They say that Hearing and Obeying the Rulers is the Manhaj of the Jaamees : Doubt Obliterated by Shaykh Fawzaan
Question: Eminent Shaykh, this question says: What is your view regarding the one who says that (the concept of) hearing and obeying the leader is Jaamee terminology; and who are the Jaamees?
Answer: Who is the one who said:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
O you who believe! Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger, and those who are in authority amongst you. (An-Nisa 4:59)
Who is the one who said this; Al-Jaamee? Allaah, the Glorified and High, said it.
Who is the one who said:
“It is upon you to have Taqwaa of Allaah, and to hear and obey; even if a slave is appointed to lead over you.”
Did Al-Jaamee say it? Or did this sinful hypocrite say it? We ask Allaah for security. That which is important is that you should not pay attention to these affairs.
Questioner: However, they always say that this is the Manhaj of the Jaamees; is there a Jamaa’ah called the Jaamees?
Shaykh: They are the ones who contrived this name. This is not except like when they said “Wahaabees;” are there some Wahhaabees who depart from that which the Salaf of this Ummah and its Imaams were upon? These are names which they use to chase (people) away from the Truth; names which they use to chase (people) away from the Truth. They should be paid no mind.
Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts