Monday, December 17, 2007

Is the aqeedah of the khawaarij same as the aqeedah of salafiyyah ? Shaykh 'Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz

Question :
What is your response to the one who says :' Verily the aqeedah of the khawaarij is the aqeedah of Salafiyyah. And that they i.e. the khawaarij are Salafi ?
Answer :
This is an invalid , false statement .
And it has been invalidated by the statement of the Prophet sallaAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam concerning the khawaarij :
"With time There will appear some renegades , a group among my Ummah ; One of you would look down upon your own prayer as compared to their prayer and on your recitation (of Qur'aan) as compared to their recitation (of Qur'aan). They will shoot out from the Religion just as the arrow shoots out from a hunted game. So, where-ever you find them, kill them, for who-ever kills them shall have reward for killing them.' 1
And in another narration from the Prophet {sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam} on the khawaarij : that they (the khawaarij) ' kill the people of Islaam and leave the people of awthaan (idols)' 2
And we know from their aqeedah that : they make takfeer** of a Muslim who commits a sin.
And they judge on him (the sinful muslim) , and declare that he is in the hell fire eternally.
And from this , they fought Alee (radhiyaAllaahu anhu) and the sahabaa and others who were with him .
So Alee and all the other sahabaa (radhiyaAllaahu anhum) fought them during the day of Nahrawaan.
And Allaah is the Rectifier.
Shaykh-ul-Islaam `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Footnotes:** Takfeer : To declare a muslim to be a kaafir (disbeliever) .[1]Saheeh Al-Bukharee[2]Saheeh Al-Bukharee
Source : From the Questions asked to his Eminence , in the D'awaah magazine.
Translation by : Aboo Waheeda as-Salafee

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