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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.

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Words Of Shaykh Al-Albaanee Regarding Hijrah

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

From the things that are extremely unfortunate is that those who accept Islaam in current times – in spite of their large number, all praise be to Allaah – do not respond to this ruling of disassociating from the disbelievers and migrating to the lands of Islaam (i.e. hijrah), except for a few amongst them. I attribute this to two reasons:

First: Their greediness for worldly luxuries, easy means of living and extravagant lifestyle found in their countries on the basis that they are already living a pleasant materialistic life with no spirit in it, as is well known. Therefore, it is difficult for them to move to a Muslim country in which the means of good living are not as abundant for them, according to their perception.

Second: The other, and this is the most important, is their ignorance of this ruling (of hijrah being compulsory). If this is the case, they are excused, since they did not hear about it from any of the callers whose words are widespread and translated into several foreign languages, or from those who go to them in the name of da’wah. This is because most of them are not fuqahaa (jurisprudent scholars)…

These individuals as well as those (Muslims that leave the Muslim lands) should know for certain that Hijrah is permanent and ongoing just like Jihaad, as the Prophet (saw) said, “Hijrah will not come to an end so long as the enemy continues to be fought.” And in another hadeeth, he (saw) said, “Hijrah will not cease until repentance ceases. And repentance will not cease (to be accepted) until the sun rises from where it sets.” This hadeeth is referenced in Irwaa Al-Ghaleel, 1208.

[Silsilat Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah, 6/848]

10 Signs You Have No Al-Walaa Wal-Baraa, By Sh. Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Posted in Brothers Base, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

1) Imitating them in dress and lingo

2) Residing in their lands and not moving from their lands to the lands of the Muslims to save one’s Deen (i.e, hijrah).

3) Travelling to the lands of the kuffaar for tourism and vacation.

4) Helping them, giving them victory over the Muslims, speaking well of them and defending their honour.

5) Seeking their aid, trusting them, putting them in positions to know the secrets of the Muslims and making them advisors.

6) Using their calendar instead of the Islaamic calendar and, more importantly, observing the holidays on their calendar, like Christmas etc.

7) Observing their holidays or helping them to make that celebration or congratulating them for their holidays or just being present at their celebrations.

8) Speaking well of them through what they have of material wealth and being satisfied with their behaviour without looking at their deen which is a false deen.

9) Using their names.

10) Supplicating for them and being compassionate to them.

[Taken from “Al-Walaa’ Wal-Baraa”, by Sh. Saalih Al-Fawzaan, Pp. ??-??]

The Difference Between Specifying And Generalising Takfeer

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

As for specifying a person with takfeer than this is something different to generalising it. Ibn Taymiyyah said, in explaining this:

“I explained that what has been transmitted from the Salaf and the Imaams in regards to attaching takfeer to one who had said such-and-such a statement is also correct, however there has to be a distinction between applying it and specifying it.”

[Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa, 3/229]

Likewise Ahmad Ibn Hajar Aal-Bootaamee Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

(Question): Can a specific person, or a specific group, be made takfeer of for their nullifiers of tawheed and kufr even though they believe in Allaah and the Messenger and perform all of the Divine Legislation?

Answer: It can be said that such actions are those of shirk and kufr such as: sujood to a walee (or anyone else for that matter), tawaaf around a grave, making a vow to a grave, however, as for a specific person or group then we do not immediately make takfeer of them, rather we have to inform them of the verses of the Quraan and the ahaadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (saw) which clarify shirk and warn from it.

We also have to clarify that the person who commits such shirk will have no portion of Paradise whatsoever and that these actions are shirk.

So if a specific person or group continues in this way (of falling into shirk) and is stubborn and does not accept, then at this point it is permitted to apply shirk to them…”

[Al-‘Aqaa’id As-Salafiyyah Bi Adilatiha An-Naqliyyah Wal-‘Aqliyyah, Pp. 37-40]

Guidelines For Applying Takfeer & When Is A Person Excused, Part 3

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn ‘Uthaymeen says:

“The basis of a Muslim is apparently that he is trustworthy and that his Islaam remains as does his trustworthiness until this has been removed from him based on Shari’ proof…

The ruling of takfeer (labeling someone a disbeliever) and tasfeeq (labeling someone a sinner) is not our right, rather it is the right of Allaah and His Messenger (saw), it is from the Divine Legislated regulations (ahkaam Ash-Shar’iyyah)…

From the most important conditions are that the person had full knowledge of his opposition (to Islaam) which necessitated him becoming a disbeliever or a faasiq (sinner).”

[Refer to Al-Qawaa’id Al-Muthlaa, Pp. 116-119]

Guidelines For Applying Takfeer & When Is A Person Excused, Part 2

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Al-Islaam, Ibn Taymiyyah also said:

“As for takfeer, then it is correct that whoever from the ummah of Muhammad (saw) strives (ijtihaad) to know the truth and then errs, then kufr is not applied to the person, rather the person is forgiven for his error.

Whoever is shown clearly what the Messenger came with and then opposes the Messenger after guidance has been shown to them, and follows a way other than the way of the believers – is a disbeliever.

Whoever follows his desires and falls short seeking the truth and speaks without knowledge is disobedient and sinful and the person can be a sinner or have good deeds which outweigh his bad deeds.”

[Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa, 12/180]

He then mentions:

“The one who makes an incorrect interpretation who is from the people of ijtihaad safeguards following the Messenger of Allaah (saw) and is therefore more fitting to receive  forgiveness than the other person (who is ignorant).”

[Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa, 3/229]

Guidelines For Applying Takfeer & When Is A Person Excused, Part 1

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Just as it is not permissible to make takfeer of a Muslim without right, likewise it is not permissible to refrain from making takfeer of an actual Mushrik or of one who has really left Islaam.

One of the conditions before applying takfeer is that the person must know the proofs contrary to his actions of shirk.

Al-Aloosee said:

“None of the people of knowledge, who are referred to, ceased deeming the grave worshippers as being upon kufr. Yet they always stated that the person is not to be executed if he repents and the person is not judged as having kufr until the proofs have been established on the person and the likes of such statements can be found from the people of knowledge.”

[Ghaayat Al-Amaanee, 1/30-31]

It is well known that takfeer of the people of innovation is not permisible unless they have committed open kufr or clear shirk and have denied something which is known by the deen by necessity, and after the proofs have been established on them and the way has been made clear to them.

Shaykh Al-Islaam, Ibn Taymiyyah said, when discussing the various preventive factors that prevent a person from being labeled as a disbeliever:

“…or he heard some words that he did not believe was from the Noble Quraan or from the ahaadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah, just like some of the Salaf denied things until they were verified as having been said by the Prophet (saw).”

[Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa, 35/165]