Saturday, 19 September 2015

Everyone is Misguided Except for Me

Ibn Taymiyya & Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab Najdi:

Everyone is Misguided Except for Me

Ibn Taymiyya brazenly claims that everyone including himself was upon misguidance until he somehow supposedly happened upon “true” guidance and was guided:

Ibn Taymiyya mentions in his Majmu’at al-Fatawa (6/258) regarding the issue of non-eternal attributes subsisting in Allah’s essence:

However, this issue, the issue of visitation [to the grave of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] and other issues besides these have emanated from the later scholars (muta’akh’khirun) and there is a lot of confusion therein.
 At first, even myself and others were upon the way of our forefathers in this – we used to advocate the doctrine of the innovators.
Then when it became clear to us what the Messenger [sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] has brought, the matter became one of either following what Allah has revealed or following what we found our forefathers upon, and what was necessary (wajib) is following the Messenger [sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam].

قال ابن تيمية في مجموع الفتاوى (6/258) عن مسألة حلول الحوادث:
وَلَكِنْ هَذِهِ الْمَسْأَلَةُ وَمَسْأَلَةُ الزِّيَارَةِ وَغَيْرُهُمَا حَدَثَ مِنْ الْمُتَأَخِّرِينَ فِيهَا شُبَهٌ، وَأَنَا وَغَيْرِي كُنَّا عَلَى مَذْهَبِ الْآبَاءِ فِي ذَلِكَ نَقُولُ فِي الْأَصْلَيْنِ بِقَوْلِ أَهْلِ الْبِدَعِ؛ فَلَمَّا تَبَيَّنَ لَنَا مَا جَاءَ بِهِ الرَّسُولُ دَارَ الْأَمْرُ بَيْنَ أَنْ نَتَّبِعَ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ أَوْ نَتَّبِعَ مَا وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءَنَا، فَكَانَ الْوَاجِبُ هُوَ اتِّبَاعُ الرَّسُولِ.


Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab followed his imam, Ibn Taymiyya, in this respect, while taking it a step further, and based on this perverse understanding, he actually had the audacity to make takfir upon his teachers and all the scholars around him – he basically even made takfir upon himself prior to having supposedly happened upon such “true” guidance:

Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab mentions in his letter to the Qadi of al-Dir’iya, Shaykh ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Isa, (al-Durar al-Saniyya, 10/51):

At that time I did not know the meaning of la ilaha illa Allah, nor did I know the religion of Islam prior to this blessing which Allah has graciously bestowed. It was the exact same thing with my teachers, none of them had any such knowledge. 
Therefore any of the ‘ulama of ‘Arid, who claimed that he knew the meaning of la ilaha illa Allah or that he knew the meaning of Islam, has certainly lied, falsified, and deceived the people.
If he claimed any of his teachers had any such knowledge, then he has certainly lied, falsified, and deceived the people while praising himself with something which he does not possess.

قال ابن عبد الوهاب في “الدرر السنية” (10/51) في رسالة إلى قاضي الدرعية الشيخ عبد الله ابن عيسى:

وأنا ذلك الوقت لا أعرف معنى “لا إله الا الله” ولا أعرف دين الاسلام قبل هذا الخير الذي مَنَّ الله به، وكذلك مشايخي ما منهم رجل عرف ذلك، فمن زعم من علماء العارض أنه عرف معنى “لا اله الا الله” أو عرف معنى الإسلام قبل هذا الوقت، أو زعم عن مشايخه أن أحداً عرف ذلك، فقد كذب وافترى ولبّس على الناس ومدح نفسه بما ليس فيه.


Najdi Dawah

Yasir Qadhi, based on his 20 years of reading of all writings and works by ibn Abdul Wahhab and ibn Taymiyyah, found that Mu-ahmmed ibn Abdul Wahhab's dawah was like the calling of ISIS. Mu-hammed ibn Abdul Wahhab made takfir on everyone in the ummah except his own group.
Mu-hammed ibn Abdul Wahhab said that none of his teachers understood the meaning of tawhid -"la ilaha illallah" before him.

Ibn Taymiyyah is very different from ibn Abdul Wahhab in the way that ibn Taymiyyah didn't make takfir in a similar indiscriminate fashion of ibn Abdul Wahhab


Ibn Taymiyyah used Kharj'ite approach and asked to kill people on a Fiqhi issue.

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

الْجَهْرُ بِلَفْظِ النِّيَّةِ لَيْسَ مَشْرُوعًا عِنْدَ أَحَدٍ مِنْ عُلَمَاءِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَلَا فَعَلَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَلَا فَعَلَهُ أَحَدٌ مِنْ خُلَفَائِهِ وَأَصْحَابِهِ وَسَلَفِ الْأُمَّةِ وَأَئِمَّتِهَا وَمَنْ ادَّعَى أَنَّ ذَلِكَ دِينُ اللَّهِ وَأَنَّهُ وَاجِبٌ فَإِنَّهُ يَجِبُ تَعْرِيفُهُ الشَّرِيعَةَ وَاسْتِتَابَتُهُ مِنْ هَذَا الْقَوْلِ فَإِنْ أَصَرَّ عَلَى ذَلِكَ قُتِلَ

Translation: To make recitation of Niyyah (intention) in loud manner is not allowed, this is not the opinion of any of the scholars of Muslims, it is also not done by Prophet, nor is it done by one of the Khulafa, Sahaba, Salaf or Imams. Anyone who claims it to in religion of Allah and to be Wajib, he should be taught the shariah and made to repent from the opinion, “IF HE INSISTS THEN HE SHOULD BE KILLED[Majmua al Fatawa (22/236)]

to make minor sins into major is clear trait of Khawarij.