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[16/02/2023] Lesson 27: Advice To The Youth Who Speak Regarding the Muslim Rulers With Evil Speech – Beneficial Answers to Questions Regarding The Innovated Methodologies – Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul-Wāhid حفظه الله.
Some points covered during this lesson:
- Question 38: What is your opinion regarding some of the youth who speak in their gatherings about the Muslim rulers in this land with evil speech, reviling, criticising and cursing them?
- The two types of people who speak with this speech.
- Acknowledging our deficiencies and striving to rectify our shortcomings through the means of the Sharī’ah.
- The virtue of Muslim nations over other than them.
- The inevitability of deficiency in individuals, societies and nations.
- Shaykh Ibn Bāz’s (رحمه الله) response to the question, “Is it from the manhaj of the Salaf to criticise the rulers from the pulpits?”
- Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymīn (رحمه الله) on one of the rights of the ruler over his subjects, and the great danger of spreading the mistakes of the rulers.
- The origin of naṣīḥah, even with the worst tyrant.
- The example of Usāmah b. Zayd (رضى الله عنه) regarding the correct manner in which the Muslim ruler is advised.
- The example of Imām Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal (رحمه الله) and how he remained patient and never called to khurūj despite being tortured and imprisoned.
- The great station of speaking a word of truth in the presence of a tyrannical ruler.
- Ibn Rajab (رحمه الله) on the meaning of sincere advice to the Muslim rulers.
- Imām ash-Shawkānī (رحمه الله) on the obligation of obeying the Muslim ruler.
- What is required from Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamā’ah regarding the rulers of the Muslims.
- A warning against backbiting and rumour-mongering as it relates to the rulers and scholars.
Question: A Muslim has accused another Muslim of being a liar without backing up his claim, so what is upon the accuser and the accused?
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