Shaykh Rabīʿ Warns Against ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-ʿUmaysān and Rebukes Muḥammad ʿAjjāl
2018/08/07 | 1439/11/25
Bismillāh al-ḥamdulillāh wa ṣalātu wa-al-salām ʿalá rasūlillāh
Shaykh, ʿAllāmah, Imām Rabīʿ bin Hādī on the Fencesitters in Canada in the Fitnah of Muḥammad bin Hādī and His Supporters Who Are Working to Split the Daʿwah and Divide Communities
Shaykh Rabīʿ bin Hādī was asked a series of questions on the night of 25 Dhul-Qaʿdah 1439 by Nāṣir Ḥamīd al- Kanadī—[a brother residing in the city of Madīnah and a graduate of the Islāmic university who also holds a Masters]1—in relation to callers in Canada in the context of the fitnah of Muḥammad bin Hādī. We present a translation of it here along with appropriate notes.
It should be noted that the Salafī Daʿwah has long been established in Toronto since the late 1990s and has grown in strength by Allāh’s tawfīq from that time till today. This is due to the brothers from TROID striving to maintain links with major scholars and with the students and callers in the West. Along the way, there were trials brought to the daʿwah by power-hungry individuals, such as what occurred in the failed coup of 2011. In the current fitnah, there are people like al-ʿUmaysān and Ilyās al-Kanadī who have had plans to either take control of the daʿwah or to split the daʿwah in Toronto. The fitnah of Muḥammad bin Hādī has simply led them to be more bold and open about their previous undeclared plans. They have managed to influence and affect bodies of Salafis in various locations in Canada because those communities do not have a long history of connection to major scholars or the local presence of students who nurtured them upon the principles of the Salafi creed and methdology. As a result, they have become victims in this fitnah and simply been dazzled by characters like al-ʿUmaysān. May Allāh protect them, open their eyes and direct them to the truth, āmīn.
The report below is support and aid for the brothers at TROID against agitators such as al-ʿUmaysān and the ignorant blind-follower Ilyās al-Kanadī. It is an exposition of these people and shines the spotlight on fencesitters who pretend to be impartial but are in reality with Muḥammad bin Hādī and his followers, allying with them and supporting and aiding them in their divisive and harmful activities.
1. We mention this so that the reader knows the great lie of the Muṣaʿfiqah when they label those who do not accept Muḥammad bin Hādī’s oppression as “Saʿāfiqah”—even if they have qualifications.