It’s Come to This … .
June 20, 2011 21 Comments
Surprise, surprise … a new post by yours truly.
As it should be quite obvious, I haven’t really been doing much with my blog. I’ve let my blog practically “die”, with the exception of the odd comment reply here and there. I’ve taken a step (or more) back from active propagation of Islam and just turned my attention to worldly matters such as work, family, friends, and general time-wasting. As a result I’ve been largely out of the loop with many things related to what’s going on in the world, whether it be religious news or otherwise. However, I thought I’d break my inactivity by posting up regarding an email I received from a friend the other day.
A few nights ago (June 17, 2011), Shaikh ‘Alî Hasan al-Halabî posted up to his forum (kulalsalafiyeen.com) with a post he titled, “Supplication against the oppressors, those who accuse me of [advocating] the unity of religions and do not cease, so say ‘Amin’“. I guess Shaikh ‘Alî Hasan has finally reached the point where he feels enough’s enough and is tired of defending himself against the slanders and lies levied against him by Shaikh Rabî’ bin Hâdî al-Madkhalî and his followers with respect to this specific slander (i.e., advocating unity and freedome of religion). The shaikh, may Allah preserve and protect him, writes,
O Allah, send salutations upon our prophet, Muhammad, upon his family and his companions, collectively.
O Allah, surely You know that I am a slave from Your slaves. I aggrandize Your religion. I call to Your monotheism and to the sunnah of Your prophet (may Allah send salutations and peace upon him). You know, O Lord of the worlds, that I am free of every religion except the religion of Islam. So O Allah, if the one slandering me does not back off from his falsehood and give up his wickedness, then curse him, O Allah, and curse everyone who renouces this truth or follows him upon it, for he has assaulted the people and deceitfully and untruthfully accused me of certifying [the legitimacy and correctness] of a religion other than Your religion or of speaking of the unity or freedom of a religion other than Your religion. So take revenge, O Allah, on him, for we have been patient with him, we were nice to him, and we were civil with him. Clarification was of no use with him. Elucidating did not make things right with him. Rectification did not turn out well with him. He did not cease being persistent on his falsehood and his claims, persistent on his accusations, with slander. O Allah, surely I am oppressed, so come to [my] aid.
I entrust you [all] to Allah, the One whose charges are not lost.
Frankly, I hope this is it for Shaikh ‘Alî Hasan and that he stops replying to his detractors. He is in no need of having to explain and defend himself time and time again. There are so many other things more deserving of his time and attention; so much time and effort has already been wasted on trying to reason with the stubborn and pigheaded. It’s time for the shaikh to move on with his life and his efforts in Islamic propagation and academics.
In the past, we’ve seen other shaikhs reach their limits (e.g., Shaikhs Salîm al-Hilâlî and Abul-Hasan al-Ma’ribî) and challenge their attackers to stand before the Ka’bah with them and invoke Allah’s curse upon the liars from among them (i.e., mubâhalah–and of course, not a single person from their attackers ever accepted their challenges), but I think for me, this is the first time I’ve seen someone skip that challenge altogether and simply concede and beg Allah for help.
Given all that, I shouldn’t have to remind anyone of this, but I’m going to mention it anyhow … in the famous advice the Prophet, may Allah send salutations and peace upon him, gave to Mu’adh bin Jabal, he said, « … and fear the call of the oppressed, for surely, there isn’t a veil between it and Allah» (al-Bukhârî, Muslim, and others).
Edit: Here’s the latest article (Arabic) by Shaikh Rabî’ bin Hâdî al-Madkhalî against Shaikh ‘Aî Hasan al-Halabî, which prompted the latter to make this supplication of desparation … absolutely disgusting.