Assalamu alikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu A few days ago, a youth in Birmingham UK forwarded me a post written by another youth in Birmingham, Waheed Alam (also known as 'Abu Khadeejah'), which he entitled "Suroorees Return". What struck me about his post, were two unusual factors, (a) The literary style of his post, which has a banality which is a far cry from his usual polemical tirades which have become a trademark of his writings, and (b) His claim to be replying to a post Ali Al-Timimi wrote on Aljazirah over a month ago (Dec. 20, 1998) and (c) His insistence on seeing Ali himself reply.
Had Abu Khadeejah been replying via say, regular (snail) mail or even fax, a delay of a month could perhaps be considered justifiable. Yet in the world of cyberspace, response time to e-mail is usually judged in hours, let alone over a month. This raises a number of questions, specifically whether Abu Khadeejah actually wrote the post, given the fact that Abu Khadeejah and his "Salafi Publications" partner Amjad Rafiq, have in the past, demonstrated themselves to be muqallidoon, who when faced by questions they are incapable of answering, will then pass the questions to their ideologues in via fax, and then post the replies. Insha' Allah, more about this later. In the meantime, this will be a line-by-line discussion of what this ignorant child has written. Hence, my apologies for its length.