In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) warns against the likes of these conferences, saying that these organizations seek to promote and establish their goals through some of the Mashaa-yikh, so one should not go to them. Some of the Mashaayikh are unaware of the pursuits of these organizations through them, so one should not go to them. http://www.sahab.net/forums/?showtopic=130647
So be attentive O Salafi! Those staunch followers of Al-Maribi and Al-Halabi say to the common people- by way of deceit and concealment- ‘’We have a Shaikh or Mashaayikh!” Yet at the same time they defend the contemporary Senior Mubtadi’ah such as Ali Al-Halabi and Al-Maribi.
Likewise, Masjid Al-Furqan (Rusholme) follows the same deceitful methodology and have already been refuted as a result of that, for they seek to invite some of those Mashaayikh considered to be upon the Sunnah, yet on other days they invite ahlul bidah, such Abu Usama or speakers from deviant organizations, such as Al-Maghrib Institute.
Likewise, Shaikh Rabee (May Allaah preserve him) was asked about the Luton conference-followers of the innovators (Al-Maribi and Al-Halabi), so the Shaikh (may Allaah preserve him) stated that one should not attend. See link: https://twitter.com/salafipubs/status/548038503083556865
Therefore O sensible one! The verdicts above are based on reality, so do not aid those who utilize some Mashaayikh, but at the same time are aiders of Senior Contemporary Mubtadi’ah or allies of ahlul bidah.
Shaykh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee on the Defenders of Abul-Hasan al-Misree (Al-Maribi) in Luton, England