Shaikh Rabi’ IS NOT an Imam of Jarh & Ta’dil

A couple days ago I received an email from my dear friend, Abu Usamah Atthahabi, with the subject line “Re: Sheikh Rabee’ IS NOT an Imam of Jarh Wa Ta’deel“. It’s not often that he sends out long emails like this one, so although the subject of Rabi bin Hadi al-Madkhali is one that I find tired and old, I thought I’d read it and see what was up.

With young new exaggerationists popping up constantly, I thought it might be good to share what Abu Usamah had to say on my blog. Although the readership numbers to my blog have died down due to my inactivity, perhaps his thoughts might find their way to people’s screens than they would being forwarded from recipient to recipient through email.

May Allah reward Abu Usamah immensely for his attempts at fairness and levelheadedness.

For those who want some backstory to the email, the subject line of Abu Usamah’s email is in reference to the statement from Rabi’ al-Madkhali found in the YouTube video before the email, both below the jump (email is without any editing done on my part–you read it as I received it).

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We Can’t Answer Him So Keep Away From That Guy!!!

[ Edit: I added links to the YouTube videos mentioned in the post. Also note that MuslimVlogGuy deleted his comments to my video some time ago–good thing I got screen caps, lol. ]

Earlier this week (Monday) I received a private message on Facebook from one of my buddies telling me of some self-deluded exaggerationist wannabe vanguards of Salafism warning others to keep away from me on Twitter. Being that I don’t have a Twitter account, I had to do a bit of searching to find the tweets. Here’s the exchange that took place (on all images in this post, click to enlarge to actual size):

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Quote … Unquote … no. 20

I use the word brainwashing to mean activity that pushes people toward unquestioning acceptance of any ideas and away from critical thinking (defined on page 41). Brainwashing, then, is the opposite of education, which is activity that develops a person’s critical faculties. Why choose critical thinking as the litmus test for brainwashing? Because it is what makes a human being an individual. People are individuals biologically, of course, but they are individuals socially only if they maintain an independent perspective, and doing this is an ongoing creative process based on critical thinking.

Jeff Schmidt
Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System that Shapes Their Lives

Do not Refute Them Until you Know What They Meant?

I woke up this morning and found an email in my inbox from the SPubs mailing list titled, “NEW ARTICLE: Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee Disproves the False Principle: Do not Refute Them Until you Know What They Meant”. It contained the following quote, which I assume is part of a longer article (I didn’t click on the link provided to check):

So we have not been commanded to investigate into the intended meanings. Whosoever has speech that is falsehood, then falsehood must be refuted. And if he is ignorant and he says, “I meant such and such, but I erred in the expression,” we reply, ‘The praise is for Allaah. Therefore, you have corrected yourself. So it is not permissible for anyone, from this point onwards, to follow you in that falsehood now that you are aware of it.’ So now you – O critic – have benefited the people firstly and him (i.e. the speaker of falsehood) secondly.

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Sunday Mercury Report & Rumours About Abu Usamah Atthahabi

There has been a (sorry excuse for) a news report making the rounds titled, “Birmingham mosque cleric accused of sexual harassment”, which has been posted to a couple of third rate “news” sites. The reports makes mention of some sexual harassment allegations levied against Abu Usamah Atthahabi, may Allah exonerate him and preserve and protect him from his enemies. Both Abu Usamah and his employers, Green Lane Masjid, have issued statements concerning the report. Anyone interested in reading Green Lane’s press release can do so here while Abu Usamah’s video response can be viewed after the jump.

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The Last Will & Testament of Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi’i

There’s been quite a few times where Shaikh Muqbil bin Hâdî’s last will and testament has been mentioned here on my blog (usually in the comments sections to posts), especially with respect to Shaikh Abul-Hasan al-Ma’ribî. Because of this I thought it might be a good idea to post it here for whoever wants to read it and see for themselves, since the brothers at Salafi Publications (as well others who are upon their exaggerationist mentality) love to make it seem like Shaikh Muqbil was wary of some sort of potential evil Shaikh Abul-Hasan was bound to inflict upon the world. It never made any sense to me (and to many others) how someone who Shaikh Muqbil supposedly believed posed such a great danger to Islam and Salafism would be someone that he advised others to refer matters to in his last will and testament.

In any case, I had a really hard time finding that old translation online, so I decided to retranslate it myself. You guys can read it  here, if you’re interested: The Last Will & Testament of Muqbil bin Hâdî al-Wâdi’î (PDF).

In the middle of translating the will, I was finally able to find it posted on some random blog post regarding the last will and testament (al-wasiyyah) itself, quoted as an example of what one looks like (Shaikh al-Albânî’s last will and testament was another example shown in the post). The post’s author referenced Shaikh Muqbil’s Salafi Publications’s website, but searching their site, I was unable to find it at all. For whoever wants to read their translation of the will (which differs from mine in some parts), you can do so by visiting this blog. You’ll find Shaikh Muqbil’s will about two thirds down the page, followed by Shaikh al-Albânî’s last will and testament.

More from Abu Usamah Atthahabi: Exposing the Double Standards

AK & the Gang continue to berate and insult with their typical hyperbole posting more dribble about my dear friend Abu Usamah Atthahabi, may Allah protect and preserve him, while he responds calmly and respectfully, may Allah reward and increase him. My buddy, Ali Sabir (may Allah reward and bless him) just let me know of a new three part video posted on Youtube of a talk by Abu Usamah regarding SPubs’s double standards.

Videos after the jump.

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