Sunday, 8 July 2012, 21:41
as-Salaamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,
Sorry for how long it took to get back to you. Let me start by saying that Al-Maghrib Institute is a very secretive organisation and they do not often like to tell the people what books they are teaching and how they are teaching them. However, information can still be gathered.
Errors in Theology
Al-Maghrib is Salafi and teaches the false three tawhid theory that most nations in the past knew that Allah was their Lord, that they used to say La ilaha illallah but that they were still idol worshippers. Further to this, they also continue to advance the notion, with the books of Abu `Ammar Yasir al-Qadhi (who translated and commentated upon the books of the salafi founder, Muhammad ibn `Abdul Wahhab, more particularly Kashf ash-Shubuhat fit-Tawhid, which in English is A Critical Analysis of Shirk) that people in this Ummah today are worse than the idol worshippers of old.
The Team at Al-Maghrib
Those on their team, from `Abdullah Hakim Quick to their advisory panel and other people like Yasir Al-Qadhi, are indeed Salafis. One can listen to their lectures and compare that with the books of Salafiyyah and found that it is the same cult but just pretending to be Sunnah. Ask them about the theology of Muhammad ibn `Abdul Wahhab and whether most of the Ummah today is engaged in shirk. Ask them if salvation is by faith alone from the mercy of Allah or whether deeds are part of salvation. As them if someone can have shirk in their tawhid. As them if the unbelievers had some aspects of tawhid and were only missing the “Tawhid of Worship.” All of this is the theology of Muhammad ibn `Abdul Wahhab.
Errors regarding the Scholars who are in Charge of the Ummah
This same organisation makes a number of bizarre claims, exalting themselves above the scholars with the cry of, “Qur’an and Sunnah.” These same individuals have attacked the Sunni scholars of the past (such as Imams Muwaffaq ud-Din Ibn Qudamah, Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani, as-Sakhawi) and continue to do so and Al-Maghrib still blindfollowers the literature of Yasir al-Qadhi and uses his books.
Errors in fiqh
These same people claim that the position about the hands being under the navel in the salah is incorrect, not a difference of opinion but incorrect. Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal also negated this narration with another narration to state that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, forbade people from praying with their hands on their chest. Please see Bada’ii ul-Fawa’id, vol.4, pp.49-59 for the full discussion and the hadith on it.
The position of Al-Maghrib is here: http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=42415
Thus my advice to any intelligent person would be to stay away from Salafiyyah and this would include Al-Maghrib as it hides its’ true theology until people are well invested and then spiritually molests them and tries to destroy their faith. There are obviously more quotes but just the fact that they belong to the creed of Salafiyyah is enough.
I have translated two very thick books written by scholars, quoting from more than 60 books of scholars from the time of Muhammad ibn `Abdul Wahhab, stating that Salafiyyah is major kufr and in a general sense, Salafis are kuffar. This ruling as the same against the Ahmadiyyah, 12er Shi`ah and so forth. I advise you to stay away from them and not poison your theology with kufr as Salafiyyah is another god, another Islam and another Muhammad (the wrong one, namely Muhammad ibn `Abdul Wahhab).