All perfect praise is for Allaah alone. We beseech His peace and blessings upon Muhammad (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
In one of my posts, I said, “The essentiality of seeking knowledge is incontrovertible. This is because, knowledge in itself, serves as a lantern with which to see clearly in the light and in the dark. The knowledge of the deen, however is to be taken from the people who possess it. Recognizing the people of knowledge is also a vigorous task for the unintelligent folks, and that is why many have taken a path other than the correct one, especially in these times when the internet becomes a class.”
That pretender, who could not read appropriately, translate correctly, and explain simple Islaamic issues, has been playing with their brains, yet they haven’t been reading between the lines to recognize the truth. We ask Allaah to make them see the truth.
At one point in time, he declared a great scholar of Islaam who had died hundreds of years ago as a kaafir due to his hastiness upon ignorance; they followed him blindly. He recanted the statement at a time when some of them had died with that belief; the ones alive followed him again. Where they oblivious of this hadeeth at the time? Aboo Hurayroh narrated that the Messenger of Allaah said, “If a man says to his brother, O Kaafir (disbeliever)!’ Then surely one of them is such (i.e., a Kaafir).” [Soheeh al Bukhooree]
He ordered them not to eat and drink with spoons because it is an innovation which will take them out of the pale of Islaam, they followed him blindly. He later asked them to use it (spoons) for drinking alone; they followed him again. When did he become your Lord? Allaah subhaanohu wa ta’ala says, “O you who have believed, do not prohibit the good things which Allaah has made lawful to you and do not transgress. Verily, Allaah does not like (the) transgressors. [Soorah al-Moo’idah (5):87]
He prohibited them from eating chickens and their eggs because the chickens would have eaten scavengers; they followed him again. He has been declaring permissible things as prohibited, yet they keep on following him due to their ignorance. We ask Allaah to open their eyes to the truth.
Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah (rohimohuLlaah) said “Allaah says, “They have taken their scholars and monks as Lords besides Allaah, and (also) the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one Ilaah (Allaah); there is no diety (worthy of worship) except Him. Exalted is He above what they associate with Him [Soorah at-tawbah verse 31]. From their association of partners with Allaah is that these people (the ahbaar, and the rahbaan) prohibited the permissible things (and they were followed), and made permissible, the prohibited (and they were followed).” [Iqtidoo’ as sirootul mustaqeem li mukholaafah ashaab al jaheem]. Won’t you reflect?
In one hadeeth narrated by ‘Abdillaah bn ‘Amr bn Al-‘Aas (rodiyaLloohu ‘anhu), the Messenger of Allaah said, “Verily, Allaah does not take knowledge away by taking it off from the people, but He takes knowledge by taking the scholars until there will be no scholar left. Then the people will take ignoramus people as leaders. They, when consulted, will give verdicts without knowledge and consequently, become misguided and misguide others.” [Soheeh al Bukhooree]. Shaykh Muhammad Sa’eed Raslaan (hafidhohuLlaah), in explanation of this hadeeth in one of his clips, said, “So then: the cause of misguidance and misguiding others is ignorance. This is how it is textually stated. As what is understood from it, that is: The cause of finding guidance and to guide others is knowledge. So knowledge is the path of salvation.” He (hafidhohuLlaah) also said, “If the ignoramus kept silent; then the scholars would surely have found tranquility.”
Oh Allaah! You’re the doer of whatever you wish. We beseech you with your names and attributes to keep us steadfast upon your path. We also ask you to free these unsuspecting folks and their leaders from the path of destruction they’ve chosen.
May prayers and peace be upon Muhammad (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam), his respected households and companions, and on the generality of the Muslims who follow them upon goodness till the end of time.
Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey