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Part D – Warning Against the Fitnah of Takfeer

Part D – Warning Against the

Fitnah of Takfeer


By the

Muhadith, Allama, Ash-Shaykh

Muhammad Nasir ud-Deen al-Albaani


Translated By

Abbas Abu Yahya


So what is the methodology?  What is the path?


No doubt that the correct path, which is an exemplary path, is what the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – used to constantly talk about and remind his companions about in every khutbah:  


And the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammed – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam .”


So it is upon all the Muslims without exception and specifically those who busy themselves with the return of Islaamic rule, that they begin from where the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – began. We have labeled this in two concise words: 


Purification and Education


Because we know the firmly established reality, which is being neglected or more accurately purposely neglected, by those extremists who do not have anything except that they proclaim Takfeer of the rulers, and then nothing else!!


And they continue to proclaim Takfeer of the rulers then nothing stems from them, or about them, except discord and strife!!


The calamities in these past few years which have been by the hands of these people, beginning from the discord (fitnah) of the Haraam of  Makkah to the dissension in Egypt and the killing of Sadaat.  Finally, in Syria and now in Egypt and Algeria- a sight that everyone can see;  the shedding of the blood of many of the innocent Muslims because of these fitn, tribulations, and the occurrence of many trials and calamities.


All of this because they opposed many of the texts from the Book and the Sunnah and the most important of which is:  


<< Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have a good example to follow, for him who hopes in the meeting with Allaah and the Last Day and remembers Allaah much. >>


If we really want to establish the rule of Allaah on the earth – in reality not just in a claim – then do we start with making Takfeer of the rulers while it is not possible for us to confront them – let alone fighting them – or do we start – with the obligation – the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – started with?


There is no doubt that the answer is: 


<< Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have a good example to follow…….. >>


But what did the Messenger of Allaah – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -begin with? 


It is known – with certainty – to anyone who has smelt the fragrance of knowledge that he began with the Daw’ah between individuals whom he thought were ready to accept the truth.  Then whoever was ready to respond to him, from the individuals of the noble Companions responded to him – as it is well known in the prophetic biography.  Then the punishment and the severity befell these Muslims in Makkah.  After that came the command for the first migration and the second until Allaah Azza wa Jal consolidated Islaam in al-Madeena al-Munnawara.  From there began the skirmishes and the opposition. Also, the fighting between the Muslims and the kuffaar on one side and the Jews from the other.……etc.


Therefore it is necessary for us to begin by teaching the people the true Islaam; like the Messenger – SallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – had begun.  Now we cannot just confine ourselves to teaching alone, because things have entered into Islaam which are not from it, and has no association with Islaam, from the bida’ and innovations which were the reason for the clear downfall of the lofty status of Islaam. 


Because of this it is obligatory upon those inviting to Islaam to begin with purification of Islaam from what has entered into it.


The first principle – “Purification”


The second principle – “Education”

The education that is associated with this purification is the education of the young active Muslims on this pure Islaam.


If we study the reality of the Islaamic groups which have existed, for nearly a generation, and their ideas and the practice of these ideas.  We would find that many of them have not benefited themselves, nor have they benefited others with anything that can be remembered! Despite their outcry and noise, that they want an Islaamic government!!  Which was a reason of spilling blood of the innocent with this baseless argument!! Without them having realised anything from it.


We continue to hear from their beliefs which are opposed to the Book and Sunnah and actions which are negated by the Book and Sunnah, let alone them trying, again and again with futile attempts which oppose the Sharia’.


Finally I say:  there is a statement which one of the propagators of Islaam said, which I used to hope that his followers would adhere to it and fulfill it, which is: ‘Establish the Islaamic state in your heart it will be established for you on the earth.’


Because If a Muslim corrects his Aqeedah built upon the Book and Sunnah, then there is no doubt that from this he will correct his worship, correct his behavior and his manners etc.


But, with regret, these fine words have not been acted upon by these people, they persist with an outcry to establish the Islaamic state but without any benefit! and it is said about them – and I swear by Allaah to this – what the poet said is true:




You hope for success and you do not follow its path

Indeed a ship does not sail on dry land.


Perhaps in this what I have mentioned is persuasive enough for every just person, and a termination for every oppressor.


We seek Allaah’s help.