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Questioner 1: There is someone who has made a fourth category for Tawheed
and called it Tawheed al-Haakimiyyah
Shaikh Fawzaan: [interjecting]... This is misguidance..., this is
misguidance. This is misguidance and an [unnecessary] addition, which the people
of knowledge have not affirmed. Tawheed is but two or three categories...
this is contradictory, one person says Tawheed is only one category and another
says it is four categories. All of this is misguidance.
Questioner 1: This person's evidence is that the basis for this
Shaikh Fawzaan: [interjecting]... [words unclear].. Tawheed
ul-Haakimiyyah an independent category and it does not enter into Tawheed
ul-Uloohiyyah? It enters into Tawheed ul-Uloohiyyah! It is a type of worship and
is a type of devotion to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.
Questioner 2: He says that these three categorisations, al-Uloohiyyah,
ar-Ruboobiyyah and al-Asmaa was-Sifaat, he says that this is a matter which is
arrived at by the ijtihaad of the scholars, or by way of investigation and analysis (istiqraa').
Shaikh Fawzaan: That is sufficient for us, we will not add to what they
have unanimously agreed upon, and they agree upon this.. [then] there comes an
ignoramus in the twentieth century... he says 'I am a Mujtahid and I will add to
what the People of Knowledge have agreed upon'. This is misguidance...
Questioner 2: [interjecting]...
Shaikh Fawzaan:This is clear error! Because al-Haakimiyyah enters into
Tawheed ul-Uloohiyyah. Who has made it another category or made it an
independent category? Will he make the prayer into a fifth or sixth category and
jihaad a seventh category? [Because] all of the types of worship are from the
types of Tawheed? This is not correct...
Questioner 2: So this is an innovated saying, this saying [Tawheed
Shaikh Fawzaan: Yes, there is no doubt in this, it is in opposition to
the Ijmaa [of Ahl us-Sunnah]. None of the people of knowledge have ever spoken
with it. It is in opposition to the Ijmaa." End
Comments: The Ruwaibidah have attempted on numerous occasions to distort
the concepts of Sunnah and Salafiyyah and spread cancerous teachings within the
body of the Ummah, introducing innovations and newly-invented matters under the
guise of rectification and the fiqh of priorities.
When the Salafi Imaams and Mashayikh stood to refute this innovation, the
political activists, then refrained from using the term "Tawheed ul-Haakimiyyah"
and spoke just of "al-Haakimiyyah", but never did they repent and recant from
this innovation - (the while the whole Ummah to them is apostate merely because of the absence of total Sharee'ah rule - and such was their absolution and generalisation - having derived this teaching from their sayyid, Sayyid Qutb) .
And Despite the fact that there was unanimous
agreement on this issue amongst the major and senior scholars, another one of
their well known ploys was unleashed. To portray this issue as one of ijtihaad
in which the people of knowledge differ. To this end they used the words of
Shaikh Ibn Ghunayman which they thought supported them but which were in reality
against them as we shall see further below. So they made it permissible for
themselves to depart from the Ijmaa of Ahl us-Sunnah, to deviate from the muhkam
and instead to follow what was other than that and which was but
The Statement of Shaikh al-Ghunayman
One of those upon whose words the Qutubiyyah relied upon is Shaikh
al-Ghunayman. The Shaikh stated when asked about Tawhid ul-Haakimiyyah, "It is
not permissible to deny Tawheed al-Haakimiyyah, for it is from the types of
Tawheed. But it falls under Tawheed al-Ibaadah with regards to the ruler
himself as a person. With regards to it meaning Tawheed, then it falls under
ar-Ruboobeeyyah, because the Ruler is Allaah. So it should be that the Rabb
is the Muttasarrif (Controller of affairs), He is the One who has the Hukm, so
it falls under Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiyyah with regards to ruling, ordering,
prohibiting, and carrying out, whereas regards to application and action then
the slave is responsible for following the Hukm of Allaah, so then it is from
Tawheed Al-Ibaadah in this sense. And making it into a fourth category
doesnt make sense because it falls into the three categories. And the division
without a reason is a cause of extra words which are not needed, and it is a
simple matter anyway. If he makes it a separate category then he is being
redundant, and there is no harm it."