Abdul Azeez Bin Yahyah Bin Abdil Azeez Bin Muslim Bin Maymoon Al-Kinaaniy Al-Makkiy Al-Faqee (The jurist and scholar of sound understanding) Ash-Shaafi’ee [240AH] was from the scholars of Makkah; he wrote a treatise (titled) Al-Haydah.
He (rahimahullaah) stated in the beginning of the treatise:
It reached me whilst I was at Makkah (regarding) what Bishr Bin Ghiyaath Al-Mareesiy proclaimed at Baghdad that the Qur’aan is created and other than it- (propagating it by way) of propaganda to the people to agree with him and his school of thought; confused the leader of the believers Al-Ma’moon and his Awliyaa [governors, administrators, helpers in his administration etc] and the trial the people were subjected to; entering them into disbelief and misguidance; terrorising the people (i.e. the scholars) and made them afraid of arguing against him (i.e. Bishr); arguing against them (in order to stop them) from refuting him by way of that which will annihilate his speech (that the Qur’aan is created), invalidating his proofs and nullifying his school of thought; and that the believers were hiding themselves in their houses, refraining from the prayer in congregation and the Jumu’ah prayer; fleeing from one land to another out of fear for themselves and their religion; and that many of the ignorant ones and the rabble amongst the people were agreeing with his (i.e. Bishr’s) disbelief and misguidance; entering into bidah and adopting his school of thought out of a desire for the Dunyah and fear of the punishment that was afflicted on those who opposed his school of thought.
Then Abdul Azeez (rahimahullaah) said: My anxiety disturbed (my state of sleep) and my nights were that of sleeplessness; my thoughts abided (i.e. I never stopped thinking about the affair) and my distress and grief was prolonged; so I left my land (i.e. Makkah) whilst turning to Allaah (for aid and assistance); asking Him for safety and (for what I was seeking to) attain until I reach Baghdad. Then I witnessed the ruthlessness regarding the affair (i.e. the fitna at Baghdad), which was twice as much as what reached me (about it whilst I was at Makkah). So I sought refuge with Allaah, invoked Him, humbled myself to Him – out of a fervent desire to reach what is beloved and fleeing away from the cause of fear; humbling myself to Him (with the tears and trembling etc whilst beseeching Him for aid and assistance); stretching my hands to Him (in supplication), asking Him for guidance and to be directed towards good deeds; to be facilitated with the ability to carry out what I was seeking to achieve; to grant me support, look after me and neither to forsake me nor entrust me to myself. And that He facilitates my heart with understanding of His Book and (enable) my tongue to convey it; and that I purify my intention for sake of Allaah and entrust myself to Him; and that He (The Blessed and Most High) makes my responses (to Bishr) swift, strengthen my resolve, embolden my heart, facilitate my heart with understanding of His Book, make my tongue eloquent (upon truth) and gladden my heart (with guidance and acceptance) by way of it, so that I am given discernment in guidance through facilitating me with the ability to carry out (righteous deeds and in attaining what I want to achieve); and that I seek His assistance and help….up until the end of his speech… and how he attended in the presence of Al-Ma’moon, and how his debate took place during which he hindered Bishr from responding (with clear proofs) in everything he was obligated to (give a clear proof, which he could not do); so he (Abdul Azeez) titled the Risaalah (i.e. the one based on the debate with Bishr) ‘Al-Haydah.’
To be continued InShaaAllaah
[Source: Makkah Fee Hayaatil Ilm Wal Ulamaa’ page 29-30’ by Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him). Abridged and slightly paraphrased]
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Al-Allaamah Ash Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzan – May Allah preserve him – said:
“Verily innovations distance (you) from Allah and the Sunnah (is a means of getting) close to Allah.”
A Khutbah entitled: “التحذير من البدع”
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
The wars that take place between the Muslims and the splitting are only brought about by the people of desires, such as the Khawaarij, the Mutazilah and other than them! The people of desires are the ones who cause the fitnah—the Mutazilah, the khawaarij, the Rawaafid (Shiites) and other than them. Fitnah does not occur except from them and as a result of them. Who murdered Uthmaan (radiyallaahu-anhu)? Who murdered Ali (radiyallaahu-anahu)? Who were the ones that ignited the fitnah between the Muslims thereafter? It was none else other than those people of desires. Who misled Al-Mamoon and those rulers who came after him to put Ahlus Sunnah to trial, until their Imaam Ahmad Bin Hanbal (rahimahullaah) was beaten and imprisoned? It was none else other than the people of desires. Who brought about the imprisonment of Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) until he died in prison? It was none else other than those people of desires! It is upon us to be cautious of these people because the end result of their fitnah leads to the splitting of the unity of the Muslims, rebellion against the Muslim rulers and splitting the Jamaa-ah of the Muslims, so that they become divergent groups and parties, which is the opposite of being one united Ummah.
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الرد القوي على الرفاعي والمجهول وابن علوي وبيان أخطائهم في المولد النبوي
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The Shaikh (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
*If you do (or revive) a deed (i.e. a deed that is established in the Islamic legislation by way of proof) which was forgotten (or abandoned) by the people, then indeed you have started (or restarted) a good Sunnah for them.
*As for innovating something (i.e. religious beliefs and practices) in the religion which are not to be found in it, then this is bidah about which the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ‘’Whoever innovates in this affair of ours that which is not from it will have it rejected.’’
Allaah (The Most High) said:
[أَمْ لَهُمْ شُرَكَاء شَرَعُوا لَهُم مِّنَ الدِّينِ مَا لَمْ يَأْذَن بِهِ اللَّهُ -Or have they partners with Allah (false gods), who have instituted for them a religion which Allah has not allowed] [42:21]
*If this (Mawlid) was something good, the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and the Sahaabah would have preceeded us to it.
Indeed, the companions knew the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and they loved him more than us, but many of us (i.e. those who celebrate Mawlid) unfortunately do not know him (i.e. his authentic Sunnah and his ways) except by way of this (Mawlid). As for the Sahaabah, they (radiyallaahu-anhum) knew his every moment; they spent their wealth to aid Allaah’s (The Mighty and Majestic) religion and to raise Allaah’s Word (i.e. Laa ilaaha ilal-laah). They demonstrated their love for the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) through their belief in him, followed him, sacrificed their lives and their wealth to aid his religion.
*As for these ones (i.e. those heads of misguidance who call the people to celebrate the Mawlid), they say that they love the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and they initiate these Mawlids because it includes devouring the wealth of the people by way of falsehood, and they commit shirk, fictitious deeds and misguidance in these Mawlids (i.e. the practices of the extreme soofiyyah). Is this the religion of Allaah? Is the one who initiated this to be praised?
*Those who first initiated this Mawlid were the Baatiniyyoon-the enemies of Allaah and His Messenger, and enemies of the religion of Islaam. They brought this filthy innovation, which is now defended by a people who claim that they are from Ahlus Sunnah, whilst unfortunately they are from the people of misguidance. [Abridged and slightly paraphrased…see
May Allaah guide these people Aameen
Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah) stated:
When it is the case that addressing the (people) through exhortations is mostly (directed at) the common people, the ignorant story tellers found a way of reaching their goals. Then their bidah did not cease until the affair reached alarming proportions. So they brought about evil (affairs with regards to their) deeds, statements and goals.
[Source: كتاب القصاص والمذكرين- page 290]
Abu Moosaa Muhammad Ibnul Muthannaa (rahimahullaah) said:
We used to read to a blind Shaikh, so when the (innovated) speech about the Qur’aan being created occurred in Baghdad the Shaikh said: ”If the Qur’aan is not created, then may the Qur’aan be wiped off my heart (i.e. from my memory).” He (Abu Moosaa) said: When we heard this speech of his, we abandoned him and turned away from him. After some time period we met him and said to him: ”O such and such, what did the Qur’aan do?” He said: ”Nothing of it remains in my chest (i.e. in my memory).” We said: ”Not even قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ?” He said: ”Not even قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ except when I hear it being recited by someone else.”
باب ذكر اللفظية، ومن زعم أن هذا القرآن حكاية للقرآن الذي في اللوح المحفوظ كذبوا…/ من شرح الشريعة للآجري-رحمه الله