Thursday, December 23, 2010
Allah has given VICTORY to this Ummah! Abu Muaz Al Britani
ISLAM WILL BE VICTORIOUS INSHALLAH
The Allies of Allah
Shaikh Muhammad Saeed al-Qahtaani
Allah is the Wali’ of those who believe. He brings them out of darkness into light. But as for those who disbelieve, their Awliya’ (allies) are Taaghut, it takes them out of light and plunges them into darkness. They are the inheritors of the Fire, in it they shall eternally abide.1
The party of Allah “are those who belong to Allah, praised is He, who shelter under His Gaze, who ally themselves to Him and do not ally themselves to anything other than Him. They are one family, one people, throughout the ages and generations, from all places and nations, of every race, class, colour and caste”2.
Islam had come as a criterion between truth and falsehood, that is, the state of Islam and ignorance; it did not sanction uniting people on the basis of descent or colour, race or class, like those ways of Ignorance in the past and the present do. Rather, the sorting of mankind is to be on the basis of creed; rank is established among them according to the soundness of their works, for Allah has said:
O people, I have created you of male and female and made you into nations and clans in order that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble among you before Allah are the most deeply conscious of Him. Allah is all knowing, vigilantly aware.3
The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “There is no superiority of the Arab over the non-Arab, nor of the non-Arab over the Arab, neither is the black superior to the white nor the white superior to the black, except in piety. All of you are from Adam and Adam is from dust”4 And he also said, “Allah, Most High, has removed from you the pride of the pre-Islamic period with the boasting in its ancestry. One is only a pious believer or a miserable sinner”. The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) washed his hands of the relations who had not followed his religion, making himself an example for the believers. Amru Ibn al-’Aas said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say, loudly and clearly, ‘Indeed so and so, referring to some relations of his, are nothing to do with me. Indeed my protecting friend is Allah, together with the true believers’”5.
He (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said, “The closest people to me are the God fearing, whoever they are, wherever they are”6. This is in keeping with the verse,
Allah Himself is his protector, and Jibreel (the angel Gabriel) and the righteous amongst the believers.7
Thus, the believers are to be considered the allies of Allah because they fulfilled Allah’s wishes and fought for Him alone, worshipped Him alone, and feared only Him, in contrast to the others who replied to the call of the Messengers saying:
Rather, we will follow what our fathers have left us. This – even though their fathers understood nothing and had no guidance?8
If it said to them, ‘Come unto what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger’, they say, ‘We will rely upon that which we found our fathers doing’. This – even though their fathers understood nothing and had no guidance?9
One of the qualities of the allies of Allah is their willingness to accept and be guided by the wisdom of Allah and the Shari’ah; to obey His command. Allah says:
Indeed, the reply of the believers, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them, is only to say, ‘We hear and we obey’. Such are those who will succeed.10
As for the allies of Satan, they are distinguished by their rejection of Divine Wisdom and of the Shari’ah, they follow what they like and so they follow Satan.
And they say, ‘We hear and we disobey. Hear you as one who hears not!’ And ‘Listen to us’, with a twist of their tongues and a slander to religion.11
And He said:
And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of the Aayaat (verses, signs, proofs…) of his Lord then rejects them? Verily, We shall exact retribution from the Mujrimun (sinners, disbelievers, criminals…)12
Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) said, “Whoever denies the Messenger of Allah; withholds his obedience, disputes his authority, rejects his religion, and follows a path other than his, fails to enter into his compact, cedes to the ignorance in his soul, to the whim and fancy of his heart, to the disavowal and disbelief of his breast, to the rebellion and revolt of his body; he is the ally of Satan”13.
Such are the qualities of the allies of Satan that “If Truth should oppose their way to power they will crush it and trample it underfoot. If they cannot manage this they simply assault it. Failing this they block the road, diverting it to some other way. And they are always ready to cast it off, according to their ability. If they must, they let it pass and offer it the coining of money and religious duties, and keep it away from government. Though they may show submission, it is not because they recognise Truth but rather because it suits them and in some way serves their desires. Allah says:
And if they are summoned to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them, some of them turn away; but if the truth is to their liking they willingly accept it! Is there in their hearts a disease of doubt or do they fear injustice from Allah and His Messenger? Rather, they only wrong themselves.14
1. Al-Baqarah, verse 257.
2. Sayid Qutb, Fi Zhilal al-Qur’an, Vol.1, p.413.
3. Al-Hujurat, verse 13.
4. This is reported from Imam Ahmad in his Musnad. Its chain of transmission is Sahih, whilst it is Mursal since it rests on the authority of Abu Nadara, who was not a companion. 5/411.
5. Bukhari, Kitab al-Adab, Vol.10, p.419, Hadith 5990. Muslim, Kitab al-Eemaan, Vol.1, p.197, Hadith 215.
6. It is reported by Ahmad in his Musnad, Vol.5, p.235. It is classified as Hdith Sahih. See “Fiqh as-Sira” of Muhammad al-Ghazali, p.485, and “Sahih al-Jami’ as-Saghir” Vol.2, p.181, Hadeeth 2008.
7. At-Tahreem, verse 4.
8. Al-Baqarah, verse 170.
9. Al-Ma’idah, verse 104.
10. An-Nur, verse 51.
11. An-Nisa`, verse 46.
12. As-Sajdah, verse 22.
13. Ibn al-Qayyim, Hidayat al-Hayara, p.7.
14. Preceding paragraph and verse from Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyah, Madarij as-Salikeen, Vol.1, p.53.