In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever-Merciful…
Previously, we have highlighted the goal of Yasir Qadhi to replace the role of the scholars of Islaam in the lives of Muslims in the West with a band of entertainers called Almaghrib Institute. [See this.]
This bitter reality hit many of Almaghrib Institute’s supporters and sympathizers quite hard. While many have been turning in their “qabeelah” memberships, others remain loyal to this organization, despite the obvious direction taken by Yasir Qadhi and his associates to cut them off from Islaam’s scholars. After many years of gradual indoctrination, victims of this exclusive brand of hizbiyyah (partisanship) will not find it easy to step away, except for those whom Allaah blesses with guidance and stability.
Recently, the great senior scholar, Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan (may Allaah preserve him) was asked about the words of Yasir Qadhi:
Virtuous shaykh -may Allaah give you success- there is a questioner from America who asks: There is a person in America who always says that the scholars in this land do not know the situation of the Muslims in America. Accordingly, we do not accept their verdicts. He repeats this often. What is your advice about this and what instructions do you offer?
His profound and insightful reply confirms the correctness of what Ahlus-Sunnah in the West have been saying about Yasir Qadhi for years! He replied:
They (the scholars) possess the knowledge that Allaah sent down, and they give verdicts about halaal and haraam, the halaal and the haraam in America and elsewhere, everywhere on earth. Haraam matters are impermissible in every place, and halaal matters are permissible in every place.
A scholar gives verdicts to anyone in the world, with beneficial knowledge.
This is takh-theel (leading people into forsaking the scholars). The one who says this kind of speech is leading the people into forsaking (the scholars). He wants to separate you from your scholars! Yes! So do not accept this speech from him.
Source: A question posed to the shaykh after his “Eghaathat al-Lahfaan” lesson on 1434-04-28. [Arabic audio file here]
For those who do not know: This is exactly what Yasir Qadhi teaches. [proof]
With these abundantly clear words coming from a major scholar of the Muslim Ummah like Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan (may Allaah preserve him), we pray that our brothers and sisters in Islaam who have been caught up in the AlMaghrib Institute trap can face the reality of what they have been involved in. We pray they will seek Allaah’s Assistance and remove themselves from harm’s way before the deal is sealed and they end up pinched off entirely from the scholars, and as a result, from the rest of the Ummah, and from the Islamic knowledge that they claim to seek after as well.
May Allaah save us and our brothers and sisters in Islaam from the schemes of Shaytaan and his allies. And Allaah knows best.
May Allaah raise the rank of our Messenger Muhammad and grant him and his family and Companions peace.
Written by: Moosaa Richardson
[More to come on this topic, in shaa’ Allaah…]