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Following a Religion other than Islaam – Shaykh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaikh Saaleh al Fawzaan حفظه الله comments regarding the statement of Allaah [The Most High]:

“وَمَن يَبۡتَغِ غَيۡرَ ٱلۡإِسۡلَٰمِ دِينٗا فَلَن يُقۡبَلَ مِنۡهُ وَهُوَ فِي ٱلۡأٓخِرَةِ مِنَ ٱلۡخَٰسِرِينَ”

“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.”  Surah Aal-E-Imran, Ayah 85

First Benefit:

The definition of Islaam, which is to submit to Allah with Tawhid (singling out Allaah with all worship), obeying him and freeing oneself from shirk (worshipping other than him) and its people. This is Islaam.

Second Benefit:

It is false to adhere to all other religions, except Islaam- the religion which Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] brought; meaning, those religions are false after they have been abrogated, for indeed it is not allowed to act upon what has been abrogated because this is acting upon a divine legislation whose time has elapsed, so whoever remains upon it is following a religion other than the religion ordained by Allaah.

Third Benefit:

It is obligated on the people of the scripture to follow Muhammad (ﷺ) because his religion is Islaam. As for following other than Muhammad (ﷺ) then this is not considered to be Islaam because it has been abrogated and its time has elapsed, and all the people of the earth are now commanded to follow Muhammad (ﷺ).

Fourth Benefit:

Whoever dies whilst following a religion other than Islaam, then he will be from the people of the hell fire, because Allah (The Most High) said:

“فَلَن يُقۡبَلَ مِنۡهُ وَهُوَ فِي ٱلۡأٓخِرَةِ مِنَ ٱلۡخَٰسِرِينَ…”

“….it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers”

and Allah (The Most High) said:

” إِنَّهُۥ مَن يُشۡرِكۡ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدۡ حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيۡهِ ٱلۡجَنَّةَ وَمَأۡوَىٰهُ ٱلنَّارُۖ وَمَا لِلظَّٰلِمِينَ مِنۡ أَنصَار…”

“Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) there are no helpers.” Surah Al-Ma’idah, Ayah 72

ِand He (The Most High) said regarding the Hell Fire:  “أُعِدَّتۡ لِلۡكَٰفِرِينَ..”  “prepared for the disbelievers.” Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 24

Fifth Benefit:

This verse is a refutation against all innovations and newly invented matters in the religion, because they do not belong to the religion of Islaam, even if the person claims that he is seeking Allaah’s Pleasure and Reward by way of it and that he is upon obedience and desires good, but rather his worship through acts of innovation and newly invented matters in the religion will make him from amongst the losers [of those deeds] in the hereafter, because he is following a religion other than Islaam [in relation to those innovated acts of worship].

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “‏ “‏من عمل عملا ليس عليه أمرنا فهو رد

“Whoever performs an action contrary to our way (i.e., Islam) will have it rejected. [MUSLIM]

and He (ﷺ) said: “وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَمُحْدَثَاتِ الْأُمُورِ؛ فَإِنَّ كُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلَالَةٌ…”

Beware of newly invented matters [in the religion], for verily every newly invented matter in the religion is an innovation in religion, and every innovation in the religion is misguidance.” [Reported by Abu Dawud]

The people of bidah are different from each other with regards to how distant they are from the religion and exiting its legislation, because amongst them are those who completely exit the religion if their bidah is tantamount to major disbelief, such as the bidah of worshipping graves and tombs, sacrificing to other than Allah and vowing to other than Allah, for indeed these are religious innovations that are tantamount to major disbelief and it exits a person from Islaam, because it is ascribing partners to Allaah in worship. (Ref 1)

And if the bidah does not necessitate apostasy, then it is still an act of misguidance,  as he (ﷺ) said: “Verily every newly invented matter in the religion is an innovation in religion, and every innovation in religion is misguidance.” This type of bidah causes a person’s Eemaan (faith) to be deficient and distances him from the religion in accordance to the bidah that is committed, however the person is neither judged to be a disbeliever nor that he’ll remain in the hell fire forever, even though – as the scholars have stated – a bidah is a path that can lead to disbelief; it can lead a person bit by bit until he exits the religion of Islam.

[End of quote] [Source: Min Ahkhaam Al-Qur’aan by Shaikh Salih al Fawzaan حفظه الله  vol.1 pgs. 56 – 58]

Ref 1: NB: Even if a person falls into major disbelief or major shirk, then still it is not the responsibility of anyone to declare such a person a disbeliever, rather his affair is dealt with by the scholars. Also there’s something called Al-Udr Bil Jahl [Excuse of Ignorance]. See here: http://www.manhaj.com/manhaj/articles/obkwf-takfir-and-the-excuse-of-ignorance-shaykh-saalih-al-fawzaan.cfm

Further Reading:

  1. A Concise Explanation of the Shariah Definition of Bidah and Its Proofs From the Prophetic Sunnah: http://www.bidah.com/articles/rwmef-explanation-of-the-shariah-definition-of-bidah-and-its-proofs.cf
  2. Shaikh Rabee: Establishment of Proof in Declaring a Person to be an Innovator: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/shaikh-rabee-establishment-of-proof-in-declaring-a-person-to-be-an-innovator/


A Trial That Will Occur When The Upright Scholars Pass Away – [A Brief Admonition By Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari]

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

The Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: “Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people, but He takes it away by taking away death of the religious scholars till none of the scholars remains alive. Then the people will take ignorant ones as their leaders, who, when asked to deliver religious verdicts, will issue them without knowledge, the result being that they will go astray and will lead others astray.” [Bukhari and Muslim]

Al-Haafidh Al-Qurtubiy (rahimahullaah) stated in Al-Mufhim: ‘’This text (proves) that indeed the disappearance of knowledge will not be by way of its removal from the hearts (of the people); but (its disappearance) will be through the death of the scholars, (then) the ignorant people will remain- those who will occupy the place of the scholars in the (field) of giving verdicts and teaching.  They will teach and give verdicts based on ignorance, so ignorance will spread and become manifest.’’ [End of quote]

Then Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari (may Allaah preserve him) said after the above quote: ‘’So if the ‘Sound Sunni knowledge’ is taken away, then acting upon it will be taken away-is that not the case? When ignorance manifests, acting upon it will become manifest; so both knowledge and acting upon (Knowledge) will disappear. Ignorance will manifest and acting upon (ignorance) will become widespread just as Al-Haafidh Al-Qurtubiy (rahimahullaah) clarified in Al-Mufhim.” [Source: Al-Hajr Fee Daw-il Kitaab Was-Sunnah Wa Fahm Salafil Ummah’ Page: 15-16 by Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari (may Allaah preserve him)]

An Advice and a Reminder for All Those Who Speak In The Name of Salafiyyah – [A Timely Reminder]

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

The article you are about to read was posted at salafitalk.net on 02/07/2011 by Abu Maryam Tariq [may Allaah preserve him]. NB: We have only quoted some sections of the original article. To proceed:

Shaykh Rabee’ bin Haadee al Madkhali (may Allaah preserve him) said:

All praise is for Allaah and may the peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his family and his companions and whomsoever follows his guidance. Then to proceed:

Then this is an advice and a reminder for all those who speak in the name of as-Salafiyyah, but when the Imtihaan (test) comes and when spears and arrows are directed at its liver by Ahlul-Makr (the people of vile deception), the Ahlul-Fitan (the people of trials and tribulations) and the troublemakers, we do not find them being from its army nor from those who fight for it but rather we find from them oddity and strangeness.

Indeed there has appeared from those who claim as-Salafiyyah – who wait in ambush of it and its people –  stances and actions which are in opposition to as-Salafiyyah, its Manhaj and its foundational principles which cause the hair upon the head to turn white (with grief).

From those positions and stances:

[1] – Waging a wicked and oppressive war upon Ahlus-Sunnah, smearing them and marring their Manhaj and principles.

[2]- Inventing principles which conflict/contradict with the principles of Ahlus-Sunnah and their methodology in order to wage war with Ahlus-Sunnah and in defence of the people of those major innovations. For example [from those innovated principles]:

(a) We correct but we do not disparage”.

(b) Also: “The vast all-embracing Manhaj which accommodates Ahlus-Sunnah – according to their own technical term – and also accommodates the whole of the Ummah” but rather it encroaches and restricts the Ahlus-Sunnah and their Manhaj and their principles.

(c) The Manhaj of al-Mawaazanaat.

(d) The taking of Mujmalaat (the general spurious statements) of the people of misguidance upon their Mufassilaat (clear specific/detailed statements), whilst it is clear that these Mufassilaat (detailed statements) were held by them before these Mujmalaat (spurious/general statements).

And other such principles which Ahlus-Sunnah have condemned and clarified their falsehood and deviation.

