A Discussion of Treacherous Du’aat in the West

 

In Surah Aali Imran 3:105, Allah the most High warns:

وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ كَالَّذِينَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاخْتَلَفُواْ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ وَأُوْلَـئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves after the clear proofs had come to them. It is they for whom there is an awful torment. [Surah Aali Imran 3:105]

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) warned against the People of Innovation, from befriending, supporting or taking from them saying: “Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator then upon him is the curse of Allaah, His Angels and the whole of mankind.” [Reported by Bukhaaree (12/41) and Muslim (9/140) ]

In Sharhus-Sunnah, Imam al-Barbaharee [d.329H] states: It is not permissible to hide sincere advice from any of the Muslims, whether pious or impious, in matters of the religion. Whoever hides that has acted deceitfully towards the Muslims. Whoever acts deceitfully towards the Muslims has done so towards the Religion. Whoever acts deceitfully towards the Religion has behaved treacherously towards Allah, His Messenger and the Believers.

Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq (hafidhullaah) briefly describes the treachery of well-known du’aat and religious callers.

This is a reminder and a warning to those callers who have turned their backs on the methodology of the Salaf, those who differed and went astray after having knowledge, those who oppose the Sunnah to accommodate bid’ah and its people for a small gain, those who seek to undermine the Scholars of Islam and Sunnah, those who strive to conceal fundamental aspects of the Religion. All of this after clear knowledge has come to them. This is severely warned against in the Book of Allah.

Such treacherous callers include Yasir Qadhi, Zaid Shakir, Abdur Raheem Greene, Abu Aaliyah Surkheel Shariff, Muhammad Alshareef, Waleed Basyouni and the likes who partook in the infamous pledge of “mutual respect and cooperation”.

We ask Allah for safety and protection for ourselves and all the Muslims.