Refutations of Ishaaq bin AbdirRaheem Aboo ‘Aamir

Alhamdulillah Rabil ‘Aalameen, wa salatu wa salam ‘alla nabiyyinaa Muhammad (sala laahu ‘alayhi wasalam).

Allaah (Subhaanahu wata’aalaa) says in Glorious Quran (interpretation of the meaning) “Say (O Muhammad – sala lahu alayhi wasalam): This is my way; I invite unto Allah (i.e. to the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allah i.e. to the Oneness of Allah- Islamic Monotheism with sure knowledge). And Glorified and Exalted be Allah (above all that they associate as partners with Him). And I am not of the Mushrikoon {Q12V108}.  Ibn Kathir in his Tafseeril Quraanil ‘Adheem commented on this verse as thus: Allaah (Tabaaraka wa ta’aalaa) orders His Messenger (Sallaa llaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) to say to mankind and the Jinns that this is his way, meaning, his method, path and Sunnah, concentrating on calling to the testimony that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone without partners. The Messenger calls to this testimonial with sure knowledge, certainty and firm evidence. He calls to this way, and those who followed him call to what Allah’s Messenger called to with sure knowledge, certainty and evidence, whether logical or religious evidence. See other tafaaseer like Adwaahul Bayaan of Imaam Shinqeetee and Tafseer of Imaam Naasir Sa’adee to know what scholars commented on this verse. This is because all what you put in your write up is devoid of sure knowledge but comprises of lying about others, things they free themselves from.

You started by the definition of bid’ah and the commentaries of scholars on hadith that states that “all innovations are misguidance and all misguidance leads to hellfire” as stated by the prophet (sala laahu ‘alayhi wasalam).

Sheikh Muhammad bn ‘Ali Jabata (hafidhaullaah) has never denied the statement of scholars on that hadith as he is well aware of that, but what we are telling you is that there is no single evidence to buttress it. Then, another thing you don’t know is that he never do tabdee’ of anybody that do taqseem (division) of bid’ah into Muffasiqah and Mukaffirah. What he normally says is that we should all shun innovations and that there is no evidence for such taqseem (division). We all know that his daleel comes from that popular hadith in which the prophet (sala laahu ‘alayhi wasalam) states that “beware of newly invented matters in religion, for every newly invented matters in religion is bid’ah (innovation) and all bid’ah is misguidance and all misguidance leads to hellfire (Muslim & Nasaahee).

You asserted that Sheikh Jabata said all innovators are outside the fold of Islam without excuse.

This is a blantant lie from your side as he always makes sure that all conditions of Takfeer must be fulfilled and the prohibitions must not present. Sheikh Jabata (hafidhaullaah) always used statement of all salafees scholars but what he always says is that their statement should be supported with evidences before it can be acceptable from them. He never has a stand in any issue that there is no one among the scholars that will be his salaf, this is because he never claims to be a mujtahid as you always repeated. You can refer to his tapes and bring out anyone of them to support your baseless assertions.

I told you that lying is a major sin in Islam and that you should verify anything concerning anybody before you write about it. You said Jabata said there is no excuse of ignorance in all matters.

I will be very happy if you can produce a tape where he said this. What he normally says is that apart from the generally acceptable Dawaabit takfeer among the scholars (i.e. compulsion, forgetfulness and mistakes), there is excuse of ignorance in Ahkaam (Laws and Fiqh) but he does not take excuse of ignorance in ‘Aqeedah (creed). The daleel for that among others is in Q7V172 & 173 and the ahaadith that confirms that the prophet’s parents are in hellfire, you can check Sahih Muslim for that. They both died before the prophet (Sala llaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) was raised as a messenger, so who established the hujjah for them before they were condemned to fire?

Let me now throw more light on issue of Bid’ah because it is as if you people believe that Bid’ah Muffasiqah is like sins of which the doer will remain muslim no matter the number of times he/she does it.

Sheikh Muhammad bn ‘Abdul Wahaab (Rahimahullaah) in his book called Fadlul Islam has a chapter which he named al bid’ah ashadu minal kabaahir. So Sheikh brought the ayah where Allaah (Subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa) says (interpretation of the meaning) “Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allâh in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin” (Suratu Nisaahi Q4V48) as hujjah to show that bid’ah is more harmful than the major sins.

In Sharh Fadlul Islam by Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez bn ‘Abdillaah bn Baz (Rahimahullaah), he was asked under the chapter I quoted before that, can we put Bid’ah under the wishes of Allaah as we do with sinners if it is not Mukaffirah? Sheikh bin Baz answer was NO; bid’ah does not fall under the wishes of Allaah (Subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa). This is because bid’ah is more dangerous and harmful to its perpetrator than sin. Can you explain why Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdilwahaab (Rahimahullaah) used that ayah as evidence to show that bid’ah is more dangerous than sin? Having it in mind that the Sheikh also brought some ahaadith to differentiate between Bid’ah and major sin. In another Sharh of the same book, its name is ‘Ilaamul anaam bi Sharh kitab Fadlul Islam, Sheikh Saalih Fawzan wrote the Taqreez of this book.

The author stated under the same section that Bid’ah is the same thing as Shirk that is why the Sheikh used the ayah as evidence. The author later did the taqseem of bid’ah into three categories but no daleel to buttress that. This is why I told you that we are aware of the taqseem and we don’t wage war against anybody because of that, but our assertion is that all bid’ah is misguidance and all misguidance lead to fire.

This is why it is reported on the Imaam of Daar-ul-Hijrah (Madeenah), Imaam Maalik Ibn Anas, may Allaah have mercy on him, that he said: “Whosoever introduces into Islaam an innovation, which he deems is good, then he has claimed that Muhammad (saws) has betrayed (the trust of conveying) the Message. Read the saying of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic: “This day I have completed your Religion for you, and I have perfected My favor upon you, and I am pleased with Islaam as a Religion for you. [Surat-ul-Maa’idah: Q5V3] So whatever was not (part of) the Religion on that day, is not (part of) the Religion on this day. And the last part of this ummah (nation) will not be rectified, except by that which rectified its first part.

This was from the understanding of Imaam Maalik, the Imaam of Daar-ul-Hijrah, such that he plainly stated in a clear Arabic language that whoever introduces into Islaam just one innovation and then claims that it is something good, he has in fact claimed that Muhammad (sallaa llaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) betrayed the Message. And whoever makes this claim, he does not believe (truly) that “Muhammad is His slave and messenger.” As it is very clear in the words of this noble Imaam (Rahimahullaah), it (the innovation) is “not (part of) the Religion on this day.

Is it not a major kufr to believe that Muhammad (sallaa llaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has betrayed (the trust of conveying) the Message?

The prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever innovates anything in this matter of ours (i.e., Islam), that is not part of it will have it rejected.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 2697; Muslim, no. 1718). According to a version narrated by Muslim, “Whoever does anything that is not in accordance with this matter of ours (i.e., Islam), will have it rejected.”

If I decide to refute all your statement, it can turn into writing a book but I just write this as a Naseehah so that “those who were to be destroyed might be destroyed after a clear evidence and those who were to live might live after a clear evidence. And surely Allah is All- Hearer, All- Knower” (Q8V42).

Written by:

Sulaimaan bn ‘Abdilghaffaar

(Aboo ‘Abdir Rahmaan)

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3 thoughts on “Refutations of Ishaaq bin AbdirRaheem Aboo ‘Aamir

  1. As-salam Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuhu pls we are calling ustaz Jabata but he did pick it


  2. I mean he is not picking it


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