Friday, October 28, 2016

Valuable Advice For Salafis – Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool

Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool said:

“* It is not from the Sunnah:

Rejoicing at the mistakes of your brothers, vilifying them and then causing problems for them.

Rather Allaah is Hayyiy (One who does not like to expose the sins) and He is Sitteer (One who Conceals) and He loves [for the sins of people] to be concealed.

Indeed Allaah is gentle and loves gentleness in all the affairs of the Muslims.

Rather I fear that this will be from showing delight [at the misfortune] of your brother.

Did you not hear the wise statement: “Do not show delight [at the sins] of your brother, such that Allaah has Mercy upon him and afflicts you.”

* It is not from the Sunnah:

Ghluww (exaggeration) in loving certain personalities – whatever their status may be.

Do you not see the Messenger (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) – and he is the Messenger – it is Islamically legislated to love him, yet despite this he forbade from exaggerating [in his love]. He (sal aallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Do not praise me as the Christians praised the son of Maryam. Indeed, I am a Worshipper of Allaah. So say, ‘the Worshipper of Allah and His Messenger.”

Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said, “The Messenger of Allaah said on the morning of al-Aqabah whilst he was riding his animal:

‘Collect some small pebbles for me.’

So I collected small pebbles for him which were like chickpeas and when I placed them in his palm, he said:

‘[Only use] the likes of these [when stoning the Pillar of ‘Aqabah], O people beware of exaggerating in the religion. Those who came before you were only destroyed due to exaggerating in the religion.'” [2]

Ghuluww is to exaggerate in something and being severe regarding it by exceeding its limits. From its meanings is going too deep into something. [3]

… So the Hadeeth is clear in prohibiting Ghuluww in the religion. The correct methodology of the religion and its path is: tolerance, ease and leaving off harshness – within the boundaries that are set by the Sharee’ah.

In the Hadeeth are other benefits: it focuses on a very dangerous matter: Ghuluww in the religion is from the causes of the destruction of the nations that came before us, so be moderate, be moderate.

Also [from the benefits of this Hadeeth] is the great importance of commanding [goodness] and forbidding [evil]. From the greatness of both of these matters is leaving off Ghuluww regarding them.

* It is not from the Sunnah:

Using an approach of insults, disgrace and curses in refutations.

Never was the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) lewd, obscene or noisy in the market places.

Allaah (the Blessed and Most High) said,
“{So by mercy from Allah, [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter. And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah . Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]}” [03:159]

* It is not from the Sunnah:

To have disregard for the people, to be suspicious of them, cause trouble and harass them.

Rather the Muslim should possess the characteristics of the ‘Slaves of the Merciful.’

He should not [put others down] in order to seek revenge for himself if he is harassed or troubled by others. Allaah (the Blessed and Most High) said,

{The servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace} [25:63]

* It is not from the Sunnah:

Insulting people’s lineage, being haughty by using nicknames, broadcasting [people’s sins of] evil, being proud of being correct, so it is said: ‘So and So erred in this, and so and so is such.’

Rather every Muslim should pay attention to goodness and calling people to it, asking Allaah for Guidance, goodness and being correct.

* It is not from the Manhaj of the Salaf:

That at every instance, comment and situation you announce your love for a particular person from the Imams of the Sunnah.

We do not know this to be from their way. Allaah is the One who give Tawfeeq.

* It is not from the Manhaj of the Salaf:

That you insult the People of Innovation and the People of Falsehood in every instance and situation; that you vilify them without any reason justifying it.

Rather the Sunnah is:

Whoever amongst you sees a person who has been afflicted, then say: “All praise is for Allaah who pardoned me from what he tested you with, and preferred me over many of His creation.”

[One who says this] will not afflicted by the same test. Even in this Du’a, you should not raise your voice [so the one who has been afflicted] hears you. This Du’aa includes a test in ones body and also ones creed.”


[1] The origin of this article is a number of posts by Shaykh Muhammad Umar Bazmool on his personal facebook page:

The posts were then collected and compiled as a single post in the forum mentioned as reference.

[2] Collected by Ahmed in the Musnad, and Nassaaee in the Book of Rituals; Ibn Maajah in the Book of Rituals; Ibn Khuzaimah, Ibn Hibbaan and al-Haakim.

[3] In the original Arabic, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Umar Baazmool mentions the linguistic meaning and usage of the word Ghuloo. This has been left out of the translation, however can be read in the original arabic below


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