Question: Our Shaikh-may Allaah protect you. What do you say about the one who hurl accusations at the Salafiyyoon– in Germany and other countries—with the [term] Madkhaliyyah or Madaakhilah! And that they [i.e. the salafiyoon] divide the Ummah! And that they make a [false] claim to Salafiyyah! And that they do not know except speaking ill of [people], refutation and defamation? May Allaah bless you and may Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] cure you.
الحمد لله، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله، وعلى آله وصحبه ومن اتبع هداه
To proceed: Indeed, Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa-ah are solely followers of Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]. They follow the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] in creed, methodology, politics, manners and in all affairs of life. They are followers in that [i.e. in these affairs] and they do not innovate. They are ardent upon this and adhering to the Messenger’s warning against ahlul bidah, and the warning of the Salaf against ahlul bidah. They are adherents of this methodology. The one who opposes them and nicknames them with the terms Jaamiyyah or Madkhaliyyah, then indeed he is misguided; rather he is one who wages war against the Sunnah and the Salafi Methodology.
Therefore, they should fear Allaah and abandon nicknaming. They should fear Allaah and speak a word of truth. [Allaah (The Most High)] said:
[يا أيها الذين ءامنوا اتقوا الله وقولوا قولا سديدا يُصلح لكم أعمالكم ويغفر لكم ذنوبكم – O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins] [33:70-71]
Do you take revenge against these Salafiyyoon and nickname them with these nicknames only because they hold onto the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]? What is the bidah that the salafiyyoon have in order for them [i.e. the false accusers] to say Mad’khaliyyah, Jaamiyyah? What is the bidah the Salafiyyoon have?
We know that Jamaa-ah At-Taleegh, Jamaa-ah Al-Ikhwaan [Muslimeen] and the Qutubiyyeen have bidah and affairs of misguidance in the fundamentals and subsidiary issues of the religion! So we advise them and clarify the truth to them, so that the one whom Allaah [Glorified and Exalted Be He] grants Tawfeeq, he returns to correctness and follows the path of the pious predecessors. And the one whom Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted] forsakes and does not wish good for him, then indeed he does not increase except in transgression and oppression.
وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم