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20-02-2007 @ 10:52 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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Since we distributed a fatwaa of Imaam al-Albaanee (d.1420H) about the impermissibility of participating in parliamentary elections, there has been a great deal of tumult from people trying desperately to show otherwise, claiming to purport the ?reality? of al-Albaanee?s position on voting in elections.

In reality, this is not something new, as the figureheads of hizbiyyah have previously been attempting likewise.  For example, ?Abdur-Rahmaan ?Abdul-Khaaliq claims in his book Mashroo?iyyatud-Dukhool ilal-Majaalisit-Tashree?iyyah (p. 73) that al-Albaanee allowed voting in elections and he clips the words of al-Albaanee in his faxed reply to some of the Algerians when they asked him about voting in the elections in Algeria.

It was here that al-Albaanee restrictedly said they could partake in the elections there ? and it is here that the nave ones become confused!  It was this faxed reply of al-Albaanee that led Salmaan al-?Awdah to say,

?I have heard that Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee ? hafidhahullaah ? the Imaam, the Scholar, the muhaddith, has sent a letter to the brothers in Algeria.  And it has been read in the mosques; he supports them therein.  So it has had a great effect upon the souls of the people there.? [Refer to the cassette-tape, Kalimatul-Haqq fee Mas?alatil-Jazaa?iriyyah of al-?Awdah]

Whilst quoting this faxed reply in its entirety in Madaarikun-Nadhr (p. 337), Shaykh ?Abdul-Maalik Ramadaanee comments,

?The strange thing is that they (the Algerians) had already entered into political work three years before this!  So when the elections were only a day and a half away, they then asked the Shaykh [al-Albaanee] about the fate of the Ummah!!  So is this the way of the seeker of truth?!?

So Shaykh al-Albaanee did say to them that they could partake in the upcoming elections, but does this mean that the ?reality? of al-Albaanee?s position is that he permits voting?  Pay close attention to what comes next:

There occurs in the taped series, Silsilatul-Hudaa wan-Noor (1/352):

Questioner:We have heard that you ? O Shaykh ? have said that it (participating in parliamentary elections) is permissible, but with conditions.

Al-Albaanee: No!  It is not permissible!  These conditions ? if there are any ? are theoretical and not based upon knowledge.  So do you remember what are these conditions that reached you from me?

Questioner: The first condition is that the person safeguards himself.

Al-Albaanee: And is this possible?

Questioner: I have never attempted it.

Al-Albaanee: If Allaah wills you will never attempt it!  It is not possible to fulfill these conditions and we have witnessed many of the people who we could see ? at the very least during the first part of their lives ? in their outward appearance, in their clothes and in their beards, but when they entered the majlis ? that is the majlis of the parliament ? then their outward appearance changed and their clothing transformed!!  So is this a proof of corruption or rectification?!

Questioner: Shaykh, I mean the brothers in Algeria and this work of theirs and their entering into the political arena?

Al-Albaanee: We do not advise this!  We do not advise political work during these days and any country from amongst the Muslim countries?

And to remove any doubt from the minds that Imaam al-Albaanee in ?reality? permitted participating in elections, refer to words of the Muhaddith of Yemen, Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi?ee (d.1421H), where he said,

?Indeed, I phoned Shaykh al-Albaanee ? hafidhahullaah - concerning the affair of this fatwaa (i.e. that al-Albaanee has permitted voting in elections) and I said to him, ?How have you allowed elections??  He replied, ?I have not allowed them, but it is by way of taking the lesser of two evils.?

So let us look, was the lesser of two evils achieved in Algeria, or was the greater of two evils achieved?  Read the biography of Abee Haneefah and you will find our Scholars prohibiting opinion (ra?yee) and istihsaan (declaring new matters to be good and permissible) and they held this to be the way of the Mu?tazilah and the Jahmiyyah.  As for the fatwaa of Shaykh al-Albaanee, then they (i.e. the proponents of elections) have been using it for a long time.?  Refer to Tuhfatul-Mujeeb (no. 211),  

...or await the translation of the entire question and answer to be presented in due time ? if Allaah wills.

Keep watching for more and more words from the Scholars about the reality of parliamentary elections?

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28-09-2010 @ 1:28 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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Shaykh Albaanee's position on voting in the west

           - Taking the lesser of two evils? -

             Silsilatul-Hudaa wan-Noor (691)



Shaykh Saleem Al Hilaali:

Our opinion regarding elections and candidacy is an opinion that we have explained previously. It is NOT permissible and we distributed that in our magazine Asaalah. And a message came to Shaikh Albaani from Shaikh Muqbil (with regard to it) whereby after it, some of the scholars of Yemen and Shaikh Albaani signed (a paper stating) that it is not permissible to participate in them and that it is absolutely NOT permissible to have anything to do with (elections). For indeed it is from the paths of Shaytaan and from the ways of inventing false statements.

From the tape: Questions from the Yemeni students to the stuents of Shaikh Albaani

24-12-2010 @ 1:42 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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Tapes from about voting and entering parliament

cassette no. 668_02  
cassette no. 358_03
cassette no. 399_13
cassette no. 381_02
cassette no. 668_02
cassette no. 339_11
cassette no. 700_01
cassette no. 660_02
cassette no. 328_04
cassette no. 706_05
cassette no. 737_02    
cassette no. 440_03

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