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More Signs of the Propensity to Defend Baatil at All Costs
The Qutbiyyah have brought some quotations from Sayyid Qutb in relation to the issue of his attacks upon the Companions and in particular his attacks upon Uthmaan (radiallaahu anhu). The aim behind presenting these quotations is to prove that Qutb brought a proper Sharee'ah repentance from his attacks upon the Companions. In this article we will discuss this latest activity of the Qutbiyyah.
وذلك <<الَّذِي تَوَلَّى ، وَأَعْطى قَلِيلًا وَأَكْدى>> .. الذي يعجّب اللّه من أمره الغريب ، تذكر بعض الروايات أنه فرد معين مقصود ، أنفق قليلا في سبيل اللّه ، ثم انقطع عن البذل خوفا من الفقر. ويحدد الزمخشري في تفسيره الكشاف شخصه ، أنه عثمان بن عفان - رضي اللّه عنه - ويذكر في ذلك قصة ، لا يستند فيها إلى شي ء ، ولا يقبلها من يعرف عثمان - رضي اللّه عنه - وطبيعته وبذله الكثير الطويل في سبيل اللّه بلا توقف وبلا حساب كذلك وعقيدته في اللّه وتصوره لتبعة العمل وفرديته
And that [is] "...the one who turned away. And gave a little, and then stopped giving", [such is] the one about whose strange affair Allaah is amazed at.
He means here that a person will not accept that Uthmaan (radiallaahu anhu) should all of a sudden stop spending in the path of Allaah after knowing of Uthmaan being very generous and liberal in his spending. Also in az-Zilal (3/1628) in relation to the fitnahs stirred up by the Yahood:
كذلك التي قتل فيها الخليفة الراشد عثمان بن عفان - رضي اللّه عنه
...And likewise, the one (i.e. transgression, plot) in which the rightly-guided khalifah Uthman bin Affaan (radiallaahu anhu) was killed ...
This occurs as part of list of the transgressions and plots of the Yahood, and it is referring to the revolution stirred up against Uthmaan (radiallaahu anhu) by Abdullah bin Saba'. It is the same revolution whose "spirit" Qutb praised in his book "al-Adaalah al-Ijtimaa'iyyah" alongside acknowledging it was instigated by Abdullah bin Saba' and he continued to publish this until his death in 1966 - refer to Part 1 of this series.
وكان في مقدمة المنفقين المحتسبين ، عثمان بن عفان - رضي اللّه عنه - فأنفق نفقة عظيمة لم ينفق أحد مثلها
And at the forefront of those who spent, in anticipation of reward, was Uthmaan bin Affaan (radiallaahu anhu) - so he spent a great amount, no one had spent the likes of it.
The Qutbiyyah have brought these types of quotations (and there are a handful of others which are similar in meaning, speaking of Uthmaan's generosity in spending) as proof for Qutb's recantation from criticizing Uthman (radiallaahu anhu) and his khilaafah. Qutb's book "al-Adaalah al-Ijtimaa'iyyah", in which Uthmaan (radiallaahu) is criticized and the revolution against him considered an uprising of the "Islamic spirit" against what Qutb considers mismanagement of the khilaafah, continued to be published reaching six editions until Qutb's death in 1966. Despite making some modifications in wording after Mahmood Shakir refuted Qutb in 1952, Qutb maintained his ideological position, which is found in all editions reaching the 14th (the last one that we know of) published in 1995CE (1415H).
These generalized statements do not constitute evidence for Qutb's recantation and repentance from his view that the uprising against Uthmaan, even if the plot of Abdullah bin Saba' was behind it, was one motivated by the "true Islamic spirit" (according to Qutb) on account of what the people saw (in Qutb's view) of what arose during the khilafah of Uthmaan of conferring lots of money to close relatives from the Bayt ul-Maal, of being manipulated by the likes of Marwan bin al-Hakam and the Bani Umayyah, and of giving positions and lots of land and shares in land taxes to close-relatives, and from generally not being able to hold reign, due to the khilafah coming to him in old age and whatever else Qutb said in this regard.
