In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah [The Most High] said:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَۚ إِن يَكُنۡ غَنِيًّا أَوۡ فَقِيرً۬ا فَٱللَّهُ أَوۡلَىٰ بِہِمَاۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعۡدِلُواْۚ وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا
O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah; even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do. [Surah An-Nisaa. Ayah 135]
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri [may Allaah be pleased with him] reported that Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever among you sees evil, let him change it with his hand. If he is unable to do so, then with his tongue. If he is unable to do so, then with his heart, and that is the weakest level of faith”. [Saheeh Muslim 49]
Firstly, who is Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq? He is a well known Ikhwaanee and a Mubtadi (an innovator in the religion). So, before reading the evidences, let us quote a statement of one of the pious predecessors – Imaam Al-Awzaa’ee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] who stated: “O Muslims! Fear Allaah, accept the advice of the sincere advisers and the admonition of the admonishers. know that this knowledge is religion, so beware of what you do, from whom you take your religion, the one you follow and the one with whom your religion is safe, because indeed all the proponents of religious innovation are all falsifiers, liars and sinners. They are not cautious – neither do they pay attention nor do they fear, and together with that they are not to be trusted that they would not distort what you hear. They say what they do not know with regards to what they disapprove and when proclaiming their lies; but Allaah (knows, hears and sees) what they do. Therefore, be cautious of them, trust them not, reject them and avoid them, because indeed this is what your earlier scholars did and commanded, and likewise the righteous ones who came thereafter. Be careful of opposing Allaah and being the means to destroying the religion He has ordained – breaking its commands and prohibitions, nullifying and weaking it by respecting the innovators in religious affairs and those who initiate that which is not from the religion, because you know what has been transmitted (i.e. the prohibitions) about respecting or exalting them. And what can be greater respect and exaltation than acquiring your religion from them- following and believing them, drawing close to them and assisting them in enticing the ones they entice and woo to their views and the religion (i.e. religious innovations) they follow. This is sufficient to be regarded as associates of theirs in what they do”. (1)
Now, you can read the refutations against Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaalid – the Ikhwaanee Innovator in religion!
Who is Adnaan Abdul Qaadir? He is a student of the Ikhwaanee Mubtadi (Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq) about whom you have read in the above links. Adnaan praises and shelters Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq saying that he was one of those who spread pure Islamic monotheism as follows:
Indeed, whoever praises or shelters an innovator in the religion has committed a major sin. Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] – the one who never speaks out of his own desire, rather everything he says in religion is divine revelation from his Lord – stated: “Allaah has cursed the one who slaughters (i.e. an animal as sacrifice) for other than Allaah. Allaah has cursed the one who curses his parents. Allaah has cursed the one who shelters a Muhdith. Allaah has cursed the one who alters the landmarks”. [Reported by Imaam Muslim 1978]
[لَعَنَ الله- Allaah has cursed]: It means to be repelled and distanced from Allaah’s mercy (2) Shaikhul Islaam [i.e. Imaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah)] said: Allaah curses the one who deserves to be cursed by way of statement, just as he sends blessings to the one who deserves blessings. Allaah said:
هُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُصَلِّى عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَتُهُ ۥ لِيُخۡرِجَكُم مِّنَ ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِۚ وَڪَانَ بِٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ رَحِيمً۬ا
تَحِيَّتُهُمۡ يَوۡمَ يَلۡقَوۡنَهُ ۥ سَلَـٰمٌ۬
He it is Who sends His blessings and praises on you, and His angels too [ask Allaah to bless and forgive you], that He may bring you out from darkness [of disbelief and polytheism] into light [of Belief and Islamic Monotheism]. And He is Ever Most Merciful to the believers. Their greeting on the Day they shall meet Him will be “Salam: Peace (i.e. the angels will say to them: Salamu ‘Alaikum)!” [Surah Al-Ahzaab. Aayaat 43-44]
Allaah said: [إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَعَنَ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمۡ سَعِيرًا -Verily, Allah has cursed the disbelievers, and has prepared for them a flaming Fire (Hell)]. [Surah Al-Ahzaab. Aayah 64] (3)
The section of the hadeeth we wish to highlight here is the Messenger’s statement, “Allaah has cursed the one who shelters a Muhdith”. The word Muhdith pronounced with a kasrah under the Daal means a culprit, perpetrator; and pronounced with a Fat-hah on the Daal (Muhdath) means an affair innovated in the religion, sheltering and being pleased with it]. (4) “Allaah has cursed the one who shelters a Muhdith”- Meaning: [a] Those who shelter Ahlul Bidah Wal Ma’aasee [The Proponents of innovation in religion and Disobedience] and aid them. [b] Those who stop the one who establishes the legislated Islamic punishment against the innovator [i.e. such as preventing the Muslim ruler from punishing the innovator or the scholar who refutes him]. [c] Those who establish innovation in religion and support it. [Ref 8] This innovation includes that of the Jahmiyyah, the Mutazilah and others. So, whoever shelters an innovator (in religion) is cursed and likewise the one who aids him. In this is a warning against Bidah and newly invented matters (i.e. beliefs, acts of worship, methodologies) in the religion. The Prophet said, “Beware of newly invented matters in the religion, for every innovation [in religious affairs] is misguidance”. The apparent meaning of this hadeeth [is that this is the case regarding bidah], even if it is a small bidah. (5)
Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah protect him] stated: It is not permissible to exalt and praise the innovators even if they have some truth with them. That is because raising and praising them will spread their bidah and place them amongst the sincere ones-those who are taken as examples amongst distinguished men of this Ummah. The Salaf warned against having trust for the innovators, (warned against) praising them and their gatherings. In this regard, Asad Ibn Musa (rahimahullaah) wrote: ”Beware of being a brother of the innovator (by association) or a companion of his, or one whom you sit with; for indeed it has been narrated that ‘Whoever sits with a person of innovation has left the protection of Allaah and is entrusted to himself’.
The innovators must be warned against and kept away from even if they have some truth with them. Indeed, the most astray are not devoid of some truth, but as long as they have with them innovation, opposition and sinful views, it is not permissible to praise and exalt them. It is impermissible to not have an objection against their innovation because this spreads bidah, belittles the Sunnah and by way of this the innovator will emerge and become a guide for the Ummah.
As for giving consideration (to the fact) that the innovation has some truth, this does not justify praising him. This is -to a far greater extent- against what is of overriding benefit and it is known in relation to a principle in the religion that averting harm takes precedence over seeking that which is of benefit. And with regards to having hatred for the innovator, the harm that is averted from the Ummah is weightier than the benefit possessed by the innovator. And had we adhered to this concept (i.e. praising the innovator because he has some truth with him), then no one would have been judged to be misguided and declared an innovator. That is because there is not an innovator except that he has some truth and adherence to the Sunnah. The innovator (may) neither be a disbeliever nor be in opposition to all the Islamic legislation; rather he is either an innovator in some or most of the affairs. However, if the innovation is particularly related to affairs of Creed and Methodology, then the affair is dangerous indeed because it will become an example (to be followed); innovation will spread and the innovators will become active in spreading their innovation. So, this person who praises the innovators and makes their affair obscure to the people -due to some truth they (i.e. innovators) have – is one of two (people): Either he is one ignorant of the methodology of the pious predecessors and their stance against the innovators, so neither is it permissible for this ignorant one to speak nor is it permissible for the Muslims to listen to him; or he is one who has an objection to the truth because he knows the danger of innovation and the innovators, but he wishes to spread innovations. Nevertheless, this is a dangerous affair and it is not permissible to be lackadaisical with regards to innovation and its people, whatever that may be. (6)
After being acquainted with the Mubtadi (Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaalid) and his student Adnaan, then indeed we must now acquaint you with their organisation called (Ihyaa At-Turaath)! Read here what the scholars aay about this organisation:
The extent of the evil of Jam’iyyah Ihyā at-Turāth of Kuwait – by Al-Allāmah Shaikh Muqbil Ibn Hādī al-Wādi’ī (rahimahullāh)
Jam’iyyah Ihyā At-Turāth Refuted 20 years ago in the UK by Shaikh ‘Ubaid al-Jābirī
Ihyaa at-Turaath – an organisation that was headed by the innovator Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaalid and in which Adnaan Abdul Qaadir also participates – invite other deviated speakers: Read here by Shaikh Abu Iyaad: Jam’iyyah Ihyaa al-Turaath (Kuwait) and The Aqeedah of the Jahmiyyah Maatureediyyah:
Speakers of Jam'iyyah Ihyaa al-Turaath (Kuwait) and The Aqeedah of the Jahmiyyah Maatureediyyah. pic.twitter.com/4GXQQqzr3O— Abu Iyaad (@AbuIyaadSP) January 28, 2014
After being acquainted with Ihyaa At-Turaath, then indeed we must now remind you about those who co-operate with them, such as Greenlane. Read here about Greenlane:
Are the issues between Green Lane Mosque [GLM] and Salafi Publications Personal?
After being acquainted with the false methodology of the Mubtadi (Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq) and Adnaan Abdul Qaadir, then indeed the affair of Greenlane (Birmingham), Markaz at-Tawheed (Stoke On Trent), Masjid Al-Furqan (Manchester) and Muhammadi Masjid (Bradford) becomes manifest, because they are companions or hosts of Adnaan Abdul Qaadir – the one who praises and shelters an innovator in the religion and you’ve already read about the gravity of such as sin in the statement of the Messenger, “Allaah has cursed the one who shelters a Muhdith”. The picture below shows where Adnaan – student and shelterer of an innovator – is going to visit…..
This is the companionship of Markaz at-Tawheed, Greenlane, Muhammadi Masjid, Masjid Al-Furqan (Manchester) and their ilk. Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) said, the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said, “A person is upon the religion of his friend, so let each one of you look at whom he befriends”. [As-Saheehah: 97] Ibn Mas’ ood (radiyallaahu-anhu) said: Indeed a person walks alongside and accompanies the one whom he loves and who is like him. (Al Ibaanah 2/476] Al A’maah (rahimahullaah) said: They (the Salaf) did not used to ask anything more about a person after having asked about three affairs: Who he walks with, who he enters upon (i.e. visits) and who he associates with amongst the people”. [Al Ibaanah 2/478] Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (radiyallaahu anhu) said: Make consideration of the (regions of the) earth by the names given to them and make consideration of a person by his companion”. [Ibaanah 2/497] Mu’aadh Bin Mu’aadh said to Yahyah bin Sa’eed, “aa Abaa Sa’eed! A person may hide his viewpoint from us, but he will not be able to hide this in his son or friend or in one whom he sits with”. [ Ibaanah 2/436] [Translated by Spubs]
Indeed, these Masaajid and their ilk ally and accompany those who shelter an innovator in the religion, even though they claim to be upon the authentic Sunnah. Allaah [The Most Most High] said:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُونَ
ڪَبُرَ مَقۡتًا عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَن تَقُولُواْ مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُونَ
O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do. [Surah As-Saff. Aayaat 2-3]
Therefore, when you enter Stoke On Trent, then know without any doubt that there are only two Masjids – [Masjid Al Furqan (105 Roundwell St, Tunstall ST6 5AW) and Masjid Abi Hurairah (North Rd. ST6 2BP) – that are free from all the innovators and their allies. And when you enter Manchester or Greater Manchester, then know that there are only two Masjids free from the innovators and their allies (Al-Markazus Salafi – Cheemthamhill) and Masjid al-Huda (Bolton – BL3 4DU). And when you enter Bradford, then know that there is only one Masjid that is free from the innovators and their allies, and that is Masjid As-Sunnah (3 Paternoster lane, BD7 3DS). We ask Allaah to grant us the Tawfeeq to cling to the Sunnah, abandon the innovators in religion and those who shelter them. We also ask Allaah to guide them or protect us from their falsehood Aameen.
[Ref 1: Taareekh Dimashq 6/361]
[Ref 2: Al-Qawlul Mufeed Alaa Kitaab At-tawheed. page 1/221. Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)]
[Ref 3: Sharh Fat-hul Majeed Li-Sharh Kitaab At-tawheed. 1/429. Shaikh Saaleh Aala Ash-Shaykh (hafidhahullaah)]
[Ref 4: Al-Mulakh’khas Fee Sharhi Kitaab At-tawheed. page 97 by Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah)]
[Ref 5: Al-Qawlul Mufeed Alaa Kitaab At-tawheed. page 1/222. Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)]
[Ref 6: An Excerpt from At-Tabdee Wat-Tafseeq Wat Takfeer. Page: 72-76. slightly paraphrased]