Believing That Some Have The Choice To Leave Of The Sharee’ah Of Muhammad : Invalidator of Islam

The following is posted from Class 11  –  10 Invalidators of Islam – Shaikh Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab al-Wasabi
The Ninth Invalidator: Believing That Some Have The Choice To Leave Of The Sharee’ah Of Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Translation Of The Text In Al-Qawl-ul-Mufeed Fee Adillatit Tawheed:

Whosoever believes that some of the people have been given the choice to leave off the Sharee’ah of Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), just as al-Khidr was given the choice to go outside the jurisdiction of the Sharee’ah of Moosa (alayhi assalam), then he has disbelieved. That is because every Prophet was sent specifically to his own people, so it is not obligatory for all the people to follow them. As for our Prophet, Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), then he was sent for all peoples, so it is not lawful for anyone to oppose him, not to leave off his Sharee’ah.

Allaah the Exalted says,

Say (O Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allâh (Al-A’raf 7:158)

And Allaah the Glorified and Exalted says,

And We have sent you (O Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) not but as a mercy for the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Al-Anbiya 21:107)

And the statement of Allaah,

Blessed be He Who sent down the criterion (of right and wrong, i.e. this Qur’ân) to His slave (Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that he may be a warner to the ‘Alamîn (mankind and jinns). (Al-Furqan 25:1)

And Allaah the Exalted says,

And We have not sent you (O Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) except as a giver of glad tidings and a warner to all mankind, but most of men know not. (Saba’ 34:28)

From Jaabir Ibn ‘Abdullaah al-Ansaaree (radiyallaahu ‘anhumaa), that the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“I was given five things that no one before me was given: [i] I was aided by causing intimidation for a months time; [ii] the entire earth was made a masjid (place of prostration) and pure for me, so regardless of where a man from my Ummah is, whenever the Prayer reaches him, he may pray; [iii] and the spoils of war have been made lawful for me and they were not made lawful for anyone before me; [iv] and I have been given the intercession (shafaa’ah); [v] and every Prophet was sent specifically to his people and I have been sent to all of mankind.”

(al-Bukhaaree no. 328 & Muslim no. 521)

And Allaah the Exalted says,

Truly, the religion with Allâh is Islâm. (Aali Imran 3:19)

And Allaah the Exalted says,

And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (Aali Imran 3:85)

And Allaah the Exalted says,

This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion. (Al-Ma’idah 5:3)

And Allaah the Glorified and Exalted says,

Do they seek other than the religion of Allâh (the true Islâmic Monotheism worshipping none but Allâh Alone), while to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And to Him shall they all be returned. (Aali Imran 3:83)

And there occurs in a hadeeth,

“By Allaah if Moosaa was living, he would have no choice but to follow me”

(Da’eef – Shaykh Muqbil & Hasan by al-Albaanee al Irwaa’ no. 1589 & mentioned in Ibn Katheer of this verse)

Explanation Of The Text By Shaykh Al-Wasaabee:

Shaykh Ahmed (hafidhahullaah) mentioned to us that this ninth invalidator has a connection to the third invalidator, which is not stating the Christians and the Jews as disbelievers as Allaah has mentioned them as being disbelievers. The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has certain things that are specific to him, no other Prophet were given these things; one of these is that Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was sent for all the people. This is unlike the other Prophets who were sent specifically for their people and this is mentioned directly in the text from the Hadith from Jaabir Ibn ‘Abdullaah al- Ansaaree (radiyAllaahu ‘anhu).

The Shaykh then mentioned to us that Allaah (subhaana wa ta’laa) has completed the revelation with Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and that there remains no deen after Muhammad except Islaam and whoever holds onto anything other than Islaam then it will not be accepted from him. Also, his works will be refuted and not accepted. Whoever, from the people who have had news of this deen reach them, and verily the news of this deen of Islaam and Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has reached all the people, and they do not believe in it they will be the people of the fire.

The Shaykh also mentioned, concerning the verse in Sooratul Ma’idah:

This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion. (Al-Ma’idah 5:3)

That it was revealed in the farewell pilgrimage of the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and that after he (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) returned from the hajj to Medina he lived for a few days. Shaykh Ahmed mentioned that this ayah is a great verse and that it explains the greatness of Islaam until:

Narrated Tariq bin Shihab:

A Jew said to ‘Umar, “O Chief of the Believers, if this verse: ‘This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favors upon you, and have chosen for you, Islam as your religion.’ (5.3) had been revealed upon us, we would have taken that day as an ‘Id (festival) day.” ‘Umar said, “I know definitely on what day this Verse was revealed; it was revealed on the day of ‘Arafat, on a Friday.” (al-Bukhaaree no. 6800)

The Shaykh then mentioned to us that the Muslims to do not take their celebrations and their ‘Eid from themselves. The Muslims have 3 ‘Eids, ‘Eid of fitr and the ‘Eid of adha, which are the two ‘Eids that come yearly and the third ‘Eid which is yawmul Jum’ah. The Muslims do not take their ‘Eids like the Jews and Christians, who take their ‘Eids at every single matter, like for example the celebration of the birthday.

Shaykh Ahmed mentioned that anyone who takes a deen other than Islaam it will not be accepted from them and that there is no excuse that we enter is Islaam and that we don’t pray, hear and obey. Our return is to Allaah (subhaana wa ta’laa) using the explanation of the verse,

Do they seek other than the religion of Allâh (the true Islâmic Monotheism worshipping none but Allâh Alone), while to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And to Him shall they all be returned. (Aali Imran 3:83)

Our deen, the deen of Islaam, has abrogated all of the deens, and that there remains no other deen.

The Shaykh mentioned to us the statement of Allaah,

And We have sent down to you (O Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) the Book (this Qur’ân) in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and Mohayminan (trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it (old Scriptures). (Al-Ma’idah 5:48)