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The doubt “warning against Shirk and bid’ah divides the Ummah” Shaykh Muhammad Ramzan Al-Hajiri [hafidhahullaah]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِن كُنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

..Ask the People of Knowledge If you do not know. 6:43

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The doubt “warning against Shirk and bid’ah divides the Ummah”

Shaykh Muhammad RamzanAl-Hajiri [hafidhahullaah] said :

The doubt “warning against Shirk and bid’ah divides the Ummah” directly opposes the commands of Allaah and His Messenger to forbid evil such as Shirk and Bid’ah, and beware of Shirk and bid’ah, and warn against Shirk and bid’ah, and refute Shirk and bid’ah, and reject Shirk and bid’ah.

Allaah, Ta’aala, said :

وَلْتَكُنْ مِنْكُمْ أُمَّة يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَأُوْلَائِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islaam), enjoining Al-Ma’roof (Tawheed and all that Islaam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and bid’ah and all that Islaam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful. (Aali ‘Imran, ayah 104)

In the well known hadeeth of al-‘Irbaad ibn Saariyah (radiallaahu ‘anhu), the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said : …And beware of newly invented matters (in the religion), for verily every newly invented matter (in the religion) is a bid’ah, and every bid’ah is a misguidance. [Abu Dawood, Ahmad, Ibn Majaah, Ad-Daarimi, and at-Tirmidhee; Authentic]

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: Whosoever does an action that is not from this affair of ours (Islaam), then it is rejected. [Muslim] —-> It is rejected and refuted and warned against.

In truth, it is Shirk and Bid’ah and its people who divide the Ummah – not those who obey the commands of Allaah and His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to warn against Shirk and Bid’ah and its people.

Allaah said :

وَلاَ تَكُونُوا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَمِنَ
مِنَ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعا كُلُّ حِزْب بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ

…and be not of Al-Mushrikoon (the disbelievers in Tawheed, polytheists, idolaters, etc.). Of those who split up their religion (i.e. who left Tawheed), and became sects, [i.e. they invented new things in the religion (Bid’ah), and followed their vain desires], each sect rejoicing in that which is with it. (Ar-Room, ayah 31-32)

Allaah, Ta’aala, said :

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعا ً لَسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْء ٍ إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُمْ بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ

Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects), you (O Muhammad) have no concern in them in the least. Their affair is only with Allaah, Who then will tell them what they used to do. (Al-An’aam, ayah 159) After mentioning this verse, Imam Ash-Shatibee (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) then said : “The explanation (tafseer) of this verse has come in the hadeeth from ‘Aa`ishah (radiallaahu ‘anha) who said: ‘The Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: O ‘Aa`ishah! Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects. Who are they? So I said: Allaah and His Messenger know best. He replied : They are the People of Desires, the People of Innovations and the People of Misguidance from this Ummah. Oh ‘Aa`ishah! For every sin there is repentance, except [for] the People of Desires and Innovations. There is no repentance from them, and I am free and innocent of them and they of me.

And from Abu Hurairah (radiallaahu ‘anhu) : ‘That this verse was revealed in connection with this Ummah.’ And from Abu Umaamah (radiallaahu ‘anhu) : ‘They are the Khawaarij.’

Al-Qaadee (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) said : ‘The apparent meaning of the Qur`an indicates that everyone who introduces an innovation into the religion – such as the Khawaarij and others besides them – that they come under this verse, because when they innovate, they argue and dispute [over this innovation], cause divisions and break off into sects.‘” [Al-I’tisaam (1/40-45)]

Subhan-Allaah!

So how can warning against evil be the reason for the splitting of the Ummah when Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said : By He in Whose Hand is my soul! You will enjoin righteousness and forbid evil, or Allaah will send a punishment on you from Him. Then, you will supplicate to Him, but He will not accept your supplication. (Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi)

How can warning against evil be the reason for the splitting of the Ummah when Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said : Whosoever sees an evil, then let him change it with his hand. If he is not able, then with his tongue. And if he is not able to do that, then with his heart and that is the weakest of Eeman. [Muslim, no. 49]

How can warning against evil be the reason for the splitting of the Ummah when Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said : The Religion is sincere advice. We said: “For who?” The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: For Allaah, His book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslimeen, and their general masses. [Muslim]

How can warning against evil be the reason for the splitting of the Ummah when Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said : When the people see an evil and they do not try to change it, then Allaah will cover them all with humiliation from Himself. [Abu Dawood, no. 4338, (authentic)]

This is why Allaah revealed this threat :

اتَّقُوا فِتْنَة ً لاَ تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْكُمْ خَاصَّة ً وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَاب

And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial, etc.) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good and the bad people), and know that Allaah is Severe in punishment. (Al-Anfal, ayah 25)

These afflictions, calamities and trials are Allaah’s punishment on the Ummah as a result of the shirk, bid’ah and sins, and the fewness of those who warn against them. So the very reason these people of bid’ah say they’re not warning against Shirk and bid’ah (and sins, such as usury) is the very reason why we are split and covered in humiliation. And thus, it is abundantly clear that those who truly cause fitnah and divide and split the Ummah are the people of bid’ah and desires – the same people who spread these doubts and false principles. [For more on this topic, click here]

But even if you didn’t know the refutation of this evil doubt, you should have known this doubt was wrong because of its mere opposition to the Qur`aan and Sunnah.

Abu Mariyah Junaid Bin Munawar Bin Ali Al-Hindi

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