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Muwahhideen Publications is pleased to facilitate a LIVE telelink lecture with Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ghalib al-'Umari (May Allah preserve him) from the mashaayikh of Madinah and a student and companion of many prominent senior scholars, including Shaykhanna 'Ubayd al-Jaabiree and Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahumullah). This lecture event will take place on Saturday 7th September 2013 and will be broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn 'Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and six Masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn 'Abbas, Georgia, Masjid Nur Allaah, New York, Masjid as-Sahabah, Ohio and Masjid Tawheed, Michigan.
This lecture event will be translated LIVE into English In shaa Allah
Imaam al-Barbahaaree said:
"And that we do not contend with or attempt to take away the command from those assigned with it (i.e., the rulers) due to the saying of the Messenger: "There are three things towards which the heart of a Muslim never shows hatred or rancour:
1. Making ones action sincerely for the sake of Allah
2. Giving obedience to the rulers (wulatul-amr) and
3. Sticking to the group (jamaa'ah) for verily, their supplication encompasses those who are behind them (i.e. those whom they rule over)." [This hadeeth has been reported from a group among the Companions and see Sunan at-Tirmidhee (no. 2657), al-Musnad (4/80, 82 183), 'Jami' ul-Usool (1/265) and Majma'uz-Zuwaa'id (1/137-139)]
This is confirmed in His saying,
"O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority". [an-Nisaa :59]
And that the sword is not to be raised against (any of) the Ummah of Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
And al-Fudayl said, "If I had a supplication that would be answered, I would not make it except for the leader (imaam) because when the leader becomes righteous, the towns and servants become safe and secure."
Ibn al-Mubaarak said (in reference to the above saying of al-Fudayl), "O teacher of goodness, who would show boldness towards this besides you?" [Imaam Barbahaaree on the Manhaj of Dealing With the Rulers from SalafiPublications.com]
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ramzaan al-Haajiree (hafidhahullah) commented, “This should be highlighted. This is an exposing characteristic. So any person you find cursing or disparaging the ruler, know that he is not a good person [not upright]. This person should make a du'aa for the ruler. Why would a person make a du'aa against the ruler? If you make a du'aa for the ruler, then the people would become upright. And if you make a du'aa against him, wouldn't the situation become worse?
So from the signs of Ahlus-Sunnah is that they make du'aa for the rulers, and from the signs of Ahlul Bid'ah is they make du'aa against the rulers.” [Comparing Manhaj, Characteristics of the Salaf concerning the Rulers - oppressive or just - Verses Manhaj, Characteristics of people of Bid'ah concerning the Rulers And The Evil of Revolting from SalafiTalk.net]
So it is clear that the methodology of the Salaf in dealing with the rulers is not that of protests, uprisings or revolutions. Rather, they made du’aa for the rectification of the rulers of the Muslims and advised them in private thus following the perfect guidance of Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
Shaykh Muhammad al-Umari (hafidhahullah) will delineate for us the path of the Salaf in dealing with the rulers in this sitting and by the Permission of Allah, we will all understand the correct Islaamic position regarding this crucial topic.
We ask Allah to make us from those who are devoutly obedient to Him and that He makes us from those who adhere to the Book and the Sunnah in every sphere of our lives.
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