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Takfīr Of The Mushrikīn Is From The Asl Of The Religion

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

Kufr bit-tāghūt is achieved with five points. Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhāb mentions these aspects:

1) Believing in the falseness of worshiping others besides Allāh.

2) Leaving these (tawāghīt) for those who are mixed in it.

3) Hating it (the tawāghīt).

4) Making Takfīr of those who worship it.

5) Showing enmity towards those who worship it based on the ability and capacity.

These five points are included in kufr bit-tāghūt and are derived from the following verse, “Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibrāhīm and those with him, when they said to their people: ‘Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allāh, we have rejected / disbelieved in you, and there has appeared between us and you, hostility and hatred forever, until you believe in Allāh Alone.’…” [60:4]

All five points are considered from the meaning of kufr bit-tāghūt, hence anyone who tries to differentiate between them, or claims that some are fundamental aspects (asl) of kufr bit-tāghūt and others are not has indeed gone far astray and has invented a lie against Allāh.

Hence doing takfīr of the person is part and parcel of kufr bit-tāghūt (as are the other four points). This is taken from the statement of Ibrāhīm when he said, as quoted above, “We have rejected / disbelieved in you (مكب انرفك)” [60:4]. This phrase of Prophet Ibrāhīm proves that takfīr of the Mushrikīn is from kufr bit-tāghūt, and hence whoever does not do so is not considered a Muslim, as he has not accepted kufr bit- tāghūt. As I quoted previously, Shaykh ‘Abdul Latīf Ibn ‘Abdul Rahmān said, “Kufr bit- tāghūt is a condition that Islām cannot be fulfilled without.” [Misbah Al-Dhalam]

Learn this point as it is vital in this day and age: refraining from doing takfīr of the Mushrikīn (those who fall in to major kufr or major shirk) tantamounts to a rejection of  kufr bit-tāghūt, as the person is denying one of the five fundamental principles of kufr bit-tāghūt (and a denial of one is a denial of the whole) – for no doubt this is a pillar of kufr bit-tāghūt. And a rejection of kufr bit-tāghūt is nothing but a rejection of the first part of the shahādah, “lā ilāha” (there is none worthy of worship). As such the one who refrains from doing takfīr of the Mushrikīn has nullified his shahādah.

This is what lead Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhāb to say the third nullifier of Islām is, “Whoever does not declare takfīr upon the Mushrikīn or doubts regarding their kufr or describes their way as being correct has committed kufr.” [Nawāqidh Al-Islām,by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhāb.]

His grandson, Shaykh ‘Abdul Latīf Ibn Abdul Rahmān even declared takfīr of the Mushrikīn as, “the most important of what is obligatory from kufr bit-tāghūt.” [Al-Itihaf Fī Al-Radd ‘Alā Al-Sahaf] The reason for this aspect being the most important of all five, is that from this do all the other four aspects branch out, and if one has this, then by default it means one should have the other four aspects. The primary aspect of ‘disbelieving’ in tāghūt is to declare them as ‘disbelievers’. It’s that simple.

To give an example of this, whoever does not declare as disbelievers those who worship the dead, prostrate to other than Allāh, call upon other than Allāh, or claim the Qurān is not complete, then such a person has nullified his kufr bit-tāghūt, and hence nullified his shahādah, as the first of that which is obligatory upon the slave, prior to believing in Allāh, is kufr bit-tāghūt.

Hence, it can safely be said that takfīr of the Mushrikīn is from the asl (foundation) of this religion, and anyone who denies this, knowing the implication of his words, is a disbeliever, whose blood, wealth and honour are no longer sanctified.

A Few Requirements Of Faith Which We All Should Know

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“The declaration of faith, ‘There is none worthy of worship except Allaah’, requires you to love  only for the sake of Allaah, to hate only for the sake of Allaah, to ally yourself only for the sake of Allaah, to declare enmity only for the sake of Allaah. It requires you to love what Allaah loves and to hate what Allaah hates.

It also requires you to ally yourself to the Muslims wherever you find them and to oppose the disbelievers, even if they are your closest kin.”

[Al-Ihtijaj Bil-Qadr, p.62]

The Ruling On He Who Says The Qurān Is Created

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Qur'an with tags , , , , , , , on March 10, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

The ‘aqīdah of Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamā’ah is that the Qurān is the speech of Allāh and that it is uncreated. But what is the ruling on the one who claims it is created? Below I shall present some quotes from our Salaf in this regard:

1) Sufyān Ath-Thawrī said, “The Qurān is the speech of Allāh (azza wa jall) and he who says that it is created then he is a kāfir, and he who doubts in his kufr then he is a kāfir.” [Abdullāh Ibn Al-Imām Ahmad in Kitāb As-Sunnaah, 20]

The likes of this statement has also been narrated from Abū Khuthaymah as is found in Sharh Usūl Iqtiqād Ahl As-Sunnah Wal-Jamā’ah, 265/2 the famous book of Al-Lālikāī.

2) Abū Bakr Ibn Ayyāsh Al-Muqri’ (died 194h) the trustworthy worshipper, was asked about he who says the Qurān is created so he said “A kāfir, and he who does not say that he is kāfir then he is also a kāfir.” Its chain is authentic and is found in As-Sunnah of Al-Lālikāī.

3) Ibn Hajr said in At-Tahthīb [303/2]: From Dāwūd Ibn Al-Hasan Al-Bayhaqī: It has reached me that Al-Halwānī* said, “I do not make takfīr of he who hesistates with regards to the Qurān.” Dāwūd said: So I asked Salmah Ibn Shabīb (died 247h) about Al-Halwānī so he said: “He is to be thrown in Al-Hush. He who does not bear witness to the kufr of a kāfir then he is kāfir.” Salmah Ibn Shabīb An-Naysābūrī (died 247h) was the Muhaddith of the people of Makkah.

Khatīb Al-Baghdādī also mentioned this in Tārīkh Al-Baghdād.

*Al-Halwānī is Abū Muhammad Al-Halwānī Al-Husayn ibn ‘Alī Ibn Muhammad Al-Hathli Al-Khilāl.

4) Abū Zara’ah ‘UbaydAllāh Ibn Abdil Karīm Ar-Rāzi (died 264h) said, “Whoever claimed that the Qurān is created then he is a disbeliever in Allāh Al-‘Athīm, a kufr that takes one out of the millah, and he who doubts in his kufr from those that understand then he is also kāfir.”

Abū Hātim Muhammad Ibn Idrīs Ar-Rāzi (died 277h) said exactly the same. Al-Lālikāī narrated all of it in As-Sunnah [2/176)]

5) Imām Ahmad in his reply about the Qurān said, “So it is the speech of Allāh not created, and he who says ‘created’ is a kāfir in Allāh Al-‘Athīm and he who does not make takfeer of him is also kāfir.” [Abū Ya’la in Tabaqāt Al-Hanābilah, 315/1. From Masrud Ibn Masurhad Al-Basrāwī]

How To Disbelieve In Taaghoot

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , on March 1, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

The way of disbelieving in the Taghut is achieved with five things. These were mentioned by ash-Shaykh Muhamad bin ‘Abdul bin Abdul Wahhab – may Allah have mercy on him – in a separate treatise. And they are:

  • Believing in the falseness of worshiping others besides Allah.
  • Leaving these [Taghuts] for those who are mixed in it.
  • Hating it [the Taghuts].
  • Making Takfeer of those who worship it.
  • Showing enmity towards those who worship it based on the ability and capacity.

One can refer to the books of ‘aqeedah for the proofs for these points.

Madhhabs Mixing With Deviated Beliefs, By Ibn Taymiyyah

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , on September 1, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“The same goes for the four (well known) madhhabs and others, especially since many of them have been engulfed by some of the fundamental views (related to ‘aqeedah) and this (views of the madhhab) has become mixed with that (views of other sects).

So the Hanbalee, Maalikee and Shaafi’ee adherent mixes some of the fundamental (i.e. ‘aqeedah) beliefs of the Ash’arees, Saalimees and others with the madhhab of Ahmad, Maalik and Shaafi’ee, incorporating these beliefs into their respective madhhab.

Likewise, the Hanafee mixes some of the ‘aqeedah-related views of the Mu’tazilah, Karaamiyyah and Kulaabiyyah with the Hanafee madhhab, thus incorporating that and attributing that to the madhhab of Aboo Haneefah.”

[Minhaaj As-Sunnah, 5/260]

Are The People Of Kalaam Really Those Who Possess Intellect? By Ibn Taymiyyah

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

“The talk concerning these individuals (the people of kalaam) and the corruption of their views has been stated in many places. The point here is that what led them to that was their perception that intellectual reasoning nullifies what the Messenger of Allaah (saw) informed us f or what he intended by his speech.

There is much talk concerning the refutation of this concept in many places, where it has been clarified that the intellect does not negate the textual proofs and that whatever does negate it, then that is corrupt.

After this, it has been clarified that the intellect confirms what the Messenger of Allaah (saw) brought, as well as serves as a witness and verifier of it. It should not be said that it merely doesn’t go against it only. Rather, it confirms and corroborates it. So they are the ones who would say that it (the intellect) denies it (revealed texts).

It has become clear, first, that it neither denies nor nullifies it, and second, that (on the other hand) it confirms and corroborates it.

As for these individuals, it has become clear that their speech by which they oppose the messenger (saw) is false and presents no such contradiction. But this is not just it. Rather, it also contradicts the pure uncorrupted intellect. So they would claim that the intellect (‘aql) contradicts the text (naql). Yet, the following four things have become clear:

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Knowledge Based Jihaad, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Biddah / Innovation, Knowledge, Methodology Of The Salaf with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

While speaking about some of the people of Rhetoric (Ahlul Kalaam) who deny Allaah’s Attributes, Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“How great a trial against Eemaan was this and its likes! And how great a crime this is against the sunnah and the Quraan! And how beloved to The Most Merciful in making jihaad against it with the heart, hand and tongue! And how heavy is the reward of that jihaad upon the scales.

Jihaad by way of knowledge-based arguments and the tongue takes precedence over jihaad by way of the sword and spears. This is why in the soorahs revealed in makkah, Allaah ordered this type of jihaad to be carried out in the form of warning and admonishing, such that there was no mention of jihaad by the hand. Allaah says:

So do not obey the disbelievers, and wage jihaad with the utmost strength against them with it (the Quraan).” [25:52]

So jihaad by way of knowledge and arguments is the jihaad of His Prophets, Messengers and the elite few amongst His servants particularized with guidance, success and bounty. And whoever dies without having fought or without having spoken to himself about fighting, he dies upon a branch of hypocrisy.”

[See the explanation of “Al-Qaseedah An-Nooniyyah” by Sh. Muhammad Khaleel Harraas, 1/8]