Shaikh Hasan Abdul Wahhaab Marzooq al-Banna on Those Who Say, "Don't Spread Shaikh Rabee's Advice!"
Questioner: Asalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah O Shaykh Hasan (Abdul Wahhaab Marzooq al-Banna) how are you?
Shaykh Hasan: Yes my brother, proceed.
Shaykh Hasan: May Allah honor you.
The Questioner: I have a question from America, the callers (to Allah) in America have split and you are aware of this...they were not so long ago in Shaykh Rabee's house and he advised them to not split and erase all refutations (against ahl us-Sunnah) which took place amongst themselves and those posted on the Internet, he called them to unity and brotherhood...
Shaykh Hasan: Shaykh Rabee sent to you (Salafi's of America) an admonition...(the Shaykh then said in English "advice!")
The Questioner: Yes. Shaykh Rabee and his son Shaykh Muhammad Bin Rabee.
Shaykh Hasan: ADHERE TO THE ADVICE.
The Questioner: But the problem is that some people are saying "do not spread the speech of the Shaykh (Rabee) because the speech of the Shaykh (Rabee) will cause FITNAH amongst us"...some of those who are involved in the splitting are saying "do not spread the speech of the Shaykh (Rabee)" and up until now they haven't erased any of the refutations (which they were advised to erase by Shaykh Rabee).
Shaykh Hasan: Don't spread it amongst the people of innovation (and) we shouldn't spread it amongst the people of Sunnah!!!? A person is advised and then doesn't take the advice, this one is an ignoramus... The people of Sunnah are pleased and proud with the advice of Shaykh Rabee.. Whoever says no (don't spread the advice) then he is not with us, he is not from ahl us-Sunnah... Say to him leave them to spread the advice of Shaykh Rabee and make him understand that.
If you don't spread the advice of Shaykh Rabee then who's advice are you going to spread? Is a person of innovations advice going to be spread from the Khuwaarij? Rather we spread the advice of Ahl us-Sunnah like Shaykh Ibn Baz and Shaykh Albani and Shaykh Rabee, we spread their advices immediately.
The Questioner: Yes O Shaykh. Shaykh Rabee proclaimed that he doesn't see innovation on either side, both sides are on one methodology... He spoke to them about unity and brotherhood.
Shaykh Hasan: We don't have except this (meaning unity and brotherhood amongst the People of Sunnah).
The Questioner: Do you have any advice for the one who is from Ahl us-Sunnah and he says the speech of Shaykh Rabee (the above mentioned advice) is fitnah, this actually took place in the Masjid, he said "Do not spread this speech meaning the speech (advice) of Shaykh Rabee."
The Shaykh: No, don't ask about him. The one who said this speech (about not spreading Shaykh Rabee's advice), HE is a fitnah and HE is an ignoramus. Ahl us-Sunnah are pleased with this (Shaykh Rabee's advice).
Who else is going to advise us? Who else is going to advise us, a priest?
The Questioner: Our scholars.
The Shaykh: The people of Sunnah will advise us.
The Questioner: May Allah bless you, do you advise us to spread this amongst Ahl us-Sunnah.
Shaykh Hasan: Say (Shaykh) Hasan al-Bannah said fear Allah and be pleased with this advice to Ahl us-Sunnah.
May Allah bless you O shaykh, May Allah reward you, HayyakAllah.
11th August 2015
26th Shawwaal 1436
Question posed and translated by
Abu Abi Bakr Nasir Mahmood (who is currently studying in Egypt)