|AbuUkkaasha||-- 18-11-2003 @ 10:30 PM|
As-Salaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu!
Just a brief note insha Allaah:
The individual that you are speaking of is Muhammad Shareef that used to be in Northern California who was the so called ameer of the jamaa'ah [firqah] of Uthmaan Dan Fodio. This man calls to black nationalism and he calls to only taking knowledge from the africans with respect to Islaam. He is ignorant of Tawheed and Aqeedah and he has no understanding of Manhaj whatsoever.
The other Muhammad Shareef that you speak of is the one who atteneded Medinah and he has a number of issues with respect to his manhaj as well. They are two different people but both of them have issues and should be stayed away from.
The Firqah that supports Muhammad Shareef connect themselves to the Murabitoon. They are sufis who are very ignorant of every matter of their deen. Their dawah is weak and may Allaah destroy it here and everywhere else it abides [Allaahumma Ameen].
I will see if I can get in contact with those brothers who have written refutations on Muhammad Shareef and his firqah and post them. Allahul Musta'aan
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|abooabdilfattaah||-- 19-11-2003 @ 5:47 PM|
As Salaamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatu Allaah ...
Baaraka Allaahu feekum yaa Abaa Ukkaasha. In fact, this Muhammad Shareef resides here in Pittsburgh, PA and has gained a strong position in a local masjid that connects themselves to WD Muhammad.
It has reached us, the Salafees of Al-Masjid Al-Awwal (Pittsburgh, PA), time and time again this man's opposition towards As-Salafiyyah and his promotion of At-Tasawwuf. We have even heard that he calls for Bay'ah to himself, and this is not surprising in the least.
Any Rudood that you can make available regarding this man will be appreciated. Jazaakum Allaahu khayran.
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|Mahmoud.Somali||-- 20-11-2003 @ 3:49 AM|
Akhee, I have seen this "new" Jam'aah and they call themselves Jam'aah-tu-Shehu. They are followers of Uthmaan Dan Fodio and they are deeply rooted in Sufiyyah. If you were to meet one of them, he would not even deny of being a sufee, rather he would be proud of it. In addition, most of them are blind-followers of Imaam Maalik (Rahimuhullah). Further, it has appear to me that they have a leader in every state or country who they gave Bay'ah to and in reality, this is Bid'ah. Also, a while ago, I read a book based Uthmaan Dan Fodio, and I remember reading that he said that there is such thing as bid'ah-tul-hasanah (Good Bid'ah). Inshallah, I will post it if I find it.
Also, these people are enemies of the clear da'wah to Allah, some of them openly attack Ahlul-sunna calling them "wahabees". A while back, one of them was saying that, the "Wahabees" go to North Africa and burn "beneficial" books in order to destroy their da'wah and my reply to him was: 'I would have done the same thing (because their books are full of qurafaat).' Ooh yeah, I forget to mention that this new Firqa are close allies of Hamza Yusuf as-sufee-ad-dajaaal and some of them call him "Shayk".
Wa Salaamu Allaykum Wa Rahmatullah wa barakat
|abdulmalikmuhammad||-- 21-11-2003 @ 3:42 AM|
This message was edited by abdulmalikmuhammad on 10-18-07 @ 5:16 PM
|Umm.Layla||-- 29-11-2003 @ 2:31 AM|
In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, may His complete Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger, and upon all his family, Companions, and followers up to the Day of Judgement
Just a minor clarification, that person who runs the Maghrib Institute, who hates the scholars, who is a supporter of Sayyid Qutb and Hasan Al-Banna and who adamantly opposes the Dawatus Salafiyyah is named Muhammad Al-Shareef. Just a minor clarification in the names.
This message was edited by Umm.Layla on 11-29-03 @ 2:38 AM
|AbuZuhayrah||-- 21-10-2010 @ 4:08 PM|
An Advice to the Muslims concerning Muhammad Shareef and the Jamaaýah of Uthman Dan Fodio
All praise is due to Allaah the rightfully worshipped lord of all that exists, and may his salaah and salaam be upon his noble messenger who has stated that the religion is naseeha (sincere advice)
That which has drawn me to write these humble words down on paper is the obligation to love for my brothers what I love for myself. And no doubt the religion of Islam in its pure unadulterated form is the greatest blessing that any human has ever been given by Allaah.
The following is a short collection of direct statements from Muhammad Shareef abu alfa quoted directly from his works available on the internet. I have added to these statements title headings and verses and hadeeths and statements of the sahaabah and those great scholars and imams that show the lack of agreement of many of his statements with the pure teachings of islaam.
We ask that allah make us and all the muslims firm upon the sunnah of the prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam aameen
Making duýa to and Invoking other than Allaah
On page 7 of Glad Tidings to the Community of Ahmad, Muhammad shareef translates
Consequently, the African Muslim sages from all over the biladýs-Sudan as well as those captured and enslaved in the ýDiasporaý of the west were experiencing extraordinary interactions with Shaykh muhyýd-Deen Abdýl-Qaadir al-Jaylaani, may Allah be pleased with him; confirming what Shaykh Ahmad al-bakai al-kunti said in poetic verse:
ýHe is the best of spiritual guides, the best of watering places
And his disciples are the best of disciples who prevail all others
He is the one who gave spiritual instruction during his life and after it
And redeems those who call out to him in eagernessý.4
The clear evidences from the the qurýaan and sunnah in affirmation are many in number this is due to the most fundamental and primary position that duýaa holds in the religion of islaam. The prophet Muhammad has even stated ad-duýaaýu huwa l-ýibaadah ýverily duýaa is worship and the statement of Allah (And your lord said invoke me I will answer you).
More examples of going to extremes in regard to the righteous and Abandoning speaking as an act of worship and the prophetýs clear prohibition of this jaahili practice
Thus, it was the social repression of the muslims in general and Shehu Uthman ibn Fuduyeý in particular which motivated the Shehu to compose ýthe Glad tidings to the community of Ahmadý. His objective was to instruct the Muslim community and the elite among the servants of Allah on the need to transcend time and space and connect with a Spiritual Master whose supplications and spiritual force (madad) were needed at this crucial period. Increasingly, those who were receiving these ýappearancesý and visions of the Shaykh, were directed to the shehu as being the inheritor and vicegerent of the Qaadiriyya forces in the whole of the Biladýs-sudan. Just six months after the death of the Shehu, one of his chief students and administrators, Waziri Gidadu, may Allah be merciful to him said in his Rawdýl-janaan describing the first major spiritual opening of the Shehu between 1209 and 1210 A.H. (1794-1795 C.E.):
When the Shehuýs yearning for Allah and messenger Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace intensified, he made a vow to Allah taýala that he would adhere to the prayer upon the Prophet (salaat ýalaýn-nabiyy) may Allah bless him and grant him peace from the commencement of rabi ýl-awwal, not speaking to anyone until the beginning of rabi ýl-awwal of the next year. At the completion of his vow the following year, he was miraculously magnetically drawn into the presence of the master of existence, may Allah bless him and grant him peace who said to him, ýO Uthman! I am your imam and you will never go astray!ý
Knowledge of the unseen (ilm ul-ghayb) according to the qurýan sunnah and scholars of the ummah in contrast to the statements Muhammad shareef
Muhammad shareef on his website presents his translation of the following quote of Muhammad bello the son of uthman dan fodio from his book infaaq ul maysoor
He was famous as Dan Fuduyeý. He was my father. The protected friends of Allah (al-awliya) foretold of his coming before his appearanceý From that is what was related from sound narrators on the authority of Umm Hani al-Fulani, the righteous saintly women when she said: ýThere will appear in this region of the land of the Blacks, a waliy from among the protected friends of Allah. He will renew the deen, revive the Sunna and establish the religion. The fortunate people will follow him and his remembrance will be spread throughout the horizons. The common people and the elite will obey his commands. Those connected to him will be known as the Jama`aat. Among their signs is that they will not heard cattle, as is the custom of the Fulani. Whoever encounters that time should follow him.ý In short, many of the protected friends of Allah recognized him and informed us of his affair even before his appearance and at the time of his appearance as well.
Realize that this shaykh was reared from the time he was young to invite people to Allah. The Shehu said: ýAs for as the matter of protected friendship with Allah is concerned, for the most that I know about myself is that Allah ta`ala had established me in a spiritual presence which manifested from a divine state, from the time I was a young boy up until the time I reached the age of thirty-one years. I was seized by an instantaneous spiritual magnetic gravitational orbit that emerged from the lights of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, due to the baraka of sending blessings upon him. I was extracted up until I was in the very presence of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, which caused me to continuously weep. In that presence I had an intense desire to recite the poem by Abu Sufyan ibn al-Haarith, may Allah be pleased with him, where he eulogized the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace after his death. Then the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace ordered me to recite it in his presence, so I began to recite itý When I had recited the poem and reached the point in the poem where I said: ýAnd he guided us and now we do not fear misguidance among us, while the Messenger is our guide on the Pathý; the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace then said: ýStop there.ý So I stopped. He then gave me the good news by his words to me: ýI am your guide on the Path of the religion, for you will not go astray.ý This good news was better to me than the entire world and what it contained.ý
Claiming to see the Prophet in a state of wakefulness.
Muhammad shareef continues by saying:
Subsequently, after the Shehu was persistent in the sending of blessings upon the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace for an entire year from the beginning of Rabiýl-awwal of 1209 A.H. until the end of Rabiýl-Awwal of 1210 A.H. the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace came to him in the waking state and instructed him on the amount of time needed.
Beliefs concerning the unseen that are totally baseless and unsupported by authentic texts
Muhammad Shareef states in a translation of a qaadiri sufi litany from west Africa that he entitled Hizb of Completion
O Allah! send blessings and abundant peace upon our master Muhammad, whose light preceded the creation, whose appearance was a mercy to the worlds
Muhammad Shareef also quotes from as-sahrawardi in his translation and annotation of umdatilabideen
As-sahrawardi said: ýWhoever recites this Name by saying ý Yaa Hayyuý 300,000 will never get sický.ý
Muhammad shareef in the following link has translated the following without notation or comment
Sonni Ali besieged the city of Djenneý for four years and did not obtain anything from its people. This was because the spirits of the four righteous Khalifs, Abu bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali may Allah be please with them, guarded the city . Each one of them were stationed at one of the four corners of the city,