A Word of Unity and Cooperation from the Salafis in the UK – 2015

With the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

A Word of Unity and Cooperation from the Salafis in the UK


All praise is due to Allah alone and may the peace and salutations be upon the one after whom there is no other Prophet, and his family and his companions and all those who have allegiance to him. As for what proceeds:

As-Salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

To our noble scholars: We ask Allah the Exalted, the Magnificent, to preserve you and to protect you against every evil and detested thing.

Allah (the Most High) said,

And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says: Indeed, I am of the Muslims.” [Surah al-Fussilat 41:33]

Your sons from the students of knowledge and the callers and the Imams of the masaajid and the administrations of the Salafi centers in United Kingdom would like to inform you about the conditions of the da’wah in the country. They are as follows:

  • We give you good news that the Da’wah as-Salafiyyah has spread in the cities and towns in a clear and tangible manner. In some of these cities, Salafiyyah was not known a few years ago, but now – and all praise is for Allah – they have established concentrated lessons in a number of Islamic sciences including the sound ’Aqidah (creed) and the foundations of the Religion from the books of the Scholars and the researchers of the Salafi Manhaj, past and present.
  • We would also like to give you the good news that the da’wah with us is distinguished with clarity in the manhaj. It is far removed in every sense from the way of the extremist Haddaadiyyah and the way of the negligent Mumayyi’ah. And this is only due to the benevolence of Allah, and then due to holding onto your advices and instructions.

Allah (the Most High) said,

And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided.” [Surah Al-Imran 3:103]

  • We also wish to inform you – and all praise is for Allah – that we have the utmost level of brotherhood, unity and mutual cooperation in the call to Islam and the Sunnah. We stand as one single structure and a single body. We strive our utmost to distance ourselves from the causes of splitting and differing. If we differ in anything, we refer it back to Allah and His Messenger and we debate in a manner that is best. If an affair becomes difficult for us, we ask and seek advice from the people of knowledge and its students.

In general, we have not seen the da’wah – for a long time – upon what it is upon today in terms of activity, clarity, unity and mutual cooperation. And all praise is for Allah.

We ask Allah to continue bestowing this blessing of his upon us and to sustain us upon being thankful to Him. Indeed, He is the Guardian, and all-Capable over everything.

Before you is a mention of some of the names of the masajid, along with the names of their directors who have agreed with the writing of these lines:

In the City of Birmingham:
  1. Al-Masjid as-Salafi, Small Heath
  2. Salafi Publications (Al-Maktabah As-Salafiyyah)
  3. Masjid as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah, Aston
  4. Al-Madrassah As-Salafiyyah

The administrators and teachers include: Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis, Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid, Abu Idrees Muhammad, Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq, Abu Fudayl Abdur-Raqeeb, Abu Tasneem Mousaf.

In the City of London:
  1. Masjid Ibn Baaz and Al-Maktabah Al-Athariyyah (East London): The administrators: Uwais Taweel, Abu Umar Faarooq, Sameer Debbazi, Awzaan Ibn Badr, Sa’eed Rahmat.
  2. Masjid as-Sunnah (Cranford, West London): The administrators include: Abu Zakiyyah Taqweem Ahsan
  3. Markaz Darus-Sunnah (Shepherds Bush): The administrators include: Salaah al-Iraanee, Shamsud-Deen al-Jazaa’iree.
  4. Markaz as-Sunnah (Alperton): The administrators include Abu Shayan Yasir Ali
In the Town of Slough:
  1. Mazkaz Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal: The administrators and teachers include: Abu Sarah Abdulilaah Lahmami.
In the City of Cardiff:
  1. Masjid at-Tawheed: The administrators include Hasan as-Somaali, Ahmad al-Yemeni.
In the Town of Stoke-on-Trent:
  1. Masjid al-Furqaan and Islamic School: The administrators include Abu Abdur-Rahmaan Na’eem Bashir.
In the City of Manchester:
  1. Al-Markaz As-Salafi: The administrators and teachers include: Abu Mu’aadh Taqweem Aslam.
In the City of Bradford:
  1. Masjid as-Sunnah and Al-Makatbatul-Baseerah: The administrators include: Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq, Abu Ibraaheem Ma’roof, Abu Humaid Saalim.
In the Town of Reading:
  1. Al-Markaz As-Salafi: The administrators and teachers include: Abu Zayd Khaalid.
In the Town of Loughborough:
  1. Al-Markaz As-Salafi: The administrators include: Abu Ubaidillaah Faisal and Abu Unaysah.
In the Town of Bolton:
  1. Al-Masjid al-Hudaa: The administrators include: Abul-Haarith Basheer.
Other communities where regular classes are held and da’wah is growing, alhamdulillaah:
  1. Woolwich (SE London): Abu Adam Abshir
  2. Tooting (South London): Abu Talhah Taahir
  3. Liverpool (NW England): Abu Ameenah Yusuf
  4. Leeds (West Yorkshire): Abu Ishaaq Basharat
  5. Oxford: Khalid as-Seenee.
  6. Middlesbrough (NE England): Abu Iyaad.
  7. Nelson (Lancashire NW): Abu Mu’aadh Taqweem.
  8. Gloucester (South West): Abu Nusaybah, Abu Fudayl.

Added Centres:

25. Masjid Al-Furqaan (Cricklewood, NW London): Alhamdulillaah when our brothers in Cricklewood heard of this letter expressing unity and cooperation between ahlus-Sunnah in the UK, they requested that they also be included in this since they are united with the other Salafi Maraakiz in holding fast to Minhaaj of the Salaf.

26. “We at Tower Hamlets Salafi Da’wah in East London agree and bear testimony to the unity of the Salafiyyeen throughout the United Kingdom, and that this unity and brotherhood has only been increasing and strengthening.” Abu Abdulkhāliq Ali Hassan, Abu Abdullah Zubair. 

Note of clarity:

This level of cooperation is not restricted to this list alone as there are other small pockets of Salafis around the UK that are upon the pure Salafi Methodology.

And none of these Salafi Centres should be confused with the opposers* who also claim attachment to the Salaf whilst they oppose their path.

* The opposers of the Salafi Methodology include:

  • The followers of Yahyah al-Hajooree
  • The supporters of Ali Hasan al-Halabee
  • The supporters of Abul-Hasan al-Ma’rabee
  • Those upon the methodology of Jam’iyyah Ihyaa Turaath al-Islaamee
  • The supporters of Green Lane Mosque and their affiliated groups
  • The supporters of Al-Maghrib Institute and Al-Kawther institute
  • Those who promote the ideas of Sayyid Qutb and Hasan al-Banna
  • Those who promote the Haddaadee ideas
  • Those who accommodate the Takfeeree and Khaarijee groups
  • Those who accommodate the Tableeghee and Deobandee sect
  • Those who accommodate the methodology and ideas of Al-Ikhwaan Al-Muslimoon
  • Those who revile the well-known scholars of ad-Da’wat us-Salafiyyah

اجتماع كلمة أهل السنة ببريطانيا

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

إنَّ الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات

أعمالنا من يهده الله فلا مضل له ومن يضلل فلا هادي له ، وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده

لا شريك له وأن محمدا عبده ورسوله،

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ ۝

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا

رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالْأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا ۝

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا ۝ يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ

ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَمَنْ يُطِعْ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًا ۝

أما بعد: فإن خير الحديث كتاب الله وخير الهدي هدي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم وشر

الأمور محدثاتها وكل محدثة بدعة

أما بعد: 

إلى شيخنا الفاضل نسأل الله العلي العظيم أن يحفظكم و يدفع عنكم كل سوء و مكروه. 

وبعد :

قال تعالى: وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

يود أبناءكم من طلبة العلم و الدعاة و أئمة المساجد و إدارات المراكز السلفية ببريطانيا أن يخبروكم عن أوضاع الدعوة في البلاد وهي على النحو التالي :

– نبشركم بأن الدعوة السلفية تنتشر في المدن بشكل واضح ملموس،  فبعض المدن لا تكاد تُعرف فيها السلفية قبل سنوات قليلة، و الآن ولله الحمد تقام  فيها الدروس المكثفة في شتى العلوم لا سيما العقيدة الصحيحة و أصول الدين من كتب علماء و محققي المنهج السلفي قديما و حديثاً. 

– ومما نود أن نبشركم به أن الدعوة عندنا تتميز بالصفاء في المنهج، بعيدة كل البعد عن مسلك الحدادية ومسلك المميعة، وما هذا إلا بفضل الله، ثم التمسك بنصائحكم وتوجيهاتكم. 

– مما نود أن نبشركم به أننا و لله الحمد و المنة في غاية من الأخوة والتآلف والتعاون في الدعوة إلى الإسلام و السنة، نقف كالبنيان الواحد و الجسد الواحد، ونجتهد كل الإجتهاد في الابتعاد عن أسباب الفرقة و الإختلاف. و اذا اختلفنا في شيء نرده إلى الله و رسوله و نتجادل بالتي هى أحسن.كما اذا أشكل علينا أمر استنصحنا و سألنا أهل العلم و طلابه. 

وعلى العموم فإننا لم نر الدعوة – منذ مدة طويلة – على ما هي عليه اليوم من النشاط والصفاء والتآلف والتعاون ولله الحمد والمنة. 

نسأل الله أن يديم علينا نعمه وأن يرزقنا شكرها إنه ولي ذلك والقادر عليه.

إليك ذكر بعض أسماء هذه المساجد مع ذكر أصحابها الذين وافقوا على كتابة هذه الأسطر:

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