A Benefit from the heart,
✅ True Salafiyyah teaches you the meaning of devotion to Allaah,
❌ Not rebelling against the creation of Allaah.
And be kind and humble to the believers who follow you. Then if they disobey you, say: “I am innocent of what you do.” [Ash-Shu’raa 215-216]
✅ True Salafiyyah teaches you the greatness of the right(s) of the scholars,
❌ Not being chained to them or blindly following them.
“But those among them who are well-grounded in knowledge, and the believers, believe in what has been sent down to you (Muhammad ﷺ)…” [An-Nisaa 162]
✅ True Salafiyyah teaches you that the way of ad-da’watu ilallaah is brotherhood,
❌ Not diversifying (into multiple groups), causing the destruction (of brotherhood) in the path of da’wah!
“Go you and your brother with My Aayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), and do not, you both, slacken and become weak in My Remembrance. Go, both of you, to Fir’aun (Pharaoh), verily, he has transgressed (all bounds in disbelief and disobedience and behaved as an arrogant and as a tyrant)” [Taa-Haa 42-43]
Ad-da’watu ilallaah / calling to Allaah: i.e. calling and inviting to the truth in all the affairs which results in the absolute and complete worship of Allaah alone – while upholding the truth alone and not supporting any falsehood.
✅ True Salafiyyah teaches you the meaning of modesty / humbleness and tranquility,
❌ Not degradation and belittlement of the creation.
“..And lower your wings for the believers (be courteous to the fellow-believers).” [Al-Hijr 88] and then He said after that “Therefore proclaim openly (Allah’s Message Islamic Monotheism) that which you are commanded, and turn away…” [An-Nahl 94]
✅ True Salafiyyah teaches you the meaning of integrity and patience – however along with striving for the means (which leads to achieving the goals),
❌ Not being indifferent and dependent while waiting for someone from the general public or others to feed you.
Hadith: “And whatever Allaah gives you from this wealth – while you are not having greed (or hoping for it) and (you are) not asking for it – then take it. And whatever is not (given to you), then do not pursue it.” Reported in Sunan an-Daarimi. Also the same hadeeth with slight variation in words is reported in al-Bukharee, Muslim and others.
✅ True Salafiyyah teaches you knowledge upon the true reality,
❌ Not mere claims upon lies or what is falsely forged.
On the contrary (he would say): “Be you Rabbaniyun (learned men of religion who practice what they know and also preach others), because you are teaching the Book, and you are studying it.” Aal-‘Imraan 79
How great is the crime of many (people) upon Salafiyyah!
And Allaah is the one in whom Aid is sought!
Translated by: Students of Ustadh Ahmad Banaja