[Part 1]: A Brief Reminder to Heba Yosry – at Al-Arabiya News – Regarding The Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt And FGM [Female Genital Mutilation]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Indeed, Heba Yosry criticized the Muslim Brotherhood and stated that Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars recently issued a statement announcing that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization. This statement of Heba Yosry is truth and may Allaah reward her for stating the truth regarding this affair. The Salafi Scholars have also refuted the Muslim Brotherhood for many other reasons besides their terrorist activities; rather this organization gathers all the opponents of the authentic Prophetic tradition to pursue its corrupt political goals. This is why the Salafi Scholars and students of knowledge continue to warn against them. Salafi Scholar Zayd Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:
“It is not permissible for the one who knows something about the religious innovations of Ikhwaan Al-Muslimeen [The Muslim Brotherhood] or other than them amongst the proponents of religious innovation that he remains silent, whilst he has the ability to clarify. That is because refuting the proponents of religious innovation is obligated on those who have the ability to do so from amongst the scholars. And when this obligation is established by some of them, the responsibility is lifted from the rest. As for fearing splitting as a result of refutation against the [deviant] sects, then there is no legislated Islamic excuse for refraining this deed, because love for unity [upon the sound creed and methodology of the Sahaabah] is what is correct and more deserving to be desired and followed. The innovator in religious affairs is the cause of splitting in the Ummah because splitting is connected to religious innovation and unity is connected to the Prophetic transition. The obligation of refutation against the one in opposition to the truth is not lifted from the scholar due to anticipation of harm, unless it is harm he is not able to bear, then in this case Allah does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear. The earth is not devoid of people of knowledge who will refute the innovator in religious affairs and the one in opposition to the truth”. [Ref 1]
Salafi Scholar Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] said:
“By Allaah! Islaam and the Muslims are not ruined except by these types of (people) amongst the proponents of religious innovation and misguidance, such as the khaarijites and those similar to them, and those who are worse, such as the Rawaafid [i.e. Shiites of Iran and those upon their beliefs]. The Rawaafid are worse than the khaarijites and the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere ally with them and say: “They (rawaafid shiiites) are our brothers and the differing between us and them is like the differing between (Imaam) Maalik and (Imaam) Shaafi’ee”, meaning, the differing between us (i.e. Muslim Brotherhood) and them (i.e. rawaafid shiites) is based on Ijtihaad, and if Imaam (Maalik) and (Imaam) Shafee’ee differ in (some) affairs, they are all rewarded, and if we (Muslim Brotherhood) differ with the rawaafid shiites, then we are rewarded.
O deceivers! [i.e. Muslim Brotherhood], the rawaafid (shiites) revile the Sahaabah and declare them disbelievers. They revile the wives of the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him], they say that the Qur’aan is distorted, they have shir’kiyyaat (beliefs and acts of major polytheism) and they deify the leaders of the Prophet’s family. So does all of this not harm them (i.e. harm their claim to Islaam)?” [Ref 2]
Must visit links
The Historical Influences and Effects of the Methodologies of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon [The Muslim Brotherhood]
The Sab’iyyah, Raafidah and Khaarijiyyah: Historical and Contemporary Interplay Between Rafd and Khaarijiyyah: http://www.ikhwanis.com/articles/fqfejnx-the-sabiyyah-raafidah-and-khaarijiyyah.cfm
As for Heba Yosry’s criticism against the Muslim Brotherhood regarding FGM, then indeed this affair requires elaboration and distinction. First, Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The basis of Banee Aadam’s misguidance is as a result of ‘General Terms’ and ‘Ambiguous Meanings’ [i.e. terms & meanings which can either be utilised for truth or falsehood when not explained in detail and distinguished], especially if they come in contact with a confused mind, then how about when [evil] desires and misguided enthusiasm is added to that? Therefore, ask the One Who keeps the hearts steadfast [i.e. Allaah] to keep your heart firm upon His Religion and not allow you to fall into this darkness”. [Ref 3]
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] also said:
“It is obligated on you to give detail and make a distinction, because unrestricted and general [statements] without clarification has indeed corrupted this existence [i.e. the world], and misguided the intellects and views [of the people] in every era”.
Salafi Scholar Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said:
“There has to be detail explanation. The one who is not proficient in giving detail should keep quiet, because benefit is not acquired from his speech. And every time error occurs, its cause is due to an absence of detail explanation regarding truth and falsehood. There has to be detail explanation and distinction and not to mix up [affairs]. Indeed, it may be that there is something of truth and falsehood in an opponent’s statement, so all of it is neither deemed to be false nor truth; rather there has to be a distinction between its truth and falsehood. All of it is neither rejected nor accepted; rather a distinction is made regarding the truth and what is correct and the falsehood and error in it. And if you are not proficient in giving detail, then you should not enter into this field”. [Ref 4]
Therefore, we learn from the above that detail and distinction is very important.
Second, just as Heba Yosry quoted the Council of Senior Scholars to establish the proofs against the deviant Muslim Brotherhood and we do commend her for doing so, but we also expect her to hold on to the truth and the sound position regarding FGM. Must read – On Female Genital Mutilation, Culture and Islam: A Refutation of Ayaan Hirsi Ali
To be continued InShaaAllaah
[Ref 1: Source: Al Ajwibah Al Mukhtasar Alaa As-ila Al-Ashrati Page43-44]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from: لذريعة إلى بيان مقاصد كتاب الشريعة للإمام المحدث أبي بكر محمد بن الحسين الآجري pages: Page: 162-slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 3: An Excerpt from ‘As-Sawaa’iq Al-Mursalah Alal Jahmiyyah Wal Mu’attilah’ – Vol 3. page 927. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 4: Source: An Excerpt from At-Ta-leeqaat Al-Mukhtasar Alaa Al-Qaseedah an-Nooniyyah: Vol: 1 page: 216.