In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
In their website, Greenlane’s Admin stated that included in what they stand for is: ‘’To call to the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah as understood by the Pious Predecessors (Salaf), and to return to these two sources in all of our affairs. Any religious affair which has no basis in the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah is not from our religion.’’ [End of Quote]
Allaah (The Most High) said:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفۡ تَفۡعَلُونَ
ڪَبُرَ مَقۡتًا عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَن تَقُولُواْ مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُونَ
”O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do.” [61:2-3]
Reader: Indeed, the Sahaabah (i.e. the ones who met the Prophet, believed in him and died upon Islaam) witnessed the revelation of the Book and the Sunnah, and understood its implementation more than anyone else. They never confused the people with regards to the correct stance that is to be taken against the deviants. Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
”Indeed, the companions (may Allaah be pleased with them), such as the likes of Abdullaah Ibn Umar freed themselves from the people of bigoted partisanship and desires, as it was narrated by Imaam Muslim (regarding) the time when news reached (Ibn Umar) about those who innovated the doctrine of the negation of Allaah’s pre-decree; so he (Ibn Umar) said: ”If you meet those ones inform them that I am free from them and they are free from me”, and what Ibn Umar swore by that ”if one of them were to spend in charity gold equal to mount Uhud, it will not be accepted until they believe in the pre-decree of Allaah.”[End of quote: Source–Silsilah Ar-Rasaa-il Al-Ilmiyyah Li-Fadeetis Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee….page 370]
However, we all witness Greenlane’s Admin endorsement of the people of Tahazzub, such as the deviants of Ihyaa Turaath and Al-Maghrib Institute. Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi said: ”And they [Turaath] have the bay’ah (pledge of allegiance), and they call it “al-‘ahd” (the pledge) or “taa’atul-mas’ool” (obedience to those in charge)….” http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=9&Topic=5220
Reader: Why is Greenlane’s Admin co-operating with this organization that gives the bay’ah?! It is well known that bay’a is not given except to a Muslim ruler. However, Greenlane’s Admin maintains close ties with an organization that manifest this bidah.
Jam’iyyah Ihyaa Turaath is deviated. People are tricked by them: They print some books by the Salaf, and at the same time they print books by the deviant, an example of this is the book of Sayyid Qutb… Thus this is a group who plays a game with two faces and has different shapes. This is a strategy they use to gather people.” (Questions and answers regarding Manhaj Dhul-Qa’dah 1417H)
How amazing is the resemblance between the allies! This is the same method utilized by Greenlane–just as Ihyaa Turaath prints some books by the salaf, whilst on the other hand endorsing takfeeris and ikhwaanis; likewise, Greenlane’s Admin make bold false claims of ascription to the salafi manhaj and inviting certain personalities to give them a good image, whilst on the other hand they maintain their alliances with the deviated organizations (i.e. Ihyaa Turaath and Al-Maghrib Institute).
Greenlane’s Admin boldly stated: ‘Any religious affair which has no basis in the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah is not from our religion’’; however Greenlane’s Admin blatantly ignore the fact that there is no evidence in the Manhaj of the Salaf to justify co-operating with those who co-operate with extreme soofi grave worshippers, ash’aris and deobandees! They blatantly ignore the fact that there is no evidence in the Manhaj of the Salaf to justify co-operating with those who co-operate with those who make takfeer of the rulers, call to demonstrations and defend innovators!
Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: ‘’And Imaan is known about a man, just as all the states of his heart are known by way of his (outward) allegiances, enmities, his rejoicing, anger, hunger, thirst, and other such affairs. For these matters have certain outward binding necessities (lawaazim dhaahirah) and the outward matters necessitate inward matters. And this is a matter known, the people know this concerning the one that they have experienced and tested (jarraboohu wamtahinoohu)… [Minhaaj-as-sunnah 8/475] [Translation:Salafipublications.com]
So it should be clearly understood to everyone—the presence of certain personalities at Greenlane cannot change the reality; rather the evidences are to be given consideration. See the speech of Shaikh Rabee again: http://salaficentre.com/2012/05/shaikh-rabee-on-al-jarh-wa-tadeel-criticism-praise-2/
The Salafiyyoon warn against Greenlane’s Admin due to their alliances with the deviant organizations (Ihyaa Turaath and Al-Maghrib Institute) and none can oppose this reality. If anyone finds no problem with Greenlane’s repugnant hizbiyyah after the evidences are clearly manifested to him, then indeed we are free from their actions. There is none except that the truth is above him, regardless his status.
And Allaah knows best