Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam 'alaa Rasulillaah 'amma ba'd
The Noble Shaykh 'AbdulQaadir Ibn Muhammad al-Junaid (May Allaah Preserve Him), from the scholars of Ad-Dammam, K.S.A., delivered a LIVE tele-lecture with Muwahhideen Publications on Thursday 21st February 2013. The Shaykh is recognized and recommended by the major scholars of our time, the likes of Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jaabiree, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee, and many others (May Allaah preserve them). This event was broadcasted LIVE in Masjid Ibn 'Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah and six masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn 'Abbas, Georgia, Masjid Uthaymeen, New Jersey, Masjid Nur Allaah, New York, Masjid as-Sahabah, Ohio and Masjid Tawheed, Michigan.
This lecture event was translated LIVE into English.
Shaykh ‘Abdul Qaadir al-Junaid (hafidhahullaah) commenced this comprehensively beneficial lecture by asking Allaah to benefit us with this sitting and to make us from those who love the truth, follow what Allaah and His Messenger says and that He makes us from those who put His Speech and that of His Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) before everything else.
Our Shaykh affirmed the fact that many Muslims are engaged in protests and demonstrations throughout the world and some of them desire by this the dunya while some seek to topple the ruler due to injustice that he might have committed, and will not stop until he is removed. However, this does not change their situation and ends up resulting in millions of deaths, loss of wealth and property. This might last for years if the ruler is not removed and as a result, the ruler may execute an armed counter-reaction, which would lead to even more deaths and losses.
The Shaykh then proceeded to say that if we use our intellects, we would see that this blessed Sharee’ah explained even the intricate matters of using the toilet. So would it make sense that a great affair such as governance, which affects all Muslims, that Allaah would leave us without guidance, leaving each man to himself to act as he sees fit or to follow his desires?
He then said that if we were to return to the books of the Sunnah we would see that this matter of governorship and how the Muslim should deal with the rulers has been thoroughly addressed. He further mentioned that this issue has also been explained in the books of ‘Aqeedah. However, the fault lies with us, as many do not inquire about what is requested of them in light of the Sharee’ah before engaging in such matters and secondly, they do not study the ahkaam related to these affairs.
Our Shaykh then went on to extract some benefits and rulings regarding the manhaj in dealing with the rulers from three ahadeeth of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) where he advised us on what to do if we were to encounter unjust rulers. The remedies include having patience with them until we meet him (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) at the hawdh, carrying out their rights while seeking our rights from Allaah and listening and obeying even if they were to beat our backs and take our wealth.
Next, Shaykh al-Junaid (hafidhahullaah) commented on some reasons why protests are prohibited in Islaam. From them are:
1. They contradict the Sharee’ah
2. They resemble the way of the kuffaar
3. They encourage injustice and sin
This sitting was indeed filled with immense benefit and serves as a beautiful clarification concerning this pertinent and crucial issue as our Shaykh ‘Abdul Qaadir clearly explains each point bringing the necessary evidences from the Book and the Sunnah. A must listen for the one seeking clarity!
We ask Allaah to guide us to the truth and make it easy for us to follow and that He saves us all from falling into sin and transgression.
Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq
Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak 'alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa 'alaa 'Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam