Topic: Fatwa Committee on the book of Adnaan Abdul-Qaadir

sajid_chauhan_81    -- 23-04-2009 @ 11:39 PM
  The book "Haqiqat-ul-Iman Bayn Ghuluw Al-Khawarij wa Tafrit Al-Murji'ah"

Q: Would you please look into the book entitled Haqiqat-ul-Iman Bayn Ghuluw Al-Khawarij wa Tafrit Al-Murji'ah by `Adnan `Abdul-Qadir published by the Shari`ah Society in Kuwait?

A: This book advocates the Al-Murji'ah school of thought that excludes deeds from the concept and reality of Iman (Faith), as they maintain that practical devotion is only a supplementary condition. The author further supports this false creed by citations of authoritative scholars adapted and misquoted to serve his purpose. For example, he attributed a statement to Imam Ahmad (may Allah show mercy to him) while it was said by Abu Ja`fr Al-Baqir (see: p. 9).

Furthermore, he gives titles that do not fit the content. For example, he gives the title: "The seed of faith is only in the heart and anyone who denies that is a disbeliever". He then misquotes Shaykh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (p. 9). However, his citations do not agree with his titles. For example, he misquotes parts of Al-Fatawa by Ibn Taymiyyah p. 9 (Al-Fatawa: vol. 7, p. 644, vol. 7, p. 377). Likewise, he misquotes the statements of `Uddat Al-Sabirin" by Ibn Al-Qayyim deleting the passages that refute the beliefs of Al-Murji'ah (a Muslim sect that excludes actions from the prerequisites of Faith). Similarly, in (p. 33), he deletes some words of Al-Fatawa by Ibn Taymiyyah, (Fatwa no. 11/87). Again, in (p.34) he misquotes Ibn Taymiyyah (Al-Fatawa: vol. 7, p. 638-639) and in (p.37)(Al-Fatawa: vol. 7, p. 494). Also, he omits the final conclusion of the statement of Ibn Al-Qayyim (Kitab Al-Salah, p. 59). He also misquotes Ibn Taymiyyah (refer to Ibn Taymiyyah's book: Al-Sarim Al-Maslul vol. 3, p. 967-969) in p. 64 and misquotes him again (Al-Sarim Al-Maslul vol. 3, p.971) in p. 67.

Thus, this book is replete with academic offenses in favor of Al-Murji'ah sect; so it is forgery to introduce the book in the name of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah (those adhering to the Sunnah and the Muslim main body). The book thus must be banned and denied distribution. We also advise them to reconsider the matter, fear Allah, and return to the truth and avoid the misleading things.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'

wasim.ahmed    -- 07-07-2010 @ 1:41 AM
  The link to this article is not working. Please can you post the link once again since i'm being asked for the reference of this Fatwa.

bus3s7a    -- 07-07-2010 @ 2:11 PM
  Assalaamualaikum akhee,

Trying going to the main page of alifta and search for "Haqiqat ul Iman"

BarakAllahu feekum.

sajid_chauhan_81    -- 07-07-2010 @ 3:53 PM
  As the website undergoes frequent updates, it's links get changed often. But mashaa'Allaah it's search feature is quite good. Anyway, the new link is Permanent Committee Fatwas Group 2 Vol. 2 page 136

wasim.ahmed    -- 08-07-2010 @ 8:14 AM
  BaarakAllaahu feekum for the responses & akhee Sajid for the new link.

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