A caution against some newly invented methodologies that have arisen under the banner of Salafiyyah!
Reviewed by: Shaykh Wasiyyullaah ‘Abbaas, Teacher and Mufti at the Haram in Makkah
Initial review done by ahlul ‘ilm at Bangalore, India
Compiled by: Abu Sahl Omer
It was from the great Mercy of Allaah and His Fadhl that we had two scholars of high standing and excellence visiting us recently, here in Bangalore, India. They were the esteemed
Shaykh Saalih ibn Sa’d as Suhaymee from Madeenah and the noble Shaykh Muhammad ibn
Ramzaan al Haajiree from Jubail, KSA; may Allaah preserve them both.
We benefitted immensely from their duroos (lessons) and advices during their short stay of 6 days, alhamdulillaah. This was the Imaam Abu Haneefah Dawrah (seminar) that was organized in the month of Safar 1434H in the city of Bangalore in India by Kulliyyatul Hadeeth and CIS (Center for Islamic Studies), under the patronage of Jamiat Ahle Hadith, India and Shaykh Wasiullaah Abbaas hafidhahullaah (Mufti at al-Masjid ul-Haram, Makkah).
One particular advice that was given by Shaykh Saalih as Suhaymee was to seek knowledge and to benefit from the people of knowledge who are present locally with us here in Bangalore, and in India. He said that some people have come up with newly invented ideas that “we should not sit with or benefit from the local people of knowledge here” and so on
– he said that all of this is from falsehood. This advice is extremely clear and detailed, such that it leaves no room for doubt. The Shaykh had requested to spread the recording of this advice across India (in addition to another clarification that dealt with another topic)!!
The recording of this advice can be listened to CLICK HERE
However even after a clarification and advice as clear as the sun, we find little or no signs of change or repentance from the people responsible for spreading this kind of misguided thinking. Rather they are seen inventing dubious arguments and are still trying to find ways around this advice. They have been advised several times before, by people of knowledge and other than them, but with little or no effect. However, this advice is probably one of the most profound and most clear advices, and that too coming from a senior scholar of our Ummah, known for his strength in the Sunnah and knowledge across the world, Shaykh Saalih as Suhaymee hafidhahullaah.
We fear for these people who refuse to change their ways despite the truth being so clear and radiant, that this may be a cause for Allaah to misguide them further. We also fear for the common people who may fall prey to the doubts that are spread by these people, as they may be fooled by their apparent righteousness and adherence to the Sunnah.
For these reasons we sought to bring out an advice for the benefit of all. This advice is aimed mainly at two or three categories of people.