Monday, May 25, 2015

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #83

Clarifying your stance and removing the doubt:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Narrated `Alee bin Al-Husain: Safiyah, the wife of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم told me that she went to Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم to visit him in the Masjid while he was in I`tikaaf in the last ten days of Ramadhaan. She had a talk with him for a while then she got up in order to return home. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم accompanied her. When they reached the gate of the Masjid, opposite the door of Um-Salamah, two Ansari men were passing by and they greeted Allaah’s Messenger and they quickened their pace. He صلى الله عليه وسلم told them: “Do not hurry!” And said: “She is (my wife) Safiyah bint Huyai.” Both of them said: Subhaan-Allaah! O Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم (how dare we think of any evil about you, you are far away from any suspicion)! And they felt it. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said (to them): “Satan reaches everywhere in the human body as blood reaches in it, (everywhere in one's body). I was afraid lest Satan might insert an evil thought in your minds.” 

[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (2035, 2038, 2039, 3101, 3281, 6219, 7171) and Saheeh Muslim (5405)]

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:
 “From the benefits of this Hadeeth is: It is necessary that one should remove (and clarify) the things that cause doubts in the hearts (of others). Example: If a person fears that someone thinks of him as an evil person (or has a negative thought about him), then it is necessary for him to remove that (doubt) from him and to inform him about the reality till there is no more doubt left in his heart.”
[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (6/666)]

Similarly, one should clarify what `Aqeedah and Manhaj he is upon so that it is clear for the people and that no doubt is left thereafter. If the speaker does not clarify his `Aqeedah and Manhaj nor does he come out into the open about it, but instead unites with the deviants upon their falsehood, how will the common people know the truth from the falsehood; the right from the wrong? How will they know what to listen and whom to listen?

Our Deen is all about clarity:

In a span of a few Aayaat, Allaah تعالى clarified for the people about Himself, about the Qur’aan, about Jibreel عليه السلام and about the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم so that there is no more doubt left in the hearts of the people:

﴿وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ * وَإِنَّهُ لَتَنزِيلُ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ * نَزَلَ بِهِ الرُّوحُ الْأَمِينُ * عَلَىٰ قَلْبِكَ لِتَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُنذِرِينَ * بِلِسَانٍ عَرَبِيٍّ مُّبِينٍ * وَإِنَّهُ لَفِي زُبُرِ الْأَوَّلِينَ﴾

{And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful. And truly, this (the Qur’aan) is a revelation from the Lord of the `Aalameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists). Which the trustworthy Rooh (Jibreel) has brought down; Upon your heart (O Muhammad) that you may be (one) of the warners; In the plain Arabic language. And verily! It (the Qur’aan and its revelation to Prophet Muhammad) is (announced) in the Scriptures of former people (i.e. the Tauraat and the Injeel).} [Surah al-Shu`araa’ (26): 191-196]

So, the one who does not clarify his stance, does not come out into the open, speaks with ambiguity, gives room for the people to doubt, and keeps them in the dark, has gone against the teachings of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah.

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