In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Between Us and You Are Books of The Salaf to Judge!
Few Affairs Regarding Spubs – During and After Lifetime of Shaikh Abu Talhah:Â A Brief Reminder to The One Who Says -Sarcastically – “Spubs are The Only Salafis in The Uk”.Â
Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him and protect him from the enmity of the people of bidah, hizbiyyah and Tamyee] wrote, “In the nineties, when the daâwah was in its infancy, many people left the Salafi Manhaj, preferring the paths of innovation â Dawud (rahimahullaah) saw them come and saw them go, but he would not join them in their opposition. Rather he would advise those who were once with us upon this path of Sunnah, he would show great concern for them so they not be misguided. He would make duâaa for them, and then leave their affair to Allaah, and stop his association with them only for the sake of Allaah. He would not compromise with them, nor praise those who opposed this blessed Manhaj. He was the first person to translate the rudood (refutations) of Shaikh Muqbil, Shaikh al-Albaanee and Shaikh Rabeeâ against Jamâiyyah Ihyaa Turaath al-Islaamee â he stemmed and almost cut off their bidâah in the UK by way of these translations (by the permission of Allaah). Allaah had blessed him with skills of translation that I have not seen equaled in the West, and Allaah knows best”. http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/657-Abu-Talhah-Dawud-Burbank-and-his-Wife-have-Died?p=1178#post1178 [End of Quote]
Indeed, this above statement of Shaikh Abu Khadeejah is truth. Shaikh Abu Talhah [may Allaah have mercy upon him and his wife] translated the works of the scholars in refutation against the Mubtadi’h within the ranks of Ihya Turaath, such as the likes of Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq. He was also well-known for translating the works of the scholars on various topics needed to clarify the correct positions on Ibaadah, Aqeedah, Manhaj, groups, parties, sects, contemporary deviant organizations, individuals and personalities. The following are some of his works mentioned by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah.
Facts about Shaikh Abu Talhah – aA man who defended the Sunnah!
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated Shaikh Muqbilâs refutations on Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq and Ihyaa Turaath in 1996, âThe Blazing Meteorâ series.
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated Shaikh Muqbilsâ refutation on Abdullaah as-Sabt of Ihyaa Turaath in 1997.
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated Shaikh Muqbilâs refutations on Suhaib Hasan and al-Hidaayah in 1997.
FACT: Abu Talhah translated Shaikh Rabeeâs first critique of Suhaib Hasan and Turaath in 1997 after Hajj.
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated sections from Shaikh Rabeeâs âJamaaâah Waahidah Laa Jamaâaatâ in refutation of the head of Ihyaa Turaath, Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq in 1998.
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated portions of Shaikh Abdus-Salaam Burjisâs âMuâamalaat al-Hukaamâ in refutation of the Qutubees and those who called for revolt and revolution in the mid to late 1990â²s.
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah prevented any amalgamation with Muhammad Suroor after he had read âas-Sunnahâ magazine of this takfeeree in the early nineties, and found it to be in contradiction to the Sunnah!
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated portions of the book âal-Qutubiyyahâ in refutation of the Qutubees such as Safar al-Hawaalee and Salmaan al-Awdah who were attacking the major scholars.
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated the fatwa of Shaikh Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah) calling the authorities to prevent Safar and Salmaan from delivering lectures, classes and their tapes from being distributed.
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated many of Shaikh Rabeeâs refutations against Syed Qutub and al-Mawdoodee; âManhaj al-Anbiyahâ is point and case.
