Are We Khawarij?

Are We Khawarij?

[Taken from “Kalimat Haqq”]

Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abdur-Rahman فك الله اسره said:

“So as for the Khawarij, the ‘Ulama have explained that they are the ones who rebel against the True Imam (Al-Imam Al-Haqq), and they openly disobey him, and they conspire against himSo where is this True Imam today, with regards to whom we could label anyone who rebels against him as a “Khariji”?!

Where is the ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib of today!?

And if we are Khawarij, then who are you (O regimes and O royal scholars)?! Are you ‘Ali رضي الله ان and his Companions?!

And did ‘Ali رضي الله ان take the laws of his governance from the legislation of the Persians and the Romans?!

Did he govern according to “socialism” and “democracy”? Or was he a caller to “nationalism” and “social peace”?

Or was ‘Ali an ally and supporter of the Jews and Beijing?!

Or was ‘Ali forsaking the Hudud of Allah (i.e. the Islamic penalties), and implementing punishments for which Allah did not send down any permission? Or can it be said that ‘Ali was possibly calling towards the establishment of the Khilafah, a crime which cannot be forgiven!?

Or was ‘Ali waging war against chastity and purity, calling for women’s “liberation” and for her to travel freely?!

Or was ‘Ali one of those who have split the Qur’an into parts (i.e. believed in a part and disbelieved in the other)? Those who say: “No Islam in politics, and no politics in Islam”?!

And pardoned is Imam ‘Ali – may Allah dignify his face – he was not like that at all. Rather, he was of the most eager to implement the Judgments of Allah, and governing with the Book of Allah, and the Sunnah of His Messenger. So no doubt, that the one who rebels against this Just Imam (Al-Imam Al-‘Adil), he is truly a Khariji.

As for someone who perpetrates all of these falsehoods which we have just mentioned – then the one who rebels against such a ruler is not a Khariji; Rather, he is a Muslim, a Mu’min, a Muttaqi.”

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  • abumubarak  On 2010/11/10 at 07:38

    Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abdur-Rahman:

    1347 AH/1928 AD-Current. He is one of the premier talents of Shaafi`ii fiqh today. A former teacher at Al-Azhar for 15 years, a master of 11 Shari`a sciences, a mujaahid in the way of Allah as well as a master of the texts of al-Bukhaari, Muslim and the other 4 hadith collections. He is one of the few today who could be rightly accused of having memorised all six collections. Born into a poor family in southern Egypt in the year 1928 AD, he showed great aptitude for the Qur’an, memorising it at the age of just six years. During that time he was enrolled at al-Azhar and began his advanced studies at age 11. He is the holder of some 11 different advanced ijaazahs in Islamic sciences. He is currently held in a United States prison based on some 14 counts of conspiracy as well as terrorism. Indeed we belong to Allah and to Him we return.

  • yusuf  On 2010/11/12 at 15:37

    jzkALLAH khair for this akhi. Its truly a blessing to read such words from a shaykh of his knowledge. May ALLAh make his trials easy. AMEEN.

    Hideo Kuze

  • imran  On 2010/11/16 at 01:35

    There’s a flaw in the Sheikh’s definition of Kharaji. His definition ““So as for the Khawarij, the ‘Ulama have explained that they are the ones who rebel against the True Imam (Al-Imam Al-Haqq), and they openly disobey him, and they conspire against him”

    How the Sheikh will define the rebellion against Hazrat Ali Ra'(Al-Imam Al-Haqq). Do he consider those who rebelled against Hazrat Ali Ra’ as Khawarijs, if not, the Sheikh should come up with a more clear definition of Khawarijs.

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