|Questions on Manhaj
The Current Situation of Usaamah al-Qoosee
|Author: Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
|Article ID : MNJ020004 
Clarification Regarding the Current Situation of
Aboo Haatim Usaamah al-Qoosee
by Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (may Allaah preserve him)
Today, Friday, July 13, 2007, Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee, the great scholar and critic (may Allaah preserve him), was asked by some of the Muslim youth in the Toronto area:
"Our shaykh! Perhaps it has reached you that some people come to our land and teach ongoing lessons or visit to deliver lectures. From them is Shaykh Aboo Haatim Usaamah al-Qoosee, who comes to the Qur'aan and Sunnah Society. We would like you to tell us: What the correct position a Salafee should have on such lectures is. Should we keep quiet about them? Or should we invite the people to attend them? Or should we advise them not to attend? May Allaah bless you."
The shaykh replied:
"Usaamah al-Qoosee, as you all know, used to be a true salafee, in shaa' Allaah. Then, when the fitnah of Abul-Hasan came, he was drawn into it. He continued to be affected by this fitnah, until he reached a point that we ask Allaah to save the Muslims from it, and to save him from it as well. So I do not advise you to attend his lessons or lectures, until he has repented to Allaah, the Blessed and Exalted, from what he fallen into. Verily, he is from those who have been affected by the fitnah of Abul-Hasan, may Allaah bless you, and he has supported this fitnah, and done things to strengthen it. An example of this is his visit to this organization, and their invitation to him. These things, as I see it, are his delving deeper into the fitnah, and Allaah knows best, and they are diversionary tactics (leading the people) away not only from Rabee' and his brothers (from the scholars), but from the Salafee manhaj itself.
Abul-Hasan has invented many principles, all of them falsehood, and Aboo Haatim (Usaamah al-Qoosee) has not criticized any of them, while he praises, lauds, and speaks highly of people of innovation, sadly enough. He has gone so far into the fitnah, that it has almost become like his usual dressing habit (meaning: he appears to outwardly agree with all of the fitnah), and we ask Allaah for success. And we ask that He accepts all of our repentance. So, you should refrain from going to him or his lectures until he repents to Allaah and returns back to the Salafee manhaj."
Moosaa ibn John Richardson