters between us (and the Christians) are mutual. We are sons of the same country, our goal is one. I will refer to them as our Christian brothers. Some will not like to hear this (from the Muslims), that why should I say so. ‘Believers are brothers’ Yes we are believers and they are believers in the other way.’
‘The love a Muslim will have for a non-Muslim is no problem.’
‘The crisis between us and the Jews is with regards to the land (in Palestine) not because of the Deen.’
‘We call to democracy; we fight in its cause.’
‘I make judicial reasoning just as [Prophet] Muhammad used to make judicial reasoning; I can be correct the same way he [Prophet Muhammad] could be correct, and otherwise.’
Qaradawee said about the Sahîh hadith: ‘My father and mother are in the hell.’ ‘What was the crime of Abdullâh bn AbdilMuttalib to warrant the hell fire; he was among the people of fitrah. What is more correct is that they will be saved from hell.’
He rejected the hadith that said ‘death’ will brought in a form of a ram and slaughtered on the Day of Resurrection. He said: ‘What is clearly known as agreed in the intellect and report is that ‘death’ is not a ram or an ox or any other animal. That statement (that death will be brought on the Day of Qiyaamah) is falsehood…’
He constantly rejects separating men from women in public gatherings. He said: ‘I am in my seventies, I do travel to America to attend Islamic conferences, I do meet in these conferences that men and women are separated. Extremism has indeed overshadowed the people even there…’
Just too many, by Allaah.
Shouldn’t a sensible person, let alone a state, be wary of a person like Qaradawee? May Allaah the Mighty Lord guide the State of Qatar.
Back to Mr. Progressive Thinker.
You wrote: ‘Nothing radicalises as much as the Saudi’s teachings of pristine Islam. Give someone the right Tawheed, and watch him stand against anything but Allah. What commendable radical phenomenon!’ So to you, it is the teaching of Tawheed that radicalizes the people to act unconscionably. That also exposes your Ikhwaaniyyah. The Muslim Brotherhood does not teach the Tawheed. They only teach ‘Fiqh Waaqi’.
Don’t you think that statement is an assault on the very basis of Islam itself? That if you agree Tawheed is the basis. By Allaah you have just assaulted Tawheed; we give you an excuse of ignorance.
You wrote: ‘Qaradawee has been teaching Islam in Qatar for more than three decades, and no one (single) Qatari has ever partaken in any major terrorist act.’ You need to give us the data. Also kindly give us statements of Al-Qaradawee where he denounced Al-Qaeda or the present ISIS mad dogs. ‘From the 9/11 disaster, to Al-Qaeda networks and the ISIS camps in the Levant, thousands of Saudis are involved.’ Are you saying there are no Ikhwaanee recruiters in Saudi that can incite to such? And do you mean the majority of those graduating from Jaamiah Islaamiyyah are al-Qaeda and ISIS recruits? It is a well-known fact; you and your comrades know it, as you know your sons, that Salafiyyah being preached and taught in Saudi Arabia and by other many scholars of Sunnah all over the world is the major threat to Qaradawee and his goons. And that this Salafiyyah, is the major threat against the harakiyyah of the Muslim Brotherhood and its offspring such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Didn’t you say you have ‘Salafi’ and ‘haraki’ friends? Ask them.
Yes you delved very much into International Politics especially the issues in the Middle East. One thing is very clear from your tirade, you relied heavily on what your oriental teachers teach you at your Institute [of Oriental Studies], so your positions are heavily flawed. If not for the fact that, we are not interested in that dirty and murky thing called international politics (which in the past we had taken our precious time), we would have given you a point by point response to everything you said. We are afraid, because we are Salafis; we owe respect to all Muslim rulers.
One other thing is very clear; you do not understand As-Siyaasah Ash-Shar’iyyah – the Legislated Islamic Politics. If you were there when the Prophet salaLlâhu alayhi wa sallam distributed those war booty that made that great grandfather of you people to say, ‘O Muhammad be just, you have not been just’, you would definitely cheer that man. The man did not understand the wisdom in the way the Messenger of Allâh (salaLlaahu alhyi wa sallam) had distributed the war booty, he thought he was cheated. We know the treaties the Prophet (salaLlaahu alhyi wa sallam) had with the Jews in Madeenah (before they betrayed him), and those ones he had with the Mushrikoon of Makkah, were all borne out of this mighty principle of As-Siyaasah Ash-Shar’iyyah.
