Clarification From Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
Regarding the Masjid Rahmah Conference
A few weeks ago, Masjid ar-Rahmah announced that they were advised by the noble scholar, Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee to remove Tahir Wyatt from their program. Based upon this advice, they removed Tahir Wyatt and informed the masses that he would no longer participate in this seminar.
Without referring to Shaykh Rabee', who initially advised them regarding this situation, they then approached other Mashaayikh. After receiving some general praise, they then added Tahir Wyatt back to the program and amazingly the name of Shaykh Rabee' was removed from the flyer.
4/24/2011 - Tahir is removed, Shaykh Rabee' stays on...
5/29/2011 - Tahir is added back and Shaykh Rabee' is removed!
6/2/2011 - Tahir stays on and Shaykh Rabee's name is added back
This created a lot of confusion amongst the brothers and sisters in the West, particularly America, and opened the door for the Hizbiyyeen to attack our noble Shaykh upon well known Hizbee forums where they were celebrating this fact. Unfortunately, this behaviour of late has led to the belittlement of some of our elder Scholars.
After many questions pertaining to this were raised, as to why a Scholar such as Shaykh Rabee' would be removed from a program such as this, the Shaykh's name was once again added to the flyer... All of this activity was undertaken without the Shaykh's knowledge or consultation.
As a result of this confusion many people began to contact the brothers in America about this matter. This prompted some of the brothers to contact Shaykh Rabee' (may Allaah preserve him) directly to ascertain exactly what had transpired between him and the administration at Masjid ar-Rahmah.
During the conversation, which took place on 6/2/2011CE, corresponding to the 5th of Rajab, 1432H, the Shaykh stated the following:
|"After I studied this matter, I found that he (i.e. Tahir Wyatt) was refuting Salafees in the West and harming them, and he would accompany those who were splitting the ranks of the Salafees. And recently some articles have been posted on Kulasalafiyyeen relating to this matter. These things are an indication of something. The next matter is that he refused to speak about Abul-Hasan al-Ma`ribee, but his soul allows him to rebuke Salafees. How is it easy for him to attack Salafees here and there and he finds it difficult to speak a word of truth about Abul-Hasan al-Ma`ribee. If he (i.e. Tahir Wyatt) was a Salafee, then this would not be his condition."|
The Shaykh continued to mention:
|"This is my stance and the stance of Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jaabiree and Shaykh Falaah Ismaa'eel and others from the Mashaayikh concering what has taken place of recent in America in opposition to some of the Mashaayikh in al-Madeenah who are not aware of his situation."|
Shaykh Rabee' requested that this statement be noted, documented and disseminated.
The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "Under no circumstances allow the fear of the people to prevent a man from speaking the truth if he is aware of it, sees it, or hears it." Related by at-Tirmidhee and others, and authenticated by al-Albaanee in as-Saheehah (no. 168).
It has saddened us to see that we are living in a time when one of the senior Scholars can be outrightly disrespected in this fashion and we will no longer sit back and allow this to transpire.
May Allah guide the brothers to that which is correct and allow them to correct this matter.
Abul-Hasan Maalik and Hasan as-Somali
 This is the website where 'Alee al-Halabee and his followers launch attacks upon the Salafee Scholars, whilst defending the Qutbiyyeen and Thawriyyeen using false innovated principles!