Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ibn Taymiyyah: The Raafidhah are the donkeys of the Jews!

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said:

“This is the condition of Ahl al-Bid`ah (innovators), those who oppose the Book (of Allaah) and the Sunnah (of the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم), they follow nothing but conjecture and that which they themselves desire. Amongst them are those who are ignorant and wrongdoers, especially the Raafidhah, for they are the worst of the people of desires in their ignorance and wrongdoing. They are hostile towards (the Companions) the best Awliyaa’ of Allaah after the Prophets (and Messengers) - the first to embrace Islaam of the Muhajiroon (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansaar (the citizens of Al-Madeenah who helped and gave aid to the Muhajiroon) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith), Allaah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. The Raafidhah are loyal towards the Kuffaar and the hypocrites from the Jews, the Christians, the Mushriks (idolaters) and the groups amongst the heretics such as al-Nusairiyyah and Ismaa`eeliyyah and other than them from the deviants. When the two opponents – the Believers and the Kuffaar – dispute about their Lord; and when the people differ about what the Prophets had brought (of the revelations) – some believing in them while the others rejecting them; irrespective of if these differences are in speech or in actions, like the fighting between the Believers and the People of the Book and the Mushrikeen – one will find the Raafidhah or many amongst them to be allying and helping the Mushriks and the People of the Book against the Believers – the People of the Qur’aan.

The people have experienced this on more than one occasion, like how they (the Raafidhah) helped the Mushriks from among the Tatars (the Mongolian tribe) and other than them against the Believers in Khuraasaan, `Iraaq, the (Arabian) Peninsula, al-Shaam and other places. They supported the Christians against the Believers in al-Shaam, Egypt and other places on numerous occasions - the worst of which was what took place in the Islaamic History in the 4th Century and the 7th Century (Hijri). When the Kaafir Tatars entered the Islaamic lands and killed an innumerous number of Muslims – the number which only the Lord of the creation knows – they (the Raafidhah) showed their extreme enmity towards the Muslims and their loyalty towards the Kaafirs. Similarly, their cooperation with the Jews is a matter well-known, to the extent that people consider them to be the donkeys of the Jews.”

[Minhaaj al-Sunnah of Ibn Taymiyyah (1/20-21)]