No society is free from fools and their acts; it may only differ from one society to another. The best of communities is that of Muslims, people of sound judgement do not dispute this fact.
Allâh the Most High said in the Best Revelation:
وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا
“Thus we have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islâmic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah , a just and the best nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you...[Al-Baqarah: 143]
Yet there are among the Muslims individuals and groups that are out of this description. We seek Allâh’s guidance.
Allâh said about these individuals and groups:
وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَقُولُ آَمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْآَخِرِ وَمَا هُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّهُ مَرَضًا وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَوَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لَا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ قَالُوا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُونَ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ الْمُفْسِدُونَ وَلَكِنْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ آَمِنُوا كَمَا آَمَنَ النَّاسُ قَالُوا أَنُؤْمِنُ كَمَا آَمَنَ السُّفَهَاءُ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ السُّفَهَاءُ وَلَكِنْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
“And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: "We believe In Allâh and the Last Day" while in fact they believe not. They (think to) deceive Allâh and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not! In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allâh has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are only peacemakers." Verily! They are the ones who make mischief, but they perceive not. And when it is said to them: "Believe as the people (followers of Sunnah and the Salaf) have believed," they say: "Shall we believe as the fools have believed?" Verily, they are the fools, but they know not.
O Allâh we seek Your guidance.
These individuals and groups are out of the good description of Islâm as described in the Verses above.
In summary, they as follows:
They claim to believe in Allâh and His Messenger (salaLlâhu alayhi wa sallam) whereas, far are they from that claim.
They tend to deceive the Creator and the general public with their ostensible Islam.
They are people with perpetual disease in their hearts.
They cause mischief (like suicide bombings, hijacking, etc), chaos and harm on earth.
And they are the FOOLS though they think they are wise.
These people are very difficult to correct; they rarely give in to correction.
How many are those in the enclave of Islam!
When you see them you will know them with their traits and tongues.
An example are those FOOLS who planned an attack on innocent non-Muslims at Nice in France; and their masters foolhardiness, the ISIS who say they are behind it.
An example are those who carved ‘state’ in North East Nigeria saying they are fighting a Jihâd losing thousands of lives in the process yet nothing.
Another example are those who blocked PZ road in Zaria saying the military authorities of Nigeria should take another route because they were in a celebration.
Another example are those who gather in mosque making noise in the name of dhikr.
Oh! We should not forget that FOOL in Markaz Agege, Lagos, who said Al-Imâm Al-Bukhârî did not author the Sahîh, and of recent, said evil about Abu Hurairah (radiyaLlaahu an'hu).
These fools are many, very many. Their gatherings are on the increase because Shaytaan is their head.
And that FOOL in Ilorin who says eating with spoons and forks makes one abide in Hell forever.
If we go on counting, the list will be heavy. The Prophet of Islam (salallaahu alahyi wa sallam) had said they would be up to 72 Enclaves, all of them into hellfire, according to the degree of their foolery. Some will abide in Fire forever some, a period only Allâh knows.
All the fools have successfully given the Muslims who believe in Allâh and His Prophet (salallaahu alahyi wa sallam) and act within those parameters, a name suggestive of evil, harm, cruelty and everything bad. Yet the Muslims are best of creation, the most peaceful, and the most law-abiding. Some will never fathom this.
Our duaa to our Lord is that He should not destroy and hold us account us for what the fools do.
So we need to speak out, learn the Deen correctly and follow the path of the gone pious Muslims among the Companions of the Prophet (salaLlâhu alayhi wa sallam) and those who followed in them with goodness.
O Allâh we seek Your guidance.