Their History and Their Beliefs
All praise belongs to Allah, and the Salat and Salam upon the Messanger of Allah Muhammad bin Abdillah.
This group called Ahbash relating to their first leader Abdullah Al-Harari Al-Habashi. He came to Lebanon from Ethiopia (Habashah), that’s why they called him Al-habashi/Al-Ahbash. He left Addis Ababa after he made a Fitnah there its called Qolob 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 Harar 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 Kuffars, 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 Hussein).
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 characteristics.
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 we believe it as, 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- 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 garbage?!
3- 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).
4- He- Al-Habashi- said that Syed Qutub is Kafer, because he prohibit Judges to judge between people using the human’s law (against Islam).
5- 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).
6- 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 Shaikh 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 Abdul Wahhab murder and Kafer (look at their Manar Al-Huda Magazine Issue 3 P.34). Shaikh 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 communist (look Al-Nahj Al-Sawi fi Al-Rad ala Syed Qutub Wa Tabi’eh Fiysal Muwlawi P. 3)
(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):
Allah said in the Quran ” They could not thus harm anyone except by Allah’s leave” (Al-Imran verse 102).
1- He pretends that, he has the prophet’s finger ring, and he shows it to the people, and they jump to kiss it.
2- 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 Nabi Khidir.
Did you believe these garbage?
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.