The Big Difference When Our Elder Salafi Teachers Visit Scholars And Other Elder Teachers In The Muslim Lands

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

When our elder teachers visit the scholars, neither do they seek to rewrite history nor make it seem as if their visit is more important than that of others; neither making it seem as if their visit is a revival of something abandoned nor seeking to inflate the importance of their visit, nor patronising others; rather they bring us beneficial reminders that are free from exaggeration. Look at tweets below by Shaikh Abdul Ilaah and Shaikh Abu Hakeem [may Allaah preserve them]

Sh Abdulmuhsin al-Abbad Hafidhahullah gave us a gift bag containing his books and he mentioned that dawah will go forward with ikhlaas,Sidq and adherence to the Sunnah. May Allah bless the few scholars upon the Sunnah that are left and aid all the Muslims to adhere to the truth.

Sh Al-Muhadith Abdulmuhsin al-Abbad showed kindness and he gave us refreshments . May Allah reward him with good. He was very happy to hear Sh Abu Hakeem’s parents becoming Muslim along with his older brother. He said this is the best gift to give them.

Sh Abdulmuhsin al-Abbad advised with following the great scholars of this time, Sh AbdulAziz Bin Baz, Sh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaimeen, Sh Muhammad Nasr Udeen al-Albaani rahimahum Allah. Upon the masaajid Sunnah to Cooperate upon birr n taqwa.

Sh Abdulmuhsin mentioned the importance of fearing Allah and being firm upon the Sunnah of the Messenger sallallahualaihiwasallam far away from following dispraised opinion over the authentic narrations.

Alhamdulilah by the grace of Allah, Sh Abu Hakeem, Ustaadh Abu Humaid and I visited Sh Abdulmuhsin al-Abbad hafhidhahullah in his house yesterday 8/3/2023. He was very welcoming and in good health Allahuma baarik. He answered all of our questions may Allah reward him with good.

Sh Abdulhakeem Dahhas mentioned the beautiful manners of the Messenger sallallahualaihiwasallam by explaining the hadeeth of Mu’aawiyyah bin Hakam al-Sulami radhiallaahu ‘anhu in Saheeh Muslim whereby he said the Messenger sallallahualaihiwasallam was the best of teachers…

We also had a beneficial sitting with Sh Arafaat Al Muhammadi this evening, we discussed a number of da’wah related matters. That was followed by dinner with the noble Sh Abdul Hakeem Dahhās of Algeria. His ability to extrapolate benefits from the book of Allah is truly amazing!

On this trip, I accompanied my beloved brother n respected senior Sh Abu Hakeem who’d studied with Sh Abdulmuhsin al-Abbad in the first of the Sunnans that he taught being Sunan al-Nisaai in 1993/94. Much benefit from his Companionship from the stories of the scholars he’d met.

Truly a special sitting with the Shaikh. The Shaikh and his sons welcomed some of their relatives who had come to visit the family, and then asked us about families then gave us time for our issues. We asked questions pertinent to our centres in the Uk and da’wah related issues

Dr. Abdulilah Lahmami: One can just reflect upon those good old days when Sh Abdulmuhsin al-Abbad hafidhahullah when he was teaching Sunan Bin Maajah and going through about 13 hadeeth a day, 6 days a week, scholars of Hadeeth send much sallam upon the Prophet sallallahualaihiwasallam, the happiest ppl

Dr. Abdulilah Lahmami: Sh Abdullah al-Bukhaari hafidhahullah advised with the importance of adherenceto the truth even if the followers be few.

Dr. Abdulilah Lahmami: Sh Abdulmuhsin al-Abbad even with all the knowledge that Allah blessed him with, showed humility, kindness, compassion giving gifts. After completing 7 books of hadeeth Allahuma baarik he never mentioned it but instead was concerned for his students. [end of quotes]

We do not find a single tweet above that is similar to the statements of those who patronise or belittle others; rather, the above tweets reminds us to be humble. Iyaad Bin Himaar [radiyallaahu-anhu] reported that Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] addressed them and said, “Verily, Allaah has revealed to me that you must be humble towards one another, so that no one oppresses another or boasts to another”.

Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [rahimahullaah] stated: This great hadeeth is from the Jawaami Al-Kalim [i.e. a short statement that contains a vast meaning]. In this hadeeth, the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi Wasallam] guides us to humbleness, whose opposite is haughtiness, transgression, belittling the people and mocking at them. As for the humble person, he that one who has Islamic manners and deals with his Muslim brothers based on Islamic brotherhood- neither transgresses against them nor mocks at them; neither belittles their rights nor treats them in an evil manner through speech or action. You always see him forgoing his rights out of humility to Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted].

The heart is the place where humility resides and it manifests on the limbs through good speech, good deeds and good dealings with others, and thus a person earns abundant reward. When a Muslim possesses this quality and refrains from exalting himself above the people, then indeed he fights against its opposites, such as belittling others, looking down on the people, treating them in an evil manner through speech and action, and other than that; rather he establishes the rights of brotherhood based on Eemaan just as Islaam calls to this great quality.

This hadeeth guides one to abandon transgression and to be humble. It is [not permissible for] anyone to transgress against another person- neither through speech nor deeds- meaning: Do not transgress against him and thus oppress him. Do not [violate] his honour, blood and wealth, and through this brotherhood based on Eemaan is established, the Muslim actualises this great quality and thus Allaah raises his status. [An Excerpt from ”At-leeqaat Al-Maleehah Alaa Sisilah Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah. Vol 1. page 92. slightly paraphrased]

[1] History Refuses to Be Rewritten! Has There Been a Period During Which Salafiyyoon of The West Solely Relied On Books and Stopped Travelling to Scholars?!

[2] History Refuses to Be Rewritten! Ongoing Connection of The Teachers With the Upright People of Knowledge

[1] Setting The Record Straight! [What Have Elder Teachers Been Doing In UK Since 1993 When Some of Us Just Started Secondary School?!] Reflect On a Statement of Al-Allaamah Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaami

[3] Setting The Record Straight – [Salafiyyoon, Their Scholars and Elder Teachers Constantly Wage War Against Illegal Partisanship – Internally and Externally]


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