Of The Su' Ulama's (Evil Scholars): Attitudes - What Are
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
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
"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
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:
"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
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:
"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
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
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.