[3]- And in order to evade (at-tamallus) the truth and to be firm upon their falsehood they have contrived:

(a)The [false] principle – (It’s not obligatory upon me).

(b) Also the [false] principle – It does not satisfy, convince, and persuade me.

(c) And waging war against the foundational principle of al-Jarh al-Mufassar (the detailed disparagement/criticism).

(d) And the rejection of the report of trustworthy narrators (at-thiqaat).

(e) And putting the condition of having a consensus [of the scholars] in tabdee (pronouncing a person to be an innovator) of any innovator. Even if/no matter if  the proof and evidences have been established which necessitates/obligates their tabdee, and no matter what the status/level of the one who rules with that tabdee and even if they are many in number; if one person from the people of desires opposes them, then this tabdee is dropped (becomes null and void).

(f) They have fabricated a principle to (revile and insult) the companions of Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wasallaam) with the vilest of revilements and insults by describing them as al-Guthaa-iyyah (scum). When requested to excuse themselves from that they said: (It is not revilement, it’s not revilement.) And they said:  (if this wording emanated from a Sunni then it is not revilement and if it came from a Raafidee then it becomes revilement and insult.) And they have been staunch upon this since 1424H up until this day.

And these principles have become the fountains of Fitan like pieces (sudden amassing of clouds) of the dark night.

Accompanying all these calamities is arrogance, obstinate opposition and haughtiness towards those who advise them and clarifies their deviation and their mixed up confusion. Whilst with all these calamities, afflictions and other than that we still find those who commend them and declare that they indeed are from Ahlus-Sunnah.  And the following are Prophetic Narrations I gathered together to remind those people so perhaps they will remember and withdraw/ be rebuked from that which they are upon.

On the authority of Qais bin Abee Haazim, who said: Aboo Bakr – may Allaah be pleased with him- stood up and praised Allaah the Mighty and Majestic and extolled Him and then said: O people, indeed you recite this Aayah (Qur’anic verse):

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ عَلَيۡكُمۡ أَنفُسَكُمۡ‌ۖ لَا يَضُرُّكُم مَّن ضَلَّ إِذَا ٱهۡتَدَيۡتُمۡ‌ۚ

O You who believe! take care of your ownselves, he who goes astray cannot harm you when you are rightly-guided [5:105]

And you put it in its improper place. For indeed I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallaam) say: “When the people see an evil (al-Munkar) and do not change it, all of them are about to be punished by Allaah altogether.”

This Hadeeth is Saheeh (Sound Authentic). It is reported by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad (1/5), Aboo Dawood in his Sunan Hadeeth (4338, Ibn Maajah in his Sunan, [Chapter] Regarding the Fitan, Hadeeth (4005) and is also reported by other Imaams.

Also on the authority of Hudhaifah bin al-Yamaan may Allaah be pleased with him- on the authority of the Prophet (SallAllaah alaihi wasallam), who said: “By Him in Whose hand is my soul, certainly you will order with the good and forbid the evil, or else a punishment of Allaah is about to be sent upon you from Him and then if you were to supplicate to Him He will not respond to you.”

This Hadeeth is reported by at-Tirmidhee in al-Fitan, Hadeeth (2169) and he said: This Hadeeth is Hasan (Good). But there is weakness in its chain of narration. And it is also reported by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad (5/388).

And at-Tirmidhee declared the hadeeth Hasan due to it having two witnessing (supporting) narrations with a similar meaning which have a weakness in their Isnaad (chain of narration). One of them [witnessing narrations] is the Hadeeth of Aishah – radiallaahu anha – reported by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad (6/159), the second of the two is the hadeeth of Aboo Hurairah – radiallaahu anhu – reported by al-Bazzaar in his Musnad (8508) and al-Khateeb in his at-Taareekh (13/92). And based upon the various routes (chains) the grading of this hadeeth is raised to the level of Hasan li-gayrihi. Al-Allaamah al-Albaanee has declared it to be Hasan in Saheeh al-Jaami (6947).

And on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood -radiallaahu anhu- that the Messenger of Allaah -sallallaahu alaihi wasallaam – said:

There is not a Prophet that Allaah sent to a nation before me except that he had Hawariyyoon (helpers) and companions who would betake with his Sunnah and follow his command. Then after them came people who would say (speak with) that which they do not do, and they do that which they are not ordered with; so whoever fights them with his hand then he is a believer, and whoever fights them with his tongue then he is a believer and he who fights them with his heart then he is a believer, and there is not even a mustard seeds amount of faith (Eemaan) left after that.

