Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim,
Allahumma Solli A'la Saiyidna Muhamad, Waa'la aa'li Saiyidna Muhamad.
I was youtube hopping on the other days when I saw a video condemning Saidina Umar ra, one of among sahabah Rasulullah saw who are guaranteed a heaven (some of you may not believe it, well, it is up to you, you are the one who need the evidence of burden).
I was nearly vomiting, and my heart was so angry. I did not check the youtube video, it didn't even deserve my time. But I would like point out one thing here, for those who read this blog regularly and for those who are blogwalking, that we need to stop this kind of behaviour, slandering the sahabah, starting from ourselves and helping others.
Actually, I could not understand why does the Sheikh need to slander the sahabah? And one of the biggest, worthiest sahabah?
Why do these kinds of people need to venture their energy, their resources (intellectual, time, money etc etc) and their hearts into this kind of useless and sinful activity?
I don't get it. Seriously. If we are working of removing and slandering Mubarak, for example, that's a good use of time and intellectual capacity. But talking about bad things about sahabah? For what? To prove that another sahabah is better? Then? What kind of actions to improve our imaan will be taken after this kind of 'intellectual' debate? Will the speech change the course of history? More importantly, will the action (slandering the sahabah) endear us to Allah Rabbul Izzati?
We all know how dangerous it is a bad-mouthing activity. Kindly refer to Surah Al-Humazah ( The Traducer, The Gosssipmonger). Slandering people, alive or dead. Especially the dead because you can never ask for their forgiveness. Why don't you use your tongue for dzikir then?
Well, just remember, every single word that we utter and write, whether with good intention or otherwise, is readily written by two angels (malaikat). If these people are ready to stand in front of Allah swt and defend their actions and deeds, good luck then.