Hanbali Fiqh: Al-Buhuti (d. 1051H) on Taking Intermediaries With Allaah, Invoking Them and Asking Them|
Posted by Abu.Iyaad on Thursday, August, 25 2011 and filed under General
The author of this monumental work in Hanbali fiqh (an explanation of the work of al-Hajjaawi, al-Iqnaa', see here) is Abu al-Sa'aadaat Mansoor bin Yoonus bin Salah al-Din bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Alee bin Idrees al-Buhuti al-Hanbali al-Misre al-Qaahiree, he was born in 1000H, and he was of lofty character, kind and generous to the people, visiting the sick and looking after them, people would give their charity to him and he would distribute it to the students. He spent a great deal of his time in investigating the matters of jurisprudence and people would travel to him from the various horizons in order to take the madhhab of Imaam Ahmad from him. The Hanbalis of the lands of Shaam, the areas of Najd, and the lands of Maqdisiyyah, and Ba'liyyah would travel to hiim. He was also given to much worship, and was a person of much benefit (to others). His teachers include the Shaykh and Imaam Yahya bin Moosaa bin Ahmad, otherwise known as Ibn al-Hajjaawi al-Maqdisi (d. early 11th century hijrah, precisde date unknown), Shaykh Abd Allaah bin Abd al-Rahman al-Danshuri al-Shafi'i, the linguist (d. 1025H), Shaykh Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Mardawi al-Hanbali, the Shaykh of the Hanbalis of his time ((d. 1026H), al-Buhuti took most of his knowledge from him. Also the Shaykh, the Musnid, Abd al-Rahman bin Yusuf bin Ali, called Zayn al-Din bin al-Qadi (d. after 1040H). Also from his teachers were Shaykh al-Shihab Ahmad al-Waarithee al-Siddeeqee, the Shaykh al-Nur Ali al-Halabi, and al-Jamaal Yusuf al-Buhuti. He had many extensive works on Hanbali jurisprudence of which al-Qinaa' was one of the major ones. He died on Friday, 10th of Rabee al-Thaani in 1051H, after falling ill five days earlier.
Al-Buhuti wrote in this work Kashf al-Qinaa' (14/227):
Once more we are going to repeat the exact same points and notes from previous similar articles documenting the Hanbali fiqh position on the things that expel a person from Islaam:
The first: Refutation of the claim that Shaykh Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhaab brought a new doctrine never known before. Rather, this is what the Prophet's and Messengers came with, the call to singling out Allaah in worship and the shunning of worship besides them. When Shirk started become widespread in the Ummah and people flocked to the graves the Scholars made not of that and spoke about it, and from them, Ibn Aqil (d. 513H), Ibn al-Jawzee (d. 597H), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (d. 606H)(see here), Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H), and others.