Posts tagged Adnan Ar’ur
Q: It is known that Shaykh Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee is the Shaykh of al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel. I heard a tape by him titled The Stance of Ahl us-Sunnah Against Bid’ah. In this tape, he warned against Shaykh Adnan Aal Aroor, and this has caused a commotion here in Algeria. What are your thoughts, O noble shaykh?
He’s about 78 years old, graduated from Madinah University, then went on to Master’s and PhD in Hadith.
His master’s was an assessment of those hadiths of Sahih Muslim that were critiqued by al-Daraqutni. It is a decent work, but he has some blunders in there. [More on that later]
His PhD was to do tahqiq of al-Nukat Ala Kitab ibn al-Salah, by ibn Hajar. Again, a decent work, but it seems that he made a good share of mistakes in reading the manuscripts. That’s not that unusual though as this is common with Master’s/PhD students, especially as they are usually doing tahqiq of manuscripts for the first time. Again, nothing groundbreaking here except that the text itself is quite an important one.
The only other works related to hadith sciences that he’s actually written are, in fact, refutations, most of them quite lousy. Actually, come to think of it, in his refutation of al-Malibari, he actually declares that al-Malibari is seeking to destroy the Sunnah because he holds an opinion that Rabi’ himself endorsed in his Master’s thesis!
Otherwise, he has a good number of refutations on Syed Qutb, Abul-Hasan al-Ma’ribi, Abdur-Rahman Abdul-Khaliq, Salman al-Awdah, Adnan Ar’ur, al-Maghrawi, al-Malibari and others. In the case of al-Malibari, he published a refutation of a discussion that occurred in a private exchange of letters, effectively making him famous. At least something good came out of his refutations. In the case of Abu’l-Hasan and al-Malibari, both of them tore him to shreds in their responses to his attacks.
He was the head of the hadith department in Madinah University. Since that time, it has been known as a hotbed for Madkhali thinking. Non-Madkhali students generally avoid it now because of the bias of many of the instructors and students. This was particularly the case in the Golden Age of Madkhalism (circa the late ’90’s), although the environment has become toned down in recent years.
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…