Revisiting the Observations on ‘Rifqan Ahlus-Sunnah’ | Shaykh Aḥmad an-Najmī

All praise is due to Allāh, much praise and blessings be to him and I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allāh and I bare witness that Muḥammad is His slave & messenger.

As for that which proceeds,

This is a summarized commentary on the treatise by the Illustrious Shaykh, the former Mufti of the Southern Province of Saudi Arabia, Aḥmad bin Yaḥyā an-Najmī -May Allāh have mercy on him-, which he directed towards the Shaykh of our Shaykh (i.e. Shaykh Muqbil), the illustrious Shaykh Abdul Muḥsin bin Ḥamad bin al-ʿAbbād al-Badr –May Allāh preserve him-. Indeed Shaykh an-Najmī -May Allāh have mercy on him- did well and brought about benefits in this, and advised Shaykh al-ʿAbbād and other than him, all in accordingly due manner, and he showed an encouragement upon brotherhood, and understood the position of the one being advised.

And Shaykh al-ʿAbbād –May Allāh preserve him- & Shaykh an-Najmī -May Allāh have mercy on him-, both are men of knowledge & Sunnah, but the situation is similar to that which was said by the Imām & explainer of the Qurʾān, Mujāhid bin Jabr,

ليس أحد إلا يؤخذ من قوله و يترك من قوله إلا النبي ﷺ
❝There is none except that his statement is accepted or rejected, except the Prophet ﷺ❞

Reported by Al-Bukhārī in Rafʿ al-Yadayn, pg. 103 and others

So from this and other than this, it has become apparent to us that the virtuous one can be refuted by another virtuous one, and a virtuous one can be refuted by he who is more virtuous, and a less virtuous one can refute a virtuous one, and their goal behind doing so is to ward off falsehood from one another.
And with regards to this there was a beautiful statement once said by Ilkiyā Al-Harrāsī in his reply to Imām Shāfiʿī when Shāfiʿī said that the Sunnah doesn’t abrogate the Qurʾān, so he (Ilkiyā Al-Harrāsī) said,

هفواتُ الكبارِ على أقدارِهم، ومن عُدّ خطؤه، عَظُمَ قَدْرُهُ
❝Mistakes made by the great ones effect their reputations; the greater the scholar, the greater his mistake is to be considered.❞

And what was more beautiful than this was the statement of Abdul Jabbār bin Aḥmad’s reply to Shāfiʿī when he said,

هذا الرجلُ كبيرٌ, ولكن الحقُ أكبرُ منهُ
❝This man is great, but the truth is greater than him.❞

‘Al-Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ’ by Zarkashī 3/188, ‘Irshād al-Fuḥūl’ by Imām ash-Shawkānī pg.168

And now to the actual treatise with its commentaries upon it and by it we hope for this to be a completion to its benefit and its advice to be propagated.

  • Commentaries made by the noble brother, Abū Muṣʿab Ḥusain bin Aḥmad al-Ḥajūrī -May Allāh grant him success-
  • Translated by the brother, Abū Nuʿaym ʿAbdur-Raḥīm bin ʿAlī -May Allāh grant him success-

The treatise in Arabic:

[التعليقات الجياد على تعقبات الشيخ النجمي على رسالة رفقا أهل السنة للشيخ العباد]

تخريج و تعليق أبي مصعب حسين بن أحمد الحجوري

English translation:

The Beneficial Commentaries on the Observations made by Shaykh an-Najmī upon the Treatise “Gentleness between Ahlus-Sunnah” from the Shaykh al-ʿAbbād

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~May Allah bring benefit through it~