هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ ♥ القرآن الكريم 59:23

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The founder of ad-Da’watus-Salafiyyah is Allaah ‏الدعوة السلفية

Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albanee (rahimahullaah) was asked: “It is attributed to you that you say, ‘The founder of ad-Da’watus-Salafiyyah is Allaah.’ So is this correct? And if it is correct, then how do we ascribe an attribute to Allaah that He did not ascribe to Himself?”

So Imaam al-Albanee (d.1420 H, rahimahullaah) answered:

“Yes, I have said that. And this is not an attribute. So speaking about Allaah (‘azza wa jall) without language for an expression of actual reality does not necessarily mean that we have described Allaah with other than what He described Himself. So if I said – in reply to the one who says, ‘So and so is the founder of such and such a da’wah,’ – that the founder (of Salafiyyah) is Allaah; He is the one Who founded the structure of this thing. So this is not a description according to what the Scholars have agreed upon that it is not permissible to apply it to Allaah. So founding (ta’sees) is not from the affair of the human being; it is only an affair of the Lord of the human.”

[Refer to Fataawaa al-Madeenah (no. 48).]


The Noble Scholar, al-‘allaamah ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee (d.1414 H, rahimahullaah) was asked: “Is it permissible to say about Allaah (‘azza wa jall) that He is ‘Waajibul-Wujood” (One whose existence is obligatory)?”

So he answered:

“This is correct information about Allaah (‘azza wa jall), that He is “Waajibul-Wujood.” And this is by way of information (ikhbaar), not by way of an Attribute (sifah).”

[Refer to Fataawaa (1/164) of Imaam ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee.]

Ibnul-Qayyim (d.751 H, rahimahullaah) also mentioned something similiar when he said:

“Indeed, that which is applied to Allaah by way of Names and Attributes is tawqeefee (limited to the texts). And whatever is applied to Him by way of ikhbaar (information), then it is not obligatory for it to be tawqeefee, such as Al-Qadeem (the Ancient), ash-Shay` (the Thing), al-Mawjood (the Present), al-Qaa`im bi Nafsihi (the Self-Sufficient).”

[Refer to Badaai ul-Fawaa`id (1/162) of Ibnul-Qayyim.]

All three statements can be found in the footnotes of Shaikh Al-Albani’s book Fundamentals of the Salafee Methodology, pp. 65-66, second edition, English translation

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Aathaar of the Salaf on Knowledge السلف الصالحين

Aathaar of the Salaf on Knowledge

Author: al-Khatib al-Baghdadi
Source: Fadl Ilm us-Salaf

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud : Learn, so when you have learnt , then act.
Az-Zuhree : The action of one who acts and does not know will not be trusted by the people and the people will not be happy with the saying of an ‘aalim who does not act.

Sahl ibn ‘Abdullah al-Fustaani : All the people are intoxicated except the scholars and all the scholars are confused except whoever acts according to his knowledge.

Sahl ibn ‘Abdullah al-Fustaani : The world is foolishness and barren except the knowledge and all of knowledge is a proof against him except what is acted upon and all action is useless except with sincerity and sincerity is in great danger until sealed by it (the action).

Yusuf ibn al Hunain : With good manners you understand the knowledge and with knowledge your actions are corrected and with the actions wisdom is obtained and with wisdom you understand zuhud (renunciation) and granted the benefit of it and with zuhud comes abandoning the world and with abandoning the world comes longing for the Hereafter and with longing for the Hereafter the Pleasure of Allah Azzawajal is obtained.

Maalik ibn Dinar : When a servant seeks knowledge for practise, his knowledge humbles him and when he seeks it for other than that it increases him in immorality and pride by it.

Abu Hurairah : The example of knowledge which is not acted upon is like wealth from which nothing is spent in the way of Allah Azzawajal.

Abu Darda : I am not afraid that it will be said to me: “Oh Aamir what have you learned?”, but I am more concerned that it will be said to me: “Oh Aamir, what have you done with what you have learned!”

Umar ibn Abdul-Aziz : Whoever does not consider speech to be part of his action will sin abundantly and whoever acts without knowledge will do more harm than good.

Maalik ibn Dinar : Indeed I found among the wise sayings: “There is no good for you to know what you do not know while you are not acting upon what you do know, because the likeness of that is as the likeness of a man who gathers firewood, so he ties up a bundle and tries to carry it but he is not able to, so he adds another one to it.

Ata reported : There was a youth who used to come to the Mother of the Believers (radiallahu- anha) from time to time and ask her and she would narrate to him. So one day he came to her and asked her, so she said: “Oh my son, have you acted yet upon what you have heard from me?” So he said: “No by Allah, Oh my mother “, so she said : ” Oh my son, then why do you seek increase in Allah’s proof against us and against you.”

Fudayl ibn Ayyad : As for hadeeth, it is better that a man does not hear it than that he hears it and does not act upon it.
Sufyaan ath-Thawree : Would that I had not written down knowledge and would that I would be saved from my knowledge so that it would be even, neither against me nor for me.

Ash-Sha’bee : Indeed we are not the scholars but we have heard hadeeth so we have reported them. For the scholars are those who when they know, they act.

Reference: http://www.salafipu blications. com/sps

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Remaining Firm Upon Salafiyyah – shaykh ‘Ubayd alJaabiree

Remaining Firm Upon Salafiyyah

Question: 

What are some things that will keep a person firm upon Salafiyyah and distant from the paths of misguidance?

Answer:

There are a number of affairs that will help someone in this. From them:

[1] Staying close to the people of knowledge, those who are known for:

[a] their capabilities;

[b] being foremost in virtues;

[c] being well versed in knowledge;

[d] their strength in (knowledge of) the Sunnah;

[e] their adherence to it;

[f] their harshness against the people of desires.

It is suitable that they are the ones to take (knowledge) from, the knowledge that is paired with wisdom.

[2] Staying distant from the people of innovation and desires, keeping away from their gatherings, and not subjecting oneself to their debating and argumentation.

[3] Reading the books authored by the Salaf, reading them with the scholars if that is possible. If that is not possible, then asking about the phrases or subjects which are difficult to understand within these Salafee books, asking the people of knowledge about them, so they can clarify any misunderstandings one encounters.

Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree, well-known scholar and retired professor from the Islaamic University of al-Madeenah

SOURCE

This was translated exclusively for http://www.bakkah.net from a published recording entitled Liqaa’ Maftooh, dated 1424/6/9. [ file no. AAUJ004 – click here for audio (in Arabic only)]

Taken from bakkah.net