“Who do you think you are that you declare so-and-so a hizbi and so-and-so, who do you think you are, worry about your own sins”.
This is a good affair, that we give importance to repentance to Allah and rectification of actions.
But whoever’s Hizbiyyah becomes established, his affair is clarified, and it’s said he’s a Hizbi, so there is no conflicting.
There shouldn’t be a clashing of affairs. From those whom our brother Abu Dujaanah criticized may Allah preserve him, he said one time: “I attended a lecture to one person in Egypt his name is Muhammad Safwat Nurud-Deen,
I said: “O Shaykh, what’s the condition of so and so”, he said: “Worry about yourself, look for your way to Jannah.” He said: “I am now asking you for the sake of looking for my way to Jannah, I would like to know the truth from the falsehood so that I know my way to Jannah.”
What an answer! So we say so-and-so is a Hizbi and we say so-and-so is such-and-such, all of that is looking for our way to Jannah. And worrying about ourselves and rectification for our brothers that they don’t become watered down with the Mutamayyi’een and go to waste under this type of speech.
So what is obligatory upon a Muslim is to worry about himself, and rectify himself, and to repent from his sins, and also rebuke the Munkar. The side of forbidding the evil is from the religion of Allah, so it is not said: “Who are you?” How are you saying “Who are you?”, I am a person from the people Allah ordered me and made me culpable to rebuke the Munkar with my hand, with my tongue, with my heart, the least of situations.
Ya’nee this is one is forbidding him, this is something no-one can escape, not a man nor a woman, nor someone close or far, so how can one say “Who are you?”, I am culpable from the Lord of the world’s,
من رأى منكم منكرًا فليغيره بيده ، فإن لم يستطع فبلسانه، فإن لم يستطع فبقلبه وذلك أضعف الإيمان
“Whoever amongst you sees an evil, then let him change it with his hand, if he is not able to, then with his tongue, and if he is not able to, then with his heart; and that is the weakest of Eemaan.”
Then (after that) it is not allowed to belittle the people;
(يَٰأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَٰكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَٰكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَآئِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوٓا۟ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَتْقَىٰكُمْۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ )
“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.” [Al-Hujuraat, 13]
This one that I am saying “Who are you?”, he could possess from the khayr what may not be with me. But verily the people of falsehood are belittled. It is said to them “Who are you O falsifier? As for a person upon khayr, he is not belittled, because belittling the people of falsehood is the way of the Salaf, may Allah be pleased with them, and the proofs of that are extensive, and indeed it has been mentioned by us and other than us.”
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