Has Masjid As-Sunnah’s Admin (obstinate shelterers of three contemporary innovators) been receiving unjustified harshness?!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: Ahlus Sunnah are followers of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam), for indeed they follow the truth and show mercy to those who oppose them through Ijtihaad of that which Allaah and His Messenger have excused (scholars who fall into error through Ijtihaad). And ahlul bidah invent false innovations and make takfeer of the one who opposes them.” [Sharh Al-Asfahaaniyyah. Page 30]
Indeed, some people-due to either naivety or short-sightedness-falsely accuse the Salafiyyoon of having little mercy when refuting the staunch followers of Halabi, Maghraawi and Maribi. However, they turn a blind eye to the fact that Masjid As-Sunnah’s Admin continues to shelter Al-Maghraawi [an innovator who showed little mercy when he made Takfeer of Muslims]. So are those who transmit the verdicts of the Ulama against this Takfeeri to be blamed or those who shelter him?! Are those who free themselves from the staunch affiliates of this Takfeeri to be blamed or those who ally with them?! See here the doctrines of Al-Maghraawi: Revelations on the Doctrines of al-Maghraawi : Part 1 ] Revelations on the Doctrines of al-Maghraawi : Part 2 ] Revelations on the Doctrines of al-Maghraawi : Part 3 http://salaficentre.com/2012/04/shaikh-muhammad-al-wassaabee-on-maghraawee-the-takfeeree-2
Likewise, Halabi and Maribi innovated false principles, so the Ulama of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa-ah of our era refuted them. The scholars who refuted these contemporary innovators fulfilled exactly what Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) stated as follows:‘’The Imaams of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa-ah- the people of knowledge and Eemaan- are possessors of Knowledge, Justice and Mercy. They know the truth in a manner in which it is (obligated upon) them-in agreement with the Sunnah and free from innovations. They deal justly with those who are outside of it (i.e. those outside the truth and the Sunnah) even if they (i.e. such people) oppress them, as Allaah (The Most High) said:
[وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا ۚ اعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ -And let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety (5:8)] They are merciful towards the creation. They wish goodness for them, guidance and knowledge. They do not set out wishing evil for them; rather when they (i.e. those Imaams of the Sunnah) punish them, clarify their mistakes, ignorant (views, statements and beliefs) and wrong doing, their intention is to clarify the truth, having mercy for the creation, enjoining good and forbidding evil, in order that the entire religion is made (sincerely) for (the worship of Allaah alone and adherence to the Sunnah of His Messenger), and so that the word of Allaah is made the uppermost. [End of Quote –Ar-Radd Alal Bakriy page: 490]
However, these innovators (Halabi, Maribi, Maghraawi) have persisted upon falsehood and they continue to justify their innovations and false principles. Likewise, Masjid As-Sunnah’s Admin have persisted in sheltering these innovators and Naveed Ayaaz [Islam Nelson/Madeenah Dot Com] also continues to affiliate himself with Masjid As-Sunnah’s Admin, even after the knowledge based refutations of the scholars have been transmitted.
So who deserves blame?! Those who accept and act upon the knowledge based refutations of the scholars against these innovators and their staunch followers, or those who turn a blind eye, whilst hurling false and absurd accusations at the Salafiyyoon?! Naveed Ayaaz turns a blind eye to the knowledge based refutations of the scholars against these innovators and their staunch followers, whilst hurling false accusations at the Salafiyyoon and the Maraakiz. So how can any person with a clear sense of justice justify the claim that the Salafiyyoon at Al-Markazus Salafi have not been gentle towards Masjid As-Sunnah’s Admin and their ally Naveed Ayaaz! Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi stated about the followers of Halabi: see link: http://safeshare.tv/w/KTVQGVdWpQ -Video by Daarus Sunnah(may Allaah reward them)] [Shaikh Rabee on Masjid As-Sunnah- http://salaficentre.com/2012/06/verdict-upon-masjid-as-sunnah-committee-in-manchester-shaikh-rabees-tele-link-in-2003-2/ [see here: verdicts of the scholars against Maribi salaficentre.com/?p=12705]
And Allaah knows best