PONDER UPON THIS, MAY ALLAAH BLESS YOU!
Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Many of the people do not know the khowaarij until they start killing the Muslims.” That is why Ibn Taymiyyah (rohimohuLlaahu ta’aala) said, “The Khowaarij are mischief-maker and killers; their differing from the Jamaa’ah becomes apparent to the people when they start killing, but today, majority of the people do not recognize them. Ibn Taymiyyah said these statements when he was alive, (he meant that) the Khowaarij were not known by the people with those attributes which we have known from the people of knowledge until their evils become apparent as they start killing the Muslims. How would it have been if Shaykhul Islaam sees what we are upon today regarding how a lot of people have been deceived about the actions and statements of the Khowaarij of today? Some people who are not with knowledge have also been deceived due to the acts of worship which they see with the Khowaarij. [Fikru ttakfeer qodeemon wahadeethan watabriatu ittibaa’i madhaabu ssalaaf minol ghuloowwi wal fikril munhari by Shaykh ‘Abdussalaam bn Saalim bn Rajaa as-Suhaymee (page 15)]
Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey