Questioner: Is there a group called Madākhilah and Jāmiyyah? And who are Shaykh Muḥammad Amān al-Jāmī and Shaykh Rabīʿ bin Hādī al-Madkhalī?
Shaykh ʾAbd ar-Raḥmān Muḥyī ad-Dīn:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، والحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم وبارك على أشرف الأنبياء وأكرم المرسلين
Firstly, there is no group (فرقة) called Jāmiyyah and there is no group called Madkhaliyyah. And there is no sect (حزب) called Jāmī or Madkhalī. Rather, this is a statement from Shaytān, a statement from Shaytān which he repeated. And some youth heard it and they repeated it aswell. They came to Shaykh Muḥammad Amān al-Jāmī… And he is our Shaykh, he taught us in the Islamic University. And we have known him to be from the best Scholars. Naʿam. Shaykh Muḥammad Amān al-Jāmī is our Shaykh and he is from the best and virtuous Scholars, (he was) upon the Sunnah. And Shaykh Rabīʿ bin Hādī aswell, he is from our Mashāyikh and our brothers. And he is currently alive and being provided (by Allāh) in al-Madīnah. (He has) lofty manners and excellent knowledge. And the students visit him.
(One of the brothers makes the Shaykh aware that Shaykh Rabīʿ lives in Makkah, not al-Madīnah. Then the Shaykh says that he made a mistake and he meant Makkah.)
And they are both from the best Scholars. But Shaytān speaks upon the tongue of some people, to drive them away from the Sunnah, to drive them away from the truth and to drive them away from the Manhaj of the Salaf. This is wrong. Do not listen to this speech! Whoever says that there is a group called Madkhaliyyah or Jāmiyyah, then say to him that this is not correct. This is not correct! Rather there are Scholars who understand (the Manhaj of) the Salaf.
Jealousy (حسد)! This is (because of) jealousy in their hearts, from Shaytān. Shaytān came and entered into their hearts, so they envied Shaykh Rabīʿ. The people benefit from him and from Shaykh Muḥammad Amān, so they want to prevent (the people from these two Scholars and the truth). So Shaytān speaks… Does Shaytān speak or not? (The students answer) Have you heard his speech? He (Shaytān) said in the battle of Uḥud: “Verily, Muḥammad has died.” Who said these words? By Allāh, Shaytān (said this).
Now they say, “Jāmiyyah and Madākhilah are misguided groups.” There is no Jāmiyyah or Madākhilah! Rather, Shaykh Muḥammad Amān al-Jāmī and Shaykh Rabīʿ bin Hādī al-Madkhalī are virtuous and good Scholars and they are to be benefitted from. This title and name; the first one who spoke with it is Shaytān! Then al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn, to drive the people away from the Sunnah. Because Shaykh Rabīʿ spoke and said that al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn have mistakes, that Sayyid Qutb has mistakes, that the people must be aware and that Sayyid Qutb is not upon the Sunnah and he has mistakes. So they said, “Those are Madākhilah and Jāmiyyah who are astray,” to drive the people away. This is wrong! “There is none from amongst us except that he can refute or be refuted, except the companion of the grave (i.e. the Prophet),” as Imām Mālik said.
قُلْ هَاتُواْ بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
Say, “Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful.”
So the first one who spoke with this statement is Shaytān, then al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn and other than them from the Surūriyyūn and Sūfiyyūn spoke with it, to drive the people away from the Sunnah.