as salaam ‘alaykum
al-‘Allaamah ‘Ubayd Ibn ‘Abdullaah al-Jaabiree
Reiterates His Warning Against Shadeed Muhammad
[Q]: The praise is for Allaah, Lord of the worlds. And may the peace and salutations of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his Family and his Companions. To proceed:
So this is a question directed at our noble Shaykh, ‘Ubayd Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Sulaymaan al-Jaabiree –hafidhahullaahu ta’aalaa. Noble Shaykh, do you have any points against the brother, Shadeed Muhammad al-Amreekee. So if you have points, then why do you not clarify them, or do you hold that knowledge can be taken from him?
[A]: With the Name of Allaah and the praise is for Allaah. And may the peace and salutations of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his Family and his all those who accompany him. To proceed:
So how many are the points that have been confirmed with us by way of those who are trustworthy and possess integrity against the brother Shadeed Muhammad al-Amreekee! And they (i.e. the points) prove that the man is not fit to have knowledge taken from him. Rather, it is obligatory to be cautious of him. And from these many points, which prove the ignorance of the man and the corruption of his manhaj, is his statement, “Salafiyyah is not a card that’s gonna get you into Jannah.”
So this statement is disbelief (kufr). Since, Salafiyyah is the pure Religion of Allaah. It is Tawheed. It is the unblemished Sharee’ah, with which Allaah sent all of the Prophets and Messengers. It is the Religion of the first of them, Nooh, to the last of them, Muhammad (‘alayhimus-salaatu was-salaam). And it has two foundations:
The first affair (i.e. foundation): is the call to worship Allaah alone to encourage others upon that and to form allegiance with others who call to this and to perform takfeer of those who abandon it.
And the second [foundation]: is to warn against Shirk in the worship of Allaah and to be harsh in that and to have enmity due to that and to perform takfeer of those who commit Shirk.
And these two foundations are the scales of justice in worship, social intercourse and in how the person deals with others.
And the one who scorns the affair of Salafiyyah and does not give importance to it in his da’wah and he does not make it the foundation of his da’wah, then this individual is either an ignoramous (jaahil) or a person who is misguided and misguiding others. And Shadeed is from the second category, a person who is misguided and misguiding others. It is obligatory to be cautious of him. And he must not be allowed the opportunity – and we advise Ahlus-Sunnah in America and other than it, to not allow him an opportunity to deliver lessons and lectures and talks in their mosques due to the corruption in his manhaj and his ignorance concerning the da’wah to Allaah. Rather, he is bold in misguidance and deviation. And I do not hold that I should pre-occupy my time with refuting him, since he is not deserving of that, according to my view. And I only suffice with warning against him and his corrupt manhaj. So convey the salaam from me to your brothers and convey this statement concerning the man and I advise them to be cautious of him. And may the peace and salutations of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his Family and his all those who accompany him.
And this was dicated by ‘Ubayd Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Sulaymaan al-Jaabiree, after the Maghrib of Friday, the 27th of Jumaada ath-Thaanee, in the year 1432H, which corresponds to the 20th of May, in the year 2011C.E. And the success is with Allaah.