Deviations of the Ashari Sufis Hamza Yusuf, Habib Ali Jifri, Nuh-Ha-Meem Keller et al

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Deviations of the Ashari Sufis Hamza Yusuf, Habib Ali Jifri, Nuh-Ha-Meem Keller et al

This is a segment taken from a Khutbah entitled The Statement La ilaaha illallaah Delivered by Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Wahid.

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The famous Qasida Burda by Busiri that Hamza Yusuf and other sufis chant states within it:

OH MOST GENEROUS OF MANKIND (referring to the Prophet sallah Allaahu alayhi wasalam) I HAVE NO ONE TO SEEK REFUGE IN EXCEPT YOU WHEN THE WIDESPREAD CALAMITY OCCURS.

Did he forget that he can seek refuge in Allaah the ALL HEARER? Allaah the MOST HIGH says:

(Qur’an 113:1) Say: “I seek refuge with (Allâh) the Lord of the daybreak

(Quran 114:1) Say: “I seek refuge with (Allâh) the Lord of mankind,

Did he forget that the dead can’t hear the living?

[Qur’an 27:080] Verily, you cannot make the dead to hear (i.e. benefit them and similarly the disbelievers), nor can you make the deaf to hear the call, when they flee, turning their backs.

[Qur’an 46:005] And who is more astray than one who calls (invokes) besides Allah, such as will not answer him till the Day of Resurrection, and who are (even) unaware of their calls (invocations) to them?

He is a clear deviant misguiding many so why do you love him? Is it because his English impresses you? Isn’t the correct belief the most important thing or is speaking articulately more important? WAKE UP OH MUSLIMS

Allaah says:”And invoke not besides Allâh, any that will neither profit you, nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers).

The burdah also says: “I swear by the moon that split.”

However, it is not permissible to swear by other than Allaah the MOST HIGH, and to do so is a minor form of Shirk. The Prophet (sallah Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Whomever gives an oath by other than Allaah has committed Shirk or kufr. (Ahmed, 4509 & Tirmidhee, 1534)

The Burdah also states within it:

” and how could you give the dunya importance, when if it was not for him (the prophet), the dunya would not have appeared from nothingness “

This is more deviation. Allaah the MOST HIGH says:

“And I did not create the Jinn and the Mankind except to worship me” (Surah al-Dhariyat, 56)

The Burdah states: Discard what the Christians claim about their Nabi Then decide and say what you wish in praise of him (Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). (Chapter 3/29-30)

The proof against this is the Prophet (sallah allahu alieh wasalam) said, “Do not do to me as the Christians did to Jesus, I am a messenger of Allah, therefore, say the servant of Allah and His messenger.”

Ibn Al Jawzy said the hadith means do not go into extreme in one’s love for the Prophet (sallah allahu alieh wasalam). The context of the hadith was such that Mu’ath (radia allahu anh) asked the Prophet if he may prostrate to him, and the Prophet (sallah allah alieh wasalam) set a rule against going into extreme love for him.

Dr Saleh as-Saleh Raheemahulah stated regarding the Burdah:

A special warning concerning the infamous Burdah poem of Al-Busiri: It is plain shirk because it exaggerates the Prophet  giving him attributes of divinity, as if he knows the unseen and what is written in the preserved tablet. So much of this, unfortunately, is spread throughout the Muslim world and particularly in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia. Think about it. Moreover, they have musical groups in these countries only specialized to sing these poems, especially the “Burdah”. In some recent forms, it is “recited by Khalid Belrhouzi featuring Yusuf Islam (yes!) This is an ad on the net carrying the title:

Burdah (audio tape) Khalid Belrhouzi and Yusuf Islam (Arabic + English)

It is stated in this poem, among other things, that And of your knowledge is the knowledge of the pen and the preserved tablet! The “pen refers to the pen which Allah commanded it saying: “Write! It said, ‘What should I write, my Rabb (Lord)? Allah said: Write the record of all preordained matter until the commencement of the Hour.”9 According to this poet, the Prophet knows what the pen already wrote and what is written in the preserved tablet. We seek refuge in Allah from these fabrications.
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Regarding the knowledge of the unseen then Allaah the Most-High says:

And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever there is in (or on) the earth and in the sea; not a leaf falls, but he knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record. (Qur’an 6:59)