What was the basis of Shaikh Wasiyullaah’s criticisms against Salafipublications?!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Indeed, the basis of the Shaikh’s criticism was due to the uncompromising and courageous stance the Maktabah took against Suhaib Hasan, Abdul Haadi, Jamiat ahle Hadeeth and Abu Usaama. This is the basis of the Shaikh’s criticisms, and it is a criticism in opposition to reality and devoid of evidence.
The Hizbiyyoon and Mu’yayyi’oon say: ‘’Shaikh Wasiyullaah criticizes Abu Khadeejah, Abu Hakeem and Maktabah Salafiyyah!’’ However, a sensible person should ask him/herself: “What is the basis of Shaikh Wasiyullaah’s criticism against Maktabah Salafiyyah and what is the basis of the praises received by Abu Khadeejah, Abu Hakeem and Maktabah Salafiyyah from Shaikh Rabee, Shaikh ‘Ubaid, Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadee, Shaikh Abdullaah al-Bukhaari, Shaikh Hasan al-Banna and others?
Firstly: We know that the above mentioned Mashaayikh are at various levels in ilm and understanding and the recommendation (taskiyyaat) of the scholars bear witness to that.
However as Imaam Shawkaani stated that the affairs of the religion are not judged by the status or age of the people of knowledge, rather when differing occurs between the Muslims as to whether something is an innovation or not, or as to whether it is something disliked (makroo) or not disliked, or as to whether it is prohibited (haraam) or not haraam or other than that then indeed the Muslims (the Salaf and the Khalaf) are in agreement that it is obligatory to return the affair to the book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) [For further details see Sharh-us Sudoor – Page 12]
So ask yourself the following questions…….
*Does Abu Khadeejah, Abu Hakeem and Maktabah Salafiyyah defend or co-operate with a single Mubtadi?
*Do they have any links with a single Mubtadi or an organization that defends Mubtadi’ah? Do they co-operate with the Jamaa’aat Siyaasiyah or those who co-operate with such Jamaa’aat?
*Do they co-operate with ahlul bidah wal-ahwaa or anyone associated with them?
*Do they promote the innovated principles of Hasan Al-Banna and Ikhwaan al muslimeen, or associate with anyone who does so?
*Do they uphold the false Manhaj of Muwaazanah or associate with anyone who promotes such false principles?
*Do they defend Sayyid Qutb or co-operate with anyone who defends him?
*Do they endorse the false principles: “We do not disparage but we only correct mistakes’’ and “Let’s not make our differing about someone else a reason for differing amongst ourselves.’’
*Do they make a differentiation between Aqeedah and Manhaj when the scholars pass judgements against the people of bidah, or do they have a link with anyone who calls to these false principles?
*Do they hold the false view that the Salaf differed in Aqeedah, or do they have a link with anyone who holds this false view?
*Do they revile the Sahaabah and defend those who call them Ghuthaa-iyyah, or co-operate with anyone who defends such people?
*Do they utilise innovated principles in order to place the misguided sects, parties and organizations into the arena of ahlus Sunnah, or do they co-operate with anyone who deliberately utilises such false principles?
*Do they utilise the principles of the contemporary Mubtadi’ah, such as Ali Al-Halabi, Abul Hasan al-Maribi, Muhammad Al-Maghraawi, Yahyah al-Hajoori and others similar to them, or do they co-operate with anyone who defends these Mubtadi’ah after being well aware of the unambiguous knowledge based refutations against them?
*Do they praise Ahmad Raza Khan Brelvi, or was it Abdul Haadi who praised Him?
Secondly: We ask those people who cling to Shaikh Wasiyullaah’s criticisms the following question: ”What is the basis of Shaikh Wadiyullaah’s criticism against Abu Khadeejah, Abu Hakeem and Maktabah Salafiyyah?” Indeed, the basis of the Shaikh’s criticism was due to the uncompromising and courageous stance the Maktabah took against Suhaib Hasan, Abdul Haadi, Jamiat ahle Hadeeth and Abu Usaama. This is the basis of the Shaikh’s criticisms- a criticism in opposition to reality and devoid of evidence.
Thirdly: Let us examine the reality of the following people!
What is the reality of jamiat ahle hadeeth
What is the reality of suhaib hasan
What is the reality of abdul Hadi
What is the reality of abu usama
What is the reality of Ihyaa turaath
So after examining the evidences against the above organizations and individuals, do we find Maktabah Salafiyyah upon their errors and methodologies? Do we find the students at Maktabah Salafiyyah upon the platforms of the innovators? Indeed, never do we find maktabah salafiyyah co-operating with the people of bidah, and this is a favour of Allaah upon them. Therefore, do we close our eyes to this and shout at the top of our voices with a criticism against Maktabah Salafiyyah that is devoid of proofs, or do we look at the reality of the situation?!
And Allaah knows best