The people of Sunnah are balance in their actions because they are guided by the Kitaab and Sunnah , not by emotions like some who possess low understanding , and have short knowledge!
No any sane Muslim will be happy with someone abusing or cursing our prophet , Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him , and no any same Muslim will react to that in a way that the prophet doesn’t recommend, so therefore we need to fight for our prophet by using the ways recommended by him , may Allah be please with him .
An individual can boycott the France products if he or she wishes but is not advisable for an individual to ask other people to boycott their products, because that is the due right of the ruler , may Allah protect us.
And we shouldn’t be deceived by the boycotting of those who are innovators, that doesn’t stop them from being such , we should try to understand this point very well .
Lastly, most of those shouting boycotting up and down will find it difficult to boycott if the products to be boycotted are the products of China and America and so on , because the Slippers they use in their toilet are even produced by both of them and many other things .
So no matter the situation may be , we still need to follow the teachings of Islam in all our actions and dealings, may Allah rectify our affairs!
Written by: Ustaadh Hassan Solahudeen, Hafidhahullah.
When Allah gave to His Apostle the war booty on the day of Hunain, he distributed that booty amongst those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to Islam), but did not give anything to the Ansar. So they seemed to have felt angry and sad as they did not get the same as other people had got. The Prophet (ﷺ) then delivered a sermon before them, saying, “O, the assembly of Ansar! Didn’t I find you astray, and then Allah guided you on the Right Path through me? You were divided into groups, and Allah brought you together through me; you were poor and Allah made you rich through me.” Whatever the Prophet (ﷺ) said , they (i.e. the Ansar) said, “Allah and his Apostle have more favours to do.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “What stops you from answering the Messenger of Allah?” But whatever he said to them, they replied, “Allah and His Apostle have more favours to do.” The Prophet (ﷺ) then said, “If you wish you could say: ‘You came to us in such-and-such state (at Medina).’ Wouldn’t you be willing to see the people go away with sheep and camels while you go with the Prophet (ﷺ) to your homes? But for the migration, I would have been one of the Ansar, and if the people took their way through a valley or mountain pass, I would select the valley or mountain pass of the Ansar. The Ansar are Shiar (i.e. those clothes which are in direct contact with the body and worn inside the other garments), and the people are Dithar (i.e. those clothes which are not in direct contact with the body and are worn over other garments). No doubt, you will see after me (leaders) who will practice favouritism, so you should be patient till you meet me at the Tank (of Kauthar).
Bukhari and Muslim
Above hadith was quoted by Dr Luqmān Idrees Sekoni in his Khutubah to depict how Sahabah registered their complaint to the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. He cleared the shubhaat some people peddling around as regard protest being Islamic. He said protest is alien to the teaching of Islaam. In fact the equivalent Arabic translation for it is borrowed to show that it is borrowed ideology from non Muslims. The noble Sheikh added that since protest was alien to Islaam the Sahabah never resorted to it rather the complaint was discussed within themselves (The Anṣaar) and when the rumor reached reached one of their leaders he went directly to the Prophet to lodge the complaint of people to him. Instantly the Prophet ordered them to assemble and he addressed by considering their psychological status. It is normal to feel uncomfortable with actions of a leader even though we may not know the reason why he did what he did that looked inconvenient to us. What is expected of us is to set those we trust among us and they are people of intellect to pay a visit to the leader and register our complaint.
Extracted from khutbah of our amiable teacher Dr Luqmān Idrees Sekoni حفظه الله ورعاه وسدد خطاه
There is similitude between someone who legalises protests against the authorities and someone who legalises the consumption of intoxicants, the committing of zinaa, the eating of ribaa etc under the pretext that some companions and Taabiun committed zinaa or took ribaa or took intoxicants. Such a person may not feel ashamed to use such instances as evidences despite clear evidences from the Quran and Sunnah that prohibit those acts and despite the fact that some of the companions who committed these acts did so before their knowledge of their prohibition and those that did them after their knowledge of the prohibition got the necessary punishments as contained in books of ahadith and aathaar.
Hence, can any serious Muslim say those acts and many others that are prohibited in Islam are matters of difference of opinion because we have had in history that some companions did them? Or what is expected of any serious Muslim is to stick to the Quran and Sunnah on those matters.
Similarly, there are ahadith and aathaar of the Prophet,sallaa Allahu alayhi wa sallama, and the senior companions which abound in Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim and also in the Sunan and the Masaaneed warning us against abusing inciting and revolting against the authorities.
Sumarrily, the question now is, will a serious Muslim stick to those ahadith and aathaar or violate them and use the errors of some individuals either among the companions and Taabiun to justify his call to protests despite the fact that most of these people ,such as our mother Aishah, regretted their actions despite their good intentions. Our mother Aishah would cry whenever she remembered the incident of Jamal. More so the evil effects of protests against the authorities are noticeably conspicuous, yet some duaat who are enemies of the Ummah are still encouraging that. How can a serious Muslim use what the doer had already regretted and felt bad about its evil consequences as an evidence for his own misguided way!! Wallahi, this is laughable.
In addition, some of the aathaar used by these ignoramuses are not authentic or are misinterpreted.
Allah’s aid is sought.
Written By: Sheikh ‘AbdulGaniy Juma’h, Hafidhahullah.