Tag: Rebels الخوارج

Ibn Abbas on Khawarij: The winning argument against the Kharijite rebels

February 4, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, confronted the Khawarij, saying, “As for your statement that Ali has delegated ruling to men in the affair of Allah, I recite to you a judgment referred to men regarding the matter of the price of a rabbit and other hunted animals. Allah said: O […]

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Ibn Umar on Peace: Offer peace to deviant groups, but do not kill any Muslim

February 4, 2016

Nafi’ reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to offer greetings of peace to the Khashabiyya and the Khawarij even though they were fighting each other. Ibn Umar said, “Whoever calls to the prayer, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls to salvation, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls […]

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Hadith on Persecution: The Prophet fought for religious freedom, not political authority

July 5, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: We were met by Abdullah ibn Umar and we hoped that he would narrate to us a good saying. A man approached him and he said, “O Abu Abdur Rahman, tell us about fighting during times of persecution as Allah said: And fight until there is no more persecution.” (2:193) Ibn […]

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Hasan on Ali: A man died whom no one could match in knowledge and piety

February 17, 2015

Amr ibn Hubshi reported: Hasan ibn Ali addressed the people after the killing of Ali ibn Abi Talib and he said, “A man has departed you yesterday whom none from the early generation could surpass in knowledge and none from the later generation will match him. If the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon […]

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Hasan on Khawarij: The rebels fight for the sake of the world, not Allah

February 12, 2015

Abu Hayyan At-Tawhidi reported: A man from the Kharijites came to Hasan Al-Basri and he said, “What do you say about the rebels?” Hasan said, “They are seekers of the world.” He said, “Why do you say that when one of them goes out with his spear until it breaks and he leaves his family and children?” […]

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An-Nawawi on Rebels: Fighting an unjust ruler is worse than his oppression

December 1, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “As for rebelling against the ruler and fighting him, it is forbidden by consensus of the Muslims even if he is sinful and oppressive. I have mentioned many traditions with this meaning. The people of the Sunnah have agreed that the ruler should not be removed due to his sinfulness. As for the view mentioned […]

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Hadith on Khawarij: The violent rebels are the worst of creation and dogs of Hellfire

October 2, 2014

Ibn Abi Awfa reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “The rebels (khawarij) are the dogs of the Hellfire.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 173, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Abu Ghalib reported: Abu Umamah said, “The rebels are the worst of those slain under the heavens, and […]

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Hadith on Khawarij: The Kharijites come with beautiful preaching but evil deeds

September 18, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be division and sectarianism in my nation and a people (the Kharijites) will come with beautiful words and evil deeds. They will recite the Quran but it will not pass beyond their throats. They will leave the religion as an arrow […]

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Ibn Kathir on Khawarij: The Kharijites commit mass murder of men, women, and children

August 22, 2014

Ibn Kathir said, “If the Kharijites ever gained power, they would corrupt the entire land, Iraq and Syria. They would not leave a boy or a girl or a man or a woman, for in their view the people have become so corrupt that they cannot be reformed except by mass killing.” Source: Al-Bidayah wa […]

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Hasan on Tyranny: Tyrants are the punishment of Allah, so do not repel them with swords

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the tyrant Al-Hajjaj is a punishment from Allah, so do not repel the punishment of Allah with your hands. Rather, you must be humble and submissive.” Source: Minhaj As-Sunnah 4/529 عن ابن تيمية وَكَانَ الْحَسَنُ الْبَصْرِيُّ يَقُولُ إِنَّ الْحَجَّاجَ عَذَابُ اللَّهِ فَلَا […]

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