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    Exclamation The Evil of Tale Carrying and The Scandal Monger

    Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
    Amma-ba'd

    An-Nameema Wa Namaam (Tale Carrying and The Scandal Monger), by Abu 'Abdillaah Hassan As-Somali (hafidhahullaah) [The following are notes, not verbatim]


    Allaah Tabark wa Ta'aala said (what means): And obey not everyone who swears much, and is considered worthless. A slanderer, going about with tale carrying. (Al-Qalam: 10-11)

    Al-Halfidh Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said explaining these verses: This is the individual who goes back and forth between the people, trying to cause dissension, carrying speech in order to cause mischief and corruption between the people.

    Ibnu Mandhoor (rahimahullaah) said linguistically an-Nam is: to spread dissension and to instigate, and to spread the speech of people to publicize it and cause corruption and mischief.

    In the Sharee'ah, the scholars have defined Nameema as: carrying tales from one group of people to another with the objective of causing mischief, trouble.


    - The Ruling of an-Nameema (which is a repugnant, foul, filthy disease, and a dangerous sickness):

    Imam Adh-Dhahabie (rahimahullaah Ta'aala) said it is a major sin from the major sins, and it is haram by consensus of the Muslims. There are numerous evidences from the Qur`an and Sunnah establishing its prohibition.


    - Who is the Namaam? (May Allaah not increase them in our ranks)

    The People of knowledge have stated the Namaam is the individual who speaks to a people and carries news from them that they dislike to be publicized and disclosed (disliked by either of the three: the one narrated from, or the one narrated to, or the namaam himself), either by statement or indication.


    - How do we deal with the Namaam?

    'Abdullaah Ibn 'Abbaas (radiallaahu Ta'aala 'anhumma) said: The Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) passed by two graves, and said: Indeed, these two individuals are being punished in their graves. As for one of them, he used to walk around tale-carrying, and as for the other he never used to protect himself from his urine. [Bukharee, Muslim]

    When told a tale carrier was going around tale carrying, Hudhaifa ibn al-Yamaan, radiallaahu Ta'aala 'anhu (among the companions most knowledgeale concerning fitan, trials, tribulation), said: The Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: La Yadkhul al-Jannata Namaam (The Namaam will not enter Paradise).

    (Hudhaifa didn't say, "let me see what he is saying.")


    - The Mawqif of the Salaf Concerning an-Namaam

    A man came to Wahb Ibn Munabbih (rahimahullaah) and said to him, "I passed by a man who was talking bad about you, insulting you." So Wahb Ibn Munabbih (one of the scholars of the tabi'oon) said to him, "Did Shaytan not find anyone else to carry this message except for you?" [Al-Hilya`]

    That's the mawqif of the Salaf as it relates to Nameema. (Wahb Ibn Munabbih didn't say, "what did he say?")


    - How to Deal with an-Namaam (The Tale Carrier)

    Imam Adh-Dhahabee (rahimahullaah) said: Six things are obligatory upon the one Nameema reaches, the one Nameema is brought to:

    1- Don't believe the Namaam (the tale carrier, scandal monger), because he is a Faasiq, a scandal monger. And the narration of a Faasiq is not to be accepted - it is rejected!

    2- To forbid him from this, and not to listen and absorb what he is saying. Advise him the evil of his actions, and that it's a Major sin. And that the Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: The Namaam will not enter Paradise.

    3- He hates the Namaam for Allaah's sake, because he (the Namaam) is hated by Allaah 'Azza wa Jall. It is obligatory to hate for the sake of Allaah - not for hizbeeyah or personality, or personal issues.

    4- You don't have any bad thoughts about the one spoken against. Allaah said: ...Avoid much suspicion, for inded some suspicion is sin... (Al-Hujurat, ayah 12)

    5- He should not spy, nor try to investigate. Allaah said: ...Do not spy on one another... (Al-Hujurat, ayah 12)

    6- He himself (the one Nameema reaches) should not convey this. Hasan al-Basree (rahimahullaah) said: "The one who brings malicious infomation will take from you malicious information."

    When the brothers from America, the UK, Maldeves and Singapore recently made 'Umrah and visited Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah), they sat with him three times. Every time, the shaikh gave a precious advice in private and public. Among his advises was to avoid splitting and the causes for splitting [and Nameema causes splitting].

    And the shaikh (hafidhahullaah) gave an example and said: The torch of the light is to be shined upon the trouble makers who want to cause dissension. They are not true in their claim to Salafiyyah.


    Source: Audio: Tale Carrying and The Scandal Monger
    Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk

    If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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    JazaakAllaahu khayraa for this post and the link akhee.

    And may Allaah reward our virtuous brother, Abu 'Abdillaah Hassan as-Somali and preserve him as well as the other du'aat who convey and explain the knowledge of this Deen from the trustworthy 'Ulemaa' to us.
    "سبحان الذي لا يشكر إلا بنعمة أخرى"
    [Related by Shaykh 'Abdur-Razaaq al-Badr (حفظه الله) in "فقه الأسماء الحسنى" from Imaam ash-Shaafi'ee (رحمه الله)]

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    Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
    Amma-ba'd

    Admonition Against Tale Carrying, by Abul Hasan Maalik (hafidhahullaah)


    Excerpt:
    Shaikh al-'Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) mentioned:"Everything that is uncovered and exposed, and is disliked, falls under the category of Nameema."


    Excerpt:
    The Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: La Yadkhul al-Jannata Namaam (The Namaam will not enter Paradise)...

    ...Imam An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) mentioned regarding this matter that the Namaam will not enter Jannah with those who have been given success. And as Ibn Hajar (rahimahullaah) said in FatHul-Baaree: "He will not be from those who enter Paradise with the first and the foremost of the inhabitants of Paradise."

    Here we see ya ikhwaan - Baarak Allaahu feekum - that the likes of this evil action slows a person up, prevents a person from entering Paradise with the Faa`eezeen, those who are successful, those with whom Allaah is pleased. If there was nothing else, ya ikhwaan, that we mentioned today from the evils of Nameema (spreading tales, carrying tales), if there was nothing other than this great evil - of slowing you from Paradise - then how great is this Wa'eed (threat), ya ikhwaan?...


    Excerpt:
    Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Shouldn't I inform you of the best from amongst you?" They (the companions) said: Of course, oh Messenger of Allaah. He (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Those who when they are seen, Allaah is remembered."

    Because they remind you of the Sunnah of Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). They remind you of the ayat of Allaah Tabarak wa Ta'aala. They are people who are walking with the Sunnah.

    Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Shouldn't I inform you of the worst from amongst you?" They (the companions) said: Of course, oh Messenger of Allaah. He (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Those who walk through the earth spreading tales (and tale-carrying), and corrupting the relations between people."

    And this is the reality, ya ikhwaan, of the namaam (the tale carrier). They corrupt the relations between people.


    Excerpt:
    The Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Indeed, the worst of the people with Allaah are those with two faces, those who go to some people with the statement of others, and go to the others with the statement of the first group." They are the worst of the people with Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta'aala, as informed by Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam).

    When we contacted the mashayikh - from them Shaikh Ubaid al-Jaabiree and Shaikh Muhammad Bazmool (hafidhahumullaah) - and we asked them regarding this matter of an individual who would do the likes of this, going to one masjid and speaking evil of people and going to another and speaking evil of people, and both of them said: "This is a Satanic Path. Advise them, admonish them with the fear of Allaah, and if they don't stop what they are doing, then warn against them publicly, and we are with you in your warning against them!"

    Let us now, ikhwaan, have a community where the tale carrier finds no safehaven, where the tale carrier finds no protection, where the tale carrier finds no port in the storm! But rather, ikhwaan, we make it difficult upon them, and spread what they have done, mention who they are, and warn against them - if they do not cease and desist - for what they are doing is destroying the community, and destroying families and destroying relations.



    Excerpt:
    Allaah is displeased for you Qeela wa Qaal (he said, she said [from the Prophet's hadeeth "Allaah is pleased for you three and hates for you three..."]). Shaikh Rabee' (Bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, hafidhahullaah) said about this Qeela wa Qaal that it is engaging in false speech and spreading tales of illicit sexual acts.



    Excerpt:
    Allaah said (what means):Verily, those who like that (the crime of) illegal sexual intercourse should be propagated among those who believe, they will have a painful torment in this world and in the Hereafter. And Allaah knows and you know not. (An-Noor, ayah 19) Imam As-Sa'dee (rahimahullaah) said regarding this tremendous verse: As for those who love the spread of al-Fahisha` - evil actions, grave matters, sinful affairs, tales of fornication, tales of adultery, and the likes - <-----these are those matters. Allaah said those who love to spread them, Allaah has prepared for them a painful punishment in this life and the next...



    Source: Audio: Admonition Against Tale Carrying, by Abul Hasan Maalik
    Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk

    If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.


 

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