In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Al-Allaamah Ubaid Ibn Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri (may Allaah preserve him) said:
A scholar from Ahlus Sunnah is only a human; he can be distracted and forgetful; he can be deceived by evil people; or he used to consider that man to be trustworthy–who has now been declared untrustworthy–and he deceives him. The witnesses to this affair are many, because many of those whose status has been dropped– due to been declared unreliable based on evidence–are in reality people who wage war against the Sunnah and its people. So they come along with copies of their books and read it to the distinguished scholars–those whom virtue and leadership is witnessed for them in the religion–and the affair of this trickster and plotter is hidden from that noble scholar, which had he known about it the status of this person would have dropped in his eyes.
So this scholar gives praise based on what he heard. And if the book (of this trickster) is printed, it is disseminated and transmitted by his supporters and they spread a good reputation about him. Thus there are those who argue saying, “such and such praised him–Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah), or Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah), or Ibn Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) praised this book. However these scholars are excused; rather this trickster was hidden from that scholar.
So, what remains? We establish the evidence against this [deceiver, trickster, intrigant and plotter] from his books. We establish the manifest clarifications against him from his books, and we say to the one who argues with us, “Take it, this is his speech.’’ Therefore, it is obligatory on you to be fair, and to be free from that wild and zealous attachment; and to be free from desires that blind a person. It is obligatory upon you that your search should be for the truth.
Al-Allaamah Ubaid Ibn Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri (may Allaah preserve him) also stated:
If the affair of a person is hidden from you–the one whose books and cassettes are famous and his fame is widespread–then ask those who are well acquainted with him and those who know about his state of affairs. That is because neither is the Sunnah hidden nor are its people. A man’s Tazkiyah (i.e. the clear witness that he is upright upon the Sunnah) are his own actions. His Tazkiyah are his own actions that he is upon the Sunnah. It is the witness and the people mention him with it during his life and after his death.
The Shaikh (may Allaah preserve him) also said:
The one who knows of a mistake and it is clear to him, then it is not permissible for him to blindly follow a scholar to whom an affair is hidden. And indeed you already heard yesterday that the scholars are not infallible in their Ijtihaadaat (i.e. in their efforts and striving to reach the correct verdicts). Therefore, it is not permissible to adopt them (i.e. the mistakes of the scholars) as a methodology (to follow). [End of quote: Paraphrased and Abridged, See Link: www.sahab.net/home/?p=329]
Reader: The evidence is with the Salafiyyoon of SalafiPublications and the rest of the Maraakiz of Salafiyyah. The presence of personalities at Greenlane can never change the reality, as Shaikh Ubaid said: ‘’The one who knows of a mistake and it is clear to him, then it is not permissible for him to blindly follow a scholar to whom an affair is hidden.’’
By Allaah! We will warn against Greenlane and we will speak the haqq abaout them. We will refute the arguments of anyone who defends Greenlane, regardless who they are! The only noble option left for Greenlane is that they stop defiling the name of salafiyyah through their repugnant hizbiyyah and alliance with ahlul bidah. These above principles mentioned by Shaikh Ubaid can never be abandoned, regardless of what others say about Greenlane’s Admin, whilst they persist in their hizbiyyah and alliance with ahlul bidah. And Allaah knows best.
To be continued…In-Sha-Allaah