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Benefit: Take Heed Khārijīs (Dogs of the Hell Fire), Before the Hour Is Established!

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) has prophesied the coming of the many groups.  Some, as he has foretold, will not be from the drinkers of the ḥawḍ', some he gave the title, 'fire worshippers of this nation',1 a specific group was titled, "Dogs of the Hell-Fire" (the Khawārij), etc.. 

These "dogs" are the same individuals that killed many of the companions, including ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, radhiyallahu 'ʿʿanhu.  In more recent times, there has been much media attention placed on these individuals. Days before the Fort Hūd shooting, this website spread the refutations against the misguided Anwar al-Awlaki.  The corrupted incident took place on November 5th, and Anwar was quick to praise such devilish actions.

See the entire forum thread here (includes the audio recording with Shaykh ʿUbayd).

Our dear brother Mūsá Richardson sheds some light2 on this issue of kharūj, the call to rebel against the Muslim leaders, and brings forth statements from the earlier scholars on the impermissibility of this act. The second item to be viewed below  is by Abū Khadījah.3 The well-respected brother brings some stories from how the salaf, our predecessors, dealt with these individuals.

*Note: It should be known that it is not permissible for us to kill the Khawārij ourselves.  The noble scholar, Shaykh Rabīʿ Ibn Hādī  was asked: Is it permissible for us to kill the Khawārij if we know them and know their wickedness?  He responded by saying: No, if they rebel against the Imām. ʿAlī (raḍī Allāhu ʿʿʿanhu), did not kill them up until they rebelled. The Muslim rulers, even if they are oppressive, (they) do not kill them (khawārij) up until they draw their swords and rebel (against them), that is if they unsheathe their swords and rebel and kill. If not, then there will be chaos, each one will go and kill the other claiming he is khārijī.

1  Abū Dāwūd Ḥadīth #4691

 عن ابن عمر عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال القدرية مجوس هذه الأمة إن مرضوا فلا تعودوهم وإن ماتوا فلا تشهدوهم

"The Qadariyyah (those who deny the qadr of Allāh -  claim mankind creates his own actions as he goes) are the fire-worshipers of this nation.  If they become sick, then do not visit them, and if they die, then do no witness their pray (their funeral prayer)."

2 A reading from the book by Shaykh Muḥammad ʿUmar al-Bazmūl explaining the Salafī Manhaj. 

3 From the lectures, "Holding on to Islām in Times of Fitnah - Toronto Leg Oct. '08"


Rebelling Against the Sinful Ruler and Overthrowing Him - What did the Imāms of the Past Say? - Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson

The Worst of the Khawārij are Those who Incite the People to Fight the Muslim Rulership!! - Abū Khadījah



Tags: Khawārij, Abū Khadījah, Mūsá Richardson

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