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The Phenomenon of Common People and Junior Students of Knowledge Issuing ‘Bayāns’

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SHAYKH IBRĀHEEM AR-RUHAYLĪ


(hafidhahullāh)

ON THE PHENOMENON OF COMMON


PEOPLE AND JUNIOR STUDENTS OF
KNOWLEDGE ISSUING ‘BAYĀNS’1
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Shaykh Ibrāheem bin ’Āmir ar-Ruhaylī (hafidhahullāh) stated in his book an-Naseehah:

‫ ﺃﻭ ﻓﺘﻮﻯ ﺑﺎﻟﺘﺤﺬﻳﺮ ﻣﻦ‬،‫ﻭﻣﻦ ﺍﻷﺧﻄﺎﺀ ﺍﻟﺸﺎﺋﻌﺔ ﻋﻨﺪﻣﺎ ﻳﺼﺪﺭ ﺭﺩ ﻣﻦ ﻋﺎﱂ ﻋﻠﻰ ﳐﺎﻟﻒ‬

‫ ﻣﻄﺎﻟﺒﺔ ﻛﺜﲑ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻄﻠﺒﺔ ﺍﳌﻨﺘﺴﺒﲔ ﻟﻠﺴﻨﺔ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻤﺎﺀ ﻭﻃﻠﺒﺔ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻢ ﺑﻴﺎﻥ ﻣﻮﻗﻔﻬﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺫﻟﻚ ﺍﻟﺮﺩ‬،‫ﺧﻄﺄ‬

‫ ﺑﻞ ﺍﻟﻌﻮﺍﻡ ﲢﺪﻳﺪ‬،‫ ﺑﻞ ﻭﺻﻞ ﺍﻷﻣﺮ ﺇﱃ ﺃﻥ ﻳﻄﺎﻟﺐ ﻣﻦ ﻃﻠﺒﺔ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻢ ﺍﻟﺼﻐﺎﺭ‬،‫ﺃﻭ ﺗﻠﻚ ﺍﻟﻔﺘﻮﻯ‬

‫ ﰒ ﻳﻌﻘﺪﻭﻥ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺿﻮﺀ ﺫﻟﻚ ﺍﻟﻮﻻﺀ ﻭﺍﻟﱪﺍﺀ ﻭﻳﺘﻬﺎﺟﺮ ﺍﻟﻨﺎﺱ‬،‫ﻣﻮﻗﻔﻬﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﺮﺍﺩ ﻭﺍﳌﺮﺩﻭﺩ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ‬

‫ ﺣﱴ ﻟﺮﲟﺎ ﻫﺠﺮ ﺑﻌﺾ ﺍﻟﻄﻠﺒﺔ ﺑﻌﺾ ﺷﻴﻮﺧﻬﻢ ﺍﻟﺬﻳﻦ ﺍﺳﺘﻔﺎﺩﻭﺍ ﻣﻨﻬﻢ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻢ‬،‫ﺑﺴﺒﺐ ﺫﻟﻚ‬

‫ ﻭﻟﺮﲟﺎ ﻋﻤﺖ ﺍﻟﻔﺘﻨﺔ ﺍﻟﺒﻴﻮﺕ ﻓﺘﺠﺪ ﺍﻷﺥ ﻳﻬﺠﺮ‬،‫ﻭﺍﻟﻌﻘﻴﺪﺓ ﺍﻟﺼﺤﻴﺤﺔ ﺳﻨﲔ ﻃﻮﻳﻠﺔ ﺑﺴﺒﺐ ﺫﻟﻚ‬

.‫ ﻭﻟﺮﲟﺎ ﻃﻠﻘﺖ ﺍﻟﺰﻭﺟﺔ ﻭﻓﺮﻕ ﺍﻷﻃﻔﺎﻝ ﺑﺴﺒﺐ ﺫﻟﻚ‬،‫ﺃﺧﺎﻩ ﻭﺍﻻﺑﻦ ﳚﻔﻮ ﻭﺍﻟﺪﻳﻪ‬

“From the widespread mistakes is that when a scholar’s refutation of an opposer is


issued, or a fatwa warning against an error, is to require many students who ascribe
themselves to the Sunnah, the ’Ulama and the Students of Knowledge, to “clarify
their position” towards that refutation or that fatwa. The matter has even reached
the extent that certain junior students of knowledge, rather, common people, are

1 From page 14 of the version of the book which is available for download here:
http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8737
Translated by ’Amr bin Jalal Abualrub and ’AbdulHaq ibn Kofi ibn Kwesi al-Ashanti

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The Phenomenon of Common People and Junior Students of Knowledge Issuing ‘Bayāns’

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required to make their stance clear on the refuter and on the one being refuted.
Furthermore, they base their loyalty and disavowal on that issue, and abandon
people due to it. It may even reach the extent that due to this some students
abandon some of their Shaykhs with whom they have benefitted in terms of
knowledge and creed for many years. This fitnah can even possibly reach the
home, such that you will find someone abandoning his brother, or father, or
perhaps even divorce his wife, and separate between the children due to such
reasons.”

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