All perfect praise is for Allaah alone. We beseech His peace and blessings upon Muhammad (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
To start with, Imaam al-Awzaa’ee (rohimohuLlaah) said, “Make yourself patient upon the Sunnah, stop where the people stopped, speak with what they spoke with, and refrain from what they refrained from. And follow the path of your pious predecessors; for verily, that which was sufficient for them is sufficient for you.” [Al-Aajuree in Ash-Sharee’ah]
The Ilorin based Khoorijee, Muhammad bn ‘Aliyy Jabata, the man who innovated the principle of every bid’ah is a major disbelief (the principles with which he excommunicates the Muslims unjustly), has in recent times, faced a lot of destructive criticisms from some of the students he trained. This is not unconnected to his overconfidence upon clear ignorance. He deceives his followers with the claim that he calls to the Qur’aan and Sunnah upon the understanding of the pious predecessors. Yet, he said many statements that none had ever said in this religion. I have mentioned many of these statements in my write-up titled, ‘A glimpse at some of the errors of Muhammad ‘Aliyy Jabata’. It is perturbing that his overzealous, ignoramus and dogmatic followers have failed to read between the lines and act as such; it seems nothing is working for them.
Presently, there are three groups amongst them from my research. A group that follow his views dogmatically especially when they differ amongst themselves; a group that departed from him after having excommunicated him for his deviations from the methodology of the pious predecessors; a group trying to make reconciliations between the aforementioned groups.
However, with a mindset which mistakes cautiousness for stupidity, they have failed to acknowledge that the scholars are to guide the Ummah to the correct methodology. That is why their leader believes that the scholars as a mass could be wrong while he would be right. He was asked to write down his ‘aqeedah just as Muhammad Yoosuf (the Boko Haroom founder) did, so that the scholars can speak on it; he refused claiming that the scholars weren’t sent to him, a strategy with which to shield his lies from being exposed. He was asked to make a tape on his ‘aqeedah; he refused claiming that the scholars weren’t sent to him.
He failed to acknowledge the fact that the Prophet (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam) didn’t compile Soheeh Bukhooree, Soheeh Muslim, Sunaan Aboo Dawood, Sunaan an-Nasaa’i, Jaami at-Tirmidhi, Sunaan Ibn Maajah, and other books of hadeeth we now benefit from. It is the scholars that Allaah have been using to guide this religion. Funnily enough, this same liar and staunch extremist phoned Shaykh ‘Abdul-Hameed Al-Hajooree az-Za’akaree (hafidhohuLlaah) for clarifications when Alase handled him. Why can’t he ask this Shaykh about his take on the issue of bid’ah and other shenanigans with him? The answer is clear; he knows he will be refuted and declared a Khoorijee, just as Shaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee did. He is a good dribbler; perhaps Crown FC Ogbomoso would need him. Smiles…
No wonder, from the traits of the Khowaarij mentioned by the scholars is that, “They do not believe that the people of knowledge and virtue hold a special position. This was why they perceived that they were more knowledgeable than ‘Aliyy bin Abee Toolib, Ibn ‘Abbaas and the rest of the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with all of them.” [Al-Khowaarij Awwalul-Firooq fee Taareekhil-Islaam (pg. 38)] Just as an example, Muhammad ‘Aliyy Jabata al-Khoorijee claimed that reports regarding seven and five takbeeraat respectively in the first and the second standings of Solaat al-‘Eid is not connected to the Prophet, and as such he can’t follow the opinions of the Companions. Who in this Ummah preceded him upon this reasoning?
Also, from his transgressions is his claim that the seventy-two sects from this Ummah have all committed disbelief in a way that puts them beyond the pale of Islaam. Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rohimohuLlaah) responds! “Whoever says that the seventy-two sects have all committed kufr (disbelief) in a way that puts them beyond the pale of Islaam has gone against the Qur’aan, Sunnah, and the consensus of the Sohaabah (rodiyaLloohu ‘anhum), and also the consensus of the four Imaams and others. There is no one amongst them who regarded each one of the seventy-two sects as Kuffar (disbelievers).” [End quote from Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 7/218] This is close to what Shaykh ‘AbdiLlaah al-Bukhooree said regarding one the shenanigans of this Khoorijee. He (Shaykh ‘AbdiLlaah al-Bukhooree) said, “The statements affirming that there is no difference between innovations (ya’ani, every bid’ah is a major kufr) is an error…This statement contradicts the evidences of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and the way of the Salaf from the first Salafs till now. This statement is an innovation.”
Aboo Khodeejah (hafidhohuLlaah), when speaking during his conversation with one of our brothers from Nigeria, said, “…but I believe that they’ll end up harming themselves…In shaa Allaah”. By Allaah this has come to pass. They have been harming themselves because the Messenger of Allaah (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was reported to have said, “Religion is easy and whosoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded…[Soheeh al-Bukhooree and Soheeh Muslim]
From the Harms are;
Excommunicating themselves (and even the Ummah for invalid reasons)
Raining curses on themselves
Attacking themselves with blows and kicks
Prohibiting themselves from lawful things
Worshipping their desires
Making life miserable for themselves as they do not interact with Muslims who disagree with their Khowaarij ideologies
We beseech Allaah to guide us to the truth at all times, and to strengthen and reward the people who have stood up to defend this religion at all times.
We ask Allaah to free the ignoramuses, dogmatic and unsuspecting followers of Jabata to the truth before they kick the bucket.
SubhaanokaLlaahummo wa bi hamdika ashhadu an laa ilaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilayk
Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey