Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaah;
Pray all the brothers and sisters are well. I ask Allaah to preserve you all upon the authentic Sunnah. Aameen.
Firstly: Brothers and sisters, I remind you that the last thing you should give consideration is to lend an ear to a people who will never be happy regardless how much effort you make in that Masjid (Al-Markazus Salafi). Therefore, continue making effort for your Aakhirah and may Allaah bless you all. Our aim (In-Shaa-Allaah) is neither to win praises nor enter into a blameworthy competition with others; neither seeking leadership nor to get close to humans for prestige; neither seeking recognition nor to be heard when we speak or give our opinions; rather we ask Allaah to grant us Ikhlaas and Sidq, as Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated: ”Allaah loves that a slave of His should beautify his tongue with truthfulness, his heart with sincerity to Allaah and love of (Him), turning repentantly to (Him) and placing his trust in (Him).” [Al-Fawaa-id. page:327]
Secondly: I remind those idle people who only speculate and spread rumours about the brothers and sisters at Al-Markazus Salafi- claiming that there is little taking place in the Masjid- that they should stop uttering these silly statements. The Masjid has a regular Dars by Ustaadh Abu Mu-aadh (Taqweem Aslam); regular Qur’aan class for the children and a weekend school. So how can any sensible person claim that there is little going on in the Masjid?!
Thirdly: I remind those good Salafi brothers and sisters who used to live in Manchester and are genuinely unaware of the activities at Al-Markazus Salafi at present that they visit Al-Markazus Saalafi and see for themselves.
Finally: I ask my younger brothers and sisters at Al-Markazus Salafi to ignore all the idle and unrealistic speech uttered by the idle fault finders. Likewise, I remind my elder brothers and sisters to carry on encouraging the youngsters and giving a helping hand to the Masjid Committee, and co-operating upon Bir and Taqwah. May Allaah bless you all..Aameen.
Abu Mu-aawiyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)