Reply to critics

I recently read the “Reply to critics” section on your website. In that section, you have not explained the errors or bid’ahs of the group hizb ut-tahrir. I have read many of the books written by Shaykh Taqiuddin- Nabhani, the founder of the group and its other members. Some of these books are “Khilafah is the answer” and “The system of Islam”. These books are very strong in aqeedah and I don’t see any element of bid’ah in them. As you are a more knowledgeable person, I hope you would be able to help me in this regard. How do you refute this group?

Rather than trying to refute this group (negative da’wah) – use your energy in working for Islam and building something (positive da’wah).  Otherwise, Shaykh Taqiuddin-Nabhani and those who followed him denied aspects of general Muslim belief on the basis that only hadeeth mutawaatir (Continuously recurrent: It is the report of a large number of narrators whose agreement on a lie is inconceivable on all levels of the isnaad from the beginning until the end)[1] could be used as proof in issues of ‘aqeedah.[2] So, they deny many signs of the last day, punishment of the grave, and many other issues of belief that have been held by Muslims since the time of the Prophet.[3]


[1]  Usool al hadith, p 92

[2] Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah - rahimahullaah - said: “As for the second type of narration; that which has been reported by single reliable narrators and their like - neither its wording nor meaning is mutawaatir - yet the Ummah accepts it, acts upon it or affirms it ... this amounts to al-’ilmulyaqeenee (certain knowledge) with the majority of the Ummah of Muhammad sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam - from the earlier and later people. As for the Salaf, then there was no difference between them regarding this matter. As for the khalaf (those from the later generations), then this is the madhhab of the major Scholars from amongst the followers of the four Imaams. This issue can be found stated in the books of the Hanafiyyah, the Maalikiyyah, the Shaafi’iyyah and the Hanbaliyyah, Uthman Alee Hasan  ” Manhajul-Istidlaal ’alaa Masaa‘ilil-I’tiqaad ’inda Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah (1/115-129).


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