This clip was uploaded on 9th January 2014 to YouTube, in which our elder brother and ustadh, Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq, warned against Yasir Qadhi upon insight. Fast forward 8 years later, how many people have now (or recently) realised the deviance and misguidance of Yasir Qadhi?
Ustadh Abu Hakeem also provided insight and warned against the misguidance and deviance of Yasir Qadhi before this in a Q&A session on October 2008 in Toronto, Canada.
Yasir Qadhi’s deviance was known even before all of this, after the infamous pledge of allegience to cooperate with Sufis, Asharis and others belonging to innovated and misguided sects.
Video description: NOTE: Audio for the FULL TALK can be downloaded here:
Please share this video, especially if you hold similar concerns about the direction Yasir Qadhi is taking Muslims, particularly the youth, with his populist campaign, undermining of historical scholarship (Imams of the Salaf) and downplaying major doctrinal and creedal issues, past or present.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This video and the supported proofs and evidences provided aren’t a personal attack on Yasir Qadhi and should not be construed as such. We kindly ask people to watch the video first, preferably several times, before forming a stance. Judging by the comments of some people it is doubtful they’ve even watched the full video, and are just supporting Qadhi based upon emotions and blind loyalty, without little reflection on the realities, Allah knows best. Mixing with orientalists (at Yale), non-Musim academics, Sufis, Rafidah, Ikhwanis, rationalists, and others besides, has clearly had an effect on Yasir Qadhi which no honest person can deny.
Yahyaa bin Katheer said, “Sulaimaan bin Daawood –alaihis salaam –said: Do no pass a judgement over anyone with anything until you see whom he befriends.” [Al-Ibaanah (2/464)]
Yasir Qadhi is knowingly misinterpreting the hadith of the 73 sects (for whatever reason or agenda) by essentially saying that the majority of Muslims are upon the haqq, Tawheed, Sunnah and right guidance using general ahadith (such as Allah’s mercy) which don’t apply in this case and don’t support his spurious proposition and opinion. He studied in Madinah for a while so has no excuse for mixing truth with falsehood and concealing the truth whilst he knows.
Yāsir Qādhī [21st Century Ḥassan al-Bannā (Part 1)]: Ecumenical Christianity as a Model for 21st Century Islam:
PART 1: https://twitter.com/AbuIyaadSP/status/583238350452203520
PART 2: https://twitter.com/AbuIyaadSP/status/583253998142095361
PART 3: https://twitter.com/AbuIyaadSP/status/583752448759693312
PART 4: https://twitter.com/AbuIyaadSP/status/583951739965087744
The Historical Influences and Effects of the Methodologies of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon Upon the Salaf:
See comments section for further evidence of Yasir Qadhi’s deviation and misguidance as well as replies to some of the sentiments of his blind followers.
A Refutation of Yasir Qadhi ―his tirade against Shaikh Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhāb and the Salafi Scholars ―his praise of ahlul-Bid’ah, revilement of ahlus-Sunnah, incitement against the Muslim rulers and other innovations:
Yasir Qadhi and Muhammad Hijab: Ikhwaniyyah in Theory and Practice:
NEW – Shaykh Muḥammad Bin Abd Al-Wahhāb and the Construction of Shirk in the Qurān:
Comments with further evidences and proofs
Kindly reflect on the following:
1) “you will see many differences”,
2) “religious ignorance will spread”,
3) “one holding firmly onto his religion will be like one holding onto hot coals”,
4) “Then there will remain ignorant people who, when consulted, will give verdicts according to their opinions whereby they will mislead others and go astray”
5) “My followers will copy the deeds of the previous nations and follow them very closely, span by span, and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch)”
6) “At that time you will be numerous! But you will be scum like the scum carried by the torrent…and Allaah will indeed throw weakness (wahn – love of this world and hatred for death) into your hearts.”
7) “Islam began as something strange, and it shall return to being something strange so give glad tidings to the strangers.”
8) “There will not cease to be a group from my ummah triumphant upon the truth”
9) “You do not know what changes and new things they did after you.”
10) “Before the Last Hour there would be many liars.”
11) “Be patient till you meet your Lord, for no time will come upon you but the time following it will be worse than it.”
12) “My Ummah will split into 73 sects, all of which are in the Fire except one”
Full text of ahadith can be found elsewhere in the comments section, all with references.
So are the majority of Muslims really upon the Haqq and the Straight Path, the path to salvation, in light of the authentic ahadith above? All these ahadith collectively cannot be explained and reconciled with Yasir Qadhi’s dodgy interpretation.
[PART 1] HADITH REFLECTIONS:
“Islam began as something strange, and it shall return to being something strange so give glad tidings to the STRANGERS.”
[Sahih Muslim, The Book of Faith, Chapter 67, No 270, Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiyallahu ‘anhu)]
‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn ‘Amr as-Sulami and Hujr ibn Hujr both said:
“…al-‘Irbad (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) lead us in prayer one day and then he faced us and gave us an eloquent sermon due to which the eyes flowed with tears and the hearts were moved, so one of us said,
“Oh Messenger of Allah it is as if this is a farewell sermon, so what do you advise us with? He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “I advise you with the fear of Allah and to hear and obey (your leaders) even if an Abyssinian slave were to rule over you. For whomsoever lives amongst you after me, will see MANY DIFFERENCES so upon you is to follow my Sunnah AND the Sunnah of the rightly guided caliphs after me. Stick to it and bite onto it with the molar teeth and be warned of the newly invented matters for verily every newly invented matter is an innovation and every INNOVATION IS MISGUIDANCE.”
[Sahih Sunan Abi Dawood, no. 4607]
Narrated Abu Huraira (radiyallahu ‘anhu), the Prophet said, “The HOUR WILL NOT BE ESTABLISHED UNTIL my followers copy the deeds of the previous nations and FOLLOW THEM VERY CLOSELY, span by span, and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch).” It was said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Do you mean by those (nations) the Persians and the Byzantines?” The Prophet said, “Who can it be other than they?”
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, The Book of Holding Fast to the Book and the Sunnah, Hadith no. 6848]
[PART 2] HADITH REFLECTIONS:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhu), I heard the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) saying, “Allah will not deprive you of knowledge after he has given it to you, but it will be taken away through the death of the religious learned men with their knowledge. THEN THERE WILL REMAIN IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO, WHEN CONSULTED, WILL GIVE VERDICTS ACCORDING TO THEIR OPINIONS WHEREBY THEY WILL MISLEAD OTHERS AND GO ASTRAY.”
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, The Book of Holding Fast to the Book and the Sunnah, Hadith no. 6837]
The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said, “NEAR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HOUR there will be days during which RELIGIOUS IGNORANCE WILL SPREAD, knowledge will be taken away (vanish) and there will be much Al-Harj, and Al-Harj means killing.”
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, The Book of Tribulations and the End of the World, Hadeeth No. 6611, Narrated by ‘Abdullah and Abu Musa]
On the authority of Anas bin Maalik (radiallaahu ‘anhu), who said: “The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
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“There will come upon the people a time where THE ONE HOLDING FIRMLY ONTO HIS RELIGION WILL BE LIKE ONE HOLDING ONTO HOT COALS.” [Reported by at-Tirmidhee in Kitaab al-Fitan (no.2260)]
Shaykh al-Albaanee declared this hadeeth to be Saheeh due to its many witnessing narrations in Sisilatul-Ahadeeth as-Saheehah (no.957).
[PART 3] HADITH REFLECTIONS:
From Thawbaan (رضي الله عنه) who said that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
“The nations are about to invite one another and come upon you just as those eating invite others to share in their dish.” Someone asked, “Will that be because we are few in number that day?” He replied, “No, at that time you will be NUMEROUS! But you will be SCUM like the scum carried by the torrent, and Allaah will remove the fear of you from the hearts of your enemies, and Allaah will indeed throw weakness (wahn) into your hearts.” So someone asked, “What is the WEAKNESS (WAHN)?” He replied, “LOVE OF THIS WORLD AND HATRED FOR DEATH.”
[Reported by Abu Dawood (no. 4297), Ahmad (5/278) & at-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer (no. 1452)]
It has been narrated on the authority of Thawban that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
“There will not cease to be A GROUP from my ummah triumphant upon the TRUTH. Those who OPPOSE them will not be able to harm them, nor will those who ABANDON them, until Allaah’s order comes about (Day of Judgment) and they are in that state.”
[Sahih Muslim, The Book on Government (20), No. 4715]
Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d (رضي الله عنه) :
I heard the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) saying, “I am your predecessor at the Lake-Fount (Kauthar), and whoever will come to it, will drink from it, and whoever will drink from it, will never become thirsty after that. There will come to me SOME PEOPLE whom I know and they know me, and then a barrier will be set up between me and them.” Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri added that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) further said: “I will say those people are from me. It will be said, ‘YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT CHANGES AND NEW THINGS THEY DID AFTER YOU.’ Then I will say, ‘FAR REMOVED (FROM MERCY), FAR REMOVED (FROM MERCY), THOSE WHO CHANGED (THE RELIGION) AFTER ME!”
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, The Book of Tribulations and the End of the World, No. 6601]:
Jabir b. Samura reported: I heard Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying: “Before the Last Hour there would be MANY LIARS, and there is an addition in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Abu Ahwas of these words:” I said to him: Did you hear it from Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam)? He said: Yes.”
[Sahih Muslim, The Book of Tribulations and the Signs of the Last Hour, No. 6986, CHAPTER: THE LAST HOUR WOULD NOT COME UNTIL A PERSON WOULD PASS BY A GRAVE AND WISH THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE OCCUPANT OF THAT GRAVE BECAUSE OF THIS CALAMITY]
Narrated Az-Zubair bin ‘Adi:
We went to Anas bin Malik and complained about the wrong we were suffering at the hand of Al-Hajjaj. Anas bin Malik said, “Be patient till you meet your Lord, FOR NO TIME WILL COME UPON YOU BUT THE TIME FOLLOWING IT WILL BE WORSE THAN IT. I heard that from the Prophet.”
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, The Book of Tribulations and the End of the World, no. 6615]
Narrated by ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The Children of Israa’eel split into seventy two sects and my Ummah will split into seventy three sects, all of which are in the Fire except one.” They asked, “Which is that one, O Messenger of Allaah?” He replied, “That which I and my Companions are upon.”
[At-Tirmidhee (no. 2641), and declared Hasan by Shaikh al-Albaanee]
And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth while you know (the truth).
Surah Al-Baqarah (2):42.
BACKBITING OR ADVICE (AND CLARIFYING THE HAQQ)?
1) Abu Zur’ah Ad-Dimashqee said: “I heard Abu Mushar being asked about a man that makes mistakes, misconstrues and distorts ahaadeeth, so he said: ‘Make his affair known.’ So I said to Abu Zur’ah: ‘Do you consider that to be backbiting?’ He said: ‘No.'”
[Sharh ‘Ilal At-Tirmidhee of Ibn Rajab (1/349) and Al-Kifaayah of Al-Baghdaadee (91-92) but there occurs in Al-Khateeb’s report: “So I said to Abu Mushar” instead of “So I said to Abu Zur’ah.”]
2) ‘Abdullaah, the son of Imaam Ahmad said: “Abu Turaab An-Nakhshabee once went to my father, so my father began saying ‘this person is weak’ and ‘that person is reliable.’ So Abu Turaab said: ‘O Shaikh, do not backbite the scholars!’ So my father turned to him and said: ‘Woe be to you! This is advice, this is not backbiting.'”
[Al-Kifaayah fee ‘Ilm-ir-Riwaayah of al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee (92) and Sharh ‘Ilal At-Tirmidhee of Ibn Rajab (1/350)]
3) Muhammad Ibn Bindaar As-Sabbaak Al-Jarjaanee said: “I once said to Ahmad Ibn Hanbal: ‘Verily, it is becoming hard upon me to say: (So and so is weak) and (so and so is a liar). So Ahmad said: ‘If you remain silent and I remain silent, then who will make the ignorant person aware of the authentic from the defective?'”
[Majmoo’-ul-Fataawaa of Ibn Taimiyyah (28/231)]
A stark decision for a Yasir Qadhi supporter or sympathiser to make:
Stick to the Athaar or hold onto Yasir Qadhi’s personal opinions?
Imaam Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee (d. 157H, rahimahullah):
“Hold fast to the narrations of the Salaf, even if the people were to abandon you. Beware of the opinions of the people, no matter how much they beautify it with their speech.”
[Related by al-Khateeb al-Baghdadee in his excellent book Sharafu Ashaabul-Hadeeth (p.7)]
Which one you gonna choose?
Another evidence against Yasir Qadhi’s falsehood is how come some of the Salaf like Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimahumullah) were imprisoned if the sects at that time were made up as he claims of only a handful of people (i.e. heads of innovated sects like Jahmiyyah, Qadariyyah, Khawarij, Murjiah, Mu’tazilah, etc), and the people belonging to these innovated and misguided sects weren’t that many and widespread? How did they manage to exert so much influence?
Imprisonment came about due to a “handful of loudmouths”? It just doesn’t make sense. They were imprisoned due to the sects and their innovated beliefs which had a strong hold over many people (men, women, old and young), especially those in influential positions, like rulers, judges, ministers, arbitrators and the like. Who is Yasir Qadhi trying to fool, the uninformed?
We recommend reading the monumental work by the great Imam and defender of the Sunnah, Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimahullah), Foundations of the Sunnah. Read about the mihna (trial). Anyone who casts aspersions or belittles this great Imam or downplays and trivializes major, serious, deviations in ‘aqeedah and innovated beliefs, past or present, or even defends heretics and innovators (especially the leading figureheads and founders) stay well away from him or her and don’t attend any of their courses or listen to any of their talks! Protect yourself and save yourself from callers to the gates of Hell, Allahu Musta’an.
More misguidance and falsehood from Yasir Qadhi. Read these articles:
Refuting Yasir Qadhi and the Orientalists: Ibn Taymiyyah on ‘Salafiyyah’ Being the Prophetic Way:
Yasir Qadhi: Salafiyyah Is a Fallible Human Trend Equivalent to Historical and Modern Sects: