In recent years, the Biased Partisans, Hizbiyyoon, have attempted to
discredit a number of books which have been a thorn in their throats. Foremost
amongst them, "Manhaj ul-Anbiyaa Fid-Da'wah Ilallaah" and "Jama'ah Waahidah"
both by Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee.
Since these attempts are recurring and people often use a verdict of Imaam
Ibn Baaz to discredit the second of the two books mentioned above, it is
necessary to close this chapter once and for all.
Firstly, the fatwaa of Imaam Ibn Baaz under
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Office of the Presidency of Islamic Research
The Office of the General Mufti
From 'Abdul-'Azeez bin 'Abdullah Ibn Baaz, to the respected
and honourable sons from the callers to Allah - Glory be to Him - in the country
of Kuwait, may Allah assist them in that which contains His Pleasure, and
increase them in knowledge and Imaan, Ameen.
'Alaikum wa-raHmatullahi wa-barakaatuhu, to proceed.
Your beneficial letter
dated 7th of Rajab 1416 AH has reached me, may Allah reach you to the rope of
guidance and the ability. And all that you have mentioned in it [the letter] was
known, particularly what you mentioned regarding the book of ash-Sheikh Rabee'
bin Haadi Madkhali, and what he mentioned regarding his eminence ash-Sheikh 'Abdur-Rahmaan 'Abdul-Khaaliq, and what
you also mentioned about
his eminence ash-Sheikh
'Abdur-Rahmaan 'Abdul-Khaaliq, and his vigour in ad-Da'watis-Salafiyah and your criticism of what
his eminence ash-Sheikh Rabee' bin Haadi mentioned about
what I see, is the continuity from you, and his eminence ash-Sheikh
'Abdur-Rahmaan 'Abdul-Khaaliq,in Da'wah to Allah - Glory
be to Him - upon the Manhaj of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah and
enthusiasm in that, and encouragement of all the callers amongst you, to
adherence to the Madhhab of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah,
and conducting the Da'wah to Allah - Glory be to Him - upon what is evident from the Book of Allah - the Mighty and the Majestic - and the
Sunnah of His Messenger - upon him be the Salaah and
Salaam - while being heedful of what Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah has
mentioned and maintained, by following the companions of
the Messenger of Allah - may the Salaah of Allah and Salaam be upon him, and may
He be pleased with them - and the ones who followed their methodology, like the
Imaams: Maalik, al-Awzaa'i, ath-Thawri, Ibn 'Uyainah, Ibn al-Mubaarak, Ahmad Ibn
Hanbal, ash-Shaafi'i, Ibn Khuzaimah and others besides them from the Imaams of
Sunnah - May Allah have mercy upon them. And upon the methodology, those who
came after them from Ahlus-Sunnah, like Sheikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyah and his
student Ibn al-Qayim, al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer, and those who came after them from
the Imaams of Sunnah, like ash-Sheikh Muhammad bin 'Abdil-Wahhaab and his
students, and his followers from Ahlis-Sunnah, and to turn away from whatever
besides it. And it [similarly] includes bringing about unity, to aid the Sunnah,
to cooperate upon righteousness and piety, and to enrage the people of
innovation, to halt them at their limits, and to expose their false madhaahib
[pl. of Madhhab], that are
contradictory to that which is evident from the Book and the Sunnah and the Manhaj of the Salaf of the Ummah.
May Allah guide you all to the
right path, and may He bless you in your struggle, may He increase you in your understanding of His religion, may He aid with you His
party and the callers
to Him, and may He humiliate the enemies of Islaam through you, indeed He is the
most Generous and the most
And as for ash-Sheikh Rabee', then I shall write to him and
advise him Inshaa`Allah. We ask Allah for ourselves, you and him, guidance and
forgiveness from [all] possibilities of going astray due to trials, and [we ask
Allah for] the ability to [do] all good, indeed He is the most Generous and the
Was-Salaamu 'Alaikum wa-raHmatullahi
General Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi
And the Head of the Council of Major
And the Office of the Presidency of Islamic Research
and Legal Verdicts
Number: 1928/Kha Dated: 11/9/1416
How this was used by the
The Hizbiyyoon, upon receiving this, then began to exclaim
with the might of their tongues that this was a criticism of the book "Jamaa'ah Waahidah" by Shaikh Rabee,
and this was but a fanciful hallucination. It is common practice amongst the Hizbiyyoon to ascribe
to our Ulamaa matters that they are free of. When one reads
the letter again, there is nothing to support the Hizbiyyoon at all. Rather Imaam
Ibn Baaz stated that he was aware of the issues and the
matters for which Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq was criticised for (since Imaam Ibn Baaz himself refuted
Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq on the issue of multiplicity of groups around a year and a
Then Imaam Ibn Baaz advised with the continuation of da'wah upon the
manhaj of the Salaf, that which the Companions were upon and which the Salaf
after them were upon, the likes of al-Awzaa'ee, Maalik, Ahmad and others were
upon. And their methodology is not hidden to any Salafi (!!). He also
advised with abandoning whatever opposes it (from the newly-invented matters and
methodologies). And likewise he advised with engraging the Innovators, and to
refute them, and to halt them at their limits, and to explain their false
madhaahib. (but Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq hates all of this, as we shall soon see,
since he innovated Hizbiyyah into the religion of our Lord, and it was precisly on account of these matters that he showed enmity to Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee, when the latter refuted him on these points). And all of
what Imaam Ibn Baaz mentioned and advised the Kuwaitis with, is the very Manhaj
of Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee, word for word, letter for letter.
Then finally the Imaam said he would write to Shaikh Rabee' with some
The Shaikh's Own Clarification
The Biased Partisans, took
this to mean a refutation and criticism of the book of Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee.
Then Ahl ul-Hadeeth wal-Athar, around 2 weeks later, went back to the
Imaam for clarification and here are the Shaikhs words, translated directly from
Question: In the name of Allah and all praise is for Allah.
Today is the 27th of Ramadaan 1416H. The Question to be put to you is that we
wish the noble Shaikh 'Abdul Azeez ibn Baaz-may Allah increase his life-span
-the father, some people say that Shaikh ibn Baaz sent a treatise to some
students of knowledge in Kuwait, explaining in that treatise that Shaik Rabee'
in his book entitled :"Jamaa'ah Waahidah Laa Jamaa'aat " is a book containing
error, and is a cause of discord amongst the youth, so did this or anything like
this proceeded from you ?
Answer: In the name of Allah, all praise is for Allah, and may Allah extol and
send blessings of peace upon Allah's Messenger and his followers and companions
who followed his way. To proceed:...... Rather this is a lie, and the book of
Shaikh Rabee' :"Jamaa'ah Laa Jamaa'aat" - until now I have not read it .
Question: We hear O 'Shaikh about the jamaa'atut-tableegh and the da'wah which they
carry out, do you advise to go off with this jamaa'ah . I hope for guidance and
advise and may Allah give a great reward .
Answer: Whoever calls to Allah is one who conveys the
message. Whoever calls to Allah is one who conveys the message. "Convey from me
even if you only a single Aayah". So the well-known Jamaa'atut Tableegh of India
have some innovations and matters of SHIRK, so it is not allowed to go out with
them except for a person who has knowledge to go out with them.... them to teach
them as for his going out with them following them, then no since they have
false beliefs and .... they a deficiency in knowledge. But if ..... Jamaa'atut
Tableegh upon insight and knowledge, then he may go out with them to call to
Allah. Or a person who has insight and knowledge and goes with them in order to
..... and censure and to guide them to good and to teach them - so that they may
abandon the futile position and come to the position of Ahlus Sunnah wal
Jamaa'ah .(From the cassette 'Aqaa'id wa Afkaar Mashaayikhit-Tableegh)
Of course, what the partisans attempted to achieve was taken away from them.
Then to increase them in their sorrow and their woes, six of the Mashaayikh actually
wrote an introduction to Jamaa'ah Waahidah, including Shaikh al-Fawzaan, Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa an-Najmee and others, from
those who had read the book, and they made note of Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq's
assault against the Salafi Mashaayikh, and these assaults have been detailed in "Intermediate Qutubism" (GRV070004) so refer to it.