Joined: Sep 2002
SOME QUOTES OF BILAL PHILIPS SHOWING HIS DEVIATION
Just to recall that Bilal Philips stated in his initial mail in November 2001 (not ten, twenty or thirty years ago!):
|ıAt any rate, Muhammad Qutub's book, "Islam the Misunderstood Religion", has useful information for people coming to Islaam from a political background. |
Mawdudi's book "Towards Understanding Islam" is useful for da'wah, regardless of his errors. This attitude of rejecting everything from a "scholar" due to some errors is extreme and rejected by the leading scholars of the salaf and the khalaf.
Sh Al Albaanee spoke out against those who sought to reject scholars like Imaam Ibn Hajar al Asqalaanee, and an-Nawawee due to their ash'aree leanings and interpretations.ı (More on this quote later).
THE REVOLUTIONARY MANHAJ
Bilal Philips states:
|ıDivine law has to be re-introduced in the many so-called Muslim countries where governments now rule according to imported capitalist or communist constitutions, and Islamic law is either totally extinct or relegated to a few areas of minor importance. Likewise, Muslim countries, where Islamic laws is on the books but secular laws are in force, have also to be brought in line with the shareeıah as it pertains to all aspects of life. |
The acceptance of non-Islamic rule in place of shareeıah in muslim lands is shirk and an act of kufr. Those in a position to change it must do so, while those unable to do so must speak out against the rule of kufr and call for the implementation of the shareeıah. If even this becomes impossible, un-Islamic governments must be sincerely hated and despised for the pleasure of God and the upholding of Tawheed.ı (p31. The Fundamentals Of Tawheed, Al-Hidaayah Publishing and Distribution 1999).
This is the thawree (revolutionary) manhaj, not the Prophetic manhaj, in rectification - and promoting these types of ideas only supports the ways and methods of the Harakiyyoon (political activists).
TA'WEEL (INTERPOLATION) BASED UPON CONJECTURE
Bilal Philips states:
|ııAllaahıs Messenger (salallaahu ıalayhi wasallam) said, ıWhen three things appear, faith will not benefit one who has not previously believed or has not derived any good from his faith: the rising of the sun from its place of setting,ııı Then in the footnote number 4, he states: ıThat is, rising in the West, which probably refers to a time when earth will begin to rotate in the opposite direction causing the sun to appear to rise in the West instead of the Eastıı (p48. Salvation Through Repentance, Tawheed Publications 1990/1411)|
It is not correct to make taıweel (interpolation) of ahaadeeth in this matter - especially when it is based upon speculation and probabilities. This might be a small matter to some - but to the Salaf it was not, since opening the door to oneıs personal opinions in the taıweel of the Qurıan and the Sunnah, leads to greater evil and constitutes lying upon Allaah and His Messenger. So who has preceded you Bilal?
RAISING OF THE INNOVATORS AND FALSE COMPARISONS
Bilal Philips sates:
|ıOther scholars of the twentieth century, such as Hassan al-Bannaa (d. 1946), founder of the Ikhwaan Muslimoon movement. Sayyid Abul-Aılaa Mawdudi (1903-1979) founder of the Jamaıat Islami movement, and more recently the great Hadeeth scholar of our era, Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaanee have picked up the banner of Islamic Revival and have called for the unification of the Madh-habsıı (p114. The Evolution Of Fiqh, Tawheed Publications 1990/1411)|
WE know from Hassan al-Banna, his unity with the Raafidi Shiıah and his consideration of them and Ahl us-Sunnah to be the same. And as for Mawdudi then WE know his concept of Imaamah (leadership), which is akin to that of the Rafidah Sheeıah and that supreme overall goal, is the Islamic government, and that the acts of worship are only a means to that end. It is oppression and injustice to compare between an Imaam of Salafiyyah and deviants who merely carried and revived the flag of the Raafidah and Khawaarij !
MORE PRAISE AND RAISING OF THE INNOVATORS AND STATEMENTS BASED UPON IGNORANCE
Bilal Philips states:
|ıı One who studies the biography of Imaam al-Bannaa will find that Allaah blessed him with such clarity of understanding that he was able to bring together conflicting members of the four major schools of jurisprudence, the Salafees and Soofees in the melting pot of pure Islaamıı|
Then in his footnote to this translation he made, Bilal Philips states,
|ıHasan al-Banna (d.1948) was a Muslim scholar who founded the Ikhwaan Muslimoon (lit. Muslim Brotherhood) Islamic movement in the late 20ıs in Egypt. This movement soon spread to the Sudan, North Africa, Jordan and Syria and aspired to re-establish Islamic rule in the Muslim world. It was forced underground in most of these countries during the 50ıs, 60ıs and 70ıs only to re-emerge in different forms and under different names. It continues to play a leading role in educating and organizing the Muslim masses in many parts of the world as well as organizing Muslim students doing their studies in the West. -Ed.ı (p58. The Mirage In Iran by Dr Ahmed Al-Afghaanee. Edited and Translated by Abu Ameenah Bilaal Philips, Tawheed Publications, 1987/1407)|
These books are still in circulation and being read. Hence, some clarity is required, and a recantation from praising the chiefs and heads of innovation. Particularly, when brother Bilal, whilst misunderstanding the words of Imaam al-Albaanee on hajr, and also presenting isolated words from Imaam al-Albaanee that would suggest to the reader that Qutb and Banna are just like Imaam an-Nawawi and Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr!
MORE PRAISING AND RAISING OF THE INNOVATORS AND TREATING THEM AS GREAT SCHOLARS AND LEADERS
Bilal Philips translates:
|ıAbul-Aılaa al-Maududi. This great Pakistani scholar and leader wrote an introductionıı Then in the footnote number 2 he states: ıı Abul-Aılaa translated some books from Arabic and English then wrote his first, Al-Jihaad fee al-Islaam, in 1927. From this point, he became a prolific writer and involved himself with existing political movements..ı (p51. The Mirage In Iran by Dr Ahmed Al-Afghaanee. Edited and Translated by Abu Ameenah Bilaal Philips, Tawheed Publications, 1987/1407)|
Maududi was the great reviver of the manhaj of revolution, destruction, wastage and torment of the Muslims, which was adapted by Qutb in later years, only to unleash the tribulations and disasters upon them. Again this type of raising of the chiefs of misguided methodologies should be recanted from, since these books are in circulation being read and digested.
NEGATING THE EXISTENCE OF GROUPS OF INNOVATION, DEVIATION AND MISGUIDANCE, AND DISLIKING THE DIFFERENTIATION OF SALAFIYYAH
On the tape title ıShiıite Islaamı (In refutation of the Shiıites and their kufr beliefs): Side B.
A man asked a question to Bilal Philips, the question was ıWas Prophet Ibraheem, ıalayhi salatu wasaalam, a Sunni? What about such a person what should he be named?ı The exact answer of Bilal Philips:
|ıWell actually you came late, and in the very beginning of the lecture I explained that the bottom line is about Muslim and non-Muslim. |
And this is why I clarified that they is no such thing as Shiıite Islaam and Sunni Islaam.
There is just Islaam and non-Islaam - thatıs all it is - And I explained that at length that this is a concept that is being promoted by orientalists and others to create this delusion in our minds that they are different kinds of Islaam, but the fact of the matter is that what was revealed to Adam, ıalayhi salatu wasalam, through all the Prophets to Muhammad, salla Allaahu alyhi wasalam, that is Islaam and there is just one Islaam, nothing else and we are Muslims And I myself, I donıt like these other titles of you know - Ikhwani or Salafee and all .. people calling themselves labelling themselves in such a way as to create divisions among Muslims, we are Muslims first & last Alhamdulilah.
Refer to the well known tape of Shaykh al-Albaanee and his discussion with the questioner concerning the word Salafi and naming with it and the meaning behind it, and calling to what it represents, and in which he refutes these very same misconceptions. Bilal Philips certainly had misconceptions in some basic things pertaining to the Salafi manhaj, which were clarified by Imaam al-Albaanee amongst others.
IGNORANCE (OR FEIGNING IGNORANCE) OF THE SECT OF QUTUBIYYAH AND OF THEIR EVIL AND OF THE EVIL OF WHAT THEY ARE UPON OF IGNORANCE, SCUM AND MISGUIDANCE
Bilal Philips stated after the lecture at Leeds University entitled ıExistence Of Godı in 1997. Question from Abu Tasneem Mushaf: ıHow do we understand the differences between Safar and Salmaan and the rest of the Scholars?ı
Bilal Philips answered:
|ıThe differences amongst these scholars are like the differences between the Sahaabah. If we can accept them, which we have to, them we must accept these.ı!!|
These differences were declared differences in aqeedah and manhaj, and on account of them, Shaykh al-Albaanee made tabdeeı of this manhaj (in Dhul Hijjah 1417H) and declared its adherents ıneo-Khawaarijı, and also sought refuge from the ıevil of what they are upon of ignorance, misguidance and scumı - let alone the fact that they were imprisoned after the scholars saw through their revolutionary, takfeeri manhaj. Recently, before Shaykh Ibn Uthaimeenıs passing away, he called these differences ıkhilaaf aqadiyyı, i.e. differences in aqeedah! - and advised against their tapes.
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