In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Umar [may Allaah be pleased with him] said, The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: “People were (sometimes) judged by the revealing of a Divine Inspiration during the lifetime of Allah’s Messenger but now there is no longer any more (new revelation). Now we judge you by the deeds you practice publicly, so we will trust and favour the one who does good deeds in front of us, and we will not call him to account about what he is really doing in secret, for Allah will judge him for that; but we will not trust or believe the one who presents to us with an evil deed even if he claims that his intentions were good”. [Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. Number 2641]
Firstly, 8 years ago, Masjid Al-Furqan’s Admin – an Admin that attributes itself to the Sunnah – was reprimanded for promoting the books of the Takfeeri Sayyid Qutb, even though they desperately tried conceal their crime.
Who is Sayyid Qutb?
Allaah knows best whether the Admin has removed the books of Sayyid Qutb; but if they have done so, then indeed that is something praiseworthy. However, we cannot confirm whether this has happened, therefore, ask the Salafi brothers at al-Markazus Salafi (Cheemthamhill).
Secondly, 8 years ago, the Admin also allied with Abu Usaamah – a well known promoter of a well known innovator in religion called Abul Hasan Al-Maribi. Abu Usaamah’s affair is well known. Shaikh Abdul Waahid Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah protect him] stated in his refutations against him: “Throughout these articles, the reader should understand that we are refuting a person who has been declared to be upon innovation by the great Scholar Ahmad bin Yahyah an-Najmee (rahimahullaah).
Question: “O Shaykh Ahmad we have with us in America a man called Abu Usaamah who is considered to be from the Du’aat, he aids and supports Abul-Hasan and he calls some noble Salafi brothers ghulaat (extremists), muqallidah (blind followers),and muhqiboon (the people whose religion is the religion of the one they blindly follow), so what is the legislated position from this man and how should we deal with him?
The noble Scholar (rahimahullaah) answered: [موقفكم منه كموقفكم 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].
Thirdly, 8 years ago, the Admin allied with another deceiver called Naveed Ayaz. Visit link about him: http://safeshare.tv/w/iNcxYLpAny
At present 2022, the Admin invites Adnaan Abdul Qaadir – a promoter of the Mubtadi Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq. Recent article about this affair: https://salaficentre.com/2022/07/30/adnaan-abdul-qaadir-student-of-the-mubtadi-abdur-rahmaan-abdul-khaaliq-and-affiliate-of-ihyaa-turaath-a-guest-at-markaz-at-tawheed-stoke-masjid-al-furqan-manchester-and-muhammadi-masjid/
Finally, indeed, what is apparent and manifest is that Masjid Furqan’s Admin have persisted in co-operation with those associated with innovators in religious affairs and they would not have invited Adnaan Abdul Qadir – a student of the Mubtadi Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq- if that were not the case. You’ve read what Adnaan says about his teacher in the above link (2022 article).
When we demanded nearly 8 years ago that the Admin stop using the name of Sunnah and Salafiyyah to gather numbers through dubious speakers, they accused us of causing splits, even though innovators in the religion are the cause of splits in the Ummah and this Admin continues to ally themselves with people who support innovators, such as their expected guest Adnaan Abdul Qaaadir, who praises the innovator Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq. Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadi al-Mad’khali [may Allaah have mercy upon him]said, “The Mubtadi (innovator in religion) is the cause for the splitting, because splitting is connected to innovation and unity (upon the sound creed and methodology of the Salaf) is connected to the Sunnah. The obligation of refuting the Mukhaalif (the opposer of the truth) is not lifted from the scholar due to anticipation of harm, unless it is harm he is not able to bear. Then (in this case), Allah does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear. The earth is not devoid of people of knowledge who will carry out refutation against the Mubtadi and the Mukhaalif.” [Al Ajwibah Al Mukhtasar Alaa As-ila Al-Ashrati pages 43-44]
Imaam Albaani [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “It is not hidden from every Muslim who is acquainted with the Book, the Sunnah and that which our pious predecessors were upon that the Tahazzub (Illegal partisanship) and gathering amongst the groups that carry different views or different methods (of Dawah) has nothing to do with Islaam; rather in many Aayaat of the Qur’aan our Lord (The Mighty and Majestic) has prohibited us from that. Allaah (The Most High) said:
وَلَا تَكُونُواْ مِنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِڪِينَ
مِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ فَرَّقُواْ دِينَهُمۡ وَڪَانُواْ شِيَعً۬اۖ كُلُّ حِزۡبِۭ بِمَا لَدَيۡہِمۡ فَرِحُونَ
”And be not of Al-Mushrikun (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, polytheists, idolaters, etc.). Of those who split up their religion (i.e. who left the true Islamic Monotheism), and became sects, [i.e. they invented new things in the religion (Bid’ah), and followed their vain desires], each sect rejoicing in that which is with it.” [30: 31-32] [Fataawaa Al-Muhimmah Fee Tabseeril Ummah. Page:118]
Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “There is nothing in the Book or the Sunnah that allows different groups and parties; rather that has been censured in the Book and the Sunnah. Allaah (The Most High) said:
فَتَقَطَّعُوٓاْ أَمۡرَهُم بَيۡنَہُمۡ زُبُرً۬اۖ كُلُّ حِزۡبِۭ بِمَا لَدَيۡہِمۡ فَرِحُونَ
”But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its belief.” [23:53]
And there is no doubt that these parties oppose that which Allaah has commanded. Allaah (The Most High) said:
إِنَّ هَـٰذِهِۦۤ أُمَّتُكُمۡ أُمَّةً۬ وَٲحِدَةً۬ وَأَنَا۟ رَبُّڪُمۡ فَٱعۡبُدُونِ
”Truly! This, your Ummah [Sharia or religion (Islamic Monotheism)] is one religion, and I am your Lord, therefore worship Me (Alone).” [21:92] [ Fataawaa Al-Muhimmah Fee Tabseeril Ummah. Page:120]
Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “It is obligated on the scholars to clarify the reality. They should debate every group and give advice to all, so that they can traverse upon the path Allaah has ordained for His slaves, and the path which His Messenger Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) called to. And whoever oversteps this path or remains upon obstinacy, then it is obligatory to expose him”. [Fataawaa Al-Muhimmah Fee Tabseeril Ummah. Page: 116]
“And from the greatest of affairs – in preserving and upholding this Sharee’ah- is to stand firm with knowledge and justice against innovation in religion and the innovators in religion, utilising the paths of the Sharee’ah to oppose their transgressions, repel their plots, manifest the signpost of (sound) allegiance and enmity (for the sake of Allaah), love and hate for the sake of Allaah and putting it into practice. If the harm of innovation in religion was limited to the innovator and not transferred to others, then the affair would have come to an end and the circumstances would have been made easy; however (with regards to the innovation), there is that which harms the innovator, that which harms his followers with regards to following bidah, that which harms the Religion itself and that which harms the Ummah that falls into bidah in its religious affairs. [At-Ta’aqqubaat As-Sareehah Alaa Risaalah An-Naseehah Lid-Duktoor Ibraaheem Ibn Aamir Ar-Ruhayli. Page 58 -By Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhaari]
This Admin – once again – is judged based on their companionship, allies and associates. They invited the caller to faslehood (Abu Usaamah) in the past and now they invite Adnaan Abdur Qaaadir. 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]
Imaam Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Regardless of what you many receive of praise and respect from the people, they judge the people by their associates. Therefore, it is befitting that a person takes pride in accompanying the best of the people and beware of the evil ones. A righteous companion is like a seller of musk; he either gives you some or you get a good smell from him. And the evil companion is like the blower of the bellows, he either burns you or you receive a bad smell from him. And Allaah knows best”. [Noorul Basaa-ir Wal-Albaab Fee Ahkaamil Ibaadaat Wal-Mu-aamalaat Wal-Huqooq Wal-Aadaab: page: 66]
And Allaah knows best.