[Video]: Advice On Whom The Qurʾān Should Be Taken From And Cooperation With The People Of Partisanship | Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī
Advice On Whom The Qurʾān Should Be Taken From And Cooperation With The People Of Partisanship | Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī
Questioner 1: The reciters who are both proficient in their recitation of the Qurʾān and ascribe to Salafiyyah are very few in number in America.
Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī: The reciters? And those who give religious verdicts?
Questioner 2: Those who are precise in their recitation.
Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī: Those who are precise in their recitation… ah yes.
Questioner 1: So in general, they are very few in number in America. So if we do not find someone who is proficient in the Qurʾān in our city except that he either ascribes to one of the various groups or has been influenced by them or his condition is unknown to us; should we take the Qurʾān or tajwīd from this individual? If not, then where should we direct the people or the laypeople in order to learn the Qurʾān?
Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī: Do not take the Qurʾān from an individual who is well known for his association with partisan hizbī groups. But if his affair is unknown to you, then there is no harm in this. So if his matter is unknown, then there is no problem. However, a person who is well known for his association with partisan hizbī groups, do not take the Qurʾān from him.
Questioner 2: What if they give us an opportunity to teach at their Mosques, while they are staunch hizbīs? They say for example we want Qāsim and me for example, since I believe the situation with him to be similar, since we were raised in these areas and have spent time in these Mosques and all of their various ways.
So they know that I am from amongst their young people and Qāsim because he embraced Islām, the people see him also to be from amongst their young people and thus should teach them. Most of the time, if the people do not have some level of fanaticism, they teach. And there may be people who are hizbīs for example from al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn, so there is the problem of their being from the al-Ikhwān, but they will allow us to teach in their centers, Shaykh, if it was for example: Qurʾān, tawḥīd or Sunnah or the like?
Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī: Do not teach at their centers. If they know that you are Salafī, they will not leave you alone and allow you to teach. If they, for example, are ignorant of your situation, and whether you are with them or against them…
Questioner 2: In the beginning they will not know.
Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī: However, when they know that you are Salafī they will send you away. This is because they will struggle against the individual who is working against their way. So if they harm you thereafter, they will make clear their enmity towards you so leave them.
Questioner 1: Then who should we turn to in terms of the Mosques and centers where we can teach if we do not have a Salafī Mosque or center? Who are we able to cooperate with and who should we not cooperate with?
Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī: The people who are well known for their association with partisan hizbī groups, leave them. As for those whose affair is unknown, then there is nothing to prevent this.
Transalted By: Abul-Layth Qāsim Mutiva