Takfir and the Excuse of Ignorance: Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (5) - On Those Who Worship the Righteous Upon Ignorance
Wednesday, February 03 2016 - by Abu.Iyaad
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Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan on takfir of Those Who Worship the Righteous

May Allaah reward the sister who sent us this audio: Download MP3 File. Original is from this lecture (Sharh Fath al-Majeed) at 55m:30s, dated 17/04/1437AH (see here).

Esteemed Shaykh, this questioner says: The one who went astray in the topic of intercession and worshipped the righteous due to a doubt which occurred to him, can he be prayed over (with the funeral prayer)?


If he persists upon this after he has been conveyed to and prohibited from that, then prayer is not performed over him. As for when it has not been conveyed to him, then he is prayed over, because the falsehood of what he is upon has not been conveyed to him. Yes, whilst he ascribes to Islam, says "Laa ilaaha illallaah Muhammad Rasoolullaah", however he fell into what he fell into due to ignorance (whose nature) has not been explained to him. Yes.

Comment: This is powerful refutation of the misguided, evil Haddaadiyyah who accuse the Salafi scholars of Irjaa' because they afford the excuse of ignorance in matters of Shirk and claim that to affirm Islaam for a person who falls into Shirk out of ignorance without the proof being established upon him is the religion of al-Jahm bin Safwaan and Daawood bin Jarjees. In the above answer, Shaykh al-Fawzan affirms that such a person is prayed over. These people (Haddadis and Takfiri Extremists) employ this issue in which scholars have differences as a means of kindling tribulation and engineering the accusation of al-Irjaa' against Ahl al-Sunnah. For a detailed refutation of these misguided evil Innovators which include factions from the followers of Yahya al-Hajuri, refer to this book:

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