Ibn Ḥazm Al-Andalūsī (456H): The Khārijites Are Ignoramuses with No Understanding of the Qurʾān, Ready to Make Takfīr of Each Other at the Slightest Difference|
Posted by Abu Iyaad on Friday, October, 21 2016 and filed under Scholars
Ibn Ḥazm al-Andalūsī (456H) said whilst dicussing the Khārijites who revolted against ʿAlī:
Source: Al-Faṣl Fil-Milal wal-Niḥal (Beirut: Dār al-Jayl) 4/237.
Note: In consideration of what Ibn Ḥazm said about how the Khārijites abandoned the Companions and had no jurists amongst them, we see today that the Khārijite movements are very similar. They abandoned the well-known scholars of the Muslims, in particular the Salafī scholars. They accused them with extreme innovations, if not outright disbelief. This leads to the point that despite the fact that the Egyptian takfīrī jamāʿāt of the 1970s, the takfīrīs in the Afghānī jihād, those nurtured upon the books of Quṭb and al-Mawdūdī, Ayman al-Zawāhīrī, Usāmah bin Lādin, al-Qaeda, ISIS and their spiritual leaders such Abū Qatādah, Abū Muḥammad al-Maqdisī and Sayyid Imām all bear the hallmarks, traits and characteristics of the Khārijites and reserve their greatest enmity for Salafī scholars, Western academics continue to ascribe these people to ‘Salafism’ which they obviously do not understand and grasp. This is because their understanding of what Salafism is is not drawn primarily from the Qurʾān, the Sunnah, and the authored works of the Salaf in the first three centuries, but rather what they have gleaned from the writings of the Khārijites in their books and statements. From the great manifestation of their ignorance in this regard is their belief that the Khāriijtes’ speech regarding Tawḥīd, the names and attributes, faith and various other issues of doctrine renders them followers of ‘Salafism’. In other words, they read the books of Khārijites who tried to deceptively weave their Takfīrī-Jihādī Khārijite doctrine into a Salafī mould, and not possessing any criterion (because they never understood ‘Salafism’ properly from the outset), these academics essentially got taken for a ride. There are thousands of Salafīs in various parts of the world who despite only being in their teens have a sounder, better, more accurate understanding of ‘Salafism’ than these highly-credentialed Western academics. Their categorisations (purists, politicos, jihādīs) do not change anything. They are operating upon flawed, inaccurate analyses that will prevent them from successfully combating the seed ideology that lies behind Khārijism and which fuels terrorism.