Tag: refutation

Why do Some Scholars Refute by Name and Why do Others Refute Generally – Explained and Answered by Shaykh Rabee with Additional Benefits from Shaykhs Uthaymeen, Ahmed An-Najmi & Shaykh Fawzaan

We want to understand the following issue, It is well known that the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah are united upon (the importance) of refuting the people of innovation – All Praises belong to Allah – however some scholars refute specific individuals by name and some refute the people of innovation generally (without names).(1)

Shaykh Rabee (hafidahullah) responds,

Is there anyone from the Salaf who made it binding not to refute individuals by name and would rebuke those who do refute individuals by name?! This is worthless empty speech, the Scholar will sometimes refute generally, if he sees there is a benefit in doing so, and if he sees that he should specify and name this individual and expose his condition and clarify (2) his deviations, then he warns against him, with writings (written refutations) and sermons (oral refutations) etc.

Therefore, this categorisation is an error, i.e. that we claim the Salaf did not refute specific individuals without exception; never throughout their lives; nor did they mention specific individuals; this is not the case, this is a lie upon the Salaf from this view point. Yes this (refutation upon a) specific individual sometimes it is general and sometimes it is specific in accordance to the need and the over riding benefit in doing so. (3)

Fataawa fee Al-Aqeedah wa Al-Manhaj of Shaykh Rabee Dar Al-Minhaaj pgs. 25-26

(1) Shaykh Fawzaan (hafidahullah): The principle related to this [i.e. mentioning names] is about warning against mistakes and deviation, after identifying it as such. If the affair requires making known the name of an individual among the obstinate opponents so that beguilement does not occur through their [affair] – especially those individuals with deviated views or deviation in behaviour and methodology, and they are well known among the people and the people have a good opinion of them- then there is no harm in mentioning them by their names and their methodology warned against… The people must be warned, because [employing] silence will be harmful to the people. His affair has to be unveiled

(2) Shaykh Uthaymeen (rahimahullah): If we see an individual who has an ideology/concept opposing that which the Salaf were upon, then it is obligatory for us to clarify that so that people are not deceived by him.

(3) Shaykh Ahmed An-Najmee (rahimahullah): When something happened the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) used to say: “What is wrong with a people (who did or say such and such)?! This is correct; but is this said about the leaders of misguidance – those who call the people to affairs of misguidance and the people are put to trial through them; is this said about them? No, these ones must be mentioned; they must be made known and they must be known, so that the people are cautious about them.

People Negligent Regarding Aqīdah are Two Types – Shaykh Ubayd

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jābirī explained regarding the one who is easy going and negligent regarding Aqīdah, he is one of two types [of people and] there is no third:

1. An ignorant man. He is not acquainted with the call to the path of Allaah based on clear sightedness, [rather] he follows every Tom, Dick and Harry.

2. An evil man- person of desires, an innovator and misguided person. He knows that as long as the Creed of Tawheed and Sunnah is strong amongst its people, he cannot approach them [with misguidance], rather he approaches them [with misguidance] when their souls become weak.

This type of person firstly manifests beautified expressions and general statements to show that he adheres to the correct Aqīdah and Dawah, so that the hearts of the people become inclined towards him, he wins their trust and gets a strong position amongst them.

Afterwards, he wraps himself around them like a snake that wraps [itself] around its prey, then he releases – amongst them – the flame of bidah and newly invented affairs (in creed, acts of worship or both), and in most cases only a few of his followers free themselves from him.

Slightly paraphrased from Tabsiratu al-Khalaf bi Sharh at-Tuhaf fī Madhāhib as-Salaf page 53

Allāh Exposes the Pretenders to the Sunnah – Shaykh Ubayd al-Jābirī

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jābirī (hafidahullah):

As for a person who is upon misguidance and he presents himself as if he is upon the Sunnah (to cover up his misguidance), then indeed Allāh will expose him, unmask him and remove his covering.

For how many misguided individuals have there been, presenting a good beautiful attractive face, using the Book and Sunnah as evidence for that, then afterwards Allāh exposes him because he is a habitual liar and is not upon the Sunnah outwardly or inwardly.

Tabsiratu al-Khalaf bi Sharh at-Tuhaf fī Madhāhib as-Salaf page 50

Sh. Mohammad bin Haady حفظه الله تعالى: Refutations are a Part of Seeking Knowledge!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is an extremely sad state of affairs when those who ascribe themselves to knowledge present to the people deceptively chosen generalised statements of the scholars to establish their wayward methodologies; one such deception is the claim that refutations should not be given attention and a person should busy himself with knowledge.

Shaikh Mohammad bin Haady clarifies that refutations are indeed an aspect of seeking knowledge, otherwise how is it expected of an individual to seek knowledge if he is unaware of where to seek it from?! What meaning would the statement of Ibn Seereen hold with regards to seeking knowledge if refutations were not to be given any attention? “Indeed this knowledge is religion, so look to whom you take your religion from.”

Those who follow their desires will present generalised statements of the scholars stating that a person should not busy himself with refutations etc and should instead focus upon knowledge, attempting to utilise such statements to virtually nullify the science of jarh wa ta’deel, such that it becomes a criminal activity and “extremism” (Ghulluw) with them to ask about the state of an individual (and likely more so if the question is related to the likes of Al-Halaby, Al-Ma’riby and others that they wish to defend and would rather remain silent upon, highly conveniently).

In reality such statements of the scholars do not “criminalise” spreading refutations, or asking about individuals in order to protect yourself and be aware of whom to take knowledge from, as Shaikh Mohammad bin Haady explains in the following video.

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[1] Thorns for Musa Millington and Mourad Al-Jazaa’iri

قال أبو علي الدقاق المتوفي سنة 406ه رحمه الله

المتكلم بالباطل شيطان ناطق,فالساكت عن الحق شيطان أخرس

[شذرات الذهب  (3/80)]

Refutations against the Hajaawira: see link… http://www.alhajuri.com/index.cfm


It is called “al-Mukhtasar Fee Bayaan Ba’d Mukhaalafaat Yahya al-Hajuri Limaa Alayhi Ahl al-Hadith wal-Athar” and is a compilation of most of what al-Hajuri has been criticized for. We shall be drawing on this book and (other materials) for the objectives of this site. Download the entire book here in Arabic (PDF).

A United Word From Ahlus-Sunnah in Britain Regarding Yahyah al-Hajooree

Indeed all praise is due to Allaah, we praise Him, we seek His aid and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Him from the evil of our souls and from our evil deeds. Whosoever He guides, there is none to misguide and whosoever He leaves to stray, there is none to guide. I bear witness that there is none that has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone and without partners – and I bear witness that Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) is His slave and Messenger.

Introductory quote:

This is a brief document outlining the unity of the Salafi Mosques and Islamic Centres in the United Kingdom regarding their position towards the fitnah Yahyaa al-Hajooree (may Allaah guide him and rectify his affair). After reading much of what has been written concerning the disagreement between Yahyaa al-Hajooree and the Salafi scholars, as well as his clear and numerous violations of the Salafi Manhaj, we have taken the position of the Scholars such as `Allaamah Rabee` al-Madkhalee, `Allaamah `Ubaid al-Jaabiree, Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee and Shaikh `Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree, that he is not to be referred to in affairs of Religion – and one should not travel to Dammaaj (in Yemen) to study with him whilst he is still teaching at that centre [since he has opposed the path of `Allaamah Muqbil bin Haadee al-Waadi`ee]. Furthermore, Yahyah al-Hajooree himself is not considered from the well-grounded scholars. They hold that he is to be warned against, and we take that position also based upon details proofs and evidences. We also hold that one should not study with or enter into disputation with those youth who carry his false methodology to other countries. Upon Yahyaa al-Hajooree and those who traverse upon his methodology from his students and ardent supporters is to fear Allaah, repent to Him, rectify their affair and make clear their return to the truth [from all of their errors] with the same vigor that they made falsehood manifest.

Those who agreed to this document:

Signed and approved: 

المكتبة السلفية والمسجد السلفي، برمنجهام، بريطانيا.
Salafi Publications, The Salafi Masjid and Islamic Centre, Birmingham.
مسجد السنة، برادفورد، بريطانيا.
Masjid as-Sunnah, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
المركز السلفي، منشستر، بريطانيا.
Al-Markaz as-Salafi, Manchester.
مسجد الفرقان، ستوك، بريطانيا.
Masjid al-Furqaan, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
مسجد السنة، كرانفورد، لندن، بريطانيا.
Masjid as-Sunnah, Cranford, West London.
مسجد دار السنة، شيبردز بوش، لندن، بريطانيا.
Masjid Daar as-Sunnah, Shepherd’s Bush, London.
المكتبة الأثرية، شرق لندن، بريطانيا.
Al-Maktabah Al-Athariyyah, East London
مركز دار التوحيد، ووليش، جنوب لندد، بريطانيا.
Markaz Dar at-Tawheed, Woolwich, South London
الدعوة السلفية، كردف، ويلز، بريطانيا.
The Salafi Da`wah, Cardiff, Wales.
مركز معاذ بن جبل، سلو، بريطانيا.
Markaz Mu’aadh bin Jabal, Slough, England.
مسجد الهدى، بولتن، بريطانيا.
Masjid al-Huda, Bolton, Lancashire.
المركز السلفي، لفبورة وليستر، بريطانيا.
Al-Markaz as-Salafi, Loughborough & Leicester
المركز السلفي، ريدنج، بريطانيا.
Al-Markaz as-Salafi, Reading, Berkshire
نور الإسلام، توتنهام، بريطانيا.
Light of Islaam, Tottenham, London
مركز دار التوحيد، أكسفورد، بريطانيا.
Markaz Dar at-Tawheed, Oxford

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“A Choice between Poverty and Misguidance: Story of the Sufi” – Sh.ibn ul-Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The following article is regarding an event that occurred relating to an individual upon Sufism who was charitable to the people, Shaikh ibn ul-Uthaymeen رحمه الله was asked:

Questioner: “There is a man upon one of the paths of Sufism and he carries out some innovations, [the issue however is] that this man aids in the establishment of charitable work, so if someone like him is refuted for his innovation and it [the refutation of him] becomes widespread between the people, he will cease to aid the people of righteousness and goodness [in charity], so what is your opinion oh Shaikh?”

Shaikh: “Is this man influential in his da’wa?”

Questioner: “Yes Shaikh, he calls to his innovation.”

Shaikh: “In that case, which is more severe; poverty or misguidance?”

Questioner: “Misguidance.”

Shaikh: “Misguidance is more severe, so it is obligatory if this man is a caller and influential [in his innovation] that he is warned against, even if he stops his charitable work – for indeed that is depriving himself of reward if he does – as for leaving him to misguide the servants of Allah in order to obtain via that [i.e. silence upon him] a dirham or two…this is not possible.”

[Translator’s note: “Dirham” a form of currency.]

[via Sahab]

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