Abu Haazim (rahimahullaah) said:
”Fighting against your (evil) desires is more difficult than fighting against your enemy.”
[الحلية (تهذيبه) 1/519]
Concerning the statement of Allaah (The Most High): [وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَان] – ”And has made disbelief, wickedness and disobedience (to Allah and His Messenger) hateful to you.” [Al-Hujuraat. Ayah 7] Al-Fusooq and Al-Faasiqoon have been mentioned several times in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, so what is Fusooq and how can a Muslim be careful of becoming from a people who are Faasiqeen?
Concerning Allaah’s (The Most High) statement: [وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَان]- ”And has made disbelief, wickedness and disobedience (to Allah and His Messenger) hateful to you”; He (Glorified Be He) mentioned the three types of acts of disobedience in this noble Ayah:
(A) The type of disobedience that removes a person from the fold of Islaam, such as Kufr (Akbar) and Shirk (Akbar). [Ref 1]
(B) The major type of disobedience which is lesser than Kufr (Akbar) and Shirk (Akbar) and it does not remove a person from the Religion but it decreases one’s Imaan—a manifest decrease–; such as fornication, theft, drinking alcohol and other than that of the major sins. They are referred to as Fusooq (wicked deeds) and the person who commits them is referred to as a Faasiq (wicked sinner) because Fisq means removing oneself from obedience to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic].
(C) Then He (The Most High) mentioned the type of disobedience that is lesser than the major sins and are not tantamount to Fisq, and they are the minor sins.
So Allaah (Glorified Be He) informed (us) that He has made all these three types of disobedience hateful to the people of Imaan and make them have a love for the various types of acts of obedience and righteous actions that draws them close to their Lord.
[Source: Al-Muntaqaa Min Fataawaa Fadeelatish Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan Vol 1 page 244. Fatwa Number 142]
[Ref 1] NB: To declare that a Muslim has left the fold of Islaam is the responsibility of the rightly guided scholars and not other than them. Regarding the principles of Takfeer, visit link: http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?secID=MNJ&subsecID=MNJ09&loadpage=displaysubsection.cfm
Shaikh Mohammad bin Haady highlighted several years ago the reality of Madeenahdotcom, in particular the existence of blatant liars amongst them. Perhaps it is such speech of the scholars highlighting their wayward methodology that upsets Naveed Ayaaz to such a degree. Nevertheless it would have been expected that as a grown adult he would have dealt with the refutations upon him with some degree of honour, regrettably that was seeking too much.
Upon apparently realising and recognising the fact that indeed he is unable to respond to the criticisms against him, he has engaged in a despicable act of cowardice in attempting to gain community support for himself. Quite apparently he realised his dubious teaching would not gain him the support required hence he has disgustingly resorted to purposely attempting to involve other innocent individuals into his affair.
The affair has always been linked to Madeenahdotcom and, specifically in our town of Nelson, Naveed Ayaaz and his erroneous methodology. The affair has never been with regards to any Masjid whatsoever! However, disgracefully, Naveed Ayaaz very politically attempts to gain support by stating that I along with others have “….been part of this campaign against myself [Naveed Ayaaz], our Da’wah and the Masjid“.
So I say to this disgraceful individual – who with a pitiful whimper decided to try and rally the community against myself and salafidawalancs – that no-one has ever made an issue regarding the Masjid! We have never mentioned the Masjid in the refutations against Naveed Ayaaz! The affair from beginning to end is related to Naveed Ayaaz’s distorted methodology and has nothing to do with the Masjid! Any clarification or refutation presented on this issue from myself has always been directed at Naveed Ayaaz and Naveed Ayaaz alone! Hence I advise this individual to drop this highly pitiful and degrading act of attempting to rally the congregation to join his defence! He will be refuted upon his incorrect methodology irrelevant of what masjid he may be in! So his embarassing attempt to link this affair to the masjid and get innocent individuals involved in his deteriorating situation is truly degrading and somewhat cringeworthy in reality.
He also then continues to pitifully say regarding me, “He holds our Masjid to be a masjid of Ahlul Bid’ah“. Once again, I remind this individual to have at least some honour and not attempt this whimpering feeble cry to gain support from the community. The issue is NOT about the congregation or the community or the Masjid, we have NOT declared the congregation as innovators! I challenge Naveed Ayaaz to provide evidence that we have declared the average everyday congregation, elders, youth, brothers and sisters ALL as INNOVATORS…which is essentially what his statement would wish to imply to gain support from the community!? The statement is so ridiculous it is beyond belief any sane individual could even utter it, let alone for a so-called graduate to insinuate it in order to disgracefully rally the commoners onside with a general, unrestricted sweeping statement that the masjid has been declared “ahlul-bid’ah”! In reality he is fully aware we have not intended that at any stage with anything we have said.
Scholars have declared the GLM organisation as Hizbee upon evidence, and if the current leadership of the Masjid – I intend IslamNelson – wish to affiliate and ascribe themselves to GLM then they [IslamNelson] are placed alongside them! That is exactly what I told Naveed Ayaaz in a meeting some months ago! That if the Masjid – i.e. IslamNelson currently in essence – is an affiliate of a Hizbee organisation and ascribes itself to it and aids and supports it then it is placed along with that Hizbee organisation….and so that is a decision in the hands of IslamNelson now, not me! If they wish to affiliate to supporters and promoters of al-Maghrib and al-Kauther, magicians and singers [who apparently Naveed Ayaaz and IslamNelson refuted, since they claim to have OPENLY AND PUBLICLY REFUTED THE GLM SHAMBLES “QUR’AN AND I” CONFERENCE, yet none of us have had the pleasure of hearing anything or seeing anything to this day from this apparently very public refutation] then that is their issue to deal with.
This would NOT mean that we have declared everyone A MUBTADI’! [INNOVATOR]. Ahlus Sunnah do not label individuals in masses recklessly as innovators no matter how much Naveed Ayaaz would desire we did, and that is why he and his colleagues have made concerted efforts for months to extract a “fatwa” from me that the people of the masjid are all innovators [!], that it is a masjid of “ahlul-bid’ah” in a generalised and unrestricted sense incorporating all attendees! ….clearly they have received nothing, and will not, since it is ridiculous beyond belief that I or anyone will make any such tabdee’! This is not the way of ahlus-Sunnah!
So once again, we see this awful and embarassing attempt made by Naveed Ayaaz to try to gain support from the commoners! We do not declare common people as innovators, rather we openly invite the community to attend our lessons at SalafiDawaLancs, it hardly makes any sense for us to declare everyone as innovators then send texts warmly inviting those same people to the lessons to come and sit alongside us!?
So I say in conclusion: Naveed Ayaaz have some shame and you alone face your issues on your methodology with honour – if indeed that is possible, not pitifully making woeful degrading attempts to gain sympathy from the community. This has nothing to do with the Masjid and the elders, youngsters, brothers and sisters of the community…this is about your corrupt methodology and your “IslamNelson” who have involved themselves of their own free will, since you are the so-called student who is supposed to be trusted to teach the people. If people have been advised not to teach at that masjid it is due to you and your corrupt ways and your colleagues, not the elders or youngsters or anyone else! It is IslamNelson that has attacked the Salafis publicly initially on tweets, and you with your pitiful statement, not the elders or youngsters, brothers and sisters of the community besides you!
Answer to yourself and your wayward methodology if indeed you are able, and if you are not able then continue to disgrace yourself – with what are essentially lies implied through your carefully chosen political terminology – that the Salafis make tabdee’ [declare as innovators] of everyone!
The great scholar al-Imam ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah [751H] stated: “Know that Allah sent His Messenger Mohammad صلى الله عليه و سلم [at a time when] the people of the Earth were in a greater need for the Revelation than the rain from the sky, [and in greater need for it] than the rays of light from the Sun that remove the darkness of the pitch black nights; so their need for it was the greatest of need, superior to all other needs, for indeed there is no life for the hearts nor happiness nor security except through knowing their Lord…” [paraphrased from مختصر الصواعق المرسلة على الجهمية والمعطلة p3/4]
Indeed how true are such words, for certainly there is no serenity, no peace or tranquility for the hearts except in attaching them to Allah عز و جل, and such attachment is attained through knowledge of our Creator, knowledge of His beautiful and perfect names and attributes, knowledge of that which the Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم was sent with and taught; all upon the understanding of the Salaf of this Ummah.
It is from the great blessing of Allah that Salafiyyah has become established in the U.K. in several regions with Salafi centres and masaajid present all around the country, teaching the pure religion, free of extremism or negligence, free of restrictions or compromise – upon such a basis, and recognising the importance of it, we have actively engaged in teaching Salafiyyah in the Nelson area and elsewhere for several years now by the blessing of Allah, the earliest public lessons beginning in 2007.
In current times – as regrettable as it may be – an individual by the name of Abul-Abbas Naveed Ayaaz of the refuted Madeenahdotcom who have liars amongst them as stated by one of the scholars – Shaikh Mohammad bin Haady – has taken it upon himself to distance himself from the Salafis [hence no connection or relationship with the Salafis of Manchester at SalafiCentre, or Bradford Albaseerah, or Bolton Al-Huda, or Stoke-on-Trent Al-Furqan], and instead he holds relations with hizbee defenders of innovators such as those at Masjid Sunnah of Manchester as an example [the individuals who cut the phone-line to stop one of the scholars of the Sunnah of our time Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haady from delivering a lecture and have fought against the Salafi Dawah in Manchester for over a decade, instead supporting deviants such as Abul-Hasan al-Ma’riby].
Recently, this individual Naveed Ayaaz released a statement [9/3/14] wherein he put forth a series of events and accusations portrayed as facts when indeed reality does not testify to their accurateness [some of which have already been comprehensively exposed as lies, such as his claim that I attempted to turn the guest Imam for Ramadhan “against the masjid” on Eid Day]. He indicates he engaged in such action due to a “whatsapp picture refutation and some tweets” that were circulating at the time.
I personally, upon reading the somewhat “emotional” statement filled with an apparently sympathy-seeking narration of “events” – whilst at the same time virtually completely void of any evidence-based argument or proof Allahul-Musta’an, did not deem any great need to reply to such absurdity and time-wasting activity, and instead continued upon teaching and busying the people with beneficial knowledge, such as our regular Friday evening Tafsir classes from the book of Shaikh al-‘Uthaymeen. In the meantime however, some of our noble German Salafi brothers were engaged in refuting the wayward methodology of Abul-Abbas Naveed and his associates…this leads to the first crucial point:
This whole affair began as an exchange of tweets between IslamNelson and our brothers of the “WegderSalaf” account, on the evening of Saturday 8th March approximately 22:00, something that was completely and utterly unkown to me upon its beginning…then a picture became widespead of Naveed Ayaaz – on Sunday 9th March – lecturing with those who invite magicians, singers and innovators – a picture [in its original format] that was initially sent out publicly by a Salafi brother from London without any knowledge from myself or the Manchester brothers weeks prior to that date! The picture of 9th March was a simple alteration of the original that had been in circulation for weeks already.
Considering the above facts, why and for what reason IslamNelson decided to mention my name and why Abul-Abbas Naveed decided to write about me is still a bewildering unresolved conundrum [I, nor anyone else, have ever mentioned IslamNelson in any public capacity prior to their initial public “outburst” against us via Twitter, so it is baffling why they would wish to publicly disgrace themselves and provoke the Salafis initially? Perhaps this is a fine example of what evil suspicion has done to them, as Naveed Ayaaz claims in his slanderous fashion that “we are working behind the scenes” against them?!].
Their whole exchange of tweets was between themselves [IslamNelson] and their crazed tweeting Dawah-Man Abu Mus’ab Naman Yasin [who may well actually be the IslamNelson tweeter anyway, although they may decide to conceal the identity of who landed IslamNelson in all this mess through mindless, crazed provocative tweeting[!] and our German brothers and their dawah account “Wegdersalaf”… despite the nonsense directed at me from IslamNelson, I did not personally respond to them at all, yet they continued tweeted mentioning all types of falsehood that they will be held accountable upon and proofs will be requested in due course insha’Allah.
It seems they are under some deluded suspicion-ridden thought that anyone who refutes their reality of co-operation with innovators and hizbees in Manchester and elsewhere, then they must be receiving instruction from myself, so let them take that evil suspicion and keep it to themselves and their likes. I will now make clear that I had no knowledge of the affair when it began over Twitter [I was only made aware after the initial tweets were exchanged of what had occurred], if they wish to make accusations otherwise then let them bring forth their evidence.
I have personally only once publicly written to clarify the errors of Naveed Ayaaz by name and that was several months ago when he refused to publicly sincerely advise the people and refute the GLM deviated conference even though in private he admitted and ackowledged its incorrectness, since then I have not engaged in any public article or tweeting regarding him by name whatsoever, instead we have busied ouselves with the Salafi Dawah in Nelson, teaching freely without restrictions; hence the pitiful claim that I am at fault for recent occurrences is an absurd fantasy regrettably for him. It would have been better and more beneficial for him and IslamNelson to not provoke or incite any affair with disgraceful public tweets to our German brothers at “Wegdersalaf”, however that was their decision and they have received their due response to date. [We are lead to believe that in actual fact it is only one individual who tweets from the IslamNelson account mostly, so if they wish to identify him and exclude themselves they are free to do so, but otherwise the tweets emanated from their dawah account hence the whole of IslamNelson is implicated].
I will also highlight, that despite not having any involvement in the beginning of this affair over Twitter, all those who have and continue to refute Naveed Ayaaz upon evidence are correct to do so in order that the common people are not decieved by his wayward methodology, hence I am fully supportive of our German brothers, Salaficentre and others in refuting this wayward individual, and now Shaikh Mohammad Baazmool حفظه الله has advised accordingly regarding the erroneous methodology of Naveed Ayaaz too.
Part 2 will follow insha’Allah; I will discuss the completely dumbfounding cowardice Naveed Ayaaz engaged in attempting to gain the support of the community in his case against myself and @SALAFIDAWALANCS as well as the Salafis elsewhere. The carefully planned terminology in his emotional statement will be highlighted to show the disgusting levels of political deception such defenders of Hizbees [with a racist among them!] are willing to engage in to achieve their objectives in opposing the Salafis.
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Another thorn for Abul Abaas Naveed Ayaaz’s racist-hizbi friend from Manchester (the Manchester based supporter of the Mubtadia (Halabi, Maribi etc) and supporter of Masjid Sunnah in Manchester) who is attempting to sow seeds of shubuhaat.
See the picture on this tweet by Ustaadh Abu Iyaad, which clarifies the situation of Isma’eel Beaumont: pic.twitter.com/KB5CXBbd5K] nullifies the racist-hizbi’s recent claims regarding the dispute between Abdul-Wali and Ismaeel Beaumont
Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad (d. 187, rahimahullaah) said: ‘If Allaah (the Mighty and Majestic), knows that a man hates a person of innovation, He will forgive him even if his actions are few. A person of Sunnah would not help an innovator except due to hypocrisy. Whoever turns his face away from an innovator, Allaah will fill his heart with faith. Whoever frightens an innovator away, Allaah will grant him safety on the Day of Great Terror and whoever debases an innovator, Allaah will raise him in Paradise by a hundred ranks, so, for Allaah, never shelter an innovator’
The Manchester Based Racist Hizbi is extremely enraged because brother Abdul Wali recanted from his mistake [ see link: http://salaficentre.com/?p=12226] but the hizbi-racist is not able to abandon the innovators and their supporters!
Concerning the statement of Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad (rahimahullaah): ‘If Allaah (the Mighty and Majestic), knows that a man hates a person of innovation, He will forgive him even if his actions are few.’ Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidha-hullaah) said: Because this (i.e. hatred for a person of innovation) is from loving and hating for the (sake of Allaah)– love for the people of Imaan and hatred for the enemies of Allaah. This is a fundamental principle from the fundamental principles of Aqeedah. [Source: It-haaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharhis Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah). Vol 2: page:325-326]
Allaah’s Protection is sought! Neither has the racist-hizbi of Manchester freed himself from the figureheads of bid’ah (Halabi, Maribi, Magharaawi, etc.) nor has he repented from his racist remarks.
May Allaah Guide Him
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah (The Most High) said:
قُلْ إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ رَبِّيَ الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ وَالْإِثْمَ وَالْبَغْيَ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ وَأَنْ تُشْرِكُوا بِاللَّهِ مَا لَمْ يُنَزِّلْ بِهِ سُلْطَانًا وَأَنْ تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
Say (O Muhammad): “(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawahish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge.” [7:33]
Prepared by the students @ al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah Birmingham (may Allaah protect us and them from fitan)
Qur’an classes for sisters at the masjid
The lessons will be in a group but each person will be taught individually based on their level.
There will be a nominal fee of £3 per lesson (£6 if both days are taken) – Payable in blocks of 5 weeks. (£15.00).
For anyone wishing to attend, there are strict rules which must be adhere to;
PLEASE NOTE these rules are strict due to the importance if the Qur’an. As we will only be having one lesson a week it’s important we make the most of the time available and with Allah lies the success.
Register Here: http://salaficentre.com/womens-quran-registration/
For further information please contact Umm Farooq or Sister Lola.
Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
The khawaarij were not misguided and misguiding others with their intellects and fear of Allaah, except that they disassociated themselves from the scholars and depended on their own understanding and that of those similar to them. They took instructions from one another, and thus they caused harm to themselves and to the ummah. This is the result of disassociating from the scholars.
So do not forsake the scholars, rather it is obligated on you to receive them with acceptance. Take from them and submit your questions to them as long as they are alive amongst you. Neither depend on your understanding nor that of the ignorant ones and the fake scholars–those who have not studied under the people of knowledge; rather they are either self-taught or taught by those similar to them. The path of these ones and that of those who take from them is error, because they approached knowledge through other than its correct course.
Many of the youth have forsaken the scholars and do not take from them. The great trial and tribulation that came about from this has been seen, when someone appeared making claims of jihaad and that of knowledge, so there came about ruin, terror and killing in the land. This is the result of keeping away from the scholars. That is because those ones kept away from the scholars and went to those like them from amongst the callers to misguidance and the people of deviated views. So they brainwashed and informed them of these views. This is the result of disassociating from the scholars, the society, the Jamaa-ah of the Muslims and their leader.
Be warned against the callers to misguidance–those who prey on the youth and cut them off from their families and society, and inform them of confused views, and thus you find a young man disassociating himself from the state and his family. Then he distances himself from the mosques, the Friday and the five daily prayers. Then his whereabouts become unknown, until the reporters make an announcement about him being arrested or killed. This is the result of heedlessness and the actions of those youth who do not accept advice.
[Source: Tawjeehaat Muhimmah Li-Shabaabil Ummah: By Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan]