An Advice to the Muslim Youth Who Attend Hyde Park Speakers' Corner (Audio)

To the young brothers (and sisters) who ascribe to Salafiyyah, who gather in Hyde Park Speakers' Corner to shout and debate in the name of dawah ...

I ask you a simple question:

"Who, upon the Sunnah of the Messenger ﷺ and the Manhaj of the Salaf preceded you in this action of gathering to shout face to face, arguing and debating with Ahlul Bida, the people of the Book and Atheists?"
I advise those who go to witness these debates with the words of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ who said:
“From the signs of the hour is when knowledge is sought from al-asaagheer (the young ones)”
And from the words of Shaykh Abdus Salaam bin Burgess who mentioned:
"That is because taking knowledge from those who are young in age; those who did not firmly establish their feet in knowledge, their beards did not become grey within it (they did not spend a long time with seeking knowledge) along with the presence of those older than them in age, whose feet are grounded, because of this the foundation of the beginner is weak. He is prevented from the benefit of the experience of the major scholars and attainment of their manners which is established by knowledge and time ..."
And he also mentions the following quote.
Hajjaaj bin Ar-Taah said:
“The people use to dislike that a man speak until grey was seen in his beard.”

[End Quote] Read the Shaykh's statement in full
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So, we can see from this that the beard was an established Sunnah amongst the Salaf and it was customary for the people of knowledge to be recognised by their grey beards (meaning they were elderly) and it was disliked for younger men to speak and put themselves forward as people of knowledge.
So what does that say about these young brothers who come out to debate, some having no beard at all? If they had knowledge they would know that the beard is an obligation upon men and that one of the steps of seeking knowledge is implementing it before teaching it so that they might lead by example.
And if these brothers truly are unable to grow a beard, then we ask Allah to rectify that for them and to beautify their faces and their characters and to guide their actions to be upon the methodology of the Salaf.
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Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree, hafidhahullah, mentioned in his advice regarding 'Returning to the Elders': Ibn Mas’ood (rahimahullah) said: The people will not cease to be righteous and upright as long as knowledge comes to them from the companions of Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and their elders. But if knowledge comes to them from their young ones, they will be destroyed. [SOURCE]

A Short Benefit for the One Who Enquired about the Statement ‘’The Blessing is with your elders’’ by Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree (published by Salafi Centre, Manchester)
The Messenger (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam) said: ”Indeed from the signs of the hour is that knowledge will be sought from the young ones.”
Ibn Mas’ood [radiyallaahu anhu] said: ”The people will not cease to be upon good as long as they acquire knowledge from their elders, their trustworthy ones and their scholars, for if they acquire it from their young ones and evil ones, they will be destroyed.”
Shaikh Abdus Salaam Burgess [rahimahullaah] stated in Awaa’iq At-Talab pages 29-35 that this ruling is not an absolute [or unrestricted] one against the young ones, for indeed there were a group of the Sahaabah and the Taabi’een who taught and gave verdicts in their young age, whilst the elders were present. However, the likes of these people are hard to find amongst those who came after them. So if they are found and are known for being upright, upon a sound [path] and they possess knowledge, and their firmness is manifested, whilst there are no elders to be found, then  knowledge of the Sharee’ah is acquired from them – if they are free from fitnah!

So the intent is not that the knowledge possessed by the young person is boycotted, whilst the elders are present; rather the intent is that the people are placed in their rightful positions. [1] The right [place] for the young one is that he is benefited from in studies, revision and research.

As for issuing fatwa and questions sent to him [i.e. like the scholars are sent written questions to give fatwa], then no. Likewise, he does not enter into authorship. [Source: Awaa’iq At-Talab’ by Shaikh Abdus Salaam Burgess (rahimahullaah)…the above statement is an excerpt and a paraphrase, so refer to the Shaikh’s Risaalah on pages 29-34 for more benefits]

[1] NB: We return to the scholars to make known the positions and abilities of the students, whether they are young or old. [SOURCE]

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The Advising Statement of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hadi al-Madkhalee to the brothers of Salafi Publications, Birmingham (Abu Khadeejah Abdal Wahid, Hasan as-Somali, Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis)

الحمد لله رب العالمين , والصلاة و السلام على أشرف الأنبياء و المرسلين نبينا محمد وعلى آله و صحبه أجمعين .... أما بعد
All Praise is for Allah Lord of the Worlds, and may honour and peace be upon the Noblest of the Prophets and Messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, and upon all his Family and Companions.

فإن الاخوة الكرام في المكتبة السلفية في مدينة برمنجهام بدولة بريطانيا قد زاروني و حصلت بيننا مناقشة للعديد من الأمور التي تهم الدعوة السلفية عموما و في بلاد الغرب خصوصاً , وكان ما ناقشته معهم قد ناقشهم فيه أو في بعضه –أيضاً- مشايخ آخرين , و بناءً على هذه المناصحات و المناقشات مع الإخوة وهم :
- الأخ أبو خديجة عبدالواحد
- الأخ حسن الصومال
- الأخ بلال أبو حكيم

The respected brothers at Salafi Publications in the city of Birmingham, Britain, visited me and we discussed a number of matters concerning the Salafi Da’wah in general, and its affairs in the West in particular. What I discussed with them in this regard was also discussed, or some of it was discussed, with them by other sheikhs. Based on this advice and discussion with the brothers, namely:

Brother Abu Khadeejah Abd Al-Wahid
Brother Hasan Al-Somali
Brother Bilal Abu Hakeem

فإنني أقول : أنه تم الاتفاق على ما يأتي :
أولاً : محاربة الغلو بجميع صوره سواءً كان في الأشخاص أو في غيرهم كالمؤسسات الدعوية , ووزن الأمور بالميزان الشرعي .

I say, (based on the advice given) the following matters were agreed upon:

1. Fighting extremism (Al-Ghuluw) in all its forms, whether in the form of extremism for personalities or others like da’wah institutions, and that matters must be weighed according to the Islamic legal scales.

ثانياً : فيما يتعلق بالتدريس و إلقاء المحاضرات فنقول : أنه ليس لأحدٍ أن يتصدر التدريس و المحاضرات حتى يتأهل علمياً , و تصدر له الإجازات الشرعية اللازمة في ذلك إما من الجامعات الشرعية و إما من المشايخ المعروفين الذين درس عليهم و تخرج على أيديهم في علوم الشريعة .

2. Concerning teaching and lecturing, we say:
It is not permitted for anyone to put themselves forward to teach and deliver lectures until they become qualified in their knowledge and until the required legitimate authorization is issued to them, either from Islamic universities or known sheikhs under whom they have studied and become qualified in Islamic sciences

ثالثاً : فيما يتعلق بالفتوى : ليس لهم أن يفتو الناس لأنهم ليسوا من أهل الفتوى , و عليهم أن يرجعوا بالفتوى إلى أهل العلم من المشايخ ليفتوهم ثم ينشروا هم هذه الفتاوى أو يرسلوها إلى من كانت تخصه إن كانت خاصة .

3. Concerning edicts and rulings (fatwa):
The brothers are not permitted to issue rulings to people because they are not from the qualified people of fatwa. It is upon them to refer the fatwa to the scholars amongst the sheikhs so that they can give them verdicts and then the brothers can circulate these fatawa or send them to the people concerned if the fatwa is private.

رابعاً : فيما يتعلق بترجمة الدروس أو الكتب أو المحاضرات عليهم أن يلتزموا بالدقة في ذلك و الأمانة .

4. Concerning the translation of lessons, books or lectures:
It is upon them to maintain precision, honesty and responsibility in this regard.

خامساً : أن قراءتهم لكتب أهل العلم التي شرحوا بها بعض المتون العلمية , لا يعني ذلك أنهم مدرسون يقومون بمهمة التدريس , كلا , و أنما هم ناقلون لكلام العلماء في شرح هذه الكتب و مترجمون له فقط .

5. The brothers are not considered teachers who (themselves) are fulfilling the duty of education when they read the books of the scholars in which the latter have explained some (religious) texts; rather they are only conveying and translating the words of the scholars in explanation of these books.

سادساً : فيما يتعلق فيما كتبه الأخ بلال أبو حكيم حول ( الجرح و التعديل ) و نشر عبر موقع ( سلفي تالك ) قد بين له أن ذلك خطأ واضح و مخالف لما عليه علماء الحديث الذين هم ( أهل الجرح و التعديل ) حقاً , لَما يقوله الأدعياء و الغرباء عن هذا العلم الشريف , ولمَا تبين ذلك , أقرَ بخطئه في ذلك – جزاه الله خيراً – وهذا هو الواجب علينا جميعاً عند ظهور الأخطاء لنا- ثم بعد ذلك أُفهم أن عليه البيان لخطئه ذلك و نشر رجوعه عنه .

6. Concerning what brother Bilal Abu Hakeem wrote on the topic of Al-Jarh wa Al-Ta’deel and which was circulated on the Salafi Talk website:
It has been made clear to him that what he wrote was a clear error and in contradiction to what the hadith scholars, who are the real ‘People of Al-Jarh wa Al-Ta’deel’, are upon; not as the claimants and foreigners to this noble science say. When this became clear to him he admitted his error in this regard – Allah reward him well – and this is the duty of all of us when our mistakes become clear to us. Thereafter he was made to understand that he must clarify his mistake and circulate his retraction.

سابعاً : (فيما يتعلق بالرفق بالناس في الدعوة و التعليم) عليهم أن يلتزموا بذلك " لأنه ماكان الرفق في شئ إلا زانه , ولا نزع منه إلا شانه " كما قال ذلك الرسول صلى الله عليه و سلم فيما صح عنه .

7. Concerning being gentle with people when giving da’wah and teaching:
It is upon the brothers to adhere to this way because ‘gentleness is not placed in anything except that it beautifies it and gentleness is not removed from anything except that it spoils it’ as the Messenger – sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam – said in the authentic narration.

ثامناً : مسألة الهجر ’ يجب الرجوع فيها إلى مشايخ أهل العلم و عرض ما يحدث من المسائل في هذا الجانب عليهم , و هم بدورهم يفتون في ذلك فيمن يستحق الهجر , ومن لا يستحقه

8. Concerning the issue of boycotting and abandoning others (Al-Hajr):
It is incumbent to refer to the scholars on this issue and to present any issues of this nature to them; they then will give the ruling as regards who deserves to be boycotted and who does not.

تاسعاً : فيما يتعلق بالتعاون مع إخوانهم السلفيين , نوصيهم بذلك , وقد أوصيتهم بذلك مراراً في عدد من لقاءاتنا, و عليهم أن يتبعوا القول بالعمل ’ فإن الأعمال تصدق بالأقوال أو تكذبها .

9. Concerning cooperation with their Salafi brothers:
We instruct (the brothers at Salafi Publications) to cooperate with them. I have told them to do this on numerous occasions in a number of our meetings; it is upon the brothers to follow their words with actions ‘for indeed a person’s actions confirm his words or refute them.’

عاشراً : و ختاماً نوصيهم بوصية الله لنا , كما هي وصيته جلَ و علا للسابقين من قبلنا , ألا وهي : الوصية بتقوى الله جلَ و عزَ , و مراقبته في السر و العلن و فيما ظهر و بطن ’ و نقول لهم : " اعلموا أن الله يحول بين المرء و قلبه " وهو سبحانه لا تخفى عليه خافية .

10. In closing, we advise them with Allah’s instruction to us all, as it was His instruction to those who came before us, that being: the instruction to fear Allah jalla wa ‘azz, and to be conscious of Him privately and publicly, outwardly and inwardly. We say to them, “Know that Allah comes between a man and his heart”, and no subtlety is hidden from Him, glorified be He.

و من أبرز علامات ذلك : أن تكون دعوتهم للناس خالصة لله جلَ و علا ’ القصد منها هداية الناس الى الحق لا إلى أنفسهم فلا يكون مقصدهم بذلك الظهور على غيرهم ولا الرئاسة عليهم , كما قال ذلك شيخ الإسلام محمد بن عبدالوهاب رحمه الله في تفسير قوله تعالى ( أدعو إلى الله على بصيرة ) فإنه قال : فيه التنبيه على الإخلاص , فإن كثيراً من الناس وإن دعا فإنما يدعو إلى نفسه أو كما قال رحمه الله .

One of the clearest signs of this consciousness of Allah and fearing him is that their call to the people should be sincerely and purely for Allah jalla wa ‘allaa, its goal being to guide people to the truth – not to themselves. So their goal should not be to dominate others or to gain leadership over them, as was stated by Shaykh Al-Islam Muhaamd b. Abd Al-Wahhab – Allah have mercy on him – in commentary of the statement of Allah Most High, “I call to Allah upon knowledge and insight.” Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Abd Al-Wahhab said, “This verse points out that a person should maintain ikhlas (sincerity and purity of intention), for although many people involve themselves in da’wah, they only do so calling to themselves,” or words to that effect.
و صلى الله و سلم و بارك على عبده و رسوله نبينا محمد و على آله و صحبه و من تبعهم بإحسان و الحمد لله رب العالمين
وكتبه / محمد بن هادي المدخلي


May Allah honour and send peace and blessings upon His most devout worshipper and Messenger, our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his Family and Companions and all those who follow them be_ihsan , wa al hamdulillah Rabi al a’alameen.

Written by:
Muhammad b. Hadi Al-Madkhali

 29 / 2 / 1426

و قد قام الأخوة في المكتبة السلفية بالتوقيع على موافقتهم لهذا البيان جزاهم الله خيراً

This statement was signed by the brothers of Salafi Publications, may Allah reward them with good.


Abu Khadeejah Abd Al-Wahid
Abu Talhah Dawood Burbank
Amjad Rafiq
Yusuf Bowers
Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
Hasan Somali

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