In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah [The Most High] said:
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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. [Surah An-Nisaa. Ayah 135]
Indeed, even though some of us have been present since 1995, however neither were we amongst those who accompanied Al-Halabi and Al-Hilaali nor did we speak to them in person; neither did we sit with them at close proximity nor examine their affair at close proximity during those years they’ve visited the UK, even though – by the Tawfeeq of Allaah – we are acquainted with their errors and the sound unambiguous observations and refutations of the scholars and students against them. Our elder teachers at Salafipublications are the ones who know their affair – observers at close proximity and in person with their eyes, ears and hearts for many years. They accompanied both Al-Halabi and Al-Hilaali at home and abroad, therefore, we’ll suffice with their report, as the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: “The one informed is not the same as the one who witnessed (with his own eyes). Indeed, Allaah [The Exalted] told Musa [peace be upon him] about what his people had done with the calf (i.e. worshipped the calf) and he did not throw the tablets, (but) when he saw what they had done, he threw the tablets (out of anger) and they broke”. [Saheeh Al-Jaami 5374]
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“The one informed is not the same as the one who witnessed (with his own eyes)”– Meaning: Witnessing, as it is the attainment of definitive knowledge. Allaah created for His servants conscious ears and eyes that can see, and He did not make the news (in general) as powerful as witnessing with the eyes (in general). And just as he placed hearing and sight (around the) head (area), He also placed that in the heart (i.e. sound perception), so the knowledge of that which a person sees with his sight becomes robust, and what he perceives with the sight of his heart is stronger for him. Al-Kalaabaadhee [Abu Nasr, Ahmad Bin Muhammad Ibn Al-Husayn Ibnul Hasan Bin Ali Bin Rustom (may Allaah have mercy upon him)] said, âNews is two types: the one that is (absolute) truth and can never carry mistakes- the news from Allaah and His Messenger. And this (hadeeth) may also refer to the new other than this first one.
If news referred to the first type, then its meaning is that eye witness is not like truthful news in strength- meaning news is stronger, more certain and far removed from doubts if it is truthful news, (because) the one who witnesses with his eyes can be mistaken â a person may see something in manner that is other than its true reality, such as what occurred in the story of Musa [peace be upon him] and the magicians. And if the hadeeth is applied to the second type of news, then its meaning is: the eye witness (in reality- without any deception etc) is not like news; rather it is stronger and more certain because the one who is informed is not reassured in his heart and his doubts do not seize regarding news from someone who can forget and make mistakes. The point is that if the report is true, it is stronger than the eye witness, or otherwise; however, the intent of what is mentioned with regards news refers to the second type [i.e. the true eye witness that is based on other than revelation and it contains no (deception, ambiguity) is stronger than true news (that is not based on revelation), even though both are accepted]. [An Excerpt from Faydul Qadeer. 5/356-357. paraphrased]
Therefore, here we present you the observations of the elder teachers:
History: Ali Hasan Al-HalabÄ« and Salafi Publications. The cause behind the break 15 years ago and the evidence-based refutations of the Scholars – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]
The False Principles of Ali Hasan al-Halabi- By Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allaah preserve him]:
Finally, we say to the specific individual or individuals – blazing hizbiyyoon at Markaz Tawheed who claim that we are people who abandon others without justification- that the Prophet [peace annd blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “The best of the people are those living in my generation, then those who will follow the latter and then those who come after them. Then there will come after them people who will be treacherous and will not be trustworthy, they will bear witness without being asked to do so, and they will vow, but will never fulfil their vows, and fatness will appear among them”.
Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah protect him from every evil] said, “They give false testimony, act treacherously and deceitfully. They behave in a very sinful manner and follow evil desires, except those whom Allaah safeguards amongst the Taaâifatul Mansoorah [i.e. the aided group of Muslims upon the straight path] â those whom Allaahâs Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] praised. Therefore, it is obligated on us to acquire knowledge for the sake of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] and act upon it. Ignorance is a deadly disease and knowledge is a weapon that will destroy you if you do not act upon it, and Allaahâs refuge is sought. [Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm pages 268-270]
Imaam An-Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated regarding the statement, “They will bear witness without being asked to do so”, this can mean that they bear witness before being asked, or they bear witness based on falsehood, or they give witness without being from those who are worthy of it. [For further details see Sharh Saheeh Muslim 12/17]
However, there is another Hadeeth in which the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] stated, “Should I not inform you about the best of witnesses, they are those who bear witness before being asked”. The scholars say that what is intended by this hadeeth is for example: someone has a witness to give on behalf of another person based on truth, but the person does not know about it, so he [i.e. the one who should give the witness] informs the person about it; or for example, a person has already passed away and another person knows what the deceased person has left behind as inheritance, so he bears witness to that and makes it known. [For further details see Fat-hul Baari 5/260]
And regarding the statement, “And fatness will appear among them”, meaning, these people give importance to the means of fattening themselves â food, drink and over-abundance. So, their only concern is their bodies and fattening themselves. As for being fat without choice, then one cannot be blamed for that, just as a person cannot be blamed for being tall, short, black or whiteâ¦[For further details, see Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 10/1056 -By Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy upon him)]
Therefore, we remind those specific blazing hizbiyyoon at Markaz at-Tawheed that their deception and false witness has been unveiled once again.
To be continued InShaaAllaah