Saturday, 15 November 2014

This is exactly how the Khawarij of today behave -- Signs of Khawarij - Same in the Past and Present

Even with us, thee congressi deobandis behave in the same way…

Events today continue to resemble those of yesterday:

Imam Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, once delivered the Friday sermon and spoke of the tribulation (fitna) of the #kharijites (#khawarij). He praised Allah when a man interrupted: "There is no rule except the rule of Allah!" Then another got up: "There is no rule except the rule of Allah!" Some of them (khawarij) gathered in a corner of the mosque continuing with what they were saying. Imam Ali pointed at them with his hand and said: "Sit! Yes, there is no rule except the rule of Allah; a statement that is true though what you intend by it is false. I await to exact the rule of Allah on you!" One of the men stood up and placed his fingers in his ears and repeated the verse "If you ascribe any partner to God, all your work will come to nothing: you will be one of the losers." Imam Ali responded with the verse "[..] so be patient, for Allah's promise is true: do not let those with no firm beliefs discourage you."

(Source: the Musanaf of Ibn Abi Shayba)

Note the following about the behaviour of the khawarij:

1. Interrupting the imam/khatib during the Friday sermon.

2. Disrupting the sermon through continuous interruption, raising voices against the imam, and verbally attacking him from different corners of the masjid.

3. Refusing to listen to a response and clarification of the truth because it does not conform to their own whims and desires.

4. Attacking the religious integrity of the person who disagrees with them and labeling him as a polytheist (mushrik). They'll cite verses of the Quran as evidence for this but they err in their application of these verses because they have not understood the rules and principles of using and applying Quranic evidences.

5. Preventing the imam or speaker from clarifying his point of view by raising their voices, shouting and interrupting him when he tries to speak, thereby ensuring that people disperse without having heard the speaker's proofs or understood his view.