Abu Ibraheem (Husnayn) Recommends The Student of a Murji Mubtadi

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

Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah) said: ‘He who loves the deeds of a people, good or bad, is just like the one who commits them'[1]

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidha-hullaah) commented saying:

He who loves the deeds of a people is just like one who commits them; so if those (deeds) are good he gets a reward similar to theirs, and if those (deeds) are bad he bears the burden and sin similar to theirs. We seek Allaah’s refuge from that!

And due to this, it has been reported concerning the one who wishes to be like the scholar who teaches the people good, that he will get a reward similar to that of (that Scholar).  And the one who wishes to be like the rich person who spends his wealth in the path of Allah, (then) he will receive a reward similar to that of (that rich person) in accordance to his intention.

Likewise, the opposite of this is (with regards) to the one who wishes to be like the criminal and the people of sin, (and) wishes to be their partners in sin or give support to their views and hold it to be true, (then) he is like them even if he did not commit an act similar to theirs, (but) solely (due to the fact that) he held their views to be correct and took their side.[end of quote][2]

Abu Ibraheem (Husnayn) recommends Abu Suhaib Bassam- a student and staunch supporter  of the Murji Mubtadi, Ali Al-Halabi. When this Abu Suhaib entered the city of Manchester, he proceeded for Dawah with the followers of Al-Halabi Al-Murji Al-Mubtadi, Al-Maghraawi At-Takfeeri Al-Mubtadi and and Al-Maribi Al-Ikhwaani al-Mubtadi at Masjid As-Sunnah [Cheethamhill].

Abu Suhaib is well aware of the detail refutations of the Scholars against Halabi and his innovations, however he takes pride in defending Al-Halabi and openly keeping the company Al-Halabi’s staunch followers. Abu Suhaib is afflicted with a corrupt Walaa Wal Baraa in this affair of Al-Halabi, even though he portray himself as one who fights all bidah. In one of his lectures he stated that ”Every Bidah is Misguidance”; but what prevents him from openly refuting the innovations of Ali Al-Halabi Al-Murji al-Mubtadi?!

Also in that same lecture, Abu Suhaib quoted the statement of Ibn Mas’ood (radiyallaahu-anhu) as follows: ”Follow and do not innovate, and hold unto the old affair for you have been sufficed.”  He (Abu Suhaib) even questioned the proponents of Bidah Hasanah, asking them whether they are stupid or stubborn for holding onto this erroneous view! However, Abu Suhaib refrains from openly denouncing Al-Halabi and his innovations, even though the innovations of Ali Al-Halabi are also from the affairs of misguidance. Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawri (rahimahullaah) stated:

“If you loved a man for Allaah and then he innovated in Islaam and you didn’t hate him for it, you never truly loved him for Allaah.” (http://maktabah-alfawaaid.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ath-thawree-if-you-loved-man-for-allaah.html)

So we say to Abu Ibraheem Husnayn: Do you promote the staunch supporters of Mubtadi’ah and consider them to be upon the balanced path?! How can the staunch followers of Mubtadi’ah be considered as such, rather the people upon the balanced path are those who abandon the obstinate figureheads of bidah and their staunch followers. They reject the shubuhaat of the figureheads of bidah and their staunch followers at Masjid As-Sunnah (Manchester), Masjid Al-Ghurabaa (Luton), Masjid Ibn Taymiyyah (Brixton), Masjid Al-Furqan (Manchester) and other people of hizbiyyah.

Reminder To Abu Ibraaheem About What The Balnaced Path Is

Shaikh Muhammad Bin Saalim Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

It is widely known about some of the people that Al [ٱلۡوُسۡطَ] is only that which occupies the middle position between two things, and they do not call to attention the other meaning of this word, as mentioned in the Magnificent Qur’aan and the Prophetic Sunnah. [ٱلۡوُسۡطَ ]  in the Islamic legislation is that which is ‘Superior.’ [Allaah (The Most High)] said: said:

حَـٰفِظُواْ عَلَى ٱلصَّلَوَٲتِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ٱلۡوُسۡطَىٰ

Guard strictly (five obligatory) As-Salawaat (the prayers) especially the Salatul Wustaa (the Asr prayer) [2:238] [ٱلۡوُسۡطَىٰ]; meaning: the best, most excellent etc.

And [Allaah (The Most High)] said:

مِنۡ أَوۡسَطِ مَا تُطۡعِمُونَ أَهۡلِيكُمۡ

[مِنۡ أَوۡسَطِ ] [On the scale] of the average of that which you feed your own families” [5:89] That is: The best and most just.

And [Allaah (The Most High)] said:

وَكَذَٲلِكَ جَعَلۡنَـٰكُمۡ أُمَّةً۬ وَسَطً۬ا

Thus We have made you [أُمَّةً۬ وَسَطً۬ا] [2:143]

 That is: the best and most upright.

The intent behind this is to understand that [الوسطية] in the religious context is that which is ‘best’ and the ‘Justice in the Religion’—(and it is) to follow that which Allaah (The Mighty)and Magestic) has commanded and keep away   from that which He has forbidden.  As for the explanation of [الوسطية] in the religious context with a meaning other than this meaning, it is (founded upon something) ready to crumble. It is a mirage which a thirsty one considers water (i.e. an illusion). [3]

Question Abu Ibraheem (Husnayn): Can it be said that a Murji Mubtadi Ali Al-Halabi and his staunch followers are upon the middle path? Rather the scholars have established with clear proofs that Ali al-Halabi is a Murji and an extreme Mumayyi. Ali Al-Halabi innovated principles in order to accommodate innovators such as Al-Maghraawi and Al-Maribi into the ranks of Ahlus Sunnah. So where is the balance in Ali Al-Halabi’s Manhaj and why do you associate with his staunch supporter Abu Suhaib Bassam? Be warned against giving recommendations based on ignorance or desires! Indeed, either you are confused about Abu Suhaib’s corrupt alliance or you are like him. Ponder upon this Tazkiyah from Ali Al-Halabi Al-Murji al-Mubtadi to Abu Suhaib Bassam:

Praise be to Allah, and the benediction and salutation on the Messenger of Allah on his progeny and his companions and those who follow him After that: Verily our brother in the cause of Allah, Abu Sohaib Bassam Abul Haj is from among our brothers from the salafiyyun known with us for the propagation of faith to Allah’s book and the Sunnah upon the manhaj of the salaf, refuting the deviated people of innovation. May Allah grant us the right aptitude and every virtue returns to Him.[End of Quote—original Tazkiyah in Arabic available on the net]

In the above Tazkiyah Ali al-Halabi says that Abu Suhaib refutes the people of deviation! So why has Abu Suhaib refrained from refuting the innovations of Ali Al-Halabi after the scholars have clearly established that Ali Al-Halabi has innovated. Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawri (rahimahullaah) stated: “If you loved a man for Allaah and then he innovated in Islaam and you didn’t hate him for it, you never truly loved him for Allaah.” (http://maktabah-alfawaaid.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ath-thawree-if-you-loved-man-for-allaah.html)

Abu Ibraaheem: Akhi refrain from speaking without proof, for indeed it is a great sin. Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَلَا تَقْفُ مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ ۚ إِنَّ السَّمْعَ وَالْبَصَرَ وَالْفُؤَادَ كُلُّ أُولَٰئِكَ كَانَ عَنْهُ مَسْئُولًا

And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not, etc.) that of which you have no knowledge (e.g. one’s saying: “I have seen,” while in fact he has not seen, or “I have heard,” while he has not heard). Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allah). [17:36]

And be remnded once again what Imaam Al-Barbahaari’s (rahimahullaah) stated: He who loves the deeds of a people is just like one who commits them; so if those (deeds) are good he gets a reward similar to theirs, and if those (deeds) are bad he bears the burden and sin similar to theirs. We seek Allaah’s refuge from that!

We ask Allaah to distance you from the company of those who defend and shelter Mubtadi’ah and grant you tawfeeq to find the balanced path and its people. Aameen.

The False Principles of Ali Hasan Al-Halabi (The Innovator)



[1][Source: Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank (hafidha-hullaah), Explanation of the Creed]

[2][Source: (It-haaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharhis Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree; Vol: 2, page: 113-114)]

[3] Source: Al Haqeeqatus Shar-iyyah Fee Tafseeril Qur’aanil Adheem Was-Sunnatin Nabawiyyati page: 186]

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