A Notification to the Confused and Bewildered Caller to Brotherhood at [Markaz As-Sunnah (Stoke-On-Trent)]: Obtain Clear Knowledge of What Blameworthy Taqleed Is Before Accusing Others Based On Jahl and Dhulm!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:
Speech about the people has to be with knowledge and justice, and not by way of Jahl and Dhlum.
[Minhaajus Sunnah: 4/337]
Indeed, it is amazing to know that the confused caller to brotherhood at Markaz as-Sunnah hurled a false accusation at the Salafi Admin of Masjid Al-Furqan -that they are guilty of Taqleed (i.e. blameworthy Taqleed). However, let us inform this person of an affair, which will either manifest his error or false accusation. Ibn Abdul-Barr (rahimahullaah) said:
According to the scholars, Taqleed (i.e. blind following) is other than Ittibaa. That is because Ittibaa is to follow a person based on what is apparent to you based on the superiority of his statement and soundness of his school of thought. And Taqleed is that you speak with his statement, whilst you neither know the angle of his speech nor its meaning and you reject speech besides it; or his mistake is made manifest to you, but you follow him and venerate his opposition (against the truth), whilst the corruptness of his speech is clear to you. This is what is forbidden to speak with in the religion of Allaah (The Most High). [Jaami Bayaan Al-Ilm Wa-Fadlihee: 2/787]
Indeed, the Salafiyyoon at Masjid Al-Furqan and their brothers in the other Maraakiz take firm stances against the people of Hizbiyyah and Tamyee based on the deviance manifested by these people. So take a look at the following:
What is the reality of jamiat ahle hadeeth of old?
What is the reality of Greenlane’s New Admin?
What is the reality of suhaib hasan?
What is the reality of abdul Hadi?
What is the reality of abu usama?
So after examining the evidences against the above organizations and individuals, do we base our stances on blind following or do we establish them based on evidence?! Do you find the Admin of Masjid al-Furqan and their brothers in the other Maraakiz and Masaajid upon these deviated methodologies?! Do we find the Admin at Masjid Al-Furqan upon the platforms of the innovators or co-operating with those who accompany the innovators?! Indeed, never do you find the Admin at Masjid Al-Furqan co-operating with ahlul bidah by the Tawfeeq of Allaah. If you speak again make sure it is based on sound evidence and not out of ignorance, as Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: Speech about the people has to be with knowledge and justice, and not by way of Jahl and Dhulm.’’ [Minhaajus Sunnah: 4/337]
To be continued…In-Shaa-Allaah