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Secara umum, bencana yang ditimbulkan oleh lidah ada dua. Yaitu berbicara batil (kerusakan, sia-sia), dan diam dari al-haq yang wajib diucapkan.

Abu 'Ali ad-Daqqâq rahimahullah (wafat 412 H) berkata:

الْمُتَكَلِّمُ بِالْبَاطِلِ شَيْطَانٌ نَاطِقٌ وَالسَّاكِتُ عَنِ الْحَقِّ شَيْطَانٌ أَخْرَسُ


Disebutkan oleh Ibnul-Qayyim dalam ad-Dâ' wad-Dawâ`, Tahqîq: Syaikh 'Ali bin Hasan al-Halabi, Penerbit Dar Ibnil-Jauzi, hlm. 155.

Orang yang berbicara dengan kebatilan ialah setan yang berbicara, ia bermaksiat kepada Allah Ta'ala. Sedangkan orang yang diam dari kebenaran ialah setan yang bisu, ia juga bermaksiat kepada Allah Ta'ala.
Seperti seseorang yang bertemu dengan orang fasik, terang-terangan melakukan kemaksiatan di hadapannya, dia berkata lembut, tanpa mengingkarinya, walau di dalam hati.
Atau melihat kemungkaran, dan dia mampu merubahnya, namun dia membisu karena menjaga kehormatan pelakunya, atau orang lain, atau karena tak peduli terhadap agama.

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركات

While the guidelines are indeed for our common good, some questions need to be addressed :

1. Do our religious leaders realise and appreciate the various heartfelt comments from the public so that they can gauge from such barometers the necessary steps to be taken to address such issues head-on, instead of creating ambiguity or diversion from it merely to maintain the status-quo ?

2. To deem some comments as insulting can also be unobjective, especially when such strong-worded comments are meant to vent one's strong feelings about some clear-cut false beliefs and practices being promoted with impunity at whose expenses ?

3. Is there any MUIS code of Advertising and Teaching Practice akin to The Singapore Code of Advertising Practice that states that "advertisements should not EXPLOIT the public or mislead them with inaccuracy, ambiguity, exaggeration and omission." - Straits Times 7 Jan 2011 pg C13 - so that such exaggerated and offending advertisement by one travel agency to promote his Haj package by inducing the ummah with 'free gifts of ZamZam drinks that were recited Khatam AlQuran 600 thousand times' can be taken to task ?

4. Are the relevant authorities feeling invinciible and never admit they are wrong, but instead insist that anyone who disagrees is acting against them ?

5. With all due respect to the relevant authorities' genuine care and effective representative of the Muslim affairs in Spore, are they losing touch with the religious pulse on the ground that are getting more well-informed ?

6. Isn't each of us obligated to act or speak up within his own limitation to correct a situation, or at least refute it in silence instead of adopting a if-u-cannot-beat-them-then-join-them stance, or worse is to become setan bisu ?

7. Its a pity if those who criticise are accused of creating divisions among the ummah, or accused of jealousy or nursing some grievance against the relevant authorities (RA), because this is not about pro or anti RA, but about preserving the sanctity of Islam, and of equal importance, about standing up for what is al-haq, Allahul Musta'an.

Barakallahu Feekum.

Barakallahu feek, akh binsajen.

First and foremost, I believe we agree on the following:
- to be upon a clear manhaj; the manhaj of the ahlussunnah
- to apply that manhaj in all matters
- to be consistent and persistent upon this clear manhaj

Holding one's tongue even when witnessing al-zulm is permissible, and even considered recommended in various instances. The fiqh in advising rulers (or the ruling Islamic body) is different from advising our close friends or laymen.

Ibn 'Umar and the remaining companions maintained obedience to 'Abd al-Mālik Ibn Marwan who was an oppressive ruler in his time.

"Obey them as long as they establish the prayer among you." (Bukhari & Muslim)

Imam an-Nawawi stated in Sharh Saheeh Muslim (12/229) that revolting (which means even inciting hatred) against rulers is haraam by the concensus of the Muslim scholars, even if they are sinful oppressors.

Misfortune has befallen some of our brothers who have applied the manhaj in some areas and neglected it in others, relying on mere intellect, emotions and the fatwas of groups that has gone astray such as the Ikhwanul Muslimun instead.

Shaykh Salih Ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ali-Shaykh stated that one of the causes of the fitnah of the Khawarij is their refusal to refer back to the scholars (companions) and relying on their own deluded understandings instead. (Fitnah al-Khawarij)

Please forward further discussion on this matter via email. May Allah make us all steadfast on the true manhaj.

Amiin Ya Rabbal 'Alamiin.

Not only I agree, I'm also reminded of one do'a in Tafsir Ibn Katsir, Surah 41 Verse 30, as said by Al-Hasan :-

" Ya Allah, Engkau adalah Rabb kami, maka anugerahkanlah rezeki istiqamah kepada kami. "

Barakallahu Feekum Jamii'an.





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