Questions On Refutations, Individuals and Connecting to the Scholars
Questions issued from some of the youth at TROID in Toronto, Canada to the noble Scholar, al-ʿAllāmah Zayd ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī. The tele-link happened in 2002 and raised questions about some of the leaders of Khalid ibn al-Walīd Mosque.
The Questions to Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalī
Q1: The first question is in regards to the disgusting error of Afrāz Baksh in which he stated, “Let’s look at Shaykh Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal... We revere him and we defend him; he is the Imām of Ahl al-Sunnah but how many times you can prove him, I am not to prove him, the ʿUlamāʾ can prove him, that he (Imām Aḥmad) has went away from Ahl al-Sunnah in aspects of ʿAqīdah.” [Note: this is a direct audible quote from Baksh himself, the grammatical errors belong to him.]
Q2: We have individuals amongst us who are greater than us in age and (general) knowledge. They are calling to clear innovation such as takfīr upon the rulers, al-muwāzināt and attacking the major scholars. We do not declare them innovators but we refute there well known innovations. Some of the people prohibit refutation except after calling the major scholars first. Is it permissible for us to warn against their well known innovations before calling the Scholars?
Q3: A question in regards to the helper of Adnān ʿArʿūr, Ṣāliḥ al-Munajjid, Jamāʿat al-Tablīgh and a multitude of other opponents of the salafī daʿwah. The Imām of the ḥizbī masjid (Khālid ibn al-Walīd), Bashir Yusuf Shiil stated, “The Refutation of so and so, the refutation of so and so, the refutation of so and so, this takes one away from the religion of Allāh.” Al-ʿAllāmah Zayd al-Madkhalī responds to this erroneous blunder issued by the supposed ‘scholar’ of Canada.
Q4: Some people to whom Salafīyyah is attributed say that it is not permissible for us to call the major scholars. They are very busy and they do not have the time to answer the questions of the Salafīyyūn in Canada and America. Is this true Shaykh?