it is very important for every muslim to follow quran and to follow the last prophet and after them the rightly guided khalifas and then the tabeyeen and tabetabeyn. i want to tell about salafi manhaj why it is very improtant for every one. we practise islam as the prophet and sahabas has followed if we differ by them then there is a fitnah wnt to no more about manaj plz.
In the verdict of the Permanent Committee, No. 1361 (1/165) there occurs, "Salafiyyah is an ascription to the Salaf, and the Salaf are the Companions of Allaah?s Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and the Imaams of Guidance from the the first three generations (may Allaah be pleased with them), those whose goodness has been testified for by Allaah?s Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam), "The best of people are my generation, then those who follow after them, then those who follow after them, then there will come a people whose testimony will precede their oath and their oath will precede their testimony." Reported by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad and also by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. And "the Salafis" (Salafiyyoon) is the plural of "Salafi", which is an ascription to the Salaf, and its meaning has already preceded. And they are the ones who traverse upon the minhaaj of the Salaf, from amongst the followers of the Book and the Sunnah, those who call to them both, and to acting upon them, as a result of which they are from Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa?ah."
There also occurs in their reply to the question, "I want the explanation of the word ?Salaf? and also who are the Salafis?", the following, "The Salaf [i.e. the Salafis] are Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa?ah, the followers of Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) from amongst the Companions and whoever follows their methodology until the Day of Judgement, and when the Messenger (sallallaaahu alaihi wasallam) was asked about al-Firqah an-Naajiyah (the Saved Sect), he said, "They are those who are upon what I and my companions are upon today?" (Fatwaa No. 6149, 2/164).
Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen states, "Who are the Ahl ul-Athar? They are the ones who follow the aathaar, they follow the Book and the Sunnah and the sayings of the Companions (radiallaahu anhum). And this does not befit any group (firqah) amongst the sects except the Salafiyyeen, those who adhere to the path of the Salaf?" which occurs on the first tape of his explanation of "al-Aqeedat as-Safaareeniyyah".
Likewise the Noble Shaikh stated in Sharh ul-Aqeedat ul-Waasitiyyah (1/123), "...There is no doubt, however, that one of them is truly Ahl us-Sunnah - but which one? Is it the Ash'arees, the Maatureedees or the Salafis? Whichever of them agrees with the Sunnah is considered to be Ahl us-Sunnah, whilst whichever of them opposes is not. So we say: The Salaf are Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah, and this description cannot be true for anyone else besides them? Rather Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah are those who hold to what the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions were upon, and to the aqidah of the Salaf - until the Day of Judgement ? and they are the Salaf."
Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan said, "And the Salaf and whoever follows their way never cease to distinguish between the Salaf and their followers from those who are other than them from the Innovators and Astray Sects, and they call them (i.e. the followers of the Salaf) Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa?ah, the Followers of the Salaf, and their works are full of this, when they refute the sects in opposition to the sect (firqah) of Ahl us-Sunnah and the Followers of the Salaf." (al-Bayaan p.130).
He also said, "And how can making one?s madhhab that of the Salaf be an innovation, an astray innovation?! And how can it be an innovation when it is but the following of the madhhab of the Salaf, and following their madhhab is obligatory by the Book and the Sunnah, and truth and guidance?!" (al-Bayaan p. 156).
And he also said, "And so he described this one sect to be the one that follows the manhaj (methodology) of the Salaf, and which traverses upon it, so he said, "They are those who are upon what I and my companions are upon today?". So he indicated that there is a Salafi Jamaa?ah which has preceded and that there will be a Jamaa?ah which comes after, who will follow the former one in its way and methodology, and that there will be groups in opposition to it and who have been threatened with Hellfire." (al-Bayaan p. 133).
And Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan was also asked, "Is Salafiyyah a hizb (party) from amongst the parties. And is ascribing to them (i.e. the Salafis) a blameworthy thing?"
To which he replied, "As-Salafiyyah (i.e. the Salafis) is the Saved Sect, and they are Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa?ah. It is not a hizb (party) from amongst the various parties, those which are called "parties" today. Rather they are the Jamaa?ah, the Jamaa?ah upon the Sunnah and upon the Deen (religion). They are Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa?ah. The Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said, "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" and he (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) also said, "And this Ummah will split into seventy-three sects, all of them in the Hellfire but one". They said, which one is this O Messenger of Allaah? He replied, "They are those who are upon what I and my companions are upon today". Hence Salafiyyah is a group of people (i.e. the Salafis) upon the madhhab of the Salaf, upon what the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and his companions were upon and it is not a hizb from amongst the contemporary groups present today. Rather it is the very old Jamaa?ah, from the time of the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) which inherits (this way) and continues, and which never ceases to be upon the manifest truth until the establishment of the Hour, as he (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) has informed (us)." (Cassette: "at-Tahdheer min al-Bid?ah" second cassette, delivered as a lecture in Hawtah Sadeer, 1416H).
