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Bayan Talbis al-Qutbiyyah
We see the emergence of the Qutbiyyah nowadays (see here, here, here, here and here for proof that the Scholars recognize them and label them as a faction with this name and methodology), they are rushing towards the blogs and forums, in order to make defenses, apologetical writings, and expressing sentiments towards their figureheads who are Jahmite Ash'aris, together with what they expressed of the bid'ahs of the Raafidah, the bid'ahs of the Khawaarij, the bid'ahs of the Jahmiyyah, Mu'tazilah, Ash'ariyyah, Jabariyyah, Mutasawwifah and statements of expression of the bid'ahs of the Ittihaadiyyah, let alone other outright statements of kufr. These people have come out not for the sake of defending the Salafi aqidah or because of jealousy towards the Companions of Allaah's Messenger (alayhis salaam) but only because it grieves them that sincerity of purpose is given to the Ummah in warning against the misguidance and deviations found in the fikr (ideology) of the 20th century ignoramuses whom they have taken as their symbolic figureheads (rumooz).
In this series of articles we will document and highlight, in no particular order, what they have testified upon themselves, through their own actions and activities, of the following of desires and aiding and supporting falsehood, upon knowledge and intent.
A Few Notes on the Current Activities of the Qutbiyyah Ikhwaaniyyah
We see the Qutbiyyah coming out today in the blogs and forums with a fake display of jealousy for the Companions of Allaah's Messenger (alayhis salaam) and jealousy for the Islamic aqidah - and it burned them that they were described as such - but deep inside their own souls, they know that what they doing nowadays of claiming to defend Mu'aawiyah (radiallaahu anhu) is not genuine and it is not characterized by sincerity, and you might ask, how can you make such a judgment, and how can you make such a claim? The answer is that our deen is not the deen of the Murji'ah where we expel the actions of the heart from eemaan, such that we consider it plausible, admissible, acceptable and logical that:
Zayd knows full well for 10-15 years that Sayyid Qutb accused Mu'aawiyah of ghish, khadee'ah, and nifaaq (deception, treachery, hypocrisy), and that he made Takfir of Abu Sufyan and the whole of Bani Umayyah, and described Uthmaan (radiallaahu anhu) as a feeble, senile incapable old man, a plaything for those around him (to abuse and use) and one who used to dip his hand into the bayt ul-maal for the benefit of his family, and knowing all of this and what is much more than this, Zayd launched the severest of wars against the very Shaykh who was not the first one to bring Qutb's poison of the Raafidah to light, but he assaults, attacks, reviles, slanders, backbites and scorns this Shaykh, in private and in public, in writing and in speech, spending from his wealth to do so only because this Shaykh wrote books in the early 1990s in defence of Uthmaan, Mu'awiyah and others and in defence of the Prophetic Methodology in calling to Allaah, [and showing enmity to the Shaykh] out of anger for the sake of Sayyid Qutb and out of resentment that Qutb's status was diminished - proving that it angered him more that Shaykh Rabee' refuted Qutb than it angered him that Qutb reviled Mu'aawiyyah and Bani Umayyah and Uthmaan and others - and then after all those years, continuing upon this way, upon this anger and resentment (not for the sake of the Companions but for the sake of Sayyid Qutb), Zayd now comes along and starts displaying (fake) jealousy for Mu'aawiyah, claiming to be hurt by criticism against Mu'aawiyah (with crocodile tears), whilst at the same time continuing to attack, scorn and warn people from that Scholar (Shaykh Rabee') who wrote a whole book "The Revilements of Sayyid Qutb upon the Sahaabah" in which the honors of Mu'awiyah and the other Companions were exonerated. And alongside all of this he claims "I love Mu'awiyah, I'm defending Mu'awiyah".
The Deen of the Ghullaat al-Murji'ah
And this is the deen of the Ghullaat ul-Murji'ah who expelled the actions of the heart from eemaan. You see, as Ibn Taymiyyah pointed out, there is no such thing as just "pure knowledge", rather all knowledge is such that it implies and necessitates the actions of the heart (unless there are barriers present like arrogance and hatred which prevent the expression of those actions necessitated by the knowledge). This is unlike what the Jahmiyyah and the Ghullaat al-Murji'ah presumed that mere knowledge in the heart can exist without necessitating the actions of the heart, and through which obligatory or perfect eemaan can be attained.
And thus when the Sharee'ah knowledge reaches you of the status of the Companions, it necessitates the actions of the heart of loving them, defending them, honoring them and so on. Now, when you are angry and resentful that the Rafidee poison of a 20th century ignoramus is refuted and that his accusation against Mu'aawiyyah of ghish, khadee'ah and nifaaq (deception, treachery and hypocrisy) is exposed, as well as his negation of Islam from Abu Sufyan and Bani Umayyah as a whole (but it did not make you shake, shudder and scream in disgust that Qutb actually said that and persisted upon that after the hujjah was established) and further, that you revile, assault, attack defame and take every opportunity to belittle that very Shaykh who defended the honour of the Companions and refuted Qutb, alongside your knowledge that Qutb was refuted forty years ago in his lifetime by Mahmood Shakir, and never recanted but persisted upon that until his death - and then at the same time you claim you love Mu'aawiyah and the Companions and claim that you have brought al-eemaan al-waajib with respect to this matter - then you are the greatest of liars, and you are extreme in your Irjaa', the Irjaa' of the Ghullaat, Ghullaat ul-Murji'ah who claim the attainment of obligatory eemaan in the absence of the actions of the heart. And you are a shyster and insincere follower of desires, who is motivated not by jealousy for the Companion Mu'aawiyah, but for jealousy and anger for the sake of Sayyid Qutb, and it is nothing but jealousy for Sayyid Qutb and hatred for that Scholar that is behind all your current activites. And all praise is due to Allah who exposed you in broad daylight through your own actions!
Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said in Kitaab ul-Imaan (7/187-188):
And it is from here that the error of the saying of Jahm Ibn Safwaan and whoever followed him becomes apparent, in that they thought that Imaan is merely the tasdeeq (assent) of the heart and its ilm (knowledge), and they did not make the actions of the heart to be from Imaan, and they thought that a person can be a believer, perfect in his Imaan (kaamil ul-Imaan) with his heart, and then alongside this he can revile Allaah and His Messenger, show enmity to Allaah and His Messenger, and show enmity to the Awliyaa of Allaah, and then he show loyalty to the enemies of Allaah, kill the Prophets, destroy the mosques, show disrespect to the Masaahif (pl. of mus.haf, i.e. qur'aan), honour the Kuffaar with great kindness, and disdain the believers with the greatest of disdainment. So they say that all of this is disobedience that does not negate the Imaan that is in his heart
Whilst noting here that Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah is demonstrating the repugnance of the Ghullaat al-Murji'ah through giving examples which are major kufr to illustrate how they divorced the actions of the heart from its speech, and thus, in turn, from the outward actions - the general principle (of the talaazum between the speech and action of the heart, and between the heart and the outward actions) nevertheless, still applies, and so we are going to illustrate here what these people are upon today of expelling the actions of the heart from eemaan, so here goes:
Hey, we have ilm and ma'rifah in our hearts regarding the status of Mu'aawiyah, and we acknowledge that he was the trusted scribe of the Messenger (alayhis salaam) who wrote down the revelation, (and what a lofty and honourable position of trust that is), and we know that the Messenger supplicated for him asking Allaah (اللهم اجعله هادياً مهدياً) "O Allaah, make him a guide, guiding others, and guided himself", and also we acknowledge that Mu'aawiyah is the Uncle of the Believers and we also have ilm and ma'rifah in our hearts regarding the status of Amr bin al-Aas, that the Messenger (alayhis salaam) said about the two sons of al-Aas (ابنا العاص مؤمنان), "The two sons of al-Aas are believers", and we also acknowledge that the Messenger also said (أسلم الناس وآمن عمرو بن العاص), "The most submissive (in Islam) and believing of people is Amr bin al-Aas", and we also have ilm and ma'rifah in our hearts that the Messenger said (عمرو بن العاص من صالحي قريش), "Amr bin al-Aas is from the righteous of the Quraish".
This is the reality of these people, be not in doubt, this is what they themselves are saying through their actions, all we have done is to put their actions into writing!
Convicted By Their Own Actions
Further, this action (fake display of love and defense of Mu'aawiyah) from these individuals actually proves two things.
Firstly, that Shaykh Rabee' was right, and he was preceded in this by Shaykh Mahmood Shakir by more than forty years. So the mere fact that you are faking jealousy for Mu'aawiyah now, is an admission through your action that Shaykh Ibn Baz (see here), and Shaykh Mahmood Shakir (see here) and Shaykh Rabee' and others were all correct.
The activities of these people that we see now on the blogs and forums are only taking place because Shaykh Rabee' refuted their symbolic figureheads whose ideologies they are actually upon - they are not upon the methodologies of the Salaf- from the greatest of which is to shun the Innovators and their books, especially those that contain the major innovations whose deviation is famous and well-known such as the bidah's of the Raafidah and the khawaarij. Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin explained why these people attack Shaykh Rabee' and it pretty much ends this entire matter - you don't need any more reasons and explanations as to why these people are doing what they are doing, they've already been convicted by the perspicacious and deeply insightful statements of the Imaams of the religion. Go to this article and read what Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin said about these people in explanation of the reason for them trying to tarnish Shaykh Rabee' with faults. Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin said in response to a question regarding those who attack Shaykh Rabee'
رأينا هذا غلط وخطأ عظيم ، والشيخ ربيع من علماء السنَّة ومن أهل الخير وعقيدته سليمة ومنهجه قويم ، لكن لما كان يتكلم على بعض الرموز عند بعض الناس من المتأخرين وصموه بهذه العيوب ، أعرفت ؟.
We consider this to be a great error and mistake. Shaikh Rabee' is from the Ulamaa of the Sunnah, and from the people of goodness. His aqidah is sound and his manhaj is strong and sound. However, when he began to speak about some of the symbolic figureheads of some of the people, from amongst the latecomers they began to tarnish him with these faults. Do you know [this] now?
So this makes a lot of things clear. The truth is clear and the actions of these people are clear.
Further, when you start using statements of the Muftee, Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aal ash-Shaykh, in order to attack Shaykh Rabee' then there is some psychology behind this, and there is a thought process behind this. And so it becomes clear that you have accepted that the saying of Shaykh is good enough for you to try and tarnish another Shaykh - that much is clear just by the fact that you are using the Muftee's statements. Now this shows that you are prepared to attack Shaykh Rabee' and defend Sayyid Qutb through the mere use of a Scholar's statements, devoid of investigating the underlying evidences on issues of usool. Further, considering the fact that what you are bringing of these shubuhaat actually pale into insignificance compared to the multitude of the very specific praises and defenses of the Imaams and Shaykhs of the Religion of our times for Shaykh Rabee', which are very specific and relate to the corroboration of very specific criticisms and refutations by Shaykh Rabee' upon Qutb, such as in his aqidah of the Rafidah and his aqidah of the Khawarij, which are major innovations for which Ta'weel or ijtihaad is not an excuse by Ijmaa' of Ahl us-Sunnah, then given the fact that you are already aware of this and have been aware of this for many long years and despite that, you have seen fit to use these general statements from the Muftee, without affording the same value to all those multiples of other statements of the other Scholars that relate to Shaykh Rabee', then all this only proves you are fake. You are a shyster. You are insincere in what you are doing. You are not doing this out of jealousy for the Companions or jealousy for the Islamic aqidah. Because if you were, you would have been the first to recognize the truth of what Shaykh Rabee' criticized Qutb for, this would have been a proof that the knowledge in your heart has produced the necessary actions of the heart that would have translated into outward actions of acceptance, love and praise for what Shaykh Rabee' did in defending Mu'aawiyah, Amr bin al-Aas and the Bani Umayyah and Uthmaan (radiallaahu anhum). So our deen is not the deen of the Ghullaat al-Murjiah, who expel the actions of the heart from eemaan.
