Criticizing some of the Du‘aat

Reference: Al fataawaa Al Jaliyyah ‘an Al Manaahij ad Da’awiyyah.’ by Shaykh Ahmad An Najmee

Question: Some of the students of knowledge have directed certain criticisms towards a specific group of individuals from amongst the Du‘aat who have have fallen into mistakes as it relates to the Manhaj, so is this considered as ‘backbiting’ them or not ?

Response: It is obligatory that the Da’wah should be based upon the way in which Allaah the Most Mighty and Majestic has defined it to his Prophets when He said:

{Indeed we have sent to every nation a Messenger ordering them, [the people], to worship Allaah alone, and to avoid the false deities}

And also as He, (Allaah the Most High), defined it to His Prophet Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) who is the last of the Messengers. Allaah said:

{Say (O Muhammad): “This is my way; I invite unto Allaah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allaah i.e to the Oneness of Allaah – Islamic Monotheism) with sure knowledge. And Glorified and Exalted be Allaah (above all that they associate as partners with Him). And I am not of the polytheists.}

So therefore, whosoever comes with a Manhaj that opposes the Manhaj of the Messenger, or a way that opposes ‘the way’ of the Messenger (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam), then indeed it is obligatory upon the ‘Ulemaa’ that they clarify these mukhalafaat, (mistakes that oppose the Religion), and that they (the ‘Ulemaa’) should make clear the faults and errors (of these Du‘aat). And whosoever does not clarify this affair, whilst he knows (the true reality of the situation), then indeed he is sinful. Unless a sufficient group has already embarked upon clarifiying the situation.

For indeed this affair is ‘Fard Kifaa‘ee’ (a ‘collective obligation’); that if a group of them, (the scholars), establish it then the obligation falls off the rest of them. However, as it relates to the one who clarifies [the mistakes of some of the Du‘aat], if he needs support and help, then it becomes binding upon all [of the scholars] that they should help and support him in it. And whosoever claims that it is not permissible to speak about these individuals [from amongst the Du‘aat] who have established a Mahaj that opposes the Manhaj and ‘the way’ of the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) , whosoever claims this, then indeed he is a Mubtil; one who intends invalidate the ‘ordering of good’, the ‘forbidding of evil’, the clarification of the truth, and cooperation upon righteousness and taqwaa.

As for the one who does not intend this (in his statement), then he has indeed blindly followed the one who has (already said and) intended it and has therefore has been deceived by him. Therefore, it is obligatory upon him to return back to the truth and to leave what he is upon by way of him saying that: “it is not permissible to make Inkaar upon those who have erred in the Manhaj or the legislated way of giving Da’wah.”

نقد بعض الدعاة

المرجع: الفتاوى الجلية عن المناهج الدعوية للشيخ أحمد النجمي

السؤال:بعض طلاب العلم، وجه نقده إلى فئة من الدعاة، الذين أخطئوا في المنهج. فهل تعتبر هذه غيبة لهم أم لا

الجواب: الدعوة يجب أن تكون على الطريقة التي حددها الله عز و جل لأنبيائه، حيث يقول:

{و لقد بعثنا في كل أمة رسولا أن اعبدوا الله و اجتنبوا الطاغوت}

و حددها لنبيه محمد صلى الله عليه و سلم الذي هو خاتم الرسل صلوات و سلامه عليه، فقال:

{قل هذه سبيلي ادعوا إلى الله على بصيرة أنا و من اتبعني و سبحان الله و ما أنا من المشركين}

إذا، فمن أتى بمنهج يخالف منهج الرسول، و طريقة تخالف طريقة الرسول صلى الله عليه و سلم، فإنه يجب على العلماء أن يبينوا هذه المخالفلت و أن يبينوا هذه الأغلاط و الملاحظلت. و من لم يبين و هو يعلم ذلك فإنه يكون آثما. اللهم إلا إذا حصل البينان بفئة كافية، فالأمر في هذا فرض كفائي، إذا قام به البعض سقط الوجوب عن الآخرين. أما إذا كان من يقوم بالبيان يحتاج إلى معاضدة و منلصرة، فإنه يجب على الجميع معاضدته و مناصرته.

و من يزعم بأنه لا يجوز الكلام في هؤلاء، الذين جعلوا منهجا يخالف منهج رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم، و طريقة تخالف طريقته، من يزعم هذا فإنه مبطل، و يقصد بذلك إبطال الأمر بالمعروف و النهي عن المنكر، و بيان الحق، و التعاون على البر و التقوى. و إن لم يكن قاصدا لهذا، فهو قد قلد من قصده، و كان مغررا به. و يجب عليه أن يعود إلى الحق، و أن يترك ما هو عليه من القول بعدم جواز الإنكار على من أخطأ في المناهج، أو في الطريقة التي هي طريقة شرعية في الدعوة

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