Principles that are obligatory for the Salafee to know

Taken from

(the link with just the Arabic can be found here: )

An excellent audio lecture by Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool in clear Arabic with translation.  A small excerpt from the translation (transcribed by me before I realized it had been transcribed in totality elsewhere).  For a link to the full transcription, see below.

“So the person who has been warned against is to be stayed away from, especially from the students of knowledge whose feet have not been grounded in knowledge.  Why?  This is because in this stage, the person being warned against is between one of two things. The first: that he returns to the truth. And if he does, may Allah reward him.  And the second: that he persist upon his falsehood and does not return. Also during this stage, he sets into the hearts and minds of the youth unclear proofs and principles and he roots into them foundations that make them think that he isn’t an innovator.  And they see him not to have left the manhaj.  Due to this , if the ulama declare him to be an innovator after that, they won’t be pleased because he already planted in their hearts that that which is being said of him is not true. Okay, do they leave him? We say: yes, leave him and stay  away. There is nothing better than being safe and sound and that  your religion is safe.  Alhamdulillah the ulama are present and the Salafee students of knowledge are widespread.  If they cannot be found, then the Salafee tapes and books are around.  Allah didn’t attach the religion to a specific person.  And the religion and truth is ongoing alhamdulillah and it is not related to personalities. Know the truth and you will know its people…..

Also it is incumbant in this principle, just as was mentioned yesterday, not to be overzealous and not to attach the truth to personalities.What is Halabee?  Is he Qur’an? Sunnah? The Salafus Saalih? He is none of that.  If he is guided, then this is for his own benefit. And if he goes astray, then that’s on him.  Because the truth is fixed and doesn’t move.  As for you attaching the truth to just Halabee, if he says something, you say it, and if he refuses, you refuse, and you don’t make your source of return the Quran and Sunnah, this is misguidance.  How is this?  And al Halabee, for example, just like you all know, fell into the error of interfaith services, calling for all religions to be one.  And saying that the middle course Islam which the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – has came with is that which gathers the people on the foundation that they are all human beings.  And not to differ between them or split them. This is the epitome of heresy and disbelief.  Even though this false statement which Halabee fell into, you still find some, or many, or all who follow him from amongst those who love him- and they defend him.  This confirms for you all what has preceeded:  that The student of knowledge that has been warned from – and Halabee is not a scholar – the student of knowledge that has been warned from has to be stayed away from so that one wont fall prey to his fitan.”  (end of this quote)

For the complete transcription: and here:


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