The Advice of Shaykh bin Baaz to al-Mas’aree, al-Faqeeh and bin Laadin (al-Khaarijee) and All Those who Traverse their Way

1It is obligatory upon the constituents to co-operate with the rulers and committees. So along with every caller to the truth, there must be co-operation upon the truth and upon making it apparent and calling to it and abandoning the corruption and judging with it. This is obligatory upon all of the Muslims to do, through the means that Allaah the Glorified has legislated in His statement,

“Call to the Path of your Lord, with wisdom and a good admonition. And debate with them with that which is best.” [Sooratun-Nahl 16:125]

And there is the statement of Allaah the Glorified,

“And who is better in statement than he who calls to Allaah and does righteous deeds.” [Soorah Ibraaheem 41:33]

And there is the statement of Allaah the Glorified,

“And do not debate with the People of the Book, except with that which is best, except those who transgress against you.” [Sooratul-‘Ankaboot 29:46]

And there is the statement of Allaah the Glorified,

“And by the Mercy of Allaah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over their faults, and ask Allaah’s forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allaah, certainly, Allaah loves those who put their trust in Him.” [Soorah Aali-‘Imraan 3:159]

And there is the statement of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, when He sent Moosaa and Haaroon to Fir’awn,

“So speak to him with a word that is soft, so that perhaps he may remember or fear.” [Soorah Taa Haa 20:44]

As for what Muhammad al-Mas’aree and Sa’d al-Faqeeh and whomsoever resembles them have established now from the spreading of corrupt and misguided calls, then this is without a doubt a great evil. And they are callers to great evil and immense corruption. So the obligation is to warn against their publications and to eliminate them and to annihilate them. And one must not co-operate with them in anything calling to corruption, evil, falsehood and fitan (trials), because Allaah has commanded co-operation upon righteousness and piety, not co-operation upon corruption and evil, nor upon spreading lies, nor upon false calls that cause division and break the trust and other than that.

It is obligatory to destroy and annihilate these publications that have emanated from al-Faqeeh, or from al-Mas’aree, or from other than the two of them from the callers to falsehood, or from the callers to evil and falsehood, and to not be lenient towards them. And it is obligatory to advise them and to guide them towards the truth and to warn them against this falsehood. It is not permissible for anyone to co-operate with them in this evil. And it is obligatory upon them to be sincere and to come back to guidance and to leave alone and abandon this falsehood. So my advice to al-Mas’aree, al-Faqeeh and Ibn Laadin2 and all those who traverse their way is to leave alone this disastrous path, and to fear Allaah and to beware of His revenge and His anger, and to return to guidance and repent to Allaah from whatever has preceded from them. And Allaah the Glorified has promised his repentant servants that He will accept their repentance (tawbah) and be good to them. So Allaah the Glorified said,

“Say, ‘O My servants who have transgressed against themselves. Do not despair of the mercy of Allaah, since Allaah forgives all sins.’ Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” [Sooratuz-Zumar 39:53]

And Allaah the Glorified said,

“And repent to Allaah altogether O believers, so that perhaps you may become successful.” [Sooratun-Noor 24:31]

So the intended meaning is that it is obligatory upon all of the Muslims to co-operate with the rulers in goodness, guidance and benefit so that goodness may be attained and so that it may bring about security and so that is may remove the oppression and bring victory to the oppressed and so that the rights may be conveyed. This is the obligation upon the Muslims, it is to co-operate with the rulers, judges and callers to Allaah, and with everyone who is working to make the truth manifest. It is obligatory to call to this, whether it is in a state of victory or oppression, and to prevent the oppressor and to establish the Command of Allaah, and to enjoin the good and to prohibit the evil and to call to goodness and to avoid the falsehood. So it is obligatory to co-operate and to sincerely work with whomsoever inclines towards good, so he is willing to be advised and directed towards good and to the reasons for salvation, until abundant good and general benefit is achieved and until the corruption, evil and difference by means of the Sharee’ah is removed and until the people are in a state of goodness, being sincere co-operating upon righteousness and piety. So when they co-operate upon falsehood, evil and and corruption, then calamities and disturbances of the peace will prevail and falsehood will be granted victory. So the truth will be buried, and this is what is loved by Shaytaan and those shayaateen (devils) from amongst Jinn and mankind. So the obligation is to warn against whatever the shayaateen from the Jinn and mankind call to and to advise with all the causes for safety and all the causes of goodness and guidance and to advise co-operation with the rulers in everything that is good and to co-operate with everyone who calls to goodness. And it obligatory to establish the Command of Allaah and to give victory to the truth and to establish what is good. And it is obligatory to co-operate with everyone who works for rectification and in warning against and driving away the falsehood and who warns against the reasons for division and differing.

This is the obligation, as Allaah the Glorified and Exalted said,

“And co-operate upon righteousness and piety and do not co-operate upon sin and transgression. And fear Allaah, since Allaah is severe in punishment.” [Sooratul-Maa’idah 5:2]

And Allaah the Majestic and Exalted said,

“By the time! Verily man is at a loss, except for those who believe and do righteous deeds, and those who advise each other to the truth and to patience.” [Sooratul-‘Asr 103:1-3]

And Allaah the Glorified said,

“And hold onto the Rope of Allaah altogether and do not be divided.” [Soorah Aali-‘Imraan 3:103]

This is what contains salvation, true eemaan (faith), righteous action and a good end. It is with this that goodness is attained and co-operation upon righteousness and piety is achieved, just as this is how evil is prevented and the countries remain in security and trust is kept. And this is how co-operation upon goodness is achieved and the ignoramus causing corruption is eliminated and the person of truth and guidance is granted victory.

So we ask Allaah by His beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes to grant everyone success upon goodness and to grant them understanding (fiqh) in the Religion and to correct the condition of all the Muslims. And we ask Allaah to grant everyone refuge from the evils of their own selves, sinful actions and the following of desires. And we ask Allaah to grant all of us refuge from the misguided fitan (trials, tribulations), just as we ask Allaah to grant our rulers success upon every good and support them upon every good to grant victory to the truth through them. And we ask Allaah to grant them understanding of the Religion and to grant them success when they support the good and to grant them refuge from everyone who opposes the Sharee’ah of Allaah. And we ask Allaah to make and them from amongst those who are guided and guide others, just as we ask Allaah the Glorified to rectify the conditions of the Muslims in every age. And we ask Allaah to grant them understanding of the Religion, and we ask Allaah to appoint the best of them to take care of them and to rectify their directors and to unite the word of the Muslims upon the truth and guidance. Verily, He is close and All-Hearing. And may the Peace and Greetings of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon His Family and his Companions.

Source: The Advice of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Baaz (d.1420H) To Usaaamah Ibn Laadin al-Khaarijee and a Warning and Advice to All Those Who Traverse His Path,

1 This fatwaa can be found in the ninth volume of Majmoo’ ul-Fataawaa wa Maqaalaatul-Mutanawwi’ah. Refer to
2 And we say Usaamah Ibn Laadin al-Khaarijee because of his blanket Takfeer upon the leaders of the Muslims today. Said the khaarijee in his interview with the Nidaul-Islam magazine (issue no. 15), “At the same time that some of the leaders are engaging in the major Kufr, which takes them out of the fold of Islam in broad daylight and in front of all the people, you would find a Fatwa from their religious organisation. In particular, the role of the religious organisation in the country of the two sacred mosques is of the most ominous of roles, this is overlooking whether it fulfilled this role intentionally or unintentionally, the harm which eventuated from their efforts is no different from the role of the most ardent of enemies of this nation.” So towards the end of this statement, Ibn Laadin not only performs takfeer mu’ayyin upon the ruler of Saudi Arabia – a move which no Scholar has preceded him in – but he goes further to attack the Scholars of Saudi, in saying that their efforts were ‘no different from the role of the most ardent of enemies of the nation.’ Then he made a scathing, evil and treacherous attack upon Shaykhul-Islaam ‘Abdul-Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (d.1420H), when he said, “During the preceding two decades, the regime enlarged the role of Bin Baz (Grand Mufti) because of what it knows of his weakness and flexibility and the ease of influencing him with the various means which the interior ministry practices through providing hiim with false information. So a generation of youth were raised believing that the most pious and knowledgeable of people is Bin Baz as a result of the media promotion through a well-studied policy which had been progressed over twenty years.” Now Ibn Laadin al-Khaarijee attacked the Imaam, Ibn Baaz to that which he considers to be an apostate regime, again, not having any Scholars to precede him in this. Said Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d.241H) – rahimahullaah, “You should beware of speaking about an issue in which you are not preceded by a scholar.” Quoted by Ibnul-Qayyim in I’laamul-Muwwaqi’een (4/266).

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