Khawaarij [i.e. Terrorists-Takfeeris] Do Not Have Scholars; rather they Abandon the Inheritors of the Prophets and depend on themselves!

Ibn Abbaas (radiyallaahu-anhumaa) said to the khawaarij:

”I have come to you from the companions of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)-from the Muhajiroun and the Ansar, and from the son of the uncle of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam). The Qur’an was sent down upon them (i.e. in their time) and they are more knowledgeable concerning it than yourselves, and there is not a single one of them amongst you; and so that I may inform you of what they say and inform them of what you say. So some of them (i.e. khawaarij) said: Do not debate with the Quraish, for indeed Allaah said: [بَلْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ خَصِمُونَ] Nay! But they are a quarrelsome people [Soorah Az-Zukhruf Ayah 58]

Ibn Abbas said: I have never seen a people who exerted themselves in worship more than them (i.e. the khawaarij). Their foreheads were scared due to prostration (in prayer at night)….etc Then some of them said: We shall speak to him and see what he says. [After the debate two-thousand of them left their misguidance and the rest remained upon their misguidance. They came out fighting, so the Muhaajiroon and the Ansaar fought them]. [1]

Shaikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:

The khawaarij were not misguided and misguiding others with their intellects and fear of Allaah, except that they disassociated themselves from the scholars and depended on their own understanding and that of those similar to them. They took instructions from one another, and thus they caused harm to themselves and to the ummah. This is the result of disassociating from the scholars. [2]


[1] Source: See link for full details

[2] Source: Booklet: Tawjeehaat Muhimmah Li-Shabaabil Ummah by Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan]

Brief Scholarly Observations on the Chief Guide and Mentor (Sayyid Qutub) of the Contemporary [Khawaarij –Takfeeris- Terrorists]

Imaam Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said:

”He (i.e. Sayyid Qutub) is lost (with regards to) Tafseer.” [1]

Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) said:

”He (i.e. Sayyid Qutub) does not possess an understanding of Islaam based on its (sound) fundamental and subsidiary issues.” [2]

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said:

”Shaikh Abdullaah Duwaish and Shaikh Rabee have observations on Sayyid Qutb’s Tafseer, so whoever wants to refer to (those observations) can do so.” [3]

Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Luhaydaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:

”The books of Sayyid Qutb are filled with affairs that are in opposition to (sound) Islamic Creed.” [4]

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) stated after mentioning a few books of sayyid Qutub:

”They gather the major innovations in them.” [5]




[Source: Fataawaa Al-Ulamaa Fee Sayyid Qutub: Ref 1: (p.3); Ref 2 (p.6); Ref 3: (p.9); Ref 4: (p.17); Ref 5: (p. 27)]


The People of Common Sense are agreed that…..Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)

Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah) stated about the Prophets and Messengers (alayhimus salaam):

Allaah guided them to the straight path -in knowledge and deeds, particularly the Ulul Azm (The five best Prophets and Messengers—Muhammad, Nuh, Ibraaheem, Musa and Isa] All these Messengers were from the righteous servants of Allaah; rather they are from the foremost of the righteous servants and guides of the righteous servants. Allaah chose them and guided them to the straight path. This is the guidance of Allaah besides which there is no other guidance. [1]

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

Every person who accepts the statements of these atheists is one of two people; either he is ignorant about their affair or that he is an oppressor who wishes for ascendancy and corruption in the earth or combines both traits in him. This was the state of affairs of the followers of pharaoh about whom Allaah stated: [فَٱسۡتَخَفَّ قَوۡمَهُ ۥ فَأَطَاعُوهُ‌ۚ – ”Thus he [Fir’aun (Pharaoh)] befooled and misled his people, and they obeyed him. ” [Soorah Zukhruf: Ayah: 54] [2]

The people of common sense are agreed that the one whose perception or manners are corrupted or both of them, then his statements will become nonsensical. [3]


Ref 1: Derived benefits from Tafseer Surah An-An’aam Ayaat 84-90]

Ref 2 & 3: Al-Adillatul Qawaatiq Wal-Baraaheen Fee Ibtaali Usoolil Mulhideen: page:65]


The Deviant Ways of The [الْأَحْزاب السِّيَاسِيَّة ] and Sayyid Qutb are utilised to attack Salafiyyah!

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


Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) said:

Then the political parties (or groups) came in this era (whilst) being affected- to some extent-with the creed and methodologies of this sect (i.e. the khawaarij). And for this reason they do not give importance to (other affairs) besides politics. They neither have any concern in rectifying the state of affairs of the Ummah though (sound) Creed and Knowledge nor do they reflect about returning the Ummah to the Book and the Sunnah, and to that which the Salafus Saaleh were upon of steadfastness and righteousness in every aspect of the Religion. Rather they [i.e. these political parties (or groups) increase the Ummah in corruption upon corruption—in creed and manners. So you see them giving allegiance to the people of bidah and misguidance. They wage war against the people who (truly) follow the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, (and they wage war against) their scholars (i.e. the scholars of those who truly adhere to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah). And they apportion untrue resolutions and false slogans for ahlul bidah wad-dalaalah (i.e. the people of bidah and misguidance) and their books—and from them (i.e. those ahlu bidah wad-dalaalah) are Sayyid Qutb and his followers.

Sayyid Qutb; the one who set out upon the stratagem of the Khawaarij, the Rawaafid, the Mu’tazilah and the Jahmiyyah—in creed, methodology and politics–, especially in the affair of making (false) takfeer based on oppression and ignorance. According to him (i.e. sayyid Qutb) all human societies are societies of Pre-Islamic ignorance and the Muslim Ummah is the severest in its apostasy and Pre-Islamic state of ignorance…..up until the Shaikh (i.e. Shaikh Rabee) said: Then the path of the Baatiniyyah was added to this nurturing, (such) as assassinations, (causing) explosions etc. And at this juncture, his followers attribute themselves to the Salafi Methodology with a mighty plot against its (true, upright) leaders.

(So) when you come to know this, then you will know that the Salafi Methodology is free from this (type) of Takfeer, (the evil act of causing) explosions and destruction. And you will know who the people of this treachery are. If you know this, then it is an act of manifest oppression when those given to [falsehood, oppression and lies etc amongst] the Raafidah, the Secularists and Rationalists come along and attribute what takes place of (terrorist) explosions, (false) takfeer and destruction to the Salafi Methodology.


[Abridged and slightly paraphrased…see:من هم الإرهابيون-page104-105]

The Severest Fitnah in this Era

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) said:

”Indeed, the Fitnah of this man (1) and those with him is the Fitnah of this era. It is the severest fitnah in this era; because it (falsely) wears the garb of the Salafi Methodology (i.e. falsely attributes itself to Salafiyyah) (2)

A Reply to the Doubts of Qutubiyyah on Ascription to the Sunnah and Salafiyyah


(1) Sayyid Qutb

(2) [الذريعة إلى بيان مقاصد كتاب الشريعة Vol 1. Page: 112]


Informing the Authorities of Terrorist Plots—By Ustaadh Abu Khadeejah (may Allaah preserve him)

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

The Salafi position with regarding those who incite or plan terrorist acts such as suicide, kidnap or bombings is that Muslims should inform the authorities of their activities. This is regardless of whether these acts are perpetrated in Muslim or non-Muslim countries. Muslim communities must be at the forefront of stamping out these non-Islamic acts that are done falsely in the name of Islam. The Messenger of Allaah stated: ‘’Whoever sees an evil, let him change it with his hand. If he is not able to do that, then let him change it with his tongue [by speaking]. And if he is not able to do that, then let him [hate it] with his heart, and that is the weakest of faith.’’ (Reported by Muslim)

The Scholars have stated that forbidding with the hand is done by the governments and the authorities, so they hold and punish and imprison the evil doers. If they withhold from this duty, it does NOT fall into the hands of the citizens to take the law into their own hands. Rather they remain patient. As for speaking against the evil in terms of refuting the false ideologies, then that it for the scholars and the people of knowledge, not for ignorant, and there has never been a time in the history of Islam, except that the scholars have spoken out against evil ideologies and doctrines as a safeguard for Islam, and this will not stop up until the final Hour is established. As for the general person then he forbids only in accordance to his knowledge and ability in line with the rulings of the true scholars of the Sunnah based upon the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. As for hating with the heart, then this for the one who recognizes evil, but does not have the knowledge nor the ability to speak against this, so he distances himself from it and keeps away from it. So as it relates to the terrorists, then it is known by the one possessing knowledge as well as the one who is devoid of it, that these acts are evil and condemned by the Muslim scholars based upon the texts of the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah. So both, the one possessing knowledge and the general person, informs the authorities of those that incite or plan terrorist acts.

And this is from the aspect of forbidding evil and thereby earning the reward of Allaah, the Most High. Indeed it is a distinguishing trait of this nation that they enjoin the good and forbid the evil. Allaah states, ‘’Let there rise from amongst you a group that call to good and they enjoin the good and forbid the evil. And indeed they are the successful.’’ (Qur’aan 3:104) Indeed nations that came before were cursed upon the tongues of the Prophets due to them not forbidding the evil when it appeared. Allaah, the Most High, states, ‘’Those amongst the Children of Israel were cursed by the tongue of Dawood (David) and Eesaa the son of Maryam (Jesus son of Mary), because they used to transgress the bounds. They used not to forbid one another from evil which they committed?’’ (Qur’aan 5:78-79).
So Muslims should take heed from this great verse. Additionally the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alaihi wassallam) stated: ‘’There are not a people amongst whom sins are committed, and they are stronger than those who commit them yet they do not prevent them, except that Allaah sends His punishment upon them all.’’ (See Tashabbuhul-Khasees of adh-Dhahabee, and the hadeeth is authentic) Another reason why these terrorists and their ideology must be stamped out is due to the fact that they are innovators who have attributed to Islaam, that which is Islam is free of, and it is impermissible to accommodate them or defend them or protect them, due to the statement of the Prophet (salallaahu alaihi wassallam), ‘’Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator, then upon him is the curse of Allaah, His Angels and the whole of mankind.’’ (Reported by Bukhaaree and Muslim). And there is not a shadow of a doubt from an Islamic perspective, that these terrorist ideologies are innovations and these perpetrators are innovators, and it is not permissible to protect them or give them refuge.

One can recognize the ideology of the these evil doers from certain matters that their lectures and discussions always revolve around, from them is that they always call for rebellion and revolution in the Muslim lands and against the Muslim rulers; they declare the Muslim rulers and those who work in the apparatus of government to be apostates and unbelievers; they praise the suicide bombers and terrorists and insurgencies in Iraaq, Palestine and other places and continually justify their actions; they may praise the bombings of 9/11 in New York, 7th July bombings in London or the Madrid bombings. These discussions of theirs may not necessitate that they themselves will organize or carry out terrorist acts but this speech of theirs incites others towards violence. Remember it only takes two or three young men (or women) who have been affected to go out and wreak havoc. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alaihi wassallam), mentioned these renegades (known as the Khawarij) in a narration, ‘’If I am alive when they appear, I will slaughter them with the slaughtering of Aad.’’ And Aad was a tribe mentioned in the Qur’aan that was punished by Allaah for their evils and transgressions. He also stated, ‘’They are the worst of Allaah’s creation under the sky.’’ There are many, many other narrations of the Prophet and his Companions describing them, to the extent that Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and Imaam an-Nawawee, two great scholars of the middle ages, stated the consensus of the great Scholars of the Salaf and Sunnah that these renegades must be prevented and fought against. In fact Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (died 728 AH) stated that the Khawaarij are more harmful to Islaam and the Muslims than the Jews and the Christians. And this is due to the fact that these Jihaadis, Takfeeris and terrorists are a cancer within the ranks of the Muslims, destroying the purity of the Religion from within.

So when one looks at the activities of these people such as the killing of men, women and children, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, one sees that they are indiscriminate in their murderous acts. After what has been mentioned above one can see why the Scholars of this noble and blessed Salafi da’wah have issued verdicts calling people to inform the authorities if they know of anyone inciting or planning terrorist acts.

There is NO doubt that those make a link between terrorism and what they term as ‘’The Wahhaabis’’, intending by that the Salafis, have made a mythical link based upon fallacies and falsehood. The great Scholar Muhammad Ibn ?Abdul-Wahhaab (died 1206AH), after whom his adversaries invented the derogatory term ‘Wahhaabi’ for anyone who studied his works – then this Scholar was the most fervent in his opposition to deviation and deviant ideologies. Rather the Salafis, whom the opposers term as Wahhaabis, have been at the forefront of combating the takfeeri, Jihaadi and Khariji ideologies, for decades. And this refutation of the Salafi scholars upon these groups was not just a mere response to modern-day events but rather a religious obligation upon them regardless of prevailing circumstances.

So Syed Qutb, the father and reference point of the modern-day Jihadist-terrorist movements, was refuted by the Salafi Scholars for his call to assassinations and violent revolution decades ago and again in the early nineties by the likes of the Salafi scholars such as Shaikh Bin Baaz, Shaikh Bin Uthaimeen and especially in great detail by Shaikh Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee who authored several books in exposition of Syed Qutb. Shaikh Bin Baaz warned and exposed the evil doctrine of Usamah bin Laden back in the early nineties, whilst the Islamic political groups were in praise of him. Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi is another reference point for the modern day violent politically motivated groups, yet the Salafi Scholars such as Shaikh Rabee al-Madkhali, Shaikh Ubaid al-Jaabiree, Shaikh Hammaad al-Ansaaree exposed his errors and warned against his approach. Another example is the warning of the Salafi Yemeni Scholar Muqbil bin Haadee against the HAMAS of Palestine whilst the latter were supporting terrorist attacks on civilian buses in Israel. We also have the Scholarly Salafi stance against Hizbollah of south Lebanon and former leader of Iran, Khomeini such as the statements of Shaikh Bin Baz, Shaikh Bin Uthaimin, Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi and others. Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen in his now published explanation of ‘Riyaadhus-Saaliheen’ well over fifteen years ago showed his clear abhorrence at the suicide bombings in Palestine. So this is the clarity with which the Salafis speak and have always spoken. Over a thousand years of Salafi authorship, from the time of the disciples of the Prophet until this day, the Scholars of Sunnah and Salafiyyah have been refuting the false ideologies, whether extremist or negligent – Whereas the people of deviation will respond based upon political expediency, but the underlying ideology in support of revolution and suicide attacks remains. How is it possible to be straddle both sides of the fence in this issue, whilst the Qur’aan and Sunnah is so clear upon them?

