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Yusuf al-Qardawi is one of the most prominent of the contemporary figureheads of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen and he has written many times on the movements of Takfir. We see a couple of trends amongst todays Ikhwanis. Seeing that the ideologies of Takfir found in Qutb's books are harmful to their cause, a group amongst them (like al-Qaradawi) are trying to distance the Ikhwaan from these teachings. He is opposed by others, who try to downplay the issue of Takfir and argue that the books of Sayyid Qutb have been fundamental to the Ikhwaani movement, and that they have an important role to play. We'll leave them to argue about these issues, but here is a statement of al-Qaradawi taken from an article published on Thursday, 16 September 2004 called (كلمة أخيرة حول سيد قطب) in which he outlines the ideology of Takfir in the works of Sayyid Qutb and the emergence of the groups of Takfir thereafter.
وقد رأينا تجمعات في أقطار مختلفة يسمون (القطبيين)، يتبنون فكرة التكفير، وقد رأيت من آثار ذلك: من سألوني عن الصلاة في البيوت، وترك المساجد باعتبارها معابد الجاهلية، وهو مما فهموه من الظلال في تفسير قوله تعالى (واجعلوا بيوتكم قبلة)، وقد رددت عليهم في الجزء الأول من كتابي (فتاوى معاصرة).
ومن قرأ أدبيات جماعات التكفير يجد آثار هذا الفكر وعباراته المعروفة في صلب هذا الفكر، وإن لم يصرحوا بالنقل عنه.
And we have seen groupings in various regions called "The Qutbiyyoon" embracing the ideology of Takfir (excommunication), and I have seen the signs of that: From those who ask me about praying in houses and abandoning the mosques upon the consideration that they are Jaahiliyyah places of worship, and this is from what they understood from az-Zilaal in tafseer of the saying of Allaah, "And take your houses as a qiblah", and I refuted them in the first chapter of my book "Fataawaa Mu'aasirah".
The game is already over, and we've only just started. All people with sound fitrah and sound intellect know that the Qutbiyyah are finished, their ship sunk years ago and all we have left today are ignoramuses thinking that holding onto the flotsam is going to save them from drowning. Every man and his dog can come online and bark as loud as he wants, and he will surely get followers from the ignoramuses, but that will avail nothing against the truth.
We have divinely revealed texts of how the Kharijites (Takfiris) will continue to emerge and be cut off. Then we have testimonies from many figureheads of Ikhwaan, such as al-Qaradawi and Ali Juraisah (see here) and Fareed Abdul-Khaliq (see here) that Qutb gave birth to the destructive Takfiri movements through his works. Then we have the scores of Scholars from Ahl us-Sunnah and very explicit undeniable proofs that the likes of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen and Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan recognize the existence of "a Qutbi manhaj" which has adherents and callers (see here and here), and this ideology is one of Takfir and revolution.
So when you have a clear judgement (through the witness of many of the Scholars combined) that these factions of Takfir are included amongst those referred to in the divinely revealed texts:
Then the misguidance of these people and all those who defend them and ally with them, could not be any more clearer.
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