The Salafis are Free from Terrorist Acts
By al-Allāmah Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyā al-Najmī ( rahimahullaah)
Translated by Abū al-Ḥasan Mālik Ādam al-Akhḍar
Al-Allāmah Aḥmad al-Najmī ( rahimahullaah) said: “As for what the Irḥābiyyūn (terrorists) do in these times, those who wear bomber vests or drive explosive-laden vehicles and then when they find a gathering of people, blow themselves or the vehicle up, then this is an affair that is based upon treachery, and Islām is far removed from this and does not permit it whatsoever.
And indeed the suicide missions that have taken place in England or other countries have been planned and carried out by the Khārijites , the people of takfīr, whom the Messenger of Allāh (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) dispraised in his statement: “In the last days there will appear some young, foolish people who will say the best of speech but their faith will not go beyond their throats and will leave their religion like an arrow exits game. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for whoever kills them shall have a reward on the Day of Resurrection.”
It is also authentically reported that the Messenger of Allāh (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “They are the worst of those who are killed under the heavens.”  He also said: “Glad tidings for those who kill them.” And he said: “Wherever you find them, kill them, for indeed there is a reward for killing them.” He also said about them: “They are the dogs of the Hellfire.” He also said: “If I met them, I would kill them like the people of ‘Ād.” and in another wording, “the people of Thamūd.”
Additionally, he said of them: “Indeed they will pass through the Religion just as the the arrow passes through game, then they will not return to it until the arrow returns to its bow.”
The meaning of “pass through” is to go through one side and out the other, and the Khārijites pass through the Religion and nothing of it remains with them. So with that, it is known that Islām is free from these reckless, senseless acts and that it condemns those who participate in them and repudiates their activities.
And certainly those who falsely accuse the Salafis—those who adhere to the Book of Allāh (Subhanahu wa ta’aala), the Sunnah of His Messenger (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and traverse upon the way of the [Prophet’s] Companions—those who falsely accuse them with the bombings in England or elsewhere and [other acts] which include murder, destruction of property, shedding blood, terrorism of the people and rebellion against the government; indeed those who accuse the Salafis of this, they are the ones who [actually] commit these abominations, but they desire to attribute it to others.
They are the associates of the group al-Qā’idah  who are the followers of Usāmah bin Lāden, al-Mas’arī, Sa’d al- Faqīh  and their likes because these individuals were reared upon the books of the people of takfīr from the likes of Sayyid Qutb9 and those who are with him upon this erroneous methodology that unjustly excommunicates the Ummah of Muḥammad (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). Rather, they excommunicate [Muslims from Islām] for falling into sins, and no one is safe from committing sin…”
 A deviant sect who have declared that a Muslim becomes a disbeliever due to committing a major sin alone. They also use their corrupt ideology as a justification to rebel against the rulers.
 Collected by al-Bukhārī in his Ṣaḥiḥ (no. 6930) on the authority of ‘Alī ibn Abū Ṭālib (radhi Allaahu anhu)
 Collected by al-Tirmidhī in his Jāmi’ (no. 3000), Ibn Mājah in his Sunan and Aḥmad in his Musnad (no. 21705) on the authority of the companion Abū Umāmah (radhi Allaahu anhu). It has been graded Ḥasan by al-Muḥaddith al- Albānī in Ṣaḥiḥ Ibn Mājah (no. 146)
 Collected by Abū Dāwūd in his Sunan (no. 4119) on the authority of Abū Sa’īd al-Khudrī (radhi Allaahu anhu) and Anas ibn Mālik (radhi Allaahu anhu). It has been authenticated by al-Shaykh al-Albānī in Ṣaḥiḥ Sunan Abū Dāwūd (no. 4764).
 Collected by Ibn Mājah in his Sunan (no. 169) narrated by Ibn Abū Awfā (radhi Allaahu anhu)
 From the ḥadīth collected by al-Bukhārī in his Ṣaḥiḥ (no. 4002) on the authority of Abū Sa’īd al-Khudrī (radhi Allaahu anhu)
 A radical group upon the methodology of the Khārijites, the people of takfīr. The noble Salafī scholar Shaykh ‘Abd al-Muḥsin al-Abbād—may Allāh (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) preserve him—was asked concerning their evil network: “Some say that the group al-Qā’idah is the modern day Khārijites, others say they are fighters in the path of Allah, so what is your opinion?” Shaykh ‘Abd al-Muḥsin answered: “Yes, they are fighters in the path of Satan.”
 Imām Ibn Bāz, the noble Salafī scholar—may Allāh (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) bestow His Mercy upon him—said concerning these misguided individuals: “So my advice to al-Mas’arī, [Sa’d] al-Faqīh, Bin Lāden, and anyone following their way is to leave this destructive path they have taken, to fear Allāh and beware of His Revenge and Anger. They must return to guidance and repent to Allāh (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) for what has preceded from them.”
 Egyptian author of a number of works that call to the justification of takfīr of (whole) societies, the breaking of all sentimental attachments to society, cutting ties with others, rebellion against the rulers and the announcement of a destructive jihād against the whole of mankind. These misguided ideologies of Sayyid Qutb have been soundly refuted by the scholars of Salafiyyah, at head of them, the Muḥaddith, al- Shaykh Rabī’ ibn Hādī al-Madkahlī—may Allāh (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) preserve him.
All praise is due to Allah, and may exaltation and safety be granted to Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who aid them. To proceed:
Imaam al-Barbahaaree [d. 329 AH], may Allah have mercy upon him, said:
If something from innovation becomes apparent to you in a person, beware of him, because that which you are unaware of is greater than that which is apparent to you.
Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee [d. 1429 AH], may Allah have mercy upon him, commented on this passage by saying:
The intent of this passage is to drive you away from those who have innovation with them and to inform you that the people of innovation try to conceal and hide their innovations.
However, the people of the Sunnah avoid being secretive about affairs of the religion, and they view concealment in the affairs of religion to be from the way of the people of innovation.
‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez [d. 101 AH], may Allah have mercy on him, said: ‘If you see a people speaking confidentially about the religion, excluding the general population, know that they are laying the foundation for misguidance. (1)’
For this reason, the people of the Sunnah do not conceal affairs pertaining to the religion. They stay way from this type of behavior, and they consider it to be from the ways of the people of innovation. (2)
There is a subtle benefit and principle that the people of the Sunnah mention pertaining to the secretive nature of the people of innovation. Al-‘Awzaa’ee [d. 157 AH], may Allah have mercy on him, said: “Whoever conceals his innovation from us, his associates will not be hidden from us. (3)”
(1) See “The History of ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul-Azeez by Ibn al-Jawzee,” pg. 54
(2) Ahmad an-Najmee, An Explanation of Sharh as-Sunnah, 224-225
(3) Ibn al-Battah, al-Ibaanah, 2/476
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