A call to unity and shunning division and splitting

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A clarification from the Permanent Committee for Knowledge Based Research and Legal Verdicts regarding: A call to unity and shunning division and splitting.

All praise is due to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds; the good ending is for the people of Taqwa; may Peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah Muhammad, his family and all his companions.

As for what proceeds:

Indeed calling to Allaah is from the most noble of actions and those who call to Allaah are from the best of people in speech as Allaah the most High said:

{And who is better in speech than he who invites to Allah, and does righteous deeds, and says:‘I am one of the Muslims} [Surah Fussilat: 33]

They are the inheritors of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam) – in taking knowledge and spreading it; for indeed the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets, and from the characteristics of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam) was love for the Muslims, gentleness with them, teaching them and showing goodness to them. Indeed it has saddened us, that which we hear from some of the callers who ascribe to Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah, we see from them harshness and coarseness against their brothers; busying themselves with the honour of their brothers, the callers; gathering their shortcomings and broadcasting them.

They consider this to be an act of worship whereby they seek closeness to Allah by virtue of it.

As for what this contains from incorrect differing which splits the ranks of the believers in their Masaajid and their societies; it occupies them from giving Da’wah and rectification. Allaah has prohibited this in His saying:

{Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you are have no concern over them in the least} [08:159]

He (the Exalted) said:

{And hold fast to the rope of Allah,and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s favor on you, for you were enemies of one another but he joined your hearts together,so that, by His grace, you became brethren, and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire and he saved you from it. Thus Allah makes his signs clear to you, that you may be guided} [03:103]

When the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasalam) sent Mu’adh and Abu Musa to Yemen, he said to them:

Make ease and do not create difficulty; give glad tidings and do not cause (people) to flee; obey and do not differ

We have come to know that some Muslims in the West when they saw this differing, they began to doubt the correctness of the religion of Islaam in unifying the Muslims. So this differing is a calamity which has divided the Muslims.This calamity has blocked people from guidance to the religion of Islaam and has occupied the students of knowledge from Da’wah and conveying the inheritance of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasalam).

The Permanent Committee calls all the callers to Allaah, and the Imaams of the Masaajid to uniting the Muslims, purifying their hearts, unifying their ranks, and also being careful not to become a means of causing discord among the Muslims and causing enmity between them and busying some of them with others in oppression and enmity.

He who calls to sin will have the share of it and the burden of the one who perpetrated it to the Day of Resurrection.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Verdicts

The head of committee: AbdulAziz ibn AbullahAal Shaykh
Member: Ahmad ibn Alee Siyar al-Mubarakee
Member: Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan
Member: Abdul al-Kareem ibn Abdullah al-Khudeir
Member: Muhammad ibn Hasan Aal Shaykh
Member: Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Mutlaq
Member: Abdullah ibn Muhammad Khunayn

 

بيان من اللجنة الدائمة للبحوث العلمية والإفتاء في الدعوة إلى اجتماع الكلمة ونبذ الفرقة والاختلاف

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الحمد لله رب العالمين والعاقبة للمتقين والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين.. وبعد: فإن الدعوة إلى الله من أشرف الأعمال والدعاة من أحسن الناس قولا كما قال تعالى :

{وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلا مِمَّنْ دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ}

وهم ورثة النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- في أخذ العلم ونشره فإن العلماء ورثة الأنبياء، وقد كان من أخلاق النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- محبة المسلمين والرفق بهم وتعليمهم والإحسان إليهم، وقد ساءنا ما نسمع من بعض الدعاة المنتسبين لأهل السنة والجماعة من الشدة والقسوة على إخوانهم واشتغالهم بأعراض إخوانهم الدعاة وجمع عيوبهم ونشرها على الملأ، واعتبار ذلك من العبادات التي يتقرب بها إلى الله.

ولما في ذلك من الاختلاف المذموم الذي يفرق المسلمين في مساجدهم واجتماعاتهم ويشغلهم عن الدعوة والإصلاح، وقد نهى الله تعالى عن ذلك في قوله:

{إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا لَسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ}

وقال تعالى:

{وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ 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}

ولما بعث الرسول -صلى الله عليه وسلم- معاذا وأبا موسى إلى اليمن قال لهما صلى الله عليه وسلم: يسرا ولا تعسرا، وبشرا ولا تنفرا، وتطاوعا ولا تختلفا . رواه البخاري ومسلم.

وقد علمنا أن بعض المسلمين حديثا في بلاد الغرب لما رأى هذا الاختلاف حصل له ريب وشك في صلاحية دين الإسلام لجمع كلمة المسلمين وتوحدهم فكان هذا الاختلاف فتنة فرقت المسلمين، وصدت عن اهتداء الناس لدين الإسلام وأشغلت طلبة العلم عن الدعوة وتبليغ ميراث النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- واللجنة الدائمة تدعو جميع الدعاة إلى الله، وأئمة المساجد إلى جمع كلمة المسلمين، وصفاء قلوبهم، وتوحيد صفوفهم، وتحذرهم من الإسهام في تفريق المسلمين، وزرع العداوات بينهم،

وانشغال بعضهم ببعض ظلما وعدوانا، فإن من دعا إلى معصية صار عليه وزرها ووزر من عمل بها إلى يوم القيامة.

اللجنة الدائمة للبحوث العلمية والإفتاء

الرئيس عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله آل الشيخ

عضو أحمد بن علي سير المباركي

عضو صالح بن فوزان الفوزان

عضو عبد الكريم بن عبد الله الخضير

عضو محمد بن حسن آل الشيخ

عضو عبد الله بن محمد المطلق

عضو عبد الله بن محمد بن خنين

From London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language and the Faculty of Sharee'ah, He is currently pursuing a Masters in 'Aqeedah.