Refutation on the Ahbaash (الأحباش) – Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadi al-Wad’iee

Question: There is a man who is Habashi in origin and is called Abdullah al-Habashi. He says that whoever claims Allah is above the servants, then he is a disbeliever. This Aqeedah has spread among the people [despite] knowing that he is a Sufi.

Answer: “The man is misguided. If he is the person in Lebanon, then Shaikh al-Albani (may Allah preserve him)* refuted him and Ahlus-Sunnah refuted him. We believe that Allah is above His throne. [Allah said]:

الرحمن على العرش استوى

We believe that He is lofty above us. Glory be to My Lord the Most High [20:5]

[And Allah said]:

هو القاهر فوق عباده

And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves [6:18]

[And Allah said]:

إليه يصعد الكلم الطيب والعمل الصالح يرفعه

To Him ascend (all) the goodly words, and the righteous deeds exalt it (the goodly words i.e. the goodly words are not accepted by Allah unless and until they are followed by good deeds) [35:10]

[And Allah said:]

ءأمنتم من في السماء أن يخسف بكم الأرض فإذا هي تمور

Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not cause the earth to sink with you, then behold it shakes (as in an earthquake)? [67:16]

The Prophet (ﷺ) ascended to the heavens. He (ﷺ) did not ascend to the ocean nor did he (ﷺ) ascend to Yemen nor to Shaam nor to such and such place.  Rather he (ﷺ) ascended to the heavens.

So this man is filthy and misguided. I advise you not to read to him nor believe his speech. He is an enemy of the Sunnah. Perhaps he can be a plot for the enemies of Islam to preoccupy the Muslims with his falsehood, fabrications, and lies”.


Translator’s Note:

*May Allah have mercy upon him. This fatwa was passed when the Shaikh was alive

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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