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[6] The Affair of Markaz Tawheed: [O Truthful Adherents to Salafiyyah In Stoke On Trent! Neither Participate Nor Spend a Penny In An Event That Will Aid Staunch Soofees to Strengthen Their Bidah and Misguidance]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

The blazing hizbi or those specific blazing hizbiyyoon at Markaz at-Tawheed stated “If cooperating with non-Muslims is permitted (i.e. in some cases), then cooperation with those less than them is permitted if done for a Sharee’ah purpose!”

Firstly, we remind those specific individuals at Markaz Tawheed that Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Adhering to (erroneous or false analogies), whilst (deliberately) turning away from the texts of the (Sharee’ah) and the narrations of (the Salaf) is a path of ahlul bidah”. [Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 7/392]

Therefore, they should be very careful lest this crime mentioned by Shaikhul Islaam becomes their distinguished path in many other affairs. May Allaah protect us and our families from this evil Aameen.

Secondly, Shaikh Nizaar Ibn Hishaam [may Allaah preserve him] was asked: The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said about the Fudul Alliance, “If I had been called, I would have answered them”. What is the rebuttal against those who use this as evidence to cooperate with ahlul bidah? What is your answer to this doubt? May Allaah reward you with good.

Answer: “The rebuttal is from various angles: The response of the Prophet is due to the good found in the affair and not because they (i.e. those people) were good people. This is similar to the general covenants with the unbelievers that do not contradict Islam, such as covenants of security and peace, borders and international requirements related to travel, movement and representation (diplomatic), which preserves the organisation of public life and the lives of Muslims, such as the Treaty of Hudaybiyah. This is interaction and cooperation for the sake of the interests of Muslims and their religion, the interests of the unbelievers so that the Muslims are safe from their evil and an opportunity to invite them to Islam. As for ahlul bidah, (see footnote a) then indeed their danger and evil is greater than the harm of the unbelievers. The unbelievers – due to their apparent disbelief – pose a danger against the lives of the Muslims, their wealth and morals; but as for ahlul bidah, they destroy the very core, (sound) principles and rituals of Islam in the name of Islam. This (statement of the Prophet) was at the beginning of Islam, then it was abandoned. It is established in Sahih Muslim that “There is no alliance (hilf) in Islam”, if what we mean by this is alliances between Muslims, because Islam (already) gathered all good for its adherents. And if what we mean by it is the (alliance and co-operation) between Muslims and others, then it is permissible for that which does not contradict and oppose Islam, such as reconciliation with them and covenants, as we have mentioned”. [End of quote] [1]

The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “There is no alliance (hilf) in Islam but (the hilf) established in the pre-Islamic days (for good). Islam intensifies and strengthens it” [Saheeh Muslim Number 2530] Imaam an-Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “There is no alliance in Islam, meaning, alliance upon that which the Sharee’ah has forbidden”. [Sharh Saheeh Muslim. Vol 16. page 67]

Also must read: Alliance with the non-Muslims is of two types – misunderstanding this affair leads people astray:

Shaikh Nizaar continues….. Indeed, with regards to what the Salafis are upon – by the grace of Allaah upon them – of adherence to the true Sharee’ah, (they) are completely not in need of others, such as ahlul bidah. The proofs are with the Salafis originally and rebutting everyone who opposes them, so why cooperate with ahlul bidah?! Indeed, the pious predecessors did not carry an understanding that is similar to this misunderstanding, and likewise those scholars who followed their path; rather, they were all upon other than this (act of cooperating with ahlul bidah). They warned against them and rebuked them. Their stance against ahlul bidah in their books is known as (clear as the) sun and their history is a written witness. [Read here:

This (i.e. cooperating with ahlul bidah) contradicts the principles of Islam, such as the principle: “Preventing corruption takes precedence over bringing benefits”. Likewise, what Islam calls to with regards to preserving and preservation of the religion is pure and pristine. Therefore, let them give us one proof from the Dawah and history of the pious predecessors – in their era – regarding this so called co-operation with ahlul bidah. They (i.e. pious predecessors said, “The Jamaa’ah is what agrees with the truth, even if you are alone”. Indeed, the situation bears witness to what has been stated. Whoever fell into this cooperation – among those who attributed to the Sunnah – became corrupted and not rectified; deceived and did not establish anything except bidah and its adherents; mixed up the affairs, entered the ranks of those who harbour ulterior motives and those who sneak in to fulfil their goals. So, what good came out of this?! Rather, it was a reason for confounding truth with falsehood, took away a group of the Ummah’s youth from the truth, its scholars and group. This (i.e. co-operating with ahlul bidah) contradicts the clear text [i.e. the hadeeth in (Saheeh Al-Jaami 2994) which the Prophet advised us that when there is neither a Muslim ruler nor group upon the truth], “Separate yourself from all these groups though you may have to eat the roots of trees (in a jungle) until death comes to you and you are in this state”. (2)

Must read: An Exposition Of The Ikhwāni Principle Of Excusing Differences For The Sake Of Unity: “We excuse one another in that which we differ- By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]:

Final observations

Observation 1: Shaikh Nizaar [may Allaah preserve him] stated: “This (i.e. cooperating with ahlul bidah) contradicts the principles of Islam, such as the principle: “Preventing corruption takes precedence over bringing benefits”. Likewise, what Islam calls to with regards to preserving and preservation of the religion is pure and pristine”. [End of quote]

Markaz Tawheed and those other Masaajid participating in the event are aiding the Soofees of Markazi Jamia Ghausia and this assistance – without a doubt – will strengthen their bidah, so how can this deed of theirs be considered a beneficial purpose in the name of Sharee’ah?! Rather, they are facilitating the means to strengthening the bidah of the Soofees.

