وَلَا تَلْبِسُوا الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُوا الْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth [i.e. Muhammad Peace be upon him is Allah’s Messenger and his qualities are written in your Scriptures, the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] while you know (the truth). (Soorah Al-Baqara: 42)

The Noble Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān (may Allah preserve him) stated explaining this verse:

This is another prohibition – covering up the truth with falsehood. Meaning, mixing the truth with falsehood. That which is obligatory is that the truth be distinguished from that which is falsehood. That which is obligatory is that the truth is to be taken and the falsehood is to be abandoned. As for mixing between the truth and falsehood and mixing between Kufr and Eemaan, this is negating the religion of Allāh. The obligation of the ‘Ulamā’ is that they distinguish between the truth and falsehood. And it was from that which was obligatory upon the Children of Isra’īl, and they were ‘Ulamā’, that they distinguish between the truth and falsehood. Therefore, that which they are upon from Judaism and Christianity after the sending of Muhammad (ﷺ), then it is falsehood. As for that which the Messenger (ﷺ) came with, it is the only truth. Therefore, it is not permissible to mix between Judaism, Christianity and Islām. This is mixing between the truth and falsehood. Rather, it is to be said: Indeed, Islām is the true religion and that which is besides it is falsehood. That’s because either it is abrogated by Islām, or either it is distorted and changed from that which Allāh has revealed. And there doesn’t remain after the sending of the Messenger (ﷺ) a religion other than Islām. Allāh has said:

إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّـهِ الْإِسْلَامُ ۗ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِآيَاتِ اللَّـهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ
Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account. (Soorah Al-i-Imran: 19)

He also stated:

وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ
And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (Soorah Al-i-Imran: 85)

“…and do not conceal the truth while you know better.” It is not permissible for the one who knows the truth to conceal it from the people. Rather, it is upon him to clarify it to the people so that the people can be upon insight. This is the obligation of the Ulamā, clarifying the truth and not concealing anything from the truth because Allāh sent down this knowledge for the people. He didn’t send it down for you alone to keep it stored away in your chest leaving the people upon their ignorance and misguidance. Rather it is obligatory upon every ‘Ālim to clarify for the people that which Allāh has revealed. Whoever is pleased with it is pleased with it. Whoever dislikes it dislikes it. This is in order that he fulfills his responsibility and in order that Allāh benefits whoever He wills the guidance for.

 

Source: Durūs at-Tafsīr fī al-Masjid al-Harām V.1 Pg.156-157

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
21st of Muharram, 1437 (11-04-2015)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC

Original Arabic

 

 

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قال الله تعالى: “وَلَا تَلْبِسُوا الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُوا الْحَقَّ وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُون.” (سورة البقرة: 42)

قال فضيلة الشيخ العلّامة صالح الفوزان حفظه الله مفسرا لهذه الآية الكريمة:

“هذا نهي آخر, لبس الحق بالباطل, يعني خلط الحق مع الباطل, الواجب أن يميَّز الحق من الباطل, وأن يؤْخذ بالحق ويترك الباطل, أما الخلط بين الحق والباطل وبين الكفر والإيمان فهذا مناف لدين الله سبحانه وتعالى.

وواجب العلماء أن يميِّزوا بين الحق والباطل, وكان من واجب بني إسرائيل وهم علماء أن يميِّزوا بين الحق والباطل, فما هم عليه من اليهودية والنصرانية بعد بعثة محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم فهو باطل, وما جاء به الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم هو الحق وحده, فلا يجوز الخلط بين اليهودية والنصرانية والإسلام.

هذا خلط بين الحق و الباطل, بل يقال: إنّ الإسلام هو الدين الحق, وما عداه فهو باطل. لأنّه إما منسوخ بالإسلام, وإما محرَّف ومغيَّر عمّا أنزل الله سبحانه وتعالى, ولم يبق بعد بعثة الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم دين غير الإسلام, قال تعالى:

“إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلام” (آل عمران:19)

وقال جلّ وعلا:

“وَمَنْ يَبْتَغِي غَيرَ الْإِسْلَامِ دِيْناً فَلَنْ يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ” (آل عمران:85)

“وَتَكْتُمُوا الْحَقَّ وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ”

فلا يجوز لمن علم الحق أن يكتمه عن الناس, بل عليه أن يبينه للناس حتّى يكون الناس على بصيرة, وهذا واجب العلماء, بيان الحق للناس, وعدم كتمان شيء من الحق, لأنّ هذا العلم أنزله الله للناس, ما أنزله لك وحدك تختزنه في صدرك, وتترك الناس على جهلهم وعلى ضلالهم.

بل يجب على كلِّ عالم أن يبين للناس ما أنزل الله سبحانه وتعالى, رضي من رضي وسخط من سخط, حتّى تبرأ ذمّته وحتّى ينفع الله من أراد له الهداية.”

دروس التفسير في المسجد الحرام: المجلد الأول: ص. 156-157

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