In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَقُولُواْ قَوۡلاً۬ سَدِيدً۬ا
يُصۡلِحۡ لَكُمۡ أَعۡمَـٰلَكُمۡ وَيَغۡفِرۡ لَكُمۡ ذُنُوبَكُمۡۗ وَمَن يُطِعِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ فَقَدۡ فَازَ فَوۡزًا عَظِيمًا
O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great achievement (i.e. he will be saved from the Hell-fire and made to enter Paradise). [Surah Al-Ahzaab. Aayaat 70-71]
This is an affair obligated on all Muslims, especially those who transmit the Sharee’ah and fulfil the Fardu Kifaayah [communal obligation] of refutation against those who call to error or beautify its obstinate adherents. The anger and displeasure of the people cannot stop a person from speaking the truth and rebutting falsifiers, regardless the foolish speech, delusion and wicked slanders that exit their mouths. Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] mentioned -in Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm – the six distinguishing signs of beneficial knowledge, then he stated that the third of them is that a person increases in humility whenever his knowledge increases, so he does not become arrogant towards the people. Then the Shaikh said, “If there is a co-occurrence between humbling oneself to the truth and humbling oneself to the people, then one should give precedence to humbling himself to the truth. For example, if there is a person who curses (or abuses, reviles etc) the truth and rejoices due to his enmity against the one who acts upon the truth, then in this case one should not be humble in the presence of this person; rather one should humble himself to the truth and debate this man (i.e. the one who reviles the truth), even if he belittles or speaks against you, do not give concern to what he says, because the truth must be aided”. (1) (see footnote a)
Therefore, if Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and his brothers amongst the upright students of knowledge do not give clarification when it is necessary, then indeed the affairs will become ambiguous.
Some Delusions, Tantrums, Ranting and Raving of Fools and Vile Slanderers When Followers and Allies of Muhammad Bin Haadi at Markazumar are Warned Against By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah- [Abdul Waahid (may Allaah preserve him and all the teachers)] Aameen
Delusion Number 1: “Enough of this rhetoric, sit down and benefit. Sh Falah done so when Sh Ruhayli delivered a conference near him, you are small compared to both so humble yourself and benefit like the rest of the salafis”.
Response: This person misses the point, because the affair is not solely about sitting and benefitting, rather the affair is about safeguarding oneself from the ulterior motives of the people behind this event – the staunch and obstinate helpers of Dr Muhammad Bin Haadi. As for the statement, “You are small compared to both so humble yourself and benefit like the rest of the Salafis”, this person has definitely not acquainted with the reality of this matter in its right place. Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Humility is that you humble yourself to the truth and accept it from the one who says it. Humility is that you accept truth, even if heard from a child or the most jaahil person”. (2) Therefore, it is incumbent upon the followers of Dr Ibn Haadi to humble themselves to the truth after it has been manifested and not that those who know their errors should join them.
Delusion 2: “Don’t talk about hizibyah when you (Abu Khadeejah) and your group have set the standard of partisanship over these years. The salafis are sick of it and want to flock to the scholars so let us be and sit in your bookshop while we benefit just down the road or join us. The dawah will continue.” “The biggest hizbia are you and the saaafeqa jahala. As Allaamah Muhammad Bin hadi calls you. Lies and lies and slandering your salafee brothers”. “The same group that refuses Muslims entry into their Masajid because they take from certain scholars is now calling out Hizbiyyah. The irony”. “The Hizbi who can’t pronounce the title of الروض المربع”.
Response: Firstly, all these people do not have a clue what hizbiyyah is. Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] stated, “Hizbiyyah [illegal partisanship] for a particular idea that opposes the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger, and (establishing) allegiance and enmity based upon it, this is Tahazzub [illegal partisanship]. This is Tahazzub even if is not (under an) organisation. To formulate deviated ideas and gather the people on it, this is a group of illegal partisanship, regardless whether (under an) organisation or not”. (3)
Therefore, we remind these fools that it is the staunch followers and helpers of Dr Muhammad Bin Haadi who gather the people upon his falsehood. Read here: Documents and Resources for Countering the Doubts of the Muṣaʿfiqah: http://www.manhaj.com/manhaj/articles/uyryh-documents-and-resources-for-countering-and-exposing-the-musafiqah.cfm
As for accusing Salafipublications of lies and slander, then indeed the utterer of this statement is very blind and foolish. Read here: https://abukhadeejah.com/muhammad-hadi-allegations-and-response-of-the-major-scholars/
Secondly, as for the fool who says that Shaikh Abu Khadeejah cannot pronounce الروض المربع, here is the response to him: Those Who Criticise The People Of Sunnah Due To Mistakes In Arabic Grammar Whilst They Themselves Are Upon Falsehood: https://abukhadeejah.com/those-who-criticise-the-people-of-sunnah-due-to-mistakes-in-arabic-grammar-whilst-they-themselves-are-upon-falsehood/
Delusion 3: “What he (Abu Khadeejah) really means by destablising the dawah is,it revolves around him and no scholar can be brought witout letting him know first. As if he’s some sort of authority figure or entrusted gatekeeper of salafiyah. He literally mad- a major scholar is visitin UK to teach Islam”. “Wallaahi I don’t know how you can read this and not laugh- destabilising the dawah by bringing in a SENIOR scholar LOOOOOOL, honestly if this is your teacher, I don’t know what to say to you sksksksks”. “We’ve seen the salafi mashaykh visit the UK for so many years spreading the dawah but haven’t attended their masaajid, why is that so? Are the scholars unaware of them? Are they clueless? Ignorant? Do they not know what masaajid they attending?” “Destabilising the 30 year (so called) Salafi Da’wah in Birmingham.”, as if that wasn’t done by this Hizb itself. Do we really need to bring out the list of individuals this cult regarded as scholars then dropped after a little while & all the internal squabbles?”
Response: They cannot produce a single proof to establish that Shaikh Abu Khadeejah thinks that the Dawah revolves around him and that no scholar can be brought without his permission first! As for Salafi Mashaayikh visiting the Uk, then indeed the visit of a Shaikh cannot and will never change the reality of his hosts if they are upon some deviation or error. Greenlane and Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth played this game for a long time – hiding behind Shaikhs and portraying Salafipublications as extremists! However, what is the situation of Greenlane at present – hizbiyyoon upon co-operation with Maghrib Institute and other callers to falsehood. See here:https://abukhadeejah.com/are-the-issues-between-green-lane-mosque-glm-and-salafi-publications-personal/
Only a blind opinionated falsifier or genuinely ignorant person would reject this reality. Has Greenlane got better or worse after hiding behind Shaikhs for many years and claiming that Shaikhs do not visit Salafipublcations?! Indeed, the main goal is clarity and truthfulness- neither slogans nor seeking to increase numbers whilst hiding behind Shaikhs in the name of Dawah. Read here the clarification of Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillah Al-Jaabiri [may Allaah preserve him] regarding those who hide behind Shaikh: https://salaficentre.com/2013/08/21/2-an-eye-opener-for-the-seeker-of-truth-alallaamah-ubaid-bin-abdillaah-al-jaabiri-answers/
As for the fool who says, “Do we really need to bring out the list of individuals this cult regarded as scholars then dropped after a little while & all the internal squabbles?” We remind this blind fool that none has been dropped or distanced except that he is either one who plunged into bidah, such as Ali Al-Halabi, Al-Maribi and their ilk, or those who entered into the dark alleys of Ghuluww, such as Al-Maghraawi, Al-Hajuri, Dr Muhammad Bin Hadi and their ilk, or he recently accompanied and defended the likes of Dr Ibraaheem Ar-Ruhaylee and thus was distanced so that clarity remains. Indeed, we have numerous statements of the Salaf regarding this affair.
The poet said, “Do not ask about a man, but ask about his companion, because every person guides himself by his companion”. [Al-Ibaanah 2/439] Translated by Spubs
Ibn Mas’ood said, “Indeed, a person walks along & accompanies the one whom he loves & who is like him”. [Al-Ibaanah 2/476] Translated by Spubs
Abu Dardaa said, “It is from the Fiqh (understanding of a person) that he (chooses) those whom he walks with, whom he enters upon (visits) & whom he sits with”. [Al-Ibaanah 2/477] Translated by Spubs
Al-A’mash said, “The Salaf did not used to ask anything more about a person after having asked three affairs: Who he walks with, who he enters upon (visits) & who he associates with amongst the people”. [al-Ibaanah 2/478] Translated by Spubs
Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood said, “Make consideration of the (regions of the) earth by the names given to them & make consideration of a person by his companion”. [al-Ibaanah 2/479] Translated by Spubs
Mu’aadh Bin Mu’aadh said to Yahyah Bin Sa’eed, O Abu Sa’eed! A person may hide his viewpoint from us, but will not be able to hide that in his son, or his friend or in one whom he sits with”. [Al-Ibaanah 2/437] Translated by Spubs
As for the one who says that Shaikh Abu Khadeejah’s warning against Markazumar necessitates a warning against this or that Shaikh who is visiting or co-operating with them, then indeed this is nothing but an attempt to silence those who warn against falsehood. This was one of Greenlane’s spiderweb tactics, but it never prevented Shaikh Abu Khadeejah, Shaikh Abu Iyaadh and other students from clarifying the sound Manhaj stances. So, once again we hear the people of falsehood utilising the same spiderweb argument, uttering false accusations against those students who warn against falsehood and accuse them of undermining scholars. This was also one of the tactics of the people of deviation amongst the previous nations, as Al-Allaamah Abdur Rahmaan Bin Yahyah Al-Mu’allimee Al-Yamaanee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Some of the scholars hold that when the Christians first exaggerated the status of Eesaa [peace be upon him], the extremists used to accuse everyone who rebuke them that he [i.e. the one who rebutted their extremism] is one who hates Eesaa and belittles him, so this became the greatest means to spreading extremism because the small group of people who followed the truth saw that if they rebuke the extremists, they would be attributed to something that is more repugnant to the people, such as the accusation that they hate Eesaa and belittle him, as well as being hated by the majority of the people and harmed. Therefore, this held them back from rebuking the extremists and thus shaytaan was free to do what he wanted. The situation of the extremists amongst the Rawaafid, the grave worshippers and the proponents of (blameworthy) blind following is very similar to this”. (4)
As for the wicked sinner, the vile oppressor and insolent liar who stated: “The Dajal wife snatcher of Birmingham the Amir of the Dayooth the shameless mubtadi one of the callers of Irjah and Ilhad, may the curse of Allah be upon this literal ugly man”, then indeed Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said: [وَيۡلٌ۬ لِّڪُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ۬ لُّمَزَةٍ – Woe to every slanderer and backbiter]. [وَيْلٌ –Woe]: Meaning, loss and destruction. And it is said that it means a valley in Jahannam.[لِّكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُّمَزَةٍ – to every slanderer and backbiter]: Meaning, this is his preoccupation and practice (or habit), slander and backbiting -violating the honour of the people, speaking ill of them and defaming them. Slandering by way of speech and backbiting by way of action through indication (or gesturing). (5)
Qaadhi Iyaad [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: The word [وَيْلٌ –Woe] carries some of the following meanings: [a] It is used whilst referring to one who has fallen into destruction. [b] It is used whilst referring to one who deserves destruction. [c] It is used to refer to destruction itself. [d] It is used to refer to the difficulty found in punishment. [e] It is used to refer to grief. [f] It is used to refer to a valley in the hell fire. (6)
Al-Baraa’ah Ibn Aazib [may Allaah be pleased with him] said, “Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, ‘Usury has seventy-two doors, the least of which is like a man who goes into his mother [i.e. sexual intercourse]. The worst act of usury is for a man to attack the reputation of his brother”. (7)
The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said, “The worst form of usury is the violation of someone’s honour”. “Verily, the worst act of usury is to attack the honour of a Muslim without a just cause”. (8)
“Verily, the worst act of usury is to attack the reputation of a Muslim”- Meaning, the greater in evil and the more severely prohibited is to unleash the tongue against the honour of a Muslim by belittling him, behaving arrogantly towards him and speaking ill against him by way of slander or verbal abuse. This becomes more severe in prohibition because honour is more noble than one’s self and wealth.
“Without a just cause”: Meaning, this shows that there are cases in which one is allowed to speak about someone, saying, “Such and such is an oppressor or transgressor” or making a mention of a person who innovates in religious affairs an open sinner with the intention to issue warning.(9)
This [i.e. violating the honour of a Muslim] has been referred to as usury because the transgressor establishes his honour and then goes beyond it, so it is as if he has added an increase that encroaches the boundaries in relation to the honour of a Muslim which is more valuable than his wealth. Al-Qaadhee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Attacking a Muslim’s honour is to deal with him more than what he deserves of that which is to be said about him or more than what is allowed to be said about him, and this is why it is likened to usury and considered one of its types. Then it is considered worse because it contains more harm and corruption”. (10)
Finally, Al-Allaama Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] said: “Through [Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasalam)], Allaah removed us from the darkness of Shirk, indecency and Bidah, evil deeds and bad manners – lying, deceit, quackery, trickery etc. And He (purified us) with pure (Islamic)] monotheism and strong sincere Eemaan. He [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] nurtured us upon truthfulness and took the oath of allegiance from us that we speak the truth wherever we may be, and He warned us against lies and evil deeds. And from the recompense (given) to a liar is that which has been reported from the noble Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]- the person of high moral character- who said, “I saw (in a dream) – two men came to me”. Then the Prophet said, “They said, ‘the person- the one whose cheek you saw being torn away (from the mouth to the ear) was a liar and used to tell lies and the people would report those lies on his authority till they spread (that lie) all over the world. So, he will be punished like that till the Day of Resurrection”. [Reported by Imaam Al-Bukhaari: Number: 6096]
How numerous are those who tell lies today against the carries of Salafiyyah and its callers! They hinder men from the path of Allaah by way of these lies to aid falsehood, spurious (stances, ideas, views etc), bidah, (views, stances, beliefs, ideas etc) that are destructive to the sound creed, methodology and virtuous manners. (11)
We ask Allaah to guide the blind fools or protect us from their foolishness Aameen
Footnote a: https://salaficentre.com/2016/05/18/the-principles-of-debate-by-ustaadh-abu-hakeem/
[Ref 1: Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm – pages 253-254. paraphrased]
[Ref 2: Madaarj As-Saalikeen 2/342]
[Ref 3: Kash As-Sitaar page 19-20]
[Ref 4: At-tankeel Bimaa Fee Ta’neeb Al-Kawtharee Minal Abaateel. Page 8. Vol 10. Slightly paraphrased. Publisher: Daar Aalam Al-Fawaa’id]
[Ref 5: Sharh Ad-Duroos Al-Muhimmah Li-Aammatil Ummah’ page 27’ by Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr (may Allaah preserve him). Abridged & slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 6: Quoted by Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari (may Allaah preserve him) in Sharh Umdatul Ahkaam: lesson 2]
[Ref 7: Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 7151. Graded Saheeh Li-Ghayrihee By Imaam Al-Albaanee]
[Ref 8: Abu Daawud 4876]
[Ref 9: An Excerpt from ‘Awnul Mabood Sharh Sunan Abee Daawud’ 13/152. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 10: An Excerpt from ‘Mirqaatul Mafaateeh Sharh Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh’ 8/3157. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 11: An Excerpt from ‘Al-Awaasim Mimmaa Fee Kutub Sayyid Qutb Minal-Qawaasim: page 4-5. slightly paraphrased]