Sunday, March 30, 2008

Al-Ahbash: Their History and Their Beliefs


Al-Ahbash: Their History and Their Beliefs
Z. Alzamil
http://bankahbash. blogspot. com/2008/ 03/al-ahbash- their-history- and-their. html

All praise belongs to Allah, and the Salat and Salam
upon the Messanger of Allah Muhammad bin Abdillah.

Habashi's History:
This group called Ahbash relating to their first
leader Abdullah Al-Harawi Al-Habashi. He came to
Lebanon from Ethiopia (Habashah), that why they called
him Al-habashi. He left Addis Ababa after he made a
Fitnah there its called Kolob Fitnah. The Addis
Ababa's people know him as Shikh Al-Fitnah according
to evidence from some of his relative. What he did
there, he work with the ruler of Endraji -the son in
law for the Ethiopia's president Helaselasi - against
Islamic Associations there, and he helped him to close
all the Islamic National Association' s schools for
memorizing the Holy Quran in Hrar city in 1940 ( 1367
Hejrah), and they issued their judge on the schools'
manager - Ibrahim Hassan- to jail him twenty three
years, also he helped that ruler to internment the
scholars there. He did that for those people, because
they are Wahabi. For that reason, the people called
him after that is the Shikh Al-Fitnah.

When he came to Lebanon, his followers there forgot
his history, and he still does there - in Lebanon - as
what he did before in Ethiopia, if you disagree with
him in any problem you will be Kafir automatically, he
said Ikhwan, Al-Albani and Ibn Baz are Kufars, Ibn
Taymiyah is Kafir and Murtad and Zendeq and he asked
his followers to lit Ibn Taymiyyah's books, Imam
Al-thahabi is wicked, Sayd Sabeq is Majusi (The people
who worship the fire) and in the other side he praised
Jamal AbdulNasir because he killed Syed Qutob. He
asked his followers to hit or kill anyone who has
beliefs different than their beliefs, to make sure ask
the Lebanon's Mosques Imams, ask Adnan Yasen, how many
times they tried to kill him, ask Hassan Katuji, what
he did for them to let them following him to hit an
hurt him, ask Jamal Al-Thahabi and Abdul-Hamed Shanuha
and others why they leave Lebanon. Try to listen to
their Radio, and see what they described Shikh
Muhammad Al-Juzo, they describe him as lewd man.

In front of all these things, we could not find him or
his followers did something toward the Batiniyah, but
what he did in one of his lectures, he encouraged the
people to appeal the aid from AL-Albeit, and there is
no problem to say O' Ali or O' Hussein ( Ya Ali , Ya

He also, gave some strange fatwas for his followers,
he allow Al-riba (the interest) Some people said he is
Jew man, however there is no clear evidence for that,
but at least he has a lot of the Jew's

Habashi's Beliefs :

Al-Ahbash claimed that they follow Al-Shafi'e. To make
sure about that let us see their beliefs to know if
they follow Al-Shafi's Beliefs or not.

1- They change the meaning of Allah's attributes based
on the desire. But Al-Shafi as all Ahlu-sunnah beliefs
Allah's attributes as what Allah (S.W.T) mentions them
in His book and in the Sunnah of His Messengers
without any meaning's changing, exchanging, or
misconstruction. Look what Al-Habashi and his
followers said about ' Al-Istiwa' " Al-rahman ala
al'arsh istawa" translation " The most Beneficent
(Allah) Istawa (rose over) the mighty Throne (in a
manner that suits His Majesty) -Taha verse 5- , what
they - Ahbash- said about the meaning of this word
'Istawa' they said it means take possession of the
Throne, that means there was a god before Allah , then
Allah possessed the throne from that first god, which
no Muslim will believe or accept that , Ta-a'la-Allah
Oluwan Kabera. The meaning of Istawa every Muslim
knows the meaning by the Fitrah, it means He (S.W.T)
rose over, that set no more details such as how,
because Allah (S.W.T) tells us in the Quran about his
attributes something fit with human's mind, we believe
them as is, according Imam Malik, when someone ask him
about Al-Istiwa he - may Allah have mercy on him-
Al-Istiwa's meaning is known, how is unknown, believe
it is obligation, and to ask about is Bed'ah, then he
asked this man to go because he is Mubtad'a.

2- Their Shikh said that, The Quran's word was
established by Gabriel (Alih Asslam), and Quran is not
Allah's speech -look Izhar Al-Iqedah Al-Sunnyah P.
59-. Of course this idea is not new idea he came up
with it, he just follows Al-Thalal's Imams. This idea
is not something simple we can forget it. Just think
about that, if we said Al-Quran is not Allah's speech
that means it somebody's else speech, that means it
could have some mistake. If we look at the history,
where this idea come from, and why they came up with
this idea, we will notice that, they want to reject
the Quran, but they could not find any way to prove
that, It is deficient or incomplete, then they came up
with this idea. When the Muslims believe that, it is
not Allah's speech then it could be incomplete or it
is not perfect. Then we can change some of it while it
is not perfect.

3- He - Al-Habashi - came up with some strange things,
he said Allah is has ability on most of things - look
Izhar Al-Iqedah Al-Sunnyah P. 59 -. Also, he asked the
people this question, Is Allah able on him self or
not?. Do you think Imam Al-Shafi believes these things
or did he - may Allah have mercy on him- ask such
question like what Al-Habashi did.

4- He -Al-Habashi- encourage people to go to the
graves and appeal for aid from dead, also he allows to
seek the protection from other than Allah (look
Al-Daleel Al-Qaweem P.173, Bwghyat Al-Talib P.8,
Sareeh Al-Bayan P.57-62). Also, he said Al-Awleya come
from their graves to do people's needs, then they go
back to their graves ! (look Khalid Kanan's tape
/b/70). Also, he ask people to have Tabaruk by stone (
look Sareh Al-Byan P. 58, Ithhar Al-Aqedah Al-Sunnyah
P.244). Do you think Al-Shafi does or believe these

5- He is Jabri, he said Allah help the Kuffars on
their Kufer, if Allah did not help them they will not
be Kuffar ( look Al-Nahj Al-Saleem P. 67).

6- He is Murje, he said Iman is saying only without
deeds, i.e. , Iman is belief only , when you believe
it is enough for you to enter Al-Jannah you do have to
do any practice, he make Abu Baker and Abu Jahel is
same, because both believe Allah. Anyone believe Allah
is Mu'min either he pray or not, he does Islam's
Pillars or not. (look Al-Daleel Al-Qaweem P.7, Beghyat
Al-Taleb P.51).

7- He does not care about the Judgment by Islam or
other which is against Islam, and he describe the
people who judge by human's law (against Islam) and do
not like to judge by Islam, he describe them as Muslim
and Mu'min, also he allows helping them (look tape No.
318/1 side A). Also, he said any one who said at least
one time in his life La Elah Ela Allah (No God but
Allah) he is Muslim and Mu'min even if he does not
judge the Allah's Share'ah in his life, does not do
any of Allah's commands, and does not leave Allah's
prohibited. (look Al-Daleel Al-Qaweem P.9-10, Beghyat
Al-Taleb P. 51). He- Al-Habashi- said that Syed Qutub
is Kafer, because he prohibit Judges to judge between
people using the human's law (against Islam).

8- He tries to get Shi'ah's agree by talking a lot
about the Fitans which happened between companions,
and he insult Mua'wyah (R.A.A) a lot and he -
Al-Habashi - made him -Mua'wyah - of Fire's people,
also he mention a lot of Shia'h's stories about
Mua'wyah (R.A.A).

9- He - Al-Habashi - believe that, Allah created the
universe and sent the Messengers without any wisdom,
because if you said that, that means you put some
reasons for that, and if you put some reasons that
means you put some partner with Allah ! - Strange !! -

10- He -Al-Habashi- allows Al-Riba (the interest).

11- He allows to pray with dirty - Najasah - ( look
Beghyat Al-Taleb P. 99-100).

12- He allows to play gambling with Kuffar, and allows
to steal your neighbors if they are non Muslim. (look
Sareeh Al-Bayan P. 133)

13- He insult the scholars beginning with the
companions especially Mua'wyah (R.A.A) ( look Ethhar
Al-Aqeedah AlSunnyah P. 182). look to some of his tape
like (tape No. 13/A/94) to see what he said about
Shihk Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, also, look at (Al-Magalat
Al-Sunnyah P. 15, 24, 26, 57, 62, 75). Look what he
said about Imam Al-Thahabi, he said he is wicked, Imam
Muhammad bin AbdulWahhab murder and Kafer (look at
their Manar Al-Huda Magazine Issue 3 P.34). Shikh Syed
Sabiq is Majosi Kafir (tape No. 1/A/181). Syed Qutub
is one of Al-Khawarij' s heads, he is Kafir, and he is
journal's c

ommunist (look Al-Nahj Al-Sawi fi Al-Rad ala Syed
Qutub Wa Tabi'eh Fiysal Muwlawi P. 3)
In front of that, we find Al-Habashi is defending the
bad people like Ibn Arabi which all his book is
witness on his Kufir because he said something no one
said it toward Allah even Jews and Christians.

(Note : I forget to mention that in first part, all
these information I got from Shikh Abdul-Rahman
Demashqiyyah' s book about this bad group).

Some of Al-Habashi's (Abdullah Al-Harari - Al-Habashi)
Fatawa ( Beliefs and practice):

1- He said the first sighting on the foreign woman is
allowed even if it takes too long time (look Boghyat
Al-Taleb P.224, 287). As you know the prophet S.A.W
said the first sight for you and the second is not
allowed -or as what the prophet said- that means if
you saw by accident a foreign woman that would be sin
but if you continue that mean it on purpose which not
allowed, but see how Al-Habashi play by the Hadeth.
Also, he allowed for a woman to go out her home
wearing beautiful clothes and using a perfume for
foreign people to be beautiful is their eyes(look
Sareeh Al-Bayan P. 186)

2- He made a Fitnah here in US and Canada by ordering
his follower to change their Qiblah (the direction of
prayer), then they changed their Qiblah against all
Muslims in US and Canada by 90 degree. Also, in
Lebanon, they have different Qiblah from other Muslims
there, they changed it to the North. And they did not
pray with Muslims in Muslims' Masajids.

3- He and his followers use magic (Al-Sher), and they
used to give their followers to let them follow them
without any objection, they use some tablets for that
purpose they called it promise's tablets (Huboob
Al-Ahb). Also, they have some magic paper they used
for magic purpose.

Shikh Abdul-Rahman Demashqiyyah (which I got these
information from his book) said one of the Habashi
people threatened me if I continue talking about them
they will use magic against me, and he (Shikh
Abdul-Rahman) said Allah will protect me from them
insha' Allah, Also, Allah said in the Quran " They
could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's leave"
(Al-Imran verse 102).

4- He pretends that, he has the prophet's finger ring,
and he shows it to the people, and they jump to kiss

5- They -Ahbash- sing and dance in their parties with
such undress women, in spite of that, they said Allah
gives them Karamat !.

6- They enforce Masajids' Imam in Lebanon to let them
-Ahbash- to give lessons in the Masjid, if the Imam
reject that, they did not let him to make any lesson
in his Masjid, and they try to talk in loudly to
prevent him -Imam- to give his lesson, that why
Lebanon magazine talked in one issue about this
problem (look Shira magazine issue No. 574 "Fighting
on Masajids in Lebanon). Some times they use gun to do
what they want in any Masjid they want, for that
reason - shooting by guns- some Masajids in Lebanon
were closed.

7- They have big maestro group (music group) such as
James Last, they singing and dancing with women, and
they use it to pray to Allah! because this is ???
ISLAMIC MUSIC ???. If you interest to see them just go
to any Video store in Lebanon and ask about that.
Also, in their parties they sing for the rulers in

8- Al-Habashi divides the Islamic resources to facts,
Share'ah, inner (Baten), outer (thaher), he pretends
that, he gets the knowledge from Allah by some kind of
knowledge its name (Al-Elm Al-Ladoni), also, he
pretends that, he meets Al-Khuder and some other
Shikhs in their graves, and he talks the promise from
them!. Also, he believes that, they (the people who
usually meets them) have ability and control on the
universe according to their levels, some of them hold
the earth, others knows the unseen!.

Did you believe these garbage?. Do not worry according
to Imam Shafi "if someone become Sofi in the morning,
at the noon he will become stupid, also, no one will
stay with Sofis forty days and he will lose his mind".
look Tlbes Ables P. 371)

9- He with his followers believe Refa'ei Tareqah and
try to distribute it. Do not forget that, Refa'ei
Tareqah believe as what Shieah believe in twelve

10- They try to trick the people in their books in so
many fields and ways. For example, if look at some of
them books when they talk about some problem they
mention their Shikh as old scholars, for example they
stated in one of their books " Hafiz Al-Abdali said ..
etc." when read that you will think this is a one of
our very old scholar such as Hafiz Ibn Hajar or Hafiz
Al-Thahabi, but the fact is that this is one of their

If you look at this group you will adept about them
even if you do know anything about them. Look how many
great association they have in Lebanon. Also, when you
look at the rulers in Lebanon you will find them like
this group and fight with it. This gives evidence of
that they have some political goal as well as beliefs
goals. In these days we find that, the rulers not in
Lebanon only(prime minister, Lebanon's president, and
other Christian's leaders) but in other country like
Syria, Yaser Arafat, and others, they are very concern
about killing Nizar Kabani the Leader of Islamic
charitable association (one of the Habashi's
associations) , and they ( rulers - Muslims and
Christians) work together to find who killed Nizar
Kabani. The question is that ( if we suppose Nizar
Kabani is a Muslim leader) Is this first Muslim leader
(or at least Muslim) was killed. Why they really
concern about his assassination. Why the Lebanon
government for the first time try to enter Palestine
camps to get the person who is suspect for the
assassinate. How many Muslim leader was killed and
know one was care. All these questions and others give
us an evidence for that the rulers know who is Habashi
and they know too who will help them to break Islamic

Al-Ahbash's Friends and their enemies :

Adnan Al-Trabulsi (the Habashi's substitute in
Lebanon's Parliament), sa id " We are open for all
people, we invite to the opening and good moral, we
are in Islamic Charitable Project disagree with
demolition Ikhwan party -his sentence in Arabic " Hezb
Al-Akhwan Al-Haddam"- ( of course he meant Al-AKhwan
Al-Muslemeen ), we are not fundamentals, we are
against the fundamentals which it is looking for the
chair and leadership, no for this fundamentals which
judge all Arab's and Muslim's leaders as Kuffar
because they - the leaders - judge by the law without
believing that the law is better than Al-Quran". My
question is that, how he (Adnan Al-Trabulsi) knew
that, the Arab and Muslims leaders do believe that? I
do not know may be this is one of Al-Ahbash's beliefs
(as any Sofi) they can read the hearts!. Again I do
not know!. Also, one of Habashi's candidates Taha Naji
went to Christians' cities in the North region of
Lebanon to get their votes, and he got their votes
after he promised them to destroy Islamic
fundamentals. Unfortunately, he did not win!.

To know who is Al-Ahabashi' s friend let us get some
information from the ir magazine Manar Al-Huda.

Islamic Charitable Projects made a party in Farasiy
Palace ( look Manar Al-Huda issue No. 4 , 1993 P.
37-38), and they invited Agub Jukhrdiyan and Mieshal
Adah Education's Minister (both of them are Christians
as you know), and he - Adah - said " I know Islamic
Charitable Projects very well, and I heard about you,
in spite of that, there are a lot of associations, but
you are very active, also I know Shikh Nizar Halabi,
he is very gentle and may god guide him"(look Manar
Al-Huda issue No. 5 P. 33). Khacheek Babekeyan
(Christian man) said " If this association -Islamic
Charitable Projects- did what it planned to do, then
the favor is due to its president, congratulation to
Shikh Nizar Halabi for what he did and does for the
seek of Lebanon and its people"(look at Manar Al-Huda
issue No. 5 P. 33). Also, in 1994 they made similar
party and they invited some of Lebanon's Christians
leaders (look Manar Al-Huda issue No.17 P. 41). Also,
Ausamah Al-Sayid The Islamic Charitable Projects'
represent in Al-Beka' (one of Lebanon's regions)
visited Eali Frzali (one of the Christian candidate),
the goal of this visiting is to power the inner
relation and to united the efforts and the activities
between them (look Manar Al-Huda issue No. 13 P. 56).
Also, Nizar Al-Halabi and Adnan Al-Trabulsi visited
Nabeh Bari the Lebanon Parliament's president for the
same purpose(look Manar Al-Huda issue No. 10 P. 6).
Moreover, in an interview with Adnan Al-Trabulsi -the
Habashi's candidate-, he confessed that, the Habashi
gave their votes to the Chastens in the Lebanon's
election and the Christian gave their votes (about
16000 votes) to Taha Naji (Habashi's candidate in
Lebanon's north). Unfortunately, he lost ! (look
Al-Afkar Magazine issue No. 531 P. 13). Also, when
they (Al-Ahbash) opened Education School, they invited
a lot of Christians people such as John Aubead, Salaim
Habeeb, Estafan Al-Dwehi, Na'elah Mu'wad (Reneeh
Mu'wad's spouse), and others Christians (look Manar
Al-Huda issue 6 P. 58). Also, one of Al-Ahabash's
candidate accompany with a delegation from Islamic
Charitable Projects visited Waleed Jumblat ( the
Durzi's leader), and he gave them $35000 to build a

