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What Shaykh Hamad al-Ansaari said About Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon

What Shaykh Hamad al-Ansaari[1] said About

Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon[2]

Compiled & translated


Abbas Abu Yahya


1 – al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon & the Rafidah

a) ‘In the past I heard about the group al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon who had gathered in the era of King Farooq[3] and agreed upon a point that they clarify, which is that the Rafidah (the Shia) are regarded as a school of thought from the schools of thought of the Muslims, and therefore, they must be included amongst the al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon.  This is why they were the ones who aided the Khomeni revolution and were happy with it, and they said there is no Islaam except with him (Khomeni).’[4]

b) Shaykh Hamad al-Ansaari said:

‘Indeed the Ikhwan al-Muslimoon are from the helpers of Khomeni and the Rafidah (Shia).’[5]

3 – Are al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon & the Tableegh from the Ahl-ul-Sunnah?

Shaykh Hamad al-Ansaari was asked:

‘Who are the Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal Jammah?’

He answered:

‘They are those who adhere to what the Companions were upon.’

Then the questioner asked: ‘Are the Salafiyoon, the Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal Jammah?’

The Shaykh said:

‘Yes, as-Salafeeyah[6] is the Sunnah and the Jammah; because the meaning of Salafeeyah is adhering to what the Salaf as-Salih were upon in the past.’

The questioner said:

‘O Shaykh, regarding the Ikhwan group and the Tableegh are they from the Ahl-ul-Sunnah?’

The Shaykh said:

‘Everyone who is upon a thought which opposes the Ahl-ul-Sunnah, then he is not from them, therefore the Ikhwan group and the Tableegh are not from the Ahl-ul-Sunnah, because they have thoughts which oppose the Ahl-ul-Sunnah.’[7]

4 – Doubts

‘Do not come close to Jamat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon since everything they have is doubtful.’[8]

5 – Sayyid Qutb

a) A man asked Shaykh Hamad al-Ansaari:

‘There are some people who identify Sayyid Qutb with the title ‘Reviver’?’

The Shaykh disapproved of this title and said:

‘What did Qutb revive? Did he revive Tawheed? Meaning did he call to Tawheed?  Or did he revive the call to judge by what Allaah has revealed, and that was by authoring a book, actually all his speech was philosophy.’[9]

b)  Shaykh Hamad al-Ansaari said:

‘Indeed Sayyid Qutb has a lot of Hizbeeyah and many customers.’[10]

6 – Muhammad Qutb

 ‘Indeed Muhammad Qutb the blood brother of Sayyid Qutb is a dangerous Ash’ari.  He authored a book of Tawheed for the Saudi education ministry and this book was all rhetoric and philosophy.’[11]

7 – Surooreeyah

‘Indeed the Surooreeyah are a group from the al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon who broke away from them and live in London.’[12]

[1] For a Brief Biography of the Shaykh refer to :

[2] The statements here were taken from the biography of the Shaykh, which was compiled by the Shaykh’s son AbdulAwal bin Hamad al-Ansaari who is a teacher in the faculty of Hadeeth in the prestigious Islaamic University of Madina. The Collection is called: ‘al-Majmoo’ Fee Tarjama al-Allama al-Muhaddith ash-Shaykh Hamad bin Muhammad al-Ansaari -Rahimullaah- wa Seeratahi wa Aqwaalihi wa Rihlatihi’. It is a large two-volume collection of the sayings, wisdom and various biographies of the Shaykh. The statements in this translation are all from his son AbdulAwal unless stated otherwise.

[3] King of Egypt died in 1965 C.E

[4] [Taken from: al-Majmoo Hamad al-Ansaari 2/p.698 no.111]

[5] [Taken from: al-Majmoo Hamad al-Ansaari 2/p.699 no.118]

[6] [For a brief explanation see:]

[7] [Taken from: al-Majmoo Hamad al-Ansaari 2/p.762 no. 22]

[8] [Vol.2 p.561  No. 60]

[9] [Taken from: al-Majmoo Hamad al-Ansaari 2/p.763 no. 24]

[10] [Vol.2 p.636 No. 245]

[11] [Vol.2 p.617 No. 150]

[12] [Taken from: al-Majmoo Hamad al-Ansaari 2/p.765 no. 40]