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The Maturidis are a kalaami (philosophical group) based on innovation (bid‘ah); they are named after Abu Mansoor al-Maturidi. In the beginning their main focus was on using rational and philosophical proof in disputing with their opponents, the Mu‘tazilah, Jahmis and others, in order to prove the fundamentals of Islam and Islamic beliefs.
The Maturidis went through several stages. They were not known by this name until after the death of their founder, just as the Ash‘aris were not known and did not spread until after the death of Abu’l-Hasan al-Ash‘ari. We can sum up the stages of development in the following four main stages:
Often the Asharis named after Abu Hasan al-Ash’aree (Shaykh Bin Baz said in Fatwa Ibn Baz that Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ashari was not one of Al-Ashairah, even if they (the Asharis) associated themselves with him. He gave up their Madhab and embraced the Madhab of Ahlus-Sunnah) and their philosophical (kalaami) counterparts Maturidis named after Imam Abu Mansur al-Maturidi claim to both be from Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah or Ahlus Sunnah (In a fatwa by the Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta by Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq Afify and Shaykh Bin Baz they said, “Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah are defined as those who hold fast to the Book of Allah, the Exalted, the Sunnah of their Prophet Muhammad regarding all their Aqeedah (beliefs) and Islamic principles. They never oppose the texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah for rational argumentation or personal preference; rather, they stick to the principles of Iman (belief) and pillars of Islam observed by the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet)”.
Brothers And Sisters : Ash’ariyyah of Today then they are upon a way and path which Abu Hasan al-Ash’aree declared himself free of in front of Allaah, and the scholars consider them to be other than Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah but rather, in the midst of Ahl ul-Bid’ah
Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah is used for those in opposition to the innovators and the people of the innovated sects, and this is the well known usage. So when they say in the books of criticism of narrators about a man, that he was from Ahl us-Sunnah and the like, then what is meant is that he was not from one of the innovated sects such as the Khawaarij, the Mu’tazilah and the Shee’ah and he was not a person of theological rhetoric (Kalaam) and innovated ideas.
Thus, the Ash’ariyyah do not enter into it at all. Rather they are outside it and Imaam Ahmed and Ibn al-Madeenee have stated textually that whoever involves themselves in any theological rhetoric is not counted amongst the Ahl us-Sunnah, even if by that he arrives at the Sunnah, until he abandons debating and surrenders to the texts. So they do not lay down as a condition that a person merely agrees with the Sunnah, rather that he must take and derive with it (alone). So he who takes from the Sunnah is from its people even if he makes an error, and he who derives from somewhere else is in error even if in conclusion he agrees with it. But the Ash’ariyyah as you will see, take and derive from other than the Sunnah and they do not agree with it in their conclusions, so how can they be from its people [people of the Sunnah]…
–> Let We See What Our Salaf Scholars Said About them
Question: What is the benefit in the students of knowledge learning about the (deviant) sects of the Mu’tazilah, the Jahmiyyah and the Khawaarij, since they do not exist in our time?
Response: Learning about the deviant sects in our time has benefits, (from) which are: That we know the basis for their (deviated) positions so that we can refute them if we find them, and in reality they do exist; And the questioner saying that they do not exist now (in our time) is based upon his knowledge only. However, that which is known to us and other than us who read about the affairs of the people is that these (deviant) sects are in existence and they are active in propogating their message. And because of this, it is imperative we study their opinions/views so that we know their falseness and know the truth (that we are upon) and refute those (of them) who discourse with us.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Kitaabul-‘Ilm – Page 128, Question No.25
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Three fataawa from Shaykh Muhammad Naasirudeen al-Albani at 0:00
One fatwa from Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baaz at 2:49
One fatwa from Shaykh Muqbil al-Waadi’ee at 3:52
One fatwa from Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee at 8:52
One fatwa from Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee at 10:30
One fatwa from Shaykh Abdullah al-Ghudayaan at 12:18
Three fataawa from Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan at 12:48
One fatwa from Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad at 18:53
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