Do not be deceived by Abu Suhaib Bassam and other false claimants to clarity
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Abu Suhaib Bassaam has a Tazkiyah from a Mubtadi and keeps the company of the supporters of that Mubtadi
Ali Halabi Al-Mubtadi wrote: Praise be to Allah, and the benediction and salutation on the Messenger of Allah on his progeny and his companions and those who follow him After that: Verily our brother in the cause of Allah, Abu Sohaib Bassam Abul Haj is from among our brothers from the salafiyyun known with us for the propagation of faith to Allah’s book and the Sunnah upon the manhaj of the salaf, refuting the deviated people of innovation. May Allah grant us the right aptitude and every virtue returns to Him.” [End of Quote—original Tazkiyah in Arabic available on the net]
This above recommendation is from the Mubtadi Ali Halabi to Abu Suhaib Bassaam Alee Haaj. There are no statements of Abu Suhaib freeing himself from this deceitful Mubtadi; rather he entered the city of Manchester as a guest of Masjid As-Sunnah—the supporters, helpers, companions and staunch followers of Ali Halabi Al-Mubtadi, Muhammad al Maghraawi Al-Mubtadi At-Takfeeri and Abul Hasan Al-Maribi Al-Mubtadi Al-Ikhwaani. Indeed, we hope that the following is sufficient as reminder for Abu Suhaib and those deceived by him.
When Sufyaan ath-Thawree came to Basrah, he began to look into the affair of ar-Rabee’ bin Subaih and the people’s estimation of him. He asked them, ‘What is his Madhhab?’ and they said, ‘His madhhab is but the Sunnah.’ He then asked, ‘Who is his companionship?’ And they replied, ‘The people of Qadr.’ So he replied, ‘In that case he is a Qadari.’ [Al-Ibaanah (2/453)]
Ibn Battah said:
“So fear Allaah, O Muslims! The good opinion you have of yourself and the knowledge you have that you are on the correct way, should not lead you to risk your Deen by sitting down with some of these people of desires, thinking, ‘I will intrude upon them in order to debate with them or to expose their ideas.’ However, they are more severe form of Fitnah than the dajjal, and their speech clings to a person more strongly than a severe itch, and can burn the hearts more than a blazing flame can. And I have seen a group of people who used to curse and revile the People of Desires. Then they went and sat with them in order to contest with them and refute them. Then the cheerful, open attitude, the hidden deception and the subtle disbelief continued until they became inclined towards them.” [Source of narration: Al-Ibaanah 2/470]
Abu Suhaib is well aware of the detail refutations of the Scholars against Halabi and his innovations, however he takes pride in halabi’s recommendations and keeps company with the staunch followers of halabi at Masjid As-Sunnah. So do not be fooled by the Abu Suhaib and the deceitful false claimants to clarity.
And Allaah knows best