Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Al-Fawzān: When a Man Can Be Labelled as a Khārijite|
Posted by Abu Iyaad on Friday, October, 21 2016 and filed under Scholars
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān was asked (listen to audio):
The Shaykh answered:
The Shaykh also said:
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Note: As is known and established in the books of history and creed that it is not a condition for being a Khārijite that one must make takfīr of Muslims on account of sin. Thus, what is done by members of al-Qaeda, ISIS and their spiritual leaders (or former ones) such as Abū Qatādah, Abū Muḥammad al-Maqdisī and others of denying that they make takfīr of Muslims by way of sin or apply general rulings of takfīr upon whole societies is deception by which they delude the ignorant and also deceive ignorant, uninformed Western academics. Believing in the permissibility of revolting against a Muslim ruler (due to his sin and oppression, let alone perceived disbelief) is a matter separate to making takfīr of Muslims by way of major sins. The former is what unites all Khārijites and is the central core of their innovated religion. As for making takfīr of Muslims on account of sins or of whole societies, these are later developments amongst the Khārijites and not all of them subscribe to these doctrines. Thus, there are refutations between the Khārijites themselves, and some refer to others as Khārijites. Hence, we see the hardcore Khārijite, Abū Muḥammad al-Maqdisī refute those amongst his followers who make takfīr of Muslims on account of major sins or of whole societies. Alongside this, al-Maqdisī remains a hardcore Khārijite because the central core of his innovated religion still remains, he has not recanted it.