[L] Preserving Security: [Allaah Shows His Slaves His Signs In The Universe and Within Themselves!] -The Devastating Effects of Rebellion Has Been Witnessed By Many- Past & Present

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: After me you will see others given preference to you; so be patient till you meet me at Al-Haud [the tank (i.e., Al-Kauthar)] (on the Day of Resurrection).” [Bukhaari]

”It has (also) been established in the saheehayn  (Bukhaari and Muslim) on the authority of Ubada bin As-Samit (radiyallaahu-anhu) who said: We gave the Bai’ah (pledge) to Allah’s Messenger that we would listen to and obey him both at the time when we were active and at the time when we were tired.”

”And that we would not fight against the ruler or disobey him, and would stand firm for the truth or say the truth wherever we might be, and in the Way of Allah we would not be afraid of the blame of the blamers.” [end of ahaadeeth]

Indeed, the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) commanded the Muslims to exercise patience when others are given preference to them, and that they obey their rulers in (good) even if others are given preference to them, and should not challenge the authority (of the rulers). Many of those who rebel against the rulers or most of them only do so when others are given preference to them, so they do not exercise patience when others are given preference to them. Then it may be that the ruler has other sins (i.e. sins committed openly), so the person’s hatred due to others being preference to him leads him to inflate those (others sins of the ruler); and thus he fights the ruler thinking that he is fighting for the sake of stopping fitna and so that all the religion is sincerely established for the sake of Allaah alone; however, the greatest thing that makes him proceed upon this (path) is to achieve his goals -either to seize power or  (obtain) wealth, just as Allaah (The Most High) said:

فَإِنْ أُعْطُوا مِنْهَا رَضُوا وَإِن لَّمْ يُعْطَوْا مِنْهَا إِذَا هُمْ يَسْخَطُونَ

If they are given part thereof, they are pleased, but if they are not given thereof, behold! They are enraged! [Surah At-Tawbah’ Ayah 58]

In the Saheehayn the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: “There will be three (types) of people whom Allaah will neither speak to them on the Day of Resurrection nor will He purify them (from sins), and they will have a painful punishment. [They are]: a man who had superfluous water on a way and withholds it from the wayfarers. And a man who sells something to another man after Asr and swears by Allaah (with a false oath) that he has been offered so much for it, whereas the buyer believes him and buys it although the seller has not been offered such a price. And a man who gives a pledge of allegiance to an Imam (i.e. a ruler) and only gives it for worldly (gains); if he is given he fulfils his pledge, and if he is not given, he does not fulfil it.” [Muslim]

So when Shub’hah (i.e. an affair that resembles the truth but is falsehood in reality) and Shah’wah (i.e. lowly desires) come together, fitna arises. However, the Shaari [i.e. the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasalam) who conveys Allaah’s legislation] has commanded the person with everything that is a means to rectification (or well-being) for him and the Muslims. Therefore, he commanded the rulers to be just and sincere to their subjects to the extent that he (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”Any man whom Allaah has given authority of ruling some people and he does not look after them in an honest manner ,except that (Allaah) will forbid him from entry into paradise.”

And he (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) commanded the subjects to obey (the rulers in good) and to give them advice [Ref 1], as reported in the Bukhaari and Muslim: “The Religion is naseeha (sincerity and sincere advice).” We said, “To whom?” He said, “To Allaah; His Book; His Messenger; and to the leaders of the Muslims and their general people.’’ [See short benefits from this hadeeth by Shaikh Fawzaan and Shaikh Uthaymeen: https://www.salaficentre.com/2016/04/g-our-obligations-related-to-the-preservation-of-security-the-religion-is-an-naseehah/

He commanded (the believers) to exercise patience when others are given preference to them and forbade them from fighting the rulers, and (from) challenging their authority; even though they (rulers) commit oppression. That is because the corruption that results from fighting them is greater than the oppression they commit; so a lesser corruption is not to be stopped that will lead to a greater evil. Whoever ponders upon the book and the Sunnah, and carefully considers what he sees within himself and in the universe will know the reality of Allaah’s statement:

سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ

We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur’an) is the truth. [Surah Fussilat Ayah 53]

Indeed, Allaah shows His signs to His slaves in the universe and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that the Qur’aan is the truth, and that the news He gives is truth and His command is based on (perfect) justice. [Allaah (The Most High) said]:

وَتَمَّتْ كَلِمَتُ رَبِّكَ صِدْقًا وَعَدْلًا ۚ لَّا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَاتِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can change His Words. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. [6:115]


[Source: Silsilah Ar-Rasaa’il Al-Manhajiyyah Fin-Nus’hi Wal-Irshaad Wat-Taw’iyah’ pages 34-38. abridged and slightly paraphrased]

[Ref 1]: The Manner, in which the Rulers Are to Be Advised, see articles in the links:




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