بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The fanatics continue to defend falsehood and its people, and we ask Allaah azza wa jall to clarify the truth as truth, and falsehood as falsehood, for us.
In the issue of the evil fatwaa calling Birmingham, UK, the daar al hijrah for the people of Europe, Ubaid al Jaabiree, may Allaah guide him, tried to clarifiy this fatwaa, as quoted from a website of his fanatical supporters:
الأمر الرابع: أسأل كثيرًا من أناس في أوروبا أو في دول آسيا في الهند أو غيرها، يفتنون في دينهم من بعض المبتدعة البريلوية هم غلاة المتصوفة من أهل وحدة الوجود وغيرهم.
فأقول لهم: هاجروا إلى برمنجهام فإن فيها مكتبة سلفية، فإذًا إجابتي لهم ليست مطلقة بأن برمنجهام دار هجرة، فبرمنجهام من مدن بريطانيا، وبريطانيا بلد كافر.
أنا أدعوهم أن يهاجروا إلى حيث توجد المكتبة، إلى أن يلتحقوا بالمكتبة السلفية هناك، ويسهم في إلقاء الدروس والمحاضرات فيها علماء فضلاء منهم: الشيخ عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن الغديان عضو هيئة كبار العلماء وعضو الإفتاء بالمملكة العربية السعودية، مات-رحمه الله-وهو يلقي فيهم الدروس، فمثل هذه المكتبة تستحق أن يلتحق بها من لا يجد مكانًا يأوي إليه لا سيما إذا كانت لديه رغبة في تحصيل العلم الشرعي لا سيما في أمر العقيدة، والسنة، ومحاربة البدع وأهلها، هذا هو الذي أذكر أني قررته.
وأكرر إذا كنت قررت خلاف ذلك فهو أحد أمرين:
1- إما زلة مني.
2- أو تحريف عليّْ.
فما كان مني فإني أستغفر الله منه، وما كان تحريفًا لكلامي وتَقَوُّلًا علي فهذا أسأل الله أن يوقفه لخصومتي يوم القيامة.
وأنا حين أسجل معكم هذا الجواب في هذا اللقاء أخاطب من كان نيِّرًا، ذا بصيرة وتقوى وصلاح وسنة، ولست مجاريًا للسفهاء ولا مماريًا للعلماء أعوذ بالله من ذلك.
The Forth Point: Many amongst the people in Europe or in the Asian
States in India or other than it ask; they are put to trial in their
Religion by some of the innovators from the brelviyyah, they are the
extremist soofees from the people of Wahdatul Wujood and other than them.
So I say them (i.e. those put to trial): Make Hijrah to Birmingham because
Maktabatus Salafiyyah is there. Therefore, my answer to them is not that
Birmingham is a land of Hijrah unrestrictedly, for Birmingham is from the cities of Britain and Britain is a Kaafir Land. I urge them to make Hijrah to where they will find the
Maktabah, where they will affiliate with Maktabatus Salafiyyah over there
(in Britrain), and to participate in lessons and muhaadaraat within which
are scholars of excellence, from them: Ash-Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Abdur
Rahmaan Al-Ghudiyaan from the Committee of Major Scholars and Fatwah
Committee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He delivered lessons to them and
has died (rahimahullaah).
So the likes of this Maktbah is worthy of being affiliated to (for) the one
who cannot find a place to seek shelter; especially if he has a desire to
attain knowledge of the Sharee-ah, particularly in the affair of
Aqeedah,the Sunnah and waging war against innovation and its people.
This is what I mentioned and I affirm it. And I repeat: if I did
establish/affirm the opposite of that, then it is one of two affairs:
 It is either a slip/mistake from me or  a distortion/
misrepresentation of (my speech). And that which is from me, then
indeed I seek the forgiveness of Allaah from it; and that which is a
distortion/misrepresentation of my speech and a forged saying on me, then I
ask Allaah to set it aside between me and my adversaries on yaumul
So this type of "tawbah" or "bayaan" is in actuality a scheming, opportunistic, political move that the fanatics have spread as a "clarification." In reality, nobody forged any statement on Ubaid al-Jaabiree, as he passes the blame to others and acts like he is the one being oppressed. This fatwaa of falsehood was witnessed by others, where he labeled Birmingham, UK, "daar al hijrah for the people of Europe," not merely advising some brothers to migrate there as some have tried to portray.
So we wait for al-Jaabiree to clearly admit he was wrong and affirm the opposite, that it is not dar al hijrah at all, and it was falsehood to call it that, and, as shaikh Yahyaa hafeedahullaah and others have stated, that he realizes he is not fit for passing fataawaa. When abul Hasan al-Ash'aaree repented for his deviations, the 'ulamaa of that time forbade him from teaching and passing rulings, even after he made tawbah, and they did not look at his writings such as al-Ibaanah until after he died. This should be our example. But instead, al-Jaabiree is following in the footsteps of the hizbiyoon like al-Maribee and his companion al-Adanee, by diminishing these deviant fataawaa as, "slips of the tongue", and giving excuses over and over like, "if we intended this, then...", and using other false techniques such as taking the mujmal over the mufassal. This is the deen of Allaah azza wa jall, and there is no room for this nonsense!
“Umar ibn al-Khattaab, rahimahullaah, said, "There is no excuse for anyone going astray thinking that he is upon guidance. Nor for abandoning guidance thinking it to be misguidance, since the affairs have been made clear, the proof established and the excuse cut off. That is because the Sunnah and the Jamaa'ah have consolidated and safeguarded all of the Religion. It has been made clear to the people, so it is upon the people to comply and follow.”
Al-Jaabiree also turned this so-called clarification into another attack on the people who exposed and refuted him. This situation is also similar to the so-called retraction of Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree, the slanderer of Imaam al-Wadi'ee raheemahullaah:
"…And if there was in it (i.e. in my speech concerning Shaykh Muqbil) any delusion, then
we free ourselves to Allah, Exalted and Honoured is He from it. And if it portrayed a
corrupt meaning, then we seek refuge in Allah from that corrupt meaning……………….........
And we conclude from this by freeing ourselves to Allah from what this expression has
mislead by way of corrupt meaning, and that the Shaykh is excluded from the likes of these
expressions. And we seek the forgiveness of Allah, Exalted and High is He, if this expression
has given a false impression to this corrupt meaning. For this is the meaning that was
intended, and we haven't ceased to be from those who glorify the Shaykh and
acknowledge his virtue and his leadership. Rather, I used to say - and many from the
brothers have heard this more than once-: the Shaykhs graduation from the university is
considered to be a glorious achievement from the glorious achievements of the
Shaikh Hasan bin Qaasim ar-Raymee hafeedahullaah stated in his radd of al-Bukhaaree: "I say: This is just like the way of the tricksters, when they are tied up, cornered and their exposure comes close, and when their impotence, weakness of their intellect, shallowness of their knowledge and their bad manners become exposed, they turn towards trickery and try to convince others that their intention was not this and that, rather it was this and that. Verily he did well, the one who said: “The two year old she-camel, if it is not pulled tight with rope It is not able to carry the load of the eight year old camel of burden And the condition of our fellow friend (i.e. Dr. Al-Bukhaaree) is like the condition of AlWassaabee (Muhammad Bin Abdul-Wahaab Al-Wassaabee) of Al-Hudaidah, that is, when all of the people had become aware of his slander of Al-‘Allaamah Rabee' Al-Madkhalee and his accusations of him being a spy, he ran and hurried in excusing himself from As-Shaykh Rabee' out of fear that he would talk about him. And that is in accordance to what he thought, but the Miskeen doesn’t know that Shaykh Rabee' has given his honour to Allah, as is the condition of the well grounded scholars... Thirdly: It is absolutely necessary for him to clearly announce this mistake of his and to repent from it without having trickery as there comes in his statement: “…And if there was in it (i.e. In my speech concerning Shaykh Muqbil) any delusion…” So rather he should say: 'I made a mistake concerning such and such, and I repent to Allah in regards to that'. As for the trickery, then we are sick and tired of it, just as other than us from the people of justice were sick and tired of it from Abul-Hasan in regards to his acclaimed 'repentance' regarding the things that were taken against him." (End of shaikh's speech)
In addition, Ubaid al Jaabiree made a so-called clarification regarding his evil speech on the great sahaabi, Ka'b bin Maalik, radi-Allaahu ta'ala anhu, where he used the evil language to describe him as as daall, mudill (misguided who misguides others), or that Ka'b bin Maalik radi-Allaahu 'anhu feared specifically about himself due to the boycotting that he was a daall, mudill, a claim in which he gives no proof regarding. In a similar pattern to his so-called tawbah on the evil fatwa of hijrah to Birmingham, he said:
"I have said in which the meaning is, that I have distinguished the two affairs. I said that Kaa’b radiallaahu ‘anhu feared that he dies upon misguidance this no doubt there is no disagreement between the scholars, he didn’t feel this except having fear of dying upon misguidance so it is obligatory to distinguish that if he died before the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam then this is in the knowledge of the unseen whether revelation would be revealed to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam revealing his innocence or not.However, If the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam died then the revelation stops with his death so If the Messenger died while Kaa’b was boycotted then he would have been in that state there is no doubt in this is what must be understood and this is what I hold."
