O Mancunian Youth—Listen to Imaam Barbahaari and be mindful of supporting those who propagate the views of the Kilaabun Naar!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah) said:
‘He who loves the deeds of a people, good or bad, is just like the one who commits them'[Source: Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank (hafidha-hullaah), Explanation of the Creed]
Sheikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidha-hullaah) commented saying:
He who loves the deeds of a people is just like one who commits them; so if those (deeds) are good he gets a reward similar to theirs, and if those (deeds) are bad he bears the burden and sin similar to theirs, and Allaah’s Refuge is sought!
And due to this it has been reported concerning the one who wishes to be like the scholar who teaches the people good that he will get a reward similar to that of (the Scholar). And the one who wishes to be like the rich person who spends his wealth in the path of Allah, (then) he will receive a reward similar to that of (the rich person) in accordance with his intention.
Likewise, the opposite of this is the one who wishes to be like the criminal and the people of sin, (and) wishes to be their partners in sin or give support to their views and hold it to be true, (then) he is like them even if he did not commit an act similar to theirs, (but) solely (due to the fact that) he held their views to be correct and took their side.[Source: It-haaful ihaaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharhis Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree; Vol:2, page:113-114)]