In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
In an article written by Hasan Hasan about Al-Qaida, Jabhat An-Nusrah and their ilk amongst the khaarijites, he used terms and expressions that exposed his Al-Jahl al-Murakkab and desire for conjecture. Indeed, how can this not be the case when it is the fact that he associated Jihadism, extremism and militancy to the term Sunni and Salafi? Indeed, the filthiest, falsest and most slanderous statement that afflicted his sick heart manifested itself in writing when he stated, “Ahrar al-Sham, a Salafi-jihadist group close to Jabhat al-Nusra”. In this statement of the wicked liar – Hasan Hasan, he attributed the satanic methodology of the Jihadists to Salafiyyah. This shows -without an atom’s weight of doubt – that he is afflicted with Al-Jahlul Murakkab in his research regarding Salafiyyah. And what is al-Jahlul Murakkab? Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Which one is more repugnant- Al Jahlul Baseet [the type of ignorance which shows that the person knows nothing about a particular affair] or Al Jahlul Murakkab [the type of ignorance which shows that a person understands something in a manner contrary to what it is in reality- neither knows nor knows that he does not know]?”
Answer: Yes, certainly. There is no doubt that Al-Murakkab is indeed more repugnant. It has been mentioned that there was a man called Tawm, who used to think that he was a wise person, but he gave verdicts without knowledge. And from those verdicts of his was that he said, “Give your daughters as charity to those who have not been married”, and he thought that this [statement or verdict] of his is good. And regarding this a poet said, “The one who acquires [or pursues] knowledge without a Shaikh will deviate from the straight path; the sciences [of the religion] will become mixed up for him, until he becomes more misguided than Tawm – the [so called] wise man, who said that the [people] give their daughters to men as charity and [seek] the gardens of bliss [i.e. paradise] by way of that”. [Ref 1]
Indeed, anyone who ascribes the Jihadist satanic methodology to Salafiyyah and pure Sunniyyah is nothing else but one who is severely afflicted with Al-Jahlul Murakkab, rather he is one immersed in extreme conjecture and there is no doubt that such a person is unable to distinguish between Salafiyyah and the corrupt methodology of the khaarijite terrorists, such as Al Qaida, Jabhat An-Nusrat and their ilk. Therefore, we say to Hasan Hasan, avoid conjecture as your Lord has already informed us of the evil state of affairs of those immersed in conjecture. Allaah [The Exalted] said:
[إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا ٱلظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهۡوَى ٱلۡأَنفُسُۖ – They follow but a guess and that which they themselves desire].
Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq al-Badr [hafidhahullaah] said:
There is a tremendous benefit derived from this, because the one deprived of sound Eemaan and the sound creed sent down as revelation by Allaah- The Lord of the Aalameen, then his affair is one of two: Corruption in Knowledge or Corruption in his Intent– corruption in knowledge occurs as a result of following conjecture and corruption in one’s intent occurs as a result of following desires, or the person may combine both of them.
Another benefit derived from this is that the rectification or well-being of a person cannot be attained except by way of two affairs: Upright [or sound] Knowledge and Upright [or sound] Intent. This is why Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said in Miftaah Daarus Sa’aadah that a person is in need of two things: ‘[Sound] Knowledge by way of which he is [rightly] guided and lofty aspiration by way of which he is urged towards that [sound aspiration]’, because it maybe that a person has beneficial knowledge but not [sound] intent and aspiration. Therefore, one cannot be upright except by way of upright knowledge and intent. Sound knowledge is corrupted through following conjecture and sound intent is corrupted through following the desires of one’s soul. [Ref 2]
Imaam Abdur-Rahmaan Bin Naasir As-Sadi [rahimahullaah] said:
And what is well known is that Allaah neither loves ignorance nor doubts, neither confusion nor misguidance; rather He loves the religion, knowledge and certainty. Indeed, we have been commanded to ask Him (The Most High) to guide us to the straight path and this necessitates knowledge of the truth and acting upon it, and the Qur’aan is the cure, guidance and light. The Muslims are agreed [upon the fact] that doubt and confusion are unpraiseworthy, and it is expected – absolutely- that a person who does not possess knowledge of something is obligated to keep quiet and seek knowledge via its (sound) sources. [Ref 3]
Therefore, it is obligated on the likes of Hasan Hasan to either seek sound knowledge regarding Salafiyyah and pure Sunniyyah or refrain from conjecture because indeed speaking just because he wants to earn a living will lead him to lies, deception and misrepresentation. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] stated:
Beware of kadhib [lying], for indeed it corrupts one’s ability to illustrate information based on what it should be in reality; corrupts one’s ability to illustrate information and his ability to teach the people. The liar portrays what is non-existent as something present and what is present as something non-existent. He portrays truth as something false and falsehood as something true; portrays good as evil and evil as good, so this corrupts his conception and knowledge, which then becomes a punishment upon him. Then he portrays what is not true to the one deceived by him – the one inclined towards him- and thus corrupts his conception and knowledge. The soul of the liar turns away from the existing reality -inclined towards what is non-existent and gives preference to falsehood.
