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]
Amazing indeed are those specific individuals at Markaz Tawheed! These people are allied with the blazing hizbiyyoon of Ihyaa at-Turaath, such as Adnaan Abdul Qadir and others, yet when reprimanded for keeping the company of deviated personalities in the name of Salafiyyah, they complain that the Salafiyyoon of Masjid al-Furqan/Masjid Abi Hurairah, Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and Salafipublications are people who greatly concern themselves with finding the faults of others, whilst the Ummah is in crises! In addition to this, every year their allies at Greenlane co-operate with various well known opponents of the Salafi Methodology, and amongst their visitors during the past few years includes speakers from the deviated Maghrib Institute of Yasir Qadhi and others, yet they expect that not a single word is uttered against their repugnant illegal partisanship! Indeed, this is either extreme self-denial or a severe state of Hizbiyyah Syndrome.
We neither spy on them nor investigate their secrets, rather they are the ones who openly co-operate with the people of bidah at Ihyaa at-Turaath and other places, so there is a huge difference between when a person is reprimanded for a deed he does openly as opposed to what he hides or has given no indication regarding it. This complaint of theirs “stop seeking after the mistakes of others” is nothing else but a smokescreen by way of which they desire to prevent Salafiyyoon from warning against their open repugnant Hizbiyyah, so that they can continue duping the common people, rather even the unsuspecting seeker of knowledge will be affected.
We did not approach and question them about their stances and beliefs, rather we judge them by the deeds they do openly. Therefore, what is incumbent upon them is to either be truthful to the path of the Salaf, distance from the people of Bidah and hizbiyyah, and warn against them, otherwise never will the Salafiyyoon stop warning and refuting them based on what is openly witnessed regarding their transgressions against the sound Salafi methodology, whilst they attribute themselves to it. We’ll continue to judge them by their companionship whether they like it or not! 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]
Despite this clarity demanded from them, we’ve heard in the past when some of them claimed to the common people and convinced them that the issues between Greenlane and Salafipublications are personal, but then the falsity of this claim was exposed. See here: https://abukhadeejah.com/are-the-issues-between-green-lane-mosque-glm-and-salafi-publications-personal/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MVzd9RpWl4
We’ve met individuals who are confused about their affair – neither comprehend the reality of their deceptions as it truly is, nor certain whether they are upon hizbiyyah, despite the clear evidences presented that are as clear as the mid day sun. They’ve afflicted these people with doubts that has led them to suffer from an absence of full comprehension or they comprehend the situation in a manner contrary to its true reality, whilst still unaware that they do not comprehend, even after being presented with evidence to clearly demonstrate that they are mistaken. However, the most amazing is when these people whom they have confused so much to the extent that whatever tangible evidence is shown to them, they always hope that there must be something contrary to what is presented that might have the same possibility of being the truth. And there are those who openly reject the truth due to a desire to cling to falsehood. Allaahul Musta’aan! This is exactly what Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah preserve him] stated about the heads of bidah and their followers. He said, “You should know that the people of desires and misguidance are (categorized into) those who are followed and those who follow. Indeed, those who are followed are the ones who set up the various principles of Bidah and call to their innovation and misguidance, and they will carry their burden of sins and the burden of the sins of those whom they misguided without knowledge, as it is clearly stated in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. As for the followers of a leader from amongst the people of desires, then in most cases they are of two categories: those who possess knowledge, but they harbour evil intentions, so they yield to Satan, desires and the urge of the evil soul. They follow the people of misguidance and oppose the callers to guidance (in that which) Allaah sent His Messenger Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]. The Second Category are those whose share of knowledge is little, so the people of desires take advantage of them and they become part of their group. They convince them that what they call them to is the manifest truth and that what their opponents are upon is falsehood. And they convey to them a huge (number) of affairs that resemble the truth but are falsehood in reality, in order to deceive them and submerge them into misguidance. As for those who are followed-those who set up principles of bidah and call the people to their bidah and misguidance-then indeed they are marked with the bidah they innovated and call the people to, and for them there is no honour”. (1)
This is what has afflicted Greenlane and Markaz Tawheed (Stoke On Trent), because their allies amongst the heads of bidah at Ihyaa at-Turaath, Maghrib Institute and other places have affected them so much that they have divided into the two categories of people – those who know the truth, but their evil desires do not allow them to abandon their repugnant hizbiyyah and those whose share of knowledge is very little. Therefore, the Salafiyyoon of Masjid Al-Furqan and Masjid Abi Hurairah are warned against complacency and fear of blame. The people of Shirk, Bidah and Hizbiyyah all employ the same tactic at different levels – the extreme Soofees, Ikhwaanees, the hizbiyyoon of Greenlane and their allies, and others will always seek to blame you when reprimanded for difiling the pure Salafi Methodology with their repugnant hizbiyyah. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim, whilst discussing the four categories of people one might come across in life, stated: “The Forth Group are those whose company is absolute destruction and intermingling with them is similar to eating poison. How common is this similitude within the people! May Allaah not make them numerous, and they are Ahlul Bidah Wad Dalaalah [The people of innovation and misguidance]. They are those who hinder from the path of the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and call to that which is in opposition to it. They are those who hinder from the path of Allaah and seek to make it cooked; so they present Bidah as Sunnah and Sunnah as Bidah, and they present virtue as evil and evil as virtue. And when you established Tawheed amongst them, they (i.e. the people of Shirk) say, ‘You have degraded the Awliyaa (friends of Allaah) and the righteous people’. And when you establish ittibaa [correct adherence to the path of the messenger with evidence] they (i.e. the staunch blind followers) say, ‘You have invalidated (the affair) of the followed Imaams’. And when you command that which Allaah and His Messenger command and forbid that which Allaah and His Messenger forbid, they (i.e. those who want to remain upon falsehood) say, ‘You are from those who put people to trial'”. (2)
In this statement is a likeness of that specific or those specific blazing hizbiyyoon at Markaz Tawheed, because when we call to that aspect of the pure Sunnah that necessitates abandoning the people of hizbiyyah within the ranks of Greenlane and the people of bidah within the ranks of Ihyaa at-Turaath, they say, “You people cause fitna”, then they ignore the clear statements of the scholars regarding this affair.
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. (3)
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.”]
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).” (4)
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”. (5)
So, let Masjid Al-Furqan/Masjid Abi Hurairah not fear the blame of the blamers. Hizbiyyah must be refuted openly in the presence of anyone who manifest it, be it Markaz Tawheed, Greenlane or others. So, ask Allaah for Tawfeeq, strive to be truthful and speak the truth as Ibn Aqeel [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “If the truthful ones were to keep silent and the falsifiers speak, then the creation would have relinquished what they have witnessed [of truth] and reject what they have not witnessed. So when the devout ones desire to revive the Sunnah, the people would reject it and think that it is bidah”. (6)
And Allaah knows best
To be continued…InShaaAllaah
[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Al-Ajwibah Al-Athariyyah Anil Masaa-il Al-Manhajiyyah, Khamsoona Su’aalan Wa-Jawaaban: page: 18-19]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from “Badaa’i At-tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim Vol: 3 Page: 467-469]
[Ref 3: Fataawaa Al-Muhimmah Fee Tabseeril Ummah. Page:118]
[Ref 4: Fataawaa Al-Muhimmah Fee Tabseeril Ummah. Page:120]
[Ref 5: Fataawaa Al-Muhimmah Fee Tabseeril Ummah. Page: 116]
[Ref 6: Shifaa As-Sudoor Fee Ziyaaratil Mashaahid Wal-Quboor page: 148]