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

Chapter 5

atTaSfiyah wa atTarbiyah

Q: It has become well known of you your call of atTaSfiyah wa atTarbiyah for the return of the guided Islaamic caliphate, so what is the meaning of atTaSfiyah wa atTarbiyah?

Ans: from what cannot be doubted -unfortunately- is that the Muslims today in all places are humiliated except what Allaah wills-, and which humiliation is greater than the occupation of the most lowly of mankind of the holy lands which is Palestine, and the Muslims are looking at them, and they are hearing the uprisings everyday where a lot of Muslims are killed, while the Muslims around them look on and observe (like an entertainment)!!

There is no doubt that this is from the greatest humiliation which met the Muslims; so what is the solution?

Surely the Islaamic groups in the present time have differed in the view as to describing the solution to return the Muslims to their honour and past glory, and (so) they will be able to remove the oppressive enemy, and that which is our opinion to which we are not in doubt is: what we croon about in this kind of situation from what we call atTaSfiyah wa atTarbiyah, it is a must (to have) this two foundational pillars to realise the desired correction to return the Muslims to their old glory . [1]

So the key to returning the glory of Islaam is: to apply beneficial knowledge, and establish righteous actions and it is a noble matter it is not possible for the Muslims to reach it except by using the method of atTaSfiyah wa atTarbiyah, and they are two great and important obligations .[2]

And I intended by the first of the two (a number) of issues:

The first: purifying the Islaamic aqeedah from that which is foreign to it; like shirk, and denying and interpreting the godly attributes, which are established by authentic ahaadeeth to show its relationship to aqeedah etc!

The second: purifying Islaamic fiqh from mistaken Ijtihaadaat that oppose the Book and the Sunnah, and I presented some examples for that.

The third: purifying the books of Tafseer and fiqh and Raqaaiq and other than it from the weak and fabricated ahaadeeth, and the detestable Israailiyyaat, and this is what I am doing

As for the other obligation; then I intendby the training of the upcoming generation upon this Islaam purified from allwhat we have mentioned, correct Islaamic training right from childhood, withoutany influence of the western training of disbelieve.

And from that which there is no doubt isthat realizing this two obligations demands huge efforts (from) cooperation ofsincere Islaamic groups; which truly care about establishing the desiredIslaamic society, all (dealing) in its own field and its own specialty.

As regards we remaining pleased with ourcircumstances, proud of our large number, relying upon the virtues of our Lord,or the emergence of the Mahdi and the descent of Isaa (Jesus), clamoring thatIslaam is our constitution, confident that we shall establish our country!

Then that is bleak, rather misguidance;because it opposes the Sunnah of Allaah in the existence and the legislationtogether, He said Subhaanahu wa taaala-:

﴿ ﴾

Verily! Allaahwill not change the condition of a people until they change what is inthemselves. Q13:11

And he salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- said:((when you engage in a transaction that is eenah[3], and you take hold of thetails of the oxen, and you are content with agriculture, and you abandonJihaad; Allaah will send upon you humiliation that will not be dispelled untilyou return to his religion))[4].

As a result of that one of the Islaamiccallers of today said: establish the Islaamic country in your hearts; it shallbe established for you in your land, and this speech is very beautiful, butwhat is more beautiful is: to act by it;

﴿ ﴾

And say (OMuhammad) "Do deeds! Allaah will see your deeds, and (so will) HisMessenger and the believers. And you will be brought back to the All-Knower ofthe unseen and the seen. Then He will inform you of what you used to do." Q9:105[5]

And indeed some of them disapprove of thenecessity of this taSfiyah; as is the reality of some of the Islaamic parties,some of them actually claimed its phase has ended, so they diverted topolitical actions and jihaad, and they shunned giving importance to atTaSfiyahwa atTarbiyah.

And they are all mistaken in that, for howmany contradictions to the shareeah has occurred from them because of their avoidingthe obligation of atTaSfiyah, and their reliance on taqleed and splitting;which permits a lot from what Allaah has forbidden!

Q: What is thereason for little of atTarbiyah in this era?

Ans: now, we are in an awakening of knowledge,we are not in an awakening of training; thus we find a lot of people from someduaat- who knowledge is benefited from, but manners are not benefitted from,why?

Because he groomed himself upon knowledge,but he was not trained in a pious environment from childhood; thus he livespossessing the manners he got from the society which he lived and was born in,and it is a society no doubt it is not an Islaamic society, but he was capableby himself or through the guidance of some people of knowledge of treading apath that is authentic and knowledge-based, but the effect of this knowledgedoes not reflect in his behaviour, manners and in his actions.

And this situation which we are talkingabout now- its reason, is that: we have not matured in knowledge except for fewpeople.

And secondly: most of that (few) were not trainedwith correct Islaamic training, so because of that you will see a lot ofbeginners in seeking for knowledge already considering himself leader of agroup or leader of a party, and here comes an old wisdom to express the effectsof this kind of situation, it is that which says:

Love of leadership breaks the back

So reasons for this can be traced back tonot having proper training upon this authentic knowledge.

Q: Do otherIslaamic groups share this idea with you?

Ans: if we study the reality of the Islaamicgroups established for close to a century, and their thoughts and practices; weshall find a lot of them have not achieved -or acquired- anything worthy ofmention! Despite their cries and fuss that what they want is an Islaamicgovernment, which has caused the spill of blood of a lot of innocents by thisflimsy argument, without realising anything from that!!

So we still hear from them beliefs that arecontrary to the book and the Sunnah, and actions contradictory to the Book andthe Sunnah; talk less of their repeating those unsuccessful attempts (whichare) in opposition to the Shari.[8]

Q: After (all) these years have you sensed any result from your slogan:(atTaSfiyah wa atTarbiyah)?

Ans: I say: that after many years have passedwith our calling to the obligation of returning to the Book and the Sunnah, andto the principle of atTaSfiyah in particular; purifying Islaam frominnovations, evils, weak and fabricated ahaadeeth; that have covered the lightof Islaam sometimes, and dissipated the efforts of the Muslims in ways (that)hindered their advancement and progress, and great is Allaah who said:

﴿ ﴾

And verily, thisis my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separateyou away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious) Q6: 153

and that which was from the means torealise that Dawah is the publishing of the Silsilatain: ((asSaheehah)) and((adhDhaeefah))
;we find ourselves starting to feel the spread of awareness between the common Muslims;talk less of selected ones (scholars and students of knowledge), and that wasby the emergence of a trend of investigation and confirmation of the hadeeththey used to hear or read, if it was authentic or weak.

And that was not in my thinking- exceptthe beginning of fruition of the seeds and plants that we sown and planted morethan half a century ago, and we are still and all praise and virtue is forAllaah- continuing upon this, always stressing the obligation of taking what is(reported as) authentic from the Messenger of Allaah Salallaahu alaihiwasSalam-, and abandoning all what is not authentic; with the necessity ofknowing it for fear that it is considered religion, for surely differentiatingthe authentic from the weak are two parallel roads on the same line, they willnever meet, we know the authentic so we adhere to it and we call to it, we knowthe weak; so we abstain from it and warn away from it, and for Allaah isHudhayfas radhiyallaahu anhu- speech when he said: ((the people used to ask the Messenger of Allaah Salallaahualaihi wasSalam- about good, and I used to ask him about evil for fear that itwill overtake me))[10].

And may Allaah have mercy on the one thatsaid:

I came to know evil not for (the sake of) evil
But to avoid it
And whoever does not know good
From evil falls into it

I say: this awakening, -and all praise isdue to Allaah- has become obvious you feel it and you hear about it, for a lotof authors, teachers and speakers you find them giving attention to thisaffair, they are committed to sticking to what is authentic from the hadeeth ofthe Messenger Salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- as much as their ability, not tomention the appearance of a number of students of knowledge who have started tospecialize in this science, and those that we hope for them steadfastness andsuccess, and sincerity in seeking for knowledge.

Despite this there are unfortunately- inthe field (of knowledge) very bad impulses from the mastery of this knowledgeby a lot of youths; for popularity or wealth, and they were aided upon that bysome printers and publishers who are not concerned except with increasing theirpublications, and filling their pockets.

Q: Do you intendmay Allaah preserve you- that the Muslims should remain calling to atTaSfiyahwa atTarbiyah until all Muslims in the earth adopt this motto?

Ans: naturally, we do not intend that: that thehuge millions of these Muslims to become one Ummah!

We intend only to say: whoever reallywants to work for Islaam, and to take the means that will smoothen for him the establishmentof Allaahs laws in the earth; then he must emulate theMessenger of Allaah Salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- in judgement and inProcedure.[12]

Q: Who willestablish atTaSfiyah wa atTarbiyah[13]?

Ans: the establishment of this is not up takenexcept by a group of noble scholars, and pious trainers and how few are they inthis era![14]


[1]((FataawaJiddah)) Tape no (17)

[2]((FiqhalWaaqi))(Pp. 40)

[3][TN]: Literarily means what has preceded; it is when a trader sells his goods for a time, and then buys it back for a price less than the initial selling price. See http://www.alifta.net/Fatawa/fatawaD...eNo=1&BookID=1 accessed 26 Feb. 2014

[4] Reported by Aboo Daawud (3462)

[5] ((asSilsilaatu-dh-Dhaeefah))(2/B)

[6] ((Silsilatu-s-Saheehah))(7/1242)

[7] ((Silsilatu-l-huda wa-n-Nur)) Tape no. (188)

[8] ((Fitnatu-t-Takfeer))(Pp 43)

[9] [TN]: The noble Shaykh Aboo Ubaydah MashHoor Hasan Aal alSalmaan in his article ((Shaykh alAlbaani on atTarbiyyah)) said:
Shaykh alAlbaanis efforts in atTaSfiyah was exemplary (to the extent that) it is clearly visible, in many of the fields of knowledge, and it remains his principles and views from (the second part) of his motto which he promoted and concentrated upon, and it is (atTaSfiyah wa atTarbiyah). (Source: http://www.mashhoor.net/ accessed 24 Feb. 2014)

[10] Reported by alBukhaari (3606), and Muslim (1847)

[11] ((adh-Dhaeefah))(5/8)

[12] ((Silsilatu-l-Huda wa-n-Nur)) Tape (830)

[13] [TN]: The noble Shaykh Aboo Ubaydah MashHoor Hasan Aal alSalmaan continues <Ref Note 9> in his article ((Shaykh alAlbaani on atTarbiyyah)):
There is no doubt that the words of our Shaykh alAlbaani rahimahullaah- and his views in this subject are scattered, dispersed and spread out (in many sources), in need of one who will pay attention to it, to gather and collect it, then connecting similar points, and organizing it in one single document, upon fundamentals of a specialized methodology, so it will become a peerless compilation, incomparable to any other in its time, to be benefited from by those that love Shaykh alAlbaani, his sons and his students, from whom have been gathered by the school of Athar, and the ascription to the Salaf asSaalih. And the need for this compilation becomes more severe as time passes, and tribulations intensify, for many reasons, from which are:

(1) necessity of espousing (the second part) of (the motto of reformation) that Shaykh alAlbaani promoted, and that was through his speech, his stipulations and his views.

(2) salvation in the world and the hereafter is in (the action) upon the foundation of (knowledge) that is authentic, for what is (knowledge) except a means to (actions), so it is a state of (cause) and (the action) is the fruit of it, and Shaykh alAlbaani made that clear in a lot of his sittings.

(3) (knowledge) brings about a fancy notion in contrast to actions, for surely it is difficult for them, except to the successful one, for we hear and we see rather we encounter- some of the students of knowledge and some of them are well known to the people, and he could be from the contributors in atTaSfiyah, and in authenticating and authoring (books), it is noticed of him something from (atTarbiyyah)(in this case bad manners), rather his actions and his stances are shameful, obstructing the path of this blessed dawah, and the mutarabiSoon (the ones that wait for calamity to befall) take it as a barrier in its propagation, and peoples acceptance of it, and those with sick minds and worldly ambition generalize this, upon the rest of the Mashaaiykh, the ones that are working sincerely to aid it (the dawah), and the people of deviated methodology croon about it and float it especially the Takfiriyeen- so they can make it an evidence to establish the falsehood of the Salafi Manhaj (in their sick mind), and that its people are Murjiah, they donnot care about sins, and the Murjiah they say: the Eemaan is not influenced by a sin!! And these lies became popular, and the defamation became widespread, and I have clarified its falsehood in the introduction to the book ((the efforts of Imaam alAlbaani in the matters of Eemaan in Allaah the most high)) and it is from the publications of Daar alAthariyyah.

(4) the severe need of the students of knowledge in general, and the salafees in particular to studies that are of tarbiyyah in nature, to guide their approaches and methods in dealing with others, and especially if these studies are built upon the statements of Shaykh alAlbaani Rahimahullaah taala- for it is- without doubt- more susceptible to acceptance.

(5) clarity of the extent of the depth of Shaykh alAlbaanis views as regards atTarbiyah, and in addition to him being a scholar, he is a reformer and a trainer, and to refute the lie which is being promoted by the enemies of the Salafi Dawah in general and the enviers of Shaykh alAlbaani in particular that he had knowledge but was not fortunate in the aspect of traning his students, and even if this claim is correct in some personalities! (Source: http://www.mashhoor.net/ accessed 24 Feb. 2014)

[14] ((asSaheehah))(7/1242)

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Chapter 6

The issue of atTakfeer

Q: What is your stance as regards the issue of Takfeer?

Ans: takfeer is not an easy matter [1], for surely making takfeer of a Muslim is a very dangerous affair [2].

Yes; whoever denies what is affirmed in the religion after the proof has been established upon him; then he is a Kaafir that deserves the reality of the meaning of disbelieve, as for one who denies something because to him it is not affirmed, or because of doubt regarding its meaning; then he is misguided, and not a disbeliever-an apostate from the religion [3].

Q: Is it correct that the Salafis make takfeer of the laymen that circumbulate graves?

Ans: I say: I do not make takfeer of thoselaymen that circumbulate graves because of overwhelming ignorance, rather and Isaid: I am really surprised at some scholars that say that there does not existtoday Ahl-Fatrah!

So I say: Ahl-Fatrah are present;especially in the lands of disbelieve, Europe and America etc, rather I say aspeech which I do not think anyone has said today, I say: Ahl-Fatrah arepresent living in our midst, and I mean: these Ignoramuses that will findsomeone to support their misguidance: their seeking for help from other thanAllaah, and vowing by other than Allaah, and slaughtering for other thanAllaah, and they call these forms of shirk (atTawasul)!

And atTawasul as you all know- are of twokinds; so how can we make takfeer of these (people) and the Dawah of the Bookand the Sunnah has not reached them?! I mean: these laymen and the misguidedones from the specific (referring to scholars and students of knowledge)[4].

[4] ((Silsilatu-l-Huda wa-n-Nur)) Tape (880)
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Chapter 7

Criticism of the Salafi Dawah

Q: What do you say about the one that says about the Salafi Dawah: it is a retrogressive Dawah that opposes academic/scientific development, and is inconsistent with civilisation?

Ans: my answer to this and Allaah is the one that helps-: certainly those that make this false claim are ignorant of the Salafi Dawah, and from what is more superseding to be mentioned is that we say: one who is ignorant of a thing opposes it.

The Salafi Dawah: is firstly the understanding of the Book and the Sunnah upon the Manhaj of the pious predecessors.

So who is that who is a Muslim and not astray we did not say a Kaafir- who is it that dares to say and he is a Muslim- when he hears that the Salafi Dawah is: working according to the Book and the Sunnah upon the Manhaj of the Salaf asSaalih, who is that who is able to say: this Dawah is retrogressive?!

Those who say this are the Kufaar without doubt, or a speech less than this speech they are the ignorant ones .

Q: They say: from the fall backs of the Salafis: is that they are not organised in a group/party/society that gathers them (together)?

Ans: we are not organised; correct, and we have the honour if it is correct- that we say that, and other than us are organised; so what did they do?

So we are sufficed as it is said:

Surely our relics represent us *** So look to the relics after us

We Salafis- the Islaamic world has progressedfrom their Dawah, and this is a fact (which) none is able to deny; even thosewho accuse or blame or describe the Salafis with what you mentioned, they arenot capable of denying the effects of the Islaamic Dawah in their own selves!

But what have they done??! They have aroused alFitan(trials and tribulations), and they have spilled blood without benefittinganything, and without moving a step ahead! Rather they are (like) in the military line-up in some militaryprotocol: mark time![4]

But the Salafi Dawah and all praise isdue to Allaah- has woken the Islamic world to the correct Islaam, and theobligation to return to it, with correcting the manners of every individualfrom the Muslims, correcting his family, his kin, and whoever is under hisprotection. etc

So we are not organised indeed; becausethe foundation of every Dawah starts off with its most important (affair); itsstarts with aqeedah, it starts with tawheed, it starts with correctingworship, and correcting manners, thoseorganizers, or the organized as they claimed!- what have they done towardscorrecting their aqeedah and their tawheed?![5]

[1]((Silsilatu-l-Hudawa-n-Nur)) Tape (219), and the answer has some extra benefits but I stopped atwhat was more important in this short treatise.

[2](Surely ismentioned) in this tape.

[3][TN]: Likesaying: from their fruits you shall know them

[4] [TN]: here the Shaykh draws a similitude between their condition and a military protocol

[5] ((Silsilatu-l-Huda wa-n-Nur)) Tape no (10)
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Chapter 8

Advice and Conclusion

Q: What is your advice to the Salafi preachers?

Ans: we advice them as we advice ourselves also- to deal with people with good manners; because the Muslim as he said Alaihi Salam- in an authentic hadeeth: ((surely the believer will achieve through his good manners the status of one that frequently fasts and prays at night)) . [1]

Likewise I advise them to continue intheir procedure which we have heard something from it, from the good approachin giving dawah to the people with that which is better, and they should not use harshness and fierceness as somepeople are doing-; because there is no place for that in this era; especially since the Prophet Salallaahualaihi wasSalam- said reminding Aaisha Radhiyallaahu anha-, when she usedfierceness in refuting that Jew; that greeted the Prophet Salallaahu alaihiwasSalam- with words in it was prayer upon the Prophet in judeo-arabic language[2],where he entered upon the Messenger Salallaahu alaihi wasSalam- saying:asSaam alaykum (Death and Curse be upon you)! But he muffled it and made it(sound) between asSaam and asSalaam; asSaam alaykum.

So the Messenger Alaihi Salam-understood-, and answered him by saying: wa alaykum (and upon you too), as forAaisha then she also joined her husband and her Prophet in noticing this word(asSaam), but she did not exercise his (the Prophets) patience, so shequivered at this statement, as if she tore into two parts! And she said inreply to that Jew: and upon is asSaam and curse and anger, brothers of monkeysand pigs!

So when the Jew left the Messenger AlaihiSalam- said to her: ((what is this O Aaisha?)), she said: O Messenger of Allaah! Didyou not hear what they said? He said: ((did you nothear what I said? O Aaisha hereis the point- gentleness will not be associated with athing except it beautifies it and will not be removed from a thing except itdisfigures it))[3].

So my advice to myself first, and to allour brothers and from them are those who are living there in Thugrah (a townin Jordan)-: that they use this pleasantness and thiskindness with those that differ with them, and they should not resort to harshnessand fierceness; for surely its consequences are very disastrous.

And we ask Allaah for us and for themsuccess to understand the Quraan with correct understanding as we havementioned-, and that we act according to it, and that we train with that thoseunder our care[4].

Q: In conclusionof these papers (treatise), we want from you a definition of asSalafiyeen,gathering the summary of what has preceded?

Ans: they are the callers to pure monotheism, and the correctreligion, those who have made their biggest concern: calling people tosincerity in their worship of Allaah Subhaanahu wa taaala- alone, andpurifying the aqaaid from all impurities of shirk, and denouncing all thatviolates atTawheed; even if it was an error in speech.

And they have received in that path harm from the people,defamation, slander, and accusations from the ugliest of accusations[5].

Q: What is youradvice to the Salafis in particular and the Muslims in general?

Ans: my advice to all Muslims on the surface ofthe earth, and particularly our brothers that join us in affiliating to theblessed dawah; dawah of the Book and the Sunnah upon the Manhaj of the SalafasSaalih; I advise them and myself to fear Allaah Subhaanahu wa taaala-first, then to seek increase in beneficial knowledge; as Allaah Subhaanahu wataaala- said:

﴿ ﴾

So be afraid ofAllah; and Allah teaches you Q2: 282

and to couple their pious knowledge whichis to us all nothing but Book and Sunnah, upon the Manhaj of the SalafasSaalih- that they couple with this knowledge of theirs the seeking toincrease in it as much as they are able: acting according to the knowledge,until it does not become a proof against them, but it becomes a proof for them

﴿ ﴾ ﴿ ﴾

The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail﴿﴾Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifaq (hypocrisy)] ﴿Q26: 88&89

Then I warn them from partnering with manyof those that have left the path of the Salaf in a lot of issues, (which) is gathered under the word alKhurooj (rebelling)against the Muslims and against their groups, what we only command them is to be like he Salallaahu alaihiwasSalam- said in an authentic hadeeth ((and be (allof you) slaves of Allaah as brothers))[6],as Allaah Subhaanahu wa taaala- has commanded you.

And upon us as I have said in a previoussitting, and I repeat that one more time, and in repetition is benefit andupon us: is that we are kind in our dawah with those that oppose it, and weare always as with His Subhaanahu wa taaala- statement:

﴿ ﴾

Invite (mankind, OMuhammad) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with theDivine Inspiration and the Qur'an) and fair preaching, and argue with them in away that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from HisPath, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided. Q16:125

and the most deserving of our dealing withusing this wisdom is he: who is most severe in opposing us in our principlesand in our aqeedah; so that we do not combine between the heaviness of the dawahof truth which Allaah Azza wa Jal- has entrusted upon us and the weight of abad procedure in calling to Allaah Azza wa Jal-.

So I expect from our brothers in allIslaamic lands that they conform to these Islaamic manners, then they seekafter that Allaahs Azza wa Jal- face not seeking reward nor gratitude[7].

[1] Reported by Aboo Daawud (4798)

[2] [TN]: See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judeo-Arabic_languages accessed 26 Feb. 2014

[3] Reported by Ahmad (13531)

[4] ((Silsilatu-l-Huda wa-n-Nur)) Tape no (737)

[5] ((atTawasul anwaauhu wa ahkaamuhu))(Tawasul, its types and its rulings)(Pp 163)

[6] Reported by alBukhaari (6064) and Muslim (2558)

[7] ((Silsilatu-l-Huda wa-n-Nur)) Tape no (900)

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