[10.4] The Affair of Markaz Tawheed: [Close Scrutiny of Their Inclination Towards Using Scholars Seen In The Presence of Ahlul Bidah As An Alibi to Co-operate With Ahlul Bidah!


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

The Affair of Markaz Tawheed: [Close Scrutiny of Their Inclination Towards Using Scholars Seen In The Presence of Ahlul Bidah As An Alibi to Co-operate With Ahlul Bidah! (True Reality Behind This Dangerous Affair and Some of Its Outcomes In History)]

Sufyaan Ath-Thawree [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “Whoever lends an ear to a person of Bidah has left the protection of Allaah and is entrusted to it (i.e. the bidah)”.

Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said: The narration about fleeing from ahlul bidah and not to sit with them, nor to accompany them has preceded, therefore, whoever accompanies them and listens to their statements and does not reject them, will be destroyed alongside them. It is not permissible for you to lend an ear to them whilst saying, “I am a believer with strong Eemaan and I am well acquainted with the Aqeedah, and they annot have an effect on me”. This is self -deception – trial for the people, because being distant and not listening to their false statements is safety. As for lending your ear to them, then you will become worthy of being put to trial alongside them.

And regarding Sufyaan’s statement: “And is entrusted to it”, Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al Fawzaan commented: Because Allaah safeguards the one who seeks safety with Him but the one who listens to bidah is worthy of being put to trial by it. He is entrusted to it and is removed from the Protection of Allaah [Glorified and Exalted be He]. [It’haaf Al-Qaaree. Vol 2. pages 316-317]

Al-Allaamah Rabee bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah preserve him] stated: Sufyaan Ath-Thawree is one of the Imaams of the Sunnah and illustrious figures of guidance. He may have derived this speech from the Messenger’s warning against sitting with evil people that would inevitably cause harm and lead to dangerous consequences. Whoever opposes the Messenger’s warning has exposed himself to evil and is entrusted to himself. It is said to the one who lends an ear to ahlul bidah, “Do not do this because indeed the Messenger forbade and warned you; the pious predecessors forbade and warned you against sitting with ahlul bidah and acquiring (knowledge) from them”.

So, once you say, “By Allaah! I read, I listen, take truth and abandon falsehood” which is similar to the well known principle at present though which many of the youth – who were following the path of the pious predecessors- have been made into a laughing stock, they came to them with this vile – corrupt – principle, saying, “Read from the books of Ikhwaan (1), the books of Tableegh (2), the books of ahlul bidah, Sufism (3) and the Rawaafid (4), accept the truth (from them) and abandon the falsehood. He (i.e. the one who reads etc) is a Miskeen (poor in his knowledge of these affairs), who neither knows truth nor can distinguish between it and falsehood, so he approaches falsehood, considers it to be truth and accepts it; approaches truth, considers it to be falsehood and rejects it, and thus he strays. Allaah entrusts this person to himself, because had he adhered firmly to the Sunnah, listen to the Messenger’s guidance, the stance of the Messenger’s companions and the pious predecessors, preserves the good he has – meaning the Sunnah, he would have been saved; but he became deceived so Allaah entrusts him to himself due to this self-deception and self-importance which some people embark upon, depends on himself and considers himself a leader in knowledge, whilst he is an ignoramus, so he falls into the traps of people of misguidance- quickly deviates and become one of the people of misguidance because Allaah forsakes and entrust him to himself.

And due to this, we say: the one who is not safe from falling into the traps of the people of misguidance, it is obligated on him to avoid the books of the people of bidah and (avoid) sitting with them, because indeed the Messenger warned against sitting with them and the pious predecessors warned against sitting with them, rather they held a consensus to boycott and ostracise them – not to expose oneself to them and their call, except the one who is well established in knowledge, the one with ability to establish the proof against them whilst being cautious, warning against sitting with them and not to incline towards them. As for the weak – the Miskeen – who is shaken by the light wind and it makes him fall (i.e. the one who cannot repel the doubts of ahlul bidah), it is obligated on him to preserve the good that Allaah has bestowed on him, because nothing can be equal to safety.

The one who has the ability and experience – able to call to the path of Allaah with wisdom and persuade the people of falsehood, he embarks upon calling them (to the truth), whilst not being in agreement with them, not sitting with them and flattering them; but rather he should be a Mujaahid, a caller to the path of Allaah, a sincere adviser, enjoining good and forbidding evil. This is one who embarks upon calling the people of falsehood (to truth) and clarifies the truth to them, so the one who is guided, then alhamdulil laah; but if not, then he has established the proofs which Allaah has obligated on the inheritors of the Prophets (i.e. the scholars) to be establish.

The Prophets were callers to the path of allaah, they invited the unbelievers to (the truth) and called the sinners (to the truth), and you are one of the inheritors of the Prophets, therefore, call these (people to the truth) and establish the proofs against them, but we do not say that this task is for everyone – that every Tom, Dick, and Harry intermingles with ahlul bidah and advise them; rather we say that this is for the people of knowledge, those well established in knowledge, the strong ones. As for those other than them – the ignoramuses and the ones with weak personalities, we warn and tell them to be on guard against the outcomes that descends on the one who is deceived by himself, so he becomes one from ahlul bidah and misguidance. By Allaah we know people from different Arab and Islamic countries who used to be upon good, then they were captured by this trick- meaning, read, read, take the truth and reject falsehood, but he was not seen thereafter except that he was from the villains of ahlul bidah, waging war against ahlus sunnah, defending the people of falsehood. We ask Allaah for wellbeing. [Awnul Baaree Bi-Bayaan Maa Tadammanahu Sharhus Sunnah Lil-Imaam Al-Barbahaaree. Vol 2. Page 970-972. slightly paraphrased]

Al-Fudayl Ibn Iyaadh [may have mercy upon him] said, “Whoever sits with a person of bidah has not be granted wisdom”.

Al-Allaah Rabee [may Allaah preserve him] said: The one who sits with ahlul bidah and incline towards them, there is no doubt that he is dim-witted and on the opposite side of wisdom. Sitting with ahlul bidah is dangerous, and we have mentioned to you several times the hadeeth: “The parable of good company and a bad company is only that of a seller of musk and a blacksmith”. (5) This is an urge (by way of a command) from the Messenger that one sits (or accompanies) the righteous – those who are free from misguidance and bidah, those who call to good, command good and forbid evil, warn against falsehood. These are ones to be accompanied, you will benefit from them in matters sound creed, sound methodology, authentic narrations and (acquire) abundant good. As for ahlul bidah -and Allaah refuge is sought, you will find corrupt creed with them, fabricated narrations, baseless narratives and other calamities (related to knowledge), which is the reason behind the deviation of many of those people who oppose the (sound Salafi Methodology).

By Allaah, it is not appropriate (or suitable) for some scholars to sit with ahlul ahwaa [the people of desires (bidah)], because it may be that he has some knowledge, but he becomes shaky and weak in personality, so he strays through falsehood. By Allaah, there is an example of this in history about a people who diverted from the truth (in some affair) even though they had knowledge. Amongst them was Al-Bayhaqi who was affected by Ash’ariyyah (6) and Abdur Razzaaq who was affected by At-Tashayyu (7)…many amongst them; rather many of those who were swept away by bidah, the reason was nothing else other than reading the books of ahlul bidah and sitting with the people of misguidance, and thus many people in the Islamic societies deviated due to this intermingling, sittings, reading and what is similar to that.

When Ahlus Sunnah listened to their scholars, Allaah protected them from being swept away by ahlul bidah, but when the scholars or some of the scholars fell short (or failed to act as required), authority lost, and the people became deceived by people of bidah and misguidance, the Islamic world was swept away by bidah. In the last century, ilhaad, Zandaqah, (8) communism, Baathism and secularism appeared. The people intermingled and strayed. The who intermingled with the heretics became a heretic, the one who intermingled with the callers to socialism became a socialist, the one who intermingled with the baathists became baathist, the one who intermingled with the Rawaafid became Raafidi (9), the one who intermingled with the Soofiyyah became a Sufi, the who intermingled with the groups of illegal partisanship became an adherent to illegal partisanship (10) and so on. Had they held onto the likes of this Prophet guidance and Salafi guidance, Allaah would have protected them, but they embarked upon error, so Allaah entrusted them to themselves. [Awnul Baaree Vol 2. pages 2974-975]

Al-Allaamah Saaleh al Fawzaan [May Allah preserve him] stated: It is forbidden to visit the Mubtadi [an innovator in religious affairs] and to sit with him, unless it is for the (purpose) of advice and rejection of what he is upon. That is because keeping his company has an evil effect and leads to spreading his enmity (i.e. his misguidance) to others. It is obligatory to warn against them and to warn against their evil if it becomes impossible to prevent them from practicing bidah. And if not, it is obligated on the scholars of the Muslims and those in charge of the affairs of the Muslims to prevent and restrain the Mubtadi’ah [innovators in religious affairs] from their evil. That is because the danger they pose to Islaam is great. It must be known that the nations of disbelief encourage the Mubtadiah in spreading their bidah and aid them upon that in creating divergent paths (i.e. disunite the word of the Muslims and create sects that are in opposition to the singular path of the Salafus Saalih in Belief and Methodology). That is because in this is termination of Islaam and distortion of its image. And Allah knows best. We ask Allah to aid His Religion and make His Word Uppermost, and forsake the enemies. [An Excerpt from “Al Irshaad ilaa Saheehil Ittiqaad War Raddu alaa Ahli Ash-Shirki Wal Ilhaad. Page 455]

This is the reality of the affair regarding the danger of sitting with Ahlul Bidah including some of those scholars who were affected. Therefore, neither is this affair everyone nor adopted as a general allowance to co-operated with ahlul bidah.

Firstly, the blazing hizbi or those blazing hizbiyyoon at Markaz Tawheed cannot utilise the excuse that because some scholars sit with ahlul bidah at present, therefore, they can also co-operate with ahlul bidah, rather this is a specific ruling that applies to scholars who are firmly grounded in knowledge as Al-Allaamah Rabee stated as follows: “The one who has the ability and experience – able to call to the path of Allaah with wisdom and persuade the people of falsehood, he embarks upon calling them (to the truth), whilst not being in agreement with them, not sitting with them and flattering them; but rather he should be a Mujaahid, a caller to the path of Allaah, a sincere adviser, enjoining good and forbidding evil. This is one who embarks upon calling the people of falsehood (to truth) and clarifies the truth to them, so the one who is guided, then alhamdulil laah; but if not, then he has established the proofs which Allaah has obligated on the inheritors of the Prophets (i.e. the scholars) to be establish. The Prophets were callers to the path of allaah, they invited the unbelievers to (the truth) and called the sinners (to the truth), and you are one of the inheritors of the Prophets, therefore, call these (people to the truth) and establish the proofs against them, but we do not say that this task is for everyone – that every Tom, Dick, and Harry intermingles with ahlul bidah and advise them; rather we say that this is for the people of knowledge, those well established in knowledge, the strong ones. As for those other than them – the ignoramuses and the ones with weak personalities, we warn and tell them to be on guard against the outcomes that descends on the one who is deceived by himself, so he becomes one from ahlul bidah and misguidance. By Allaah we know people from different Arab and Islamic countries who used to be upon good, then they were captured by this trick- meaning, read, read, take the truth and reject falsehood, but he was not seen thereafter except that he was from the villains of ahlul bidah, waging war against ahlus sunnah, defending the people of falsehood. We ask Allaah for wellbeing”.

The Shaikh also stated: “By Allaah it is not even appropriate (or suitable) for some scholars to sit with ahlul ahwaa, because it may be that he has some knowledge, but he becomes shaky and weak in personality, so he strays through falsehood. By Allaah, there is an example of this in history about a people who deviated (in some affair) even though hey had knowledge. Amongst them was Al-Bayhaqi who was affected by Ash’ariyyah and Abdur Razzaaq who was affected by At-Tashayyu …many amongst them; rather many of those who were swept away by bidah, the reason was nothing else other than reading the books of ahlul bidah and sitting with the people of misguidance, and thus many people in the Islamic societies deviated due to this intermingling, sittings, reading and what is similar to that”.

