In the Name of Allah, all praise belongs to Allah and may the peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, to proceed:
This is a bayān to clarify the affairs regarding the current fitnah between certain callers [to Islam] that ascribe themselves to the salafi creed, may Allah guide us and them to the true Salafiyyah or make their affair apparent to us, if they have ulterior motives that are in accordance with their desires.
It has been spread that I have become a target for some [individuals], especially [since] they are lying in wait for me, in order to steer me according to their opinions and that [they are saying] knowledge is not to be taken from me [whether] it is my [actual] speech or audio.
However, and all praise belongs to Allah – in the beginning and at the end – I have a healthy intellect and a strong memory and I do not speak of my own opinion by myself, this is something well known about me, rather I present my speech to my brothers, because Allah says in the Qur’an
وَأَمْرُهُمْ شُورَىٰ بَيْنَهُمْ
“And who [conduct] their affairs by mutual consultation.” [Surah al-Shura 42:38]
I advise all my children of the Salafi creed to not listen to anyone that makes these comments about me, even if the individual saying it is my son Shihāb ud-Deen who has been affected by some of the unfair/biased ones.
May Allah rectify the condition of everyone and may He guide us all in [those affairs] which we differ concerning the truth by His permission, He guides whom he wills to the straight path.
Written by: Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdil Wahhāb al-Bannah
A Salafi caller in the Arab Republic of Egypt
25th of Dhul Qi’dah 1440 A.H.
27th of July 2019
Translated by: Nasir al-Hanbali