By Abuabdilmaalik Abdulhaqq Ibn Islaam
الحمد لله الرب العالمين خلق الجن و الإنس لعبادته و امرهم بتوحيده و طاعته و اشهد ان لا اله الا الله و اشهد ان محمدا عبده و رسوله, أما بعد:
All praises are for Allah, who has created the Jinn and mankind for His worship and who has commanded them with His Tawheed and His obedience. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped in truth besides Allah, and I further testify that Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم is His slave and messenger.
As to what proceeds then the best speech is the book of Allah and the best guidance is that of His messenger Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم and the worst of affairs are the newly invented matters in this noble religion of Islaam. Every invented matter is a Bidah (Innovation) and every Bidah is a going astray and every going astray leads to the fire of hell.
After careful reflecting and consideration on the actions of the Salaf Us Saalih, I see it befitting as a person involved in Dawah on a small scale by means of translations, audios and website activities (Salafi TT) to clarify my position on Yahya Al Hojoori and his followers.
Firstly let it be known that by doing this I seek Allah’s aid and I call on Him by His beautiful names and lofty attributes to make this action pleasing to Him and an action that would help me gain closeness to Him تبارك و تعالى I also ask Allah to rectify all my affairs, to be my Disposer and not leave me to anyone from His creation as the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم use to supplicate:
“اللهم رحمتَك أرجو ، و لا تكِلْني إلى نفسي طرفةَ عينٍ ، و أصلِحْ لي شأني كلَّه ، لا إله إلا أنتَ”
(عن نفيع بن الحارث الثقفي أبو بكرة ,صحيح الأدب المفرد)
“Oh Allah I hope for your mercy, do not leave me to myself for the blink of an eye, and rectify for me all of my affairs for there is none truthfully worthy of worship besides you”
(narrated by Naf’i Bin Haarith Ath Thaqafy Abu Bakrah, Sahih Adaab Al Mufrad)
Secondly it is important as a caller to the book of Allah and to the Sunnah of His messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم to be clear in Dawah. There must be clarity and all shadiness or doubts should be removed and clarified, so as not to lead others astray or give mix signals. This was the way of our Salaf and the Imaam of them being the messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم when Allah commanded him to say:
قُلْ هَٰذِهِ سَبِيلِي أَدْعُو إِلَى اللهِ عَلَىٰ بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَا وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِي وَسُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
“Say Oh Muhammad: this is my way, I call to Allah upon clarity, me and those who are with me, and glory be to You, for I am not from the polytheist” (Surah Yusuf, verse 108).
After mentioning what was mentioned thus far, then I want to inform my beloved brothers and sisters that I spent close to one year in Daarul Hadeeth, Damaaj in 2007. During this time Yayha Al Hajoori had already occupied the seat of Imaam Al Waadiee, Shaykh Mugbil رحمه الله so I personally met, studied and use to approach him with questions and other affairs pertaining to deen. Honestly speaking, these were the days when Darul Hadeeth was praised by almost every Salafi scholar from Yemen and the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia including the major scholars like Sh.Ahmad An Najmee, Sh.Rabee, Sh. Saalih As Suhaymee, Sh. Abdul Muhsin, Sh. Zaid Al Madkhalee and other than them. So my presence in Damaaj is also one of reasons that led me to state my position and not leave anyone to think that I am a supporter of anything else besides the truth.
Know may Allah have mercy on all my Salafi brothers and sisters that I Abuabdilmaalik Abdulhaqq Ibn Islaam disassociate and remove myself and Salafi TT from the extremism of Yahya Al Hajoori and his supporters. I hope Allah returns him to the truth, I say again may Allah rectify and return him to the truth. I thank Allah for helping me to see the fitnah that was caused by his extremism to the Salafi ummah and for giving me the ability to remove and disassociate myself from it while I am alive. I also ask Allah to give our brothers and sisters who feel trapped by his extremism, the courage and strength to free themselves from this evil until he returns to the truth and repents for splitting the Salafis all over the world. May Allah bless our Shaykh Rabee Ibn Hadee Al Madkhalee for his patience and clarification on this affair, and may Allah bless all our Salafi scholars who took a firm hold onto the rope of Allah and the Minhaj of the Salaf Us Saalih, the likes of Sh. Mohammed Ibn Hadee, Sh. Ubayd Al Jaabiri, Sh. Mohammad Al Imaam, Sh. Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahaab Al Wasaabee and other than them. Indeed they held the flag of salafiyah and didn’t fear the blame of the blamers during this trail upon the Salafi ummah.
May Allah keep firm the Salafi Duaat in the west who made the affair clear to the general people. Indeed they exemplified the Hadeeth of the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم when he said:
“لا تزالُ طائفةٌ من أمَّتي علَى الحقِّ ظاهرينَ لا يضرُّهم من خذلُهم حتَّى يأتيَ أمرُ اللَّهِ”
(عن ثوبان صحيح الترمذي)
“There would never cease to be a group from my Ummah manifest upon the truth, those who have abandoned them cannot cause them any harm until the command of Allah comes”
(Narrated by Thawbaan in Saheeh At Tirmidhi)
I put my trust in Allah and humble myself before Him for indeed I am in need of His mercy and forgiveness. I also seek refuge with Allah from falling into the extremism of name calling and slandering anyone. I make it extremely clear that I free myself from these characteristics. It’s not a joyous event that someone has faltered, but the intention for clarification and hajar (disassociating) should be means of helping the individual return to the truth. So we do not rejoice when an individual falters if we are truly Salafee because our example and Imaam, Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم came to take the people out of darkness (kufr, polytheism, bidah, hell) into light (islaam, tawheed, salafiyah, paradise), and he use to become sad and depressed whenever someone rejected his message, because he use to try and save people from the fire of hell. He saw it and knew its reality, further more on a day when no soul would benefit the other (Reckoning), he صلى الله عليه و سلم would again try to intercede for his ummah in order to save them from this burning flame, therefore don’t rejoice. We the Salafiyoon don’t harbor hatred and enmity, we and our scholars want them all to return to the truth. Lastly I advise everyone to hold on to the way of the Salaf Us Saalih for indeed it is the true way and the path to salvation from the fire of hell.
Allah’s help is sought,
Abuabdilmaalik Abdulhaqq Ibn Islaam.