Praise be to Allāh the Lord of the world; may the blessing and peace be upon the Prophet, his household and companions all together.
An average Ikhwāni uses whatever comes his ways as evidence as long as it is against the Muslim rulers they have problem with or people they have hatred for, not minding its source and whether it is a full video /audio or a cut video/ audio clip. Recently,one of their doctors here in Nigeria in a seminar made reference to a short video clip of sheikh Abdulaziz ar-Rayyis that was circulated in which sheikh Rayyis was talking about how to relate with a ruler. Firstly, this Ikhwāni doctor didn’t see any thing wrong in making reference to the short video clip that was circulated; secondly, he even said something different from what was in the short video clip.
Nevertheless, when you refer them to short clips wherein some leaders of the Ikhwān committed serious religious errors, they say you are relying on short clips that may have been edited by the kuffar.
The question now is, why don’t they say similar thing with respect to the short clips of the Salafi scholars? Instead they proceed to use those clips against them. Why don’t they say something similar about the short clips of the Muslim rulers? They rather use those clips to abuse and criticize them. Or is it halal for them to use the short clips and news from BBC, CNN and the likes against those they have hatred for but it is haram for others to use such against them? When will these people stop measuring with two measures? Or have they forgotten that what is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander?
However, there is nothing wrong in using short clips as long as the message is intact.
Some of them will say ‘ Let’s see the full audio or video! However, when you send them its link, they may ask you again’ what minute?’ They may even tell a lie that they have watched it from the beginning to the end and they can’t find the reference, playing on the intellect of the people.
However, these same people won’t use the theory of ‘ full audio/video when they lay their hands on a clip of Muhammad bn Salman or his father or any person they have hatred as long as the clip satisfies their position. It is only when it has to do with their leaders and loved ones that the theory works.
In addition to that ,when you refer them to the books of their leaders or their websites, the one who can’t even read Arabic not to talk of comprehend it will come out to say it is not their books or websites. On the other hand, they take anything that speaks against their assumed enemies regardless of the news paper that publishes it.
When you create time to discuss a thing raised by one of them, immediately he discovers you are about to nail him, he jumps to another issue. Is this how to discuss matters?
All these behaviours make it difficult to have any knowledge-based discussion with them generally and more particularly the lay ones among them.
They are people without solid principles. Their interest in power makes them compromise the beautiful principles of Islam one after the other.
Allah’s aid is sought.
Ritten by: Sheikh ‘AbdulGaniy Juma’h, Hafidhahullah.