Secondly, the blazing hizbi or those specific blazing hizbiyyoon participate in an event that would aid the callers to Shirk and Bidah to strengthen their misguidance. Read here: The Affair of Markaz Tawheed: [O Truthful Adherents to Salafiyyah In Stoke On Trent! Neither Participate Nor Spend a Penny In An Event That Will Aid Staunch Soofees to Strengthen Their Bidah and Misguidance]: https://salaficentre.com/2022/09/02/6-the-affair-of-markaz-tawheed-o-truthful-adherents-to-salafiyyah-in-stoke-on-trent-neither-participate-nor-spend-a-penny-in-an-event-that-will-aid-staunch-soofees-to-strengthen-their-bidah-and-m/

Finally, we remind Markaz Tawheed that the proofs are overwhelming clear if only they desire the truth. May Allaah protect us from misguidance in this affair and return them to truth. To be continued…InShaaAllaah

1: http://www.ikhwanis.com/index.cfm

2: What are the core mistakes of the Tablīghi Jamā’at? They claim that they do not promote grave worship and other innovations. How is going out to the people for da’wah wrong? https://abukhadeejah.com/mistakes-tablighi-jamaat/

3: The Origin of Early Sufism Is From Basrah, Iraq: http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/dgfil-the-origin-of-the-sufis-is-from-basrah-iraq.cfm

“The Reality of Sufism: It’s Beginnings and Rise in the Muslim Ummah.” – Lessons in Aqīdah and Da’wah of Shaikh Sālih al Fawzān lecture by Abu Khadeejah: https://www.salafisounds.com/the-reality-of-sufism-its-beginnings-and-rise-in-the-muslim-ummah-lessons-in-aqidah-and-dawah-of-shaikh-salih-al-fawzan-lecture-by-abu-khadeejah/

4: The Devil’s Deception Of The Rāfidah Shī’ah — Know Their Beliefs From Their Own Source References: https://abukhadeejah.com/the-devils-deception-of-the-raafidah-shiah/

5: “The parable of good company and a bad company is only that of a seller of musk and a blacksmith”. The seller of musk will give you some perfume, you will buy some, or you will notice a good smell. As for the blacksmith, he will burn your clothes or you will notice a bad smell”. [Al-Bukhaari 5534 and Muslim 2628]

6: http://www.asharis.com/creed/

7: Tashayyu: Listen here – By Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] regarding why Imaam Abdur Razzaaq [may Allaah have mercy upon him] was affected by something Tashayyu:

أما عبدالرزاق الصنعاني -رحمه الله- فقد دخل عليه شيء من التشيع، وقد قيل له: من أين لك هذا؟ مع أن أستاذيك أصحاب سنة؟ فقال: أتى إلينا جعفر بن سليمان الضبعي، وكان ذا هدي وسمت حسن فتأثرنا به فدخل علينا شيء من التشيع، ولم يبلغ به الحال إلى أن يتنقص الأئمة والخلفاء الراشدين والصحابة، بل هو سني من أهل السنة.
وقد جاء في ترجمة عبدالرزاق أنه قال في كلام عمر أنه قال: لفاطمة: جئت تطلبين ميراثك من أبيك وقال للعباس: جئت تطلب ميراثك من ولد أخيك. فقال عبدالرزاق: أنظروا إلى هذا الأحمق لم يقل: جئت تطلبين ميراثك من رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم-.

فينظر هل ثبت عن عبدالرزاق أم لم يثبت، فإن ثبت فهو يعتبر خطأ لا يجوز أن يتبع عليه، وقد قال الإمام الذهبي: أن عمر تكلم بهذا الكلام بناء على قسمة الفرائض أن شخصا مات عن ابنة وعن عم، فما لكل واحد منهما؟ ولم يقصد أن يتنقص رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم- بأنه ليس نبيا ولا رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم-.

وأما الحاكم فقد جاء عنه بعض الانزواء وبعض الانحراف عن معاوية -رضي الله عنه-، وقد قال أبوطاهر عن عبدالله بن محمد الهروي أبي إسماعيل أنه قال: إمام في الحديث لكنه رافضي خبيث.

