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Do Not Pray with Those Who Revile Ahlus Sunnah – Shaykh Saaleh al Fawzaan

Q: Oh Noble Scholar – May Allah give you success – this questioner also says, my job is far from my house – a distance of 140 km, And there is a masjid where I pray the Friday prayer, but the khateeb reviles Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah, is it allowed for me to leave the Friday prayer in this masjid, knowing that there are other masaajid, but they are far from my workplace?

A: Do not pray with him whilst he reviles Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah. This is a great evil, do not pray with him. Pray it as dhuhr*, pray it as dhuhr, do not pray it as jumu’ah, except if there was near you another masjid, that you can pray in, and there isn’t any reason prohibiting that, then pray in there, N’am.

* The questioner was a traveller which is why the Shaykh said pray it as dhuhr

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[1] Justified and Unjustified labelling – [The Refuted Deceivers Are Seeking to Hide the Precise Distinction Between The Two Affairs as Well as the Fact That the Contemporary Mubtadi’ah Are the Cause of Splitting in The Ummah]

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

Shaikh Zaid Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali [rahimahullaah] said:

As for those who are followed-those who set up principles of bidah and call the people to their bidah and misguidance–then indeed they are marked with the bidah they innovated and call the people to, and for them there is no honour. [Ref 1]

NB: Those who innovated and called to their innovations in this era are well known – Al Maribi, Muhammad Suroor, Sayyid Qutb, Hasan al-Bannah, Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq, Mahmood al-Haddaad, Muhammad Al-Maghraawi, Ali Al-Halabi, Yahyah al-Hajooree and others. Some of the scholars, such as Shaikh Rabee, Shaikh Ubaid, Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi and others have refuted these figureheads of Bidah and shown clearly what they attempted to innovate in the pure Salafi Manhaj. Therefore, why do the refuted deceivers refrain from clarifying this issue?! Visit to find out why ahlul bidah desperately use this label!

Shaikh Zaid Ibn Hadee al Madkhalee [rahimahullaah] also said:

The Mubtadi [innovator] is the cause for the splitting [in the Ummah], because splitting is connected to innovation and unity [upon the sound creed and methodology of the Salaf] is connected to the Sunnah.  The obligation of refuting the Mukhaalif [the opposer of 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 carry out refutation against the Mubtadi and the Mukhaalif. [Ref 2]

Ref 1: Source: Al-Ajwibah Al-Athariyyah’ pages 18-19

Ref 2: Source: Al Ajwibah Al Mukhtasar Alaa As-ila Al-Ashrati’ Pages 43-44

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[15D] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’-[The People of Fitan Are Unable to Confront The Salafi Methodology, So They Utilise Different Apparels and Semblances to Deceive The People]

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

Shaikh Rabee [may Allaah preserve him] said:

Indeed, I advise the youth to have good manners, to be humble, honour the scholars and avoid this evil orientation [i.e. the claim of the one who says, ‘’I do not make Taqleed of such and such’’, even though the claim behind this is to reject the here], just as the khawaarij used to say: The judgement belongs to none except Allaah”, so Ali [radiyallaahu-anhu]  said to them: “A  statement of truth by way of which falsehood is desired.”

I swear by Allaah -based on my observations  of their actions, statements and stances-that these people desire falsehood and to divert the youth from the scholars. The youth exit a maelstrom and fall into another maelstrom; they exit one pit and fall into another, because the people of evil and Fitan are hidden and are behind the scenes, as the saying goes, ” they want pawns” whom they move back and forth to confront the Salafi Methodology.

Where did Ikhwaan al Muslimoon and the Qutubiyyoon [ref1] get these ideas from in this land [i.e. Saudi Arabia]? Where did the ideas of Juhaymaan, Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq, Al- Haddaad, Al-Maghraawi and Abul Hasan Al-Maribi come from? [Ref 2] All of them are tail ends of Ikhwaan Al-Muslimeen’s ideas. All of them- beginning with the Fitna of Juhaymaan up to date- are tail ends of Ikhwaan Al-Muslimeen’s Fitna, whose main setup is to topple the scholars. However, they adopt different apparels and semblances – sometimes they adopt the term Al-Ikhwaan, sometimes the term At-Tasawwuf and at other times they adopt the term As-Salafiyyah! The most dangerous one is the term As-Salafiyyah, because they are unable to confront the Salafi Methodology with the terms At-Tab’leegh and Al- Ikhwaan, so they cover this make-believe act with the term As-Salafiyyah and then come along to challenge the scholars [i.e. the true scholars of the Salafi Methodology].

Source: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages 62-63. Abridged and slightly paraphrased

Ref 1:


Qutubiyyah: Readings in elementary and advanced Qutubism

Ref 2:

Abul Haasan Al-Maribi

Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq



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[6] Admonitions: Excerpts From Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool Regarding The Safeguards Against Fitna [Bloodshed, Chaos, Strife etc] and The Means to Maintaining Peace and Security In The Lands

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

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [may Allaah preserve him] said that Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said: And because of the [destructive effects of rebellion and fighting during fitna], Ahlus Sunnah established that fighting must be abandoned due to the authentic narrations reported- [about this affair]- from the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]. So, they began to mention this in the [books] of creed, commanded [the Ummah] to exercise patience when faced with the tyranny of the rulers and to refrain from fighting against them.

Whoever contemplates on the authentic established narrations reported from the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] regarding this affair and examines them thoroughly – in the manner that the people of clear-sightedness examine them – will know that what has been transmitted in the Prophetic texts of the Sharee’ah is the best in all affairs. So, due to this when Al-Husayn wanted to go to the people of Iraq after they wrote him many letters, the virtuous people of knowledge -such as Ibn Umar, Ibn Abbaas and Abu Bakr Ibn Abdir Rahmaan Bin Haarith Bin Hishaam- told him not to go, and they were convinced that he would be killed. Some of them even said: ‘’I place you in Allaah’s Trust [to protect you from] being killed’’. And some of them said: “Had it not been for [fear of dishonouring or disgracing you], we would have restrained and prevented you from going”. So, they advised him sincerely regarding this affair – out of seeking after his wellbeing and that of the Muslims.

Indeed, Allaah and His Messenger command rectification and not corruption; but a person sometimes holds a correct opinion and a wrong one at other times. So, what those people [i.e. Ibn Umar, Ibn Abbaas, Abu Bakr Ibn Abdir-Rahmaan Bin Haarith Bin Hishaam (radiyallaahu-anhum)] said to him [i.e. al-Husayn (radiyallaahu-anhu)] became manifest [i.e. that they feared for his life]. There was no benefit in [travelling to Iraq to fight]- neither a religious nor worldly benefit and thus those oppressive transgressors were able to gain the upper hand against the grandson of Allaah’s Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) until they murdered him. This shows that what the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] commanded – in relation to exercising patience when faced with the tyranny of the rulers and to refrain from rebelling against them- is the most beneficial of all affairs for the people. [Listen to audio- (only fifteen minutes)- about how the shia betrayed al Husayn (radiyallaahu-anhu) ]

This why the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] praised Al-Hasan, saying: “Indeed, this son of mine is a Sayyid [i.e. a noble] and may Allaah make peace between two big groups of Muslims through him’’. He [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] neither praised anyone for fighting in times of fitna nor due to rebellion against the rulers.  Al Bukhaari [rahimahullaah] reports from Al Hasan Al Basri [rahimahullaah] who reported that Abu Bakr [radiyallaahu-anhu] said that he heard Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] saying on the pulpit whilst Al-Hasan [radiyallaahu-anhu] was by his side, and the Prophet [sallal-laahu alayhi-wasallam] was looking once at the people and once at Al-Hasan, saying: “Indeed, this son of mine is a Sayyid (i.e. a noble) and may Allaah make peace between two big groups of Muslims through him’’[Bukhaari Number 2704].

So, the Prophet informed us that Al-Hasan is a Sayyid [a noble one] and what the Prophet said became a reality- that Allaah brought about peace between two big groups of Muslims through him. This clarifies the fact that bringing about reconciliation between the two groups was something desired, praiseworthy and loved by Allaah and His Messenger. And what Al Hasan did is one of his greatest virtues and [a proof of his] high status. Had it been that fighting [during fitna] is obligatory or recommended, the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] would not have praised anyone for abandoning an obligation or a recommendation.

Source: Silsilah Ar-Rasaa’il Al-Manhajiyyah Fin-Nus’hi Wal-Irshaad Wat-taw’iyah’ pages 30-33 abridged and slightly paraphrased

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[15B] Excerpts from Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- The Ahzaab [Deviated Parties and Groups]

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

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah preserve him] said:

These [Ahzaab -deviated parties and groups (Ref 1)] do not desire except leadership, so they overlook the Shirkiyyaat [beliefs, views and practices that are tantamount to shirk], Bidah and Dalaalaat [beliefs, views and practices that are tantamount to misguidance].  And they raise flashy slogans that beguile the intellects of many youth and thus they begin to regard the scholars as betrayers, stooges and spies -descriptions which even the leaders of misguidance of old were unable to utter.

So, O youth! Be warned about these people who behave as if they have an earnest concern for Islaam, however they are the first to behave negligently towards the [sound] Islamic fundamentals and  principles without which Islaam cannot be established [as it should be established] – such as the sound belief related to the Names and Attributes of Allaah, [sound] belief related to singling out Allaah in worship, the three categories of Tawheed, resurrection, paradise, hell fire, punishment in the grave and other affairs of creed.  [Ref 2]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim said: ‘’To honour the [upright] scholars, having love for them and obeying them in that which is related to obedience to Allaah, is something beloved to Allaah, legislated and obligated by Allaah.’’

Then Shaikh Rabee said: I say, ‘’It is obligated on the Ummah to acknowledge the status of the [upright] scholars and to know that it is obligated to love and obey them; and hating them is tantamount to hating the religion of Allaah. Hating the carriers of this religion -the [upright] scholars – will lead to having hatred for true knowledge that has been inherited from the prophets. Woe to the one who hates them and their [sound] creed!

Source: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 60-61. Abridged and slightly paraphrased

[Refs 1 & 2 The Deviated Groups and Parties – A Brief acquaintance


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[15A] Excerpts from Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ – [Those Who Seek to Topple The (Upright) Scholars in Order to Be Able to Propagate Their Destructive Methodologies]

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

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali [may Allaah preserve him] said:

I will mention what Ibnul Qayyim and other than him amongst the people of knowledge [rahimahumullaah] drew attention to, regarding the virtue of the scholars in the statement of Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted] said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِى ٱلۡأَمۡرِ مِنكُمۡ‌ۖ

O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad, and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority.  [Surah An-Nisaa’ Aayah 59]

The Salaf explained the term [Ulul Ilm – those who have been given knowledge] to mean [Al-Umaraa -those who are in authority], and some of them explained it to mean [Al-Ulamaa – the scholars]; but what is correct is that the Aayah includes both the scholars and those in authority [i.e. the rulers]. The scholars propagate the Sharee’ah of Allaah, teach the people, give rulings to the people and the rulers; and the rulers implement the rulings – they implement the knowledge [of the sharee’ah] which the scholars possess and propagate. So, the Aayah includes both the scholars and rulers. And due to this, Ibnul Qayyim said that it is obligatory to obey the scholars when they say, ‘’Allaah said and Allaah’s Messenger said’’ in issues related to Aqeedah, acts of worship or deeds. [likewise] in affairs related to halaal and haram, if they say, ‘’Allaah said and the Messenger of Allaah said’’ and then they give verdicts and judge based on what the Book and Sunnah necessitates, it becomes obligated on the people to obey them. [Ref A] If the rulers command [the people] to obey Allaah -in accordance with what agrees with the Sharee’ah of Allaah- then it becomes obligated on the people to obey them. [Ref B]

[However, what is clearly] witnessed  [in relation to this affair] is that many people do not acknowledge the status of the people of knowledge, and they say, ‘’They [i.e. scholars] are not guardians over us and there are no popes in Islam.’’ This [i.e. statement of those who do not recognise the status of the scholars] is tantamount to toppling the scholars, belittling them and removing them from their status [i.e. although neither are the scholars regarded as popes nor are they to be treated as popes, but they are the inheritors of the prophets and must be obeyed when they give rulings and judge based on what the Qur’aan and the Sunnah necessitate].  This chronic illness appeared since the appearance of nationalism, western colonization [i.e. when the west began colonizing many Muslim lands], the destructive views of the Naasiriyyah [i.e. Pan Arab Socialists] and Ba’thiyyah [i.e. the Ba’ath party – socialists] etc. The figureheads of these filthy dogmas [i.e. socialism, nationalism] made strenuous efforts to eliminate Islaam and remove it from their path, which they could not accomplish except by toppling the [upright] scholars. Then, this disease spread amongst the [deviated] groups that attribute themselves to islaam, so you see them earnestly [seeking] to topple the [upright] scholars and describing them as stooges of the [government] authorities, spies, tails of the ruler and [giving them] other evil nicknames. The [aim behind] all of this is to topple the scholars, especially the scholars of the Salafi methodology – the methodology that declares the one who is correct, the one upon error, the one upon falsehood, the misguided one and the deviated one as they are. There is neither flattery nor Mudaahanah [i.e. showing agreement -being pleased with what an opponent is upon, leaving him in his path and not seeking to rectify him, whilst saying, ‘’As long as he keeps quiet about me, I will keep quiet about him (Ref 1)] because the inheritors of the prophets [i.e. the upright scholars]- those who present the truth- are just. They aid the religion [ordained by] Allaah and propagate it in the ummah.

They propagate justice, Ihsaan [i.e. all that will perfect the worship of a person, good dealings and benefiting the people through one’s knowledge, wealth and position etc (Ref 2)] and righteousness. And they wage war against evil, Fawaahish (i.e. great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse), shirk, misguidance, bidah and khuraafaat [i.e. superstitious beliefs – beliefs not ordained by creator (Allaah)].

Source: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages 58-60. Abridged and slightly paraphrased

Ref A: Rights of the scholars and how to behave towards them when they err or when they hold a different view in issues of permissible Ijtihaad:

How to deal with a Salafi when he errs- by Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool:

Ref B: How to deal with the rulers

Ref 1: See Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ page 272’ by Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah). See Arabic text below…

Ref 2: See Explanation of the three fundamental principles’ pages 90 onwards’ translated by Ustaadh Abu Talhah Daawud Burbank (may Allaah have mercy upon him and his wife) Aameen]


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