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You may recall in a previous article in our Bayaan Talbis al-Qutbiyyah series, regarding a loaded question put to the Muftee, the Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aal ash-Shaykh the aim of which was to get some speech out of the Shaykh against Shaykh Rabee' bin Haadee al-Madkhali.
The question was as follows:
Questioner: "O Shaykh there is a group, who claim Salafiyyah...and they revile the Du'aat and the Mashaayikh ... and they revile Shaykh Aa'id al-Qarnee, and they revile Shaykh Salman al-Awdah, and some of them say that they are astray, leading others astray..." Presenter: [interjecting] "You request some advice..." Questioner: "Yes some advice for them..." Immediately, the Muftee begins to answer: "O my brothers ...", then the questioner drops in at the very end (after the Shaykh has commenced his speech) "...most of them are the students of Shaykh Rabi al-Madkhali..."
Note in the recording that as the Muftee was commencing his advice, the questioner dropped in his statement "...most of them are the students of Shaykh Rabi al-Madkhali...". The Muftee advised the questioner at the beginning that these types of things ought not to be brought out openly but can be resolved in other ways without publicizing them to the people in this manner.
Muftee: My brothers, I hope we fear Allaah with respect to ourselves, and that we do not publicize these types of affairs, when we know of their existence, we strive to rectify them, as for making them publicizing them and making them open, then this is not befitting...
After this, the Shaykh gives a general naseehah (advice) which is not directed at anyone in particular, but is a general naseehah to everyone, and if you actually reflect upon the advice of the Shaykh, it is actually against them, not for them - refer to this article for more details on this piece of advice as a whole.
However, we want to focus here on one of the individuals mentioned in the loaded question, Aa'id al-Qarnee. This individual has been known for a long time for deviance in numerous issues and he was not spoken against except for his ignorance and misguidance.
To give you an illustration of the reality of this individual who is from the generality of the Harakiyyeen, we just need to look at what he wrote two days ago (as documented in this article on Sahab) - and the original source from ash-Sharq al-Awsat is saved here):
قال في مقالته المعنونة تحت اســـم : " انزعوا فتيل الفتنة بين السنة والشيعة " ... والمنشورة في جريدة " الشرق الأوسط " ... بتاريخ الثلاثاء 10 / 2 / 1431 هـ ـ 26 / 1 / 2010 م
لا تحتاج الأمة الإسلامية إلى مزيد من الشقاق والفرقة والعداوات والمعارك ، ففيها ما يكفيها ، وليس من العقل ولا من الحكمة ولا من المنطق أن يستعدي السنة الشيعة ، وأن يستعدي الشيعة السنة ، فلن يزيدنا هذا العداء إلا تمزقا وهزيمة وإحباطا وقلة وذلة
Then after quoting the verse in which Allaah prohibits the reviling of the deities of those who call upon other than Allaah lest they revile Allaah in turn out of hostility and ignorance, he then continues:
فما المصلحة إذن في أن يتراشق الرموز في السنة والشيعة أو غيرها من الطوائف بالسباب والشتائم ؟ ولماذا نوقد نار الفتنة في دائرة أهل الإسلام وأمتنا الإسلامية تتعرض لحملة عدوان من الصهاينة ومن أعداء الله في كل مكان، بل رسولنا صلى الله عليه وسلم يُساء إليه جهارا نهارا برسوم مسيئة وتهم باطلة، فديناه بالآباء والأمهات والدماء والأرواح، فنترك هؤلاء الأعداء والرد عليهم ونصرة الدين والرسالة والرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم ونأتي إلى طوائف أهل الإسلام فنستثير رموزهم ونقلل من شأنهم وننشر معايبهم دون تذكر للنتائج المؤلمة .
لماذا لا يكون الحوار والتواصل والجدل بالتي هي أحسن والتعارف مكان التكفير والتبديع والتضليل والتفسيق
The general theme of the article is that the differences between the Sunnah and Shiah are not going to be resolved through insults and the likes and that we should not turn against the various factions amongst the people of Islaam, and kindle the fire of tribulation between the people of Islaam, and that the the Sunnah (i.e. Sunnis) should not incite against the Shiah and the Shiah should not incite against the Sunnah, and that such actions will only increase enmity (between them) and lead to splits, defeat, humiliation, lowering and so on.
This is more or less identical to what he said almost two years ago in 2008 also in ash-Sharq al-Awsat, which you can see below:
As for what al-Qarnee has said, then you have to understand it in the wider context of the methodologies of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen and its founder, Hasan al-Banna, which we have covered in other places in this site and you may refer to this article.
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