See below Soofees of Markazi Jamia Ghausia Celebrating The BIdah of Mawlid- The Ones Markaz Tawheed Has Joined to Help Raise Funds


Observation 2: This deed of Markaz Tawheed – aiding the Soofees to raise funds for their bidah is a dangerous affair in the sight of Allaah. May Allaah protect us from this calamity and turn them away from it before it leads to something more disastrous. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said, “Whoever starts a good thing and is followed by others, he will have his own reward and a reward equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in any way. Whoever starts a bad thing  and is followed by others, will bear the burden of his own sin and a burden equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their burden in any way”. [Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no. 2675]

Read here to find out all the participants in the event: Part 1: The Affair of Markaz Tawheed (Stoke On Trent), Greenlane and Ikhwaaniyyah In Manhaj!


Observation 3: Markaz Tawheed joins others to encourage people to spend their wealth in a manner that would strengthen the Bidah and falsehood of the soofees. Indeed, one’s wealth should not be spent to aid others to strengthen their corruption, otherwise such deed would be tantamount to ingratitude. Allaah [The Most High] said:

لِتَسْتَوُوا عَلَىٰ ظُهُورِهِ ثُمَّ تَذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ رَبِّكُمْ إِذَا اسْتَوَيْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ وَتَقُولُوا سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَٰذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ
وَإِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا لَمُنقَلِبُونَ

In order that you may mount on their backs, and then may remember the Favour of your Lord when you mount thereon, and say: “Glory to Him Who has subjected this to us, and we could never have it (by our efforts). And verily, to Our Lord we indeed are to return!”

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Mentioned in this Aayah are the three pillars of gratitude and they are: acknowledgement of Allaah’s blessings, proclaim and speak about Allaah’s blessings, submit to Allah and utilise these blessings to carry out acts of worship for the sake of Allaah (alone). That is because the intent behind the statement of Allah: [وَإِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا لَمُنقَلِبُونَ – And verily, to Our Lord we indeed are to return] is an acknowledgement of recompense and make preparations for it. The objective behind these favours is that they are an aid by way of which the slave (seeks) to fulfil that which Allah has commanded him (i.e. acts of worship and obedience etc)

And regarding Allaah’s saying: [ثُمَّ تَذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ رَبِّكُمْ إِذَا اسْتَوَيْتُمْ – And then may remember the favour of your Lord when you mount thereon], this is a specific mention of the (favour) in that at the time in which the person enjoys those favours because blessings intoxicates many amongst the creation, makes them heedless, evil and ungrateful. Therefore, this state in which Allah commanded (a person to remember Him for His Favours) is a medication for this destructive ailment. When the person recalls that he is completely surrounded by the blessings of Allah and that nothing is from him (or herself), but rather blessings are (from Allah) – its means are facilitated and its obtainment made easy (by Allaah), he (she) submits to Allah, humbles him (or herself), thanks and Praises Allaah. And by way of this he (or she) is given continuous blessings. (3)


Footnote a: The two types of Bidah: Bida’atul Mukaffirah and Bida’atul Mufassiqah: Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] was asked whether there is a difference between Bidah Al-Mukaffirah and Bidah Al-Mufassiqah; so he replied that there is Bidah Mukaffirah, such as rejecting the Ruyah (i.e. denying that the believers will see Allaah in the afterlife); rejecting Allaah’s Uluww [i.e. denying that Allaah is above his creation –Allaah ascended over the Throne in a way that benefits his majesty)]; invoking other than Allaah; offering slaughtered sacrifice (i.e. animals) to other than Allaah etc. These are affairs of Bidah Al-Mukaffirah (the bidah that is tantamount to disbelief); but we do not make Takfeer of the people who commit this type of Bidah until we establish the proofs against them. That is because some of them (i.e. the people who fall into these affairs) carry doubts and are far away from the era of Prophethood and its light (i.e. guidance). So they fall into the likes these innovations. Rejecting the Ruyah is disbelief; rejecting Allaah’s Uluww is disbelief; the saying that the Qur’aan is created is disbelief-major disbelief; but this person -[who testifies that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allaah, and he prays, observes fasting, wants paradise and believes in that] -received the doubts of the people of falsehood, so he falls into the likes of these affairs (i.e. these innovations that are tantamount to disbelief). So we say to him, “You have fallen into disbelief and the evidence is this and this, and we clarify for him”. So if Allaah grants him Tawfeeq [i.e. blesses him with knowledge and to act] and he returns to the truth, then all praise is due to Allaah; but if not, we declare him a disbeliever after establishing the proofs against him. As for Bidah Al-Mufassiqah it is other than this (i.e. it is not at the level of that which is tantamount to disbelief)…[ .paraphrased] NB: Takfeer: [i.e. expelling a Muslim from the fold of Islam] is the job of the upright scholars of Islaam. Read here about the Principles of Takfir:

Read: Refuting the Notion of Bid’ah Hasanah (Good Innovation) in Worship: Part 8 – Imam Al-Nawawi’s Refutation of Contemporary Innovators Trying to Justify Bidah Hasanah in Matters of Worship

To be continued…InShaaAllaah: [Next Topic: Rebuttal of The Ambiguity Regarding Participating In Jihaad Alongside Ahlul Bidah]

[Refs 1 and 2: [paraphrased]
[Ref 3: An Excerpt from Fataawa Sa’diyyah page: 61]

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