‘Voting is NOT from the Issues of Ijtihaad’

Ash-Shaykh Rabee’ Bin Hadee (may Allah preserve him) said in his refutation (Tanbeeh al-Maghroor Ilaa maa fee Maqaal Abil Hasan Wa Manhajhi Min ad-Dalaal Wa ash-shuroor) against Abul-Hasan Al-Ma’ribee:

‘I say that it is not permissible to say (concerning) the issue of voting (that): ‘it is an issue of Ijtihaad’, rather it is from the issues of misguidance, and it is one of the pillars of the Kaafir-based Democracy and from the affairs that the Jews and the Christians have invented.

Indeed the messenger of Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam severely dispraised following them, he said: “Surely, you will follow the ways of those nations who were before you, in everything as one arrow resembles another, (i.e. just like them), so much so that even if they entered a hole of a sand-lizard, you would enter it” They said, “O Allah’s Messenger! Do you mean to say that we will follow the Jews and the Christians?” He replied, “Whom else?” (Meaning – of course the Jews and the Christians). Reported by al-Bukhari in his Saheeh 3456 and Muslim in his Saheeh 2669.

And the messenger of Allah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Indeed the best speech is the speech of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, and the worst of matters are those newly invented (by the people) and every Bid’ah is a misguidance”. Reported by Muslim in his Saheeh (867) and Ahmad in his Musnad (3/371).

And he Salallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “For verily he who lives long among you will see many differences. So I order you to stick to my Sunnah and the way of the rightly guided successors after me. Bite onto that with your molar teeth and beware of the newly invented matters, for verily every innovation is misguidance”.

And the people of democracy based voting are from the severest of people that turn away from the Sunnah of the messenger of Allah – Salallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam and his rightly guided successors. Likewise voting has great (great deal of) harm (within it) which cannot be enumerated. Some books have been authored concerning it, (indeed) Allah warns from corruption, and surely this methodology of yours (Oh Abul-Hasan); which places issues of misguidance and Bid’ah as issues of Ijtihaad, and likewise the taking (of this affair) to be something light will leave the door wide open for (them to) make (and consider) the misguidance of the Rawaafid, the Khawaarij and the grave worshipers as issues of Ijtihaad.

2) As for your statement (Oh Abul-Hasan):

‘As for these issues then differing has occurred before, between the leaders of the Salafiyeen about them, the Salafi’s in Kuwait saw (the permissibility) to vote and we were in Yemen and we didn’t see (the permissibility of) it, and today there are some of us that see the permissibility of it and some that don’t’.

I say: You are the one that sees it (to be permissible) and those that follow you blindly; from those that are upon your Manhaj (methodology).  As for the Salafiyyeen then they do not seize to remain upon their firm Islamic stance.

Indeed al-‘Allaamah al-Albaani refuted the Hizbee – misguided charity organisation; ‘Ihyaa ut-Turaath’ in Kuwait due to its partisanship that caused it to fall into delving into democracy based voting, and indeed it has increased (in evil) since the era of Albaani.’

Posted on August 21, 2013, in Deviant Groups, Q/A Session (Question & Answer) and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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