In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
One of our elders and teachers [may Allaah protect him] who is abroad at present informed us today at 5.47 am that some people have started once again seeking to question Shaikh Abu Iyaad’s credentials as a student of knowledge; therefore, we briefly present here that which will suffice the honest seeker of clarity. Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri [may Allaah protect him] stated when asked about the Salafi callers:
أقول: أنصحكم إن كنتم تحبون الناصحين ألاّ تقبلوا شريطا ولا كتابا إلا ممن عرفتم أنه على السنة مشهودٌ له بذلك واشتهر بها ولم يظهر منه خلاف ذلك، وهذه قاعدة مطَّردة في حياته وبعد موته، فمن مات وهو فيما نحسبه على السنة فهو عندنا عليها ونسأل الله
أن يثبته عليها في الآخرة كما ثبته عليها حيا… آمين، هذا أولا
ثانيا: إذا خفي عليكم أمرُ إنسان اشتهرتْ كتبه وأشرطته وذاع صيته فاسألوا عنه ذوي الخِبْرة به والعارفين بحاله، فإن السنة لا تخفى ولا يخفى أهلها، فالرجل تزكّيه أعماله، تزكّيه أعماله التي هي على السنة، وتشهد عليه بذلك ويذكره الناس بها حيا وميتا
I say: I advise you- if you do love those who give sincere advice- that neither accept cassettes nor books except those of a person whom you know to be upon the Sunnah and a witness of that is established for him-the one well-known to be upon the Sunnah and an opposition to it is not manifested from him. This is an (abiding) general principle applied to him whilst he is alive and after his death. The one who passed away and we regarded him to be upon the Sunnah, then in our view he is upon the Sunnah and we ask Allaah to keep him firm upon it in the afterlife [i.e. Allaah grants him firmness to answer the questions in the grave due to adherence to the Sunnah (Tawheed and following the Messenger) and resurrects him in the afterlife as a person of Sunnah] just as he was kept firm upon it whilst he was alive…Aameen. This is the first affair. Secondly: If the affair of a person is hidden from you–the one whose books and cassettes are famous and his fame is widespread–then ask those who are well acquainted with him and those who know about his state of affairs. That is because neither is the Sunnah hidden nor are its people. A man’s Tazkiyah (i.e. the clear witness that he is upright upon the Sunnah) are his own actions. His Tazkiyah are his own actions that he is upon the Sunnah. It is the witness and the people mention him with it during his life and after his death. [End of quote from an audio titled Mawqifus Saheeh Min Ikhtilaaf Al-Ulama Fil Jarhi Wat-Tadeel. Read full text here: https://salaficentre.com/2022/07/22/tabdee-warning-and-dropping-teachers-clarifying-what-a-group-of-simpletons-utter-without-principles/ ]
Therefore, ponder upon the above statement written in bold. The one – Al Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al Jaabiri – who made the statement we’ve typed in bold is the same one who spoke about Shaikh Abu Iyaad, Shaikh Abu Hakeem and Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah protect them] as follows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JfHq48Dl0k
May Allaah preserve the scholars and their students Aameen.