Ikhwanis Salman Al-Awdah and Muhammad Al-Areefee Exposed: Lying Upon the Messenger and Lying Upon Imaam Al-Nawawi|
Posted by Abu.Iyaad on Thursday, August, 01 2013 and filed under General
Key topics: Salman Al-Awdah Muhammad Al-Areefee
The Scholars Bury This Bid'ah
This attempt to fabricate a lie against Allaah and His Messenger (and Imaam al-Nawawi) did not go unchecked for the Scholars of Sunnah refuted this falsehood, from them Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (listen to audio), The Muftee, Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Aal al-Shaykh (listen to audio), Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree (listen to audio), Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (listen to audio) and others [refer also to Shaykh Hamad al-Ateeq's refutation of al-Areefee (listen to audio) in which he requests al-Areefee to find us any sayings from the Salaf for this (الفهم الجديد المبتدع) "new innovated understanding", check the very end of the audio]. Here is a quick summary of what is in the audios: Shaykh al-Fawzan, "this is a saying of a person of desires who says upon the Messenger that which he did not say." Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee, "this is the saying of a liar, ignoramus, person of desires..., it pleases us that those misguided ones have been refuted by the leading heads of the carriers of the Shari'ah and the Scholars of Islaam... the Muftee (Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Aal al-Shaykh)... and the Shaykh, Allaamah, Saalih bin Fawzan al-Fawzaan..." Shaykh Ubayd, "How excellent is what was said by Abu Uthman al-Naysaboor, 'Whoever nurtured himself with the sunnah, in speech and action, will speak with wisdom (hikmah) and whoever nurtured himself with desire (hawaa) in speech and action, will speak with bid'ah'."
Muhammad al-Areefee Fabricates a Lie Upon Imaam al-Nawawi in Order to Protect His Lie Upon the Messenger of Allaah
When this bid'ah (innovated) was slapped down by the Scholars, and Shaykh al-Fawzaan said what he said (that whoever says this is person of desires), al-Areefee, in order to do some damage limitation went to see Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan and to make a "clarification". So his clarification to the Shaykh was that he had not brought this from himself but he based it upon some speech of Imaam al-Nawawi (rahimahullaah) which he merely quoted. This was given some online coverage (see this article). Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan is reported to have said, allegedly, that he did not mean to label al-Areefee in person as a person of desires but was only addressing the actual incorrect statement and making a general remark when it was brought to him. As far as we know, this is not on tape and there is a justifiable reason to doubt al-Areefee's integrity and to challenge his honesty. See what follows below of a further clarification which Shaykh al-Fawzaan himself wrote and put out publicly afterwards which indicates there is lack of integrity on behalf of al-Areefee and those with him - and that they cannot be trusted to tell the truth.
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan Checks Sharh Sahih Muslim of al-Nawawi and Indicates the Lie of al-Areefee
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan then went and checked the explanation of Sahih Muslim by Imaam al-Nawawi to verify the claim of al-Areefee and those with him. The Shaykh felt it important enough to put out a public clarification when he realized they ascribed to al-Nawawi that which he is free of. In this clarification below Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan clarified a great and mighty foundation of Ahl al-Sunnah, one that no Salafi who has read and studied the books of the Salaf can be confused about or can claim to be confused about.
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan Reaffirms What He Said Initially That Those Who Give This False Interpretation Are People of Desires
After the Shaykh wrote the above clarification and made it public, seeing that the people should be protected from this shubhah (misconception), a question was posed to the Shaykh on the same subject and the Shaykh reaffirmed what he said in his initial statement, that it is desire (hawaa) that is leading those people to distort this hadeeth, and that it was a lie upon Ibn Hajar and al-Nawawi, because they never said any such thing in the interpretation of the hadeeth. This establishes that al-Areefee is a kadhdhaab. You can download and listen to the Shaykh's answer (listen to audio), the Shaykh says:
Alhamdulillaah, Allaah exposed these treacherous Ikhwanis (Salman al-Awdah, al-Areefee and those with them) through the clarifications of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan and all the other scholars who refuted this falsehood. And these Ikhwanis were outed for their attempts to lie upon the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and the Scholars of Islaam in order to serve their vile and filthy (Ikhwani) agendas.