The Deviations of Yahyah al-Hajoori and the Ruling on Those who follow him – Shaykh Abdullah Bin Abdur-Raheem Al-Bukhaari

Questioner:

“What is your advice regarding Yahya Al-Hajoori sincewe we have some youth in London who defend and follow him?”

Shaykh Abdullah Bin Abdur-Raheem al-Bukhaari:

“We have spoken about this issue before, and the person who defends this man is either one of two people; either he is ignorant of what he (al-Hajoori) has with him of deviations and misguidances, so he is made aware – in a way that is better, –  if he is seeking the truth then perhaps he may return to the truth.

Or he’s a person who knows that which is with him of trials, tribulations and misguidance. This person takes the same ruling as him (al-Hajoori) and is appended to him. We ask Allah for safety and well-being.

 For verily, we have spoken about this man (al-Hajoori)  and refuted him from before and recently, the collection of affairs this man has fallen into, if they were distributed amongst a number of individuals then one (of those individuals) would be classed an innovator due to one (of his deviations), so how the one who gathers in him all of them (deviations)?

 And from his (deviations) is related to the station of the Prophet and (al-Hajoori claiming) that the Prophet was erroneous in the methods of the dawah, and his accusation of the Prophet of this mortal sin. Rather that which is greater is when he permitted the publication of a book that a state the Messenger’s – statement isn’t accepted except with evidence!

What evidence do you require O’ you repugnant, when you seeking from the Prophet evidence? Do we not say [follow] the Book and the Sunnah? Whose Sunnah is this? Isn’t this the Sunnah of the Prophet?

Doesn’t Allaah say: “Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allaah and the Last Day.”  [Surah Al-Ahzaab: 21]

 Hasan Al-Basri   said as in Az-Zuhd by Ibn Abi Haatim, “They (the people) used to say ‘We love Allaah’ so Allaah wanted to make a sign for their love for Him, so He revealed:””

 Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If you (really) love Allaah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah), Allaah will love you and forgive you of your sins.” [Surah Aal-Imraan: 31]

 Then this one (Aa-Hajoori) says that the statement of the Prophet isn’t accepted except with evidence… And (from his deviations is) that the first who spoke with and innovated Irjaa was Uthmaan bin Madh’oon, and that from the Sahaaba were some who were involved with the killing of Uthmaan (bin Affaan)!

He (al-Hajoori) has lied, sinned and is dumbfounded!

 And he cannot differentiate whether Muhammad bin Abi Bakr as-Sadeeq is a Sahaabi or not and it isn’t correct to attribute the killing of Uthman to him meaning Muhammad bin Abi Bakr as-Saqeed and that he cooperated in the murder of Uthmaan.

Many trials and tribulations (have come from al-Hajoori) – may Allaah bless you all – so on and so on; so many affairs!

Yet still after all this people show him allegiance
(likewise) his insulting and (vile) speech against Ahlus-Sunnah and the heedlessness of his own speech wherein he says

“This hadeeth has been transmitted by Abdur-Rahmaan bin Hasan (Aal Shaykh) in Fath Al-Majeed” is this even a book to ascribe (transmittance of hadeeth) source reference for you to ascribe, refer it to, for you to say “Abdur-Rahmaan bin Hasan (Aal Shaykh) in Fath Al-Majeed” Does he not know the meaning of Takhreej? May Allah bless you all – all these affairs and others which have prolonged.

Likewise tying allegiance to this man, extremism like no other! They have affected the dawah everywhere, whoever doesn’t agree with the speech of Yahya then his speech is void and he is a Hizbi etc. They tied loyalty and disloyalty to his speech, this is innovation in the religion of Allaah.

 They split the Salafi Ummah in every place and you all see and hear this in your lands and students come to us from all places, some of them go there (Dammaj) one or two or three months or however long then he returns to his land (carrying this ideology). We are contacted from Moscow about some brothers who went there for a few days and they come back with articles saying “Ubayd, Abdur-Rahman Al-Adeni and so and so are Hizbi.”

You’re talking about the previous Soviet Union – a people who might not even know how to worship Allah or how to utter the Shahadah! And you distribute articles saying so and so is Hizbi? Is this from the religion of Allaah that you split and tear them apart? Upon deviation, misguidances and lies clear as the sun at noon.

We’ve seen this in Indonesia, books published which I still have, on the Hizbiyyah of Ubayd and Al-Wasaabi. What is this? Everyone who doesn’t agree is a Hizbi and an innovator? I seek Allah’s refuge from misguidance.

They’ve linked loyalty and disloyalty to these corrupt and putrid statements.

Abdul-Hameed Al-Hajoori says – who is Yahya’s tail – in his book الخيانة الدعوية حجر عثرة في طريق الدعوة السلفية which was read, approved and allowed to be distributed by Yahya Al-Hajorri – they give him titles which he has no share of – what is inside this book? Many deviations from them are the lines of poetry which indicate towards Hulooliyyah and pantheism that…

 “If they had melted him (Yahya), his meat would have been Sunnah and the rest (would have been) Qur’an-verses” what is this Hulooliyyah and pantheism? If Yahya had been melted his meat would become Sunnah and that which remains of

his bones and marrow would have been the verses of the kitaab? This hasn’t been said regarding the Messenger of Allaah O’ Shaykh! Nor the most honorable after the Messenger of Allaah.  The Companions of the Prophet are here in the masjid of the Prophet and as is in Musnad of Imam Ahmad with an authentic chain of narration; that some Companions disagreed with Ibn Abbas  – he would say “the Messenger said” and they would say “Abu Bakr and Umar said” then he said “Stones from the sky are about to fall on you. I am telling you that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said such and such, and you say that Abu Bakr and `Umar said such and such!”

Likewise the author of those who writes poetry in praise of them says in one of his poems which has no leash “If they had melted him (Yahya), his meat would have been Sunnah and the rest (would have been) Qur’an verses” and they describe him as being Imam Thaqalayn (i.e Imaam of the Jinn and mankind)! So even the Jinn are not left alone, so anyone from the Jinn who doesn’t say Yahya is their Imam then he is more astray then their domestic donkey – to them! What is this? O brothers they haven’t left alone a tree, nor a stone, nor a town, nor mankind nor Jinn. (This is) the religion of Allaah, the Prophet came with guidance to the people…

 “Verily, We have sent you as witness, and a bearer of glad tidings, and a warner.” [Al-Ahzaab 41]

 “And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a mercy to the universe.” [Al-Anbiyaa 107]

 Those (al-Hajoori and his students) haven’t settled in a land except that they have turn out to be an affliction upon its people. They incriminate the people and label them Hizbis upon these sort of deviances, so what do you want? O’ brother this affair doesn’t require all of these clarifications, the sunrise is apparent for all with two eyes, for he who wants to see!

 In addition to this, this is just a portion of this man’s deviations in Aqeedah, heinous knowledge based deviances, etc. in which the young ones and children of Tawheed do not speak of.

As for his conduct and his vulgar and repulsive tongue – then talk about this with no blame. I say, talk about this with no blame. Some students came to me when the horns of Abil Fitan arose (he was known as) Abul Hasan Al-Misri Al-Ma’ribi at the time when his fitnah began. These students came to me and said: “Yahya Al-Hajoori has refuted him and those with them in three tapes” so that it is said that he was the first to refute him – as if the first to speak is important. The importance is in that you speak with knowledge and not with ignorance, (and importance isn’t in) the first to speak nor the middle nor the last. Allaah says: “And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence, etc.), say the truth.” [Surah Al-An’aam: 152]

 So, I listened to these three tapes, O’ brothers – by Allaah woe to me would I had not listened  due to the repugnance which was in it. Despite I refuted Abul Hasan and I deem him to be from the misguided and deviants of this era and we’ve written in refutation of him. BUT! It’s a must that the refutation is upon knowledge.

Imam ibn Taymiyyah said in his refutation of Al-Bakri “knowledge is of two: a trustworthy narration or an established research.”

(al-Hajoori would say), “so and so stand up! What do you have against Abul Hasan?” (Then the person would say) “I have this and that against him” (then Al-Hajoori would say) “Perished is he…” (Then he would say) “You stand! Recite your poetry against him, don’t urinate on him.” All of it “Urinate upon it… No don’t urinate. Do this… Do that…”Repugnance! Offensive words and i don’t know what else.

 When the brothers asked me regarding it days after they gave it to me, I said to them “These tapes are from the worst things I’ve heard in my life due to what it contains of repulse and vulgarity, and the Prophet wasn’t obscene.” Likewise, the Companions followed his path (these people on the contrary…) abuse and insults – A’uuthu billah!

 Everyone who doesn’t hold (their opinion) they accuse him with repulsive words which shows severe fury. Allaah’s  refuge is sought from this. We ask Allah for security and wellbeing, however, do not busy yourselves with his likes for we have refuted

him from old, and the affair, Alhamdulilah, hasn’t ceased becoming clearer for the one who was confused or in doubt. Yes.”

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