Shaykh Muhammad Al-Imaam – Who are the Ahmadiyyah (Rifa’iyyah)?


Shaykh Muhammad al-Imaam (may Allah preserve him): Who are the Ahmadiyyah?

Q: Who are the Ahmadiyyah?

A: The Ahmadiyyah are a sect from the groups of Sufiyyah. They derive their name from Ahmad al-Rafa’ee and report lies and falsities according to Ahmad al-Rafa’ee. It is said: ‘Verily Ahmad al-Rafa’ee was not like this.’ However, this sect attributed to him things from matters of sorcery, magic, trickery, roving, and falsehood, in order to propagate their misguidance. And from that, they claim that he arrived at the grave of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and summoned him, then the Prophet extended, upon him are the Prayers and Peace, his hand from inside the grave, Peace be upon him, and shook his hand and said ‘How are you, Oh Ahmad?’, and the likes of other than this which the sufis delcare. Therefore, the requirement is to avoid Sufism and be content with what the salaf were upon.


[Translated by: Abu Mohamed Abd Kareem Hagedorn|Revisions made by: Abu Sulaymaan Muhammad ‘Abdul Azim Ibn Baker|Courtesy of: Salafiyyah Cincinnati]


Translators Note: The Shaykh, may Allah preserve him upon goodness, is not referring to the group founded by Mirza Ghulaam Ahmed in the late 19th century (CE) in British India. The group referred to here are more commonly known as the ‘Rifa’iyya’ and were founded in lower Iraq between the 11th and 12th centuries (CE).

س: من هم الأحمدية؟

ج: الأحمدية فرقة من فرق الصوفية، تنتسب إلى أحمد الرفاعي وتروي أكاذيب وأباطيل عن أحمد الرفاعي، ويقال: إن أحمد الرفاعي ما كان هكذا، ولكن الفرقة هذه تنسب إليه أشياء من أمور السحر والشعوذة والدجل والشطح والكذب من أجل أن تنتشر ضلالاتهم، ومن ذلك: أنهم يدَّعون أنه وصل إلى قبر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وناداه، فمد النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام يده من داخل القبر وسلم عليه، وصافحه، وقال: كيف حالك يا أحمد. إلى غير ذلك مما تزعمه الصوفية.

فالمطلوب الابتعاد على التصوف ويكتفى بما كان عليه السلف

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