Scholar: ´Allâmah Sâlih bin Fawzân al-Fawzân
Translation & video: aFatwa.com (site no more exists)
Reciter: Imâm al-Barbahârî said:
“Bear in mind that all whims are evil. They all call to the sword.” (Sharh-us-Sunnah 147)
Shaykh al-Fawzân: They call to the sword, that is, to the tribulation. The civil wars and splitting has only been caused by Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’ such as Mu’tazilah, Khawârij and others from among Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’. They are the ones who are responsible for the tribulations; Mu’tazilah, Khawârij, Rawâfidh and others. The tribulations have only been caused by them.
Who killed ‘Uthmân (radhiya Allâhu ‘anh)?
Who killed ‘Alî bin Abî Tâlib (radhiya Allâhu ‘anh)?
Who caused the tribulations between the Muslims after that if not these Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’?
Who was it that got al-Ma’mûn and his successors to put Ahl-us-Sunmnah on trial so that they even dragged their Imâm Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimahullâh), beat him and imprisoned him if not Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’?
Who was it that imprisoned Shaykh-ul-Islâm Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullâh) so that he died in the prison if not these Ahl-ul-Ahwâ’?
We are obliged to beware of these people. Their evil leads to the splitting of the Muslims, rebellion against the Muslim ruler and that the Muslims scatter into sects and groups instead of being one single nation (Ummah).