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HOW STUDENTS OF KNOWLEDGE AVOID TIME WASTERS

لقد دار بيني وبين بعض أدعياء السلفية منقطعي النسب، اتصال صوتي بعد أن رايتهم يتبجحون بطلب المناظرة مع بعض أصحابنا الحنابلة كالشيخ فارس الخزرجي وغيره حفظ الله الجميع

There has already been communication between myself and some of the claimants of “Salafiyyah” that ascribe themselves to this title after I saw that they were eagerly looking to debate with some of our colleagues from the Hanbalis – like Shaikh Faris Al-Khazraji and others, may Allah preserve them all.

وقد أحسن الشيخ فارس بعدم مناظرتهم، لأن هذا هو مذهب السلف -رضوان الله عليهم. وقد امتنعت من مناظرتهم موافقة للسلف في منعهم المناظرة والجدل وقد تواتر ذلك عن السلف باسانيد صحيحة، وقد نقل الاجماع على ذلك غير عالم من علماء المسلمين

It is just as well that Shaikh Faris did not respond to them as this is the way of the First Three Generations – may Allah be pleased with them, in which they were forbidden from debating with these people and this is in agreement with the First Three Generations, namely that they do not debate or dispute and this is popularly known from the First Three Generations with sound transmission. Consensus has been narrated on this topic by more than one of the scholars of the Muslims.

وقد تبينت عدة نقاط:أنهم عوام ليسوا طلاب علم، بل دجالون يحترفون القفز واللعب والضحك على الذقون.أنهم يكذبون صراحة وينقلون عن المخالف كلامًا لم يقله، إذا عجزوا عن إسقاطه أو تسجيل مخالفة للسلف عليه.

The following things are clear from this situation: (1) those seeking these debates are not students of any knowledge but in fact are dajjals, loving to jump around, play and laugh on the slightest thing that touches their tongue, (2) they explicitly lie and narrate things from the shaikhs that they did not say when they are unable to clearly bring a reply or record any of the shaikhs that are contradicting the First Three Generations,

أنهم يخالفون السلف في بعض المسائل كالجدل والمناظرة والسكوت عما سكت عنه السلف ونحو ذلك، مما سجلته عليهم بالصوت والنص.

أنهم يحرفون كلام السلف تحريفًا خطيرًا لا يقل عن تحريف أهل البدع والضلال.

(3) they oppose the First Three Generations in some areas – like disputation and debate and being silent about things the First Three Generations and so forth – which has been recorded from them and is also written explicitly by themselves.

عندما يعجزون عن نقل قولٍ عن السلف، يهربون لمعتمد الحنابلة، وعندما نحاققهم بالمعتمد يهربون لقول السلف الذي زوروه عليهم.

ينسبون للسلف نصوصًا ضعيفة وموضوعة، وعندما نحاققهم في صحتها، إما يتهربون، أو يعجزون عن إثباتها.

(4) whenever they are unable to narrate something from the First Three Generations, they flee to the mu`tamad of the Hanbalis but when the mu`tamad of the Hanbalis abandons them they flee to a statement from the First Three Generations that belies them, (5) they attribute to the First Three Generations weak and fabricated statements and (6) whenever the authentic statement from them belies them, they flee from it or are unable to affirm it,

عندما نقمعهم ونطالبهم بالادلة يتهربون بطرح الأسئلة بعد مطالبتنا، كي يشتتون الموضوع وبالتالي الهروب التكتيكي.

يلفون ويدورون كالثعالب، ليس لهم نقطة بحث جوهرية، ولا يعلمون ماذا يريدون.

(7) Whenever we ask them for proof or seek evidence in this regard, they run to a myriad of new questions after we sought from them clear answers. This is only to move the subject, subvert it, keep the goal posts constantly moving. They are like foxes in which they rummage from place to place without any fixed domain and they don’t know what they want to do.

يضعفون ما يرونه مخالفًا لقولهم وإن صححه الحنابلة وغيرهم من أهل العلم، ويصححون الضعيف، ويتبحون بتصحيح بعض الحنابلة.

ليس لديهم أي شيء صحيح صريح في الكتاب والسنة والاجماع يلزمنا، بل هم يريدون إلزام الناس بأفهامهم، وبدعهم ومقالتهم المبتورة عن السلف.

(8) They declare as weak whatever has been narrated that opposes their opinion, even if the Hanbalis and others from the People of Knowledge declared it authentic. They declare the weak as authentic by using one of the Hanbalis against all the others. There is nothing with them that is authentic and explicit in the Book, Sunnah and Consensus that requires us to follow them. On the contrary, they seek to force people to follow their statements, innovations and false declarations that lead away from the First Three Generations.  

يكذبون على العلماء ويدلسون عليهم نصوصا، ليست في المسألة المطروحة.لا يحسنون فهم كلام العلماء، ويحملونه ما لا يحتمل.ونصيحتي لطلاب العلم: أن يحذروا هؤلاء المتمسلفة، ومن أراد أن يطلع على تساجيلهم فهي عندي بالنص والصوت، وعلى الجميع الانشغال بالعلم والدروس وضبط المسائل

(9) They lie about the scholars, attribute to them corrupted or false statements that are not in reference to the matter at all. They do not understand well the statements of the scholars and they hold it according to an understanding that was not intended. So my advice to the students of knowledge is that they take caution with these philosophers. So whoever wants to look at their recordings, I have them with me in terms of writing and spoken lectures detailing their deviation. And everyone should be busying himself with knowledge, lessons and grasping matters and principles.

ولا تنشغلوا بهؤلاء لانهم يريدون صدكم عن العلم الصحيح وإرجاعكم لوصايتهم ، وتقزيمكم، وإخضاعكم، وفرض السيطرة عليكم، وهم جهال عوام، تافهون لا قيمة لهم في العلم بل هم عصابات وقطاع طرق.

They don’t busy themselves with any of this as they are seeking to impede you from the sound knowledge and return you over to their evil, doubts, submission to their ideas and they make it compulsory for them to rule over you. These are ignorant laity that have no knowledge and there is no weight to them in knowledge but they are a gang of thugs and robbers.

ولا تنخدعوا بدعوتهم لمذهب السلف، فقد حاققتهم بنصوص السلف. فما وجدت عندهم شيء ذو قيمة ولا اسانيد صحيحة. فهم فارغون ثرثارون متشبعون بما لم يعطوا.

Do not let their innovations deceive you into thinking that this is the “madhhab of the Salaf” as the texts of the First Three Generations have already abandoned them. You don’t find any value among them nor authentic chains of transmission. They are nothing more than a confused rabble that move around, claiming that which they were not given.

أبو الأمين آل جراح الحنبلي.

Abul Amin Ala Jarrah Al-Hanbali

The Residual Effect of Salafiyyah

Figure 1A: Imam Mohammed Ghanem (above), a real Imam of a local masjid, is forced to pick up the pieces from the mess Salafiyyah left.
Figure 1A: Imam Mohammed Ghanem (above), a real Imam of a local masjid, is forced to pick up the pieces from the mess Salafiyyah left.

This goes in line with what I have been saying for years about the John McEnroe form of Islam, but people insist on learning their own way. After Salafiyyah is removed from a people, one of the outcomes is a dislike for the symbols of the faith.

The reason is that these things have been forced and punishments have been implemented (even though there is no lashing or punishment listed in the Revealed Law for people who were not in the masjid or praying in public) for affairs that are not mandated with punishments and also upon those who are not responsible or even ignorant..

The “enjoining of the right and forbidding of the wrong” method Salafiyyah prides itself on produces robots and also thugs, so it is no strange thing that the people of Mosul (long known for producing hadith scholars, theologians, wandering preachers and great ascetics of history) can be pushed to the brink. Responses to Salafiyyah always produce hatred for the cult from people allowed to choose.

Remember the great theologian and hadith scholar Abu Ya`la Al-Mawsili. Such a wonderful city that made some great people that suffered such a difficult time.

I offer the following article below just for your perusal and reflection.

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Imam Mohammed Ghanem was forbidden to conduct Friday prayers under Islamic State rule because he refused to pledge allegiance to the group

Imam Mohammed Ghanem was forbidden to conduct Friday prayers under Islamic State rule because he refused to pledge allegiance to the group

In recaptured areas of Mosul, the extreme interpretation of Islam that jihadists forced on the local population for more than two years has sparked a backlash against religious observance.

After the Islamic State group seized the city in June 2014, it made prayers compulsory for people who were outside their homes, banned smoking, mandated beards for men and veils for women, smashed artefacts it said were idolatrous, publicly executed homosexuals and cut off the hands of thieves.

The jihadists cast their efforts as enacting the true interpretation of Islam — an assertion that most Muslims reject — but for some people, rather than making them more religious as intended, IS extremism had the opposite effect.

Iraqi men pray outside a mosque in Mosul's al-Masarif neighbourhood

Iraqi men pray outside a mosque in Mosul’s al-Masarif neighbourhood

The call to prayer sounds over a mosque’s loudspeakers in a recaptured area of Mosul, but a butcher named Omar continues working — something that would have been impossible under IS rule.

“Mosul is an Islamic city and most young people used to pray,” but IS was “forcing us… we had to go to the mosque against our will”, he said.

Before eastern Mosul was retaken from IS during the massive operation to recapture the northern city that was launched on October 17, shops had to close five times a day for prayers.

“One day, the boy who works with me received 35 lashes because he hadn’t been praying,” Omar said.

“Now, we are no longer obliged to close our stores… Whether we pray or not, the decision is ours.”

Imam Mohammed Ghanem, who was forbidden to conduct Friday prayers under IS rule because he refused to pledge allegiance to the group, said the jihadists sparked a backlash against religion.

“Now some people hate the time of prayer because IS forced them” to pray, Ghanem said.

– ‘Too much pressure’ –

“They reject these rules because they associate them with IS, even if they are in fact true Islamic precepts,” he said.

“Put too much pressure on something and it will explode. This is what’s happening now with the people: they want to live the way they want,” he said.

A children's nursery in eastern Mosul with the faces of girls and animals painted over by Islamic State group fighters

A children’s nursery in eastern Mosul with the faces of girls and animals painted over by Islamic State group fighters

According to Ghanem, part of his work before IS seized Mosul was educating people about Islamic practices and correcting them if necessary.

“Now, we say nothing because they reject religious authority. If we tell them they are doing something wrong, they tell us that we are from IS,” he said.

In another area of eastern Mosul, where rain is accumulating in craters left by the fighting, Imam Fares Adel said he too has changed the way he interacts with the faithful.

“Now we are afraid to give advice to people because they feel uncomfortable with the religious clothing” worn by imams, said Adel.

The imam said he understands those residents who “reject Islam”, but thinks the situation will “gradually” return to normal.

“The number of people is gradually increasing and they will all come back once of the footprint of IS has disappeared,” said Adel.

In Ghanem’s mosque, latecomers have to pray outside.

Around 40 worshippers kneel near fruit and vegetable stands to pray, while hundreds are squeezed inside the mosque.

“The imam has a good mentality and he speaks well to us. More and more people are coming back” to the mosque, said 25-year-old resident Mohammed Ali.

Now, without the threat of IS reprisals, “they come because they choose to”.