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Texts On Salafism / ”Wahhabism”

Salafism: Erroneous Methodology

Leading To Dangerous Consequences

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Until, when no `Alim (knowledgeable scholar in religion) is left, people will take ignorant men for teachers. These will be questioned and they will reply without knowledge. They are themselves misguided and misguide others.
Hadith of the Prophet ﷺ in Sahih al-Bukhari


“The name Salaf has been usurped by a movement which seeks to impose its own narrow interpretation of Religion towards a re-fashioning of the teachings of Islam. The adherents of this movement call themselves "Salafi."

”Such an appellation is baseless since the true Salaf knew no such school as the "Salafi" school nor even called themselves by that name; the only general name they recognized for themselves was that of Muslim.”

“In reality, today's so-called "Salafi" movement, now about thirty years old, is the modern outgrowth of an two-century old heresy spawned by a scholar of the Najd area in the Eastern part of the Arabian peninsula by the name of Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al- Wahhab (1703-1792). This scholar has been refuted by a long line of scholars both in his time and ours.”
- Al-Shaykh Jamil al-Siqdi al-Zahawi*

“Until, when no Alim (knowledgeable scholar in religion) is left, the people will take ignorant men for teachers. These will be questioned and they will reply without knowledge. They are themselves misguided and misguide others.”
- Hadith of the Prophet ﷺ in Sahih al-Bukhari

“It can be ascertained that the troublemakers (al-mushaghibun) in our time who claim that they belong to the school of the Salaf, outwardly making a show of such affiliation, do not in any way whatsoever belong to it: neither in knowledge nor in practice. They are propagators of falsehood, deception, and misguidance devoid of all guidance.”
- Munir 'Abduh Agha

(It would be wrong) ”to ignore the ideological/ religious intolerance of Jihadi Salafism, just because (there are those) Salafi friends who are not on the Jihadi path of Salafism.”
- Yasir Daood - facebook

Texts by Sh G F Haddad On The Salafi Deviation

The above being said, we still consider those who call themselves ”Salafi” as being Muslims and within the fold of Islam, however with the risk of becoming Khārijites (those that secede).
See below ”New Kharijism” n1
Or ”UK Kharijis” n2

Thanks to the efforts of our best scholars, men and women upright, who assiduously follow the Sunnah (exemplary way) of beloved prophet Muhammad ﷺ , falsehoods are constantly cleared off the dīn of Islam and correctness and sincerity (ikhlāṣ) again established. OKN

Abu Zahra on Wahhabism, Question Regarding the Evil of Wahhabia
About Sayyid Yusuf Al-Rifaʿi
Advice To Our Brothers The Scholars Of Najd
Ahmad ibn Taymiyya
Al-Albani, Concise Guide to the Chief Innovator of Our Time
Al Albani Unveiled - An Exposition Of His Errors
Allah Can Jog/Trot Acc To Ibn Uthaimin
Ibn Baz, A Concise Guide to Another Primary Innovator in Islam
Ibn Al-Qayyim
Charging Muslims With Shirk
Committing Criminal Excesses
Compound Ignorance (Jahl murakkab)
Contempt of the Ulema
Doctrine of Ahl al-Sunna, hadith on the present fitna
Eradicating the House of his Mawlid
Fatwa On Tawassul
Grave Destruction And Desecration
Hadith On The Gatherings Of Loud Dhikr
Ibn Jahbal on Ibn Taymiyya
Ibn Taymiyya
Ibn Taymiyya; the Wahhābīs regarding ~
Ibn Taymiyya On "Futooh Al-Ghayb" And Sufism
Ibn Taymiyya/Shah Wali Allah/Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr
Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhabs Tawhid
Islamqa.com typifies Wahhabism
Khumayyis (Wahhabi pseudo-scholar)
Kitāb al-Tawh.īd - ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb (li.org - edition)
Kitāb al-Tawh.īd - ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb
New Kharijism
Reg. Ihsan Ilahi Zahir's Attacks on Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Barelwi
Reg. Imam Al-Nawawi And Ascribing Jiha / Direction To Allah
Reg. The Detractors of Ihya
"Salafi" Tampering of Riyad al-Salihin
"Salafi" Tampering of Tafsir Ruh al-Maʿani
Sulayman ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab
Sunna definition of bidʿa of good and bad
Tampering of Najdi text critiquing Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab
Textual Tampering By The "Salafis" (see in list below)
The Meaning of Bid'a
Those Who Attack Al-Kawthari
Those Who Attack Imam Ghazali
Three Tawhid - Explanation
UK Kharijis
Validity of weak hadith
Waging War on Islam and the Muslims
Weak H.adīth in Issues of Morals
Weak Hadiths in Sahih al-Bukhari?
What Makes A person Kafir?
Regarding Erecting Tombs
The Claim that the Barelwis hold "Evil Practices at the Grave[s]"

See also:

- Other Texts On Ibn Taymiyya
- Facts About The Salafiyya / Wahabiyya
- The Salafi Da’wah is now in disarray”: Al-Albani
- ON SALAFI ISLAM - Dr. Yasir Qadhi
(Distancing From Modern Salafism With Criticism)

- The Doctrine of Ahl Al-Sunna - Versus the "Salafi" Movement

External links

- LINK ERROR - abc.net.au, religion, articles, 2017-10-27 - An Islamic Reformation in Saudi Arabia? What is Needed is a Counter-Reformation, H.A. Hellyer 2017-10-27
- Who or what is a Salafi? Sh. HMN Keller
- Differences between al-Albani, Ibn ‘Uthaymin and Ibn Baz
sunnah.org → Wahhabi- Wahhabism: Understanding The Roots And Role Models Of Islamic Extremism, Zubair Qamar
- Sh. Al-Zahawi: The Doctrine Of Ahl Al-Sunna Versus The "Wahabi-Salafi" Movement
- Wahhabism And Its Refutation By The Ahl As-Sunnat
- Refutations of Ibn Taymiyya's Two Tawheeds [Short]
- What was wrong with Ibn Taymiyya? [Short]
- sunnah.org → Ibn Taymiyya's Two Tawheeds Refutations of Ibn Taymiyya's Two Tawheeds; Abu Haamed Ibn Marzooq
- The False Attribution of Sharh al-Sunna to the
    Hanbali Outlaw Al-Barbahari
GF Haddad
- sunnah.org → salafiThe Other Side of Salafism: A refutation of the slanderous booklet entitled "The Other Side of Sufism"

Redefine religion, but do not derefine it. Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad

‘I was sent only to perfect the noble traits of character’ (hadith). The error of the False Salafi lies in his indifference to the methodologies of the classical period, and his failure to notice that the Salaf did not have a method (manhaj); instead, they followed a vast range of methods, of which the regional schools of Iraq, Syria and Medina are only the best known. The age of the Salaf was an age of diversity. [more]

Two videos:

The atrocities of Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab exposed

Arab Scholars Reply to Gustakh Wahabis like Bilal Philips!

Comment by Dr Gibril Fouad Haddad, 2013
”As we have said time and again shaytan and its followers always want Muslims to make less Dhikr of Allah Most High, less Salawat on His Prophet (upon him blessings and peace), less Tarawih in Ramadan, less respect of Awliya, less Tawassul through the Prophet and Salihin, and less pursuit of all the blessings and spiritual knowledge and practice that Allah has made available to this Umma.

Even when the Umma is being physically attacked and slaughtered East and West, these enemies have no shame in continuously trying to divide Muslims, eviscerate the Deen from its spiritual content and weaken Da`wa as much as they can.”

Oriental Pattern


Related texts
link-in Ahmad ibn Taymiyya, Sh. G. F. Haddad


* Living Islam – Islamic Tradition *