The Scholars’ Praise for Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee

Author: Maktabah Al-Idreesee As-Salafiyyah, San’aa, Yemen

Source: Al-Manhaj
Translator: Abu Maryam Isma’eel Alarcon

Published: Wednesday 12th August, 2015

Shaykh Dr. Saalih Ibn Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan:

In his introduction to (Shaykh Rabee’s) book “Methodology of the Prophets in Calling to Allaah” (pg. 12-13), the Shaykh says:

“And this is because Islaam calls to gathering together upon the truth, as Allaah says:

‘That you should establish the Religion and not make division within it.’ [Surah Ash-Shooraa: 13]

And Allaah says:

’And hold firmly onto the Rope of Allaah - all of you together - and do not divide (into sects).’ [Surah Aali ‘Imraan: 103]

Since clarifying and explaining this matter is an obligation, a group amongst the scholars - that have protectiveness (of this Religion) and the ability to verify - took the responsibility of cautioning against the errors of these groups. And they took charge of explaining their opposition to the Call towards the Methodology of the Prophets, so that perhaps these groups may return to the truth - for indeed, arriving at the truth is the objective of the believer - and so that those who are unaware of the errors of these groups will not continue to be deceived by them. And from those scholars that have taken charge of this duty, acting on the hadeeth - (‘The Religion is sincerity. Religion is sincerity. Religion is sincerity.’ We said: ‘To who, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said: ‘To Allaah, His Book, His Messenger, the Muslim leaders and their common folk’) - from those who clarified and advised is Shaykh Dr. Rabee’ Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee. In this book, which is before us, entitled “Methodology of the Prophets in Calling to Allaah”, he has explained - may Allaah grant him success and reward him with good - the methodology of the Messengers in Calling to Allaah according to what is stated in the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger. And he has compared this with the methodology of the opposing groups so that the difference between the methodology of the messengers and those various methodologies in opposition to the methodology of the messengers can become clear...”

In his introduction to the book (also by Shaykh Rabee’) “One Group not many groups and One Path, not several”, the Shaykh said:

“However, during recent times, there appeared groups that ascribed themselves to the Da’wah and which were guided by leaders specific to their groups. Each of these groups made a specific methodology for themselves the result of which was dividing, differing and a constant struggle between these groups - all of which the Religion forbids and which the Book and the Sunnah prohibit. So when the scholars refuted this methodology employed by these groups, which was foreign to Islaam, some brothers set out to defend them. And from the people that defended these groups was the Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaaan ‘Abdul-Khaaliq, by way of his printed treatises and recorded cassettes. He did all of this in spite of being advised not to do it by his brothers. Then he added to that, his reproaching and condemnation of those scholars that didn’t agree with him in his actions. And he labeled them with descriptions that were unbefitting of them, and he did not desist from that - not even against some of the sheikhs that taught him! The noble Shaykh, Rabee’ Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee took the responsibility of refuting him in this book, which the reader holds before him, by the title ‘One Group not many groups and One Path, not several.’ And I have read it and found that it sufficiently fulfills its objective, all praise be to Allaah.”

And in the cassette “Questions from Sweden” (recorded on Rabee’-ul-Aakhira 1417H), the Shaykh said after mentioning Shaykh Rabee’ along with a group of other scholars:

“They are from the prominent scholars that have an active role in the Da’wah (Call) and in refuting those who desire to deviate from the correct way of the Da’wah. So his tapes must be distributed for there is a huge benefit in them for the Muslims.”


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