Corrupt Modern Practices : Demonstrations, Sit-ins, Strikes – Dr Saleh as Saleh

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All Praise is due to Allah, and may the salaah and salaam be on Prophet Muhammad, his household, and the noble companions and those who follow them until the Day of Resurrection.

Previously, we discussed the legal and illegal pledges, known as al-bay’ah, as well as partisanship (hizbiyyah). In continuity with that, it is appropriate to discuss certain practices that are taking place in the Muslim world in the form of so-called protests, namely demonstrations, sitins, and strikes. In our time, some people embrace everything that comes to us from the east or west. These practices are not an exception. This has reached the extent that some consider these practices as a means for da’wah (calling others to Allah). Given this, it is appropriate to determine whether this is the reality.

Types of Protests and Their Intentions

There are three specific types of protests that are used. They are demonstrations, sit-ins, and strikes.

A demonstration is when a group of people will meet along a street or a main road carrying banners, shouting, yelling, and demanding certain things be done or to show strength. This is known in Arabic as mudhaharah.

A sit-in is known as ‘itisam in Arabic. In our times, it involves sitting in one place (e.g., headquarters of a party, parliament, a factory, a campus, etc.) for a certain time, without leaving, in objection to some grievance, demanding that grievance be addressed.

The third type of protest is a strike. This is known as idrabat, with the origin of this word meaning refraining. As such, you refuse or hold back from doing a certain practice in order to request something. Examples of this include workers in a factory refusing to go to work, demanding higher wages or students not going to school, protesting a certain matter.

Given the definition of the different matters, the question arises how these things crept into the Islamic society. Mostly, they came from the West where they appeared originally; it was transferred to the Muslim world by primarily political and secular parties. These practices were later embraced by some Islamic groups who imitated such a methodology while trying to find some evidence in shariah to support these practices.

Evidences Cited to Justify Protests

It is important to note that those who cite evidences justifying these practices are not scholars. They are primarily thinkers and writers.

First, they cite the narration that when Umar ibn al-Khattab (radi Allahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam, the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came out resting on the shoulders of two companions, namely Umar and Hamza. This was done to show the strength of the Muslims to the pagan Arabs of Quraysh. This hadith was reported by Abu Nu’aim in his book, al-Hillayyah. al-Haafidh ibn Hajar also reported it in his book al-Issaba relating it to Muhammad ibn Uthman’s book of history and as well as in al-Fath where he related it to al-Bazaar. The narrations of this incident revolve around a person named Ishaaq ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Farwa. However, his hadith is rejected. Therefore, this incident can not be cited as a proof.

Second, these thinkers also take as proof the gathering of the Muslims on ‘Eid and Fridays. They twist the nature of these events to make them evidence for the permissibility of demonstrating, sit-ins, and showing strength. In response, it is necessary to note that there is no evidence in this. The gatherings on ‘Eid and Fridays are acts of worship and can not be linked to these protests. These gatherings are to make manifest the symbols of Allah in worship, in accordance with the way Allah chose and commanded. We can not stretch these acts of worship the way we want as this would entail abuse.

Therefore, there is no legally justifiable stance for these protests.

Effects of Protests

The effects of these protests, demonstrations and strikes are numerous and very serious.

Firstly, they bring forth chaotic behavior to the streets due to crowding and the like, negatively influencing the affairs of people. They can easily endanger the lives of many, while also providing an environment for theft and robbery. Many businesses could also be affected; for example, if a business does not close on the day of a demonstration, the protesters may vandalize or damage the building or even label the owners as traitors. And all of this occurred in many Islamic and Non-Islamic Capitals in the World.

Secondly, even when people try to go along with these protests to protect their benefits, they are forced to close their shops, negatively impacting their affairs as well as the economy in general. If they do not close their shops they are called “traitors”, “un-patriotic,” and so forth.

Thirdly, these protests provide a golden opportunity for those with hidden agendas or the people of fitnah to infiltrate the ranks of these demonstrations, to the degree where some of them may use firearms to create a fitnah or escalate the confrontation between the demonstrators and the security forces. This will lead the security forces to return fire on the crowd, potentially wounding many people.

Fourthly, these acts instigate animosity and hatred between the members of society, specifically the citizens and the security forces. Since the security forces usually try to prevent these demonstrations, there will be bloodshed and injury, which may lead to revenge attacks.

Fifthly, these practices lead to the halting of economic production in many sectors of the economy, especially during strikes. Most of the time when these groups intend to demonstrate, they ask the factory workers to join them, causing work to cease at times when the country is in dear need of collaboration between its ranks.

Sixthly, these protests disturb the overall security in the land due to the confrontations associated with them.

Seventhly, those who took these practices as a means of worship are worshiping Allah through a methodology that is not legislated and baseless. Therefore, they end up worshipping Allah through a way that is not acceptable to Him (: subhannahu wa ta’ala). For any act to be accepted, it must be done with the correct intentions and condoned by shariah. The actions of these people remind us of the statement of ibn Masoud (radi Allahu ‘anhu) when he said, “Many are those who intended good but could not achieve it.”

In order to attain the good, you must work according to the sunnah and the legal methods.

Eightly, these demonstrations hasten confrontations between the groups that utilize them and the government, since these practices appear as threats to the survival and security of the government itself. Therefore, the plotting begins against these groups, often resulting in unpleasant consequences and continuous animosity and mistrust.

The claim that these protests are permissible has led to their acceptance by the rejectionist Shia’ (Raafidah), who made such demonstrations against what they classified as imperialism during Hajj. Many innocent people were killed because of this, as is well known.

Misconceptions

There are numerous misconceptions regarding the value and permissibility of these practices. For example, some note that other countries regulate demonstrations and permit them according to their laws. As such, they fail to recognize the harm in doing the same. The response to this is that even if the government was to allow such practices, then we should not resort to them because there is no legal evidence justifying them, and we have to follow shariah above all other matters. We do not follow the general motto that says, “Objectives justify the means.” In Islam, the objectives must be legal, and the means that attain these objectives must be legal.

Similarly, others engage in these practices saying, “So-and-so considered these practices to be permissible.” However, it is necessary to note that these acts were not practised by the salaf, and had these demonstrations been something beneficial, they would have resorted to it, and we have no reports to indicate such. Moreover, when someone gives a fatwa, what really matters is the daleel (evidences) as any opinion without a proof can not be considered, even if it is made by the most knowledgeable of people as we are obligated to follow the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his companions who informed us all that is good.

If someone asserts that these practices had some benefits during certain times or in some countries, bringing useful results, then the response is that such results is not a proof for their permissibility since the criteria is the affirmation of the daleel and the acting of the salaf. Furthermore, we assert that if these demonstrations were successful during certain times, then most often, they failed and only lead to casualties, hastening confrontations with these groups, leading to their disintegration.

Conclusion

These are some points concerning these contemporary matters, which are counter productive and have depleted the energy of Muslim groups and youths in many parts of the Muslim world. We ask Allah to save us and to save our societies from all forms of corrupt and deviant practices, and to show us the truth and make us follow it while showing us the falsehood and safeguarding us from that.

All Praise is due to Allah, and may the salaah and salaam be on Prophet Muhammad, his household, and the noble companions and those who follow them until the Day of Resurrection.

Saleh As-Saleh
19-5-1427
June 15, 2006

Acknowledgment: This work originally appeared on understand-islam.net in audio form. It was based upon an article by Shaykh Muhammad alKhamees, may Allaah preserve him. It was transcribed and organized by br. Abu Abdullaah al-Amreeki, then text was reviewed by sis Umm Ahmad Al-Kanadiyyah, Jazaahmu Allaahu Khairan.

The Importance of Tawheed – Shaykh Muhammad Al Khamees/Mustafa George [Mp3|Ar-En]

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Bismi’llahi rahmanee raheem. Wa sallallaahu wasallam mubarakan nabiyoona Muhammad wa ‘ala aleehi wasabehi wasallam tasleman katheera

It please us to present our beloved Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abdur Rahmaan  Al Khamees, like we mentioned to the Brother before, the Shaykh is well known here in Riyadh and more so in Saudi Arabia and the  Shaykh has many books on  Aqeedah and he is one of the teachers of the department of the higher studies Imam Islamic University in Riyadh. In addition, to night he is going to benefit us with whatever Allah tabaraka wa ta’ala blesses him with.

Fal yata fadhal Shaykhunna  ,masturan  Ma’jura

Sh. Muhammad is a well-known teacher and author. He has authored over 30 works in Tawheed. He presently teaches in Imam Islamic University in Riyadh.

All praise and thanks is due to Allaah. We praise Him and seek His Aid and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of our action. Whomsoever Allaah guides there is none to misguide and whomsoever Allaah misguides there is none to guide. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, without any partners and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger. To proceed, the Shaykh Hafidhullaah ta’alaa began with mentioning the name of Allaah and salaams upon the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In addition, what is mentioned above.

The Shaykh Mentions khutbah tul Haaja that was that which our Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam used to start this Ceremony and his talks with Khutbah tul Haaja, the Shaykh Hafidhullaah ta’alaa mentioned that Khutbah tul Haaja is based upon three Principles

The Foundations the first of those principles and foundations is Tawheed (to single out Allaah with all forms of worship, so that you make all of your worship for Allaah alone)

1.      Oneness of Allaah Azza wa jal: And he mentioned that Tawheed (to single out Allaah with all forms of worship, so that you make all of your worship for Allaah alone) is either belief and action.

Belief: that we believe that Allaah Tabaraka wa ta’alaa is one in His actions and Allaah is one in His Names and Attributes, and Allaah Tabaraka wa ta’alaa does not have a father Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’alaa does not have His Offspring Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’alaa likewise does not have a spouse the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentioned: Al Hamd , which is to praise and thank, Allaah Azza wa jal, so this means that we are praising Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’alaa, and we Give Him due praise, and likewise thereafter , wa Nasta’eenuhu, and we seek assistance (help) from Allaah Azza wa jal verily the support come from Allaah and verily the strength is with Allaah Azza wa jal, with no one else and this is when we say:

Wa Nasta’eenuhu :this is the action that we are seeking the assistance and support from Allaah Azza wa jal, and we do not seek assistance or support from anyone other than Allaah Azza wa jal and this is mentioned in the Surat Al  Fatihah( The Mothers of the Book) when we say

إِيَّاكَ نَعۡبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسۡتَعِينُ

IyyakanaAAbudu waiyyaka nastaAAeenu

You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).

So worship is an action, and likewise, Waiyyaka nastaAAeen: seeking the support is also an action this is also mentioned in the Surat AL Ikhlas, where it informs of the Tawheed of the Belief and we mentioned and declare that Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’alaa is one and that Our Lord Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’alaa He has no partners, there in no one who is similar to Him, there is no one with Him Tabarakta wa ta’alaa, this is also mentioned in Surat Al Ikhlas, and it’s also mentioned in Surat Al Kafirun Allaah says In Sûrat Al-Kâfirûn(The Disbelievers)(109):1-6)

O Al-Kafirûn (disbelievers in Allâh, in His Oneness, in His Angels, in His Books, in His Messengers, in the Day of Resurrection, and in Al-Qadar).”I worship not that which you worship, “Nor will you worship that which I worship.”In addition, I shall not worship that which you are worshipping. “Nor will you worship that which I worship.”To you be your religion, and to me my religion (Islâmic Monotheism).”

Therefore, the Tawheed (to single out Allaah with all forms of worship, so that you make all of your worship for Allaah alone) of Action and the Tawheed of Belief is also mentioned in all of these verses, the Shaykh Hafidhullaah ta’alaa mentioned.

Because of this reality the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentioned that Surat Ikhlas its is equivalent to a third of Qur’an

The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentioned that Surat Al Ikhlas is Equivalent to a third of the Qur’an.

The Shaykh Hafidhullaah ta’alaa mentions that that subject of Qur’an is divided in to three.

Subjects Divided in to three categories.

1.       Tawheed (the belief in Allâh Azza wa jal, in His Oneness, in His Angels, in His Books, in His Messengers, in the Day of Resurrection, and in Al-Qadar).”all this is Tawheed. The Barzak , and the Punishment and the Matters which are unseen.

2.       Rulings( of the religion, commands and Prohibitions, and permissible and impermissible)

3.       And the Story of the Prophets(from the time of Adam Alayhi sallam to the time of the Our beloved Prophet  Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wasallam

The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentioned that Surat Al Ikhlas is Equivalent to a third of the Qur’an.

And specifically how did the Prophets call their people to Tawheed (to single out Allaah in all acts of worship and to abandon the worship of anything else) how they called their people to worship of Allaah, and leaving alone the worship of other besides Him, and leaving alone the worship of  false gods(trees, stones, etc)

The Prophet Adam alayhi salaatu wa salam, was upon Tawheed, he was sent from the sky because he has disobey Allaah Azza wa jal. When Allaah ordered the Prophet Adam alayhi salaatu wa salam not to eat from the tree, And Prophet Adam alayhi salaatu wa salam, had disobey Allaah and then he repented to Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’alaa, Thereafter Allaah sent Adam alayhi salaatu wa salam to be a Khaleefa throughout the earth, meaning to be an individual that establishes the Tawheed (to single out Allaah in all acts of worship and to abandon the worship of anything else) throughout the earth this continued for ten generations, Adam alayhi sallam and his offspring all of them where upon Tawheed, as was mentioned by Ibn Abbaas Radhiyallahu anhuma.

And the individuals that writes about the, history of the earth and like of that they mention that Adam was the first man and that he was upon Shirk,  and then when his intelligence developed then he came to Tawheed , there is no doubt this is a mistake (lie) and it goes against the revelation

As Allaah had mentioned in the Qur’an that Adam alayhi sallam and his generation, his offspring were upon the Tawheed. For ten generation, until the people of Nuh alayhi salathi wa sallam. The people of Nuh, they were religious man, and the religious man their names are mentioned in the Quran, from, Wadd, Suwa,Yaghuth, and Ya`uq and Nasr.’ These individuals were very diligent concerning their worship and their religious actions, when these individuals died the shaytan said to the people, why don’t you make pictures of, why don’t you make paintings of these individuals, so that when you remember them, it would make you strong and it would make you diligent  in your worship. So you had these religious men, when these men died, the people who were after them were upon Tawheed, until Shaytan inspired his (Nuh’s) people to make picture of the pious man  so you can remember them and when you remember them you would  be diligent in your worship.

so these people who were upon Tawheed after the death of these pious individual(men ) , they used to remember them, then when that generation died the Shaiytan came to their offspring and said verily your fore father took those pictures, as interceders, meaning(to intercede between them and Allaah Azza Wa Jal.

This was when Shirk took place for the first time upon the earth

The people of Nuh Alayhi sallam and the reason for it was that they felt that they could not directly approach Allaah Azza Wa Jal. that they could not directly supplicate to Allaah, they needed someone to be in between, so by them doing so, they are making a comparison between Allaah and the kings, they said “If you want to reach a king you cannot approach him directly , you have to have a middle man. So we are using these individuals as our middle man as between us and Allaah Azza Wa Jal and this is when shirk first took place upon the earth the first prophet was Adam Alayhi sallam ,and the first Messenger was Nuh Alayhi sallam.

Nuh Alayhi sallam, called his people for 950  to Tawheed, and he was extremely patient with them and they disobeyed him, and they belittled him , and when this took place the punishment came upon them and Allaah tabaraka ta’ala ordered Nuh alayhi sallam to make them Ark, and Allaah tabaraka wa ta’ala ordered Nuh to take on board, two of each beast(animals)creations. In addition, Allaah tabaraka wa ta’ala drawn the rest of the creation, except Nuh Alayhi sallam and those who were with him.

Nuh alayhi sallam called his son who was a disbeliever, he called him to Tawheed and he also supplicated to Allaah, and he called him to join with him, and the son of Nuh said “I will swim to a mountain” .verily he drowned with the rest of the creation.

Allaah tabaraka wa ta’ala sent all of the Prophets, and the first thing, which they called to, was Tawheed. Likewise Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’ala sent Ibraheem alayhi sallam and his father was a disbeliever, he was from amongst the mushrikin, and he was from amongst these individuals who used to make up the idols and he used to worship the idols. Ibraheem alayhi sallam was patient, and he called his people, until they became upset with him and they threw him in to the flames, Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’ala, save Ibraheem alayhi sallam.

Ibraheem is the same individual, one who broke the idols with his own hands, so that they can reflect and contemplate , meaning how can they Idols not benefit themselves, and when Ibraheem alayhi sallam was approached he said “it was the big one that demolished them(idols) ask him”. so this was the action of Ibraheem alayhi sallam, and because of these action.

On the Day of Judgment when people are going through difficulties and trials, and tribulations on the day of they will go to Ibraheem alayhi sallam and they will ask him to intercede for them. they will ask, to speak to Allaah Azza Wa jal , on their behalf, Ibraheem alayhi sallam would apologies and say” I could not do so , because I said to them  that it was the big idol that demolished the idols” , while it was Ibraheem himself who did it. , likewise, they will ask Nuh alayhi sallam to Intercede for them and Nuh alayhi sallam Will say to them I cannot do so as I supplicated to my disbelieving son. Likewise, they will go Moosa alayhi sallam, and they will ask Moosa to intercede , to speak to Allaah on their behalf and Moosa alayhi sallam would apologies, and mentioned that “I have killed and individual”. Moreover, .likewise they will go to Isa alayhi sallam, and he would not mention a sin but he would direct them to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam .they would approach our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam .and they will say to him “Look  that which we are afflicted with , assist us in this affair, so The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam , would them go to the  Throne of Allaah Azza Wa jal, and he would Prostrate under the Throne of Allaah Azza Wa jal., and he would praise Allaah and Glorify Allaah. And Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’ala, would say to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam “O Muhammad raise your head, ask that which you want to ask, Intercede for these people and I will answer your intersession, this is what would take place , with our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

So we find that all of the Prophets began with Tawheed(to single out Allaah with all forms of worship, so that you make all of your worship for Allaah alone)  and this is proven in the Quran and this Proven in the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayi wasallam, with the regard , from the Proofs of the Quran

Allaah Azza Wa Jal says:

وَلَقَدۡ بَعَثۡنَا فِى ڪُلِّ أُمَّةٍ۬ رَّسُولاً أَنِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱجۡتَنِبُواْ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتَ‌ۖ فَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ هَدَى ٱللَّهُ وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ حَقَّتۡ عَلَيۡهِ ٱلضَّلَـٰلَةُ‌ۚ فَسِيرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَٱنظُرُواْ كَيۡفَ كَانَ عَـٰقِبَةُ ٱلۡمُكَذِّبِينَ (٣٦)

And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allâh (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Tâghût[1] (all false deities i.e. do not worship Tâghût besides Allâh).” Then of them were some whom Allâh guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).Sûrat An-Nahl(The Bees)(16:36)

This ayah is clear that Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’ala sent His Messengers, and the first thing they began with is Tawheed, they did not begin with the legislation, they did not began with Ahkam (ya’ani Salaah worship, fasting) that which they first began with was Tawheed

So we benefit from these verses and the previously mentioned speech and that Allaah Azza Wa Jal Ordered all of the Prophets to begin with Tawheed and, their call was to Tawheed, all of the Prophets began their call with Tawheed ( to single out Allaah with all forms of worship, so that you make all of your worship for Allaah alone) and they focused on the Tawheed of the Actions, the Tawheed of Worship, they did not give less importance , to the Tawheed of Belief, Rather the reason why they gave the Tawheed of worship precedence, is because many of the creation, from amongst the Arab they believed in the creator, they believed in the Allaa Azza Wa jal.They believed that there is A Creator and there is the creation, and because of this Allaah Tabaraka wa ta’ala mentions about the Arab if you were to ask them who  Created the heavens and the earth they would say Allaah

Allaah says

: وَلَٮِٕن سَأَلۡتَهُم مَّنۡ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ قُلۡ أَفَرَءَيۡتُم مَّا تَدۡعُونَ

مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ إِنۡ أَرَادَنِىَ ٱللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ هَلۡ هُنَّ كَـٰشِفَـٰتُ ضُرِّهِۦۤ أَوۡ أَرَادَنِى بِرَحۡمَةٍ هَلۡ هُنَّ مُمۡسِكَـٰتُ رَحۡمَتِهِۦ‌ۚ قُلۡ حَسۡبِىَ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ عَلَيۡهِ يَتَوَڪَّلُ ٱلۡمُتَوَكِّلُونَ (٣٨)

And verily, if you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth?” Surely they will say: “Allâh (has created them).” Say: “Tell me then, the things that you invoke besides Allâh – if Allâh intended some harm for me, could they remove His harm? Or if He (Allâh) intended some mercy for me, could they withhold His Mercy?” Say: “Sufficient for me is Allâh; in Him those who trust (i.e. believers) must put their trust.[3]Sûrat Az-Zumar(The Groups)(39:38)

Therefore, they believed that Allaah is present and that Allaah is the creator. What they denied was that all of the worship should only be made for Allaah Alone. Therefore, they believe that Allaah is the creator, that is there, but that which they denied was that Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’ala is the only one who deserves to be worshiped. So because of this.

Points of Benefit

The Prophets the first things they began with was Tawheed, the importance of worshipping Allaah Alone, and refuting the belief of having a need of an intercessor between you and Allaah.

Is the purpose of creation, the reason why Allaah created the creation, and the reason why Allaah Tabarakta wa ta’alaa sent the books, and the reason why Allaah Tabarakta Wa ta’alaa sent the Prophets it is to Implement the Tawheed ( to single out Allaah with all forms of worship, so that you make all of your worship for Allaah alone) of Allaah  Azza Wa jal

And Allaah Azza Wa jal says:

وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ

And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).

Sûrat Adh Dhâriyât(The Winds that Scatter)(51:56)

Meaning that they to single out Allaah with all forms of worship, so that you make all of your worship for Allaah alone. and because of that ,the first things that is incumbent upon the individual is, in all of the religion meaning the religion in the time of Moosa alayhi sallam and the time of  Adam alayhi sallam and the time of Prophet Ibraheem alayhi sallam , the first thing that was incumbent upon them is to worship  Allaah alone. The foundation of the religion was the same. The foundations of all of the Prophets was the same, the legislation was different, meaning, because of that the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said

“Verily we are the sons of one father, but our mothers are different, meaning we(All the Prophets) are all calling to Tawheed, but our legislation in terms of actions, is different according to that which Allaah Tabarakta wa ‘ta’alaa, decrees and legislates.

How Shirk Enter Upon the Followers of Isa alayhi sallam

It is possible that an individual might say, “How did Shirk enter upon Arab, how did it enter upon the followers of Isa alayhi sallam, The Shaykh mentioned the Shirk enter upon the people of Isa alayhi sallam through Jews, by way of this individual by name Polis (Paul).

This Paul saw that the people were correctly upon Tawheed during the time of Isa alayhi sallam, and many people were following the correct religion, when this Paul saw that he disguised himself as a follower of Isa alayhi sallam, and he entered upon the religion of Isa alayhi sallam, to destroy from within. And when he entered he introduced this new belief which is tailing and intercessor between Allaah and the worshipper, and he also introduced belief that Allaah, and he also introduced the belief of Allaah is one of three. This is how shirk entered upon the people of Isa alayhi sallam.

How Shirk Entered Upon The Arab

How did it enter upon the Arab, they were initially,  were following the correct religion of Ibraheem alayhi sallam until you had an individual by name of Umar bin Utayb he was from amongst the Arab, and he would visit the areas of Sham(Siriya) when he visited the areas of Sham he became impressed by, how the people were worshipping the idols he was very impressed by this. So he purchased some idols from Sham and he brought these idols to Mecca and placed these idols in the Kaaba, and he called the people to the worshipping of these Idols. This is how Shirk came upon the, Arab , when that took place Allah subhanawata’ala sent the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, to call these people to Tawheed, and now they became surprised How is Muhammad calling us to Tawheed worshipping Allaah alone?how does Muhammad call us to leave off the actions of our fore fathers andAllaah tabaraka wa ta’alaa mentioned their statement in the Qur’aan talking about what they used to say

Allaah says

أَجَعَلَ ٱلۡأَلِهَةَ إِلَـٰهً۬ا وَٲحِدًا‌ۖ إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَشَىۡءٌ عُجَابٌ۬ (٥)

“Has he made the âlihah (gods) (all) into One Ilâh (God – Allâh). Verily, this is a curious thing!”Sûrat Sâd(38):5)

So this is how Shirk came upon the Arab, and they said to themselves how does Muhammad call us to worship only one God, how is Muhammad calling us to be sincere and to leaving alone the idols, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam stayed in Mecca , calling his people to Tawheed for 13 years.

The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam continued to call his people to Tawheed, for 13 years, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam did not call them to different performance of Salah and zakat. Rather the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam called them to Tawheed and that Allaah is the only one deserved to be worshipped. During this time the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was harmed, likewise whoever entered in to Islam , they were harmed, and from the first man to believe in the Prophet sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam is was Abu Bakr Radhiyallahu anhu, and the first the first woman to belive in Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was Khadeejah his wife and the first child to believe in the Prophet sallallahu alyhi wasallam was Ali Ibn Abee Taalib radhiyallahu anhu who was being raised during that  by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In addition, from the slaves, because slavery was something present at that time, the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam had free slave, which was Zayd Ibn Haarith, and he was actually………..

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