Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: Beware of that which corrupts your deeds, for indeed Riyaa is what corrupts your deeds. And if it is not Riyaa, then it may be you being amazed with yourself until it makes you think that you are more virtuous than your brother…”
As we have stated previously, this fanatic supporter of al-Hajoori “email shaykh” has a considerable level of self-amazement reaching the level of delusion, in fact it is beyond comprehension how an average individual living in the UK comfortably can have the audacity to be able to praise himself in the manner the “email-shaykh” does. Here is an example that highlights in many ways what Shaykh Rabee’ said concerning these individuals in terms of themselves considering to be superior to all others…
As we have stated very few would be foolish enough to gather around and listen to him otherwise and so this is the only miskeen method he has left to resort to in continuing his self-embrassment… and to this end it seems that the online shaykh considers he is a mini-imam of jarh wa ta’deel! In fact not just a mini imaam, but maybe he even considers himself very high ranking imaam, it would appear; he stated [in another email of course!] regarding Ali Hasan al-Halabi whom our trustworthy and knowledgeable scholars refuted with evidences: “the one I exposed first to everyone including to Imam Muqbil,to our Father Shaikh Rabee, to Shaikh Muhammed bin Hadi….”.
Allahul Musta’an! To what levels of delusion has this individual arrived at? It would be surprising if the online shaykh even has any in depth study of the sciences of jarh wa ta’deel and the principles of that, let alone him claiming he preceded the scholars in this affair! We ask Allah to protect us from such destructive levels of self-amazement.
Imaam Shaafi’ee (rahimahullaah) said: “If self-amazement is concealed within your deeds, then recall the one whose pleasure you are seeking, which blessings you desire and which outcome you fear. The one who ponders upon this, his actions will become small in his presence.” [Siyar A’laam Nubulaa: 10/42]
Even if he preceded many brothers in the west in detecting Halabi’s crimes against salafiyyah, then does that necessitate that he was the first to report him to the ulama?! Indeed the burden of proof is upon the claimant.
But in reality he only utters this statement due to his extreme desperate attempt to divert the topic from al-Hajoori. What is all the more strange therefore is this follower of al hajoori al mubtadi claims to have refuted halabi before everyone (even the ulema!!) Yet now when the radd on his own* shaykh from the scholars is at his doorstep, right under his nose… he cannot see it?!”So he continues at present to defend Al-Hajoori, an innovator who is more vile, more obstinate and more harmful than Halabi, as Shaikh Rabee said:
“There is no one more harmful than Yahyah….. We have remained patient for 7 years, whilst letters and complaints have reached us. And now you have to force him to change his ways. If Yahyah carries on upon his ways, it will cause an incomparable fitnah.”
Thus the email shaykh escaped the heat of the frying pan and jumped into the fire! However, the delusional follower of an innovator, thinks that his past credentials are enough to bail him out, from his present crime (of defending an innovator). If this is not deliberate idiocy we do not know what it is! Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah) stated that from the characteristics of the idiot is that he gets angry for nothing; and he speaks about whatever comes to his heart and is under the illusion that he is from the most sensible of people etc. [for further details, see ‘Ahkbaarul Hamqaa Wal-Mughaffileen of Imaam Ibul Jawzee (rahimahullaah)].
Therefore, we leave the email shaikh with the following reminder…. Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad (rahimahullaah) said:
‘whoever honors an innovator has assisted in the demolition of Islaam.
Sheikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan said, “because innovation is contrary to Islaam. If you give support to an innovator, then indeed you have assisted in the demolition of Islaam, because Islaam is the Sunnah and the Sunnah is Islaam. So it is obligatory upon the person that he does not honor the people of innovation, and that he neither praises nor commends them; as we hear at present the praises for the kuffaar, the Jews and the Christians…” [Source: It-haaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharh As-Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree, page:323, Vol:2]
Shaikh Abdullah Bukhaari (hafidha-hullaah) stated: “It is obligatory to attach the Ummah to the Rabbaani Scholars; those who are well known for their goodness, steadfastness, leadership; and sound advice to the Ummah; and they are those who teach the smaller affairs of knowledge before the greater affairs. Therefore, their status must be made known amongst the people; because the Ulama are the inheritors of the Prophets, as reported in the narration  from the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him).
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) in explaining this hadith stated: “This is from the greatest of virtues of the people of knowledge. And because the Prophets are the best of the creation, so their inheritors are the best after them. And when it is the case that everyone who is inherited from passes on inheritance to his inheritor, then the inheritors are those who take the place of those they inherit from. And none will take the place of the Messengers in propagating what they have been sent with, except the Ulama. They are the most worthy of their inheritance…” [End of quote from Maqaalaat Shar’iyyah of Sheikh (hafidha-hullaah) (page:15-16)]
- Hadith narrated by Abu Dawud (rahimahullaa) 4/3642. Allaamah Naasirud-deen Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) (Saheeh At-Targheeb . Footnote Number 70; page:139)