The Salafi exploitation of young British Muslim Women

This is a guest post by Umm Amina – a former Salafi sister

In the year 2001 I contacted the ‘Salafi’ communities at their main headquarters in the UK as I was searching for a good Islamic community and sincere Muslims who would help me learn about Islam and take my studies further.  In  2004, disgusted by their behaviour, attitudes and bigotry, I left them for good.  In this article I want to share my first hand experiences to raise awareness about the way ‘Salafis’ use Islam to prey on young and vulnerable women.   Some people may find some of the contents of this article disturbing but I feel it is essential to bring them out if we are ever to recognise the damage being done by the so called Salafis.

I initially approached the Salafis in very high spirits.  In 2001 I was living in Birmingham, I had read some of their books and had a lot of hope in their dawah and community.  After contacting their headquarters I was introduced to other Muslim females who also wanted to study.   I studied with Salafi groups in the Midlands for around 18months.  It was during the second year of my studies that I began to realise that their form of Islam had no place in British society.  They were teaching a separatist, isolationist and culturally backward form of religion. I was told I had to break all contact with my Sikh, Hindu and Jewish friends because they were cursed people and destined for Hellfire. Especially the Jews who were waging a war against humanity and specifically Islam.  We were instructed to read The Elders of the Protocols of Zion to understand Jewish plots.

Most of the people in the study groups were converts/reverts. I was told by senior Salafi members that the majority of their recruitment took place in Prisons and brothel crowds because they were the easiest places to recruit from.  The Salafi males were told to target young Muslim girls by setting up stalls outside universities.  The Salafi females were taught to accept polygamy and discriminatory treatment from the males.  The behaviour of senior members was also despicable, all they were interested was in marrying multiple wives. Many of them regularly beat their wives and one of the reasons their wives covered their faces was because of bruises.  I remember one incident when a widowed Somali female married a Salafi Jamican convert.  He ended up raping her and also sexually abusing her three year son.  Some Salafi males would put the word out that they only wanted to marry females who would give them oral sex.  One Salafi convert even said that he wanted a female who would take part in threesomes involving his other wife.  Other incidents can be found here.  Salafis were told to shout ‘Islamaphobia’ if the Police ever tried to investigate any of their ‘community affairs’, I was told this was a tried and tested tactic that always worked.

The Salafis also took great pride in proclaiming that they were the only ‘true’ Muslims and would regularly insult other Muslims.  One Salafi leader once said in a public speech that he would rather spend the night with a paedophile then with an Ikhwani (non-Salafi) Muslim.  They also regularly cursed Sufi Muslims saying they were all sinners beyond help and were destined for hell.  Young Salafi men were encouraged to learn physical jihad and constantly had violence justified to them from warped religious teachings.

Disturbed by many of these incidents, when I tried to raise issues by posing questions and asking why things were the way they were, I was labelled and ostracised by the Salafi community and their leaders.  I was also bullied and threatened with being boycotted if I didn’t agree with them and follow them blindly. At the time I thought it was just the ignorant Salafis in Birmingham who were behaving like this and so I decided to relocate to another area.

In 2002 I moved to Luton and lived in the Bury Park area which also had a large Salafi community.  In Luton I wasn’t allowed to enter the Mosque because they believed females should only learn at home. I was also sexually harassed by one of their UK leaders and because I refused his advances I was insulted and slandered in front of other members of the Salafi community.  This was an extremely upsetting experience for me.  I eventually decided to write to one of the senior Salafi scholars ‘Sheikh Muhammad Abu Nasr’ (a student of Sheikh Albanee).  He was coming from Jordan on a lecture tour to the UK and I thought this was a good opportunity for me to raise my concerns and also to seek his advice.

I attended one of his lectures and I had put my questions to the Sheikh in written form because females were not allowed to ask questions directly at Salafi events.  To my disappointment I didn’t get any answers to questions.  From the Sheikhs attempted replies I realised that he didn’t have any insight at all regarding the situation of Muslim females in the UK.

In Luton most of the Salafi males were well known for marrying and then quickly divorcing their wives.  These wives would then be passed to other Salafi men who would do the same thing.  In some places the divorce rate amongst Salafis was shocking, it had reached such a height that it had become like ‘wife swapping’.  Some Salafi females I came across had been married and divorced five times in a very short space of time. Some of the married men also slept with non-Muslim women who they weren’t married to but said it was allowed because they saw them as slave girls. Some females left the community and moved on, others felt stuck and have remained married as the 3rd or 4th wife, treated badly with no rights.  Many Muslim women who’ve suffered at their hands have ended up with depression, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Most alarmingly this is all taking place in modern day Britain!


Salafis claim to be the only true Muslims who follow the way of the Salaf.  Every other Muslim is labelled as a sinner or innovator.  They expect members of their community to cover for their evil and despicable ways and prey on vulnerable people by hiding behind labels such as ‘Salafi Manhaj, JIMAS and Salafi Publications etc. Some of these groups also receive funding from the Home Office for their interventions work in prisons.

The Salafis are an evil group whose teachings and indoctrination is planned and funded by Saudi Arabia.  I have found them to be much more dangerous and cunning than even groups like Hizb-Ut-Tahrir and Al-Muhajiroun.  Some of them secretly support groups such as Al-Qaeda whilst others agree with violent Jihadist beliefs but believe they are not powerful enough yet to wage a war on Western countries.

I would like to encourage all Muslim females who are caught in their clutches and are being used/exploited by the so called ‘Salafi brothers’ to be brave and to not be scared of exposing them publically.  If we don’t start doing this now then more and more will continue to suffer at the hands of these evil and wicked people who are abusing the name of Islam.

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  1. bananabrain
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:06 AM | Permalink

    ok, but a lot of people are likely to read this and go “you lot made that up”. i don’t see this convincing anyone that isn’t already convinced, as it is pretty much anecdotal and assertion-based. i think a sceptic would find ample grounds to discount this – i mean, it could be true, or it could be manufactured. there’s really not an easy way to judge, as it’s all a bit vague about dates, places and organisations, let alone names.



  2. Suzy
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM | Permalink

    A superb article that I feel is essential reading. Thank you for sharing with us guys.

  3. Adam
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 1:26 PM | Permalink

    I think the author, for obvious reasons, doesn’t mention specific names, dates and places. I know what Salafi nutters are like, so best to keep it that way.

    You only have to read Salafi literature to be able to confirm much of the claims made.

  4. bananabrain
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:24 PM | Permalink


    yes, i realise that. i just feel that it lacks a certain something, perhaps references, or maybe specifics. i’m not saying it isn’t true, it’s just that i could have written this myself on the basis of hearsay without having experienced it myself and i think it would be a far more effective piece of polemic if it was a bit more detailed.



  5. Abu Wannabe Arab
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:44 PM | Permalink

    Highly believable based on my experiences with Salafis, in fact it’s quite generous.

  6. bananabrain
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 9:39 AM | Permalink

    i’m not saying i don’t find it credible, but i’ve already been convinced by other, rather better documented sources. however, if you’re seeking to convince the sceptical, you’d need to do so more systematically, that’s all.



  7. jam
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:19 AM | Permalink

    wow i am a salafi this is very new cant call this person a lair but we do not do this sounds like some of the men you delt with were animals sorry you cant blame the religion but the people you can

  8. steff
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 12:09 AM | Permalink

    well im a salafi n all i can say in Islam u dnt follow blindly,if they are doing stuff that is not frm quran and sunnah then dnt follow them nobody is perfect this is what the various groups of Islam do follew blindly.Refer back to quran n sunnah dnt follow what they do u,u r responsible for your own actions on the day of judgent u will be quizzed on what u did, not what other people do. Abu hanifa
    (d .150 AH) (769 ce) Rahimahullah) said ”Adhere to the Athaar(narrations)and theTareeqah (way) oof the salaf(pious Predecessors)and be aware of newly invented matters, forall of it is Bid’ah(innovations).” reported by Imam as-suyootee in sawm al-mantaq wal-kalaam, p.32

  9. Abu Faris
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 4:31 PM | Permalink

    well im a salafi n all i can say in Islam u dnt follow blindly,if they are doing stuff that is not frm quran and sunnah then dnt follow them…

    Ermmm. You detect no huge self-contradiction in this statement?

  10. Anti Salafi
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 12:49 AM | Permalink

    I am anti-salafi, in fact anti big beards and face coverings. However I must point out that article is a load of bullshit. Honestly, is that the best you could come up with?! You must be one dumbshit. What you mentioned above is a collection of sterotypes of MUSLIMS all stiched up into a dramatic story. Your one dumb bitch! Salafis are incompatible with western society and community. The additional stuff you made up sounds like you never really experienced their circles or you had preconsieved ideas and some memeber confirmed it, and you streached the truth alot! The UK regime supprts the salafi regime aboard. Salafis work for the secret services in the UK – did they ever tell you that? No bitch! you were too busy looking to give blowjobs! Salafis and dirty fannies like you should go live in a fantasy Island and have orgies. Dumb attention seeking Bitch!

  11. Posted June 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM | Permalink

    can u xplain plze why all Islamists feel need 2 writ in textese?

  12. Posted June 16, 2011 at 10:57 AM | Permalink

    Is it because they are all 12 years old?

  13. Wajid al-Icecreami
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 1:01 PM | Permalink

    Anti-Salafi – gosh sounds like you need to go to some more Salafi circles, you’re obsessed with foul language and sex. Dirty bastard.

  14. Sheikh Ya Buti
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 1:23 PM | Permalink

    Yet another Islamist whose first recourse is to sexual insults.

    Is someone not getting any?

  15. Posted June 16, 2011 at 1:24 PM | Permalink

    Meanwhile, in other news, Sunny Hundal receives a hot tip about filth on The Spittoon:

  16. dawood
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 6:31 PM | Permalink


  17. taratopaz
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 3:35 AM | Permalink

    to anti salafi, I hope you are not a muslim. your language is disgusting and shameful, and you obviously have no respect for women. you sound like a spouting demon. the salafi have been whispered to by satan.

  18. Abu billal
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

    I think this article is wack!!
    But saying that, I am a salafi myself and yes they do prey on young women, yes they do force poligamy upon there wives, yes they do beleive they are the best of all Muslims, they do have the highest devorce rate among the practising Muslims and alot of the sisters have been passed around , from one brother to another… majority of the salafi brothers are all unemplyed…!! And yet there sects with in salafis…

    Now good points….
    Committed to giving dawa…..
    They do not take part in any form of shirk, or biddah
    Allways give refrence from Quran and sunnah…

    A sister from a salafi masjid in Birmingham once said to my wife that the masjid should put up a big banner outside the masjid saying, ” we encourage poligamy but not employment”

    May Allah guide us all inshallah….

  19. Wajid al-Icecreami
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 9:28 PM | Permalink

    Abu-Billal – are you saying Salafis discourage employment

  20. failuretoconfront
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:14 AM | Permalink

    This appears to be a rehash of other similar artciles that do the rounds with no real evidence.

    Most Salafi’s are happily married and many work, pay taxes and contribute to society. Salafi’s actually push employment due to the Hadith saying one should earn with ones own hands. Lazily many on the right label many groups as Salafi because they just want to be able to attack them.

    Similar claims can be made about other sects such as Sufi’s but they won’t ever be seen here. Pir Sahib’s in the Indian Subcontinent prey on women and the illiterate to get money but how many times is that highlighted?!

    It is possible the writer has had a bad experience and is lashing out but there is little actual fact and the usual cases are jumping straight on to this.

    Interestingly in a week when a report on the funding in the USA of anti-Islamic groups is published, that gets ignored for this type of poorly edited hysteria in line with which political philosophy?

  21. failuretoconfront
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:24 AM | Permalink

    Oh and not many Muslims refer to Harry’s Place which the writer cites four times, which again lends towards the fact the article may not be correct.

    In addition what is even stranger is that two of the three organisations mentioned have told people attending their talks and mosques that they need to obey the law and report to the Police anyone suspected of terrorist activity which is in contrast to the claim they live away from society and the law.

    The facts don’t add up and the fact the Police work with some of the organisations and praise their work in engagement and their clear statements on obeying the law of the land clearly contradict an article lacking in hard facts and references.

    Oh the usual suspects will jump up and down and say its all true but the facts are not there.

    Also the author fails to cite the fact that the groups such as Sufi’s themselves say that Salafi’s are not Muslims (kaffir), so why is that not mentioned? Sufi’s too claim they are the only true adherents to Islam but strangely they get an easy ride since their endorsement by the neo-con movement as they are viewed as the chosen partner in neo-con doctrine. All publicly available in published articles.

  22. Abu Faris
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:49 AM | Permalink

    عيد مبارك

  23. Abu Faris
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:52 AM | Permalink

    Look – most monotheist religions have ‘em… Muslims do, to an extent Christians do – and Israeli Jewish friends of mine are always making noise about the ultra-Orthodox outbreeding every time, spending their time making kids, studying the Law and doing f*ck all else.

    Do these people hurt you? If not leave them alone.

  24. Abu Faris
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:56 AM | Permalink

    “Also the author fails to cite the fact that the groups such as Sufi’s themselves say that Salafi’s are not Muslims (kaffir), so why is that not mentioned? Sufi’s too claim they are the only true adherents to Islam but strangely they get an easy ride since their endorsement by the neo-con movement as they are viewed as the chosen partner in neo-con doctrine.”

    This is not helpful. Whilst I agree that the Western mind has an awfully strange view of the Sufi, it is not completely the case that any or all Sufi regard Salafi in this manner – and I think, actually, that you know this.

    Attaching batin and its discovery to neo-con ideology is both stupid and deeply intolerant.

  25. Dibby
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM | Permalink

    I think it is fair to say that Salafi’s pioneered the divisive and dangerous Takfir doctrine and not Sufi’s

  26. ansar
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM | Permalink

    What do you call a Muslim who calls himself a “sufi” but deals out takfir?

    Nuh Hah Mim Keller or a “cunt”.

  27. Abdullateef Ibn Ballo
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 1:18 AM | Permalink

    Asalam Alaekum Umm Amina,may Allah guide me,u and d rest of d ummah and may He give us d power to tread d path of d Salaf
    I am a Salafi inshaAllah.All of what u hav said is nt d methodology of d Salafis so if those u met calling themselves Salafi are doing dis then know that they are not Salafi and according to d way of Salaf,the Salafis dont blind follow.please Umm Amina,i wil advice you to stick to the way of the Salaf and do not blind follow.
    The Salafi (even if u dont call yourself Salafi but you adhere to the Qur’an and Sunnah according to the metodology of Salaf but its best to call yourself by that name to seperate good from falsehood) is the Saved Sect.Some people only call themselves Salafi just only to give it a bad name.
    Waiting for responses

  28. Hassan Arshad
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 6:59 PM | Permalink

    By ALLAH the salfi/wahabi sect is an sect out of the 73 however regard to salaf us aliheen which are a school of movemnt dervived from the ahlus sunnah wal ajammah I AM MUSLIM – SCHOOL OF MOVEMNT is brevili which is also dervived from ahlus sunmnah wal jammah where it is ala’a hazrat may allah ahave mercy on him is the amir e ahlus sunnah of the time of the 12th and the 13th century and his fatwa are upto to date thanks to DAWATE e ISLAM NOW the there is school of thought of FIQH issues a madhab i follow t9he hanafi fiqh cos we have dervived from the pakistani region and so forth the message of abu hanfi was published in those areas that was accepted by the govement of that time however in you may wish to follow any school of thought becous they all dervive from the ahlus sunnah wal jammah, ok now there akidah pur belief there are 3 for where i have come from i have studied the 2 ASHARI and TAHAWI these 2 book are accepted within the ahlus sunnah wal jammah and there is one more where most people from african people understand and it is published there but all over the world of the schools you may choose who you wish to follow cos they are all dervived from the ahlus sunnah wal jammh maybe for us brevili, the ppl may do shirk but our book are truth and it warns about shrik may allah forgive the manz look at now tho they can not blam us look at syria

  29. ramla
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 12:29 AM | Permalink

    aslamu alaykum

    first of all i will not believe anything in this article for allah says in the quran { O you who believe! if an evil-doer comes to you with a report, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people in ignorance, then be sorry for what you have done} why should i judge fellow salafi brothers and sisters due to a report of someone without being sure if he is truthful
    the second thing why blame salafi on the deeds of few people
    and then again what is wrong with accepting polygamy its part of islam allahs has allowed men to merry more then 1 who are u to object to that even i as a woman who will be naturally jealous if my husband gets another wife can not will not object to polygamy .
    and yes what is wrong of being tought not to befriend non muslims its in the aqida with valid proofs of the quran and sunaah
    and salafis learning jihad u listed that among the wrong things they did how strange is that
    last time i checked jihad was part of islam or you are one of those people who like to pick things and leave out other things to make an islam that suites u co i worn u that is not allowed in islam u have to take all of it u cant deny any part
    again u live out in your report all the good god fearing salafis who fallow islam and fear allah and u pick out the few bad cases and u cant expect everyone to be good people are not the same so leaving out the good ones and judging salafis on those bad examples is unfair
    i am a muslim woman and i am a salafi i studied islam and read books and i realized on my own by the mercy of allah that salafi is the right way for me nobody talked me into it not that there is anything wrong with that
    the great thing about salaafi is fallowing the clear pure islam the quran and sunaah
    praise is all due to allah for guiding me to the way of pure islam
    and salam alaykum

    a muslim salafi sister

  30. ramla
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM | Permalink

    aslamu alaykum

    first of all i will not believe anything in this article for allah says in the quran { O you who believe! if an evil-doer comes to you with a report, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people in ignorance, then be sorry for what you have done} why should i judge fellow salafi brothers and sisters due to a report of someone without being sure if he is truthful
    the second thing why blame salafi on the deeds of few people
    and then again what is wrong with accepting polygamy its part of islam allahs has allowed men to merry more then 1 who are u to object to that even i as a woman who will be naturally jealous if my husband gets another wife can not will not object to polygamy .
    and yes what is wrong of being tought not to befriend non muslims its in the aqida with valid proofs of the quran and sunaah
    and salafis learning jihad u listed that among the wrong things they did how strange is that
    last time i checked jihad was part of islam or you are one of those people who like to pick things and leave out other things to make an islam that suites u co i worn u that is not allowed in islam u have to take all of it u cant deny any part
    again u live out in your report all the good god fearing salafis who fallow islam and fear allah and u pick out the few bad cases and u cant expect everyone to be good people are not the same so leaving out the good ones and judging salafis on those bad examples is unfair
    i am a muslim woman and i am a salafi i studied islam and read books and i realized on my own by the mercy of allah that salafi is the right way for me nobody talked me into it not that there is anything wrong with that
    the great thing about salaafi is fallowing the clear pure islam the quran and sunaah
    praise is all due to allah for guiding me to the way of pure islam
    and salam alaykum

    a muslim salafi sister

  31. Mazin
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 2:32 PM | Permalink

    The problem over here is not a problem of Islam or ideology. Rather, it is the problem of how these people have been brought up in the first place. Many of these people do not have strong family foundations as is common in Western countries. In those countries, lots of social ills and sickness prevail. There are many reasons for this one of which is the lack of family relations. Such behaviour is due to the environment in Western countries. So, when some of these brothers accept Islam, they bring along with them remnants of their days when they were still non-Muslims. And such behaviour gets carried on into Islam.

    Many American Muslims, unfortunately, still enjoy living in what is known as America, earning green dollars and – directly or indirectly – contribute to the exploitation of poorer countries by the west. This is one of the major deviations which result from living in non-Muslim countries. And this has befallen Muslims over there due to their actions and their upbringing.

  32. ibn' Said
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM | Permalink

    this is not true because you can not say every salafi is like this or like that because you have not met every salafi.

    this is so baised and can be written by anybody who hates the salafi dawah.

    I am salafi brother, who loves the dawah and have not come accross many of the things that this sister claims. the sister has to fear her lord, pray 2 istikhara and if allah wills HE will guide you to as salafia or HE will not.

    and lets all fear allah

  33. qidniz
    Posted April 15, 2012 at 3:55 PM | Permalink

    and lets all fear allah

    You have got to be kidding.

  34. Posted April 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM | Permalink

    I am not an anti Salafi. I believe the majority of Salafi Muslims only want to worship Allah according to the Quran and Sunnah. However, I am against the exploitation of Muslim women that is condoned within the Salafi Muslim community; by its leaders that have known misconduct within the Salafi community. The creator of the article should contact There is a group of Salafi Muslims that are working towards combating the evil of exploiting Muslim women. Sister if you are an actual victim of exploitation or know victims that are willing to come forward please contact, InshaAllah.


    Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).[Qaaf (50):18]

    There are two problems with the tongue, if a person is safe from one of them, he won’t be safe from the other: The problem of speaking and the problem of KEEPING SILENT. And perhaps one of the two could be more formidable in sin during some times than the other. Thus, the person who keeps silent about the truth is a MUTE DEVIL, SINFUL TO ALLAH, showing off and sucking up to the people if he does not fear for himself; whereas, the person who speaks about the falsehood is a VERBAL DEVIL, SINFUL TO ALLAH. Most of the people are deviated regarding their speech and silence, so they are between this problem and the latter.

    Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab’s Al-Hanbalee, An Explanation of the Hadeeth: “Say, ‘I believe in Allah’ and then be upright and steadfast.”

    IS IT BACKBITING? Imam Nawawi Replied.
    Imam an-Nawawi said in his excellent book Riyaadh-us-Saaliheen, chapter 256: “You should know that backbiting is permissible for specific legislated reasons unreachable except by (way of backbiting) they are the following six reasons:

    1.The first is complaining of oppression, so it is permissible for the oppressed person to present his case to the muslim ruler or muslim judge or someone of similar stature and authority to assist in removing the oppression. He can say: “I have been wronged by such and such a person.”

    2.The second is seeking assistance in changing evil (munkar) and refuting the disobedient until they return to what is correct. So o­ne can say to the o­ne who has the ability to change the evil: “Such and such a person has done this, so advise him.” Or something similar and that he intends to reach this disobedient o­ne by way of removing the evil, so if he intends other than that then it is not permissible.

    3.Thirdly when o­ne seeks fatwa. So he says to the mufti: “My father has oppressed me, or my brother, or my husband, or such and such has done this, does he have right to? And what is the way to sincerity (ikhlaas) and obtaining my rights and repelling oppression?” or something along the lines, so this is permissible by necessity. However it is better to say:” What do you say regarding a man, or person, or husband, if his condition is such and such?” So he obtains his purpose without specification, but being specific is permissible, as we will mention in the hadeeth of Hind, Allah willing.

    4.The fourth reason is warning the muslims from evil and advising them and that is from several aspects:

    A.) From it is the disparagement of the criticized people by way of the reliable and trustworthy witnesses. That is permissible by consensus of the muslims rather it is obligatory by necessity.

    B.) From it is when a man inquires about someone before marriage, or entering into a business partnership with someone, or safekeeping something with someone or doing business with someone. It is obligatory upon the o­ne advising not to conceal his condition rather he should mention the shortcomings he has with the sole intention of advising him.

    C.) From it is if o­ne sees a person of fiqh frequenting an innovator or a faasiq (a person engaged in disobedience) and taking knowledge from him, and he fears that he may affect him (with his innovation or fisq) then it is upon him to advise of his condition o­n the basis that he intends to advise. And this is where error may occur, the person who speaks of the individual could be envious and Shaytaan (may Allah’s curse be upon him) may deceive him into thinking he is advising with compassion, it is necessary to be aware of this (type of fitnah).

    D.) From it is o­ne who has position but he does not establish it, whether it is because he is not fit for it, or he is o­ne who is corrupt, or neglectful, or something similar to these examples. It is obligatory to mention that to the o­ne in authority so as to remove him and replace him with o­ne more befitting. He should make him aware of his condition so he can be dealt with and urge him to improve or be replaced with someone else.

    5.The fifth reason is concerning the o­ne who openly commits disobedience or innovation like openly drinking alcohol, taking the property of others, taking taxes not legislated or other issues of falsehood, then it is permissible to mention what he does publicly. It is not permissible to mention other faults he may have except those we have mentioned before.

    6. The sixth reason is to describe someone. So if a man is known by a nickname such as “The Weak-eyed” “The Lame” “The Deaf o­ne”“The Blind o­ne”“The Cross-eyed” and other similar names. It is permissible to describe him for identification but unlawful to indicate his deficiencies. If o­ne can describe him another way then it is best.

  35. Posted April 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM | Permalink

    Umm Amina, if you are a real victim or know real victims that are willing to come forward please contact, inshaAllah.

  36. websitesister
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM | Permalink

    to ramla
    the sister did say that she is aganist pologamy but she said that the brothers were misusing pologamy for the wrong reasons

  37. Hussein
    Posted May 5, 2012 at 10:32 AM | Permalink

    If you want for whatever reason distort the image of Islam and Salafis, try to be smarter, you made up lots of false stuff that can’t be in anyway altogether in a person or a group specially if the group is very accepted, growing and everyone has the choice to leave anytime just like you.

  38. ummzain
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 3:06 AM | Permalink

    in the article i have experienced some of the quotes when i was married to a salafi this man abused me in 3 ways, he didnt let me go to circles he wanted to teach me islam his way (eg) what yours is mine and whats mine is mine, this man had no job so didnt provide he signed on and smoked weed and socialised with low life bros like him self, while i looked after my house my kids and worked, this man was telling me my wage is his he also took my car while i do food shopping on the bus for the family i could write a book about this man, any way i washed my hands of him as he caused me so much stress islam was an excuse for him to be a dog/ sleep around, i had to look after my body and not catch any thing from him, after our divorce he remarried in the same week but 3 times in that year as the others didnt last, his last wife was beaten infront of my childern and she ended up with depression then commited suicide in her early 20s, this man dont stop there but he is an example of a salafi animal but there are animals in all religions like those asian groomers, im sure yall remember angela gordon who was news flash who starved her daughter khira issac, i personaly knew her/them and she was a salafi and seemed to be fine untill she met junaid her latest man who to me seemed to have messed up her head, there are men in our communities who take advantage of us women break us down till you turn crazy lucky for those who see the light and escape while you can just like i did. by the way i was also married to a jamaican convert my biggest reggret eva.

  39. Amira
    Posted May 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM | Permalink

    I actually do agree with the article. From what I have noticed, the Salafis do in reality put in an immense amount of effort in to helping new converts. Their targets seem to be single, young females who are alone and not getting support from their families. I have seen this with several convert friends, so Amina’s comment about them targeting young, vulnerable females is true. To this day I am still shocked about the number of converts who become salafi. I converted in 2010 and I remember the Salafis were very interested in getting to know me and trying to help. I thought some of their views were extreme and they tended to be very judgemental of others just like Amina posted and it was off-putting. I Thankfully I had a back up plan and I found a group of good Muslims who I am still with today that accepted me with open arms. Elhamdulilah I was lucky and I distanced myself from the Salafis before they were able to get too close to me. I don’t want to be like the Salafi converts I know because they become completely brainwashed and changed. They lose touch with things. I didn’t want to end up like them.

  40. Posted May 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM | Permalink


    InshaAllah, any sister that has been exploited by any of the Salafi leaders PLEASE COME FORWARD. If we can get five or more sisters to come forward that were exploited by any of the leaders and took their matters to the Masjid administration and was IGNORED; Protect Muslim Sisters will hire an attorney to see if legal actions can be brought against theses corrupt masjid administrations. We just need five or more sisters and inshaAllah we will hire an attorney.

  41. Amira
    Posted May 27, 2012 at 9:14 AM | Permalink

    @Not An Anti Salafi
    I can’t help you sorry. I am in the US and the Salafis did not exploit me they just tried really hard to get me to join them and embrace their extreme form of Islam. I cut off all contact when I noticed what they were trying to do. The only really bad thing that happened to me was some mental abuse I got online. I don’t do everything the exact way they do so according to them I am “cursed” and “not a Muslim” and “destined to the “hellfire.” Comments like that made me realize I don’t want to join these people. The friends of mine who did end up get to join them have started to become brainwashed, and they don’t realize what they have gotten themselves in to. They have started to become really judgmental and self-righteous and critical of others not like them. When one starts to become like that It is hard to speak to them or get them to listen to your opinion, because they have that extreme, warped version of Islam in their heads which teaches them that everything different from what they were taught is wrong.

  42. Posted May 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM | Permalink


    Protectmuslimsisters home base is in the US, and our subsidiary is in the UK. Definitely, the UK sisters’ stories can help our cause especially if they were ignored by Green Lane Masjid administration.

  43. Posted May 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM | Permalink

    Regardless, if you took your matters to the masjid administration or not still come forward, because the atrocity you suffered could help bring merit to our cause. Sisters, if you have any old emails that transpired between you the leaders please bring that forward as well. PLEASE DON’T ASSUME you don’t have proof, allow an attorney to make that determination. InshaAllah, check your sent mail in your email account to find out if you have any emails you responded to that were sent by one of the leaders. If we are able to build an issue against the masjids and we build a case where sisters were exploited by leaders of the community in two different states then this issue may become a federal matter. If we can show that sisters were exploited by the leaders and it crossed states’ lines we may be able to develop a federal issue. InshaAllah, if we are able to bring legal action against the corrupt masjid administrations and it is found to be a federal matter as well because states’ lines were crossed; inshaAllah our attorney can request yahoo, gmail, aol, etc. to show the location those emails were sent, opened up and read. Also, sisters it is pertinent that you look for any harassing emails you received after coming forward, or emails that were slanderous, libel, intimidating or recorded threaten voice message because this could also bring merit to our cause. Plus, the harassing emails, threaten voice messages or slanderous or defamatory emails can help prove that sisters are attacked after coming forward. We just need five or more sisters and inshaAllah we will hire an attorney to look into the exploitation of Muslim sisters, which is condone by some of the Salafi masjid administrations.

    InshaAllah, Muslims we have to stop allowing these masjids to feed us the malarkey of being upon the truth is what you wear, read and what masjid you attend. To be upon the TRUTH -YOU HAVE TO LIVE THE TRUTH. As long as we are brainwashed to this theory these corrupt masjid administrations will continue to make money off of Imaams and speakers that are harming and TRANGRESSING upon the MUSLIMS and are no where living the TRUTH, except for what he wears, reads and masjid he attends. When we as Muslims LINK the focus point of TRUTH to the actions of these corrupt Imams and speakers; tainted masjids will no longer be able to put these Imams and speakers with such filthy characters before the Muslims. They will no longer be able to put leaders before us that have Quran and sunnahs memorized, but possess the character of a muskarin. We will no longer have to take deen from PIMPS, PREDATORS, BABY MAKERS THAT NEGLECT THEIR CHILDREN AND WIFE BEATERS. INSHA-ALLAH

    Also, sisters if you have any recorded conversation with masjid administers and while speaking to them or on the phone they were degrading or belittling towards you bring that forward as well, because that is additional proof of their discriminatory attitude towards sisters and could also be considered another tatic of intimidation. If some witness you being belittled and degraded that is proof as well. YOU are Muslims and YOU HAVE RIGHTS AND YOU don’t have to stand for being exploited by leaders of the Salafi Muslim community.

  44. Posted May 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM | Permalink

    UK Sisters, we really need you to come forward as well, because we have a connection in the UK where InshaAllah we can make sure that your suffrage is heard. At protect Muslim sisters we are dedicated to bringing the awareness of the victimization that Muslim sisters are subject to. None of US are perfect but WE HAVE TO FORBID THE EVIL AND JOIN THE GOOD.

    We have no intentions of simply just making sure you are heard. We are also coming up with ideas and solutions that could possibly cut down on some of this evil that’s condoned by a small few of the Salafi Masjid administrations, but we first have to show that there is a need for these changes in order for change to occur.

  45. Aasiyah
    Posted June 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM | Permalink

    Salaam, I find this very upsetting, BUT is it that they are salafi or is it there culture! My husband used to beat me, cheat on me and near enough treat me like a slave. However that was his culture NOT his religion. He wasn’t a salafi he was very proud to say he was Sunni, which may I remind all Muslims this:
    As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: he will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did. (Qu’ran, 6:159)
    Unfortuntely culture plays a much bigger part which I find so sad! As now Islam is protrayed in media that certain cultures show as Islam which is totally incorrect, as Muslim we should Show non-Muslims and Muslims the true path of Islam.

  46. Azzan Said
    Posted June 24, 2012 at 2:19 AM | Permalink


    For men,

    “Among Muslims they are more perfect in Faith who are perfect in morals, and, (in fact), the best of you are those who are best to their wives.” {Tirmidhi}

    “Among Muslims his Faith is more perfect whose behavior towards (everyone) is good, and (particularly), towards his wife is of love and kindness.” {Tirmidhi}

    For women,

    “When any woman prays her five, fasts her month, guards her body and obeys her husband it is said to her: Enter paradise from whichever of its doors you wish.” {Ibn Hibban}

    Obey the commandments of Allah in the way on Rasulullah SallallahuÁlaihiwassallam, there will be success.


  47. FYI
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 6:28 AM | Permalink
  48. FYI
    Posted August 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM | Permalink

    Safiyah Bint Ali.

    SISTER SAFIYAH will be your voice and make sure your matters are heard by Green Lane Masjid in a manner that’s comfortable for you.
    44-74 2442-6326 London phone number

  49. Dont Give Up
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM | Permalink

    As I remember it is written in our Holy Book : From The Meaning Not Exact Words:
    If you fear not to be fair with more than one wife then stay with one
    But many muslims ignore that and just says it is OK all the time to have more than one?!!!
    Also if you want to live in peace don’t belong to any named groups.Most of muslims these days do not represent islam…

  50. Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:12 PM | Permalink

    im WAY to sexy? for everything!!!

  51. abdullah
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM | Permalink

    My dear muslims say as you wish but fear ALLAH no that ALLAH is ever watcful to proceed the only true dawah is the dawah of the Slif Salah which now known as Salafi dawah make no mistake is the dawah of the truth with proof from Qauran and hadith on the understanding of the Saber as for the sister claim against the indivuals then these are just muslims on the dawah but may have shortcoming with their manners and desires but have good aqeedah (creed) and are on tawheed this as the phrophet mentined the saved sect if u think otherwise then look at all the muslim sects and their proofs and see for yourself what makes the most sense caul Allah and his phrophet (P.B.U.H) with clear evidence on the understanding of the saaber the onesv that Allah praised in the Qauran there is no way that this dawah excepts or is any part of muslim shortcoming and is seprated from indivual actions so i advise any of the muslims to fear ALLAH and not critise the dawh of the messenger (P,B,U,H) and as for broadcasting the sin initself it is forbiden haram which brings no benfit to that person and i advise all of the muslims to busy themselves with knowledge saih Bukari and tafsir of Quran Ibin katheer which will only bring great benfit and to avoid this kind of slandering against the true dawah we all humans we all have mistakes let look at our own first and put it right not look for faults with other i hope INSALLAH this will bring some benfit to others

  52. Haboon
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM | Permalink

    Alhamdulilah for this article for some reason they abuse Islam for their own personal uses. From my experience in Birmingham these men are like animals and Alhamdulilah i escaped with my deen intact. All i will say is reading this article was like a breath of fresh air it wasnt just me then because they tend to dismiss you as insane or mad. And also lets all pray that these new converts realize that this is not Islam and Islam is beautifull and peacefull :)

  53. Abdi
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 4:33 PM | Permalink

    I am a Salafi myself and I have to say i have been shell shocked by this article. However, from the research that I have done and the comments left, I have no good reason to doubt this article. there is no smoke without fire, as they say. there are two things I have to point out though, firstly you get nasty, sick perverse people in every group. i know of sufis who engage in homosexuality for instance. i do not think you can attack an entire group based on whats some of its adherents do. none of us are immune from the shaytaan, and when a person is upon the correct aqeedah and struggling hard to follow Islam properly, shaytaan attacks him harder.

    secondly, i heard abdullah al faisal was quite a womaniser as well and thats a man who hates the salafis. in fact all these supposed “sex fiends” and (Allah swt knows best) have two things in common, look at their names: -
    1) abu usamah
    2) abdullah al faisal
    3) dawud adib
    4) abul hasan al malik
    5) the jamaican guy who raped his 3 yr old step son (whatever his name is)

    they are all REVERTS and all BLACK men. now i am not a racist, by any means, but i think the argument could be made that before Islam a lot of these men were used to a certain life-style regarding women, and have clearly found it difficult to shed that life-style upon entering Islam. i am not saying all black reverts will have this problem, but as a Muslim community perhaps we should realise that some brothers are struggling with issues, from their previous life?

  54. Hasan Ali
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:30 AM | Permalink

    Salaamun Alaykum Everyone

    I am also a former Salafi, also from Birmingham, from the Small Heath area (getting specific enough for you to figure out which masjid?). I was born to white serbian muslim parents who were fairly liberal minded, not sufi, not really hanafi or sunni but just good hearted sincere muslim parents. When I was 15 I was walking down the main road of Small Heath and wearing a “muslim” hat and had a tasbih in my hand which was visible. A young mixed race boy of my age approached me and gave salaam and asked where I was from and if I’d read salaah yet to which I responded no. He took me to the local Salafi mosque, which really had been recently hijacked by the Salafies from a separate Ahl-ul Hadith comittee. I was sat down after salaah and lectured to about the evils of madhabs and of basically anything that’s not based on Sahih Bukhari as their own Shaikhs saw authorised them.
    I was drawn in by the almost universal feeling of brotherhood and comeradery which overwhelmed me. I was undergoing some difficult experiences in my life at the time and found this a good thing to be met with so much brotherly love. I began attending constantly and was much loved for it. Echoing the sister, hardly anyone there is employed, they’re all in the local job centre all the time.
    I was discouraged from studying for my GCSE’s because its not our purpose in life to follow a kufr school system. So I just went more and more. I subsequently was told that because my mother didn’t always wear hijaab she was a bad muslim and I should reprimand her, yes, REPRIMAND her! None of the jannah is beneath your mother’s feet stuff that’s actually ISLAMIC, these guys told me to tell my own mother off for not covering up, really she should cover her face too! I was encouraged via various so called sahih ahadith to discourage my mum from looking at my male friends. I was also discouraged from having kaafir (which includes non-Salafi muslims) friends too.
    When I turned 16 I was told to leave my home, which I did, and was tracked down twice by my parents, including a time when two policemen entered the mosque (with shoes on) and were group hounded by the jamaat. Eventually it was agreed that as a 16 year old I could choose where to live even though I was officially at school. I lived with 4 other convert salafies in Alum Rock and the plans for me to find a wife began. I hadn’t even seen one girl before and was just told that she was very sincere and a good muslimah. We married and as per salafi custom we just had a lot of food and chatted for my wedding. I was bought a new jub’ah and the sister was bought her dress. I was given £200 and we were given a room in her and her mother and step father’s house. I never saw her mother’s face.
    2 months later, understandably for a school child I was confused and traumatised after her brother tried it on with me. I ran away.
    I witnessed most of the Jamaican converts marrying and divorcing in a matter of weeks and yes passing their wives around. One pakistani salafi told me that his second wife would sometimes disagree with him and he would tell her she’s made from a bent rib (in reference to Hawah and Adam).

    I now have to admit that from the age of about 20 until 30 I was an apostate. Salafism put me off Islam for a whole decade. It convinces you that it’s true Islam, it has so much so called proof and evidence. If you hate Salafism you end up with the conclusion that Islam is evil! At least I did.

    Now, ALHAMDULILLAH I have actually found the INCLUSIVE MOSQUE INITIATIVE (look it up please!) which was set up and is run by several ex-Salafi sisters. I am happy to say now I am a sincere Muslim.
    Salafism destroyed my relationship with my parents and is still even to this day, I’m now 32, still recovering.

    Wa Salaam

    Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:58 AM | Permalink

    whatever it is, according to me, there is no sunni, no shia,no salafi,no wahabbe,no ahmedi,, muslim is one, one who always willing to say ‘ashado anlaailaaha illallah, wa ashadoo anna Muhammad rasul allah’

    Once again, Muslim is one, Allah recogined muslims as ‘yaa aiyuhal ladeena aamanu” he never says ‘oh dear all sunnis, oh dear all shias, oh dear all salafis’ he says oh dear all imaanian

    Allah says whoever loved allah, then he got no problem in loving with Muhammad..then he has no trouble to love the prophet of mine, aleyhis salaat wa sallam, and his companions

    first of all, stop comparing people among us, verily god knows well..


    Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

    Sallallahu aleyhi wa sallam*

  57. Aasiyah
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:14 AM | Permalink

    Just wanted to say can we stop calling these people salafi’s as I fail to see how they can call themselves that, Salaf means early Muslim 2 say u are one would mean for u to live your live according to The Prophet (SAW) and his companions (AS) , which from what everyone is describing they are not living the Salaf way. May Allah guide them and all of us to the right path. Ameen. Xxx

  58. afzal
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM | Permalink

    As for my knowledge is concerned the so called Salafi sect is the creation of the community of evil fores and the enemy of Islam .their main intention is to break the unity of Muslims in various sects and confuse the masses of Muslims besides destroy the image of the Islam among the non believers of Islam .

  59. afzal bhat
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM | Permalink

    SYED AL FAZIM; i like your comment.

  60. Posted February 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM | Permalink

    Prophet (S.A.W) said t Hudayfa R.A “Stick with main group of Muslims and their Imam”
    Learn more and stay upright

  61. Abdul Samad Ali
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM | Permalink

    I was with the Salafis for 4+ years & agree with this article. I have seen this behaviour in the Salafi men and still see it down in Brixton, London. However, I will also like to remind the readers that this is more of a “human sickness”, which even exist amongst the Sufi/Sunni communities. So let not your bias make you turn a blind eye to reality.

  62. Posted February 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM | Permalink

    “Just before the end of time, young, idiotic people will rise. They will say words similar to (the good words) of the best people(salaf-generation of Prophet are best people, who alone followed Allah and His Messenger directly, thabi’een followed Sahaba and Thabi’thabeen followed Thabieen and all isnad is clear matter). They will recite the Quran, but it will not go beyond their throats. They will deviate from the religion as fast as an arrow pierces the game. If you meet them, kill them, for killing them will bring about a reward from Allah on the Day of Resurrection for whoever kills them.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim].

  63. Posted February 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM | Permalink

    Sahih Muslim Book 020, Hadith Number 4553.
    Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman said, “People used to ask the Prophet, peace be upon him, about good things, but I used to ask him about bad things because I was afraid that they might overtake me. I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, we were lost in ignorance (jahiliyyah) and evil, then Allah brought this good (i.e. Islam). Will some evil come after this good thing?’ He said, ‘Yes’ I asked, ‘And will some good come after that evil?’ He said, ‘Yes, but it will be tainted with some evil’ I asked, ‘How will it be tainted?’ He said, ‘There will be some people who will lead others on a path different from mine. You will see good and bad in them.’ I asked, ‘Will some evil come after that good?’ He said, ‘Some people will be standing and calling at the gates of Hell; whoever responds to their call, they will throw him into the Fire.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, describe them for us.’ He said, ‘They will be from our own people, and will speak our language.’ I asked, ‘What do you advise me to do if I should live to see that?’ He said, ‘Stick to the main body (jama’ah) of the Muslims and their leader (imam).’ I asked, What if there is no main body and no leader?’ He said, ‘Isolate yourself from all of these sects, even if you have to eat the roots of trees until death overcomes you while you are in that state.’ “

  64. Muslima
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM | Permalink

    First of all, to blame the whole Salafi sect in general is extremely foolish as there are many different groups WITHIN the actual sect. I am not a salafi but I have seen different types of salafis, from the follow-quran&sunnah-salafis to the extremist neosalafi takfiri & labels everyone innovators etc etc, however most of these types never treat women disrespectfully, in fact the whole polygamy encouragement is done by people outside of the salafi sect so you can’t really label that act on just salafis.
    Secondly, what you described, the exploitation of women – none of this is in quran & sunnah, its pretty obvious – a real salafi wouldn’t even think of things like that.
    I think what you may have come across are some culturally influenced backward views that young men who are new to the religion (in terms of learning about it/practising it) & have unfortunately hidden behind the salafi label.

  65. Areeba Makhdoomi
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

    Why have you not mentioned exactly where and when did all this happen..? Stop spreading these stupid things about Islam.. Salafis represent true Islam and they are not how you have portrayed them..

  66. Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:20 PM | Permalink

    The above hadith shows salafis are worst creatures..
    Salafis do not follow Imams even though They claim they are salafis!
    moreover they are a minority sect emerged in 18th century and growing mainly in western countries due to pumping mass Saudi petro-dollar dawah!

    Our religion-Truth is clearly stands out from false hood (Quran)
    Look at who are majority Muslims
    It is Madhab following Sunni Muslims are majority, not Shia or those who follow Salafi Manhaj brought by Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab Najdi
    Shaykhul Najd is known as Horn of Satan in Hadith!
    To know more about Wahhabi-salafi deviance read this blog:
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “The Jews split into 71 groups; 1 group will enter Paradise and 70 will enter Hell. The Christians split into 72 groups; 1 group will enter Paradise and 71 will enter Hell. By Him in Whose Power is the life of Muhammad, without doubt, my Ummah will be divided into 73 groups. Only one will enter Paradise and 72 will enter Hell.”
    When asked about which group will be on the right path, the Beloved Messenger of Allah replied, “The main body (Jamaat) of the Muslims.”
    [Ibn Majah’s Kitab al-Fitan; Hafiz ibn Kathir’s Signs before Day of Judgment, page 14]
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “There was disagreement amongst Jews and they split into 72 groups. In exactly the same way, there will be disagreement and divisions in my Ummah. It will split into 73 groups. Except for one of these groups, all the remaining will be thrown into Hell.”
    When asked about which group will be on the right path, the Beloved Messenger of Allah replied, “The group on the right path, which will enter Paradise, will be the group which follows my Sunnah and this will be the largest group of Muslims.”
    [Tirmidhi; Imam Ahmad; Abu Dawud; Mishkat]
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “Without doubt, my Ummah will never be gathered in misguidance. Whenever you see disagreement, hold fast to the greater majority.”
    [Ibn Majah]
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “”Follow the way of the largest group of Muslims! For he who deviates from this group will be thrown into Hell!”
    [Ibne Majah]
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “The devil continually pursues human as a wolf pursues sheep. The wolf only dares to attack those sheep which have separated from the rest of the flock and are standing alone. And so, my followers and my devotees! Save yourselves from being caught in the traps of misguidance and firmly remain with the largest and most well-known group of Muslims!”
    [Imam Ahmad]
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “Allah will never allow my Ummah to unite upon misguidance and incorrect beliefs. Allah’s mercy, blessings and protection are with the largest group of Muslims. And he who deviates from the largest group of Muslims will be thrown into Hell.”
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “He who deviates himself from the largest group of Muslims, even as much as a hand span, has himself cut off his connection with Islam.”
    [Abu Dawud; Imam Ahmed]
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “The Jews divided into 71 sects, 1 will enter Paradise and 70 will enter Hell. The Christians were divided into 72 sects. By the One whose Hand my soul is in, my Ummah will be divided into 73 sects, 72 of which will enter Hell.”
    The Companions asked, “Which is the saved sect?” The Holy Prophet replied, “al-Jamaah.”
    [Ibn Majah’s Kitaab Al Fitan, Hadith no. 3982]

  67. Abdullah
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM | Permalink

    there are two groups of Salafis one of them are labelled as qurtubis and others as Madkhalis. the Madkhalis are the ones who are misguided as they claim everyone is misguided except them, they do more temporary marriages than anyone, they abuse women and interpret Quran & Hadiths to suit them.

    The other group of Salafis whom are labelled “Qurtubis” tend to be the more nicer group as i have met alot of them in my life, they respect women and take the religion more seriously and follow the rules correctly than the “Madkhalis”.

    If you want to meet the right Salafis ask them if they are “Madkhalis” if they get angry avoid them if they say no then take religion form them.

  68. Aasiyah
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:24 PM | Permalink

    There is only ONE Islam.

    As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: he will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did. (Qu’ran, 6:159)

    And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur’ân), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allâh’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islâmic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allâh makes His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided. ( Qu’ran, 3:103)

    And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves after the clear proofs had come to them. It is they for whom there is an awful torment. (Qu’ran, 3:105)

  69. Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:27 PM | Permalink

    Even if someone follow whole Quran and whole sunnah,he cannot be called as salafi!. Because Salaf refers to only the first three generations of Muslims!
    Today’s salafiya is an impersonation (imposters) which prophet (s.a.w) predicted will emerge near the end of times!

    All major group of Muslims are madhab following sufis or mazhab following Muslims who respect and honour Muslim leaders and their folk (i.e imams, shaykhs and leaders of ahlu sunna wal jamah) and spiritual leaders (sufi shaykhs)

    It is admitted by even a saudi-salafi cleric, you can watch- the history of sufism-life of junayd al baghdadi
    “we seldom find any religious muslim scholars who were not a Sufi”

    All Muslim Caliphs were Sufis, the Ottomans were Sufis as well as Hanafis

    The hadith is here:
    Friends of Dajjal-Part 2 is coming-

    “Just before the end of time, young, idiotic people will rise. They will say words similar to (the good words) of the best people(salaf-generation of Prophet are best people, who alone followed Allah and His Messenger directly, thabi’een followed Sahaba and Thabi’thabeen followed Thabieen and all isnad is clear matter). They will recite the Quran, but it will not go beyond their throats. They will deviate from the religion as fast as an arrow pierces the game. If you meet them, kill them, for killing them will bring about a reward from Allah on the Day of Resurrection for whoever kills them.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim].

    it is clear that Prophet (S.A.W) had warned us and predicted the coming of neo-salafis(counterfeit salafis)

  70. Aasiyah
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:28 PM | Permalink

    Reason for my post above no Muslim out there should be saying I’m a Salafi, Wahhabi, Sunni, Shia, brewlvi or anything There should be ONE BROTHERHOOD, Salafi like I’ve said before in previous posts means EARLY Muslim, therefore there is no such thing now anyone who calls themselves one are NOT one, all must follow The Qu’ran and Sunnah ONLY and therefore we will b on the right path, treating all brothers and sisters and also non-muslims in the correct manner The Allah (SWT) has asked us 2.

  71. Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM | Permalink

    When Prophet (S.A.W) clearly said There are going to be 72 misguided sects in Islam, then why you denying the truth?
    We are now witnessing many groups
    Just follow main group of Muslims and their Imams…only unity is there in the main group, among the followers of four mazhab and schools of tasawwuf

    The others are rebellious to this main group of muslims
    The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be eternally upon him, said, “The Jews split into 71 groups; 1 group will enter Paradise and 70 will enter Hell. The Christians split into 72 groups; 1 group will enter Paradise and 71 will enter Hell. By Him in Whose Power is the life of Muhammad, without doubt, my Ummah will be divided into 73 groups. Only one will enter Paradise and 72 will enter Hell.”
    When asked about which group will be on the right path, the Beloved Messenger of Allah replied, “The main body (Jamaat) of the Muslims.”
    [Ibn Majah’s Kitab al-Fitan; Hafiz ibn Kathir’s Signs before Day of Judgment, page 14]

  72. Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:41 PM | Permalink

    Quran Sunnah, ahlul bayt and those who followed them in Ihsan
    Look the chain of narrations and silsila of the main group of Muslims, they only love and respect muslim leaders and their common folk (awliya Allah and ahlul bayt)

    Quran,Sunnah, Ahlul Bayt, and those who are in authority among you, mujaddid, muslims must follow.

    means main group of Muslims: Hanafi,Shafi,Maliki,Hanbali, Ash’ari, mathuridi schools
    Tirmidhi, denoting it Hassan, and Haakim narrated from Zaid bin Arqam that the beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam said

    إني تارك فيكم ما إن تمسكتم به لن تضلو بعدي: كتاب الله وعترتي أهل بيتي ولن يفترقا حتى يردا علي الحوض، فأنظروا كيف تخلفوني فيهما
    ‘Verily I am leaving in you that to which if you firmly hold onto you will not go astray after me; The Book of Allah and my family the Ahl al-Bait. These two will not be separated until they meet me at the Fountain (of Kawthar), so look (take care) at how you deal with them after me.’ [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 626, Hadith 3788 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 3, Page 160, Hadith 4711]

  73. sss
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:46 AM | Permalink

    just because someone calls themselves salafi, it does not mean they are. A donkey can call itself a horse, BUT IT IS STILL A DONKEY, its verbal claims do not change what it is. I am sorry to hear you had these experiences (whether they are true or not). The term Salafi is synonymous to sunni, it means to follow the WAY of the the salaf (pious predecessors, the prophet sallahualayhewasalam and his companions and the tabieen). Salafiyyah is not a sect, it is a methodology, the methodology of the quran and sunnah. therefore, whatever opposes the quran and sunnah cannot be part of the salafi methodolgy. however, it is inevitable that once you follow one path and code then you become a sect but the salafiyyah is not to be a sect intentionally. One thing you mus t remember is that so many people claim to be salafi but are the opposite. MANY khawaarij name themselves salafi, but they are not salafi, they are khawaarij because of their ideology. since terrorism is not in the quran and sunnah, it is hence not part of salafiyyah. the way you described women to be treated is the opposite of what i hear from the students of knoweledge who are upon the correct menhaj. Just because a person studies under a sheikh or ulamaa’, it doesnt mean they are right. You have to see what they preach as well, and unfortuantly, many do astray from the teachings of their teachers. the fact that you said men are targetting young women is a contradiction of a salafi characteristic. men are strict against talking to women, if there was a dawah table, it would be a man talking to a man and woman talking to a woman. the type of people you are referring to sound like sex fanatics, this is not the characteristic of a salafi. rememeber, when i say salafi, it is the same as saying sunni. sunni is the methedology of following the sunnah as is salafiyyah. they are interchangeable terms just like the words unhappy and sad are interchangeable and synonymous.
    the khawaarij have the ideology you are mentioning above, remember, khawarij dont even call themselves this since it is technically insulting. osama bin laden is a khawaarij because of his ideology. ‘salafimedia’ is an example of khawaarij people disguising themselves as salafi, if you look at the speakers and aqeedah it is evident that these people are misguided. the khawaarij have been enemies of islam from early history, they fought AGAINST the muslims. they believe there is only one level of faith therefore sinning makes someone a kuffaar. they believe it is okay to rape and steal etc from the kuffar since Allah does not like them. but that is NOT the character of a muslim, that is haraam and the characteristic of an evil doer. we do live in a time of corruption. the salafi communities i have interacted with is NOTHING like this because they have DALEEL for everything they say with thorough references to the quran and sunnah and ulamaa’ mashaallah. I am a critical person, and i can tell you, the only people who are genuine about sticking to the sunnah are the salafi and im not speaking from immature experiance.
    furthermore, qurtubis, wahhabis, madhkhalis are misguided labellings. sheikh muhammad ibn abdul wahhaab was a reliale scholar who followed islam correctly, what sufis/people of bidah name them wont change that. why are salafis so against bidah? because the prophet sallahualayhewasalam prohibited, it is part of misguidance which is in the hellfire. what differentiates islam from all other religions? the fact that it does not ALLOW people to alter the religion, true salafis,people of sunnah, genuine muslims are trying to preserve the religion and articles like these frustrate us because they label us something we are not, just like muslims are being labelled terrorists.
    your articles is restricted to your experience, how many generalizations you may have made, i dont know. I am sorry you experienced what you experienced but inshaallah Allah instils firmness and correct knowledge in your heart. im not rejecting what you said hapened to you completely, because if they did happen then they are not by true salafis.
    if you really want to askquestions, and you are finding diffiulties, phone an actual scholar and ask the,. if you dont know arabic then get a translator or friend that can help you inshaaallah. if you want to speak to someone reliable, then i dont mind passing on contact numbers to you inshaallah

  74. Posted March 5, 2013 at 1:32 PM | Permalink

    what most of these people in the comment section and the lady who wrote the stupid article have been exposed to is salafi jidhadist or salafi hizbiyyah. this is not the salafiyyah i know and many people in the comment section seem to be making stories up like people care. if you are following the way of the salaf us saleh then there is no way for you to exit like chaning of clothes like most of the people here. it unless you dont understand or you are with people who claim to be salafis but dont refer to the salaf and major scholars and do not act on what they preach. what a sad bunch have the internet muslims become lol

  75. hannah
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 10:05 PM | Permalink

    Assalam alaykuum warahmatullaahi wabarakatu to my dear muslim brothers and sisters.
    And I would like to greet the non muslims here also
    I am very saddened my this article and shocked by the experiences some have mentioned subhanAllaah the prophet sallaahu alayhi wasalaam (peace and blessings be upon him) stated make 72 excuses for your brother before you judge him to be a liar.
    No doubt across every society and culture, there is sickness, perverted people who use religion or culture to excuse their foul behaviour and abusive ways.
    I would like to free islam from this, Allaah calls to justice ordering his slaves to be just amongst one another.
    Fa taqqu dhulm fa inahu dhulamat yawmul qiyyamah
    Fear OPPRESSION for oppression (ie the one who oppresses) will be in darkness on the day of Judgement.
    Islam doesn’t call to beating women or indeceny and infact many of the great islamic scholars believed in practising abstience and thought sexual relations were a way to create a family and fulfil their desire (as natural) but not to let it become an obsession. As they spent their time writing the thousands of books and collections of sayings we have at the click of our fingertips at present. Islam is always potrayed as this villyfying religion who makes women small, and indeed the ignorant one wallows in his ignorance blindly calling out beware of their ignorance. And old saying one is ignorant on a topic yet he warns against it being blind of his ignorance. And this is so the case, in modern day society its ok for women to be in ‘Open relationships’ or be posted on the front of a paper like the ‘the sun’ women walk around basically naked. Why? Because they enjoy it? No rather they have been exploited and made to believe this is how to be ‘beautiful’ how to become accepted. In islaam women are told to covered so they can have modesty, so they can be respected, so the man who wants to marry her considers her character, religion, personality and mind not her body. A woman is a fragile thing defenceless in the face of pregnancy and often in this society left as a single mother or aborts her child. And for most or many accounts I’ve read end up regretting this decision for the rest of their life, but a boyfriend who wasn’t able to commit used her for his pleasure and didn’t want any responsibility. But hey that’s freedom, that’s Ok. Right.
    I am a young muslim woman born in this country half english, my parents weren’t religious neither was I. Islam was a name tag but I didn’t know much beyond the 5 pillars I learnt in RE. However after moving to the south-west I began to learn more and more walilaahilhamd. I was a changed person, I wasn’t a selfish young girl numb to the world around me. It was as though my eyes opened for the first time. I wanted to help others why because my prophet helped others. I wanted to smile at those who shouted you terrorist go back to your own country. Why because my prophet had these manners. He knew religion was foreign to most and didn’t force them he wanted for them to see through his most beautiful character what islam gave a person. I am soo sorry to the sisters who experienced awful men or bad religious leaders. But my experience was of sisterhood, coming together, integrity for women, learning and building oneself. Loving and caring and obeying our parents, if they are not muslim being gentle and kind with them teaching them having patience upon their disdain for islam and hoping some day by showing them how much its changed you, they’d give it a try. Many of my sisters go to university and attend classes and teach what they’ve learnt to younger children, and are married to men who support them love them cook for them, teach them or she teaches him. Most of my friends would say their husband is their bestfriend, because the prophet said THE best of you are those who is good to their wife…He said live with your wives in kindness. He honoured the women, taught them, he was their guide and counseller. He was a patient man and taught patience. He did housework and was a loving man. He played with children and in a time where fathers didn’t see their children encouraged a sense of family.
    Speak what you wish of your own experiences but when it comes to islaam, I have never learnt anything except how to be better. How to act better, how to tell people not matter what you’ve done God will forgive you, he wants you to return, he is the most merciful, he can take the emptyness away, he can fill your void.
    I am 21- I work in a primary school, I’m at a Russell group University, I teach in the mosque, I teach young children and teenage girls. I help anyone I can all because of my religion. It encouraged me to be better, to give back, to love people to care to help others. I used to be self consumed we don’t like to admit it but a lot of us are, selfish, snappy with family and often you don’t see these ugly characteristics till you replace them with beautiful ones.
    Islam made me beautiful, it taught me how to be a real women, intelligent, confident, outspoken and patient with whatever society throws my way. I hope God my Lord Allaah tabaraka wa ta3la guides you all and guides me.
    Life is very short and for the one who believes he enters his grave after 20,30,40,50,60,70 years and that’s all there is. I advise him to return to his reasoning, there is more to life, we have a purpose. May Allaah show you all your purpose, may he take the hate and anger from your hearts for hate and anger consume a person. May he show you the truth of his beautiful path. Aameen
    And for anyone who wishes to speak to me feel free to email me.

  76. Pig salafis
    Posted May 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

    All salafis are pigs

  77. IsaAbdulWadood
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM | Permalink

    Absoluteley, I completeley advice you to steer away from people who call themselves Saalfi in Birmingham.

    They talk about blind following whilst wright street is the biggest blind following place I have seen in Birmingham, they even avoid books from the other salafi Masajids in Birmingham which is only one mile away.

    The people Salafi blind follow are plain evil, like bin Baaz for example who PERMITTED CRUSADERS onto the Arabian Penuinsalar.

    So according to Salafis it is not permissible to blind follow someone like Imam Abu Hanifah but it is permissble to blind follow Bin Baaz the same person who permitted crusaders onto the Arabian Penuinsalar.

    Many of the Scholars which Salafis blind follow are plain evil, they are on the payroll of a certain king which is a staunch ally of America.

    Follow the money trail, Scholar for Dollar—-> King of Saudia—–> Which is a Staunch Ally of AMerica.

    Although I do not support Al Muhajuroun it is worth noting Salafis in Birmingham are desperate to seperate politics away from Islam, this is to safe guard the throne of the King of Saudia.

    As an ex Salafi myself I advice you to choose a Madhab, there is nothing wrong with choosing a Madhab, Ibn Kathir was walso on Madhab, he was on the Shafi Madhab, dont listen to the Salafis who talk against Madhabs and blind following when they are the biggest of Blind Followers in terms of there own evil schoars such as Uthaymeen and Bin Baaz.

    In reality they are in the Bin Baaz Madhab or Uthaymeen Madhab.

    I sincerley advice you to steer away from Salafis in UK

    Its worth noting Salafis mix Saudi culture with Islam, this is why rhey have warped views about women and are oppressive to women. Please do not ever mix the Sunnah of the Greatest Man on the Face of the Earth (May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) with the sunnah of a despicable Salafi mxing Saudi culture with Islam.

    They have there own Hadith masters so also double check there Hadith, they authenticate Hadith and I wouldnt be suprised if they deauthenticated an Authentic Hadith

    From an Ex-Salafi

    Posted July 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM | Permalink

    because they can be part of the awliya (friends of allah) due to their knowledge and worship which has been witnessed by many trusted muslims so IF YOU TALK ABOUT THEM LIKE THIS AND THEY ARE THE AWLLYA OF ALLAH THEN YOU HAVE WAGED WAR ON ALLAH
    so please think and do not spread peoples sins and for the sister i hope allah finds a way out for you.ameen

  79. Umm Fulaan
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmahtullaahi wa barakaatu, firstly may Allah the Most High guide and forgive us all for our shortcoming, make us of those who are the successful and able us to seek His forgiveness for that which we knowingly do and that which we do not allahumma aameen.
    I myself try to adhere to the Salafi manhaj and have read and heard the claim of the sister,differently if this claim is true then it is not for us to judge as none of us are free from sin or falling short and none of us know what is written for us tomorrow, Allah does not sleep and He sees and hears everything, there is nothing that He is not aware of.
    When a person talks bad of the salafis then know he is disrespecting Allah first and foremost and then the prophet Muhammad sallalaahu alaihim wa Salam and brothers and sisters this is something that could take us to the fire, may Allah forgive us and protect us from this aameen. What we should be striving to do is to not listen to backbiting but to prepare ourselves for the day of reckoning the day where we will stand before Allah the most high and have to answer to that which we have done in the dunya, So as far as I’m concerned we should not blind follow No!!! but we should educate ourselves on that which Allah subhana wa ya ala has prescribed for us to do, make dua for our brothers and sisters and stop fight against the salafis, take from that which is beneficial and leave off that which is haraam and attaching yourself to salafiyah means you are suscribing to the Quran and the Sunnah not to the people!!!… Cause the Prophet Muhammad said he was salafi and Allah said he was the best of man kind.
    May Allah forgive me if I have said anything wrong, forgive me of my short comings and guide us to that which is right allahumma aameen and likewise you all.

  80. Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:06 PM | Permalink

    Questions and Answers:
    Is there any prediction of Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be up on him) about the emergence of Salafis in the period of non-salaf? (end of times)

    Hadith: “Just before the end of time, young, idiotic people will rise. They will say words similar to the good words of the best people-*1

    They will recite the Quran, but it will not go beyond their throats. They will deviate from the religion as fast as an arrow pierces the game. If you meet them, kill them, for killing them will bring about a reward from Allah on the Day of Resurrection for whoever kills them.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim].

    (*1-salaf-generation of Prophet are best people, who alone followed Allah and His Messenger directly, thabi’een followed Sahaba and Thabi’thabeen followed Thabieen and all isnad is clear matter).

    1-the people will resemble salaf (in speaking)
    2-they will be idiotic people
    3- they will be calling themselves as salafis
    3- they will be young ones when they emerge
    4- they will not inherit true message of Quran
    5-they will deviate from the path*
    6- they will be from our own people and speak our own language *(Sahih Muslim Book 020, Hadith Number 4553
    7- they will attack muslims calling “mushrik” Reported by Bukhari in another chain **
    **The Prophet (SAW) said: “What I fear most for you, is a man who reads the Qur’an until such time when the blessing of Qur’an is reflected on him and he takes Islam as his Cloak … he then turns around and strips himself off from Islam and then tosses it away behind his back, then he heads quickly towards his neighbour with his sword unsheathed and he calls him a ‘Mushrik’”
    I said: “O, Prophet of Allah! Who is more worthy of being called a Mushrik the one being attacked or the attacker”. He replied, “It is indeed the attacker.”
    (Hadith narrated by “Abu-Yaa’li” on the authority of “Huzaifah)

    Sahih Muslim Book 020, Hadith Number 4553.
    Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman said, “People used to ask the Prophet, peace be upon him, about good things, but I used to ask him about bad things because I was afraid that they might overtake me. I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, we were lost in ignorance (jahiliyyah) and evil, then Allah brought this good (i.e. Islam). Will some evil come after this good thing?’ He said, ‘Yes’ I asked, ‘And will some good come after that evil?’ He said, ‘Yes, but it will be tainted with some evil’ I asked, ‘How will it be tainted?’ He said, ‘There will be some people who will lead others on a path different from mine. You will see good and bad in them.’ I asked, ‘Will some evil come after that good?’ He said, ‘Some people will be standing and calling at the gates of Hell; whoever responds to their call, they will throw him into the Fire.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, describe them for us.’ He said, ‘They will be from our own people, and will speak our language.’ I asked, ‘What do you advise me to do if I should live to see that?’ He said, ‘Stick to the main body (jama’ah) of the Muslims and their leader (imam).’ I asked, What if there is no main body and no leader?’ He said, ‘Isolate yourself from all of these sects, even if you have to eat the roots of trees until death overcomes you while you are in that state.’ “

  81. SLM
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 5:21 AM | Permalink

    It would be extremely wise to avoid the ‘Salafi manhaj’ like the plague. Their sect, group, organisation, methodology whatever you wish to call it, is absolutely devoid of any wisdom, logic and spirituality. They have grabbed the complete wrong end of the stick, whilst passionately and zealously believing that they are secure in their religion and on the right path; that they are guided whilst all others who do not follow their set of beliefs are misguided.