Muslim rulers, down to the Ottoman era, had always been conscious of this principle. That was what has always been informing their relationship with the non-Muslim states.
كَيْفَ يَكُونُ لِلْمُشْرِكِينَ عَهْدٌ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَعِنْدَ رَسُولِهِ إِلا الَّذِينَ عَاهَدْتُمْ عِنْدَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ فَمَا اسْتَقَامُوا لَكُمْ فَاسْتَقِيمُوا لَهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ
How can there be a covenant with Allâh and with His Messenger for the Mushrikûn (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers In the Oneness of Allâh) except those with whom you made a covenant near Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (at Makkah)? So long, as they are true to you, stand you true to them. Verily, Allâh loves Al-Muttaqûn (the pious) [Taubah: 7]
In essence the meaning of that is that the Muslim state is permissible to have legitimate deals with the non-Muslim states.
Why is it not permissible to kill a mu’aahad? Check it out who is a mu’aahad.
Why did the Qur’aan praise the Romans victory over the Persians?
And why did the Muslims have to seek protection in the Christian State of Abyssinia in the early days of Islam?
In your thinking, the Prophet (salaLlaahu alahyi wa sallam) might probably be wrong for adopting the Persian war tactics at Battle of Trench.
So go and learn the basics in Siyaasah Shar’iyyah, and never you castigate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when it carries out what is permissible in the Deen.
The Gulf Affair!
We are not going to talk about that. It does not concern us. We want to mind our business in that respect!
However may Allaah not allow the Safavid State in Iran to become a major power in the region such that it can threaten our faith.
It is our dream and prayer that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia becomes the most powerful state in that region, and beyond, so that the tentacle of Tawheed can easily spread across the globe. It is for that single reason.
مَنْ كَانَ يَظُنُّ أَنْ لَنْ يَنْصُرَهُ اللَّهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ فَلْيَمْدُدْ بِسَبَبٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ ثُمَّ لِيَقْطَعْ فَلْيَنْظُرْ هَلْ يُذْهِبَنَّ كَيْدُهُ مَا يَغِيظُ
Whoever thinks that Allâh will not help Him (Muhammad) in this world and in the Hereafter, let Him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and let him strangle himself. Then let him see whether his plan will remove that whereat He rages! [Hajj: 15]
You wrote: ‘I must clearly affirm from the onset that I hate that sick ideology called Shiism.’ This same way you said you do not belong to Muslim Brotherhood but spent good energy in defending its ethos and promoters. Here you are to do the same for Shiah.
You wrote again: ‘…the Saudi’s politics with Iran is not about this ideology, but rather, it is a regional politics of the power play, involving the US. In the region, Saudi Arabia is never secure with the Iranian military might. But if Iran could just play the diplomacy of humility in its relationship with the Saudi kingdom, the game will change.’ Read that again and see how unreasonable you have been. Iran itself knows that the feud it has with Saudi is basically about its heresy; other things are ancillary. And why should Saudi be secure with Iran so-called military might? The King with his court is not a fool.
You said: ‘Nevertheless, the whole scenario was, to me, very interesting, because I know the Saudis too well.’ What an assertion! Have you ever seen any of the Saudi kings face-to-case?
You wrote: ‘However, something occurred in the era of this unusual diplomatic romance…I was in Umrah and i (sic) did withness (sic) it. It was during a ziyaarah procession at the prophet’s grave inside the holy sanctuary in Medina, a notorious Shite cleric from Iran after saying his salaam to the holy Prophet, walked towards Abubakri and Umar’s graves and then spat heavily on them in disgust. The organized queue of the belivers (sic) was enraged and the cursed iranian (sic) cleric was almost lynched, but for his immediate rescue by the Saudi police. The day after was a Friday which the Saudis and other visitors to the Prophet’s mosque would not forget in a hurry, as the famous Imam Hudhaifi climbed the pulpit to deliver a powerful, historic Friday sermon, tongue-lashing the kingdom’s leadership for its newly found satanic friendship with the Shites who came visiting, desecrating the two leading companions’ graves. The khutbah was so severe, and immediately after he said his tasleem, which heralded the two rakat prayer to an end, he was whisked away by the state security agency for interrogation…!’
The event you are alluding to occurred in 1998! You said you were there as a witness. It was about the visit of Rafsanjani a former president of Iran who just left power in the year before. It was the visit that elicited the Imam Hudhaifi’s reaction for it was geared towards mending Saudi-Iranian relations in a way. The Imaam was afraid that if the hobnobbing between the Saudi state and the Iranian government, on one hand, and the Saudi state and the Kuffâr governments, on the other hand, was not put in the right perspective, it might have adverse effect on the Muslims; he was right. So the Imam was censured for the tough sermon by the authorities.
But the picture you painted above is a crass exaggeration characteristic of an Ikhwaanee blood. One, that you were there remains a khabar susceptible to acceptance or otherwise; it was in 1998 remember. Two, you referred to Akbar Hashimi Rafsanjani as just a notorious Iranian cleric; this belies your claim to Middle East knowledge. We wonder why you would not know he was a former president. Agreed, he was one of their numerous ayatollahs (which anybody can be in Iran so far your graduated from Qom Seminary) but his being a former president should be more important than being a mere cleric. Three, you said he spat on the graves of Abu bakr and Umar. Nobody would do that in Saudi and go scot-free. You must provide a proof for that. Four, you said the Imaam was whisked away (in a Gestapo style or otherwise), that requires another proof from you.
In summary, you were just peddling some lies which you probably heard from people like Faisal Al-Jamaikee. Unless you prove it, you were not at the event.
The relationship between Saudi and Iran has been that of carrot and stick. Saudi has some Shia population no doubt especially at the oil field region which borders Iran, so managing those miscreants has been a tough job for Saudi over the decades. Any country that has citizens like the Shia will understand that managing them will require some diplomacy. Saudi has always been trying to contain them in one way or the other. Sometime it will use force sometime peace. Everything goes back to the Siyaasah Shar’iyyah earlier mentioned.
The Saudi Shia population looks at Iran as their backer, Iran has never shied away from this fact. Therefore it is Saudi relationship with its Shia population that often informs its relations with Iran, and sometimes, vice versa. There is no sin upon Saudi in entering into some truce with Iran in some circumstances, isn’t that possible with the full-blown Kuffaar like the US and UK?
Saudi Arabia will never tolerate any dissident act from the Shia on its territory because for all intent and purpose, they are khawaarij in a way. The 1987 macabre in Makkah where many Shia lost their lives after a violent demonstration against the authorities that led to skirmishes between the Shia pilgrims and the Saudi security agents, what did Khomeini tell the Shia population in Saudi, ‘overthrow the murderers in the House of Saud’, please what was that?
And do you know about the pact made between King Fahd (Allâh’s mercy on him) and the followers of Saffar’s Harakah Islaahiyyah in 1993 that bettered the lot of the Shia in Saudi, when they became subservient to the authorities?
When some trouble makers led by one miscreant by name Nimr reared their heads in 2015, the rebels among them were all put to death including their head.
So the situation has, obey the law or face the consequence. Do not forget Saudi Arabia is a country where the Sharia is strongly and effectivley applied (do not ask us about other Gulf States). Ask any Nigerian drug trafficker the danger in trafficking drug to Saudi Arabia.
And should will tell you what the Sunni minority faces in Iran? Another day, Inshaa Allaah.
You wrote: ‘Unfortunately, in spite of the kingdom’s abundance of wealth and its goodwill of Muslim solidarity, the virtual lack of experience in international diplomacy on the part of its new crown Prince, Muhammad Bn Salman, under whose ego lies the entire crisis, the kingdom has become a losing giant in the region as much as it is frustrated!’ a self-contradiction from you, is the present crisis because of the Crown Prince or Muslim Brotherhood cum Yûsuf Al-Qaradawee? Remember you wrote: ‘I am not therefore surprised if the Brotherhood movement is the ultimate target of the whole crisis.’ International political analysis went wrong!
The intent here therefore is to defend the Sharia position of respect for the Muslim rulers and the scholars of Sunnah. This is one of the fundametals of the Deen.
That is the little we have intended to shed on the matter. We declare before the world that we are little learners of the Deen. We are grateful to Allâh who has blessed the Deen with scholars home and abroad, which we pray Allaah make us benefit from more.
In this article, we would have made a mistake or more. That is from us and Shaytaan. But if we come near any correctness, to Allaah the Mighty belongs the glory.
Written by: Aboo Aamir Al-Atharee
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