In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allah [The Exalted] said:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَۚ إِن يَكُنۡ غَنِيًّا أَوۡ فَقِيرً۬ا فَٱللَّهُ أَوۡلَىٰ بِہِمَاۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعۡدِلُواْۚ وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا
O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah; even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do. [Surah An-Nisaa. Ayah 135]
The cretins stated: “Relations with governments of countries which are Muslim but not Arab have not always been as smooth. Both Madkhali brothers actively encouraged Muslims inside and outside of Indonesia to join the armed Maluku sectarian conflict which continued from the late 1990s until the early 2000s. In the year 2000, Muhammad al-Madkhali went so far as to declare the prohibition of jihad by then Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, himself an internationally recognized Islamic scholar, as being contrary to sharia law”. [End of quote]
Response: First of all, as we have repeatedly established in this series, there is no such thing as a “Mad’khalist Movement or Strain” within Salafiyyah, rather, this term was concocted by those who want to vilify Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allah protect him] because he rebutted and exposed those figureheads who attempted to undermine or falsify the sound Salafi Methodology.
Second, the cretins have not named those non-Arab Muslim governments that have a negative relationship with the so-called Mad’khalists! Third, what was the dispute between the Indonesian government and the so-called Mad’khalists?! Who are the Mad’khali brothers and what specifically did they say to actively push Muslims inside and outside of Indonesia to engage in a violent sectarian conflict? Who were the specific individuals involved, and what were their views and remarks, so that everything is understood in its proper context? What was that precise Muhammad al-Mad’khali’s declaration, and why did he forbid Jihad in Indonesia?! The cretins have not provided any detail even though Al-Allaamah Rabee’s Fataawaa are well-known. In addition the Salafiyyoon are well-known and distinct from Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen (The Muslim Brotherhood Sect), Hizbiyyoon (Illegal Partisans), and Takfeeris (ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Quutibies, Suroorees, and their ilk) in these countries; thus, anyone attempting to use the fictitious Mad’khali label to criticise Salafiyyoon must provide specific details. Dr. Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allah preserve him] demonstrates why it is very important to clarify and make this distinction. He said, “Salafis are the target of sectarian bias and bigotry for many factions, from them the Raafidah, Soofiyyah, Kharijites and Takfiris, the blind-followers of the madhaahib, Secularists, Modernists, and many others. As such there is a lot of propaganda in the field which is unfortunately entered into what is claimed to be “objective research”. To make matters more confusing is the presence of numerous orientations falsely ascribing to Salafiyyah despite their deviations from it in their foundations and methodologies. Many of the takfiri, and Khariji groups make this false ascription. This adds another layer of confusion to anyone wanting to research and understand Salafiyyah and leads to Salafis being wrongly attributed to the iniquities of the Takfiris and Kharijites. In light of all of these realities, this website aims to provide relevant information and critical evaluation and analysis of the various views and opinions that are being scattered in books, journals, blogs, websites, audios, and videos in relation to “Salafis” and “Salafiyyah”. http://www.salafis.com/index.cfm
Fourth, even if a writer explicitly identified and defined a group and then asserted that it supported or disagreed with a specific government without providing any additional information, their argument would still be rejected; therefore, what credibility is left for a writer whose claims are based on illusions that his or her criticism is directed at a group called Mad’khalists (i.e. so-called Mad’khalists) or an individual who founded the Mad’khalist thought, despite the fact that such a writer is either uninformed or frantically seeking to damage the reputation of Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allah protect him], who refuted and exposed all those who seek to undermine Salafiyyah? Indeed, full details must be provided and statements examined for their contexts, otherwise, ambiguities, doubts, and a mixture of truth and falsehood would prevail, or the reader is left in one of the following situations: the lack of certainty in comprehending the reality of those statements, positions, and circumstances, the lack of wholesome comprehension, comprehending in a way contrary to its true reality, believing that he comprehends while being unaware of something else that should make one realise that he is mistaken, or, one assume that he is well-informed, even though he has overlooked information that contradicts what he believes to be true, or he bases his understanding on ambiguity, even though something else was present that is very clear and contradicts his understanding, but he remains in a state of speculation and misguidance, either due to being unaware or duped by the cretins, damn liars, and pseudo-researchers at Wikipedia and elsewhere.
Only dishonest and pseudo-researchers, as well as their comrades among ideologies, demagogues, and rabble-rousers, hide their identify or refuse to give specifics out of fear of being challenged, so they transmit ambiguities and leave the reader to guess. “Saasai Wahud Dega, Wai Yaa Khana Hell – the dubious character has not spoken the truth, but he has ruined the thoughts,” my mother [may Allah have mercy upon her] used to say. As a result, you will discover that sometimes pseudo-writers and researchers utilise sophistry or big words to conceal the fact that they are unskilled or emotionally unstable in their study of the subject matter. Research in matters pertaining to religion and creed demands fear of Allah, honesty, and detailed proofs rather than simply “Abdullah went to Serekunda and returned to Bakoteh” and what transpired in between is kept secret from the investigators, despite the fact that they want to hold him responsible for a something based on assumptions, conflicting witnesses, mistaken identities, rumours, etc. Al-Allaamah Abdur Rahmaan Bin Yahyah Al-Mu’allimee [may Allah have mercy upon him] stated: “To oppose desires for the sake of the truth -in affairs of knowledge and creed- can indeed be difficult to accomplish, therefore it requires (sincere) research and contemplation. And in this regard, one is in need of asking the scholars and benefiting from them, adhering to fear of Allaah, seeking the Tawfeeq of Allaah and guidance”. https://salaficentre.com/2021/12/29/some-reasons-behind-persistence-upon-error/
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allah have mercy upon him] said, “It is incumbent upon you to provide details and differentiation because unrestricted and general (statements) without clarity have corrupted this existence (i.e. the world) and misguided the intellects and viewpoints (of the people) in every era”. Al-Allaamah Saalih Al-Fawzaan [may Allah preserve him] commented as follows, “There has to be a thorough explanation. The person who is not skilled at providing information should remain silent because his discourse provides no benefit. And every time an error occurs, it is caused by a lack of a clear explanation of truth and falsehood. There must be a thorough explanation and distinction, with no confusion. Indeed, an opponent’s speech may contain both truth and falsehood, therefore it is not deemed entirely false or true, however, there must be a distinction between its truth and falsehood. All of it is neither rejected nor accepted; rather, a distinction is established between the truth and what is correct and the falsehood and error in it. And if you are not skilled at providing details, you should not engage in this field”. [An Excerpt from At-Ta’leeqaat Al-Mukhtasar Alaa Al-Qaseedah an-Nooniyyah. 1/216. Slightly paraphrased]
To be continued InShaaAllah.