In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allah [The Most High] said:
وَلَا تَلْبِسُوا الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُوا الْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth while you know (the truth).
[Surah Al-Baqarah. Ayah 42]
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Allah forbade us from mixing truth with falsehood, thus leading to concealment of the truth. Mixing truth with false is by mixing the two until one of them is confused with the other. This is forgery and deceit by way of which what is made apparent is the opposite of what it is in reality. Likewise, when the truth is confounded with falsehood, the culprit manifests falsehood in the image of truth and speaks with a statement that carries two meanings- a correct meaning and a false meaning, so the listener is under the illusion that the speaker intends the correct meaning, whilst he (i.e. the speaker) intends the corrupt meaning. [(1)]
The cretins at Wikipedia stated, “Rabee al-Madkhali was incredibly influential, most of it through Saudi support, in the early 90s, during and after the time period the Gulf War was taking place. The Saudi regime attracted great ire from the Sahwa movement, due to their collusion with the US government and the Saudi’s allowing US military bases to be set up in the Arabian peninsula. In response, the Saudi government imprisoned the leaders of the movement and strongly promoted al-Madkhali, who was politically quietest, supported the regime, and was good at siphoning off potential opponents to the US and Saudi regime. Senior US policymakers Will McCants and Jarret Brachman have also advised the US to discretely fund figures like al-Madkhali to siphon off support for jihadis who advocate for violence against the US military. At the Madkhalist movement’s inception in the early 1990s, the governments of Saudi Arabia and Egypt promoted the group as a counterbalance to more extreme elements of the wider Islamist movement. During this time, a number of radical Jihadists converted to Madkhalism, especially in the Salafist stronghold of Buraidah. In Kuwait, the Madkhali movement was nurtured around individuals who would separate from “mainstream” Salafism in 1981 due to many amongst them entering into the political arena”. [End of quote]
Indeed, all praise and thanks be to Allah for removing us from darkness because, between 1993 and 1995, we were among those youth deceived by both the so-called Mujaahidoon during the Algerian civil war and supporters of the misguided political activists (Salman and Safar in particular); but Allah, through His Great Mercy, guided us to Salafiyyah during the summer of 1995 after we attended a lecture delivered by the elders at Salafipublications. Indeed, due to the fact that our older teachers at Salafipublications were among the most proactive in the fight against the Takfeeris and that we — by the Tawfeeq of Allah — have read numerous articles written by Salafipublications in the mid-90s to date on this subject, the cretins at Wikipedia are not able to hide the facts at present even if they were present during those events of the 90s. So let’s start examining their illusions in this piece once more.
The cretins at Wikipedia stated, “Rabee al-Madkhali was incredibly influential, most of it through Saudi support, in the early 90s, during and after the time period the Gulf War was taking place”. [End of quote]
Response: The cretins would have us believe that Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allah preserve him] was the main person responsible for exposing the Takfeeris and the misguided political activists during and after the Gulf War, when in fact, many other scholars stood firm to refute the Takfeeris’ ignorance and misguided zeal. Insha’Allah, it will soon become abundantly clear that Imaam Abdul Azeez Baaz [may Allah have mercy upon him] was the principal erudite Salafi scholar who decisively halted the misguided political activists and Takfeeris.
The cretins stated: “The Saudi regime attracted great ire from the Sahwa movement, due to their collusion with the US government and the Saudi’s allowing US military bases to be set up in the Arabian peninsula. In response, the Saudi government imprisoned the leaders of the movement and strongly promoted al-Madkhali, who was politically quietest, supported the regime, and was good at siphoning off potential opponents to the US and Saudi regime”. [End of quote]
Response: First, Sahwa – Islamic Awakening has already been addressed in part 5 of this series. Second, read this article by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allah preserve him] to learn why US military outposts are permitted in Saudi Arabia. https://abukhadeejah.com/ibn-baaz-allowed-the-american-military-into-saudi-arabia/
Third, a letter from the Mufti, Erudite Salafi Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allah have mercy upon him], to the Kingdom’s rulers via the Permanent Committee of Major Scholars clearly demonstrates that it was the Imaam who requested that the Takfeeris be restrained for the sake of the general good. He wrote: “So I inform your highness that the Sitting of the Committee of Major Scholars saw the aforementioned letter of your highness, along with its addenda: an abridgment of some gatherings and lessons given by the two aforementioned (the King had mentioned Safar and Salman and this is what Shaikh Bin Baz is referring to), beginning from the start of Muharram 1414AH, and a copy of the book of Safar al Hawali “Wa’du Kissinger”; and it discussed the topic from all its angles. It also examined some of the cassettes of the two of them. So after studying and discussing this, the Committee held – by total agreement – that: “The two aforementioned are to be faced with their errors that were presented before the Committee – along with the errors forwarded by the government, and in which two of the people of knowledge are to participate- to be chosen by his excellency the Minister for Islamic Affairs, Awqaaf, Daawah, and Irshad. So if the two of them excuse themselves for their transgressions and agree to comply to not returning to any of them, nor to the like of them, then all praise to Allaah, and that is sufficient. But if they will not comply, then they are to be prevented from giving lectures, seminars, khutbahs, public lessons, and from making cassettes – in order to protect the society from their errors: may Allaah guide them both and direct them both to the right conduct.” [(2)]
Other senior scholars, such the Muhaddith Imaam al-Albaanee [may Allah have mercy upon him] also rebutted the Takfeeris and misguided political activists. So, when asked about the book “Dhahiratul-Irjaa Fil Fikr al-Islami” authored by misguided political activist Safar Al-Hawali, and in this book, Takfir is issued against Muslims for committing certain sins, the Imaam responded as follows: “I gave my viewpoint on a matter about thirty or so years ago when I used to be in the [Islamic] University (of Madinah) and I was asked in a gathering about my opinion on Jamaa’at ut-Tabligh. So I said on that day, ‘They are the Sufis of this era’. And now it has occurred to me that I should say about this Jamaa’ah who have emerged in the present times and who have opposed the Salaf, I say here, in accordance with the statement of al-Hafidh adh-Dhahabi: They have opposed the Salaf in much of the issues of manhaj, and it is befitting that I label them the Khawarij of the era. And this resembles their emergence at the current time – in which we read their statements – because they, in reality, their words take the direction and objective of that of the Khawarij in performing takfir of the one who commits major sins. And perhaps I should say, this is either due to ignorance on their behalf or due to devised plot!! And I say this in light of [the statement of Allaah], “Let not the hatred of a people make you depart from justice. Be just and fair and that is closer to taqwa”. I do not know whether they say that every major sin takes one outside the fold of Islaam! However, they always revolve around certain major sins but remain silent or just pass by other major sins! And for this reason, I do not see that we should make this label absolute and that we should say, ‘They are Khawarj’, except for certain aspects. And this is the justice that we have been ordered to abide by…” [(3)]
Read more on the deviations of the political activists
The cretins at Wikipedia then labelled Al-Allaamah as a quietist, which Shaikh Abu Khadeejah has already refuted in the following link: https://abukhadeejah.com/a-response-to-western-academics-who-categorise-salafis-into-quietists-politicos-and-jihadists-and-why-this-is-a-false-categorisation/
The cretins continued their blathering as follows: “Senior US policymakers Will McCants and Jarret Brachman have also advised the US to discretely fund figures like al-Madkhali to siphon off support for jihadis who advocate for violence against the US military. At the Madkhalist movement’s inception in the early 1990s, the governments of Saudi Arabia and Egypt promoted the group as a counterbalance to more extreme elements of the wider Islamist movement. During this time, a number of radical Jihadists converted to Madkhalism, especially in the Salafist stronghold of Buraidah”. [End of quote]
Response: This once again exemplifies the stupidity of both the cretins at Wikipedia and anyone else who must have given this so-called funding any thought. Al-Allaamah Rabee and the other Salafi scholars do not require support from unbelievers in order to fight the jihadis; rather, fighting the jihadis and khaarijites is a duty in Islam, regardless of whether one is assisted. This is because the Prophet warned us about their evil and deviation.
