The People Of Authority
Channel: Assim Al-Hakeem
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This talk was given at the Straight Path Convention on 25 & 26 March 2017, Matrade, Kuala Lumpur.
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Our topic for today, it's early morning.
And some of us may not be that awake. Personally, I'm not that awake either.
I woke up this last night at 2am due to jet lag, and I haven't slept since hamdulillah. So if I do make mistakes, or if I fall asleep, do you wanna give me credit for the age and for the long distance I come through our topic is very important.
See, yesterday, we spoke about allas right.
And if we analyze the Muslim world as a whole, we will find that due to the fact that we did not give a law azzawajal his right in complying with worshiping as he instructed and avoiding shirk, we see what is happening in the world as a result. So whenever we tend to neglect the rights of others, most importantly, Alonzo gel, of course, we see the consequences in our lives, in our presence. Today, we will talk about
the rights of those whom Allah had given them, authority over us.
And one in a democratic era, as they say, We live in an age of democracy, Marcia a lot about a color
and personal opinion of mine, democracy goes against Islam.
If you vote whether wine is okay to be drunk or not, this is good for if you say, Yes, sir, this is good for you cannot participate in implementing other than Allah's rule. You're not a Muslim. So without any thought talk about democracy, this is not the time but
because we live in an era of such deviancy people would think, why do we have people of authority controlling us? See, it's not a matter of control? Life, as set and created by Allah azza wa jal must have this type of levels.
You have to have someone in authority and someone following. Otherwise, if we travel by plane for O'Meara to Makkah, to Saudi Arabia, in the middle of the flight, you cannot go to the captain and say, I'd like to take my responsibility for the rest of the week.
Not even his co pilot can say that. The captain of the ship, the captain of the airplane is one in the airplane, he's always on the left seat.
Even if they had two or three captains on board, only one can be captain. So Allah azza wa jal created this world to be as such a wife must obey her husband,
a rule of life,
religious commitment, and an obligation. A son must obey his father. He cannot say, well, you are a man and a man a man. You don't have the right to order me. And I don't have the obligation to obey you. And we have people of authority.
This is how Allah azza wa jal created us Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran,
and have raised some of them above others in degree of rank, that they may make use of one another for service. A lucky age and rich, not me and people
Luckily did rich and poor,
Allah created those who need money, but have a skill. And those who have money and need that skill, a lot of pay created people who borrow, and people who lent. This is the way that Allah created people so that we can use 100. Imagine if all of us here were millionaires who would fix your car?
Nobody. I don't need to fix your car, I don't need to slaughter a sheep and sell you the meat. I don't need to do this. So Allah created us in this fashion. Now, having said that,
Alonzo just stated in the orania, you're living up to your law. We're up to your soul. We're all in agreement. Oh, you who have believed, obey Allah. This was our topic yesterday, how to worship Allah azza wa jal, and who was Allah subhana wa Tada. Then Allah says, and obey the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and those in authority among you.
Whoa, so if Allah mentioned those in authority among us, with him and with his messenger, Allah, his Salatu, salam, this means that they have a very important role in the community in this society in this life. So
they have obligations
and they have rights.
So Who are they to begin with?
the companions of the Prophet Allah is or someone they gave Tafseer of this ayah they were split into two parties. Some say they are the scholars
and other say, No, they are the rulers and leaders. And if nanoclay may Allah have mercy on his soul, when he looked at all of these interpretations, he said, they are both. So the people of authority are divided into two types, scholars of religion, and the rulers and leaders. Why the scholars show us what Islam is. Show us what is halal and what is haram set the rulings that they've inherited from the Prophet Alayhi. Salatu was Salam who himself had said, the scholars of religion are the heirs of the prophets. The prophets did not leave money behind they left knowledge and the scholars are those heirs of the prophets and messengers of Allah azza wa jal, so the scholars
preserve the deen
they convey the message. But this is not sufficient, there has to be someone who implements it and make sure that this is audited, and that this is practiced, and this is enforced. And this cannot be done, except by the rulers and the leaders. So the collaboration means that perfection of this religion in our nation in our oma as a whole, if there is an error, then there is a problem. These people have authority, the masses of Muslims must follow them.
