Blind Follower- [Non-Muslim Guardian Journalist (Patrick Wintour)]- Parrots a Slander Against Salafiyyah

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

Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said:

يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطۡفِـُٔواْ نُورَ ٱللَّهِ بِأَفۡوَٲهِهِمۡ وَيَأۡبَى ٱللَّهُ إِلَّآ أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ ۥ وَلَوۡ ڪَرِهَ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرُونَ
هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَرۡسَلَ رَسُولَهُ ۥ بِٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ ٱلۡحَقِّ لِيُظۡهِرَهُ ۥ عَلَى ٱلدِّينِ ڪُلِّهِۦ وَلَوۡ ڪَرِهَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكُونَ

They want to extinguish Allah’s Light (with which Muhammad has been sent – Islamic Monotheism) with their mouths, but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the Kafirun (disbelievers) hate (it). It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it). [Surah At-Tawbah. 32-33]

Imaam Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: They want to extinguish that which Allaah sent His Messenger with- the guidance and religion of truth- merely by way of their arguments and fabrications; so their example in this (instance) is that of one who wants to extinguish the light of the sun or the moon by blowing at (them) and this (person) can never achieve this. [Ref 1]

Patrick Wintour stated:

First, as for ISIS, then indeed their affair is well known to the people of Sunnah and Salafiyyah. Visit links:


As for the statement that Islaam is in crises, then indeed we remind Mr Wintour that Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said:

إِنَّكُمۡ لَفِى قَوۡلٍ۬ مُّخۡتَلِفٍ۬
يُؤۡفَكُ عَنۡهُ مَنۡ أُفِكَ
قُتِلَ ٱلۡخَرَّٲصُونَ
ٱلَّذِينَ هُمۡ فِى غَمۡرَةٍ۬ سَاهُونَ

Certainly, you have different ideas (about Muhammad and the Qur’an). Turned aside therefrom (i.e. from Muhammad and the Qur’an) is he who is turned aside. Cursed be the liars, who are under a cover of heedlessness (think not about the gravity of the Hereafter). [Surah Adh-Dhaariyaat]


Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَيَتَّبِعُ كُلَّ شَيْطَانٍ مَرِيدٍ

And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allah, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious (disobedient to Allah) Shaitan (devil) (devoid of each and every kind of good). [Surah Al-Hajj. Aayah 3]

There is a group amongst mankind who follow the path of misguidance. They argue based on falsehood and portray it as the truth- wish to certify falsehood as truth and falsify the truth. The true state of affairs regarding them is that they are upon extreme ignorance and do not possess any knowledge, and the most they have is blameworthy blind following of their misguided figureheads among the rebellious devils- rebels against Allaah and His Messengers. They (behave) obstinately towards Allaah and His Messengers; oppose Allaah and His Messenger [Muhammad (sallal-laahyu-alayhi-wasallam)] and became amongst those figureheads who call to the hell fire. [Ref 2]


Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said:

الٓر‌ۚ تِلۡكَ ءَايَـٰتُ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبِ وَقُرۡءَانٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬
رُّبَمَا يَوَدُّ ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ لَوۡ كَانُواْ مُسۡلِمِينَ
ذَرۡهُمۡ يَأۡڪُلُواْ وَيَتَمَتَّعُواْ وَيُلۡهِهِمُ ٱلۡأَمَلُ‌ۖ فَسَوۡفَ يَعۡلَمُونَ
وَمَآ أَهۡلَكۡنَا مِن قَرۡيَةٍ إِلَّا وَلَهَا كِتَابٌ۬ مَّعۡلُومٌ۬
مَّا تَسۡبِقُ مِنۡ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلَهَا وَمَا يَسۡتَـٔۡخِرُونَ

Alif-Laam-Raa. These are the Verses of the Book, and a plain Qur’an. Perhaps (often) will those who disbelieve wish that they were Muslims [those who have submitted themselves to Allah’s Will in Islam Islamic Monotheism, this will be on the Day of Resurrection when they will see the disbelievers going to Hell and the Muslims going to Paradise]. Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with (false) hope. They will come to know! And never did We destroy a township but there was a known decree for it. No nation can anticipate its term, nor delay it. [Surah Al-Hijr. 1-5]

Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَا تَسۡمَعُواْ لِهَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ وَٱلۡغَوۡاْ فِيهِ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَغۡلِبُونَ

And those who disbelieve say: “Listen not to this Qur’an, and make noise in the midst of its (recitation) that you may overcome.” [Surah Fussilat. Aayah 26]


Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَإِذَا تُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَايَـٰتُنَا بَيِّنَـٰتٍ۬ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَىُّ ٱلۡفَرِيقَيۡنِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مَّقَامً۬ا وَأَحۡسَنُ نَدِيًّ۬ا
وَكَمۡ أَهۡلَكۡنَا قَبۡلَهُم مِّن قَرۡنٍ هُمۡ أَحۡسَنُ أَثَـٰثً۬ا وَرِءۡيً۬ا
قُلۡ مَن كَانَ فِى ٱلضَّلَـٰلَةِ فَلۡيَمۡدُدۡ لَهُ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ مَدًّا‌ۚ حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا رَأَوۡاْ مَا يُوعَدُونَ إِمَّا ٱلۡعَذَابَ وَإِمَّا ٱلسَّاعَةَ فَسَيَعۡلَمُونَ مَنۡ هُوَ شَرٌّ۬ مَّكَانً۬ا وَأَضۡعَفُ جُندً۬ا

And when Our Clear Verses are recited to them, those who disbelieve (the rich and influential among them) say to those who believe (the weak, poor companions of Prophet Muhammad who have a hard life): “Which of the two groups (i.e. believers and disbelievers) is best in (point of) position and as regards station (place of council for consultation).” And how many a generation (past nations) have We destroyed before them, who were better in wealth, goods and outward appearance? Say (O Muhammad) whoever is in error, the Most Beneficent (Allah) will extend (the rope) to him, until, when they see that which they were promised, either the torment or the Hour, they will come to know who is worst in position, and who is weaker in forces. [Surah Maryam. Aayaat 73-75]


Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَإِن ڪُنتُمۡ فِى رَيۡبٍ۬ مِّمَّا نَزَّلۡنَا عَلَىٰ عَبۡدِنَا فَأۡتُواْ بِسُورَةٍ۬ مِّن مِّثۡلِهِۦ وَٱدۡعُواْ شُهَدَآءَكُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمۡ صَـٰدِقِينَ
فَإِن لَّمۡ تَفۡعَلُواْ وَلَن تَفۡعَلُواْ فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱلنَّارَ ٱلَّتِى وَقُودُهَا ٱلنَّاسُ وَٱلۡحِجَارَةُ‌ۖ أُعِدَّتۡ لِلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ

And if you are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur’an) to Our slave (Muhammad), then produce a Surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful. But if you do it not, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers. [Surah al-Baqarah. Aayaat 23-24]


Allaah [The Exalted] said:
إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعۡلَمُ بِٱلۡمُعۡتَدِينَ
Certainly your Lord knows best the transgressors. [Surah Al-An’aam. Aayah 119]

Meaning: O Messenger! Your lord is most knowledgeable regarding the affair of the one who transgresses against His divine ordainments and He is the one in full control of their reckoning and recompense. [Ref 3]


Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱللَّهُ وَحۡدَهُ ٱشۡمَأَزَّتۡ قُلُوبُ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱلۡأَخِرَةِ‌ۖ وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن دُونِهِۦۤ إِذَا هُمۡ يَسۡتَبۡشِرُونَ

And when Allah Alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter are filled with disgust (from the Oneness of Allah) and when those (whom they obey or worship) besides Him are mentioned, behold, they rejoice! [Surah Az-Zumar. Aayah 45]

Meaning: When Allaah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the afterlife and resurrection take to flight, but when those other than Allaah are mentioned, such as the idols, statues of personalities and those whom they take as protectors and allies besides Allaah, then indeed they rejoice, because Shirk is that which agrees with their desires. [Ref 4]


Allaah [The Exalted] said:
إِنَّمَا يَسۡتَجِيبُ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسۡمَعُونَ‌ۘ وَٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ يَبۡعَثُہُمُ ٱللَّهُ ثُمَّ إِلَيۡهِ يُرۡجَعُونَ

It is only those who listen (to the Message of Prophet Muhammad), will respond (benefit from it), but as for the dead (disbelievers), Allah will raise them up, then to Him they will be returned (for their recompense). [Surah Al-An’aam. Aayah 36]

Meaning: O Messenger! Indeed, one who will respond to what you call to of guidance is the one who listens to speech that must be accepted; but as for the disbelievers, they are like the dead people [i.e. cannot respond] because true life is when [one’s heart submits] in Islaam. And as for the dead people, Allaah will remove them from their graves alive, then they will return to Allaah on the day of judgement to be recompensed. [Ref 5]


Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَقَالُواْ قُلُوبُنَا فِىٓ أَڪِنَّةٍ۬ مِّمَّا تَدۡعُونَآ إِلَيۡهِ وَفِىٓ ءَاذَانِنَا وَقۡرٌ۬ وَمِنۢ بَيۡنِنَا وَبَيۡنِكَ حِجَابٌ۬ فَٱعۡمَلۡ إِنَّنَا عَـٰمِلُونَ

And they say: “Our hearts are under coverings (screened) from that to which you invite us, and in our ears is deafness, and between us and you is a screen, so work you (on your way); verily, we are working (on our way).” [Surah Fussilat. Aayah 5]

Meaning: Those who turned away – the disbelievers – said, “Our hearts are covered and this prevents us from understanding what you call us to. There is deafness in our ears so we cannot hear and between us and you – O Muhammad – there is a barrier that prevents us from responding to your call, so act in accordance to your religion just as we will also act in accordance to our religion. [Ref 6]

Indeed, Mr Wintour and his ilk should know that we have no doubt that the final religion ordained by Allaah is perfect and can never be in a state of crises nor will believers abandon the straight path to follow the path of the disbelievers. This statement ‘Islam in crisis’ is nothing else other than an attempt to tarnish the name of Islam -an inheritance from king Lious IX, who in the year 1250 was captured whilst on a crusade against the Muslims of Egypt. He was imprisoned and later released after paying a large ransom. However, whilst in prison he utilised his time to think about ways in which to plot against Islaam and the Muslims, so shaytaan inspired him with the following plots: Firstly: The war in the battlefield between the Christians of the west and the Muslims should be replaced with a war based on ideas and cultural supremacy. Secondly: Prepare the West to corrupt the creed of the Muslims and distort the image of Islaam in the world”.[Ref 7]

The scholars of Islam are well aware of this plot and they constantly rebut the falsifiers and liars.

Likewise, Mr Wintour and his ilk are reminded of the fact that the sciences they cling to cannot bring about perfect rectification as Imaam As-Sadi [rahimahullaah] said: Indeed, it is impossible to rectify the souls and acquire virtue solely through the worldly sciences. Experience and clearly witnessed circumstances are the greatest proofs regarding this affair, because despite its advancement and vastness it has been unable to nurture and rectify the souls. What the Religion of Islaam propagates is that which is entrusted with this rectification – it is what will guide the thoughts towards the truthful and authentic sources of knowledge, and guide the actions of the people towards good and prevent them from evil. Islam is The Rectifier of the Creeds and Manners- the thing that cultivates the thoughts [upon righteousness], urges towards virtuousness and prevents from depravity. The essence of that which the religion calls to regarding belief in the Unseen, which includes belief in Allaah and that which He possesses of Names, Attributes and Actions of perfection; belief in Angels, belief in recompense for one’s good and bad deeds in this life and the next, which cannot be known except through the Messengers, is what acquaints a person with the fact that rectification – in reality – is not possible through other than sound belief and the religion of Islaam. Therefore, even if the worldly sciences rectify [some] affairs based upon that which people know in detail, it will still not be equal [in perfection, excellence etc] to the knowledge of the Messengers [in the least]. It will neither reach that which is reached through the knowledge of the Messengers nor can it influence the souls in the manner in which the knowledge of the Messengers has done; for indeed the souls do not voluntarily submit except through belief in Allaah, belief in His Angels, belief in His Books, belief in His Messengers and belief in the hereafter. And without this, voluntary submission is impossible, as is well known regarding human nature. [Ref 8]

This is the only perfect path to virtue and happiness, and the believers will never substitute it, even though the disbelievers desperately seek to find fault with it. The believers will never submit to the false deities. Allaah [The Most High] said:

قُلْ أَنَدْعُو مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنفَعُنَا وَلَا يَضُرُّنَا وَنُرَدُّ عَلَىٰ أَعْقَابِنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَانَا اللَّهُ كَالَّذِي اسْتَهْوَتْهُ الشَّيَاطِينُ فِي الْأَرْضِ حَيْرَانَ لَهُ أَصْحَابٌ يَدْعُونَهُ إِلَى الْهُدَى ائْتِنَا ۗ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللَّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَىٰ ۖ

Say (O Muhammad): “Shall we invoke others besides Allah (false deities), that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our heels after Allah has guided us (to true Monotheism)? – like one whom the Shayaateen (devils) have made to go astray, confused (wandering) through the earth, his companions calling him to guidance (saying): ‘Come to us.’ “Say: “Verily, Allah’s Guidance is the only guidance. [Soorah Al An’aam: Ayah: 71]

Imaam Ismaa’eel Bin Abdur-Rahmaan – known as As-Sadee (rahimahullaah) said: The people of shirk said to the Muslims: ‘’follow our path and abandon the religion of Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)’’, so Allaah revealed the ayah: ‘’Say (O Muhammad): Shall we invoke others besides Allah (false deities), that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our heels;’’ Meaning: (shall we turn into) disbelief ‘’after Allah has guided us (to true Monotheism)?’’, and so that we become like you? – those whom the devils have made to go astray in the earth.

And so that we become like you by disbelieving after believing, similar to a man who set out on a road with some people, but he got lost. So, the devils made him confused and he wandered in the earth, whilst his companions are on the (right) road. His companions started calling him saying: ‘’Come to us, we are on the (right) road”, but he refuses to go to them. This is similar to the one who follows the (people of shirk) after being acquainted with the (message of) Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam). And Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) is the one calling to the (right) road and the road is Islaam. [Ref 9]


Allaah (The Most High) said:
َقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّبِعُوا سَبِيلَنَا وَلْنَحْمِلْ خَطَايَاكُمْ وَمَا هُم بِحَامِلِينَ مِنْ خَطَايَاهُم مِّن شَيْءٍ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ لَكَاذِبُونَ

And those who disbelieve say to those who believe: “Follow our way and we will verily bear your sins,” never will they bear anything of their sins. Surely, they are liars. [29:12]

Imaam Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: Allaah (The Most High) informed (us) about the disbelievers of Quraish that they said to those amongst them who believed (in the message of Muhammad) and followed the (right) guidance: ‘’Abandon your religion, return to our religion and follow our way. We will verily bear your sins if you have any’’, just as a person says: Do this and your sin is upon my neck. So Allaah declared their statement false, saying that never will they (i.e. the Quraish) bear anything of their (i.e. the believers) sins. Surely, they are liars. That is because no one will bear anything of the sins of others. [Ref 10]

Imaam At-Tabari (rahimahullaah) said: They (i.e. disbelievers of Quraish) said (to the believers): Be upon the likes of what we are upon, such as our denial of the resurrection after death and that there will be no good recompense and punishment for the deeds of the people. If you follow our way in these affairs and are raised up after death (i.e. we doubt it), and you are recompensed for your deeds, we will indeed bear the burden of your sins…[Ref 11]

Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah) said that Mujaahid (rahimahullaah) said: This is the statement of the disbelievers of Quraish to those believers amongst the people of Makkah; they said to them: ‘’Neither we nor you will be resurrected, so follow us. If anything is brought against you (i.e. we doubt it), the burden will be on us.’’ Allaah said that they (i.e. disbelievers of Quraish) are liars due to the claim that they will bear the sins of the (believers). [Ref 12]

As for the mention of Wahhabism and Salafiyyah, this clearly shows Mr Wintour’s extreme ignorance in this subject matter, because the term Wahhaabee is only used by the ignorant graves worshippers and the heretical Shiiites. Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee [rahimahullaah] stated regarding this affair: And Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] said:

وَمَن يَدۡعُ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهًا ءَاخَرَ لَا بُرۡهَـٰنَ لَهُ ۥ بِهِۦ فَإِنَّمَا حِسَابُهُ ۥ عِندَ رَبِّهِۦۤ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ لَا يُفۡلِحُ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرُونَ

‘And whoever invokes (or worships), besides Allaah, any other ilaah (god), of whom he has no proof, then his reckoning is only with his Lord. Surely! Al-Kaafiroon (the disbelievers in Allaah and in the Oneness of Allaah, polytheists, pagans, idolaters, etc.) will not be successful.’ [Soorah Muminoon; Ayah:117] And if you say, ‘’Indeed others have joined them (i.e. the Mushrikoon) in this (affair)’’, so I say, ‘’Whoever joins them in this (affair of shirk) is similar to them.’ Allaah said:

وَلَا تَدۡعُ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنفَعُكَ وَلَا يَضُرُّكَ‌ۖ فَإِن فَعَلۡتَ فَإِنَّكَ إِذً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ (١٠٦) وَإِن يَمۡسَسۡكَ ٱللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ۬ فَلَا ڪَاشِفَ لَهُ ۥۤ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ وَإِن يُرِدۡكَ بِخَيۡرٍ۬ فَلَا رَآدَّ لِفَضۡلِهِۦ‌ۚ يُصِيبُ بِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِۦ‌ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ (١٠٧)

And invoke not besides Allaah, any that will neither profit you, nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrong doers). And if Allaah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He will. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’ [Soorah Yoonus; Ayah:106-107]

When you relate these verses and their likes to the (Rawaafid), and then say to them, ‘’Indeed, is it permissible to call upon the dead and seek deliverance and rescue from them?’’ They (reply), ‘’You are a Wahhaabi; you hate the family of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam).’’ This is the same (affair) with the extreme Soofees; when you say, ‘’Indeed, the awliyaa can neither benefit nor harm’, they (soofees) say, ‘you hate the awliyaa.’’ Indeed, Mighty is the word that comes out of the mouths of these two sects; they utter nothing but a lie. [Ref 4]

Shaikh. Dr Abu Iyaadh [hafidhahullaah] stated: “Welcome to Wahhabis.Com. Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhaab – who is commonly referred to as the founder of the ‘Wahhabi sect’, is the subject of much discussion, dispute and controversy. Sectarian and (geo-)political agendas are behind much of the controversy and misconceptions around Ibn Abd al-Wahhab and his monotheistic movement in the 18th century (CE). The controversy is fuelled in part by anti-‘Wahhabi’ propaganda which comes mostly from the Sufis (of the Ottoman era and others), the Nusayree Baatinees (of Syria), the Rafidah Shiah of Iran (and in the past the Ba’thists of Iraq), and they have invested a great deal of money and effort (including at state-levels) to push anti-‘Wahhabi’ propaganda. Further, contemporary extremist and terrorist groups are associated with Ibn Abd al-Wahhaab and the ‘Wahhabis’ because factions of them (not all of them) attempt to support and justify their activities by appeal to Ibn Abd al-Wahhaab. This website aims to present the writings of Ibn Abd al-Wahhaab and various biographical accounts to enable an accurate depiction of the history of his reform movement, his beliefs and interactions with the leaders and common Muslims of his time”. [End of quote]

Therefore, whoever visits this website realises Mr Wintour’s ignorance in this subject matter and that he is a blind follower – parroting Wahhaabee without having a clue of the reality behind them.

As for Mr Wintour’s mention of Salafiyyah, then indeed we suffice with the following: Shaikh. Dr Abu Iyaadh [hafidhahullaah] said: “Welcome to Salafis.Com! There is much talk regarding Salafis and Salafiyyah in books, journals, the press and various other media. The “Salafi Way” is not something new, invented or innovated. By definition, it is the pure Islaam which the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) held onto. When the sects foretold by the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) appeared, those who took knowledge from the Companions began to verbally express the obligation of holding onto the way of (السلف الصالح), “The Righteous Predecessors.” From such statements is the saying of Imaam al-Zuhree (d. 124H), “Adhere to the tracks of the Salaf, even if the people reject you. And beware of the opinions of men, even if they beautify it for you with speech.” Hence, Salafiyyah is not a later innovation. Salafis are the target of sectarian bias and bigotry for many factions, from them the Raafidah, Soofiyyah, Kharijites and Takfiris, the blind-followers of the madhaahib, Secularists, Modernists and many others. As such there is a lot of propaganda in the field which is unfortunately entered into what is claimed to be “objective research”. To make matters more confusing is the presence of numerous orientations falsely ascribing to Salafiyyah despite their deviations from it in their foundations and methodologies. Many of the takfiri, Khariji groups make this false ascription. This adds another layer of confusion to anyone wanting to research and understand Salafiyyah, and leads to Salafis being wrongly attributed with the iniquities of the Takfiris and Kharijites. In light of all of these realities, this website aims to provide relevant information and critical evaluation and analysis of the various views and opinions that are being scattered in books, journals, blogs, websites, audios and videos in relation to “Salafis” and “Salafiyyah”. [End of quote]

A response to Western academics who categorise Salafis into Quietists, Politicos and Jihadists – and why this is a false categorisation.

As for the statement, “We don’t believe in political Islam that is not compatible with stability and peace in the world”.
Firstly, we can only guess that this statement is referring to ISIS and their Ilk – the Khaarijites (terrorists), for indeed they are a chaotic people and no peace is expected if they rule a land. Read article: The Khawarij Past and Present: ISIS Daesh in Iraq & Syria: Ibn Kathir (died 774 AH): If The Khawarij Ever Gained Strength in Iraq and Syria, There Would Be Mass Killing:

Secondly, we also remind Mr Wintour regarding the crimes committed by the West. Listen here:
Thirdly, as for politics in Islaam, then indeed this is the job of the rulers and they are advised by the righteous scholars. Allaah [The Most High] said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِى ٱلۡأَمۡرِ مِنكُمۡ‌ۖ

O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad, and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. [Surah An-Nisaa’ Aayah 59]

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali [may Allaah preserve him] said: What is correct is that the Aayah includes both the scholars and those in authority [i.e. the rulers]. The scholars propagate the Sharee’ah of Allaah, teach the people, give rulings to the people and the rulers; and the rulers implement the rulings – implement the knowledge [of the sharee’ah] which the scholars possess and propagate. So, the Aayah includes both the scholars and rulers. And due to this, Ibnul Qayyim said that it is obligatory to obey the scholars when they say, ‘’Allaah said and Allaah’s Messenger said’’ in issues related to Aqeedah, acts of worship or deeds. [likewise] in affairs related to halaal and haram, if they say, ‘’Allaah said and the Messenger of Allaah said’’ and then they give verdicts and judge based on what the Book and Sunnah necessitates, it becomes obligated on the people to obey them. If the rulers command [the people] to obey Allaah -in accordance with what agrees with the Sharee’ah of Allaah- then it becomes obligated on the people to obey them. [Ref 13]

Therefore, we obey the scholars and rulers in that which is good. We honour them and assist them in that which is good, but we do not follow their mistakes. As for the rulers, even when they are oppressive we have been commanded to avoid chaos, bloodshed and strife. Read here: The Tyranny Of The Rulers, A Reason For Rebellion?

We do not go out for demonstrations- neither in a Muslim country nor in a Non-Muslim country, and there is no such thing as peaceful protests. Protests, Demonstrations and Civil Disobedience in the Light of Islam (Ethics 3.8)
Are Street Protests and Demonstrations Legitimate Means of Response to Oppression? ―Answer to Question 5 in the Methodology of the Sunnah:

The Ruling Concerning Street Demonstrations In Non-Muslim Countries (Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhari)

Finally, we ask Allaah to guide Mr Wintour, release his from the fetters of blind following, desires and conjecture Aameen. We Salafiyyoon follow the methodology of the Prophets:

And Allaah knows best

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