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Our beloved brother Abul-‘Abbaas Moosaa Richardson (حفظه الله تعالى) mentioned in his first class from the Explanation of Masaa’il al-Jaahiliyyah by Shaykh Saleh al-Fawzaan (حفظه الله تعالى) on Saturday the following highly beneficial point:
…And just one point before we begin and I apologise for this, but perhaps you can get benefit from this, because it is related to our Salafeeyah and our distinction from the Khawaarij (Renegades), today. And I mean the Khawaarij of today! There is a special attribute the Khawaarij have today, specifically! The Khawaarij are those people who call to rebellion against the rulers. You might say this is kind of a strange connection. But I’ll tell you.
The Khawaarij of today have no patience in Talaabul-Ilm. They have not patience to continue and study day-after-day, week-after-week and year-after-year. They, while they may have acts of worship that are great. They may have other things that they do with diligence. Talabul-Ilm is very hard for them in this era. Why? I don’t know!
What is the proof that I have, or why do I say that?
It manifests itself in their claim when they speak about the scholars of Ahl-us-Sunnah. And they call them what? What are the names that the Khawaarij us to refer to the scholars of today, the evil nicknames that they invent?
They say: “They are the scholars of women’s underpants.” Talking about menses and haidh. Menses and blood and the colour of the blood and when it is pure and when it is not pure.
WHAT IS THE SECRET BEHIND THIS CLAIM? A side from them being khabeeth [evil ones] and having filthy accusations? What’s the secret, why do they pick this issue out of all the issues in the religion to say the ‘Ulema are busy with this? They can say the ‘Ulema are busy with sheep and cows, dividing them up for Zakah. They could say the ‘Ulema are busy with raising your hands or not raising your hands in takbeer. The could say so many things about our ‘Ulema if they wanted to speak about our ‘Ulema.
Why do they say: “The Scholars are people who are so busy with women’s purity and issues of women’s purity.”
Because, they attended the first few lessons with the Scholars, they tried to make Taalabul-Ilm. THEY TRIED BUT THEY DIDN’T GET PASSED TAHAARAH
So in their minds our ‘Ulema are still teaching menses after 25, 30 years. They came to a few lessons, they saw the ‘Ulema of Islam dealing in great detail. With precision, the texts of the Book and the Sunnah. Making tahkeek [checking the chains of narration] showing how the issues are to be understood properly, about taharaah about purity about. What’s one of the issues, women’s menses! That’s an issue from our Deen.
So when they couldn’t bear it, and they didn’t have patience to go beyond that, to get real tick in to the religion they immediately jumped in to the newspaper seeking Fiqhul-Waaqi’ [news about the current affairs] and running to the political activists propped up as scholars and getting behind them and trying to replace our scholars with those political activists. What made them make this jump? What made them leave the lessons with the ‘Ulema? In the very beginning it’s their LACK OF PATIENCE.
So be a Salafee and be distinguished and be patient upon Talaabul-Ilm, it takes patience for you to study a book from beginning to end…
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