Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī;

The Second False Principle:

Abū al-Ḥasan (al-Maʿribī) said: And with regards to Abū Khadījah (ʿAbd al-Wāḥid) and those who join him in criticising ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq (Baker) and those with him – (saying) that they are too lax with those who oppose the daʿwah, then it is upon ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq (Baker) and those with him to be clear in the affairs of the daʿwah – even if it is the case that their previous conduct was due to the advice of scholars, then may Allāh reward them for their intentions; however, they must be clear in this.

Commentary (Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī):

It appears that ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq (Baker) and those with him are upon the methodology of Abū al-Ḥasan and his false principles. So (we ask),

• Who were those scholars that advised ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq and those with him to be lenient to the opposition? Who were those advising scholars?

• Were they from Abū al-Ḥasan and ʿAlī Ḥasan and their likes, or were they the masters of Abū al-Ḥasan – the Ikhwān al-Muslimūn? And that which is apparent is that after this ”rectification”, ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq and those with him haven’t increased in anything except tribulation upon tribulation.

How could they not, since the assuring signs of splitting amongst them never cease to stop? They haven’t ceased blowing into the bellows of tribulations up until this day of ours. The more this party drowns in tribulation and filthy principles, the more their followers increase in being distanced from the Salafī methodology and its people, and they increase in separation and enmity towards the people of truth.

The Third False Principle:

[Abū al-Ḥasan (al-Maʿribī) said:] Abū Khadījah and those with him must change point no.17 of “Our Call”, since it contradicts mercy and the well known principles of Ahl al-Sunnah. It is binding upon them (Salafī Publications) and upon the other side (Masjid Ibn Taymīyyah, Brixton) that they do not write anything in daʿwah except that which the people of knowledge have written concerning it. If they have to write any such thing, then we advise them to put that which occurs at the end of the publication, ‘Al-Isālah‘.

Commentary (Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī):

A. What is the 17th point that he obliges Abū Khadījah and those with him to change?1 Perhaps it is the truth and it agrees with mercy and the known principle of Ahl al-Sunnah; and what is written at the end of  ”Al-Isālah” magazine”? It would not be far off to believe that it is falsehood.

B. This obligation – for whoever remembers – opposes the (false) principle ”It is not upon me (to accept the refutations)” which Abū al-Ḥasan and his party set down as well as those who followed his methodology, such as ʿAlī Ḥasan al-Halabī. This dangerous principle accommodates rejecting all of the truth, which (in reality) is upon them to accept and take (the correct refutations). It also includes rejecting all rulings which the scholars of the Salafī methodology pass on to the people of desires and innovations such as the Ikhwān Al-Muslimūn and Jamāʿat al-Tablīgh.

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1 [TN] The point of discussion is; Point 17: Refuting every person in opposition (to the Sunnah) whether he is a Muslim or not, whatever level his slip or mistake might be, regardless of whether his opposition to the truth occurred deliberately or as an error; whatever methodologies he may ascribe to, with whatever is possible from the use of evidence, clarification and struggling against him; exposing him and revealing his true condition by the foundations of Islam, such that this noble religion retains its purity and innocence so that the people can drink from it, certain of its sweet taste. – The ʿAqīdah and Methodology of the Great Imāms of the Past, Mountains of Knowledge. Chapter: Our Daʿwah, Pg. :260 (Salafī Publications)