In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Khaalid Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Misri speaks about the meeting between Al-Allaamah Ahmad An-Najmi (rahimahullaah) and the deviant Aa’idh Al-Qarni (may Allaah guide him)
Once during Hajj, whilst Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmi (rahimahullaah) was at Mina, Aa’idh Al-Qarnee came along with his students and entered. Aa’idh kissed the Shaikh’s hand and forehead and praised him, saying: By Allaah Shaikh! We love you for the sake of Allaah; you are from the scholars of Hadeeth and the Fuqahaa.’’ So after praising the Shaikh, he sat down and said: O Shaikh we consider you an Imaam, a Faqeeh and an Aalim; however it has been reported to me from some of your students that you spoke against me. So the Shaikh said to him: Who are you? He said: I am Aaidh Al-Qarni.’’ The Shaikh said: Yes, you are the author of such and such book, and the owner of such and such cassette. I heard your statement and in my view you are a Mubtadi. He said; By Allaah O Shaikh! These were previous statements and I have recanted. The Shaikh said: khalas! Good! Just as you manifested your innovations, likewise manifest your repentance and recantation. If you do so, we will commend you based on what you manifested just as we did disparage you based on what you manifested….
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