[Dr. Saad Al-Faqih:] We’re talking about the ways and means used by tyrants, in the example of Pharaoh, and the description of him given in the Quran, and his way of ruling, and his way of dealing with his people, and his way of dealing with his opponents, in which case it is the Prophet of Allah, Moses, [pbuh]. Then, we will compare this case as described by the Quran with today’s tyrants, particularly the Al-Sauds. Perhaps, you will come to the conclusion that Pharaoh’s case, despite all his tyranny and the Quran’s rebuke of him, is much better than our rulers in particular, in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques (Saudi Arabia). This may baffle you, but stick with me and see the comparison for yourself, and you might become convinced of that. Generally, tyrants who have the ability to rule with an iron fist and impose a totalitarian rule, also have the ability to boast of their power.
[Dr. Mohammed Al-Massari] It’s a chaotic situation that is unbelievable, and they’re a nation that is content with being like sheep, and religious scholars who are ignorant about the fact that the Earth moves in a rotating motion, and who issue fatwas to them about obeying those in authority, and the ‘blessed state through which Allah has made Truth triumphant’, as stated by Ibn Baz. [unintelligible] There is a few intellectuals like Rashid Mubarak, May Allah bless his soul, he spent his whole life giving counsel and guidance, etc, and he once complained to me saying, “When there was a wave of pressures mounting on Saudi Arabia in the ’80s, everyone who wanted would found a newspaper in London, and they would attack Saudi Arabia. So, they would give them 2 or 3 million as hush money. 1, 2 or 3 million. So, in the Supreme Media Council— which Rashid was a member of— of course, now he’s deceased. [unintelligible].
So, a newspaper was founded, and he proposed. (Saudi Prince) Naif was the head of the Supreme Media Council. His death was a few years prior to Rashid’s. It’s said that America assassinated him in Geneva. Allah knows best, anyway. So, Naif proposed that to him, and Rashid said, “My advice is not to take that route at all. This route is nothing but blackmail, and it will become a way through which these people will continually gain money. Let them say whatever they want. What are we afraid of?” This man, Rashid, is supposed to be— or maybe he wanted to embarrass them. Rashid is not a stupid person, but he had a pretty good opinion of the (Saudi) state and its personalities, and he believe that much of what is claimed about them is not true, based on his own personal interactions with them. They would treat him with utmost respect, like I mentioned regarding the Nuclear Council. Continue reading Dr. Al-Massari’s Statement That Infuriated the Wahhabis
[Dr. Sa’ad Al-Faqih] Among the questions as well, the old and new question. Old, from the days of the Companions, in which there is a misunderstanding of Allah’s words ((O you who believe! Take care of your souls; he who errs cannot hurt you when you are on the right way; to Allah is your return, of all (of you), so He will inform you of what you did.)) Many people take this to mean, “Take care of your souls,” so, don’t care about others. Some even distort the verse, reading it as “take care of yourselves, and don’t care about others.”
There are those that say, “Shut up, leave the creation to the Creator.” These are myths, and not part of Islamic legislation or religion, nor the saying of the Prophet or the Companions or the Tabi’een (successors of the Companions). “Leave the creation to the Creator.” These are superstitions and devilish tricks in order to escape one’s responsibility. As for Allah’s words, ((O you who believe! Take care of your souls; he who errs cannot hurt you when you are on the right way;)) Firstly, “Take care of your souls” doesn’t mean “Mind your own selves.” ((Take care of your souls)) means, “Stick to your selves.” “Straighten your selves.” “Your selves” here is like what is called “verbal noun,” like, “Underneath you the book”, which means, “Take the book.” Verbal noun. “underneath you,” meaning, “under you.” The literal meaning of “underneath you the book,” “underneath you the book.” But, in reality, “underneath you the book” means “take the book.” So, ((Take care of your souls)) means “Stick to your selves,” Strive with your selves, control them, and make them stay upright in accordance with the Quran and the Sunnah and the commandments of Allah. ((he who errs cannot hurt you)), when? ((when you are on the right way;)) Continue reading The Quran’s Position on Apathy Towards Evil – Sa’ad Al-Faqih