”We do not have except the methodology of the Prophets!” By Shaikh Rabee
Shaikh Rabee [may Allaah preserve him] said:
Indeed swerving away from the methodology of the prophets in calling to Allaah is a swerving and deviation towards misguidance and destruction. That is because Allaah [The Blessed and Most High] laid down and ordained this methodology for all the Prophets.
If the people have Shi-aaraat (i.e. distinguishing principles, doctrines, calls), then we do not have except the Shi-aar (distinguishing principle, doctrine, call) of the Prophets; if the people have methodologies, then we do not have except the methodology of the Prophets (alayhimus salaatu was-salaam). The Qur’aan is the greatest testimony and Allaah has often repeated these testimonies and reiterated them in many of the Aayaat: “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah).” [Soorah An-Nahl: Ayah: 36]
Every Messenger said this to his nation and appeared to his people with this call-the call to Tawheed–and to turn away from Taghut.
Source: Al-Mulakh-khasul Jameel Fee Bayaani Manhaji Ash-Shaikh Rabee Fid-Da’wati Wal-Jarhi Wat-Tadeel. Page: 67 Vol 1