About the Blogger

This is Muhammad’s blog.

I’m a Sunni devoted to exposing the Salafi-Wahhabi, Yasir Qadhi and his team’s heterodox efforts in the Muslim Matters (http://muslimmatters.org) blog, the Al-Maghrib Institute (http://www.almaghrib.org/), and its forums (http://forums.almaghrib.org/). 

Refutations will also be presented against Yasir Qadhi and his followers from excerpts and lectures in other sources as illustrated in their own words, and as presented by genuine Sunnis who have exposed them in previous posts. This blog is a one-stop place that centralizes all of the scattered Wahhabi fables of Yasir Qadhi and his team. Furthermore, other refutations of Salafis-Wahhabis that are useful to the reader will also be posted. 

To those who trust Yasir Qadhi and his group for religious guidance, please read this blog very carefully. His understanding of Islam contradicts the orthodox Sunni position in matters of  `aqeedah and `ibadat

May Allah Guide us on the Right Path and protect us from reprehensible innovations while we simultaneously strive to find common ground and unity with each other. Aameen.

Muhammad

36 responses to “About the Blogger

  1. As salaamu aleykum dear brother Muhammad,
    Masha Allah congratulations for the wonderful work you have done in exposing Yasir Qadhi and the Al-Maghrib Institute. I have a few questions I’d like to ask you in private as I like your concise work. Would you mind emailing me so that I may get in touch with you?
    May Allah bless you for your service to the Ummah.

  2. Well Done!
    A Great service to the Ummah and humanity.
    I was born in a sunni family, became wahabi and eventually reverted back to sunni islam.
    These guys were teaching us in their durs that muslims are mushrikun.
    All the extremism that is defacing the reputation of Ummah is from these najdi neo-khwarij.
    well done and keep up the good work!

  3. Assalamu aleikum,
    I notice that a big problem you have with some Salafis is their practice of takfir on members of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’a. What’s problematic is that this practice actually isn’t limited to Salafis. It seems taht unfortunately all types of Muslims are involved in making takfir of each other.
    What do you have to say about the Barelvis who make takfir on Deobandi scholars, scholars whom people like Nuh Keller, GF Haddad, Faraz Rabbani, and more consider to be good scholars and within Ahlus Sunnah? It’s confusing because Shaykh Al Yaqoubi, a well respected shaykh by those same shaykhs mentioned above, considered Ahmad Rida Khan to be the mujadid of the Indian subcontinent, yet he is the same man who made takfir of several Sunni scholars. How does any of this make any sense?

    • Walaykum-salaam,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the matter. It is clear that Shaykh Ahmed Riza Khan Barelwi — in spite of his vast knowledge and benefit he brought to Muslims — made a mistake in his takfir against Deobandis. This matter has been investigated by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller himself in the following article:

      http://shadhilitariqa.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=20

      The article is long and full of benefit, and the Barelwi-Deobandi discussion takes place about half way through. This is highly recommended reading.

      You will find Barelwis still defending him in the matter, but I don’t believe this contributes to any good. While we accept Shaykh Ahmed Riza Khan Barelwi as a Shaykh of the highest eminence, we politely do not accept the mistake he made. He was a human being and so it is not far-fetched to consider the possibility of him having made a mistake. I am sure the Shaykh would have retracted this statement of his had he lived longer – may Allah bless him abundantly and forgive him for any mistakes!

      Apart from the the example above, I don’t believe Sunni Shuyukh accuse other Sunni Shuyukh in the same way. The above example is unique and therefore should not be seen as the norm, but the aberration from the norm. Takfir, however, is the norm for Wahhabis and other Salafis. It is an aberration when they do not do it.

      Please remember me in your prayers!
      Wassalam,
      Sunni1

      • Assalamu aleikum,
        I will inshallah remember you in my duas. Please do the same for me. Ramadan kareem in advance!
        I live in SoCal. I don’t know if you’re familiar with this side of California. Anyway, I really long to be a regular member of a masjid. I have visited several masjids around here before for lectures, jummah, during Ramadan, etc., but never as a regular member. The masjids around here are very AlMaghrib-like. Sometimes the shaykhs from AlMaghrib come to them and give khutbahs and tafsir courses, etc. Some of the speakers invited and/or regularly involved are people like Sh. Omar Suleiman, Sh. Yasir Qadhi, Wisam Sharieff, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Nouman Ali Khan, Sh. Yaser Birjas, Sh. Mohammed Faqih, Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick, Sh. Ahmad Al Kurdy, Sh. Yassir Fazaga, Sh. AbdulBary Yahya, Sh. Yusuf Estes and more. Every once in a while they invite others like famous Qaris, or people like Tariq Ramadan, Imam Suhaib Webb, and Sh. Junaid Kharsany.
        They have large communities and good facilities. Should I attend their masajid on a regular basis? I long for a tranquil building of worship to gather in weekly or at least monthly.

  4. A Christian friend of mine told me to listen to this lecture by a woman who converted from Islam to Christianity. So I gave it a listen, and she was complaining of how she and her family always prayed to righteous men, and never to Allah. So she decided that it was better to convert. I say she never knew Islam. Prayer is worship. Praying to saints is saint worship. Look through all the prayers Allah teaches us in the Quran and the sunna, you will not find one of them directed to saints. You will not find one of them telling people to pray to any righteous man who lived in the past. But these are the teaching you stray into after attacking the scholars of the sunna.

    • Salaam “Yusuf”, thanks for your response. Please note that Muslims have never “prayed” to righteous men. They have not even been close to doing that because they are aware of the difference between shirk and pure/proper worship of Allah. Tawassul and Tabarruk are issues of jurisprudence (fiqh), and it is from the fuqaha where we check whether an act is permissible or impermissible. We should not guess ourselves because we are not experts but laymen. The fuqaha from the Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki, and Hanbali schools have said that it is permissible to ask Allah for things through pious people. The authentic saying of the Companion Bilal ibn al-Harith is well documented, in which he asks the Prophet (peace & blessings be upon him) to ask Allah to give rain to the Ummah. Had such an act been “shirk” or “praying” to the Prophet (peace & blessings be upon him), the Companion would never have done it, and surrounding Companions would never have stayed silent about it. There are more examples though this example is sufficient to make the point.

      Regarding your Christian friend, I am sorry she converted out of Islam to Christianity. I don’t know the circumstances she was going through, but she definitely had the Wahhabi/Salafi misunderstanding of tawasssul/tabarruk that they are acts of “shirk”. She, like many Muslims today, surely did not receive correct guidance and she should have learned from the scholars of the 4 madhahib. Keep her in your du’as and I will do the same. This time take her to proper Sunni scholars and she will know the difference between “praying” to a saint and doing the legitimate act of “tawassul” which is not shirk at all, but rather something scholars have recommended.

      Take care and salaams,
      Sunni1

  5. Assalamu Alaykum, May Allah Azawajal reward you as safegurading and preserving the true creed of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah carries great reward.To expose the filth is one method of preserving and helping others from being misled by these deviants. Please can you email me as I need to details from you as soon as possible. JazakAllah Khair

  6. Sunni1,

    Keep warning against these Muajasimahs. It is an obligation. Dont loose any motivation.

    Keep up the good work, all those laymen will keep accusing you of disuniting muslims. You are not disuniting Muslims, rather you are performing an obligation.

    Sallamalkhum

  7. What ever Yasir Qadhi did to you must have been awful. Inshalla, you will find it in your heart to forgive him, or at least stop attacking him. Remember the hadith “One of the people under the shade of Allah is the one that can walk away from an argument even when he is right.” and “It is better not to speak at all if you can not say anything of benefit.” Instead of attacking others, preach your message of Islam. You will likely have more success.

    • I will forgive Yasir Qadhi only when he stops attacking the unity of Muslims and accusing certain Sunni scholars (like Shaykh al-Maliki) of spreading the religion of “pre-Islamic polytheists.” I will forgive Yasir Qadhi when he stops accusing Ash’aris and Maturidis of “denying Allah’s Attributes” and saying that “shirk in uluhiyya” increased when the Ash’aris increased in number — did you know that the Ash’aris and Maturidis consist of the majority of Muslims in history and in contemporary times? I will forgive Yasir Qadhi when he stops accusing the mesmerizing poem (“Al-Burdah”) of shirk. I will forgive Yasir Qadhi when he stops accusing Muslims who ask our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) to make du’a to Allah of committing shirk (and thereby accusing the Companion Bilal ibn al-Harith of polytheism — astagfirullah). I will forgive Yasir Qadhi when he stops accusing Muslims who do the noble practice of tabarruk of committing bid’ah. I will forgive Yasir Qadhi when he stops his mockery of great scholars like Imam Ghazzali, and stops his accusation against Imam Sakhawi (Imam Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani’s student) that he held on to the wrong creed.

