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On The Grievances between Ahlus-Sunnah

Posted in Advice with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2009 by fearthedunya

Bismillah Ar Rahmaan Ar Raheem,

All over the world there seems to be problems within our brothers from Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah. Even in this small island of Trinidad and Tobago there is much fitnah that goes beyond many barriers and these fitan have had negative effects on many of us:

1) It has stagnated learning to a point. Those who haven’t even started haven’t started as yet. Those that have started have become stagnated and those who are not stagnated are not realizing their full potential.

2) It may cause our good deeds to be taken away from us on the day of judgment . And I think all of us know the Hadeeth relating to the bankrupt one on the day of judgment. And in Fitan we should keep our lips sealed and we should keep far from it.

In any case what all these fitan boil down to is the quest and acquisition of leadership by either one or both parties. Someone who quests for leadership often displays many evil characteristics such as jealousy, and they may not have no qualms about lying and furthermore they may even speak ill of the Ulama whose flesh we know is poison.

I will give you’ll a scenario and maybe many or most in the internet community don’t know of this. Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davies was always one of the cooler brothers in the Jam’iah. When I came to the Jam’iah I wasn’t Salafi but Alhamdu lillah brothers like Bilaal was always accomodating and would often tell me to come to this or that Shaikh’s class on Kitaab Ut Tawheed by Shaikh Abdullah Al Bukhari or Sharh Us Sunnah of Barbahari by Shaikh Ubaid. And he used to translate more than 90% of the lectures that the Shuyuukh gave at the home of an American named Abdur Raheem. And the brothers up in Madinah were united. And even the brothers who now oppose SPUBS who went or are still in Madinah used to be there for the translations of Abu Hakeem.

Then the next year, when I was going in the first year of Shariah he was gone. And by Allah’s will that same year I took a leave of absence for six months which has turned into six years Allahu Musta’aan. About a year later I started to hear this and that about SPUBS and Abu Hakeem. That these brothers can’t translate that these brothers are Jaahil etc. So I wondered wait a minute, for such a long time Abu Hakeem wasn’t a Jaahil when he translated for these same brothers now he can’t translate?! So what is really going on? And then I got to know about the SPUBS/GREEN LANE issue.

And the funny thing. It had brothers opposed to spubs from this country of Trinidad. And when Abu Khadeejah and Bilaal Davies came non of them came to hear their side of it. As for me I was against them because of what some students told me about them. However, I decided to sit with them one afternoon and speak to Bilaal in particular to get his side. However, many of these brothers who were within the country didn’t even go and sit and try to hear their side.

As Allah said: “And verily many of the Khulataa transgress upon each other except for those who believe and do good deeds and few are they…” .

Hence the third evil result: Transgression upon the rights of each other. This one is Jaahil that one is Jaahil etc. Rather what is meant to be said is whomsoever is on our side is knowledgeable and whomsoever is on their side is Jaahil! No one can say Yusuf Qardawi is a Jaahil. He is a ‘Alim but an ‘Alim of misguidance.

Fourth result: Many go over their limits. They think they are the Ulama of the Dunya however they are far from it. I often wonder where modesty has gone. But yet again many of us have not made Taubah from Jaahileeyah and we bring this into Islam and worst yet the Da’wah.

For example, I often hear people saying that they are students of knowledge because they go to the University of Madinah, or have been in Yemen or have graduated. I even heard a student of the Jam’iah who was studying in his first year of Shariah at the time: Shaikh Yahya is not an ‘Aalim and I study under the Kibaar!!

Please let us not fool people and let us tell the truth. A student of knowledge is one who is known to have sought knowledge under the Ulama for years. And in the University of Madinah you study under people who have recently gotten their doctorates or their masters degrees. And only on few occasions you may get Shaikh Abdul Muhsin to teach you in class. As for studying under the Kibaar in many cases one has to memorize the whole Qur’an and have knowledge of basic Nahuw. Otherwise they tell you to return after you have done both.

We should say to the people that we are not students. We have come back to the west because we have a duty to relay what we have been informed of so the people would not keep in the darknesses of Shirk and Bid’ah and go into the light of the Sunnah. And that we take what the Kibaar Ulama have said on issues and that is it. We have to be careful of fooling others. More shocking I hear people using the word Shaikh for brothers in the west! This is indeed strange. To get that kind of authority in Ilm you must study years and a bachelors in Islamic studies is only the key to study under the Shuyuukh as Shaikh Sali Al Fawzaan said. It is not the key to give da’wah or fatwa on your own accord.