And if the masses of the Muslims follow these people of authority, then they will prosperous the moment there is an error. The moment there is a split, you will see what you see at the moment. If you would like to classify the state of the Muslims worldwide, out of 10, how much would you give it?
One to be the lowest tend to be the highest?
Would it increase? Three?
Would it go beyond three, maybe four, to be optimistic, but it can't be? Why is this we have the best book,
the ultimate and the final revelation that will remain till the end of time.
The Prophet is awesome. The best of messengers was sent to us.
So what is wrong? What is wrong is that we have seen the split between the people of authority. We've seen that the scholars of Islam have been sided.
They are taking away from the full and big picture. So they don't have a say they don't
Gave consultation. And if they give consultation no one listens to it. And this is a sign of the size of the Day of Judgment, meaning that the Day of Judgment is approaching Why? And omad a bedwin
came to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and said oh prophet of Allah, when is the hour, when is the day of judgment?
So the Prophet said that a salatu wa sallam said, When trusts are neglected, then a wait for the hour, the trust, I trust you, I trust you, I give you responsibilities to carry this is trust, if there is no trust between a seller and a buyer, people would steal one another. So the Prophet says, if the strength if our when trusts are neglected, then await the hour. So the man said or profit of a law? How would they be neglected? This trust, how can it be neglected? The Prophet said on a salatu salam, when positions of authority are given to the people who are not qualified for them, then wait for the hour.
What type of management did the Prophet have either his salatu salam, putting the wrong man in the wrong place, this is our calamity worldwide.
always find this in private sector, find it in companies in governments in everywhere, the wrong man in the wrong place. And this is a sign of the Day of Judgment. And therefore, when you have this split, when the real scholars are being cited, and put on the side, what will happen? False scholars would come like myself.
And this is unfortunate, when you waste your time listening to the likes of me seriously. But this is not that important. Let me finish the lecture and then we can talk a shall about this. The Muslim nation, the Omaha of Islam, this is our problem. The Prophet said Allah Subhan. Allah does not extract knowledge by taking it from this from the chests of men. Allah doesn't take knowledge this way, then how does the law technology unlocked x knowledge by having the real scholars die.
And when they die, the people will take
scholars who have no knowledge, who would give fatwah go astray and lead people astray.
And this is problematic. This is exactly what happened at the beginning of time at the time of no peace be upon him.
They had five righteous scholars when they died shavon came to them and said, Why don't we build monuments and statues over the graves. So whenever we see them, we start to worship a line remember them, a generation passed, what happened? The second generation came, they did not know of this noble cause as they thought. And they looked at these five statues over the graves and said our forefathers Why did they build it? Most likely, so that they can get rained through them. So they started worshipping them.
This what happens when you don't have scholars, real scholars who would guide the oma to know their Lord, who would guide the oma to know what is halal. And what is haram.
Now, in so many Muslim countries,
I'm talking about mine and others and hamdulillah here maybe it's different, and May Allah preserve this country and the scholars of this country and the rulers of this country.
In my in countries that I know of
scholars are made fun of
the media takes the scholars and make them look like clowns. like fools, so they want to draw a picture of me they make my beard like
anything that is funny, you know from the Disney character. Maybe you never know. They make the scholar look so repulsive, so ugly, so when you look at this, you make fun out of him.
So, in most countries, when you talk about scholars, the first thing that comes to mind is that Imam who comes in reads for an in funerals, and then we give him whatever is possible and he goes a beggar who knows how to read the Quran, this is the scholars they know of the funny thing that all countries of Islam, they talk about woman's right. Humans, right? Even animals, right? But you will never find them talking about scholars, right? And whenever the oma does not respect, the scope there scholars of Islam know that they do not respect Islam as a whole.
So, let us look into some of the characteristics of the scholars. How would I know a scholar? Does he wear a tag scholar? No, because we can buy 10 for a ring it. And that doesn't make us a scholar, scholars of Islam must be well versed, strongly founded and established in the sciences of Islam. So they won.
First of all, they have to master Arabic. You can't be a scholar in Islam, when you don't know Arabic. few words in Arabic doesn't suffice. You have to be fluent in Arabic. You have to know the Quran. memorizing the Quran is a plus. But knowing the Quran understanding the Tafseer knowing the abrogated from what was not abrogated, is essential the sciences of the Quran. Why was it revealed? When was it revealed? It is important, he has to know the Hadith of the Prophet is a lump sum. Is it authentic, not authentic? Was it abrogated? What's the meaning of it? When was it said he has to know the fundamentals of and it's a separate, huge science that has so many branches under it, then
he has to understand the framework itself, which tells him This is halaal This is haram This is the way a bad is done a transaction is is right or wrong and so on. So they have to be like this in order to be real scholars, they have to be people of righteousness, piety, fear of Allah, can a scholar be seen in an inappropriate place? Doing an inappropriate act, behaving in an inappropriate way. He's not a scholar. A real scholar is a man of piety. He fears Allah, Allah says in my actual law, I mean everybody. And verily, among Allah servants, only is the scholars of religion, Fear Allah.
The true fear of Allah only is found with those who have knowledge of Allah, the Almighty, they
are recognized by other scholars.
So if Tom Dick or Harry come and say, I'm a scholar of Islam, who knows you, nobody, but I know myself.
So all of us are scholars at hamdulillah know, a scholar has to be recognized by other scholars in other countries. Yes, we know this brother. We've read his books, we've seen his lectures, we've talked to him, he is a scholar. So this is quite important also,
scholars have great value at the sight of Allah. And if you read the Quran, and read and read, the sooner you will find, so high emphasis on the status of scholars in Islam, to the degree that the Prophet said Allah, his salatu wa sallam said, the virtue and
the level of a scholar
over a worshipper is like the difference between my level and yours. Never the profit ashram and the rest of the oma. So let's call it is way high and alive. xojo has combined the scholars with him and with his angels, when Allah says Allah testifies that there is no god worthy of being worshipped except Him and the angel specify, and those the scholars or those who possess the knowledge of Islam, so it has a great status at the sight of Allah scholars
And their wisdom benefits the whole oma because whenever there is a calamity that is about to fall,
the Muslim Ummah they can see it ahead of time.
College know what is right and what is wrong by judging the consequences. The masses don't. Six years ago, when there was this Arabian spring
in the Middle East, the scholar stood and said, Don't do this. This is wrong. You will end up killing your people. You will end up causing chaos. You will make the Muslims hate Islam. Do not do this. Do not rebel.
call people to Islam call people to the practice of the Quran, the Sunnah, but don't go against the ruler. This is not the right thing. nobody listened.
And they said that you scholars don't know anything except monthly period menses and postnatal bleeding.
This is your knowledge speak in this in bahara. But when it comes to mega issues, no no no, this is not your piece of cake. Now after six years, we've seen the autumn,
the Arabian autumn and then the summer and we're entering the infinium
why because they did not adhere and listen to what the scholars had to say
okay, there are rights for such scholars, what are their rights and mind you The topic is so huge, but we have to minimize it and to try and benefit as much as possible. Because if we cannot cover the whole topic, then we will try to cover as much and learn and implement.
The first right of the scholars is that we have to support them, love them and be their allies.
Righteous practicing knowledgeable scholars, we have to back them up.
It is their right to we stand by them because by doing so, we're standing by the Quran and the Sunnah that they represent. When you fail to do this, you fail the Quran and the Sunnah. And always remember, we are talking about this true scholars who follow the Quran and the Sunnah with the understanding of our righteous predecessors, not any scholar who wears a cofee or wears a turban or wears a special dress. He becomes a scholar that I have to follow No.
We judge scholars by their compliance by their complete unquestionable following of the Quran and the Sunnah as the way of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam.
Secondly, we have to respect them.
So a scholar has to be respected. And what do we mean by respecting them kissing their hands and feet?
This is not respect.
respecting them is to give them their due right? Even a bass may Allah be pleased with him said, I spent two years hesitant to ask Omar may Allah be pleased with him about the Hadith, because I was fearful of him out of respect. This is the respect we want with our scholars not to find the scholar. And when you see him share high five.
What is this? Where are you coming from? Yeah, share is my homie, he's my buddy, I love you.
This is not respectful, you have to know how to address the share, you have to know how to talk to the to the scholar, let me rephrase that to the island, the man of authority.
And we see nowadays in worldwide, almost the lack of respect to the scholar to the student to the extent that in so many countries, there are means of stopping a scholar from giving a lecture or from giving others and who's responsible for this. Another scholar No, a paper pusher.
An employee maybe who has done on his fifth grade and knows how to write and sign. Is it No, no, no, this ship has not allowed to speak this ship. Yes, give him this is wrong.
Such scholars must be respected at least you want to prevent these lectures and these duros from taking place it should be from another scholar
among the rights of a scholar that you must carry his knowledge and spread it
thing you can do for a scholar is to take from his knowledge and spread it, share it, because this is what they thrive for. They are
the keepers of the knowledge of the Prophet Allison they are the hare, the heirs of the Prophet is awesome. So whenever they teach, and they see what they have taught, spreading all over the world, this is the biggest joy that they might have. You have to
that disrespecting them, harming them slandering them is devastating for the Muslim ummah. You have to defend them whenever they are attacked unjustly if they were attacked, fairly, make excuses but don't defend them blindly following them blind is not part of Islam, because they are not infallible. They are human beings, they may have mistakes, but you have to defend them whenever someone talks about share so and so or Imam so and so unjustly, unfairly. You have to stand and defend
because they are the one who convey and relay the knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah to us
among their rights, that you must
observe what comes out of your mouth against them. I sit with students of knowledge I sit with common people. And whenever a topic comes, they speak ill about scholars, not that they are bad or good. This is no no this factor is wrong. Mashallah, Allah? And who are you? What knowledge do you have? Should I don't have to have knowledge? I know that this is wrong. Where is this coming from? Can you code an ayah? Can you code the Hadith? should know but chef so and so said it was wrong. Oh, okay, then this is the case. So my shed against your shed, whose biceps is bigger?
This is how we measure knowledge. This is how we measure things in Islam. Yeah, but we have like 10 scholars with me, he has only nine.
It's not a tug of war. This is knowledge. This is Quran and Sunnah. So you cannot say that this scholar is wrong, or this scholar is right out of thin air, because you're not qualified, you're not qualified to go to a neurosurgeon and say to him, I think that procedure you're going to follow doing my operation in my mind is wrong, you should change it. You don't have a mind to begin with. If you go and speak with the doctor like this
part of the rights of the scholars knowing that they're not
Marsan, they are not infallible. They're bound to make mistakes, once they make a mistake, you should not
tarnish their reputation, and you should not make them
scum of the world because a single mistake they had this is wrong, measure the good that came to humanity throughout these past years or decades, you will find that immense. Now if they make a mistake or two, this is part two of their human nature. So you do not accept their mistakes, but you do not simply cross them out.
There are so many people now when you say what do you think of Dr. So and so Oh, no, he has this mistake and that mistake. Yeah, but 100,000 people embrace Islam because of him. What do you think of share so and so or he doesn't believe that this thing is haram. Or he says that you have to do this thing. So we don't listen to me at the end of the day, you have no one to listen to. This is not the right way of doing it. The Prophet told us la salatu salam when one scholar or a ruler makes HD hat, and he's correct, Allah rewards him twice. And if he makes his effort and strives to do the best, but makes an error, Allah would reward him once. So in both cases, they're rewarded. But you
sitting back and criticizing like this, this is not the right thing to do. And finally, not for the lecture for the scholars.
rights, this is that we have Mashallah more and more.
biggest right? Or one of their biggest right, is that
we have to always cross check with them.
You have to surround the scholars and nag them and bug them with questions in your life. Because my knowledge and yours is not as good. In so many times we make mistakes in judgment, especially in times of calamities. So when there is a calamity when there is tribulation when there is chaos and make mishap, you don't make your decision on your own. Go to the scholars ask them what do you think I should do? Do you think that this is the right course to be followed or not? Why? Because Allah ordered you to do this. Where did Allah ordered me to do this *? I don't I've read the Quran. twice in my life. I've never passed by something like this. Is it enough to read the Quran twice in
your life? at the least the minimum requirement for a real Muslim to recite the Quran is once every month.
in Ramadan, of course, it's about five times 10 times depending. So at least every year, you should recite the whole core and read it a lot less than 15 times. And if you are 40 years of age, and you have not completed the Quran, except once or twice in your life, what are you doing?
You're wasting your time sitting here seriously. Read our book, this is our Constitution. This is our salvation the Quran, Allah says in the Quran.
And when there comes to them information about public security or fear, they spread it around this is what's happening. Whenever we hear something, we spread it around, regardless if it's true or not, regardless when they stand the implication of it or not, Allah says but if they had to refer that back to the Messenger of Allah, or to those of authority, listen, if they refer that to the messenger or to those of authority among them, then the ones who can draw correct conclusion those are the scholars, the one who can draw correct conclusions from it would have known about it. So you must surround the scholars around you, you must consult them, you must all the time seek guidance
from them because they know what you do not know and they possess the Quran. The knowledge of the Quran and the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam now, we finished the easy part.
Let's go to the serious one.
The people of authority, who are the rulers, who are the leaders, the kings, the presidents, the ministers, I wish I had the machine gun
to kill the enemies of Islam and protect them. So now it's flipped into Mashallah very diplomatic. No, no seriously
that the large population of the Muslims have mixed feelings in their hearts when it comes to rulers.
You find some loving them more than the messages on the prophets, whatever they say is right. And you find others who think that they're hypocrites, Kaffir reagins shavon, with black magic.
So I'm a Muslim, I need to know I need to understand my religion. When Allah tells me to obey those authority among us, how should I perceive them? How should I deal with them?
life cannot go on without a ruler. This is a fact of life.
The scholars of past times of self used to say one day under the ruling of an unfair and unjust ruler, one day is better than 70 years without a ruler.
But he's unfair. He's unjust, yes, but life does not go does not move without this ruler. And this is why
Allah ordered us to obey them.
Oh you who believe obey Allah and obey the messengers of messenger of Allah and those who have authority among you. But why should I obey them? This is Allah's law. The Prophet said, Allahu salatu wa sallam, at the healer and obey even if an Abba sin you
slave was appointed to rule you.
The Arabs at the time used to have slaves, they may free them, and they may keep them. Among the best of those who were freed Bilaal, may Allah be pleased with him. Rama used to say this is say you do not to abubaker and he afraid say he Danna to a Bella Roma used to consider Bella to be his say his master. So Islam came to abolish anything about slavery about color, there is no preference for colorable Senior or non abelian he was appointed as a ruler, you must obey Him.
But this obedience is restricted to obeying Allah azza wa jal. So if the ruler tells me when the light is red, you have to stop where does it in the Quran?
Where is it in this one? I don't find it so I will not listen to you. I'm gonna drive.
He dies, he kills five. He goes to jail, Allah will punish you.
Allah ordered you to obey. As long as there is no sin in it. Did he order you to sin? No, then you have to obey the Prophet say that is Salatu was Salam. obedience and adherence there is listening. And obeying is a must upon each and every single Muslim individual, whether he loves it or hates it.
As long as he's not instructed to sin. If he's instructed to sin, then there is no adherence and there is no obedience. If my ruler comes and says you have to skip fudger prayer, I'm not going to skip fudger pray, this is a sin. If he comes and says don't give Zakat, I'm not gonna obey him. If he says, you have to drink wine, or you have to gamble or you have no these things I must not do, even if he ordered me to do but this doesn't mean that I have to disobey Him and everything else.
At the time of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.
The Prophet dispatched an expedition, and he appointed an amine, a ruler, a leader, and he told them obey Him. So the man was with them in the exposition, and one night, he went to the canteen where they cook the food. And he asked the man for extra food, the one who's responsible in spreading the rationing. And I said, No, you took your shirt. So took my shirt. Hmm. Okay. He asked his fellow men to gather fire for the wood for the fire. So they did. He ordered them to let it so that big flames and light was there. He said, The Prophet said, You must obey me. Correct? You said Yes, you did. Okay, throw yourself in hell.
The campaign is started. You were confused.
throw ourselves in hell. We running away from hell by accepting Islam, and he wants us to do to throw ourselves in the fire. What is this? And the other side? But the prophet ordered us to obey Him.
said no, no, we're not going to do this.
And they continued in their expedition. When they came back. The Prophet Allah Azza wa sallam told them, had you obeyed Him, you would never have left it, you would never have gone out of it. Because you disobey the law by obeying him. But he did not order them to this obey Him and everything else. So the harem you disobeyed, everything else remains as it is. The Prophet said that is salatu salam, whoever obeys Allah, whoever obeys me, the messenger has obey the law. And whoever this obeys me, he has this obey the law because the Prophet is a messenger. He doesn't speak from his own. It's all ye revelation. Then he said, and whoever obeys the ruler, he has obeyed me and whoever disobeys his
ruler, he has this obeyed mean. And
nowadays, people obey the ruler when there is benefit for them. So if the rules are gives them money, if the taxes are low, though taxation in Islam is haram. But let's assume that he makes it low. He gives them benefits, he gives them things that they are satisfied with, they will obey Him. But if he doesn't, they will find it easy to disobey the prophets in LA salaat on the Day of Judgment, and the Hadith is agreed upon by Bihar and Muslim three, Allah will not speak to
them, will not look at them will not purify them and will put them in a torment and punishment of the Fire. Who are they? One of them. The Prophet said Allah Salaam Salaam, a man gave his pledge of allegiance to his ruler. He doesn't do this except for this world. He's not doing it for the sake of Allah. If the ruler gives him what he wants, he will submit and obey. But if he doesn't, he will not submit and will not obey this person, Allah will not talk to him on the Day of Judgment, neither Look at him, nor purify Him, and He will give him strong torment and punishment.
Now, when we talk about leaders, anyone who's appointed upon you, and has control and authority over you is a leader whether he is the great Imam, long ago in sha Allah, Allah who will bring this time back again, the Muslim Ummah, had one Imam, the halifa. But now, countries are divided. So each country, the ruler is the Imam, that they must obey, as long as he's Muslim, and those whom he appoints ministers and chief of police and etc, there are people of authority there that must be obeyed, as well.
And by saying, obeying, this doesn't mean that we have to keep our mouth shut when we see something wrong. If we see our ruler doing something wrong, we have to speak out and give advice with the Islamic etiquettes. The Prophet said that is salatu salam, you will have rulers ruling you. And you will see things that you recognize and approve of, and things that are evil and how long and you disapprove of. So whoever hates it internally, he's okay.
And whoever speaks against it, then he is safe. But the problem is with those who are in content, and do not speak at all, they are in great danger. So as long as you speak out, with the Islamic advocate to bring the matter to the rulers attention, then you are safe insha Allah and there is no sin on you. So in less than 10 minutes.
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by the hamdulillah. So, what are the rights of the rulers and leaders, there are so many of them, I selected few for you. One, you have to admit
authority over you. And you have to have the conviction in obeying them whenever it is Bill muroff there is no sin in it. And you have to stand by them. In defending the truth. The Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said in a long Hadith, he said, after me, there will come rulers and leaders who do not follow my Sunnah. And they do not rule in my way. And there will come men with the hearts of devils and the bodies of humans.
Who they if I said, are profitable, alive, this time comes and I'm there, what should I do?
The Prophet says la salatu salam said to him, you must obey and you must adhere to the ruler. Even if he flogs your back and takes your money.
No question marks a lot of the people. No, I'm not gonna do this. I'm gonna take my guns and cannons and make a rebellion and, okay, you're a Muslim. This is Allah's instruction to you. This is the prophets direction to you. Now, why would I do such a thing? my ruler is unfair, he's unjust. He's taking all the money deposit deposit.
Can you edit this piece of
the positing it in Swiss banks.
So why should I obey him? He's causing me trouble.
Because if you don't use one in 100 million.
If you don't obey Him, the 100 million will be affected. If you obey Him, Allah will store it for you in genda and we will throw him in hell, but life will go on for the rest of the 100
million or 10 million or 1 million, it is for the bigger or for the greater good of the Muslims and this is how things go. It's not what you like. It is what Allah wants you to do. Now,
you have to
direct them, you have to show them what is right and what is wrong, because this is
part of their rights upon us and it's an obligation from us to them. The Prophet said Allah His salatu wa sallam said, a dino nursery Ha. Which translates to religion, or the deen is advice and sincerity. So the companion said, advice and sincerity to whom the Prophet said Allah, his Salatu was salam to Allah, to his book, to His Messenger and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk. So we must give them advice.
But maybe they will not listen, this is not your responsibility. All what you have to do is convey the message and Allah azza wa jal, when he wills it, they will adhere to it among their rights is when they appoint us to do something. We have to comply. They ordered us they ordered us to do something.
The profit is also told us to comply, we have to adhere, and we have to obey. We have to do this with total honesty, no cheating, no betrayals, the prophet said Allah salatu salam, give back what you were entrusted with. And ask Allah for what is yours
a man borrows from me 10,000
and he has something
deposited with me.
He comes in claims what he deposited a watch a car. So I say to him, give me my 10,000 he said you have no proof. Show me a proof that I took from you 10,000 Show me your witnesses.
So I said in this case, I will keep the car.
The Prophet said no. You have to give what you were entrusted with. This is an obligation. Okay, what about my money? Your money you will take it from Allah azza wa jal on the Day of Judgment at the Araneta alamanni termasuk. Wollaton man harnack you have to bring it to their attention. That this is wrong. This is Moncure. This is haraam. What rulings you are about to take goes against Islam. But you don't do this. On the newspapers, or on live TV. You don't do this in rallies in public like some countries do. They come and make rallies and they curse. The ruler records the ministers and they make them look like kids and children that they play with publicly. We're This is
This is fun, shall we like we like this when we hear them? Talk about our rulers and leaders. It's fun. No, it's not fun. It's how long? The Prophet said alayhi salatu wa sallam, whoever wants to give advice to a ruler? He must not do it publicly. This is the prophets words la salatu salam, his teachings if you're a Muslim, do not do it publicly. Rather, he should take his hand and be alone with him. Of course after they Frisk him that he doesn't have any poisons or guns otherwise, so he has to take his hands to talk in private with him. If he accepts a hamdulillah and if he doesn't, then you have done your duty in front of Allah. Never do it publicly. In Bukhari and Muslim Osama
bin Zayed may Allah be pleased with him. A group of people came and said to him complaining about Rosemary been a fan. The third Calif, one of the 10 heaven bound. Yeah, and the one who married two of the prophets sister, prophets daughters, la salatu salam Kazuma rupiah. So they're telling him Why don't you go and complain to Horace Mann about the wrong things that we think that he's doing and he wasn't doing it and wrong things. He's a righteous halifa. But the masses don't know what's behind the curtains. They don't know why he took such judgments. So they want to assemble.
Even he had to complain. And Osama bin Zayed looked at them and said, Do you think that every time I go and give advice to a man, I'm going to come and tell you
Are you crazy? I advise him between him and me, and no one else is with us so that I would not open a gate for fitness to come in. If he some of his age speaks publicly, then all the others would stand up and speak publicly, and what will happen, chaos? What did happen to us man may Allah be pleased with him.
He was besieged and surrounded in his home for so many days without food and water. He's the third Caliph, the righteous guided Heaven, heaven bound.
And then they executed him and assassinated him in his house while reading the Quran.
At four years of age, may Allah be pleased with him. Why, because of this chaos mishap, a lot of tribulations and calamities
you have to try and gather the oma to love them, even if you don't love them, and most likely, a lot of the Muslims don't love them.
Unfortunately, but nevertheless, you have to try your level best to have the hearts to them, of the Muslims and to gather around them. The Prophet said Allah is Salatu was salam, whoever
takes his hand away from the allegiance to his Imam, he will meet a lot on the Day of Judgment without any justification or reasoning. Whoever takes his hand away, so I gave my pledge of allegiance to my Imam. But then after a while I said, I will not obey Him, I will not listen to him. And whoever dies, the Prophet says, Listen, without the pledge of allegiance to an Imam, to a ruler to a leader, then he will die the death of J helia. of the pre Islam era.
Now all of you have a pledge of allegiance, I have a pledge of allegiance people of Kuwait have pledge of allegiance to their rulers. But there are people who live in a country who say, we don't have a pledge of allegiance, we don't approve of our rule or our ruler, we don't look at him as so and so and this is very problematic. Because this takes you away from our lesson, our Gemma into the Hawaii bridge, who do not have a ruler of their own, and they give tech fear. And this is another issue.
Part of their rights is that you should notify them if they have done anything unjust. So they would restore justice to its people by advising them in secret by channels that you can reach them also. And finally, part of their rights is that you do not flatter them or praise them or kiss their boots.
Their boots. A lot of people kiss their boots in order for some money. Because this is cheating.
You have to call a spade a spade. When you come to an unfair and unjust ruler who doesn't fear Allah and you say martial law. I know this man he prays night prayer.
What night prayer, you're lying you when you praise the ruler or the minister and you say you are among the most righteous You are the most truthful, you are the most kind you are the most generous, just to score a point with him. That may help you if you want to admit your son into university next year. This is her arm, this is betraying them, you have to be fair and just respecting them but not falsely praising them. Respect is important and essential in Islam. The Prophet said la salatu salam, whoever honors the ruler of Allah in this life, Allah will honor him on the day of judgment and whoever insults or humiliates the ruler of Allah in this earth, Allah would insult him on the
Day of Judgment says time is up. But I have a very important
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all over the Muslim world. We have revolutions. We have rebellions, we have people taking up arms.
To go against the unfair and unjust Muslim ruler
is this halal? or haram? See, as Muslims we have to analyze this with our Quran and Sunnah not with our minds or with our feelings, because if it were to our feelings, we will use that machine gun and cannon and blow everybody else.
But what is the Islamic rule? The Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam.
In the hadith of a robot of an assignment, he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that you have to obey and adhere when you are enthusiastic or not when you are at ease or at hardship, and that you must not dispute with whom Allah has appointed them upon you as rollers.
Unless you see
Cofer, you have evidence from a law to support it.
These are four difficult conditions set by the prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam
that you cannot fight the rulers and re have a rebellion or to overthrow them unless you have these four conditions to prove that they are disbelievers. So if I have a Muslim ruler,
who is a Muslim, but sinful, can I do this? No, you cannot do chair he drinks wine. You cannot do this chair he steals money from the Treasury. You cannot do this share. He does this and he does that. You cannot do this. The Prophet said Allah is Salatu was Salam.
Unless they made a blatant show of Kufa and you have evidence from Allah that they are doing is indeed Cofer in another Hadith.
The Prophet Allah is awesome. Talk to his companions, warning them of what to come after his death. And that you will find that there are rulers that will change a lot of my sooner. So the companions were hot blooded Muslims, so say, oh, Prophet of Allah, shouldn't we take up arms against them? Shouldn't we fight them? What did the Prophet say Allah, so some, no, as long as they pray,
that's all they pray with you in the masjid. You see them in the Juma. They're Muslims palace. And this means that the majority of rebellions and revolutions and throwing governments in the Muslim world are against Islam.
And if you look at the consequences of what's happening, the devastation that and the suffering that the Muslims are suffering, because of that, you understand that the teachings of the Prophet is awesome is the best in the world.
He told this, this to us 15 centuries ago, and we can see that it fits like a glove. Now it is not permissible to rebel
against the rulers for sinful things. This is totally prohibited. This doesn't mean that you accept it and turn a blind eye. As mentioned earlier, you go and talk to him this is wrong. This is haram but in private, if all of us the 2000 in this beautiful Hall, were to do this, okay, maybe the first letter is it okay. Yes, inshallah, throw it in the dustbin. second letter, third letter, template, 1000 letter. It doesn't mean he has to bring a bigger one.
It's not going to be sufficient. And this is exactly when you see something evil. When you see muncom and you walk by it and said,
and you move, you didn't do anything. If you talk to the brother of salaam aleikum wa Alaykum Santa Fe smoking is bad for you and it's a sin. May Allah azza wa jal repent upon you and guide you. is a sokola head Do you have a light?
move on? He's mocking you. No problem move on. The second one comes and says the same thing. The third one the 10th one. After a while the guy will look is this problematic? It's not worthwhile. So many people are talking about it. No one will stay adamant on such a sin. But when we do not speak at all, it will increase and there will be two there will be five there will be 10 and then you will go to Singapore and try to pick up smoking there like Mufti said yesterday.
Have to try our level best to restore the rights to our scholars to restore the rights to our rulers, and to always think positive things can improve if we have a positive look at life, if we keep on just criticizing, just ridiculing making fun of the rulers making fun of the scholars, we will never advance we will never prosperous we have to follow the Quran and the Sunnah. In the same methodology that the Prophet and the companions may Allah be pleased with him a dead and with this inshallah we will prosperous as they had done while law who when his bachelor in a slum or Sol Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad.
He was so happy as your marine for those who had fallen asleep you may wake up now Samadhi