Among The Characteristics of the Callers to Allaah’ by Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) said:

Allaah ﷻ says in his noble book:

قُلْ هَٰذِهِ سَبِيلِي أَدْعُو إِلَى اللَّهِ ۚ عَلَىٰ بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَا وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِي ۖ وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

Say (O Muhammad sallallaahualayhiwasallam): “This is my way; I invite unto Allah (i.e. to the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allah i.e. to the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) with sure knowledge. And Glorified and Exalted be Allah (above all that they associate as partners with Him). And I am not of the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah; those who worship others along with Allah or set up rivals or partners to Allah).” (Yusuf:108)

أَدْعُو إِلَى اللَّهِ

I invite unto Allah (i.e. to the Oneness of Allah –Tawheed – Islamic Monotheism)..

 “… Neither to (seeking after) position nor fame; neither (calling) to a political methodology nor to the doctrine of the Soofiyyah, nor the superstitious fictitious doctrine, (but rather calling to) the methodology of the prophets – peace be upon them – and (this is) the call that is firmly established upon knowledge. It is not established upon assumptions and presumptions, nor is it established upon ignorance and desires, rather it is established upon insight and clear, sure knowledge.

And the inheritors of the prophets – peace be upon them – are the scholars who understand the religion of Allaah, they understand the message sent with the Noble Messengers – peace be upon them. They understand the book of Allaah and the Sunnah of his Messenger ﷺ and they follow in their call the legislated and universal [1] laws of Allaah ﷻ.

Then indeed the ulamaa’ (learned individuals, scholars) are the inheritors of the prophets. However, it is not every ‘Aalim (learned individual, scholar), who is an inheritor. Rather, the inheritors are those who take from and adhere to their way (the way of the prophets), and they are those who tread upon their path, in their Aqeedah (belief), in their Manhaj (methodology) in their call to the people, and in their walaa’ (association) and baraa’ (disassociation). Then they (those who possess these characteristics) are those who have inherited from the Prophets and (they are those who) follow the Messengers – especially Muhammed ﷺ – this is due to them (the Prophets peace be upon them) setting up their lives upon the establishment of this call (to Allaah) and upon this Aqeedah (belief) – peace be upon them. They (the prophets & Messengers) sacrificed their (worldly) lives for this amazing call that is firmly grounded upon revelation, and revelation is ‘Ilm.

Ahlul-’Ilm (the people of knowledge) – the inheritors of the Noble Prophet ﷺ, and the inheritors of the Prophets (peace be upon them) – inherited from them the Aqeedatus-Saheehah (The Correct Creed), and they inherited from them the method in calling the people to Allaah, and they inherited from them wisdom, and they inherited from them patience in the face of adversity, and they inherited from them that which is required to call the people effectively. They are Ahlul-Baseerah (The People of Insight), callers to the Oneness of Allaah (in worship), callers to the Methodology of Allaah, and disassociation from Shirk.

Source: Al-Wasaayah Al-Manhajiyyah Li Muttabi’ee As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah pg. 475-476


[1] Those laws and principles that are derived from observations made within the universe.

Translator’s note: I clarified the meaning of this statement with Ustaadh Abu Hakeem (May Allaah preserve him) who agreed that the aforementioned wording was the best way to put it.


Translated and shared by Abu Ad-Dardaa (may Allaah preserve him) – one of the Brummie Salafi Shabaab, former pupil at Salafi Independent Primary School and Redstone Academy. We ask Allaah (The Most High) to grant all our Salafi Shabaab -in the various Maraakiz and Masaajid of Salafiyah- the Tawfeeq to be upright and be given the right Tarbiyah in order that they may benefit themselves and the Muslims. Aameen.


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