In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriends.” [At-Tirmidhī 2378]
Abu Makkah [may Allah guide] desperately tried to conceal the fact that Muhammad Abdur-Razzaaq [may Allah rectify his affair] sits with Mashaayikh like every other student, but his companionship in the UK is blameworthy, and no one can play hide and seek with this affair because we must all refer back to the sound principles that distinguish reality from delusion and ambiguity.
Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillah Al-Jaabiri [may Allah have mercy upon him] said:
If a person’s affair is hidden from you, the one whose books and cassettes are well-known and whose popularity is widespread, then ask those who are well acquainted with him and his situation. Neither the Sunnah nor its adherents are hidden, and a man’s Tazkiyah is his own deeds – his Tazkiyah is his own deeds that he is an adherent to the Sunnah. It is the witness, and people refer to him with it both during his life and after his death.
There is none who hides behind the Sunnah, the people beguiled by him, gathered around him to learn, adhered to him, became dependent on him, and accepted everything he said, except that Allah will reveal his affair, uncover and expose his concealed state of affairs to specific individuals and the general public, regarding what was hidden and apparent of his deception, his mixing truth with falsehood, his plots and deceitful practices. Allah enables men of virtue, intelligence, wisdom, strength, and great natural ability–possessors of knowledge, skill, and good comprehension of the religion–through whom He reveals the affair of that trickster, dubious, and deceitful person. It is incumbent upon you to be careful of that person when his state is revealed–the one whose fame is widespread–as long as he was warned against by those of understanding and Imaan who follow the Sunnah because they will expose his affair with evidence.
Al-Allaamah Ubaid [may Allah have mercy upon him] also stated: It is not permitted for a person who is aware of a mistake and it is clear to him to blindly follow a scholar who is unaware of an affair. And, as you already know, scholars are not infallible in their Ijtihaadaat, therefore, it is not permissible to adopt them (i.e. the errors of the scholars) as a methodology.
Al-Allaamah Ubaid [may Allah have mercy upon him] also stated: “Some argue, ‘Such and such praised him–Al Albaanee, or Ibn Baaz, or Ibn Al-Uthaymeen praised this book’. However, these scholars are excused, rather, the trickster was hidden from the scholar. So, what is left? We establish the proof against this deceiver, trickster, intrigant, and plotter from his books. We establish the manifest clarifications against him from his books and say to the one who argues with us, “Take it, this is his speech.” Therefore, it is incumbent upon you to be fair and free of that passionate and fanatical attachment, as well as the desires that blind a person. (1)
Listen to Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi on this link about those who hide behind Mashaayikh and how their affair is unveiled. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWPR3Eacn4k
Therefore, we remind Abu Makkah that even though he desperately seeks to hide the reality and slanders one of our elder Salafi teachers, however, the truth must be uttered regardless of the harm received from him. Imam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen [may Allah have mercy upon him] said, “If there is a person who reviles the truth and rejoices because of his enmity against the one who acts upon the truth, then one should not be humble in the presence of this person; rather, one should humble himself to the truth and debates this man, even if he belittles or speaks against you, because the truth must be aided”. (2)
To be continued InShaaAllah
Ref 2: Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm pages 253-254. Slightly paraphrased