Tuesday, 5 July 2016

[Article] Reality on the `Aqidah of Kharijites

Fatwas of Ibn Baz (رحمه الله)

34 - The Reality on the `Aqidah (creed) of Al-Khawarij

Q : What do you say to one who believes that the `Aqidah (creed) of Al-Khawarij followed the `Aqidah (creed) of Salafiyyah (those following the way of the righteous predecessors) and that they, i.e. Al-Khawarij are Salafiyyah (those following the way of the righteous predecessors)? 

A : This is a false claim that was nullified by the Prophet (peace be upon him) who stated regarding Al-Khawarij: A group of rebels will emerge from my Ummah when they are separated. If you compare your prayers with their prayers and your recitation with their recitation, you will look down upon your prayer and recitation, in comparison to theirs. Yet they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes through the body of the prey. Kill them wherever you find them, for whoever kills them shall have reward. There is another narration reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) regarding Al-Khawarij: They would kill Muslims and spare the idolaters.

(Part No. 28; Page No. 254)

It is known from their `Aqidah (creed) that they consider disobedient Muslims to be Kafirs (disbelievers) and judge that they will remain in Hellfire forever. This is why they fought against `Aly (may Allah be pleased with him) and those who allied with him from among the Prophet's Companions and others. `Aly fought against and killed them on the day of Al-Nahrawan. May Allah be pleased with `Aly and all the Companions! May Allah grant us success.

Source: Book on subject related to `Aqidah

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