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When do we say that a common person is not a Salafee?
ANSWER by Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee, well-known scholar and retired professor from the Islaamic University of Al-Madeenah
The common person, like the average raafidhee, or the average soofee, or their likes from the people of partisanship, if he affirms their ideas and he follows them, befriending people for their sake, and opposing the Salafees for example, then he is from them.
But if he is not active (doing the aforementioned), and he is a person who accepts the Truth, then he is to be advised and taught the Salafee manhaj. There should be no rush in judging him. But if he is active with them and accepts their ideas as I have mentioned, then he is from them.
Other than this, the ordinary person who does not understand what they are on, the one who holds no animosity or stance against the Salafee position, such a person should be dealt with patiently, taught, and advised. There should be no rush in judging him.
This was translated exclusively for bakkah.net from a cassette recording with the knowledge and permission of the shaykh, file no. AARM001, dated 1423/7/23.
سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك
أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت
أستغفرك وأتوب إليك