The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said, “A people will come from the east who recite the Qur’an, but it will not go beyond their throats. They will pass through the religion just as an arrow pierces its target and they will not return to it just as the arrow does not return to the bow”. [(4)] Visit website: https://www.kharijites.com/kj/
Imaam Wahb Ibn Munabbih [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “I was acquainted with the early period of Islaam. By Allaah, the Khaawaarij have never had a group except that Allaah caused it to split because of their evil state of affairs. Never did one of them publicize his opinion except that Allah caused his neck to be struck. Never did the Muslim Ummah unite behind a man from the Khawaarij. If Allah allowed the opinion of the Khawaarij to be accepted and established, then the earth would have been corrupted, the carriageways would have been cut off, Hajj to the sacred house of Allah would have ceased and the affair of Islam would have reverted to ignorance until the people seek shelter in the mountains as they did in the time of ignorance. If ten or twenty men among them were to rise, there would not be a man among them except that he claims the khilaafah for himself- every man among them would have ten thousand other men with him and all of them fighting each other, accusing one another of disbelief until the believer fears for himself, his religion, his life, his family, his wealth, and would not know where to travel or who to be with”. [(5)]
Imaam Ibn Katheer [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “If they ever gained strength, they would surely corrupt the whole of the earth, Iraq and Syria (Shaam) – they would not leave a baby, male or female, neither a man or a woman, because as far as they are concerned the people have caused corruption, a corruption that cannot be rectified except by mass killing”.More detail by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/isis-in-iraq-syria-ibn-kathir-died-774-ah-if-the-khawaarij-ever-gained-strength-in-iraq-and-syria-there-would-be-mass-killing/
The cretins stated: “At the Madkhalist movement’s inception in the early 1990s, the governments of Saudi Arabia and Egypt promoted the group as a counterbalance to more extreme elements of the wider Islamist movement. During this time, a number of radical Jihadists converted to Madkhalism, especially in the Salafist stronghold of Buraidah”.
Response: If the Muslim authorities fight against the Takfeeris’ and misguided political activists’ methodology, that is commendable because it agrees with the methodology of the pious predecessors. Rebellion against Muslim rulers or instigating rebellion is prohibited, even if the ruler is oppressive, and we have already provided some explicit proof about this matter, but we share the link again: https://abukhadeejah.com/the-tyranny-of-the-rulers-a-reason-for-rebellion/
Instead of admitting that whoever abandoned the Takfeeris’ path and accepted the Creed and methodology of the pious predecessors in dealing with the rulers was indeed guided correctly, the cretins attribute it to conversion to so-called Mad’khalism. As for the sensible people, they praise Allah for guiding them to the Sunnah as Abu Isma’īl Al-Harawi (d. 481H) stated in his tremendous work entitled, “The Dispraise of Theological Rhetoric and its People” with his chain of narration to Al-A’mash from Mujāhid who said: “I do not know which of the two blessings of Allah upon me is greater, that He guided me to Islam or that He saved from [following] these desires?!” — Dhamm Al-Kalām wa Ahlihi, 4/56 no. 786. [(6)]
The cretins stated: “In Kuwait, the Madkhali movement was nurtured around individuals who would separate from “mainstream” Salafism in 1981 due to many amongst them entering into the political arena”.
Response: The illegal partisans in Kuwait and their head are well-known and that is none else but Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq and his ilk. http://www.ikhwanis.com/articles/zpjonpt-imaam-abd-al-azeez-bin-bazs-refutation-of-abd-al-rahman-abd-al-khaliq-takfiri-qutbi-turathi-part-4.cfm
Indeed, it is very evident that the cretins and pseudo-researchers at Wikipedia attempted to narrate a story while omitting key information in the name of a bogus group known as the Mad’khalis or a so-called strain within Salafiyyah known as Mad’khalism. They focus on Al-Allaamah Rabee because he exposed their bidah figureheads, such as the vile and violent Takfeeri Sayyid Qutb, the misguided political activist and Sufi Hasan al-Bannah, and their supporters, despite the fact that Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz and other senior scholars were the ones who suggested that the Takeeris and their ilk be restrained by the Saudi authorities. Finally, one cannot properly comprehend these events unless he or she reads this remarkable series by the seasoned elder student of knowledge Shaikh Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq [may Allah protect him and his family from all evil Aameen].
To be continued…InShaaAllah
[(Ref 1)]: An Excerpt from Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim. 1/124
[(Ref 2)]: Salafipublications.com
[(Ref 3)]: Cassette: The Surooriyyah are the Khawarij of the Era, end of the first side]
[(Ref 4)]: Al-Bukhaari 7123
[(5)] Taareekh Dimashq 55/69290