?? “And from this is refutations against the people of desires, for verily they’ve wronged Ahlus-Sunnah by Allah, and they transgressed against their Aqeedah, and they intended to expose them to the punishment of Allah.
For the people of desires, for them to transgress against you by beating your body is a lesser evil than them trangressing against you by having a mark on your religion.
?? And for this reason they strip them of their creed and religion, and their Istiqaamah (steadfastness), and label them with names and ill treat them with the upmost ill treatment.
?? So refuting them is from the religion of Allah, knowledge-based refutation, fundamental, exposing to the people of desires is a good refutation.
?? Our Imams traversed upon this path, and the Islamic Bookshops are filled with refutations upon the people of falsehood.
?? And they didn’t author a book in Aqeedah except as a refutation.
?? i.e. a book from the books of Aqeedah was not authored except as a clarification of the correct Aqeedah and refutation to those who oppose it and to whoever wants deviances for the people and desires and punishment.
?? So the one who strip you from some of your wealth is an oppressor, or is he not an oppressor? He is a severe oppressor.
As comes in the Hadith (Whoever dies for the sake of his wealth then he is a matyr…)
(Whoever prevents the belongings of a Muslim person by swearing an oath, then indeed Allaah has made obligatory from him the fire, it was said: “O Messenger of Allaah, even if it was something small?” He said: “Even if it was a green Miswaak stick.”
?? So this is lesser in evil by a lot from one who wants to strip your Aqeedah. And the blessing which is upon you, the blessing of Islam, he wants to strip you of the blessing of Islam, the blessing of the Sunnah, the blessing of Istiqaamah, either for the perishing Dunyaa, or failing doubts.
?? By Allah O brother if you’re stripped of the Sunnah, or stripped of the knowledge, or stripped of the guidance, which you’re in, you will be a loser.
?? By Allaah, if they weighed gold for you, you leave it and go to Allaah without Istiqaamah, what is the deception of this Dunyaa, what is it’s value, what is the benefit from it, what is gained from the Dunyaa, while you’re living without Istiqaamah, what is gained in it.
?? And where are they, those who used to own this Dunyaa, where are they, and for its sake they trialled others and were put to trial, where is Qaarun (Korah), where is Fir’awn (Pharaoh), whether they were from disbelievers or misguided, compare between Ibn Abi Du’aad the misguided Mu’tazili and between Imaam Ahmed. Ahmed the poor the Imaam, Imaam Ahlus-Sunnah and how he was patient, and he was beaten…
And the end was for Imaam Ahmed and he became an Imaam of the Dunyaa, poor, patient, he doesn’t have wealth, he used to wear a ripped thawb, but he was a person of Deen, he has the Deen of Allaah.
?? So leave it off O My brother, leave off the Dunyaa, turn away from it, don’t let it busy you, and the Jam’iyyaat (Charity Organisations), leave off the Jam’iyyaat by Allah this wasted a lot of people by Allah, none has entered it since we’ve known it historically, none has got caught up in it except he in fixed, and he’s attached, and he goes to waste.
?? Where are they, those who were in it, and traverse in it, where are their sciences, where are their fruits.
?? This is an advice to myself and my brothers, don’t let your aim be the Dunyaa, the Dunyaa Allah gives to whom He loves and whom He doesn’t love. He has indeed given it to the Kuffaar, He gave it to Fir’wan and Haamaan (Haman)
(أَلَيْسَ لِى مُلْكُ مِصْرَ وَهَٰذِهِ ٱلْأَنْهَٰرُ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِىٓۖ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُون)َ
“O my people! Is not mine the dominion of Egypt, and these rivers flowing underneath me. See you not then?” [Zukhruf, 51]
Ya’ni he is saying: “How can you compare me to Musaa (Moses), a poor man, he doesn’t own anything, and I own Misr (Egypt).”
?? If the Dunyaa weighed the wing of a mosquito with Allah he would not have given a Kaafir a drop of water to drink, how small is the wing of a mosquito, it doesn’t weigh anything, you perhaps couldn’t even see it with the naked eye clearly.
?? All of this Dunyaa doesn’t weigh with Allah the wing of a mosquito, who understands this the correct understanding which the Messenger of Allah ﷺ came with in the authentic Sunan and the Musnads and Mu’jams and the Sahihs.
?? So the Dunyaa is not a weighing scale, if the Dunyaa was a weighing scale then the most deserving of it would have been the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ.
?? I’m mentioning this in consideration may Allah bless you that the weighing scale with the people has become the Qaarunee view, looking at society with a Qaarunee view, upon the way of Qaarun, as the people of Qaarun said when he came out upon his people in the verse.
(إِنَّهُۥ لَذُو حَظٍّ عَظِيم)ٍ
“Verily! He is the owner of a great fortune.” [Al-Qasas, 79]
And from where does he have this great fortune, a Munaafiq from Munaafiqeen, from the Kaafireen. He is sinking through the Earth until the establishment of the hour.”
End of speech.
Benefited from: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him.
Translated by: Abu ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi