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Arabic-English: Holding onto the Salafee Manhaj in times of Tribulations

January 10, 2014

An Arabic lecture (by Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool) with English translation.  Very beneficial:

http://mtws.posthaven.com/holding-onto-the-salafee-minhaj-in-times-of-fitan-by-shaykh-ahmad-bazmool

 

 

 

 

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Benefits in Manhaj from Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool Part 4

June 24, 2013

From:

http://ah-sp.com/2013/01/01/benefits-in-manhaj-from-our-sitting-with-shaikh-ahmad-baazmool-3112012-part-4/

 

Bismillahi wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ’Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

Therefore Oh youth! be ardent, leave this fitan, leave these tribulations, be salafies who are true, follow the path of the salaf, they didn’t have the likes of these differences and this instability (in affairs of manhaj) up until relatively recently these things were not known with our scholars

So (as was mentioned (the statement of Allah)) ”I call to Allah..” it is a must that we reflect upon it and its meaning and that we have a true pause for reflection upon it. Call to Allah, not to Ali Al Halabi, not to Al Ma’ribee, not to Abdul Maalik Ramadhaani, not to Abdul Azeez Ar Rayyis, not to such and such from those who have opposed the truth and who the scholars have warned against like Ibraaheem Ar Ruhailee, no! to Allah!

These individuals have opposed the truth, that’s it! they are left, stay with the truth, follow the path of the truth, save yourself! Wallahi these individuals will not benefit you Wallah! Those who have opposed the truth, Wallahi they will not benefit you. Ruhaili, Ar Rayyis, this one, that one, if they are upon the haq then be with them, but if they are upon falsehood and the Ulamaa clarify their affair then leave them

Call to Allah! don’t call to individuals, do you wish to glorify Allah and call to Allah or call to individuals.

Upon until recently the Ulamaa if they spoke against an individual his affair would be finished, they would leave him! having blind allegiance to the Shaikh? No! by Allah! due to following the truth.

Did we know in the era of ibn Baaz and Uthaimeen and Al Albaani, these Imaams and mountains of knowledge who passed away in recent years, did we see them authoring books against those who refute and respond to the people of falsehood?

Why because their students and their followers, the likes of Shaikh Rabee’ Shaikh Ubaid, Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Haadi, Shaikh Abdullah Al Bukhaari they know the haq and cling to it.

Such and such is a great respected person loved by us,  if he opposes the truth, As Salaamu alaikum and they continue walking, why? because he opposed the truth intentionally and persisted upon that, as for if he returns (to the truth) then alhamdullillah

I’ll strike for you a quick example, Shaikh Uthaimeen made a mistake in an issue of aqeedah thinking that was the aqeedah of the salaf, Ash Shaikh Hamood At Tuwaijari wrote a book in refutation of him, in refutation of who? Ibn Uthaimeen! The mountain! The ocean (of knowledge) what did sheikh ibn baaz do? (did he say) ‘Ahlus sunnah should be gentle with Ahlus Sunnah (rifqan Ahlus Sunnah Bi Ahlis Sunnah) he is our brother don’t speak about him?? don’t refute him publically for the good of the da’wah don’t speak?? what did he do? he wrote an introduction to the book agreeing with sheikh Hamood!

What did sheikh Uthaimeen do? did he run around the world complaining? did he run around to the scholars and the students of knowledge saying ‘Sheikh Hamood has refuted me! why did he refute me! I’m a man of sunnah I am such and such? what did he do? He too wrote an introduction to the book and returned to the truth in the issue!

why because they were a people who intended Allah

“I call to Allah upon clear sightedness..” upon knowledge and light.

This then, is something we are lacking, two types of people are lacking this. As for our scholars then they are our scholars and their knowledge and virtue is well known and no one rejects that other than an ignorant one or a person of desires.

But this clearsightedness is lacking in two groups of people

1. Those who put themselves forward for da’wah from the students of knowledge like ourselves. Some of them have entered into giving da’wah but they are not fit to give da’wah or they need to study certain issues (further) but they have not studied, then (all of a sudden) khalaas he is a ‘Shaikh’ I’m a shaikh now I don’t need to study

Look (for example) at the fool, who when it was said to him why don’t you attend the lessons of (Shaikh) Fauzaan so he responded ‘I already possess that which (Shaikh) Fauzaan has!’ Oh foolish one! to this level knowledge and it’s people have become irrelevant to you’

The scholars of Hadeeth, and they were the Imaams of their time, if a scholar (of the Sunnah) came to them from somewhere, they would sit with him and take from him, they would listen to him and take knowledge from him. And from their mannerisms is that if the Aalim of that land was resident they would not speak, the Aalim would be the one who spoke, and he would be the one people return to.

Thus we see from them deviation because they do not call to Allah upon clear-sightedness and upon knowledge.

Salafiyah at present is receiving blows, if it is correct for me to say that, by way of certain people, meaning there are some bad positions that are taken by a certain set of people. (From them) an aalim who posseses knowledge but is not clear on the meanings of ittibaa (following the messenger) and Sunnah and Salafiyah (i.e. Issues of methodology and manhaj). Thus he fails the Salafis and disappoints them and doesn’t even realise it!. So the people sit with him but he is unaware (of theses affairs of methodology), he is an Aalim and person of Sunnah, but he is unaware of certain mistakes and oppositions to the salafi methodology, so he enters into the topic, he enters into the issue not understanding and he ends up being more wrong than he is right!