      You have been strangely silent about the many attacks by Yasir Qadhi against the community of Muslims. Indeed, his attacks are much worse than “awful”. They are repugnant attacks against most Muslims in Islam’s history, and an ugly contribution to dividing Muslims. It is pure arrogance and calumny, especially when he accuses Muslims of committing shirk and bid’ah, as if most Muslims do not understand their Religion properly.

      It is best that you first understand Sunni orthodoxy before commenting on the matter, and, second, to give your advice to Yasir Qadhi of not speaking “instead of attacking others”. He who initiates the above attacks against the Ahl al-Sunnah wa’al Jama’ah is more worthy of such advice — not the one who is defending the community of Muslims from them.

      May Allah Guide us on the Right Path and keep the Muslims united. Aaameen.

      Sunni1

  8. Assalaam al aykum, Brother! Thank you for your courage to stand up against the falsehood of the Wahhabiyah (Psuedo Salafi). May Allah bless you, your family, and your teachers. May Allah send His Choicest blessings on Sayyadina Muhammad (SAWS), Ahl al Bayht, and The Sahabah Aj Maieen. May Allah bless the Righteous Ulema of the Past, Present, and Future.

  9. Assalamu Alaikum

    I’m trying to find the truth and I hope Allah shows it to me. I remember Sh. Muhammad Mukhtar Ash-Shankeety saying in a lecture that it’s not allowed for anyone to say he is the only one correct and that the other party is absolutely correct. So, I have read Kitab at-tawheed, and their explanations from various scholars such as Sh. Ibn Uthaimeen, Sh. Abdur-Rahman ibn Hasan, and others. The explanations that they have produced are rather not a product of their own words but rather just quoting the sayings of the sahabah, tabi’oon as well as many Imams, especially Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyah, his student Ibul Qayyim and Ibn Hajr al-‘Asqalani, May Allah have Mercy on them all. My question is, if these explanations are going back to earliest of generations, and not the words of The founder of the Wahabi movement, Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab (which in fact most of it does not come from him but rather quotes numerous hadith), then how is his book wrong. He obviously didn’t distort, and he didn’t quote them out of context, and the hadith which he quotes are mostly authentic (and if it was inauthentic, the the explainer or the Muhaqqiq explained its weaknes).

    May Allah reward you for the goodness you have provided for this Ummah.

  10. Sunni1, continue the good work of exposing these wahhabies, and if any ignorant jahil tells you that you are disuniting the muslims remind them of the hadith of the prophet related by Imam ahmad in his Musnad

    The Prophet said ” “If the people abandoned forbidding the unlawful, at a time when it is obligatory upon them to do so, Allah will inflict upon them calamities and tribulations because of that.”

    Warning the people against those who cheat them in their religion by mentioning their names is not the ḥarsm gossip (ghībah). As a matter of fact, doing so is a religious obligation upon us to comply with. The compliance with this great order only leads to the protection of this religion and the preservation of the Creed of Muslims. This was the methodology of our pious predecessors,

  11. Allah bless you and accept all your efforts. This is an excellent blog, and has a well of beneficial information.

    I pray that this blog reaches as many people as possible, and Allah (swt) rewards you in this world and the hereafter for you efforts.

    Wa Salam

  12. By the way, I follow orthodox Sunni Islam, and shun Wahabbism, which is a modern aberration. I also shun self-righteous extremists such as Nuh Keller, with whom and with whose group I am well acquainted. May Allah guide us to love for each other and acceptance of our brothers and sisters.

    • If you think Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller is “self-righteous” and “extremist”, then you are certainly not “well acquainted” with him at all as you claim. If Shaykh Nuh does not represent “orthodox Sunni Islam”, who does? Would you care to elaborate? May Allah Guide you and take your confusion away. Aaameen.

      Sunni1

  13. Just know that in the end Allah will reveal the truth and there is nothing you can hide from Allah.

    • I explained how I know what “CORRECT SUNNI ISLAM” is. You did not. Is it because deep inside you know you are wrong and the Ash’aris-Maturidis are correct?

      The Qur’an and Sunnah tell us to stick with the masses of Muslims. Salafism-Wahhabism, whether in al-Mahgrib’s manifestation, or any other, has never been a Muslim majority and has never represented the jama’ah of Muslims. Follow them at your own peril.

      Scholars of misguidance are many today who mislead others and themselves in the name of “Qur’an and Sunnah”. Their voices and lectures may be mesmerizing. Their external appearances may be alluring. Their websites and publications may strike your curiosity and smack of sincerity. And your good intentions for fellow Muslims and lack of in-depth investigation of the issues may obfuscate the truth that lies beneath the cloak of all that you see.

      I ask you to choose your guides carefully with an open mind and stick with those who represent the jama’ah. Ponder over this with sincerity and may Allah Guide you.

      Sunni1

  14. IF you are a true Muslim, then you would shut down this blog. May Allah guide and show you the CORRECT SUNNI ISLAM.

    • How do you determine what is “CORRECT SUNNI ISLAM”? I make the determination based on what the vast majority of illustrious scholars throughout Islamic history taught and believed. Most of them are Ash’ari or Maturidi, with some Athari. In Sunni fiqh, they are Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki, or Hanbali.

      Those who attribute ignorance, bid’ah, and kufr to Ash’aris and Maturidis are going against the jama’ah, sawad al-a’zam, or firqa najiyyah, who are collectively known as Ahl al-Sunna wa’al Jama’ah. This majority represents the most learned members of our Ummah. When you read the many verses of the Qur’an and sayings of our beloved Prophet (Allah bless him & grant him peace) that praise the status and knowledge of the learned over the unlearned, then you realize why the “Saved Sect” is represented by the Ash’aris and Maturidis.

      If you choose to go against what the majority of learned people taught and believed throughout Islam’s history until contemporary times, then that is your choice. May Allah Guide you and give you (and others) the correct understanding and wisdom of what “CORRECT SUNNI ISLAM” is. Aaameen.

      Sunni1

    • Your comment was edited for reasons you know.

      Shaykh Murad (Allah bless him) is an orthodox Sunni Muslim who rightfully opposes narrow-minded Wahhabi mullahs and their shirk-accusing sidekicks. Because the kuffar also despise Wahhabis does not automatically translate to ‘Shaykh Murad openly collaborating with the kuffar’. Try reading a book on logical argument before attempting to make one. Your poor ability to reason, as well as your poor manners, are strongly reflective of ugly Wahhabi influence. It is best that you learn from people of knowledge rather than manufacture unsensible insults against them. May Allah Guide you and make you respect the “inheritors of the Prophets” as they rightfully deserve to be respected.

      Sunni1

  15. May Allah Guide you. I have gone through your whole page and it’s driven by ignorance, hatred and a perverted understanding of Islam. What YQ and his team is doing is Alhamdulillah bringing the Sunnah back into the lives of ‘Muslims’. About ‘wahabinism’ please read the books/works of Sh. Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab with an open heart – his ‘Kitab at-Tawheed’ to begin with, and in sha Allah you will see how much of it is coming from Quran and Sunnah and how much from imagination!! Truly ignorance and hatred drives people to do crazy things…and this blog is one example. May Allah guide you to the real Islam and open up your heart to ilm and iman. Ameen.

    • JazakAllahu-khayr. May Allah Guide all of us.

      You said:
      “I have gone through your whole page and it’s driven by ignorance, hatred and a perverted understanding of Islam.”

      Thank you for your thoughts but I don’t take accusations without evidence seriously at all. You have not provided a single evidence to support your accusation.

      You said:
      “What YQ and his team is doing is Alhamdulillah bringing the Sunnah back into the lives of ‘Muslims’.”

      If you think that casting aspersions of shirk ul-akbar against leading `ulema as YQ did to Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Alawi al-Maliki is to “bring the Sunnah back into the lives of ‘Muslims’, then you are brazenly misinformed.

      If you think that doing tawassul and tabarruk is shirk ul-akbar, as propagaters of Wahhabism do, then your understanding of Islam is perverted.

      As orthodox Sunnis know, “Imam Ahmad made tawassul through the Prophet (pbuh) a part of every du`a according to the following report:

      `Ala’ al-Din al-Mardawi said in his book al-Insaf fi ma`rifat al-rajih min al-khilaf `ala madhhab al-Imam al-mubajjal Ahmad ibn Hanbal (3:456):

      “The correct position of the [Hanbali] madhhab is that it is permissible in one’s supplication (du`a) to use as one’s means a pious person, and it is said that it is desirable (mustahabb). Imam Ahmad said to Abu Bakr al-Marwazi: yatawassalu bi al-nabi fi du`a’ih — ‘Let him use the Prophet as a means in his supplication to Allah.’

      The same report is found in Imam Ahmad’s Manasik as narrated by his student Abu Bakr al-Marwazi.”

      YQ and his group contradict Imam Ahmad and other illustrious `ulema in this matter, just as they contradict Sunnis in many other matters.

      You said:
      “About ‘wahabinism’ please read the books/works of Sh. Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab with an open heart – his ‘Kitab at-Tawheed’ to begin with, and in sha Allah you will see how much of it is coming from Quran and Sunnah and how much from imagination!!”

      Kitab-Tawheed by Ibn Abdal-Wahhab has been refuted by orthodox Sunni scholars as a distortion of the authentic understanding of particular Qur’anic verses. For example, the verses meant for polytheists were used against pious Muslims doing the noble acts of istighaatha and tabarruk. This was then used as a pretext to murder innocent Muslims.

      It is no wonder why the foremost Hanafi scholar of his time, Shaykh Muhammad Amin ibn Abidin, said in his Hashiyya radd al-Mukhtar (vol. 3, pg. 309): , “In our time Ibn Abdal Wahhab (Najdi) appeared, and attacked the two noble sanctuaries (Makkah and Madinah). He claimed to be a Hanbali, but his thinking was such that only he alone was a Muslim, and everyone else was a polytheist! Under this guise, he said that killing the Ahl as-Sunnah was permissible […].”

      More is required than an “open heart” to understand truth from fantasy. An understanding of what the “jama’ah” represents in these matters is essential. Misinterpreting verses like the Khawarij did, and then using that as a pretext to make takfir on the Muslim masses is not the way of the salaf-us-salih (Allah bless them), and by extension those who represent Ahl al-Sunna wa’al Jama’ah.

      These Wahhabi-Salafi understandings and the approaches they derive from them attack the unity and cohesion of the Ummah. The best way to follow the genuine Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (pbuh) is to adhere to the Muslim majority — not some splinter group that appeared in the 1700s, or YQ and his group today.

      You said, “Truly ignorance and hatred drives people to do crazy things…and this blog is one example. May Allah guide you to the real Islam and open up your heart to ilm and iman. Ameen.

      Ignorance and hate is derived from pseudo-Sunnis who heap accusations of kufr and shirk against what the majority of Muslims have understood to be correct. It then drives them to do “crazy things” like making the blood of Muslims halal and slaughtering them as “pious” acts. A blog that exposes such individuals and warns us from them can certainly not be called “crazy” to any sensible person.

      May Allah Guide you — and, indeed, all of us — on Sirat-ul-Mustaqeem! Aaameen!

      Sunni1

    • May ALlah guide the wahhabies to Islam, Actually Sunni1 is just quoting the saying of the true salafi scholors such as Imam ahmed and etc.. and YQ and his team is bringing back into the lives of Muslims the teaching of Ibn Taymiya who was killed by ulama of ahla sunnah for his many many many many kuffir beliefs..

      I will prove to you in one sentence that the Wahhabies is a new religion and it is not from Islam

      Give me the name of one (only one) scholor (sunni scholor) who said saying Yaaa Mohammad is Kuffir, you wont bring me one name or one book… I guarantee you that

      Keep up the good work Sunni1

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