Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah As
Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh
After consulting with several mashayikh, amongst them Shaykh Ali Nasir
Faqeehi and Shaykh Saleh as-Suhaimee (may Allah preserve and bless them
all), Masjid Rahmah Adminstration were encouraged to benefit from our
brother Tahir Wyatt.
Based on their advice, Tahir Wyatt will be a speaker at Masjid Rahmah’s
upcoming educational seminar being held from July 1st-4th insha’Allah.
Some of the important messages that the Shaykhs gave us were:
* Make your goal the pleasure of Allah alone. Never fear the consequences
of pleasing Him alone, as success is not measured by numbers.
* Remember that there are prophets who will come on the Day of Judgment with
very few followers, and even a prophet without any followers.
* Be diligent in calling your people to Islam. Call them to Islam with
wisdom and in a manner which facilitates them accepting what you are trying
to teach them.
*An important quality of a Muslim is to want for others what you want for
* The du’aat from amongst you should give lectures and lessons to whoever is
willing to listen to the message and wherever the opportunity arises. There
is no evidence for restricting da’wah to a limited number of masjids that
say they are salafi.
* The Muslims have to be careful to avoid fighting among themselves. If they
are constantly at each others’ throats, who will feel comfortable being
Muslim and who will want to enter into the deen?
The preceding messages were mentioned by a number of the mashayikh.
– Specifically, Shaykh Ali Nasir (may Allah preserve him) informed us that
testing people who are already known to call to the Book and the Sunnah and
are not known for calling to innovation is not correct. In fact, questioning
them about their position regarding this person or that person is a bid’ah
(an innovation) in and of itself.
Shaykh Abdur-Razzaq b. Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad (may Allah preserve him) said,
“May Allah unite our hearts upon the Book and the Sunnah, and not allow the
Shaytan to enter between us.”
And Shaykh Saleh as-Suhaimee (may Allah preserve him) said the following:
“Masjid Rahmah in New Jersey, USA, has put forth many blessed efforts in
da’wah which we have known for many years. The brothers in charge of it are
very active in propagating a blessed, salafi call and Allaah has certainly
allowed their Muslim brothers and sisters to benefit from them. I deem them
to be virtuous students of knowledge and righteous callers from whom the
people should take benefit, for surely, their country is in dire need of the
likes of them. As I have said before, I know many of them. From among those
whom I know personally is my brother Tahir Wyatt who is currently a PhD
candidate in the department of ‘Aqeedah at the Islamic University of
Madinah. Indeed, I have known him since he was an undergraduate in the
College [of Hadeeth] up until this day.Similarly is the case with my
brother,Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahman al-Omaisan who is also a PhD candidate in the
department of ‘Aqeedah at the Islamic University of Madinah.Also,my brother
Abu Muhammad,whom I first met in America and then subsequently from his
frequent visits to the Kingdom for Hajj and ‘Umrah.I have known him for his
many blessed efforts in calling to Allah and uniting the people on one
statement upon the guidance of the salaf.I deem it wajib that they be
cooperated with in their educational seminars and helping them to continue,
perhaps Allah will allow benefit to be derived from them.”
The audio will be made available soon insha’Allah
Source: Received as an Email from fatwa-online.com mailing list.