In the past I’ve not been not the biggest fan of Imran ibn Mansur, aka Dawah Man. Though I respect the work he does in the field of Dawah and the popularity he has brought to this field of endeavour in our deen among the youth, still his style of delivery just always grated on my nerves for some reason.
However last night I watched his video “5 Reason Why Yasir Qadhi is WRONG” and almost right the way up to the end I couldn’t fault it.
It’s like he’s grown up in matters of the deen and it’s been obvious over the past few months he has been on his own journey of development studying with serious yet accessible students of knowledge in the UK like Abdur Rahman Hassan and Ustadh Abu Taymiyyah and it tells from his character and his speech, and not just in his increasingly lengthening beard and changed mannerisms.
Gone is the young man bouncing across our screens in the backwards baseball cap, and instead all that energy, all that passion is devoted to the deen of Allaah in a manner more befitting an Islamic speaker, a Da’ee.
I had hoped he could bring his fan-base on a similar journey, but clearly not all of them wanted to move, and instead I logged on and found comments from the ‘please to refrain’ crowd who used to share and promote his previous videos, but they are now mocking him saying such things as ‘from Dawah man to waste man’ and other such insults and slanders.
This is because in this latest video he has spoken about one of the biggest fitnahs in our age, which is the attempt to reform, or deform the teachings of Islam and in doing so quite rightfully spoken about the errors of a man who calls towards this methodology, Yasir Qadhi, the spokesman and scholar for some of those wanting a reformed Islam in the West.
Even if you don’t agree with Imran in anything he says, do not mock when he is only attempting to call people to a more serious take on the teachings of Islam when Allaah has stated in the Quran:
“If you ask them (about this), they declare: ‘We were only talking idly and joking.’ Say: ‘Was it at Allaah, and His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger that you were mocking?’
Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed…”
Quran translation, Surah al-Tawbah, 9:65-66
Some will say, who is Imran ibn Mansur to refute Yasir Qadhi? A better question would be who is Yasir Qadhi to attempt to push people away from the scholars and to reform Islam?
But regarding Imran ibn Mansur, he’s a geniune brother, trying to call others towards the deen of Allaah, a da’ee, and his words carry weight with many people, tens or perhaps even hundreds of thousands among the youth. As he has himself has called towards people following Yasir Qadhi in the past so he is required to now clarify his stance and correct it.
Ustadh Abu Taymiyyah said in his own promotion of this video: “Should we just give a blind eye to those who are misguiding?”
I would urge you all to watch the video all the way through, he is making some serious weighty points regarding the way Yasir Qadhi has changed over the years and I agree with him 100% regarding the need for people to know about the fitnah Yasir Qadhi is causing among the masses of the Muslims and why he needs to rectify his affairs.
May Allaah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala guide and rectify us all, forgive our mistakes and bring us back to the correct methodology of following His deen, ameen