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Analyticalviewpoint-Foudah

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By Shaykh Foudah found on marifah.com
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 AnAnalyticalViewpointoftheDivineSciences AnAnalyticalViewpointoftheDivineSciences AnAnalyticalViewpointoftheDivineSciences AnAnalyticalViewpointoftheDivineSciencesinContemporaryTimesinContemporaryTimesinContemporaryTimesinContemporaryTimes
ShaykhSa’īdFoudahShaykhSa’īdFoudahShaykhSa’īdFoudahShaykhSa’īdFoudah
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TranslatedbyIbnAКmad
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Releasedby www.marifah.net www.marifah.net www.marifah.net www.marifah.net1429H
Therehasrecentlyappearedinthisageagroup,newintheirappearance,archaicintheirprinciples,notfollowinganyoneofthescholarsexceptIbnTayyah.Theysanctifyhis wordsandclaimtheyarenotimitatingdisciplesofanyoneofthefourschoolsofIslamicLawnorofanyoneoftheknownscholarsofIslamwhoaresoundandstraightinbelief.Theyclaimindependence(fromstrictadherencetothefourschools).Andtheyaretrulynotfollowinganyoneofthesegreatscholars,naytheyareatoppositiontothem,andtheyutterthingswhichnoneofthosescholarshaveeveruttered.Everyoneoftheseindividualsharborsahidden(andillegitimate)schoolofIslamiclawwithinhimself.Theyaremoreignorantthanagoatinhisbarn.Theyaredysfunctionalintheirminds.Theypossessnottheabilitytoformsoundopinionsregardlessofhowsimpletheissuemaybe.AndtheyconsiderthemselvesasuponclearguidanceandtruthandtheyexcludeanyonewhodisagreeswiththemfromAhlal-Sunnah,whileitistheywhoareexcludedfromthisgroup.Youseeoneofthemclaimingthathedoesn’ttakeamatterfromreligiousaffairsexceptbyevidence.Andwhenyouaskthem(questions)abouttheprinciplesofevidenceyouseethat
 
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Forhisbiographysee:http://www.marifah.net/articles/saidfoudah.pdf 
 
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Translatedfrom:http://www.aslein.net/showthread.php?p=2635#post2635.BrotherFirasYusufwasalsokindenoughtoreviewthetranslationandsuggestsomechanges.
 
 
theyaredumberthanarock;no,theyhaveneverhadasingleprincipleof(legitimate)Arabiclinguistics,andtheydonotrespectthescholars(ofIslam),andthatisonlybecausetheyareignoramuses. Andaboveall,youseeonefromthemaddictedtohisinnerdesiresandhedoesnothaveknowledgeequaltoamustard(seed). Andtheyappearedduringthisera(ofours)andincreasedtheircirculationandtheyenvelopeduponmankindthevulture-cultureofname-callingwhiletheyworewhite
thawbs 
andcarried
sawāks 
inthepockets.Therefore,thecommunitybelievedthemtobepeopleofknowledgeandpiety.Buttheywerenotsuch,becausetheyarethepeopleofignoranceandcorruption.Andtheirignoranceisacomplexignorance,fortheydonotknow(anything whichactuallycounts)andfancythattheyknowsuch.Thesepeoplearethosewhohavenicknamedthemselvesas
“salafīyah” 
,andnodoubtthe
salaf
areinnocentoftheiratrocities,andonlytheЙashawīyah,Karāmīyah,andtheignoranceoftheJewsaretheirintellectualpredecessors.Thesepeopleare(theones)supportedbytheSaudiregime.Theyhaven'tpropagatedbythemeansoftheir(supposed)knowledgenoroftheirrighteousactions,butonlybythesupportofthetyrannicalSaudiregime,andthissupportisknowntoeveryonewhoisinformedofthe
salafīs 
. Andintheirexpansionandinthespreadoftheircalamityisastory(which)Iwillattempttoclarifyhere,inadditiontoclarifyingtheorganizationoftheircorruptschoolofIslamiclaw,sothatperhapsthosemindsofforemostintelligencewillbeontheirguard(againstthismovement)andthereforeguidethemajorityofthepeople(awayfromthismovement).Withthatsaid,Ibeginmydiscourse:Itiswellknownthatthereisnoessenceofreligionintheheartsandmindsofmankindexceptin(whathascometothem)bytheexistenceofscholarswhopracticewhattheypreachandarewellknownfortheir(properlyacquired)knowledgeandtheir(sincere)piety.Andthescholarsaretheprotectorsofthereligion,forintheirvanishing,thereligionisseizedfrom
 
everyaspectbyitsenemies,andwhenthescholarsarecorrupt,mankindbecomescorrupt,becauseinthatinstance,theleaders(ofmankind)will(unabashedly)spreadcorruption. Andwhensomeoftheclaimantstoknowledgetakecontrolofmatterspertainingtoreligiousedicts,andwhenthatknowledgeis(fullof)misguidance,corruption,ortriviality,bearingnodistinctionorpenetratinginsight,andwhenthatknowledgefacilitatestheincrustationofevilpropagandauponit,thenitis(alltoo)possiblefromthiscaveatthattheevilpropagandaofthis(cursed)knowledgewillhaveacertain(negative)impactuponthemajorityofmankind. AndtheMuslims,sincetheir(humble)beginnings,havenotimitated(inanymatter)exceptbythe(approval)ofthescholarsandtheyhavenotsecuredfealtytotheleadersexceptwhenthescholarshaveapprovedofthem;andthetribulationsinhistoryareanauthentictestamenttowhatIsay.AndtheconditionofthepeoplehasbeensuchsincethetimeofRasūlAllāh
. Andinthepreviouseras,thepeoplewereincompleteagreementwiththeleadershipofthescholarsandthejuristsofthefourschoolsofIslamicLawandallofthosewhofollowedthemandeventheonewhodisagreedwiththemontheconditionthathisadvocateddisagreement wasestablisheduponstrongevidence,notquasi-academicpunditryanditslike.Anditwasrarethatanindividualhadthispower(ofanalysis)inspecificissues(ofIslamicLaw)butlackedthisanalyticalreasoningwithrespecttothecompleteprospectus(ofIslamicLaw). Andthepeoplecontinuedtogatheraroundthescholarsaslongasthescholarsperseveredinapplyingtheirteachingsintopractice,guidingthepeople(thereby),andteachingthem(ofbeneficialknowledge).(Thiswasso)until(thetime)whentherelationsbetweenthepeopleandthescholarswereweakenedduringthefinalyearsofthereignoftheOttomansandtheignoranceofthepeopleintheirreligionincreasedduetonegligenceofthescholars,andthecolonizationoftheIslamiccountriesspread,andtheMuslimsweresubduedunderthereignofthedisbelievers.Andallofthat,alongsidetheassistanceofthedisbelievers(amongsttheMuslims)addedtothecorruptionofthepeopleandtheircondition. AndthedisbelievershadcertainknowledgethattheycannotcontroltheMuslimNation,exceptwhenthepeopleareestrangedfromtheirreligion,andthemosteffectivemeanstoestablishthisisforthepeopletoforgetthecommandsoftheirreligion.And(thedisbelievers)knewthattheywerenotabletopreventthepeoplefromtheirreligion,because

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