[3] Thorns In The Throats of The Frustrated Slanderers and Spiteful Propagandists – [Aasim Al-Hakeem and His Ilk]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

ـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَ‌ۚ إِن يَكُنۡ غَنِيًّا أَوۡ فَقِيرً۬ا فَٱللَّهُ أَوۡلَىٰ بِہِمَا‌ۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعۡدِلُواْ‌ۚ وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.

Indeed, Aasim Al-Hakeem [may Allaah guide him and restrain his slanderous tongue Aameen] hurls slanders at the Salafiyyoon, which not only manifests his frustration due to being unable to provide solid proofs to support his arguments, but also the fact that he is a doubt-monger and one who seeks to hide the truth. So he [may Allaah guide him and free him from the shackles of hizbiyyah Aameen] claims that he has seen those who claim to be Salafis, especially from non Arabs who make their living through criticizing Daees and scholars, though themselves don’t possess the basics of knowledge or Aqeedah.  

Firstly: Aasim [may Allaah guide him and restrain his slanderous tongue Aameen] did not provide any proof to back up his claims; for where is the proof to support his claim that those Salafiyyoon make a living through criticising Da’ees and scholars! Indeed, Ibn Abdi Rabbihi [rahimahullaah] said: Choosing speech is more difficult than authorship, and indeed it is said, ‘The choice of a man (in speech) is in harmony with his intellect’. [1]

Aasim’s statement is not merely a false claim and a slander uttered by accident, rather it is one uttered out of malice after being unable to produce proofs to justify his companionship with the people of bidah and hizbiyyah, such as Al-Areefee and others.  Indeed, the one upon truth is not in need of lying or slandering in order manipulate and deceive his listeners. Indeed, is it not amazing that a man portrays himself as one qualified to disseminate knowledge, yet he slanders and makes false claims against Salafiyyoon- seeking to put others down without a shred of evidence and in order to feel good about himself, and hoping that others will swallow such garbage?! Indeed, it is said that the liar is a thief because a thief deceives you with regards to your wealth and the liar deceives you with regards to your intellect. [Adabud Dunyaa Wal-Aakhirah: page:262]

Hatred and Malice towards those Salafiyyoon who refute his deviant companions, -Areefee and others- leads him to lies and slander. It is evil enough that a man lies to obtain some of the goods of this worldly life, then how about lying in the field of Dawah- slandering the Salafiyyoon, whilst accompanying the people of bidah and hizbiyyah.  Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:   Lying is not permissible. It is a major sin from the major sins. It (lying) is not permissible except in three affairs which the prophet made an exception; lying during war, because war is deceit; lying in order to bring about peace between the people; and lying between married couples in order to bring about rectification to the family with regards to the relationship between (husband and the wife). These three affairs are that of maslahah, and in them is a greater good than evil; so (lying) is permissible (in this case). As for calling to Allaah, it has no need for lies. It is not permissible to utilize lies in calling to Allaah. Calling to Allaah is to (be carried out) by way of truth, the Book, the sunnah, fine admonition and arguing in a way that is better and not by way of lies. [End of quote: source: al-ijaabatul muhimmah fee mashaakil al-mulimmah, page:271-272]

Yoonus Ibn Ubayd (rahimahullaah) said: Indeed, you see a man fasting a lot, abstaining from the forbidden affairs and praying the night prayer, whilst he testifies to falsehood in the morning. [2]

Secondly: As for Aasim’s claim that those Salafiyyoon are ignorant of the basics of knowledge and Aqeedah, then indeed –once again- he did not produce a single proof to support his claim, rather what he seeks to hide is the fact that the Salaficentres are busy with Duroos delivered by those who are either well known to some of the well-known scholars, such as Shaikh Ubaid, Shaikh Mhammad Bin Haadi, Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhaari, Shaikh Rabee and others or those Salafiyyoon who graduated from Madeenah university. The books transmitted in the various Maraakiz of Salafiyyah in the West include Usool Ath-Thalaatha, Qawaa’id Al-Arba’ah, Nawaaqid Al-Islaam, Kitaab At-Tawheed, Shuroot As-Salaah, Umdatul Ahkaam and other numerous books.

On the other hand, those who deliver such lessons in the various Maraakiz do not behave like Aasim, for he enters into affairs that are not his speciality. And unlike Aasim, they do not make statements based on speculation and conjecture. See links:

http://www.aqidah.com/creed/articles/pycbw-clarification-of-the-statement-of-assim-al-hakeem-that-divine-qadar-is-created.cfm

http://www.salaficentre.com/2014/02/part-3-a-reply-to-asim-al-hakeems-nonsense-the-sahaabah-differed-in-aqeedah/

Finally: Therefore, we say to Aasim Al-Hakeem and his companions that the Salafiyyoon neither take knowledge from guessers nor from those who approach the Tobooliyyaat. Uqbah Bin Aamir (radiyallaahu-anhu) said: ”Learn before those who depend on guessing”; meaning: those who base their judgement on presumption. [3]

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said: [الطبوليات ] are those Masaa’il (affairs related to the religion) by way of which fame is sought. They are called ‘Tubooliyyaat’ because it is similar to a Tabl (drum) which has a sound and an echo. So when an odd affair comes to the people and a (person) becomes famous by way of it, then it becomes as if it is the sound of a drum. [Sharh Hilya Taalib al-Ilm, page: 19]

O Aasim! It is manifest to every Salafi that you are the one who speculates in affairs of knowledge and answers questions which you are not worthy of answering, such as when you attempted to claim that the Salaf differed in Aqeedah, as well as your response regarding Qadr. So before you accuse others of being ignorant of the basics of Aqeedah and knowledge, you should check yourself first and refrain from slander. We ask Allaah for Ikhlaas, Sidq, Thabaat and Husnul Khaatimah Aameen.

To be continued…InShaaAllaah


[1] Quoted by Shaikh Muhammad Bin Umar Saalim Baazmool in Manhajul Bahthi Al-Ilmiy Wa-Kitaabah Fee Uloom Ash-Sharee-ah: page: 17

[2] Hilyatul Awliyaa 3/20

[3] Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. Vol 8. Chapter: Learning about the laws of Inheritance

[4] Al-Majmoo 1/42

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