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?!?
Sh. Bakr Abu Zayd, may Allah have mercy on him, is universally regarded amongst Ahl al-Sunnah as one of the great scholars of this generation and he was a member of al-Lajnah al-Da’imah, the leading scholarly body for issuing Fatwa in Saudi Arabia. For years, the Madkhalis have slandered him in private – and sometimes in public. In a recent tape Rabee’s protege, Muhammad al-Madkhali, continues that trend:
… the author of this work, al-Tasnif, is Bakr Abu Zayd, and he has passed on to Allah…
As for his book, unfortunately, he aided none but the People of Desires (Ahl al-Ahwa’) by it, and he fell from the time he wrote in defense of Syed Qutb and in refutation of the one who clarified his errors, out of sincerity to the Muslims, and he is our Shaykh, Shaykh Rabee, may Allah preserve him… Rabee bin Hadi al-Madkhali, may Allah preserve him.
After he wrote this book, he fell (i.e. off the manhaj) and he no longer had any standing in the eyes of the Salafis. This is a fulfillment of the words of Amir al-Mu’minin Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, “Men are known by the truth. The truth is not known by men.” (more…)
When ‘Abdullah bin Salam, may Allah be pleased with him, accepted Islam, he wanted to reveal to the Prophet, peace be upon him, one of the qualities of the Jews. He said, “O Messenger of Allah, the Jews are a people given to falsehood. So hide me and ask them about my status amongst them before they learn that I am a Muslim.”
A group of them came to the Prophet and he asked them, “What is the status of Abdllah bin Salam amongst you?”
They said, “He is the best of us and the son of the best of us. He is our master and the son of our master. He is our most learned and the son of our most learned.”
Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, asked them, “What if Abdullah bin Salam were to accept Islam?”
They said, “May Allah save him from that.”
Abdullah then came out and said, “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger.”
They began to say, “The worst of us and the son of the worst of us…” and similar remarks.
This is a quality of the Jews: exaggerating in praising the one who agrees with them and then exaggerating in condemning him once he differs with them. (more…)
As is well known to many, Rabee al-Madkhali has had his differences for various reasons with a well-respected Salafi Shaykh by the name of Adnan Ar’ur. In fact, he was well respected even amongst Madkhali’s followers (Ramadani cites him as a respected authority in his Madarik al-Nazar) before he crossed paths with Madkhali and Madkhali decided he had to be destroyed. In his typical style, because he is bankrupt of knowledge or proofs, Madkhali resorts to outrageous claims against his opponents. The following are a few examples of his statements against Sh. Adnan, from the tape Inqidad al-Shuhub al-Salafiyya. Firstly, while claiming that Sh. Adnan’s only goal is to divide Salafis worldwide, he declares (1-b):
And by Allah, Islam is not plotted against except with the likes of this man who wears the clothing of Islam, for ibn Saba’ wore the clothing of Islam and destroyed it (sic). Al-Mukhtar ibn Abee Ubayd wore this clothing; Abu Muslim al-Khurasani wore this clothing. Ibn Tomart wore this clothing. Many throughout history have worn this clothing in order to strike Islam, and before them, there was Paul who wore the clothing of Christianity and destroyed it. Likewise, this man wants to destroy the Salafi Manhaj with his false, wicked principles.
From this description, it sounds as if he is accusing Adnan Ar’ur of being a major Munafiq and Zindiq!
Then, in tape (2-a), he addresses Sh. Adnan, saying:
And you fight the people of Tawhid, O Adnan. You fight the people who critique those who espouse Wahdat al-Wujud. For this purpose, you have invented these principles. You fight those who critique those who attack the Prophets. You fight those who critique the ones who attack the Companions of Allah’s Messenger. All of this after you have come across these things and known them. So what salafiyya do you have, O Adnan? What salafiyya do you have except that which you falsely ascribe to yourself so that you may corrupt the Salafi youth worldwide. I don’t think you believe in salafiyya at all, this is what I profess and embrace for Allah’s sake. You only claim something of Salafiyya so that you can misguide the Salafi youth. If you had any bit of Salafiyya with you, you would not have done even some of these things, to say nothing of all of them, because you do not love the truth, and you do not love its people. How can you retract from falsehood which you were raised on and have lived on and for the sake of which you have laid out principles? How will you retract from it….
On side b, he goes on to say:
I have not seen his likes. By Allah, ibn Sa’id who kept Allah’s Messenger and the Companions sleepless did not reach this level of deception and playing around, and yet the Companions did not leave him alone. They kept him restless and circulated that he was al-Dajjal… so Adnan is like this, by Allah, this man did not reach this level of deception… So I am of the view that they (the followers of Adnan) are worse than the Qutbis, more evil than them. At least, the leaders of the Qutbis have some honor and some character and honesty. However, this man is lost, completely lost; no honesty, no valid manhaj, he doesn’t resemble the callers of falsehood nor the callers to Sunnah, and refuge is with Allah!!! At least the callers of falsehood have some shame, and some honor, and some hesitation about lying. This man doesn’t hesitate to lie… He doesn’t care whether people call him a liar or not, he doesn’t care. A man who has dropped to such a level, how can he have any sanctity left in the eyes of those who respect this Manhaj and respect their own reason?!! In any case, we live in an age when – ya’ni – the souls of many people are ready to receive the Dajjal. Many are prepared, and perhaps Adnan and his likes are preparing these souls for receiving the Major Dajjal, Nas’alullah al-Aafiyah. When the soul dies and lying is not longer shameful or embarrassing to it, what good is left in it? What honor can it have left, to say nothing of having any of the Salafi Manhaj left?
And he states (2-a):
The principles Adnan invented, the Qutbis have not invented their like, no one have invented them, not even Shaytan invented such.
Elsewhere, in the tape Liqa’ Abr al-Hatif Min Holanda (side b), he says about the ‘principles’ of Shaykh Adnan:
These new Khawarij and the new Ghulat al-Murji’a have laid down principles which possibly may not have even crosses the mind of Iblis across the length of human history!!
Al-Madkhali should realize he is only digging his grave deeper, and his preposterous accusations and ludicrous claims impress none but his most brainwashed followers. This is just a small example which demonstrates that al-Madkhali himself is truly the role model that his followers emulate in making the absurd, unjust, and unfounded claims about their opponents. Therefore, it is not fair to blame his (ex-)stooges such as Falih al-Harbi or Fawzi al-Bahraini or Abu Khadeeja for the spread of extremism while exonerating al-Madkhali. Finally, al-Madkhali and his follower should realize that their words are being recorded by the angels, and very soon will be the reckoning, Nas’alullah al-Aafiyah…
This courtesy of Salafitalk:
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee on the Principle: Let us not Make our Disagreement about Someone Else a Cause for Disagreement Between Us
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee on the Principle: Let us not Make our Disagreement about Someone Else a Cause for Disagreement Between Us – The Scholar of al-Madeenah is asked about one of the corrupt principles of ‘Alee al-Halabee, wherein he says, “It is not permissible for us to make our disagreement with someone else besides us into a disagreement between us.” The Shaykh clarifies the falsehood of this principle and warns against those who have infiltrated into the ranks of Ahlus-Sunnah today.
‘Alee al-Halabee said,
“And we must not have enmity towards all of the people for the sake of [‘Abdur-Rahmaan] ‘Abdul-Khaaliq. We clarify and we say a statement that we have said more than once: It is not permissible for us to make our disagreement with someone else besides us into a disagreement between us.”
Refer to Notification to the Intelligent Part 4 (p. 4, 8-9).
On the first night of Ramadaan, 1429H, Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee was asked about the principle, “We must not make our disagreement about someone else a cause for disagreement amongst ourselves.” So the noble Shaykh answered,
“It is a corrupt principle, and with it they want to not perform tabdee’ (declaring one an innovator) and jarh (criticism, disparagement) of those who deserve the jarh and the tabdee’, such as al-Maghraawee, Abul-Hasan al-Ma`ribee and Muhammad Hassaan.”
More to follow on this topic inshaa` Allaah…
In other words, anyone who does not make tabdee of those who we make tabdee’ of is a mubtadi’. Anyone who associates with someone we make tabdee’ of is a mubtadi, or a hizbi, or his manhaj is in question.
It is significant to note that the ongoing feud between Halabi-Madkhali (or Spubs and Brixton Mosque) is between different strands of Madkhalism, and many of the personalities around which this feud is focused (as Madkhalism is amongst all things obsessed with personalities) are individuals such as al-Maghrawi who very much float in the sphere of Madkhali ideology.
**Note: to see an example of Madkhali extremism, click the Salafitalk link above to this document by this character, al-Za’taree: http://www.sunnahpublishing.net/modules/Manhaj/tanbeehulfateen4.pdf