Death of an Innovator | Al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī

Bishr al-Marīsī (Abū ʿAbdir-Raḥmān Bishr bin Ghiyāth bin Abī Karīmah al-ʿAdawiyy, d. 218H) used to be from the major scholars of jurisprudence. He indulged in Kalām (intellect-based theological rhetoric) and was overcome by it. He got detached from piety and fear of Allāh, and exposed himself with his speech of the Qurʾān being created and called to it, until he came to be the leader and scholar of the Jahmiyyah of his time. This led the people of knowledge to detest him and many to accuse him of disbelief.

Siyar Aʿlām an-Nubalā, adh-Dhahabī 10/200

When Bishr bin Ghiyāth al-Marīsī died, none from the people of knowledge and Sunnah attended his funeral except for ʿUbayd ash-Shūnīzī.

So when he returned from the funeral of al-Marīsī, the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamāʿah confronted him.

They said: “Oh enemy of Allāh! You claim to be with the Sunnah and the Jamāʿah and you attend the funeral of al-Marīsī?”

He said: “Pay attention to me until I inform you.

I have not attended a funeral from which I hoped for a reward like what I hoped from attending his funeral.

When he was placed in the burial site, I stood up and said:

Oh Allāh, this slave of yours did not believe in seeing You in the Hereafter. Oh Allāh, so veil him from looking at Your Face on the day when the believers shall look at You.

Oh Allāh, this slave of yours used to deny the Mīzān (scale on which the deeds will be weighed). Oh Allāh, so lighten his scale on the Day of Judgement.

Oh Allāh, this slave of yours used to deny the Intercession. Oh Allāh, so let none from your creation intercede for him on the Day of Judgement.

Oh Allāh, this slave of yours did not believe in the punishment of the grave. Oh Allāh, so punish him today in his grave with a punishment that none from the entire existence has been punished with before.”

He said: So they did not criticize him and they laughed.

Source: Tārīkh Baghdād of Al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī – Biography of Bishr al-Marīsī al-Jahmī – 7/66

Mentioned during the Q&A session with Shaykh Abdul Muhsin al-’Abbad -May Allāh preserve him- during his explanation of Sunan at-Tirmidhī – Recording no.262 at 1:04:30 hrs.

Translated by Abū Āsiyah Muẓaffar bin Ḥussain غفر الله له ولوالديه والمسلمين


▪️لما مات بشر بن غياث المرِّيسي ، لم يشهد جنازته من أهل العلم والسُّنَّة أحد ؛ إلاَّ عُبيد الشُّونيزيِّ .

فلما رجع من جنازة المرِّيسيِّ ؛ أقبل عليه أهل السُّنة والجماعة .

قالوا : يا عدو الله ! تنتحل السُّنة والجماعة ، وتشهد جنازة المرِّيسيِّ ؟

قال : أنظروني حتى أخبركم .

ما شهدت جنازة رجوت فيها من الأجر ما رجوت في شهود جنازته .

لما وُضِعَ في موضع الجنائز قمت في الصف فقلت :

اللهمَّ عبدك هذا كان لا يُؤمِن برؤيتك في الآخرة ؛ اللهمَّ فاحجبه عن النَّظر إلى وجهك يوم ينظر إليك المؤمنون .

اللهمَّ عبدك هذا كان يُنكِر الميزان ؛ اللهمَّ فخفِّف ميزانه يوم القيامة .

اللهمَّ عبدك هذا كان يُنكِر الشفاعة ؛ اللهمَّ فلا تشفع فيه أحدٌ من خلقك يوم القيامة .

اللهمَّ عبدك هذا كان لا يُؤمِن بعذاب القبر ؛ اللهمَّ فعذِّبه اليوم في قبره عذابًا لم تُعذِّبه أحد مِن العالمين .

قال : فسكتوا عنه وضحكوا .

📗( تاريخ بغداد للخطيب البغدادي – ترجمة بِشر المرِّيسيِّ الجهميّ – المجلد السابع / الصفحة 66 ) .

✍” ذكرها في درس الشيخ عبد المحسن العباد – شرح سُنن التَّرمذيِّ -شريط رقم 262 / الساعة 01:04:30 “