Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree’s Advice to the Salafees in the US 6/8/2014CE – Reflections upon the Hadeeth, “The Believer to the Believer is Like a Building.”

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Summarized Translation by Abul-Hasan Malik @RahmaniyyahPub via Twitter

The Shaykh will discuss the hadith of the believers being like one body. From the Hadith in the Sahihayn.  He mentioned that the people of the Sunnah support and strengthen one another.  He mentioned that even with the great distance between us, our news reaches you and your news reaches us.  He mentioned that from the characteristics of the people of the Sunnah is Rifq.  The Shaykh mentioned that from the distinguishing characteristics of the Sunni: 1. they hasten to unite the word of the Muslims the Book and the Sunnah.  The Shaykh mentioned that the characteristics of the people of Sunnah are:

1. Rifq with Sunnis
2. Reminding his brothers.
3. Assisting their brothers.
4. Pointing out the heedlessness of the heedless, making them aware
5. He aids the one who has been transgressed against.

So that they can be one body, even if they are physically at a distance from one another.  If the Sunni finds that a Sunni has made a mistake opposing the book and the Sunnah, the mistake is refuted but his honor is preserved.  However if the mistake comes from an innovator the error is refuted and his honor is not protected.  The people of innovation speak in detail about sincerity, but are vague as it relates to following the Sunnah.  But the people of the Sunnah speak in detail about sincerity as well as following the Sunnah.  From the characteristics of the people of Sunnah is that they advise in that which is between them, so that the person can return.  From them: if someone causes fitnah amongst them they censure him and tell him to fear Allah.  If he returns then he is thanked, but if he is obstinate and persists, then they refute this one.  The word of the people of the Sunnah is one.  He mentioned that the Sunnis are together: one body, like a structure. They strengthen one another.  When a mistake is made by the Sunni in his speech and action, he is to be advised. If he accepts, praise is for Allah.  When the Sunnis warn against the obstinate one, it does not cause division, because their unity/separation is not based on personalities.  The Shaykh ended this with a supplication that Allah strengthen us.  And that Allah aids us in our call to Allah.  He said be patient and work together.  The Shaykh conveyed the Salaams and ended today’s tele-link.

May Allah bless our noble Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiri for giving his children here in the US and beyond such a great reminder and advice.

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Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee Defends Shaykh ’Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree

[Q]: O noble Shaykh, may Allaah preserve you, there are some people who ascribe to Salafiyyah who chase the students away from and call them to stay away from attending the lessons and sittings of Shaykh ’Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree, so what is your advice?

[A]: Shaykh ’Abdullaah Ibn ’Abdur-Raheem al-Bukhaaree is from the best of our brothers who calls to the Sunnah, upholds it, teaches it and its sciences and books, and also defends it, may Allaah reward him.

As for the one who chases people away from attending his lessons and abstains from them, he will meet Allah the Majestic and Exalted upon the Day of Resurrection.

[The Shaykh quotes the following poetry]:

‘Each one of them will meet Allaah;

And every doer will be recompensed with what they did.’

Our brother, Shaykh ’Abdullaah, we only know of him good, and we only know of him what we just mentioned to you. So the one who takes upon calling to the Sunnah, defending it in the face of those who oppose it and teaching its books, are the likes of this person’s lessons warned from and abstained from?! This shows what the one who said this conceals; it shows that he has something within him. For indeed the one who conceals something, it is a must that it eventually appears upon his face and upon the slips of his tongue. So do not turn to the one who said this, nor pay any attention to him and do not turn to his speech. I do not think this one is a sincere adviser to our youth, and Allaah knows best.

Translation by Abu Suhayl Anwar Wright

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee: You Want to Save Him, But He wants to Revile You by Saying: You Have Nothing but Refutations!

The Noble Scholar, al-’Allaamah Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee – hafidhahullaah – said,


“So this is the obligation upon us with regards to him.  Whenever he refutes to clarify the error and to decrease the numbers of those who fall into it and to have mercy upon the one who has erred so that no one else will follow him in that error, then his right upon us is that we honour him, not that we revile him for it.

Now the opposite occurs in these days.  The refutations are not widely spread amongst many of the people!  Instead, war is waged against the correct Sharee’ah legislated refutations, which clarify the truth and guide the creation to the command of Allaah the Blessed and Most High!  ‘They do not have anything but refutations, refutations, refutations, refutations, refutations,’ they give utterance to this speech!!

And they do not realize that these refutations:

  • Safeguard the Religion of Allaah;
  • Protect the creation of Allaah.

So the Religion of Allaah is safeguarded from distortion, and the creation of Allaah are protected from falling into what?  Into the tahreef (distortion) of the corrupt individuals and into the blunders and into following the swindlers.

So if these people (i.e. who criticize the refutations) knew the reality: the advantages and benefits that result from the refutations, they would not utter such speech.

Due to this, the people who have the largest share in this topic are the Scholars.  Due to that, they have carried out this obligation by themselves with the best undertaking.  So you will find their refutations upon the people of error, falsehood and desire from the earliest days and they have books written in that regard.

Rather, many of the books of ’aqeedah (creed) authored by Ahlus-Sunnah were only written due to the deviation of the people of innovation.  So there was a need to clarify the Sunan in all of these issues and positions and to refute whosoever opposed them.

The Difference Between Sincere Advice and Revilement - al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (d.795H)
The Difference Between Sincere Advice and Revilement – al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (d.795H)

Therefore, the right of these people who write Sharee’ah legislated refutations is that they be honoured, respected and venerated, not that they be reviled.  So they have acted charitably towards us by safeguarding for us our Religion and safeguarding us, but we have acted in an evil manner towards them by reviling them and defacing their images and reputations and by running the people away from them.  So this, by Allaah is an unjust recompense.  So the likes of him and the likes of you are as the speaker said, “I want him to live, but he wants me to be killed.”

So you want for him to be safe from falling into deviation and going astray, but he wants to fight you by reviling you amongst the people and defacing your reputation and running the people away from you by saying, “They have nothing but refutations!”  It is as if refutations are now thought of as unfounded and disgraced!  We ask Allaah for protection and safety.” [1]


[1]: Taken from the fourth lesson of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee’s explanation of the book, al-Farq baynan-Naseehah wat-Ta’yeer, of Ibn Rajab (d.795H), which was part of the sessions conducted at the eleventh religious seminar held at the ’Utbah Ibn Ghazwaan mosque in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Translation by Maaz Qureshi