Home > Ahlehadees/Salafi., Apostasy, Aqidah, Bidah (Innovation), Sunnah > The one who criticises the people of the Sunnah is an innovator [Point 140: Explanation of the Creed (Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah)

The one who criticises the people of the Sunnah is an innovator [Point 140: Explanation of the Creed (Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah)

Book Name: Explanation of the Creed (Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah)

Author: by Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalaf Al-Barbahaaree (d. 329H) rahimahullaah

Translator: Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank

140: The one who criticises the people of the Sunnah is an innovator

If you hear a man saying,

“So and so is a Mushabbih” or that “So and so speaks with tashbeeh,” then suspect the one saying so and know that he is a Jahmee.

If you hear a man saying,

“So and so is a Naasibee,” know that the one saying so is a Raafidee.

If you hear a man saying,

“Tell me about Tawheed” and “Explain Tawheed to me,” know that he is a Khaarijee, a Mu’tazilee [1].

(If you hear a man) saying,

“So and so is a Mujbir (Jabariyy),” or, “He speaks with Ijbaar,” or he speaks about ‘Justice,’ (‘Adl), know that he is a Qadiriyy, since these names are a novelty introduced by the innovators [2].

____________________________________________________________

NOTES

[1] What the author means here by ‘Tawheed’ is the Tawheed claimed by the Mu’tazilah as one of their five principles, that is: the denial of Allah’s attributes, i.e. something contrary to true Tawheed.

[2] The author indicates how the extreme innovators accuse the people of the Sunnah, those who do not share their deviation, but take the middle path. So when they (the people of the Sunnah), for example, give due love and respect to the Companions, they are accused by the Raafidees of having less love for ‘Alee (radiallaahu anhu) than is due and indeed of hating him and the family (Ahlul Bait) of the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) and of being Naasibees. Whereas, the Naasibees would accuse them of being Raafidees, and so on with the rest of the misguided sects.

Imaam Abu Haatim ar-Raazee (rahimahullaah) said,

“The sign of the people of innovation is that they attack those who cling to the narrations.

The sign of the heretical apostates is that they call Ahlus-Sunnah ‘The worthless ones,’ intending thereby to annul the narrations.

The sign of the Jahmiyyah is that they call Ahlus-Sunnah ‘Mushabbihah’ (those who declare Allah to be like the creation).

The sign of the Qadariyyah is that they call Ahlus-Sunnah ‘Jahmiyyah.’

The sign of the Murji’ah is that they call ‘Ahlus- Sunnah ‘antagonists and claimants to deficiency.’

The sign of the Raafidees is that they call Ahlus-Sunnah ‘Naasibees.’ Ahlus-Sunnah only have one name”

(Ahlus-Sunnah [pp.21-22] of Abu Haatim ar-Raazee and Abu Zur’atur-Raazee, checked by Saalih ibn ‘Uthmaan al-Lahhaam and as-Sunnah [p.179] of al-Laalikaa’ee with a saheeh isnaad)

Advertisements
  1. Gulnaaz
    January 30, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Asalamualakum warahmathullahi wabarakatahi Sir/Madam
    What so u mean by Mushabbih,Khaarijee,tashbeeh
    Today’s note is not that clear sir/madam

    Like

  2. January 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    @ Gulnaaz.

    Wa alaikum assalam warahmatullahi wabarkatahu.

    JazakAllahu khair for reading the note and asking what you didn’t understand.

    Mushabbih and Tasbeeh are same. Tasbeeh means giving resemblance and whoever gives is called Mushabbih.

    [ Tasbeeh(Resembelence)

    This means to resemble the attributes of the Creator to the attributes of the created as the Christians, Jews and some deviant sects in Islam compare the face of Allaah with the human face, Allaah’s Hand to the human hand and so on. [Al-As’ilah Wal-Ajwibah Al-Usooliyyah, p. 35]

    The people who adopted this deviant creed affirm the attributes of Allaah, and say: “It is a must to affirm the attributes of Allaah, as He affirmed them for Himself”, but they say: “Indeed they are like the attributes of the creation.”

    So, these people went into extreme in affirmation, and the people of At-Ta’teel went into extreme in elimination of seemingly anthropomorphic Attributes.

    So these people claimed: “It is a must for you to affirm the Face of Allaah, and this Face is like the Face of the most beautiful one from the children of Aadam.” They also claimed:”Because Allaah addressed us with what we understand and comprehend; (so Allaah) said (what means): ”…And remains the Face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honour.”[Quran 55:27], so we do not understand or comprehend from the Face except what we witness, and the best of what we see is the human.”

    According to their claim – we seek refuge in Allaah from such heresy – (the Face of Allaah) is like the best one of the human youth!! And they claim that this is rationally logical!!]

    And

    Khawarij are those who say it is permissible to revolt against Muslim sinner ruler and they say that doing Major sin like Zina, Robbery, theft etc makes a person Kaafir.

    Like

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: