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AbuZuhayrah
12-25-2010 @ 11:32 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Zuhayrah Abdullah bin Allan Pocius (Philadelphia Pa U.S.A.)
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This is a request for some of our more knowlegable brothers who are talented at writing in english to write some pages in english for the benefit of the muslims at large concerning Hamza yusuf and his many errors specifically in tawheed al-uloohiyyah. This is needed because his fame in the united states and abroad continues to grow and to this moment I know of nothing available concise or detailed that has been written about his many misguided statements calling to shirk or detailing his relatinship with habeeb ali jifree may Allah guide him, or the lines of shirk in the burdah that he translated and popularized to the english speaking parts of the muslim world. This is in no way a denial of the fact that he has been warned from but to draw attention to the need of at least a short article about his most glaring mistakes that can be used to help individuals who are in danger of being misguided by him or who may give him a platform at their masjids.

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01-09-2011 @ 5:45 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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Ahmad Zarruq an Ideological Forefather of Hamza Yusuf and Nuh Keller
Ahmad Zarruq was born on the 7th June 1442 (846 of the Islamic calendar) and died in the year 1493 a.d.. He has had a great influence on what today is called Sufism especially in the western sphere of the Muslim world. Today that influence is continuing to spread into the western world at the hands of neo-sufi/ash'aris. Two of the most fervent proponents of his thought and philosophy are Nuh Ha Mim Keller and Hamza Yusuf.

They both have clarified this beyond a doubt. Nuh Ha Mim Keller has said describing him "One of the most renowned sheiks of the shaathili tariqa" and of his writings he stated that they " attest to their author's illumination in the spiritual way". Hamza Yusuf while giving a lecture at Stanford on the subject of sufism in islam directly following a lecture by Dr. Anne-Marie Schimmel, said "Sidi Ahmad Zarruq wrote a great book called the principles of Sufism in which he clarified traditional and orthodox Sufism...". This is more than enough for us to establish the high position in which they hold him and his works, and thus his philosophy and creed.

From this we also surmise that they hold his writings to be indicative of orthodox Sufism. So let the fair unbiased reader judge for himself what Ahmad Zarruq has said concerning himself and Sufism.

Ahmad Zarruq described himself in his poem, Al-mandhoomah 'alaa safeenati l-najaah as someone who has been given the "possession of the entire East and west", running affairs, "giving and taking souls", "bringing life to dead hearts", and more! After this self description he "offers" his help, saying:

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And in case you are in a state of distress, depression, and estrangement, Then call out "O Zarruq", and I will come in haste.

Is this illumination of the spiritual path or the darkness of Shirk

Verily, all those whom you invoke beside God are but created beings like yourselves: invoke them, then, and let them answer your prayer - if what you claim is true!

yasin3683
01-17-2011 @ 10:54 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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Amma ba'd

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Hamza Yusuf: Behind the Zaytuna Institute. Soofee, 'aqlaanee, caller to the tasawwuf that entails Shirk, has translated the Burdah of al-Busairi and claimed that 'aqidah can be learned in ten minutes in the deserts of Mauritania and also said that the overly concern with aqidah is a sickness in the minds of the muslims.

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Additionally, this dangerous poem "Burda," which Hamza Yusuf translated and reads to his followers, has Major Shirk in it, such as seeking refuge in other than Allaah, and attributing the knowledge of the Unseen to other than Allaah, in addition to pernicious exaggeration with the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and swearing by other than Allaah.


May Allaah protect the Ummah from Hamza Yusuf's evil. Ameen.


[ST Admin's note: swearing by other than Allaah is minor shirk unless it is accompanied with a belief regarding the one sworn by which makes it kufr and shirk].

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

yasin3683
02-08-2011 @ 9:08 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
Amma ba'd

Beware of Sufism, and Those Who Call to Sufism under the Guise of "Zuhd" or Anything Else!

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As for Hamzah Yusuf, this Sufi belittles Tawheed, saying that learning Tawheed "is a disease," and even saying Tawheed can be "learned in five minutes." Unless Allaah guides Hamza Yusuf to tawbah and the Sunnah - may Allaah guide him - what will Hamza Yusuf do - on the Day of Judgment - with Allaah's statement:

And I (Allaah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). (Adh-Dhariyat, ayah 56)

For his belittlement of Tawheed, Allaah has made an example of Hamza Yusuf. May Allaah guide Hamza Yusuf so he is not humiliated on the Day of Judgment. How has Allaah humiliated Hamza Yusuf in this life? Read on.

As comes in an authentic hadeeth, Hudhaifah Bin al Yamaan (radiallaahu 'anhu) said: People used to ask the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) about the good times, but I used to ask him about bad times fearing lest they overtake me... (Bukhari, Muslim)

In explaining this amazing and long hadeeth, Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said about the beginning [quoted above]:
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They used to ask him (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) about the good with regards to righteous actions, affairs of 'aqeedah and mu'aamalaat. And Hudhaifah used to ask him (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) about the bad times, fearing lest they overtake him.

So, in this is evidence that it is not sufficient to only learn about the good; rather one must know about the evil in order to avoid it. If you do not know about the evil, you will come close to falling into it, as the poet said:

"I acquaint myself with the evil not for the sake of evil, but to be safeguarded from it. Because the one who does not know evil from good will fall into it (i.e. evil)."  

The human being must learn about the truth, and its proofs and evidences. He is to learn and know that which is false and the doubts associated with it, in order that he can be saved from falsehood, and to warn the people against it. How can he avoid and warn people against it, if he is not aware of it?

The point of reference is: the one who doesn't learn Tawheed, how will he implement Tawheed; and the one who doesn't learn the opposite of Tawheed - Shirk - then how will he avoid falling into Shirk?

So these days, what is Hamza Yusuf doing? Not only is he a Sufi sitting with grave-worshippers, but additionally he chants the poem Qasida Burdah and teaches his ignorant students this poem which he translated.

Are you aware of what this poem contains of Shirk and deviance? Let's go through some lines of this poem that is addressed to the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam). And keep in mind that he is addressing the Prophet who is dead and cannot hear him - not Allaah, the All-Hearing, the Ever-Living Who does not die.

"Oh Most Generous of mankind, I have no one to seek refuge in except you when the calamity occurs."

Allaahu Musta'aan, seeking refuge is an act of worship and as such, each act of worship can only be directed to Allaah. So not only is refuge being sought in Muhammad - and this is major shirk that nullifies one's Islaam! - but the poem leaves nothing for Allaah! How can you forget Allaah! Allaahu akbar!

How can you forget Allaah!  

Have you not read, and even memorized:

Say: "I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of the daybreak... (Al-Falaq, ayah 1)

Say: "I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of mankind... (An-Nas, ayah 1)

Seeking refuge is an act of worship, and no one is deserving of worship except Allaah, and this is the meaning of "La illaha il Allaah," the kalima (statement) of Tawheed. And there's more shirk in that poem, such as attributing knowledge of the Ghaib (Unseen) to the Prophet - which is kufr, since only Allaah knows the ghaib:

Say: "None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib (unseen) except Allaah, nor can they perceive when they shall be resurrected." (An-Naml, ayah 65)

And the poem also includes swearing by other than Allaah, which is shirk in accordance with the Prophet's statement:

Whomever gives an oath (swears) by other than Allaah has committed Shirk or kufr. (Ahmad)

[ST Admin's note: swearing by other than Allaah is minor shirk unless it is accompanied with a belief regarding the one sworn by which makes it major kufr and shirk].

Shaikh Saleh as-Saleh (rahimahullaah) said concerning the infamous Burdah poem of Al-Busiri:
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It is plain shirk because it exaggerates with the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), giving him attributes of divinity, as if he knows the unseen and what is written in the preserved tablet. So much of this, unfortunately, is spread throughout the Muslim world and particularly in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia. Think about it. Moreover, they have musical groups in these countries only specialized to sing these poems, especially the 'Burdah.'

What happened to Hamza Yusuf - may Allaah guide him - is what happens to those who belittle Tawheed, to those who belittle the very reason why they were created. The sickness, as you can see in sha` Allaah, is not in learning Tawheed. Rather, the sickness is in Not learning Tawheed. Allaah did not create us except for Tawheed, nor did Allaah send His Messengers except with this call to Tawheed. Read Allaah's statement:

And verily, We have sent among every Ummah a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allaah (Alone), and avoid Taghoot (all false deities)..." (An-Nahl, ayah 36)

And Allaah's final Messenger spent his first 10 years of Prophethood exclusively calling to Tawheed, before any of the other pillars were sent down. And even on the last day of his life, the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said:

The curse of Allaah be upon the Jews and Christians. They took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship. So do not take [my grave as a place of worship]. For verily, I am forbidding you from that.

So he (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) began his call with Tawheed, and ended his call with Tawheed!


Source: Click on the headline, or click [url=http://www.salafyink.com/aqeedah/BewareOfSufism.pdf]here[/url]


Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.






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