THE LIGHT OF FURQAAN
By ash-Shaykh Aboo ‘Uthmaan Muhammad al-‘Anjaree
The da’wah of the Prophet ( ) and his Companions is established firmly upon al-Furqaan. Allaah the Most High said:
“Blessed be He Who sent down the Furqaan (criterion and distinction between Truth and falsehood) upon His slave, that he may be a warner to the 'Aalameen (mankind and jinn).” 1
And from the names of the Qur’aan is Al-Furqaan. And from the names of the Prophet is Al-Mufarriq and Al-Faariq. So therefore the separation and distinction between Haqq (Truth) and baatil (falsehood) is from the foundations of the Deen and it’s fundamental principle.
And (from) the characteristics of Ahlul-Haqq is that they differentiate betw ( )een Truth and falsehood, and they strive for the distinction of Truth from falsehood , and this is taken from the saying of the Prophet ( ) regarding the companions who will be shaded by Allaah in His shade on the day when there will is no shade except His shade:
(( Two men, they love each other for the Sake of Allaah, they come together due to it and separate due to it )) 2
So Taqwaa is the path of uniting the people of the manhajul-Haqq (the methodology of the Truth) and their coming together. And Taqwaa is the path of differing with the people of the false methodologies (manaahij al-baatilah). Allaah the Most High said: )ِ
“O you who believe! If you obey and fear Allaah, He will grant you Furqaan.” 3
1 Al-Furqaan (25):1
2 Al-Bukhaaree in Kitaabul-Adhaan (The Book of the Call to Prayer)
3 Al-Anfaal (8):29
So the mu’min has Furqaan by which he separates and distinguishes between the people of the deviated methodologies and false statements, and between the people of the methodology of the Haqq, the people of the one manhaj and the Straight Path. And like this the Companions of the Prophet ( ) have mentioned, when al-Miqdaad bin Aswad said, from the Prophet ( ), that he “came with Furqaan. By it he separated between Truth and falsehood, and separated between a father and his son.” It was collected by Ahmad and authenticated by AlAlbaanee.
So the teacher, the Sunnee, he teaches his students Furqaan and makes them able to distinguish between Truth and falsehood. As for the teacher, the cheat, who makes most of his subject matter - I say most of it, not all of it – affiliating with the people of the da’waatul-baatilah and he agrees with what the mashayikhah of the jamaa’aat assiyaasiyyah al-Islaamiyyah (the Islaamic political groups), this shaykh, the cheat, has extinguished the light of Furqaan that Al-Haqq (Allaah) said regarding it:
“And thus We have sent to you (O Muhammad) Roohan (an Inspiration, and a Mercy) by Our Command. You knew not what the Book is, nor what is Eemaan? But We have made it (this Qur'aan) a light wherewith We guide whosoever of Our slaves We will. And verily, you are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path.” 4
And the asl (foundation) of Al-Furqaan is at-tafreeq (differentiation and distinction) between two things and the separation between them by manifesting the proof and the victory. And for that, Ummul-Mu’mineen, ‘Aa’ishah ( ) used to magnify Al-Furqaan due to its importance and greatness. So she would say: “By the One Who sent down the Furqaan upon Muhammad!” Collected by Ahmad and authenticated by Al-Albaanee.
So whoever is most in following closely and adhering tightly to what the Companions of Muhammad () were upon is the greatest in Furqaan. And whoever is farthest from ittibaa’ of the companions is the farthest from Furqaan and intertwines upon himself and his students the light of the Truth with the darkness of falsehood. So Blessed is He Who sent down Al-Furqaan upon His slave, that he may be a warner to the 'Aalameen.
And I ask Allaah, Al-‘Aliyy, al-‘Adheem that He establish my brothers, the companions of the website of Tasjeelaat Nidaa’ al-Islaam upon manifesting alFurqaan between Haqq and baatil and guide them in that.
Written by Muhammad ‘Uthmaan al-‘Anjaree
Saturday, 19 Sha’baan 1428/1 Sept. 2007
Translated by Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher