Forcing Others to Take a Position

A few years ago I translated and posted an answer given by Shaikh ‘Abdullah bin Salih al-‘Ubailan regarding testing people by individuals and personalities, and imposing opinions on them, so this isn’t a new topic that I’ll be posting about. The statement from Shaikh al-‘Ubailan was very brief, however, so I thought posting this talk by my dear friend, Abu Usamah Atthahabi, would be a nice treat for the visitors to my blog. As usual with his talks, this one’s a nice one; may Allah reward and bless Abu Usamah. In any case, here you go … video’s after the break.

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Salafism, Do You Really Get It?

I had originally began this article a few months ago in hopes that it would be completed well before Ramadân. Circumstances however, have prevented its completion until fairly recently. I’ve been waiting on some feedback from some brothers I sent the completed article to before; so far only a few brothers have responded with their input. I thought, however, that I’d post it now despite not hearing back from some of them, since most of the feedback I was getting while working on it was fairly positive.

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Shaikh al-‘Ubailân On What’s Going On Between Shaikhs ‘Alî al-Halabî & Ahmad Bâzmūl

Shaikh ‘Abdullah bin Sâlih al-‘Ubailân was asked,

Our shaikh, may Allah preserve you, what is your view regarding what is circulating in the assembly rooms (i.e., the Internet forums and message boards) of conveying the words and the refutations for this and that, particularly in the latest times and what is occurring between Shaikh Ahmad Bâzmūl and Shaikh ‘Alî al-Halabî? And pardon me, have you read al-Halabî’s latest treatise, Manhaj as-Salaf asSâlih, and what is your comment on it? May Allah increase you in knowledge and godliness.

The shaikh, may Allah preserve him, answered saying,

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Shaikh al-‘Ubailân On Testing People & Imposing Opinions On Them

Shaikh ‘Abdullah bin Sâlih al-‘Ubailân was asked,

What is your view regarding testing the people and imposing a statement of the scholars regarding the disparagment of individuals or other than it from the disputed matters among the People of the Sunnah upon the students of knowledge?

The shaikh, may Allah preserve him, answered saying,

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