A Letter From The Eminent Scholar ‘Abdullah bin Bayyah to the Muslims in America For the Assistance of Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Translated by Imam Zaid Shakir (Original Arabic here)
All Praise is for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, He says: “Cooperate towards righteousness and piety and do not cooperate towards sin and enmity.” (5:2)
Mercy and Peace upon our exemplary leader, Muhammad, who said: “Allah will continue to assist the servant as long as the servant is assisting his brother.” (Muslim 2699) And upon his mutually cooperative and supportive companions. Among them were the Ash’ari Clan. When they were afflicted with a period of deprivation they would collect all of their provisions and divide them amongst themselves -as mentioned in the Hadith.
I wish to take this opportunity to encourage our brothers [and sisters] who are cooperating to assist the virtuous, scholarly Imam, Siraj Wahhaj, during his trial, which is a manifestation of the divine decree enacted in this world. With it Allah expiates misdeeds and elevates by degrees. This is a blessing for the believers who when afflicted with hardship patiently endure it, and when graced with ease thank [Allah].
We wish to support them and invite all of the Muslims to cooperate with them to extend support and assistance to our virtuous brother, the activist Imam, Siraj Wahhaj. We ask Allah that He cures us and him; grants both us and him well being; and that He envelopes us all in His blessings in perceptible and imperceptible ways.
[Furthermore], that He blesses us and them to be steadfast in practice and faith and that He bestows upon us and them excellence in religion.
May Allah bestow His Mercy and Peace upon our exemplary leader, Muhammad, his family, and his companions.
Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin Bayyah
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia