The Oppressor is Granted Respite | Shaykh Abū Bilāl Khālid al-Ḥadhramī

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

Q: A person abuses our steadfast brothers, rather they are from the du’āt (callers) in India and they have a Markaz and they have initiated the Da’wah. Also, this person has bad manners and he speaks ill of their Manhaj (methodology) without evidence and spreads it amongst the people and does not accept advice. Should he be distanced from the Da’wah?

A: The likes of this is not appropriate (… to him*). He is distanced from until he repents from his statements upon his brothers and slander upon his brothers. And it is not possible for him to be advised, for if he were upright with you all, then it could have been the case. Else it is not possible to have lessons while he slanders his brothers and accuses them with regards to their Manhaj without evidences.

In general, the lands are plagued by these specimens. There wouldn’t be a village except the likes of these would be found. We ask Allāh for wellbeing. And these, all praises are due for Allāh, a Fitnah (trial) occurs upon them and they are distanced from. As the Sunnah is not for you to enter and exit whomsoever one wills. It is the Sunnah of Allāh -the Glorified One-, Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh. So it is not for you to enter into it whom you will and exit from it whom you will. He by himself, the trial will befall him and take hold of him and relieve us of his evil. Be patient with regards to him, be patient with regards to him. He will be approached by that which breaks his back, if he does not repent to Allāh -The Glorified One & the Most High-, and Allāh will relieve you all of his evil.

The Da’wah is barely affected by the presence of these. They are consistently in the midst of difficulties between themselves. So if they are gone, you all can be relieved. But it is not possible for you to expel one from the Sunnah. A trial will come and expose him and reveal him naked and that he is not upon the correct path. Be patient with these. Until Allāh -The Glorified One and the Most High- brings relief.

We too had one from these agitators. The da’wah was barely affected by him. Everyday would be one problem or the other. Sittings and hurling abuses over his brothers with falsehood, with no evidences and no (verses from the) Qur’an. The fitnah overcame him and it took him along. And so we were relieved from his evil.

The da’wah settled down, the people came forward in acceptance of it and the brothers as well. All praises are due for Allah, they came forth for memorization and lessons, and benefited a great good.

While the likes of these, they are a setback to the Da’wah, a major setback. If they are found in a place from the various countries, they greatly delay it. They delay their brothers and occupy their brothers. Anyhow, leave them aside, as Allāh -The Glorified One and the Most High- knows best about them. And the da’wah is His da’wah and he’s vigilant over it.

❝And Allāh gives respite to the oppressor.❞[1]

Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 4686
– Answered by the Shaykh Abū Bilāl Khālid bin ʿAbūd al-Ḥadhramī -May Allāh preserve him-, on the Tuesday night, 8th of Muḥarram 1440H
At Dār al-Hadīth as-Salafiyyah, Ḥāmī, Ḥaḍramaut

– Transcribed & translated by Abū Āsiyā Muzaffar -May Allah pardon him and his parents-


Translator’s Footnotes:

* Words unclear

  1. Narrated Abū Mūsa: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said,

❝Allah gives respite to the oppressor, but when He takes him over, He never releases him.❞

Then he recited:

﴿ ‏‏وَكَذَلِكَ أَخْذُ رَبِّكَ إِذَا أَخَذَ الْقُرَى وَهْىَ ظَالِمَةٌ إِنَّ أَخْذَهُ أَلِيمٌ شَدِيدٌ ﴾

❝Such is the Seizure of your Lord when He seizes (the population of) the towns while they are doing wrong. Verily, His Seizure is painful, (and) severe.❞ Sūrah Hūd 11:102

Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 4686

قال رجلٌ يسب اخواننا ثابتين بل هم دعاة في بلاد الهند ولهم مركز وهم بادئون في الدعوة وكذلك هذا الرجل صاحب سوء خُلُق. ويطعن في منهجهم بلا دليل وينشر بين الناس ولا يَقبل نصيحة، هل يُبعَد من الدعوة؟

مثل هذا ما يصلح (هنيئا له) يُبعد حتى يتوب من كلام في اخوانه والطعن في اخوانه. ولا يُمكَّن أن يُنصح إن استقام لكم كان بها وإلا لا يمكَّن من الدروس وهو يطعن في اخوانه ويتهموا في منهجهم بلا دليل. حاصل بلاد ابتُلِيَت بهؤلاء الاصناف. لا تكاد قرية إلا فيها نحو هؤلاء. نسأل الله العافية. وهؤلاء الحمد لله تأتي عليهم الفتن وتُبعدهم (لانك انت) السنة ليست لك أن تُدخِل وتُخرج من شئته. هي سنة الله سبحانه سنة رسول الله. فليس اليك أن تدخل فيها من شئت وتخرج منها ما شئت. هو نفسه تأتي عليه الفتنة وتأخذه. وتُريحنا من شره. اصبروا عليه. اصبروا عليه. ستأتيه قاسم الظهر ان لم يتب الى الله سبحانه وتعالى يريحكم الله من شره.

ولا تكاد الدعوة تَهدَم مع وجود هؤلاء. دائماً وهم في مشاكل بينهم البَين. فاذا ذهب هؤلاء ارتاحوا. لكن لا استطيع أنت أن تخرج احداً من السنة. تأتي الفتن التي تفضحه وتبين عاره وانه ليس على الجادة. اصبروا على هؤلاء. حتى يفرج الله سبحانه وتعالى. فقد كان عندنا واحد من هؤلاء المشاغبين. فلا يكاد الدعوة تهدأ. كل يوم مشاكل مشاكل مشاكل. وجلسات مشاكل وطعن في اخوانه بالباطل بلا برهان ولا قرآن شاءت عليه الفتنة واخذته. وارتحنا من شره. وهدأت الدعوة اقبل الناس عليها والإخوان عليها. والحمد لله اقبلوا على الحفظ وعلى الدروس. واستفادوا خيراً كثيراً.

وهؤلاء يؤخرون الدعوة. جداً إذا وجدوا في بلدة من البلدان يؤخرون الدعوة. ويؤخرون اخوانهم ويشغلون إخوانهم. لكن اتركهم فالله سبحانه وتعالى اعلم بهم. والدعوة دعوته وهو اغير عليها. والله يملي للظالم.

أسئلة ليلة الثلاثاء ٨ محرم ١٤٤٠
بدار الحديث السلفية بالحامي ، بحضرموت الخير .

:حواشي المترجم

عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏

‏ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَيُمْلِي لِلظَّالِمِ حَتَّى إِذَا أَخَذَهُ لَمْ يُفْلِتْهُ ‏”

‏‏‏ قَالَ ثُمَّ قَرَأَ ‏{‏وَكَذَلِكَ أَخْذُ رَبِّكَ إِذَا أَخَذَ الْقُرَى وَهْىَ ظَالِمَةٌ إِنَّ أَخْذَهُ أَلِيمٌ شَدِيدٌ‏}‏

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