There are a lot of examples that is an evidence for
that, the Muslims ar e the Habashi's enemy and the
Christianity is their friends. For more information
look at their magazine Manar Al-Huda as following :

- Issue No. 6 P. 59

- Issue No. 16 P. 37

- Issue No. 15 P. 35.

- Issue No. 7 P. 67.

- Issue No. 12 P. 35-39.

- Issue No. 2 P.59

- Issue No. 13 P. 58-59.

- Issue No. 1 P. 31-34.

- Issue No. 2 P. 16 , 32-34, 65-66

- Issue No. 9 P. 7, 14, 20-21, 45-46.

- and others ( if someone is interested I can give him

Now we knew that, they have very good special
relationship with NON Muslims. Moreover, they invite
them to their parties and give them unlimited
respecting. After we knew that, let us recall what I
presented in first part of these articles. What they
said about Imam Ibn Tymmiyyah, Imam Al-Thahabi, Shikh
Al-Albani, Shikh Ibn Baz, Shikh Sayed Sabeq, Islamic
thinker Syed Qutub, some of Lebanon's Scholars (which
I mentioned their names before), Al-Akhwan
Al-Muslimeen, and others. When we recall that, we can
have simple comparison between two actions ( what they
did with NON Muslim and what they did with Muslims'
SCHOLAR). Now, we know who is their friends and who is
their enemies.

Islamic or Arabic Nationality

To know what Al-ahbash believe in this issue let us go
to their leaders to see what they said about that

Adnan Al-Trabulsi ( Habashi's candidate) "It is
allowed to be there a pe ace with Jews, but our
request is that we are as ARAB nation do have rights,
we request them under ARAB agreement, and I am without
any guarded supporting that agreement" (look
Al-Shira'a magazine 09/07/1992 and Al-Afkar magazine
09/26/1992). Husam krkera -the Islamic Charitable
Projects' vice president- said in an interview with
Al-Safeer magazine (10/19/1992) " We are with ARAB
agreement, when the ARAB agree to stop fighting the
Jews, we are with that agreement" . Nizar Al-Halabi
(the former Islamic Charitable Projects' president )
said " Our candidate Dr. Adnan Trabulsi by the God's
care won and reach the Parliament to arise with
national good brothers the Lebanon's ARABIC
identification" . From these quotations we find that,
When they talk about Palestine's problem or fighting
the Jews, they make it as Arabic problem and they talk
under Arab's umbrella. You know why?, if you just go
back and look what I mentioned about their friends you
will get the idea, it is very clear, if they talk
about Islam or Islamic agreement for this problem,
what will happen for their friends, they will be
kicked out from this problem (as you know, because
they are Christians) and Al-Ahbash does not like to
work with their enemy (as you know Muslims) in this
problem. When they (Al-Ahbash) thought a little bit
about they found that, they and all Lebanon's
Christians are ARAB, then the solution is to restrict
the speech under ARAB umbrella. Moreover, do not
forget that, the Arabic nationality originally came
form Lebanon's Christians, then the Habashi's people
should respect all Christians' ideas!. (


Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara' bin 'Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: "Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah."

(Muttafaq 'alaih)


fatima said...


cakapaje said...

Salam Fatima,

Foremost, I would like to say 'Thank You'.

Now, if you were to look at the title of this blog, it reads "News You May Have Missed". Basically, they are news that are found in various yahoo groups - news which cannot be found in the mainstream media. I collect some of them here for people to read and comment - whether against or otherwise to the news. And you, have just assisted me in getting more information on the news itself. So, thank you.