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Beware Of The Su' Ulama's (Evil Scholars): Attitudes - What Are The Differences?

11 November 2010

By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun

All praises are for Allah alone Who exalts Islam with His aids, and humiliates shirk with His power. He is the One who who takes care of all matters and provides respite for those who disbelieve with His plan. Salawat and salam to the beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alaihiwasallam, who has illuminated Islam with the Qur'an and his sword.

Indeed, the ulama's are like the stars in the heaven. It is through their hands that mankind obtained guidance. They are the ones who explained to this ummah the way of guidance and the way of istiqomah upon that guidance. It is through them that the ummah understand about the way of evil and the way to avoid it. They are like the rain that falls on barren ground, so that diverse plants that are useful grow out of it.

However, after the spread of various fitnahs and the outbreaks of a deadly poison amongst the ummah, there emerged the su' ulama's who sell their dien for their dunya. Sometimes they are more eloquent and their explanations are more easily accepted. Even their methods are varied that many people from the ummah are attracted to them. It is that attraction that makes them committed with those su' ulama's, whereas they are substantially upon error. Concerning them, Rasulullah SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam said:

يَخْرُجُ فِي آخِرِ الزَّمَانِ رِجَالٌ يَخْتَلُونَ الدُّنْيَا بِالدِّينِ يَلْبَسُونَ لِلنَّاسِ جُلُودَ الضَّأْنِ مِنْ اللِّينِ أَلْسِنَتُهُمْ أَحْلَى مِنْ السُّكَّرِ وَقُلُوبُهُمْ قُلُوبُ الذِّئَابِ يَقُولُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَبِي يَغْتَرُّونَ أَمْ عَلَيَّ يَجْتَرِئُونَ فَبِي حَلَفْتُ لَأَبْعَثَنَّ عَلَى أُولَئِكَ مِنْهُمْ فِتْنَةً تَدَعُ الْحَلِيمَ مِنْهُمْ حَيْرَانًا

"There will appear in the end times, people who seek the dunya with religion. In front of the people they wear clothes made of wool to give the impression of their humility, their speeches are sweeter than sugar but their hearts are the hearts of wolves (very fond of wealth and position). Allah says, "Are you fooled by Me (the mercy and opportunities I give) or that you dare towards Me? By My self, I swear. I will send down disasters from among their own who turns decent people into confusion (let alone others besides them) so they are not able to get away from it." (HR: Tirmidzi)

The su'ulama's are the lowest level of ulama's, the worst and the most losers. It's all because they invite towards evil and error. They present bad things in the shape of goodness. They depict batil (falsehood) with a picture of a truth. There are times when they are "bootlicking" the rulers or other tyrannical people for the sake of obtaining positions, ranks, influence, appreciation or anything from the adornments of the world that are within their hands. Or they are those who are doing it because of deliberately opposing Allah Subahanahu wa Ta'ala and His Rasul in order to create mischiefs on this earth. They are no other than the khalifahs of Shaytan or the representatives Dajjal.

What are the differences?

Actually it is not difficult to tell the differences between the honest ulama' and the su' ulama', the tail of the rulers. As for the good ulama's, whether they are in secluded places, inside the prisons of the thaghut or in any other places for that matter, you would see them always committed with this dien. But on the other hand, you would see the su' ulama's always selling the life of the hereafter for gaining a little from the life of this world. They are always at the doors of the thaghut rulers. Just like in the words of Hudzaifah radhiyallahu ‘anhu:

إِذَا رَأَيْتُمُ الْعَالِمَ بِبَابِ الْسُلْطَانِ فَاتَّهَمُوْا دِيْنَهُ، فَإِنَّهُمْ لاَ يَأْخُذُوْنَ مِنْ دُنْيَاهُمْ شَيْئاً أَخَذُوا مِنْ دِيْنِهِمْ ضِعْفَهُ

"If you are seeing an ‘alim at the door of the ruler, then his dien is debatable. So it is not of them [the ulama's] to take a part from their [the rulers] dunya, except those rulers will take from their [the ulama's] dien in proportion."

How could we not differentiate between the ulama's whose sacrifices have been proven in the form of restrictions and the spending of their time in conducting da'wah in the path of Allah Ta'ala, and the ulama's who are filled with comforts and never tried with hardships? A very big difference.

How could we have tsiqqoh (confidence) on them when they have not yet tasted the prison, they have not yet felt the fear due to being chased by kafir people, and they have not yet received the burdens in the struggle? Whereas, we have not yet found the bearers of this da'wah living the life of comforts, in fact this path is filled with the smell of the blood of its bearers.

Are we acting dumb with the condition of Imam Ahmad whose life was filled with trials and disasters? Whereas, he could have taken the ruhshah (dispensation) to obey the ruler by saying that the Qur'an is makhluq (created). But he preferred to receive the trials because it would elevate his status in front of Allah Ta'ala.

Let us ponder the words of Imam Ibnu Taimiyah when he was being tested. To make clear to us the way taken by the righteous ulama's:

مَا يَفْعَلُ أَعْدَائِي بِي؟ أَنَا سِجْنِي خَلْوَةً، وَنَفْيِي سِيَاحَةً، وَقَتْلِي شَهَادَةً

"What could my enemies do to me, if I am imprisoned, that is a khalwah for me, if I am banished, that is a recreation for me. And if I am killed, that is a shaheed."

Look, O ikhwahs, at Sayyid Qutub when he was forced to retract his words and enmity towards the thaghut at that time! He said:

إِنَّ إِصْبَعُ السَبَابَةِ الذِي يَشْهَدُ لِلَّهِ بِالْوَحْدَانِيَةِ فِي الصَّلاَةِ لَيُرَفَّضَ أَنْ يَكْتُبَ حَرْفاً يُقِرُّ فِيْهِ حُكْمَ طَاغِيَةٍ

"Verily, the finger that testifies to Allah by acknowledging His Oneness (tawheed) in solat, will never want to write even a letter that recognizes the law of thaghut."

This this the way of the sincere ulama's. This is the way of the Prophets and the establishers of this Dien. There is no other way, except for those ways that are far from the guidance the Prophet.

Our Attitude

The attitude that we must adopt as the strugglers of Islam are, as what had been communicated by Sheikh Abu Mus'ab as-Syuri in Da'wah al-Muqoowamah al-Islamiyah al-‘Alamiyah, in brief:

First: Fully supporting the ulama's and leaders of jihad who are defending the truth and defending the interests of the ummah.

Second: Embracing those who fear and have the possibility of becoming supporters of this struggle in ways full of hikmah (wisdom). Besides that, striving to straighten the crooked ummah, as long as that crookedness does not become their manhaj.

Third: Firmly avoiding the ulama's of the rulers who had been infected with the syndrome of hypocrisy (munafiq) and become the traitors of this Dien. Of course it must be with strong hujjahs and explanations that are irrefutable.

We pray to Allah Ta'ala to strengthen our convictions, the convictions of our ulama's and those of the fighters of Islam in treading this path. Although heavy, and full of hindrances and thorns, we are confident that victory is surely in the hands of Islam. It is impossible for Allah to let His slaves who are mukhlis in defeat.

 

 

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