Acknowledging that Uthmaan (radiallaahu anhu) spent abundantly from his wealth in the path of Allaah during the lifetime of the Prophet (alayhis salaam) by negating az-Zamakhshari's tafseer of the verse [the verses in Surah an-Najm were revealed in the lifetime of the Prophet obviously], and that he was amongst the rightly-guided khalifahs does not constitute an acceptable Sharee'ah repentance with all its conditions from that ideological position Qutb continued to publish. A proper Sharee'ah repentance requires a bayaan (clarification) as per the aayah in Surah al-Baqarah:
إِلاَّ الَّذِينَ تَابُواْ وَأَصْلَحُواْ وَبَيَّنُواْ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ أَتُوبُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَأَنَا التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
Except those who repent, make clarification and rectify. These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. (Al-Baqarah 2:160)
If it is being claimed that Qutb made tawbah, then a proper Sharee'ah tawbah has to be brought as proof. What makes the deception of the Qutbiyyah regarding this matter very clear is what follows - and you have to consider the matter below alongside the current activities of the Qutbiyyah in defending Qutb as covered above:
Exposing The Deception of the Qutbiyyah
So they found some remarks, a few of which were valid criticisms against what were slips of the tongue, and the rest were just lies and fabrications and had no basis. What makes the deception of the Qutbiyyah clear in this whole issue is looking at an illustration of what constitutes a proper Sharee'ah tawbah, and we can take this as an example, from Shaykh Rabee' written 25/03/1413H (5th June 2002CE):
الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه ومن اتبع هداه. أما بعد: فيعلم الله مني وأشهده وكفى به شهيداً أنني أحب أصحاب محمد -صلى الله عليه وسلّم- جميعاً وأعظمهم جميعاً وأذب عنهم جميعاً طول حياتي باطناً وظاهراً، وأفديهم بنفسي وأولادي بل بالأمة جميعاً إن كان ذلك بيدي، وأشهد الله أنه ما كان ولا يكون مثلهم.
وأعادي من يعاديهم وأوالي من يواليهم وأبغض من يبغضهم أو أحداً منهم، والعبارات التي قلتها في خالد وسمرة خلال فتنة هوجاء أدافعها وأدفعها عن الشباب.
فأقول في خالد: أنه الصحابي الجليل وأنه سيف من سيوف الله سلّه الله على المشركين والمرتدين والمنافقين القائد المظفر قامع الردة وصاحب الفتوحات العظمى وهادم عروش الأكاسرة والقياصرة وأفديه بنفسي ومالي وأحبه وأستميت في الذب عنه وأعادي وأوالي من أجله. وسمرة بن جندب أقول فيه: أنه صحابي جليل وعظيم في عيني وأحبه وأوالي وأعادي من أجله. وما صدر مني من عبارات في حقّهما فإنه من سبق اللسان قطعاً مثل قولي في خالد -رضي الله عنه- يلخبط، أستغفر الله وأتوب إلى الله منه، وما قلته في حق سمرة خلال استنباطي من قول عمر -رضي الله عنه-: <<قاتل الله سمرة>>: يعني أن سمرة حصلت عنده حيلة تشبه حيلة اليهود، فهذه العبارة مني سيئة، أستغفر الله وأتوب إليه منها، وأحذر الناس منها ومن أمثالها.
ولا شك أن أصحاب محمد -صلى الله عليه وسلّم- خير أمة أخرجت للناس لا كان ولا يكون مثلهم، وإني لعلى مذهب السلف فيهم، وإني لعلى مذهب ابن المبارك لما قيل له: أيهما أفضل معاوية أو عمر بن عبدالعزيز؟ فقال: لغبار في أنف معاوية وهو يجاهد مع رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلّم- خير من عمر بن عبدالعزيز.
وأدين الله بأنه لو أنفق أحد خيار المسلمين مثل أحد ذهباً ما بلغ مد أحدهم ولا نصيفه. وإن قلبي ليعتصر ألماً من تلك العبارات وأرجو أن أكون من الوقافين عند كتاب الله وسنة رسوله -صلى الله عليه وسلّم-.
All praise is due to Allaah, may the prayers and salutations be upon the Messenger of Allaah, upon his family and companionship and whoever followed his guidance, to proceed:
That's an example of what a proper Sharee'ah tawbah looks like and it contains each and every single element of an accepted tawbah and we will use this as the standard or criterion for a true Sharee'ah repentance. Now, when the Qutbiyyah have taken upon themselves to try and present a so-called Sharee'ah repentance for Qutb's attacks against many of the Sahaabah from his Marxist-Socialist ideological background, alongside their knowledge that Qutb continued publishing his books until he died and made no bayaan (clarification) and the likes, and you know how they try to present only generalized statements (like those above) through which they try to claim a specific repentance for Qutb, and then at the same time you see how they behave with Shaykh Rabee', then you know that this is vile hizbiyyah and hypocrisy (in action) in broad daylight, it is certainly not the action of a people seeking truth.
Update 5th February 2010
We will accept Rabi's repentance when he accepts Qutb's. Fair enough deal, I would think.
A number of points:
First: This is the action of an immature 9 year old child who has not yet reached puberty. It is not from the conduct of grown men.
This is the state and condition of these people, and we prove once more that they are spurious, fake, insincere (in this matter) and do not desire the truth. Everything they do is centred around defending the person, works and ideology (20th century fikr) of Sayyid Qutb which has its roots in the secular atheistic western materialist philosophies.
The actions you are seeing from these people show that they would be prepared to ransom themselves for the sake of Sayyid Qutb, and the behavior we see from them proves that they are not concerned about the honors of the Companions as much as they are interested in and concerned about protecting the reputation and standing of Sayyid Qutb.
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