A good advice for Ibn Hizam and his followers


What’s the condition of Ibn Hizam?


Ibn Hizam, we ask Allah for guidance for us and him, and if he wants honour and wants respect and elevation, then upon his the Methodology of the Salaf, and upon him is the way of the Sunnah, the path of Ahlussunnah wal-Jamaa’ah, in it is dignity, and in it is high standing, and in it is the loving of knowledge, and the loving of researching and authoring, and if he diverts from this and strays from this, then the result will be lowliness, and the lack of loving knowledge, nor its people, nor loving authoring.

Because indeed there were people of enthusiasm with authoring and knowledge, and when they went astray and turned towards the dunya, they became from the most abstinent of people in regards to knowledge, and authoring.

Isn’t this case?

Yes, it is.

Where are the authorings of Abu Ishaaq Al-Huwayni!?

Where are the authorings of Mustafa Al-Adawi!?

After they went astray, as before they went astray their books crowded the Islamic bookshops.

Where are the projects of the Ar-Reymi, the one that passed away!?

Where are the verifications of Al-Maqtari!?

All of it ceased, all of it ceased on their paths, and others, these are examples only.

And some people have informed me that people started abstaining from the books of Muhammed bin Hizam, and that the bookshop keepers have sensed this, so is there anyone that will heed?

A person should take heed, the truly happy are those who take heed from others, like this is what Ibn Masuud said:

The truly happy are those who take heed from others.

Don’t say I want a Manhaj which is balanced I want the middle path.

Here is the middle path and here is being balanced.

(فَمَاذَا بَعْدَ ٱلْحَقِّ إِلَّا ٱلضَّلَٰلُۖ)
“So after the truth, what else can there be, save error?”

This speech was said by people,  it was said by people who were big, big like Maghraawi and Abul Hassan Al-Misri, people that were big and reached the level of major scholars, and major scholars gave them introductions and their commodities became well known, and they failed.

How much did Abul Hassan used to drone on about Intellect and Wisdom! Intellect and Wisdom! He dazed people with it, until the point some callers for the amount of times they used to listen to him they also would say Intellect and Wisdom! Like a child who is dictated what to say.

And then where the Intellect and Wisdom now?

No Intellect and no Wisdom!

Be careful.

An advise to all my brothers the students of knowledge, the callers to Allah -the Mighty and Majestic- to have conviction and contentness with this Manhaj, and this conviction and contentness isn’t actualised except at having sought insight with the Salafi Manhaj.

How will you be content with something you haven’t sought insight to and understood well, how will you be content with it, you will not have contentness with it until you sought insight to it.

For example:

Muhammed bin Hizam approaches the book Ibaanah and says it is a Salafi Book it doesn’t contain but four mistakes which he was wrong in and he is Muta’awil.

How is this when this book has been critiqued by people of insight and knowledge, and they ruled upon it with it being misguidance, and they extracted tens of invalid principles, and foundations of falsehood, like our Shaykh, Shaykh Yahya, and Al-Jazaai’iri, and Ibn Da’aas, and Hamaadi, these are the ones that we know, how do you say this speech?!

Your companions claim that you are an Allaamah, and that you are the Faqeeh of Yemen, and that you are the Rayhana of the middle lands, and that you are… and that you are…

If you haven’t read the book, then take the ruling of the ones that have read it who you trust, or say that I don’t trust those that read the book and critiqued it, there is no escape from this.

It is a must to have insight!

To attain insight to the Salafi Manhaj, and to read the books of refutation, and to read the books of refutation!

There is knowledge therein and good therein, in the books of refutation, and the people of Desires would discourage the people from the books of refutation, because it unveils falsehood.

The books of refutation, if it were to be produced by the people of knowledge and advise, then it is from the best of what can be read, and from the most beneficial of what can be read, yes by Allah, from the most best and beneficial of what can be read, especially if the refutations were on the topic of these affairs relating paths, and big knowledge-based affairs.

Shaykh Muhammed I ask Allah for guidance for us and him, by Allah we still supplicate for guidance for him and correction, by Allah we don’t even love to lose a small student of knowledge, who was with us upon the Sunnah, then how about a Shaykh of knowledge, someone with authorings and Da’wah, but the weighing scale is the Sunnah, wherever a person may have reached in memorisation and authoring, and titles which they have gained, elevation is by way of the Sunnah, whoever clings on to the Sunnah is elevated by Allah -the Mighty and Majestic- and whoever falls back from it drowns, as said by Imam Malik -may Allah have mercy upon him-:

“The Sunnah is the Ship of Nuuh!

Whoever climbs on it is saved and whoever falls back from it drowns.”

And it is a ship which is cutting its path through the sea, by Allah however high the waves may be, the ship of the Sunnah cuts its path, yes by Allah its not held back even if the wave was like a mountain, the Sunnah cuts through it, the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ

It cuts its path, it doesn’t stop due to waves of fitnah, with the permission of Allah ever! 

“There won’t cease to be a group from my nation, prevalent upon the truth, not harmed by those who oppose them nor by those who forsake them, and they are upon this until the command of Allah comes”

What we are hearing today from the followers of Muhammed bin Hizam, and from the one who is called Sajid Al-Hindi, and the likes of these who were with us in the ranks and then today deviated, we hear from them and what they drone on about on, that there are people of Ghulluw in the ranks and Hadaadiyyah, and the likes of this speech.

We say to them:

A certain dealing which I know from Akhzam. (Proverb)

You haven’t come with anything new, this dealing Abul Hassan use to deal with it when he deviated from the path, the Baramikah dealth with it when they deviated from the path, and before them the people of the charity organisations they used to be with Shaykh Muqbil then they deviated and accused Shaykh Muqbil of having Ghulluw, Muhammed Al-Baidhaani authored a book portraying in it that Shaykh Muqbil speaks ill of the scholars, like this when he deviated, before this he was a student of his, Al-Bakri after he deviated; before this he studied in Dammaj and benefited from Dammaj and got to know Salafiyyah in Dammaj, when he deviated from the path he said there is no Salafi centre in Yemen.

This is a certain dealing which I know from Akhzam. (Proverb)

Today some of the inflated, Baramikah they say:

You speak ill of the scholars.

We say:

A certain dealing which I know from Akhzam. (Proverb)

This is a dealing from your predecessors, which they have transmitted:

(أَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِهِۦۚ بَلْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ طَاغُونَ)
“Have they (the people of the past) transmitted this saying to these (Quraish pagans)? Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!”

(تَشَٰبَهَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْۗ)
“Their hearts are alike”

The same speech which Abul Hassan said, that there are Hadaadis in the ranks, and Ghullaat, and such and such are in the ranks, the same speech which is said by the Baramika, and now these ones are repeating the same words, being fair and balanced!

Subhanallah, they were upon this same path, and they would rebuttle those that would say this same speech, what took place of change in this path, nothing! The changing which took place is with you, no change took place in this path, we are studying the same books, we are dealing with the same dealings, same establishments, same foundations, same principles, nothing changed, the change is with you.

So take yourselves to account, So take yourselves to account, before it’s too late!

So take yourselves to account, while the advisers are advising you and taking you by the hand!

We ask Allah for As-Salaamah.

Answered by:
Our Shaykh Abu Hamza Hassan Ba Shu’ayb -may Allah preserve him and protect him and increase him in knowledge and virtue

Between Maghrib and Isha on the day of Khamees, *14th Thil-Qidah 1442H*


Translated by:
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani