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Baraa'ah Ulamaa il-Ummah Min Tazkiyah Ahl il-Bid'ah wal-Mudhammah
To the right is the cover for the second edition of "Baraa'ah Ulamaa il-Ummah Min Tazkiyah Ahl il-Bid'ah wal-Mudhammah" (The Innocence of the Scholars of the Ummah from the Commendation of the People of Innovation and Censure). This book was prepared by Isaam bin Abdullaah as-Sinaanee. It contains a refutation of the one who used the intercession of Shaykh Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) for Sayyid Qutb as a proof for the 'adaalah (integrity) of Sayyid Qutb and commendation of his (Qutb's) manhaj, when it is not a proof at all.
The book, after compilation and authorship was sent to Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan who checked over it and made recommendations, and also suggested an improvement to the title of the book. Then it was read by Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah), who made his own written notes on the pre-print copy that was sent to him, and he also advised that the section titled "The Salafi Manhaj", should be placed before "The Qutubi Manhaj" and not after it, unless the author had a specific reason for doing that. And images of these hand-written notes are included at the end of the book. We will be quoting from this book inshaa'Allaah in this series. Both of these scholars endorsed the contents of this book and the purpose for which it was to be published and distributed. And the purpose is clearly outlined in the title of the book itself. Namely, to declare the Scholars of Ahl us-Sunnah free and innocent (in particular Imaam Ibn Baaz, and the other scholars in general) of having made tazkiyah (i.e. given adaalah) to those who are from the people of innovation: In this case Sayyid Qutb, who aside from writing his commentary on the Qur'an upon an Ash'arite creed, added other great calamities, some of which are serious enough that they cannot really be excused by mere ignorance, such as accusing the Scribe of the Prophet (alayhis salaam) the Uncle of the Believers, Mu'awiyah - whose integrity is attested to by the Prophet himself - of treachery, deception and hypocrisy.
And this book essentially sunk their ship, leaving them only the flotsam to hold onto thereafter, which is what they have been doing since then.
The Persistence of Mohammad Qutb in Calling the Ummah to the Doctrines of the Jahmiyyah, Mu'tazilah, Ash'ariyyah and Ittihaadiyyah By Refusing To Point Out the Errors in Sayyid Qutb's Writings
In the book "Baraa'ah Ulamaa il-Ummah" - (this is the book that sunk the flag-ship "the Qutbiyyah", learn more about it here) - there is the statement of Shaykh Muhammad bin Jameel Zainoo, author of numerous beneficial works on the subject of aqidah and Tawhid, in which there occurs:
Shaykh Jameel said [in one of his printed works], under the title "Wahdat ul-Wujood in az-Zilaal":
Then in the footnote, the compiler of the book "al-Baraa'ah", Isaam bin Abdullaah as-Sinaanee, writes:
Its compiler says: And I bear witness that around the year 1406H I witnessed a lecture of Mohammad Qutb in the residence of the students in the University of King Saud in Riyaadh. A question was put to him, asking him to comment upon the errors his brother, and he promised with good i.e. obliged). And we have now entered into the year 1420H, and he has not done anything.
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