In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah (The Most High) said:
وَلَا تَقۡفُ مَا لَيۡسَ لَكَ بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌۚ إِنَّ ٱلسَّمۡعَ وَٱلۡبَصَرَ وَٱلۡفُؤَادَ كُلُّ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ كَانَ عَنۡهُ مَسۡـُٔولاً۬
And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not, etc.) that of which you have no knowledge (e.g. one’s saying: “I have seen,” while in fact he has not seen, or “I have heard,” while he has not heard). Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allah). [17:36]
Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah) stated that from the statements of the scholars of Tafseer regarding the meaning of this ayah is that: You do not accuse anyone of something you have no knowledge of; you should not say that you have seen, whilst you haven’t seen; you should not say that you have heard, whilst you haven’t heard; and you should not give false testimony. In this ayah is also a prohibition from looking at haraam; listening to haraam and having conviction in what is impermissible. [For further details, see Zaadul Maseer]
This series –In’shaa’Allaah–will unveil the false accusations and blatant lies of the ignorant slanderer Mr Zakir Naik, who claims that the Salafis in the Uk make takfeer of one another.
Excerpt from main document the reader is urged to read
This document intends to provide a historical background into the Salafee da’wah1, within the context of the numerous fitnahs that have entered into it, that have in reality come from the direction of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon, and whoever was poisoned by them. The reader, inshaa’allaah, will have acquired a wider picture, and a context in which to place whatever is observed today of the various problems, differences and splits within the da’wah, or amongst those who ascribe themselves to Salafiyyah and the Salafee da’wah.
No doubt, the last few decades have seen major global events unfolding. The first was the new wave of geo-political strategies of the Kuffaar in the Muslim lands, and parallel to that, was the great upheaval caused – in the last decade specifically and more profoundly – in the Salafee da’wah by the penetration of the Ikhwaan under the disguise and costume of ascription to the “doctrinal Salafiyyah” (aqaa’id). An ascription that was divorced and separated from the practical, manhaj-based, Salafiyyah (manaahij) to which they were actually opposed, due to the false methodologies that they had innovated or imbibed, and which they wished to enter into the Salafees. So their ascription to the doctrinal belief-based aspect of Salafiyyah was the veil by which they entered their foreign, deviated methodologies amongst the unsuspecting Salafees, hoping that no one would suspect them, merely because they held onto the Salafee aqeedah, and would often defend it 2, and this was the veil they used to enter upon the Salafees and the da’wah of Ahl us-Sunnah.
The merging of these collection of events and occurrences at the one and the same time (during the last decade), led many people ascribing themselves to Salafiyyah to be led to great confusion and to take on a variety of different and separate paths over time, and wander off in every direction – due to the absence of the proliferation of and grounding in the methodologies (manaahij) of the Book and the Sunnah amongst the people.
What is of concern in this document is to bring about clarity in the methodologies of the Salaf, because this is what will bring unity amongst those who ascribe themselves to Salafiyyah, bringing about a common perception and outlook with shared understandings and goals, and helping to bring about a walaa and baraa that is based around what it truly ought to be based around, which is the aqaa’id (beliefs), the manaahij (methodologies) and correct Salafee mawaaqif (positions). Unfortunately, there has been a tendency for people to take isolated events or occurrences (such as calamities that have taken place in the lands of the Muslims, non-Muslim aggressions, or specific issues that have taken place with respect to personalities, or people of the knowledge in the da’wah, or issues related to the da’wah), and then to build their whole perception of the da’wah and individuals connected to it, based upon these isolated incidents, issues or occurrences. This led them to become totally out of focus, and lose track of the wider picture. The perceptions created in their minds by way of these isolated affairs, or a collection of unrelated affairs, then led them to see all future issues and developments with these tainted and subjective perceptions, disabling them from seeing everything in its proper perspective. All subsequent occurrences, as they saw them, would feed into and re-inforce these initial (erroneous, subjective) perceptions. This would then also affect their speech and behaviour, making them take positions and hold loyalties or disownments, and direct their emotions of love and and hate, and choose their company and friendship, all upon false criterions and false determinations based upon subjective experiences and limited, narrow viewpoints tied down to one or a few or a collection of issues or events3. What was also a part of the cause for this was the fact that true and real clarity, concerning these tribulations and the methodologies of the Salaf had not emerged then, unlike more recent times.
For this reason, this document contains a historical account of the true origins and background to the many problems that have entered the da’wah of Ahl us-Sunnah in recent times – in order to allow the reader to put everything into context. It is hoped that all those who ascribed themselves to the Salafee da’wah at one time or another during the last decade will gain some insights, and will gain a thorough understanding about what has occurred in the da’wah following the Gulf War. This will allow them to appreciate, in retrospect, the clarity that has now emerged concerning the sum whole of this fitnah. It will also allow them to determine the true Scholars, those who are upon the truth, upon the Salafee aqeedah, the Salafee manhaj and those who are traversing upon the Salafee da’wah and implementing it, following the actual manhaj of these Scholars. It is also hoped that these insights allows the true sincere Salafees, who truly desire Salafiyyah, in belief, speech and action, to unite together based upon the clarity that has now emerged by way of the collective statements and clarifications of the Scholars, over the past 8 years or so, in relation to the various methodologies of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen that were disguised as Salafiyyah and which have been exposed and refuted sufficiently. PDF here:  false_methodologies
Source: http://salafipublications.com/sps/ under the title: The Effects of the Methodologies of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen Upon The Path of Salafiyyah [A Historical Review and Analysis]