[11] The Affair of Markaz at-Tawheed: [General Statements By Way of Which Reality Is Concealed- Truth Mixed With Falsehood]


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

Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَلَا تَلْبِسُوا الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُوا الْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ – And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth while you know (the truth)]. [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayah 42]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Allaah forbade (us) from mixing truth with falsehood, and thus leading to concealment of the truth. Mixing truth with false is by mixing the two until one of them is confused for the other. This is forgery and deceit by way of which what is made apparent is the opposite of what it is in reality. Likewise, when truth is confounded with falsehood, the culprit manifests falsehood in the image of truth and speaks with a statement that carries two meanings- a correct meaning and false meaning, so the listener is under the illusion that the speaker intends the correct meaning, whilst he (i.e. the speaker) intends the corrupt meaning. (1)

[A] The blazing hizbi or those specific hizbiyyoon stated, “Knowledge is taken from the Quran and Sunnah and this is our Dawah and what we should busy ourselves with”.

Response: This is a statement of truth, but the hizbiyyah they are upon – cooperating with ahlul bidah until that led them to aid the soofees in that would strengthen their bidah – is not from the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Refer to article: https://salaficentre.com/2022/09/02/6-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-m/

 

[B] The blazing hizbi or those specific hizbiyyoon stated, “That cooperation on good is commanded in the Quran and has been acted upon by the Salaf and recent Scholars of this Ummah”.

Response: This is a statement of truth, but this is neither extended to ahlul bidah nor do we use scholars as an alibi to cooperate with ahlul bidah. Refer to articles:

[10.1] The Affair of Markaz Tawheed: [A Principle Regarding Unity, Splitting and Cooperating With Ahlul Bidah]

[10.2] The Affair of Markaz Tawheed: [A Principle Regarding Splitting, Takfeer, Tabdee and Cooperating With Ahlul Bidah!]

[10.4] The Affair of Markaz Tawheed: [Close Scrutiny of Their Inclination Towards Using Scholars Seen In The Presence of Ahlul Bidah As An Alibi to Co-operate With Ahlul Bidah!

 

[C] The blazing hizbi or those specific hizbiyyoon stated, “Cooperation with a person of innovation does not take you out of the Salafi manhaj unconditionally. “Taking knowledge and benefiting from the people of innovation does not make one an innovator unconditionally”.

Response: The Salaf neither listen to ahlul bidah nor sat with them. However, the only ones allowed to approach them are those scholars who are strong in both knowledge and character as Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi mentioned. Refer to article: https://salaficentre.com/2022/09/11/10-4-the-affair-of-markaz-tawheed-close-scrutiny-of-their-inclination-towards-using-scholars-seen-in-the-presence-of-ahlul-bidah-as-an-alibi-to-co-operate-with-ahlul-bidah/

As for declaring people innovators, then indeed there is no doubt that this affair is left to those scholars who study the affair of individuals, groups and parties, and they will pass a judgement.

 

[D] The blazing hizbi or those specific hizbiyyoon stated, “Praising the people of innovation does not make you an innovator unconditionally”.

Response: Refer to article here: It Is Not Permissible to Exalt The Innovators – [By Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan]: https://salaficentre.com/2020/01/17/it-is-not-permissible-to-exalt-the-innovators-by-shaikh-saaleh-al-fawzaan/

As for declaring people innovators, then indeed there is no doubt that this affair is left to those scholars who study the affair of individuals, groups and parties, and they will pass a judgement.

 

[E] The blazing hizbi or those specific hizbiyyoon stated, “One should fear Allah and not excessively praise, refute or busy oneself with fault finding and refuting”. “Busy yourself with beneficial knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah and not backbiting and slander”.

Response: Hizbiyyoon love general and ambiguous statements. Indeed the above statement needs clarity with examples that distinguishes between truth and falsehood in the affairs mentioned, otherwise benefit is not acquired, as Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “The basis of Banee Aadam’s misguidance is as a result of ‘General Terms’ and ‘Ambiguous Meanings’ [i.e. terms & meanings which can either be utilised for truth or falsehood when not explained in detail and distinguished], especially if they come in contact with a confused mind, then how about when [evil] desires and misguided enthusiasm is added to that? Therefore, ask the One Who keeps the hearts steadfast [i.e. Allaah] to keep your heart firm upon His Religion and not allow you to fall into this darkness”. (2)

The Imaam also said, “It is obligated on you to give detail and make a distinction, because unrestricted and general [statements] without clarification has indeed corrupted this existence [i.e. the world], and misguided the intellects and views [of the people] in every era”. Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said, “There has to be detail explanation. The one who is not proficient in giving detail should keep quiet, because benefit is not acquired from his speech. And every time error occurs, its cause is due to an absence of detail explanation regarding truth and falsehood. There has to be detail explanation and distinction and not to mix up [affairs]. Indeed, it may be that there is something of truth and falsehood in an opponent’s statement, so all of it is neither deemed to be false nor truth; rather there has to be a distinction between its truth and falsehood. All of it is neither rejected nor accepted; rather a distinction is made regarding the truth and what is correct and the falsehood and error in it. And if you are not proficient in giving detail, then you should not enter into this field”. (3)

The hizbiyyoon also accused us of lacking sound Al-Walaa Wal Baraa: read here:

[5] The Affair of Markaz Tawheed (Stoke On Trent) – [Four Brief Observations On Their Desperate Tactics In Defamation That We’re Lacking in Al-Walaa Wal Baraa]

To be continued….InShaaAllaah


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from “Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim. Vol 1, page 124]

[Ref 2: An Excerpt from ‘As-Sawaa’iq Al-Mursalah Alal Jahmiyyah Wal Mu’attilah’ – Vol 3. page 927. slightly paraphrased]

[Ref 3: Source: An Excerpt from At-Ta-leeqaat Al-Mukhtasar Alaa Al-Qaseedah an-Nooniyyah: Vol: 1 page: 216. By Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah). Slightly paraphrased]

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