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.
It is difficult to remain steadfast upon the truth; as there are a lot of shubhaat ( amguities) and shahwaat ( lustful wordly benefits) here and there coming to people’s way. Some have fallen for them along the line and turned theirs backs to the way of the Righteous Predecessors, even some people one never thought could be affected, have been affected and carried away by the torrents of shubhaat or shahwaat.
Hence, let’s be prayerful and try as much as we can to abide by the way of the Companions and also keep good company as commanded by our Lord and as conveyed to us by His Messenger.
One should also know that:
“الشبهات خطافة والقلوب ضعيفة والشهوات مهلكة”
( the ambiguities are big snatchers and the minds are weak and the [lust for ] the wordly gains is destructive)
We ask Allah to keep us firm on what pleases Him.
Written By: Sheikh ‘AbdulGaniy Juma’h, Hafidhahullah
Praise be to Allah; may the blessing and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.
The issue we have with these people is that those who say they are not Ikhwaanis among them wanted to do dawah with the Ikhwaanis and we do not have the right to stop them from that as everybody is free to associate with whom they will. They can not also impose on us to accept their decision for the following reasons:
One, before those dakaatira who said they are not Ikhwaanis fully settled in Nigeria we ( in Lagos particularly) were not joining dawah with the Ikhwaanis. Every one was doing their dawah peacefully according to their understanding.
Two, the senior scholars of the Salafi dawah around the world are warning against the Ikhwaanis . Why should there now be a call here in Nigeria particularly -in the Southwest- to join dawah together with them? Wallahi, I am yet to find an answer to this. Is it to imbue the Salafi brothers with the Ikhwaani ideologies and vice versa, so that sururiyyah can be established as happened to a lot of students from different parts of the globe who graduated from Saudi Arabia. ?
For these reasons we deem it necessary and obligatory that the attention of the innocent salafi brothers who care to listen ought to be called to this marriage between as-Salafiyyah and Ikhwaaniyyah particularly whenever we recollect that we are the ones who recommended the lectures of some these doctors when they were fully back in Nigeria to these innocent brothers ( I’m speaking of Lagos). More so, it will be an act of dishonesty on our part to keep mute on this marriage because of one useless honour.
Sometime ago around 2017 one of the Nigerian Ikhwaani manhaj-ed people said,
“A series of tweets by the Ulama, the Saudi Committee of Senior Scholars, demonstrates how religion has been channelled into the service of politics”
So when we replied the author of the above statement they turned to us rather than him. The author and some among the other Nigeiran Ikhwaanis day in day out speak ill of the great Salafi scholars in Saudi Arabia and outside Saudi Arabia. However, when you refute them by qouting what living great scholars of Sunnah have said about al-Qaradaawi whose views these Ikhwaanis Facebookers are promoting, the amalgamators allege you of speaking ill of great scholars. The question is, are senior Salafi scholars such al-Fawzan and others that these Nigerian Ikhwaani Facebookers are blasting and ridiculing not great scholars? They ridicule the Saudi King and his crown prince every now and then,however, the amalgamators do not see this because they are not on Facebook and those carrying our responses to all the absurdities of these Ikhwaani Facebookers to the amalgamators did not see it necessary to also show them the writings of those Nigerian Ikhwaani Facebookers despite their notoriety on Facebook but they would show them ours.
Is that justice? Allah’s aid is sought.
Written by: Sheikh ‘AbdulGaniy Juma’h, Hafidhahullah.