Response to Common Doubts Related to Minhaj

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Response to a Common Doubt

 Part (1)

All praise belongs to Allah – Lord of the Worlds. He is alone and has no partners. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His final Messenger Muhammad, and upon his family members and companions.

Indeed one of the obligations that Allah has placed upon the scholars and students of knowledge is clarification of the truth and refutation of doubts and deviations. This is in order that the religion of Allah remains clear and pure without pollution and distortion. Allah The Most High mentioned in His Glorious Book:

((وَإِذْ أَخَذَ اللَّهُ مِيثَاقَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ لَتُبَيِّنُنَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ وَلَا تَكْتُمُونَهُ فَنَبَذُوهُ وَرَاءَ ظُهُورِهِمْ وَاشْتَرَوْا بِهِ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلًا فَبِئْسَ مَا يَشْتَرُونَ))

{(And remember) when your Lord took a covenant from those who were given the scriptures to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it, but they threw it behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain.}

Surah Ala ‘Imran: 187

Imam at Tabari (رحمه الله) mentioned in his book of tafseer, on the authority of Qatadah that he said (commenting on the above verse):

This is the covenant which Allah took with the people of knowledge, and thus, it is upon whoever has knowledge, to teach it. Beware of concealing knowledge, for verily doing so is destruction.[1]

Indeed, the scholars and teachers of Ahlus Sunnah are the first to comply with what Allah has obliged upon them. It is for this reason why we will try to clarify and respond to some of the common doubts which are spread and uttered by individuals. The doubt that we will discuss in this brief article is mentioned by some individuals with the claim of defense of the oppressed, but in fact, it is a means for rejection of the dispraise of the scholars and the people of knowledge for individuals. This is the statement:

“Why didn’t they advise him first?”

We will briefly respond to this statement so that our brothers and sisters in Islam are not deceived by such claims,[2] and we ask Allah to guide us in clarifying and highlighting an important, yet overlooked fact related to this statement and its consequences.

Firstly, it’s important to remind the reader of the high status of the scholars and the people of knowledge.

Allah, the Most High, mentioned their distinguished merits in His Glorious Book when He said:

(( يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ ))

{Allah raises those whom believe from among you, and those whom have been given knowledge in levels.}

Surah al-Mujadalah: 11

Allah, the Most Gracious, also stated:

(( فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ ))

{Ask the people of remembrance if you are unaware.}

Surah al Nahl: 43


[1] Tafseer al Tabari Surah Ala ‘Imran verse 187

[2] This article is a part of a series of articles in response to common doubts related to Minhaj. May Allah give us the tawfeeq to complete it, but until then, we will (إن شاء الله) present the topics individually. Before presenting this article to the public, we read it to Shaikh Dr. ‘Ali bin Yahya al Hadadee (حفظه الله تعالى). We have mentioned his comments at the end.


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Posted on June 27, 2014, in Aqeedah/Tawheed. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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