And in some of his other books, Sayyid Qutb affirms
this and also praises the Soofees and their actions
He said in his Zilaal (6/3291): "And there are
a people who worship Allaah, because they thank him for His favours which
they cannot count - and behind this worship, they do not look for Paradise
or Hellfire, nor to pleasure or punishment at all..."
His saying of the divine indwelling (hulool) and also
Jabr (mankind having no free will - being compelled to act). [The way of the
His denial of some of the Attributes of Allaah in the
way and style of the Jahmiyyah. [The way of the Mu'attilah]
For example his denial of Istiwaa by explaining it away
- that it is merely an allegorical expression as he said in his Zilaal (3/1762)
and also in many other places such as: (1/53), (/1/54), (3/1296), (4/2045),
And likewise his denial of the Meezaan (Scales) in
the way and style of the Jahmiyyah (4/2481).
His attacks on the Miracles of the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) .
His refusal of the acceptance of ahaad hadeeth in
matters of Aqeedah. [The way of the Mu'tazilah]
He said in his Zilaal (6/4008): "And the Aahaad
hadeeth are not to be taken in the matters of aqeedah, the source is the Qur'aan
- and something being mutawaatir is a condition [that has to be fulfilled] in
accepting hadeeth in the issues of belief..." And in this he is more astray
than the Ash'arees
His denial of the magic that was practiced upon the
Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) .
His denial that Eesaa (as) was raised to the heaven
His claim that the point of dispute between the
Messenger and the Pagans was with respect to Tawheed ur-Ruboobiyyah only and
that Tawheed ul-Uloohiyyah is but Tawheed ur-Ruboobiyyah.
He said in his Zilaal (4/1846): "Then the issue of
Uloohiyyah was not the point of difference, indeed, it was the issue of
Ruboobiyyah which the messages (of the Messengers) addressed. And this was what
the final message was addressing also."
His claim that the Sifaat (Attributes of Allaah) are but
mere imaginations (takhyeel).
And for those who call for Haakimiyyah and raise its
banner high, then it is well known to the lowest student of knowledge that the
Haakimiyyah of Allaah Azzawajall applies even more so to His Essence, His Names
and Attributes [as well as His Sharee'ah etc.] So the one who does not judge -
in the matters related to knowledge about Allaah - by what Allaah has revealed -
then it is more befitting for him to be labelled a rejector of the Haakimiyyah
of Allaah Azzawajall. What is required is justice and fair speech and speaking
the truth, even if it be against one's own soul - and applying the fundamental
principles of Islamic Belief justly and fairly to every individual that they
apply to - and this is a sign of a Muslims honesty, integrity and love for the
Revelation of Allaah.
His refusal to pray Salaatul-Jumu'ah with the
justification that there is no khilaafah at the present time.
Alee Ashmaawee says in his book: "The Secret History
of Ikhwaan ul-Muslimeen" (at-Taareekh as-Sirree li-Jamaa'atil-Ikhwaan il-Muslimeen):
"And the time for the Jumu'ah prayer arrived so I said to him: 'Let us leave and
pray' and it was a surprise that I came to know - and for the first time - that he did not
used to pray Jumu'ah" (p.112)
His speaking with "Hurriyatul-I'tiqaad" [The
Freedom of Belief] - meaning that people can be left upon the religion that they
are upon. [So Christians should be left as Christians - Jews as Jews etc...] -
Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen was asked 'What do you say about the one who speaks
with Hurriyatul-I'tiqaad?' The Shaikh replied: 'The one who allows Hurriyatul
I'tiqaad - that a person can believe in whatever religion he wishes is a
Kaafir...'. NOTE: TAKFEER IS NOT BEING MADE HERE - Since even though someone
utters something which necessitates disbelief, the conditions have to be
fulfilled and the preventive barriers [mawaani'] have to be removed before the
verdict of disbelief can be issued and that is for the Ulamaa' alone - BUT THIS
IS TO SHOW THE NATURE OF QUTB'S IGNORANCE OF FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES OF THE RELIGION.
Shaikh al-Albaanee commented about Qutb that he is merely a writer (adeeb),
lacking in Islamic knowledge.
"For Islam does not desire the freedom of worship
for its followers only, rather it affirms this right for all the different
religions and it tasks the Muslims to fight and defend this right for all people
and it [even] allows them to fight under this flag, the flag which guarantees
the freedom of worship for the adherents of all other religions...so that it is
realised that it is a free world order... (Nahwa Mujtami' Islaamee p.105)