All praise is due to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds and Prayers and Peace
upon His trustworthy Messenger
Dr. Abdur-Razzaaq ash-Shayijee wrote a book called: Khutoot
al-Areedah Li Usool Addi’aa as-Salafiyyah al-Jadeedah" (Broad Aspects
of the Principles of the Claimants of ‘New Salafism) and in this
book he ascribed certain principles to an astray group - as he sees it - and he
made much confusion in these principles in that he entered along with the false
principles certain [true and correct] principles of the Salaf - those by which
the first and foremost [in faith] and those following them from the Ahl
us-Sunnah spoke with.
And his intent by that was to censure and revile the Salafis, especially
those who play a big role in exposing what the methodologies of the innovatory
groups contain - amongst the qutubiyyah - of which ash-Shaayijee is a supporter
and aider. He did this by using generalisations and equivocations. And Dr.
Mubaarak bin Saif - may Allaah reward him - refuted him and exposed some of his
deceptions and revealed those whom ash-Shaayijee meant by his writings by
mentioning their names. But this did not cause him but to remove the covering of
modesty from himself and to produce another book called: "Adwaa ‘alaa Fikr D’uaat as-Salafiyyah
al-Jadeedah" (Illuminations over the Thought of the Callers of ‘New
Salafism') and this book was more evil than the one before it. In it he
said: "Those whom I intended by the first book were the people of
Madinah…" and they are the ones who have excelled in fighting
against all the [false] ideas.
Then he reviled and slandered them and tried his best to separate them from
their brothers, the other well-known and senior scholars and he did everything
he could until he resorted to clear lying and forging as well as being far
removed from justice and knowledge of manhaj…and his greatest concern
with all of this was an attack upon the esteemed Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee
al-Madkhalee and one of this statements : "...… save that Shaikh
Rabee’ in our estimation is not one of the notable scholars, O Allaah, but
that he is an Imaam in all of these calamities and sins that he has carried upon
the people of Islaam" (p. 86).
And he also said: "And if it were not that the some of the youth
quote the books of Shaikh Rabee then no one would have tasked himself in
refuting them because they emanate from falsehood, intolerance and
oppression". (p. 51)
And at the same time he defends in every way the one who attacks the
khalifah, Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan (radiallaahu anhu) and the one who attacks
the honour of the Prophets of Allaah Jalla wa ‘Alaa and the one who
attacks the way of the Salaf in the issue of the Names and Attributes and other
issues of belief.
And the action of this man is strange in that he makes the people think that
he is upon the same way as Shaikh al-Albaanee and Shaikh Ibn Baaz and Bikr Abu
Zaid and the one whom he relies upon much in his book - while he is free from
And one of the clearest proofs of his contradictory claims is that he regards
the greatest principles of this innovatory group to be ‘that it is not
necessary to mention the good points/deeds of an innovator whilst speaking
against him’ - ‘declaring groups like Ikhwaan, Tabligh, as
innovatory’ - ‘that the ways and means of da’wah are
restricted [by the Quran and Sunnah] (tawqeefiyyah)’ - but along with
this, every single one of these principles has been spoken of by the senior
scholars - rather the very same scholars he has depended upon.
Both Shaikh al-Albaanee Shaikh Bin Baaz and Shaikh Bikr bin Abu Zaid say that
the ways and means of da’wah are ‘tawqeefiyyah’ and Shaikh
Bikr Abu Zaid authored a book in explanation of the innovatory nature of the
Islamic groups, those very same ones that ash-Shaayijee defends, and this book
is ‘Hukm ul-‘Intimaa’ (The Ruling on Membership…). And
as for the principle of counterbalancing between the good and bad points (of an
individual) then many of the scholars have destroyed it, and at the head of them
Shaikh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz.
And all of this confusion and deception is nothing other than a defence for
the du’aat of fitnah (callers of tribulation) and the aiders and
supporters of the People of Innovation, those whose names he does not make clear
- and that is because he knows that many of the scholars - especially those whom
he depends upon - will soon oppose him and differ with him. And so that he is
not exposed he suffices himself with generalising - and this his well known path
that he always takes!
And these pages which are in front of you - dear reader - I will try - if
Allaah wills - within them to explain the principles which ash-Shaayijee has
mentioned and has declared them to be from among the astray principles while
they are the very principles of Ahl us-Sunnah - then I will narrate the sayings
of the scholars with respect to them so that it becomes clear that these
principles have not only been spoken of by the shaikhs of Madinah alone, or
Shaikh Rabee’ alone.
And as for the principles which he has invented and forged and then accused
them with these principles - so I will explain - inshaa’allaah - his lies
regarding the scholars and at the same time against Shaikh Rabee’ because
he thinks "that he is the propounder [of the thought] of this group, the
carrier of its flag and its sole source."