The following is a timeline of the Anwar al-Awlaki issue as presented on troid.ca
1)[Pre-Ramadaan 1430]: The name 'Anwar al-Awlaki' kept being brought up in question over the last few years, not much was known about him by many and it seemed that his lecture series 'Biographies of the Sahabaah' was well popularised. These mainstream topics on issues such as seerah wetted the apetite of the listener and provided a precursor to affection and trust in al-Awlaki touching on ‘soft topics’. Furthermore, upon gaining this trust, the listener may later have been introduced to more controversial topics on Jihaad, uprising, civil unrest and attacking the Muslim rulership. His name began to pop up in media circles also, as a potentially influential person amongst those inclined to extremism.
2) [After Ramadaan 1430]: We sought to present the topic to some of the 'Ulamāʾ to gain a word of clarity on Al-Awlaki.
3) [Nov. 2nd]: Eventually, at the beginning of November, we posted a note listing some of the latest statements of al-Awlaki from his website. A few examples were listed showing his infatuation for uprising within the Muslim lands against the Muslim rulership and his sharp and open criticism of the Muslim rulers and the Scholars of Islām. It was then mentioned that a refutation of these statements would follow.
4) [Nov. 5th]: The events of Fort Hood transpire (mass shooting). al-Awlaki is quick to praise the event on his website with a blog heading 'Nidal Ḥasan did the Right Thing' We have included screenshots of this below, lest it be claimed that Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jābirī was misled, misunderstood etc. when he commented on al-Awlaki.
5) [Nov. 7th]: Media reports quoting government sources claim that there was a 'connection between the accused, Nidal Ḥasan and Anwar al-Awlaki'
6) [Nov. 9th]: Anwar al-Awlaki's wordpress blog website suddenly and mysteriously drops offline and is replaced with a generic wordpress template devoid of any content; it remains this way as of Nov. 25th
So below are screenshots we have captured from that date, lest his supporters pull the wool over the eyes of any more unsuspecting and innocent Muslim. Make no mistake, al-Awlaki is a person who calls to illegal acts of violence, attacks the Muslim leadership and calls to revolt and unsettlement of all sorts within the Muslim ranks.
The question remains?
Why was your website removed al-Awlaki? Why not stand by your words? Another armchair jihadist who wages war with the mouse-click. Inciting the Musim youth upon interpolation, misdirection and extremism whilst he sits in safety.
Pre Nov. 7th
Post Nov. 7th
Last edit: 10 years 7 months ago by troid.ca admin.
Salamu alaikum ya Ikhwaan, what i want to ask is why cant this man be arrested? i mean this man is spreading fitnah and promoting violence and fitnah in the society he is not to be allowed to be giving lectures freely on violence and promoting khurooj against the leaders and making takfeer thi are the kind of people we are supposed to arrest and charge them with promotion of violence and khurooj....ooh i wish i could do it
May Allah save us n save our youth from the fitnah of this person , Its heartbreaking to see kids call him "Imam" Anwar al awlaki , Allahul Mustaan , Allahul Mustaan , An IMAM??! may Allah save us all.
Abūl-Ḥasan Maalik covers various points of benefit concerning the Fort Hood shootings and the resulting aftermath. Specifically, he makes mention of the comments of Jarrett Brachman on National Public Radio that Anwar al-Awlaki follows, "the hard line understanding of Islam known as Salafism," during a discussion about Nidal Ḥasan Malik's correspondence with al-Awlaki prior to the shootings.
Abūl-Ḥasan clarifies that Salafism (i.e. Salafiyyah) is free from such acts and ideologies. He translates from the monumental book, al-Irhaab of Shaykh Zayd Ibn Muhammad al-Madkhalī - a Saudi Salafī Scholar - refuting the ideology that the likes of al-Awlaki follows.
He then goes onto clarify the correct Islamic position on Jihaad from the book of Shaykh 'Abdul-Maalik Ramadaanee - another Salafī Shaykh based in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He also reads from Ramadaanee's replies to the extremists who falsely declare Jihaad against the Muslim governments and carry out acts of terrorism under this fraudulent banner. From the most noteworthy points that Shaykh 'Abdul-Maalik mentions and for which he brings textual proofs from the authentic sources is that Jihaad, like everything else in Islām must be established with condition - none of which have been fulfilled by al-Awlaki and his likes, nor do they even endeavour to fulfill the conditions of Jihaad before using its label as a tool for their bloodthirsty undertakings.
Abūl-Ḥasan reads from the essay of Shaykh Aḥmad Ibn Yahyá al-Najmī, as-Salafiyyoon Baree`oon minal-A'maalil-Irhaabiyyah (The Salafīs are Innocent of the Terrorist Acts), in which he clarifies the position of Salafism (i.e. Salafiyyah) towards terrorist acts of September 11th 2001 or otherwise. Not only is Salafism innocent of such crimes, but it is also no the Salafis who are responsible for such atrocities. Rather, it is the followers of Sayyiq Qutb - like al-Awlaki who incite ignorant young Muslims to these crimes. Rather, Shaykh Aḥmad - another Saudi Salafī Scholar - brings the many narrations that guarantee the Muslim a reward for killing the Khawaarij (renegades) because of the indiscriminate killings they carry out among the Muslims and non-Muslims. In fact, this noble Scholar of Islām reminds us of how the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) described these Khawaarij as dogs of Hell. So how could anyone associate them with the Salafīs who follow the Qur`aan and the Sunnah with the understanding of the early Muslims before the Khawaarij and the terrorists came and began to use verses of the Qur`aan with their own interpretation for their own ulterior motives!?
Perhaps what is most interesting of what Shaykh Aḥmad al-Najmī mentions is that it is the followers of Sayyid Qutb and the Muslim Brotherhood (i.e. Ikhwaanul-Muslimoon) who accuse the Salafīs of these crimes whilst their own followers carry out these crimes. And since the beginning of these phenomenon of terrorism coming out in the name of Islām, it has been the Salafī Scholars who have been most outspoken against Usamah Bin Laden and other terrorists and acts of terrorism! Abūl-Ḥasan brings the speech of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī - another Saudi Salafī Scholar - who showed the history of the Muslim youth who were brought up in Saudi Arabia upon Salafism, but they only learnt this terrorist ideology once they left for Afghanistan and other places and encountered the ideologies of the likes of Sayyid Qutb (k.1966CE), Usamah Bin Laden, Ayman az-Zawahiri and others.
Abūl-Ḥasan brings the speech of al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr (d.852H) about the Qa'diyyah (those who incite others to rebellion against the Muslim rulers and remain back from their own perceived 'Jihaad'), and he brings the speech of Imām Muhammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-'Uthaymīn (d.1421H) - yet another Saudi Salafī Scholar - in condemnation of this evil methodology. Abūl-Ḥasan also demonstrates how the Salafīs in America were warning the Muslims from the Arabic institutes in Virginia, with whom al-Awlaki has been affiliated, back in the 1990s - over a decade ago! So how could anyone associate the Salafīs with al-Awlaki and his supporters in the United States! He goes onto reply to some of the ignorant statements from the deviant callers to Islam in America, such as Jamaal Zarabozo saying Islām being spread by the sword and Abū Muslimah saying that Jihaad was the da'wah (call) of the first Muslims.
And Abūl-Ḥasan ends with the advice of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-'Uthaymīn (d.1421H) - another Salafī Scholar - who has advised Muslims who live in western lands to live there in peace and to obey the laws of those lands as long as those laws do not obligate upon the Muslim to go against his or her Religion. Perhaps this impassioned reminder will cause those possessing fairness, justice and intellect to take heed!
Anwar al-Awlaki's Fictitious Attachment to Salafism - This is a reply to the comments of Jarrett Brachman, author of Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice and former director of research at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. Whilst being interviewed on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, he claimed that Anwar al-Awlaki "the hard line understanding of Islam known as Salafism." Though he affirmed al-Awlaki's Jihadist leanings, he erred and mentioned Salafiyyah in the same breath as al-Awlaki's devious ideology. So it was imperative to make plain the vast difference between Salafiyyah and Anwar al-Awlaki's extremist views. Indeed, Salafiyyah is in a valley and al-Awlaki is in another valley!