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We're on Clarity, by Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree (hafidhahullaah)

[Prior to the beginning of this highly beneficial tape, the shaikh was reading ahadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam). From the shaikh's statements below, it seems - and Allaah knows best - that the ahadeeth the shaikh mentioned were the following:  

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It his been narrated through a different chain of transmitters, on the authority of Hudhaifa ibn al-Yaman (radiallaahu 'anhu) who said: Messenger of Allaah, no doubt, we had an evil time (i. e. the days of Jahiliyya or ignorance) and Allaah brought us a good time (i. e. Islamic period) through which we are now living. Will there be a bad time after this good time? He (the Prophet) said: Yes. I said: Will there be a good time after this bad time? He said: Yes. I said: Will there be a bad time after this good time? He said: Yes. I said: How? Whereupon he said:

There will be leaders who will not lead by my guidance and who will not adopt my ways? There will be among them men who will have the hearts of devils in the bodies of human beings. I said: What should I do, o Messenger of Allah, if I (happen) to live in that time? He replied:

You will listen to the Amir and carry out his orders; even if your back is flogged and your wealth is snatched, you should listen and obey.(Muslim)
  

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Thauban reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Indeed Allaah gathered up the earth for me so that I saw its eastern and western parts, and indeed the dominion of my Ummah will reach what was gathered up for me from it. And I have been granted the two treasures of gold and silver. And indeed I asked my Lord for my Ummah that it should not be totally destroyed by a prevailing famine, nor to allow on enemy to totally conquer it, except from amongst themselves. So my Lord said: O Muhammad! When I decree a matter, then it is not reversed. I grant to you for your Ummah that it would not be totally destroyed by a prevailing famine, nor will it be totally conquered by an external enemy, even if all the notions were to rally against it. However, a group from your Ummah will destroy one another and imprison one another." (Muslim)
    

They will imprison one another. As-Sabi means a prisoner of war, used for a kaafir (meaning there will be takfeer). Muslims will destroy one another, and imprison one another. Because the word As-Sabi cannot be used except for a kaafir. So therefore, they will be describing each other as "kufaar."

So it should clearly be understood from this point that the destruction of the Ummah will not occur by an outside enemy; rather it will happen amongst the Muslims themselves, because the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: Even if all the (governments of the Kufaar) were to gather together, they would not be able to destroy the Ummah.

I am going to ask you a question. If all these governments were to gather against us, and we did not declare each other "kaafirs," and we did not fight each other, would those governments (of the kufaar) be able to destroy the Muslims, based upon this hadeeth?  

[NO!]  

"Unless we destroy (Nuhlik) one another, and imprison (Yasbi) one another (meaning we declare one another "kufaar").  

And because of this, the Salafi Da'wah is separate and distinct from every other call and (all those deviant) groups: the Jihaadis, the Takfeeris, the Surooris, al-Hizbiyah, al-Ikhwanul Muslimeen. Their state is one: they gather in their opposition against Salafiyyah.

Now do you understand Shaikh Nasir al-Albanee's statement (about these groups that): their da'wah is a political da'wah (Da'watun Siyasiyah).

Is the matter clear for you, in sha` Allaah?

First Question: Regarding the hadeeth of Hudhaifa: some say about it that it is only for the khulafa - not for the rulers of today.

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: Which khulafa, the rightly-guided khulafa [Abu Bakr 'Umar, 'Uthman, and 'Alee]? They don't have hearts of devils, so how can this be referring to them? This is an ignorant statement. The words were very clear that they will not follow the guidance of the Prophet; they will not follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (meaning they will not implement the sharee'ah), they are individuals who have physical bodies but their hearts are the hearts of shayateen.

Second Question: O shaikh, you mentioned the name Mawdudi: who was he, and which group was he from?

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: Abu A'la Mawdudi was from the Ikhwan [Ikhwanul Muslimeen]. The group of [Ikhwanul Muslimeen] and their way spread and broke off into branches, into many, many, many groups. And this is the way of bid'ah.

Third Question: Ya shaikh, you mentioned [the deviant group] "Ihya at-Turath al-Islam." There is a certain individual who says this group is upon the manhaj of ad-Da'wah Salafiyah and that [the refuted] 'Abdur-Rahman 'Abdul-Khaliq is not their head.

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: The answer to this question is 'Abdur-Rahman 'Abdul-Khaliq is the one who is the source for their fataawah, he is the one whom they present in all their meetings and so on and so forth, and this is proven by the gatherings and lectures he gives. He is the one referred to, he is the one running the matters. So what was meant by the question?

