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The Salafi Da'wah: (its aims ...) by Shaykh alAlbaani - Compiled by 'ISaam Haadi

Chapter 2

Aims and Objectives of the Salafi Dawah

Q: What are the aims and objectives of the Salafi Dawah?

Ans: as regards its aims and objectives: then there is no doubt that from its aims and objectives is: to realize an Islaamic Society that by it, it will be possible to achieve legislation by Islaam not by other than it, legislation by Islaam in other than an Islaamic society are two opposites, they will not be combined.
Thus I will close the answer to this question with a word of ultimate wisdom to me-; so we say to the Muslims in general: establish the Islaamic country in your hearts, it shall be established for you on your land . [1]

Q: What is the ideal way in the view of the Salafis in dealing with the problems of the Muslims of today?

Ans: surely this painful reality is not worse than the reality of the Arabs in their Jaahiliyyah and when our Messenger Salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- was sent to them, so there is no doubt that the reality of those ignorant Arabs was by far worse than what the Muslims are upon today, and based on that we say:

Surely the treatment is thattreatment, and the medication is that medication, so with similar to what theprophet used to treat that first Jaahiliyyah; then it is upon the Islaamiccallers today, all of them, to treat their painful reality.

And the meaning of this is very clear, rememberingin it Allaahs Azza wa Jal- statement:

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Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah (Muhammad) you have a goodexample to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allaah and the LastDay and remembers Allaah much. Q33: 21

So our messenger Salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- isour role model in solving the problem of the Muslims in our time, and that isby we starting with what our prophet Salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- startedwith, and it is: reforming what has been corruptedfrom the creed of the Muslims, firstly, and from their worship, secondly, andfrom their manners, thirdly.

And I do not mean by this arrangement (that) it is:the division between the first issue as the most important, then the important,then what is other than it[2].

Q: Do the Salafis wish togather the Muslims upon a single a MadhHab?

Ans: we saythere are some issues established with some researchers in Fiqh which is inopposition to the Book and the Sunnah, so it is compulsory to purge it and wipeit off the way of the Fuqahaa, similarly there are ahaadeeth which are agreedupon in its weakness, rather in its fabrication; so it is compulsory to wipe itoff from the interior of the books, and from the minds of the students ofknowledge and similarly the scholars. It will remain that there are -no doubt- someissues of fiqh and some ahaadeeth which are a position of differing, thereremaining something of that, this type of question will not come, because we believe -contrary to what is being rumored about usby some of the prejudiced and ignoramus- that we want to unify all of the MadhaaHib,and we will make the four MadhHabs one!

We I do not say: we are from the most aware of thepeople-, (rather) we are the most aware of the people that this is impossible,it is impossible to gather the people on one MadhHab, it is impossible togather the people on a single thought, but it isnot impossible to bring the people close together; especially Ahl asSunnah waalJamaaah.

Closeness is possible; and this is a reality and itis observed, those who study the fiqh that is called today (comparative fiqh),even if this study in the universities is still crude; because the Dr.specialized in Shareeah and in fiqh presents the issue and the statementswhich have been made regarding it and all of their proofs, so the student isleft confused, he does not know what is correct from these statements; becausehe (the Dr.) has presented its proofs!

Surely there could be a summarized verse and adetailed hadeeth, so he does not say this hadeeth narrows the verse (to anissue), for indeed it could be that a MadhHab uses as an evidence an authentichadeeth and another (MadhHab) with a weak hadeeth, he does not stop at differentiatingthe authentic from the weak, and like this, so he leaves what? The studentsconfused!

Thus I say: this comparative fiqh is being studiedtoday in a crude way of studying, those who study in a complete way of studyingwhere as they say today also-: they place the dot upon the letters,they say the proof for this is this, and the proof for that is that, and this,its proof, and the most convincing is this and that, for this and that reason.

These (people) know that those who employ this fiqhmethodology and it is that which is called comparative fiqh- that it bringsthe Muslims close together, and there are a lot of examples present today infront of us, who from the students of knowledge has not heard of ImaamashShawkaani[3],who from the students of knowledge has not heard of asSanaani[4],who from the people of knowledge has not heard of Saalih alMuqbili[5]author of ((alilm ashShaamikh ithaar alHaq ala alAabaaI waalMashaaiykh)),who has not heard aboutthese (people)? no one.

The root of these (people) is Zaydiyyah Zuyood-,they were not for the Hanafi MadhHab, neither were they for the Shafiees orthe Malikees nor the Hanbalees, meaning by the illustration of these (people)the four MadhHabs-, those Zuyood are not from Ahl asSunnah wa alJamaah, butthey treaded this path which we call all Muslims to tread; so that they willcome close together and love each other and would not be far from one anotherand hate each other- so at that time, it would be realized in them what was realized in these Imaams that we have mentioned, since they joined us andbecame Sunnis, they ended up refuting the Zuyood; because they oppose theSunnah.

And so this Manhaj invites and doesnot divide, as for every man remaining upon his MadhHab so this is that whichdivides and does not unite[6].

Q: Does the Salafi Dawah demandfrom the laymen to derive Shari rulings from the Book and the Sunnah directlywithout returning to the people of knowledge?

Ans: what we hear a lot really a lot- fromsome people who do not understand nor comprehend the Salafi Dawah, not frompersonalities of callers to it directly nor from their authored works, for theyonly understood the Salafi Dawah from their opponents and their enemies, andthese (people) are the ones that come with such a hardship in themisunderstanding of this Dawah!

