In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Jaabir (radiyallaahu-anhu) said: We were with the Prophet (salallaahu- alayhi- wassallam), when there came a foul smell. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alayhi -wassallam) said: “Do you know what that smell is? That is the stench of those who gossip and backbite the believers.”[Ahmad, Al-Adab al-Mufrad]
Indeed, we see some of those who claim Salafiyyah, but are quick to spread tales against the Salafiyyoon. However, they are quick to find excuses for the hizbiyyoon of Masjid As-Sunnah and would even attempt to make the disgraceful claim that the difference between the Salafiyyoon of Al-Markazus Salafi and the staunch Hizbiyyoon of Masjid Sunnah is personal. This behaviour of theirs is nothing else but a disgrace. The likes of these people are known for their lukewarm stances. They sit on the edge of the Salafis, on the fence between us and the hizbiyoon. There is a group in every Markaz and depending on the size of the community their number varies. They usually have good jobs and are professionals even and maybe this they believe entitles them to an opinion on matters of Dawa.You cannot refute them because they are apparently with you. However you cannot rely upon them because they harbour stuff against you in their hearts. When fitna comes they will usually be in the crowd of those attacking you, or at least egging the attackers on. But they will do just about enough to cover their own backs so that they aren’t played with those fitnah makers. They will go about looking for individuals that share a similar mentality, and they will unite in backbiting you with anyone who opposes the masjid and dawa. [End of quote]
Brothers and sisters, these people are filled with rancour and envy because they do not like to see the Salafiyyoon of Manchester and elsewhere being firm. So they invent stories and gossip, just like the ‘gutter-press’ does to cause the hatred and rancour.
As for the Salafiyyoon of Manchester and elsewhere, they have –and all praise is due to Allaah- in every fitnah been upon the truth and remained firm upon it, openly proclaiming it and not fearing the blame of the blamers. This is what grieves these envious cowards in Manchester and elsewhere, which is why they attempt to bring down the Salafees with lies and deception. This is nothing else but the plot of the devil because these tale carriers cannot find any mistakes in Aqeedah or Manhaj or walaa and baraa or positions that need to be held with which they can find fault? They have utterly failed and all they have with them is gossip and envy.
Indeed this tale carrier and gossip-monger is a coward with a weak character and a pathetic personality, who does not have the courage to advise, and nor to identify himself to the ones he seeks to defame. That is why you find that tale-carriers are hardly caught. But one thing that they don’t realize (or do not care about) is that Allaah knows everything about them and tale carrying carries a severe punishment. The Prophet (salallaahu alayhi wassallam) passed some graves and informed his Companions that its inhabitants were being punished due to them not cleaning correctly after urination and spreading tales and gossip-mongering. [Ahmad]
In another narration, the Messenger, (salallaahu alayhi wassallam) said: “When I was taken up into the Heavens, I passed by some people who had copper claws tearing at their faces and chests. I asked, ‘Who are these, O Jibreel?’ He said, ‘They are those who ate the flesh of people, and violated their honour.” [Musnad Ahmad]
So, the likes of this tale carrier and gossip-monger may be able to deceive some people through his evil deeds, but they are not hidden from Allaah, the All-Knowing. And when they are confronted, you find them claiming that they had said nothing or pretend to be ignorant. Then when they return to their pack of devils, after having openly and shamelessly lied, continue with their evil. All of this, they do, due to their envy, jealousy and desire for status. This is the behaviour of these tale carriers in Manchester and elsewhere, who still backbite the Salafiyyoon.
We pray that Allaah guides them to their senses and guides them to sincerity. And if they do not return, we pray that distance them from the Salafiyyoon and expose their evil plots. Aameen
Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullah Al-Gambi)