The matter is clear. Everyone who has eyes can see it, those who live in Kuwait [can see it]. And "Ihya at-Turath" carries this man and connects itself to this man, and so on.

Fourth Question: Many of the youth have confusion. They think it is okay to work with some of the Muslims upon the manhaj of bid'ah. So they say, "we disagree in some affairs, but let us co-operate with these groups upon khair (good)."  

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: This matter (this way) is not from the guidance of the Prophet. The Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) warned in every speech against bid'ah, saying "every bid'ah is going astray" and here you want to shake hands and be involved with and associate with the innovators? This is not the guidance of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam). And the companions were not like this. The way of the Salaf was not like this.

Why would you be a blind submissive follower to these groups of bid'ah?

The Muslim is free from having to follow falsehood. We pray and we fast and we obey Allaah tabarak wa Ta'aala, and we don't want to be under any of the banners of these groups (of bid'ah).

And this is a da'wah for everybody. I am an individual, and you are an individual. And what gathers us together is the Sunnah - not some innovative organization. So we gather now to remember the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) upon the way of the Salaf us-Saleh, and then we go into whatever direction we want to go. This is how [Imam] Bukhari was, this is how [Imam] Muslim was, this is how [Imam] Ahmad was, and the Imams of the Salaf were.

Knowledge that is stated, the students of knowledge take it, and we worship Allaah based upon what Allaah orders. We don't want to be under any of these parties.    

Fifth Question: Is there in Islam politics (siyasa) or not?  

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: Let's, first of all, understand the word politics (or siyasa). What does it mean? It means: general managing of the issues...to the people. This particular meaning: is it something particular (to) every individual? Are you responsible for being the one who is in charge of the affairs of the people? Either, one will say that this particular definition of politics that we have given you is not correct, or one will say that it is correct and therefore one will say, 'none of us has this authority.'

The Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said that in the time of Bani Israil those who were the political leaders amongst them were the Prophets. Because they were the leaders and they will have total obedience. But you and I, what is our authority? So how can we manage the issues of the people, unless you mean that you describe the present [governments] as "disbelievers," and therefore you strive and struggle to overthrow them, and therefore you become someone who is in charge of managing the people. And this is something that the scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah never said, nor have they ever called to.

Did Shaikh Nasir-ud-Deen Al-Albanee tell us to do this? Did Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz tell us to do this? Did they not tell us to stick to the Qur`an and Sunnah, and upon you is yourself, and call to the Deen of Allaah? Here, the difference is clear.

Sixth Question: You mentioned the hukam and the rulers. There is a hadeeth that says: 'the greatest mujaahid is the one who speaks against the oppressive ruler in his presence, and for this the ruler kills you.' Is this hadeeth saheeh; if so what is its meaning?

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: No doubt that the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: The best of the mujahideen is the individual who stands in front of an unjust ruler and orders him or forbids him, and then he [the ruler] kills him. This is the best of the mujahideen, as the Prophet said. However, he said 'Inda, which in Arabic means darful makkan - a particular place. Meaning in front of the unjust ruler, not that he'll be all the way in Birmingham [England], talking about the hukaam.  

Seventh Question: Some say there is a difference between those who speak against the rulers - calling for reform - and those who make revolution with arms.  

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: Reform (correcting) has its way [in Islam], its particular methodology. It is not based upon your desires. We differ from the democratic way. If you were to go to India, you would find every other day marching, protesting and strikes under the name of "correcting", or reform. You'll find that the political parties from all countries, in Europe and other places, each one declares the other a liar, and they battle among themselves. This is not from the methodology of Ahlus-Sunnah.

You always hear "freedom of speech," "freedom of what you write," "freedom of what you print" - that's not for us.

We have principles and conditions to our freedom. We are not shy or ashamed of this. This is our Deen. And we believe in it. And we submit to it. And we stay within the limits and its teachings. The Prophet said: He who wants to give the ruler advise, do not advise him openly, but inform (advise) him secretly. And if he obeys (accepts), then that is good. And if he does not, then you have done that which is upon you.

We (Muslims) do not agree with this newspaper-type mentality (way) that everyone can talk, everyone can speak, and everyone can analyze. This is not the manhaj of Ahlus-Sunnah.

