|Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan on Sayyid Qutb|
|Source: Cassette Lecture|
|Article ID : NDV010001 |
SHAIKH SAALIH IBN FAWZAAN AL-FAWZAAN – hafizahullaah – said:
“The question of reading az-Zilaal is a matter open to question, since az-Zilaal comprises things which are very dubious, and that we should attach the youth to it and that they should accept the thoughts contained in it – this is the dubious matter since it may have an evil affect upon the minds of the youth. The tafseer of Ibn Katheer and the many tafseers of the scholars of the Salaf are such that they leave no need for the like of this tafseer. Then in reality it is not a tafseer, but rather deals with the general themes of the Soorahs of the Quraan in general. So it is not a tafseer in the sense well-known to the scholars since the earliest times – i.e. that the meaning of the (Aayahs) are explained by narrations (Aathaar), and that matters contained in them pertaining to the language and eloquence are explained and Shareeah rulings contained in them are explained – and before all of this what Allah – the Most Perfect and Most High – means in the Aayahs and the Soorahs is made clear.
As for Zilaalul – Quraan, then it is a tafseer dealing with general concepts, and we made call it an objective explanation – from the objective tafseers that are known in this age. However it is not to be depended upon due to the affairs of Soofism contained in it, and due to the wordings it contains that do not befit the Quraan – such as terms pertaining to music and rhythms. *
*[az-Zilaal: 3/1786; 5/2719, 2915, 2917; 6/3404, 3811, 3821, 3845, 3906, 3908, 3915 and 3957 :- 12th edition, 1406H, Daardul-Ilm]
Also by Tawheed he does not mean Tawheed of worship, but rather he mostly means Tawheed of Lordship (Ruboobiyyah), and if he mentions anything of tawheed of Worship – then he concentrates upon Tawheed of sovereignty and the right to legislate (al-Haakimiyyah) * [Maaalim fit-Tareeq: p.26, 29, 38, 40: 15th edition, 1412H, Daarush-Shurooq & al-Adaalah al-Ijtimaaiyyah (p.182) – 9th edition:1403 : Daarush-Shurooq]
Then there is no doubt that Haakimiyyah is part of Tawheed of worship, but it is not the Uloohiyyah that is required.
Then the book should not be set along with Ibn Katheer – that is what I hold – and if the books of the Salaf were to be chosen instead, and the books giving attention to Aqeedah, and tafseer of the quraan, and Shareeah rulings – then that would be more fitting for the youth.” *
*[From the cassette: Majmoo maa qaalahu Ibn Baaz hawla naseehatihil – Aamaah liqaa-maa hadeethatih. Makkah, 9/8/1412H}