In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah [The Most high] said:
ـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَۚ إِن يَكُنۡ غَنِيًّا أَوۡ فَقِيرً۬ا فَٱللَّهُ أَوۡلَىٰ بِہِمَاۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعۡدِلُواْۚ وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا
O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.
Indeed, it is well known to all the Salafiyyoon that Shaikh Rabee’s (may Allaah preserve him) advice to Faaleh Al-Harbi (may Allaah guide him) was that Faaleh cannot just expel people from Salafiyyah by way of an unexplained and undetailed Jarh. And one of the main problems with Faaleh was that he innovated a principle- saying that the criticisms directed at the narrators of hadeeth were to be explained and detailed, but it was not necessary to explain and detail the criticisms against those he declared to be innovators, even if they were from the best of the Salafis. So Shaikh Rabee challenged him – asking him whether any of the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah will agree with this view of his! Shaikh Rabee also asked Faaleh whether any scholar will agree with his view that the one who makes such a demand is from the most misguided of people. This angered and infuriated Faaleh, so he declared a war against Shaikh Rabee and described the salafis with the ugliest of descriptions. Thereafter Faaleh went on to innovate other principles in opposition to the methodology of the pious Salaf. Ustaadh Hasan As-Somaali (may Allaah preserve him) wrote in 2002 at salafitalk.net:
To allow the english reader to familiarise themselves with some of the erroneous principles of Faalih Al-Harbi here is a short translation of an important portion of this article, which Insha Allaah will give the reader some insight into the issue. I ask Allaah that He allows us to see the truth as the truth and to follow it, and He allows us to see falsehood as falsehood so that we can stay far away from it.
Shaikh Rabee said:
He and his hidden group have entered the cellars of darkness, twisting, watering down and there defense is with lies and falsification, and they attack either explicitly or indirectly every individual that speaks the truth, to the extent that the abuse has extended to the belittlement of the Imams of Al-Jarh wat Ta’deel and their fundamental (principles). It is mandatory at this point that I elaborate on certain issues that I discussed with him in the two pieces of advice, which I previously overlooked as to show him kindness. It occurred that Faalih had rushed to Tabdee’ (declaring someone to be an innovator) and Tajdee’, so some of the youth requested from him the proofs that support this tabdee’, and they did not find the necessary evidences. Then he resorted to inventing a principle which was to remove tabdee’ from the fundamentals of the Imams of Al-Jarh wat Ta-deel, and he built upon this the differentiation between tabdee’ and Riwaayah. Therefore he believes that it is necessary to ask about the reasons why the Ruwaat (narrators of hadeeth) have been criticized, but when it comes to those who he holds to be innovators then it is not a requirement to ask about the reasons for this tabdee’ and criticism, even if those (spoken against) were from the best of the Salafis, then still he should not be asked for the reasons why they have been declared innovators, instead he declares those who ask for the reasons for this tabdee’ to be innovators. Him founding this as a fundamental (principle) lead to him saying that it is an obligation to blind follow the scholars and not ask them for the proof. Who were those who were being asked to blind follow the scholars? Verily they were intelligent students of knowledge and even some of the teachers amongst them were doctors (from the Islamic universities) and not the common people. He also described those who do not blind follow the scholars as destroying the message of the Messengers or having denied the Book, Sunnah and Islam. He and his followers think that he is the single Imam who protects the religion, so he supports them and they support him to attack the heads of the people of the Sunnah and Jamaa’ah, the strong and weak from them by declaring them innovators and pronouncing tyrannical rulings upon them. [End of quote]
This is what Aasim Al-Hakeem [the doubt-monger, slanderer and spiteful propagandist] seeks to conceal. He blatantly stated that the Haddaadi Faaleh Al-Harbi was refuted and declared a deviant merely due to the fact that he differed with Shaikh Rabee, and that we love and hate is not based on Islam, rather it is based on who loves Shaikh Rabee. Indeed, what a mighty slander O Aasim! We seek Allaah’s refuge from falsehood, slander, concealment, lies, deception, dishonesty and every evil trait Aameen. Some of Shaikh Rabee’s refutations against the Haddaadi Faaleh Al-Harbi have been compiled in this book:
Number of pages 512
[Publisher: Daarul Minhaaj 1st edition 1427AH (Year 2006)]
To be continued…InShaaAllaah