Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah and a Refutation of the Madaakhilah

INTRODUCTION

Islaam is a perfect Deen. Allaah Ta`aalaa states this in the Qur’aan Kareem:

 

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِيْنَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِيْ وَرَضِيْتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِيْناً

{“On this day I have perfected your Deen, completed My Favour upon you and chosen for you Islaam as your Deen.”} [Soorah al-Maa’idah, 5:3]

When something is perfect, there can be no alterations to it: no additions or subtractions, as additions and subtractions are only necessary when something is imperfect, in order to make it better. Allaah Ta`aalaa revealed a Perfect Deen and it is impossible for anyone to “improve it”.

Furthermore, Allaah Ta`aalaa also promised to protect this Deen, and this promise is repeated several times in the Qur’aan Kareem:

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ

{“Verily, We revealed Adh-Dhikr (the Qur’aan Kareem) and We are its Protectors.”} [Soorah al-Hijr, 15:9]

And Allaah Ta`aalaa says:

يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَنْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

{“They (the Kuffaar and Munaafiqeen) desire to extinguish the Noor of Allaah (the Deen of Islaam) with their mouths, but Allaah refuses except to perfect His Noor even though the Kaafiroon detest it.”} [Soorah at-Tawbah, 9:32]

And Allaah Ta`aalaa says:

يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

 

{“They (the Kuffaar and Munaafiqeen) desire to extinguish the Noor of Allaah (the Deen of Islaam) with their mouths, but Allaah shall perfect His Noor even though the Kaafiroon detest it.”} [Soorah as-Saff, 61:8]
Allaah Ta`aalaa gave this Perfect Deen to Rasoolullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم, and it is perfect from every imaginable aspect, be it in terms of the `Aqeedah of Islaam, or the Sharee`ah of Islaam, or the Akhlaaq, Mu`aamalaat (business dealings) and Mu`aasharaat (social etiquettes) taught by Islaam, or the aspect of Tasawwuf/Tazkiyah/Sulook. Every single aspect of this Deen was perfect in the very lifetime of Rasoolullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم, and Sahaabah-e-Kiraam رضوان الله عليهم inherited this Perfect Deen from Rasoolullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم, and they were the best of heirs, protecting and preserving every aspect of the Deen with their lives and their wealth.

From Sahaabah-e-Kiraam رضوان الله عليهم, it then passed down to their students: the Taabi`een, and they were shining stars. The Taabi`een passed this Deen on to their students: the Atbaa`-ut-Taabi`een (the followers of the Taabi`een). This entire era of Sahaabah-e-Kiraam, Taabi`een and Atbaa`-ut-Taabi`een is known as the Khayr-ul-Quroon (Best of Times), and they were known as the Salaf-us-Saaliheen (The Pious Predecessors). The `Ulamaa who lived in this era dedicated their entire lives to the protection and imparting of this Deen.

The Atbaa`-ut-Taabi`een passed the Deen on to their students, who passed it on to their Students, and so on and so forth, down the 1,440 years of Islaam until it reached us today. At no point in this glorious History of Islaam was the Deen ever “lost”. No part of the Deen was ever “lost”, not even what people would consider “minute”, let alone the most important part, which was the `Aqeedah (Beliefs) of Islaam.

The idea that Islaam has been lost for a thousand years only to emerge when some “Imaam” emerges from some pit is a ridiculous Shi`a belief which no Muslim would ever pay heed to. Yet, the Salafis peddle a similar belief when they attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of people and have them believe that after the time of the Salaf, the entire Ummah lost the true `Aqeedah and it only re-emerged with Imaam  ibn Taymiyyah. Then, after Imaam ibn Taymiyyah passed away it was again lost until Muhammad  ibn `Abdil Wahhaab an-Najdi brought back the “true `Aqeedah of the Salaf”.

The false ideas peddled by the Salafis resulted and continue to result in argumentation, fights and confusion the world over, and it prompted one brother to request a clarification on these issues, and that is what we will attempt to do in this brief Kitaab, In Shaa Allaah.

