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The Prohibition of Curing Magic by Using Magic – Shaikh AbdurRahmaan al Barraak

October 7, 2013

 


The following is Shaikh AbdurRahmaan bin Naasir al Barraak‘s reply to a question regarding curing magic using magic taken from the book: Shirk and what leads to it, the chapter on magic (Fatwa 17166)

The Arabic text of this speech is in this file: quote al Barraak

(originally from:

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25441 )

 

Q: Is it permissible to cure magic by using magic when there is a need?

 

A (Shaikh AbdurRahman bin Naasir al-Barraak): All the praise belongs only to Allaah. Curing or removing magic is called “an-nushrah”. It is narrated from Jaabir that the Messenger of Allaah – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam was asked about an-nushrah, so he said: “It is from the work of shaytaan”1 (Imaams) Ahmad and Abu Dawood recorded it with a good chain. And in order to cure magic by using magic, one must go to a magician, ask him about who did the magic, and where is the location of the magic – and that is to nullify the work of the first magician. And it is known that the magician is a type of kaahin2. And it has been authentically reported from the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam:

 

من أتى عرافا أو كاهنا فسأله ، فصدقه بما يقول ، فقد كفر بما أنزل على محمد

Whoever goes to an ‘Arraaf or a Kaahin3, asks him (about something), and believes what he says, has indeed disbelieved in what was sent down to Muhammad.”4

So it is not permissible to cure magic by using magic because that is from the work of shaytaan. And it requires asking the magician and believing him (which is prohibited due to the hadeeth he quoted).

Ibnul Qayyim said5:

 

And “An-Nushrah” is to remove magic from the bewitched one.  And it is of two types:

 

(1) Removing the magic using magic – and this is from the work of shaytaan1. This is what al-Hasan (al Basree)’s saying refers to (None cures magic by using magic except the magician)6 So the one doing the nushrah and the one the nushrah is being done to get closer to him (shaytaan) by doing what he loves so that he (shaytaan) will cease his actions towards the bewitched one.

 

(2)An-Nushrah by using Ruqyah2 and (reciting) the Ta’awwudhaat3 and dua and permissible medicines.  So this is permissible, on top of that it is recommended

(end of quoting from Ibnul Qayyim)

And some of the People of Knowledge have narrated from Sa’eed bin al-Musayyib – rahimahullah – that he viewed it as permissible to cure magic by using magic in cases of necessity. But it isn’t clear that the speech of Ibn al-Musayyib indicates that it is permissible to cure magic by using magic. Rather, it is possible that he meant: curing it by using allowable means. Even with that, Shaikh Uthaymeen indeed replied to this speech in “al-Qawl al-Mufeed” (2/73):

But in any case, even if Ibn al-Musayyib (had actually said it was permissible), or someone higher in status that Ibn al-Musayyib from those whose speech is not a proof (i.e. everyone other than the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) had viewed it as permissible, that doesn’t mean that Allaah has ruled it to be permissible – unless we refer back to the Book and the Sunnah – and the Messenger – (we ask that) Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace – was asked about an-Nushrah and he said: ‘It is from the work of shaytaan7‘”

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

Footnotes:

4With the wording:

من أَتَى عَرَّافًا أو كاهنًا فصَدَّقه بما يقولُ ، فقد كَفَر بما أُنْزِلَ على مُحَمَّدٍ

Declared saheeh by Shaikh Albaanee in Saheeh al Jaamee (5939)

There are other authentic wordings.

http://dorar.net/hadith? (a hadeeth encyclopedia)

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The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Shaikh Fawzaan (2)

September 15, 2013

 

 

The following translated from:

http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/4796

 

 

 

Question: Is it permissible to pray behind a magician or the one who believes in magic? And is it permissible to cure magic by using magic when there is no other way?

 

 

Answer (by Shaikh Fawzaan): Magic is from the greatest of the major sins as the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – said: “Avoid the seven great destructive sins” They (the Companions) said: “What are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He replied: “(1) Worshiping others with Allaah, (2) magic, and (3) murder…1 to the end of the hadeeth. So magic is considered to be from the great destructive sins and it comes after worshiping others with Allaah – Lofty and Exalted is He. Magic is disbelief. Allaah – He is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – mentioned about the Jews that they traded the Book of Allaah for magic. He, The Most High, said (translated):

…a party of those who were given the Scripture threw away the Book of Allâh behind their backs as if they did not know! They followed what the Shayâtin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaimân (Solomon). Sulaimân did not disbelieve, but the Shayâtin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic…”2

 

 

And it is disbelief. Allaah – He is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – said (translated):

And these two did not teach anyone until they had said, ‘We are only a trial, so do not disbelieve’” (2:102)

This shows that learning magic is disbelief. And at the end of this verse (2:102) He said (translated):

And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter”3

 

Meaning: they will have no portion (in the Hereafter). This shows that the magician, when he doesn’t repent to Allaah – that he will have no portion in the Hereafter and that he is a disbeliever, because magic is disbelief. Due to this, salaah behind a magician is not correct. Likewise (behind) the one who believes in magic – believing it to be something correct and that it is permissible to practice it – then this one is like the magician and takes the same ruling.

 

 

As for the issue of curing magic by using magic, then many of the Scholars have stated that this is not permissible. Because treatment can only be by using what is halaal and what is allowed. Allaah did not put a cure for the Muslims in what He made forbidden to them. The Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – said:

Treat each other but don’t treat each other with the haraam.”4

And Ibn Mas’ood narrated that he (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said:

Indeed Allaah did not put a cure for you in what He has forbidden you from.”5

And from the greatest of the forbidden things is magic, so it is not permissible to use it as a treatment, nor to (try to) cure magic by using it. Magic is only cured with permissible medicines, with (recitation of) verses of the Quran, and with transmitted (authentic) dua’s. This is what it is permissible to cure magic with. As for curing it by using magic, then this is the nushrah about which the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – said:

It is from the work of shaytaan.”6

And al-Hasan (al-Basree) said: “None cures magic by using magic7 except the magician”8

And many of the Scholars have prohibited this (curing magic by using magic).

 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

Footnotes

 

1Saheeh Bukhari, Kitaabul Wasaayaa (Book of Wills and Testaments) narrated by Abu Hurairah

2From al Baqarah (2:101-102) – the Translation of these verses taken from: www.thenoblequran.com

3Translation of this verse from: www.thenoblequran.com

4Shaikh Albaanee declared it saheeh in Saheehul Jaamee (1762)

5 Shaikh Albaanee declared it saheeh in Silsilah Saheehah (4/175)

7See Shaikh Fawzaan’s excellent explanation of Kitaabut-Tawheed which can be downloaded from here:

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14365 First volume, (in explanation of ch.27) p.521 in the pdf reader, but p.522 on the text, where he said: قصده: حل السحر بالسحر مثله“He (al-Hasan al-Basree) meant: the curing of magic by using magic”

8Ibn Muflih mentioned it (this statement) in al-Adab ash-Shar’iyyah from Ibnul Jawzee in Jaamee al-Masaaneed

The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Shaikh Fawzaan (1)

September 14, 2013

Audio with translation (by Salaficentre.com):

 

Also written on their website here:

https://salaficentre.com/2015/11/magic-is-not-cured-with-magic/

 

 

The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Shaikh Uthaymeen (2)

September 12, 2013

 

The following translated from:

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25441

 

 

 


وسئل الشيخ محمد بن صالح العثيمين رحمه الله عن حكم النشرة .
فأجاب : “حل السحر عن المسحور ( النشرة ) الأصح فيها أنها تنقسم إلى قسمين :
القسم الأول : أن تكون بالقرآن الكريم والأدعية الشرعية والأدوية المباحة ، فهذه لا بأس بها لما فيها من المصلحة وعدم المفسدة ، بل ربما تكون مطلوبة لأنها مصلحة بلا مضرة .
القسم الثاني : إذا كانت النشرة بشيء محرم كنقض السحر بسحر مثله ؛ فهذا موضع خلاف بين أهل العلم : فمن العلماء من أجازه للضرورة .
ومنهم من منعه لأن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم سئل عن النشرة فقال : ( هي من عمل الشيطان ) رواه أبو داود وإسناده جيد . وعلى هذا يكون حل السحر بالسحر محرما ، وعلى المرء أن يلجأ إلى الله سبحانه وتعالى بالدعاء والتضرع لإزالة ضرره والله سبحانه وتعالى يقول : ( وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّى فإني قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعي إِذَا دَعَانِ ) ويقول الله تعالى : ( أَمَّنْ يُجِيبُ الْمُضطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ وَيَجْعَلُكُمْ خُلَفَاءَ الأَرْضِ أإلَهٌ مَعَ اللَّهِ قَلِيلا مَا تَذَكَّرُونَ ) والله الموفق ” “فتاوى الشيخ ابن عثيمين ” (1/238،239

Shaikh Uthaymeen – rahimahullah – was asked about the ruling on “an-nushrah” and he replied:

What is most correct regarding removing magic from the bewitched one (an-nushrah)1 is that it is divided into two types:

The first type: is that it is done using the Noble Quran, the legislated dua’s (found in the Quran and Sunnah), and permissible medicines. There is no problem with these when there is benefit in them and the absence of evil. Rather, it may be desired because it is benefit without harm.

The second type: is when an-nushrah is done with something forbidden like removing magic with magic – then this is an area of differing among the People of Knowledge – some of them have said it is permissible in cases of necessity.

And others have prohibited it because the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – when he was asked about an-nushrah, he said: “It is from the work of shaytaan”. Abu Dawood2 recorded it and it has a good chain. Because of this, removing magic by using magic is forbidden. What is obligatory upon a person is that he turns to Allaah – Who is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – with dua and humility so that He will remove the harm from him.

And Allaah – Who is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – said (translated):

 

When My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.3 (2:186)

 

And He, The Most High, said (translated):

 

Is not He (better than your gods) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls Him, and Who removes the evil, and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations. Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? Little is that you remember!4 (27:62)

 

And Allaah is the One Who grants success.

 

(from Fataawaa Shaikh Ibn Uthaymeen 1/238 – 239)

 

 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

Footnotes

 

 

 

 

2Both Imaam Ahmad and Imaam Abu Dawood recorded it with a good chain.

3Translation of this verse taken from: www.thenoblequran.com

4Translation of this verse taken from: www.thenoblequran.com

The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Shaikh Bin Baz

September 10, 2013

 

The following translated from:

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25441

 

 


وسئل الشيخ عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز رحمه الله عن حكم علاج السحر بالسحر عند الضرورة ؟
فأجاب : “لا يجوز علاج السحر بالسحر ، لأن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم سئل عن النشرة فقال : ( هي من عمل الشيطان ) . والنشرة هي حل السحر بالسحر ؛ ولأن حلها بالسحر يتضمن دعوة الجن والاستعانة بهم ، وهذا من الشرك الأكبر ؛ ولهذا أخبر الله سبحانه عن الملكين أنهما يقولان لمن يريد التعلم منهما ما نصه : ( وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّى يَقُولا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلا تَكْفُرْ ) البقرة/102 ، وقبلها قوله تعالى : ( وَاتَّبَعُوا مَا تَتْلُوا الشَّيَاطِينُ عَلَى مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَكِنَّ الشَّيَاطِينَ كَفَرُوا يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَمـَا أُنـزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِـلَ هَـارُوتَ وَمَـارُوتَ ) البقرة/102.

ثم قال سبحانه : ( وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّى يَقُولا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلا تَكْفُرْ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَزَوْجِهِ وَمَا هُمْ بِضَارِّينَ بِهِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلا يَنفَعُهُمْ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمُوا لَمَنْ اشْتَرَاهُ مَا لَهُ فِي الأخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلاقٍ وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا بِـهِ أَنفُسَهُـمْ لـَوْ كَانُـوا يَعْلَمُـونَ *وَلَـوْ أَنَّهُـمْ آمَنُـوا وَاتَّقَـوْا لَمَثُوبَـةٌ مِـنْ عِنْـدِ اللَّهِ خَيْـرٌ لَـوْ كَانُـوا يَعْلَمُونَ ) البقرة/102،103.

وفي هاتين الآيتين تحذير من تعلم السحر وتعليمه من وجوه كثيرة ، منها : أنه من عمل الشيطان ، ومنها : أنّ تعلمه كفر ينافي الإيمان ، ومنها : أنه قد يحصل به التفريق بين المرء وزوجه ، وهذا من أعظم الظلم والفساد في الأرض ، ومنها : أنه لا يقع شيء من الضرر ولا غيره إلا بإذن الله ، والمراد بالإذن هنا الإذن الكوني القدري ، ومنها : أن هذا التعلم يضرهم ولا ينفعهم ،

ومنها : أن من فعله ليس له عند الله من خلاق . والمعنى : ليس له حظ ولا نصيب من الخير . وهذا وعيد عظيم يوجب الحذر من تعلم السحر وتعليمه ، ومنها : ذمه سبحانه من تعاطي هذا السحر بقوله تعالى : ( وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا بِهِ أَنفُسَهُمْ ) والمراد بالشراء هنا البيع ، ومنها : إخباره سبحانه أن هذا العمل ينافي الإيمان والتقوى


وبهذه الوجوه يظهر لكل مسلم شدة تحريم تعلم السحر وتعليمه ، وكثرة ما فيه من الفساد والضرر ، وأنه مع هذا كفر بعد الإيمان ، وردة عن الإسلام ، نعوذ بالله من ذلك . فالواجب الحذر من ذلك ، وأن يكتفي المسلم بالعلاج الشرعي وبالأدوية المباحة بدلاً من العلاج بما حرمه الله عليه شرعاً ، والله ولي التوفيق انتهى . “مجلة الدعوة” – تاريخ 10 / 11 / 1414 هـ .

Shaikh Bin Baz – rahimahullah – was asked about the ruling of trying to cure magic by using magic in cases of necessity.

He replied: It is not permissible to try to cure magic by using magic. Because the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said about “an-nushrah”: “It is from the work of shaytaan.” And “an-nushrah” is removing magic by using magic. And (it is not permisible) because removing it by using magic involves calling upon the jinn and seeking their help. And this is major polytheism. Because of this, Allaah – free is He from all deficiencies and defects – informed us about the two angels (sent as a trial) that they said to whoever wanted to learn magic from them: “And they didn’t teach anyone until they had said: ‘We are only a trial, so do not disbelieve.’” (2:102) and before that His – The Most High’s – statement (translated):

They followed what the Shayâtin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaimân (Solomon). Sulaimân did not disbelieve, but the Shayâtin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Hârût and Mârût,”1 (2:102)

Then He – High is He above all the falsehoods attributed to Him – said (translated):

but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, ‘We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us).’ And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allâh’s Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew.

And if they had believed, and guarded themselves from evil and kept their duty to Allâh, far better would have been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew!”2 (2:102-3)

 

And in these two verses are a warning from learning magic and from teaching it from many angles.

From them:

(1) That it is from the work of shaytaan, (2) That learning it is disbelief which negates faith (Eemaan), (3) That (magic) can cause separation between the husband and wife – and this is from the greatest of oppressions and corruptions in the earth, (4) Nothing from harm – or other than that – can occur except with the allowance of Allaah – and what is meant here by ‘allowance’ is the universal allowance that He has decreed (not that He is pleased with it since He is only pleased with obedience), (5) That their learning it (magic) harmed them and did not benefit them, (6) That the one who does this has no share in the Hereafter. Meaning: he will have no portion nor share of any good. And this is a tremendous warning which requires warning from learning magic and teaching it. (7) His – subhaanahu – criticism of whoever practices magic in His – The Most High’s – statement (translated):

And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves3” (2:102)

And the meaning of “shiraa’” here is “selling”. (8) His – subhaanahu – informing (us) that this deed negates Eemaan and taqwaa (2:103).

From these angles it becomes clear to every Muslim the severity of the prohibition of learning magic or teaching it. And there are many harms and evils in that. Along with this, it is disbelief after faith, and apostacy after Islam – we seek refuge with Allaah from that. So it is obligatory to warn from that. The Muslim is sufficed with the Legislative treatments and the permissible medicines instead of treatments from what Allaah has forbidden in His Legislation.”

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

Footnotes

1Translation of this verse taken from: www.thenoblequran.com

2Translation of these two verses taken from: www.thenoblequran.com

3Translation of this verse taken from: www.thenoblequran.com

 

 

The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Shaikh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee

September 10, 2013

The following translated from:

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25441

 

 


وقال الشيخ محمد الأمين المختار الشنقيطي : ” التحقيق الذي لا ينبغي العدول عنه في هذه المسألة : أن استخراج السحر إن كان بالقرآن كالمعوذتين ، وآية الكرسي ، ونحو ذلك مما تجوز الرقية به فلا مانع من ذلك ، وإن كان بسحر أو ألفاظ أعجمية أو بما لا يفهم معناه ، أو بنوع آخر مما لا يجوز فإنه ممنوع ، وهذا واضح ، وهو الصواب إن شاء الله تعالى كما ترى انتهى من أضواء البيان” (4/465) .

 

 

Shaikh Muhammad al Ameen ash-Shanqeetee said: “The implementation which is not befitting to turn away from in this matter is:

 

That if removing magic is done using the Quran – like the last two surahs, ayatul Kursi, and what is similar to that from what is allowed to do ruqyah with, then there is nothing to prevent that.

 

But if it (removing magic) is done using magic, or non-Arabic expressions, or with (words/statements) whose meanings cannot be understood, or with some other type from (those types) which are not permissible, then it is forbidden. This is clear and it is what is correct, in shaa Allaah Ta’aalaa – as can be seen.” (Adhwaa’ul Bayaan 4/465)

 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Shaikh Uthaymeen

September 9, 2013

 

 


وقال الشيخ ابن عثيمين رحمه الله في القول المفيد” (2/70) :
وهذا الحديث بيَّن فيه الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم حكم النشرة ، وأنها من عمل الشيطان ، وهذا يغني عن قوله إنها حرام ، بل هذا أشد من قوله إنها حرام ، لأن ربطها بعمل الشياطين يقتضي تقبيحها ، والتنفير عنها ، فهي محرمة انتهى .

Shaikh Uthaymeen said in al Qawl al Mufeed (2/70)

 

The Messenger – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – makes clear in this hadeeth the ruling on an-Nushrah1 – and that it is from the work of the devil. And this is not in need of his saying that it is haraam. Rather, this is more severe than his saying that it is haraam. Because connecting it to the work of the devils requires rebuking it and making the people flee from it, so it is forbidden.

 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

 

Footnotes

 

 

 

 

The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Ibnul Qayyim

September 7, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

قال ابن القيم في فتاوى إمام المفتين” (ص207، 20 : ” والنشرة حل السحر عن المسحور ، وهي نوعان : حل سحر بسحر مثله ، وهو الذي من عمل الشيطان ، فإن السحر من عمله ، فيتقرب إليه الناشر والمنتشر بما يحب ، فيبطل عمله عن المسحور . والثاني : النشرة بالرقية والتعوذات والدعوات والأدوية المباحة ، فهذا جائز ، بل مستحب انتهى .

Ibnul Qayyim said in Fataawaa Imaamul Muftiyeen (p.207):

 

And “An-Nushrah” is to remove magic from the bewitched one.  And it is of two types:

 

(1) Removing the magic using magic – and this is from the work of shaytaan since magic is from his actions1. So the one doing the nushrah and the one the nushrah is being done to get closer to him (shaytaan) by doing what he loves so that he (shaytaan) will cease his actions towards the bewitched one.

 

(2)An-Nushrah by using Ruqyah2 and (reciting) the Ta’awwudhaat3 and dua and permissible medicines.  So this is permissible, on top of that it is recommended

 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

Footnotes

 

 

 

 

1 The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) was asked about “an-nushrah” and he said: هي من عمل الشيطان

collected by Imam Ahmad with a good chain

Boycotting the People of Innovation is Obligatory – Shaikh Uthaymeen

June 18, 2013

From:

http://www.ibnothaimeen.com/all/books/article_16865.shtml

هجران أهل البدع

الهجران مصدر هجر وهو لغة: الترك.

والمراد بهجران أهل البدع: الابتعاد عنهم، وترك محبتهم، وموالاتهم، والسلام عليهم، وزيارتهم، وعيادتهم، ونحو ذلك.

وهجران أهل البدع واجب؛ لقوله تعالى: (لا تَجِدُ قَوْماً يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِيُوَادُّونَ مَنْ حَادَّ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَه)(266). ولأن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم هجر كعب بن مالك وصاحبيه حين تخلفوا عن غزوة تبوك.

لكن إن كان في مجالستهم مصلحة لتبيين الحق لهم وتحذيرهم من البدعة فلا بأس بذلك، وربما يكون ذلك مطلوباً؛ لقوله تعالى: (ادْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِوَجَادِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ)(267). وهذا قد يكون بالمجالسة، والمشافهة، وقد يكون بالمراسلة، والمكاتبة، ومن هجر أهل البدع: ترك النظر في كتبهم خوفاً من الفتنة بها، أو ترويجها بين الناس، فالابتعاد عن مواطن الضلال واجب لقوله صلى الله عليه وسلم في الدجال: “من سمع به فلينأ عنه، فو الله إن الرجل ليأتيه وهو يحسب أنه مؤمن فيتبعه مما يبعث به من الشبهات“. رواه أبو داود(268). قال الألباني: وإسناده صحيح.

لكن إن كان الغرض من النظر في كتبهم معرفة بدعتهم للرد عليها فلا بأس بذلك لمن كان عنده من العقيدة الصحيحة ما يتحصن به وكان قادراً على الرد عليهم، بل ربما كان واجباً؛ لأن رد البدعة واجب، وما لا يتم الواجب إلا به فهو واجب.

Boycotting the People of Innovation

 

الهِجْرَانُ al-Hijraan is the masdar (verbal noun) for هَجَرَ (to abandon, keep away from).  In the language it (al-Hijraan) means التَّرْكُ (leaving).

 

What is intended by boycotting the People of Innovation is: distancing yourselves from them, not having love for them, not having allegiance to them, not giving them salaam, not visiting them, etc.

 

Boycotting the People of Innovation is obligatory due to the saying of Allah, The Most High (translated):

 

You won’t find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day making friends with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger” (58:22)

 

And the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam boycotted Ka’b bin Malik and his two companions (for a brief time) when they remained behind from the battle of Tabouk (though they were Noble Companions, not upon innovation, and Allah accepted their repentance)

 

However, if there is a benefit in sitting with them – in that you clarify the truth to them and warn them from innovation – then there is no problem with that.

 

Perhaps that is required (clarifying the truth to them and warning them from bid’ah) due to the saying of Allah, The Most High (translated):

 

Call to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and good admonition and debate with them with that which is better.” (16:125)

 

This (da’wah) may be (in the form of) gatherings and speeches, or (in the form of) correspondence and writing.1

 

From boycotting the People of Innovation is: not looking into their books for fear of fitnah, and not circulating them among the people.

 

Staying away from the places of misguidance is obligatory due to his statement – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – regarding the Dajjaal:

 

Whoever hears of him, let him stay far away from him, for by Allah, indeed a man will go to him considering that he himself is a Believer, but will then follow him because of what he will bring of doubts” Recorded by Abu Dawood and Shaikh Albaanee said that its chain of narrators was saheeh

 

However, if the goal in looking through their books is to refute their innovation, then there is no problem with that for the one who has the correct aqeedah to protect himself and is able to refute them. Rather it may be obligatory (to do so).

 

Because refuting innovation is obligatory and whatever is needed to complete the obligation is itself  obligatory.

 

 

 

Footnote

 

 

 

1 Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee was asked: “O Noble Shaykh, a person claims that he is Salafi, but he keeps company with the hizbis, and he was advised concerning this and responded, ‘Indeed, I am doing so for their advisement and guidance.’ So how do we judge this person?”

 

The Shaykh answered, “Advice does not necessitate that you keep company with them, and the advice is to be given at fixed times.  As for your keeping company with them with the argument that you are advising them, then if you  were advising them, there would be seen a change in their actions, and a difference in that which they were upon.  So if you say, for example, that you advise them, but they don’t listen to you or accept from you, then why do you keep company with them and come and go with them?  If they do not listen to you, then do not come and go with them or sit with them.  Rather, when we see that you come and go with them and keep company with them, we are aware that you are one of them.” For the reference, see this brief article: http://www.sunnahpublishing.net/modules/Manhaj/company.pdf

The meaning of ma’iyyah – Shaikh Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee

December 15, 2012

The following from:

http://islamtees.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/shaykh-muhammad-amaan-al-jaami-on-the-meaning-of-maiyyah/

(originally from: http://www.salafitalk.net/st/uploads/U3SecondPrin13Answers.pdf )

 

Indeed, Allaah is with those who have taqwaa and those who are people of ihsaan. Soorah an Nahl (16) aayah 128

Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al Jaami rahimahullaah mentions in his explanation of Thalaathat ul Usool:

This is called the ma’iyyah (Allaah’s being with someone) which is khaasah (specific) – i.e. that Allaah, the Most High, is with whose who have taqwaa of Him, meaning they make a wiqaayah (protective safeguard) between themselves and between His Anger and His Displeasure. And this wiqaayah is through obeying the things He commanded with and avoiding the things He prohibited…

And the ma’iyyah which is specific contains additional matters over and above the ma’iyyah which is general – by way of (Allaah’s) help and aiding and protecting and guarding.

The ma’iyyah which is general has the meaning of (Allaah’s) knowledge and seeing and organizing in a general sense; and with this meaning, Allaah, the Perfect and Most High, is with all of His creation. There is no place which is devoid of His knowledge and He is above His Throne, the One who ascended over His Throne, distinct and separate from His creation but there is no place devoid of His Knowledge. And this is the ma’iyyah which is general.

So if it said, “Allaah is with us” then it is not befitting that it should spring to your mind that Allaah is with us with His Dhaat (Self) here upon the Earth. For Allaah, the Perfect and Most High, is free and far removed from the ma’iyyah in terms of His Dhaat being with His creation – not being with the people of His Earth nor being with the inhabitants of His Heavens. Allaah is not upon the Earth in terms of His Self nor is He within the seven heavens in terms of His Self. Rather He is above all His creation in terms of His Self. There is nothing from His creation within His Self and there is nothing within His creation from His Self.

However, He is with every single created being in terms of His Knowledge i.e. there is no secret from their affair which is hidden from Him. And this is called the ma’iyyah which is general