A lot of people transmit from us, some ofthem connect to us, and some of them fight us and slander us in secret, andsay: that we call all Muslims including the laymen amongst them to understandthe book and the Sunnah directly!!

And I say frankly: if there are actuallypeople calling the ignorant and unlettered those who do not read nor write- toextracting fiqh and aqeedah and all of the religion from the Book and the Sunnahdirectly, and they cannot properly read a verse or narrate a hadeeth; this(persons) speech is not correct, and the speech of those enemies is correct.

But is the Dawah like this? Do we callone who does not understand a thing from knowledge to creep upon the Book andthe Sunnah, and to make incumbent his ignorance, his illiteracy, andunletteredness upon the Book and the Sunnah, then he says: I understand it likethis, and I am subject (only) to following the Book and the Sunnah?!

So (for) this (you) will not find a Muslimdescribe him with what you wish: Salafi or Khalafi- at all speaking with thiskind of speech, and we say always, and just yesterday in the afternoon somepeople came to me from Homs (in Syria), amongst them was a youth (that was) alittle bit enlightened, it reached him from the well known Laa MadhHabiyyahand similar to it what this writer points out; that we call all the people tofollow the Book and the Sunnah, meaning: that the ignorant understand the Bookand the Sunnah with their ignorance!

So I explained to him in detail, itssummary is: text of the glorious Quraan has made the people with regards toknowledge and ignorance in two divisions: scholars; and they are those whounderstand the book and the Sunnah, and their opposite are those that are notscholars: the ignorants; those that do not understand the Book and the Sunnah,and upon each of this two divisions is what is made obligatory on him throughtext of the glorious Quraan, He Subhaanahu wa taaala- said:

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So ask the peopleof knowledge, if you know not. Q16: 43

So; He is addressing the Ummah in itsentirety, its scholars and its ignorant, its educated and its illiterate, Hesays: you are all in two parties: the scholars, and other than the scholars,upon those that are not scholars is to ask the scholars:

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So ask the peopleof knowledge, if you know not. Q16: 43

This is what we call people to, but wesurely disagree with the blind-followers in the understanding of knowledgeand the scholar, what is knowledge? And who is the scholar?

[1]Tape ((Thesalafi dawah))
[TN]:This statement was originally from the leader and founder of the MuslimBrotherhood Hasan alBana, even though his followers dont apply it. See http://islamancient.com/playa.php?ca...row=963&&pl=rm

[2] Tape (atTawheed awal-alWaajibaat) meaning (monotheism is the first of obligations)

[3] [TN]: Great Scholar of Yemen, Mufassir, Muhadith, Faqeeh, Muhammad ibn Aliy ashShawkaani born 1760AD, he was able to trace his lineage back to our Father Aadam Alaihi Salam-, he was from the leaders of his time as regards the Zaydi MadhHab until he left it and took the path of Ijtihaad; this drew a lot of opposition from his people and he authored the book ((alQawl alMufeed fee Adilat alIjtihaad wa alTaqleed)). He has great works from which are ((Fath alQadeer)) in Tafseer and ((Nayl alAwtaar)) in fiqh which was explanation of Ibn Taymiyyas grandfathers book ((Muntaqa alAkbaar)). He died in 1834AD.
See http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vb/showthread.php?t=63047 accessed 27 Feb. 2014

[4] [TN]: Prolific author and great scholar of Yemen, leaving behind over 3oo works of various sizes, Muhammad ibn Ismaeel asSanaani, born in 1687AD, known for humility and piety, busy with the worship and remembrance of Allaah, he travelled to the Haramain (Makkah and Madeenah) for Hajj four times seeking for knowledge and meeting with its scholars. He made a huge effort in spreading knowledge in Sanaa Yemen, especially the knowledge of hadeeth, until the people became engrossed with it. He was the teacher of ashShawkaanis <Ref 3> teacher. Also a promoter of Ijtihaad and censoring Taqleed, Muhammad Hayyaat asSindee reports that he said: Whoever affiliates to anyone in particular other then the Prophet Salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- , and sees that this person statement is correct, mandatory to be followed, without considering the statement of other scholars, then he is misguided and ignorant; rather he might be a disbeliever that needs to repent, if he doesnt he should be killed, for when did he believe that it becomes mandatory for the people to follow a particular person from the scholars ignoring the others May Allaahs mercy be on all of them-, then he has made this person (he is calling to be followed) in the same position as the Messenger of Allaah Salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- and that is Kufr. From his well known works is Subul asSalam an explanation of Buloogh alMaraam. He died in 1768AD. See: http://majles.alukah.net/t8048/ accessed 27 Feb. 2014

[5] [TN] Great Scholar Saalih ibn Mahdi alMuqbili born in 1637AD studying with the great scholars of Yemen, later debating with the Scholars of Sanaa until he left it and went to Makkah, he died in Makkah in 1696AD. He was an expert in all fields, having written works in it. It is believed that he did not embrace the Sunnah completely, Shaykh Muqbil alWaadiee said: Muqbili was not completely a Sunni, he was between the Sunnah, the Shiaa and the Mutazillah, he did not spare anyone except he attacked him, even Ahl asSunnah, even Imaam alBukhaari Rahimahullaah-. See http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vb/showthread.php?t=249894 accessed 27 Feb. 2014

[6] ((Silsilatu-l-huda wa-n-Nur)) Tape (2)

[7] Tape ((the Salafi Dawah))