بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
After the ‘Foundations of the Sunnah’ lesson yesterday, I was asked about an incident that occurred at Jum’uah (Fri 1st April) at the Salafi Centre; whereby inexplicably Abu Usama Dhahabi, of the deviant GLM organisation, walked in, took the microphone claiming he was the khateeb- apparently believing he was scheduled to do the khutbah there! In reality he was scheduled with the hizbees across the road (the followers of the takfeeri innovator al Magharawi, the ones who cut the phone line on Shaikh Rabee’ when he was advising them to abandon the innovator Al-Ma’ribi, etc.). He was promptly removed from the masjid. So the question is: Was it correct to remove him?
We can answer this from a number of angles, that will leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that this action was correct and in fact completely necessary!
So firstly: What kind of unbelievable extreme mental block and delusional state must somebody be in, to walk into a masjid, take the microphone and be on the verge of starting the Khutba… and NOT EVEN realise that it is not the masjid you have been invited to; instead, somewhere completely different?! Bear in mind, that he has been to the hizbees across the road before anyway! So it cannot be said, that he was somehow unaware of the layout of the masjid at all. It is still perplexing and baffling to the Salafis of Manchester how his mind didn’t “click”, when he walked into a completely new and unrecognised environment to the hizbee location he was invited to even though he has ALREADY visited it previously. We can only imagine his bewilderment when he must’ve seen new faces he didn’t recognise at all, and couldn’t see any of his hizbee comrades waiting to greet him. Alas, the proverbial pennies were clearly in short supply, hence the lack of any of them ‘dropping’. Yet he proceeded still to ask for the mic to be clipped onto his collar, to begin his khutbah!Despite our utmost efforts, we still cannot comprehend how on Earth such stupidity is even possible.
Secondly: Upon finally locating a penny to drop… it dropped… and the mic was removed, leaving him utterly confused, bemused & bamboozled by his (own) unbelievable stupidity. So belatedly he began to make his way out, and when loitering around the corridor, and further more being asked to leave, he muttered words to the effect of “I know how to go JAAHILIYYAH on you”. Now shocking as this may seem, it shouldn’t surprise anyone, as its what we’ve become accustomed to with this individual. We all know very well, how he goes all “jaahiliyyah” on people; and if anyone needs a refresh, please read about his restaurant nervous breakdown, where he almost beat up a couple of young brothers half his age (http://www.salaficentre.com/2014/08/abu-usamah-ad-dhahabi-glm-despicable-attempted-assault-must-read ) and Allah’s aid is sought!
It is truly amazing! Can anyone imagine any of the Scholars, going all “JAAHILIYYAH” on people?! Or perhaps this is the new “hip”, “street”, “cool”, “reach-out-to-the-gangster-Youth”, vibe of dawa, being implemented by him, and his likes (the likes of Aasim al Hakeem with his “your mother” comment (https://twitter.com/1mmeducation/status/715546135335739393) and the “Dawa Men” with their infamous sperm drinking debacle).
Thirdly: What was the parting comment of this so-called great student of knowledge, (referred to by many as a “Shaykh Abu Usama Dhahabi”(!)) toward the Salafi brothers, who ushered him out. I quote, from witnesses present, he uttered words to the effect, “If this was in my masjid I’d crack your head open”?!… A student of knowledge saying this? A “Shaikh”? Yes, indeed… an even the young children at the masjid were almost in tears from laughter when hearing that a so-called great “student” speaks like this!. Alhamdulillaah we didn’t learn to “crack people’s heads” from our Salafi scholars when studying in Madinah… Allah knows best what he learnt…
So considering all the facts, then there is no issue whatsoever in having removed him.
1) He attempted to take the Mimbar & Mic with NO invitation whatsoever (upon his completely & utterly unbelievable lack of ability to distinguish between the Hizbi location he was invited to and our Salafi Masjid…which has a huge banner at the entrance “Salafi Centre of Manchester” and in Arabic too المركز السلفي!)
2) He threatened brothers with speech typically expected of a thug off the backstreets of some rundown slum… Threatening to CRACK someone’s HEAD, despite the fact that it was he who attempted to take the Mimbar & deliver a Khutbah?!
Passing the blame is typical cowardice; despite it being his mistake it was the ones ejecting him who needed their heads “cracking”. This is further evidence of this mans delusional state and typical of his characteristic of being in “denial” of reality. Even though he was completely at fault for the WHOLE incident – Dhahabi cannot bring himself to accept it; and it is always we the Salafis that have to be at fault. The same Salafis who were peacefully waiting for their Salafi khateeb… until he – a man declared a deviant by Sh Ahmad Najmy – “gatecrashed” like no one has ever gatecrashed before.
3) And this brings us to the most important points to this entire saga. Abu Usaamah Dhahabi is known to cooperate with deviants and share platforms with them at GLM… Shaykh Ahmad an Najmee was asked about this individual to which he replied:
“موقفكم منه كموقفهم من أهل البدعة أعرض عنه و اتركه”
“Your position with him is the same as your position with the people of innovation. Turn away from him and abandon him.”
Shaykh Uthaymeen in his explanation of Imaam Nawawee’s 40 Hadith said: “If the one that eats, garlic and onions is prevented from entering the masjid, how about the one that corrupts the people’s religion? Is he not more deserving of being prevented from entering? Indeed [he is], by Allah! But many people are unaware!”
Hence, it was completely and utterly correct to remove him from both the minbar and the masjid; and all praise is to Allah and with Allah lies the success
Abu Muaadh Taqweem & The Committee of The Salafi Centre of Manchester
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