Is it from the Sunnah to appoint an Ameer in Da’wah?

Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee
– rahimahullaah –

For additional benefit, refer to the previous article: Appointing a Person as an Amir and Returning to Him When Differing Occurs – al-’Allaamah Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee.

tuhfah[Q]: If a group of the youth agreed to work together for da’wah in a particular place, is it upon them to have one responsible over them who must be obeyed?

[A]: There is no problem that they place one responsible (over them) but he is not called Ameer; this is because the Ameer is only appointed during a journey, except if it is the Ameerul-Mu‘mineen who is the leader of the Muslims (i.e. ruler of the Muslim land) or the one who the Muslim ruler places in charge. So as for them calling this one Amir, then no! Also, if he is placed as responsible over a particular task, then he should remain within the limits of that, and if he opposes the Book of Allah or the Sunnah, then Allaah the Mighty and Exalted says in His Noble Book,

And in whatsoever you differ the decision thereof is with Allaah.” [Sooratush-Shooraa 42:10]

And He says,

And if you differ in anything then return it to Allaah and His Messenger if you truly believe in Allaah and the last day.” [Sooratun-Nisaa‘ 4:59]

 However, if a person who is trustworthy is available and the funds for the da’wah were placed for him to look after, or if there is a person who teaches, possessing insight (i.e. in Allaah’s Religion) and he became in charge of teaching and likewise a person who has experience and insight in calling to Allaah, then this is no problem. And again he is not to be called an Ameer, however he is responsible within the limits of his responsibility. But if he comes with something opposing the Book and the Sunnah one does not listen to him or obey him.

As for what the hizbiyyoon do, those who are people of hidden secrecy, every five (years) they have an Ameer and they do not acknowledge except themselves, nor do they acknowledge anyone else from those upon that da’wah. It continues like this until it ends at the unknown Ameer. Just like the Saahib as Saraadib who the Raafidah claim (to exist), whom Ahlus-Sunnah have said regarding him: (Shaykh quotes the following poetry),

“Has not the time come for the Phantom to give birth to

The one whom, because of your ignorance,

you have charged him over your affairs,

but has yet to come.

(But it is only that) your intellects are ruined

Because you’ve created a third (fabricated superstition) after the Griffin and Ghoul.[1]

So beware, beware of blind following; because individuals first start by having good thoughts about a person, then afterwards, there is no word except that of the Shaykh! No, rather the word is what Allaah said and what the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said.

Allaah says,

Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord and follow not any awliyaa‘ (close friends and protectors) besides Him. Little do you remember!” [Sooratul-l A’raaf 7:3]

Because indeed it has led some people to blind follow and they defend innovations just as done by some Ikhwaanul-Muslimeen. They defend the innovator Hasan al-Bannaa who used to make tawaaf (circumambulation) around the graves, and used to stand for the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) celebrating the Mawlid (the birthday of the Prophet), and the one who called to unity between the Shee’ah and Ahlus-Sunnah, and this is all present in the books of the Ikhwaanul-Mufliseen (the bankrupt brotherhood!).

If you say to them, such and such matter is not permitted by the Islamic legislation, one of them will reply to you: But the Shaykh said, or the Ustaadh said. Rather, one of them said (in poetry),

“Indeed the Ikhwaan have a tower

Everything in it is hasan (lovely)

Do not ask who built it

Indeed it is al-Bannaa Hasan (i.e. literally the builder, Hasan; intending the founder of the Ikhawaanul-Muslimeen: Hasan al-Bannaa).”

So with them, democracy is something good, likewise elections are something good, and hizbiyyah and unity between the Sunnah and Shee’ah, and having a Christian secretary. And the Lord, the Mighty and Majestic says in His Book,

O you who believe, take not as your Bitaanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends) those outside your religion since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse.” [Soorah Aali-’Imraan 3:118] [2]


[1]: (TN): The Raafidah claim to be waiting for Saahib as Saraadib (the companion of the basement) who they claim name is Muhammad Ibn Hasan, the 12th Imaam, and they claim he is the Mahdee who is waiting to appear in the last days. He supposedly is alive now and issues fataawaa for the Shee’ah and his so called ambassadors relay these fataawaa to the people after taking money from them that they claim to deliver to him!!!

[2]: Taken from Tuhfatul-Mujeeb (p. 168-169) of Shaykh Muqbil al-Waadi’ee.

Translation by Anwar Wright

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