Quotes: Fataawa of the Scholars regarding those who hide their identities—so when will Naveed Ayaaz and Masjid As-Sunnah Reveal the identity of their Unknown Companion and Narrator?!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Firstly, we ask Allaah to protect our hearts from loving innovators, whilst being overwhelmed by a satanic desire for persistence upon sin and transgression even after the inheritors of the Prophets (i.e. the scholars) have clarified the correct path towards safety and success in this life and the next. And we ask Allaah to protect us from those whose companionship leads to an alliance upon sin, transgression and utilization of satanic methods even after the inheritors of the Prophets (i.e. the scholars) have clarified the correct path of safety and success in this life and the next. Aameen.
Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve jim) said:
By Allah no one hides his [real] name except a person of evil. Astaghfirullah! Astaghfirullah! Why are you hiding your [real] name?! If you have the truth with you then announce your name, if you have falsehood with you then fear Allah! Don’t speak! There is no reason to hide your [real] name, no reason whatsoever, this is something unknown with the Salaf…” http://www.salafitalk.net/st/printthread.cfm?Forum=9&Topic=5498
The Statement of Shaikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him)
Questioner: ”A simple question, there is a website on the internet on which there is someone writing things with an anonymous name, rather he says, ‘I am unlisted’, and he speaks ill of some of the salafee callers and accuses them of sins and says that it is impermissible to take knowledge from them…”
The Sheikh [interjecting]: ”Leave him off, the sin is upon him, the sin is upon him.”
Questioner: ”We wanted of sheikh to clarify to the common people that his word is not accepted…”
The Sheikh [interjecting]: ”Never!”
Questioner: ”Sheikh we don’t even know his name…”
The Sheikh said: ”…Never! Leave him.”
Shaikh Saaleh Al-Luhaydaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:
So this unknown person, his statements are not considered, and if the scholars have said about a person that he is not taken as a hujjah (a proof), and it is not befitting that he be of those that he narrated from, for example when a person is unknown, and this is of the categories of Jarh with the people of Hadeeth, if it is said that so and so is unknown, then nothing is known about him, he is not deserving that knowledge be taken from him, if he’s a liar then they call him a liar or a fabricator, and he narrates from the trustworthy that which they haven’t said. We ask Allah for guidance.” http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=2991
Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmi (rahimahullaah) said:
“Wallahi the likes of this one if it is possible to find out who he is then it should be sought from him to produce his evidence for that which he claims, and if it is not possible to find out who he is then his speech is rejected and he should be prevented from speaking….