Compiled by Abu Abdul Barr
Assalaam Alaiykum Wa Rahimathullah Wa Barakaathu
“The jihaad with decisive proofs (from the Book and the Sunnah) and the tongue takes precedence over the jihaad with the sword and the spear.” (Al-Jawaab as-Saheeh of Ibn Taymiyyah (1/237)
“By Allaah, that I war against those who reject the Hadeeth of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is more beloved to me than that I should war against the same number of Non-Muslims.” ( Al-Harawi in Dhamm ul-Kalaam)
“The refutations upon the people of innovation are from Jihaad in the path of Allaah. They are from safeguarding the Sharee’ah from having other than it attached to it. So writing the books, publishing them and spreading them is the truth and it is a call to the truth and Jihaad in the path of Allaah. So whoever claims that publishing and spreading the books that contain refutation upon the innovators is an innovated affair, then he is upon error, because Allaah the Sublime and Exalted said: O Prophet! Strive hard against the hypocrites and be harsh with them. (Sooratut-Tawbah 9:73)” (Taken from: ar-Riyaadus-Sa’oodiyyah Newspaper (issue no. 12674), dated Friday, the 4th of al-Muharram)
“When some people said to Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (rahimahullaah) that they felt uneasy about criticizing people, he replied, ‘If you remain silent and I remain silent, then who will make the ignorant person aware of the authentic from the defective?'” (Majmoo’-ul-Fataawaa of Ibn Taimiyyah (28/231))
Ibn Qudama Al Maqdisi (Rahimahullah) was a stern defender of the Sunnah and he said
“The innovator whose innovation does not make him a disbeliever, then the affair between himself and Allaah is less severe than the situation of the Kaafir without doubt. But in terms of (him being criticised and) detesting what he does (in terms of his innovation) then this is dealt with more severity than the Kaafir. This is because the evil of the Kaafir does not extend (to the Muslims) as none of the Muslims would pay attention to his speech. And this is different than the innovator who calls toward his innovation because he thinks that what he is calling toward is the truth. He therefore becomes a reason for the misguidance of the creation and his evil extends (to the Muslims). Therefore openly displaying enmity toward him, boycotting him, being an enemy towards him, humiliating him, being harsh upon him because of his innovation and running the people away from him becomes more severe.” (Ibn Qudama Al Maqdisi, Minhaaj Al Qaasideen pg. 123, Maktabah Al Islami Print)
“two conditions should be fulfilled before doing so:
Ibn Tamiyyah said: A person who takes up the task of backbiting an (open) innovator should be knowledgeable and sincere. If a person takes part in backbiting an (open) innovator, but the cause of him taking part in backbiting is to raise his own status in the eyes of the people, or to cause corruption, it doesn’t matter if he is correct in his criticism. He is like a warrior who goes out to fight in a fit of rage (due to his lack of knowledge), showing off (due to his lack of sincerity). On the other hand, if he is backbiting an (open) innovator, sincerely for the sake of Allaah, he is like the inheritors of the Prophets (the Scholars), the successors of the Messengers, (honorably) fighting in the path of Allaah”
Those who came before us would not give up doing so at any cost, even to the extent that Imam Abu Ismaa’eel al-Ansaari (Rahimahullah) said that
“Whilst in Haraah: ‘The sword was put to my neck five times (and each time) it was not said to me, ‘Leave your madhhab’ but it was said to me, ‘Remain silent about those who are in opposition to you’. So I would say, ‘I will not remain silent.'” (Aadaab us-Sharee’ah (1/207) of Ibn Muflih al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali)
Imaam of the Sunnah Shaykh Barbaharee (Rahimahullah) said
“There is no permit for anyone to do anything which has been introduced, which the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahualaihi wa sallam) were not upon, nor for any man to call to anything innovated before him by people of innovation; he would then be just like the one who innovated it. So anyone who claims that, or speaks according to it, has rejected the Sunnah, opposed the truth and the Jamaa’ah and has made innovation lawful. He is more harmful to the Ummah than Iblees” (Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah by Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalaf Al-Barbahaaree (Rahimahullah) (p38))
So I say we have been too lenient as it is by calling them dogs as they have been referred to by those more knowledgeable and pious then us as more harmful then Iblees (may the curse of Allaah be upon him).
The hatred held by the pious predecessors for these innovators due to their opposition to the Sunnah can be seen by their opinions in regards to them such as Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad (Rahimahullah) who said that
“Whoever sits with a person of innovation, then beware of him and whoever sits with a person of innovation has not been given wisdom. I love that there was a fort of iron between me and a person of innovation. That I eat with a Jew and a Christian is more beloved to me than that I eat with a person of Innovation.” (Reported by al-Laalikaa’ee, no. 1149.)
“If I saw a person of desires (i.e. innovations) walking upon the water I would not accept from him.”
‘He (al-Layth) has fallen short. If I saw him walking in the air I would not accept from him.” (Reported by as-Suyooti in Al-Amr bil ‘lttibaa wan-Nahee ‘anil-lbtidaa. Refer to Chapter Eight.)
We have merely responded by then pen to these barking dogs, the Imaams of Ahlus Sunnah were even sterner and physically beat the mubtadis as it is narrated about Abdullaah bin Abee Ja’far ar-Raazee (Rahimahullah) from Saalih bin ad-Darees who said
“Abdullaah began beating the head of a relative of his who held the view of Jahm. So I saw him beating him on his head with a sandal whilst saying, “No (I will not stop), (not) until you say Ar-Rahmaan ascended above the Throne, separate and distinct from His creation (ar-Rahmaanu ‘alal-arsh istawaa, baa’inun min khalqihi).” (Mukhtasar al-Uluww of adh-Dhahabee, (p. 172)
Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee (d. 204H) said,
“My ruling regarding the people of theological rhetoric is that they should be beaten with palm leaves and shoes and be paraded amongst the kinsfolk and the tribes with it being announced, ‘This is the reward of the one who abandons the Book and the Sunnah and turns to theological rhetoric (kalaam).” (Sharh ‘Aqeedatit-Tahaawiyyah of lbn Abil-’Izz, p. 75)
If anything, we are doing them a favour as one of the Salaf used to say
“We are more merciful to them (Ahlul-Bid’ah) than their mothers. We are even merciful to them when they are in their graves. We refute them and expose their bid’ah, and by doing so, their sins are lessened”
In conclusion, it is my humble opinion that we, myself first and foremost, are not doing enough to silence these rabid dogs that fight against the Quran and the Sunnah and we must be harsh against those who oppose the dawah to Salafiyyah, and Allaah knows best.
3 thoughts on “The Mawlid Papers Part 17 – Refuting the Soofee, Asraar Rasheed Bareilwee – Making Inkaar of the Munkar & Understanding the Crime of Tamyee Upon Salafiyyah”
Najdi saheb – please write a clear fatwa that your late Mufti Bin Baz was an innovator for allowing the celebration of Muhammad ibn Abdal Wahhab day… Are you Imran Nout?!
no need to get hot under the collar, its a shame that in order to prove the mawlid you need to justify it by the educational seminar and the dawah efforts of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhaab, is this your daleel? Soofee Barailwee Asraars you tube video is the biggest joke ever and im bitterly dissappointed with the level of ilm, no evidencs just mutazilee and jahmee kalaam. do you guys not have any evidences for the mawlid? How strange
talking about fatwaa so im assuming you chaps have some islamic evidences for the disco christmas lights, the flags, the marches and processions, your candle vigils, standing in Dhikr believing The Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Wasallam) is present in the gathering, yet you all run to lead the prayer. Please do enlighten us with your evidences i await eagerly.
continuing on the fatwaa theme please read part 18 and part 19 of the Mawlid series for Fatawaa
JazakAllaah Khair.May Allah give hidayah to those salafis who befriend the mushrikeen