Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi said: Masjid Ibn Taymiyyah’s Admin [Brixton- غير صادقين – They are not truthful]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah (The Most High) said:
لَيْسَ بِأَمَانِيِّكُمْ وَلَا أَمَانِيِّ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ ۗ مَنْ يَعْمَلْ سُوءًا يُجْزَ بِهِ وَلَا يَجِدْ لَهُ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ وَلِيًّا وَلَا نَصِيرًا
“It will not be in accordance with your desires (Muslims), nor those of the People of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), whosoever works evil, will have the recompense thereof).”
When one refers to the explanation of this great Ayah, he/she finds the likes of Imaam Ibn Katheer saying that the religion is not based on wishful thinking or mere hopes; rather it is based on what is in the hearts and truthfully implemented by way of actions. It is neither that when one makes a claim to something he receives it based on nothing more than his claim, nor is it that everyone who claims to be the rightful claimant (or one upon the truth) is regarded as such based on nothing more than his claim and his speech is considered, unless he has a proof from Allaah.
And because of this He (The Most High) said: [لَيْسَ بِأَمَانِيِّكُمْ وَلَا أَمَانِيِّ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ ۗ مَنْ يَعْمَلْ سُوءًا يُجْزَ بِهِ وَلَا يَجِدْ لَهُ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ وَلِيًّا وَلَا نَصِيرًا] It will not be in accordance with your desires, nor those of the People of the Scripture, whosoever works evil, will have the recompense thereof]; Meaning: There will neither be safety for you (Muslims) nor for them (i.e. Jews and Christians) merely through wishful thinking; rather what is given consideration is obedience to Allaah and following what He has legislated through the statements of His noble Messengers. This is why Allah stated after this: [مَنْ يَعْمَلْ سُوءًا يُجْزَ بِهِ-whosoever works evil, will have the recompense thereof]… [For further details see: Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer Fee Tahdeeb Tafseer Ibn katheer(paraphrased and abridged]
Likewise Imaam as-Saa’di (rahimahullaah) stated words to this effect that a person merely ascribing himself to any religion is not of any benefit if he fails to produce evidence to support the soundness of his claims, because actions are either testify to the truthfulness of a claim or belie it. [For further details see: Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan. (paraphrased and abridged)]
Indeed this is a tremendous reminder for us and Brixton that mere claims of adherence to this blessed Salafi Manhaj is not enough; rather it has to be manifested in our actions, in our love and hate, in aiding the Sunnah and its people and rejecting bidah and its advocates. It does not benefit a person when he shops around for statements of support for a Murji Mubtadi like Al-Halabi in order to distract the unsuspecting person from the knowledge based refutations of the scholars against Al-Halabi [Al-Murji Al-Mubtadi], whilst he knows that Halabi still persists upon his innovations and alliance with innovators like Muhammad Al-Maghraawi, Maribi and others.
Indeed, one is amazed by the obstinacy of Brixton’s Admin! Their affair is either that of blameworthy blind following and hizbiyyah or a desire to conceal the haqq. So with regards to Ibn Abdul-Barr (rahimahullaah) said:
According to the scholars, Taqleed (i.e. blind adherence) is other than Ittibaa [i.e.adherence to an authentic affair narrated from the Messenger-sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and obviously with the correct understanding of the Salaf]; because ittibaa is to follow a person based on what is apparent to you of the superiority of his statement and soundness of his school of thought. And Taqleed is that you speak with his statement, whilst you neither know the angle of his speech nor its meaning and you reject speech besides it; Or his mistake is made manifest to you, but you follow him and venerate his opposition, whilst the corruptness of his speech is clear to you. This is what is forbidden to speak with in the religion of Allaah (The Most High) [Jaami Bayaan Al-Ilm Wa-Fadlihee: 2/787]
Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:
They (i.e. the Jews) are described as those upon whom is the Anger of Allaah because sometimes they concealed knowledge due to miserliness and sometimes not making it known in exchange for the worldly (possessions), and sometimes out of fear that some of what they reveal from it will be used as proof against them.
And indeed (some) groups ascribed to knowledge have been afflicted with this; because they sometimes conceal knowledge out of miserliness and out of dislike that others may receive the favour they have received; and sometimes (they conceal knowledge) in exchange for leadership or wealth, and fearing that revealing it would diminish his leadership or wealth. And sometimes it may be that someone else differed with him in an affair or is from another group that opposes (him) in an affair, so he conceals that which is a proof in that knowledge for the one in opposition to him, even though he is not certain that the one in opposition to him is a falsifier. And because of this Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Mahdee and other than him stated “The people of knowledge write what is for and against them, but the people of desires do not write except what is for them”. [Source: Siyaanatus Salafi Min Waswasati Wa-Talbeesaat Ali Al-Hababi: page: 144 Footnote: 1]
So we hope that Brixton’s Admin and those deceived by them will take heed and sincerely ponder upon the above statements of Ibn Abdul Barr and Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahumallaah). However, if they persist upon falsehood-defending a Murji Mubtadi and manifesting enmity towards those who have refuted him, then indeed the reader is reminded of Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi’s (may Allaah preserve him and grant him good health) statement:
And we hope those errors that have occurred from them (i.e. the brothers at Masjid Ar-Rahmah) will not be repeated by our brothers. This is my advice, and if the errors are repeated, then then it will be hurtful and they will be considered to be blameworthy. And then the end result for these brothers at Masjid Rahmah will be like the end result of that which occurred with those of Brixton Masjid in London! That they ended up with Abul-Hasan, Ali Hasan and those types of people, that which occurred with Abdul-Haqq Baker and whoever was with him such as Abu Haajir and others. They came to me here many times, and I would advise them. And what became apparent is that they are not truthful (laysoo saadiqeen)! These people from Brixton Masjid would sit with me and listen and say “yes” and then go and do the opposite! But this in reality did not harm except themselves! So I advise you with the same that you are truthful, outwardly and inwardly. And in this world you will be treated based upon your outward deeds. So I advise you not to be like these people at the Brixton Markaz for they are NOT truthful people [غير صادقين –(ghayr saadiqeen), for indeed they would come to me many times and often. I would try to rectify the affairs between them and the brothers in Birmingham (UK) at Salafi Publications. So whatever they (Brixton Masjid) would agree to in these sittings to adhere to, they would exit and abandon all that they agreed to. So I advise you to be truthful upon the correctness and be earnest. [http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/1018-Masjid-Rahmah-USA-and-Brixton-UK-The-Observations-and-Advice-of-Shaikh-Muhammad-bin-Haadee]
And Allaah knows best.
We ask Allaah for sincerity, firmness upon truth, truthfulness and steadfastness upon truth. We ask Allaah to guide Brixton’s Admin or protect us from their blameworthy and false alliances with Al-Halabi Al-Murji Al-Mubtadi. Aameen.