Stick to the Scholars and not to Personalities
This last weekend, we were able to attend the highly beneficial lecture at Masjid Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab in Camden, NJ on the topic of “Incident of Fort Hood and a refutation of the caller Anwar al-Awlaki”
Before I go on to mention some points of benefit gained from the two lectures given by our brothers Hasan as-Somalee and Abul Hasan al-Malik, we would like to share this short beneficial clip from Class 3 of Expl. of the Three Fundamental Principles by Hasan as-Somalee.
Anwar al-Awlaki is a popular speaker here in the West, especially with the youth because of his CD Audio sets on the Hereafter, the Stories of the Prophets, the Lives of Abu Bakr and Umar and some others.
This individual is now showing his true colors after talking about such soft topics as those mentioned above so that the hearts will become attached to him and then it becomes easy to turn the people using emotions and misguided ideologies to whatever path they want.
It is often mentioned that Anwar al-Awlaki is “Salafi” meaning one who follows the way of the Salaf us-Saalih (first three generations of Islaam) in all matters in the Deen. What is clear is that he is Qutubi (one who follows and is nurtured upon the books and methodology of Syed Qutb rahimahullah) and not Salafi.
[Nov. 5th]: The events of Fort Hood transpire (mass shooting). Al-Awlaki is quick to praise the event on his website with a blog heading ‘Nidal Hasan did the Right Thing’ We have included screenshots of this below.
The lectures on this topic of the misguided ideology of Anwar al-Awlaki can be found below inshaAllah.
Lecture 1: Hassan as Somali – 52 minutes in length: Lecture will be uploaded soon inshaAllah
Lecture 2: Abul Hasan Maalik – 1 hour and 7 minutes in length: Salafee Condemnation of the Fort Hood Shooting and a Disavowal of Anwar al-Awlaki
We will be sharing other information about this individual as quite a few of the mashaayikh of Ahlus Sunnah have been asked about him and have refuted him and the ideology of the Khwaarij that he is upon.