First things first " A brother told me"!!!!! What on earth is this???? This is nothing but heresay and suspicion!!! Show me one quote from Maajid Nawaz that can substantiate this slander.
If one sees a shopkeeper doing something doubtful in their dealings, one may have operational caution and avoiding dealing with them. However, one cannot believe that they are involved in the haram.
Before I continue, let me reiterate my previous post. Ed Hussain and Maajid Nawaz cannot be compared.
Hussain is machiavellian, ambitious and is effectively all things to all men. He no more believed in the ideology of HT back in the day as he does his current set of ideas. Simply put , he will sing the song of the highest bidder.
When circumstances make matters clear, as in the case of Ed Hussein, one may believe oneís suspicions after all it comes straight from the horses mouth.
Nawaz on the other hand has never been quoted of having expressed anything deviant or kufr. It is our duty to remain silent and to defend this brother untill we have clear reason to believe otherwise.
Hussain has gone on record as saying that Maajid now backs him and he influenced his decision to leave. Why should we believe a word of what Hussain has to say?
Hussain is a treacherous and desperate loner, out in the cold and he will subvert anything or anyones comments to his ends. This is surely what he has done when putting his own warped spin on Maajids reason for leaving HT.
Maajids track record speaks for itself in terms of his work for Islam and his struggles. It is wrong for us to jump to conclusions and cast suspicion on this brother.
Based on current evidence, for all we know Maajid has left HT to join Tablighi Jamaat and has gone on a 40 day trip!!! Now im not saying this is the case but we have no reason or proof to believe the worst of him.
Whatever Maajid has to say will be interesting no doubt. Im not saying im going to agree with what he has to say necessarily, but whatever the case I know Inshallah that it will be within a legitimate Islamic framework.
I know that Nawaz would never say anything Kufr or any of the disgusting things that have been attributed to him on account of some vague association with Hussain. On the contrary this is an indictiment on Hussain, that mere association with the man can lead to all sorts of disgusting slander being directed at you.
Its no more unthinking than people casting suspicion about me because some random woman stopped me in the street yesterday and asked me for directions. I suppose that means i was chatting her up or she was my girlfriend.
Suspicion is haraam.