Asalaamu alaykum Warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu
Pray all the brothers and sisters are well. May Allaah (The Most High) grant (us and them) beneficial knowledge, pure provision and righteous action.
We wish to make something very clear… It has come to Al Markaz As Salafi’s attention that some individuals wish to donate for Allaah’s sake. Then we encourage them to khayr (goodness) for indeed the reward is with Allah.
However we must bear in mind a very simple affair: Allaah is the One who will establish the project; whether that is through the hands of two people or two thousand people. Let no person with ulterior motives think that this school is a pet project for them; nor should anyone be oblivious to the fact that we will not bend to anyone’s whims and desires, simply because they gave something (little or plenty). What is most important is that we correct our intentions when giving for the sake of Allah, lest we lose any reward when doing so.
Likewise, let it be absolutely clear that money does not give a status or say in how we pursue the project. We will be consulting responsible and experienced people within the community and outside of it. The dawa has never been based on money nor are we in need of money for favours, or to heap praise on someone; brushing aside the sound manhaj positions to gather wealth.
By the Mercy of Allah, we have seen the fitnah and errors committed; all in the pursuit of money for a project. And so we will not fall [by Allah’s permission] to those same errors; neither compromising the sound Manhaj positions nor our stances towards those who deliberately seek to dilute the correct stances towards ahlul bidah. Donating is free for all to do and the reward is with Allah. How many children we have seen give in the projects established amongst the salafis around the country, let alone those who are wealthy. And it is Allah who records it and indeed, Allah is sufficient as a Helper and a Guardian.
Al-Markaz As Salafi bi Manchester