Originally Posted by AHMAD\
I agree that disconnect from people of knowledge is a big reason but even bigger reason is a disconnect from Holy Quran and Prophet (PBUH) sunnah.
You know that verses of the quran are being misunderstood quite often. I can say this from personal experience(understanding a verse to be something until) after listening or attending the talks of students of knowledge (who learn from scholars). Even the sahaba karaam used to mistakenly take a different interpretation of a verse and then the Prophet PBUH used to correct them. And they were the Sahaba, one of the best generations.
And how many muslims would you know who buy volumes of Bukhari and sahahi Muslim (and each volume probably might contain 10 books or so) and then read (not memorize) them all ???? To become knowledgable about the Sunnah of Prophet PBUH ?
With the Scholars the buck just doesn't stop at the Quran and Sunnah. They are also well versed in fiqh/jurisprudence matters and many other day to day daily issues.
Originally Posted by AHMAD\
I don't think anyone of these protesters can explain what aspect of Islam are they fulfilling by doing violent protest and involve in hatred speech. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) never gave any such examples and never does he retort to such actions even under most testing circumstances.
I received a text from a brother that says the statement of a Salafi Scholar Sheikh Saalih. Now I am not sure is it Sheikh Saalih al Fawzaan or another one..i will try to find that out but i know the he is a salafi scholar
The Text reads :-
Sheikh Saalih : "Our Advise that is to have comportment and not show disapproval in this manner; demonstrations or harming innocent people, and wasting wealth, this is not permissible.
Those who must respond to this are the scholars, not the common folk. The scholars respond to these affairs. They (i.e the kuffar) want to cause chaos amongst us and they wish to affect us; this is what they want.They want us to fight one another. the soldiers withhold while these poeple attack; and there occurs beating, killing and injury. This is what they want.
Calm down, calm down. Those who are responsible for responding are the people of knowledge and insight. Or they could choose not to respond to them and resolve not to respond. The pagans used to the Messenger a magician, a soothsayer, a liar etc. And Allah commanded him to have patience. They did not protestin Makkah nor did they destroyed any of the homes of the pagans nor did they kill anyone. Patience and comport until Allah the Glorified and High facilitates a way for the Muslims.
That which is obligatory is to have comportment; especially in these times and in these tribulations and within this evil which is going on within the lands of the Muslims. It's obligatory to have comportment and not rush into these affairs. "
[ on a side note, This is the stand of all the Salafi Shayukhs whether on this matter or the matter of arab spirng revoults upon which too they all united in refuting it (arab spring revoults).
Completely contrary to the false propaganda Maverick86 is proporting the killing of US Ambassadar chris steven to be a salafi job.
I am speaking with evidence above so why can't others stop concocting fairy tales from thin blue air and bring forth their evidence ? ]