2.And students of knowledge who have embarked upon giving da’wah but they havent studied so they forsake the haq and give aid to falsehood and may even call to falsehood (due to their ignorance).

So (the second group are) the students who give da’wah but they call without clear-sightedness, it is a must one has clearsightedness.

For this reason As Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahaab mentioned there are four issues one must know, issues that it is compulsory to learn, the first of them being Ilm (knowledge), knowledge first! Know that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah (as Imaam Al Bukhaari said) he began with knowledge before action and statement.

The scholars mention whoever calls to Allah, how will he call if he is ignorant of da’wah, how will he call and what will he call to?…

End of part four

 

 

Benefits in Manhaj from Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool Part 3

June 24, 2013

From:

http://ah-sp.com/2012/11/08/benefits-in-manhaj-from-our-sitting-with-shaikh-ahmad-baazmool-3112012-part-3/

 

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ’Alaa Rasoolillah

Ammaa Ba’d:

There are four issues Ash Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahaab mentioned all of us know them but not all of us implement them

1. Al Ilm (knowledge) That is that you learn before you speak, then;

2. Action, because knowledge is either a proof for you or a proof against you, the;

3. Call the people to that which you have learnt, and if you do so then it is a must that you have;

4. Sabr (Patience) because you will find harm (from the people) you will find opposition to your da’wah and those who will speak against you with a view to destroying your da’wah

So do not busy yourself with defending yourself and your person, but as for defending the truth then busy yourself with that because this is an affair that is waajib. Some of the people they say but if your upon the truth then why do you need to respond to those who speak against you? If it is about your person, then there is no need for you to speak about your person. But if they speak about you due to your manhaj, the manhaj you are upon, then either you explain with evidence that which you are upon of either you abandon the falsehood you are upon they are speaking about you for.

Thus some of the people they say I don’t get involved in these affairs then we say to him stop! come here if they are saying about you, (saying) you are short or tall or slim or fat or ‘He doesnt spend on his children’ ‘or ‘he doesnt spend on his wife’ then yes do not speak (ie do not respond to these types of statements) but if they say ‘you have opposed the manhaj of the salaf concerning such and such then either you explain with evidence (so for example) Imaam Ibn Jareer At Tabari and he was the Imaam of his time – May Allah show him mercy when some of the people spoke about him he wrote a book and named it ‘Sareehus Sunnah’ (The Clear Sunnah) explaining his belief with evidence and he defended himself and his da’wah, pay attention

So is the difference between the two clear?

So brothers pardon, be mindful of Allah with regards to this issue, overlook your brother even if he speaks about you, it is sufficient that he is salafi.

If he is salafi and he is upon the haq, even if there are some issues between you and him, pardon him

The prophet said ”I will promise a house in the lowest part (or the outksirts) of jannah for the one who leave arguing even if he is right”

(Collected by Abu Daawood and declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaikh Al Albaani in Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood

So such and such has wronged you and spoke about you, even if the truth is with you, pardon him if he is Salafi

Shaikh Rabee May Allah lengthen his life and extend obedience and put blessings in his age, his intellect and his children

Shaikh Ubaid May Allah lengthen his life and extend obedience and put blessings in his age, his intellect and his children

Let us let them see from us, at this late stage in their lives, the good and beneficial fruits of their da’wah, let it not be that after fifty or more years of their da’wah they see that the salafi youth are fighting with each other and im not speaking about the people of fitna here im speaking about the pure salafis, neither am I speaking about (the principle) Ahlus Sunnah being gentle with Ahlus sunnah (Rifqan Ahlus Sunnah Bi Ahlis Sunnah) because refuting the one who opposes the haq is an affair that is waajib, and the call to being gentle with the one who opposes the truth and they are aware of it and continues in obstinance and haughtiness is a call that is nothing but falsehood regardless of who says it. Falsehood is to be rejected even if the one who says it has great station with us and is respected, but falsehood is rejected.

Thus the Sunnah with us is Ittibaa, this was what the salaf where upon!

So who will implement this? few are those who implement it…

End of part 3..

Benefits in Manhaj from Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool Part 2

June 24, 2013

From:

http://ah-sp.com/2012/11/05/benefits-in-manhaj-from-our-sitting-with-shaikh-ahmad-baazmool-3112012-part-2/

 

Bismillahi wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu was Salaamu ‘alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d

Part 2..

You will not be benefitted by such and such an individual who has embarked upon giving da’wah yet he opposes the sunnah and the guidance of the sahabah – May Allah be pleased with them, so do not have bigotry for men.

Indeed from the foundations of the salafi manhaj, due to which its proponents are in strangeness is that;

They do not have flattery for anyone

When someone opposes the truth, they explain the truth to them and they call to it, whosoever returns back to it, they commend them for that, but if they remain upon falsehood they warn them and warn from them.

Thus they have few followers, they have few supporters, and few are those who truly understand their way. (They say) you people have not left anyone! You have declared all the people innovators!

But (the question is) is it us who have followed the path of the people of innovation or is it they who have followed that way?

Rather than addressing me, address him (the one who followed the path of innovation), rather than warning from me, warn from him!

Because I say to you we are upon Ittibaa’, we are upon the clear correct methodology,

(Allah says) “Say: This is my way I call to Allah upon clear sightedness..”

(Suraatul Yusuf Vs 108)

(that is) upon knowledge.

As the Salaf used to say ‘knowledge is that which Allah places upon the heart of its possessor’

How many a person is plentiful in knowledge but you benefit nothing from him! In fact his knowledge is a form of harm for him.. How many an individual has followed the truth and the effect it has had has been tremendous upon the whole Ummah!

Say this is my way..” Allah addresses in this verse his Messenger – Sallallahu Alaihi Was Salam, thus we, as students of knowledge and likewise our scholars, we traverse upon the path of our Messenger and his Companions.

If someone from the people stands and he is praised, you should ask about the extent of his following the truth, and his devotion and dedication to it, and his avoidance of opposing it. If he is described with that, then he deserves praise, but if he opposes the truth even if in a small number of things, even one thing as was the case with the khawaarij, then be cautious of him and warn against sitting with him.

As Imaam Al Barbahaari mentions: “Be aware of the small innovated matters because they grow to become become large

In the beginning of their affair they (i.e the khawaarij) simply used to make the dhikr of Allah in those circles in the masjid, this action of theirs was in opposition to the truth, just dhikr, takbeer and tasbeeh and tahmeed, but there was no taking up arms against people at that stage, but it was in opposition to the truth, and this lead to a  more great and serious affair.

Thus we hear some of the people saying, such and such erred in this affair and he was obstinate but he’s salafi!

The deen is not your deen! The affairs are not how you desire them! One of the Salaf if one of their children opposed the sunnah even if he didn’t intent to be obstinate and follow desires, he for example, just believed that such and such is better, they would be hard against them

One of the salaf saw his son throwing stones so he said: “Oh my son don’t throw stones because verily the Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam warned against throwing stones”. Then his son returned back to it after he had told him and taught him so he said to him ‘My son! I say to you that the Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa salam said and you continue?! Wallahi I will never speak to you again!

So is this harsh?, is this extreme? is this from not having gentleness with the people? (as it is said) Ahlus sunnah! be gentle with Ahlus sunnah?!

Hence opposing the truth is an enormous affair!

Say this is my way I call to Allah..”

This is an important affair that we should reflect upon for a while and weigh the actions of the people against it

I call to Allah..”

Da’wah, teaching the people and instructing them, guiding them to good and upon good. We carry this out why? for ourselves? our own persons?.. for Allah!

Do not call to yourself! Compare this to the state of certain people, from those who have embarked upon giving da’wah and they make mistakes and have no desire to return to the truth and they defend themselves, and they wage war against the people of truth.

So you have established yourself for da’wah why? who are you calling to? To Allah? it is upon you to call them to Allah

If you make a mistake then you rejoice if it is shown to you, as the Salaf rejoiced with the one who explained to them their mistake that they may leave them.

As the scholars mention the Aalim if he makes a mistake he has two states:

Either the mistake is the type of mistake that no human is free of, a natural mistake, then the scholar is not dispraised due to this, except if they become plentiful as Ibn Abdil Barr mentions if he repeatedly makes mistakes, he errs, he errs, he errs then it is said this is not an aalim rather he is considered from the common people. he has embarked upon giving da’wah but he is not fit for da’wah.

But as for the mistake that is considered from human nature when he leaves it, that is an indication of his virtue, and his humbleness and a proof of him being firmly grounded.

2. The one who errs, and he opposes the people of the truth, and the affair is explained to him, and he persists upon falsehood, now this is a different affair

The Prophet – Sallallahu alaikum said: “It is not error I fear for you but it is persisting (upon wrong) that I fear for you..”

(Collected by Haakim in his mustadrak 2/582)

That you oppose the haq and intend to remain upon this falsehood while you know. Couple between the one who opposes intentionally, the Sunnah of the Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam  – and (couple it) with the statement of Allah

I call to Allah..”

not to his own path or his own way or his own party

Even though those who were better than him used to have the corrections of their mistakes announced among the people. One would go out pronouncing that such and such passed a fatwa about such and such and it was incorrect that which is correct is such and such..a proclamation!

For that reason some of the salaf and from them Rabee’ah the teacher of Imaam Maalik said: ‘If a questioner comes to you do not let your concern be to give him a fatwaa which now places you between him and Allah, but rather let your concern be to save yourself from being questioned about his question

This was the salaf! Imaan and awe and fear of Allah, as for the one whose concern is to raise himself and to put himself forward and to be praised and that it is not said ‘he made a mistake’ and that he is considered an ocean of knowledge and from the callers to salafiyah, how will this benefit you on the day of judgement if you have opposed (the truth) wallahi it will not benefit you…

End of part 2..

Benefits in Manhaj from Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool Part 1

June 24, 2013

From:

http://ah-sp.com/2012/11/04/benefits-in-manhaj-from-our-sitting-with-shaikh-ahmad-baazmool-3112012-part-1/

 

The following are some points of benefit from todays sitting (3/11/2012) with Shaikh Ahmad Baazmool in the house of Shaikh Rabee’.

He began by mentioning that: I am, in this session,going to discuss some of the affairs related to following the truth and clinging to the Salafi methodology

The Sunnah, as the Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam – informed us, is strange, that is, its followers, those who know it, those who act upon it and those who traverse upon its path are strangers.

The Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi Wa Salam – informed us of this reality in the hadeeth “Islaam began as something strange and shall return to being something strange so give glad tidings to the strangers

Thus this affair, that is, the affair of the strangeness of the sunnah and its people, requires from us an important affair, and that is, that each one of us seeks to receive salvation by following the truth, particularly for the day that no wealth or child will help anyone only that a person comes to Allah with a sound pure heart.

So if the Sunnah has this strangeness connected to it, and its followers are few while the people of fitna are many, what is upon the truthful Muslim who wishes to implement the statement of Allah the most high

Oh you who believe fear Allah and be with the righteous

Nothing is upon the truthful sincere muslim other than to be ardent about following truth, and clinging to it, and its people and that he avoids opposing it in any way

I mention this due to that which we see from opposition to this great principle. Almost as though a goodly outcome (in the hereafter) is something easy to come by, and therefore there is no problem with us opposing this affair.

Allah mentions:

Let those who opposed the command of the Messenger that a fitna overcome them or that they are overcome by a severe punishment

thus it refers to anything from the sunnah generally.

So what is the outcome of opposing Sunnah?

That a fitna will overcome them

That is, they will be put under trial in the affairs of their religion due to them opposing the messenger of Allah

Imaam Ahmad said: “Do you know what the fitna is my son? the fitna is shirk” thus a person doesn’t cease involving himself in this opposition until he falls into shirk, and we seek refuge in Allah

if we were to look then, at the word Sunnah, and analyse it in relation to the salafi’s implementation of it, i am talking here about the salafiyoon, those who claim salafiyah. Many do not understand the statement (i.e As Sunnah) even though we mention it constantly

Imaam Ahmad said: “The Sunnah with us is Ittibaa” (following the Messenger)” full stop and as Imaam Al Barbahaari said: The sunnah has not been left to the intellects

Thus we have no new path, no extra way, the reality is that one is either a follower of the truth or an opposer of the truth

Thus if you are a follower of the truth then you are upon the straight path, and its people are few, but if you are working in opposition to it, then you are one that is astray, leading others astray.

Thus the religion is Allah religion, even the Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi Was salam said  as occurs in the qur’aan “I am a man like you, but it has been revealed to me…” that is, i am just like you except it has been revealed to me, thus even the messenger didn’t bring anything from himself, he too was a follower

Thus these words, few people really understand them

Ibn Qayyim mentions:

‘The people of Islaam among the people of kufr are in strangeness, and the people of Imaan among the people of Islaam are in strangeness, and the people of knowledge are strange among the people of Imaan, and ahlul ilm are strange among the people of Islam and ahlus sunnah are strangers among the people of Islaam.

Thus we hear the scholars saying that the Sunni, due to his clinging to the Sunnah, becomes a major individual, even if his knowledge is little, and the one who opposes the sunnah, is considered minor, even if his knowledge is abundant. What is it that caused this one to be raised and that one to be placed low? The Sunnah and Ittibaa (Following the Messenger)

That is because Ittibaa leads to the truth, and saves the one that possesses it – by the leave of Allah – from misguidance because he is traversing upon the truth

So my brothers, you who have come for hajj, some of you live in the lands of disbelief, and some of you live in lands where the people of the truth and Ittibaa are few. Thus it is a must that you reflect over this issue and save yourself from destruction

You will not be benefitted by such and such an individual who has embarked upon giving da’wah but he opposes the sunnah and the guidance of the sahabah – May Allah be pleased with them, do not have bigotry for men….

End of part 1

Wallahu a’lam

 

 

Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool: A Notification to the Salafees about a Dangerous Issue Pertaining to MethodologyShaykh Ahmad Bazmool: A Notification to the Salafees about a Dangerous Issue Pertaining to Methodology

June 13, 2013

From:

http://embodyislam.org/2013/06/05/shaykh-ahmad-bazmool-a-notification-to-the-salafees-about-a-dangerous-issue-pertaining-to-methodology/

 

 

Shaykh Dr. Ahmad Bazmool, may Allah protect him, said:

I would like to alert my salafee brothers in every place about a dangerous issue. The issue is as follows: It’s them being fooled by everyone who begins to teach, and thinking that he is qualified enough to take knowledge from.

So, if they see that he’s a person who writes on salafee websites, they think he’s Salafee;

If they see that he has books, they think he’s Salafee;

If they see that he gives sermons, uses complex speech, and uses eloquent phrases, they think he’s Salafee;

If they see that he gathers the youth and encourages them to memorize at-taweed, al-Usool ath-Thalaathah, and that he teaches them these types of affairs, they think he’s Salafee;

If they see that he is a teacher at a university, they think he’s Salafee;

If they see that he teaches in the Prophet’s Masjid or the Haram in Makkah, they think he’s Salafee;

If they see that he’s a judge, they think he’s Salafee;

If they see him delivering lecturers, or appearing in the media, they think he’s Salafee;

All of these things are not sufficient, in reality, to the people of knowledge in order to establish the Salafiyyah of this man and that he is qualified to teach and to benefit his brothers.

All of these affairs don’t benefit him at all. Rather, these affairs are what we find those who stay away from and distance themselves from the sittings of the Salafee scholars using as a means to fool the general people into thinking they are Salafiyoon.

Fine. So what’s the path [we take]?

The way to know if knowledge should or shouldn’t be taken from a person is known by one of two ways:

The first: The scholars recommend and explicitly state: ‘So and So is Salafee and a student of knowledge; benefit from him.’

And I want to bring attention to a situation: If a Shaykh says: ‘So and So is Salafee,’ that doesn’t mean that he is qualified to teach. The Shaykh must mention two things: that he is Salafee and that he is qualified to teach.

We have seen some people fool the general people by saying a Shaykh has said that So and So is Salafee. Fine. Did he say he’s a scholar? Did he say he’s a student of knowledge?

Being Salafee is a level, and being a student of knowledge or a scholar is a higher level coupled with Salafiyyah. So, it is not befitting for us to be fooled by these types of situations.

Likewise [we shouldn’t be fooled] just because a person goes to Shaykh Rabee’s classes, or that he was in Shaykh Rabee’s house, or things similar to this that people are fooled by.

So, the first thing is that a scholar explicitly expresses a recommendation stating that he is upon the Salafee Manhaj and that he has knowledge;

The second way to know is that his state is well known to the scholars and students of knowledge, and that he has well known salafee stances. Likewise, the scholars generally praise him, aid him and help him.

This proves that he is from those who have been teaching and the scholars know about it and have remained silent about him; rather, they have spoken well of him and aided him. This proves, if Allah wills, that he is adhering to the truth.

As for other than these two things that we have mentioned, then beware beware. May Allah bless you. Don’t be fooled, Don’t be fooled by those who have internet forums or by some who possess some of the characteristics that the general people are fooled by.

I say, and I repeat: Those who have internet forums and some of those who have been put to trial may possibly use as a means the mention of Shaykh Rabee’, Shaykh ‘Ubayd,  Shaykh Muqbil al-Waadi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, Shaykh an-Najmee, Shaykh Bin Baaz and Shaykh al-‘Uthaymeen so that they can lure in the general people; so after they lure them in, they inject the poison into them. (1)

For this reason, I also view that we should ask about these websites, should we visit them or not? Have they been recommended or not? This is because they are spreading a portion of knowledge, so either it is beneficial knowledge or harmful … (2)

__________

(1): [TN]: We find this on platforms such as twitter. A person may follow Bin Baaz, al-‘Uthaymeen, al-Luhaydaan, al-Fawzaan, etc. However, the reality is that their actions contradict their claim to following the methodology of these great scholars.

Examples of contradiction are a lack of giving sincere advice by warning against falsehood they fully recognize, ambiguous stances against those who implement the methodology of the Muslim Brotherhood, their views about Shaykh Rabee’, etc.

You find a clear contrast between them and the major scholars in issues such as these, for example.

(2): Source: http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=33641

Benefits in manhaj from our Sitting with Shaikh Ahmad Baazmool Nov. 2012

November 22, 2012

 

1.  http://ah-sp.com/2012/11/04/benefits-in-manhaj-from-our-sitting-with-shaikh-ahmad-baazmool-3112012-part-1/

2. http://ah-sp.com/2012/11/05/benefits-in-manhaj-from-our-sitting-with-shaikh-ahmad-baazmool-3112012-part-2/

3. http://ah-sp.com/2012/11/08/benefits-in-manhaj-from-our-sitting-with-shaikh-ahmad-baazmool-3112012-part-3/

 

Some excerpts:

http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/1367-Benefits-in-Manhaj-from-our-Sitting-with-Shaikh-Ahmad-Baazmool?p=2422&viewfull=1#post2422

 

Fundamentals in the manhaj of the Salaf (Part 3)

May 20, 2012

From: http://ah-sp.com/2012/02/10/fundamentals-in-the-manhaj-of-the-salaf-part-3/

 

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa ba’d:

Clinging to the way of the Salaf, was from the Manhaj of the Salaf!

A question that must arise when one calls to the way and methodology of the Salaf is:

‘Was it from the manhaj of the Salaf..to call to the manhaj of the Salaf?’

Hopefully the following narrations will bring clarity to this issue.

