There is Sufficiency For You In Those Who Come

The following is a re-translation of a phone conversation that took place back in October 2002 in which Shaikh ‘Abdil-Muhsin al-‘Abbâd was asked about the statements made by Shaikh Rabî’ against QSS, QSS president Abdulmonem Burkhes, and against attending QSS’s activities and functions. It was originally translated and posted back in 2002 when Shaikh Rabî’ first warned against QSS and brother Abdulmonem, but is just as relevant today as it was back then. What’s mentioned in the conversation should also give a tiny glimpse at why the words of Shaikh Rabî’ in this particular matter, which some of our brothers continue to propagate, should not be given any importance or merit.

There is Sufficiency For You In Those Who Come (PDF). Salafiyyah was never about numbers, but rather about sticking to the truth, calling people to it with wisdom and good admonishion, and most importantly, being just and fair in your dealings with others. Say what you will about those who have been criticized and are said to have deviated from the methodology (e.g., Shaikhs Safar and Salmân), but one thing is for sure, they never chased people away from Salafiyyah and had them utterly disgusted by it like this group has.

May Allah rectify our affairs, forgive us for whatever contributions we made to damaging this blessed call, and guide us to that which pleases Him.


About Rasheed Gonzales
My name is Rasheed Gonzales. I’m a Muslim convert of Filipino descent. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I was guided to Islam through one of my younger brothers and a couple of friends, all of whom had converted to Islam sometime before me (may Allah reward them greatly). I am married with four children (and the praise is Allah’s) and also a volunteer for the Qur'an & Sunnah Society of Canada, based in Toronto.

4 Responses to There is Sufficiency For You In Those Who Come

  1. Abu Abdullah says:


    Shukran. By the way Akhi, was this translated directly from an audio or from an arabic transcript? Do you have the audio link available?

    JazakAllah Khayr.

  2. Wa ‘alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullah,

    Wa iyyakum.

    It was translated using both the audio and an Arabic transcription of the conversation; the transcription isn’t entirely accurate and the audio also has some parts which I couldn’t make out, so I used both.

    What was translated is only a portion of the converation; the shaikh went on afterwards to give a little short advisory speech, which I didn’t translate for this article. Here are both: the audio (RAM file) and the transcription (PDF).

  3. al-Falastini says:

    As-Salaam Alaikum Akhi Rasheed…

    JazakAllah Khair.

    The link to the transcription is not working.
    You should try to fix it before someone tries to accuse you of a making a hoax on Sh. Abd al-Muhsin or something…

    BarakAllahu Feek

    As-Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah

  4. Wa ‘alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullah,

    May Allah reward and bless you for pointing out the busted link. I’ve fixed it now. Regardless though, the audio link should have been working, so even if someone would have the gall to make accusations like that, they’d just end up embarrassing themselves in the end.

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