Tag: Salafi

The one who says “The Methodology of the Salaf is not Fit for Modern Times” – Shaykh Fawzaan

What do we say to some who people claim that the Methodology of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah is not suitable in these times?

The one who holds that the Methodology of the Salaf as-Saalih (pious predecessors) is not fit for these times, then this one is astray, guiding others astray. The methodology of the pious predecessors is the Methodology and Way which we were commanded to follow by Allah until the establishment of the Hour.

The prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allah upon him) said,

Indeed whosoever from among you lives (a long time) will see much differing, so (when you see this) it is upon to you adhere to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided caliphs after me, hold on to it and bite onto it with your molar teeth. (1)

This was an address to this nation (and it remains valid) until the establishment of the Hour. This demonstrates to us that it’s a must to proceed upon the Methodology of the Salaf and that it is suitable for all places and all times.

Allah – The Most High – said, 

وَالسَّابِقُونَ الْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَانٍ رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ (100)

And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajiroon (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansaar (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhajiroon) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him (At-Tawbah: 100)

وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَان

and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith).

This comprises the Ummah until the establishment of the Hour, therefore it is obligatory upon the Ummah to follow the Methodology of Muhajiroon and Ansaar. 

Imam Malik (rahimahullah) said, 

“Nothing will rectify the latter part of this nation, except that which rectified it’s beginning.”

Whoever wants to separate the Ummah from the Pious Predecessors (in reality) he desires evil for the Muslims. He desires to change Islam, he desires the occurrence of innovations and violations (of the sound religion and methodology), this person should be rejected and his “proofs” should be refuted and his evil warned against. 

It is a must to adhere to the methodology of the Salaf, taking them as an example, it’s required to proceed upon their methodology and that (requirement) is present in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (Allah’s Peace and Blessings upon him) as we have mentioned.

So whoever desires to cut the khalaf (successors) of the Ummah from their Salaf (predecessors) then he is a person causing corruption in the lands, it is an obligation to reject his statement and to refute his speech, and to warn from him. 

The ones who this evil statement is known from are the Shia and those who agree with them, those who misguide others, so no attention is paid to them.

Al-Muntaqa min Fataawa Al-Fawzan vol.1 pgs. 499-500

Responsibilities That Make You Upright & Spread the Daw’ah – Shaykh Rabee (Allah preserve him).

The salafi bears a responsibility; upon him is to study (beneficial) knowledge, to study the books of the salaf, the belief of the salaf, their exegesis of the Quran and their explanations of the messenger’s hadeeth (alayhis salaatu was salaam), so that he is grounded in (beneficial) knowledge, whilst he truthfully calls to Allah with knowledge and insight.

He (The Most High) said,

قُلْ هَٰذِهِۦ سَبِيلِىٓ أَدْعُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ ۚ عَلَىٰ بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَا۠ وَمَنِ ٱتَّبَعَنِى ۖ وَسُبْحَٰنَ ٱللَّهِ وَمَآ أَنَا۠ مِنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ

Say, “This is my way; I invite to Allah with insight, I and those who follow me. And exalted is Allah; and I am not of those who associate others with Him.” (12:108)

Meaning, I (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) and my true followers, call to Allah with sure sighted insight; ie upon knowledge.

The caller to ignorance (misguidance, evil, innovations), such as the callers of misguidance and innovation – they are ignoramuses, ignorant of the path of truth and the (correct) call to Allah; they call to falsehood.

The people of innovation and misguidance call to falsehood, even if they are characterised as having knowledge, and even if they have certificates, then they are (still) ignoramuses, just as some of the salaf said, ‘a scholar has never brought about an innovation, rather innovations are only brought about by the ignorant ones, even if they call themselves scholars, then they are (still) ignorant.’

So learn and study the Book of Allah, and the Sunnah of the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa salam), study the Oneness of Allah (The Blessed & Most High).

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our, Prophet Muhammad, his family and his companions.

Nafahaat al-Huda wal-Eemaan min Majaalis al-Qur’aan of Shaykh Rabee (Hafidahullah) Pg 69

The Distinguishing Signs of the People of Sunnah – Shaykh Saaleh al Fawzan

ًQuestion: Eminent Shaykh, this questioners asks: “What are the distinguishing signs of Ahlu Sunnah wal jamaa’ah?”

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, all praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds and peace and salutation be up on our prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

The distinguishing signs of the People of Sunnah are many – and all praises and thanks be to Allah.

The most distinguishing being: Acting upon the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and the soundness of their creed from ideological deviations and the deviations that some sects have been exposed to.

Ahlu Sunnah wal jamaa’ah are upright, upon the Book and the Sunnah. They act upon what the preferred generations were upon; the companions, tabi’een and those who followed them in righteousness. In accordance with the statement of the Prophet’s saying: “Upon you is my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs, cling to it and bite onto it with your molar teeth, and be aware of newly invented matters, for every newly invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is a misguidance”

They act upon the Book and Sunnah and what the Salaf of this ummah were upon. They avoid Innovation and newly invented matters, they avoid false misinterpretations of the names and attributes [of Allah]. They affirm the names and attributes [of Allah], in accordance to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, peace be upon him, they do not distort, make resemblance or negate [the names and attributes of Allah] as Allah says: “There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.” (Ash-Shura 42:11)

5 Day Study Workshop in Manchester: An Introduction to Al Qayrawaaniyya | Dr Abdulilah Lahmami

5 Day Study Workshop in Manchester

An Introduction to Al Qayrawaaniyya

of Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawaani [310-389]
With the explanation of Sh. Saalih B. Fawzaan

Taught by Dr Abdulilah Lahmami

Detailed work covering faith, jurisprudence and character, belief in Allah, His Names and Attributes, the Quran, seeing Allah, punishment of the grave and events, the Divine Decree and more!

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3 Week Series Starts Fri 22nd December – Important Questions About The Salafi Methodology – Abu Humaid Saalim

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem

This Friday, 22nd December 8pm will be the beginning of a 3 week series revolving around the Salafi Methodology. Ustaadh Abu Humaid will be answering, common and important, questions from our community. By the permission of Allah removing any doubts or misconceptions people may have regarding this blessed dawah.

Live Lecture: Whoever Allah Wants Good For He Gives Him Fiqh of The Religion

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Lesson Carrying the theme of having the correct understanding of matters, issues in the religion.

📆 Friday 30th June


👤 Abu Humayd Saalim Ahmed (Graduate of Jaami’at (Universtity) ul-Imam Riyadh)

🏡 Salafi Centre
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M8 9DA

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Wednesday Lesson: Explanation of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) of Shaykh Fawzaan – Abu Humayd Saalim

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📆 Starts Wednesday 5th July – Weekly

7:30pm UK TIME

👤 Abu Humayd Saalim Ahmed (Graduate of Jaami’at (Universtity) ul-Imam Riyadh)

🏡 Salafi Centre
2 Dudley Street
M8 9DA

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🚪 Brothers and Sisters all welcome!

All Previous Lectures will be uploaded onto http://www.learnaboutislam.co.uk

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When The Salafis Are United – Al Imaam Rabee ibn Haadi Al Madkhalee

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Al Imaam Ash Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadi Al Madhkalee – May Allah Preserve Him – said:

“Nowadays when they (i.e. opponents of the Salafi Methodology) see the Salafis united and aiding one another upon birr and taqwa; just as Allah commanded, they say, ” look at these (hizbiyoon)illegal partisans!”

This is Tamyee (i.e. a statement aimed at diluting the salafi methodology ) and an empty (speech)

Coming together is either for the sake of falsehood, so it is the party of shaytaan, or it is (done) for the sake of truth, then it is the party of the Most Merciful.”


المجموع 474/14

The Salafis are not perfect – Ash Shaykh Rabee bin Haadi Al Madkhalee

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Imaam Rabee bin Haadi Al Madkhalee – May Allah preserve him – said:

“Indeed the Salafis are not infallible and free from falling into error. However they are the people of Truth, people of Sunnah and the best of mankind in Aqeedah; Manhaj; Religion; Manners; Dealings (with the people) and Knowledge.”

المجموع – (115/10)

Who are Ahlul Hadith – Shaykh Rabee’ b. Haadi

Excerpts from the full article – taken from Salafipublications.

  • They are those who proceed upon the way of the Companions and those who followed them in righteousness, in clinging to the Book and the Sunnah, biting onto that with their molar teeth, and letting them (i.e., the Qur’aan and the Sunnah) take precedence over any statement or code and conduct – whether in belief, or acts of worship such as dealings and transactions, mannerisms, politics or social life…


  • They are those who are observant and lie in wait for every group that has deviated from the way of Islaam, like the Jahmees and the Mu’tazilees and the Khawaarij and the Rawaafidh and the Murji’ah and the Qadriyyah and all of those who have deviated from the way of Allaah and have followed their desires in every time and place – they not affected by the reproach of the blamers, in the cause of Allaah
  • They are the group that the Messenger of Allaah has praised and commended in his saying, “There will not cease to be a group from my Ummah manifest and upon the truth not being harmed by those who forsake them neither by those who oppose them until the hour is established.” [1]
  • They are the Saved Sect firm upon that which the Messenger and his Companions were upon, those who have been distinguished and defined by the Messenger of Allaah when he mentioned that this Ummah shall divide into seventy three sects all going to the Hell-fire except one and it was said, “Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “They are those who are upon that which I and my Comapnions are upon.”
  • And this is not something we say in exageration or a mere claim, but verily we speak a reality that the text of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah bears witness to, which history bears witness to, and to which their (i.e., the Ahlul-Hadeeth’s) statements, their state of affairs, their writings and works also bear witness to. They are those who put before their eyes the statement of Allaah: And hold fast, all of you together, to the rope of Allaah. [2]….


  • They are the most staunch in distancing themselves from opposing the command of the Messenger and the most distant from fitnah…


Full article here: http://www.spubs.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=SLF01&articleID=SLF010003&articlePages=1