What is the position of those who say, "I don't attend the lessons of the Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee in Darul Hadeeth via phone and I do not listen to him because he is a party in the fitnah between the scholars?" And (this person) suspects himself to be a student of knowledge!
All praise for Allaah and the Salaah and the Salaam upon the Messenger of Allaah.
The response to this and that which is similar to it is as it is said, "Subhaanak! This is a great slander!".
The students of knowledge in this time are in dire need of sticking with the scholars. From (from the scholars they should stick to is) our brother Dr. Muhammad Ibn Haadi Al-Madkhali حفظه الله ورعاه. I have known him for approximately 30 years to be one who calls to Allaah upon clear knowledge, sticking to the guidance of the Salaf-is-Saalih. He calls his students to being together upon unity, to reject seperation and differing, and to be concerned for the Muslims as well as hearing and obeying (the ruler) in good, while refuting the people of extremism and fanaticism.
Allaah has benefited the Muslims with him in the East and the West on the Earth. I will continue to mention his blessed stance during the Gulf War and liberation of Kuwait. (Likewise I will continue to mention) the way that Allah has kept the youth of this country and others from the lands of the Muslims firm (upon guidance) by way of him (Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi Al-Madkhali) and our Shaykh Rabee’. Had this not (been the fact) the youth would have become a tasty snack for the callers of extremism and fanaticism. (The Da’wah of these two noble scholars has contributed) in turning the City of the Prophet into a learning center of Sunnah and unity. May Allah reward (Shaykh Muhammad) for that which he has put forth, accept his efforts, and protect him in his person, wealth and family.
(What I have mentioned) is small and negligible as relates to the right of this blessed scholar who it is an honor for me to (defend) by refuting those who speak ill of him. Accordingly, I reprimand those who boycott his lessons or who warn their brothers from attending. Verily, I support (and appreciate) my brothers at Darul Hadeeth in Tikiouine (and hope they achieve) success by way of this scholar and benefit from his knowledge and mannerisms. I encourage them to spread these beneficial classes and lessons via the Internet because the people are in dire need of them, and in front of Allah will the disputing parties meet.
The Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdil Wahhaab Al-'Aqeel is a well known scholar from the scholars of Madinah. From those noble scholars who the Shaykh studied with are the following:
- Shaykh Hamaad Al-Ansari رحمه الله
- Shaykh 'Abdul Muhsin Al-'Abbaad Al-Badr حفظه الله ورعاه
- 'Ali Naasir Faqihi حفظه الله ورعاه