An Affair Which The Deceitful Ones Amongst Ahlul Bidah – [Hizb Tahreer, Jamaa’atut Takfeer etc] Hid From Some of Us From 1993-1995
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Some of us were drowned in politics – we used to make Takfeer of the rulers due to extreme ignorance and seeking to establish Walaa Wal Baraa without sound principles. All we used to hear was Aayaat and Ahaadeeth from the lectures of the Takfeeris and the proponents of political activism without any sound explanation from the Salaf or the senior contemporary scholars, rather we hated those scholars [may Allaah raise their rank Aameen]. One of the many Aayaat we used to hear and quote – to make Takfeer of government officials and the civil servants – was:
ٱتَّخَذُوٓاْ أَحۡبَارَهُمۡ وَرُهۡبَـٰنَهُمۡ أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّ
They took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah [by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful]. [9:31
Here is a beautiful clarification in this subject matter quoted by Shaikh Saaleh Aala Shaikh [hafidhahullaah] from Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah]:
Source: Sharh Fat’hul Majeed Li-Sharh Kitaab At-Tawheed Vol 1. pages 257-259
Here is an English translation regarding the same subject matter by the students at salafipublications from the works of Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah]:
Finally, therefore one should be thankful to Allaah for this blessed Salafi Manhaj and by Allaah none can be removed from ambiguities and misguidance except by the Tawfeeq of Allaah, as Shaikh Abdus Salaam Burgess [rahiahullaah] said:
“The favour Allaah bestows on a servant by granting him the Tawfeeq [i.e. guidance to know the truth and act] upon the pure Sunnah and follow its upright path, is a great blessing that obligates on a servant to thank and remember Allaah a lot. That is because to act upon the Sunnah in these times is a mighty affair and also a strange thing. [Source: Tasneefun Naasi Aw Radd Alaa Munkiriy at-Tasneef page 20-21]
We ask Allaah to protect our hearts from every affair that will deviate a person from the Salafi methodology, grant us Thabaat, Sidq, Ikhlaas and Husnul Khaatimah. And may Allaah bless the Ulamaa of Ahlus Sunnah and their upright students Aameen.