The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) stated: “A man is upon the religion of his friend. So each of you should look to whom he befriends.”
Imām Al-Awzā’ī (d. 157AH Allah’s mercy be upon him) said: “Whoever conceals from us his innovation cannot conceal from us his friendships.”
There is immense wisdom in the hadīth of Allāh’s Messenger (peace and blessing be upon him), “A man is upon the religion of his friend.” It encourages companionship with the people of Sunnah and Truth, and avoiding those upon falsehood and misguidance. In this image, we see Tahir Wyatt with his friends from “Al-Maghrib Institute”, a mixture of Ikhwānis and modernists, drowned in innovations. “Al-Maghrib” has a team of speakers such as Omar Suleiman, Kamal El Mekki (the magician trickster) and Yasir Qadhi who recently stated: “I have had the distinct privilege of being a part of Al-Maghrib Institute for the last 15 years of my life, and its Dean for over a decade. For many people, I became the face of Al-Maghrib: it shaped me and I shaped it.”
These are the people Tahir Wyatt prefers over Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Hadīth. He abandons the principles of Salafiyyah, unites with Ahlul-Bid’ah, joins their ranks, refutes the Salafis and then has the audacity to ascribe his conduct to Islam, Sunnah, and Salafiyyah?