In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
A Leopard Cannot Change Its Spots! [Why Delist Yemen’s Houthi Rawaafidh Criminals as a Terrorist Organization?]- A Judgement Based On Conjecture and Desires!
Allaah [The Exalted] said: [إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا ٱلظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهۡوَى ٱلۡأَنفُسُۖ – They follow but a guess and that which they themselves desire].
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.
Allaah [The Exalted] stated about the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]:
[مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمۡ وَمَا غَوَىٰ-Your companion (Muhammad) has neither gone astray nor has erred]. That is because the Daal [misguided person] is one whose knowledge is corrupted and the Ghaawiy [astray one] is the one whose intent is corrupted.
Also, the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] described his four khulafaa [Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan and Ali (may Allaah be pleased with them)] with the words ‘Raashideen and Mahdiyyeen’, because the Raashid [i.e. The one who is steadfast upon the right path and is firmly established upon it] is the opposite of the Ghaawiy [The one who strays from the right path or conduct], and the Mahdee [The one guided to the path of truth and yeilds obediently to it] is the opposite of the Daalun [the misguided one, especially in knowledge and creed]. (1)
Claims Cannot Change Reality, Especially When An Affair is as Clear as The Midday Dun
Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Abdur Rahmaan Abaa Batayn [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: A Mushrik is a Mushrik, whether he accepts or denies it, just as a usurer is a usurer whether he accepts or denies it, even if he does not call what he does Ribaa. The drinker of alcohol is a drinker of alcohol, even if he calls it other than its name. It has been reported in a hadeeth that the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, “Indeed, a people from my Ummah will drink alcohol, [and] give it other than its [real] name”. [See brief explanation of hadeeth here by Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadee [rahimahullaah]:https://salaficentre.com/2019/10/12/hadeeth-a-people-will-drink-alcohol-and-give-it-another-name-with-short-commentary-by-shaikh-zaid-rahimahullaah/ ]
Changing names can neither change the reality of the person [or the thing] nor does the ruling that apply ceases. When Adee Bin Haatim [radiyallaahu-anhu] heard the statement of Allaah: [ٱتَّخَذُوٓاْ أَحۡبَارَهُمۡ وَرُهۡبَـٰنَهُمۡ أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ – They have taken their priests and monks as lords besides Allah] [Surah At-tawbah. Aayah 31], he said to the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], “We did not worship them”, so the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said to him, “Do they not make forbidden that which Allaah has made lawful and you make it forbidden, and they make lawful that which Allaah has forbidden and you make it lawful?” So he [Adee] said, “Certainly”, so the Messenger said, “That is your worship of them”. Therefore, Adee [radiyallaahu anhu] did not think that being in agreement with them in such an affair was tantamount to worshipping them, so the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] informed him that it was tantamount to worshipping them, even though they did not believe that it was an act of worship devoted to them. (2) Must read the detail explanation of this subject matter on this link:
Must listen: Who Are The Hoothies – By Al-Allaamah Zaid Bin Haadee [may Allaah have mercy upon him]
Their Brief History of Violence, Terror and Vandalism!
Imaam Shaykaani [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated in the biography of Yahyah Ibn Muhammad Al-Hoothee: On the night of 24th Ramadhaan- in the year 1216AH [1802CE] – a great trial took place at Sana when some of those who openly demonstrated their allegiance to Ali [radiyallaahu-anhu] with extreme ignorance – whilst concealing their raafidah beliefs – gave Yahyah Ibn Muhammad Al-Hoothee the lecturing seat of those senior scholars who are well qualified to deliver admonitions. They commanded him to transmit Sayyid Ishaaq Ibn Yoosuf Al-Mutawakkil’s book titled ‘Tafreej Al-Kuroob’ to the common people, which was based on the subject matter of Ali’s [radiyallaahu-anhu] virtues. However, Yahyah Ibn Muhammad Al-Hoothee did not stop at transmitting what was in the book; rather he abused some of the Salaf [pious predecessors] in order to fulfil the goals of those who pushed him towards that intent and to diminish the worth of some of the people who work for the state [or government].
So, on the night of 24th Ramadhaan 1216AH, the common people attended the main city mosque as usual alongside some of those well-read men, who deserve to be charged with oppression because they are more ignorant than the common people [i.e. because they refrained from stopping evil]. When Yahyah failed to turn up at the designated time of the lecture – and that was to take place before the Ishaa prayer – some of the people in the mosque became agitated, began raising their voices with a tirade of cursing and prevented others from praying Ishaa. They were then joined by those who harboured treacherous intentions against the state – those who concealed the beliefs of the raafidah – and the common people.
Then they left the main city mosque and started shouting in the street- cursing the dead and the living [i.e. the people they hated] – and the crowd increased in their thousands. They proceeded to the house of the scholar Ahmad Haatim and threw stones at it. Then they proceeded to the house of Sayyid Isma’eel Ibn Hasan Shaamee and threw stones at it, and they went into extremes until they vandalised as much as they were able to.
Then they proceeded to Imaam Sharaf Ad-Deen’s school, whilst intending to kill him [Sharaf Ad-Deen]; but Allaah saved him and he escaped to where they could not perceive. They also intended to kill the scholar Ahmad Haatim, but he escaped from the main mosque and came to my house whilst we were transmitting from my explanation of Al-Muntaqaa in the presence of the some of the scholars.
Thereafter, those common people were still determined [to cause more trouble], so a group of them proceeded towards the house of Sayyid Ali Ibn Ibraaheem and threw stones at it. They evicted the women and children and violated their honour. And the only reason they stoned the house of Ali Ibn Ibraaheem was because during those days he used to deliver admonitions in the main city mosque and he was neither a raafidi nor one who cursed.
Then they were all determined once again, whilst shouting and proceeding towards the houses of the minister Al-Hasan Ibn Uthmaan Al-Ulfee and Al-Hasan Ibn Ali Hinsh. The two buildings were adjacent to each other, so they stoned both of them. And the only reason they stoned the house of Al-Hasan Ibn Uthmaan Al-Ulfee was because his lineage was traced back to Bani Umayyah [i.e. the clan of Abu Sufyaan, Uthmaan and Mu-aawiyyah (may Allaah be pleased with them)]. And they stoned the house of Hasan Ibn Ali Hinsh because he used to manifest the Sunnah and freed himself from the beliefs of the raafidah…..up until Imaam Shaykaani said: ‘’Indeed, they did that which neither a believer nor a disbeliever would do.’’ (3)
[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Sharh Kitaab At-Tawheed. Lesson 4. By Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Badr. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: Al-Intisaar Li-Hizbil Allaahi Al-Muwahhideen 13-14. Maktabah Ibn al-Jawzee 1305AH]
[Ref 3: An Excerpt from: البدر الطالع بمحاسن من بعد القرن السابع by Imaam Shawkaani Vol 2 pages 344-346. Slightly paraphrased]