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The Imam Speaks Ill of the Companions… Even of the Beloved of Allah (peace and blessings be u

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Answered by Shaykh Iyad al-Ghawj

If one is listening to the Friday khutba and hears the khateeb slander the Sahaba or make gheeba on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) – for example saying “there are no holy people in Islam; the Prophet himself was not a holy person” – what should one do? Is it in order to get up and pull the microphone away, or should one just sit and patiently bear with it? This is happened a few times now at my local masjid so I thought it might be good to ask in case it should happen again, nauthubillah.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam,

There are two conflicting considerations at work here:

a) Avoiding harm (such as fitna in the community) is given precedence to achieving benefits;

b) It is an open wrong (munkar) to speak disrespectfully of the Companions and even more when it relates to the Beloved of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace).

Unless it is open disbelief, however, it would be best to:

a) simply hate it in one’s heart at the time;

b) inform the individual of the error, if one expects any benefit in doing so;

c) if they are likely to repeat it, then one should take the most effective means possible to change this situation, without causing undue conflict;

d) … but if nothing works, one should try to pray in another mosque, if possible; if not possible, one should remain patient, hate it in one’s heart, and make dua for things to change.

And Allah knows best.

Walaikum assalam,
Faraz Rabbani.

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