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The Way to Escape a Fitnah (Trial/Tribulation/Confusion)  

Here are 34 advises - copy and pasted from the above link - to protect you from fitnah, bi idhn illaah:  

1. Focusing on the worship of Allaah during times of turmoil is one of the roads to safety.
2. A person only escapes fitnah by the grace and blessing of Allaah.
3. Fleeing from fitnah and worrying about one's own actions.
4.
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The Companions: Hasan the son of 'Ali (radiallaahu 'anhum) relinquished his right to the caliphate even though he was worthy of it to protect the believers from fitnah.
  
5. Those upon the Sunnah are the furthest of the people from differing.

6. Fitnah annihilates those who rush to embrace it.
7. The impermissibility of chasing after the faults of the people in general and the scholars in specific.
8. Sins are a cause of dissension.
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Insincerity causes individuals to stumble and trip upon their path.
  
10. Understanding of the religion will allow you walk upon the path to safety.

11. Holding on to the rope of Allaah (The Book and Sunnah) is a shield that protects the believer from fitnah.
12. Unity is a fundamental from the fundamentals of Islam.

13.
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The importance of returning back to the scholars of the Ummah when fitnah arises.
  
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The students of knowledge are the bridge between the scholars and their communities.
  

15. It is obligatory upon the Muslim to examine information that is spread in the public domain especially at times of fitnah.

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The Muslim should be patient, forbearing and avoid hastiness in the face of fitnah.
  
17. It is incumbent upon the believer to be just and fair in both speech and actions.
18. Uncovering those who are responsible for igniting the flame of fitnah.
19. The Devils from amongst the Jinn have a major role to play in trying to incite enmity between the people of faith.
20. Beware of seeking revenge!

21.
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The love of leadership will break a person's back.
  
22. Attempting to reconcile the differences of the parties involved.
23. Not having malice in the heart, and speaking the truth is from the best of deeds.
24. Think about the consequences of your speech and actions in this life and how they may affect your Hereafter.
25. Be gentle in all affairs.  

26. Have the courage to recognize your mistakes and return to the truth.
27.
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Clinging firmly to the guidelines and the principles of the divine legislation, at all times.
  
28.
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Differentiating between the scholars and those who pretend to be from amongst them.
  
29. Avoid fruitless argumentation and disputes.
30. Rushing to uproot the source of differing as soon as it appears is from the Prophetic methodology.

31. There is a difference between humiliating your brother and advice.
32. There is a difference between envy and competing in good.
33. Differentiating between differing that is acceptable and differing that is unacceptable.
34. Not involving the common people in matters that they cannot understand or solve.

Audio: [url=http://www.troid.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=837&Itemid=329]The Way to Escape a Fitnah (Trial/Tribulation/Confusion)[/url]

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Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.  

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Shaikh Fawzaan advises to say "All Praise is due to Allaah, we are upon guidance and a clear Religion. Solace is close by, and evil will cease to exist by the permission of Allaah"  

Shaikh Saaleh al Fawzaan: Explanation of the hadith of Hudhaifah b. Al Yamaan 'We were in a state of Jaahiliyyah'

The following are excerpts from the highly beneficial scholarly sharh (explanation) of the above hadeeth, due to what they contain of golden advice for times of fitaan:  

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So verily, with the hardship, there is relief. Verily, with the hardship, there is relief (i.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs, so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs). (Ash-Sharh, ayat 5-6)

Solace must come about. He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:
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Know that along with assistance is patience, along with solace is distress, and along with every hardship is relief. (Ahmad)
  

He (the person) should not lose hope when Fitan and evil increases.
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Indeed, he is to be upon tranquility and makes others tranquil when fitnah occurs, and he says: "All Praise is due to Allaah, we are upon guidance and a clear Religion. Solace is close by, and evil will cease to exist by the permission of Allaah."

This is what is incumbent upon THE PEOPLE OF GOOD AND THE SCHOLARS that they have tranquility and make the people tranquil; because this (EVIL) is something that will cease to exist by the permission of Allaah, and solace will come after it.
    

It is not permissible for the person to say: "the people are destroyed." This is not permissible; rather he makes the people tranquil, firm upon goodness and expectant of assistance. For indeed, the good end is for the people of piety.

Therefore, no matter how great the evil and fitan is, indeed it will cease to exist. He (sallal-laahu-'alayhi-wasallam) said:

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A group of my followers will remain manifest upon the truth. They will neither be harmed by those who forsake them nor by those who oppose them till Allaah's (Ta-baaraka-Wata-aalaa) order come. (Bukhari and Muslim)


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And even though there is one who deviates from it and becomes deviated, as the saying goes 'Fitnah has its victims.' It takes away the one who goes with it; but the people of Eemaan will remain even if they are small in number.  

Even if there is one who goes along with the Fitnah, and the one who goes astray and the one who comes along, still the truth and its people remain wal-hamdulil-laah. The truth is present. Allaah (Jalla-Wa-'Alaa) said:

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Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). (Al-Hijr, ayah 9)
  
The person should neither lose hope nor despair. He should not make the people lose hope of the return to goodness. He should not make the people lose hope with regards to (the fact) that truth will prevail and falsehood repelled; because Allaah (subhaanahu-Wa-Ta'aala) has made that promise and He does not fail to fulfil His promise.

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

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The Religion is aided when put to the test. So do not be amazed, for this is the way of Ar-Rahmaan (Allaah).
  

And so are the days (good and not-so good), We give to men by turns, that Allaah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allaah likes not the Dhaalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers). And that Allaah may test (or purify) the believers (from sins) and destroy the disbelievers. (Al-'Imran, ayat 140-141)  

This is the wisdom behind the occurrence of Fitan and test, so that the believers are purified. And so that they are made to exercise patience, be firm upon the truth and warned of their mistakes; in order that they may repent to Allaah (Azza-Wa-Jall), and that the kuffaar are destroyed.  

Therefore, (Fitnah and test) is purification for the believers and destruction for the kuffaar Wa-lil-laahil-hamd.

And upon the Muslim is that he looks at (the affairs) with optimism. He should neither look at history and the state of affairs with pessimism and hopelessness, and causing the people to lose hope. And in the hadith:

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Whoever says: the people are ruined, then he himself is ruined. (Muslim)
  
Therefore, the person neither loses hope in Allaah's Mercy nor does he make people lose hope of solace from Allaah.
  
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So, whoever wants to save himself at the time of these Fitan and evils, then he should not move away from what the Muslims and their leader are holding onto; rather he must exercise patience along with them. And even if he is afflicted with difficulties, he still exercises patience until Allaah (Jalla-Wa-alaa) brings about Solace. This is the path to safety from Fitan.

He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: Stick to the Jamaa-ah of the Muslims and their leader.


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In this is evidence that what is given consideration are the FINAL ACTIONS.  

Indeed the one, who isolates himself from fitan, stays firm upon the truth, and exercises patience in facing trials until death comes to him in this state; then indeed he will be from the people of Paradise.

And the one upon whom death comes to whilst he has changed and substituted (the haqq, his deen etc), and followed the callers to misguidance; then indeed he will be from the people of hell fire, walaa-hawla-wa-laa-quwwata-illaa-billaah.


Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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Some Golden Principles During Times of Fitnah  

In his exellent book The Position of the Mu`min At Times of Fitnah, Shaikh 'Abdul-Azeez bin 'Abdillaah bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said:

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Therefore, the only thing that will save you and protect you from Fitnah, by the permission of Allaah, is: judging by the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and that is by returning back to Ahlus-Sunnah and the [url=http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewtopics.cfm?Forum=32]scholars of the Sunnah[/url], who have the understanding of the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and studied very well, knowing their rulings and adhering to them.

Therefore, it is obligatory upon every individual in the Ummah - including mankind and jinn, Arabs and non-Arabs, men and women - to judge by the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and to adhere to the methodology of the Salaf of the Ummah...


Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah) continued:

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...As for the hadeeth that is narrated from the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) regarding sitting down at time of Fitnah, this is known with the people of knowledge and its details are as follows:

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said:
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There shall soon be a Fitnah: the one who sits in that time is better than the one who stands, and the one who stands is better than the one who walks, and the one who walks is better than the one who hastens to it. And the closer you get to it, the closer it would get to you. Therefore, whoever is able to seek refuge in a shelter, let him do it.
[Bukhari (3602), Muslim (6886); narrated by Abu Hurairah (radiallaahu 'anhu)]

The temptations that are meant in this hadeeth are the ones that are vague and ambiguous, and the way of truth in them is unknown; rather it is mixed up. Such are the temptations which the believer is advised to abstain from and stay far away from it with whatever way necessary.

And this is similar to what is stated in his (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) statement:
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There shall soon be a time in which the best wealth of the Muslim man will be his sheep which he will carry along with him to the peak of the mountain and the falling places of rain, fleeing with his religion from Fitan.
[Bukhari (19), narrated by Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri (radiallaahu 'anhu)]

When the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) was asked:
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Who is the best among the people? He (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) replied: A believer who strives his utmost in Allaah's Cause with his life and property. They asked: "Who is next?" He (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: A believer who stays in one of the mountain paths worshipping Allaah, and leaving the people secure from his mischief.
[Bukhari (2786), Muslim (1888), narrated by Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri]

The intent behind "Fitan" in the above mentioned hadeeth are the bewildering ones, and it is upon the believer to stay away from them. But if it is a situation when the oppressor is obvious from the oppressed, and the truth is obvious from falsehood, in this case, it is obligatory upon him to follow the truth and be at the side of the oppressed, and oppose the oppressor and falsehood.

As the Prophet said: Aid your brother whether he is an oppressor or oppressed. He was asked: O Messenger of Allaah, how can I help him when he is an oppressor? He said: Prevent him from opression; that is helping him.
  

All Praise is due to Allaah, we are upon guidance and a clear Religion; Solace is close by, and evil will cease to exist by the Permission of Allaah.

Source: The highly beneficial book The Position of the Mu`min At Times of Fitnah, by Shaikh 'Abdul-Azeez bin 'Abdillaah bin Baaz (rahimahullaah)


Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

yasin3683
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Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.






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