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“The Job of a Student of Knowledge Is to Defend The Sharī’ah” || Shaykh Muḥammad b. Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn [d. 1421 AH]


The heretical group of disbelief, the Nation of Islam, is still promoting its events in 2014. However, this time, their propaganda took place immediately after the talk of a brother whose appearance is shocking to some, is staunchly supported by others, and to us is a display of an erroneous methodology identified by the scholars.

Some say: “It was a call to Islam (i.e. d’awah).” However, a person should honestly evaluate the effect and understanding that resulted from this talk: After the event, “Team Farrakhan” stated:

We thank Allah that Bro. Tahir has displayed the spirit of unity! That’s The Way of the Prophet (PBUH)! … [Remainder deleted. They promoted their program again at this opportunity.]

In an effort to aid the truth and its people, below is a question posed to a senior, contemporary scholar, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, may Allah protect him, which is beneficial in examining this situation. (1)




We have some masaajid in Britain that bring a person who is upon the methodology of the Sunnah, in order that he may teach or lecture people about Tawheed. Then on [the] following day (2), they will bring a Sufee or Ash’aree who will teach the people Sufee or Ash’aree [aqeedah] (3). Is it permissible for this Sunnee preacher to teach in such a masjid?


Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan:

No, If they [the masajid] mix between him [the Sunnee] and an innovator or a deviant, it is not permissible for him [to teach there]. This is because, they are using him as a disguise. They say [to the people], ‘We teach Tawheed and we listen to lectures in Tawheed!’

This is not correct, since this is mixing the truth and falsehood. [The Sunnee] should place a condition on them and say, ‘I will teach or deliver lectures for you on a condition that you do not bring individuals whom are in opposition to that which I say [teach] to you and call you to.’ (4)

Perhaps the statement of Shaykh al-Fawzaan, may Allah protect him: “This is not correct, since this is mixing the truth and falsehood” is alluding to the statement of Allah, the Most High (i.e. its meaning):

Do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know.”

 [Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 42]

The renowned scholar, Imaam as-S’adee [d. 1376 AH], may Allah shower him with mercy, explained this verse by saying:

…Allah prohibited them from two things: mixing the truth with falsehood and concealing the truth. This is because the purpose of the people of books and knowledge is for them to differentiate the truth from falsehood and to declare the truth.

This is so the rightly guided are guided by that, so the misguided can return, and so the proof can be established against the stubborn, because Allah put forth His verses in detail and elucidated His statements, in order to distinguish the truth from falsehood, and so that the path of the rightly guided is evident from the path of the criminals.

So, whoever from the people of knowledge acts by this, then he is from the successors of the Messengers and guiders of the nations. And whoever mixes the truth with falsehood and does not differentiate one from the other, while possessing knowledge of that, and he conceals the truth that he knows, while he is commanded to make it apparent, then he is from the callers to the fire.

This is because people do not follow anyone in the affairs of their religion other than their scholars. So, choose for yourselves one of the two paths. (5)

An unbiased person sees the utilization that took place on that program. Likewise, the unbiased person also sees the absence of clarity, even though the Sharee’ah teaches us to be clear. If only its participants and supporters were able to see these perils as well.

In closing, it is the month of Ramadhaan, a month when we focus on the Qur’aan, not only reading it, but implementing it in our actions as well. Dear Salafee, be dignified: recite, memorize, and take as a methodology the statement of Allah, the All-Wise (i.e. its meaning):

 “Do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know.”

[Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 42]


(1): Source

(2): In the case presented in this article, their falsehood was promoted within minutes.

(3): Click Here: Shaykh Saalih al-Luhaydaan on the Nation of Islam

(4): Source

(5): See Tafseer as-S’adee, pg. 36, Daar Ibn Hazm.

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The Primer of Abū Shujā’a: “Chapter of Zakātul-Fiṭr”

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Chapter of al-‘Itikāf from “Foundations of Fiqh”