Reported by Muslim in [the Book of] al-Eemaan Hadeeth (50), Aboo Awaanah (1/35, 36) and Ibn Mandah in al-Eemaan (page 183, 184).

In these Ahadeeth is the clarification from the Messenger of Allaah -sallallaahu alaihi wasallam – to the danger of al-Munkaraat (the evils) of innovations and sins. And its danger and evil punishment is not just confined to those who perpetrate it, but rather it includes whoever Yudaahin (flatters and compromises) with its people and is amicable with them, and also it encompasses and includes more so whoever defends them (innovations) and its people. The affair becomes even more severe if he wages war against whoever forbids it (innovations) from the people of the truth, those well established within the boundaries set by Allaah, those who war with the people of Misguidance and Fitan (turmoil and trials).

On the authority of Nu’man bin Basheer -radiallaahu anhumaa- the Prophet -sallallaahu alaihi wasallam – said:

The example of al-Mud-hin (the compromiser) Allaah’s Hudood (orders and limits) and (in comparison to) the one who violates them (Allaah’s limits and orders) is like example of people who drew lots for (seats on) a ship.  Some of them were on its lower part and others were on its upper part. So those that were on its lower part would pass by those in the upper one with the water which troubled them (the people in the upper part). Then one of them (the people in the lower part) took an axe and started making a hole in the bottom of the vessel. The people of the upper part came and said: ‘What is wrong with you?’  He replied, “You have been troubled much by me and I have to get water.” Now if they prevent him from doing that they will save him and themselves, but if they leave him (to do what he wants), they will destroy him and themselves.

Reported by al-Bukhaaree in his Saheeh, [the Book of] Shahaadaat (Witnesses), Hadeeth (2686), Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad (4/268,269), at-Tirmdihee in al-Fitan (2173), Ibn Hibbaan as in al-Ihsaan (297, 298).

The wording of this Hadeeth with Imaam Ahmad and at-Tirmidhee is: The example of the one who abides by Allaah’s orders and limits in comparison to al-Mud-hin (the compromiser) of Allaah’s Hudood (orders and limits) is like the example of people who drew lots for (seats on) a ship at sea. So some of them attained the upper part of it and the others got the lower part. Then those on the lower part climb up/ascend to draw water to drink and they pour it upon the people on the upper part. The people on the upper part said: “We will not let you ascend and harm us.” So those on the lower part said: “Then indeed we will have to bore into the bottom of the ship in order to get water to drink.” If they prevent them and forbid them from doing that they will all be saved and if they leave them they will all drown.

Al-Mud-hin (the Compromiser): He is the flatterer who sees and hears al-Munkaraat (the evil) from the innovations and other than it and does not forbid from it. Rather he flatters and compromises with those who fall into it, perpetrate it and defend it. So how about if he goes beyond that to defending them, beautifies their image (present them in favourable light) and bears witness for them that they are from Ahlus-Sunnah. So how will he be, if he transgresses beyond all that by forsaking those who forbid from it, making the people think that they (Ahlus-Sunnah) are not upon the truth and are opposers to the correct Manhaj.

These stances encourage the perpetrators of these evils to remain upon their misguidance; it compels people with weak personalities to have good suspicion of them and to plunge them into their outstretched arms and to aiding and defending them. [These are] the affairs which have lead many people to turn away from the Manhaj of the Salaf as-Saalih in many different countries.

It is incumbent upon this type [of people] to fear Allaah. They should look again at and revise their stances with seriousness and sincerity. They should comprehend the dangerous effect resulting from their stances; for which they will asked about in front of Allaah ý The Mighty & Majestic ý on the day when no soul will be able to benefit another whatsoever.

Furthermore, it is incumbent upon them to look again to their Bitaanah (close friends and companions) with seriousness for indeed the matter is dangerous.

And I remind you of the statement of Allaah the Most High:

ٱلۡأَخِلَّآءُ يَوۡمَٮِٕذِۭ بَعۡضُهُمۡ لِبَعۡضٍ عَدُوٌّ إِلَّا ٱلۡمُتَّقِينَ

Friends on that Day will be foes one to another except Al-Muttaqoon (pious).

[Surah Az-Zukhruf (43): 67]

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَ‌ۚ

O You Who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allaah even against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin. [Surah an-Nisa: 135]

And [I also remind you] with the statement of the Messenger of Allaah- Salla Allaahu alaihi wasallam: The Deen (Religion) is an-Naseehah (sincerity and sincere advising), The Deen (Religion) is an-Naseehah (sincerity and sincere advising)” he said it three times. They said: “To whom or Messenger of Allaah?” He said: “To Allaah, to His book, to His Messenger, to leaders of the Muslims and their common people.”

I remind you with the Hadeeth of the virtuous Companion Jareer bin Abdullaah al-Bajalee -radi Allaahu anhu – on the authority of Ziyaad bin ‘ilaaqah who said: I heard Jareer bin Abdullaah stand and deliver a khutbah on the day al-Mugheerah bin Sh’ubah died saying:

Upon you is the taqwa of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, sobriety and tranquility until the (new) Ameer comes for indeed he will come now. Then he said: seek forgiveness for your Ameer for indeed he used to love pardoning (others). And he said: To proceed: then indeed I came to the Messenger of Allaah -Salla Allaahu alaihi wasallam -and I said to him: “I want to pledge allegiance to you upon Islaam. So he put a condition upon me that I should (sincerely) advise every Muslim. So I gave him the pledge of allegiance upon that and by the Lord of this Masjid indeed I am to all of you a (sincere) advisor.” Then he sought Allaah’s forgiveness and descended (from the pulpit).

Reported by al-Bukhaaree in his Saheeh, [the Book of] Faith (al-Imaan), Chapter: the statement of the Prophet Salla Allaahu alaihi wasallam -: “The Deen is sincerity to Allaah, His Prophet, the leaders of the Muslims and their common people. Hadeeth (58). And Imaam Ahmad (4/357). And also reported by al-Bukhaaree in [the Book of] Faith (al-Imaan), Hadeeth (57), and Muslim in [the Book of] Faith (al-Imaan), Hadeeth (56) both of them reported it in summarized form.

I remind them with that which is in these Aayaat and Ahadeeth from the obligation of establishing the sincere advice to Allaah, His Book, His Messenger, the rulers of the Muslims and their common people. And with that which they contain from the obligation of forbidding the evil and the severe threat for those who do not establish these obligations and do not forbid the evil.

And I say to them as Jareer said: By the Lord of this Masjid indeed I am to all of you a sincere adviser.” But rather I say: By the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth indeed I am to them a (sincere) adviser.

I remind them of the statement of Anas -radia Allaahu ‘anhu – : “Indeed you do actions which in your eyes are considered more finer than the hair, whilst we used to consider them during the life-time of the Messenger of Allaah -salla Allaahu alaihi wasallam- to be from al-moobiqaat (the destructive/deadly sins).”

Reported by al-Bukhaaree in [the Book of] Heart-Softening narrations (ar-Riqaaq), Hadeeth (6492), Ahmad in his ‘Musnad’ (3/157) and Aboo Y’alaa in his ‘Musnad’ Hadeeth (4207) and (4314).

And from my advice to them is that they should study the Manhaj of the Salaf as-Saalih from its sources and adhere to it and implement it upon themselves and others.

I ask Allaah that He grants them insight into that which they are ignorant of and thus erred in or done it with deliberate intent.

And may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family and his companions.

Written by:
Rabee’ Bin Haadee ‘Umayr  al-Madkhalee


Friday Incident at The Salafi Centre & Abu Usaamah Dhahabi

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

After the ‘Foundations of the Sunnah’ lesson yesterday, I was asked about an incident that occurred at Jum’uah (Fri 1st April) at the Salafi Centre; whereby inexplicably Abu Usama Dhahabi, of the deviant GLM organisation, walked in, took the microphone claiming he was the khateeb- apparently believing he was scheduled to do the khutbah there! In reality he was scheduled with the hizbees across the road (the followers of the takfeeri innovator al Magharawi, the ones who cut the phone line on Shaikh Rabee’ when he was advising them to abandon the innovator Al-Ma’ribi, etc.). He was promptly removed from the masjid. So the question is: Was it correct to remove him?

We can answer this from a number of angles, that will leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that this action was correct and in fact completely necessary!

So firstly: What kind of unbelievable extreme mental block and delusional state must somebody be in, to walk into a masjid, take the microphone and be on the verge of starting the Khutba… and NOT EVEN realise that it is not the masjid you have been invited to; instead, somewhere completely different?! Bear in mind, that he has been to the hizbees across the road before anyway! So it cannot be said, that he was somehow unaware of the layout of the masjid at all. It is still perplexing and baffling to the Salafis of Manchester how his mind didn’t “click”, when he walked into a completely new and unrecognised environment to the hizbee location he was invited to even though he has ALREADY visited it previously. We can only imagine his bewilderment when he must’ve seen new faces he didn’t recognise at all, and couldn’t see any of his hizbee comrades waiting to greet him. Alas, the proverbial pennies were clearly in short supply, hence the lack of any of them ‘dropping’. Yet he proceeded still to ask for the mic to be clipped onto his collar, to begin his khutbah!Despite our utmost efforts, we still cannot comprehend how on Earth such stupidity is even possible.

Secondly: Upon finally locating a penny to drop… it dropped… and the mic was removed, leaving him utterly confused, bemused & bamboozled by his (own) unbelievable stupidity. So belatedly he began to make his way out, and when loitering around the corridor, and further more being asked to leave, he muttered words to the effect of “I know how to go JAAHILIYYAH on you”. Now shocking as this may seem, it shouldn’t surprise anyone, as its what we’ve become accustomed to with this individual. We all know very well, how he goes all “jaahiliyyah” on people; and if anyone needs a refresh, please read about his restaurant nervous breakdown, where he almost beat up a couple of young brothers half his age (http://www.salaficentre.com/2014/08/abu-usamah-ad-dhahabi-glm-despicable-attempted-assault-must-read ) and Allah’s aid is sought!

It is truly amazing! Can anyone imagine any of the Scholars, going all “JAAHILIYYAH” on people?! Or perhaps this is the new “hip”, “street”, “cool”, “reach-out-to-the-gangster-Youth”, vibe of dawa, being implemented by him, and his likes (the likes of Aasim al Hakeem with his “your mother” comment (https://twitter.com/1mmeducation/status/715546135335739393) and the “Dawa Men” with their infamous sperm drinking debacle).

Thirdly: What was the parting comment of this so-called great student of knowledge, (referred to by many as a “Shaykh Abu Usama Dhahabi”(!)) toward the Salafi brothers, who ushered him out. I quote, from witnesses present, he uttered words to the effect, “If this was in my masjid I’d crack your head open”?!… A student of knowledge saying this? A “Shaikh”? Yes, indeed… an even the young children at the masjid were almost in tears from laughter when hearing that a so-called great “student” speaks like this!. Alhamdulillaah we didn’t learn to “crack people’s heads” from our Salafi scholars when studying in Madinah… Allah knows best what he learnt…

So considering all the facts, then there is no issue whatsoever in having removed him.

1) He attempted to take the Mimbar & Mic with NO invitation whatsoever (upon his completely & utterly unbelievable lack of ability to distinguish between the Hizbi location he was invited to and our Salafi Masjid…which has a huge banner at the entrance “Salafi Centre of Manchester” and in Arabic too المركز السلفي!)

2) He threatened brothers with speech typically expected of a thug off the backstreets of some rundown slum… Threatening to CRACK someone’s HEAD, despite the fact that it was he who attempted to take the Mimbar & deliver a Khutbah?!
Passing the blame is typical cowardice; despite it being his mistake it was the ones ejecting him who needed their heads “cracking”. This is further evidence of this mans delusional state and typical of his characteristic of being in “denial” of reality. Even though he was completely at fault for the WHOLE incident – Dhahabi cannot bring himself to accept it; and it is always we the Salafis that have to be at fault. The same Salafis who were peacefully waiting for their Salafi khateeb… until he – a man declared a deviant by Sh Ahmad Najmy – “gatecrashed” like no one has ever gatecrashed before.

3) And this brings us to the most important points to this entire saga. Abu Usaamah Dhahabi is known to cooperate with deviants and share platforms with them at GLM… Shaykh Ahmad an Najmee was asked about this individual to which he replied:

“موقفكم منه كموقفهم من أهل البدعة أعرض عنه و اتركه”

“Your position with him is the same as your position with the people of innovation. Turn away from him and abandon him.”

Shaykh Uthaymeen in his explanation of Imaam Nawawee’s 40 Hadith said: “If the one that eats, garlic and onions is prevented from entering the masjid, how about the one that corrupts the people’s religion? Is he not more deserving of being prevented from entering? Indeed [he is], by Allah! But many people are unaware!”
Hence, it was completely and utterly correct to remove him from both the minbar and the masjid; and all praise is to Allah and with Allah lies the success

Abu Muaadh Taqweem & The Committee of The Salafi Centre of Manchester

Read Update about Abu Usaamah’s attempt to distor and cut and paste from this fatwa

Read Update: Abu Usaamah says “ I am a supporter of Ali Hasan Al-Halabi. I support him. I support what he is upon.”

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz Rebutted the Innovator Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq, For Slandering and Belittling the Saudi Ulama

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

The Mubtadi Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul khaaliq (may Allaah guide him) stated:

Indeed the group of scholars in Saudi are in a (state) of complete blindness and ignorance regarding the new problems and their Salafiyyah is Taqleediyyah (i.e. Salafiyyah based on blind following) and it is not worthy of anything.

Imaam Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) responded:

This speech is false, for indeed the scholars of Saudi are acquainted with the problems of the era and indeed they have written a lot about it, and I am from them- Bi hamdil laah! Indeed they have written in that regard that which cannot be counted (i.e. numerous) and they- Bi Hamdil laah- are among those who are the most knowledgeable of the Madhab of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa’ah and they follow that which the Salafus Saaleh followed in the subject matter of Tawheed, Asmaa Was-Sifaat, the subject matter of warning against bidah and in all the abwaab (areas of knowledge. Read -if you are ignorant- the Majmoo’ah of Ibn Qaasim (Ad-Durar As-Saniyyah) and the Fataawaa of our Shaikh Muhammad Bin Ibraaheem (rahimahullaah). Read what we have written in that regard (i.e. the affairs of the era) in our Fataawaa and our books are widespread among the people.

There is no doubt that what he (i.e. Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq) said about the scholars of Saudi is not correct- it is a mistake and a munkar (evil affair). It is obligatory upon you (i.e. Abdul Khaaliq) to recant from that and announce that in the newspapers in Kuwait and Saudi. We ask Allaah for guidance- for ourselves and you- and a return to the truth and steadfastness upon it. Indeed He (Allaah) is the best of those who are asked. [Source: Al-Majoo 8/242]

Shared by Abu Haleemah Naeem Bashir [Masjid al-Furqan (stoke)]

Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullah Al-Gambi)

[5] A Notification to all Deceivers and Fraudulent Defenders of Al-Maribi Through Rifqan Ahlus Sunnah Bi-Ahlis Sunnah









Another act of Dishonesty and Deviation of Brixton’s Mubtadi Mentor [Ali Al-Halabi Al-Murji Al-Mubtadi]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Betower of Mercy


The Dishonesty of Brixton’s Mubtadi Mentor

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi said, “Ali Hasan came to my house and I quoted to him the full story from as-Sunnah of al-Khallal so he knew of the boycott of Imam Ahmed regarding ‘Abdulrahman ibn Saalih so why is he misquoting when I already advised him regarding this before he printed this book.”


Ustaadh Abdul Ilaah Lahmami (may Allaah preserve him) wrote in 2002:

Refuting the false principle of ‘Ali Hasan regarding getting closer to the innovators due to a benefit

Sheikh Rabee’ ibn Haadi al-Madkhali advised to translate refutations against some of these incorrect principles that ‘Ali Hasan has been calling to so that the Muslims do not fall into them due to the doubts been mentioned.

Sheikh Rabee’ stressed that these doubts are dangerous in that they attack the methodology of the pious predecessors in how they used to not mix with the innovators and refute them.

Sheikh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree, Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi and Sheikh Abdullah al-Bukhaari also showed the seriousness of these latest mistakes of ‘Ali Hasan.

Sheikh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree advised also to translate what is sufficient for the people to be aware of these errors so that they do not fall into them.

Doubt number 1

‘Ali Hasan al-Halabi said in his book “Menhaj as-Salafus Saalih fi Tarjeeh al-Masaalih” p.16 regarding the fundamentals of refuting:

“What will these individuals reply, may Allaah guide them regarding the situation of visiting (innovators), to what was reported by Khateeb (Baghdaadi) in his (Tareekh 10/262) and it seems this is the reason for their fitnah.

On the authority of Ya’qoob ibn Yusuf al-Mutdawi’ who said “‘Abdulrahman ibn Saalih al-Azdi who was a Raafidi and he used to visit Imam Ahmed, and he (Imam Ahmed) would bring him closer to himself so it was said,  “O Aba ‘Abdillah, ‘Abdulrahman ibn Saalih al-Azdi is a Raafidi?!  So Imam Ahmed said, “subhanallaah, he is a man who loved the family of the Prophet, shall we say to him don’t love him! He is thiqa (trustworthy in narrating).”

‘Ali Hasan said commenting on this in the footnotes, “even though it was known that Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal rahmahullaah refused Dawood adh-Dhaahiree to enter upon him (due to his position with regards the Qur’an being created).” Tareekh Baghdad (8/373) in a report that many quote without a good understanding but times have changed and one must look at the benefits and harms and they are two important principles which many are unaware of who are energetic upon futile matters.”

The actual complete story between Imam Ahmed and ‘Abdulrahman ibn Saalih al-Azdi, the Raafidi is narrated fully in as-Sunnah of al-Khallal vol.1 p.501 and it is not as ‘Ali Hasan portrayed:  Abu Bakr al-Marwazi said that I heard Aba ‘Abdillaah (Imam Ahmed), there are a people who write these lowly ahadeeth concerning the companions of the Messenger of Allaah, and it is reported that you do not reject that the one who reports these narrations to be from the people of hadeeth. So he became angry and refuted this strongly and said “this is futile! We seek refuge in Allaah, I don’t refute this! Even if this was regarding the lowliest of people then I would have refuted it so how is it then if it was concerning the companions of the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam! Then he said “I don’t write these ahadeeth.” I said, “O Aba ‘Abdillaah (Imam Ahmed), if you come to know of one who writes these lowly ahadeeth should he be boycotted?” He said “Yes, the one who narrates these lowly ahadeeth deserves to be stoned.”

Abu ‘Abdillaah (Imam Ahmed) said “‘Abdulrahman came to me and I asked him: do you narrate these ahadeeth?” ‘Abdulrahman said “so and so narrated it and so and so narrated it.” So I tried to have gentleness with him(to advise him such that he leaves his misguidance) but he continued using as proof that so and so narrated these so when I saw him afterwards I turned away from him and did not speak to him.”

Sheikh Muhammad ibn  Haadi said that Imam Ahmed initially didn’t know that Abdulrahman ibn Saalih was a Raafidi (since he spoke about ‘Uthman and Mu’awiyyah ibn Abi Sufyaan (may Allaah be pleased with them)) because he showed his love for the Prophet’s family initially and spoke well of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them). However, when it became known to Imam Ahmed that he was spreading these narrations against the companions, Imam Ahmed turned away from him and didn’t speak to him.

Sheikh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree said that Imam Ahmed’s position towards ‘Abdulrahman ibn Saalih is his same position towards Dawood adh-Dhaahiree so ‘Ali Hasan is mistaken in trying to separate the two incidents.Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi mentioned that ‘Ali Hasan is mistaken to use an incomplete story regarding Imam Ahmed’s position to allow one to come closer to the innovators in the name of benefit (maslaha) as this opens doors to much evil.

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi said, “Ali Hasan came to my house and I quoted to him the full story from as-Sunnah of al-Khallal so he knew of the boycott of Imam Ahmed regarding ‘Abdulrahman ibn Saalih so why is he misquoting when I already advised him regarding this before he printed this book.”

Sheikh Abdullah al-Bukhaari said that Ali Hasan’s book should not be called Menhaj as-Salaf but rather Menhaj al-khalaf regarding the opposition in it to the methodology of the Sallaf.

Sheikh Ubayd al-Jaabiree said that these doubts concerning the allowance of visiting and mixing with the innovators in the name of maslaha (overall benefit) will open doors to many to mix with the innovators (and sign pledges of mutual cooperation as we have seen in the name of maslaha).

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi mentioned that these errors are clearly the reason for Ali Hasan’s defence for cooperating with ‘Abdulrahman Abdulkhaaliq’s Ihyaa Turath, Abul Hasan al-Misree, Maghrawi, Adnan ‘Urur, Muhammad Hassan and others who have refuted by the scholars and until today have not retracted their errors.

May Allaah guide us all to the truth and protect us. Indeed He is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful
End of translation.

Source:  http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=9&Topic=7798

Our Salaf-No Salaam to Mubtadi’ah (Innovators)

Hammaad Bin Zayd (rahimahullaah) said: ”I was with Ayyoub, Yoonus and Ibn Awn, so Amr Ibn Bin Ubaid went past them and he used to be a Mutazili; he gave them Salaam and stopped, but they did not reply to him.”


[Meezaan Al-I’tidaal 3/274 of Imaam Dhahabi]

Do not learn from Ahlul Bidah, even in affairs other than Aqeedah—Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

Do not learn from ahlul bidah even in affairs other than Aqeedah—not even the Arabic language

Do not go near Ahlul Bidah

If you attend their lessons, a person may be deceived by you, saying: There is no harm in attending their lessons…

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