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Brief Acquaintance With Afghani Scholar, Shaikh Jameel Ar-Rahmaan – (By Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhaari), and a Claim of The Astray Groups After Murdering Him – (By Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi)

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

Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari [may Allaah preserve him] said about Shaikh Jameel Ar-Rahmaan [may Allaah have mercy upon him]:

He was a scholar and a teacher; active in calling to the Book and the Sunnah; [manifested] opposition against Bidah and waged war against it; made every effort to manifest Tawheed and the Sunnah. He spoke little, kept quiet a lot and reflected much. He was a person of [good] etiquettes and lofty manners alongside a great deal of humility. He was a [person] of careful thought and consideration; a worshipper; [a man] of Zuhd and eager in spreading Sunni-Salafi learning. He established an institute called Al-Ma’had Ash-Shar’ee Li-I’daad Ad-Du’aat in Peshawar. A number of callers (to Islaam) studied in this institute and its aim was to facilitate callers [to Islaam] with sound knowledge of the sharee’ah – founded upon the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. And the affair was just as he [rahimahullaah] intended. And from the efforts of the institute was the publication of Salafi Books and among those books were “Manhaj Wa Diraasaat Li-Aayaat al-Asmaa Was-Sifaat” written by Imaam Muhammad Al-Ameen Ash-Shanqeetee [may Allaah have mercy upon him], “Usool Fil Bid’ah Was-Sunan” written by Al-Allaamah Muhammad Ahmad Al-Adawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] -a beneficial and good treatise; and also the book written by Al-Allaamah Muhammad Sultaan Al-Masoomee Al-Makki [may Allaah have mercy upon him] titled, “Is The Muslim Obliged to Follow a Specific Mad’hab From The Four Mad’habs” and many other books besides them.

These efforts infuriated Ahlul Bidah amongst the hizbiyyeen [the illegal partisans] and those affiliated with them; so they pondered, contemplated and masterminded his killing. They embarked upon that which gives a clear indication of their malicious intentions and rage against the Sunnah and its people. They waged war against the caller to Tawheed and Sunnah-the one who erected the true flag of Jihaad [i.e. during the Soviet-Afghan war -1979- 1989]. So, they besieged Sheikh Jameel and surrounded his people, and they sought the aid of the evil and aggressive people- every vandal and destructive person- for the purpose of putting an end to the banner [i.e. the call] to Tawheed and the Sunnah!! He [may Allaah have mercy upon him] was murdered on a Friday at the hands of one of the young Kharijites with the support of the people of misguidance. Everyone kept quiet about it. However, Safar al-Hawali claimed that it was fitnah in which Allaah saved their hands and tongues from [involvement]! This is a statement of truth by way of which falsehood is intended, for they did not speak with truth; rather (they did) the opposite and their tongues were not saved from keeping quiet about falsehood; rather they spoke with falsehood from the angle of not speaking truth- out of forsaking [Ahlus Sunnah], hiding and defending those whom they have praised for a very long time, such as Hikmatiyaar, Sayyaaf Rabbaanee and those affiliated with them, whose defects were exposed, their resentment towards Tawheed and its people. (2)

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al Madkhalee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “We do not say that there are people of ijtihaad amongst ahlul bidah because they are followers of desires, and Allaah and His Messenger have testified to this. The misguided innovator stirs up discord and errs, and then says to you, ‘This is ijtihaad’. And when Hikmatiyaar and the misguided parties (in Afghanistan) murdered Shaikh Jameel Ur-Rahmaan, they said, ‘This is ijtihaad’. Making lawful the spilling of the blood of the Salafis is ijtihaad to them! This is what it is, they (ahlul bidah) do not fall upon an affair of misguidance or a calamity except that they say, ‘This is ijtihaad’. This is a dilution of Islaam, mixing falsehood, misguidance and bidah with truth when the mistakes of the (real scholars of ijtihaad) for which they are rewarded are placed at the same level with innovation in religion about which the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] has informed us that it leads to the fire”. (1)

[Ref1: Paraphrased Excerpt]

[Ref2: Ajwibatul Allaamatush Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadee Al Madkhalee Alaa As-ilah Abee Rawaaha Al-Manhajiyyah. page: 20]

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