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are these reliable?

Last updated: 1st June 2005
Question ID: #486
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1st June 2005

Assalamu alaykum in the question 'some ulama' in one answer you wrote about a talk by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal.. I was wondering if all his talks are permissible to lisn to and/ or reliable or authentic.. i ask because i've heard he is a salafi. Also i just wanted to ask about Shaykh Anwar Al Awlaki as i have seen his sets in lots of islamic shops but havnt bought any as i dont kno if he is relible and authentic.. Many people say to em he is Salafi so avoid whereas another told me he is a shafi with some hanbali views... so its ok.. Could you clarify whether he is reliable ? I have however listened to his Story of Ibn Al Akwa .. the study of the jihad fiqh book and i didnt find anything wrong in it and he spoke highly of the 4 schools and didnt say anything bad about them... If you have heard this set... did you find anything wrong in it? Jazakallah

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2nd June 2005
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Bismihi Ta'ala

I sympahise with your remark about Shaikh Abdullah Faisal. However, he is not a Salafi. He has studies In Jami'ah Islamiah Madeenah Munawwarah, and was a Salafi, but Allah opened his eyes, and he chose to become a Muaqallid, following the Hanbali School of Islamic Law.

It is not advisable to listen to all of his talks, as he does pronounce the Takfir (callinf somebody an infidel) very easily. Also, he is known to incite racial hatred as well, which is highly condemned in Islam. The speech mentioned in a previous answer was very useful on the topic, hence the reference.

We need more information on Shaikh Anwar Al Awlaki, maybe a link to a website, to comment on him.

And Allah knows best.