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Answers from al'Allamah Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-'Abbaad: Regarding the QSS Canada Convention and other relevant issues.
Author: Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbaad (questions from Abdul-Monem Burkhes, QSS Chairman

Source: Tele-link held by QSS: Rajab, 27th 1423 A.H. (10/04/2002) Go to: Page 2
Click here to listen to the actual audio (arabic)

On Friday the 27th of Rajab, 1423 A.H. a phone call was made to al'Allamah Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbaad in regards to recent statements made about the QSS Canada 4th Islamic Seminar to take place 10/12/2002 thru 10/13/2002, and other issues that are related to the concerns of the salafee dawah today. Al-Hamdulillah our Shaikh was available to answer all questions that were asked regarding these matters.

The following is a written translated dialogue from the phone call:

Abdul-Monem: Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbad?

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Na'am, (yes).

Abdul-Monem: Hayyakumullah (May Allah Greet You), Yaa Shaikhana. This is your brother Abdul-Monem Burkhes...the chairman of QSS...yaa Shaikhana.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Hayyakumullah.

Abdul-Monem: I have some questions, Insha-Allah. First, We have, insha-Allah, by the permission of Allah a convention titled: "And We Have Not Sent You Except as a Mercy for the Creation" in Canada. Insha-Allah, some Mashayakh (Scholars) will participate in it from Jordan. Shaikh al-Halabi & al-Hilaali and Shaikh Naser, and also Shaikh al-Qoosi from Egypt. And we want, insha-Allah, that you be generous to us by some participation from you through telelink, insha-Allah. It will be for example the next Saturday, I don't mean tomorrow, next Saturday or Sunday for example, intayassar (if it is facilitated).

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I don't think it will be feasible for me...

Abdul-Monem: Na'am.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I say...I don't think it'll be feasible for me.

Abdul-Monem: Na'am. Ok, insha-Allah, Laabas (No Harm) yaa Shaikh, may Allah reward you with good.

Abdul-Monem: Ok, Our Shaikh, in reality, A problem happened to us in this past period, and that is that Shaikh Rabee (hafidthahullah) warns against al-Jamaeeyah (the Society) and warns against attending this convention in specific...ya'ani, this convention I told you about.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Na'am...

Abdul-Monem: Of Course, his reason, you remember that when we came for the seminar that we held in the Kingdom, "Abu Bakr as-Sideeq (may Allah be pleased with him) Seminar".

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Na'am.

Abdul-Monem: And on the way back, the Shaikh new that Brother Zahid and I will visit the Mashaayakh in Jordan and he requested that we don't visit them. And we contacted you though some of our brothers, and we asked you, and you said that, "we should pay no attention to his statement, and that we should go and benefit from them".

Of course, he was angry with us because of this position. Also, he says that the Jordanian Mashayakh (scholars from Jordan), supported the Mubtadi'ah(innovators), and they didn't take a good "salafee stance", he means their position from Abul hassan al-Ma'ribi.

The conclusion is that: Now there is a general warning from attending this convention (the QSS Canada 4th Islamic Seminar) and from me personally, and from the society (QSS) and from attending the activities of the society. And this thing (the warning) was translated into english and was spread in a tremendous way on the sites, on the internet websites, and to the people. So now we are in a situation ya'ani from this aspect... I don't know what you can offer us, the brothers in the U.S. & Canada, as direction & advice regarding this issue. Do they attend, or do they boycott? and what do you advise as a general advice?

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Absolutely Not, the Convention is to be Held!

Abdul-Monem: Na'am.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Whoever attends, attends. Whoever misses, misses.

Abdul-Monem: Na'am.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: And Don't...Do not let this issue worry you!

Abdul-Monem: Na'am, Na'am.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I say...That the Convention is to be held!, Whoever attends, will attend...Whoever misses, will miss.

Abdul-Monem: Na'am, Na'am, tayyib...yaa Shaikhana.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I say...the ones who come, in them there is Kifayyah (Sufficiency).

Abdul-Monem: Na'am...

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I say (again)...the one who comes, in him there is Kifayyah (Sufficiency).

Abdul-Monem: Na'am...Fahimt (I understood)...yaa Shaikhana.

Abdul-Monem: Of course, they say now that the Shaikh, I mean Shaikh Rabee (hafidthahullah), is from the Major Scholars and he is the "Flag Bearer of Jarh wa Ta'deel (Criticising & Praising)". And because he talked against us and about the brothers...the Mashayakh from Jordan, and al-Jamaeeyah (QSS), then his statement must be obeyed. And if he is not obeyed, then this proves that those who did not listen to his statement, that they are leaving out from following the speech of Kibaar Ahlil-Ilm (the Major People of Knowledge), and that they follow the speech of as-Sighar (the smaller ones of knowledge)...and what is like that. That is what is [used] to make this matter obscure...

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Not at All...No...!!!

Abdul-Monem: ...for the non-Arabs.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Do Not be Concerned with all of these matters. Whoever attends, will attend...and whoever misses, will miss.

Abdul-Monem: Na'am.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I say (again)...those who attend, in them there is sufficiency.

Abdul-Monem: Na'am yaa Shaikhana, Jazak Allahu Khairan (may Allah reward you with good)...

Abdul-Monem: Tayyib. As regards to the Noble Shaikh Falih al-Harbee (hafidthahullah)...

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Na'am

Abdul-Monem: ... he also, has a warning issued from him against the Mashayakh [of Jordan], and also against Shaikh al-Qoosi, hafidthahullah. So (we ask), is Shaikh Falih al-Harbee from the Kibarul Ulema (Major Scholars) in the Kingdom whose statement should be reffered to...

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Abadan! (absolutely not), Abadan! (absolutely not)

Abdul-Monem: al-Jarh wat-Ta'deel?

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I Say: Laysa min ha'ula'! (He [Shaikh Faalih] is Not of Those!)

Abdul-Monem: He is not of the Kibarul Ulema in the Kingdom, whom their statements in al-Jahr wat-Ta'deel should be referred to?

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: ABSOLUTELY NOT. I say, huwa min sighaar talabatil- ilm! (He is from the smaller students of knowledge!)

Abdul-Monem: Tayyib, may Allah reward you with good, yaa Shaikhana...Tayyib.

If you permit, yaa Shaikhana, if you could give a summarized speech, since we can not...We will not be honored by a lecture over the phone (during our convention). If you make a concise speech, a general advice to the Muslim brothers here in a way...a concise speech that we translate to them in english. A general advice from you...specifically for this occasion, whatever you see fit to be published in arabic. And it will be published in english, it will be translated for them (those in America).

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: By Allah, I apologize from these tele-links...

Abdul-Monem: Na'am...

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I Say...I apologize...From the many (requests for) telelink from all parts (of the world).

Abdul-Monem: Na'am.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: ya'ani...After the...I say...ya'ani...after the..., what do you call it, I mean for a long time I don't have the (tele-links)...

Abdul-Muhsin: Na'am...fahimt (I understand) yaa Shaikh.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: I don't have...there have been no (tele) links (lectures) via the phone from me for a long time...for years.

Abdul-Monem: May Allah honor you, yaa Shaikhana. I understood that from you. I say, I mean al-'aan (now) I mean, I'm now recording...(so)...a very summarized speech...even it were 2 or 3 minutes, as a general advice.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Meaning (right) now?

Abdul-Monem: Now, yes...a summarized general advice, in a way that.... I say, a lot of confusion has happened, and we, al-Hamdulillah, to date we did not refute any of this. And everytime people call us we say: "Be patient & seek the reward from Allah and leave this matter and don't discuss it". And do not get involved into bickering and debates with the people. We did not defend (ourselves) at all. We just kept quiet, and that was it. So now we would like a speech and a concise advice from (you)...2 or 3 minutes for the Muslims in general...

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: record it, record it.

Abdul-Monem: a way it is possible for us to record it?

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: record it.

Abdul-Monem: And also we will spread it in english for the people?

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Record. No, Problem.

Abdul-Monem: tafadl (please, from your grace)...yaa Shaikhana.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin: Record.

Abdul-Monem: Tafadl...yaa Shaikhana...May Allah Greet You.

End of the first part 1 of the tele-link translation. Click here for page 2 of this naseeha from Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbaad

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