Allaahul musta'aan! In this so-called retraction/clarification, there is even more speculation, speaking without knowledge, and specifically speaking about an affair that goes against what Allaah ta'ala willed, which is what actually happened- that Ka'b was forgiven by Allah ta'ala- so what is the benefit and need to speculate on the affair of his state if he would have died before the aayah forgiving him? This only results in more ill speech- and it reveals that Ubaid al Jaabiree holds that Ka'b bin Maalik (radi-Allaahu anhu) may have been misguided/astray during the time he was boycotted because the aayah forgiving him was not sent down yet, or that Ka'b radi-allaahu anhu feared this ruling upon himself due to the boycott, which is a statement given without any textual proofs. Not to mention that for us to speak like this of a companion leads to having evil thoughts of a great, distinguished sahaabi, when we are to only have good thoughts of them at all times.
Shaikh al Islaam ibn Taymiyyah states in Aqeedah al Wasatiyyah: Moreover, if anyone of them (as-Sahabah) committed any act of offense, without doubt he repented from it, or he did good deeds which wiped that offense from him, or he has been forgiven for the virtue of accepting Islam from its start or by intercession of Muhammad (peace be upon him) since they are deserving most his intercession, or a calamity inflicted upon him in this world which covered for that offense. But if this is the case in actual offenses, what about matters in which they were mujtahids (formulating independent decision in legal or theological matters)? If they were correct in their ijtihaad they will receive double reward and if they missed they will receive one reward and the missing is forgiven for them.
Furthermore, the objectionable amount of their deeds is negligible in comparison to their virtues, their merit is in belief in Allah and His Messenger, the jihad in His Path, the Hijrah (emigration) from Makkah to al-Madinah, the support for the Prophet and the faith, the valuable knowledge and the good deeds. Whoever studies the life of the Sahabah objectively, with insight and with what Allah bestowed upon them of virtues, will no doubt discover that they are the best of all people after the Prophet (peace be upon him), that there never was and never will be their like and that indeed they are the choicest of the generations of the 'Ummah which is in itself the best of all nations and the most honorable in the eyes of Allah ,The Exalted."
Where is the proof that Ka'b radi-Allaahu anhu was ever considered- or considered himself- due to this boycott specifically, that he was daall, mudill- a label that is attributed to innovators and disbelievers? Did any of the other companions say this against him during the hajr? Rather, even his cousin Abu Qatadah radi-Allaahu anhu did not refer to him as daall, mudill, even during the boycott. Narrated Abdullaah the son of Ka'b, may Allaah be pleased with them, that Ka'b radiallaahu anhu narrated his story to him: "When this harsh attitude of the people lasted long, I walked till I scaled the wall of the garden of Abu Qatada who was my cousin and dearest person to me, and I offered my greetings to him. By Allah, he did not return my greetings. I said, ‘O Abu Qatada! I beseech you by Allah! Do you know that I love Allah and His Apostle?’ He kept quiet. I asked him again, beseeching him by Allah, but he remained silent. Then I asked him again in the Name of Allah. He said, “Allah and His Apostle know it better.’ Thereupon my eyes flowed with tears and I returned and jumped over the wall.” [Saheeh al Bukhaaree 5:59:702, and Saheeh Muslim]
Therefore, we should fear Allaah and not speak in a matter of deen where we are not preceded by a proof from the salaf as saalih. We should also take heed of the hadeeth: “When my companions are mentioned, then withhold.” Related by at-Tabaraanee and see Silsilatul-ahadeeth-is-Saheehah.
Imagine, the great sahaabi Ka'b, radi-Allaahu ta'ala anhu, the honest one who distinguished himself from the munaafiqeen losers who made excuses, a man who had revelation sent down about him from ar-rabb al 'aalameen, Who forgave him and the other two, a man who was personally praised and congratulated by the messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam, we indeed love him and all the sahaabah, but there are those in our times who have the audacity to speak about him in this humiliating way, devoid of authentic proofs. We seek refuge in Allaah from this misguidance.
So let us not be fooled by the fanatics who declare these tricks and ploys to be "crystal clear" clarifications "as clear as the sun in the sky". What in reality did these statements clear up or retract? They only reiterated the falsehoods of Ubaid Al-Jabiree. Still others will defend Ubaid al Jaabiree but are silent on the sahaabi Ka'b bin Maalik, radi-Allaahu 'anhu. This so-called retraction is just another slander, just in different words. We ask these fanatics again, would you rather defend Ka'b bin Maalik radi-Allaahu 'anhu or Ubaid al Jaabiree? We ask Allaah for safety and steadfastness on the truth.