With this Fitnah occurring some of the brothers decided to call two scholars one being Shaikh Naasir Al Barrak and the other Shibal (who Amjad Rafeeq mentioned on Salafitalk.com). We will post the statements of Shaikh Barrak first.
And we must remember that in these issues we must return to the scholars:
Shaikh Naasir AL Barrak clarifies the issue of Imaan.
Question to Shaikh Naasir Al Barrak:
One of the brothers wrote on the issue of Imaan and he came with the speech of Imaam Ibn Hajar that the Salaf’s view was that Imaan consists of statements actions and belief and that actions are a condition of Imaan. Therefore another brother clarified that this definition of Imaan was incorrect because:
- It is general (the speech can be taken into many different ways)
- It is from the speech of the Murji’ah
Then he came with the speech of the scholars such as Ibn Baaz, Saalih Aal Ash Shaikh, Saalih Al Fawzaan and Shaikh Rajihi. However, the brothers who wrote the speech of Ibn Hajar said: “This speech is according to the intention of the person and the Usool that he operates from.” Is there any advice for the person who wrote the speech of Ibn Hajar in this matter?
Shaikh Naasir Al Barrak:
There is nothing worthy of worship except Allah and there is no might and power except by Allah.
Actions, my brother, this needs long speech however Ahlus Sunnah believe that Imaan is belief in the heart and affirmation by the tongue and actions by the heart and the limbs this is what is Imaan. Therefore the one who does not do actions does not have Imaan ,he must have actions of the heart. There must be something from the actions of the heart which results in actions of the limbs. If a person believes but there is no love in his heart for Allah neither any fear or hope or reliance, yes, this is nothing whatsoever.
Take the example of Abu Taalib, Abu Taalib believed, Abu Taalib believed but there was no submission in his heart and there we no actions, only belief. There must be actions. Therefore, it is impossible to have Imaan without actions, it is impossible. A person say there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is his Messenger and he does not pray one Rak’ah for Allah and he does not fast and he does not make Hajj and he does not make Jihaad what meaning does it have to his statement that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad )salallahu alaihi wa sallam) is his Messenger. This is only speech.