    Research history and how this vile, ugly, disgusting group arose in 18th century Arabia. They succeeded in spreading their twisted and misunderstood version of Islam not through peaceful debate and discourse, but through violence. Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab was no ‘reviver’ of the religion, he was merely a prophecy that was foretold by the Prophet, who knew of his coming.

    The bloodline of ibn Abdul Wahhab has been connected with the Ibn Saud bloodline for nearly the past 300 years, they are literally in bed with eachother, since there has been a long standing tradition of intermarrying between the two families. The Ibn Saud is the political authority, whilst the ‘Al-ash Sheikh’ clerics (direct descendents of Ibn Abdul Wahhab) are the religious authority; both have been legitimising each others authority for nearly 300 years. “The Horns of Shaytan”… In a nutshell, Ibn Abdul Wahhab created his brand of ‘Islam’ with the help of a British spy called ‘Hempher’; their sole aim was to use this new interpretation to declare the entire majority Muslim populace in the Arabian peninsula as idolaters, disbelievers and apostates (in other words, worthy of declaring war against, worthy of death, worthy of having their property stolen, and their and their children taken as slaves), so that they could morally justify waging Jihad against Muslims, and cause strife in the Ottoman Empire from within. Muhammad Ibn Saud and his gang were bloodthirsty bandits, they provided the muscle, whilst the ‘Sheikh’ Ibn Abdul Wahhab easily manipulated and inspired these Najdi criminals with laymen minds with his new found, ‘pure Islam of the Salaf’. The Wahhabi mission was further supported by the British Empire who supplied them with weapons and training.

    After the discovery of oil in the Arabian peninsula in the early 20th century, the Saudis have been pumping billions of petrodollars into propagating their form of ‘Islam’. Supplemented with the advent of mass printing in the Middle-East, many books were published to spread this new vile misinterpreted version of Islam throughout the region. Mosques, Madrassas, colleges, universities were built with oil money, where Wahhabi/Salafi propaganda was taught. Even to this day, any mosques or Islamic centre etc. which receives generous funding from Saudi Arabia, tend to teach the Wahabbi curriculum. More flashy books and websites are published, conferences are held, dawah stalls propped up, all under the guise of trying to turn people to the ‘True Islam’…. BULLS***! Do not fall their romanticised concepts of ‘Quran’ and ‘Sunnah’, their understanding of both are completely flawed. The Prophet himself said that one of the things he fears most in his Ummah, is the one who interprets the Quran out of context! They will quote a verse of the Quran, which is 100% true, but they will then interpret that verse into something which is 100% false.

    They use an immense amount of Neuro Lingusitic Programming (NLP), in their literature, speeches, videos etc; coupled with passionate, fiery, and highly emotional speeches (which impacts their rational and logical judgement) by their ‘scholars’, they easily manipulate and/or inspire their audience into following their outlook. They manipulate them like sheep, into accepting and following, without ever questioning. Salafis are hypocritical. For example, they have a major issue against following a Madhab (juristic school of thought), saying that ‘blind following is an innovation’ and it is not allowed etc. yet, they do not once hesitate to blind follow their ‘Sheikhs’ like Ibn Baaz, Ibn Uthaymeen and Al-albani.

    Among their typical characteristics they tend to be; harsh, arrogant, rude, ignorant, egotistical, self-righteous, immature, illogical and irrational (let them sit a Watson-Glaser test and I safely predict they will fail miserably). You will get some of the who may be smart academically in their college/university studies, however in general they do tend to be quite ‘stupid’. I mean, look at the previous comments left here, the ones made by self-proclaimed Salafis; spelling errors, grammar, punctuation, they’re writing in ‘mobile text speak’ – their levels of intelligence is displayed as thus. No wonder they fall into the the Salafi trap so easily, and are easily manipulated.

    In the western media, the typical Salafi image, alongside their narrow-minded, exclusivist, violent, arrogant and selfish characteristics, is being capitalised on to tarnish the entire image of Islam. The majority of the non-Muslim population will not be able to tell the difference, hence, they come to the conclusion that this is what Islam is about. These Salafis are being used and manipulated for a wider agenda, yet none of them can see that they’re being played.

    These so-called Salafis are a disease! You claim to be a Salafi because you follow the Quran and Sunnah, but based on whose interpretation? I hear you say, “based othe interpretation of the Salaf, the Pious Predecessors…” Wrong! Unless the Pious Predecessors have taught you their interpretation directly, you CANNOT claim to follow their interpretation! Rather you are following (and blindly so) the flawed interpretation of Ibn Baz, of Uthaymeen, of Albani, of all your dirty Najdi Wahhabi ‘sheikhs’. If you are a ‘Salafi’ and you’ve been reading my comment, I know for a fact that that arrogant ego of yours is squirming inside you right now, and that already you are constructing ‘refutations’ and/or insults in your mind. If you are feeling like that, then I honestly feel sorry for you and I pray that you are guided. Never feel 100% secure in your religion, because when you do, that’s when Allah takes your religion away from you.

  82. Saqib
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 10:52 AM | Permalink

    As-Salaamu AlaiKum,

    I feel for you sister, what happened to you was not right. But this is the reason to verify the truth BEFORE ‘jumping on the band-wagon’.

    Most of your article might be true (that these horrible events happened to you) but
    **you were prayed upon by Hizbis (NOT by the Salafis).**

    Read what you have written… you were were associating with the likes of (as you mentioned), the Extremist-Surooris in Luton (also long been warned against by the Salafis), JIMAS (as you mentioned – long been warned against by the Salafis), and their likes from Green Lane Masjid Birmingham (along with their dozens of sub-branches of the MJAH organisation across the UK), Almaghrib and their likes… all been known to pray on idiots and long been warned against by the Salafis (both by the Salafi Scholars – which these organisations selectively quote but simultaneously HATE (such as Shaykh Rabee and others)… and likewise in the UK, the likes of Salafi Publication have refuted these organisations BASED UPON EVIDENCE – not ‘desires’ or ‘passion’ or ‘logic’).
    >> So it is a great sin these organisations bare for diverting the people away from the path of Allaah (by pretending/faking) to be Salafi, whilst infact they are not – and are praying on people like you)… but likewise it is a slander on your part by falsely accusing Salafi Publications in your article (never would they tell anyone to read books about Politics or ‘Current-Affairs’, or about the ‘Jews’ and the like, – they would never even tell you to read the Bible or Torah (let alone study the plots of these or anyone else, because the Quran and Sunnah already mention their plots and this is sufficient for any WISE muslim – and the solution is in the Quran (not in the book you quoted and were told to read). So remember the day of judgement sister, and if injustice has been done to you by the hizbis, don’t do unjustice to those who have not done it to you, and who nor would think of doing to you. So your accusation against Salafi Publications is not true (and you know this at the bottom of your own heart without me needing to tell you).

  83. SLM
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM | Permalink


    I think she knows who she got preyed upon by, it was her experience, she knew the people who she was surrounded with – who are you to tell her who she got preyed upon? Stop attempting to cover up your beloved sect with these silly tactics. You’re telling her to ‘verify the truth’ – tell me, have YOU verified the truth of her experience?

    What amazes me also is ‘Salafis’ claim to be on the ‘one true path’, ‘the saved sect’, ‘the original way of the pious predecessors’ – yet there is so much internal division and conflict! It is so funny, that it’s actually tragic…

    And their approach to using ‘evidence’ in all matters; do you not apply your God-given logic when you’re sifting through and processing your ‘evidence’? Logic has been taught to us, given to us by Allah Himself, it’s one of the things which makes us uniques, it’s what seperates us from animals; He’s given us a unique Human Intellect for a purpose – to use it.

    These pseudo-salafis, whenever they keep banging on about evidence, evidence, evidence, all it does is remind me of Richard Dawkins, and other atheists who refuse to believe in God simply because there is no ‘evidence’. Whenever these pseudo-salafis talk about how they are the only saved sect, and that out of the 73 they will be entering Jannah because they have the ‘correct’ aqeedah, whilst damning all others who don’t adopt and follow their beliefs, to hell – it just remind me of the Jews and their belief that only Jews will be entering Heaven, whilst non-Jews (gentiles/goyim) will be going hell.

    Ask Allah, sincerely, actually don’t ask Him, BEG Him to open your eyes, your ears, your heart, your mind – because you would be might pissed if He has decided to put a seal over your faculties. Deaf, dumb and blind. Pray to Him for guidance, He will show you the way and put you on the True Path. But you have got to co-operate with Him, you need to put some effort into changing yourself.

  84. Isa AbdulWadood
    Posted August 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM | Permalink

    @ UmmFulaan

    You said that the Prophet may peace and blessings be upon him was a Salafi?

    I ask did the companions permit crusaders onto the Arabian Penuinsalar like Bin Baaz?

  85. Isa AbdulWadood
    Posted August 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM | Permalink

    Ibn Baaz between reality and illusion by Zawahiri
    I listened to the fataawaa of Ibn Baaz, like many other millions of Muslims, which was broadcasted all over (the world). He was calling the Muslims to pray in Masjid al-Aqsaa and permitted trade with Israel.

    Then I heard the response of the prime minister of Israel, Is’haaq Raabeen, saluting and welcoming the “honourable” mufti. [1]

    Unlike many people, I wasn’t very surprised from what that man (Ibn Baaz) said, because I have a very firm opinion about him, despite the great elevation that many people have given him. In my simple understanding, it is impossible for a man to be an imaam, mufti, person of fatwaa, example of education, and simultaneously have one of the highest religious positions in the regime of Aal-Sa’oud (the Saudi government) – America’s greatest agent.

    So how does Aal-Sa’oud pay that man (Ibn Baaz) all these salaries, and give him all these positions whilst they are the strongest followers (allies) of America, except if the presence of that man in those positions was a major benefit for Aal-Sa’oud. Aal-Sa’oud are the ones who are ruling the Muslims by the edge of the sword (by dictatorship), without any mercy or compromise.

    And if it occurred to them (the Saudi regime) once, that this sheikh will ever oppose them, or be of any kind of threat to their authority, they would have taken so many measures to silence him through isolation or even by killing him. And the history of Aal-Sa’oud of killing their oppositions goes without say.

    All of the above is not the main purpose of this speech (article), but the purpose is as follows…

    Verily many people have taken Ibn Baaz and those with him as an example in the Deen and as a reference for their fataawaa. They refer to their (Ibn Baaz and his followers) fataawaa and publications in the vital issues of the Deen, i.e. in ‘aqeedah and tawheed, and in the most dangerous issues related to the Muslims – being the apostate rulers who are ruling the Muslim lands.

    And those followers, despite all what they choke about in regards to their independence (disassociation) from taqleed (blind following) and madhaahib (schools of thought), they are the biggest people of taqleed towards him (Ibn Baaz) and his people. And this da’wah has spread amongst thousands of Muslim youth until it has become the normality.

    Until we saw someone like Safar al-Hawaali coming out with the idea that democracy might be a necessity to rescue the country from chaos, referring to Algeria as an example, he is referring all of this (i.e. the idea of democracy) to Bin Baaz, in his tape no.4661 Tasjeelaat al-Hidaayah al-Islaamiyyah in Dammaam, lecture dated 23/06/1412. All of this is despite al-Hawaali’s knowledge in ‘Ilm ut-Tawheed and despite all his books about secularism. If this was the case with Safar al-Hawaali, so what about anybody else? (In other words, if someone “knowledgeable” as Sheikh Safar al-Hawaali could be misguided by Ibn Baaz, what about those who are less knowledgeable)?

    Thousands of youth have been living as prisoners to these dazzling names, Bin Baaz, ‘Uthaymeen and Abee Bakr al-Jazaa’iri, who they follow and will not even dare to oppose, even though their mistakes are so great, and their deviation is so outrageous.

    And I used to wonder how do those people imitate in their Deen a man (Ibn Baaz) who never sacrificed anything for the sake of Allah and was never tested? On the contrary, he doesn’t get his salary except by defending the interests of the tawaagheet (false gods or those who do not rule by Islam). So how do these people ask him about the solution for the tawaagheet and about the sanctity of their blood and to wipe out their authority? (In other words, how can people ask him how they should deal with the tawaagheet when he himself was a defender of taaghout)?

    It is about time for the Muslim youth to free themselves from these empty ringing names who have exaggerated their nifaaq (hypocrisy) with the tawaagheet until they have become a laughing-stock in front of friends and enemies. [2]

    And it is about time for these youth to gather around the ‘ulamaa al-’aamileen (sincere active scholars) who are suffering and being tested for the sake of their Deen, the ones who Allah (SWT) has described them as, “And we made from among them [Children of Israel], leaders, giving guidance under Our Command, when they were patient and used to believe with certainty in Our Aayaat [proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, divine rules etc.].” (EMQ as-Sajdah, 32:24)

    It is also about time for these youth to wake up from their unconsciousness which they are living in, and understand that the battle of Islam and kufr, haq and baatil, is a crucial battle and there is no escaping it. And whoever is not going to prepare himself for it and get ready, he is going to be the first victim of it.

    It would have been possible for us to stay silent about those people (Ibn Baaz and his cronies), if only they themselves accepted to keep their mouths shut, and just speak about what is not going to make the rulers angry – the personal ritual affairs of the Deen, even though that would have been impossible since all these tawaagheet are so evil and corrupted. But those ‘ulamaa have turned into the destroyers and demolishers of the ‘aqeedah for the youth, making excuses for the kufr (apostasy) of the taaghout, go against commanding good and forbidding evil, permit the settlement of the invading forces of the American crusaders in the Arabian peninsula, and bless the policies of normalising relationship with Israel and the Jewish upper hand on the Muslim land.

    Now this is what nobody with one atom’s weight of shame in his heart can accept, let alone to have one atom of imaan in his heart (in other words, if a person has an atom’s weight of shame in his heart he will never accept this, let alone to have an atom’s weight of imaan).

    And I know my words are going to be too much for many of the good people who are still living in the illusion, or for the people who agree with me but have no bravery or courage to come out with it, fearing that others might start accusing them of belittling the ‘ulamaa, or because they cannot go against what they have been repeating (regurgitating) for many years.

    However, the haq is ablaj (clear), and the baatil is shaken; indeed Ibn Baaz and his taa’ifah (entity, group, followers etc.) are the government scholars who are selling us (the believers) to our enemies in return for some salary and some position. Let whoever wants to be angry be angry, and whoever wants to be pleased, let them be pleased (with what I am saying).

    Indeed the camp of imaan can confront the camp of kufr; we have to get rid of the munaafiqeen and the fraudsters,

    “And thus do we explain the Aayaat [proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.] in detail, that the way of the mujrimoon [criminals, polytheists, sinners], may become manifest.” (EMQ al-An’aam, 6:55)


  86. Anti-Salafi Forever
    Posted August 18, 2013 at 1:50 AM | Permalink

    Ha! This Author wrote her thoughts down and published here December 29, 2010 about the shameful activities of the Salafi Men!

    And how ironic that BBC has just reported on BBC World News about the atrocious activities of the Salafi extremism to their own brothers!

    This was a one half hour documentary which showed the ridiculous behaviour of the Salafi Men to other Muslim men.

    The Salafi men were under video surveillance and were shown ‘hacking’ with swords those Muslim men who these Salafi men felt were not following to the letter their Law.

    It was just ridiculous because the Salifi were interviewed about their belief systems and asked to defend their actions.

    In no humane and mentally balanced opinion would anybody agree that these Salafi men have a leg to stand on with their defence. Their religious principles are based on such weak ideologies and if I may: perversion. This is a religion that seeks to satisfy these men’s sexual desire’s here on earth and for their quest to have their virgins in heaven ( which is such a sick and mentally decapitated and perverted belief system ).

    These Salafi men are basically tremendous bullies and think that total dominance over a woman is badge of honour.

    As well, This Salafi Cult knows nothing about LOVE. These people have no idea what it is to love one another or love your neighbour. They know nothing about the principle of forgiveness. Which is the reason why they are such a brutal and vicious group of people and why they are so jealous of Western Society and why they want to destroy what they don’t have.

    Further, the Salafi think they are the keepers of the ‘ Law’! Well, who made them God?
    What makes me laugh, these do gooders are the biggest breakers of their very own Laws.
    I would love to see what these Salafi men are doing when they think nobody is watching!

    These Salafi are total hypocrites and if they think their God does not see their hypocrisy, they are sadly mistaken! The Salafi hearts are filled with hatred and that is what will be seen by their God. If hatred is an acceptable virtue then great, these Salafi people will have no problem entering their heaven and their God will have no problem judging their hearts full of hatred.

    The lady that wrote this article is completely believable and it is backed up by today’s BBC’s documentary of the extreme and vicious and ridiculously idiotic behaviour of these Salafi men ( it is difficult to even call them men — because they are basically wimps).

  87. Isa
    Posted September 1, 2013 at 8:32 AM | Permalink

    Here is an excellent article, please spread it.

    “Muslim communities around the world face many challenges, from both within as well as outside sources. Certain issues, such as poverty and substance abuse, are widespread amongst all races and religions. The Muslim community, however, also has problems unique to itself.
    One particular phenomenon has come to be known as that of “marriage fraud” – a problem found in both the West and the Muslim world, although its occurrence has been more widely documented in the West. Most cases of “marriage fraud” are recorded to take place in certain areas of America, Canada, and the UK, although there is evidence that it also occurs in other Western and Arab countries.

    Shaykh Younus Kathrada, a South-African born Canadian imam has provided Islamic counseling and support services for over 20 years. He identifies the “marriage bandit” phenomenon as being when Muslim men and who claim to be knowledgeable and pious Muslims, prey on vulnerable women and convince them into marriages, only to use and abuse them, and leave them soon thereafter. Some of these individuals have married and divorced women countless times, passing them around to their friends and treating the women like a disposable commodity. (Read more)

    It is an evil practice which abuses and damages Muslim women; which destroys numerous homes, scars entire generations of children, and turns formerly earnest Muslims away from Islam completely.

    The mentality that encourages this conduct has no religious backing or justification whatsoever, no matter what they claim or how they attempt to twist and use the Deen of Islam to excuse their exploitation of naïve and sincere women.
    “Marriage fraud” is no small thing; it involves psychological, emotional, and physical abuse; manipulation; outright deceit and duplicity, and worst of all, lack of any sense of conscientiousness, responsibility, or taqwa.

    Targets and Tactics

    In a time when marriage is a hot topic amongst every generation of Muslims, when young Muslim men and women find it extremely difficult to find suitable marriage partners, women inevitably remain the most vulnerable sector. Pressured by family or the community, or simply due to their great desire to fulfill the sunnah of marriage, many women fail to take the necessary precautions when choosing a spouse.

    In his experience with “marriage bandits” and their victims, Shaykh Younus has noted that certain women are at particular risk for being targeted by predators: converts/ reverts and newly-practicing Muslim women, especially those with non-Muslim or non-practicing families. There are various factors which place them at risk of being lured into abusive relationships.

    Some women have turned to Islam after many difficult experiences in their lives, including having had previous multiple relationships and children from those relationships. In an effort to support themselves and their children, and often with a naïve view of what Muslim marriages are like, they eagerly accept proposals of marriage without digging deeper into their suitors’ backgrounds. Some of these women may have other issues which they feel make them “less deserving” of being “choosy” when it comes to choosing a spouse, such as mental illnesses, financial instability, or even body image issues.

    Unfortunately, the predators know exactly what to look for, what to say, and what to do to persuade these women into marriage. In some cases, they will find their victims through cyberspace: in the context of “Islamic” chatrooms and forums, these men will reach out to women seeking Islamic knowledge and build an emotional relationship with them based on the Deen. They place a strong emphasis on marriage and polygyny, and will remind these sisters that their “place” is in the home as a wife and mother. Sooner or later, the men – and sometimes even the women – will propose to the other party.

    Other abusers have a tried-and-tested method within their own communities. They will have a friend’s wife look out for and befriend new sisters who join the community, building a relationship with them and slowly encouraging them to marry “a good brother my husband knows.”

    One extremely common tactic used both by the cyber-predators as well as the local ones is religious and emotional manipulation: pressuring these women to marry quickly to “fulfill the sunnah” and “protect their desires.” For women seeking stability and a life partner, the combination of emotional blackmail (a woman who does not get married quickly is not a good Muslimah) and flattering attention (“You are such a pious, wonderful Muslimah and I must marry you in order to protect myself!”) can be very persuasive.

    When approached by men who promise to give them a “happy Islamic household,” who tell them that their beauty lies in their practice of the Deen rather than their looks; and convince them that polygyny is a sunnah that they should practice, many Muslim women are convinced by the idea of a perfect Islamic marriage and agree to these proposals.

    Warning Signs

    Almost all “marriage bandit” abusers display characteristics which should act as red flags for any Muslimah about to get married.
    To begin with, the woman is often told that her wali is either unsuitable (due to not being practicing enough, not approving of the suitor, or because he is “making marriage difficult for no reason”), or not valid (especially in the case of women with non-Muslim parents and family). The man will then convince the woman that they have a better person to act as the wali, usually a close friend of the man.

    Many women are also told that to ask for a mahr of any financial value is wrong, or against the Sunnah. The hadeeth about the most blessed marriage being that with the easiest mahr is trotted out and used to make the women feel guilty about making any kind of monetary request.

    A woman’s right to a wali who has her best interests in mind, and to a suitable mahr, are an inviolable part of the Shari’ah. No woman should ever be made to forgo these rights which she has been given by Allah Himself!

    The Deceit Continues

    Unfortunately, the abuse only continues and exacerbates once the woman agrees to the marriage. In many cases, she will find out that she has been lied to all along – that she is neither a first wife, or the only wife, but that the man she has just married has one or more other wives already. In other cases, she will be told that as a second (or third, or fourth) wife, she must either support herself financially or live in the same household as the other wives, and “share” everything!

    Other women will find themselves suddenly not only responsible for themselves and any children they may have, but for the man as well. Some predators will hide their criminal records or lack of any education until after the nikah has been done, and then informing their wives that they are unable to work and support their family. They may insist that because they are “seeking knowledge” (usually on Internet chatrooms), it is the wife’s duty to support them in every way, including financially. If the wife complains or challenges him, she is then accused of being a disobedient wife and causing problems. Their earlier recommendations of women remaining within the home are quickly forgotten.

    Abuse Across the Board

    Financial abuse is not the only type of abuse many women experience in these marriages. Mental abuse and emotional blackmail are rampant; physical and sexual abuse also take place. Victims are often unable to share their experiences or receive the necessary assistance to recover from these traumatizing incidents. Instead, due to the stigma and taboo of all these issues, women who leave these abusive marriages or speak out are more likely to be ostracized within their communities.

    Many women have found themselves not only used and abused, but abandoned as well. In some cases, women are divorced for no reason at all other than that their abuser has become tired of them or interested in new prey. Others find themselves pregnant, and are left both divorced and without any child support or even acknowledgement from the child’s father.

    Losing Faith

    Obviously, every type of abuse takes its toll and has a deep effect on those involved – not only the women themselves, but their children as well. One of the most terrible effects on the victims is that having lived through this vicious cycle, not only once but in many cases several times, the woman or her children may associate Islam with the abuse that they experienced. As a result, they may lose interest in practicing Islam, or leave it completely with extremely negative thoughts and emotions regarding it.

    Less drastically, but equally painfully, is that the women feel used and rejected; that their Islamic rights have been violated and that they have no recourse. Some become completely embittered with the idea of marriage and see all Muslim men as predators and abusers.

    How to Avoid the Trap

    • A wali is a Muslim woman’s right – a guardian who keeps her best interests in mind. Make sure that your wali is someone who truly looks out for you and whom you trust.
    • Ask questions! Don’t jump into a marriage blindly. Be aware of the type of person you are considering. Investigate, have your wali investigate, and don’t trust anyone naively.
    • Don’t give up your mahr. Again, this is a Muslim woman’s right which no one can take away! Be reasonable, but don’t be pressured into a “symbolic” mahr either, unless you’re absolutely sure of it.
    • Patience does not equal suffering. Be aware of the difference between patience with hardship, and being oppressed by someone who is withholding your Islamic rights. If your spouse is abusing you, whether mentally, emotionally, or physically, do not tolerate it. Seek the help of a supportive Imam or sisters who will find the appropriate resources for you.

    It is beyond time for the Muslim community to recognize the predators that exist in its midst, and to stand up for its Muslim sisters. The Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Help your brother whether he is the oppressor or the oppressed.” He further emphasized that the only way to help the oppressor is to stop his oppression from continuing. Any Muslim who perpetrates or allows such blatant evil to continue is transgressing the rights which their fellow Muslims have over them.
    May Allah enable us to stand up for justice, and grant us the courage to fight evil wherever it may be.”

  88. Concerned Muslimah
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 3:23 AM | Permalink

    Salamu Aleykum. All praises to Allah ta ala. I came across this article from other internet source that claims that muslim community in Birmingham is facing some issues with bad experiences towards women. The point I want to make is that late blog and this article has some coincidences with my own reality and I would like an advice therefore.

    As newly revert, I was also seeking for marriage while living in UK because my home country has only few muslims, most of them from different schools of practice, very opposite to what I have learned a bit, such as the Quran and the Sunnah. Therefore and due to “lack” of wali and knowledge and new to change, I engaged myself on seeking for a suitable parter, which I found after filtering people who didn’t seemed to practice Islam. Since we should not have contact with men after txt or e-mails or some phone calls I met someone who seemed to be religious, willing to teach me, common age, serious and respectful of the deen (To some extension coz we used to know each other wihtout a wali)He met my family, I traveled to my home country and we kept contact during five months whithin we decided to get married, meanwhile, he used to give me advice about coping living in a non-muslim country, facing the challenges with family, society, work, covering, all according to Salafiya that I could confirm with my own research and the knowledge I got from the Salafi Masjid I found in my country and a student from Medina who teaches online in our own language, that gave me different sources of though so I couldn’t say that he was my only influence and I firmly believe with my own experience that this way of though neither burns people, nor oppreses them and the knowledge from the scholars doesn’t misguides people into extremist agressive practises. I have a master myself and work experience, however, my family and closest friends were shocked with the big changed I´ve experienced. The point I want to make is that once I decided to get married to this man, we arrange the flight for him to travel to my country and I told the masjid only two weeks before the wedding, they were astonished because I was told they should confirm his references and so due to some practices with sisters that are married and divorced immediately with no money, all after having experienced sexual relationships with them, such behavior didn’t seem to fit with my future partner but I was told by him that there was lack of knowledge in my masjid (Which I could confirm is true coz they have made their own mistakes) and that my wali should only be for the wedding purposes since I was a mature woman and none could prevent me to get married. We married, he return to his country, the agreement was that I would reach him once I could work and finish my own family commitments that didn’t happened because my work as Business Consultant required haraam practices (Traveling, male contact, hand shaking, kissing) so I left it. My husband brought me to his country one week ago and he’s been a good husband but…I knew I would be a second wife, he has a history of two long marriages that ended up in divorce. His actual wife e-mailed me to prevent the marriage (Qadr Allah, I saw his e-mail one month after!)but her behavior was’t too islamic. She told me some lies and asked me if I would quit to my rights but she told me that he had had one more marriage with divorce. Finally by mistake or whatever my husband told me that he already had another marriage with a lady abroad all these with ‘Bad Relationships, all of them not going well at all!!! Once married I had no option but accept what was for me but once being here, I see there is no bad relationship, he talks to them in front of me. I thought I could handle one wife but not two!!! I got crazy because he wants to bring the lady abroad to live in the house I am living (He says they’ve been married for nearly two years) and I wonder the reasons why a lady can stay there, married with only yearly visits. I have been talking with my husband about this and I think I could get the divorce because there’s no point to be a third wife, what for? But on the other hand, if leaving the marriage, my religion would definetely be incomplete, with big gaps in my practice, I only know two other muslimas in my country who are commited with the deen, not the other ones, or, after all the things I have left including my family, how can I return, divorced, with no money. The wives know that he got married to me but they don’t know I am in UK now, so they aren’t too supportive sisters! and me, am the only one who know how is everything among us, but also I should be the only one who get reward from Allah for being supportive towards my husband regards to other sisters. Now, I don’t know if leaving the marriage to avoid greater damage coz now I ignore what else should be awaiting for me in this marriage, what do you think I should do? I know there is a fatwa that says that If the wife took a decision upon wrongly information from the suitable partner then she can ask for nullify the marriage, I have to do this before time passes by or I would be accepting the situation before falling pregnant and then not being able to go out because of pregnancy, and I fear more Allah for displeasing him, but actually I don’t know if I am being victim of abuse or not. He compares me all the time with his religious wives (they are born Muslims) and he makes some abusive comments to me about my lack of understanding of the do and don’t in religion. And as I said before, If he already has two “good” relationships with two younger ladies, why to have one more marriage with me? Jazakallahu kahir for your time

