BOOK Name : Nawaaqidul Islaam (Nullifiers of Islaam)
Author : Shaykh Mohammad Ibno ‘Abdil Wahaab (Rahimahuahallah)
Dars by Shaykh ‘Abdullah An-Najmi.
Third Nullifier : Holding the Polytheists as believers.
من لم يكفر المشركين أو شك في كفرهم , أو صحح مذهبهم كفر.
Whoever does not hold the polytheists to be disbelievers, or has doubts about their disbelief or considers their ways and beliefs to be correct, has committed disbelief.
1)This issue is very dangerous and some of the people who ascribe themselves to Islaam fall in this. Some of them say that,”I don’t do Shirk but i don’t call anyone disbeliever”.Such people have not understand in correct way their religion. It is upon you to declare those whom the messenger of Allaah Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam declared to be disbelievers. Just like Prophet Ibraheem ‘Alyhe salaam who freed himself from his father and from his tribe. He said to them which is in Soorah Al-An’aam verse 78, ”…he said: “O my people! I am indeed free from all that you join as Partners in worship with Allah.”
2)If someone approves of their disbelief, then this is worse then those who declare their disbelieve. This is done by saying that they have not fallen into any disbelief so their supplicating to other than Allaah is only Intermediaries and not actually fallen into Shirk. Shaykh Fawzaan (Hafidhahuallah) said, ”Those people who approve that they are not disbelievers are worse then disbelievers themselves because they have approved of disbelief and Shirk”.
3)The fact that you are Muslim and you are commanded to follow Prophet Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam. The Prophet was sent to declare those people to be polytheist. He also fought against them, took their wealth , took their women and this was made permissible to take. As in Hadeeth of Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar related that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said, “I have been ordered to fight against the people until they testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer and pay the zakah. If they do that, their blood and wealth are protected from me save by the rights of Islam. Their reckoning will be with Allah.” (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)”
4)Allaah called them disbelievers who were at the time of Prophet Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam in Soorah Al-Bayyinah verse 6, ” Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.” In this verse Allaah ‘Azza wa jal gathered both that is Jews and Christians and Polytheist to be disbelievers. And clarified that their fate will be in Hell.
5)Because of jews oppressing themselves, Allaah ‘Azza wa jal made unlawful what was lawful before as in Soorah An-Nisa verse 160,”For the wrong-doing of the Jews, We made unlawful to them certain good foods which has been lawful to them, and for their hindering many from Allah’s Way;”
6)Allaah ‘Azza wa jal said about Christians that they have disbeleived in Soorah Maa’idah verse 72, ” Surely, they have disbelieved who say: “Allah is the Messiah [‘Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary)”. And in next verse 73, ”Surely, disbelievers are those who said: “Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity).”
7)Those who don’t hold these people to be disbelievers,has indeed rejected the judgement of Allaah ‘Azza wa jal and that which Allaah ‘Azza wa jal informed us about Polytheist and Ahlul Kitaab, that they are disbelievers. Hence, this is rejecting command of Allaah ‘Azza wa jal and His Judgement.
8)Some of the people, those who ascribe themselves to some group and adopt ideologies which oppose the way of Salaf. They have taken the path of khawaarij and Mu’tazilah. Many of them rush into declaring people to be disbelievers. This may take place in regards to issue which might not make a person disbeliever. They bring about some doubts and misconceptions in some affairs where is difference of opinion between scholars. Based on those issues having different opinion, they call a person disbeliever . And they say whoever don’t say this person is deliverer, is disbeliever himself. They have used this Nullifier to extremes and in wrong way.
9)This Nullifier can only be used on whose disbelief is true and Clear and there is consensus among Scholars on their disbelief. And we have proof from Qur’aan , Sunnah and unanimous agreement of Scholars.
10)This Nullifier is applied to Polytheists , Jews and Christians and whoever says these are not disbelievers is himself deliverer. As for scholars where they have difference of opinion, this Nullifier cannot be applied to them.
11)Because of the sensitivity of this Nullifier, the scholars advise to learn and pay attention to it.
12)Some people hide truth by taking it to another angle by saying that don’t say they are disbelievers but say they are non Muslims. We say them that Allaah ‘Azza wa jal Himself said them that they are disbelievers in Soorah Bayyinah verse 6, ”Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam )) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.” And in Soorah Maa’idah verse 73, ”Surely, disbelievers are those who said: “Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity).” As in Hadeeth of Prophet Sal Allaaho ‘Alyhe wasalam in Saheeh Muslim , it is recorded that Abu Musa Al-Asha’ri, May Allaah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allaah said, ” By in Whose Hand is my soul! there is no one of this Ummah, whether he be a Jew or Christian,who hears of me and does not believe in me,except that he will enter the Hell-fire”.
END OF THIRD NULLIFIER Wal Alhamdo-lillah Katheerah. Rabbana Taqabbal Minna, Innaka Antus Samee’ ul ‘Aleem. Ameen.
Reference Audio : http://www.dusunnah.com/images/stories/audio/lessons/Shaykh%20Najmi%20-%20Lesson%203.mp3
Notes by Ommo ‘Abdillah Al Baakistaaniyyah.