Q&A Concerning Modern-Day Callers & Groups and the Tricks They Employ
An important Q&A session from the Seminar 'Holding on to Islām in Times of Fitnah' (Oct '08, Toronto, Canada). Our good brothers, Abū Ḥakīm and Abū Khadījah address some questions concerning some of the groups and personalities of the day who clothe themselves with the garments of Ahl al-Sunnah, al-Salafīyyīn whilst cooperating with Ahl al-Bidʿah. Important questions are posed concerning Yasir Qadhi, Abū Usāmah and the Maghrib institute.
[Q1]: According to the Ashʾarī Ṣūfī, Nūḥ Haa Mīm Keller, "These books (i.e. al-Ibānah 'an Uṣūl ad-Diyaanah) of Abū al-Ḥasan Ashʿarī are not to be counted (his retraction from the Ashʿarī/Kullābī ʿAqīdah) as they were enacted under duress and pressure from those upon the ʿAqīdah of Imām Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal" What do Ahl al-Sunnah say about this?
[Q2]: Often when we warn against the people of bidʿah, people will say "you shouldn't speak against them without advising them....and you shouldn't mention names because it makes fitnah" what is the detailed understanding of this?
[Q3]: You mention that if a person has even a 10% difference in ʿAqīdah in comparison with the ʿAqīdah of the Salaf, then such a person is not to be considered upon the Sunnah. How does this apply with Imām al-Nawawī who was an Imām of Ahl al-Sunnah despite having errors in his ʿAqīdah?
[Q4]: What is the ʿAqīdah of the people who call themselves 'al-Ikhwān-Muslimīn', they claim to be upon the ʿAqīdah of Imām Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb?
[Q5]: What is the position of ʿUmar al-Ashqar?
[Q6]: Concerning the splinter groups of the 'Ikhwān al-Muslimīn' (from the most political to the most violent) and the widespread destruction of this movement
[Q7]: When we try to advise other Muslims about not sitting with Ahl al-Bidʿah, such as Yasir Qadhi and his al-Maghrib Institute, they say 'you should stop backbiting them and give them a chance to repent...' Please advise them
[Q8]: What should we do with the book 'Du'aa in the Light of the Sunnah' of Yasir Qadhi, was it written when he was fine, should I burn it?
[Q9]: Concerning the smokescreen 'You didn't advise them/ you are looking for errors (to harm them)' [in regards to Yasir Qadhi, Abū Usāmah etc.].
[Q10]: The legacy of Yasir Qadhi /Abū Usamah working with Ahl al-Bidʿah, whilst claiming Salafīyyah