Upon the Authority of Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu who said:

Indeed we follow (i.e. the prophet and those who preceded us) and we dont initiate, we imitate (i.e. the prophet and those who preceded us) and we dont innovate, and we will never go astray as long as we hold on to that which they have left

(Collected by Imaamud Daarimi in his ‘Sunan/Musnad’ (205) and Ibn Nasr in ‘As Sunnah’ (28) and At Tabaraani in ‘Mu’jamul Kabeer’ 8770)

Upon the Authority of Ubai Ibn Ka’b – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu who said:

Cling to the Path (The Sabeel) and the Sunnah for indeed there is no servant upon the path (sabeel) and the Sunnah who remembers Allah and his eyes shed tears due to fear of Allah, that will ever enter the fire. Certainly moderation upon the Sunnah and that which is good, is better than striving (hard) in opposition to the Path (Sabeel) and the Sunnah

(Collected by Al Lalakaa’ee (1/87) and Al Khateeb in ‘Al Faqeeh wal Mutafaqih’ (1/147))

Look how here Ubai Ibn Ka’b used the same expression (that is As Sabeel (the Path) and As Sunnah(the Sunnah)) that Ibn Abbaas – Radhiyallahu anhu used in his tafseer of the word ‘Minhaaj’ in the statement of Allah:

“..To each (nation) among you we prescribed a law and a ‘Minhaaj’..”

(Suratul Maa’idah Vs 48)

Indicating they understood what ‘manhaj’  was and the importance of clinging to it.

Upon the authority of Uthmaan Ibn Haadhir Al Azdi – Rahimahullah who said: I entered upon Ibn Abbaas – Radhiyallahu ‘anhumaa – and said “Advise me” so he said: ”Remain Upright, Follow and do not Innovate, Follow the narrations of the first generation and do not innovate

(Collected by Ibn Nasr in ‘As Sunnah’ (29) and by Ibn Battah in ‘Al Ibaanatul Kubraa (157,158,200))

Muhammad ibn Seereen said: “They used to say, If a man is upon (following) the narrations (i.e. of the Salaf) then he is upon the path

(Collected by Ad Daarimi (140, 141) and Al Khalaal in ‘As Sunnah’ (1102))

Abul ‘Aaliyah said: “Cling to the first affair that they (i.e the Salaf) were upon before they (the Muslims) began to split (i.e. into groups and sects)

(Collected by Abu Nu’aym in ‘Al Hilyah (2/218) and Al Marwazi in ‘As Sunnah’ (26))

Imaamul Auzaa’ie mentioned: “Cling to the Narrations of those who have passed, even if the people reject you, and be aware of the opinions of people, even if they are beautified with speech. For certainly the affairs will become clear and you will find yourself upon a straight path.

(Collected by Adh Dhahabee in siyar ‘Alaamun Nubalaa (7/120))

Imaam Ahmad – Rahimahullah mentioned: “The foundations of the Sunnah as far as we are concerning are:

To cling to that which the companions of the Messenger -Sallallahu ‘alaihi Wa Salam were upon, and to follow them and to leave innovation

(Usoolus sunnah Imaam Ahmad p25-27 Maktabah Ibn Taimiyah print)

Al Imaamul Aajurri mentions in ‘As Shari’ah’ 1/301:

The sign of one who Allah wants good for, is that he follows this path: the book of Allah The Sunan of the messenger of Allah, and the sunan of his companions and those who follow them upon goodness. Likewise that which the Imaams of the Muslims were upon from every land to the another, those who are from the Ulamaa, the likes of Al Awzaa’ie, Sufyaan Ath Thowri, Maalik ibn Anas, Ash Shaafiee’, Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Al Qaasim bin Salaam and those who are upon their path and staying away from every path these Ulamaa have dispraised

And that continues to be the case till this very day.

Wallahu A’lam

Abu Hakeem

Fundamentals in the Manhaj of the Salaf (Part 2)

May 20, 2012

From: http://ah-sp.com/2012/01/29/fundamentals-in-the-manhaj-of-the-salaf-part-2/

 

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

The term ‘Salaf’ and its usage

For the one who is familiar with the classical works of the Imaams of this Ummah the term ‘Salaf’ may not be a new entity. It is, unfortunately, new to those who do not have that familiarity, so we mention here a small portion of the usage of the term in the Book, the Sunnah and within the various sources of the deen, that it may become clear that it is nothing new, and that the only new affair, is ignorance of it.

‘Salaf’ in the Qur’aan

The term being used in reference to a past affair

Allah the most high states:

{وَلَا تَنْكِحُوا مَا نَكَحَ آبَاؤُكُمْ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ إِلَّا مَا قَدْ سَلَفَ}

“Do not marry the women your fathers have married except that which has ‘Salaf’ (past) (Suratul Nisaa Vs 22)

{فَمَنْ جَاءَهُ مَوْعِظَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّهِ فَانْتَهَى فَلَهُ مَا سَلَفَ}

“Whoever come to them an admonition from their lord (concerning Interest) and desists) then to him is what has ‘Salaf’ (past) and his affair is with Allah (Suratul Baqarah Vs 275)

The term being used in relation to a group of people

{فَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ سَلَفًا وَمَثَلًا لِلْآخِرِينَ}

“So we made them a ‘Salaf’ (precedent) and an example to later generations” (Suratuz Zukhruf Vs 56)

Salaf in the Sunnah

No doubt from the clearest of the texts of the sunnah mentioning the term salaf is an authentic hadeeth wherein the prophet – Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam – referred to himself as a blessed salaf for his daughter and – it follows – the rest of the Ummah in general

