|Moosaa||-- 09-08-2003 @ 1:31 PM|
Regarding Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam As-Sulamee
the Extreme Soofee, Ash'aree, Reviler of Ahlus-Sunnah
(soon to be published on Bakkah.net, in shaa' Allaah)
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon the Final Messenger. To proceed:
A little over two years ago, I came across a booklet in 'Arabic called Bidaayatus-Suwal fee Tafdheel Ar-Rasool (The Superiority of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam, as formerly found on Bakkah.net) by Al-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam. Since it had been printed along with comments from Shaykh Muhammad Naasir Ad-Deen Al-Albaanee, I felt it was worthy of being translated, especially due to his statement:
At that time I was not aware of the reality of this man, Al-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam. After hearing our scholars begin to warn against him, clarifying that he was not from Ahlus-Sunnah at all, in fact he was a bitter enemy of the scholars of the Sunnah, and then reading what the brother, Khaalid Ath-Thufayree, had gathered about him, I felt it incumbent on me to write something in English to clarify his affair, especially since it was I who introduced him to many of the English speaking Muslims by way of the aforementioned translation and its placement on www.Bakkah.net
I pray that Allaah allows this clarification to reach open hearts, and may He grant us all clarity and insight?
Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam was an Extreme Soofee
He studied under two well-known Soofee shaykhs in his time, Shihaab Ad-Deen As-Sahroorudee and Abul-Hasan Ash-Shaathilee. Furthermore, he praised the speech of Ash-Shaathilee, and he would wear the Soofee cloak that was specific to the followers of As-Sahroorudee. 
So indeed he was a Soofee, having studied under Soofees, worn their special clothes, attended their specific chanting and dancing circles, and praised their speech. Furthermore, let us take a look at what Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam said in his own book:
This is clearly the speech of an extreme Soofee, not a man from Ahlus-Sunnah. Furthermore, look at his revilement of the scholars as he compares them to the Soofees:
Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam was an Ash'aree
Ash'arees are a people who twist the texts of the Book and the Sunnah until they explain away all of Allaah's Attributes except seven.  This was the belief of Al-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam.
Al-'Izz himself said, after denying that Allaah has a real Hand, and explaining it away as power and authority:
This is exactly the position of the Ash'arees. He also denied that the Qur'aan is the Speech of Allaah, claiming that it is only a reference to the Speech of Allaah, and that Allaah speaks with no letters or sounds. He said:
Furthermore, he was asked about people who believe that Allaah is actually above His Throne, while He is everywhere by way of His Knowledge, which is the belief of Ahlus-Sunnah. He replied:
So he called those who believe that Allaah is above His Throne "Arbaab Al-Bida'", literally: the lords of innovation.
Furthermore, Shaykh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said
Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam Reviled the People of the Sunnah
The first proof for this has preceded, that he said that the 'Aarifoon are not comparable to the Fuqahaa, claiming that the vast majority of them have no fear of Allaah.
Furthermore, regarding those who affirm all of Allaah's Attributes, like His Hand and His Face, he said:
The Ash'arees have always claimed that Ahlus-Sunnah are Mushab-bihah and Mujassimah (those who liken Allaah to His Creation), so this is not shocking, however his labeling them with Hashawiyyah, that they are stuffing or putting the padding in dolls by way of their affirmation of the Attributes is a disgusting insult, showing his sheer animosity for Ahlus-Sunnah.
His extreme hatred for the people of the Sunnah even lead him to turn the ruler away from the 'Aqeedah of the Salaf, and instill in him hatred for Ahlus-Sunnah and a desire to punish them. He wrote to the ruler, Al-Ashraf, who had been upon the 'Aqeedah of Ahlus-Sunnah:
And thus Al-Ashraf turned to the way of the Ash'arees. He also caused another ruler, Al-Kaamil, to disgrace the people of the Sunnah as well. 
Shaykh Al-Islaam's Position on Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam
Khaalid Ath-Thufayree said:
I hope that Allaah grants success to this attempt to clarify the reality of Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam, the extreme Soofee, Ash'aree, and reviler of Ahlus-Sunnah.
This clarification is necessary since certain callers to innovation claiming Salafiyyah are trying to boost the status of Al-'Izz until they have made him comparable to the great imaams of Ahlus-Sunnah! So know that this fitnah is on its way to the English speaking Muslims, if it has not already found its way there.
For those of you who can read 'Arabic, then I highly recommend that you refer to the book by Khaalid Ath-Thufayree: Haqeeqatul-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam wa Mawqif Shaykh Al-Islaam Minhu. It is available from the Sahab forum at the following URL:
I anticipate that some people may have some questions or concerns about what has been presented, thus I have prepared replies to two questions:
Q1: What about Al-Albaanee's praise of Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam, that he was a great Shaafi'ee scholar, and so on?
A1: I posed this question to Shaykh 'Ubayd Al-Jaabiree, who replied:
Q2: Why are some people upset about those who speak against Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam?
A2: Well, there are different types of people who dislike this clarification for different reasons, so this answer requires us to look at each group and why they dislike it:
1) Muslims who do not like refutations in general, due to their ignorance of the manhaj of the Salaf and the importance of clarifying the truth for the people.
2) Soofees, since Al-'Izz was a Soofee, and they hate that Ahlus-Sunnah have discovered his true orientation and have exposed him.
3) Ash'arees, since Al-'Izz was an Ash'aree, and like the Soofees and the rest of the people of desires, they hate that Ahlus-Sunnah have discovered his true orientation and have exposed him.
4) Followers of groups like Al-Ikhwaan Al-Muslimoon, Surooriyyah, and Qutbiyyah. They dislike refutations in general due to their innovated principle of Muwaazanaat. They hate this refutation specifically since they believe that Al-'Izz used to publicly rebuke the leaders, thus becoming a great imaam in their eyes.
5) More specifically, followers of Salmaan Al-'Awdah, since he specifically has tried to include Al-'Izz from the imaams of Ahlus-Sunnah, even placing him on the level of Imaam Ahmad. So shedding light to the deviation of Al-'Izz exposes more of the errors of Salmaan Al-'Awdah, thus further enraging his followers.
And Allaah knows best.
 Husn Al-Muhaadharah (1/273) of As-Suyootee, as quoted by Khaalid Ath-Thufayree in Haqeeqatul-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.6).
 Al-'Ibar (3/299) of Ath-Thahabee, as quoted by Khaalid Ath-Thufayree in Haqeeqatul-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.6).
 Qawaa'id Al-Ahkaam (p.102) of Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam, Mu'assasatu-Rayyaan printing, 1419.
 Fataawaa Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.242), Mu'assasatur-Risaalah, 1416.
 Fur further discussion of the Ash'arees and the sources of their beliefs, refer to the excellent book of our Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-'Uthaymeen, Exemplary Foundations, which has been published in English by our brothers at TROID.
 Fataawaa Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.456), Mu'assasatur-Risaalah, 1416.
 At-Tabaqaat Ash-Shaafi'iyyah (8/224) of As-Subkee, as quoted by Khaalid Ath-Thufayree in Haqeeqatul-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.5). Indeed Allaah does speak with sounds and letters, as occurs in the authentic narrations, "Then Allaah will call out with a voice?" and "Whoever reads a single letter from the Book of Allaah, then he will have ten rewards?" To deny this is to deny the basic meaning of speech itself.
 Fataawaa Al-'Izz Ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.287), Mu'assasatur-Risaalah, 1416.
 Majmoo' Al-Fataawaa (4/158-159).
 At-Tabaqaat Ash-Shaafi'iyyah (8/222) of As-Subkee, as quoted by Khaalid Ath-Thufayree in Haqeeqatul-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.9).
 At-Tabaqaat Ash-Shaafi'iyyah (8/230) of As-Subkee, as quoted by Khaalid Ath-Thufayree in Haqeeqatul-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.10).
 Refer to At-Tabaqaat Ash-Shaafi'iyyah (8/238-239) of As-Subkee, as quoted by Khaalid Ath-Thufayree in Haqeeqatul-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.10).
 Haqeeqatul-'Izz ibn 'Abdis-Salaam (p.3-4) of Khaalid Ath-Thufayree.
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This message was edited by Moosaa on 8-9-03 @ 2:08 PM
|Moosaa||-- 04-08-2005 @ 5:02 AM|
one more time...
|Umm.Rizqin.Rosinah||-- 23-08-2005 @ 5:08 AM|
Assalamualaykum Warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
is Izzudeen Abdul Aziz bin Abdus Salaam ( the one who called ibn arabi a kaafir)the same person as above?
I can still find some fatawaa/sayings/quotes by al 'izz Abdis Salaam in many salafi websites. So what is the advise on this ?
|ummmusa88||-- 06-08-2010 @ 5:00 PM|
does this mean that we should not read the Bidaayat us-Sool...? it has a lot
of footnotes by shaykh Al Albaanee and if there were any mistakes, i think he
pointed them out...
and Allah knows best