A Salafi by the name of Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq, who is a Madkhali living in Birmingham, wrote a series of articles on Aqidah.com, a very well-known Madkhali Salafi website, and in these articles he shamelessly attacks the Ash`ari and Maatureedi Madhaahib of `Aqeedah which have been followed by the Muslim Ummah for over a thousand years. This is no surprise, because according to many Salafis, the Ash`aris and Maatureedis are in fact Kuffaar and are in the same category as the Raafidhah. There are explicit texts from their scholars unequivocally proclaiming this, thus no one should dismiss this as an exaggeration. Later in this Kitaab, we shall present some of these statements, In Shaa Allaah.

The brother has requested clarification on some of the issues posed by the Salafis and by Abu Iyaad in particular, in these articles of his.

Time is very short and most people are too busy to invest much of it into reading very lengthy refutations, thus we intend to keep this rebuttal concise and avoid dragging it out unnecessarily, so that people may be able to read, understand and benefit, In Shaa Allaah.

In this book, we will briefly discuss the following issues:

  1. Who are the Madkhalis?
  2. Answering the Brother’s Questions
  3. Refuting a Baatil Article
  4. A Brief Biography of Imaam al-Ash`ari
  5. A Brief Biography of Imaam al-Maatureedi
  6. The Praises of the `Ulamaa for Imaam al-Ash`ari and Imaam al-Maatureedi
  7. The Vast Majority of the Ummah were Ash`aris or Maatureedis
  8. The Anthropomorphism (Tajseem) of the Salafis
  9. The Salaf Were Not Mujassimah (Anthropomorphists)
  10. The Contradictions of the Heads of Salafiyyah
  11. Conclusion

 

May Allaah Ta`aalaa make this effort a means of benefit to us and to all of those who read it, and may Allaah Ta`aalaa accept it,

آمين يا رب العالمين

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Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah and a Refutation of the Madaakhilah

WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE ONE WHO IS THE ACTUAL CAUSE

Allah Ta’ala is Musabbibul Asbaab (The True and Actual Cause of all events).
During the khilaafat of Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu), a Christian clerk was employed by Hadhrat Abu Musaa Ash’ari (Radhiyallahu anhu). When Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu) instructed him to dismiss the clerk, he (Hadhrat Abu Musa) explained that the clerk was an expert accountant. Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu) said that if the clerk dies then some arrangement will have to be made to replace him. Therefore, the same arrangement should be made now (i.e. on the dismissal of the clerk).
When Hadhrat Abu Musa Ash’ari (Radhiyallahu anhu) returned, he found the clerk had died. Hadhrat Umar’s focus was on Allah Ta’ala. Similarly, when he dismissed Hadhrat Khalid Bin Walid (Radhiyallahu anhu) and appointed the weak Hadhrat Abu Ubaidah (Radhiyallahu anhu) as the governor there was considerable surprise.
Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu) mentioned that the focus of the people was on Hadhrat Khaalid (Radhiyallahu anhu). The battle victories were attributed to him. The focus had shifted from Musabbibul Asbaab. Now that a weak man was appointed, the focus returned to Allah Ta’ala.
When there were no reservoirs and dams, the focus was only on Allah Ta’ala. When dua was made, the rains would arrive. Now that people have become reliant on dams, the gaze has shifted from Allah Ta’ala. The rains too have decreased.
(Hadhrat Maulana
Ashraf Ali Thanvi)

MORONS-The followers of Dajjaal

Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) said:
“People who are greatly enamoured by supernatural feats will be mostly the followers of Dajjaal. The need for following the Sunnah is imperative. Without this, there is deviation, hence such people (despite being professed Muslims) will follow Dajjaal. The people will not be able to escape the tentacles of Dajjaal. Only the followers of the Sunnah will be safe from Dajjaal.
Once I saw Dajjaal in a dream. He was accompanied by innumerable women and musical instruments. People who worship beauty (in haraam ways) will join Dajjaal. It is narrated in Masnawi that Shaitaan had supplicated to Allah Ta’ala for traps. When he was informed that his traps will be women, his delight was beyond all bounds. Nowadays, the peers (the fake spiritual guides) are trapped in this calamity. They worship beauty (i.e. they intermingle with women) and they act in conflict with the Sunnah.”
Comment: Just as Dajjaal will be attracting crowds with his haraam machinations, so too are his agents following in his footsteps. Shayaateenul Ins such as Tariq Jameel, Menk, Sooliman Moolla and many other facebook juhala are all setting the stage for Dajjaal.