In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
The specific hizbi or those specific hizbiyyoon at Markaz Tawheed wrote in their text – after mentioning a list of people we have abandoned: “This list can be stretched but it shows how these brothers busy themselves with excessively finding the faults of others in opposition to the methodology of the Salaf of this Ummah. A clear example of this is Abu Khadeejah declaring Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd and Shaykh Ibn Jibreen to be from Ahlul Bidah due to some errors of theirs, this is the level of extremism he declares major scholars to be innovators. When Shaykh Rabee was asked about Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd being an innovator, he said, “The one that forwards from me that I make tabdee on Bakr Abu Zayd then he is a liar”. [End of quote]
Response: The affair regarding Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd [may Allaah have mercy upon him] will be discussed in post number 9.
Secondly, here is the affair regarding Shaikh Bin Jibreen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] and Al-Allaamah Ahmad Bin Yahyah An-Najmi [may Allaah have mercy upon him]:
The Shaikh, Ibn Jibreen got involved with the Qutubiyyah such as Salmaan al-Awdah in the Mis’ari affair (the setting up of CDLR). This changed his perceptions towards some of the Innovators such as Sayyid Qutb and Hassan al-Banna, making him think that they were scholars like the scholars of the past, like Ibn Hajr and an-Nawawi and their likes, who were from Ahl us-Sunnah but erred in certain areas. This whole farce (of al-Mis’ari, Doc. Fitnah) was lambasted by Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen who called it a route to evil and mischief and the likes. However, what is important is that the Shaikh’s involvement with these people influenced his outlook.
This led the Shaikh to find fault with Shaikh Rabee’ and his refutations of Sayyid Qutb and the Qutubiyyah – and led him to utter baseless statements against the Shaikh. Rather, the Shaikh opposed what the rest of the scholars, had unanimously agreed upon, which was the praise and commendation for Shaikh Rabee’ in his refutations and expositions of Sayyid Qutb, and also of the Qutubiyyah like Safar and Salman and others who raised the flag of extremist Irjaa’ towards the Mockers of the Messengers, Revilers of the Caliphs, Mukaffirs of the Companions and Utterers of statements of] Kufr and Apostasy. It also led the Shaikh to write letters to other scholars, such as the noble Shaikh, Ahmad bin Yahyaa an-Najmee, asking them not to write books in refutation of Hassan al-Banna and the defunct, bankrupt, brotherhood. The refutation of Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa an-Najmee is the most powerful, and uses some harsh language (bearing in mind that the Shaikh is senior to Ibn Jibreen) in outlining the great injustice of Ibn Jibreen in his accusations.
The book is called “Radd ul-Jawaab ‘alaa Man Talaba Minnee ‘Adam Tab’ al-Kitaab” (The Return of the Reply To The One Who Requested Me Not To Print the Book). This is 40 pages long, in A4. Shaikh Ibn Jibreen had requested from the Shaikh that he does not print his most excellent work entitled “Al-Mawrid al-Adhb az-Zulaal Feemantuqida Alaa Ba’d al-Manaahij ad-Da’awiyyah Min al-‘Aqaa’id wal-A’maal” (The Cold Sweet [Flowing] Spring Water [That Quenches (the Thirst)] Concerning What Can Be Criticised Of Beliefs and Actions Of Some of the Methodologies of Da’wah).
This book is a detailed, reference-filled, authoritative refutation of the overall methodologies of Jamaa’at ut-Tabligh, and Ikhwaan ul-Muflisoon, with details of their history, founders, developments, deviations and many other issues. It also contains an excellent and detailed refutation of Hassan al-Bannaa and Muhammad Ilyaas, and their great deviations and heresies, and who were far astray from the aqeedah of the Salaf. The book is 340 pages in total. So Ibn Jibreen requested the Shaikh not to print this book, as he claimed that Shaikh Ahmad had wronged Hassan al-Bannaa.
So the Shaikh replied with a powerful reply, that needs nothing in addition to it, illustrating the baseless accusations of Ibn Jibreen, and establishing the heresies of Hassan al-Bannaa and his speaking with “wahdat ul-wujood”, and who uttered the Shirk Akbar in the form of poetical compositions, and his praise of the propounders of “wahdat ul-wujood”, and his statement that their is no religious dispute between the Muslims and the Jews, and his taking part in the gatherings at the tombs of Zainab and others, and his witnessing the Major Shirk with his own eyes and not rejecting it, and his travelling 20 miles to the graves of ad-Dasooqee and as-Sinjar and then returning a whole 20 miles, and his efforts to unite between the Sunnis and the Raafidah Shi’ah, and his enacting the bay’ah and calling people to make bay’ah, and to request obedience (that is only given to the wali ul-amr of the Muslims), and his tafweedh of the Attributes of Allaah, the most wicked of all of the sayings of the negators of the Attributes and much more. The Shaikh finishes by asking Ibn Jibreen 25 questions which he ought to answer, about the so called good effects of Hassan al-Bannaa.
Al-Allaamah Ahmad Bin Yahyah An-Najmi’s View Regarding Shaikh Bin Jibrin:
Also read: The Tears Of Ibn Bāz: When Ibn Jibreen and Salmaan al-Awdah Debated Ibn Bāz:
To be continued….InShaaAllaah