Sh. al-Rajihi responds to Madkhali slander against Sh. al-Barrak
Sheikh Ar-Râjehî: As-salam ‘aleikom
Questioner: Walaikum assalaam Wahamatattali wabarkatuhu
Sheikh Ar-Râjehî: Hayâkoum ALLAH
Questioner: Sheikh is this an appropriate time to ask a question?
Sheikh Ar-Râjehî: yes!
The questioner: the question – in sha Allah : We are French brothers residing in Egypt and we have a weekly lecture – by the grace of Allah – with Shaykh ‘Abd Ar- Rahman Al Barrak – ALLAH preserve him – via the Internet, on the explanation of the “Book of Tawheed.” This is a great blessing, we thank and praise Allah for that.
And now, here is a French brother, who does not attend the course, contacted Abu Omar Osama Al Utaibi and asked: Is it permissible for me to attend the lectures of Sheikh ‘Abd Ar- Rahman Al Barrak and is he a bearer of the da’wa salafiyya!
And he [Utaibi] replied: “Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahman Al Barrak is a well-known person of knowledge, but the problem is that it is influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood, and he has false stetemnets like allowing demonstrations/protests in Bahrain, and approved of some reprensible things. Abdur-Rahman Al Barrak is sent by the “Muslim Brotherhood”, which is why come from him reprehensible matters in Aqeedah and Manhaj. That is why it is not appropriate to attend his classes and it is necessary to warn against him … “.
We want from your eminence – advice for this kind of fitan because they are spread much in the countries of Europe … AllahuMusta’aan.
The answer of His Eminence Sheikh ‘Abd Al-Aziz Ar Râjehî:
“The Sheikh ‘Abd Al-Rahman Sheikh Barrak is well-known, is our Sheikh, is known for his knowledge and virtues, is amonsgt of the scholars of Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah. And there are no remarks about him, but Abu Omar, it is on him that there are remarks. This Abu Omar, it is on him that there and remarks and (who has) errors.
As for Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahman, it is known, he teaches the belief of Ahl as-Sunnah wa al Jama’a for 60 years. He is a known teacher of the people of Sunnah and is our shaikh. But this Abu Omar, it is on him that there and remarks and (who has) errors in Aqeedah, he replied, and we replied back on him.
Is that clear? Continue with the eminent Sheikh ‘Abd Ar-Rahmân Al Barrâk; continue your course on tawhid, you are on a good and that will be beneficial for you in’sha’ALLAH… Is that clear?
– The questioner: “! Yes, it is clear yā Sheikh May Allah reward you well”
Sheikh Ar-Râjehi: “Abou ‘Omar, it is on him that there are remarks!!! Do not listen to his words! He has errors and has been refuted since years, Is it clear? ”
Shaykh ’Abdur Rahman bin Nasir Al-Barrak was born in the town of Bukariyyah in the region of Qasim in the year 1352 H. His father passed away when he was only a year old and at the age of ten he was afflicted with an ailment in his eyes which resulted in the loss of his eyesight.
He completed memorizing the Qur’an by the age of ten and began his pursuit of knowledge at the age of twelve by attending the lessons of various scholars. Some of his teachers include: Shaykh Abdul ’Aziz Bin Baz, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Amin Al-Shanqiti, Shaykh Abdur Razzaq Afifi and many others.
He has held many teaching positions at various institutions throughout his life. He retired as a professor from the College of Usul al-Din (Islamic Theology) at the Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University, Riyadh in 1420 H. During this time he taught Aqidah (Islamic Creed) and supervised many graduate theses. He continues to teach the various disciplines of Islam in mosques across Riyadh with most of his lessons being in Masjid Al-Khulayfi.