He said (Hafithahullah): Oh people take it easy! Give me news about the efforts you have made to conquer Ahlil Bid’ah and to stop their oppression and hatred of the people of the truth and the Sunnah?
Are you upon the way of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah in boycotting the people of innovation, and cutting them off, turning your backs on them and staying away from their their bid’ah and misguidance?
Are you upon their way (Ahlus Sunnah) in dealing with them in your stances and writings that annihalates their misguidance?
Are you upon the way of the Sahabah, the Tabi’een and those who follow the Tabi’een?
Are you upon the way of Hammad Ibn Zaid, Hammad Ibn Salamah, Al Awza’ee, Ath Thawri, and Imam Malik, And Abi Ishaaq Al Fizari, And Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and his contemporaries and his school, and upon the way of Bukhari, Muslim , Abu Dawuud and their brothers?
Are you upon the way of Abdullah Ibn Ahmad, and Ibn Khuzaimah, and Ibn Battah, And Al Laalakai, and the upholder of the Sunnah Al Ansaari?
Are you upon the way of those who were from Baitul Maqdis: Abdul Ghani, Ad Diyaa and Ibn Qudaamah?
Are you upon the way of Ibn Taymeeyah, Ibnul Qayyim and Ibn Abdul Haadi?
Are you upon the way of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab, his students, his children and his descendents?
Are you upon the way of all of these people- in your stances and your writings- and your lectures in conquering innovation and annihalating it and warning against it and its people?
The present situation proves the opposite of that.
Notes: That was an extract of what Shaikh Rabee’ asked some authors who say that they are Salafi yet their stances do not show such. And these are questions that every Salafi should ask themselves and what everyone should ask about others who claim to be Salafi.