Benefits in Manhaj from Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool Part 2

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Bismillahi wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu was Salaamu ‘alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d

Part 2..

You will not be benefitted by such and such an individual who has embarked upon giving da’wah yet he opposes the sunnah and the guidance of the sahabah – May Allah be pleased with them, so do not have bigotry for men.

Indeed from the foundations of the salafi manhaj, due to which its proponents are in strangeness is that;

They do not have flattery for anyone

When someone opposes the truth, they explain the truth to them and they call to it, whosoever returns back to it, they commend them for that, but if they remain upon falsehood they warn them and warn from them.

Thus they have few followers, they have few supporters, and few are those who truly understand their way. (They say) you people have not left anyone! You have declared all the people innovators!

But (the question is) is it us who have followed the path of the people of innovation or is it they who have followed that way?

Rather than addressing me, address him (the one who followed the path of innovation), rather than warning from me, warn from him!

Because I say to you we are upon Ittibaa’, we are upon the clear correct methodology,

(Allah says) “Say: This is my way I call to Allah upon clear sightedness..”

(Suraatul Yusuf Vs 108)

(that is) upon knowledge.

As the Salaf used to say ‘knowledge is that which Allah places upon the heart of its possessor’

How many a person is plentiful in knowledge but you benefit nothing from him! In fact his knowledge is a form of harm for him.. How many an individual has followed the truth and the effect it has had has been tremendous upon the whole Ummah!

Say this is my way..” Allah addresses in this verse his Messenger – Sallallahu Alaihi Was Salam, thus we, as students of knowledge and likewise our scholars, we traverse upon the path of our Messenger and his Companions.

If someone from the people stands and he is praised, you should ask about the extent of his following the truth, and his devotion and dedication to it, and his avoidance of opposing it. If he is described with that, then he deserves praise, but if he opposes the truth even if in a small number of things, even one thing as was the case with the khawaarij, then be cautious of him and warn against sitting with him.

As Imaam Al Barbahaari mentions: “Be aware of the small innovated matters because they grow to become become large

In the beginning of their affair they (i.e the khawaarij) simply used to make the dhikr of Allah in those circles in the masjid, this action of theirs was in opposition to the truth, just dhikr, takbeer and tasbeeh and tahmeed, but there was no taking up arms against people at that stage, but it was in opposition to the truth, and this lead to a  more great and serious affair.

Thus we hear some of the people saying, such and such erred in this affair and he was obstinate but he’s salafi!

The deen is not your deen! The affairs are not how you desire them! One of the Salaf if one of their children opposed the sunnah even if he didn’t intent to be obstinate and follow desires, he for example, just believed that such and such is better, they would be hard against them

One of the salaf saw his son throwing stones so he said: “Oh my son don’t throw stones because verily the Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam warned against throwing stones”. Then his son returned back to it after he had told him and taught him so he said to him ‘My son! I say to you that the Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa salam said and you continue?! Wallahi I will never speak to you again!

So is this harsh?, is this extreme? is this from not having gentleness with the people? (as it is said) Ahlus sunnah! be gentle with Ahlus sunnah?!

Hence opposing the truth is an enormous affair!

Say this is my way I call to Allah..”

This is an important affair that we should reflect upon for a while and weigh the actions of the people against it

I call to Allah..”

Da’wah, teaching the people and instructing them, guiding them to good and upon good. We carry this out why? for ourselves? our own persons?.. for Allah!

Do not call to yourself! Compare this to the state of certain people, from those who have embarked upon giving da’wah and they make mistakes and have no desire to return to the truth and they defend themselves, and they wage war against the people of truth.

So you have established yourself for da’wah why? who are you calling to? To Allah? it is upon you to call them to Allah

If you make a mistake then you rejoice if it is shown to you, as the Salaf rejoiced with the one who explained to them their mistake that they may leave them.

As the scholars mention the Aalim if he makes a mistake he has two states:

Either the mistake is the type of mistake that no human is free of, a natural mistake, then the scholar is not dispraised due to this, except if they become plentiful as Ibn Abdil Barr mentions if he repeatedly makes mistakes, he errs, he errs, he errs then it is said this is not an aalim rather he is considered from the common people. he has embarked upon giving da’wah but he is not fit for da’wah.

But as for the mistake that is considered from human nature when he leaves it, that is an indication of his virtue, and his humbleness and a proof of him being firmly grounded.

2. The one who errs, and he opposes the people of the truth, and the affair is explained to him, and he persists upon falsehood, now this is a different affair

The Prophet – Sallallahu alaikum said: “It is not error I fear for you but it is persisting (upon wrong) that I fear for you..”

(Collected by Haakim in his mustadrak 2/582)

That you oppose the haq and intend to remain upon this falsehood while you know. Couple between the one who opposes intentionally, the Sunnah of the Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam  – and (couple it) with the statement of Allah

I call to Allah..”

not to his own path or his own way or his own party

Even though those who were better than him used to have the corrections of their mistakes announced among the people. One would go out pronouncing that such and such passed a fatwa about such and such and it was incorrect that which is correct is such and such..a proclamation!

For that reason some of the salaf and from them Rabee’ah the teacher of Imaam Maalik said: ‘If a questioner comes to you do not let your concern be to give him a fatwaa which now places you between him and Allah, but rather let your concern be to save yourself from being questioned about his question

This was the salaf! Imaan and awe and fear of Allah, as for the one whose concern is to raise himself and to put himself forward and to be praised and that it is not said ‘he made a mistake’ and that he is considered an ocean of knowledge and from the callers to salafiyah, how will this benefit you on the day of judgement if you have opposed (the truth) wallahi it will not benefit you…

End of part 2..

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