In the name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy.
2002 – present: Luton & Abdul-Qadir Baksh Join Forces With Abul-Hasan al-Ma’ribi.
Abul-Hasan al-Ma’ribee was declared an innovator by the Salafi Scholars in 2002 with hundreds of articles written in refutation of his ideology, some of which you can read here:
Whilst all this was taking place, organisations who professed Salafiyyah for themselves started to openly defend Abul-Hasan. Indeed they made walaa and baraa (allegiance and enmity) over this innovator. Leading this assault upon Salafiyyah in the United Kingdom was the Call to Islam Centre (Masjid Ghuraba) in Luton, under the leadership of Abdul-Qadir Baksh, who was subsequently refuted by the Scholars such as Shaikh Rabee’, Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee, Shaikh Muhammad b. Haadee, and others. Abu Usaamah Khalifah ath-Thahabee (Green Lane Mosque) was full support of the stance of Abdul-Qadir and Luton CTI.
Their defence of Abul-Hasan was not just a blind personal defence, but a rather a defence of his Manhaj and Creed, which actually made things considerably worse because it meant that they supported his ideology. Here is what was posted on the website of Call To Islam, Luton from that time:
(Translation of each title into Arabic by Abu Talhah Dawood Burbank)
One glance at this article section from that era shows that Luton CTI were fully fledged supporters of the innovated Manhaj of Abul-Hasan al-Ma’ribee, many of the articles directly translated by Abdul-Qadir Baksh.
From that time till this day, the scholars warn from attending lectures or conferences organised by Masjid Ghurabaa (CTI), Luton. Since that time, Luton have regularly invited the Jordanians: Ali Hasan al-Halabi, Saleem al-Hilaalee, Musa Nasr (all refuted and warned against), Muhammad al-Maghraawee (refuted), speakers from Jam’iyyah Ihyaa at-Turaath (a well-known hizbee organisation based in Kuwait), with Abu Usaamah being a regular visitor and translator.