In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
A question asked regarding one of the servant-boys of Yahyá al-Ḥajūrī, the ḥizbī innovator from Yemen. This youngster (ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Ṣumālī) has taken to spreading the hateful brew of al-Ḥajūrī amongst some of the Ṣumālī youth in Toronto at the Bukharī Centre.
In the same discussion above, the foolishness of Musa Millington (and his similar disdain for Shaykh Rabee' ibn Hādī, Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jābirī and Shaykh 'Abdullāh al-Bukhārī) is discussed. Here is a screenshot of an advert for a Musa Millington talk?! at the Bukhari Centre.
In both cases, the concerned student should ask, "Who from the scholars recommends you and is aware of your speeches? Who from the Scholars and Students of Knowledge do you work with? Who in the West do you cooperate with from the elder du'aat and established centres of Salafiyyah?"
If one asks himself this, one who is seeking out the truth and weighing the admonitions and criticisms against al-Hajooree, surely it is inconceivable that one would sit with these young men, taking them as teachers?
Our brothers at Salafi Publications have presented one of many clarifications on the likes of Millington and 'Abdul-Fattah.
The preceding document was brought to our attention recently. Unfortunately it is unknown as to who the author is. So perhaps this would be a good juncture to address it.
The Manhaj of Masjid Khalid Bin Walid
A bit of history to begin with. Masjid Khalid Bin Walid was established in 1990,
[No, it was established in 1999 not 1990. It was formerly headed by a group called SISCA which was a Somali-centric organisation that provided outreach and support for the Somali community. From their objectives was to create, and I quote, "a masjid for the somali community" (they dropped some flyers off at TROID in 1998 with that wording) so from its onset, it was centred upon nationalism not Salafiyyah like many other ethnic groups. The members of SISCA were a coalition of different Somalis (although mainly from one tribe) who had political ties in Somalia and some were known Itihaadees (a group that preceded al-Shabaab) so their shoorah was a toxic mix of takfeeree jihaadees, nationalists, tribalists as well as more ikhwaanee, secular minded ones. They were many things, but Salafī wasn't one of them.]
built and financed by thousands of brothers and sisters in Toronto, whether they may be young or old.
[Actually KBW was mainly financed by poor Somali familes in Dixon, it was not financed heavily outside of the Somali community, remember, it was specifically fundraised for as something for the somali community. Once the masjid opened, the tone changed as it was overcrowded from the first evening, the first maghirb in 1999. Aḥmad Khalafe, then one of the board members of the mosque, changed the tone, along with the mostly somali presence were some guyanese, arabs, converts and more, so he boldly declared that first evening, three times: This is a Salafī Masjid, This is a Salafī Masjid, This is a Salafī Masjid. Of course, it was not a Salafī masjid, Bashir Shill is and was a Takfeeree and they have the legacy of inviting Adnan Aroor, Usamah al-Qooseee, Bilāl Philips, Yusuf Qaradawee, Abū Usaamah and a roll-call of deviant speakers]
Many men took a big role in fundraising for this establishment, and committing themselves to this project. As many of us know, a few years after the establishments of Khalid Bin Walid Mosque, a huge fitan arose, dividing the Muslims in that community. Some departing because of personal issues, and some departing for the sake of Allah because of Manhaj and Deen related issues.
[Some history is missing here, in the year 1999, a meeting took place between KBW (from those present on their side: Bashir Shill, Aḥmad Khalafe, Yahya Ibrahim, Afraz Baksh) and TROID. It was an infamous meeting because the brothers at TROID drew a line in the sand so-to-speak and committed to taking their direction from the scholars, such as Shaykh Rabee' and others. The KBW representatives criticised this direction, Yahya Ibrahim famously saying: Why would you go so far away, when the person that could help you is sitting two or three persons down from you (note: Bashir Shill is who he was referring to). After this, KBW brought Adnan Ar'oor, the brothers at TROID presented a cassette with thirteen scholars refuting Ar'oor, which was snubbed by Bashir Shill and others, eventually a fake warning from Salafi Publications against TROID was presented to the youth as a handout in the KBW bookstore, a complete lie, to try and dissuade the youth at the masjid from TROID. It was at this point, which was less than a year after the 1999 opening of KBW that Shaykh Rabee' ibn Hādī advised us to warn against this masjid. We also called the late Imām Muqbil ibn Hādī, a true scholar, imām and leader (unlike hajooree) and he advised us against KBW, here is the audio and question :
The 'few years later' that the author refers to is when KBW, built upon different factions, cooperating in an Ikhwaanee manner, for the sake of leadership and establishment of a centre, broke away (as Ikhwanees tend to do, splitting and splitting again). This three year time period is not the time that the affair of KBW became clear, nor is it the length of time that passed before the Salafī shuyook and Salafīs in Toronto began to warn against KBW. It is however, the timeline of when some internal tribulation occured sparking the path for a multitude of new Somali masaajid: Abū Hurairah and Sa'eed Regeah, Darul-Hijrah, Bukhari Centre and others.]
Shaikh ‘Abdul-’Aziz ibn ‘Abdullāh ibn Bāz (raḥimahullāh), in his work The Authentic Creed And The Invalidators of Islām, said: “Belief in Allaah also necessitates love for His sake, hate for His sake, and making friends and enemies for His sake…”
[Those who claimed to be Salafī but continued to support Bashir Shill and KBW should have taken the aforementioned advice from the great Imām, Ibn Bāz. Instead, they continued to defend Bashir and show allegiance to their Imām. A Salafī centre (TROID) was present before KBW, during their opening years and after. It was precisely that those brothers didn't follow the manhaj mentioned by Ibn Bāz that kept them with their Ahl (people) for the sake of Qawmiyyah and Hizbiyyah.]
The reason for many brothers and sisters leaving Khalid Bin Walid Masjid was because of Manhaj issues. Khalid Bin Walid has been affiliated with a Hizb(Islamic Group) in Somalia called "Al Ittihaad". Al Ittihaad was a political group in Somalia consisting of many of the Somali Shuyookh we see on the media today. This group Al Ittihaad waged a unjust "Jihad" in Somalia, and ended up murdering and killing Somali Muslims living in cities and towns, whether it may have been in; Boosaaso, Garowe, Kismaayo, Luuq. Khalid Bin Walid and the Masjid affiliates fund-raised for this group in Somalia.
[As mentioned, KBW was preceded in the mid-nineties by SISCA, the methodology of the people involved with SISCA was well-known, it was a mixed-bag but many involved had ties to political groups in Somalia and from them was Jama'aatul-Itihaad. The ties between KBW and this group were not hidden, the lack of articles, speeches, publication etc. against Itihaad was clear and the ikhwaanee speakers KBW invited happened from when it opened in 1999, a who's who of enemies to the Salafī da'wah lectured there in 99, 00 and 01 all before some of the somalis who claim to have left for 'manhaj reasons' surfaced. It shows the lack of insight in this analysis, as if the only factor in leaving KBW are Somali political factors, even if the support for Itihaad was hidden from you, the support for Adnan Ar'oor, Usamah al-Qoosee and others was all exposed and open. In fact, in 2004, many years after, when Masjid al-Furqaan was opened by TROID, one of their supporters admitted "you (TROID) were right about Bashir" it is around this time that some began to leave KBW, some 4-5 years after the Salafī shuyook had spoken and the Salafīs in Toronto had warned against this masjid. However, rather than make clear bayaan, clear tawbah on their former support for Bashir Shill, KBW, Ar'oor, al-Qoosee, Qadhi, Abū Usamah etc. they made no such distinction, no such public retraction. In fact, some of those who helped establish Bukhari were from the most aggressive in fighting the Salafīs during 99 and 02, almost fist-fighting and forcibly removing Salafīs from KBW. Not a word of apology, retraction or clarification occurred. Rather than join the ranks of the Salafīs, when an existing Salafī masjid existed, they turned to establishing yet another, somali-centric centre (for the Somalis generally) in the Bukhari Centre. Rather than turn to cooperation with and guidance from the major scholars such as Shaykh Rabee' ibn Hādī, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Haaadee, Shaykh 'Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbaad etc etc. by visiting them, taking their advice, cooperating with the other Salafī maraakiz in the West, the known du'aat in the West etc. They centred their leadership once again amongst the Somali lands, instead of referring to the Kibaar. A similar plight that has affected other communities such as the Pakistani community, such that "those who are given preference and leadership are the people of our land", as opposed to the major scholars.]
The Daleel for this is the Shuyookh and laymen who use to be in assistance to Khalid Mosque and this deviant group, who aswell made towbah from this. Some men who live in Toronto, who use to be affiliates with this organization, and who were witnesses to this act can be contacted at Masjid Bukhari, located in Toronto. As of today, the Masjid board, affiliates, and workers denie all these claims and try to hide this history from the people, while they only try to deceive the people, but cannot deceive Allah.
[Where is their tawbah? Where is their bayaan? From Bashir, Ar'oor, Qoosee, Qadhi, Abū Usaamah, and many many others who they supported? Where is their retraction from attacking the Salafīs, criticising TROID, Salafi Publications etc. As one of their supporters came to us once "seeking advice" (Yasin, a Hajoorite now), when asked about this, he said: they are free from this, everybody knows, you don't know, you are not somali" (highlighting the ethnocentrism of their da'wah) to which we mentioned, the Salafī is the one who makes bayaan, is upon tamyeez, he does not clarify only to the people of his tribe (if that even happened), they should rectify the harms they involved in, and explain why, when they had a chance to join the ranks of their brothers, they instead went the ethnocentric route once again, it was explained to him that Salafiyyah is not built upon tribes and nationalities, and the asl of the call to the Book and the Sunnah is not upon prejudice to ethnic groups. This individual who claimed he "wanted advice" did most of the talking. He desired from TROID that they recommend the Bukhari Centre to which we said we couldn't, we are awaiting (14 years on) their bayaan from KBW and their errors of fighting the Salafī Da'wah in Toronto for years and attacking a Salafī centre (TROID), other than that we don't know them, they don't make themselves known nor do we see them in the duroos and seminars with the mashaayikh or the tullaab at TROID. He left frustrated, he only came for the thumbs up from TROID, nothing else. Not surprisingly we see him turn to misguidance in aligning himself with Hajooree, Abū Fujoor etc. because the asl wasn't built upon Salafiyyah, a house without foundations crumbles. It is also not surprising to see the administration of Bukhari, the likes of Aḥmad Khalafe accommodate Abū Fujoor, a man who speaks vilely about the major scholars, a filthy arrogant young buck who is in no way a representative of the Sunnah and Salafiyyah, someone with no manners and respect for the scholars yet he is given the seat, because he is Somali, despite being warned face-to-face not to let this individual speak. This continues a legacy of this person's involvement in da'wah when he doesn't know or understand the principles of Salafiyyah, nor does he visit or connect with the major scholars for guidance. Should one of Shaykh Rabee' ibn Hādī or Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jābirī for example had been consulted about Abdul-Fattah or his Imam, al-Hajooree, the affair would be clear - the problem being, in a somali-centric setting those connections are not made, Somalia not Sa'udiyyah becomes the reference point, and those with the same ethnic background are rushed forward. This is not a specific Somali issue, rather it is repeated in all communities that build around ethnic tones. Salafiyyah doesn't have a tribe.][/color]
In regards to the Manhaj Masjid Khalid Bin Walid, they has been advised, and warned from there misconduct, and dishonesty.
[color=#ff0000][By who? Some of the kibaar spoke about Bashir, articles and audio were published. However, this was by TROID. Whilst we were warning against the Qutbiyyah, Takfeer and Ikhwaniyyah of KBW, some of the members who became the Bukhari centre were at Bashir's side. Call a spade a spade, do not interpolate the truth, o anonymous author! Whoever gave you this history lesson is an unreliable teacher to say the least! Whilst we were refuting Afraz Baksh, some of you were supporting Afraz Baksh, attending his lessons, despite his foolish remarks on Imām Aḥmad, and his support for Safar and Salman, see here:
For if they were upon the Haqq, they would not conceal these matters, but they would clarify them as how the Salaf would do when there was doubt in matters. This shows you there lack of understanding for the Deen. They will never clarify this to the people. For they know there past, and they know that the men that left them for the sake of Allah know the truth, just as they do.
The Manhaj of Khalid Bin Walid, is not of that of the Salaf. And this is seen from there acts, dishonesty,and misguidance. We ask Allah to guide them. For those who are regular attendees of this Masjid, we advise you to not attend there conference, events, and sittings, for they are misguided. They need to clarify these mistakes to the public, free themselves from these Ahzaabs,and make Towbah.
In Shaa Allah, there will most likely be a continued part of this, with more Proofs, details, Bi'ithnillah. May Allah guide us all,and make us firm upon the the way of Ahlu Sunnah.
[color=#ff0000][It was certainly not Masjid al-Bukhari that clarified the Ikhwaniyyah of KBW. Rather, the opposite, some of them were from the main instigators, calling the people away from TROID, away from the TROID website and the statements of the scholars against KBW, Afraz, Ar'oor, Bashir etc. They quietly slipped away from KBW towards the middle of the last decade, the most they retracted was a statement in passing to one of our brothers that "we were right about Bashir" in 2004 or 2005. In 2014 we are still waiting for the necessary public retraction from their support for Bashir and KBW and their erroneous attacks on the Salafīs and TROID specifically. It surprises us not one bit, that they would accommodate the likes of Abū Fujoor Abdul-Fattah, because it doesn't surprise us in the least that a centre that built itself, away from an established Salafī masjid and centre minutes down the road (TROID/Masjid Furqaan), one that didn't connect itself to the major scholars, didn't connect even with the du'aat who helped establish Salafiyyah in the West, would easily be taken by an ignoramus like Abdul-Fattah. Had they have taken these steps years ago, perhaps they wouldn't find themselves in a similar spot not unlike when they supported Bashir, once again, backing men who attack the Scholars] [/color]