Ignorance of the Khwaarij
The Ignorance and Hastiness of the Khawaarij [Some of what follows in this specific section (quote block) is not verbatim, but a summary from an excellent ‘aqeedah and manhaj class a few years ago; may Allaah reward the khateeb with good and preserve him.]
You may or may not remember that in Pakistan a few years ago, people rebelled and took to establishing their own government in a masjid they named “The Red Mosque.” If these renegades found someone committing zina (adultery), they brought him in and punished him in the masjid. But they left the grave-worshippers across the street alone.
They don’t have the right in either case to punish anyone, since they are not the government – and especially not in the masjid. But the point is: out of ignorance, they made zina worse than shirk.
In light of the above scenario, contemplate upon the following hadeeth from the sahihain on the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (radiallaahu ‘anhu) that the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:
A people will recite the Qur`an – it will not pass their throats. They will exit the Religion just as an arrow shoots through the hunted beast.They will fight the people of Islaam and leave alone the people of idolatry. Were I to reach them when they appear, I would slaughter them with the slaughtering meted out to [the people of] ‘Aad.
Allaah told the truth, and His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) told the truth.
Another characteristic of the Khawaarij is hastiness. Ibn Mas’ood (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said:
When things of unsure matters happen, be hesitant and take your time in making the right decision. For it is better to be a follower of good than a leader of evil.
In light of the above, contemplate upon this hadeeth:
‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) saying:
Near the end of time, a people will emerge, young in age and ignorant in intellect. They will speak with the best statements of creation, and they will recite the Qur`an, but it will not reach beyond their throats. They will go through and out of the religion just as an arrow goes through its target. So if you meet them, fight and kill them because in killing them there is a reward with Allaah on the Day of Resurrection for he who does so.[Bukhari]
Source: Taken from an email