Stretching the Rope And Giving Them A Little More Does Not Even Benefit These People
Now lets go further, even if we push everything else aside - lets throw out Wahdat ul-Wujood, and lets throw out Qutb's bid'ah of the negation of "hawaadith" following the way and style of the Jahmiyyah, and all the Jahmee, Ash'ari, Mu'tazili doctrines found in az-Zilaal, and let's restrict ourselves to only two things, Qutb's aqidah of the Rafidah and his aqidah of the Khawaarij, and he died upon these things, then that would be enough for you to consider him an Innovator, who died an Innovator, for he never recanted from his Rafd and nor from his Khaarijiyyah which was worse and more severe than that of the very first Kharijite "Dogs of Hellfire", and upon whom, therefore, all of the usool of Ahl us-Sunnah apply as it relates to the Innovators and their books. So the fact that these people are willing to swim the oceans, conquer the mountains, enter into the deep and dark recesses of the earth, and venture out in sub-zero temperatures all for the sake of a 20th century ignoramus innovator, is sufficient to pass judgment upon them with following of desires - even if they try to deceive the people with the statement of this Shaykh and that Shaykh, drawing upon mere shubuhaat to defend a man in whose books there is nothing left of value (after taking out the greatest of misguidances found therein) except some cultural, literary excellence, and the skillful use of language.
It's All Fake ...
We never saw you displaying jealousy for Mu'aawiyah by setting up Google Ads to defend the honour of Mu'aawiyah, rather you only spent from your wealth to defend those figureheads who displayed actual hatred in their hearts towards Mu'aawiyah and the Bani Umayyah (see Mahmood Shakir break it down here), [those figureheads] who persisted upon this hatred, accusing Mu'aawiyah of deception, hypocrisy and treachery. So you spend from your wealth to divert and avert the people away from websites and articles (i.e. this one) that do nothing but defend the Islamic aqidah from these excesses and which contain nothing but statements from the Imaams and Scholars of the religion. And you are doing all of this not for Mu'aawiyah or for the Islamic aqidah, but it is to express your rage, revenge, anger, resentment and hatred for a particular Scholar. Vain deeds, vain deeds, vain deeds. And putting all of our differences aside, if you actually have any intelligence coupled with even the slightest speck of the fear of Allaah, you will know deep inside your soul that this could not have been a more accurate characterization of you, meaning what has been said by Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin (see here), and what we have explained above in this aticle (and further below) on the basis of what Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin and others have said.
So all of this helps us to understand the true nature of the activities of the Qutbiyyah who have come out of the woodwork and are now showing up on the blogs and forums. They only showed up because through this website, the "fikr" (ideology) - see excellent article here by Shaykh Saalih Aal ash-Shaykh, and the Rafidi aqidah and the Kharijite aqidah is being exposed, alongside the doctrines of the Jahmiyyah, Mu'tazilah, Ash'ariyyah, Ittihaadiyyah, Jabariyyah and others whose expressions are found in the works of Qutb. This is why these people have come out of the woodwork now, only to defend Qutb and to create shubuhaat and to spread shubuhaat about Shaykh Rabee'. That is their sole motivating factor, be not in any doubt about it, and they themselves know it deep in their souls. It is not because they are jealous for Mu'aawiyah (radiallahu anhu) and jealous for the Salafi aqidah. So we say once again, our deen is not the deen of the Murji'ah who expel actions of the heart from eemaan, and it is your own actions and activities that have passed judgment upon you, and have rendered you liars. walilllaahil-hamd.
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