Does anyone have information on what the Salafī Scholars have said about Awlaki or his errors? Many Muslims seem to take from him these days in issues of biographies of the Sahaabah, gentle topics, but are then led in to minefield of exteremism and violence...
Brothers and sisters, I am in the process of compiling a piece of advice concerning Anwar Awlaki-may Allaah guide him- based on a few dangerous and misleading articles that he has written which stink of takfeer (Declaring Muslims to be disbelievers) and khurooj (The call to rebel against the Muslim leaders).
Here are some of his statements:
1. "Third, the rulers in the Arabian Peninsula are playing a central role in the fight against Islam especially the al Saud family. The al Saud of today are the Abdullah bin Ubay of yesterday." In the article: Could Yemen be the Next Surprise of the Season?
2. "The Jihad in Somalia should carry on until the last AU soldier leaves the country and any forces that side with the AU -including the Sharif government- become legitimate targets." In the article:The Voting for Sharia in Somalia
3. "In the first confrontation between the government of Yemen and the mujahideen, the government suffered a humiliating defeat.
The fight began between a military convey and one of the mujahideen in the area of Marib...
May this be the beginning of the greatest Jihad, the Jihad of the Arabian Peninsula that would free the heart of the Islamic world from the tyrants who are deceiving the ummah and standing between us and victory."In the article:The Army of Yemen Confronts the Mujahideen
Ibn Taymiyyah said (28/179):
"Being patient with the tyranny of the Muslim leaders (Imāms) is a foundation (Asl) from the foundations of Ahl us Sunnah wal Jamaa'ah."
May Allaah grant us success to hold on firmly to the foundations (Usūl) of the people of Sunnah, and to die upon them.
Imam Al-Aajurree , Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn al-Hussein d. 360H (Sharee'ah:1/325) said:
"The scholars, past and present, have not differed over the fact that the Khawaarij are a despicable people, and disobedient to Allah and His Messenger, regardless of their praying, fasting and that they exert great effort in worship, as this does not benefit them.
They feign to enjoin the good and forbid the evil, but this does not benefit them, because they misinterpret the Quran in accordance to their desires, and they try to camouflage their falsehood before the believers.
Allah, the Most High, warned against them, the Prophet (Sallaahu 'alayhi was sallam) warned against them, the rightly guided Caliphs who succeeded him warned us against them, the Companions warned us against them, and similarly those who followed them in goodness.
The Khawaarij are the Shuraat (those who claim that they sold themselves seeking the pleasure of Allah), filthy and foul.
All who walk upon their Madhab, past and present, from the rest of the Khawaarij, inherit their belief, and rebel against the Muslim rulers and leaders, and declare the Muslims blood to be lawful."
That's quite alarming. Awlaki and others like him often rope in the general Muslim audience with soft topics like 'biographies of the Companions' and general issues. They build love and trust, then in time, people will run in to extremism like this and wilfully digest it due to their admiration for the speaker.
Absolute extremism and incitement to violence and bloodshed. I hope people take heed of this advice and warn against Awlaki.
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Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahhaab al-'Aqeel (Assistant professor of 'Aqīdah in the faculty of Dawah and Fundamentals of Deen in the Islamic University of Madinah) commented upon these statements by saying:
The one who spoke these words is misguided and upon the path of the Khawaarij, those who attack the Muslim leaders. It is obligatory upon the Muslims to be cautious of him and warn against his ideology. The virtue of this blessed country and the effort of its rulers to act upon the Book and the Sunnah to the best of their ability is well-known by every person who has sound intellect and is just. No one rejects this except a misguided liar.
Insha Allaah a translation of the audio will follow shortly.
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