I think this is the weirdest attack on Salafis that I have seen.
People commit sins due to shortcomings and as long as people acknowledge their wrongdoings and seek forgiveness there's no problem, but when the disobedience is accompanied by the belief that whatever one is doing is right and what Allah commanded is wrong then this is an different matter entirely.Don't we all disobey Allah from time to time? Makes that us also disbelievers? Look at this hadith:
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“The adulterer, at the time he is committing adultery, is not a believer; (the wine drinker) at the time he is drinking, is not a believer; the thief, at the time he is stealing, is not a believer; the plunderer, at the time he is plundering with the people looking on, is not a believer.”
And most of them believe not in Allah without associating (other as partners) with Him!
-Surah Yusuf 12:106
1. When people worship other false gods they do so on the belief that their gods have attributes of Lordship ie possess power and ability to grant the worshippers needs.
2. The true Rabb is the True ilah and that the false ilah is the false rabb. So if one believes in an Ilah beside Allah then he/she cannot be free from Shirk ar’Rububiyyah.
How have i done that when the people you follow are the ones who believe in the followingIt’s really strange that you created your own aqeedah very confusing
You have not understood properly tell me what is the meaning of la ilaaha illalahHow have i done that when the people you follow are the ones who believe in the following
1. Polytheist who believed in 360 idols as gods and denied Allah's power to resurrect them have tawheed in Allah's Lordship
2. Affirm tawheed of Allah's lordship to christians who believe that Isa ( peace be upon him) is
A). A Lord besides Allah and shares in His divinityB) The son of AllahIs this the tawheed that Allah demands from us ?
You mean to say i've not understood it according to the way salafi understand it ? war qosol badanaYou have not understood properly tell me what is the meaning of la ilaaha illalah
This guys acting like he is a scholar u are a layman just like us u have to follow what the scholars say as they are more knowledgeable than us.You mean to say i've not understood it according to the way salafi understand it ? war qosol badana
i asked you a question before this which you didn't reply to, furthermore you claim i've invented my own aqeedah and now i've not understood the shahaadah properly ?Even though i've brought forth evidence from the Quran to support the points i'm making.
Forget me and just take a look at the ayats that i posted and read their tafsirs and reflect on it nothing more
Don't you find it weird that none of the 4 imams have ever claimed what modern day salafis believe in when it comes to this issue ?I
This guys acting like he is a scholar u are a layman just like us u have to follow what the scholars say as they are more knowledgeable than us.
have some humility
If @Djokovic is wrong and you didn't invent your own aqeedah, then show us material from a scholar that lays out your aqeedah. Not a snippet of a quote with your commentary- just show us straight material from a scholar that lays out your aqeedah.Don't you find it weird that none of the 4 imams have ever claimed what modern day salafis believe in when it comes to this issue ?
Don't you think that there's a serious problem when people affirm Oneness of Allah's Lordship to christians who believe that Nabi Isa ( peace and blessing be upon him) is a lord and son of Allah ?
Now imagine affirming the same tawheed to polytheists who believed in even more gods/lords than the christians and jews.
It just doesn't make sense and this is my entire point in this thread
That doesn't really belong in this thread to be honest. It sort of piggybacks on the theme of criticizing Salafi aqeedah but that attack is from a different point of view. OP seems to be saying the Salafis aren't Salafi enough while the video is attacking the Salafis based on a claim that Salafis make takfir of Sufis- it's a Sufi viewpoint.
A very insightful critique of the Salafi conception of Tawhid. So much takfir stems from this confused understanding. We've seen the devastating consequences of this in Somalia and indeed across the Somali world
I've provided you with actual tafsir of ayats from ibn kathir and imam at tabari yet you still claim i came with my own aqeedah. Whatever i comment on is based on these tafsirs and not my own made up ideas etc.If @Djokovic is wrong and you didn't invent your own aqeedah, then show us material from a scholar that lays out your aqeedah. Not a snippet of a quote with your commentary- just show us straight material from a scholar that lays out your aqeedah.
If the four imams are with you and only the Salafis aren't with your one-man sect, then it should be easy for you to meet the challenge.
The mushrikeen among whom the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was sent did not disagree with this aspect of Tawheed, rather they affirmed it in general terms
islamqa website: The real meaning of Tawheed al-RuboobiyyahThe fact that the mushrikeen affirmed Tawheed al-ruboobiyyah does not mean that they did so in a complete sense. Rather they used to affirm it in a general sense, as Allaah tells us in the verses quoted above. But they had some faults in their beliefs that undermined this concept, such as attributing rain to the stars, and their belief that soothsayers and fortunetellers had knowledge of the unseen, and other forms of shirk concerning the divine Lordship
Quraysh were mushrikiin this whole debate is pointless because I'm sure they divided it into 3 to make it clearer for the people.I've provided you with actual tafsir of ayats from ibn kathir and imam at tabari yet you still claim i came with my own aqeedah. Whatever i comment on is based on these tafsirs and not my own made up ideas etc.
Furthermore when salafis explain their understanding of tawheed (affirming tawheed to mushriks from the quraysh,jews, christians etc) they never quote any of the 4 imams,great scholars of the past( except for ibn taymiyyah and those who followed him in this classification), the salaf, the Prophet ( peace be upon him ) why is that you think ? in fact it never goes beyond their own list of scholars starting from miaw.
What i am trying to explain here is simple actually: when someone believes that the person/deity/idol they are worshipping is their god then they take that god as their lord. Their worship is but a result of the lordship status of their god. None is deserving of worship or being assumed as divine except one who is the Lord. Therefore the true God is the true Lord and the false god is the false lord.
Now what the salafis have done is to separate between god and lord and claim that the polytheist of quraysh, jews , christians all affirmed the Oneness of Allah's Lordship even though they all believed in many gods besides Allah. Meaning they only ascribed Oneness of Lordship to Allah alone and not to their gods, now is this actually true ? It's not, in fact it's a contradiction because believing in a god means to believe that god has power, authority etc ie a lord and it's on this basis that people worship a god. If the worshippers believed that their god lacked the power and ability to grant and fulfil their needs etc they wouldn't worship them at all nor would they consider that deity/being/person to be a god.
So if one believes in an Ilah/god beside Allah then he/she cannot be free from Shirk ar-Rububiyyah. This fact is even conceded by salafis when they say the following
islamqa website: The real meaning of Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah
Despite accepting that the mushrikeen committed shirk in the Oneness of Allah's Lordship they still nonetheless affirm tawheed rububiyyah to them. is this not a serious issue of concern? Just think about it, since tawheed is about singling out Allah in His Lordship, Worship and Attributes then those who don't do this can not be classified as having tawheed wouldn't you agree? Now why would they then ascribe tawheed to people who haven't fulfilled this condition ask yourself that question, what forces them to do this ?
By the way the references cited are
1.) Tayseer al-‘Azeez al-Hameed book written by Sulaimaan Abdullaah grandson of Muhammad Abdul-Wahhaab
2.) al-Qawl al-Mufeed by Shaykh uthaymin
As you can see i'm not making up my own aqedaah as you and @Djokovic claimed, your own shuyukh and salafi sources confirm that the mushrikeen of quraysh committed shirk in tawheed ar rububiyyah. Where does that leave you ?
No one denies that they were mushrikeen but why were they considered to be mushrikeen ie the reason that lead them to be referred to as mushriks, that's what the contention is about . Salafi claim is that they were deemed so because they only committed shirk in tawheed uluhiyyah. They claim that mushrikeen had tawheed in rububiyyah.Quraysh were mushrikiin this whole debate is pointless because I'm sure they divided it into 3 to make it clearer for the people.
For example a man who asks Jiilaani to help him believes he's muwahid because he believes that God is one. Even tho he's committing shirk
Thus it is known that affirming the Lordship of Allaah is not sufficient for a person to be a true Muslim, rather he must also affirm that which is implied by that, namely the oneness of the divinity of Allaah and he must devote his worship to Allaah alone
How does it not belong here? It was a critical assessment of the Salafi creed. A creed mind you that has led to mass takfir and qaraxes across the Muslim world. Saying that a critique doesn't belong here is absurd.That doesn't really belong in this thread to be honest. It sort of piggybacks on the theme of criticizing Salafi aqeedah but that attack is from a different point of view. OP seems to be saying the Salafis aren't Salafi enough while the video is attacking the Salafis based on a claim that Salafis make takfir of Sufis- it's a Sufi viewpoint.
I saw Sheikh Assim Al Hakeem answer a question as to whether the Sufis who pray to saints are thereby apostates. I think he declined to give a definitive answer.
I agree with that approach. I think it is a good, moderate approach. God will decide on how to judge those people. I would rather err on the side of caution when it comes to takfir.
Now did Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah make takfir of Sufis who pray to saints? I don't know. I have a translation of some material by him where he gives the ruling that it is impermissible to pray to saints ("seeking intercession" according to the Sufis). However, I don't know of him actually making takfir on them. I'm not sure if he did or not.
If we accept the premise that Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab was basically a theorist of Sufi genocide, I can understand why the Sufis would be against him.How does it not belong here? It was a critical assessment of the Salafi creed. A creed mind you that has led to mass takfir and qaraxes across the Muslim world. Saying that a critique doesn't belong here is absurd.
Shaykh Al Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah was not a najdi Wahhabi. He didn't takfir like them nor did he shed blood like them. He was a rabbani scholar with firasah. Yet he was not infallible. His works leave a lot of room for interpretation. 1 interpretation of it has been the Najdi 1 which as stated earlier has been disastrous