Channel: Mufti Menk
Differ by all means, but very respectfully. Those who hurl abuse at others are WRONG! They have no concern for the Ummah or Humanity. They are so desperate to shove their opinions down the throats of others and have run out of respectful ways of doing it. The price of insulting and abusing others is very heavy.
South African scholars have differed on the matter of the temporary restrictions placed on Masajid during Lockdown. Unfortunately those against the restrictions have incited their followers through their constant abuse and use of derogatory descriptions to threaten those who oppose them to the extent of violence and killing.
I felt it was my duty to guide the public never to lend an ear to those who lack the ability to communicate their opinions respectfully.
Hasbunallahu wa nimal wakeel
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Assalamu alaikum my brothers and sisters, it is normal to differ in opinion, it is normal to have a disagreement, completely normal not to agree with others at times. Let's look at the companions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. they differed with each other at times very strongly, but they were taught and they practiced upon something amazing. They never ever abused another person simply because they disagreed with that person. They never hurled abuse, they did not use bad language to refer to anyone whom they disagreed with. They never insulted another person, they did not engage in character assassination. Very unfortunately, we have not yet learned my brothers and
sisters, at times we hear some of the scholars today disagree, and that's not bad to disagree is not bad at all, it is normal. Instead of furnishing their opinions with the evidences and presenting them to the public or to whomsoever it may concern, they prefer to insult those they disagree with, to the degree that their own respect is compromised. My brothers and sisters, a heavy price is paid when scholars insult one another. And this is why my advice to the general public, when we see people differing in opinion, perhaps they may be right, they have a right to defer, they have a right to present their evidences or their views. Absolutely. We need to be very mature about this.
Remember, when they defer, they have not done anything wrong, but the minute they abuse, it goes to show they are wrong. They are actually so wrong, my brothers and sisters, that they have left the way of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, where he says a true believer will never insult never be abusive. A true believer does not engage in that type of hurtful behavior. So my brothers and sisters, when someone swears, and when someone becomes cheap in their language simply because they've differed with someone, it shows their desperation. And it shows the fact that they don't know what they're talking about. And therefore, they are so desperate in trying to get this untruth
across to the people that they have resorted to the cheapest possible way, character assassination, swearing, etc, deception. May Allah protect us. Once again, you may differ with me, really, I have no problem. I still love you and I still respect you. But this respect is compromised the minute one begins to hurl abuse and become so cheap that even the devil becomes ashamed of us, my brothers and sisters, let this not be the way forward. We will hear at this time of difficulty and hardship, where we find so much going on, where some people have chosen to save lives. And some people have chosen not to even bother about lives. It's okay it is really fine. The public needs to listen to
both opinions, perhaps there may be some who are engaging in what is known as religious blackmail. Without knowing what is on the ground. They have simply tried to inflame the feelings and emotions of people by making them feel a false sense of security, perhaps through religion, whereas the same religion teaches that we should be saving lives continuing with the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the best possible way. Unfortunately, one group is saying that the other group is asking the public to forsake the Almighty and the teachings of Islam. That is absurd. It is totally absurd. We all care for the deen but some of us actually care for the lives of the people out there as well.
Whereas the others,
we differ with them, and I differ with them very respectfully. However, I don't appreciate their abuse, the way they have taken people out of the fold of Islam simply for holding a different opinion. Also based in evidence, my brothers and sisters, let history not repeat itself. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us protection. In fact, we need to learn from the earliest of the oma the companions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Brothers and sisters if we call each other names, those who are ardent followers of either side will take it to another level, they will begin to hate, they will begin to create enmity, they will begin to abuse they will begin to
actually physically harm and thereafter begin to kill.
Don't laugh at this. It's already happening. So Panama people are threatening the lives of others.
Others simply because they have disagreed with the opinion of their share. That is disgusting. That is unacceptable. That is actually something that is so shameful my brothers and sisters we ought to go back to the pure Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him differ differ by all means, but the one who is correct is the one who is respectful and if both are correct, if both are respectful, they are both correct in one way, but those who are not respectful and hurl abuse, I say it for the last time, they have actually heard they have paid a disservice to the oma insulted the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and strayed from the path of Islam. May Allah subhanho wa
Taala guide us or help us at this juncture, this time when we're trying to save lives. And we're saying, fulfill the duties unto you be it prayer, be it congregational prayer, whatever it may be, but in a slightly unique way, for the time being. My brothers and sisters, let's not get so emotional that we have to swear it goes to show the lack of intellect, the lack of wisdom, it goes to show the lack of concern for the oma, are you just cared about yourself? Do you really think you're the only one who exists on earth who has the right to look into the evidences and interpret them? If that's the case, my brothers and sisters, we have to become more mature and we have to
learn to respect each other, not just for our sake for the sake of Allah, but for the sake of the future of this oma, thank you so much for listening. akula kolyada was Allah Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad