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[9] The Affair of Markaz Tawheed: [Shaytaan or Urge of The Evil Soul Enticed Insolent Liar (Kadh’dhaabun Ashir) at Markaz Tawheed to Slander Shaikh Abu Khadeejah]

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

The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “It is enough falsehood for a person to speak of everything he hears”. [Saheeh Muslim. Number 5]

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]

We have already dealt with the affair of Shaikh Bin Jibrin in post 8 and the view of Al-Allaamah Ahmad Bin Yahyah An-Najmi regarding his affair. Now let us deal with the affair of Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd, because the hizbiyyoon claim- in the above quote – that Shaikh Abu Khadeejah declared an innovator in religious affairs and that he is from ahlul bidah!

Firstly, even if what the treacherous hizbi or those treacherous specific blazing hizbiyyoon – at Markaz Tawheed- stated is true, they concealed and refrained from differentiating between two affairs – a person being declared as one from ahlul bidah and being declared as an innovator in religious affairs! Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri [may Allaah protect him] was asked, “We hear a statement from some of the Mashaayihk of Ahlus Sunnah, ‘This man is from ahlul bidah (the people of Bidah)’, is it understood that he is a Mubtadi (an innovator in religious affairs) or not?” Answer: “What I have knowledge of is that this statement has two applications according to Ahlus Sunnah. The first of them and it is what is meant in most cases is that he is a Mubtadi (an innovator in religious affairs). He knows the truth but he is an obstinate person. He refuses (truth)], but not deviation; knows the Sunnah, but refuses to follow it and (follows) Bidah. He commits Bidah whilst knowing that it is bidah. The other meaning is that this man is a person upon bidah-meaning, he commits bidah even though he is not an innovator in religious affairs, because what we know regarding the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaaa’ah is that they do not declare any specific person an innovator in religious affairs until the proofs are established against him”. (1) (see ‘footnote a’ for further clarification on Tabdee)

Secondly, the statement of Al Allaamah Rabee [may Allaah protect him] – regarding not declaring Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd [may Allaah have mercy upon him] an innovator in religious affairs – is something well known.

Thirdly, Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah protect him] neither declared Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd [may have mercy upon him] to be from ahlul bidah nor that he is an innovator in religious affairs. This is a mighty slander! Whenever the blazing hizbiyyoon are rebutted with clear (unambiguous) proof and have no other way of responding except that their devils whisper lies to them to slander the Salafi students. This is one the treacherous paths through which shaytaan and hearts submerged in hizbiyyah lead the hizbiyyoon to seek the upper hand against the Salafiyyoon! Ameerul Mumineen Umar Ibnul Khattaab [may Allaah be pleased with him] said, “It more beloved to me to be lowered by truthfulness – and that rarely happens – than being raised by a lie”. (1.1) “It is said that the liar is a thief, because the thief deceives you with regards to your wealth and the liar deceives you with regards to your intellect”. (2)

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] 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 [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] 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”. (2.1)

Indeed, this behaviour is expected from the blazing hizbiyyoon of Markaz Tawheed and their ilk, as Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadi Al-Waadi’ee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The pillars of hizbiyyah [illigal partsanship] are three: giving falsehood the image of truth, deception (or trickery) and lies”. (3)

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah protect him] stated, “Numerous are the liars today against the carriers of the Salafi Dawah and its callers! They are able to spread oppressive rumours until it reaches all the world through various means that have been made available to them in this era. They hinder the people from the path of Allaah by way of these rumours and seek to make it crooked, aid their falsehoods by way of it, their utter nonsense and dangerous religious innovations that destroy the sound belief, the sound Islamic approaches to various subject matters and the virtuous manners”. (4)

The Shaikh also said, “Wherever the adherents to the Salafi methodology and its students are or wherever they go, then it is obligated on them to step up and aid one another to raise the word of truth, Tawheed and Sunnah, and to subdue religious innovations, misguidance and doubts; establish Allaah’s proofs against all the various misguided people, make known the reality of the liars and the fakers. And they should know that the opponents against the truth have reached the highest level of plotting and planning, and from this is their preoccupation with the task of silencing many amongst Ahlus Sunnah and the adherents to truth, and restraining them from confronting the falsehood that is covered in the garb of truth. This category of people amongst the adherents to falsehood are more severe in employing lies, duplicity and pretending to possess that which they do not possess; so they are just as the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] stated, “The one who pretends that he has been given what he has not been given, is just like the (false) one who wears two garments of falsehood”. So, we find them as ones who praise the people of falsehood the most and making their affair to appear pleasing, whilst they are the most severe in speaking ill against the adherents to the truth and its callers. Indeed, they have set up corrupt principles to aid falsehood and the adherents to misguided methodologies; waging war against the adherents to truth by devising plots and repugnant affairs, manifesting their hatred and enmity against the adherents to truth and hastening- without boredom and tiredness – to instruct the youth to oppose the people of truth, striving hard to aid falsehood and topple the adherents to truth”. (5)

Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] was asked, “Is lying permissible in Dawah? And is ‘The goal justifies the means’ a maslahah (benefit) from the masaalih (beneficial affairs) of the Sharee’ah?'”

Answer: “Lying is not permissible. It is a major sin from the major sins. It is not permissible except in three affairs which the prophet made an exception; lying during war, because war is deceit; (see footnote b); lying in order to bring about peace between the people; and lying between married couples in order to bring about rectification to the family with regards to the relationship between (husband and the wife). These three affairs are that of maslahah, and in them is a greater good than evil; so (lying) is permissible (in this case). As for Dawah, it has no need for lies. It is not permissible to utilize lies in Dawah. Dawah is to (be carried out) by way of truth, the Book, the sunnah, fine admonition and arguing in a way that is better and not by way of lies”. (6)

Finally, the blazing shameless hizi or those specific group of hizbiyyoon uttered this lie, but not a single one amongst their group has openly rebutted them. Subhaanallaah! Lying is hated in all nations. Abu Sufyan [may Allaah be pleased with him] stated (i.e. before accepting Islam and whilst present with the delegation in the presence of the king of Rome), “By Allaah! Had I not been afraid of my companions labelling me a liar, I would not have spoken the truth about him [i.e. The Prophet]”. [Sahih Al-Bukhaari: Book of Revelation. Hadeeth Number 7 Vol 1] Imaam Ibn Hajr [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated in Fat-hul Baari that this shows that they [i.e. the pagan Arabs] used to abhor lying [or used to consider it to be an ugly deed]- either based on what they followed from the previous revealed laws [i.e. the path of Ibraaheem (alayhis-salaam) etc] or it was something abhorred in their customs. [An Excerpt from Fat-hul Baari]

To be continued…InShaaAllaah

Next topic: Why Shaikh Rabee refuted Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd


Footnote a: Article by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah protect him] basd on a clarification of Al-Allaamah Rabee [may Allaah protect him] regarding Tabdee:

Footnote b: The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “War is a stratagem (or deceit)”. (7) Imaam At-Tabari [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “To give a wrong impression – during war – through Mu’aaradah [i.e. making one’s statements or actions obscure (ambiguous) to mislead the opponent about one’s real plans] is allowed”. (8) Ibnul Arabi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Stratagem during war occurs by way of concealment and giving a wrong impression (to the opponent)”. (9) Ka’b Bin Maalik [may Allaah be pleased with him] said, “When the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] intended to go on an expedition (against a people with whom there is no treaty and war was declared), he always pretended to be going somewhere else, and he would say, ‘War is stratagem (or deceit)”. (10)

[Ref 1: Al-Haddul Faasil Bayna Mu-aamalah Ahl As-Sunnah Wa Ahl Al-Baatil 60. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]
[1.1: Adabud Dunyaa Wad Deen 1/263]
[Ref 2: Adabud Dunyaa Wad Deen. page 261]
[Ref 2.1: Al-Fawaa’id’ pages 202-203]
[Ref 3: Rihlaat Da’wiyyah. page 141]
[Ref 4 and 5: ]
[Ref 6: Al-Ijaabatul Muhimmah Fee Mashaakil Al-Mulimmah, page:271-272]
[Ref 7: Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree. Hadeeth Number 3030]
[Ref 8: Sharh Saheeh Muslim Vol 12. Page 40]
[Ref 9: Fat-hul Baaree Sharh Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree. Vol 6. Pages 190-191)
[Ref 10: Sunan Abu Dawud. Hadeeth Number 2637]

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