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ما حكم سماع أشرطة المجاهيل وأخذ العلم عنهم؟ What Is The Ruling On Listening To Unknown Speakers And Taking Knowledge From Them?

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

يُؤْتِي الْحِكْمَةَ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُؤْتَ الْحِكْمَةَ فَقَدْ أُوتِيَ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا ۗ وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ

He grants Hikmah [wisdom] to whom He pleases, and he, to whom Hikmah is granted, is indeed granted abundant good. But none remember (will receive admonition) except men of understanding. 2:269

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All praise is for Allaah, Lord of all the Worlds, who ordered us to follow His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and to call to His Way, and may Allaah send praises and blessings of peace upon our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and upon his family, his Companions, and those who truly follow them until the Day of Judgment.

Ruling On Listening To Unknown Speakers And Taking Knowledge From Them

Question :

ما حكم سماع أشرطة المجاهيل وأخذ العلم عنهم؟

What Is The Ruling On Listening To Unknown Speakers And Taking Knowledge From Them?

Answer By Shaykh Falaah Ismaa’eel al-Mandakar (hafidhahullaah) :

بسم الله والحمدلله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه ومن تبع هداه وبعد ، الفتن اليوم كثيرة جدا, والبدع كثيرة جدا, وتلبس المبتدعة بأهل السنة وإعلانهم للسنة والسلفية كثير جدا؛ لذلك ينبغي الحذر. وإذا كان عبدالله بن عباس يذكر أنهم كانوا إذا قال رجل : سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم, أو قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم , ابتدرناه ،يبادرونه, يشرئبون إليه, يسمعون منه ، لكن لما وقعت الفتنة صاروا يسألون عن الرجال كما ذكر ابن سيرين: (قلنا : سموا لنا رجالكم). أي يعرفون عمن ينقلون, ومن ثم من خلال النقلة يعرفون هل يسمعون ويقبلون,أم يرفضون ولا يسمعون. فهذا إذا كان في ذلك الزمان, ففي زماننا أولى,لابد أن يحدد الإنسان لمن يسمع, ولمن يقرأ, وعمن يأخذ ويصدر, وعند من يجلس, هذا مهم جدا, أما أن يكون حاطب ليل يسمع للجميع وللمجاهيل ,لا,هذا تخشى عليه الفتنة ، وإن من علامات وصور توفيق الله وإرادته بعبده الخير والصلاح والهداية أن يوفقه إلى مجالسة ومخالطة والأخذ عن أهل السنة ، فالواجب الجد والاجتهاد والتحري استجلابا لتوفيق الله وهدايته ، والله الموفق

Bismillah al-hamdulillaah wa salaatu wa salaam ‘alaa rasoolillaah wa ‘alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man tabi’a hudaahu wa bad.

The trials of today are very many. Innovations and mixing up innovators with the people of the sunnah and their outward call to the sunnah and salafiyyah is wide spread, for this reason one should be cautious.

‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas (radiallaahu ‘anhu)used to say, if a man said ‘I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) or the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, we (used to) rush to him and went out to seek him, listening to him, but when the fitnah occurred they began asking about the men (who were narrating the knowledge) like how Imaam Ibn Seereen (rahimahullaah) mentioned ‘we said : name to us your men’ meaning they were know by whom they narrated from.

So from there they would know if they would listen and accept or refuse and not listen. If that was the case in that time, then our time has more priority. It is a must that one determines and limits those whom he listens to, and from whom he reads from, and who he takes from, and(the works he) issues, and also who he sits with, this is very important.

As for being a haatib layl (one who gathers wood at nigh i.e. blindly, heedlessly), listing to everyone and those who are unknown. No, it is feared that a trail will befall this one. Surely from the signs of success from Allaah and wanting good for his slave, it is uprightness and guidance that he helps him to sit, mix with and take from the people of the Sunnah.

It is obligatory to have seriousness and diligence towards seeking out that which brings about success and guidance from Allaah, and Allaah is the one who grants success.

Translated by Muhammad Elmi

http://www.mandakar.com/FatawaDetails.asp?ID=314

http://fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=1367

Note : The above was slightly adapted by myself (Abu Mariya) for presentation purpose.

Who is Shaykh Falaah Ismaa’eel al-Mandakar [hafidhahullaah] ?

He was the noble Shaykh Aboo Muhammad Falaah bin Ismaa’eel bin Ahmad Mandakaar from the Scholars of Kuwait. Shaykh Falaah [hafidhahullaah]was born in the year 1950, that makes him 62 years old by this year. i.e. 2012

Shaykh Falaah [hafidhahullaah] studied at the Islaamic University of Madeenah and under number prominent scholars including :

  • His Eminence, the Shaykh, the Allaamah, Abdul-Azeez bin Abdullaah bin Baaz [rahimahullaah]
  • The Noble Shaykh, The Faqeeh, The Usoolee, The Muffassir, Muhammad bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah]
  • The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth in al-Hijaaz, Doctor Hammaad bin Muhammad al-Ansaaree [rahimahullaah]
  • The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Muhammad Amaan bin Alee al-Jaamee [rahimahullaah]
  • The Noble Shaykh Ubayd bin Abdillaah al-Jaabiree [hafidhahullaah]

and many more …

Some of Shaykh Falaah [hafidhahullaah‘s] authorship include :

  • al-Allaaqah bayn at-Tassawwuf wat-Tashyee (Doctorate Thesis)
  • Tahqeeq Thalaath min Shuab al-Eemaan (Master’s Thesis)
  • Nazat at-Takfeer, Khutooratihaa wa Alaajihaa
  • Ar-Ruqya ash-Shareeah bayn at-Tanzeel wat Tatbeeq
  • al-Itiqaad al-Waajib Nahw as-Sahaabah
  • al-Itiqaad al-Waajib Nahw al-Qadr
  • al-Ashaa’irah Laysoo min Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaaah (It is a comment on four statements worth being spread in Kuwait)
  • al-Aqeedah Awalan (A published in the Magazine ash-Sharee.ah)
  • al-Akhlaaq al-Islaamiyyah
  • al-Milal wan Nihal

We ask Allaah to preserve our noble Shaykh, and benefit all through his knowledge, and bless him in his efforts, and reward him and the Muslims with good. Aameen

O Allaah! Show us the truth as truth so that we may follow it, and show us falsehood as falsehood, so that we may abstain from it. Aameen.

Baarak-Allaahu Feekum, wa sal-Allaahu wa sallam ‘alaa Nabiyyinaa Muhammad

was-Salaam ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu.

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وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ ۖ وَسَاءَتْ مَصِيرًا

And whosoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follow other than the believers way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in the hell – what an evil destination (4 : 115)

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