Popular @troid.org

Generalized Statements of Takfīr upon the Ummah

  Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān

An answer from the Shaykh regarding Salmān al-ʿAwdah’s deceptive statements performing takfīr upon entire Muslim countries.


  That’s absolutely not permissible, to generalize kufr upon the people hence it be said, All of the people are Muslims. That is not true.
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān

On Wednesday, the 22nd of Safar, 1422, Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān (hafiẓahullāh) was asked the following question regarding the following saying of Salmān al-ʿAwdah, “Eminent Shaykh, some of them say, “The banners which are raised in the length and width of the Islamic world are but secular banners ”[1] What is the ruling regarding this saying?”

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ (hafiẓahullāh) said, “This saying is falsehood, passing general rulings upon people that they are disbelievers and secularists. That is mass Takfīr, and Allāh’s refuge is sought. Amongst the people are the believers, and amongst them are the disbelievers, and amongst them are the munāfiqūn (hypocrites), so we do not make generalized rulings upon them.

That’s absolutely not permissible, to generalize kufr upon the people hence it be said, All of the people are Muslims. That is not true. Or that it be said; all of the people are disbelievers. That’s not true. Or that it be said; all of the people are munāfiqūn. That is futile speech. Rather, we say: amongst the Muslims are truthful ones, and amongst them are hypocrites, and amongst them are disbelievers.[2]


[1] Taken from Salmān al-ʿAwdah’s well-known cassette ‘Yaa Jiraahaatil-Muslimīn’

[2] Taken from his Sharḥ of Kitāb al-Tawḥīd (22/02/1422)

Translated by Abū Ibrāhīm al-Canadee

troid.ca | digital daʿwah

Tags: Khawārij, Takfīr, Quṭbiyyah, Al-Fawzān

Print Email

RT @GtownMasjid: Condemnation of nationalism! The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Allah has removed from you the pride of pre-Islamic ignorance and boa…

troid.org troid.org

RT @1MMeducation: Those who have taken their religion to be a social media roller coaster ride: Slow down; back to basics. Invest in learni…

troid.org troid.org

RT @1MMeducation: Trolls & misguided people of hizbiyyah, excessive talk & disputation: Don't be surprised when you are blocked. And NO, it…

troid.org troid.org

RT @1MMeducation: There is far too much talking, tweeting, & social media for Muslims! Focus on what benefits you, seek Allah's Assistance…

troid.org troid.org