FACT: Shaikh Abu Talhah translated Shaikh al-Albaaneeâs refutations on Ihyaa Turaath and Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq. [End of Quote]
This was part of Shaikh Abu Talhahâs methodology, which he learnt from the scholars of Salafiyyah, and this is the same methodology he died upon. The Imaam of Jarh Wat-Tadeel in our era Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee and others are witnesses to this fact and this is what Salafipublications are upon to this day – may Allaah protect us and them Aameen. Neither upon the methodology of the Qutubiyyah and Surooriyyah nor that of the Haddaadiyyah; neither upon the methodology of Al-Maghraawi nor that of Al-Maribi, Halabi, Al-Hajoori, Bilaal Philips, Abu Muslimah, Abu Usaamah, Shadeed Muhammad, Ali Tameemi, Zaraboozo and others; neither upon the innovations of Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen and Hasan al-Banna nor that of Jamaat At-Tableegh and Muhammad Ilyaas; neither reject the Jarh Mufassar of the scholars in order to defend figureheads and personalities of bidah nor speak with Al-Muwaazanah to accommodate the groups, sects and figureheads of Bidah; neither promote the false principle âWe do not disparage but we only correct mistakesââ nor the other false principle âLetâs not make our differing about someone else a reason for differing amongst ourselves.ââ Neither bring doubts in the narrations of the trustworthy narrators nor differentiate between Aqeedah and Manhaj in order to destroy the clear boundaries between the Salafi Methodology and the false methodologies; neither call to political parties nor the evil and false view that the Salaf differed in Aqeedah, neither revile the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah in this time and make the people flee from them, such as the likes of Muhammad Bin Haadi, nor defend those who call the Sahaabah scum, such as Abul Hasan Al-Maribi; neither call the people to accept the misguided sects, parties and organizations into the domain of Ahlus Sunnah nor call to the unity of religions; neither defend the principles that are now been propagated by likes of Ibraaheem Ruhayli nor the extremism that has afflicted Muhammad Bin Haadi and the Musaafiqah.
We leave you with Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] when he sated:Â “All of you hold onto the Rope of Allaah [i.e. The Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah]- Allaah will aid you in this and make you like the sun, and that you return to the understanding of the righteous predecessors, and it is, as I said to you, transmitted (and established) in your presence. This is a challenge to those who oppose this. We are challenging the proponents of innovation in religious affairs and desires- the proponents of innovation in religious affairs related to creed, the proponents of innovation in religious affairs related to politics. We say, between us and you is the (path, understanding of the) pious predecessors, between us and you the books (of the pious predecessors). Ahmad [i.e. Imaam Ahmad] used to say to the proponents of innovation in religious affairs, “Betweet us and you the funerals (i.e. whose funeral will be attended by ahlus sunnah in great numbers)”. We say (i.e. at present), “Between us and you are the books (of the pious predecessors)- the books are present. Allaah said to His Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]: [ÙÙ ÙÙØ£ÙØªÙÙØ§ Ø¨ÙØ§ÙØªÙÙÙÙØ±ÙØ§Ø©Ù ÙÙØ§ØªÙÙÙÙÙÙØ§ Ø¥ÙÙÙ ÙÙÙÙØªÙÙ Ù ØµÙØ§Ø¯ÙÙÙÙÙÙ – All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, except what Israel made unlawful for himself before the Taurat (Torah) was revealed. Say (O Muhammad ): âBring here the Taurat (Torah) and recite it, if you are truthful”]
So they bring the Torah, and you proof them to be upon falsehood. We bring the books of the pious predecessors – the Qurâan, the Sunnah, the books of Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasaâi, and what was authored by Ahmad and others; we bring them (to prove) those who are on the path of these (pious predecessors) and those who turn away and oppose them. Just as Allaah challenged the Jews to bring the Torah, so the Torah came and exposed them, (likewise), we challenge these people to bring the books of the pious predecessors, so that the innovator in religious affairs is exposed, and to clarify who is the deviants, whether we or them? Can they able to challenge? Can they open their mouths like this? We fill our mouths with courage, we challenge everyone who says that we are upon other than methodology of the pious predecessors. We, by Allaah, call to the methodology of the pious predecessors- to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]. We use the book of Allaah and the Sunnah as proof for our beliefs, our acts of worship, dealings with rulers and their subjects, in dealing with the groups and sects. As for the others, they are upon tricks, deception etc By Allaah, you will not find with them anything but tricks and manipulating the emotions of youth”.