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In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Dispenser of Mercy
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Office of the Presidency of Islamic Research and Legal Verdicts
The Office of the General Mufti
From ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdullah Ibn Baaz, to the respected and honourable sons from the callers to Allah – Glory be to Him – in the country of Kuwait, may Allah assist them in that which contains His Pleasure, and increase them in knowledge and Imaan, Ameen.
Salaamun ‘Alaikum wa-raHmatullahi wa-barakaatuhu, to proceed.
Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool said: And the issue that follows is that the Salafi youth should know that asking the scholars and relaying to them the conditions of the callers is not from searching for the mistakes (of one’s brother). Rather it is from taking knowledge from its people and from commanding the good and prohibiting the evil. Therefore, if a person becomes known and matters which conflict with the way of the Salaf become apparent from him it is obligatory to ask and leave the clarification of such a person’s condition to the scholars so that others would not deviate.
المسألة التي تليها هي
أن يعلم الشباب السلفي أن سؤال العلماء وتبليغهم عن أحوال الدعاة ليس من باب تتبع العورات ولا الزلات بل هو من باب أخذ العلم من أهله وباب من الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر فإذا ظهر شخص وظهرت منه أمور مخالفة للسلف فلابد من بيان حاله للعلماء وسؤالهم عنه حتى لا يزل غيره من النا
Very interesting remarks. If you cross Abu Khadijah and friends, they will report you to their noble flag carriers of Jarh wat-Ta’deel, as they recently reported a brother for “taking his wife to the movies”!
This is quite rich given the “serial marriage” antics (amongst other shameless behavior) many members of the Elite Salafi Club get up to!
As a result of the partisanship rampant in Madkhali ranks, it is common to make sweeping assumptions that all Muslims are deviants except for the handful of members who ascribe to their cult. This psychological complex can be termed “the Saved Sect Syndrome”, as it results from a very ignorant misuse of the hadith of the 73 sects. Al-Madkhali’s followers seem to think that the keys to membership of “the Saved Sect” lie in their hands, and consequently, the only “Salafis” are those rubber-stamped by them.
Hence, it is common to find from them questions such as the following: (more…)
Adapted from Kashf al-Haqa'iq al-Khafiyyah'Inda Mudda'i al-Salafiyyah (Exposing the Hidden Realities of the Fake Salafis) by 'Abd al-Aziz al-'Usaymi, Makkah, KSA
The following are some characteristics of the Hizbi methodology:
- Their severe attacks against te scholars and sincere du’at, seeking to drop them “off the Manhaj” and declare them “Qutbis”, Hizbis”, “Takfiris”, etc.
- They are deep in partisanship and they call to it under the slogan of Salafiyyah.
- A knee-jerk reaction to all views that conflict with their ahwa and the principles that they call to
- They sense that most people – to say nothing of the learned amongst them – consider their views strange.
As a result of this false principle and their extreme application of it, they end up contradicting the Manhaj of the Salaf for critiquing others and passing judgment on them. In fact, their methodology is in clear conflict with the principles employed by Shaykh al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah in his writings and fatawa, may Allah have mercy on him, to pass judgment about innovators. This is even though their opponents are not innovators; they are from Ahl as-Sunnah! You can judge for yourself by comparing his principles with the reality of their unjust refutations against their brothers from the Du’at and scholars whom they have attacked without any justification except following Hawa and the desires of their diseased souls.
The Principles of Shaykh al-Islam for Passing Judgment Against the Innovators
These principles are drawn from the book of Dr. Ahmad al-Hulaybi, Usul al-Hukm ‘Alal-Mubtadi’ah ‘Inda Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (The Principles for Passing Judgment on Innovators in the View of Ibn Taymiyyah), published by Dar al-Fadilah:
- Seeking excuses for the people of piety and virtue any time they fall into innovation out of Ijtihad, and interpreting their problematic statements in the best light possible. (Abul-Hasan al-Ma’ribi was declared a heretic by Rabee al-Madkhali for espousing this principle)
- When a Mujtahid errs – whether in fundamental or subsidiary issues – he should not be deemed sinful. Even more so, he should not be declared deviant or a disbeliever.
- Excusing the innovator on account of his ijtihad does not mean consenting to the innovation he fell into, or permitting others to follow him in it. It is obligatory to rebut his innovation if needed while maintaining proper adab.
- Not passing judgment on the one who fell into innovation that he is from Ahl al-Ahwa’ wal-Bida’ or having enmity for him on its account, except if the innovation is well-known to the scholars of the Sunnah and severe.
- No one who has fallen into error in creed or something else can be judged to be doomed for certain, nor can any group be judged for certain to be from the Seventy-Two Astray Sects unless its error is severe.
- Caution must be exercised in regards to studying the state of a person who has done something that results in kufr or fisq before judging him to be a kafir or fasiq, lest he be judged kafir or fasiq without establishing hujjah against him.
- Efforts should be made to bring the hearts together and to unify the ranks. Care should be taken not to let differences in secondary issues of Aqidah, etc. be a cause for breaking the bonds of brotherhood and loyalty and animosity (al-wala’ wal-bara’) between Muslims.
- Being just in mentioning the praiseworthy and blameworthy qualities of the innovators, accepting the truth that they have, and rejecting their falsehood.
These principles are in agreement with the balanced methodology of this Ummah which Allah has made “a middle nation” (ummatan wasatan) This is the methodology of the Salaf as-Salih… but do they have any Salaf?!?
When parties (ahzab) become numerous in the Ummah, then do not give allegiance to a particular party (hizb). Many groups appeared from an early time, such as the Khawarij, the Mu’tazilah, the Jahmiyyah, and the Rafidah. In recent times, there has appeared the Ikhwanis, the Salafis, the Tablighis, and the like. Put all these sects to the side and look forward, (more…)