I’ve seen “so-called Salafis” do at least 5 of these on Tumblr Subhana’allah . May Allah guide us all and give us tawfeeq to practice the true characteristics of the Salaf. Ameen.
WHAT IS NOT FROM SALAFIYYAH – Translation of Recent tweets by Sh. Muhammad Umar Saalim Baazmul
WHAT IS NOT FROM SALAFIYYAH
translation of recent tweets by Sh. Muhammad Umar Saalim Baazmul
1) Taking (knowledge) from just anyone without first looking at their situation in dealing with the Sunnah is not from the methodology of the Salaf. It used to be said: “Indeed this knowledge is religion so look at who you take your religion from.”
2) Treating the mistakes of the people of Sunnah like the mistakes of the people of innovation is not from the methodology of the Salaf, for verily every son of Adam is prone to many mistakes. The methodology of a man is to be looked at and his mistake is dealt with upon that basis.
3) Partisanship, making pacts and secret gathering in exclusion to the rest of the people is not from the methodology of the Salaf. It has been reported that: “Whenever you see those who congregate in the masjid in exclusion to the people, then know that they are upon misguidance.”
4) It is not from the methodology of the Salaf to incite the people against the rulers and instigate them to rebel, demonstrate, revolt or publicly criticize them, their ministers or appointees.
5) It is not from the methodology of the Salaf to abandon the seeking of mandatory knowledge and neglect seeking recommended knowledge.
6) It is not from the methodology of the Salaf to attack the scholars, speak against them, to disavow their knowledge and books and to call to burning, destroying and not referencing them due to a mere mistake they fell into.
7) Blind allegiance to opinions and overestimating them is not from the methodology of the Salaf. They used to say: “My view is correct and can possibly be wrong and what my opponent is upon is wrong but may possible be right.”
8) Animosity on account of the mere occurrence of differing is not from the methodology of the Salaf. They used to differentiate in that regard according to a man’s circumstance and the reality of the issue. Differing along with a pure intention doesn’t ruin the love in any case.
9) It isn’t from the methodology of the Salaf to restrict the religion in one issue such as that whoever agrees with me is Salafi and whoever disagrees with me isn’t Salafi. Salafiyyah is a methodology not a single issue.
10) Blind following and blind allegiance without evidence is not from the methodology of the Salaf.
11) It is not from the methodology of the Salaf to revile the Sahabah, even just one of them.
12) Involving oneself and delving into fitnah is not the methodology of the Salaf. Rather they avoided and warned against it.
13) Falling into division, differing and mutual hatred is not from methodology of the Salaf. Their slogan was: Do not hate one another and do not abandon one another and be brothers oh slaves of Allah.
14) Innovation and invention is not from the methodology of the Salaf. Their slogan was: Follow and do not innovate for you have been sufficed, and the affair of old is binding upon you.
15) Knowing the truth because of men is not from the methodology of the Salaf such as that anything that came from so and so must be true. Rather, their slogan was: know the truth and you will know its people, know the truth and you will be from its people.
16) Seeking popularity and elevation over people is not from the methodology of the Salaf. For verily loving to be manifested breaks the backs of people and when a youth is given leadership he misses out on abundant goodness.
17) Being concerned with purely intellectual sciences is not from the methodology of the Salaf. Their knowledge was only what Allah said, what the Prophet – صلى الله عليه وسلم – said and what the Sahabah said.
18) It is not from the methodology of the Salaf to be silent from advising regarding Allah, His Messenger, His Book, the rulers of the muslims and their masses.
19) Over-inclination to the world and leaving off working for the hereafter is not from the methodology of the Salaf.
20) It is not from the methodology of the Salaf to utilize every verse and hadeeth as evidence until the verse is understood precisely and until the hadeeth is a sunnah that was followed.
21) Exultation above the creation is not from the methodology of the Salaf. They were callers to good, gentleness and mercy.
Post Courtesy: Umar Quinn @AbooSuhailah (hafidhahullaah)
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May Allaah aid the salafiyoon in Dammaj. I’ve just been updated on the situation and it’s so heartbreaking. At the moment we are trying to contact various people currently in Dammaj. SubhnaAllaah. Umm Abdillaah’s husband confirmed that many people died.
May Allaah give success to ahlul Sunnah against their wretched enemy, aameen thumma aameen.
“The believer who mixes with the people and endures their annoyances is better than the one who does not mix with them and does not endure their annoyances.”
[Related by Ibn Maajah with a good chain of narrators. At-Tirmidhi reported this hadeethwithout mentioning the Companion]
Shiekh Saalih ibn Fouzaan al-Fouzaan, may Allaah preserve him, explains this noble hadeeth by saying:
“At-Tirmidhi reported this hadeeth without mentioning the Companion,” the absence of knowing the Companion isn’t an issue because all of them are upright and trustworthy even if they aren’t mentioned by name. This doesn’t do any harm in the science of hadeeth.
This hadeeth is about isolation and intermingling with the people. A person is sociable by nature as it has been said meaning that he cannot live alone by himself without any interaction with the creation. He needs the people and they need him likewise. However if there is evil or those who you are mixing with are upon evil, is it correct to isolate yourself from them or mingle with them?
The Messenger, may Allaah bless him and grant him peace, explained in this hadeeththat “The believer who mixes with the people and endures their annoyances…” This is the condition that he endures their harm and annoyances “is better than the one who does not mix with them adn does not endure their annoyances.” If your mixing with the people brings about rectification, inviting to Allaah, teaching the people good, commanding what is right, forbidding what is wrong, etc then this interaction is recommended.
Allaah says: “O my son! Aqim-is-Salat (perform As-Salat), enjoin (people) for Al-Ma’ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all that is good), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief in the Oneness of Allah, polytheism of all kinds and all that is evil and bad), and bear with patience whatever befall you. Verily! These are some of the important commandments ordered by Allah with no exemption.” [31:17]
And He says: “By Al-’Asr (the time).Verily! Man is in loss,Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma’ruf) which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar) which Allah has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allah’s Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad, etc.).” [103:1-3]
So the one who mixes with the people, corrects them, calls to Allaah, commands the good and forbids the evil, teaches the ignorant, aids the needy, reconciles between the people is better than the one who stays away.
The one who isolates himself escapes the harm and evil of the people however the one who mixes with them and endures their harms is better. This is the explanation of this matter of interaction and isolation from the people. If mixing with them will result in good then it’s better than isolation.
But if mixing with the people is going to result in the person being affected negatively by them and not positively affecting them, then isolation is best in this scenario.”
[Translated from: ‘Tasheelul Ilmaam bi fiqhil Ahaadeeth min Bulooghil Maraam’ by Sheikh Saalih al-Fouzaan|Translated by: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim]
One of the main issues is that a man follows the Salaf in all religious matters tawhid, worship, trading and everything else. In addition, he should not debate and argue. Debates and disputes locks the door to the truth. They get a person to speak and fight for their own sake. It goes so far that even if the truth would have been made clear to him, you will see how he either denies it or distort it to support his own opinion and to force the opponent to embrace his opinion. If you see your brother debating and disputing when the truth is clear and he does not want to follow it, you should flee from him in the same way as you flee from a lion. Tell him that you have nothing more than that to say to him, and let him be.
[Sheikh Muhammad bin Salih bin ‘Uthaymîn, Sharh Hilyah Talib-ul-‘Ilm, p. 28]
Ash shaykh Al Allaamah Muqbil ibn Hadee al Wadi’ee Rahimahullaah said:
“Our Daw’ah and our ’Aqeedah is more beloved to us than our own selves, our wealth and our offspring. So we are not prepared to part with it for gold nor silver. We say this so that no one may have hope in buying out our Daw’ah, nor should he think that it is possible for him to purchase it from us for deenaar or dirham.”
Tarjumah Abee ’Abdur-Rahmaan Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee (p. 135-142) also: (point 17 of our da’wah)