A tremendous and precise explanation by our noble brother, the graduate and teacher, Anwar Wright who after looking into the affair of the criticisms against Salafi Publications (Al-Maktabah As-Salafiyyah) by Sh. Wasi’Ullaah Abbaas, delivered this short yet crystal clear response. This clarification leaves no room for manoeuvre for those who continue to choose to blindly follow even after the truth is made clear. Alhamdulillaah for the Sunnah and the principles of hadeeth.
On Friday, the 25th of June 2010 (14 Rajab 1431H), the following question was posed to the Shaykh al-‘Allaamah Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee:
“O Shaykh, as you are aware, there are no scholars in Britain, but is there anyone residing there that you advise us with, who can connect us to the people of knowledge?”
The Shaykh, may Allaah preserve him, mentioned: Our brother Hasan as-Somali, Abu Khadeejah and his companion (i.e. Abu Hakeem).
Shaykh Ubayd (hafidhahullaah):
“Firstly: I know the Maktabah Salafiyyah, in Birmingham, Britain for many years. And they, and all praise is due to Allaah, are upon the Manhaj and upon goodness, and we do not know from them except goodness.
And secondly: It is inevitable that the people of desires and innovators wage war against Ahl us-Sunnah, and attack them, and will devise plots against them – with accusations that have no limits to them – amongst them are those that you have mentioned and there are others. However, this does not harm. For the one who had patience upon whatever he meets in the path of calling to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, then his end result is aid from Allaah.”
Shaikh Muhammad ibn Haadee (hafidhahullaah):
“Then indeed it pleases me in these minutes to join with our brothers for the sake of Allaah; with whom we are joined by the connection of the Deen and Eemaan, in the United Kingdom, Britain in the city of Birmingham in specific and even more specific Salafi Publications.
And I am thankful to the brothers in charge of this Maktabah (As-Salafiyyah) due to what they have established by their efforts in the path of da’wah to goodness and guidance – and da’wah to the people to the religion, the Religion of Islaam, and their da’wah to the Muslims to the way of the Truth, the Path of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah, Ahlul-Hadeeth wal-Athar – the Path that the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam) left his Companions upon – the (Path that) he commanded them with and commanded his Ummah with.”
Shaikh Muhammad ibn Haadee (hafidhahullaah):
“To the generality of our Muslim brothers who will see this, I say:
Indeed I am acquainted with my brothers from al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah [Salafi Publications], in Birmingham in the state of Britain, with an acquaintance of long standing, and they are – until now, at the time of writing these lines – upon the best of condition in terms of active zeal in calling people to the correct Islamic religion, and calling the people to the Salafee aqeedah.
Their active zeal in that regard is well-known to me, and they have efforts worthy of thanks, they are to be thanked with regard to their connecting the Muslims around them with the Mashaayikh, the Scholars, and [for] establishing lessons for them with the people of knowledge..”
Shaikh Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree (hafidhahullaah):
“I have read what has been written by our brother, the Shaykh, the Doctor, Muhammad bin Haadee, may Allaah grant him success, and I agree with what he has written and counselled [with]. I ask Allaah to grant success and right direction to all.”
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) on Sunday, 16th/J2/1431H (5th May 2010):
“I say, those whom the questioner has asked about (i.e. Madeenah-dot-com), I know about them, I also know their problem, and to the one well-informed you have come! And our brothers from al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah in Birmingham, I know them fully. I know them for more than 13 or 14 years, no, actually around 15 years. And I know them, and I know the soundness of their way, and their methodology which they are upon. And those whom you have mentioned (i.e. Madeenah-dot-com), I know some of them used to be with us in al-Madinah, and in this arena, they amount to nothing when compared to our brothers at the Maktabah Salafiyyah. For our brothers in al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah in Birmingham there is truthful striving and good, beneficent deeds and many blessed matters and affairs for which they are to be thanked: in their disseminating the true, sound, Salafi Da’wah to people in all areas of the West, all of which they are to be thanked for – and they are to be mentioned with good, so may Allaah reward them with goodness, and specifically the brothers, Abdul-Wahid Abu Khadeejah, and Dawud Burbank, and likewise the brother Bilal Abu Hakeem, and besides them from the Salafi brothers who are with them, co-operating with them in al-Maktabah as-Salafiyyah, from those whose names I have forgotten right now.”
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