What is astonishing is that these same people accuse the Salafis, whom they call Wahhaabis, of being responsible for these false extremist ideologies. It reminds us of the lines of poetry: ‘’She accused me of the illness she possessed, and then slipped way!’’


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He called them to Imaan but they called him to disbelief!

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


Allaah (The Most High) informed us in Surah Ghaafir [Aayaat 41-44] that the believer said:

[وَيَـٰقَوۡمِ مَا لِىٓ أَدۡعُوڪُمۡ إِلَى ٱلنَّجَوٰةِ ] ”O my people! How is that I call you to salvation” by way of what I say to you; [وَتَدۡعُونَنِىٓ إِلَى ٱلنَّار ] ”while you call me to the fire” in order that (I) may abandon following the Prophet of Allaah Moosaa (alayhis-salaam).

Then he (the believer) explained: [تَدۡعُونَنِى لِأَڪۡفُرَ بِٱللَّهِ وَأُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ مَا لَيۡسَ لِى بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌ۬ ] “You invite me to disbelieve in Allaah (and in His Oneness), and to join partners in worship with Him; of which I have no knowledge” and that it deserves to be worshiped besides Allaah, when speaking about Allaah without knowledge is from the greatest of sins and most repugnant of (affairs).

[وَأَنَا۟ أَدۡعُوڪُمۡ إِلَى ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡغَفَّـٰرِ] “And I invite you to the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving!”– The one that owns all power and others besides him do not have control over anything. The one that when His slaves transgress against themselves and act in a manner that incurs wrath, but then if they repent and turn to Him in repentance, submission and obedience, He expiates their evil deeds and sins, and prevents what such (sins and acts of disobedience) necessitate of punishment in this life and the next.

[لَا جَرَمَ] ”No doubt”; That is: In truth and with certainty that [أَنَّمَا تَدۡعُونَنِىٓ إِلَيۡهِ لَيۡسَ لَهُ ۥ دَعۡوَةٌ۬ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَلَا فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ ] ”You call me to (worship) one who cannot grant (me) my request (or respond to my invocation) in this world or in the Hereafter;” That is: It is neither worthy of being invoked nor is (worthy) that protection is sought from it–neither in the world nor in the Hereafter due to its weakness and dificiency. Indeed it neither owns the power of benefit nor harm, and it neither owns the power to cause death nor give life, nor (the power) to resurrect.

[وَأَنَّ مَرَدَّنَآ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ ] ”And our return will be to Allaah” [The Most High] and He will reward every doer of deeds for his deeds.

[وَأَنَّ ٱلۡمُسۡرِفِينَ هُمۡ أَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلنَّارِ ] ”And the (polytheists and arrogant one, those who commit great sins, the transgressors of Allaah’s set limits)! They shall be dwellers of the Fire!

So after he advised, warned and cautioned them, but they neither obeyed him nor agreed with him; he said to them:

[فَسَتَذۡكُرُونَ مَآ أَقُولُ لَڪُمۡۚ] ”And you will remember what I am telling you” concerning this advice and you shall see the consequences for not accepting it, when the punishment befalls you and you are deprived of much reward.

[وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمۡرِىٓ إِلَى ٱللَّهِۚ] ”And my affair I leave it to Allah;” That is: I turn to him; I seek shelter from Him and place all my affairs in His Hands.  I rely on Him for my well-being and in repelling the harm I receive from you or others besides yourselves.

[إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَصِيرُۢ بِٱلۡعِبَادِ ] ”Verily, Allah is the All-Seer of (His) slaves.” He knows their state of affairs and what they deserve.  He knows my state of affairs and weakness, so He will protect me against you and He suffices me against your evil.  He knows your state of affairs and you cannot act except by His Pre-decree and Will. If you overpower me, then it will be wisdom from Him (The Most High) and that will occur due to His Pre-decree and Will.


[Slightly paraphrased and abridged: for further details, see Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer kalaam Al-Mannaan of Imaam Sadi]

May Allaah reward our brother Dawud [Markaz Mu’aadh (Slough)] for sending us these Aayaat as a reminder, so we decided to bring some few words of Imaam Sadi regarding them.  We ask Allaah to include us amongst those who leave this worldly whilst being steadfast upon His Religion…Aameen.