Posted by أم عبد الرحمان الأندلسية at 12:54
SHAIKH UBAID AL-JAABIREE:
THE MUSLIMS OF SYRIA
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy
Question Number 19:
From Libya, the questioner asks:
‘’It is not hidden (regarding) what is happening in Syria and to its people, and to the Muslims (with regards) to killing, violation of honour, destruction of houses and mosques by the administration of Bash’shaar Asad [The Nusayree, the Raafidi (Shi’ee)]; so do we (perform) the Qunoot and supplicate for them in the obligatory prayers knowing that the one in charge of the religious affairs has allowed the Imaams of the mosques to (perform) Qunoot?”
My dear son, you asked and accomplished (the affair). The affair has been accomplished; the ministry of religious affairs has given permission and it has acted on behalf of the ruler by (allowing) the Qunoot on behalf of your believing brothers—those who are weak and oppressed in Syria—so (perform) Qunoot. The one amongst you who wants to make Qunoot in his house, (then) even if the ruler did not allow the Qunoot; he is (still allowed to perform the Qunoot in his house). But I advise you:
Specify the believers (in your supplication) and not for the whole nation, because there is one in the nation who is a ba’thee (socialist/communist), and amongst them is one whose orientation is towards democracy, secularism; so specify the believers (in your supplication).
Adopt a middle course in your supplication; do not prolong it, make it short. That which some of the Imaams of the mosques do in the beginning of the Witr Qunoot, perhaps saying: ‘’O Allaah give us rain’’ and (then sometimes) supplicates for the Muslims in general. This is not transmitted from the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam). And what is transmitted in the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) in Bukhaari, Muslim and its like, is to specify those who are weak and oppressed amongst the believers, men and women.
Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)