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Now let us read what the major scholars have stated regarding reading/ listening to the books/tapes of Salam al Oudah
Scholar: Imâm Muhammad bin Sâlih bin ´Uthaymîn
Audio and translation courtesy of http://www.aFatwa.com
From a phonecall with the Shaykh (rahimahullâh):
Question: They listen to the cassette tapes of Safar al-Hawâlî and Salmân al-’Awdah. Should we advise them not to listen to them? Can we listen to Safar al-Hawâlî and Salmân al-’Awdah?
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymîn: The good that is in their cassette tapes is already found in other. There are some observations in some of their cassette tapes, not all of them, and I am not able to distinguish between this and that in them for you.
Questioner: So you advise us not to listen to their cassette tapes?
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymîn: No [don't]. I [rather] advise you to listen to Shaykh Ibn Bâz’s, Shaykh al-Albânî’s and other known scholars’ cassette tapes that are known for uprightness and integrity and not known for revolutionary ideologies.
Questioner: Shaykh! They deem that the rulers are disbelievers, they say that there is Jihâd in Algeria and they listen to Salmân and Safar al-Hawâlî. Is this a dissension in the branches (I.e. Far’î, subsidiary) or in the principles?
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymîn: This is a dissension in the creed (‘Aqîdah). It is from the creed of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamâ’ah not to declare someone as a disbeliever due to a sin.
Listen to the speech of Shaykh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) @ here
Scholar: ´Allâmah Muqbil bin Hâdî al-Wâdi´î
Reference: Darulhadith, Sweden
Shaykh Muqbil: ’Abdur-Rahmân ’Abdul-Khâliq and Abû Ishâq al-Huwaynî are considered Mubtadi’ah (innovators). That’s right. The same goes for Safar [al-Hawâlî] and Salmân [al-‘Awdah]. Even they are to be deemed as Mubtadi’ah. The same goes for the journal ‘as-Sunnah’ that adapts itself to innovations; it is run by Muhammad Surûr, the one and those who run it. It is considered to be a journal for innovations.
Listen to the speech of Shaykh Muqbil (rahimahullaah) @ here
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