Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ulama Menyanggah Kesalahan Al Albani

Dipetik dari

Syeikh Nashirudin Al-Albani telah dikaji oleh segelintir penyelidik bahawa dia dikatakan sebenarnya mengkaji hadits di perpustakaan, yakni tiada penerimaan dari Syeikh hadits sebagaimana yang sepatutnya. Juga apabila ditanyakan sanadnya, dia tidak dapat menjawabnya.

Di bawah ini adalah bahan yang menjelaskan perkara ini (dalam bahasa Inggeris, minta maaf - tak sempat terjemah.) Dalam bahan ini dijelaskan kedudukan Albani dan disenaraikan 50 kesalahannya dalam perkara hadits Rasul saw. Kalau tak silap dalam buku yang lengkap, 1200 kesalahan yang dilakukan sebagaimana yang disebutkan dalam bahan petikan itu.

Ada kaedah diterangkan dalam ilmu Jarh Wa Ta'dil (suatu bidang ilmu hadits yang membincangkan soal-soal perawi hadits dan lain-lain), apabila seseorang itu telah di-jarh-kan seperti di atas di mana terdapat keraguan, maka keterangannya ditolak (setelah diteliti dengan jarh tadi

Al-Albani Unveiled - An Exposition of His Errors and other important issues
Compiled by Sayf ad-Din Ahmed ibn Muhammad

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


All praise be to Allahu Ta'ala. Peace and blessings be on His final Messenger, Sayyidina Muhammad. Auspicious salutations be on his pure Ahl al-Bayt (people of the Prophet's House) and on all his just and devoted Companions (may Allah be pleased with them all); and last but not least praise be upon the glorious pious predecessors (Salaf as-Salihin) and their successors who are the Ahl-as-Sunnah wa'l Jama'ah (People of the Sunnah and Community) of the four existing schools of Sacred Law (Fiqh).

O you who believe! What you are about to read is of dire importance to the believer who accepts the authority of the Noble Hadith, second only to the Holy Qur'an al-Karim. I here present to the open minded believer an exposition of the mistakes and contradictions of probably the foremost Hadith Shaykh of the 'Salafiyya' sect, by the name of Shaykh Muhammad Nasiruddeen al-Albani. I was asked by some brothers on the status and rank of al-Albani, and fearing the declaration of Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him):

"He who is asked something he knows and conceals it will have a bridle of fire put on him on the Day of Resurrection" (Sunan Abu Dawood, 3/3650, English ed'n);

I decided to compile this short work. Let me stress at the outset, this work was primarily compiled to correct some notions held by al-Albani and secondarily the "Salafi" sect; hence the last part of this work has been entitled: "and Other Important issues."

This short piece of work has been edited and abridged from the four volume set which emphatically and clearly outlines al-Albani's mistakes, contradictions, slanders and even lies in the honourable and sacred Islamic Science of Hadith (Uloom al Hadith), by the well known scholar, Al-Shaykh Hasan ibn Ali al-Saqqaf (may Allah reward him for his effort) of Amman, Jordan; from his work entitled: "Tanaqadat al-Albani al-Wadihat" (The Clear Contradictions of al-Albani).

Shaykh Saqqaf is a contemporary Shafi'i scholar of Hadith and Fiqh. His Shaykh's include Hashim Majdhub of Damascus in Shafi'i Fiqh, Muti' Hammami in estate division, Muhammad Hulayyil of Amman in Arabic Grammar, and he has been given written authorization (Ijaza) in the field of Hadith from one of the greatest Hadith scholars of our time - Shaykh Abdullah Muhammad al-Ghimari (may the Mercy of Allah be upon him) of Tangiers, Morocco [born 1910 C.E; died Feb. 1413/1993 C.E]; an ex-Professor of Hadith at Al-Azhar University, author of nearly 150 works, his late brother: Ahmad ibn Muhammad (Allah's mercy be upon him) was a great Hafiz of Hadith, (see later for the definition of Hafiz of Hadith).

Shaykh Ghimari has declared in one of his published Fatwa's that al-Albani is an innovator (mubtadi) in Islam, (al-Albani has criticised Shaykh Ghimari's classifications of Hadith in some of his works; but then contradicted himself in others - see the quotes from Shaykh Saqqaf later). Shaykh Saqqaf presently teaches a circle of students in Amman and has published over forty five books and treatises on Hadith, tenets of faith (Aqeeda), Fiqh and heresiology.

So as to enlighten the reader who is unaware of al-Albani's status, the following is a short biography as given in the inside back cover of the English translation of al-Albani's booklet by the title 'Adaab uz Zufaaf' (The Etiquettes of Marriage and Wedding) as published by his followers in England (viz.: "Jami'at Ihyaa Minhaj al Sunnah") :-

• "Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albani was born in the city of Ashkodera, capital of Albania in 1914 CE. While he was young his parents migrated with him to Damascus, Syria. From an early age he became fascinated by the science of Hadith and thereafter spent his time devoted to seeking knowledge. In later life he was given Professorship of Hadith at the Islamic University of Madinah. He is well known to students and scholars for his knowledge and writings. He has many well known students and has visited places through out the Middle East and Europe. He was forced to migrate from Syria to Jordan. He has been of enormous service to the Prophetic Hadith, taking great pains to check and sort out the authentic from the weak and fabricated narrations. He has produced many pamphlets and books, some of them running into many volumes - on topics of great importance to the Muslims - and has fully checked many of the famous books of Hadith - the Sunan of Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, An-Nasai and Ibn Majah, along with Suyooti's huge "Jami-us-Sagheer" and "Mishkat-ul Masabih". He is the foremost scholar of Hadith and related sciences of this age."

It is this last statement which is highly far-fetched, and it is the predominantly imaginary belief of his misguided followers in certain parts of the world. Since only Allah knows who is the "foremost scholar of Hadith and related sciences of this age." I say this because there are others who may well be the 'foremost scholar'. One thing that may be noticed from the above biography, is that al-Albani does not seem to have been given any authorization (ijaza) in Hadith from any recognised scholar of Hadith. I have read other biographies and asked some of his supporters in England to give me the name of al-Albani's Hadith Shaykh; but to no avail. It seems that al-Albani "taught" himself the science of Hadith by spending many hours in the famous library of Damascus - al-Maktabatuz Zahiriyyah. In the biography written in the preface of the English edition of his work - "Sifah salah an-Nabee", it was also stated that he was: "influenced by articles in 'al-Manaar' magazine." The last named magazine was edited by the notorious freemason - Muhammad Rashid Ridah (d.1935 CE)!

Al-Albani has not made a handful of forgivable errors, but rather well over 1200, which are only forgivable if he himself admits and corrects his mistakes by repenting in front of the People of Knowledge, as well as the sincere believers who may have been relying on his 'classifications of Hadith'. The selected contradictions from "Tanaqadat al-Albani al-Wadihat" have been derived for sake of brevity from volume's one and two only, and whenever the symbol * is indicated, this corresponds to the original reference to the Arabic edition. The reader should also remember that whenever anything appears in brackets, then these are usually my words and not that of Shaykh Saqqaf. It should also be said that Volume 1 of the original contains 250 ahadith, in which al-Albani has said Sahih (an authentic Hadith) in one of his books and then contradicted himself by saying Daeef (a weak Hadith) in another of his books, or similar mistakes and contradictions.

Volume 2 contains 652 Ahadith of the same description as the above, or similar contradictions in individual rijal (biography of a Hadith narrator) of the Sanad (the chain of transmission of a specific Hadith) of the Hadiths in question. In some instances (e.g. Vol.2, pp. 63-64), Shaykh Saqqaf shows how a Hadith narrator is 'trustworthy' when al-Albani wants to use a Hadith to prove something, but becomes 'untrustworthy' when in a Hadith used by the person al-Albani is arguing against; an extremely embarrassing mistake for anyone of any scholarly integrity. These books by Shaykh Saqqaf have already done much to pull the rug from under 'Salafiyyism' in Jordan and even in 'Saudi' Arabia, where the first volume alone has seen no less than SIX reprints in a single year alone! These books are extremely hot property that any 'Salafi' (or anti-Salafi) who reads Arabic will want to buy. I ask you, how many times does an inept student of Hadith like al-Albani have to contradict himself before he ceases to be of authority? Can you find even ten such contradictions in the works of the traditional memorizers of Hadith (Huffaz), those who had memorized at least 100,000 Ahadith with their sanad's? The great scholars like Abu Hanifah, Malik, Shafi'i, Ibn Hanbal, Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Ibn Maja, al-Nasai, Daraqutni, Hakim, Asqalani and so on . . . . Allah's mercy be upon them. The discerning believer should know that al-Albani has not in his memory anywhere near a 100,000 Ahadith in his memory, in fact as far as we know there is no one who is a Hafiz of Hadith today! If there is, we say please come forward and prove it, and only Allah knows best!

During the course of examining various Hadiths, Shaykh Saqqaf compared them to the written opinion of al-Albani. Eventually Shaykh Saqqaf began a compilation of al-Albani's mistakes. He came across contradictions, supposition, inadequate research and the blatant perversion of sayings quoted from the great scholars of Islam. He was especially worried by the fact that many students and members of the youth who do not have enough or no knowledge are simply not bothering to investigate the Hadiths classified by al-Albani, are being misled into blind ignorance; even though these very people are the one's calling staunchly and vociferously for the complete abandonment of taqleed (usually translated as "blind following" by the opponents, but in reality it is the following of qualified and verified scholarship of a Mujtahid Mutlaq [an absolutely independent scholar of the highest calibre] like the Imam's Abu Hanifah, Malik, Shafi'i, Ibn Hanbal (Allah's mercy be upon them) and the like, as well as the scholars who adhered to and promulgated a particular school of fiqh [Madhhab] for the greater part of Islam's history; taqleed in simple language is the following of one of the four existing schools of fiqh). These people seem to contradict themselves, as well as displaying hypocrisy when they go around making it a priority to attack the followers of the Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i or Hanbali schools of Sacred Law; even though they themselves are practising taqleed of an individual(s)!

Bearing in mind the Hadith reported by Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim):

• "Whoever sees an evil, he must prevent it with his hand, and if he has no power for this action, then he should prevent it with his tongue, and if he cannot do this, then he should at least consider it a vice in his heart, and this is a very low level of one's Iman (faith)." [see Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Nasai - as recorded in Targheeb Wa'l-Tarheeb by Al-Hafiz Mundhiri, d. 1258 C.E; Rahimahumullah],
and even more explicitly from Imam al-Darimi (Rahimahullah) who reported Ziyad Ibn Hudair (Rahimahullah) saying:

• "Umar (Allah be pleased with him) said to me: Do you know what can destroy Islam?" I said: "No." He said: "It is destroyed by the mistakes of scholars, the argument of the hypocrites about the book (of Allah), and the opinions of the misguided leaders." (see Mishkatul Masabih, 1/269, Trans. A.H. Siddiqui).

We took the liberty to forewarn and guide the many sincere believers who are turning to their faith from blundering into miscomprehension and wrong by translating selectively from Shaykh Saqqaf's books.
In order to safe keep today's youth from falling into heresy, Shaykh Saqqaf has embarked upon a quest to expose such a person who considers himself to be among the great scholars of Hadith like, Imam's al-Bukhari and Muslim (Rahimahumullah), to the extent that one of his deluded followers considered him to be in the rank of the Amir al-Mu'minin fil Hadith, Shaykh al-Islam al-Hafiz Ahmad Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (the Shafi'i Imam who authored the most famous commentary of Sahih al-Bukhari and many other books, d. 852/1449 C.E; Rahimahullah).

As for Shaykh Saqqaf, the respected reader may get the impression that he has an uncompromising demeanour in some of his comments made straight after he exposes an error of al-Albani. I make no apology for his style of exposition, since many Allah fearing scholars have been uncompromising in the past when it comes to enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil as has been prescribed in the Qur'an and Sunnah (e.g. in the refutations against the heretical sects like the Khawarij, Mu'tazila, Shi'ah . . . . ), so long as it forewarns the general masses from accepting the falsities of the heretics and other like minded "scholars". May be Shaykh Saqqaf considers al-Albani to be an innovator, just as his late teacher - Shaykh Ghimari (Rahimahullah) considered him to be. There are many Hadith which command us to detest the Heretics. For example, Ibrahim ibn Maisara reported Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) as saying:

• "He who showed respect to an innovator he in fact aided in the demolishing of Islam." (Bayhaqi - see Mishkatul Masabih, 1/189, English ed'n).

I hope the esteemed reader will read this short piece of work with vigilance and an open mind, especially those who have been loyal readers and supporters of al-Albani's books and decrees. I sincerely hope that this work will be of great benefit to all who read it and pray that Allah accept it as a good deed done purely for His pleasure. I would also like to thank all those brothers who assisted me in the compilation of this work, especially to the brother who supplied me with Shaykh Saqqaf's books.
May Allah forgive us for any shortcomings and errors. Amin.


Al-Albani has said in "Sharh al-Aqeedah at-Tahaweeah, pg. 27-28" (8th edition, Maktab al-Islami) by Shaykh Ibn Abi al-Izz al-Hanafi (Rahimahullah), that any Hadith coming from the Sahih collections of al-Bukhari and Muslim is Sahih, not because they were narrated by Bukhari and Muslim, but because the Ahadith are in fact correct. But he clearly contradicts himself, since he has weakened Ahadith from Bukhari and Muslim himself! Now let us consider this information in the light of elaboration :-


No 1: (*Pg. 10 no. 1 )
Hadith: The Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said: "Allah says I will be an opponent to 3 persons on the day of resurrection: (a) One who makes a covenant in my Name but he proves treacherous, (b) One who sells a free person (as a slave) and eats the price (c) And one who employs a laborer and gets the full work done by him, but doesn't pay him his wages." [Bukhari no 2114-Arabic version, or see the English version 3/430 pg 236].

Al-Albani said that this Hadith was DAEEF in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 4/111 no. 4054". Little does he know that this Hadith has been narrated by Ahmad and Bukhari from Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him)!!

No 2: (*Pg. 10 no. 2 )
Hadith: "Sacrifice only a grown up cow unless it is difficult for you, in which case sacrifice a ram." [Muslim no. 1963-Arabic edition, or see the English version 3/4836 pg. 1086].

Al-Albani said that this Hadith was DAEEF in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 6/64 no. 6222." Although this Hadith has been narrated by Imam's Ahmad, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Nisai and Ibn Majah from Jaabir (Allah be pleased with him)!!

No 3: (*Pg. 10 no. 3 )
Hadith: "Amongst the worst people in Allah's sight on the Day of Judgement will be the man who makes love to his wife and she to him, and he divulges her secret." [Muslim no. 1437- Arabic edition].
Al-Albani claims that this Hadith is DAEEF in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/197 no. 2005." Although it has been narrated by Muslim from Abi Sayyed (Allah be pleased with him)!!

No 4: (*Pg. 10 no. 4 )
Hadith: "If someone woke up at night (for prayers) let him begin his prayers with 2 light rak'ats." [Muslim no. 768]. Al-Albani stated that this Hadith was DAEEF in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 1/213 no. 718." Although it is narrated by Muslim and Ahmad from Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him)!!

No 5: (*Pg. 11 no. 5 )
Hadith: "You will rise with shining foreheads and shining hands and feet on the Day of Judgement by completing Wudhu properly. . . . . . . ." [Muslim no. 246].
Al-Albani claims it is DAEEF in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/14 no. 1425." Although it has been narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him)!!

No 6: (*Pg. 11 no. 6 )
Hadith: "The greatest trust in the sight of Allah on the Day of Judgement is the man who doesn't divulge the secrets between him and his wife." [Muslim no's 124 and 1437]
Al-Albani claims it is DAEEF in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/192 no. 1986." Although it has been narrated by Muslim, Ahmad and Abu Dawood from Abi Sayyed (Allah be pleased with him)!!

No 7: (*Pg. 11 no. 7 )
Hadith: "If anyone READS the last ten verses of Surah al-Kahf he will be saved from the mischief of the Dajjal." [Muslim no. 809].
Al-Albani said that this Hadith was DAEEF in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/233 no. 5772." NB- The word used by Muslim is MEMORIZED and not READ as al-Albani claimed; what an awful mistake! This Hadith has been narrated by Muslim, Ahmad and Nisai from Abi Darda (Allah be pleased with him)!! (Also recorded by Imam Nawawi in "Riyadh us-Saliheen, 2/1021" of the English ed'n).

No 8: (*Pg. 11 no. 8 )
Hadith: "The Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) had a horse called al-Laheef." [Bukhari, see Fath al-Bari of Hafiz Ibn Hajar 6/58 no. 2855]. But Al-Albani said that this Hadith was DAEEF in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 4/208 no. 4489." Although it has been narrated by Bukhari from Sahl ibn Sa'ad (Allah be pleased with him)!!!
Shaykh Saqqaf said: "This is only anger from anguish, little from a lot and if it wasn't for the fear of lengthening and boring the reader, I would have mentioned many other examples from al-Albani's books whilst reading them. Imagine what I would have found if I had traced everything he wrote?"


Shaykh Saqqaf said: "The strange and amazing thing is that Shaykh al-Albani misquoted many great Hadith scholars and disregards them by his lack of knowledge, either directly or indirectly! He crowns himself as an unbeatable source and even tries to imitate the great scholars by using such terms like "Lam aqif ala sanadih", which means "I could not find the chain of narration", or using similar phrases! He also accuses some of the best memorizers of Hadith for lack of attention, even though he is the one best described by that!" Now for some examples to prove our point:

No 9 : (* Pg. 20 no. 1 )
Al-Albani said in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 6/251 no. 1847" (in connection to a narration from Ali): "I could not find the sanad."
Shaykh Saqqaf said: "Ridiculous! If this al-Albani was any scholar of Islam, then he would have known that this Hadith can be found in "Sunan al-Bayhaqi, 7/121" :- Narrated by Abu Sayyed ibn Abi Amarah, who said that Abu al-Abbas Muhammad ibn Yaqoob who said to us that Ahmad ibn Abdal Hamid said that Abu Usama from Sufyan from Salma ibn Kahil from Mu'awiya ibn Soayd who said, 'I found this in my fathers book from Ali (Allah be pleased with him).'"

No 10 : (* Pg. 21 no. 2 )
Al-Albani said in 'Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/283': Hadith of Ibn Umar 'Kisses are usury,' I could not find the sanad."
Shaykh Saqqaf said: "This is outrageously wrong for surely this is mentioned in 'Fatawa al-Shaykh ibn Taymiyya al-Misriyah (3/295)': 'Harb said Obaidullah ibn Mu'az said to us, my father said to me that Soayd from Jiballa who heard Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) as saying: Kisses are usury.' And these narrators are all authentic according to Ibn Taymiyya!"

No 11 : (* Pg. 21 no. 3 )
Hadith of Ibn Masood (Allah be pleased with him): "The Qur'an was sent down in 7 dialects. Everyone of its verses has an explicit and implicit meaning and every interdiction is clearly defined." Al-Albani stated in his checking of "Mishkat ul-Masabih, 1/80 no. 238" that the author of Mishkat concluded many Ahadith with the words "Narrated in Sharh us-Sunnah," but when he examined the chapter on Ilm and in Fadail al-Qur'an he could not find it!

Shaykh Saqqaf said: "The great scholar has spoken! Wrongly as usual. I wish to say to this fraud that if he is seriously interested in finding this Hadith we suggest he looks in the chapter entitled 'Al-Khusama fi al-Qur'an' from Sharh-us-Sunnah (1/262), and narrated by Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (no. 74), Abu Ya'ala in his Musnad (no.5403), Tahawi in Sharh al-Mushkil al-Athar (4/172), Bazzar (3/90 Kashf al-Asrar) and Haythami has mentioned it in Majmoo'a al-Zawaid (7/152) and he has ascribed it to Bazzar, Abu Ya'ala and Tabarani in al-Awsat who said that the narrators are trustworthy."

No 12 : (* Pg. 22 no. 4 )
Al-Albani stated in his "Sahihah, 1/230" while he was commenting on Hadith no. 149: "The believer is the one who does not fill his stomach. . . . The Hadith from Aisha as mentioned by Al-Mundhiri (3/237) and by Al-Hakim from Ibn Abbas, I (Albani) could not find it in Mustadrak al-Hakim after checking it in his 'Thoughts' section."
Shaykh Saqqaf said: "Please don't encourage the public to fall into the void of ignorance which you have tumbled into! If you check Mustadrak al-Hakim (2/12) you will find it! This proves that you are unskilled at using book indexes and the memorization of Hadith!"

No 13 : (* Pg. 23 )
Another ridiculous assumption is made by al-Albani in his "Sahihah, 2/476" where he claims that the Hadith: "Abu Bakr is from me, holding the position of (my) hearing" is not in the book 'Hilya'.
We suggest you look in the book "Hilya , 4/73!"

