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“…and Hold on to the Rope of Allaah” – Part 3

By: Shaykh Alee Raazi At-Tuwayjaree حفظه الله
Delivered on: Saturday, August 21, 2004

A statement from the organizers at AlBaseerah.org:

All praise is for Allaah the Lord of the worlds and may His Peace and Blessings be upon the Noble Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سام.

O slaves of Allaah, may Allaah preserve you all, as it is clear from the theme of the conference:
“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allaah (i.e. this Qur’aan), and be not divided among yourselves.” [Aal-‘Imraan 3:103]

…what a beautiful and lofty theme of this blessed conference. Its beauty and loftiness can never be witnessed, and its sweetness cannot be tasted until we reflect upon it openly.

By the way, brothers and sisters, this is something (referring to the theme of the conference) we all desire and something for which we have all gathered. It is one of the few most important obligations of our times. But in order for us to accomplish this goal, this affair must not be a lip service. Rather we must fully understand its implications and strive to cure all problems related to this issue from its root.

O my noble brothers and sisters in Islaam, may Allaah bless you all tremendously. Know that the theme of this conference did not come ‘out of the blue’, rather this (uniting the Muslims upon the truth) is something that the scholars are talking about in their lectures, commanding about it, and highlighting in almost every lecture.

All praise belongs to Allaah, we were blessed to have with us as-Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Ghudyaan, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdullaah As-Subayl, Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadi Al-Madkhali, and now, ash-Shaykh, al-Doctor, Ali Ibn Raazi At-Tuwayjari, may Allaah preserve them all.

Brothers and sisters in Islaam, the theme of this conference is a direct result of what is being witnessed of division and differences between Salafi brothers and sisters globally more so in Western countries.

O slaves of Allaah. The theme of this conference is based on the command and direct order of our Lord:

“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allaah (i.e. this Qur’aan), and be not divided among yourselves.” [Aal-‘Imraan 3:103]

Alhamdullillaah that He allowed us to hold this conference; so let every single one of us thank Allaah سبحانه و تعالى for making this event possible and a success. And then let us all thank all those who organized and worked towards holding and having this conference. We thank Allaah عز و جل for giving us the ability and tawfeeq to hold the conference and making it possible and a success.

O slaves of Allaah! Let everyone of us actively strive towards unity upon the truth.

Let us put our personal differences and problems aside.

Let us start on a fresh page.

Let us manifest and be a live example of brotherhood based upon Faith.

Let us show brotherhood in its purest form in our speech and actions.

Let us promise ourselves that we will not we leave this room without shaking hands with those who we have problems with or who we abandoned because of personal problems.

Let us look to our right the left and turn to those who we oppressed and seek forgiveness and pardon after seeking forgiveness from Allaah.

And let us stop the discord and race and be quick to shake hands and give salaams to those from amongst the people of the truth whom we have discord with. Chit-chatting, shaking hands and giving salaams to your friends is not the comprehensive understanding of the theme of this conference:

“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allaah (i.e. this Qur’aan), and be not divided among yourselves.”
[Aal-‘Imraan 3:103]

Rather go to someone who you have a problem with, shaking his hand and welcoming him with all your heart is indeed effective towards unity and stopping the discord.

Brothers and sisters in Islaam, after thanking Allaah سبحانه و تعالى I would like to take this opportunity to extend gratitude and sincerely thank the Administration of Madinah Masjid and Madinah Academy for hosting this conference and taking great care of their guests. Brothers and sisters in Islaam please join me in thanking and making du’aa for all those who contributed in making this conference a tremendous success and of course special thanks to the Imaam of the masjid Abu ‘Umar Muhammad حفظه الله and Umm Ibraaheem حفظها الله for their great cooperation, extraordinary spirit and hard work.

I also feel obligated to thank all the brothers and sisters who worked day and night organizing, planning, and holding this event. And the top of them, those hardworking brothers, are our beloved brothers Muhammad Salamaat, Muhammad Sulaymaan, (names unclear), Omar Shaakir and Ikhwan Shabazz. May Allaah bless them all for their efforts and for their par excellent job, and may Allaah سبحانه و تعالى reward them with the best in the dunya and best of the Hereafter.

Unfortunately, we are not able to get back in touch with the Shaykh as his phone is still busy. So inshaa-Allaah ta ‘aala, we will wrap up and end here today.

Glory be to You O Allaah, and to You belongs all praise and thanks. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I seek your forgiveness and to You I turn in repentance.


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