Based in London, Ontario Mazin AbdulAdhim is a Muslim scholar and a prominent leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir Canada.
On January 2, 2016 Mazin AbdulAdhim posted on Facebook:
Mazin AbdulAdhim So you will just abandon your Deen for “materialistic needs”, Hamood? [Hamood Ur Rehman]. Brother. We were not created on this earth to just make money and get comfortable at any cost. Allah (swt) [Praised and Glorified be He] put us on this earth to be tested. And the meaning of a test is to not fail. And the test of Allah (swt) is whether we obey His commands or disobey them. You talk as if the commands of Allah (swt) on this issue mean absolutely nothing. You speak so lightly about what Erdogan [President of Turkey] said as if he didn’t just speak an enormity. Brother Hamood, I advise you to spend some time reconnecting yourself with Allah (swt), the Quran, and the Ahkam [teachings] of Islam. It seems you are in a state of mind that has no idea how massive a crime Erdogan is committing according to Islam here. The occupation of Palestine is the occupation of our first Qiblah [direction of prayer], and the third most sacred land on earth to us. It is absolutely forbidden for any Muslim to accept anyone to rule over it except Muslims. Especially not the Zionists who intend to destroy Al-Aqsa Masjid [Mosque]. Please, brother Hamood, stop arguing contrary to the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, for your own sake. Go learn the Deen [religion of Islam] properly before speaking about things like this.