And I want to mention a side point: look to the groups and the parties. All of them want to present a certain position, but at the end of it is not of any benefit to the Muslims. Look at the democratic and political parties in these democracies, look at the leaders and look at the laymen (population). Have they actualized for them that which they claimed to bring about for them? And I say: even if they were to achieve it, it would still be baatil (falsehood). And this is the difference between us and them. And the end is on the Day of Judgement. Then, all matters would be made clear.

Eighth Question: What is the position of those who call themselves "Salafees" who at the same time sell the books of and distribute the tapes and works of the likes of [the refuted] Sayyid Qutb, Mawdudi, Safar Hawali, Salman al-Awda? How do we deal with these people who still claim they are "Salafi?" What is the cooperation with them?

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: These individuals are harmful to the Da'wah. And they are responsible, responsible, responsible in front of Allaah on the Day of Judgement.  

I am astonished. How can you [sell the books of] Sayyid Qutb, who said about the great Sahaabi (companion of the Messenger of Allaah, salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) 'Uthman ibn 'Affaan that he distorted and changed and 'went away from the spirit of Islam,' and then you say [about Qutb] that he is "Imam Sayyid Qutb."

How? Tell me: how?  

'A`ishah reported: Allaah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) was lying in the bed in my apartment with his thigh or his shank uncovered, then Abu Bakr sought permission to get in. It [permission] was given to him and he conversed in the same very state (the Prophet's thigh or shank uncovered). Then 'Umar sought permission for getting in and it was given to him and he conversed in that very state. Then 'Uthman sought permission for getting in; Allaah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) sat down and he set right his clothes... He ('Uthman) then entered and conversed and, as he went out, 'A`ishah said: Abu Bakr entered and you did not stir and did not observe much care (in arranging your clothes), then 'Umar entered and you did not stir and did not arrange your clothes, then 'Uthman entered and you got up and set your clothes right, thereupon he (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: Should I not feel shy of one ['Uthman] whom even the Angels are shy from?  

The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) once climbed the mountain of 'Uhud with Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Uthman. The mountain shook with them. The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said (to the mountain): Be firm, O 'Uhud! For on you is a Prophet, a Siddiq and two martyrs. (Bukhari) Here, the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) foretold 'Uthman would die as a shaheed before it happened. And over here, Sayyid Qutb said "'Uthman went away from the spirit of Islam." And he said, "'Uthman's khilafa was an out-of-the-way 'accident.'" This one [Qutb], they want to respect?

You want to support and help this one? No! By Allaah, he does not deserve to be supported or helped or mentioned in a nice way. I am astonished by an individual who considers himself "Salafi," hears all of this and is still hesitant regarding the sissue of Sayyid Qutb.

Ninth Question: Some say that Shaikh-ul-Islaam Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab was a politician since he rebelled against the 'Uthmani (Ottoman) rulers. Then how can we say that revolution is a bid'ah?  

Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree answered: First of all, I say, the Arabian Peninsula was not under the rulership of 'Uthmani (Ottoman) rulers. And it had many ameers (rulers). And king 'Abdul-'Azeez was ameer over his particular area, and this was before the da'wah of Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab (rahimahullaah) even started. So he [Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab] went to this ameer, and he made an agreement with him, and made a pledge upon the da'wah to Allaah. And upon the Deen. And from there, they spread the da'wah.

My brothers, if one of you were to be able to be close to a particular leader, and you advised him and the leader accepted. Is this called a revolution?  

[No!]

However, those who have zaigh in their heart, you cannot get in agreement with them...regarding the truth.
  

Source: a Masjid Rahmah tape We're on Clarity, by Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree


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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We're on Clarity - Part 2, by Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree (hafidhahullaah)

After khutbat al-Hajjah, the shaikh said:

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One of the most important obligations upon the callers to Qur`an and Sunnah who are on the manhaj of As-Salafu Saleh is to avoid the unclear matters that lead one astray, as well as the desires and bid'ah. That which has taken the Muslim youth and led them astray, and taking them away from the way of Ahlus Sunnah until they use cars with bombs for suicide attacks as a means of getting closeness to Allaah. So that many people were killed, and bodies were scattered, and no mercy was shown to the old or to the young. And the purpose behind this [deviance] they claim is "to establish the khilafa (Islaamic government)" until Islaam became - in the eyes of some people (who were deceived into believing these actions were from Islaam) - in many mistakes.

So I will mention to you parts of these books [that condone, encourage, and call to these deviant actions]. One of these leaders of these parties says, "All of mankind and those who call the adhaan upon the towers (minarets) in the east and the west of it, and saying 'Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar.' They say these statements but with no reality. They have apostated, and are worshipping the slaves of the slaves. Even if they are making prayer and calling adhaan." [This is clear unwarranted takfeer, aoodhubillaah, which was warned against by the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), who said: If someone says to his brother 'o kaafir!' and he is not as he claims, it returns back to him.]

Another one of them said, "Verily our goal that we intend from what we are doing is making jihaad to make a revolution to remove those who are in positions of power (meaning in the Muslim countries)." [This is clear rebellion of the Khawaarij against the government, aoodhubillaah!, which was warned against by the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), who said: Do not rebel against the ruler - even if he beats your back and takes your wealth.]

And another one said (in the year before he died), "it saddens me that the madrasa (school) of Ahlul Hadeeth it is [the one] leading the people, and that the 'intellectual' schools have gone away, because in particular and special matters, it is the one that should lead." [This is clear favoring of intellect above the Qur`an and Sunnah, the kind that Imam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said, "The source of all evil in this world is when people place the 'aql (intellect) above the naql (revelation from Allaah)."]  

It is obligatory upon us after mentioning these deviant statements that would lead one astray, that we strive now to expose these statements and the ones who made these statements to protect the ranks of the Muslims and specifically the Muslim youth from these ideologies that are trying to lead the destruction of the Ummah.

And this is what the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallaam) informed us of [in his statement]: Those amongst you [he was speaking to the sahaabah] who live long will see much differing. And the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallaam) said: My Ummah will split into groups. The Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallaam) told the truth, for the Ummah has indeed split.

[One of these groups said:] We must move into the political arena, elections and other than that until the matter reached such a degree that they started to glorify democracy [which is kufr!], and praised it. And until they reached such a level that they said, 'democracy is Islaam," and "the shura is democracy." How stupid this statement is, and how ignorant? And there was a group who came out not long before this, which said 'socialism is Islaam.' Until one of them wrote a book (falsely claiming) that the first thing was socialism in Islaam. Do you know who they claim was the first socialist? Companion Abu Dharr (radiallaahu 'anhu). Aoodhubillaah!

Don't laugh, my brothers, these books are present in the bookstores. They don't believe that Lennon or Marx founded socialism, but they believe a companion of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallaam) founded it. And similar to all these heretical ideologies - due to the ignorance and absence of knowledge, and the absence of asking and learning from the great scholars - many ideologies came about in the previous century calling to the separation between the Deen and the government, so that it "can move the whole Ummah to the technological age." And this was written by 'Ali 'Abdur-Razzaq in a book called "Islaam and the Principles of the Hukum," published in 1925 CE.

Likewise, Khalid Muhammad Khalid wrote, calling to this separation between Deen and Government. And in this brief, simple introduction, we can see the separation of this Ummah and the opposing ideologies that exist. But, the light of the scholars was there, distinguishable as the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) informed us:
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La tazalu ta`ifa min Ummati Dhaahireen, La Yadhoorahum man khalalahum wa la man khalafahum, Hata ya'ti amrullaah wa hum 'ala dhalik (There will never cease to be a group from my Ummah manifest (victorious), not harmed by those who forsake them nor those who oppose them until the order of Allaah comes and they are upon that.)
  

So these people - the 'ulemma (scholars) - are the direction that we take, our Qiblah in acquiring this knowledge...
...And because of this, you will see that those calling to these viewpoints and ideologies are either politicians, or philosophers using "logic," or the "big thinkers" (as they call themselves), or those involved in radical movements ("people of the movement"). These are not scholars - and Al-Hamdulillaah.

What has been shown to us from our scholars is that Islaam is a Deen and a dawla (government) - together - but upon the way of the Salaf-us-saleh.

And therefore, there is a great difference in the politics of the politicians and the politics that have been divinely legislated. And because of this, the scholars have written many books dealing with this subjects, such as Ibn Taymiyyah's book Siyasa Shar'eeyah (Divinely Legislated Politics), and Ibnul Qayyim's book Al Hukmiya Shar'eeyah.

Someone may ask, what is this siyasa? It is to run the affairs of the people. The Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: Those who would take care of the affairs of Bani Israil and guide them in their affairs were the Prophets.. [Ahmad, 'hasan.']  

Meaning the ones running their affairs and the ones taking care of their matters were the Prophets of Allaah. So Islaam has placed general and specific details and principles for guiding and running the affairs of the people. So the legislated politics does not stop at what has been related in the sharee'ah! But it is a condition that whatever principles are placed for running the affairs or any law brought about that it does not go against the Qur`an and Sunnah.

Ibnul Qayyim said:
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He who said that there is no Islaamically legislated politics except what is in the text has erred, and by his statement has said the companions were mistaken also.


What is meant by Islaamic system is what Ibn Taymiyyah said:
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Is to correct the Deen [practiced by] the creation, that which if they lose, they lose a great matter. And whatever benefit they would get from this dunya in that case would not benefit them.  
- Majmu' al-Fataawa (28)

So the Islaamically legislated politics came to establish the worship of Allaah, Lord of all that exists. And from the 'ibaadah (worship) of Allaah alone is sticking to the rules that Allaah has commanded, and the Sunnah of Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam).

One of the companions asked the Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and that companion was Hudhaifa ibn al-Yamaan (radiallaahu 'anhu), who said:

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Messenger of Allaah, no doubt, we had an evil time (i. e. the days of Jahiliyya or ignorance) and Allaah brought us a good time (i. e. Islaamic period) through which we are now living. Will there be a bad time after this good time? He (the Prophet) said: Yes. I said: Will there be a good time after this bad time? He said: Yes. I said: Will there be a bad time after this good time? He said: Yes. I said: How? Whereupon he said:

There will be leaders who will not lead by my guidance and who will not adopt my ways? There will be among them men who will have the hearts of devils in the bodies of human beings. I said: What should I do, o Messenger of Allah, if I (happen) to live in that time? He replied:

You will listen to the Amir and carry out his orders; even if your back is flogged and your wealth is snatched, you should listen and obey.(Muslim)


[Shaikh al-Anjaree continued:]  

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Anyone who finds fault with this [just-mentioned] hadeeth, Woe to his 'aqeedah! This [hadeeth] is the statement of Muhammad. I have not explained anything from my statement. Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: They don't follow my Sunnah. They are not following my guidance. And their hearts are the hearts of devils. And with this, we should hear and obey - even if they beat your back and take your wealth. Hear and obey! This is what Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said.


Ibn Abil-'Izz, in explaining 'Aqeedah at-Tahawiyah, said:

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And as for adhering to obedience to them (the Rulers), even if they commit oppression, then this is because the evils and harms that arise on account of rebelling against them is numerous times more than that which occurs as a result of the oppression of the Rulers themselves. Rather, in having patience over their oppression there is expiation of sins, and a multiplication of the reward.


Look how it is in the Arabian Peninsula, those who went outside of the obedience. Is this action in agreement with the guidance of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) - the hadeeth narrated by Hudhaifa that we just mentioned? [No!] Safar and Salman did this - rebelled. How can we bring together this action (Safar and Salman's rebellion) with the hadeeth of the Prophet? [You can't; they are direct opposites!]

The one who does this: is he representing what Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said? Muhammad said: they are not following my guidance. And they're not sticking to my Sunnah. And their hearts are the hearts of shayaateen (devils). Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: hear and obey. How can we bring these two matters together? [You can't; they are direct opposites!] Upon you is the answer.

But we return and we say: what is the way to guide the people upon the principles of the Sunni Sharee'ah of Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam)? Did Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) leave us with nothing? [No!] Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) even taught the istinjah (removing traces of impurities [after using the bathroom]). So how would he have left this matter when he said: I have left you upon whiteness (clarity).

Look at what Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: Islaam will be torn apart branch by branch. When one branch is torn, the people stick to the branch that is next to it. And the first one to go is the (hukum) rulership. And the last one to go is the salat. Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) informed us of that over 1,400 years ago, that the first thing to go would be the hukum (rulership). And the last would be the salat.

And because of this, the Prophet left us after informing us what would happen to this Ummah. And the Prophet, the one who did not speak from his own desire, guided us to the correct path and the straight path.

So a questioner may ask: what do I do in the time we are living in?

The Ummah has been encompassed with all types of difficulties and problems: problems in its beliefs, problems in economics, problems in social issues, and problems in safety.

Where do we start?

We start with 'aqeedah. This is first. This is what we took (learned from) the Prophets and Messengers ('alaihimi salam). They went to the previous nations, wherein were all types of problems and difficulties - more problems and problems dealing with economics and all of these problems - however, the first command they called to was Tawheed.

But what Tawheed do we mean? Not the Tawheed that some are complaining "is nothing but obstinant and Jumud (stuck)." We must follow what the Prophets were upon. Allaah tabarak wa ta'aala commanded:
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They are those whom Allaah had guided. So follow their guidance.. (Al-An'aam, ayah 90)


Allaah did not make the responsibility of the Prophets to correct the economics. Rather, He said:
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And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allaah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taaghoot (all false deities) (An-Nahl, ayah 36)


Because the worst matter is that a person associates a partner with his Lord.

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Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allaah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (An-Nisa, ayah 48)


And because of this, when the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) sent Mu'aadh to Yemen, he said: Let the first thing that you call them to be the testification that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah alone... and (in another narration) if they single out Allaah...  

So the Prophet started with the most basic principle, then he went onto the other issues. So in this situation, we must follow the Islamically legislated politics by reviving the principles and basics of the correct 'aqeedah in the hearts of the believers and then from there raising (and educating) them up upon that - upon the principles of the correct methodology.

Can't you see brothers, and you are in this city, that there are mosques that have in them graves and we are in Britain. Look at the Islaamic countries. Is there any country that does not have in it some grave that the people have taken as a place of worship - except for the Arabian Peninsula by the blessing from Allaah found in the da'wah of Imam Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab. Go to Syria, go to 'Iraq, go to Pakistan, and you will find people there worshipping graves, while the so-called "callers" are not warning the people against this tremendous act of shirk.

And this foolishness has even reached this place [Britain]. Therefore, the call to Tawheed is the only way that will bring about the orders of Allaah tabarak wa ta'aala. And we cannot imagine in our minds or the legislation that we would change all of the Ummah to bring them to the Straight Path in a few days. Rather, it is a long process that is full of difficulties and hardships. And this path will eventually arrive at victory.

Allaah said (what means): O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allaah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm. (Muhammad, ayah 7)  

Do you not see that a few sahaaba of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) were able to overcome all their enemies at Badr?  

Read the statement of Allaah (what means): And Allaah has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force. (Aali 'Imran, ayah 123)

Do not say that today is different than yesterday. Do not say that today is the time of technology and the internet, and planes and weapons. I will recite to you a verse that will explain what I mean.

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When Prophet Sulaiman had soldiers from jinn, men and birds. (An-Naml, ayah 17) Who was more powerful Sulaiman ('alaihi salaam) or the leaders today? The jinn, [men], and birds were all under his control - by Allaah's Permission - to such an extent that the ants were scared of his caravan, when Sulaiman heard the ants (say), "enter your houses" Sulaiman smiled, laughing from the statement of this ant. Therefore, he had the greatest position in all the abilities, and he was able to bring the throne of Bliqis - via one of his soldiers, by Allaah's Permission - before the blinking of an eye. Can the technology of today do that? Via fax and paper, that's it. They cannot bring a throne. This Prophet ('alaihi salaam) began his call - the first matter that he called to, even though he had all these abilities and powers that the technology of today has not reached - with the call to Tawheed.
  

He didn't call to anything else. The legislation is Tawheed. And success is Tawheed. Listen and look, my brothers: we will complete the lesson with the following.  

The Islaamic groups (claim they) "want to bring between all of us love and brotherhood." Is that not true? This will not happen unless they come with the correct Tawheed, even if they spend all that is on the earth. Read (again) what Allaah revealed to Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam):

And He has united their (i.e. believers') hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allaah has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Anfal, ayah 63)

Who brought their hearts together? Allaah [via] at-Tawheed. Even in love between the Muslims, you must know that [this love] only comes from Allaah subhanahu wa ta'aala. Togetherness will not come with money, nor with petrolium. These people who criticize the scholars and call them the "oil scholars." Wa lillaah il hamd, the love of the hearts cannot be bought with oil. Shaikh Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah) - Al-Hamdulillaah - the hearts gathered in their love for him, because this is from Allaah.

Do you not read that Allaah revealed to Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam): And He has united their (i.e. believers') hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allaah has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Anfal, ayah 63)

And this is why Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said to Allaah regarding 'A`ishah: O Allaah, do not hold me accountable (for my love for 'A`ishah).

So the way out from all these difficulties, my brothers, is Tawheed, and going to the great scholars like Shaikh Ibn Baaz, Al-Albanee, and ibn 'Uthaimeen (rahimahumullaah). The great scholars are the ones that we go back to. And leave the little obstacles in the way, and [leave] those who don't have scholars, the ones who merely have ideas and a movement. Because Allaah says (what means) in a clear verse in His Book:

So ask the people of the Dhikr [Qur`an and Sunnah], if you do not know. (Al-Anbiya, ayah 7)    

He did not say: "Ask the lead of the parties and groups."


Source: a Masjid Rahmah tape We're on Clarity, by Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree (hafidhahullaah); translated by Abu Uwais (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.






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