In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Khaalid Uthmaan claims that Shaikh Abu Khadeejah’s warning against Shaikh Sulaymaan’s Ar-Ruhayli’s gathering is tantamount to hindering people from Sabeelul laah [the path of Allaah!]”
What is Sabeelul laah [The Path of Allaah]? It is a term generally applied to every sincere deed by way of which one seeks to (attain Allaah’s Pleasure, Love, Reward and to be protected from Allaah’s Punishment) by fulfilling obligations, optional acts of worship and various types of acts of obedience to Allaah. [An-Nihaayah. By Ibnul Atheer 2/338]
Firstly, we ask the supporters of Khalid Uthmaan: Which path to good did Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and the Maraakiz hinder Shaikh Sulaymaan from – the five pillars of Islaam, the six pillars of Imaan or Ihsaan?! Both Khaalid and Shaikh Sulaymaan are free to worship Allaah, but neither should Khaalid allow himself to be drowned in self-deception nor blindness to the extent that he expects the senior UK students to refrain from warning against the gathering of the Musaafiqah and then attempts to open a big mouth to claim that doing so would be tantamount to hindering people from the path of Allaah. Indeed, Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and the Maraakiz warn against the gathering of Shaikh Sulaymaan based on the proof of that which Al-Allaamah Rabee has established. Shaikh Sulaymaan’s gathering is warned against because those who invite him are staunch supporters of Muhammad Bin Haadi – the one guilty of false Tabdee, slander against scholars and has still not recanted. Does Shaikh Sulaymaan not support Muhammad Bin Haadi and seeks to beautify his affair, even though he is guilty of this grave crime of Tabdee without proof?! These are the affairs surrounding the warning against Shaikh Sulaymaan’s gathering, so how can it be tantamount to hindering people from the path of Allaah, as Khaalid Uthmaan claims, whilst seeking to hide truth and flatter the Musaafiqah; rather Shaikh Abu Khadeejah’s stance and the stance of the Maraakiz is nothing else but a noble act of enjoining good and forbidding evil. Does Khaalid intend to join the Musaafiqah in their falsehood and argue on behalf of the oppressors?! Reminder: Shaykh Rabiʿ’s request for Shaykh Muḥammad bin Hādī to justify his tabdīʿ of Salafī students and shaykhs and to explicitly name the major scholars he accused of being “affected” and “destroyed” by the “Ṣaʿāfiqah” – one month, no answer:
This person -Muhammad Bin Haadi- whose affair is mentioned in the above two links is the one being defended and sheltered by Shaikh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhayli, and thus he was warned against by both Al-Allaamah Rabee and the students at Salafipublications. Listen here: Clarification by Shaikh Abu Iyaad – [A warning, a Refutation, Rebuke Against a Mistake or Behaviour Does Not Automatically Necessitate Tabdee; & a Mention of Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi’s & Shaikh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhaylee’s Affair- From 52mins onwards.
Allaah [The Most High] said:
[إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ لِتَحۡكُمَ بَيۡنَ ٱلنَّاسِ بِمَآ أَرَٮٰكَ ٱللَّهُۚ وَلَا تَكُن لِّلۡخَآٮِٕنِينَ خَصِيمً۬ا – Surely, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur’an) in truth that you might judge between men by that which Allah has shown you (i.e. has taught you through Divine Inspiration), so be not a pleader for the treacherous]. [Surah An-Nisaa Ayah 105]
Do not argue for the one whose treachery (or deception) is known, such as the one who either pursues what does not belong to him or one who rejects a right he must fulfil, whether he is aware of that or not. In this is proof to (establish) that it is forbidden to argue based on falsehood and pleading (on behalf) of one who makes a false claim -in religious or worldly disputes. (1)
Al-Allaamah Rabee also stated, “The one who rebuts a Mubtadi or a book in which there is Bidah, or disparages one who is deserving of disparagement, or rebukes one who deserves to be rebuked – some narrator, false witnesser and a sinner who announces his sin, he (i.e. this just refuter) is not an oppressor because he has placed the affairs in their proper and (rightful) places, and the oppressive transgressor is the one who embarks upon speaking ill of him and conspires against him”. (2)
Both Dr Muhammad Bin Haadi and Shaikh Sulaymaan deserve rebuke and that is what they have received from both Al-Allaamah Rabee and the senior UK students.
Secondly, Umm Salamah [may Allaah be pleased with her] reported that Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “’Indeed, I am only a human being and you people (i.e. disputants) come to me with your disputes. And it may be that one of you can present his case more eloquently than the other and I consider him truthful, and judge in his favour. So if I ever judge and give the right of a brother to his brother, then it is a piece of hell-fire and let him not take it”. [end of hadeeth] Some of the benefits from this hadeeth that are relevant to this discussion are as follows: This hadeeth shows that speech can be seen to be true based on what is apparent, but it is truly falsehood with regards to what is hidden within it. This hadeeth shows the sinfulness of the one who argues based on falsehood until he receives what he wants publicly, whilst he is upon falsehood. (3)
Therefore, we remind Khaalid Uthmaan’s supporters to remind him to restrain his tongue -neither conceal truth nor seek to miss the main affair surrounding the warning against Shaikh Sulaymaan. Arguing in this manner is tantamount to supporting the transgressors amongst the Musaafiqah and those who ally with them – those whose figurehead (Muhammad Bin Haadi) is guilty of false Tabdee, slander against some of the scholars and has obstinately persisted upon this crime. O supports of Khaalid Uthmaan! Advise your mentor to restrain his tongue lest that which befell Khaalid Abdur Rahmaan befalls him. see below
In Defence Of The Noble Imām Rabeeʿ Ibn Hādī ʿUmayr Al-Madkhali And The ʿUlamā – The Manhaj of Ahlus-Sunnah – (Case Study: The Ignorance and Deceit of Khalid al-Misrī)
To conclude, we say to the supports of Khaalid Uthmaan and that they remind him as follows: The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Indeed, Allaah hates the eloquent one among men who moves his tongue round [within his teeth], as cattle do”. Al-Allaamah Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad [may Allaah preserve him] said, “The person intended in this hadeeth is the one who speaks eloquently, while using obscure or ambiguous language, immerses himself in speech and burdens himself. He burdens himself in speech and thus utters something blameworthy. However, if this [eloquence] is not done by way of burdening oneself in speech, such as the one whom Allaah has granted eloquence and he utilises it in his speech in order to clarify the truth, then this is not blameworthy. Allaah hates the person who speaks eloquently and utters that which is blameworthy due to deliberately utilising obscure, ambiguous and burdensome speech. This person is likened to a cow that moves its tongue round [among its teeth] when eating. It is said that a cow is not like other animals-because other animals use their teeth but a cow uses its tongue. This hadeeth forbids the likes of this action [i.e. eloquent burdensome speech] and the one who does so is hated by Allaah. (4)
The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “The most hated of men in the sight of Allaah is the one who is most quarrelsome”. Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “A warning against [blameworthy] argumentation, falling into wicked behaviour and its severe [consequences], especially if the argumentation is based on falsehood. As for when it is based on truth, there is nothing wrong with that for the one who has a right to do so; but he should be just in his argument so that he does not enter into oppression or error, and Allaah knows best. The hadeeth is related to warning against lying during argumentation- [a warning against] bringing falsehood and adorned speech into it until one change falsehood into truth and truth into falsehood – not bothered about making an oath, lying or giving false witness. All this occurs from a person who is extremely quarrelsome, goes into excess in the affair and does not feel shy in the presence of Allaah- neither fears punishment in this life nor in the next life. And when it is the case that the extremely quarrelsome person is blameworthy, then indeed the person who has good conduct – if entitled to something – during an argument and other affairs, he will not utter except truth, and will not seek after anything except the truth- neither lies nor deceives the Sharee’ah judge. This is from the characteristics of the people of Eemaan – those whom Allaah praised in the Qur’aan and the Prophet (also) praised them in the [texts of] the pure Sunnah. (5)
Read: 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
To be continued InShaaAllaah
[Ref 1: Source: (Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan)]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from ‘Al-Mahajjatul Baydaa Fee Himaayatis Sunnatil Gharraa’ Min Zallaati Ahlil Akh’taa Wa Zayghi Ahlil Ahwaa’ page 29-30]
[Ref 3: Source: An Excerpt From ‘Saheeh Al-Bukhaari – Kitaab Al-Ahkaam with Fathul Baari’. Paraphrased]
[Ref 4: Explanation of Sunan Abu Dawud by Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad (may Allaah preserve him). Audio number 569. Abridged and paraphrased]
[Ref 5: An Excerpt from ‘At-taleeqaatul Maleehah Alaa Silsilatil Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah. Vol 1. Page 26. slightly paraphrased]