Examples of Takfeer from leading revivers of the madhhab of the Khawaarij. Taken from Al-Ajwibah al-Mufidah of Jamal bin Farihan al-Harithi. Note: comments are by Jamal bin Farihan al-Harithi.
1) Sayyid Qutb says “The whole of mankind, including those who repeat from the minarets, in the eastern and western parts of the world, the words Laa ilaaha illallaaha, without any [consideration of] meaning or reality, then they are the most sinful of people and will be the most severely punished on the day of Judgement because they have apostatised by turning to the worship of the servants (of Allaah).”
[Dhilal ul-Qur’an (2/1057), in English known as In the Shade of the Qur’an].
And this is the belief of the Khawarij, save that Sayyid Qutb has gone further, exceeded all bounds and performed takfir of the whole Ummah in one sweeping statement!!
2) Muhammad Qutb says, “Certainly, the matter requires that the people be called afresh to Islaam. Not so because they in this time refuse to say with their mouths, Laa ilaaha ilallaaha Muhammad Rasoolullaah, as the people use to refuse to say it in the very first strangeness [i.e. the call of the Prophet Muhammad]. But [more so] because in this time reject the principle requirement of Laa ilaaha illallaaha and that is judging to the Shari’ah of Allaah”
[Waqi’una al-Mu’asir (p.29)].
I say: This is takfir of everyone in general. And if this is not the case then how can he pass the judgement that they have refused the judgement of Allaah? And how can he make a resemblance between them and the very first Jahiliyyah before the advent of Islaam? All without making any distinction or exception for those who do judge to the Shari’ah of Allaah and who do not have any statute except the Book of Allaah.
3) Salman al-Awdah states (about those artists who promote their music and singing by distribution of casettes), “I am at perfect ease (of conviction) that the one who does this, the least that can be said about him is that he belittles sin. And there is no doubt that belittling sin – especially when it is a major sin and its unlawfulness is agreed upon – is disbelief (kufr) in Allaah. So there is no doubt concerning the likes of these people that this act of theirs is apostacy from Islaam. I say this and my heart is tranquil and at perfect ease with it.”
[Casette: Ash-Shabbab, As’ilah wa Mushkilaat]
4) Safar al-Hawali says, “In this hotel in every openness there are drinks, meaning that drinks are presented in relation to what is available. So this is a clear invitation to the consumption of intoxicants and there is [mixed] dancing and nakedness, alongside the consumption of intoxicants. We seek refuge in Allaah from this disbelief (kufr), because declaring what Allaah the Blessed and Exalted has made unlawful to be lawful (istihlaal) is without doubt, clear and open kufr” And he also says in one of his books, “And kufr (disbelief) and heresy (ilhad) has appeared in our midst, and evil has been spread in our districts and invitation is made to fornication on our radios, televisions and we have declared usury to be lawful.”
And all of this was extracted and printed in the form of a book with a variety of different names Kashf ul-Ghummah an Ulamaa il-Ummah in Pakistan, Wa’d Kissinger in America and Haqa;iq Hawla Ahdath ul-Khalij; in Egypt.