Brixton and Luton -Defenders of a Murji Mubtadi (Al-Halabi) and An Ikhwaani Mubtadi (Al-Maribi)

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy


Defenders of a Murji Mubtadi (Al-Halabi) and An Ikhwaani Mubtadi (Al-Maribi)

A Shared Manhaj between Masjid Al-Ghurabaa’s Admin (Luton) and Masjid Ibn Taymiyyah’s Admin (Brixton)


[الأرواح جنود مجندة ]

Souls are like recruited troops.

Narrated Aisha (radiyallaahu-anhaa): I heard the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) saying, ‘’Souls are like recruited troops; those who are of like qualities are inclined to each other, but those who have dissimilar qualities differ.’’ [Saheeh Bukhaari Vol 4. Hadeeth Number 3336. Darusallam]

Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar (rahimahullaah) stated one of the meanings of this hadeeth in Fat-hul Baari that Al-Khattaabi (rahimahullaah) said: This may indicate to mean similarity in good and evil, righteousness or corruption– the good one amongst the people  is inclined towards one similar to him, and the evil one is similarly inclined towards the one similar to him.  Souls have an affinity with others in accordance with the nature in which they were created, good or evil. They will agree if their natures are similar, otherwise they will be at loggerheads…  [See Fat-hul Baari for further details]

What brings Luton’s and Brixton’s Admins together?!

They are brought together by their defence of two Mubtadia Ali Halabi Al-Murji Al-Mubtadi and Abul Hasan Al-Maribi -Ikhwaani Mubtadi.  In 2003, Farasat [a close associate of Abdul Qaadir (Luton)] stated to Abu Haleemah Na’eem Bashir [Masjid Al-Furqaan Stoke-on-Trent (Masjid Salafi)]:

”Ok, you see we had the seminar in Luton (2003) … and Brixton contributed to the air, to the tickets of the sheikhs as well, so you know we are working together, they just sent us the money for the air tickets, they come up to Luton for the talks, we went down to Brixton, and this is the Shura, and I’ll give you another example were we are working closely together, December (2002) the Sheikhs came, Luton Shura wanted to have a private meeting with the 4 sheikhs, all about issues in Luton…

And the Brixton Shura wanted a private meeting with the Sheikhs about the issues in Brixton, small issues nothing major but after (word unclear) there was a Brixton Shura and Luton Shura, well so why don’t we hold a joint meeting so that shows the level of trust between us and them, coz we would not be talking about issue which are private to Luton in front of a shura who is against us, and likewise Brixton wouldn’t talk about issues which are private to them …in front of us, but what we did was, we said lets hold our Shura jointly, em so I believe there is a high level of trust. Abdul haqq baker he’s in Jeddah now… but he’s phoned me even from Jeddah on a number of occasions, he’s phoned Abdul Qadir, he phoned Abu Zur’a, you know as far as I am concerned the relationship between us is very very good.

About something else and I quickly asked about Abdul haqq and he goes its very very unlikely I mean Abdul Qadir and Abdul Haqq go back about 1990 so ehm and he knows him very well on this issue of the fitna of Abul Hasan al-Maribe what happened was he changed his position from being silent on it to criticizing Abul Hasan and then he came back to saying im not taking a position… [1] [End of quote]


Brixton’s defiance and obstinacy in defence of Al-Halabi is only a confirmation of their previous stances (i.e. regarding their stance towards the other Mubtadi Abul Hasan Al-Maribi).  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:]

Luton and Al-Maribi

Shaykh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee on the Defenders of Abul-Hasan al-Misree in Luton, England

Therefore, the Maraakiz of Salafiyyah should never turn away from the clear proofs established against the obstinate defenders of Al-Maribi and Al-Halabi, as Shaikh Ubaid Al-Jaabiri (may Allaah preserve him) says:

”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. Therefore, it is not permissible to adopt them (i.e. the mistakes of the scholars) as a methodology (to follow).” [2]

To be continued…….In-Shaa-Allaah





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