Yes. It is true. I just sent an email out to the AlMaghrib NY mailing list. They are many reasons why I will not take any AlMaghrib classes or assist in bringing AlMaghrib to New York. The number one reason is that my parents are against AlMaghrib and any type of Salafi or Anti-[True]Sufism ideology. The number two reason is that I really need to focus on my school and on the only few Islamic work I do in my life. Not participating in AlMaghrib classes and promotion will help me focus more on my MSA and my local youth group at the masjid. The third reason is that my extended family, my uncles, have all warned me of straying from traditional scholars. No matter how hard I try to be open with all Muslims, my family has always been to tell me who I am and who I must be. Lastly, the final reason for me not being part of AlMaghrib Institute was this post on one of my favorite brothers, in the whole wide world, blog: Real of Truth.
To my AlMaghrib brothers and sisters, I really love all of you guys. This doesn’t mean our friendship has ended! It just means you won’t see me at any AlMaghrib classes (maybe except for the history one, because that isn’t disputed). To my AlMaghrib NY homies: I’m sorry man, things is ruff in tha suburbs, hahaha. I’ll see you guys around, inshaAllah.
Lastly, I am not bashing AlMaghrib nor am I hating on it’s students or teachers. I am simply not promoting it no longer and taking any classes.
May Allah (swt) forgive me and us all for our sins. Ameen!
Edit: Anything you want to discuss with Jinnzaman, please visit his blog! Thank you!
Updates: Check out Yursil’s Blog in support of Jinnzaman’s boycott.
Shaykh Faraz on the recent post by Yursil on his blog.
Sidi Salman also adds his input on his blog.
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Another Note: “The boycott is conditional.” – Jinnzaman
Updates: Boycott called off, Alhamdulillah!