So we have to all grow up and be sincere. And stay with memorizing the book of Allah and and to understand basic Nahuw and to memorize what we can of the Sunnah and make Rihlah to the scholars of different countries. We should not be hoodwinked or bamboozled by others and we should not hookwink ourselves into thinking what we are not. Once we know our status then I think we can come to a solution. But once we think we are above what we are then we will always things that we are better than da’wah as Salafeeyah.

– Taken from Musa Millington’s Blog

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CD: Q&A on Living and Studying in Dammaaj

Posted in dammaaj, Resources with tags , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2008 by fearthedunya

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Shaykh Aboo Amr Abdul-Kareem al-Hajooree

From the ’06 Seminar:
– The Sunnah: The Path to Paradise –

A Unique North American Seminar with the Mashaayikh of Yemen Lectures on the Correct Islaamic Methodology and Warnings against Innovation, Partisanship and Misguidance.

>> CD Available HERE <<

Imitating the Disbelievers – Imam Ad-Dhahabi

Posted in Contemporary Issues, Reminders with tags , , , , , , on July 22, 2008 by fearthedunya

“WHOEVER IMITATES A PEOPLE IS ONE OF THEM”

“O miserable one! Where is your intellect taking you? How far will you flee from following the Sunnah of your Prophet, Muhammad, salla’Allahu alahi wa salam, to enacting the manifest signs of your enemies?

How far [have these people] fled from traversing the Straight Path and how close they have come to the way of the misguided devils! [For example] when you perform an action of worship, you [soon] flee from it, looking left and right for a place of refuge! When you traverse the path of knowledge you preoccupy yourself with finding loopholes and concessions under the pretext, ‘we are performing taqlid of the Imams” (p.30)

“How can you bring yourself to imitate a people… who are but fuel for the fire?!

“If it was said to you, ‘imitate an object of ridicule, a laughing stock’, you would surely scorn this and become angry. How is it then that you imitate the uncircumcised worshipper of the cross in his celebrations? How is it that you dress your children with new clothes and inculcate a sense of joy in them? How is it that you decorate eggs for them, buy incense and celebrate the festival of your enemy in the same fashion as you would celebrate the ‘eid legislated by your Prophet, sall’Allahu alaihi wa salam?

Where would such a practice take you except to the anger of Allah and His Displeasure? Provided, He does not forgive you that is, and provided that you know that your Prophet Muhammad, sall’Allahu alaihi wa salam, used to encourage differing from the People of the Book in everything that was specific to them” (p.10)

– Excerpts from “Imitating the Disbelievers” by Imam Adh-Dhahabi (d.748H) by Dar-us-Sunnah Publishers

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Now imagine dear brothers and sisters, if the censure coming from this scholar was this severe regarding imitating the kufaar nearly seven hundred years ago, how much more relevant is his advice today?

Wa’Allahu Musta’aan

“You will surely follow the ways of those who came before you, in exactly the same fashion, to the point that were they to enter the hole of a lizard, you too would enter it.’ It was asked of him, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Do you mean the Jews and Christians?’ He replied, ‘who else’?” [Bukhari & Muslim]

Woe To Every Slanderer & Backbiter!

Posted in Advice with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2008 by fearthedunya

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Woe to every slanderer and backbiter.

Who has gathered wealth and counted it,

He thinks that his wealth will make him last forever!

Nay! Verily, he will be thrown into the crushing Fire.

Surat-Al-Humazah 104

AUDIO: Marriage or Education

Posted in Contemporary Issues, marriage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2008 by fearthedunya

MARRIAGE OR EDUCATION: WHICH COMES FIRST?

By Abu Tasneem Dawood Adeeb

>> Click HERE for Audio (69 min) <<

Masha’Allah, listened to this lecture when I was 17, and it was extremely memorable to say the least.

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AUDIO: What is Salafiyyah?

Posted in Audio, Manhaj, Media, The Salaf with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2007 by fearthedunya

TITLE: What is Salafiyyah & The Deviance of Sayyid Qutb

SPEAKER: Br. Abu Riayyah Abdur Razzaq

Divisions in the Ummah

The Prophet, sallalahu alaihi wa salam, said: The Jews were divided into seventy one (71) groups and the Christians were divided into seventy two (72) and my ummah (nation) will divide into seventy three (73), each of which would be in the Fire except one

The companions asked: “Who are they, O messenger of Allaah?” He, sallalahu alaihi wa salam, said: They are those who are on the like of what I and my companions are on. And in another Hadeeth, he, sallalahu alaihi wa salam, said: The best people is my generation then those that follow them, then those who follow them (salaf – pious predecessors)

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