Saturday, February 2, 2008

Points from "The Detailed Religion" :::: clarification

There is something that should be made clear from what our Shaykh said in his talk that was translated and titled "The Detailed Religion". The Shaykh said:
>> There called me, before 2 or 3 weeks, a youth studying in the Islaamic University (in al-Madeenah). So I was advising him with adherence (to the religion), to read, and taking the maadah as-Sunniyyah (subject matter derived from the Sunnah). He says, ‘Aboo ‘Uthmaan –he sent me a message–, he says “I have just left a lecture, the educator, the teacher, has read and attained (the various) arts (funoon)”. Whose son (is he referring to)? He is the son of an Imaam, the author of “Adwaa’ul-Bayaan”, Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee.’, his name is ‘Abdullaah. What does he say? He says, to the students in the Islaamic University (of al-Madeenah) – look, where are you, O Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez?! Allaahu Akbar! – He (this ‘Abdullaah) says: “And what do you know? Maybe Ja'd [bin Dirham] has placed his luggage in Jannah”. <<
So the Shaykh explained last week in his Sharhus-Sunnah dars that what this means is that you find people who, when the Salafee, the Atharee who gives the people Furqaan and clarity, will come and say 'but you don't know! Maybe Allaah has forgiven him! Maybe Allaah will enter him into Jannah!' and the like of this, to cause the Atharee to doubt the Haqq and to abandon clarifying the Haqq from baatil to the people.
So when the Atharee refutes the people of innovation, they make statements such as these to cause doubts in the people and to stop Ahlus-Sunnah from warning against the people of desires and innovation.
>> He (this ‘Abdullaah) says: “And what do you know? Maybe Ja'd [bin Dirham] has placed his luggage in Jannah”. <<
Meaning: 'Why do you speak against Ja'd? You don't know! Maybe Ja'd has a place reserved for him in Jannah, and you are speaking against him?!'
Another thing that some of our brothers didn't understand from the Shaykh's speech - and one should keep in mind that it was a recorded talk he gave in a camp in the desert (in the presence of Shaykh Falaah, Shaykh Muhammad bin Ramzaan and Abool-'Abbaas 'Aadil Mansoor) - is the Shaykh's saying:

>> So beware, O ‘Abdullaah, of the mujmalaat (the generalities)! The mujmalaat -– our da’wah is the da’watus-Salafiyyah. From the mujmalaat is seeking knowledge (talabul-‘Ilm), a general statement. From the mujmalaat is giving importance to the books of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. From the mujmalaat (generalities) is (saying) “I am a graduate of the the Islaamic University (of al-Madeenah)”. From the mujmalaat is “Obedience to the Walee al-Amr is obligatory”. From the mujmalaat is warning against the takfeerees.
Mujmalaat (generalities)!" <<

Then know that all of these affairs are things which are general and are not a proof for a person being upon the Haqq. That a person speaks against the takfeerees or defends the Muslim rulers by itself is not a proof for him. You'll find the callers to the Jamaa'aatus-Siyyaasiyyah also speak about these matters. So this is something mujmal (general).
Everyone today speaks about talabul-'Ilm (seeking knowledge) - Safar and Salmaan, Turaath, Ikhwaanul-Musilmeen, Tableegh - all of them speak about the same thing - importance of seeking knowledge. All of them recommend the students to read the books of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. So these are Mujmalaat!
That a person has written behind his name "Graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah" is mujmal. Without tafseel it means nothing. 'Abdur-Rahmaan bin 'Abdul-Khaaliq graduated from Madeenah, the one who speaks with Tawheed al-Haakimiyyah, attacks the 'Ulamaa' of Ahlus-Sunnah and makes takfeer of the Muslim rulers. So is his graduating from Madeenah a proof for him?
The individual that the Shaykh al-'Anjaree mentions in his lecture- a graduate and teacher in Madeenah. So does that mean that he is upon the Haqq? Does that mean that he is a person who gives the people Furqaan and clarity?
Rather the Salafee looks at the tafseel (the detail)! Who does he sit with? What does he teach the people? Does he clarify Haqq from baatil for the people, or is he someone who cheats them by giving them mujmalaat and affairs that everyone speaks about?
So we look to the detail, not the generalities.
How many people have we seen who have studied in Yemen or Sa'oodiyyah, or studied under this Shaykh or that one, yet they don't give the people Furqaan?! The Prophet of Allaah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was sent with Furqaan, with al-Mufassal (detailed, specific matters). Is that what we see them giving the people? Or are they cheating the people? When you ask them about ahlul-bid'ah, do they say "next question, please", "ask questions that will benefit everyone", or "how much Qur'aan have you memorized"? Or do they make the Haqq clear from baatil as was the manhaj of our Righteous Salaf?

>> Look at these Aathaar (narrations of the Salaf), look at these Aathaar and you will find the distinction:
Aboo Ishaaq would not teach, or would not narrate hadeeth to a student, until he tested him. He would say: ‘Say that Zinaa is by the Qadr of Allaah.’ And if not, he would not narrate (to him). ‘Say that Zinaa is by the Qadr of Allaah.’ And if not, he would not narrate (to him). ‘Say that Zinaa …’ this is an Imaam! So if the student said that, he would narrate to him. Do you see, O brothers? So then there is what? Indeed the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) came to us with what? With al-Mufassal (detail)! Leave the general. Enter into? The tafseel (detail)! And here is the Faariq. And here the truth becomes clear to you. For that reason the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) came with what?
Al-Mufassal! <<
So this is what we wanted to mention to help make what our Shaykh, Shaykh al-'Anjaree (حفظه الله) mentioned clear for the brothers and sisters, and hopefully make apparent the importance of this affair. And the Tawfeeq is from Allaah.