In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon Him) said, “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink”1
It is with great sorrow that we find ourselves having to respond to some outlandish claims, slanders and half-truths, made against Al-Markaz As-Salafi in this blessed month of Ramadhaan. The one who makes this claim—the leading E-mail sheikh, a previous teacher of ours who is now clinging to Hajoori Al-Haddaadi- seeks to incite splitting and rancour due to his evil suspicions. Allaah (The Most High) said:
“O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins” [Surah 49:12]
Imaam as-Saa’di (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “Allaah (The Most High) has forbidden much evil (sinful) suspicion towards the believers, because some suspicions are sins. And that is like the suspicion devoid of reality and factual evidence, and like the suspicion accompanied by much forbidden speech and action. For indeed, the settlement of evil suspicion in the heart does not restrict the one (in whose heart is that evil suspicion) only to that; rather, he does not cease until he utters and does that which is not permissible/befitting.” [End of Quote]
It is as though he hasn’t heard the statement of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) who said “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink”2
Likewise, Anas Bin Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, “When I was taken upon my night journey, I passed by a people who had metal hooks in their hands and they were clawing at their faces and necks. I said: who are these, O Jibreel? He said “These are the ones who eat the flesh of people (49:12) and disgrace their honor.”3
Indeed it is a calamity outside the month of Ramadhaan (let alone within it!!) that this person takes so freely to his keyboard and computer carrying out such repugnant actions. His attempt to defame Al-Markaz As-Salafi is only due to his own whims and desires. He attempts to spread evil suspicion, false stories and half-truths and stitch together a weak spider’s web; creating a version of events that is in agreement only with his desires; and far removed from reality. This is the state of affairs of this particular Leading E-mail shaykh (Hajoori Fanatic) who has returned to trouble the people… Even in in this blessed month of Ramadhan… Spreading tales about Al-Markaz As-Salafi; seeking by way of it to taint the Dawah in Manchester and blame Al-Markaz As-Salafi and others for his own inability to submit to the truth. Indeed, his clinging onto Yahyah al Hajoori Al-Haddaadi Al-Mubtadi has blinded and removed all sense of justice in dealing with those who transmit the verdict of the scholars against him.
The first of those fabrications pertains to the masjid allegedly inviting a takfeeri to make Ruqya in the masjid and charge for it!
So let us be clear: No such thing ever happened! Yet, maybe through subliminal messages and self-suggestion, he has in fact managed to convince himself that it actually did happen!?!… And we seek refuge in Allah from such delusion! As Abdullah bin Mas’ud reported that Muhammad (may peace be upon him) said: “Should I inform you that slandering, that is in fact a tale-carrying which creates dissension amongst people, (and) he (further) said: The person tells the truth until he is recorded as truthful, and tells lies until he is recorded as a liar.”4
It is as though he has repeated the same lie enough times (to himself and others) and has ended up believing it! This slander began a while ago with “I recently came across an event which is going to take place in the vicinity of the Mosque;” but then spiralled and grew to finally becoming one of the masjid’s alleged “crimes against Salafiyah… bringing a Takfiri to do ruqyah in their centre…and charge £50.” This fictitious event (which is reality in his mind) is just one of those many things generated due to rage at his teacher being refuted by the scholars; verdicts that were posted on this and many of the websites of the Salafi Centres and Masaajid around the country.
So instead of accepting the knowledge based refutations of the scholars and the students against Hajoori, this leading email sheikh [Hajoori fanatic] clings onto a fictitious affairs which he believes are real crimes committed by Al-Markaz As-Salafi.
What makes this fanatism towards Hajoori even clearer, is the written statement of his “what is this to do with shaikh Yahya.” This absurd rhetorical question may seem a bid to protest the innocence of his shaykh, but in reality it is the employment of an evil method, to fault find, attempt to drag others down and accuse others of having grave errors with them; sowing the seeds of shubha (an evil doubt which is a half-truth used to intend falsehood thereby fooling the people) in the hearts of the people against their brothers and sisters. In this case he attempts to place the entire masjid in the same category as hizbees and people of bidah(!!?!) writing “ they have the same way as the hizbi of sunnah (i.e. hizbiyyoon of Masjid As-Sunnah- followers of Maribi, Halabi) and elsewhere.”
This manhaj of blanket tabdee’ is the same evil and destructive methodology employed by al-Hajoori! Shaykh Rabee’ put this method of theirs in one clear and concise statement, “My brother, we have schools… many thousands, all of them are upon the Salafi manhaj, they call to Salafiyyah and they defend it, (yet) they are all under the feet (according to al-Hajuri and followers). (Such schools are in) the Kingdom, in Yemen, in Algeria, in all of the countries, (but) everything is under the feet.”
So we advise this leading Hajoori Fanatic of Manchester to fear Allaah and restrain his tongue from falsehood. We sincerely urge him to be mindful of excessiveness, as the Messenger (May Allah’s Peace be upon him) said: “The over-stringent ones are destroyed.’’5 Imaam Nawawi (rahimahullaah) said: “The over-stringent ones are those who look too deeply (into affairs) and are excessive- those who exceed the Hudood (prescribed legislated sharia boundaries) in their statements and actions.’’6
We seek Allaah’s protection from exaggeration, bigotry, fanaticism, slander and recklessness.
To be continued…..Inshaa-Allaah
- Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 31 Hadith 127
- Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 31 Hadith 127
- Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Manners, Number 4878, Sahih
- Sahih Muslim – Book 32 Hadith 6306
- Saheeh Muslim Number:2670
- See Sharh Saheeh Muslim: Vol 16. Page:180 or page:220