An important clarification exposing the reality of the speech of Hishām Abouzeid regarding his recent article "Debunking the Rumors of Those Who Wish to Stop the Voice of the Scholars in the West." This crucial clarification makes manifest Hishām's deceitful insinuations that our brother Abū Zaynab Yūsuf Diab was somehow connected with those responsible for claiming our brother Abū Muhammad al-Maghribī is warning against him (Hishām). However, when one examines Hishām's article, it is evident that it is an attempt to cause dissension among the very fabric of the established and unified Salafī institution in the West by asserting that questioning his credibility as a translator, or not using his translations is somehow stopping the voice of the scholars in the West.
An excerpt taken from the Clarfication
"• Abū Muḥammad said he was contacted by the individual Hishām Abouzeid while he (Abū Muḥammad) was about to board the flight on his way to the conference at Masjid ar-Raḥmah on Thursday 28th July, and Hishām stated that there was a brother circulating some speech on the Whatsapp groups and other social media platforms that Abū Muḥammad was warning against him (Hishām). He then went on to insinuate that I, Yūsuf Diab, was somehow connected with those responsible for this narration.
• Firstly, for the record, I did not tell anyone that Abū Muḥammad warned against Hishām Abouzeid.
• Secondly, Abū Muḥammad stated that he did not encourage Hishām to write any such warning and/or mention my name in any of that speech, in a manner to show that he is displeased with me in any way.
• Thirdly, Abū Muḥammad did mention that he knew me, but not very well, and he met me in Philadelphia and commended me for my efforts in spreading the Da’wah.
• He (Abū Muḥammad) did not expect that Hishām would use his speech in such a cleverly compiled article to suggest that he (Abū Muḥammad) was disparaging me, Yūsuf Diab."