The difference between a Salafi and a claimant to Salafeeyah

This was a statement written by Shaikh Ahmad Al Bazmool entitled: “To differentiate between the Salafi and the claimant to Salafi is the means to protect the youths from splitting“.*

The Shaikh said:*

In the name of Allah the beneficent the merciful.

Verily all praise is due to Allah, we praise him, seek help from him and seek forgiveness from him, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whoever Allah guides no one can lead astray and whoever Allah misguides no one can guide him. And I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah who is alone and does not have any partner and I bear witness that Muhammad is his servant and Messenger. And I proceed:

-The Salafi is the one who implements, and holds unto the book and the Sunnah upon the methodology of the pious predecessors.

-He proceeds upon this in his methodology and all his matters. And his principles are all based upon this.

-And it is possible that he may contradict the truth based upon ignorance and not purposefully. Because he is not immune to mistakes. And this does not remove him from Salafeeyah once he returns to the truth and adheres to it. As Ash Shafi’ee and the other Imams advised that any statement of their’s that contradicts the evidences that we take the evidences and disregard their statements.

And from the most important matters, in my view, that the Salafi youths must pay attention to, is that a person should not be described as a Salafi because he has speech relating to an issue from the issues of Salafeeyah. (Yet at the same instance) we neither know his stance pertaining to other issues of Salafeeyah nor do we know the methodology that he is upon. And it is possible that some of those who oppose (Salafeeyah) may agree with the Salafis (in certain matters).

And the danger becomes established when such a person comes with the guise of a Salafi student of knowledge in front of the youth. Rather, they may even regard such a person as a Salafi scholar. Then after sometime such a person comes and confuses for us other issues. Hence his conditions changes and he wallows in the predicament of his evil desires.And those who change with him are the Salafi youths who surround his orbit.

And for this reason no one should be put in a station above his calibreIt is compulsory to look at a person according to the scales of the scholars. What do they say about him: Do they*reccomend him and praise his knowledge, his religion, his trustworthiness and his methodology. (If that is so) then such a person’s knowledge should be benefited from and knowledge should be take from him except if opposition to the truth appears from him with him continuing upon it without returning (to the truth).

Noting that some of them may*reccomend a person because of what has been made apparent to them from his sound belief. *And then his*condition becomes apparent to them they disparage him. And the reason why*he is*disparaged after he was praised returns to the following reasons:

1. That he was hiding his true condition, and was making apparant that which diffrentiates from what is hidden within him. And the scholar*reccomends him upon what is apparant hence he*reccomends him based upon his outward appearance.

2. That at first he was upright upon the Sunnah and*deserved a reccomendation then opposed the methodology and*rejected*(the truth), and proceeded upon that which opposed the methodology of the Salaf and therefore deserved to be disparaged.

Hence once this is*known it is incorrect to reject the*disparaging remarks a scholar made upon*someone who went astray saying that he*recommended him and praised him*beforehand. And from the statements that every Salafi needs is the statement of the Sahabi Abdullah Ibn Mas’uud who said: “Whoever wishes to take someone as an example let him take such an example from those who have died because one who is alive is not safe from tribulation“.

Hence it is obligatory upon every Muslim to look at what the pious predecessors were upon and hold onto it. And it is compulsory for him to hold onto the scholars who proceed upon the methodology of the Salaf Us Saalih. And it is prohibited to follow someone who has opposed the methodology of the Salaf Us Saalih even if he has a high status either with him or the people.

I ask Allah to favour us with holding onto the Book and the Sunnah and the methodology of the Salaf Us Saalih. And to provide us with obidience and sincerity. And to distance us from innovations and showing off and saying things to be heard and hypocrisy. And may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet and his family and companions.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

إن الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ، ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات أعمالنا

من يهده الله فلا مضل له ومن يضلل فلا هادي وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له وأشهد

أن محمداً عبده ورسوله .

أما بعد

فالسلفي هو الذي يعمل ويتمسك بالكتاب والسنة على منهج السلف الصالح

يسير على ذلك في منهجه وفي جميع أموره.

وتكون أصوله كلها مبنية على ذلك

وقد يخالف الحق جهلاً لا عمداً ؛ إذ هو غير معصوم من الخطأ

وهذا لا يخرجه من السلفية إذا رجع إلى الحق وتمسك به .

كما كان الشافعي والأئمة يوصون بأن أي قول لهم يخالف الدليل: نأخذ الدليل ونترك قولهم

ومن أهم الأمور في نظري التي يجب أن ينتبه لها الشباب السلفيون

أن الشخص لا يوصف بكونه سلفياً بمجرد كلامه في مسألة من المسائل السلفية

ولا ندري ما موقفه من بقية المسائل السلفية، ولا منهجه الذي يسير عليه

فقد يتفق مع السلفيين بعض المخالفين

والخطورة تكمن في أن هذا الشخص قد يتصدر للشباب بأنه طالب علم سلفي

بل قد يعتبره الشباب عالماً سلفياً

ثم بعد مضي زمن :

يأتي ويخلط علينا في المسائل الأخرى

فينقلب حاله ويتردى في أوحال هواه المردي

ويتقلب معه الشباب السلفي الذي يدورون في فلكه

ولذلك يجب أن لا نعطي أحداً فوق حجمه

يجب أن ينظر للشخص بميزان العلماء

ماذا يقولون فيه: هل يزكونه ويثنون على علمه ودينه وأمانته ومنهجه

فيستفاد منه وينهل من علمه إلا إن ظهرت مخالفته للحق مع إصراره على عدم الرجوع

مع ملاحظة أنهم قد يزكون شخصاً لما أظهر لهم من حسن معتقده

ثم يتبين لهم من حاله فيجرحونه

والسبب في جرحه بعد تعديله يعود إلى أمور منها :

1- أنه كان يخفي حقيقة أمره ، ويتظاهر بخلاف بطانه ، والعالم المزكي له بالظاهر فزكاه بناء على ظاهره.

2- أنه كان أول أمره مستقيماً على السنة مستحقاً للتزكية إلا أنه خالف منهج السلف وعاند، وسار على خلاف منهج السلف فاستحق الجرح.

وإذا علمنا ذلك فلا يصح أن يرد جرح العالم لرجل قد ضل عن الطريق بأنه قد زكاه من قبل وأثنى عليه

ومن الكلمات المأثورة التي يحتاج إليها كل سلفي قول الصحابي الجليل عبد الله بن مسعود:

(( مَنْ كان منكم مستناً فليستن بمن قد مات ؛ فإن الحي لا تؤمن عليه الفتنة ))

فالواجب على كل مسلم أن ينظر ما كان عليه السلف الصالح فيلزمه

والواجب عليه أن يلزم العلماء الذين يسيرون على منهج السلف الصالح

ويحرم عليه أن يتابع رجلاً خالف منهج السلف الصالح ولو كان معظماً عنده أو عند الناس

اسأل الله أن يمن علينا بالتمسك بالكتاب والسنة على منهج السلف الصالح

وأن يرزقنا المتابعة والإخلاص

وأن يبعدنا عن البدعة والرياء والسمعة والنفاق

وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه

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