By the Mercy of Allah we had the pleasure of having lunch with Shaikh Fu'aad Al 'Amree (hafithahullah). The Shaikh (hafithahullah) told us that learning, practicing and calling to Allah is the life of the student. He encouraged us (Abu Yusuf Khaleefah, Abu Muhammad Al Jamayki and myself -Abu 'Abdis Salaam- ) to be patient and to continue to call to Allah/give Da'wah and to cling to the Salafy methodology.
From the benefits the Shaikh shared with us is that he reminded us that even when refuting falsehood, refutations have to be done with honor and in a respectful manner. He mentioned that refutations must be knowledge based and void of name calling and disrespectful expressions. He mentioned that when these terms are violated the common folk are ill affected by this bad behavior and in turn imitate it.
Shaykh Fu'aad (hafithahullah) mentioned that Yahyaa Al Hajoori's refutation of Ma'ribee was not knowledge based. He mentioned the disgusting behavior of Yahyaa Al Haajooree and how he would often say when refuting,
"Urinate upon this one, urinate upon that one, urinate upon this and urinate upon that etc."
He mentioned that even Yahyaa himself acknowledged this when narrating an incident that took place between a tape merchant and his patron. The customer naively asked if the merchant had a cassette tape of a certain deviant speaker to which the merchant replied,
"Do you want the tapes with urine on them or the tapes which are urine free?"
Subhaana Allah look at the ill behavior that is learned when bad examples such as Al Hajooree are looked up to and followed. Refutations must be knowledge based.
Written by Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
Those who witnessed and were present at the lunch:
- Shaikh Fu'aad Al 'Amree (hafithahullah)
- Naseef Al Hindi
- Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
- Abu Muhammad Naadir Al Jamayki
- Abu Sufyaan Samir
- And myself
(The 5th of Rajab 1436/24th of April 2015 @IstiqamahHajj)