In the name of Allaah, Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
Back in 2001 and 2002, a group arose in Birmingham with associations with Luton Masjid Ghurabaa (Abdul-Qadir, et. al), Green Lane Mosque (becoming staunch defenders) and other opponents of this blessed da’wah. They would write on AHYA – a website run by people of misguidance, who have hatred and revilement against the Salafis and their scholars. Kamran Malik in particular was very close to the likes of Zulfikar Memoni and Mohamed Abdul-Rauf (both with the discredited madeenah-dot-com). In fact in 2004 they worked collectively to turn Shaikh Wasi’Ullaah Abbaas against Salafi Publications which resulted in Shaikh Wasi’Ullaah attending the offices of Salafi Publications to debate with the brothers – and along with him were these two “reliable” transmitters: Zulfikar Memoni and Kamran Malik. Shaikh Wasi’Ullaah relied heavily on the information transmitted to him from Kamran Malik, who we considered to be an outright barefaced liar.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Kamran Malik was from those who spearheaded one the most underhanded, unscrupulous and vicious campaigns against Salafi Publications and the du’aat in the UK. He united with any rag-tag group who helped him in his goal.
Kamran Malik travelled to Saudi Arabia in 2003/2004 and visited ash-Shaikh al-Allaamah Rabee’ b. Haadee (hafidhahullaah) at his house along with other dubious characters. By the decree of Allaah, Shaikh Zaid ad-Dawsaree (may Allaah preserve him) from Kuwait happened to be present and later narrated that Kamran Malik was chastised by Shaikh Rabee’ who commanded him with truthfulness. Ignoring the advice he moved on to Kuwait and tried to convince the Kuwaiti Shaikhs.
The only one who listened and was convinced (from Kuwait) was [not surprisingly] Saalim at-Taweel, now refuted, alhamdulillaah! Saalim at-Taweel was remarked as saying whilst falsely accusing Maktabah Salafiyyah, that he received his news from “thiqaat” (trustworthy) narrators, referring to none other than Kamran Malik and his group!
Saalim at-Taweel from that moment onwards led a ruthless and biased attack upon Maktabah Salafiyyah, accusing them [amongst other things] of engaging in “wife-sharing” wherein a da’ee would take a wife, divorce her and pass her on to the next until they had all taken their share! And Allaah’s refuge is sought from such lies! May Allaah give him what he deserves for such blatant fabrications. Saalim since that day till now has launched an unabated attack against the Salafis and their Shaikhs, such as his attacks upon Shaikh al-Anjaree, Shaikh Ahmad as-Subay’ee and Shaikh Ahmad Baazmool.
Kamran Malik and his band at GLM (Green Lane Mosque) have spent over a decade undermining the efforts of the Salafis in the West – they raised the banner of the hizbiyyah of Suhaib Hasan, Abdul-Haadee Omari and Green Lane Mosque. They rented a room on top of a shop on Ladypool Road, Birmingham and called it: “Markaz Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhaab”. Saalim at-Taweel Kuwait was [of-course] impressed and gave it his support. Needless to say, it folded a short time later. But Kamran Malik and his group did not stop. Their goal: to bring down Salafi Publications at any cost. They contacted anyone and everyone they could: Dawood Adeeb, Moosaa Richardson, Abu Talhah Dawood Burbank and umpteen other students of knowledge. Alhamdulillaah they received no support from the students of knowledge.
We advised this man and his group, in private, in public, on his own, and collectively. We wrote to Kamran Malik and his band in 2002 a lengthy letter beginning with:
This is a naseehah to those young and inexperienced youths of ‘Alum Rock’ who have created a great deal of fitnah amongst the Salafees due to their foolishness of youth, hasty impetuous behaviour, and their lack of realisation of their own limitations, and their working to spread doubts amongst the Salafees concerning others – and who in the process of having fallen into many blameworthy things, [and have] set out to merely save their own “honour”.., without giving any regard, concern or remorse over the great resultant evil from their misguided actions…
The reason for this naseehah comes after a long history of experience with these individuals and patience upon their mistakes and misconduct and the realisation of what they have been up to in the background of undermining other Salafees and spreading evil speech about them…
Fast Forward to 2014: “The Chickens Come Home To Roost”
Meaning: “Bad deeds or words return to discomfort their perpetrator.”
February 2014: DC Richard Causier, from West Midlands Police’s Economic Crime Unit, was the lead investigator. He said:
“It was an extremely complex investigation, which was only compounded by Malik’s lies and his blatant attempt to bully a witness so he could save his own skin. Perverting the course of justice is a grave offence for anyone to commit but Malik was a solicitor, someone who was supposed to respect and uphold the law, which makes his crimes all the more shocking. He is quite rightly facing a lengthy spell behind bars.
“These men conned banks out of millions of pounds between them, something which ultimately impacts on each and every law abiding citizen in the land −fraud of this type is widely regarded as a victimless crime, but that is absolutely not the case.”
The West Midlands Police website states:
Kamran Malik, 35, of Hancock Road, Alum Rock − found guilty of four counts of conspiring to commit fraud by false representation, four counts of conspiracy to convert or transfer criminal property and one count of conspiracy to pervert the court of justice. Sentenced to five years in prison on Friday 6 February.
An end of another rueful chapter, alhamdulillaah. Those that supported Kamran Malik from his companions in the UK should hang their heads in shame, and repent.
I repeat here the sturdy advice we gave this criminal and his “gang” back in 2002 – and that is to sincerely repent to Allaah, the Most High, seek His forgiveness and right the wrongs committed. We advised them:
Allaah the Most High says,
“Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.” [al-Baqarah:160]
And from this ayah, and other proofs, the ulemaa derive the conditions of tawbah they are well known:
To make sincere tawbah to Allaah
To abandon the sin from which one is making tawbah
To showing remorse and regret for ones deeds
To vow not to return to the sin ever again
To makes amends if someone’s rights have been violated.
And as for myself: I seek refuge with Allaah from tribulations (fitan); those which are apparent and those which are hidden; and I ask Him to nourish us with ikhlaas and sidq.
And all praise is due to Allaah, Lord of the worlds – and may the peace, salutations and blessing of Allaah be upon the Messenger, his family, his Companions and his true followers.
ADDED NOTE: Repelling a Doubt: Are You Exposing a Muslim’s Sins?
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله
1. I did not expose him since that implies I was the “one” who uncovered his sins, when in reality it was “West Midlands Police” and the courts. It was already in the public arena long before I spoke of it.
2. He was found guilty in open court which is public record, just as it is in Muslim countries for those convicted of crimes. An example is the hizbee Aa’idh al-Qarnee who made money after stealing a complete book from a woman and benefitting from it financially. The Saudi courts found him guilty and that is a record of his fraud made public by the court authorities.
3. The adaalah of a muslim is harmed by open and major sins and his narrations are rejected as is well known in the field of the Sciences of Hadeeth. So since this individual was the source of numerous [false] narrations, this conviction merely proves his narrations are rejected. This should highlight that what he was narrating years ago cannot be accepted from him [as we have always stated].
4. In the field of hadeeth a man’s narrations are rejected due to his bid’ah and major sins (fisq). So how much worse is a person who has combined between the two evils as this man has done.
5. The books of the al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel and its sciences contain narrators who are mentioned with sin and thus their reports are rejected.
6. It is permitted in the Deen to refute open committers of sin, whether that sin be bid’ah, kufr or fisq. And this is even more so if his sins harm others such as a person who steals from the people or from public institutions or defrauds them, as has occurred in this case. This refutation serves as a protection to society from their evil.
7. As for the one who’s sin is secret and is restricted to himself and does not harm others, and he coneals it, then we also conceal it for him, and that is the origin. May Allaah conceal our sins and forgive us.
So I did not expose him. Indeed it was the West Midlands Police on their website! Then the Courts who found him guilty, and then the newspapers and press who reported that. My article actually revolves around his crimes against the da’wah if you read it correctly. And this conviction merely proves why his narrations are rejected under the guidelines of the principles of hadeeth.
Furthermore he was chastised by Shaikh Rabee’ who commended him to be truthful in his speech. Shaikh Zaid ad-Dawsaree also exposed him. Shaikh Ahmad as-Subay’ee said a person’s trustworthiness (‘adaalah) is destroyed by his sins and his opposition to the Deen as is well known to Ahlul-Hadeeth and the Muhadditheen.