[4]Thorns in the Throats of The Frustrated Slanderers and Spiteful Propagandists – [Aasim al-Hakeem Claims That Those Non-Arabs Who Claim Salafiyyah Do Not Defend Islam]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

ـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَ‌ۚ إِن يَكُنۡ غَنِيًّا أَوۡ فَقِيرً۬ا فَٱللَّهُ أَوۡلَىٰ بِہِمَا‌ۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعۡدِلُواْ‌ۚ وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.

[شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ – As witnesses to Allah]: A witness is the one who gives information about (an affair), so if he gives truthful information he is (considered to be) a just witness and his (statement) is accepted; but if he gives false information, he is (considered) a false witness. Allaah [The Most High] command (His slaves) to stand out firmly as just witnesses for His sake, therefore this has to be carried out for the Sake of Allaah and not for other than Allaah.

And in [Surah Al-Maa’idah Ayah 8, Allaah (The Most High) said]: [كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ لِلَّهِ شُہَدَآءَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ‌ۖ – Stand out firmly for Allah and be just witnesses]: This Ayah necessitates four affairs: One should stand out firmly for justice and do it for the sake of Allaah; witness to justice and do it for the Sake of Allaah.

[وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَ‌ۚ – Even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin];

Therefore, Allaah [Glorified Be He and Free is He from all imperfections] commands (a person) to stand out firmly for justice and testify (for or against) everyone, even if it were (against) someone who is the most beloved to him (or her). The person should stand out firmly for justice [whether it is for or against] himself, his two parents – who are the closest relatives of his (or hers) – his (or her) other close relatives and his (or her) best friend amongst the people. If the person’s love for himself (or herself), his (or her) parents and his (or her) relatives prevents him (or her) from standing out firmly for the truth against them, especially if the truth is with someone he (or she) hates and regards as an enemy due to them, then indeed none will stand out firmly for justice in such circumstances except one whose love for Allaah and His Messenger is more than their love for everyone else. This is a test of one’s Eemaan, so that he (or she) becomes acquainted with the level of Eemaan (in relation to this affair) and (its importance) in his (or her) heart.

On the other hand is the person’s (application of) justice when dealing with his (or her) enemies and that one who deprives him (or her) of his (or her) rights; for indeed it not permissible that hatred for his (or her) enemies leads him (or her) to be unjust towards them, just as it is not permissible (to allow) love of himself (or herself), his (or her) parents and relatives to make him (or her) abandon standing firmly for justice against them. Therefore, hatred harboured against someone should not lead him (or her) to falsehood and love (of himself, parents and relatives) should not make him (or her) fall short in establishing truth, just as some of the Salaf said: ‘’The just person is that one who when angry, his anger does not lead him to falsehood, and when he is pleased, it does not remove him from truth.” The two verses of the Qur’aan [i.e. 4:135 & 5:8] convey two rulings and they are: Standing out firmly for justice and making a truthful testimony to it, on behalf of one’s allies and enemies.

[فَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعۡدِلُواْ‌ۚ – So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice]; meaning: Allaah forbids (His slaves) from following desires, which will lead them to abandon justice. Then Allaah (The Most High) said: [وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا – and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do]; meaning:

Allaah [Glorified Be He and Free is He from all imperfections] mentions two reasons that will inevitably lead to concealment of truth, then warned against them and threatened (the one who perpetrates this sin). The first of them is distortion and the second is to turn away from giving truthful witness. That is because when a proof that supports the truth is manifested and the one who wants to repel it finds no way of doing so, he (or she) refrains from mentioning it and thus becomes a silent devil, and sometimes he (or she) distorts it. [End of quote (1)]

Indeed, Aasim Al-Hakeem [may Allaah guide him and restrain his slanderous tongue Aameen] is not only one who slanders, makes silly claims and refrains from testifying to the truth; rather the extreme unjustified hatred he harbours against those Salafiyyoon leads him to denial. This behaviour of his is typical of a person in a state of disillusionment because he must have realised that those Salafiyyoon – those whom he says are not defenders of Islaam -are actually foremost amongst those who follow the footsteps of the scholars in defending the Aqeedah and Manhaj of the Salaf, and foremost amongst those who refute his deviant companions, such as the Ikhwaani Muhammad Al-Areefee and others. Here are a few websites to demonstrate the fact that Aasim [may Allaah guide him Aameen] is a slanderer, a doubt-monger and a spiteful propagandist.

http://www.aboutatheism.net/articles/wfryguw-the-prophet-of-islam-between-the-kharijite-terrorists-and-the-existentialist-nihilists.cfm

http://www.dajjaal.com/liar/

http://www.shia.bs/index.cfm

http://www.bidah.com/

http://www.aqidah.com/creed/index.cfm

http://www.salafis.com/index.cfm

http://www.manhaj.com/manhaj/index.cfm

http://www.abovethethrone.com/arsh/

http://www.asharis.com/creed/index.cfm

http://www.bakkah.net/articles/defense-muhammad.htm

To be continued…InShaaAllaah


[1] Source: Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah). Vol 1. Page 300-303. Abridged & slightly paraphrased]

 

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