In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Two hungry wolves let loose among sheep are not more harmful than a person’s craving after wealth and status is to his Religion.” (1)
Imaam Muhamad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Two hungry wolves let loose on a flock! Then what will remain from the flock?! Even when a single wolf stops eating because its stomach is full, it still kills the rest of the flock; then what about two hungry wolves let loose on a flock!! Not a single will remain. Likewise, a person who craves for wealth or status will corrupt the religion. And because of this it is obligated on a person that his intention is far removed from this- far removed from craving for wealth and status in the religion. We ask Allaah to aid us to accomplish this”. (2)
Two Plotters and Fame Seekers On a Mission to Cause Splitting!
Read: Beware of those who feign unity, love and support in public whilst working contrary deeds in private: https://twitter.com/abuiyaadsp/status/775068495612612608
After reading the above post by Shaikh Abu Iyaadh and what the perpetrators were planning, then ponder upon the statement of Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad, Shaikhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah and al-Allaaha Rabee Bin Haadi! Imaam Fudayl [may Allaah have mercy upon him], “There’s none who loves leadership, except that he will envy, transgress, seek after people’s fault (i.e. falsely) and hates that anyone else is mentioned with good”. (3) Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “There are many cases where the Nufoos are mixed with Ash-Shahawaat Al-Khafiyyah [i.e. desires that are concealed, subtle etc] that corrupts its fulfilment of (perfect) love of Allaah, servitude to Him and establishment of the religion sincerely for the sake of Allaah, just as Shaddaad Ibn Aws [may Allaa be pleased with him] said,’‘O Arabs! Indeed, the affair I fear for you the most is Riyaa and Shahwa Al-Khafiyyah’. It was said to Abu Daawud As-Sijistaani, ‘What is Ash-Shahwa Al-Khafiyyah?’ He said, ‘Love of leadership'”. (4) Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah preserve him] said, “Many of those who love leadership split the Salafis”. [listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIDZmsAclsY ]
It used to be said that whoever perpetrates these three acts will be haunted by them: [a] Rebellion against Allaah’s commandments. Allaah [The Most High] said: [يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّمَا بَغْيُكُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِكُمْ – O mankind! Your rebellion (disobedience to Allah) is only against your ownselves]. [Surah Yunus: Ayah: 23] [b] Evil plotting: Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَلَا يَحِيقُ الْمَكْرُ السَّيِّئُ إِلَّا بِأَهْلِهِ – But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it]. [Surah Faatir: Ayah: 43] Breaking pledges: Allaah [The Most High] said: [فَمَنْ نَكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنْكُثُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ – Then whosoever breaks his pledge only breaks it to his own harm]. [Surah Al-Fath: Ayah: 10] (5)
Then finally, listen to Shaikh Abdul Waahid [may Allaah preserve him] in the link:
Changing Names Cannot Change Reality – [Rebranding “SalafiEvents” as “Markaz Umar” Will Not and Cannot Change Their True Reality, Ambitions and Goals]:
Changing Names Cannot Change Reality – [Rebranding “SalafiEvents” as “Markaz Umar” Will Not and Cannot Change Their True Reality, Ambitions and Goals]
We ask Allaah to protect us from harbouring ulterior motives, guide the plotters and fame seekers, or protect us from their evil Aameen.
[Ref 1: Reported by Tirmidhee no.2376 . Declared Authentic by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) Saheeh Sunan At-Tirmidhee Vol 2 page 553]
[Ref 2: At-taleeq Alaa Siyaasah Shar’iyyah. pages 454-455. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 3: Reported by Ibn Abdil Barr in Al-Jaami. Number 971]
[Ref 4: Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 10 /214-215]
[Ref 5: Kitaab Uyoonul Akhbaar By Ibn Qutaybah (rahimahullaah) Vol 1: page: 149]