Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee (rahimahullaah) said,
“Beware of the propaganda that is [designed] to sow [the seeds of] dissension between whites and blacks…You are a Muslim and your brother is a Muslim, regardless of whether he is white or black.”
I remember sitting in front of our Shaykh, the Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Wādi’ee (rahimahullaah) when he articulated this heartfelt advice to the brothers and sisters in America. It was relevant then and it is even more significant now, at a time when individuals who claim to be from Ahlus-Sunnah are retweeting Louis Farrakhan, uniting on racial lines whilst overlooking creedal issues and using similar rhetoric to that of the NOI and other racists. Continue reading “From Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee’s Advice to the Salafis of America: Beware of Racism!”
Summarized Translation by Abul-Hasan Malik @RahmaniyyahPub via Twitter
The Shaykh will discuss the hadith of the believers being like one body. From the Hadith in the Sahihayn. He mentioned that the people of the Sunnah support and strengthen one another. He mentioned that even with the great distance between us, our news reaches you and your news reaches us. He mentioned that from the characteristics of the people of the Sunnah is Rifq. The Shaykh mentioned that from the distinguishing characteristics of the Sunni: 1. they hasten to unite the word of the Muslims the Book and the Sunnah. The Shaykh mentioned that the characteristics of the people of Sunnah are:
1. Rifq with Sunnis
2. Reminding his brothers.
3. Assisting their brothers.
4. Pointing out the heedlessness of the heedless, making them aware
5. He aids the one who has been transgressed against.
So that they can be one body, even if they are physically at a distance from one another. If the Sunni finds that a Sunni has made a mistake opposing the book and the Sunnah, the mistake is refuted but his honor is preserved. However if the mistake comes from an innovator the error is refuted and his honor is not protected. The people of innovation speak in detail about sincerity, but are vague as it relates to following the Sunnah. But the people of the Sunnah speak in detail about sincerity as well as following the Sunnah. From the characteristics of the people of Sunnah is that they advise in that which is between them, so that the person can return. From them: if someone causes fitnah amongst them they censure him and tell him to fear Allah. If he returns then he is thanked, but if he is obstinate and persists, then they refute this one. The word of the people of the Sunnah is one. He mentioned that the Sunnis are together: one body, like a structure. They strengthen one another. When a mistake is made by the Sunni in his speech and action, he is to be advised. If he accepts, praise is for Allah. When the Sunnis warn against the obstinate one, it does not cause division, because their unity/separation is not based on personalities. The Shaykh ended this with a supplication that Allah strengthen us. And that Allah aids us in our call to Allah. He said be patient and work together. The Shaykh conveyed the Salaams and ended today’s tele-link.
May Allah bless our noble Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiri for giving his children here in the US and beyond such a great reminder and advice.