In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah [The Most High] informed us about the meeting between his two noble Prophets – Musa and Khidr [peace be upon them]: [قَالَ لَهُ ۥ مُوسَىٰ هَلۡ أَتَّبِعُكَ عَلَىٰٓ أَن تُعَلِّمَنِ مِمَّا عُلِّمۡتَ رُشۡدً۬ا – Musa (Moses) said to him (Khidr): May I follow you so that you teach me something of that knowledge (guidance and true path) which you have been taught (by Allah)?] [قَالَ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسۡتَطِيعَ مَعِىَ صَبۡرً۬ا – He (Khidr) said: Verily! You will not be able to have patience with me! “And how can you have patience about a thing which you know not? وَكَيۡفَ تَصۡبِرُ عَلَىٰ مَا لَمۡ تُحِطۡ بِهِۦ خُبۡرً۬ا – And how can you have patience about a thing which you know not?] [Surah Al-Kahf. Verses 66-68]
وَكَيۡفَ تَصۡبِرُ عَلَىٰ مَا لَمۡ تُحِطۡ بِهِۦ خُبۡرً۬ا – And how can you have patience about a thing which you know not?] – Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Meaning, “From this is a command to employ careful deliberation and sound verification, and not rushing to pass judgement on a matter until what is intended by it is known and what its goal is”. (1) [End of quote]
The second affair we would like to make known to the blind reporters of Khaalid’s statement is the principle: “Al-Hukmu Alaa Shay’in Far’un An Tasawwurihee – Passing a judgement on something is to be (firmly linked and based on the sound) understanding of the affair”. Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “You do not pass a judgement on a thing except after being completely acquainted with it, so that the judgement is in accordance with what the real state of affairs is. And if this is not done, then great error occurs”. (2)
Finally, what is a hizb and what is hizbiyyah? Al-Allaamah Rabee [may Allaah protect him] stated:
Everyone who opposes the Salafi Methodology is from the misguided Ahzaab (Groups or Parties). [see “Footnote a” for detail explanation]
Illegal partisanship has no (specific) conditions; Allaah gave the name Hizb [Group or Party] to nations of the past- named the Quraysh a Hizb when they and those with them gathered against the Messenger. They had no organization and they had nothing; therefore, it is not a condition that a hizb is organized; (but) this hizb increases in evil if it is organized.
Fanaticism to a particular thought that contradicts Allaah’s Book and the Messenger’s Sunnah, establishing allegiance and enmity based on it, this is a hizb [Group of illegal partisanship] and Hizbiyyah [illegal partisanship], even if it is not organised (or under an organisation). To adopt Fikran Munharifan [a thought or idea that is contrary to guidance found in the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah and the understanding of the Sahaabah] and gather people on it, this is a hizb (group of illegal partisanship), whether organized or not. As long as the thought is one that contradicts the Book and the Sunnah (i.e. initiated and people gathered upon it), this is a hizb.
The group (or party) of unbelievers who were fighting the Messenger did not have this organization that exists now, yet Allaah called them groups (or parties); and why is this the case? That is because they gathered to wage war against the truth. Allaah said:
كَذَّبَتْ قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ وَالْأَحْزَابُ مِن بَعْدِهِمْ ۖ وَهَمَّتْ كُلُّ أُمَّةٍ بِرَسُولِهِمْ لِيَأْخُذُوهُ ۖ وَجَادَلُوا بِالْبَاطِلِ لِيُدْحِضُوا بِهِ الْحَقَّ فَأَخَذْتُهُمْ ۖ فَكَيْفَ كَانَ عِقَابِ
The people of Nuh (Noah) and the confederates after them denied (their Messengers) before these, and every (disbelieving) nation plotted against their Messenger to seize him, and disputed by means of falsehood to refute therewith the truth. So I seized them (with punishment), and how (terrible) was My punishment! [Surah Ghaafir. Aayah 5]
Allaah [The Exalted] called them groups (or parties of illegal partisanship). They acted as a group – Quraish, Ghat’faan, Quraydha and various tribes gathered, and they were not organised in the manner similar to (what it is in this era, but) by just gathering Allaah called them Ahzaab (parties or groups of illegal partisanship), and a Surah was named Surah Al-Ahzaab. It is not a condition for a Hizb to be considered as such when organized, (rather) if it holds a false belief, argues for it, debates and establishes allegience due to it, this is a hizb (a group of illegal partisanship); but if in addition it is organised (as an organisation) and mobilise wealth, then surely it becomes more excessive in illegal partisanship and becomes one of the misguided groups (or parties), and Allaah’s Protection is sought (against this misguidance). [Kashf As-Sitaar pages 19-20. paraphrased]
Also listen here by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah protect him from every evil Aameen]:
Therefore, we ask the transmitters of Khaalid Uthmaan’s statement about the so called “Hizb of Abu Khadeejah”: What does your mentor intend by this statement? If what he intends is that we are group of Salafiyyoon living in the West, who co-operate upon Salafiyyah, then Alhamdulil laah; but if what is intended is similar to that which both Al-Allaamah Rabee and Shaikh Abu Khadeejah have clarified, then indeed he has slandered, lied and uttered blatant falsehood – a slander that deserves a very harsh rebuke.
Indeed, none can 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! The one who accuses us of hizbiyyah either does not understand what hizbiyyah is or he has passed a verdict based on lies, slander, vain, desires and conjecture. 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”.(3)
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”. (4)
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. (5)
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 and those who co-operate with them upon clarity, and sound Walaa Wal Baraa are upon a sound Salafi Manhaj- may Allaah protect us Aameen. Neither are they 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 Ibn Ataayaa and other diseased Musaafiqah witness all these affairs, but do not take heed. This is tantamount to foolishness. “The reality of foolishness is to place something in other than its rightful place”. (6) “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”. (7) We ask Allaah to protect us from ignorance, vain desires and foolish behaviour Aameen.
To be continued InShaaAllaah
Footnote a: What is Salafism? Download the free eBook and read about the most important aspects of Salafiyyah:
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[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from Sharh Al-Usool Min Ilm Al-Usool. page 604. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 3: Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Imaam Ibnul Qayyim 3/76]
[Ref 4: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm pages 268-270]
[Ref 5: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Pages 270-271]
[Ref 6: Sharh Saheeh Muslim By Imaam An-Nawawi. 18/136]
[Ref 7: Tas’heel an-Nadr By Al-Maawardee. page 5]