And when his conception and knowledge is corrupted, which is the basis of every wilful chosen deed, his deeds become corrupt and are marked by lies, and thus those deeds would emanate from him just as lies emanate from the tongue. He neither benefits from his tongue nor his deeds. This is why lying is the basis [or foundation] of immorality, just as the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, “Indeed lies lead to immorality [or wickedness] and indeed immorality [or wickedness] leads to the fire. [Bukhaari 2606/2607]
Firstly, lies emerges from the heart and then on the tongue, so it corrupts it; then it transfers to the limbs and corrupts its actions, just as it corrupts the statements of the tongue. So, it prevails over his statements, deeds and state of affairs; corruption becomes deeply rooted in him and its disease leads to destruction if Allaah does not grant him cure with the medication of truthfulness, which uproots it [i.e. lying] from its original source. This is why the basis [or foundation] of all the deeds of the hearts is based on truthfulness, and the basis of their opposites – such as showing off, self-amazement, pride, being glad [with ungratefulness to Allaah’s Favours], conceitedness, boastfulness, insolence, weakness, laziness, cowardice, disgrace and other than them- is lies. The origin of every righteous deed- whether carried out in private or public- is based on truthfulness; and the origin of every corrupt deed – whether carried out in private or public- is lies.
Allaah punishes the liar by preventing him from those affairs that will bring him well-being and benefit, and He rewards the truthful one by granting him the ability to attain the beneficial affairs related to the worldly life and afterlife. There is nothing similar to truthfulness with regards to the manner in which it brings about the affairs of well-being in this life and the next, and there is nothing similar to lying with regards to the manner in which it corrupts and harms one’s worldly affairs and the afterlife.
[Allaah (The Most High) said]:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ
O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds) [9:119]
هَٰذَا يَوْمُ يَنْفَعُ الصَّادِقِينَ صِدْقُهُمْ ۚ
This is a Day on which the truthful will profit from their truth. [5:119]
فَإِذَا عَزَمَ الْأَمْرُ فَلَوْ صَدَقُوا اللَّهَ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُمْ
And when the matter (preparation for Jihad) is resolved on, then if they had been true to Allah, it would have been better for them. [47:21]
وَجَاءَ الْمُعَذِّرُونَ مِنَ الْأَعْرَابِ لِيُؤْذَنَ لَهُمْ وَقَعَدَ الَّذِينَ كَذَبُوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ
سَيُصِيبُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
And those who made excuses from the Bedouins came (to you, O Prophet) asking your permission to exempt them (from the battle), and those who had lied to Allah and His Messenger sat at home (without asking the permission for it); a painful torment will seize those of them who disbelieve. [9:90]
[Source: Al-Fawaa’id’ pages 202-203. paraphrased]
Likewise, whoever ascribes militancy and Jihadism to Salafiyyah is definitely one who is terribly unable to distinguish and give detail clarification in this affair. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] said, “It is obligated on you to give detail and make a distinction, because unrestricted and general [statements] without clarification has indeed corrupted this existence [i.e. the world], and misguided the intellects and views [of the people] in every era”.
Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said:
There has to be detail explanation. The one who is not proficient in giving detail should keep quiet, because benefit is not acquired from his speech. And every time error occurs, its cause is due to an absence of detail explanation regarding truth and falsehood. There has to be detail explanation and distinction and not to mix up [affairs]. Indeed, it may be that there is something of truth and falsehood in an opponent’s statement, so all of it is neither deemed to be false nor truth; rather there has to be a distinction between its truth and falsehood. All of it is neither rejected nor accepted; rather a distinction is made regarding the truth and what is correct and the falsehood and error in it. And if you are not proficient in giving detail, then you should not enter into this field. [Ref 4]
Scrutiny On Hasan Hasan’s Views
Scrutiny of Hasan Hasan’s Statement:
“Sunni jihadism has been characterized by transnational terrorism, suicide bombing, and excommunication”.
Question 1: How do we expose the Hasan Hasan’s Al-Jahl Al-Murakkab With Regards Ascription to Sunniyyah?
Answer: Imaam Barbahaaree [rahimahullaah] said: ‘It is not permitted for a man to say, ‘So and so is a person of the sunnah’ until he knows that he combines the characteristics of the Sunnah, so it is not said of him, ‘a person of the Sunnah’ until he combines all the Sunnah. Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] commented on the above statement of Imaam Barbahaaree saying: Do not give recommended to a person and a praise of him, except based on knowledge, lest the people become deceived by your praise of him, whilst he is not what (you have stated about him). So when his real affair and path is clear to you, his knowledge and steadfastness; then you can give him recommendation. As for giving out praise and recommendation whilst not knowing of anything about him, then this is a dangerous recommendation through which the people will be deceived by this person. Had only those who give commendations to the people stopped at that (i.e. put it in its proper place), then they would not give recommendation, except for one who fulfils the conditions of (receiving) recommendation because recommendation is a ‘Witness’; so, if the recommendation is not correct it will be a false witness.
And concerning the statement of Imaam Barbahaaree: ‘until he knows that he combines the characteristics of the Sunnah’ Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan commented on the above statement saying: The characteristics of the Sunnah are to be in Creed, Knowledge and adherence to the Salafus Saaleh. But if there is not in him except a single characteristic of the (sunnah), then he is not judged to be from Ahlus Sunnah on the basis of a single characteristic or one thing, so what about the one who does not have anything from that? [Ref 5]
Question2: How Do We Expose Hasan Hasaan’s Al-Jahlul Murakkab Regarding The Distinction Between Terrorism of The Jihadists and The Sound Understanding of Jihaad In The Salafi Methodology?
Question 3: How Do We Expose Hasan Hasan’s Al-Jahlul Murakkab Regarding True Sunniyyah’s Stance Towards Suicide Bombing?
Answer: On Terrorism, Suicide Bombings and Related Affairs
Question 4: How Do We Expose Hasan Hasan’s Al-Jahlul Murakkab Regarding The Distinction Between The False Excommunication Employed by the Terrorists And The Stance of True Sunniyyah and Salafiyyah?
Question 5: How Do We Expose Hasan Hasan’s Al-Jahlul Murakkab Regarding The Detail Distinction Between Extremism and Negligence?
Allaah Warns Against Extremism And Negligence By Abu Hakeem
Question 6: How Do We Expose Hasan Hasan’s Al-Jahlul Murakkab Regarding The False Categorisation of Salafis Into Jihadists, Militants?
Question 7: How Do We Expose Hasan Hasan’s Al-Jahlul Murakkab Regarding his filthy statement as follows “Ahrar al-Sham, a Salafi-jihadist group close to Jabhat al-Nusra” and That Jabhat Al-Nusra Has Nothing to Do With Salafiyyah?
Answer: Read Takfiris on Steroids (1): ISIS Declares Regional Leader of Rival Faction (al-Nusrah) an Apostate and Kills Him
Finally, we say to Hasan Hasan, may Allaah guide you to the right path and grant you the ability to repent, otherwise your affair is with Allaah due to your fraudulent, wicked and deceitful analysis by way of which you have attributed Salafiyyah and pure Sunniyyah to the satanic methodology of the militants, jihadists and terrorist. Indeed, your wicked and fraudulent analysis shows what is in your wicked and corrupted heart.
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[Ref 1: Sharh Al-Waraqaat- page 44-45. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from Sharh Kitaab At-Tawheed. Lesson 4. By Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Badr. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 3: An Excerpt from Al-adillatul Qawaatiq Wal-baraaheen Fee Ibtaali Usoolil Mulhideen. Page 15. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 4: Source: An Excerpt from At-Ta-leeqaat Al-Mukhtasar Alaa Al-Qaseedah an-Nooniyyah: Vol: 1 page: 216. By Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah). Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 5: It-haaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharhis Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree, Vol: 2, page:275-276]