How to Deal with the People who Spread Trials and Corruption between the Salafees – Shaykh Ahmad Ibn ’Umar Baazmool


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[Q]: The questioner is asking: how do we deal with those who spread nameemah (tale carrying) amongst the students of knowledge and cause splitting and separation between the Salafees who are known for istiqaamah (steadfastness)?

[A]: Listen, may Allaah bless you, this question leads me to something that I would like to bring your attention, and that is that you know that there are those who are hidden in the ranks of the Salafees from the followers of ’Ar’oor, al-Maghraawee, al-Ma‘ribee, al-Halaabee and the Haddaadiyyah.

These individuals are present, hidden within the ranks. Also, in this time there are those who are known as Hajooriyyah. So these individuals, may Allaah bless you, should be advised and they are requested to leave these affairs. However, if they persist upon these calamities and tribulations, then they should be abandoned and are warned from! This is because these calamities and tribulations have harmed the Salafees and have divided them.

And these individuals do not want to be upon the Salafee manhaj. Rather, their desire is only for their Scholars and their corrupt manhaj. For this reason it is upon you to be attentive to this matter. Also, I will bring your attention to another matter, which is that these individuals who are hidden (amongst the Salafees), they will not come to you calling you to follow al-Halabee, al-Ma‘ribee or ’Ar’oor, rather they come to you as if they are Salafees and perhaps they may even praise Shaykh Rabee’ in front of you.

Look at their trickery! So you can be deceived and then they reel you in. So for this reason, (know) that this is from their signs, causing division between the (Salafee) youth, spreading nameemah amongst them, creating problems and fitan (trials). If we find from them the likes of this, we advise them to leave the likes of this speech, if they are those who make apparent that they are upon Salafiyyah. But if they persist upon this they are abandoned and they are warned against. If they persist after that, they are abandoned and warned against! For indeed the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), if he found that a person lied he would focus his sight upon them as if he was angry or annoyed until they repented. These individuals (today) are worse than these liars, they cause separation between the people with the likes of this speech (nameemah) and cause corruption between relationships, and the one who does such is like), as the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) mentioned, “It is the shaver, which cuts down the Religion.” [1]

[1]: Saheeh: Related by at-Tirmidhee (no. 2508) and Ahmad in al-Musnad (no. 1433).  It was authenticated by al-Albaanee in Ghaayatul-Maraam (no. 414).

Translation by Abu Suhayl Anwar Wright


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