وقال أيضا كما في «العلل المتناهية» لابن الجوزي وقد ذكر حديث الطير أو حديثا غيره وذكر ابن الجوزي ما فيه من الضعف، ثم ساق بسنده إلى أبي طاهر المقدسي وهو محمد بن طاهر عن شيخه قال: لا يخلو الحاكم إما أن يكون جاهلا فهذا لا يؤخذ عنه العلم وإما أن يكون كذابا دساسا، وهذا أيضا لا يؤخذ عنه العلم.

والحق أنه لا يثبت لا ذا ولا ذاك، فالحاكم ليس بجاهل، عرفنا هذا من ترجمته، وعرف العلماء منزلته الرفيعة كما في «سير أعلام النبلاء» وفي «تذكرة الحفاظ» وفي «الإرشاد» للخليلي، فهو إمام متفق على جلالته.

فالحاصل أن بهما شيئا من التشيع لا يخرجهما إلى الرفض كما قال الحافظ الذهبي عند أن ذكر هذا الكلام عن أبي إسماعيل الهروي، قال: إن الله يحب الإنصاف ما الرجل برافضي ولكن به شيء من التشيع.

وقال المعلمي في «التنكيل» عندما ذكر كلام أبي إسماعيل الهروي: إمام في الحديث رافضي خبيث، قال المعلمي: لعل السجعة هي التي حملت قائلها إلى أن يقول ما قال. وما أشبهها بما كتب الصاحب بن عباد إلى قاض (بقم) -وهي بلدة كانت سنية ثم أصبحت رافضية- فكتب الصاحب بن عباد:

أيها القاضي بقم قد عزلناك فقم

فلما وصلت إلى القاضي تذكر ذنوبه ماهو الذي فعله؟ فلم يجد أنه أذنب ولا فعل شيئا، فقال: والله ما عزلتني إلا السجعة.

وأما عكرمة فقد رمي برأي الخوارج وليس بالقدر، فإن الذي رمي بالقدر هو قتادة، وقد دافع عن عكرمة الحافظ ابن حجر وبرأه وذكر في «فتح الباري» في الكلام على سبب نزول قول الله تعالى: ﴿إن الذين توفاهم الملائكة ظالمي أنفسهم قالوا فيم كنتم قالوا كنا مستضعفين في الأرض قالوا ألم تكن أرض الله واسعة فتهاجروا فيها فأولئك مأواهم جهنم وساءت مصيرا﴾ أنه قيل لعكرمة وقد سأله شخص: أأخرج مع هؤلاء الذين يخرجون؟ أي: للقتال، والقتال بين مسلمين، فقال له عكرمة: لا تخرج، ثم استدل بهذه الآية أي: لا تكثر سواد أهل الباطل ولا تخرج. قال: في هذا دليل على أن عكرمة لا يرى رأي الخوارج.

8: ilhaad: ilhaad: “Complete ilhaad” is to turn away from Islaam completely and that is Major ilhaad, which exits a person from the fold of Islaam, such as the ilhaad committed by communists, the idol worshippers and those similar to them. And Minor ilhaad does not exit a person from the Religion of Islaam, such as turning away from some actions. Allaah (The Most High) said: [وَمَن يُرِدْ فِيهِ بِإِلْحَادٍ بِظُلْمٍ نُذِقْهُ مِنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ – And whoever inclines to evil actions therein or to do wrong, him We shall cause to taste a painful torment] [22:25] [For further details, see link: https://www.ajurry.com/vb/forum/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A9/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%86%D8%A8%D9%80%D9%80%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%80%D9%80%D8%A7%D9%85/13722-%D9%85%D8%A7-%D9%85%D8%B9%D9%86%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D9%88%D9%83%D9%8A%D9%81-%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%AE%D8%B5-%D9%85%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%AF-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D9%87-%D9%88%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%87-%D8%9F?t=13326

Zandaqah: Heresy

9: The Devil’s Deception Of The Rāfidah Shī’ah — Know Their Beliefs From Their Own Source References: https://abukhadeejah.com/the-devils-deception-of-the-raafidah-shiah/

10: Illegal Partisanship: To initate an idea that opposes the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, (establish) allegiance and enmity based upon it, this is illegal partisanship, even if is not initiated under an organisation. [Refer to Kash As-Sitaar page 19-20 by al-Allaamah Rabee]

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