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yasin3683
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The Obligation to Distinguish one's Islam, and Its Proofs!

Question: Why do I have to call myself "Salafee?" Please clarify.  

Answer by Abu Khadijah (hafidhahullaah): I don't say that you have to call yourself "Salafee" and the majority of ahlul-'ilm and the scholars of the past and present didn't say you have to call yourself "Salafee", but they do say: it is obligatory to distinguish your Islam. Distinguishing [your Islam] is what is important. Because many of the Salaf of this Ummah didn't call themselves "Salafee," but they said, "I am Atharee," or "Ashabul-Hadeeth," or "Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah" to distinguish the people of truth from the people of falsehood.

This distinction between the people of truth and the people of falsehood is something that is obligatory. And the people may say, "Where is this distinction made in the Qur`an and the Sunnah?"

Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam) said:
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Bada Al-Islamu ghariban wa sa ya-'udhu ghariban kama bada`aa fa tooba lil ghuraba (Islam began as something strange and it will return strange as it began, so glad tidings for the strangers).


And the term that the Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam) used here was ghuraba (strangers). The Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam) did not say Islam began as something strange and it will return strange as it began, so glad tidings be upon the Muslims. He did not say "Muslims" because they were known to be Muslims. But what he mentioned was tooba lil ghuraba. [Glad tidings to] the strangers.

So therefore it is clear that the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam) used these statements.

Even in the hadith of the 73 sects. What did the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam) say? When he mentioned that this Ummaah will divide into 73 sects. [He said:]
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Kulluha fi nar ila wahida wa hiya al Jama'ah. (All of them into the fire except one and it is the Jama'ah.)


He did not say, "It is the Muslims." He used the term "Jama'ah."

And in the narration of Abu Ummamah (radiallaahu 'anhu), he (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam) said:
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"they are Sawaadul a'dham (the main body)." He did not say Muslims; he mentioned them with the term Sawaadul a'dham (the main body)."


So [Ghuraba], Jama'ah, Sawaadul a'dham.

And likewise in the narration of Al-Mugheerah bin Shu'bah, the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam) said:
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"La tazalu ta`ifatu min ummati dhahirina hata yu'tihim amrullaah wa hum dhahirun (There will never cease to be a group of my Ummaah ta`ifa manifestly upon the truth...)."
He used the term ta`ifa, manifestly upon the truth. So the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam) mentioned another term - ta`ifa tul mansura (Aided Sect).

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So these distinctions are reported in the hadith of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam), who made distinctions between the generality of the Muslims and the Muslims who are upon the truth.
  

And that's why you find recorded by Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) and many of the books of the Salaf (rahimahumullaah) [that] Ibn 'Abbas (radiallaahu 'anhuma) said [in his tafsir] concerning the aya [On the Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) when some faces will become white and some faces will become black; as for those whose faces will become black (to them will be said): "Did you reject Faith after accepting it? Then taste the torment (in Hell) for rejecting Faith." (Aali 'Imraan 3:106)]:

"Taswaddu Wujooh: Ahlul-Bid'ah; wa Tabyaddu Wujooh: Ahlus-Sunnati wal-Jamaa'ah (Some faces that Day will be dark and they are Ahlul-Bid'ah, and some faces that Day will be white and they are Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah).  
  
This is from Ibn 'Abbas himself, the companion of Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihin wa sallam).

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So we say that it is obligatory to distinguish - and the term of distinction in our times is "Salafi." Do I say it is obligatory to call yourself "Salafi"? No,but you must distinguish your da'wah. Your da'wah must be distinct. It must be clear, with one of the titles that Ahlul-'ilm have used or [still] use.



Source" A Conference "State of the Ummah: Causes of Weakness and Means of Revival" earlier in the year (1430 H) in London.

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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I am asking for further clarification on the topic of distinguishing one's Islam. If the the previous generations of scholars did not call themselves "salafee," then why is it not sufficient to say "I am a Muslim who obeys the book of Allah (SWT,the Holy Quran, and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS), to distinguish one's Islam?"

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The great scholar (and former Mufti of Saudi Arabia) 'Abdul-'Aziz bin 'Abdullaah bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) was asked: What do you say about someone who calls himself "Salafi" and "Athari"? Is he praising himself (i.e. tazkiyah)?

He [Shaikh Ibn Baaz] replied:
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"If he is truthful in that he is an Athari (follower of the narrations) or a Salafi (follower of the Salaf), then there is nothing wrong with this, as this is what the Salaf [rahimahumullaah] would do, since they would say, 'So and so is Salafi...So and so is Athari.' This is a tazkiya (recommendation) that is required. It is a tazkiyah that is obligatory."
  


[From a lecture called "The Right of the Muslim" recorded in Taa'if on 1/16/1413H]

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah

BaarakAllaahu feekum.  

Abu Khadeejah [from the first post] did not say: the previous generations of scholars did not call themselves "salafi"  

Rather he said:
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Because many of the Salaf of this Ummah didn't call themselves "Salafee," but they said, "I am Atharee," or "Ashabul-Hadeeth," or "Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah" to distinguish the people of truth from the people of falsehood.


Meaning not all of the Salaf called each other "Salafi"; some of them, yes, did call each other "Salafi," while others called each other "Athari" or "Ashabul-Hadith" or "Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah."

In addition, Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu 'alayhi wassallam) told his daughter Fatima,
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"...I am a blessed Salaf for you."
(Bukhari, Muslim)

So the best of mankind called himself a "Salaf." In shaa` Allaah, that is clear, baarakAllaahu fikum.


The two posts which bookend your question have some of the answers/clarifications to your question. Shaikh Al-Albanee (rahimahullaah) previously answered the last part of your question by saying to the one who asked him similiar:
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"Do you find any of those [people of bid'ah] whom we have just mentioned by way of example saying, 'I am a Muslim who is not upon the Book and the Sunnah?'" Who is the one who says, 'I am not upon the Book and the Sunnah?'"


Here is a transcript of that highly beneficial exchange between Shaikh al-Albanee (rahimahullaah) and that questioner from various sources:

Allaah Has Named us "Muslims," So Why call ourselves "Salafi"?

This doubt was very beautifully answered by Imaam al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) in his discussion with someone on this subject, recorded on the cassette entitled "I am Salafi." Here is a presentation of the vital parts of it:

Shaikh al-Albaanee: "When it is said to you, 'What is your madhhab', what is your reply?"

Questioner: "A Muslim."

Shaikh al-Albaanee: "This is not sufficient!"

Questioner: "Allaah has named us Muslims" and he recited the saying of Allaah Most High, "He is the one who has called you Muslims beforehand." (al-Hajj 22:78)

Shaikh al-Albaanee: "This would be a correct answer if we were in the very first times (of Islaam) before the sects had appeared and spread. But if we were to ask, now, any Muslim from any of these sects with which we differ on account of 'aqeedah, his answer would not be any different to this word. All of them - the Shi'ite Rafidi, the Khaariji, the Nusayri Alawi - would say, "I am a Muslim." Hence, this is not sufficient in these days."

Questioner: "In that case I say, I am a Muslim upon the Book and the Sunnah."

Shaikh al-Albaanee: "This is not sufficient either."

Questioner: "Why?"

Shaikh al-Albaanee: "Do you find any of those whom we have just mentioned by way of example saying, 'I am a Muslim who is not upon the Book and the Sunnah?" Who is the one who says, 'I am not upon the Book and the Sunnah?'"

[At this point, the Shaikh began explaining in detail the importance of being upon the Book and the Sunnah with the understanding of the Salaf us-Saalih (righteous predecessors).]  

Questioner: "In that case, I am a Muslim upon the Book and the Sunnah with the understanding of the Salaf us-Saalih."

Shaikh al-Albaanee: "When a person asks you about your madhhab, is this what you will say to him?"

Questioner: "Yes".

Shaikh al-Albaanee: "What is your view that we shorten this phrase in the language, since the best words are those that are few but indicate the desired intent, so we say, 'Salafi'?" End of quotation of transcript.

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Hence, the point is that naming with "Muslim" or "Sunni" is not enough, since everyone will claim that - even the Sufi and the Kharijee and the Ikhwani and the Tableeghi. And Shaikh emphasized the importance of the truth being distinguished from the falsehood. Shaikh al-Albaanee mentioned that our 'aqidah and manhaj must be taken from the Salaf us-Salih (Prophet and his companions, the tabi'een, and the tabi tabi'een) and not from the various sects and groups whose understandings are based upon those of their mentors and leaders, or their own opinion.


Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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Proofs of Following Salaf from Qur`an and Sunnah, by Shaikh Abdus-Salaam as-Suhaimee, as read to us by a student of knowledge who was reading from Shaikh Abdus-Salaam as-Suhaimee's book Kun Salafiyyan 'ala Jad

The Shaikh (hafidhahullaah) stressed the importance of knowing the proofs of following the Salaf. He said this da'wah of the Salaf is the da'wah of Islam in following the 'aqidah, manhaj and character of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) and the companions. This da'wah is from Allaah; this is the da'wah of wahi (revelation). Some people erroneously think this is a Saudia Arabia thing, or a Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab thing. No, this is following revelation from Allaah - and not straying.  


Proofs of following Salaf (and meaning of the word Salaf) from the Qur`an:  

And We made them salafan (a precedent [as a lesson for those coming after them]), and an example to later generations. (Az-Zukhruf 43:56)

So if they believe in the like of that which you believe, then they are rightly guided; but if they turn away, then they are only in opposition. So Allaah will suffice you against them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:137)

And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhaajirun (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansaar (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhaajirun) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allaah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success. (At-Tawbah 9:100)

Proofs of following Salaf from the Sunnah:

Al-Bukharee and Muslim reported on the authority of Ibn Masood that the Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wassallam) said: "The best of mankind is my generation; then those who come after them; then those who come after them."

Abu Daawood and at-Tirmithee reported on the authority of 'Irbaadh bin Saariyah that Allah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alayhi wassallam) said: "Whoever of you lives (after me) shall see much difference of opinion; so adhere to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-guided Caliphs after me; bite on to it with your molar teeth; and beware of innovations, for every innovation is misguidance."  

And the Prophet, salallaahu 'alayhi wassallam, said: "Indeed the Jews split into 71 sects, and the Christians split into 72 sects, and this Ummah will split into 73, all of them in the Fire except for one." They said: "Who are they? O Messenger of Allaah." He said: "Those who are upon that which I and my Companions are upon today." [Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah, Ahmad, and Ad Daaramee. Graded hassan-saheeh by Imaam Al-Albaanee]  

Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu 'alayhi wassallam) told his daughter Fatima, "...I am a blessed salaf for you." (Bukhari, Muslim)

The Salafees are those who follow the Salaf in 'aqidah, manhaj, character, and manner of worship.

...and follow the path of him who turns to Me in repentance and in obedience...  (Luqman 31:15)

And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad, (salallaahu 'alayhi wassallam)) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers' way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell - what an evil destination. (An-Nisa 4:115)

Shaykh Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen Al-Albanee (rahimahullaah) points out that Allaah says (what means) "and follows other than the believers' way." Al-Albanee elaborated, "Our Lord did not stop short in this aya. And if He would have, the aya would still be correct and true. He did not say: And whoever opposes the Messenger after the right path has been shown clearly to him, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell - what an evil destination. Instead, due to His infinite Wisdom, He included: And He follows a way other than the way of the believers - and this is what we are focusing on. I hope that this aya becomes firmly grounded in your minds and in your hearts, and I hope that you don't forget it, because it is the truth."

Statements from other Salaf and their followers:

Imaam al-Awzaa'ee (d. 157H) - rahimahullaah - said: "Adhere to the narrations of the Salaf (the Prophet and sahaaba; tabi'een; and atba tabi'een), even if the people were to abandon you. And beware of the opinions of people, no matter how much they beautify it with speech."

Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H) - rahimahullaah - said: "There is no criticism for the one who proclaims the way (madhdhab) of the Salaf, who attaches himself to it and refers to it. Rather, it is obligatory to accept that from him by unanimous agreement (Ittifaaq) because the way (madhdhab) of the Salaf is nothing but the Truth (Haqq)." [Majmoo al-Fataawaa 4:149]  

Imaam al-Asbahaanee (d.535H) - rahimahullaah - said: "The sign of Ahlus-Sunnah is that they follow the Salafus-Saalih and abandon all that is innovated and newly introduced into the Deen." [Al-Hujjah fee Bayaanil Mahajjah 1/364

Ibn Taymiyyah said, "The Sunnah is connected to the Jama'ah, like Bid'ah is to splitting. So we say: Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah, and [we say concerning people of bid'ah] Ahlul-Bid'ah wal Firqa.
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Here are some highly beneficial articles, in shaa` Allaah, on Salafiyah:

This is our Call, by Imam Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen Al-Albanee

[url=http://www.salafyink.com/aqeedah/WhatIsSalafiyyah.pdf?CFID=14840363&CFTOKEN=72627382]What Is Salafiyyah?[/url]  

[url=http://www.salafyink.com/aqeedah/UnderstandingSalafiyyah.pdf?CFID=14840363&CFTOKEN=72627382]Towards Understanding Salafiyyah[/url]


Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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Alhumdulilah, I understand and by such definition as provided then those who follow the Prophet (SAAWS), and the Companions of the Prophet Salallaahu alayhi wa Sallam and their successors, and their followers are Salafi. I asked Allah to make me among those who follow the Salaf. Shukran!

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Here is a collection of statements of a few scholars regarding Sticking to The Understanding of the Companions. Perhaps, links to Scholarly explanations of Qur'aanic Verses & Hadeeth regarding this issue (i.e. following the companions' understanding of the Deen) could be added to this discussion.

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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah

Amma ba'd

All Praise is due to Allaah. Whosoever Allaah guides, there is no misguidance for him. And whosoever Allaah leads astray [due to some deviance in him], there is no guidance for him.

Yoonus Ibn 'Ubayd (d.139) said,
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"How amazing is the one who calls to the Sunnah today! And what is even more amazing than him is the one who answers the call to the Sunnah!"
[Refer to Sharhus-Sunnah (no. 127) of Imam al-Barbahaaree.]

The Salafi Masjid in Asbury Park (Masjidul Bayaan) - bordering on your city of Neptune - has beneficial classes on Monday nights, Thursday nights and Sunday nights.

If you can travel to Newark, N.J., there is a Salafi Masjid there, also, called Masjid Rahmah, wherein is offered a class every weeknight as well as a telelink with a scholar on Sunday afternoons. Included among these classes are two 'Aqidah classes - Kitab at-Tawheed and Sharh-us-Sunnah.  

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Tremendous Reward for one who goes to Masjid only intending to learn good or teach good

On the authority of Aboo Umaamah (radiallaahu 'anhu) from the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) that he said:

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"Whoever goes out to the mosque, not intending except to learn some good or to teach it, then for him shall be reward like that of a person who performs Hajj, whose Hajj is complete."


Reported by at-Tabaraanee in "al-Mu'jamul-Kabeer" (8/111/no.7473) [Shaikh al-Albaanee declared it "Saheeh" in "Saheehutý]Targheeb" (no.82).]  


Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank    



Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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As Salaamu 'Alaykum,

Bismillah,

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Proofs of Following Salaf from Qur`an and Sunnah, by Shaikh Salih as-Suhaimee, as read to us by a student of knowledge who was reading from Shaikh Salih as-Suhaimee's book Qun Salafiyyah 'ala Jad


The author of " Be Serious About Your Salifiyyah" is  Abdus-Salaam as-Suhaymi, not  Salih as-Suhaymi.

May Allah reward you.



and Allah, The Most High, knows best.

Jameel Finch al-Makki

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Edited.

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Some corrections regarding Shaykh As-Suhaymee's book:

It was written by Shaykh Abdus-Salaam As-Suhaymee, not Shaykh Salih bin Sa'd As-Suhaymee.

The title of the book is Kun Salafiyyan 'alaa Jaaddatin

http://www.sahab.net/forums/showthread.php?p=314447

Shaykh As-Suhaymee cites this verse:

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And We made them a salaf, and an example to later generations. (Az-Zukhruf 43:56)


He doesn't cite it as evidence that one has to follow the Salaf. He cites it as evidence for the meaning of the word salaf. So Shaykh As-Suhaymee quotes Imam Al-Baghawee (in his tafseer for this verse) as saying:

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And the salaf are the ones who preceded from fathers and We made them predecessors for them to be an admonition for the successors.


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Assalamu 'alaykum

Baaraka Allaahu Feek for posting this valuable knowlegde.

I want to translate this to Dutch Inshaa Allaah ta'ala. So my question, is this the same lecture that is availble on Youtube and that is uploaded in 18 parts, if yes, in which part can i find these transcribed words?

Djaazaka Allaahu gheiran.

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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah

Amma ba'd

All Praise is due to Allaah, Who has made His religion clear, and surrounded me with brothers (and sisters) who believe in enjoing the good and forbidding the evil, and standing for what is correct.

Jazakum Allaahu khairun wa fikum BaarakAllaahu for the corrections.



Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.  

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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah

Wa 'alaykum u salam wa rahmatullaahi wa baarakatuhu, wa fikum baarakAllaahu

Yes, this can be heard from the 18-part series you mentioned, and this is from the 13th part.    



Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.  

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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah

Amma ba'd

Statements regarding the Salafis, Salafiyyeen, Salaf by Shaikh al-'Uthaimeen

Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:
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"Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa'ah, they are the salaf in their belief, even the ones who come later until the Day of Judgement. If one is upon the way of the Messenger salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam and his companions, then he is Salafi."
  [Sharh Aqueedatul Wasitiyyah p.54.]

Likewise the noble Shaikh stated in Sharh ul-Aqeedat ul-Waasitiyyah (1/123):
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"...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 wa sallam) and his Companions were upon, and to the aqidah of the Salaf - until the Day of Judgement and they are the Salaf."


Shaikh al-'Uthaimeen stated,
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"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."
[First tape of his explanation of "al-Aqeedat as-Safaareeniyyah."]

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

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Imaam adh-Dhahabi says in the biography of Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Bahrani, "And he was devout, good, a Salafi." - Mujam ash-Shuyukh: (2/280)

Imaam Adh-Dhahabee said: "It is authentically related from Ad-Daaraqutnee that he said: "There is nothing more despised by me than 'ilm ulkalaam [innovated speech and rhetorics]. I say: No person should ever enter into 'ilm ulkalaam, nor argumentation. Rather, he should be Salafee [a follower of the Salaf]."  - Siyar: 16/547

As-Sam'aanee (d.562H) said in his book al-Ansaab (3/273): "As-Salafi: this is an ascription to the Salaf and following their ways, in that which is related from them."  
lbn al-Atheer (d.630H) said in his book al-Lubaab fee Tahdheebul-lnsaab (2/162), commenting upon the previous saying of as-Sam'aanee: "And a group were known by this ascription."

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah [rahimahullaah] said, "Know that there is nothing [indicated by] sound and clear intellect and nor from any authentic report that obligates opposition to the way of Salafiyyah, fundamentally..." - Al-Fataawaa Al-Hamawiyyah

Hopefully these narrations will be of benefit to the people also.






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