In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
What Have The Elder Teachers Been Doing Since The Early 1993?! Have They Been Calling to Salafiyyah or Engaged In Blameworthy Competition Regarding Who is More Knowledgeable or Who Has Travelled The Most?!
Firstly, we remind ourselves regarding sincerity in the path of knowledge. Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated: “If one says: through what can sincerity in seeking knowledge be [present or attained]?” We say: Sincerity in seeking knowledge can be [present or attained] by making an intention for the following:
[The intention] to fulfil Allaah’s command because Allaah [The Most High] commanded it (i.e. to seek knowledge). Allaah said: [فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ- So know (O Muhammad) that La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and ask forgiveness for your sin’’ (Surah Muhammad Ayah19)]. So Allaah [Glorified and Exalted bee He] strongly urged (a person) towards acquiring knowledge. And strongly urging (someone) towards something necessitates having love for it; being pleased with it and commanding (one) to do it.
[The Intention] to preserve Allaah’s Sharee’ah. That is because preserving Allaah’s Sharee’ah can be done by way of learning, memorization and writing.
[The Intention] to protect and defend the Sharee’ah. That is because had it not been for the scholars no one would have protected or defended the Sharee’ah. And due to this we find the likes of Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and other than him amongst the people of knowledge repelling ahlul bidah and clarifying the falsity of their innovations. We see that they reached a lot of good.
[The Intention] to follow Muhammad’s [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] Sharee’ah. That is because it is not possible for you to follow his Sharee’ah until you learn about it. (1)
Secondly, Al-Allaamah Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaami [may Allaah have mercy upon him] was asked, “Is the call to Islam obligatory on everyone?”
Answer: The call to Islam, calling to Allaah and to the path of Allaah is obligated on a specific group of people- the people of knowledge and insight. The one who does not possess knowledge and insight – wandering blindly – is not worthy of calling himself a caller to Islam. This one corrupts more than he rectifies. Therefore, the call to Allaah, the religion (He has ordained) and to Islam is obligated on the scholars, the people of knowledge and insight. We ask Allaah [The Exalted] to gather us upon good, include us amongst those who love one another for the Sake of Allaah, those who work in the path of Allaah, protect us and you from these trials and their effects”. (2)
The above statement of Al-Allaamah Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaami [may Allaah have mercy upon him] is a reality that applies to our elder teachers at Salafipublications and we have already addressed the affair regarding their travels and connection with the people of knowledge to this day. [Read: History Refuses to Be Rewritten! Has There Been a Period During Which Salafiyyoon of The West Solely Relied On Books and Stopped Travelling to Scholars?!]
 History Refuses to Be Rewritten! Has There Been a Period During Which Salafiyyoon of The West Solely Relied On Books and Stopped Travelling to Scholars?!
 History Refuses to Be Rewritten! Ongoing Connection of The Teachers With the Upright People of Knowledge
Listen to what Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri [may Allaah preserce him] stated here about Salafipublication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JfHq48Dl0k
Thirdly, some excellent efforts fulfilled in the arena of Fardu Kifaayah in the UK by Shaikh Abu Iyaadh [may Allaah preserve him]: https://salaficentre.com/2020/12/19/some-excellent-efforts-fulfilled-in-the-arena-of-fardu-kifaayah-by-shaikh-abu-iyaadh-hafidhahullaah/
Brief Acquaintance With Salafipublications For The One Who Asks, The Who Speculates, The One Who Seeks to Conceal and The One Who Disregards History
What is our da’wah, the call to Salafiyyah? The defining features:
Duroos In The Masjid –
Websites – Shaikh Abu Hakeem, Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and Shaikh Abu Iyaadh
Masjid As-Salafi (Wright Street) and Masjid as-Sunnah (Aston), Bookstore, Schools – Primary and Secondary, Greenfields Primary School
To be continued….InShaaAllaah
[Ref 1:Sharh Hilyah Taalib Al’Ilm’ pages16- 17. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from ‘Qurratu Uyoon As-Salafiyyah Bil Ajwibati Al-Jaamiyyah. Page 295]