A Person of Sunnah Doesn't Betray the Truth!
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
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Simple yet Tremendous Advice from the Salaf
Abul 'Aaliyah (d. 93H, rahimahullaah) said: "Upon you is (to stick to) the First Affair which they used to be upon BEFORE the people split (and deviated)."
Ibn 'Abbaas (radiallaahu 'anhumma) advised Uthman Al-Azdi: "Upon you is to have Taqwaa of Allaah and uprightness; FOLLOW and do NOT innovate." شرح السنة للبغوي
- The Importance of Tawheed & Rectification of 'Aqeedah
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: The Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) did NOT care about establishing the state (a government), rather he only gave care to establishing at-Tawheed!
- Ahlus-Sunnah Do not Betray the Truth
Shaykh Abu Muhammad Ahmad Subay'ee (hafidhahullaah) said: A person of Sunnah may fall short and may sin [it's possible], but he doesn't betray the Truth, like Ahl-Ahwa` (people of desires & bidah) betray it.
- The Importance of Sincerity and a Warning against what opposes it
Shaikh Abu 'Uthmaan Muhammad Al-Anjaaree (hafidhahullaah) said: There's a difference between (one) who wants to spread the Truth & between (one) who wants his status to be raised due to spreading the Truth.
Shaikh Abu 'Uthmaan Muhammad Al-Anjaaree (hafidhahullaah) said: Do not use your Religion or your 'Aqeedah as a bridge to attain your wordly goals. Allaah is the most not in need of Shirk!
- Clarity in The Religion - distinction between truth and falsehood - and closing the door to any confusion
Shaykh Abu Muhammad Ahmad Subay'ee (hafidhahullaah) said: To say generally "go to the people of knowledge" doesn't provide guidance to the creation. We must name them as the Salaf did - after the fitnah occurred - as in Sahih Muslim: "Name us your men." So now, name for us: who are the trustworthy carriers of knowledge whom you guide the youth to? So it is necessary that we name Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, Shaikh 'Ubaid al-Jaabiree, Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan, and other than them upon their way, so people won't be upon ignorance and confusion.
Shaikh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) said: "Verily, the true Religion of Islaam separates, and that is because the Qur`an separates. It separates between truth and falsehood, and our da'wah separates between truth and falsehood. And due to that, our Da'wah - which is the da'wah of truth - separates between the person of truth and the person of falsehood. And that is what the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) did when he came with his da'wah."
Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said: Upon you is to have (تميز) differentiation in your da'wah. Ahl-Sunna MUST clarify Truth which differentiates between them & ahl-bidah.
Shaykh Abu Muhammad Ahmad Subay'ee (hafidhahullaah) said: Whoever only wants to confront outright falsehood, then most of the time he doesn't strive to make the Truth clear & apparent.
- Beware of Ahlul-Bid'ah and their deceptions, false claims, tricks, lies...
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said: Dr. Ibraheem Ruhayli - and those like him - deceive the Salafees and the beginner students of knowledge, so due to that we say:
They are people of doubts; it is not permissible to:
* sit with them
* or listen to them
* or take knowledge from them.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: In this time, they come with a new Manhaj, saying, 'so and so is Salafee or Sunni, but he has mistakes.' But when you look into his mistakes, you see he is a Kharijee or Rafidee by speaking bad about the sahaaba, or Jahmee. So this claim of theirs (that he is Salafee) is false. [Sharh Ibaana Sughraa]
Ibn 'Awn (d.151H, rahimahullaah) said: "Those who sit with ahl-bidah are MORE SEVERE upon us than ahl-bidah themselves."
Shaykh 'Ubaid ibn 'Abdullaah al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) said: Nothing has strengthened many of ahl-bidah today as much as the excuses made for them by some who claim to be from Ahl-Sunnah!
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee Al-Madkhali (hafidhahullaah) said: Theseجمعيات (dawah organizations) STEAL PEOPLE'S 'AQEEDAH by giving them money!
- From Jihaad in the way of Allaah
Shaykh Ahmad ibn Yahya An-Najmee (rahimahullaah) said: Seeking knowledge of the Qur`an, Sunnah & way of Salaf FROM SALAFI SCHOLARS is from striving in the Path of Allaah.
Shaykh Ahmad ibn Yahya An-Najmee (rahimahullaah) said: Striving against ahl-bidah, and clarifying their danger and corruption is from striving in the Path of Allaah.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: Ibn Battah (rahimahullaah) listed names of imams of misguidance, even though they were dead and gone, so that all who live after can beware of their books.
- A Warning against Refusing to Aid the Truth
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said: As for the mukathilah (those who don't aid the truth and its people) today, they are treacherously attacking Ahlus-Sunnah. By Allaah, they are more harmful than those who are originally people of Bid'ah, whose bid'ah is apparent (those who don't hide their bid'ah). The Salaf used to warn against those who sit with Ahlul-Bid'ah, so what about someone who takes Ahlul-Bid'ah as companions and defends them. There is no doubt he is from Ahlul-Bid'ah; he openly defends them.
Shaikh Abu 'Uthmaan Muhammad Al-Anjaaree (hafidhahullaah) said: From the enemies of Ahlus-Sunnah are al-mukhaithilah(those who don't aid the truth and its people), and from al-mukhaithilah are those sick with a hidden desire: the disease of loving fame, leadership, and finding status for oneself. [For an amazing read, click here: A Beautiful Prohibition to the Person of Sunnah by Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay'ee ]
- No one is above the truth!
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: When we mention Abu Hanifa's opposition to the hadeeth, it doesn't mean we disgrace him, but the hadeeth are greater to our hearts.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: The one who speaks without knowledge should be advised; if he doesn't accept, he should be boycotted & abandoned إبانةصغرى
- The importance of Following the Sunnah, and the Deviance of those who prevent it!
Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) relayed that Imam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said: "Whoever prohibits people from raising their hands during the prayer (at the start of the prayer, before ruku', and after ruku') is an Innovator!
'Abdullaah Ibn 'Umar (radiallaahu 'ahumma) would gather pebbles to throw at whoever he saw not raising his hands during the prayer - to show his rejection of them - because they opposed the Sunnah of Muhammad (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam)." [Sharh Ibaana Sughraa]
Ibn Abi Dawood (d. 316 H, rahimahullaah) said: The people of opinion are people of bid'ah. ----> Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: Verily, bid'ah is the result of opinion.
- How Evil are Ahlul-Bid'ah! They Hate Hadeeth!
Baqiyyah said: "[Imam] Al-Awza'ee said to me: 'Oh Abu Muhammad. What do you say about a people who hate the hadeeth of their Prophet?' So I said: 'They are an evil people.'
Then Al-Awza'ee said: There's not a person of bid'ah that you tell him a hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (salaallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) that opposes his bid'ah except that he hates the hadeeth!" [Sharf AsHabul-Hadeeth al-Khateeb] [So instead of repenting and freeing himelf from his bid'ah and hating his bid'ah, he chooses instead to hate revelation! How evil are Ahlul-Bid'ah!!]
Shaykh Abu Muhammad Ahmad Subay'ee (hafidhahullaah) said: From the virtues and tremendous Mercy and Generosity of Allaah is that all the Imams of the Arabic language were likewise Imams from Ahlus-Sunnah until the 3rd Generation. So the correct understanding of the meanings of the Qur`an and Sunnah were preserved how the Sahaaba understood them. Then Ahlul-Bid'ah saw how they can use the language to mis-interpret the meanings of the text to lead the people astray. They also translated the bid'ah of the disbelievers and clothed it in Arabic.
Shaykh 'Ubaid ibn 'Abdullaah al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) said: And all the new da'wah groups are opponents to Salafiyyah, and they are all enemies to the Sunnah. This is because they are astray and lead others astray. And what is sufficient as a proof of their misguidance is that they have all been established upon the statements of mankind and the foundations laid by mankind... But as for Salafiyyah, it has no founder from amongst mankind, rather it is from Allaah! It was [conveyed] by the Prophets and Messengers.
- Loving for Allaah's Sake
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said:
1- Love & Hate for Allaah's sake is a tremendous foundation of Eeman in the books of 'Aqeedah; it is WAJIB on the Muslim to pay CLOSE attention!
2- Must Love for Allaah's sake (the one) who is upright on obedience to Allaah & His Messenger (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) - EVEN IF no relation (to you), far away & against you in worldly matters!
3- Must Hate for Allaah (the one) who opposes Allaah & His Messenger (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), or befriends opposers EVEN IF (he is) close relative (of yours) or aids you in worldly matters إبانةصغرى
- Tazkiya is upon knowledge
Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said: Don't recommend & praise someone EXCEPT UPON KNOWLEDGE...If only those who recommend people would stop doing that. شرح السنة#١٦٠
- Reasons for Deviance!
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: Everyone who has left the path of Ahl-Sunnah has [left] due to his sitting with the people of desires & innovations. إبانةصغرى
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: If you sit with a person of bidah, it's your first step to becoming from ahl-bidah & leaving Ahl-Sunnah; your Deen has weakened.
Abu Qulaabah (d.107 H, rahimahullaah) said: Verily the people of desires(bid'ah) are people of misguidance, and I only see that their path leads to the Hellfire.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: Da'wah to ahl-bidah does NOT necessitate any friendship or keeping company with them or prolonged sitting with them.
- Cheating and Deceiving the Ummah
Shaikh Abu 'Uthmaan Muhammad Al-Anjaaree (hafidhahullaah) said: If a teacher does not teach his students the signs of Furqaan (distinguishing Truth from falsehood), then he has CHEATED them.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) said: If you're asked about one you know has been refuted, but you remain silent, then you have CHEATED the ummah of Muhammad (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). إبانة
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said: Remaining silent about ahlul-bid'a is the greatest ghish (deception) of the Muslims, and is not permissible!
- Harming the perception of Islaam, making themselves obstacles in the spread of Islaam
Shaykh 'Ubaid ibn 'Abdullaah al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) said: During the first three virtuous generations, thousands - if not Millions - had entered Islaam out of love for it and love for its people. And they saw how Islaam preserved their rights, wealth and lives. They saw in it justice and that the Muslims ruled with justice, and a Muslim couldn't oppress a disbeliever. If a disbeliever had a right taken by a Muslim, he could take him to a judge and get his right. So are the Khawaarij who (falsely) claim to be "Ahlus-Sunnah" upon this? Never!!