(10)Saheeh - related by Muslim (5/132),
ad-Daaraqutnee (pp.520-521) and Ahmad (6/146, 180) - from 'Aaishah - radiallaahu 'anhaa.
(11)Iqtidaa ul-'Ilm il 'Aml (13) of
al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee. Yet today, it is sufficient for one to be a speaker and that is
enough credentials for him to be a guide for the Ummah - regardless of whether he has
knowledge or not! So let the noble reader reflect upon the saying of the Companion Ibn
Mas'ood (d.32h), related by at-Tabaranee in al-Kabeer (8066) and al-Bukharee in Adab
ul-Mufrad (789) and declared to be Saheeh(authentic) by al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr in Fath
ul-Baaree (10/510) that he - radiallaahu 'anhu - said: "You are in a
time whose Scholars are many and its speakers are few. After you will come a time whose
Scholars are few and its speakers are many." How yesterday's warning depicts
(12)Tazkyatun-Nufoos (p.4) of Ahmad Fareed.
(13)Saheeh - related by Muslim, Ibn Maajah (4202)
and Ibn Khuzaymah in his Saheeh (8/223) - from Abu Hurayrah radiallaahu 'anhu.
(14)Saheeh related by at-Tabaranee in al-Kabeer
- from Ibn 'Umar and also by al-Haakim and al-Bayhaqee - from Abu Hurayrah radiallaahu
(15)Similar to this are actions based on
party-spirit ('asabiyah) about which our Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam
said - as is related by Muslim in his Saheeh: "Whosoever fights under
the banner of the blind, becoming angry for party-spirit, or calling to party-spirit, or
assisting party-spirit, then if he dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah (pre-Islaamic
ignorance)." And how damaging - O seeker of unity - has its modern
counter-part, Partisianship (Hizbiyah), been in destroying the very fabric of
comprehensive brotherhood. Such that the one immersed in this Hizbiyah loves and
hates, builds and destroys - not due to the ties of correct faith (Eemaan) - but
due to this vile Hizbiyah - thereby having enmity for the friends (awliya)
of Allaah, competing thereby with the enemies of the Prophets!!! We seek Allaah's
protection against this and only He guides to a way that is Straight.
(16)Related by Ahmad in az-Zuhd (p.196)
and the isnaad is hasan.