Respecting The Scholars

Posted in Adab (Manners), Knowledge with tags , , , , on May 20, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

NOTE: The reference to ‘scholars’ here refers to those who are upon the haqq, who do not fear the blame of the blamers, who speak the haqq even if it lands them in prison. Likewise the reference to ‘rulers’ refers to those who implement the Law of Allaah without ‘abrogating’ it for man made laws. Those rulers who worship the Kuffaar and do not implement the Shariah are not to be respected.

Ayyoob Ibn Al-Quryah said:

“The people that have the most right to be honored are three: (1) The scholars, (2) the brothers, (3) and the rulers. Therefore whoever has disdain and belittles the scholars has corrupted his manhood. Whoever has disdain and belittles the rulers has corrupted his present life, and the intelligent does not have disdain and belittle anyone.”

[Jaami Bayaan Al-‘Ilm Wa Fadhlihi, 1/46]

Taawoos Ibn Kaysaan said:

“It is from the sunnah to respect four types of people: (1) the scholar, (2) the elder, (3) the ruler, (4) and the father.”

[Musannaf of ‘Abdur-Razaaq, 11/137]

Ash-Sha’abee said:

“Once Zayd Ibn Thaabit led the prayer and then a camel was brought for him to ride. So Ibn ‘Abbaas came and took hold of the camel’s mount (for him to ascend). At this, Zayd told him, ‘Leave it alone, O son of the Messenger of Allaah’s uncle (i.e. cousin).

So Ibn ‘Abbaas replied, ‘This is how we treat the scholars and elders.‘ “

[Majma’ Az-Zawaa’id, 9/345]

What The Founder Of Bareilawi’ism Said About The Deobandis

Posted in Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Ahmad Raza Bareilawee said about the Deobandis, “A woman is capable of committing fornication. then according to the opinion of your leader and teacher, it is necessary that your God too should be capable of committing fornication; otherwise the prostitutes of the brothers of the Deobandis would laugh at Him and say, ‘How do you claim for Godhood? You are not capable of doing what even we can do?’ ” [Subhan As-Sabooh, p. 142]

He also said, “Then it is also necessary that you God has a woman and it is necessary that your God has genitals (the male private part). So you have to agree that along with God there has to be a Goddess.” [Subhan As-Sabooh, p. 142]

He also said, “Barahin Qati’a, the work of Gangawhi (a Deobandi) was more dirtier than urine, and full of unbelief (kufr).” [Subhan As-Sabooh, p. 134]

He also said, “he who hesitates to declare Ashraf Ali (Thanwi) to be an unbeliever (kaafir), is himself an unbeliever (kaafir).” [Al-Fataawa Al-Ifriqiyyah, p. 124]

He also said, “The author of Bahishti Ziwar (i.e, Ashraf Ali Thanwi) is an unbeliever. It is forbidden for a Muslim to look into it.” [Al-Fataawa Ar-Ridwiyah, 6/56]

He also said, “His followers are apostates.” [Al-Fataawa Ar-Ridwiyah, 6/104]

He also said, “If anyone prays behind any of the Deobandis, he is also not a muslim.” [Al-Fataawa Ar-Ridwiyah, 6/77]

He also said, “If anyone admires Dar Al-Uloom, or does nor believe in teh corruption of Deobandis and does not scorn them, then thi is sufficient to make a judgement for him to be a non-Muslim.” [Al-Fataawa Ar-Ridwiyah, 5/110]

He also said, “It is obligatory to keep away from them.” [Al-Fataawa Ar-Ridwiyah, 5/95]

He also said, “It is unlawful to give them meat of the sacrificial animals.” [Al-Fataawa Ar-Ridwiyah, 6/167]

He also said, “If there is a gathering of the Hindus, Christians, Qadiyanis, and Deobandis, the Deobandis alone should be rejected, for they have come out of the fold of Islaam. Agreement with the unbelievers is far better than the agreement with the apostates.” [Malfuzat Mujaddio Al-Mi’at Al-Hadira, Pp. 325-326]

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‘Alee (ra) Said, “From The Rights Of The Scholar Over You Are…”

Posted in Adab (Manners), Knowledge with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said:

“From the rights of the scholar over you are:

– Give the salaams to the generalpopulas and specifying them (i.e. the scholar) by greeting them particularly.
– Sit in front of him.
– Do not point at him with your hand.
– Do not cut your eyes at them.
– Do not say that so and so opposes your statement.
– Do not backbite anyone in front of him.
– Do not walk through his sitting.
– Do not grab him by his garment.
– Do not pester him if he is tired.
– And do not turn away from his companionship.

He is like the date palm and you are waiting for something to befall you. The believing scholar has a greater reward than the warrior in the Cause of Allaah. When the scholar dies, a void is created in Islaam that will not be filled until the Day of Resurrection.”

[Al-Jaami Li Akhlaaq Ar-Raawee Wa Aadaab As-Saami’, 1/199]

Criticising Narrators In Hadeeth, By Ibn Rajab

Posted in Hadith Studies with tags , , , , , on April 25, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Rajab said:

“As for the people of knowledge and understanding and those who adhere to the sunnah and the Jamaa’ah, then indeed they only mention the defects of the hadeeth out of sincerity to the religion and in order to preserve and safeguard the Prophet’s sunnah and to identify what befell the narrators of hadeeth from error, forgetfulness, and weakness.

This type of criticism was not required for other than weak and defective hadeeths. Rather, in their view, this strengthened the authentic hadeeths, since they were free from these defects and errors. So these individuals are the ones who are truly aware of the sunnah of the messenger of Allaah. And they are the great intellectual critics who criticeze the hadeeth after having skillfully and efficiently examined them in order to discredit the fake from the authentic…

[Sharh ‘Ilal At-Tirmidhee, 2/808]

Elsewhere he said:

“The righteous Imaams went to great lengths in forsaking the weak sayings (opinions) of some of the scholars. And they refuted them with the highest degree of refutation, as Imaam Ahmad used to censure Aboo Thawr and others in their opinions that they were alone in saying. And he went to great extremes in refuting them in these opinions…

[Al-Farq Bayna An-Naseeha Wat-Ta’yeer, p.30]

Correcting Your Intention When Criticising, By Ibn Rajab

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Brothers Base with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Rajab said:

“As for the inner affairs, then if one’s intention in doing that (criticism) is to just clarify the truth so that the people will not be deceived by the saying of someone who erred in his opinions, then there is no doubt that this individual will be rewarded for his intention. And by doing this with this intention, he falls into the category of being from those who show sincerity to Allaah, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk…

But if the intention of the one refuting is to expose the faults of the one being refuted and to debase him and manifest his ignorance and shortness of knowledge, then this is forbidden whether the refutation is done in the presence of the one being refuted or in his absence, or whether it is done during that person’s lifetime or after his death.

This type of action falls under the acts which Allaah condemns in His book and which he threatens the one who does it, concerning his slander and backbiting.

It also falls into the statement of the Prophet (saw):

O you group of people that believe with your tongues but not with your hearts! Do not abuse the Muslims nor seek after their faults, for indeed, he who seeks after their faults, Allaah will seek after his faults. And whoever has Allaah seek after his faults, he will expose them, even if he may have committed them in privacy of his own home.

All of this talk is with respect to the scholars that are followed in the religion. As for the people of innovation and misguidance and those who imitate the scholars but are not from them, then it is permissible to expose their ignorance and manifest their deficiencies, in order to warn others against following them.”

[Al-Farq Bayna An-Naseeha Wat-Ta’yeer, p.30-33]

Burning With Fire. A Punishment Also Found In The Bible

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

[Leviticus 21:9] “And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profanes her father; she shall be burnt with fire.”

[Leviticus 20:14] “And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness; they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there shall be no wickedness among you.”


Lessons learned from previous posts on this topic:

1) Majority of the Ummah are jaahil.

2) Majority of the Kuffaar are jaahil.

3) Too many apologetic Muslims nowadays.

4) Too many people of knowledge who either (a) fear to speak the haqq or (b) are not really people of ‘knowledge’.

5) Too many Muslims who fear the Kuffaar more than they fear Allaah.

6) Always remember, just as in the time of Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, only a few among the scholars stand up and speak the haqq when it goes against their governments. Even great giants can become weak, fearing to say the haqq when put to trial. And no one alive today is even close to the scholars who never spoke the haqq at the time of Imam Ahmad (regarding the creation of the Quraan). So if the MAJORITY of the great giants of Islam from our Salaf at the time of Imam Ahmad never spoke the haqq, then know that our times are much worse.

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 8 (By An-Nawawi)

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on April 10, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam An-Nawawi said:

“If the transgressor kills using a sword, then Qisaas should not be applied to him with anything other than a sword, because Alllaah says, “Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against you, you transgress likewise against him.” [Quran 2:194] And also because the sword is the lightest weapon of pain (i.e. causes the least amount of pain). So if he uses this ti kill, but the Qisaas is applied to him with other than a sword – then the oppressed one has taken more than legitimate right; because he only had the right to kill, yet he not only killed, he also caused the transgressor torment.

But if the transgressor burned his victim (till death), or drowned him, or threw stones at him (till death), or threw him off a cliff, or struck him with a piece of wood (till death), or confined him (till death), or refused to give him water and food till the victim died – then it is the right of the guardian to apply the equal means, since Allaah says: “And if you punish (your enemy, O Believer), punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed.” [Quran 16:126]

And also what is narrated by Al-Baraa’ (r.a) from the Prophet (saw), “Whosoever torches (a Muslim till death), then we shall also torch him; and whosoever drowns (a Muslim till death), then we shall also drown him.

And Qisaas is a matter of being equally like in retaliation, and it is perfectly possible to be equally like in retaliation with regards to these forms of Qisaas to be carried out – so it is permissible. And it is also permissible for the oppressed (in the situations just mentioned) to use a sword for Qisaas, because it is his right to kill and also torment – but if he only chooses to kill with a sword and gives up his right to torment, then this is also permissible.”

[End quote of An-Nawawi]