On Tuesday 30th April 2017, Muwahhideen Publications hosted a LIVE Tele-Lecture with our brother and teacher Abu 'Abdillāh Ḥasan as-Ṣomālī (حفظه الله) at Masjid 'Abdullah Ibn 'Abbaas in Tobago entitled "The Meaning of Salafiyyah and Is This A Cult." At the end of the session he answered a question posed by one the brothers regarding the doubt that one should not name themself salafī because the media and others falsely refer to ISIS and other terrorist groups as salafī. Our teacher clarified, with no ambiguity, the fallacy of the claimants to salafiyyah from the likes of ISIS and their sister organizations that seek only to mislead the people away from the true and authentic Islām. He further elaborates on how shameful that an individual will allow the media to define what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in the religion of al-Islām. Our brother Ḥasan as-Ṣomālī (حفظه الله) continues clarifying the affair...
Muwahhideen Publications is pleased to present this tremendously beneficial Ebook which is a transcription of the summarized translation of a tele-lecture with Mpubs entitled, “The Position of the Salafī Regarding the Fitnah in Aleppo and Yemen,” by Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ‘Akūr (حفظه الله) on Sunday 18th December, 2016. The Shaykh clarifies explicitly the position that the true salafī, the sunnī upon the understanding of the salaf us ṣalah, should have regarding this current fitnah happening in these two strategic Muslim lands. The principles that the Shaykh expounds, from the Qu'ran and Sunnah, are not only applicable for what is happening in Syria and Yemen, but are general for all places and times. This insightful lecture was an exquisite clarification on the situation that the Muslims are in today and the reasons for our weakness. The Shaykh also defined, clearly, the precise conditions for the promised victory laid out by Allāh and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Below is the table of contents showing the topics that the Shaykh covered:
2. Everything Happens by the Decree of Allāh.
3. The Plot of the Enemies Against the Muslims.
4. The Results of Revolting Against the Leader.
5. We Have to Turn Back to Allāh.
6. Helping Our Brothers in Syria and Yemen.
7. Victory Is Guaranteed If We Turn to Allāh with Sincerity.
8. Impermissibility of Committing Suicide When Fearing Rape.
9. Attaining True Victory from Allāh.
~ An excerpt taken from the eBook ~
If any of us are too miserly to help our brothers with our wealth, the very least that we can do is supplicate for them. If we are able to help our brothers in Yemen and Syria or elsewhere whether it is financially, or helping them put some food in their mouths, we should do so. And if we cannot, then the very least that we can do is call upon Allāh(عز وجل) to rectify their situation.
We must also speak the truth and encourage the Muslims to exercise patience and seek the reward from Allāh, hoping for victory and relief. Allāh has only allowed these situations to occur because of some ḥikmah, that He alone knows. The Muslims in Makkah (before the ḥijrah) encountered similar hardships; the Muslims are also currently experiencing hardships and the believers shall continue to be tested until Allāh inherits this earth and everyone and everything on it.
In this perceptive and insightful article, Shaykh Zayd ibn Muḥammad al Madkhalī (رحمه الله) enlightens the reader to the permissibility of having negative assumptions for those who are deserving of it. This principle is an important one for those who claim that we must have positive assumptions about everyone in the absolute sense, when in fact doing so can cause many to capitulate in their religion and dangerously gravitate towards the people of desires.
"If there are issues associated with the individual which indicate and exemplify that he is overtly lax and weak regarding the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah, subsequently, don't spread his material nor advise with taking from him until the soundness (of his methodology) becomes clear to you."
This article is a response to a question posed to our Shaykh Bandar al Khaybarī (حفظه الله) and is an extremely precise and potent refutation of a doubt spread by some of the opposers to the sunnah, who wish to separate the people from the scholars and people of knowledge. This article was translated by our noble brother Abū Afnān Muḥammad ‘Abd Allāh (حفظه الله) with the Shaykh's express permission.
An excerpt taken from the article ~
We have been tested with people who think they are upon guidance. However, the reality is that they have become inundated with desires. This is a corrupt and bankrupt statement that emerges here and there, with the intention of silencing the people of truth from explaining the truth to the people.