[10] Usaamah Ibn Ataayaa’s – [The Pottymouth Vile Hater] – Verdict of Hizbiyyah Against Us Based on Guessing and Aggravated (Compounded) Ignorance or Vain Desires?!

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Knowledge (Ilm) is to comprehend the reality of something as it truly is, with certainty. The levels of comprehension are six: [Al ‘Ilm – Knowledge], which is to comprehend the reality of something as it truly is, with certainty. [Al Jahlul Baseet- slight ignorance], which is absence of full comprehension. [Al Jahlul Murakkab-, Aggravated/compounded ignorance], which is to comprehend something in a way contrary to its true reality. [Al Wahm – Delusion], which is to think that one comprehends something despite the presence of that which should cause you to realize that you are incorrect. [Ash Shakk- Doubt], which is to think that you comprehend something, yet you are aware of something contrary to it which you think has the same possibility of being the truth. [Dhann – Preponderant belief], which is comprehension of something, despite the presence of something which is contrary to it, but which is less likely to be true. (1)

What is Al-Jahlul Murakkab? Shaikh Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “Which one is more repugnant- Al Jahlul Baseet [i.e. the type of ignorance which shows that the person knows nothing about a particular affair] or Al Jahlul Murakkab [i.e. the type of ignorance which shows that a person understands something in a manner contrary to what it is in reality – he neither knows nor knows that he does not know]? Answer: Yes, certainly. There is no doubt that Al-Murakkab is indeed more repugnant”. (2)

Potty mouth Usaamah definately spoke based on Al-Jahlul Murakkab or desires, because he accused Al-Maktabatus Salafiyyah and all of us of Hizbiyyah [illegal partisanship] without an atom’s weight of clear proof, rather he only ranted and insulted! What is Hizbiyyah? Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali [may Allaah preserve him] stated, “Partisanship to particular idea (thought, view) that opposes the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger, (establishing) allegiance and enmity based upon it, this is illegal partisanship. This is illegal partisanship even if not (done under an) organisation”. (3)

Therefore, we say to the supporters of vile slanderous Usaamah: name a single idea, thought or view – an affair either related to Aqeedah or Manhaj – initiated by us that opposes the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah! Indeed, neither vile Usaamah nor his supporters can name a single affair, therefore that leaves us with only two observations regarding their affair, which is the fact that either vile Usaamah and his supporters have misunderstood hizbiyyah and are still unaware that they have misunderstood, or they have passed this verdict against us based on vain desires. This behaviour is not befitting a Muslim, let alone a people who attribute themselves to the Sunnah. Allaah [The Exalted] said: [ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا ٱلظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهۡوَى ٱلۡأَنفُسُ‌ۖ – They follow but a guess and that which they themselves desire] [Surah An-Najm. Aayah 23] Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Guessing is Shubhah (i.e. something that resembles the truth but is falsehood in reality) and What they themselves desire is Shahwa (vain) desire, whereas what came us from our Lord opposes both of them”.(4)

To pass a judgement in the religion is an act of worship and has to be based on clear proof and piety- free from guessing, conjecture and vain desires. Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah protect him] said, “Not acting on knowledge leads to hardness of the heart. And when this hardness afflicts the heart, it destroys it and thus neither does the heart accept truth nor act upon knowledge. It leads to concealment of knowledge, acting contrary to knowledge, leads [the person to] follow desires and rejects truth that is a clear as the sun”. (5)

The Shaikh also said: Worship Allaah based on that which the Messenger conveyed [i.e. the authentic Sunnah] and based on the texts of the Qur’aan. Neither worship Allaah based on ignorance nor desires, rather worship Allaah based on knowledge. That which is sought after from seeking knowledge is to act upon it, and acting cannot be [fulfilled] except after acquiring knowledge, just as Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted] said:

[فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ۗ – So know (O Muhammad) that none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing men and believing women]. [Surah Muhammad. Aayah 19]

Imaam Al-Bukhaari wrote a chapter based on this Aayah, saying: Chapter: “Knowledge precedes speech and action”, because it is obligated on us to act based on knowledge and we are only to worship Allaah based on knowledge. We do not worship Allaah based on ignorance or desires. (6)

Finally, the Imaam of Jarh Wat-Tadeel in our era Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee, Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri and others are witnesses to this fact that Salafipublications are upon a sound Salafi Manhaj- may Allaah protect us and them Aameen. Neither upon the methodology of the Qutubiyyah and Surooriyyah nor that of the Haddaadiyyah; neither upon the methodology of Al-Maghraawi nor that of Al-Maribi, Halabi, Al-Hajoori, Bilaal Philips, Abu Muslimah, Abu Usaamah, Shadeed Muhammad, Ali Tameemi, Zaraboozo and others; neither upon the innovations of Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen and Hasan al-Banna nor that of Jamaat At-Tableegh and Muhammad Ilyaas; neither reject the Jarh Mufassar of the scholars in order to defend figureheads and personalities of bidah nor speak with Al-Muwaazanah to accommodate the groups, sects and figureheads of Bidah; neither promote the false principle “We do not disparage but we only correct mistakes’’ nor the other false principle “Let’s not make our differing about someone else a reason for differing amongst ourselves.’’ Neither bring doubts in the narrations of the trustworthy narrators nor differentiate between Aqeedah and Manhaj in order to destroy the clear boundaries between the Salafi Methodology and the false methodologies; neither call to political parties nor the evil and false view that the Salaf differed in Aqeedah, neither revile the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah in this time and make the people flee from them, and pronounce false tabdee on the people, such as the likes of Dr Muhammad Bin Haadi, nor defend those who call the Sahaabah scum, such as Abul Hasan Al-Maribi; neither call the people to accept the misguided sects, parties and organizations into the domain of Ahlus Sunnah nor call to the unity of religions; neither defend the principles that are now been propagated by likes of Ibraaheem Ruhayli nor the extremism that has afflicted Muhammad Bin Haadi and the Musaafiqah. Indeed, the fools – potty mouth Usaamah and his ilk witness all these affairs, but do not take heed. “The reality of foolishness is to place something in other than its rightful place”. (7) “A fool imagines the impossible as the possible and the ignorant cannot differentiate the impossible from the possible. The fool knows the right thing but does not act upon it, and the ignorant one does not know the right thing, but would have acted upon it if he knew”. (8) We ask Allaah to protect us from ignorance, vain desires  and foolish behaviour Aameen.

To be continued InShaaAllaah

[Ref 1: Explanation of Usool Ath-Thalaatha. English Translation page 37-by Shaikh abu Talhah Dawud Burbank (may Allaah have mercy upon him and his wife Aameen)]
Ref 2: An Excerpt from Sharh Al-Waraqaat- page 44-45]
[Ref 3: Kash As-Sitaar pages 19-20. Quoted from question number 8]
[Ref 4: Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Imaam Ibnul Qayyim 3/76]
[Ref 5: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm pages 268-270]
[Ref 6: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Pages 270-271]

[Ref 7: Sharh Saheeh Muslim By Imaam An-Nawawi. 18/136]
[Ref 8: Tas’heel an-Nadr By Al-Maawardee. page 5]

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