What is the condition of Ibrahim Ar-Ruhaylee?
And what is your advice to the one who attends his lectures with the people of (Ihyaa) at-Turaath and other than them in Britain, and likewise the attending of the lectures of Shaykh Saalih As-Suhaymi (while) he is with them? And some of the people use as a proof (to attend), some of the praises of the people of knowledge upon him?
Allaah The Most High said:
َثُمَّ جَعَلْنَٰكَ عَلَىٰ شَرِيعَةٍ مِّنَ ٱلْأَمْرِ فَٱتَّبِعْهَا وَلَا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَآءَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
Then We have put you (O Muhammad ﷺ) on a plain way of (Our) commandment . So follow you that, and follow not the desires of those who know not. [Al Jathiyah 48:15]
The way of the truth is one, and it’s true people are the ones who are upon this path not being deceived with the things which make one stray from this path, even if someone who was considered great to the people was to proceed upon that wrong path, then this does not become a justification for that path.
He The Glorified said :
وَأَنَّ هَٰذَا صِرَٰطِى مُسْتَقِيمًا فَٱتَّبِعُوهُۖ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا۟ ٱلسُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَن سَبِيلِهِۦۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ وَصَّىٰكُم بِهِۦ
And verily, this is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. [Surah al An’am 6:153]
How is this and Ibraheem ar-Ruhaylee is a trialed person from those who are trialed and from those that implement principles of at-Tamyee‘ [Lit. “to melt down”. To soften the methodology of the Salaf by attempting to build bridges between those who adhere to the methodology of the Salaf and those who are deviant], upon the way of Halabi and ‘Aroor and Muhammad ar-Raymee in his “Ibaanah“, and other than them from the pillars of at-Tahazzub (partisanship) and at-Tamyee’.
So we warn our brothers from Ahlus-Sunnah in Britain from going to him, and from going to those who give lectures with the hizbiyyeen from the people of (Ihyaa) at-Turaath and other than them,those who prey on the salafi youth by bringing some of those who have with them negligence and good thoughts of those hizbiyyoon, like the affair of the Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee-may Allaah guide him-, which indicates the fact that he has been affected by them.
And the Imaam Al-Waadi’ee -may Allaah have mercy upon him- said:
“…It is incumbent that you are careful that you are not made a front, so people are being caught because of you, they say to you we want from you to give a lecture in organisation so and so and then they want to say to the people so and so is with us, they try and catch the youth by way of you, or they will say we want you to give a lecture in masjid so and so.
So if you know that they do not want except the catching of the youth by you, then no. Turn to the beneficial knowledge and the teaching of knowledge even if there does not remain with you except two people, even if no one remains with you, then memorise what you are able from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ, and learn the Arabic language and knowledge of Hadeeth and other than that.” [From “Ghaaratul Ashritah”]
So Firmness, Firmness our brothers of Ahlus-Sunnah in Britain and other than it, stick to the way of the Righteous Predecessors, and the Walaa’ (association) to the Truth and it’s people, and the Baraa’ (disassociation) to Falsehood and whoever treads its path, and everything that opposes the way of the Truth, and everything is done accordingly.
And do not become deceived by the mistakes of the ones that make mistakes whatever his status was to be in terms of knowledge and action-from he whom Allaah has not made infallible-and let the weighing scale be the following the Sunnah and the Proofs even if it is with the lesser in knowledge and numbers (i.e., if he were to be upon the truth).
And Allaah The Most High said :
ٱتَّبِعُوا۟ مَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُم مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا۟ مِن دُونِهِۦٓ أَوْلِيَآءَۗ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ
Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord (the Quran and Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah), and follow not any Auliya’ , besides Him (Allah). Little do you remember! [Surah al A’raf 7:3]
And Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim said :
“Some of the Salaf said: Upon you is the path of the Truth and do not become lonely due to those that tread upon it being few in number and be aware of the path of Falsehood and do not become deceived by the great number of the ruined ones (that tread up on it).And every time you feel lonely being by yourself then look at the ones that came before you and persist oneself on the catching up with them and look away from other than them,because they will not benefit you with anything from Allaah,and if they were to shout at you on the path that you are treading then do not turn to them because when you turn to them they will capture you and hinder you.” [Madaarij as-Saalikeen]
So if a person’s mistakes and his leaning away from the correct path becomes known; then the praises of the people of Knowledge for him do not justify his mistakes;the way of praising actions and statements is for that which coincides with the Sunnah
قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن زَكَّىٰهَا
وَقَدْ خَابَ مَن دَسَّىٰهَا
Indeed he succeeds who purifies his ownself. And indeed he fails who corrupts his ownself. [Surah Ash-Shams 91:9,10]
And “Musa bin Abdul A’la as-Sadafi said:
I said to Shaafi’ee: our companion Layth -meaning Ibn Sa’d- used to say:
If you see a man walk upon water,then don’t be enticed by him until you weigh his affair upon the Book and Sunnah.
Then Shaafi’ee said:
Layth fell short,rather if you see him walking on water,and flying in the air.So don’t be enticed by him until you weigh his affair upon the Book and the Sunnah.” [Tafseer Ibn Katheer 1/80]
And the speech upon the harms of visiting the Hizbiyoon and giving lectures with them,and the mixing with them is a lot.
Look into the speech from that which we wrote in“Misbaahadh-Dhulaam”[Refutation of the errors of Muhammad alImaam in his book “alIbaanah”][http://www.aloloom.net/show_book.php?id=307] which will suffice from repeating here.
-With Allaah lies true success-
Shaykh Abu Hatim Yusuf Al-‘Inaabi Al-Jazaa’iree – may Allah preserve him.
24th, Rabī’l Awwal, 1437H.
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani.
Edited & references added by:
Abu Aasiyah Muzaffar Al-Hindee
-may Allah reward him with good-.