In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Quilliam Foundation Statement
“Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism organisation. Based in London, its staff include former leading members of Islamist organisations”.
This is their claim in public, but do you know who this organization is sheltering?! Firstly, let us return to a principle regarding the obligation of knowing evil in order to keep away from it.
Hudhaifah Bin Al-Yamaan [may Allaah be pleased with him] said:
“People used to ask the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] about the good times, but I used to ask him about bad times fearing lest they overtake me. I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! We were in a state of pre-Islamic ignorance and evil, and then Allaah brought us this good [time through Islam], is there any evil time after this good one?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ I asked, ‘Will there be a good time again after that evil?’ He said, ‘Yes, but therein will be a hidden evil.’ I asked, ‘What will be the evil hidden therein?’ He said, ‘[That time will witness the rise of] the people who will follow ways other than mine and seek guidance other than mine. You will know [their] good points as well as [their] bad points.’ I asked, ‘Will there be an evil time after this good one?’ He said, ‘Yes. [A time will come] when there will be people standing and inviting at the gates of Hell. Whosoever responds to their call they will throw them into the fire.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Describe them for us.’ He said, ‘They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and speaking our language.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! What do you suggest if I happen to live in that time?’ He said, ‘You should stick to the main body of the Muslims and their leader.’ I said, ‘If they have no [such thing as the] main body and have no leader?’ He said, ‘Separate yourself from all these factions, though you may have to eat the roots of trees [in a jungle] until death comes to you and you are in this state.’’’ [Bukhari and Muslim…. The wording of the above is that of Imaam Muslim]
In his explanation of the above hadeeth, Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Alaah preserve him] said: [The callers to evil] do not say to the people, ‘’Come to the fire!!’’ They say, ‘’Come to Paradise, these are the actions of the people of Paradise, this is good, this is development, this is rectification, this is and this is….’’ and they beautify that for the people. Therefore, the Muslims must be cautious of these people. Indeed, they have become numerous in this era, and Allaah knows best whether they will increase in the future.
They may be facilitated with tools [of misguidance] which were not possessed by the previous callers to misguidance and are given firm support through such (tools), and this misguidance will rapidly reach the people. The suggestion of the seducer and the falsifier will be adorned and made to appear as something good to the people in any place, whilst it is something evil. This is the height of fitnah.
‘’Whosoever responds to their call will be thrown into the fire. ‘’WHOEVER RESPONDS TO THEM’’: by complying, believing and assisting them, will be thrown into the fire. As for those who does not comply with them, opposes and openly rejects what they are upon, then indeed they will not harm him. Allaah said in the Qur’aan: [وَأَنَّ هَٰذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ ۖ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا السُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ وَصَّاكُمْ بِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ – ‘’And verily this is My Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Muttaqoon (pious)]. [6:153]
The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) whilst explaining this ayah drew a straight line and said, ‘’this is the path of Allaah.” Then he drew lines to the left and right (of this straight line) and said, ‘’ these are the other paths, and on every path is a devil calling the people to it’’ (Ahmad 1/435)
This is a description of the callers to misguidance, their methodologies and objectives. It has been thoroughly illustrated for us that indeed whatever opposes the Straight Path is a path leading to Jahannam, and whoever abandons the Straight Path is heading towards the Jahannam, even if he regards himself civilized, progressive and open minded. [Ref 1]
Why do we say that this Foundation is guilty of treachery? That is because they hide behind the slogan “We fight extremism”, but some of their members – Usama Hasan and Ed Husain – openly promote the Kufr of Evolution.
Rebuttals Against Usama Hasan and Ed Husain
Usamah Hasan, Darwinism, Evolutionary Forces and the Creation of Man – By Dr Shaikh Abu Iyaadh [hafidhahullaah]
The Myth of Darwinian Evolution – By Shaikh Abu Hakeem [hafidhahullaah]
Brief Rebuttals Against Ed Husain
Who Do The Deviants Use As Evidence For Their Proofs Regarding Evolution? They are convinced by a vile innovator in religious affairs called Al-Jaahiz.
Imaam adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] said about Al-Jaahiz:
“He (i.e. Al-Jaahiz) was an insolent person, one who was very negligent in his practice of the religion and one who held strange views”. (2)
Imaam Adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] said,
“It was apparent from Al-Jaahiz’s traits that he used to fabricate”. (3)
Imaam Adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] said,
“He (i.e. Al-Jaahiz) was from the leaders of Bidah”. (4)
Imaam adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] also said,
“He (i.e. Al-Jaahiz) was a fabricator of hadeeth”. (5)
Al-Baghdaadee [rahimahullaah] said,
“Al-Jaahiz used to transmit a lot of innovated beliefs in his books”. (6)
Indeed, after it has been established from an Aalim of Jarh Wat-Tadeel, such as the likes of Imaam Adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] regarding who Al-Jaahiz was, then indeed none who fears Allaah and the last day would promote such a deviant let alone promote his speech regarding natural selection – the same kufr akbar promoted by Charles Darwin and other atheists. Therefore, we remind Ed Husain and Usama Hasan– two devils promoting evolution – as follows..
A Warning Against Those Who Shelter Mubtadi’ah [Innovators In Religious affairs]
The Messenger [sallallaahu alaihi wasallam] said “Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator then upon him is the curse of Allaah, His Angels and the whole of mankind”. (7)
[Ref 2: Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa 11/527]
[Ref 3: Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa 11/528]
[Ref 4: Al-Meezaan Al-I’tidaal 3/247]
[Ref 5:Al-Meezaan Al-I’tidaal 2/282]
[Ref 6: Al-Farqu Baynal Firaq page 175-178]
[Ref 7: Bukhaaree 12/41 and Muslim 9/140]