Tag: aqeedah

Is there an old Salafiyyah & a new Salafiyyah? Shaykh Ahmad An-Najmee -Rahimahullah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Al-Allaamah Ash-Shaykh Ahmad An-Najmee – Rahimahullah – was asked:

Is there an old Salafiyyah and a new Salafiyyah or is it one Salafiyyah?

As-Salafiyyah is one Salafiyyah, and whomsoever claims that there is an old Salafiyyah and a new Salafiyyah has indeed lied. When we contemplate on the Aqeedah of the Salaf from the time of the companions until our time, we find it is one Aqeedah. They did not differ regarding it. And if they did differ it was in the subsidiary rulings which are not from the foundations (usool) and not from the Aqeedah, they differed in this (subsidiary rulings) whilst not one of them censured the other (due to the differing in subsidiary issues).

This is the path of the companions – May the pleasure of Allah the Most High be upon them.

As for the Aqeedah, the methodology with regards to it is one, from the time of the Sahaabah until now.

[2] Few Reminders from our Salaf and Imams of the Sunnah: [Strive to actualize Tawheed…]

Imaam Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said:

Strive to actualize Tawheed, for indeed (you) cannot reach (the pleasure of Allaah, His Reward and safety from the fire) except by way of it. And be eager to fulfil the rights of Allaah, for indeed you cannot be safe from Allaah’s punishment except by way of fulfilling His Rights.

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[Kalimah Al-Ikhlaas. Page 54]

Qataadah (rahimahullaah): Allaah’s Commands and Prohibitions are for our own benefit

Qataadah (rahimahullaah) said:

”Indeed, neither did Allaah command His slaves with what He has commanded them due to being in need of them, nor did He prohibit them from what He has prohibited them out of miserliness; rather He commanded them with what is a (source) of righteousness for them and prohibited them from what is a (source) of corruption for them.”

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[Tareequl Hijratayn of Imaam Ibnul (rahimahullaah) 1/219]

The Basis of Justice—Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

Sincerity in religion is the basis of Justice, just as shirk (associating partners with Allaah in His Lordship, in worship and in His Names and Attributes) is great injustice.

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[Al-Fataawa 1/87]

Sin and Disobedience is something common in all the nations-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

Firstly: Sin and disobedience is something common in all the nations.  It is something that has not cease to exist in the world amongst the Children of Aadam regardless of their different social classes; (be it) the common people, the ignorant ones, those who abstain from the worldly things and those desirous of it, the leaders and those under their rule.   This affair of (sin and disobedience) is not something specific to this Ummah of Muhammad, such that (the ummah) and its Prophet are censured as a result of that.

Sin and disobedience does not negate belief in the Messengers, for it can be possible for sin and disobedience to exist alongside belief in the Messengers.  And although disobedience diminishes the perfection and completeness of belief in the Messengers, however it does not negate it.

Secondly: Sins are wiped away through sincere repentance.  Allaah forgives the slave when he turns repentant to Him (Glorified Be), even if his sins fill the heavens and are of a great number.  Allaah said:

قُلۡ يَـٰعِبَادِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَسۡرَفُواْ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمۡ لَا تَقۡنَطُواْ مِن رَّحۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَغۡفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ

”Say: “O ‘Ibaadee (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah, verily Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful’ [39:53]

This is the right of the one who repents because repentance wipes away the sin after it (was committed). Therefore, the one who repents from a sin is like one without that sin.

 And Tawheed wipes away sins, as (mentioned) in the Hadeeth Al-Qudsiy: ‘O Son of Adam, if you were to meet Me with enough sins to fill the earth, then met Me, not associating anything with Me (in worship), I shall meet you with its equivalent in forgiveness.’

Therefore, strong Tawheed wipes away the sins of the Muslims; but if punished for their sins, they will be removed from the fire as a result of their belief in Tawheed.

As for the people of shirk and the disbelievers, their good deeds are nullified as result of the disbelief and shirk they are upon.  They will neither meet their Lord with good deeds in order to obtain safety nor will they be forgiven any of their sins.

Allaah (Glorified Be He) said:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَغۡفِرُ أَن يُشۡرَكَ بِهِۦ وَيَغۡفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٲلِكَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ‌ۚ

‘Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases’ 4:48

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَقَدِمۡنَآ إِلَىٰ مَا عَمِلُواْ مِنۡ عَمَلٍ۬ فَجَعَلۡنَـٰهُ هَبَآءً۬ مَّنثُورًا

‘And We shall turn to whatever deeds they did, and We shall make such deeds as scattered floating particles of dust.’ [25:23]

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[Source: Hidaayatul Hayaaraa Fee Ajwibatil Yahood Wan-Nasaaraa’pg:123-124

Heedless of Allaah and his desires are his god – Shaykh Uthaymeen and Shaykh As-Sa’di

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Uthaymeen warned:

If you see your time and life pass by, and you have not produced anything worthwhile or beneficial, and you do not find any blessing in your time then be wary that the statement of Allah has overcome you:

“And obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, one who follows his own lusts and whose affair (deeds) has been lost.” Al-Kahf: 28 [Ref 1]

And in this ayah is an indication of the importance of the heart’s presence when performing dhikr of Allaah. And that the person who remembers Allah with [only] his tongue and not his heart, [then] the barakah [blessing] is removed from his actions and his time to the extent that his deeds become lost.[Ref 2]

Imam As-Sa’di -rahimahullah- said about this verse in his tafseer. [The one who is] heedless of Allaah then his recompense is that Allah has made him heedless of His remembrance. “Who follows his own lusts” – whatever his soul desires he does and he strives in its attainment, even if it was to his destruction and loss. [If that occurs] then verily he has taken his desires as his god, as Allah the Most High said:

“Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember?” Soorah Al-Jathiya:23[Ref 3]


[Ref 1] http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=123941

[Ref 2] Shaykh Uthaymeen ‘s Tafseer of Soorah Al-Kahf Page 62

Ref 3] Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan by Imam As-Sa’di page 546