A reminder and admonishment for brotherhood upon Imaan

All praise is for Allah, Lord of the Worlds. May peace and salutations be upon the seal of the Prophets and Messengers. Thereafter,

I have been informed of the differing, resentment and hatred which has occurred between some of the brothers in Britain due to ethnic and racial bias.

I would like to remind myself first as well as my Muslim brothers who all accept Allah as their Lord, Islam as their religion, and Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) Assalamu s their prophet and Messenger; I would like to remind them of the great blessing which Allah has bestowed upon us Muslims, that He has united us upon the word of Tawheed and following the seal of the Prophets and Messengers; He made us brothers upon His religion.

This has been mentioned in His great Book as He stated reminding us of His blessing:

{And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided} [03:103]

Therefore the obligation upon us all is to know the value of this blessing, to focus on uniting the word and rejecting all forms of prejudice – ethnic, national, racial or tribal. [This prejudice which only stems from] Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic ignorance).

If anything occurs between the brothers which incites prejudice of Jaahilyyah, the obligation is the bring reconciliation, control ones tongue and to refrain from reacting to abuse with further abuse.

Otherwise this all leads to further intolerance and hatred; it results in corruption and harm which only Allah truly knows; it opens doors for those who have malice and oppose [the Da’wah] to provoke further discord and strife between Muslims, and to distort their reputation in the media.

So we must pardon and forgive; we must implement the command of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) who said,

Leave it, because it is malicious.

He said this when some discord and anger occurred between the Muhijiroon (the migrants from Mecca) and Ansaar (the original residents of Madeenah) from amongst his companions.

One of the Ansaar said: “…for the sake of the Ansar”. So one of the Muhaajiroon replied: “…for the sake of the Muhaajiroon”

Then the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam came out) saying,

why this calling of Jaahiliyyah? Leave it, because it is malicious. [1]

The Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

Verily Allah has removed from you thus pride of Jaahiliyyah and boasting by ancestors. A person is either a pious believer or a miserable sinner. You are all sons of Adam, and Adam came from dust. Let the people stop boasting about their ancestors. They are merely fuel in Jahannam; or they will certainly be more worthless with Allah than the beetle which rolls dung with its nose.

The sermon of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) in his final Pilgrimage was:
“O people, Verily your Lord is one, and your forefathers was one. Alas, there is no virtue for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab over an Arab. There is no superiority for a white person over a black, nor a black person over a white – except by peity.”

This Hadeeth is illustrates the meaning of the saying of Allah,

{O mankind, we have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is the one who has Taqwa (peity. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware} [49:13]

I ask Allah, the Most High, to make me and you all from his pious worshippers who place their Taqwa and seeking the pleasure of Allah as the basis for their judgements and actions. Verily He is the One who hears and answers supplicationsn for Him is praise in the beginning and end.

Written by your brother,
[Shaykh] Abdulhaq Turkmani

6th Shawwal, 1439h [Corresponding to 20th June, 2018]

 

Footnotes

[1] Narrated  by Jaabir Ibn Abdillah; Collected by Al-Bukhaaree & Muslim

 


نصيحة وتذكير بالأُخوة الإيمانية

المرجع:

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين.

أما بعد: فقد بلغني ما حصل بين بعض الإخوة في بريطانيا من الخلاف والنفرة والبغضاء بسبب التعصب للعرق واللون، فأحببت تذكير نفسي أولًا، ثم جميع إخواني من المسلمين الذين رضوا بالله ربًّا، وبالإسلام دينًا، وبمحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم نبيًّا ورسولًا؛ بالنعمة العظيمة التي منَّ الله تعالى بها علينا جميعًا ـ معشر المسلمين ـ فجمعنا على كلمة التوحيد واتباع خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين، وجعلنا إخوة في الدين في كتابه العزيز، فقال تعالى ممتنًا علينا

{وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنْتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُمْ بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنْتُمْ عَلَى شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِنَ النَّارِ فَأَنْقَذَكُمْ مِنْهَا كَذَلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ} [آل عمران: 103]

فالواجب علينا جميعًا معرفة قدر هذه النعمة، والحرص على اجتماع الكلمة، ونبذ العصبية الجاهلية للعرق والجنس واللون والقومية

وإذا حصل بين الإِخوة شيءٌ يثير هذه العصبية الجاهلية فالواجب السعي في إصلاح ذات البين، وكف اللسان، وعدم مقابلة الإساءة بالإساءة

فإن هذا يؤدي إلى مزيد من التعصب والتباغض، وينتج عنه من المفاسد ما لا يعلم به إلا الله تعالى، ويفتح المجال للحاقدين والمعارضين لبث الشقاق والفتنة بين المسلمين وتشويه سمعتهم في وسائل الإعلام

فلا بدَّ من العفو والصفح والتسامح، والامتثال لأمر النبيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم حيث قال: ((دعوها فإنها خبيثة))، وذلك لما حصل بين بعض المهاجرين وبعض الأنصار من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم خلافٌ وغضبٌ

فقال الأنصاري: يا للأنصار. وقال المهاجري: يا للمهاجرين. فخرج النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: ((ما بال دعوى أهل الجاهلية؟ دعوها فإنها خبيثة)). أخرجه البخاري

وقال صلى الله عليه وسلم: (إن الله قد أذهب عنكم عُبَيَّةَ الجاهلية وفخرها بالآباء، مؤمن تقيٌّ وفاجر شقيٌّ، أنتم بنو آدم ، وآدم من تراب، ليدعن رجال فخرهم بأقوام، إنما هم فحْمٌ من فحم جهنم، أو ليكونن أهون على الله من الجِعْلان التي تدفع بأنفها النتَن) أخرجه أبو داود وصححه شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية. والعُبية : الكبر والفخر والنخوة. والجِعلان جمع: جُعَل، هي دويبة سوداء تدير الخراء بأنفها التي تدفع بأنفها النتن، أي: العذرة.

وقد كان من خطبة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في حجة الوداع: *(يا أيها الناس، ألا إن ربكم واحد، وإن أباكم واحد، ألا لا فضل لعربي على عجمي، ولا لعجمي على عربي، ولا أحمر على أسود، ولا أسود على أحمر إلا بالتقوى)*. أخرجه الإمام أحمد، ومعنى هذا الحديث في قول الله تعالى:

{يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ}

فأسأل الله تعالى أن يجعلني وإياكم من عباده المتقين الذين يجعلون التقوى وابتغاء مرضاة الله معيارًا لأحكامهم وتصرفاتهم، إنه سميع الدعاء، له الحمد أولًا وآخرًا

كتبه أخوكم: عبد الحق التركماني
6 شوال 1439

http://www.SalafiEventsUK.com

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire.

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