Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Uthmaan al-‘Anjaree asked:
“If someone says that the khilaaf (khilaaf of Ahlul-Haqq) with Jam’iyyah Ihyaa’ at-Turaath al-Islaamee or Jam’iyyatul-Islaah [Ikhwaanul-Muslimeen in Kuwait] is a khilaaf that is ‘aqadee (‘Aqeedah-based), is this statement correct or not?”
Ash-Shaykh Falaah bin Ismaa’eel Mindikaar answered:
“If you know what they have of mukhaalifaat in ‘Aqeedah, yes. This is the asl. Meaning, the asl in splitting and separating (from) the people is the affairs of I’tiqaad. And this issue, ya’nee, it has been made obligatory upon us by all of the nusoos (texts) of al-Walaa’ wal-Baraa’, without doubt, or else why do we separate and split from them?
If the khilaaf between you and them is not in an issue from the issues of I’tiqaad so then how do you separate from them? And how do you boycott them? And how do you warn against them?
So either you know these affairs of ‘Aqeedah that you differ with them in them, or you know their mukhaalifaat that are ‘Aqeedah-based, otherwise you… finished. So if there is no khilaaf ‘aqadee (no khilaaf in the affairs of ‘Aqeedah) between you and them, then go. Enter along with them, and sit with them, and mix with them, and help and support them, and enter with them in their da’wah!
However, I say, the asl regarding those who split and separate, and warn – meaning, from these groups and parties – without doubt – then, ya’nee, their issues in the affairs based in ‘Aqeedah are innumerable.
And everyday, ya’nee, many proofs come to us of ikhtilaafaat or mufaaraqaat between us and them in the affairs of I’tiqaad. And the most recent of them is a paper published today. It was published today – where is it, O shaykh Faaris?
Maa shaa’ Allaah, this is with shaykh Faaris, this da’wah to al-Wasitiyyah (following a moderate, middle path).
And the term al-Wasitiyyah, without doubt, is an asl from the Usool of I’tiqaad. So they participate with the Raafidhah, yaa shaykh! And with them (the Raafidhah) is one who is called Aayatollah what? Aayatollah at-Taskheeree, yaa shaykh. Meaning, they join and participate with ahlul-bid’a and participate with this nation, with all of its bid’a and its misguidance, and (claim) they are moderation (al-wasatiyyah), and they are the ones who understand al-wasatiyyah.
And it doesn’t mean they invite anyone from Ahlus-Sunnah or from the Salafees in the likes of these meetings. So their cooperation and participation with ahlul-bid’a and their cooperation and participation with the Raafidhah and other than the Raafidhah, like what our Shaykh mentioned a little while ago, there is no doubt that the ikhtilaaf between us and them is in a tremendous principle, and it is al-Walaa’ wal-Baraa’, and at-Tahazzub – I say - at-Ta’assub towards other than the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and what Muhammad was upon and what the Companions were upon from the affairs that bring about their benefit and other than them.”
Ash-Shaykh Ahmad bin ‘Umar Baazmool, one of our Mashaayikh based in Makkah, responded to this on Sahab. He wrote:
بـسم الله الرحـمن الرحيـم
May reward with goodness ash-Shaykh, al-‘Allaamah Falaah Mindikaar, and ash-Shaykh, the noble advisor Muhammad bin ‘Uthmaan al-‘Anjaree for these sound, well-expressed, exposing the people of misguidance, clarifying the obligation upon every Muslim, opposing ahlul-bid’a and whoever aids them or praises them or defends them. And there is no doubt that this jam’iyyah (Jam’iyyah Ihyaa’ at-Turaath) has caused much corruption in the earth, and put to trial some of the Salafees, and drawing them to their ranks. So you see him standing up to defend them, ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله, so to Allaah is the complaint.
But by the fadhl of Allaah the Most High and from His blessings is that the Haqq and its people – they are the majority and they are more powerful over their small numbers – so we do not cease to be those who adhere tightly to the Haqq, so we are a jamaa’ah upon our small numbers just as the noble Companion ‘Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (رضى الله عنه) said: “The Jamaa’ah is Ahlul-Haqq, even if you are by yourself.”
So may reward our brother Haanee with the best of rewards for this beautiful benefit, and may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and his Companions.
Your dear brother,
* Posted on Sahab by Shaykh Ahmad on 9 December, 2008
May Allaah reward our Mashaayikh for their defense of the Haqq and their refuting and warning against the baatil! Aameen.