And Imaam al-Albaani said, "For this reason, we firmly and resolutely believe that every Jamaa?ah whose foundation is not built upon the Book and the Sunnah and the manhaj of the Salaf us-Saalih with a complete and comprehensive study (of that manhaj) which encompasses all the rulings pertaining to Islaam, the large and the small, the foundations and the subsidiary issues, then this Jamaa?ah is not from the Firqah Naajiyah that traverses upon the Straight Path which the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) alluded to in the authentic hadeeth. And when he have also made binding that there are (certainly) many Jamaa?aat (groups) spread throughout the Islamic lands who are upon this particular manhaj, then these groups are not sects (ahzaab), rather they all constitute a single Jamaa?ah whose manhaj is one and whose path is one. And their being separated in the land is not a separation based upon ideology, creed or manhaj but one that is based upon their being in different lands, in opposition to the Jamaa?aat and Ahzaab (sects) who are all in a single land, yet despite that, every sect rejoices with that which is with it (of ideas and methodologies)?" (In ?Fataawaa Shaikh al-Albaani? p.106-114 compiled by Ukkaashah Abdul-Mannaan at-Tiyyi)
The article I have posted makes more sense to me than anything else. I hope you all have read it with a clear mind.
The matter is more serious than most imagine it is. The Ummah WILL get divided into many sects and ONLY ONE is on the right path...the path to Jannah. ONLY AND ONLY ONE. This we know for sure. There are no two opinions about it. We cannot help the Ummah getting divided but we can inshaAllah strive for that which is the truth.
The matter is as serious as this: Our going to heaven or hell depends upon the choice we make in this life. To be among the followers of those who are the saved sect or to blindly follow those whose guarantee our prophet(pbuh) did not give.
I hope this is of help. I hope that atleast some of you who have censured the Salafi Manhaj and its followers will look at it in a different manner.
It is not possible for any Muslim but to be a Salafee, since we have understood that in attaching oneself to the Salaf one has attached himself to that which cannot err.
May Allah guide us to that which is good.
May He grant us Jannathul Firdous
That explanation is found in the practice - for this and for many other aayaahs. He who reads the 'science of Usool' finds that there is 'General and Particular', 'Unrestricted and Restricted' and 'Abrogating and Abrogated' texts - comprehensive words under which come tens if not hundreds of texts, general texts restricted by the Sunnah - and I will not prolong this further in order to answer the rest of the questions.
So those who did not see him are not like his Companions who saw him and heard his words directly and saw how he acted. Today there is a very nice saying which some people are distinguished by - but it would be nicer if put into practice. They say in their speeches and lectures, "that it is upon us to make Islaam take practical shape upon the earth." However, if we do not understand Islaam, and understand it according to the understanding of the Salafus-Saalih, then we cannot put this saying into practice. But those who were able to do that were the Companions of the Messenger (S) due to the two reasons that we have mentioned:
a) That they heard his words directly and therefore their retention of it is better than ours;
b) Then there are affairs which need explanation through his (S) action, and they saw that.
I will give you a very clear example. There are some aayaahs in the Qur'aan which a Muslim cannot understand unless he knows the Sunnah, which explains the Noble Qur'aan, as Allaah ta'aalaa says:
WA ANZALNAA ILAIKADH-DHIKRA LITUBAYYINA LINNAASI MAA NUILA ILAYHIM (We have revealed the Reminder to you in order that you may explain to the people what has been revealed to them).
Allaah ta'aala's saying:
AS-SAARIQU WAS SAARIQATU FAAQTA'OO AIDEEHIMAA. (The male and the female thief: Cut off their hands).
Let us produce the Seebawaih (a great scholar of the 'Arabic language of early times) of this age and let him explain this aayah. Language wise he will not be able to define the 'saariq' (thief) nor the 'yad' (hand). Who is the thief whose 'yad' is to be cut? What is the 'yad' that should be cut? He cannot answer! In the language anyone who steals even an egg is a thief, and the 'yad' goes right up to the shoulder. The answer lies in the aayah mentioned previously : WA ANZALNAA ILAIKADH-DHIKRA. The answer is found in the explanation of the Messenger (S) for the Qur'aan.
I have many times pointed out to our brothers the wisdom of our Lord's attaching in this aayah 'the following of a way other than that of the believers' to 'the opposing of the Messenger', what is the wisdom in that, since even if the aayah did not contain the part about following a way other than that of the believers, then the first part about opposing the Messenger (S) would have been enough to earn the person the evil end mentioned. However, it is not possible that the second part has no relevance, and we seek Allaah's refuge from such a thing. Its wisdom is shown by Imaam Ash-Shaafi'ee's using it as a proof of Ijmaa' - meaning: 'He who takes a way other than that of the Companions'- who are unerring - and they and those who follow them are the Jamaa'ah whom the Messenger of Allaah (S) declared to be the saved sect.
They are those whom it is not permissible to oppose - for one who wishes to be saved from Allaah's punishment on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore the Muslims have to be aware today, who are the Muslims mentioned in this aayah? And then, what is the wisdom in Allaah's intending the Salafus-Saalih and those who follow them? The answer has preceeded and is, in brief, that they are the Companions who were present when the revelation came down, and who took it direct from the mouth of the Messenger (S). They saw the Messenger (S) living among them following the revealed rulings of the Qur'aan, many of whom were explained by his (S) sayings.
However, the later peoples do not have this excellence - that they heard the Qur'aan and the Sunnah direct from his mouth - nor did they see how he (S) followed the texts of the Qur'aan and the Sunnah his practice, and from the wisdom is his (S) saying: "Being informed is not like seeing for yourself."
PART 2 OF THE ARTICLE:
Thus if we understand this meaning of the 'Salafees' and that they attach themselves to the Salaf- and that if the Muslim clings to that which the Salaf were upon - then here we come to the second matter:
That after this is understood, it is not possible for any Muslim but to be a Salafee, since we have understood that in attaching oneself to the Salaf one has attached himself to that which cannot err. This is taken from the hadeeth: "My Ummah will not unite upon error," and it is not correct to refer this to the people of later ages; those present today.
In addition to that is the ahaadeeth referring to what happened to the previous peoples - the Jews and the Christians - and what will befall the Muslims, regarding splitting into sects, saying: "The Jews split into seventy-one sects and the Christians into seventy-two, and my Ummah will split into seventy-three sects. All of them are in the Fire except one." The Companions said, "Who are they, O Messenger of (S)?" He (S) replied "They are the Jamaa'ah." This shows who is meant in the previous hadeeth "My Ummah will not unite upon error" since they are the saved sect, along with those who have their outlook and follow them.
Those Salafus-Saaliheen are those whom Allaah has warned us against opposing them or against following a way other than theirs, saying:
If anyone contend with the Messenger even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming to men of faith, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land him in Hell - what an evil refuge! [Sooratun-Nisaa aayah 115]
dis is fr all righ-minded muslms, who r not guided by ego n pride..to understand wat is writtn without any pre-conceived notions
Plz read all the parts of the article.
It made everything simple n clear 2 me n i hope it does the same fr bros n sisters.
Make ur own choice
I will say a true word after which no Muslim can argue after the truth appears to him.Firstly, the Salafee da'wah is an ascription to what? 'Salafee' is an ascription to the 'Salaf' (pious predecessors), so we have to know who the Salaf are and then what this ascription means and its importance as regards its meaning and implication.
Salaf are the people of the first three generations whom the Messenger of Allaah (S) declared to be good in the authentic and mutawaatir hadeeth recorded in al- Bukhaaree and Muslim and others from a group of the Companions that he said: "The best of people is my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them.", i.e the first three generations. So the Salafees attach themselves to the Salaf, and if we know the meaning of 'Salaf' and 'Salafee' then we should bear two things in mind.
That this attachment is not to a single person or persons, as is the case with other Jamaa'ahs present in the Muslim world. This is not an attachment to a person or even tens of people, but to that which will not err, since it is impossible that the Salaf would unite upon error, as opposed to the people of later times, since with regard to the later generations, there is no text speaking in their favour. Rather, in general, they are spoken ill of in the end of the previous hadeeth: "Then there will come a people who give witness and their witness is not asked for...", and in other ahaadeeth there occurs: "A group of my Ummah will not cease to be upon the truth.."
So this is a praise for them but a censure of the rest since the praise is for a particular small group. Linguistically, 'Taa'ifah' is used to refer to a single person or more.
Samiyas post makes sense, also i wonder howmuch we ourselves know and follow deen to understand what is right and wrong. I feel it takes a lot of patience, time and purity of itention to understand Islam.
Salaamu Alaikum to you all I am a new member and was just reading some of the post and would like to be a reminder to the believers. Allahu (SWT)says that when you speak, bring fourth you proofs and evidences. I don't see anywhere on here where someone has brought fourth their proofs because for a person that doesnt understand about the salafiyyah minhaj they would be lost. When speaking speak from the book of Allah and his sunnah (hadiths) Give the people your proofs of where you got your evidence to support what you are saying. Please remeber to fear Allahu ta'ala with your tongues. Insha Allah and may Allah have mercy on us all AMEEN. And in whatsoever you differ, the decision thereof is with Allah (He is the ruling Judge). (And say O Muhammad SAW to these polytheists:) Such is Allah, my Lord in Whom I put my trust, and to Him I turn in all of my affairs and in repentance.
Brothers and sister in Islam, when you talk about a subject is would be best that you have knowledge about that subject.
Salafija are the Ehli Sunah Wel Jemmah.
Sister sab_sab01 has explained it very well that salafija (abbreviation of Salafu Salih)is following the our rightly guided predecessors that are: The prophet alejhi salam his Companions, the Tabiin, Tabitabiin and those who followed them in goodness.
The term Salaf is not a new term, the early scolars would use that term to refer to the Prophet alejhi salam and his Companions.
To know more about Salafija inshallah there is a topic which I have created here so inshallah have a look at that topic and inshallah you will see that they are following the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the prophet alejhi salam.
Don't listen to the enemies of Islam calling them as Wehabi or whatever, because Sheik Abdul Wehab was a very respected scholar, he only revived the Sunnah of the Prophet alejhi salam. Allah made him a reason to revive the Sunah at a time when most of the muslims in the Arabic peninsula were worshiping graves, and associating partners to Allah. If Allah had not send this person to revive the Islam (the sunnah) maybe now we would have had the Arabs and most of the Ummah worshiping graves.
And don't forget that the people who are upon the salafija do not take knowledge only form Sheik Abdul Wehab they take from all the Scholars that are Upon te Sunnah. They take from all four Imams, from Ibn Tejemija, Ibn Kathir, ibn Kudame, Ibnul Kajim Al-Jauzija and so many other scholars who followed the Sunnah of the Prophet alejhi salam and his Companions.
"If you go to Mecca to the Haram you cannot see the name of Muhammad (saws) on the walls everywhere it says Allah. In medina same only the wall the ottomans build has his name and of the 4 caliphs(May Allah be pleased with them all) Allah says in the quran if I had not created Muhammad(saws) I would not have created anything".
Assalam Alaikum ,
I wonder how a good observer could miss the great expansion of the Madinah Mosque !!
True love of the Holy Prophet PBUH should be expressed by teaching , following , spreading and defending his sunnah rather than hanging plates with His name or celebrating EID MILAD ( having fun , singing and eating ) and forget MUHAMMED PBUH for the whole year.
PLEASE QUOTE US THE VERSE .
I CAN QUOTE YOU ONE THAT TELLS ALLAH HAS CREATED JINN AND INS TO WORSHIP ALLAH.
Assalam Alaikum Wa RahmatuAllah Wa Barakatuh , I am not here to make a fatwa but I would like to say that I agree with some parts of o2004's comments.
I am astonished to find all these harsh words thrown at "salafies" , I wonder where have you people come with all this nonsense from , I do not know what they have done out there , but here in saudi arabia nothing is wrong with them and no body is hurt by them.
There is a saying in arabic " fadhi ye3mil nafsoh qadhi " means the person who is free and has nothing else to do would make a judge from himself , as this is the easiest thing , requires nothing more than moving the tongue while moving the tongue carelessly is the reason of entering the hell as the Prophet PBUH said. ( Of course making a social-worker from himself will require hard work and big efforts ).
HERE , SALAFI , is a term derived from the arabic word SALAF meaning past applied in the religion to the Holy Prophet PBUH, SAHABAH , ATBA'A & ATBA'A AL-TABEEN and whoever followed them.
Being a salafi means to follow the salaf(explained above) and Quran & Sunnah.
Since Imam or shaikh Muhammed Bin Abdul-Wahhab was the one whom Allah meant to revive Islam in the Arabian Peninsula, his followers were called wahhabis.
You people must know that Islam as a religion consists of Aqeedah and Ibaadah , the four Imams have one Aqeedah but only differ in Rules concerning the Ibadah (Fiq'h). So salafis and wahabis have the same Aqeedah of the Imams and follow the Fiq'h of Imam Ahmed Bin Humbl.
I can understand that you people may have experienced individually something different but might be with those who are donkeys claiming being horses : )
THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES , AGREED UPON BY ALL MUSLIM SCHOLARS OF AHL AL-SUNNAH WA AL-JAMA'AH , OF DECLARING A PERSON OR A SECT. NON-MUSLIM ( KAFIR ) or as some people say ( SENDING TO HELL ), READ THEM PLEASE .
REMEMBER SALAFI MANHAJ MEANS MANHAJ OF SALAF (EXPLAINED-ABOVE).
eudu the head of them (Binlahiminesseytanirrajim)
I want to remind you people that salafiya or wahabiya was made by the english they bought an imam and created this evil.
round 1800 at that time the ottoman empire had control of the islamic world. When these people showed up. The ottoman Sultan ordered them to be brought to Topkapi and have them executed. Because of idiotic things they claimed about islam. Dont forget they say prophet muhammad is not important Allah is important. If you go to Mecca to the Haram you cannot see the name of Muhammad (saws) on the walls everywhere it says Allah. In medina same only the wall the ottomans build has his name and of the 4 caliphs(May Allah be pleased with them all) Allah says in the quran if I had not created Muhammad(saws) I would not have created anything.
also how come muslim are gonna follow a ideology which has no connections with the tabiien nor with the sahabas. in 1800 there where no companions left to talk to. while the mazhabs (4 branches
in islam) where established while sahabes were around to ask them. As our beloved prophet (Saws) said : my companions are like the stars which one you follow will guide you to the straight path.
At the time they tried to kill the prophet Iblis(seytan) may Allah curse him endlessly.came to the chief of the meccans and said Muhammad is there I know where he is. the chiefs didnot believe him he called him self Naji. And the wahabis selefies know him by the name Scheik Naji. While Imam Ibn Arabi explained that scheik naji is actually seytan him self. the Wahabis say that Ibn Arabi is seytan. Ibn Arabi told the truth. go figure.
The only true islam is within the Ahle sunna wal Jemaah(4 mazhabs) the rest hellfire................
please read my other post aswell by using search.about divisons and sects in islam.
i respect all divsions etc as evry1 is a muslim.but i dont lik eit when one sect say they are correct.
islam was completed by the prophet (PBUH). during his own life time whilst islam was not complete etc a splinter group(called kawjee, i cant spell?) split up from the prophet...calling the selves salfi ...althouh they followed the prophet etc they was slighly wrong.then the Prophet (PBUH) said. that islam will be split into 73 sects and only one will be the true one.after the prophets death etc and by that time the salfi realsied what they did wrong,and they stoped upto the third generation.but now a days the salfi is re-braneded ,it is a splinter group sect of sunni/sunna wal jamat etc the believe in ( a form of sufism aswell).
such a very importent matter, WE SHOULD DISCUSS THE ACTUAL PROBLEMS, and for this v hv to hunt the actuality, actuality is not that the UNITED KUFAR is doing all this but the actuality isthat the UNITED CAPITALISTS doing all this in Iraq for Oil, in afghanistan to make a base for the waters of arabean sea, to watch china and iran who might be tehre next target. The actual problem is not only for MUSLIMS it is for other religion too, Capitalists dont have any religion they are committed to increase there wealth, weither in any shape.... So, we dont hv to watch the pple on board, v should chase the ppl on back.. Bush and Blaire are not everything, there are some policymaker some big capitalists who made bush and blaire first then use them for there cause.... Not only the muslims are suffring from terrorism but each and every one in this world is unsafe now a days... so please dont blame christians or jews or hindus.... The one who is terrorist has no religion, he is only a BAD... We should sort out the BAD ones and remove them, weither they are in the shape of a humenbein or in the shape of a policy or a group of ppl or a country..........