  89. Posted November 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM | Permalink

    from omer bin khattab, to the laying woman of the cenctury, after the thanks to the all mighty allah, the shame full people will live as shame full people, and the untruth full will also do so. and after. you did not put any convincing evidence to support your claims. but rather it appear that you are one of those who try to blend in as a muslim and try to spread division amongst the muslims from within. it is very funny of you to mention things like three some and islam cleary teach that no muslim should bring two wives in one bed, i know that you are full of lies and only trying to spread division, i am not even sure if you are a muslim woman or man, any one could write few articles on the net and claims to be a man or a woman, and then publish what ever he want to publish, fear alllah and remeber a day that not a single atom of a deed that will not be un acounted for
    wa al salam ala man itba el huda. islam will master all, islam will move on wither with you or wither without you.

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  91. Wasim Aziz
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 7:52 PM | Permalink

    There is no proof which can prove this artical is true and whosoever wrote it is a Muslim girl I’m salafi too but whatever she wrote is absolutely allegation on salafi thought of school, Maybe whatever she wrote could be true but whosoever did all this to her cannot be a Muslim and salifis too…. May ALLAH guide us all

  92. Posted March 24, 2014 at 3:44 AM | Permalink

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  93. Fahad Kanu
    Posted July 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM | Permalink

    Dear Sister,
    You have done your best to share all that you have experienced with the Salafis. Honestly, you should have gone a little through the history of the Salafis before you had approach them. They are the most extreme and most dangerous sectors created in Islam by British during the early Khilafat movement inorder to divide Islam. Their principles and islamic rulings have no place in this beautiful religion. Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) had already foretold their arrival and asked the Ummah to save their Iman from them. What you see and hear around today regarding all these groups such as Al Qaeda, ISIS or ISIL and so on are all Salafis and their principles has no base of Islam. I am an Indian, raised in the United Arab Emirates. I suggest you to read about the history about this group by google, “Confession of a British Spy” and understand what they are planning. They will be from those who would, when see Dajjal (la’nathullahi alaihi) would call him “Allah”.

    My advice, please do enquiry on Minhajul Quran, the educational organisation under professor Dr. Tahir ul Qadri and you will find all you need and learn all you deserve on the basics and purpose of being a Muslim. May Allah keep you away from the deviants!! Aameen!!

    Posted January 15, 2015 at 3:09 PM | Permalink

    Cult Charateristics among ” The Salafis ” in the West- INTRODUCTION TO CASE STUDY



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    Posted January 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM | Permalink


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  96. abdul mohsin
    Posted January 25, 2015 at 1:44 PM | Permalink

    Assalamu alikum varahmatullahi vabarakatuhu.prophet peace be upon said ummah will divide into73 sects all will go to hell fire except one they are one who are in what i and my companions are upon today.shaik ul islaam ibn taymiyyah whoever deviates from madhab and tafseer of salaf he is i want to say to people ofd

  97. abdul mohsin
    Posted January 25, 2015 at 1:50 PM | Permalink

    So i want to say to people of biddah not to speak on desires.fear for allah he is seeing who hate the true salafis and blame salaf is will bea innovator.ahlul biddah.first

  98. abdul mohsin
    Posted January 25, 2015 at 1:55 PM | Permalink

    All sufis,ikhwanis,blind madhab followers ,ahlul biddah will only blame salafis.i advise first to correct themselves.allah may makes all are salafis truly before death and away from all such deviant groups.if any thing hurts yyou forgive me sake of allah

  99. l.walker
    Posted February 27, 2015 at 6:13 PM | Permalink

    As salamu alaykum wa rahmatuallah wa barakatu

    I would just like to say that as a salafi revert sister, this article is a complete attack on the deen and the true dawah and implementing the way of the correct methodology.
    This article is truth MIXED WITH FALSEHOOD.

    The salafis are at the forefront of implementing the sunnah and opposing bidah. Salafis are NOT extremists. In fact it is the salafis who oppose the extremists, terrorists and khawarij MORE than anyone else.

    When are people going to understand that you cannot base the deen on others actions!
    one of the most important aspects of salafiyyah is imitating the prophet peace be upon hims life and example and that of his companions.

    To one poster who mentioned an unemployed brother who smokes weed, ALL intoxicants are HARAAM and the one who takes intoxicants DOES NOT HAVE HIS SALAH ACCEPTED FOR 40 DAYS… how is this brother really a ‘Salafi’ when he is not following the way of the SALAF?????

    Seriously it is as if many people lack BASIC intellect. I find it hard to believe that this sister studied for so long and didn’t realise that the hypocrisy of certain so called salafis is NOT based on the salafi dawah but rather their OWN EVIL.

    I would just like to say as a revert salafi that many of us unfortunately often come from troubled backgrounds and many of us fail to change our ways after embracing the deen because : 1) correcting your character is extremely difficult, look at the hadith where the prophet peace be upon him said the man who is strong is NOT the one who is strong at wrestling but the one who is able to control his anger. walahi this is a difficult thing to accomplish
    2) we are living in the land of the kuffar and these lands have SEVERE fitnahs and as reverts we have been raised upon immorality being the NORM so this strong influence can be over powering EXCEPT for the ones whom Allah has had mercy upon.

    Many male reverts actually reverted in prison because they are locked away from the dunya and it’s glitter and the shaytaan cannot influence them in the same way. Plus with all the solitary confinement and spare time, it is part of the fitrah to begin to question the purpose of ones existence, creation, life after death etc. which causes the research of islam to take place resulting in many prison shahadahs.
    MAJORITY of men, regardless of whether they are muslim or not, STRUGGLE with adjusting to life on the outside after prison. For the fresh out of prison revert, he has to deal not only with that burden but the new burden of SHAYTAAN.

    So the sister’s stories of salafi brothers wanting oral sex and threesomes, I have heard these stories in my own salafi community here in south London
    but honestly……what do people EXPECT??? Anyone with any basic intelligence and education will KNOW that this is the DISASTROUS effect of PORNOGRAPHY upon society. Porn has a negative impact on the HUMAN BRAIN regardless of gender, race and religion which leaves the viewer UNABLE TO OBTAIN ANY PLEASURE THROUGH NORMAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY. This is a scientific fact.
    Regardless of what the CAUSE is, any educated salafi will REFUTE this behaviour. Oral sex is considered by salafi scholars to be imitating animals and the non believers.
    As for threesomes, the brothers who desire this are the male versions of Lut’s wife. Allah sent a severe punishment against the male homosexuals and Lut’s wife was DESTROYED along with them. WHY??? Because she, the wife of a RIGHTEOUS PROPHET of ALLAH, a HETEROSEXUAL woman, actually APPROVED of the male homosexuality which was occurring. Similar are these fake salafi brother who are STRAIGHT but want to witness women engage in homosexual behaviour for their own TWISTED AND SICK pleasure A’OOTHU BILLAH.
    Furthermore I have seen many sisters get married to deceitful salafi brothers who marry them and then TOSS them once they get bored. From what I have witnessed is that there are many salafi brothers who have little to no Taqwa with regards to women and many sisters who come to the deen thinking that marriage is the be all or end all. This combinations causes much fitnah and evil to occur in the community. Sisters rush to get married rather than rushing to educate themselves about aqeedah and fiqh and this leaves them vulnerable to manipulation and deception. Marriage is a SERIOUS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITY.
    I have seen a widespread issue amongst salafis from a certain masjid of UNEMPLOYMENT and the need for INSTANT GRATIFICATION. If a man cannot afford to marry he should FAST. this is from the way of the salaf but most of these brothers just want to fullfill their desires and not think about the consequences.
    Similarly many sisters do not bother doing thorough background checks on brothers and many fall into the trap of free mixing with a brother before marriage and develop feelings which make them see those checks as unnecessary. So these ignorant sisters rush into marriage also thinking about their desires and taking their deen, hearts, bodies and wombs for granted.

    I have seen so called salafi brothers who before islam already had 2 or 3 kids with multiple women and continue this evil behaviour within a salafi community causing destruction of the future generation. Some of them marry sisters whilst still sleeping with the non muslim women they had children with. Some of them enter into polygamy secretly and impreganate 2 sisters at the same time. I have seen young children in the masjid who have multiple half siblings from multiple stepmothers who they know nothing about.

    HOWEVER, despite all this evil I have witnessed I know that salafiyyah is the TRUTH. I have made the difficult decision to remain unmarried because of the widespread deception and fitnah of so called ‘salafi’ brothers. This makes my life very difficult in the UK finding halal employment whereby I can observe the correct hijab and support myself BUT the most important thing is SAFEGUARDING my deen. Walahi the woman is NOT like the man. We women ARE made from the most crooked part of the rib. If you brothers are harsh in trying to straighten it out then it will break.
    Similarly all these brothers who oppress sisters can make them go mad in the head and lose not just their minds, but their DEEN and their AKHIRA.

    Any intelligent muslim will REALISE this widespread evil is in fact a SIGN OF YAWMUL QIYYAMAH. The ummah is in an ABSOLUTE MESS despite our large number…this too is also a sign

    If I were to have judged islam based on what I have seen of asians and arabs and their treatment of women then I would NEVER of taken my shahadah. However I realise that peoples actions and culture are NOT a reflection of the actual deen. The deen is PERFECT and the PEOPLE ARE DEFICIENT AND WEAK.

    So please everyone, muslims and non muslims alike, please do NOT base your understanding of the salafi dawah on this unintellectual misguided sisters article.

  100. walid London
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 3:49 PM | Permalink

    Alsalam Alaikoum.

    I read just first paragraph and something was wrong….and any one who know anything about salafis will notice something wrong.

    Did they really told you to read The elder of Zion book and their protocols? Most groups who hate salafi says that one of their biggest problem is that they advise not to read books in politics and current affairs. There is no way at Birmingham they advised you to read this book

  101. walid London
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 3:56 PM | Permalink

    Gone to second paragraph and I have no doubt that what you saying here is just a masala of things you read online….but the problem is that you read from their enemies and not from them.

    You said that the men target we men at unI verities. ….guess what…..They believe that’s Haram and most people doing dawah debate with them that it’s allowed as long as they lower there Gaze.

    if you want to make a story don’t be this clear that you don’t know them.

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  104. hanna
    Posted May 9, 2015 at 6:38 PM | Permalink

    I stumbled upon this blog as part of my ‘research’ on the damage that salafis have done to Islamic communities worldwide.

    Can you imagine that all that is being said here is exactly what i witnessed in the small island of Barbados?
    It all started in the late 1990s, and reached a peak in the yr 2000 when salafis took over a mosque headed by mainly blacks. Most muslims in Barbados are immigrant Asian (Indian) but there was a mosque frequented by black converts.

    I witnessed EVERYTHING that is being said here!!!! The wife swapping, the nasty vapid rumours they would spread about people if they didnt like the person, the subjugation of women.
    The main leader was a guy by the name of Akil Scantlebury. He wielded a tremendous amount of power, managing to control an entire congregation of illiterate, unemployed and unemployable people. He and his cronies did the same exact things that the sister is describing!!!

    he has since relocated to Canada, and denies that he did anything wrong!!!!!

  105. Zara
    Posted May 20, 2015 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

    If you don’t know what’s going on then just don’t comment. Her description of the salafi movement and its members is spot on. I hand observed them very closely and I think they are a disease.

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  107. Posted May 26, 2015 at 8:07 AM | Permalink

    I think the author does not mention for obvious reasons, specific names, dates and places. I know what Salafi nutters are like, so best to keep it that way.

    You just have Salafi literature to read to be able to confirm a lot of the claims.

  108. Posted May 26, 2015 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

    UK Sisters, really we need you to come forward as well, because we make sure to connect in the UK where we can Inshaallah that your vote is heard. For protect Muslim sisters we aiming to raise awareness of the victimization, the Muslim Sisters are dedicated. None of us is perfect, but we have the EVIL FORBID and the GOOD.

    We have no intention of just making sure you are heard. We are also coming up with ideas and solutions that could potentially cut down on some of this evil that has tolerated a small few of the Salafi Masjid authorities, but we have first to show that it is necessary for these changes, so the change occur.

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