Over the past years, the Qutubiyyah have tried relentlessly to defend their
leader and Imaam, Sayyid Qutb and to hide his great errors and calamitous
statements. To this end they presented to the common-folk what they portrayed as
Tazkiyaat (praises or certifications) of some of the Ulamaa and Mashayikh for
Sayyid Qutb – whilst being ignorant, or pretending to be ignorant - of the
principles of al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel. The true reality, however, was that this was
a ploy to justify their innovated methodology and its repugnant principles and
as a plot to introduce the concepts of Bidah and Qutubiyyah amongst the ranks of the Salafis and to prey upon the ignorance of the common-folk.
This paper is a refutation of those Qutubis who try to make the mediation of
Imaam Ibn Baaz for Sayyid Qutb prior to his death a justification of Qutb’s
deviant creed and methodology and as a way of praising and propagating his
misguided and heretical writings. Comprising the statements and refutations of
the Imaams of the Salafi Da’wah and its Mashayikh against Sayyid Qutb and those
with his affectations, this paper consists of excerpts from the book "Baraa’ah
Ulamaa il-Ummah Min Tazkiyat Ahl il-Bid’ah wal-Mudhammah", checked by Shaikh
Salih al-Fawzaan who made additional comments and notes and read over the book
twice. The book was also read by Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Uthaimeen who praised it
and made some minor changes to his own words that were quoted therein.
1. Fatwaa of Shaikh Nasir ud-Deen al-Albani
The Muhaddith and Imaam, al-Albani – rahimahullaah – said, commenting upon
the book ‘al-Awaasim Mimmaa Fee Kutub Sayyid Qutub Min al-Qawasim’ of Shaikh
Rabee’ bin Haadee, "Everything with which you have refuted Sayyid Qutb is the
truth (haqq) and is correct (sawab). And it will become sufficiently clear from this refutation to every one who
has read anything from "The Islamic Heritage"
that Sayyid Qutb had no knowledge of the Usool (fundamentals) or the Furoo’
(subsidiary matters) of Islaam. So may Allaah reward you with the best of
reward, O brother Rabee’ for fulfilling the obligation of explaining and
uncovering his ignorance and deviation from Islaam."
From the Shaikh’s own handwritten letter which he wrote prior to his death in
1999. A photocopy of the original is included in the book itself as an
2. Fatwaa of Shaikh ‘Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baz
Some parts of the book of Sayyid Qutb ‘at-Tasweer al-Fannee fil-Qur’aan’ were
read to him such as his speech about Moosaa - ‘alaihis-Salaam - upon whom he
said: "Let us take Moosaa - as the example of the leader of excitable nature -
and this excitable impulse quickly passes away and he regains his composure, as
is the case with the excitable folk." Then he said with regard to the Saying of
Allah - the Most High - "Fa as-ba-hu fil madinati kha bi fan..." :- "This is the
description of a well known state: the restlessness or fear of one expecting
evil at every turn - and this is the characteristic of the excitable folk."
[‘at-Tasweer al-Fannee fil-Qur’aan’: p.200,201,203. 13th ....]
So the Shaikh replied to this:
"Mockery of the Prophets is apostasy in its own."[*]
And is was said to him that Shaikh Rabee’ al-Madhkhalee has written a
refutation of Sayyid Qutb, so the Shaikh said: "Rebuttal of him is good."
[*] And unfortunately the Qutubi movement clothing itself as Salafiyyah, has
not only gone to the extremes in Takfir but has also fallen into the extremes of
Irjaa’ in that it seeks to defend, nay even promote, the books and writings of
their leaders and mentors which contain statements of disbelief and
apostasy (examples will be given in Part 2, inshaa’allaah). Shaikh Rabee’ bin
Haadee said, commenting upon Imaam al-Albani’s description of the Qutubiyyah as
"The Khawarij of the Era", that "it is more befitting that they be called
Murji’ah of the Era before they are called Khawarij of the Era". Refer to
al-Asalah (Vol. 24)
During a lesson of Shaikh ‘Abdul - ‘Azeez ibn Baaz - hafizahullaah - in his
house in Riyaadh 1413H, ‘Minhaajus-Sunnah tapes of ar-Riyaadh
3. Fatwaa of Shaikh ‘Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baz
A section of the book "Kutub wa Shakhsiyaat" (p.242) was read out to the
Shaikh and in which Sayyid Qutb accuses of Mu’awiyah and Amr Ibn al-Aas of lying
(kadhib), deception (ghish), treachery or trickery (khadee’ah), hypocrisy
(nifaaq), and taking bribes (rishwah).
So he replied: "These are repugnant words!! These are repugnant words.
Revilement of Mu’awiyah and of Amr Ibn al-Aas. All of this is repugnant and evil
words. Mu’awiyah and Amr and whoever was with them made ijtihaad and
erred[*], and those who perform ijtihaad and err then may Allaah pardon us and