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Fatwa of the Lajnah on Dealing With Groups

The following is taken from Fatawa al-Lajnah ad-Da’imah (2/238-239):

Q: The groups and sects that are present today, I mean: al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, Jamaa’at at-Tabligh, Jama’at Ansaar as-Sunnah al-Muhammadiyyah, al-Jam’iyyah al-Shar’iyyah, the Salafis, and those called al-Takfeer wal-Hijrah…These and other groups are all present in Egypt. My question is, what should be the position of the Muslim towards them? Does the following hadith of Hudhayfah apply to them: “So avoid all those groups, even if you have to bite on to the root of a tree until death reaches you in that state”? It was reported by Muslim in the Sahih.

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Rabi al-Madkhali – The Murji heretic (Ibn Ghudayan’s criticism of Rabi’s work of Irja)

Rabi’ al-Madkhali the Murji heretic – may Allah give him what he deserves – reviewed, approved, and introduced a book called Dala’il al-Burhan. The author added al-Madkhali’s own comments as well in places. The purpose of this book is to misguide the Sunni Muslims from the Madhab of Ahl al-Sunnah to the vile madhab of the Murjia.

In this book of heresies, the Murji author writes:

..وهذا الذي ينبغي أنْ يُقال: بأنّ هذه المسألة – أعني: مسألة تكفير تارك أعمال الجوارح بالكليَّة – هي مسألة خلافيّة, لا يسوغ لأحدٍ أنْ يرميَ المكفِّرين من أهل السنّة بأنّهم خوارج أو أنّهم وافقوا الخوارج وهم يفارقون الخوارج في أباطيلهم وأضاليلهم ولا يسوغ أيضًا لأحدٍ أنْ يرميَ عدم المكفِّرين من أهل السنّة بأنّهم مرجئة أو وافقوا المرجئة وهم يفارقونهم في ضلالاتهم وأباطيلهم وأصول مذاهبهم

This is what must be stated: This issue – i.e. Takfeer of the one who abandons actions altogether – is contentious issue, where it is not allowed for one to accuse those who make Takfeer from Ahl al-Sunnah of being from the Khawarij, or that they agreed with the Khawarij, while they disagree with the Khawarij in their falsehood and misguidance. Likewise, it is not allowed for one to accuse those who do not make Takfeer from Ahl al-Sunnah that they are Murjia, or that they agreed with the Murjia, while they also disagree with them in their falsehood and misguidance.

He also said:

أنّه قد جاء عن بعض الأئمّة ما يدلّ على أنّ هذه المسألة اجتهاديّة يدور الخلاف فيها بين علماء أهل السنّة

It is narrated from some of the Imams that which indicates that this issue is merely that of Ijtihad where the difference remains amongst the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah

Shaykh Abdullah b. Ghudayan was asked the following question about this book checked and approved by Rabi’ al-Madkhali:

Recently, a new book has appeared on the internet called “Dala’il al-Burhan” where the author states that the issue of the one who abandons actions altogether is a contentious issue amongst Ahl al-Sunnah, where there should neither be any censure or imputing of heresies. What is your opinion?

Ibn Ghudayan said in response:

هذا فـــي الواقع هو قول المرجئة ، فهذا قول المرجئة الذين يجعلون الأعمال مُـكمـّـلة وليست شرطا في صحة الإيمان ؛ يعني يقولون : لو ءآمنا الإنسان بقلبه وماصلـي ، ولا صام ، ولا اعتمر ، ولا حج ، وفعل المحرمات فهذا مؤمن تماما ً ، وهذا ماهو صحيح .

This in reality is the very belief of the Murjia. This is the belief of the Murjia who consider actions to be merely a factor of perfection as opposed to it being the very condition for the validity of faith. I.e. they say: If a person were to believe in his heart, but never prayed, or fasted, or made Umra or Hajj, and indulged in forbidding things then he is completely a believer. And this is not correct.

(Sharh al-Muwafaqat 18/04/1427)

Conclusion:

1)      This comes as another nail in the coffin of Rabi al-Madkhali

2)      Ibn Ghudayan clearly declares Rabi’s checked and approved work to be espousing the beliefs of the Murjia

3)      Murjia are a heretics, one of the 72 sects promised the fire of Hell

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Khalid al-Anbari – another officially declared Murji

Khalid al-‘Anbari is another one of the leaders of the contemporary Murji sect. He was declared a Murji, and his books were further banned by the leading scholars of our time, including Shaykh ‘Abd al-Aziz Aal al-Shaykh, Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan, Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd and Shaykh Abdullah al-Ghudayan.

However, the innovators in the West continue to cling on to these misguiding innovators, despite of clear cut warnings from the senior scholars of Saudi Arabia. The Murji centres in the UK who continue to invite Ali Hasan al-Halabi and Khalid al-Anbari include Brixton Mosque, Masjid al-Ghuraba in Luton and SalafiManhaj website.

Muslims are warned against Khalid al-Anbari and all centres that support him and his heresy. Below is the fatwa from The Permanent Body for Research and Legal Opinion against the heretic, Khalid al-‘Anbari, and by extension, all their supporters.

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Ibn Ghudayan on Rabi: If I met him on the street, I won’t even know him

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السائل : السلام عليكم ورحمة الله .
الشيخ : السلام ورحمة الله .
السائل : حياك الله يا شيخ عبدالله الغديان
الشيخ : حياك الله .
السائل: كيف الحال
الشيخ : طيب .
السائل : يا شيخ هل هذا صحيح هناك من يقول أنه يوجد علماء الجرح و التعديل في هذا الزمان فهل هذا كلام صحيح “؟
الشيخ الغديان : و الله يا أخي علم الجرح و التعديل موجود في الكتب .
السائل : في وقتنا هذا هل يوجد ؟
الشيخ : لا ، علم الجرح و التعديل عن علماء الحديث الذين نقلوا لنا الأحاديث بالأسانيد موجود في كتب الجرح و التعديل فما نحتاج إلى أحد الحين .
السائل : يا شيخ هناك من يقول أن الدكتور ربيع بن هادي المدخلي حامل لواء الجرح و التعديل ؟
الشيخ :لا أعرفه ، أنا لو يصادفني في الطريق ما عرفته يمكن ، ما علي من أحد .
السائل: بارك الله فيك .

Man: as-Salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullah
Shaykh: ‘Alaykum as-salaam wa-rahmatullah
Man: May Allah give you long life, O Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Ghudayan!
Shaykh: May Allah give you long life, too.
Man: How are you?
Shaykh: Fine
Man: O Shaykh, is it true what some say that there are scholars of Jarh and Ta’dil alive today? Is this correct?
Shaykh: By Allah, dear brother, the science of Jarh and Ta’dil is present in the books.
Man: But is there anyone present in our time?
Shaykh: No. The science of Jarh and Ta’dil as narrated from the scholars of Hadeeth who transmitted Ahadeeth to us along with the chains is present in the works of Jarh and Ta’dil, so we do not need anyone today.
Man: Shaykh, there are those who say that Dr. Rabi’ b. Hadi al-Madkhali is the flag-bearer of the science of Jarh and Ta’dil today.

Shaykh: I don’t know him. If he bumped into me on the street I probably won’t even know him. I don’t care for anyone (making such claims).

Man: May Allah bless you

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al-Halabi – the leaders of the Murjia, says Ibn Ghudayan

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لا لا ، هذا … عبدالحميد هذا اتركوه لأن هذا هو الذي يقود مذهب المرجئة في المملكة

“No! No! This man… ‘Abd al-Hamid… Leave him, because he is the man who is leading the Madhab of the Murji’a in the Kingdom (of Saudi Arabia)”

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