The messenger – Sallallahu alaihi was Sallam while he was ill prior to him passing away, Fatimah His daughter – Radhiyallahu anhaa – came to his bedside and the messenger of Allah whispered to her twice. When he did so in the first instance she began to weep, then when he whispered on the second occasion she began to laugh. Aisha – Radhiyallahu anhaa asked her about that and Fatima refused to divulge the secret that messenger gave to her that brought about this weeping and laughter. After the death of the messenger – Sallallahu alahi Was Salam she informed her that now I will inform you so she said:

« أَنَّ جِبْرِيلَ كَانَ يُعَارِضُهُ الْقُرْآنَ فِى كُلِّ سَنَةٍ مَرَّةً وَإِنَّهُ عَارَضَهُ الآنَ مَرَّتَيْنِ وَإِنِّى لاَ أُرَى الأَجَلَ إِلاَّ قَدِ اقْتَرَبَ فَاتَّقِى اللَّهَ وَاصْبِرِى فَإِنَّهُ

«نِعْمَ السَّلَف أَنَا لَكِ »

The messenger – Sallallahu alaihi wa Salam – said: Indeed Jibreel used to listen to my recitation of the Qur’aan once a year, and he has now (i.e. this year) done so twice, and i do not see except that my appointed time is close, so fear Allah and be patient for indeed I am a blessed ‘salaf’ (Predecessor) for you”

(Collected by Bukhaari (5928) and Muslim (2450))

She explained to her that this was what caused her to weep in the first instance and that the Messenger – Sallallahu Alaihi was Salam then informed her that she would be the leader of the female believers or the leader of women of this Ummah, and so she laughed.

Thus here we see the Messenger refering to himself as a ‘Salaf’ thus just as one refers to himself as ‘Sunni’ (follower of the Sunnah) the muslim likewise refers to himself as ‘Salafi’ (follower of the Salaf) and what a blessed ascription!

Examples of early scholars refering to other scholars as being ‘Salafi’

Indeed those familiar with the statements and writings of the people of knowledge past and present will know that they find no problem using this term in praise of scholars who proceeded them. The following are some examples of this:

1. Muhammad Ibn Khalaf Ibn Hayyaan (died 306H)

He mentions in his book ‘Akhbaarul Qudhaah’ P.342:

And they say that Isma’eel Ibn Hamaad Ibn Abi Haneefah was a true Salafi…”

the statement “And they say…” indicates that it was being used by scholars before his time.

2. Umar Ibn Abdil Azeez ibn Abi Jaraadah (died 660H)

He mentions in his book ‘Bughyatut Talab fee taareekhi Halab’ (10/4565) narrating from his shaikh Ibnil Hanbali concerning the biography of Abil Fath Ar Roohaawi:

He was a good shaikh, a man of religion and worship, one upon the way of Imaam Ash Shaafie and a ‘Salafi’!”

3.Imaamudh Dhahabee (Died 748H) mentions this in praise of a number of scholars in a number of his books, from that:

His book ‘Tadhkiratul Hufaadh’ 4/149:

Under the biography of Imaam Ibn Salaah (4/149):

He was a ‘Salafi’ having good sound belief..”

In his book Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa:

He mentions under the biography of Imaamul Fasawi (13/183):

“I do not know that Ya’qoob al Fasawi was anything but ‘Salafi’, he authored a small book concerning the Sunnah (meaning here belief)”

Under the biography of Uthmaan Ibn Khurrazaadh (13/380):

“that which a haafidh needs to be God fearing, Intelligent, a grammarian, a linguist, one who purifies his own soul, one who is modest, (and) a ‘Salafi’…!

Under the biography of Al Imaamud Daaraqtni (16/457)

He mentions concerning him: “..The man never entered into theoretical speech nor argumentation neither did he delve into that, rather he was a ‘Salafi’

He mentions concerning Ibnil Majd (23/118):

“He wrote much, he collected and authored, he excelled in (the knowledge of) Hadeeth, He was Thiqqah (trustworthy) strong, Intellegent, A ‘Salafi’, Pious..”

Al Haafidh Ibn Hajr (852H) mentions in Lisaanul Meezaan (5/348) concerning Imaam Muhammad ibnil Qaasim Ibn Sufyaan:

“..He has (authored) an Ahkaamil Qur’aan, (a book concerning the virtues of Imaam Maalik, and he also narrates from him and (A book concerning) the rites (of Hajj), (a book concerning weak positions in jurisprudence and other than that and he was ‘salafi’ in Madhhab..”

Imaamus Suyooti (911H) mentions under the biography of Imaam In Salaah in ‘Tabaqaatul Hufaadh P503:

“he was from the great scholars of the deen one of the noble ones in his era, in Tafseer, and hadeeth , Fiqh and he contributed to many sciences, he was very well versed in the fundamentals of the religion and its subsidury affairs, he is used as a (noble) example, he was ‘Salafi’, Abstained from the dunya, of sound aqeedah and possesed many excellent traits…”

The usage of the term ‘Salafiyah’ as a path, methodology, and body of principles in the writings of the earlier scholars

Imaam As Safdi (764H) mention in the biography of Imaam Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad An Naysaaboori the statement of Imaam Haakim (the author of the ‘Mustadrak’):

He was from the righteous, those firmly established upon the path of ‘Salafiyah”

(Al Waafi Wal Wafayaat (2/55 Ar Risaalah print)

Al Imaam Ibn Katheer (774H) mentions in ‘Al Bidaayah wan Nihaayah’ when speaking about Imaam Fathud deen Ibn Sayyidin Naas:

” He has ‘Al Aqeedatus Salafeeyah’ authored from ayaat (of the Qur’aan), citations, narrations and prophetic traditions”

Imaam Muhammad ibn Ismaa’eel As San’aani (852H) mentions in Subulus Salaam (4/145):

“..but this has been supported by narrations of ‘salafeyah’ from the companions”

The statements regarding this from Shaikhul Islaam and his student Ibnil Qayyim are too numerous to mention

As far as this coming from our contempory scholars then I will mention one example from Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al Uthaimeen who mentions in ‘Ad Diyaaul Laami’ Minal Khutabil Jawaami’ (P170 risaalah print)

“..and this position was chosen by, from the later day scholars, our Shaikh, The Salafi, The Athari, Abu Abdillah Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz”

Thus we see the ascription to salafiyah is not a new affair, rather that which is new is ignorance of it. Wallahul Must’aan

Was Sallallahu ‘Alaa Nabiyinaa Muhammad

Abu Hakeem

 

Fundamentals in the Manhaj of the Salaf (Part 1)

May 20, 2012

From: http://ah-sp.com/2012/01/15/fundamentals-in-the-manhaj-of-the-salaf-part-1/

 

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ’Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

Indeed from the most important of the branches of our deen is that which is related to its foundations and its fundamental (Usool)

Since the scholars mention that the definition of ‘Usool’ (Foundations/fundamentals/roots) is that it is the plural of ‘Asl’ which is defined as ‘that which has other than it, built upon it’.

Thus when we speaking about the usool of the deen we are addressing an issue that the whole deen is built upon thus it forms the foundation of that which in the heart of the muslim.

Manhaj

The term ‘Manhaj’ (also minhaaj, translated Methodology) is the clear-cut path laid down for the muslim, by way of which one understands all aspects of the religion and implements them, not in accordance with his own understanding, but in accordance with this pristine crystal clear methodology. Thus the methodology is a path that is followed in the implementation and understanding of all aspects of the religion, the framework by way of which we approach applying the deen.

Minhaaj in the Qur’an

Allah the most high mentions:

{ لِكُلٍّ جَعَلْنَا مِنْكُمْ شِرْعَةً وَمِنْهَاجًا }

“To each among you we have prescribed a law and a clear way (minhaaj)”

(Suratul Maa’idah Vs 48)

Ibn Abbas – Radhiyallahu anhumaa mentioned: “a Way and a path”

Here we see Allah the most high informs us that every nation was given a law and was given a clear path to follow. The manhaj of this Ummah is the Manhaj of its Salaf.

What is the ‘Salaf’ and ‘Salafiyyah’?

The Salaf linguistically refers to that which has passed or those who have preceded you from your forefathers.

The great scholar of the arabic language Ibn Faaris mentions in definition of the arabic term ‘Salaf’

“Anyone who has preceded you from you forefathers and relatives, then they are your salaf. Its plural is ‘Sullaaf’ and ‘Aslaaf’..”

(Mu’jam Maqaayeesil Lughah 3/95)

When the term is coupled with the term ‘Saalih’ then it is a reference to a particular group of people and they are the first three generations of righteous Imaams of Guidance (i.e. 1. The Sahaabah (Companions of the messenger of Allah. 2. The Taabi’een (successors of the companions and 3. The Atbaa’ut Taabieen (successors of he successors of the Companions)

This is who we mean when we say Salaf and it is their way that is the embodiment of this ummah’s clear pristine methodology

Imaamus Safaarini mentions In Lawaami’ul Anwaar 1/20

المراد بمذهب السلف ما كان عليه الصحابة الكرام – رضوان الله عليهم – وأعيان التابعين لهم بإحسان وأتباعهم وأئمة الدين ممن شهد له بالإمامة ، وعرف عظم شأنه في الدين ، وتلقى الناس كلامهم خلف عن سلف ، دون من رمي ببدعة ، أو شهر بلقب غير مرضي مثل الخوارج والروافض والقدرية والمرجئة والجبرية والجهمية والمعتزلة والكرامية

“The intend behind the ’Way of the Salaf’ is that which the Noble companions were upon – May Allah be pleased with them – and individuals from those who succeeded them upon righteousness, and their successors, and the great Imaams of the religion those who have had witness borne for (them and) their Imaamate. (Individuals) whose great station in the religion is (well) known. Those whose statements are accepted generation after generation…”

Hence Salafiyah is ‘True’ orthordox Islaam manifest in clear principles supporting its tenets, and even though this is the case, shaytaan still attempts, by way of his callers from among mankind, to create confusion in the minds of the sincere concerning this noble methodology, even though its proponents propagate it diligently day and night.

Thus the intend behind this most important series of posts is to attempt to simplify these usool in bitesize pieces that they may be stepping-stones for those who wish to be upon clarity in regards to the affair.

Wallahu A’lam

Wa Sallallahu ’Alaa Nabiyinaa Muhammad

Abu Hakeem