No 14 : (*Pg. 23 no. 5 )
Al-Albani said in his "Sahihah, 1/638 no. 365, 4th edition": "Yahya ibn Malik has been ignored by the 6 main scholars of Hadith, for he was not mentioned in the books of Tahdhib, Taqreeb or Tadhhib."
Shaykh Saqqaf: "That is what you say! It is not like that, for surely he is mentioned in Tahdhib al-Tahdhib of Hafiz ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (12/19 Dar al-Fikr edition) by the nickname Abu Ayoob al-Maraagi!!
So beware!


No 15 : (* Pg. 7 )
Al-Albani has criticized the Imam al-Muhaddith Abu'l Fadl Abdullah ibn al-Siddiq al-Ghimari (Rahimahullah) for mentioning in his book "al-Kanz al-Thameen" a Hadith from Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) with reference to the narrator Abu Maymoona: "Spread salaam, feed the poor. . . ."

Al-Albani said in "Silsilah al-Daeefa, 3/492", after referring this Hadith to Imam Ahmad (2/295) and others: "I say this is a weak sanad, Daraqutni has said 'Qatada from Abu Maymoona from Abu Hurayra: Unknown, and it is to be discarded.'" Al-Albani then said on the same page: "Notice, a slapdash has happened with Suyuti and Munawi when they came across this Hadith, and I have also shown in a previous reference, no. 571, that al-Ghimari was also wrong for mentioning it in al-Kanz."

But in reality it is al-Albani who has become slapdashed, because he has made a big contradiction by using this same sanad in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/238" where he says, "Classified by Ahmad (2/295), al-Hakim . . . from Qatada from Abu Maymoona, and he is trusted as in the book 'al-Taqreeb', and Hakim said: 'A Sahih sanad', and al-Dhahabi agreed with Hakim!
So, by Allah glance at this mistake! Who do you think is wrong, the Muhaddith al-Ghimari (also Suyuti and Munawi) or al-Albani?

No 16 : (* Pg. 27 no. 3 )
Al-Albani wanted to weaken a Hadith which allowed women to wear golden jewellery, and in the sanad for that Hadith there is Muhammad ibn Imara. Al-Albani claimed that Abu Haatim said that this narrator was: "Not that strong," see the book "Hayat al-Albani wa-Atharu. . . part 1, pg. 207."
The truth is that Abu Haatim al-Razi said in the book 'al-Jarh wa-Taadeel, 8/45': "A good narrator but not that strong. . ." So note that al-Albani has removed the phrase "A good narrator !"

NB-(al-Albani has made many of the Hadith which forbid Gold to women to be Sahih, in fact other scholars have declared these Hadith to be daeef and abrogated by other Sahih Hadith which allow the wearing of gold by women. One of the well known Shaykh's of the "Salafiyya" - Yusuf al-Qardawi said in his book: 'Islamic awakening between rejection and extremism, pg. 85: "In our own times, Shaykh Nasir al-Din al-Albani has come out with an opinion, different from the consensus on permitting women to adorn themselves with gold, which has been accepted by all madhahib for the last fourteen centuries. He not only believes that the isnad of these Ahadith is authentic, but that they have not been revoked. So, he believes, the Ahadith prohibit gold rings and earrings."

So who is the one who violates the ijma of the Ummah with his extreme opinions?!)

No 17 : (* Pg. 37 no. 1 )
Hadith: Mahmood ibn Lubayd said, "Allah's Messenger (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) was informed about a man who had divorced his wife 3 times (in one sitting), so he stood up angrily and said: 'Is he playing with Allah's book whilst I am still amongst you?' Which made a man stand up and say, 'O Allah's Messenger, shall I not kill him?'" (al-Nisai).
Al-Albani declared this Hadith to be Daeef in his checking of "Mishkat al-Masabih, 2/981, 3rd edition, Beirut, 1405 A.H; Maktab al-Islami", where he says: "This man (the narrator) is reliable, but the isnad is broken or incomplete for he did not hear it directly from his father."
Al-Albani then contradicts himself in the book "Ghayatul Maram Takhreej Ahadith al-Halal wal Haram, no. 261, pg. 164, 3rd Edn, Maktab al-Islami, 1405 A.H"; by saying it is SAHIH!!!

No 18 : (* Pg. 37 no. 2)
Hadith: "If one of you was sleeping under the sun, and the shadow covering him shrank, and part of him was in the shadow and the other part of him was in the sun, he should rise up." Al-Albani declared this Hadith to be SAHIH in "Sahih al-Jami al-Sagheer wa Ziyadatuh (1/266/761)", but then contradicts himself by saying it is DAEEF in his checking of "Mishkat ul-Masabih, 3/1337 no. 4725, 3rd Ed" and he has referred it to the Sunan of Abu Dawood!"

No 19 : (* Pg. 38 no. 3 )
Hadith: "The Friday prayer is obligatory on every Muslim." Al-Albani rated this Hadith to be DAEEF in his checking of "Mishkat al-Masabih, 1/434", and said: "Its narrators are reliable but it is discontinuous as is indicated by Abu Dawood". He then contradicts himself in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/54 no. 592", and says it is SAHIH!!!
So beware o wise men!

No 20 : (* Pg. 38 no. 4 )
Al-Albani has made another contradiction. He has trusted Al-Muharrar ibn Abu Hurayra in one place and then weakened him in another. Al-Albani certifies in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 4/301" that Muharrar is a trustee with Allah's help, and Hafiz (Ibn Hajar) saying about him "accepted", is not accepted, and therefore the sanad is Sahih.

He then contradicts himself in "Sahihah 4/156" where he makes the sanad DAEEF by saying: "The narrators in the sanad are all Bukhari's (i.e.; used by Imam al-Bukhari) men, except for al-Muharrar who is one of the men of Nisai and Ibn Majah only. He was not trusted accept by Ibn Hibban, and that's why al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar did not trust him, Instead he only said 'accepted!'"
So beware of this fraud!

No 21 : (* Pg. 39 no. 5 )
Hadith: Abdallah ibn Amr (Allah be pleased with him): "The Friday prayer is incumbent on whoever heard the call" (Abu Dawood). Al-Albani stated that this Hadith was HASAN in "Irwa al-Ghalil 3/58", he then contradicts himself by saying it is DAEEF in "Mishkatul Masabih 1/434 no 1375"!!!

No 22 : (* Pg. 39 no. 6 )
Hadith: Anas ibn Malik (Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) used to say : "Do not be hard on yourself, otherwise Allah will be hard on you. When a people were hard on themselves, then Allah was hard on them." (Abu Dawood)
Al-Albani stated that this Hadith was DAEEF in his checking of "Mishkat, 1/64", but he then contradicts himself by saying that this Hadith is HASAN in "Ghayatul Maram, pg. 141"!!

No 23: (* Pg. 40 no. 7 )
Hadith of Sayyida Aisha (Allah be pleased with her): "Whoever tells you that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to urinate while standing, do not believe him. He never urinated unless he was sitting." (Ahmad, Nisai and Tirmidhi )

Al-Albani said that this sanad was DAEEF in "Mishkat 1/117." He then contradicts himself by saying it is SAHIH in "Silsilat al-Ahadith al-Sahihah 1/345 no. 201"!!!
So take a glance dear reader!

No 24 : (* Pg. 40 no. 8 )
Hadith "There are three which the angels will never approach: The corpse of a disbeliever, a man who wears ladies perfume, and one who has had sex until he performs ablution" (Abu Dawood).
Al-Albani corrected this Hadith in "Sahih al-Jami al-Sagheer wa Ziyadatuh, 3/71 no. 3056" by saying it was HASAN in the checking of "Al-Targhib 1/91" [Also said to be hasan in the English translation of 'The Etiquettes of Marriage and Wedding, pg. 11]. He then makes an obvious contradiction by saying that the same Hadith was DAEEF in his checking of "Mishkatul-Masabih, 1/144 no. 464" and says that the narrators are trustworthy but the chain is broken between al-hasan al-Basri and Ammar (Allah be pleased with him) as al-Mundhiri had said in al-Targhib (1/91)!!

No 25 : (* Pg. 42 no. 10 )
It reached Malik (Rahimahullah) that Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) used to shorten his prayer, in distances such as between Makkah and Ta'if or between Makkah and Usfan or between Makkah and Jeddah. . . .
Al-Albani has weakened it in "Mishkat, 1/426 no. 1351", and then contradicts himself by saying it is SAHIH in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/14"!!

No 26 : (* Pg. 43 no. 12 )
Hadith: "Leave the Ethiopians as long as they leave you, because no one takes out the treasure of the Ka'ba except the one with the two weak legs from Ethiopia." Al-Albani has weakened this Hadith in his checking of "Mishkat 3/1495 no. 5429" by saying: "The sanad is DAEEF." But then he contradicts himself as is his habit, by correcting it in "Sahihah, 2/415 no. 772."

An example of al-Albani praising someone in one place and then disparaging him in another place in his books

No 27 : (* Pg. 32 )
He praises Shaykh Habib al-Rahman al-Azami in the book 'Sahih al Targhib wa Tarhib, page 63', where he says: "I want you to know one of the things that encouraged me to. . . . which has been commented by the famous and respected scholar Shaykh Habib al-Rahman al-Azami" . . . . And he also said on the same page, "And what made me more anxious for it, is that its checker, the respected Shaykh Habib al-Rahman al-Azami has announced. . . ."

Al-Albani thus praises Shaykh al-Azami in the above mentioned book; but then makes a contradiction in the introduction to 'Adaab uz Zufaaf (The Etiquettes of Marriage and Wedding), new edition page 8', where he said: "Al-Ansari has used in the end of his letter, one of the enemies of the Sunnah, Hadith and Tawhid, who is famous for that, is Shaykh Habib al-Rahman al-Azami. . . . . For his cowardliness and lack of scholarly deduction. . . . ."

NB - (The above quotation from Adaab uz Zufaaf is not found in the English translation by his supporters, which shows that they deliberately avoided translating certain parts of the whole work).
So have a glance at this!


No 28 : (* Pg. 143 no. 1 )
Hadith of Abi Barza (Allah be pleased with him): "By Allah, you will not find a man more just than me" (Sunan al-Nisai, 7/120 no. 4103).
Al-Albani said that this Hadith was SAHIH in "Sahih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 6/105 no. 6978", and then he astonishingly contradicts himself by saying it is DAEEF in "Daeef Sunan al-Nisai, pg. 164 no. 287."
So beware of this mess!

No 29 : (* Pg. 144 no. 2 )
Hadith of Harmala ibn Amru al-Aslami from his Uncle: "Throw pebbles at the Jimar by putting the extremity of the thumb on the fore-finger." (Sahih Ibn Khuzaima, 4/276-277 no. 2874)
Al-Albani acknowledged its weakness in "Sahih Ibn Khuzaima" by saying that the sanad was DAEEF, but then contradicts himself by saying it is SAHIH in "Sahih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 1/312 no. 923!"

No 30 : (* Pg. 144 no. 3 )
Hadith of Sayyidina Jabir ibn Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him): "The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was asked about the sexually defiled [junubi]. . . can he eat, or sleep. . . He said :'Yes, when this person makes wudhu.'" (Ibn Khuzaima no. 217 and Ibn Majah no. 592).
Al-Albani has admitted its weakness in his comments on "Ibn Khuzaima, 1/108 no. 217", but then contradicts himself by correcting the above Hadith in "Sahih Ibn Majah, 1/96 no. 482 "!!

No 31 : (* Pg. 145 no. 4 )
Hadith of Aisha (Allah be pleased with her): "A vessel as a vessel and food as food" (Nisai, 7/71 no. 3957).
Al-Albani said that it was SAHIH in "Sahih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/13 no. 1462", but then contradicts himself in "Daeef Sunan al-Nisai, no. 263 pg. 157", by saying it is DAEEF!!!

No 32 : (* Pg. 145 no. 5 )
Hadith of Anas (Allah be pleased with him): "Let each one of you ask Allah for all his needs, even for his sandal thong if it gets cut."
Al-Albani said that the above Hadith was HASAN in his checking of "Mishkat, 2/696 no. 2251 and 2252", but then contradicts himself in "Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/69 no. 4947 and 4948"!!!

No 33 : (* Pg. 146 no. 6 )
Hadith of Abu Dharr (Allah be pleased with him): "If you want to fast, then fast in the white shining nights of the 13th, 14th and 15th."
Al-Albani declared it to be DAEEF in "Daeef al-Nisai, pg. 84" and in his comments on "Ibn Khuzaima, 3/302 no. 2127", but then contradicts himself by calling it SAHIH in "Sahih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/10 no. 1448" and also corrected it in "Sahih al-Nisai, 3/902 no. 4021"!!
So what a big contradiction!
NB- (Al-Albani mentioned this Hadith in 'Sahih al-Nisai' and in 'Daeef al-Nisai', which proves that he is unaware of what he has and is classifying, how inept!)

No 34 : (* Pg. 147 no. 7 )
Hadith of Sayyida Maymoonah (Allah be pleased with her): "There is nobody who has taken a loan and it is in the knowledge of Allah. . . ." (Nisai, 7/315 and others).
Al-Albani said in "Daeef al-Nisai, pg 190": "Sahih, except for the part al-Dunya." Then he contradicts himself in "Sahih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/156", by saying that the whole Hadith is SAHIH, including the al-Dunya part. So what an amazing contradiction!

No 35 : (* Pg. 147 no. 8 )
Hadith of Burayda (Allah be pleased with him): "Why do I see you wearing the jewellery of the people of hell" (Meaning the Iron ring), [Nisai, 8/172 and others. . .]. Al-Albani has said that it was SAHIH in "Sahih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/153 no. 5540", but then contradicts himself by saying it is DAEEF in "Daeef al-Nisai, pg. 230"!!!

No 36 : (* Pg. 148 no. 9 )
Hadith of Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him): "Whoever buys a carpet to sit on, he has 3 days to keep it or return it with a cup of dates that are not brownish in colour" (Nisai 7/254 and others).
Al-Albani has weakened it with reference to the '3 days' part in "Daeef Sunan al-Nisai, pg. 186", by saying: "Correct, except for 3 days." But the 'genius' contradicts himself by correcting the Hadith and approving the '3 days' part in "Sahih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/220 no. 5804".
So wake up (al-Albani)!!

No 37 : (* Pg. 148 no. 10 )
Hadith of Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him): "Whoever catches a single rak'ah of the Friday prayer has caught (the whole prayer)." (Nisai 3/112, Ibn Majah 1/356 and others). Al-Albani has weakened it in "Daeef Sunan al-Nisai, no. 78 pg. 49", where he said: "Abnormal (shadh), where Friday is mentioned." He then contradicts himself by saying SAHIH, including the Friday part in "Irwa, 3/84 no. 622 ."
May Allah heal you!


No 38 : (* Pg 157 no 1 )
KANAAN IBN ABDULLAH AN-NAHMY :- Al-Albani said in his "Sahihah, 3/481" : "Kanaan is considered hasan, for he is attested by Ibn Ma'een." Al-Albani then contradicts himself by saying, "There is weakness in Kanaan" (see "Daeefah, 4/282")!!

No 39 : (* Pg. 158 no. 2 )
MAJA'A IBN AL-ZUBAIR :- Al-Albani has weakened Maja'a in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/242", by saying, "This is a weak sanad because Ahmad has said: 'There is nothing wrong with Maja'a', and Daraqutni has weakened him. . ."
Al-Albani then made a contradiction in his "Sahihah, 1/613" by saying: "His men (the narrators) are trusted except for Maja'a who is a good narrator of Hadith."
An amazing contradiction!

No 40 : (* Pg. 158 no. 3 )
UTBA IBN HAMID AL-DHABI :- Al-Albani has weakened him in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 5/237" by saying: "And this is a weak (Daeef) sanad which has three defects. . . . the second defect is the weakness of al-Dhabi, the Hafiz said: 'A truthful narrator with hallucinations'".
Al-Albani then makes an obvious contradiction in "Sahihah, 2/432", where he said about a sanad which mentions Utba: "And this is a good (hasan) sanad, Utba ibn Hamid al-Dhabi is trustworthy but has hallucinations, and the rest of the narrators in the sanad are trusted." !!

No 41 : (* Pg. 159 no. 4 )
HISHAM IBN SA'AD :- Al-Albani said in his "Sahihah, 1/325": "Hisham ibn Sa'ad is a good narrator of Hadith." He then contradicts himself in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 1/283" by saying: "But this Hisham has a weakness in memorizing"
So what an amazement!!

No 42 : (* Pg. 160 no. 5 )
UMAR IBN ALI AL-MUQADDAMI :- Al-Albani has weakened him in "Sahihah, 1/371", where he said: "He in himself is trusted but he used to be a very bad forger, which makes him undependable. . . ." Al-Albani then contradicts himself again in "Sahihah, 2/259" by accepting him and describing him as being trustworthy from a sanad which mentions Umar ibn Ali. Al-Albani says: "Classified by Hakim, who said: 'A Sahih Isnad (chain of transmission)', and al-Dhahabi went along with it, and it is as they have said."
So what an amazement !!!

No 43 : (* Pg. 160 no. 6 )
ALI IBN SA'EED AL-RAZI :- Al-Albani has weakened him in "Irwa, 7/13", by saying: "They have said nothing good about al-Razi." He then contradicts himself in another 'fantastic' book of his, "Sahihah, 4/25", by saying: "This is a good (hasan) sanad and the narrators are all trustworthy."
So beware !!!

No 44 : (* Pg. 165 no. 13 )
RISHDIN IBN SA'AD :- Al-Albani said in his "Sahihah, 3/79" : "In it (the sanad) is Rishdin ibn Sa'ad, and he has been declared trustworthy." But then he contradicts himself by declaring him to be DAEEF in "Daeefah, 4/53"; where he said: "And Rishdin ibn Sa'ad is also daeef." So beware!!

No 45 : (* Pg. 161 no. 8 )
ASHAATH IBN ISHAQ IBN SA'AD :- What an amazing fellow this Shaykh!! Al-Albani!! Proves to be. He said in "Irwa al-Ghalil, 2/228": "His status is unknown, and only Ibn Hibban trusted him." But then he contradicts himself by his usual habit! Because he only transfers from books and nothing else, and he copies without knowledge; this is proven in "Sahihah, 1/450", where he said about Ashaath: "Trustworthy". So what an amazement!!!

No 46 : (* Pg. 162 no. 9 )
IBRAHIM IBN HAANI :- The honourable!! The genius!! The copier!! Has made Ibrahim ibn Haani trustworthy in one place and has then made him unknown in another. Al-Albani said in 'Sahihah, 3/426': "Ibrahim ibn Haani is trustworthy", but then he contradicts himself in "Daeefah, 2/225", by saying that he is unknown and his Ahadith are refused!!

No 47 : (* Pg. 163 no. 10 )
AL-IJLAA IBN ABDULLAH AL-KUFI :- Al-Albani has corrected a sanad by saying it is good in "Irwa, 8/7", with the words: "And its sanad is good, the narrators are trustworthy, except for Ibn Abdullah al-Kufi who is truthful." He then contradicts himself by weakening the sanad of a Hadith where al-Ijlaa is found and has made him the reason for declaring it DAEEF (see 'Daeefah, 4/71'); where he said: "Ijlaa ibn Abdullah has a weakness." Al-Albani then quoted Ibn al-Jawzi's (Rahimahullah) words by saying: "Al-Ijlaa did not know what he was saying ."!!!

No 48 : (* Pg. 67-69 )
ABDULLAH IBN SALIH : KAATIB AL-LAYTH :- Al-Albani has criticised Al-Hafiz al-Haythami, Al-Hafiz al-Suyuti, Imam Munawi and the Muhaddith Abu'l-Fadl al-Ghimari (Allah's mercy be upon them) in his book "Silsilah al-Daeefah, 4/302", when checking a Hadith containing the narrator Abdullah ibn Salih. He says on page 300: "How could Ibn Salih be all right and his Hadith be good, even though he has got many mistakes and is of little awareness, which also made some fraudulent Hadiths enter his books, and he narrates them without knowing about them!" He has not mentioned that Abdullah ibn Salih is one of Imam al-Bukhari's men (i.e. used by al-Bukhari), because it does not suit his mode, and he does not state that Ibn Ma'een and some of the leading critics of Hadith have trusted him. Al-Albani has contradicted himself in other places in his books by making Hadiths containing Abdullah ibn Salih to be good, and here they are :-
Al-Albani said in "Silsilah al-Sahihah, 3/229" : "And so the sanad is good, because Rashid ibn Sa'ad is trustworthy by agreement, and who is less than him in the men of Sahih, and there is also Abdullah ibn Salih who has said things that are unharmful with Allah's help!!" Al-Albani also said in "Sahihah, 2/406" about a sanad which contained Ibn Salih: "a good sanad in continuity." And again in "Sahihah, 4/647": "He's a proof with continuity."

NB- (Shaykh Saqqaf then continued with some important advice, this has been left untranslated for brevity but one may refer to the Arabic for further elaboration).

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Allah knows best.


This has been just 48 selected contradictions from the works of al-Albani, as derived by Shaykh Saqqaf. During the course of my own research into al-Albani's works which have been translated into English by his followers in England, I myself came across some startling errors. I was given some publications coming from his supporters in England [Jami'at Ihyaa Minhaaj al-Sunnah]; one by the title: "Daeef Ahadith of Abu Dawud's Sunan (according to Shaikh al-Albaanee, No's according to the English Translation of Professor Ahmad Hasan, published in 1411/1991 C.E.)", and the other by the title: "Daeef Ahadith of an-Nawawi's Riyaad-us-Saaliheen (according to the checking of Naasir ud-Deen Al-Albani, No's according to the English Translation of S. M. Madni Abbasi)".

I found some serious contradictions when I cross-referenced the above named publications; but I content myself by quoting just two of the contradictions, so that a round figure of fifty errors is achieved! Besides these errors there are others which will be displayed in the following pages, from the one who claims to be giving us the most 'authentic' Sunnah through his 'classifications of Ahadith'! The main aim in carrying out the latter exercise is for the benefit of those believers who do not and can not read the Arabic works of al-Albani for one, and secondly to give the opportunity to any doubting "Thomas"; who may or may not be one of al-Albani's supporters at the time of reading this short exposition, to actually go along and check the references I have quoted from (mainly in English). By doing this, Insha'Allah, all doubts about the authenticity of this exposition will be alleviated and the hearts of those who doubt may become content! Allah knows best.

No 49 :-
Hadith: Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported the Apostle of Allah (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) as saying: "Allah and His Angels bless those who are on the right flanks of the rows (in prayer)." [See Sunan Abu Dawood, 1/676 pg. 175, English ed'n and Riyadh-us-Saliheen, 2/1094 pg. 548].

When I checked the authenticity of the above Hadith by using the list "Daeef Ahadith of Abu Dawud's Sunan", it was not counted amongst the daeef ones, which means to the user of this list that the above Hadith is SAHIH (or at least HASAN) according to the checking of al-Albani!
But, when I found the same Hadith in Riyadh-us-Saliheen, it was declared to be DAEEF by al-Albani. The actual words used by the author of "Daeef Ahaadith of an-Nawawi's Riyadh-us-Saliheen", was:- "Al-Albaanee brings a long note. . . . . . The wording ('upon those on the right rows') is Shaadh or Munkar - the correct narration being : ('upon those who join the rows') - see Mishkaat, no. 1096, 'Daeef Abi Daud', no.153. . ."!!!

NB- al-Imam Nawawi (Allah's mercy be upon him) said that the above Hadith has been cited on the terms of Imam Muslim by Imam Abu Dawood (see the above reference in 'Riyadh').

No 50 :-
Hadith: Abu Umamah (Allah be pleased with him) says that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: "A person who did not take part in jihad or failed to equip a fighter, or did not look well after the family of a fighter, would be severely punished by Allah before the day of judgement." ( Abu Dawood, 2/2497, pg. 693 and Riyadh-us- Saliheen, 2/1348, pg. 643)
When I checked the authenticity of the above Hadith by using the list 'Daeef Ahadith of Abu Dawud's Sunan', it was not listed as being DAEEF, hence it has been declared to be SAHIH (or at least HASAN) in al-Albani's checking of Abu Dawood! But when I found the above Hadith in Riyadh-us-Saliheen, al-Albani declared it to be DAEEF. The actual words used by the author of 'Da'eef Ahaadith of An-Nawawi's Riyaad-us-Saaliheen' was: "Its isnad contains al-Waleed ibn Muslim-a-mudallis - and he has used 'an'anah here ('from. . .'). See 'at-Ta'leeq-ur-Ragheeb', 2/200."

NB- Imam an-Nawawi said that the above Hadith has been related with a Sahih isnad, besides that, according to Shaykh Shu'ayb al-Arnaoot's checking of the above Hadith in his edition of Riyadh-us-Saliheen, the above Hadith is not daeef (this information has been derived from another publication of 'Jami'at Ihyaa Minhaaj al- Sunnah, by the title "List of daeef ahadiths in Riyaad-as-Saliheenaccording to Shuaib Arnaoutt," but as for the lists authenticity, I say: it needs to be checked). I leave you to decide whose checking you will adopt.

Now that I have quoted you 50 mistakes of al-Albani in Hadith, I wish to delve into some rather important issues of fiqh, especially by comparing al-Albani's declarations with the views of other authors! For the record let me say at the outset, that most of the opinions that I will be quoting from al-Albani are sound and acceptable to one school of fiqh or another. But if the reader may sometimes get the feeling that I have inclined too much towards one particular school, then I have only done so to defend other sound and acceptable views which have been and are still being practised by large sections of the Ummah, indifference to the views of al-Albani and others. To all of us, more than one view should be acceptable if a Mujtahid has used his personal reasoning to extract a ruling from the sources of the Shari'ah; since this was the attitude of the glorious Salaf as-Salihin (pious predecessors of the first three generations of Islam), may Allah be pleased with them all. But as for al-Albani and the generality of his supporters they have adopted the tactless way of ejecting/criticising all other ways 'unacceptable' to their deductions from the Qur'an and Sunnah as you shall see below.

Allah knows best.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hadith Najd – Kebenaran Yang Digeruni dan Pembohongan Fakta

oleh Abu Imran Ismail

Terdapat sepotong hadith yang amat digeruni oleh sesetengah pihak hinggakan mereka sanggup mengeluarkan pelbagai helah termasuk memalsukan fakta serta memutarbelitkan kesahihan maksud supaya tidak terkena pengertian hadith tersebut kepada mereka.

Hadith yang saya maksud itu adalah hadith yang popular disebut sebagai hadith Najd”.

Sebelum saya teruskan penghujahan ini izinkan saya maklumkan kepada para pembaca sekelian bahawa saya bukan seorang ustaz mahupun seorang “protaz” yang mahir bab hadith. Apa yang saya cuba tulis hanyalah semata-mata setakat kadar kemampuan orang umum seperti saudara semua yang mampu untuk berfikir serta meneliti fakta yang ada secara akademik.

Saya tidak mengulas dari aspek Fiqh dan Syariah yang cukup kemas telah dihujahkan oleh ilmuan Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah. Pendekatan saya lebih kepada “common-sense” menurut fakta geografi dan yang berkaitannya.

Hadith dari Sahih Bukhari tersebut adalah seperti berikut (terjemahannya):

Ibn 'Umar meriwayatkan bahwa Nabi s.a.w. berdoa, “Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku! Berkatilah negeri Syam kami, Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku! berkatilah negeri Yaman kami”. Mereka (para Sahabat) berkata: “Wahai Rasulullah! (Doakanlah) juga untuk negeri Najd kami”. Baginda (terus) berdoa: “Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku! Berkatilah negeri Syam kami, Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku! Berkatilah negeri Yaman kami”. Mereka (para Sahabat) berkata: “Wahai Rasulullah! (Doakanlah) juga untuk negeri Najd kami”. Aku agak pada (permintaan) yang ketiga Baginda bersabda: “Padanya (Najd) (berlaku) gempa bumi, fitnah dan tempat terbit tanduk syaitan”

Hadith tersebut dengan jelas menyatakan bahawa tiada apa yang boleh diharapkan dari Najd kecuali mala petaka dan fitnah yang dahsyat serta tempat keluarnya tanduk shaytan.

Bagi menjustifikasi tempat yang dimaksudkan dalam hadith tersebut bukan terkena kepada kepada mereka yang gerun dilabel dari pengikut ajaran berasal dari Najd, mereka akan cuba mencari helah serta memalsukan fakta agar Najd itu diterjemahkan sebagai terletak di Iraq bukan di Hijaz Arab.

Bagi orang-orang arab dari zaman dahulu lagi, Najd memang difahami bahawa ianya ialah tanah tinggi sebelah timur Madinah di tengah-tengah Hijaz. Dan sememangnya terdapat tempat yang bernama sedemikian sejak dari zaman itu lagi. Malah di zaman Rasulullah s.a.w. telah pun berlaku Peperangan Najd pada tahun 4H.

Najd terletak di timur Madinah al Munawwarah

Dalam banyak hadith lain, Najd itu disebut sebagai terletak di sebelah timur Madinah. Dan sememangnya jika dilihat kedudukan koordinat geografi, Najd/Riyadh terletak pada 2443N 04644E, manakala Madinah terletak pada 2433N 03942E. Kedudukan Riyadh/Najd hampir pada garis darjah latitude yang sama (beza 10 minit sahaja – bukan ukuran waktu tetapi ukuran latitude) dengan Madinah betul-betul sebelah timur.

Helah yang digunapakai bagi mereka yang gerun dengan hadith ini ialah mereka mengatakan bahawa Iraq sememangnya di sebelah timur. Tetapi yang sebenarnya, latitude yang paling rendah bagi Iraq ialah sekitar 3040N (kota Basrah). Baghdad pula 3340N.

Dengan kedudukan latitude sedemikian, Iraq terletak di antara 0 – 40 darjah ke utara Medinah. Bukan timur. Kalau nak dikatakan timur, ianya sepatut disekitar 90 +/- 20 darjah dari Medinah.

Saya petik di sini pemalsuan fakta yang dilakukan seorang yang bergelar ustaz dalam sebuah artikel beliau “Maksud Najd”:

Dari sudut geografi pula, kawasan Najd yang meliputi daerah Hijaz dan Al-Yamamah (tempat lahir Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd Al-Wahhab) secara tepatnya terletak di sebelah Timur Makkah, dan bukannya di sebelah Timur Madinah. Justeru oleh kerana Baginda Shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam telah mengisyaratkan bahawa fitnah itu datang dari sebelah Timur Madinah, maka ia sudah tentu bermaksud negeri Iraq kerana ia sememangnya terletak pada arah yang berkenaan. Dengan mengambil kira tafsiran daripada keseluruhan riwayat hadith, penjelasan para ulama, asal usul bahasa, geografi dan realiti sejarah, maka sahlah bahawa perkataan Najd yang dimaksudkan oleh Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam dalam hadith itu ialah negeri Iraq dan kawasan persekitarannya yang turut merangkumi negeri Iran pada masa kini.”

Bandingkan fakta geografi yang beliau kemukakan dengan apa yang telah saya perturunkan di atas. Cari di mana kedudukan Mekah dan Medinah dan bandingkan dengan kedudukan Riyadh/Najd dan Iraq. Bagaimana pula Riyadh/Najd boleh dikatakan terletak di timur Mekah?

Saya rasa peta di bawah ini mampu memberi gambaran yang amat jelas kecuali bagi mereka yang tidak bersedia menerima penghujahan yang:

Lihat garis latitude (biru) Madinah dengan Riyadh/Najd. Bandingkan kedudukan Iraq yang sebelah utara Madinah. Saya serahkan kepada para pembaca yang arif untuk membuat kesimpulan apa yang kedudukannya di timur Medinah dan apa yang di utara Medinah.

Najd terletak di tanah tinggi

Sememangnya Najd/Riyadh di Hijaz terletak di kawasan tanah gurun yang dipanggil pergunungan Najd (memang nama asalnya) yang terletak di sebelah timur Madinah. Ianya pada paras sekitar dari 2,500-5,000 kaki dari paras laut.

Helah Najd dimaksudkan kawasan tanah tinggi itu yang dikatakan mereka sebagai terletak di Iraq adalah tidak benar. Ini kerana permukaan topologi Iraq lebih banyak tanah rendah dari tanah tinggi. Ternyata hujah itu sekali lagi tidak benar. Sebagai contoh Baghdad terletak sekitar 100+ kaki dari paras laut dan begitu juga Karbala dan Najaf yang berdekatan dengan Baghdad.

Kawasan yang dikatakan tanah tinggi di Iraq (berdasarkan peta politik kini) hanya terdapat kawasan tingginya di sempadan Turki (yang dikira sebagai Kurdistan) dan sempadan Iran. Ianya merangkumi sekitar 1/5 dari seluruh topologi bumi Iraq moden. Dan kawasan-kawasan tinggi Iraq ini jauh lebih utara lagi.

Izinkan saya petik tulisan ustaz yang saya rujuk itu lagi:

Sumber rujukan bahasa yang utama seperti Lisan Al-’Arab, Mu’jam Maqayis Al-Lughah dan Al-Qamus Al-Muhi telah mengesahkan bahawa makna asal perkataan najd ialah kawasan tanah tinggi, sama seperti yang telah dinyatakan oleh Al-Khattabi dan Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar. Justeru gelaran Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam kepada negeri Iraq dengan nama najd mesti dilihat sebagai penjelasan bagi bentuk muka bumi negeri berkenaan yang berada di kawasan tanah tinggi dan bukannya panggilan bagi suatu tempat yang khusus.”

Apakah ustaz itu hendak menolak fakta geografi yang menunjukkan “Plateau of Nejd” ini adalah kawasan tanah rendah yang tidak pula terletak di timur Madinah?

Najd memang tempat mula berlaku fitnah dan kacau-bilau pertama

Kemudian disabitkan pula dengan Iraq kerana di Iraq itu berlakunya pelbagai peperangan, pembunuhan dan sebagainya termasuk yang dikaitkan dengan pembunuhan cucunda Rasulullah s.a.w. dan kejatuhan kota Bahgdad oleh Tartar.

”Begitu juga dengan fitnah yang berlaku di kalangan umat Islam, bermula dari zaman Sahabat sehinga ke hari ini, kebanyakannya berpunca di Iraq. Gerakan bughah (penentang khalifah), Khawarij dan Syiah pada zaman Khalifah ‘Uthman dan ‘Ali radhiallahu ‘anhuma yang menjadi punca tercetusnya fitnah perselisihaan di kalangan umat Islam bermula di Kufah. Begitu juga Perang Jamal, Siffin, Nahrawan, fitnah pembunuhan Husain cucunda Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam, fitnah Mukhtar Ath-Thaqafi yang mendakwa kenabian dan serangan tentera Tartar pada zaman kerajaan Bani Abbasiyyah, semuanya berlaku di Iraq.”

Jelas yang amat ketara mereka ini sengaja melupakan peristiwa yang lebih besar dan lebih awal dari peristiwa-peristiwa yang beliau petik iaitu peristiwa pemberontakan Musailamah al-Kadzab. Pemberontakan itu adalah antara yang pertama berlaku selepas kewafatan Rasulullah s.a.w. Apakah pemberontakan Musailamah itu lebih kecil lagi dari perselisihan yang berlaku di zaman terkemudian?

Kenapa peristiwa Musailamah” ini cuba diperkecilkan oleh mereka? Sebenarnya Musailamah al-Kadzab ini juga dari Najd. Ini jelas sekali puak mereka ini berusaha sesungguhnya untuk mengelakkan peristiwa besar pemberontakkan Musailamah yang tempat asalnya juga Najd dikaitkan dengan Hadith Najd yang amat digeruni mereka.

Garis gempa bumi – Najd Fault System”

Disebutkan dalam hadith tersebut peristiwa yang akan berlaku antaranya ialah gempa bumi. Dan dikatakan mereka yang gerun dengan hadith Najd ini bahawa Najd tidak pernah berlaku gempa bumi.

Pertamanya, dari sudut tidak pernah berlaku tidak menjamin gempa tidak akan berlaku.

Keduanya, tidak terletak digarisan yang kerap berlaku gempa tidak juga menjamin gempa tidak akan berlaku.

Namun, kedua-dua hujah yang diguna di atas ialah satu lagi contoh mereka gemar memalsukan fakta.

Di tengah-tengah negara Saudi terdapat satu garisan “fault” yang berpotensi untuk berlaku gerak gempa yang para ahli geologis memanggil garisan itu dengan nama yang mereka geruni - Najd Fault System. Malah satu letupan gunung berapi pernah tercatat pada tahun kurun 13 masehi. Dan gegaran yang terakhir dikesan dari “fault-line” ini ialah pada tahun 1999.

Walaubagaimanapun, jika tiada “fault system” di kawasan Najd pun apakah kita boleh jamin 100% bahawa gempa tidak boleh berlaku? Apakah pula kemungkinan gempa yang disebut dalam hadith itu sebagai suatu gambaran kepada peristiwa lain yang mengambarkan suasana seolah-olah gempa yang berlaku yang menjadikan masyarakat dan segala sistem perjalanan hidup kacau-bilau?

Hadith Albani disandarkan untuk mengantikan Hadith Najd dengan perkataan Iraq

Hujah yang dipegang kuat oleh mereka bagi mengatakan hadith tersebut sebenarnya dimaksudkan sebagai Iraq dan bukan Najd disandarkan kepada hadith yang dikeluarkan oleh Albani. Tidak ada seorang pun pengumpul hadith yang besar meriwayatkan hadith tersebut dalam kitab-kitab mereka.

Dan selain dari menukarkan Najd kepada Iraq, hadith Albani itu ditokok tambah lagi mengaitkan keberkatan kepada Mekah dan Madinah di samping Syams dan Yaman.

Apa kaitan Najd dengan Riyadh

Dalam tulisan ini saya kerap mengguna perkataan Riyadh bersilih-ganti dengan Najd. Nanti ada pula yang menuduh apakah saya tidak tahu bahawa itu adalah dua perkataan yang berbeza. Nanti ada pula mereka yang menuduh saya tidak tahu fakta.

Sebelum saya dituduh sedemikian dan bagi mereka yang kurang tahu kedudukan bandar-bandar dan wilayah di Saudi biar saya perjelaskan di sini.

Bandaraya Riyadh lahir dan membangun hasil dari mula pemerintahan gandingan kuasa keluarga Ibn Saud dan Ibn Wahhab. Ianya terletak di wilayah yang dulunya dipanggil sebagai Wilayah Najd. Namun kini, wilayah tersebut telah turut ditukar (saya tidak dapat mencari tarikh penukarannya) dan secara rasminya kini dipanggil Wilayah Riyadh.

Dan Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab sememangnya lahir dari sebuah perkampungan di daerah atau wilayah Najd itu. Dan begitu juga dengan Musailamah.


Apakah yang sebenarnya mereka takut dengan hadith Najd ini? Apakah mereka gerun jika tempat timbulnya ajaran baru Wahhabi dari Najd ini dikaitkan dengan Musailamah dan dikaitkan pula dengan erti “tempat terbitnya tanduk syaitan?

Saya serahkan kepada para pembaca budiman untuk membuat rumusan sendiri. Bagi saya, setakat fakta yang mampu saya cari dan diberi pertunjuk, saya yakin dan percaya tanpa syak bahawa hadith yang dibicarakan ini memang dimaksudkan kepada ajaran bawaan Muhammad Abdul Wahhab ini.


Abu Imran Ismail

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Komen Pelawat

Tablighster said...

Saya rasa gembira dengan penerangan di atas, tidak syak lagi sikap Ibnu Taimiyah yang mengaku kesilapannya dalam perkara di atas seharusnya dipuji. Ini benar-benar mencerminkan keimanan beliau yang tinggi. Beliau tidak berasa malu membetulkan fatwa-fatwanya yang silap. Ini juga menunjukkan betapa pentingnya kita mempelajari sirah ulama-ulama supaya kita dapat memahami perkara sebenar yang telah berlaku.

Kesinambungan daripada sikap 'berani mengaku salah' Ibnu Taimiyah itu, saya terfikir, sejauh manakah tokoh-tokoh Khawarij moden ini (Wahabi) sanggup melakukan apa yang dilakukan oleh Ibnu Taimiyah?

Sanggupkah mereka merendahkan ego mereka untuk mengaku kesilapan mereka?

Sanggupkah mereka memohon maaf kepada orang yang pernah ditakfirkan mereka?

Benak saya mengatakan, ‘jauh panggang daripada api’! Tokoh-tokoh Wahabi ini tidak mempunyai KEJANTANAN yang sejati untuk mengaku kesilapan mereka. Malah mereka langsung tidak nampak kesilapan mereka, apa yang mereka nampak ialah ‘kuman di seberang laut dan bukannya gajah di depan mata’.

Di sini saya ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk menambah sedikit tentang keberanian Ibnu Taimiyah yang membetulkan fatwanya yang silap. Selain membetulkan fatwanya tentang aqidah, Ibnu Taimiyah juga pernah membetulkan fatwanya terhadap ulama sufi. Jika kita lihat dalam penulisan-penulisan tokoh Wahabi, setakat ini saya belum menjumpai lagi tokoh-tokoh Khawarij ini berani mengeluarkan fakta ini (Ibnu Taimiyah menarik fatwanya ke atas ulama Sufi).

Apakah fakta sejarah tersebut?

Umumnya kita mengetahui bahawa Ibnu Taimiyah pernah menjatuhkan hukum zindiq dan ilhad kepada seorang ulama tasauf yang besar iaitu Ibnu Arabi. Untuk pengetahuan sidang pembaca sekalian, Ibnu Arabi ialah seorang tokoh sufi bermazhab Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah (ini telah diperakui oleh Imam Nawawi, Ibnu Hajar Al-Haitami & Jalaludin As-Sayuti).

Namun begitu, disebabkan hasil karyanya yang tinggi mutu sastera Arabnya, menyebabkan ia amat sukar untuk difahami. Jika tidak dibimbing dengan guru yang arif, boleh menimbulkan salah faham.

Jadi, tidak sedikit daripada tokoh ulama besar pernah menjatuhkan hukum Ilhad dan Zindiq kepadanya.Termasuklah Ibnu Taimiyah & anak muridnya Imam Zahabi.

Apa yang ingin saya ketengahkan di sini ialah, sungguhpun Ibnu Taimiyah pernah menjatuhkan hukum Ilhad (keluar dari agama) kepada Ibnu Arabi, pada penghujung hayatnya beliau telah MENARIK BALIK fatwanya ke atas Ibnu Arabi.Fakta ini terdapat dalam sebuah jurnal sejarah yang dikarang oleh pakar sejarah Sheikh Ghurab Al-Dimasyqi.

Beliau banyak mengkaji sejarah hidup Ibnu Arabi dan kritikan Ibnu Taimiyah terhadapnya. Untuk membincangkan hal ini saya petik terjemahan jurnal sejarahnya yang diterbitkan pada tahun 1980-an, terbitan Dar Al-Fikr, Damsyik.

Dalam jurnalnya, Sheikh Ghurab telah membuat dua penerangan.

Penerangan pertama – Beliau (Sheik Ghurab) berpendapat bahwa Ibnu Taimiyyah telah menjatuhkan hukum kafir kepada Ibnu Arabi secara melulu kerana Ibnu Taimiyyah tidak pernah membaca kitab Ibnu Arabi, beliau hanya mendengarnya daripada mulut orang lain. Oleh itu, penjatuhan hukum ke atas Ibnu Arabi tidak sah dan tidak mengikut hukum-hukum ilmu Fiqh kerana ilmu Fiqh mewajibkan hukuman dijatuhkan dengan bukti-bukti yang nyata, sedangkan Ibnu Taimiyyah menghukum Ibnu Arabi secara Zhan (syak) dan bukan secara Haq.

Kedua, menurut Sheikh Ghurab dalam jurnal sejarahnya, seorang tokoh ulama yang terdahulu bernama Sheikh Mahmud Al-Rankusi pernah membuat penilaian dan kajian terhadap metodologi yang digunakan oleh Ibnu Taimiyyah atas mengkafirkan Ibnu Arabi. Beliau dapati, metodologi yang digunakan Ibnu Taimiyyah tidak menepati syarat-syarat kritikal. Lihat sedutan petikan di bawah,

“The late hadith scholar of Damascus Shaykh Mahmud al-Rankusi similarly affirmed that Ibn Taymiyya answered questions about Ibn `Arabi without confirming them against his actual writings, and that the sharp temper of the former further complicated his attitude towards the Shaykh.

On the basis of these opinions and in the light of Ibn Taymiyya's occasional reservations and his otherwise apparently correct approach to ambiguous expressions, it seems that the misquotations of Ibn `Arabi became so numerous in Ibn Taymiyya's time that it became inconceivable to him that they were all incorrect, whereupon he treated them as facts. The errors causing these misquotations can also be inferred from the fact that since the misquotations revolved around issues of doctrine - in which misunderstandings are fraught with grave dangers - and in light of the Shaykh's complex style and obscure expressions, queries would be commonly sent to muftis concerning what some people thought they had read, without actually citing nor understanding the expressions in question.

All this could have been avoided by the due observance of faithfulness (amana) in textual citation, as the early scholars insisted with reference to hadith transmission. Yet many later scholars, beginning with Ibn Taymiyya and after him, relied on second and third-hand paraphrases and attributions, endorsing the accusations against Ibn `Arabi and even generalizing them so as to target all tasawwuf.”

Menurut Sheikh Mahmud Al-Rankusi lagi, Ibnu Taimiyyah akhirnya mengubah pendiriannya terhadap Ibnu Arabi, seperti yang dinyatakan di bawah,

“Finally, Ibn Taymiyya in his letter to al-Munayji actually states his admiration for the Futuhat and reserves his criticism only for the Fusus,”

Kenyataan Ibnu Taimiyyah kepada Al-Munaiji ini terdapat dalam kitabnya Tawhid al-Rububiyya dalam teks besar Majmu`a al-Fatawa ( Jilid 2, m/s 464-465).

Memandangkan Ibnu Taimiyah sedar bahawa beliau telah menjatuhkan hukum sesat dan ilhad kepada Ibnu Arabi secara tidak sah, beliau dengan beraninya MENARIK BALIK fatwanya secara terbuka.

Ini barulah dikatakan sikap ‘jantan’ dalam berdakwah, sikap ‘jantan’ dalam beragama.

Adakah sikap ‘jantan’ ini ada pada tokoh-tokoh Wahabi?

Adakah sikap ‘jantan’ ini ada pada ‘anak-anak Wahabi’?

Saya juga ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk menyelar sikap tokoh-tokoh Wahabi yang menyembunyikan kebenaran walaupun ia datang daripada mentor gerakan mereka iaitu Ibnu Taimiyah.

Jadi, tahulah kita siapa sebenarnya ‘jantan’ dan siapa sebenarnya yang ‘pengecut’. Sekarang tahulah kita bahawa Ibnu Taimiyah itu sebenarnya bukanlah mentor sejati mereka. Nama Ibnu Taimiyah itu hanya sekadar ‘camouflage’ atau bayangan sahaja. Mentor sebenar gerakan mereka tidak lain tidak bukan ialah Nafsu Serakah dalam diri mereka sendiri.

Akhirkata, kepada penyokong-penykong kuat Wahabi, saya seru saudara sekalian bersikap adil. Jangan mudah menjatuhkan hukum hanya semata-mata mendengar ceramah sahaja, hanya semata-mata mendengar kaset syarahan sahaja. Pelajarilah sejarah tamadun Islam, pelajarilah sejarah tokoh-tokoh ulama. Setelah menilai dari segenap segi (pro & kontra) barulah menjatuhkan hukum. Jangan menjatuhkan hukum mengikut perasaan. Itu zalim namanya.

Ingatlah, Islam itu bukan sebesar tamadun Kerajaan Al-Saud semata-mata, & bukan sebesar perspektif Wahabi sahaja. Ilmu Islam itu melangkaui tujuh petala langit dan tujuh petala bumi, kerana ilmu Islam ini adalah milik Allah s.w.t.

Salam Jihad,

…Sesungguhnya mudah bagi manusia mempercayai seribu penipuan, tetapi amat sukar baginya untuk mempercayai satu kebenaran….Kung Fu Tze

Friday, July 6, 2007

(MESTI BACA) Ibnu Taimiah Bertaubat Dari Akidah Salah

(MESTI BACA) Ibnu Taimiah Bertaubat Dari Akidah Salah

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Ramai yang tidak mengkaji sejarah dan hanya menerima pendapat Ibnu Taimiah sekadar dari bacaan kitabnya sahaja tanpa merangkumkan fakta sejarah dan kebenaran dengan telus dan ikhlas. Dari sebab itu mereka (seperti Wahhabiyah) sekadar berpegang dengan akidah salah yang termaktub dalam tulisan Ibnu Taimiah khususnya dalam permasaalahan usul akidah berkaitan kewujudan Allah dan pemahaman ayat " Ar-Rahman ^alal Arasy Istawa". Dalam masa yang sama mereka jahil tentang khabar dan berita sebenar berdasarkan sejarah yang diakui oleh ulama dizaman atau yang lebih hampir dengan Ibnu Taimiah yang sudah pasti lebih mengenali Ibnu Taimiah daripada kita dan Wahhabiyah.

Dengan kajian ini dapatlah kita memahami bahawa sebenarnya akidah Wahhabiyah antaranya :
1-Allah duduk di atas kursi.
2-Allah duduk dan berada di atas arasy.
3-Tempat bagi Allah adalah di atas arasy.
4-Berpegang dengan zohir(duduk) pada ayat "Ar-Rahman ^alal Arasy Istawa".
5-Allah berada di langit.
6-Allah berada di tempat atas.
7-Allah bercakap dengan suara.
8-Allah turun naik dari tempat ke tempat
dan selainnya daripada akidah kufur sebenarnya Ibnu Taimiah telah bertaubat daripada akidah sesat tersebut dengan mengucap dua kalimah syahadah serta mengaku sebagai pengikut Asyairah dengan katanya "saya golongan Asy'ary".
(Malangnya Wahhabi mengkafirkan golongan Asyairah, lihat buktinya :

Syeikhul Islam Imam Al-Hafiz As-Syeikh Ibnu Hajar Al-Asqolany yang hebat dalam ilmu hadith dan merupakan ulama hadith yang siqah dan pakar dalam segala ilmu hadith dan merupakan pengarang kitab syarah kepada Sohih Bukhari berjudul Fathul Bari beliau telah menyatakan kisah ini serta tidak menafikan kesahihannya dan ianya diakui oleh para ulama seperti Imam Ibnu hajar Al-Asqolany dalam kitab beliau berjudul Ad-Durar Al-Kaminah Fi 'ayan Al-Miaah As-Saminah yang disahihkan kewujudan kitabnya oleh ulama-ulama Wahhabi juga termasuk kanak-kanak Wahhabi di Malaysia ( Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin).
Kenyatan bertaubatnya Ibnu Taimiah dari akidah sesat tersebut juga telah dinyatakan oleh seorang ulama sezaman dengan Ibnu Taimiah iaitu Imam As-Syeikh Syihabud Din An-Nuwairy .

Ini penjelasannya :
Berkata Imam Ibnu Hajar Al-Asqolany dalam kitabnya berjudul Ad-Durar Al-Kaminah Fi "ayan Al-Miaah As-Saminah cetakan 1414H Dar Al-Jiel juzuk 1 m/s 148 dan Imam As-Syeikh Syihabuddin An-Nuwairy wafat 733H cetakan Dar Al-Kutub Al-Misriyyah juzuk 32 m/s 115-116 dalam kitab berjudul Nihayah Al-Arab Fi Funun Al-Adab nasnya:

وأما تقي الدين فإنه استمر في الجب بقلعة الجبل إلى أن وصل الأمير حسام الدين مهنا إلى الأبواب السلطانية في شهر ربيع الأول سنة سبع وسبعمائة ، فسأل السلطان في أمره وشفع فيه ، فأمر بإخراجه ، فأخرج في يوم الجمعة الثالث والعشرين من الشهر وأحضر إلى دار النيابة بقلعة الجبل ، وحصل بحث مع الفقهاء ، ثم اجتمع جماعة من أعيان العلماء ولم تحضره القضاة ، وذلك لمرض قاضي القضاة زين الدين المالكي ، ولم يحضر غيره من القضاة ، وحصل البحث ، وكتب خطه ووقع الإشهاد عليه وكتب بصورة المجلس مكتوب مضمونه : بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم شهد من يضع خطه آخره أنه لما عقد مجلس لتقي الدين أحمد بن تيمية الحراني الحنبلي بحضرة المقر الأشرف العالي المولوي الأميري الكبيري العالمي العادلي السيفي ملك الأمراء سلار الملكي الناصري نائب السلطنة المعظمة أسبغ الله ظله ، وحضر فيه جماعة من السادة العلماء الفضلاء أهل الفتيا بالديار المصرية بسبب ما نقل عنه ووجد بخطه الذي عرف به قبل ذلك من الأمور المتعلقة باعتقاده أن الله تعالى يتكلم بصوت ، وأن الاستواء على حقيقته ، وغير ذلك مما هو مخالف لأهل الحق ، انتهى المجلس بعد أن جرت فيه مباحث معه ليرجع عن اعتقاده في ذلك ، إلى أن قال بحضرة شهود : ( أنا أشعري ) ورفع كتاب الأشعرية على رأسه ، وأشهد عليه بما كتب خطا وصورته : (( الحمد لله ، الذي أعتقده أن القرآن معنى قائم بذات الله ، وهو صفة من صفات ذاته القديمة الأزلية ، وهو غير مخلوق ، وليس بحرف ولا صوت ، كتبه أحمد بن تيمية . والذي أعتقده من قوله : ( الرحمن على العرش استوى ) أنه على ما قاله الجماعة ، أنه ليس على حقيقته وظاهره ، ولا أعلم كنه المراد منه ، بل لا يعلم ذلك إلا الله تعالى ، كتبه أحمد بن تيمية . والقول في النزول كالقول في الاستواء ، أقول فيه ما أقول فيه ، ولا أعلم كنه المراد به بل لا يعلم ذلك إلا الله تعالى ، وليس على حقيقته وظاهره ، كتبه أحمد بن تيمية ، وذلك في يوم الأحد خامس عشرين شهر ربيع الأول سنة سبع وسبعمائة )) هذا صورة ما كتبه بخطه ، وأشهد عليه أيضا أنه تاب إلى الله تعالى مما ينافي هذا الاعتقاد في المسائل الأربع المذكورة بخطه ، وتلفظ بالشهادتين المعظمتين ، وأشهد عليه بالطواعية والاختيار في ذلك كله بقلعة الجبل المحروسة من الديار المصرية حرسها الله تعالى بتاريخ يوم الأحد الخامس والعشرين من شهر ربيع الأول سنة سبع وسبعمائة ، وشهد عليه في هذا المحضر جماعة من الأعيان المقنتين والعدول ، وأفرج عنه واستقر بالقاهرة

Saya terjemahkan beberapa yang penting dari nas dan kenyataan tersebut:

ووجد بخطه الذي عرف به قبل ذلك من الأمور المتعلقة باعتقاده أن الله تعالى يتكلم بصوت ، وأن الاستواء على حقيقته ، وغير ذلك مما هو مخالف لأهل الحق
Terjemahannya: "Dan para ulama telah mendapati skrip yang telah ditulis oleh Ibnu Taimiah yang telahpun diakui akannya sebelum itu (akidah salah ibnu taimiah sebelum bertaubat) berkaitan dengan akidahnya bahawa Allah ta'ala berkata-kata dengan suara, dan Allah beristawa dengan erti yang hakiki (iaitu duduk) dan selain itu yang bertentangan dengan Ahl Haq (kebenaran)".

Saya mengatakan :
Ini adalah bukti dari para ulama islam di zaman Ibnu Taimiah bahawa dia berpegang dengan akidah yang salah sebelum bertaubat daripadanya antaranya Allah beristawa secara hakiki iaitu duduk. Golongan Wahhabiyah sehingga ke hari ini masih berakidah dengan akidah yang salah ini iaitu menganggap bahawa Istiwa Allah adalah hakiki. Sedangkan ibnu Taimiah telah bertaubat dari akidah tersebut.

قال بحضرة شهود : ( أنا أشعري ) ورفع كتاب الأشعرية على رأسه
Terjemahannya: " Telah berkata Ibnu Taimiah dengan kehadiran saksi para ulama: ' Saya golongan Asy'ary' dan mengangkat kitab Al-Asy'ariyah di atas kepalanya ( mengakuinya)".

Saya mengatakan : Kepada Wahhabi yang mengkafirkan atau menghukum sesat terhadap Asya'irah, apakah mereka menghukum sesat juga terhadap Syeikhul islam mereka sendiri ini?!
Siapa lagi yang tinggal sebagai islam selepas syeikhul islam kamu pun kamu kafirkan dan sesatkan?! Ibnu Taimiah mengaku sebagai golongan Asy'ary malangnya Wahhabi mengkafirkan golongan Asya'ry pula, rujuk bukti Wahhabi kafirkan golongan As'y'ary :

والذي أعتقده من قوله : ( الرحمن على العرش استوى ) أنه على ما قاله الجماعة ، أنه ليس على حقيقته وظاهره ، ولا أعلم كنه المراد منه ، بل لا يعلم ذلك إلا الله تعالى ، كتبه أحمد بن تيمية
Terjemahan khot tulisan Ibnu Taimiah dihadapan para ulama islam ketika itu dan mereka semua menjadi saksi kenyataan Ibnu Taimiah :
" Dan yang aku berpegang mengenai firman Allah 'Ar-Rahman diatas Arasy istawa' adalah sepertimana berpegangnya jemaah ulama islam, sesungguhnya ayat tersebut bukan bererti hakikatnya(duduk) dan bukan atas zohirnya dan aku tidak mengetahui maksud sebenar-benarnya dari ayat tersebut bahkan tidak diketahui makna sebenr-benarnya dari ayat tersebut kecuali Allah.Telah menulis perkara ini oleh Ahmad Ibnu Taimiah".

Saya mengatakan: Ibnu Taimiah telah bertaubat dan mengatakan Ayat tersebut bukan atas zohirnya dan bukan atas hakikinya iaitu bukan bererti Allah duduk mahupun bertempat atas arash. Malangnya kesemua tok guru Wahhabi sehingga sekarang termasuk Al-Bani, Soleh Uthaimien, Bin Baz dan kesemuanya berpegang ayat tersebut secara zohirnya dan hakikatnya (duduk dan bertempat atas arasy). Lihat saja buku-buku mereka jelas menyatakan sedemikian.
Maka siapakah syeikhul islam sekarang ini disisi Wahhabiyah atau adakah syeikhul islam anda wahai Wahhabi telah kafir disebabkan taubatnya?!

وأشهد عليه أيضا أنه تاب إلى الله تعالى مما ينافي هذا الاعتقاد في المسائل الأربع المذكورة بخطه ، وتلفظ بالشهادتين المعظمتين
Terjemahannya berkata Imam Nuwairy seperti yang dinyatakan juga oleh Imam Ibnu Hajar Al-Asqolany : " Dan aku antara saksi bahawa Ibnu Taimiah telah bertaubat kepada Allah daripada akidah yang salah pada empat masaalah akidah yang telah dinyatakan, dan Ibnu Taimiah telah mengucap dua kalimah syahadah(bertaubat daripada akidah yang salah pernah dia pegangi terdahulu)".

Saya mengatakan: Ibnu Taimiah telah memeluk islam kembali dengan mengucap dua kalimah syahadah dan mengiktiraf akidahnya sebelum itu adalah salah dan kini akidah yang salahnya itu pula dipegang oleh golongan Wahhabiyah. Maka bilakah pula golongan Wahhabiyah yang berpegang dengan akidah yang salah tersebut akan memluk agama islam semula seperti yang dilakukan oleh rujukan utama mereka yang mereka sendiri namakan sebagai Syeikhul Islam?!.Jadikan qudwah dan ikutan Ibnu Taimiah dalam hal ini wahai Wahhabiyah!.Ayuh! bertaubatlah sesungguhnya kebenaran itu lebih tinggi dari segala kebatilan. Pintu taubat masih terbuka bagi Wahhabi yang belum dicabut nyawa.



Selain Imam Ibnu Hajar Al-Asqolany dalam kitabnya berjudul Ad-Durar Al-Kaminah Fi "ayan Al-Miaah As-Saminah cetakan 1414H Dar Al-Jiel juzuk 1 m/s 148

dan Imam As-Syeikh Syihabuddin An-Nuwairy wafat 733H cetakan Dar Al-Kutub Al-Misriyyah juzuk 32 m/s 115-116 dalam kitab berjudul Nihayah Al-Arab Fi Funun Al-Adab yang menyatakan kisah taubat Ibnu Taimiah ramai lagi ulama islam yang menyaksikan dan menceritakan kisah pengakuan tersebut antaranya lagi :

-As-Syeikh Ibnu Al-Mu'allim wafat tahun 725H dalam kitab Najmul Muhtadi Wa Rojmul Mu'tadi cetakan Paris nom 638.

-As-Syeikh Ad-Dawadai wafat selepas 736H dalam kitab Kanzu Ad-Durar - Al0Jam'-239.

-As-Syeikh Taghry Bardy Al-Hanafi bermazhab Hanafiyah wafat 874H dalam Al-Minha As-Sofi m/s576 dan beliau juga menyatakn sepertimana yang dinyatakan nasnya oleh Imam Ibnu Hajar Al-Asqolany dalam kitabnya yang lain berjudul An-Nujum Az-Zahirah Al-Jami' 580.

Merekalah dan selain mereka telah menyatakan taubat Ibnu Taimiah daripada akidah Allah Duduk dan bertempat di atas arasy.

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Wahai Wahhabiyah yang berakidah Allah Duduk di atas arasy. Itu adalah akidah kristian kafir dan yahudi laknat (Rujuk bukti : .
Berpeganglah dengan akidah salaf sebenar dan khalaf serta akidah ahli hadith yang di namakan sebagai akidah Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah iaitu Allah tidak memerlukan kepada mana-mana makhlukNya termasuk tempat dilangit mahupun tempat di atas arasy.

Semoga Allah merahmati hambaNya yang benar-benar mencari kebenaran.