In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “The over-stringent ones are destroyed”. Imaam Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The over-stringent ones are those who look too deeply (into affairs) and are excessive- those who exceed the Hudood (prescribed legislated Sharee’ah boundaries) in their statements and actions”. (1)
The specific individual or individuals within the ranks of the blazing hizbiyyoon at Markaz at-Tawheed insinuated that we abandon people without justification and that Fawzi Al-Bahrayni is one of those personalities we’ve abandoned over the years!
A Brief Acquaintance With Fawzi’s Transgressions
Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah preserve him] said: “Indeed, the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah – such as Abdullah Ibn Ahmad, Al-Khallaal, Al-Aajuree, Al-Laalikaa’ee, Ibn Battah and other than them – have clarified the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah regarding Imaan with a profound clarification. And that according to Ahlus Sunnah, it (i.e. Imaan) is “Speech, action and belief- increases with obedience to Allaah and decreases with disobedience”. We worship Allaah with what they say (i.e. this definition), we say it, believed in it from our early age (in pursuit) of knowledge, affirmed in our authorships, lessons and gatherings, and establish loyalty and disavowal based on that.
Then the sinful liars, the spiteful ones and plotters against Ahlus Sunnah came to fight on behalf of the people of desires, and they attacked us with various immoral attacks. One of those attacks is that they (falsely) accuse us of being Murji’ah (see footnote a), and they laid down false and unjust principles for that, with which they fight us. Whenever we destroy them, they repeated them without shame or shyness. Their statement: “Imaan is speech and action, increases and decreases, and it decreases until nothing remains of it”, in their view is that whoever does not mention the addition “until nothing remains of it” is a Murji. (see footnote b) They made it obligatory on the people, wage war against Ahlus Sunnah and declare them innovators in the religion due to it, whilst these Aghmaar (inexperienced ones, ignoramuses, devoid of sound judgement etc) do not know that this Tabdee would apply to the righteous predecessors who did not constantly mention this addition, even if some of them did so. They declared me (i.e. Rabee Bin Haadi) an innovator in religious affairs, pass the judgement of Irjaa (see footnote c) against me and threw it on me a lot in a number of their statements, especially in the statements of Fawzi Al-Bahraini, even though I have mentioned this (additional) statement (related to the definition of Imaan) and repeated it before the birth of the old and new Haddaadi (sect) (see footnote d); but I do not always adhere to its mention, because the Sahaabah and the Taabi’een did not say it, and because there is no evidence to obligate that it should be said. The majority of the (pious) predecessors did not say it, neither did those who said it always said it nor made it obligatory on others, despite the fact that I do say it sometimes. The following are my statements regarding that….Then the Shaikh [may Allaah protect him from every evil] gave references in pages 61-63 regarding where he has stated this addition in his authorships and lessons. We’ll suffice with one InShaaAllaah as follows:
In the above text, the Shaikh quoted a hadeeth explained in 1406AH under the titled “Striving Against Those Who Deviate From The Right Path”: Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood [may Allaah be pleased with him] said that the Prophet said, “Never a Prophet had been sent before me by Allah to his nation, except that he had – among his people – disciples and companions who followed his ways and obeyed his command. Then there came after them their successors who said whatever they did not practise, and practised whatever they were not commanded to do. He who strove against them with his hand was a believer, he who strove against them with his tongue was a believer, and he who strove against them with his heart was a believer and beyond that there is no faith even to the extent of a mustard seed”. [Saheeh Muslim Hadeeth 50]
Then Shaikh Rabee said, “I explained this hadeeth and stated in page 44 [i.e. in Mudhakkirah Al-Hadeeth An-Nabawiyyah]: ‘And there remained – in every nation – sincere scholars who fulfilled the requirements of their religion- striving and defending the teachings of their Prophets, everyone according to his strength and level of Imaan; the one who strove by way of the tongue (i.e. speech), the one who strove by way of his hand, and the one who strove by way of his heart and that is the weakest of Imaan. And there is nothing of Imaan besides that“. [End of Quote] (2)
This is what Fawzi Al-Bahrayni Al-Haddaadi did not verify before opening his vile Haddaadi mouth and then making Tabdee in an affair that is not obligated on anyone; rather this Tabdee of his – as Al-Allaamah Rabee stated- would necessitate Tabdee against the Salaf. Therefore, we remind ourselves again that Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: “The over-stringent ones are destroyed”. Imaam Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The over-stringent ones are those who look too deeply (into affairs) and are excessive- those who exceed the Hudood (prescribed legislated Sharee’ah boundaries) in their statements and actions”. [Saheeh Muslim Number 2670]
Then those specific blazing hizbiyyoon at Markaz at-Tawheed came along whilst insinuating that we abandon people – including the Haddaadi Fawzi – without justification. This is nothing but a smokescreen by way of which they desperately seek to shelter those misguided personalities who visit them from Ihyaa at-Turaath, Greenlane and other places, whilst lying against the Salafiyyoon of Masjid Al-Furqan/Masjid Abi Hurairah, Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and Salafipublications that we drop people without justification. They utilise these lies to hide reality, confuse the common people and corrupt the perception of those who are not acquainted with the reality of these affairs. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim said: “Beware of kadhib [lying], for indeed it corrupts one’s ability to illustrate information based on what it should be in reality. It 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; he 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 who is inclined towards him- so he 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 marked by lies, so 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. Therefore, lying 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 him with the medication of truthfulness, which uproots its (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”. (3)
Footnotes a, b and c: Who are the Murji’ah: “The various factions of the Murji’ah and their differences” Sharhus-Sunnah lesson by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah: https://www.salafisounds.com/the-various-factions-of-the-murjiah-and-their-differences-sharhus-sunnah-lesson-by-abu-khadeejah/
Footnote d: Haddaadi: The Hajaawirah, the Extremist Haddaadis and the Terrorist Kharijites of ISIS- By Shaikh Abu Iyaad: http://www.alhajuri.com/articles/aklbxkm-the-hajawirah-the-haddaadiyyah-and-the-terrorist-kharijites-of-isis.cfm
To be continued InShaaAllaah
[Ref 1: Saheeh Muslim Nunber 2670. Sharh Saheeh Muslim. Vol 16. page 180 ]
[Ref 2: Kashf Akaadheeb Wa Tahreefaat Wa Khayaanaat Fawzi Al-Bahrayni. pages 59-60. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 3: Al-Fawaa’id’ pages 202-203]