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Understanding the Serious Mistakes of Yusuf Estes

Shaykh Mūsá Richardson

The English speaking Muslims of the West stand before a great trial, an American man who travels the world giving daʿwah, widely respected and internationally known, reviving the ancient innovation of the Jaḥmiyyah, claiming that the mus‘haf is not the Qurʾān, the Qurʾān is ONLY in the Preserved Tablet “in Paradise”, we cannot see or touch the Qurʿān; it is only Qurʿān when it is recited, etc. He further adds that the Qurʾān – the Speech of Allāh – is like paper money, and in another explanation the Qurʾān is like Christian sheet music. Glorified be Allāh above such filthy claims.

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Part 1

In an attempt to raise awareness, these statements and other serious errors from Yusuf Estes have been gathered and refuted, using clear texts from the Book and the Sunnah, with support from the consensus of the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah. An informative and detailed e-book has been made available for your careful review, and now we launch a series of audios exposing these beliefs that have gone unchecked over the last 10 years, claiming many victims. It is our sincere hope that our Muslim brothers and sisters will put their attachments to personalities aside and side with the ʿaqīdah of Ahl al-Sunnah.

In this first audio of the series, Mūsá Richardson introduces the level of danger that approaches and its reality. The foundations of the Jaḥmiyyah are discussed, along with a detailed understanding of the stages of deviation that have gone through historically.  In this eye-opening primer, you will understand why these issues have been taken so seriously by the scholars of Islām until today, and how much yesterday resembles today.

Part 2

The beliefs of Yusuf Estes are gathered from his own unedited words, directly from his own public lectures and speeches, showing his true beliefs and exposing the games of those who struggle to keep the people from hearing his actual words.  A real eye-opener for those being told that his statements are being twisted or misunderstood.

Part 3

And important follow-up to the second audio in the series, the beliefs of Ahl al-Sunnah are examined, based on clear quotes from the Book, the Sunnah, the statements of the Companions, and the words of Islām’s earliest and most reliable scholars, all of them unanimously rejecting the false beliefs taught by Yusuf Estes.  Imam al-Ājurrī (d.360) said, “It should be said to someone who says this (the exact teachings of Yusuf Estes): The Qurʾān declares you a liar and rejects your statements, and the Sunnah declares you a liar and rejects your statements!”

Part 4

In this fourth lecture, the positive effects of the clarifications are recognized, in light of recent actions and statements of Yusuf Estes himself and his supporters.  Seven improper reactions to corrections are highlighted, and the guidelines of repentance and rectification are laid down from the Qurʾān, Sunnah, and the way of the Salaf, including two amazing examples from the great scholars of recent years.  This clears the way for Yusuf Estes and all of those who mistakenly supported his false teachings to truly rectify their affair if they seek that.

Published: August 31, 2012
Edited: April 11, 2022

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