SALAFIYA HERE TO STAY RESPONSES TO ABU LAITH LUQMAN AHMED

SALAFIYA HERE TO STAY

 

دمغ دمدماتَ الكِلاب على الدعوة السلفية

 ردود على لقمان احمد

Stamping out  the Growls of the Dogs against the Call of Salafiya

Response To Luqman Ahmed

 

All Praise is for Allah and Peace and Blessing be upon His Messenger to proceed:

Allah the Exalted the Most High say in Quran

بَلْ نَقْذِفُ بِالْحَقِّ عَلَى الْبَاطِلِ فَيَدْمَغُهُ فَإِذَا هُوَ زَاهِقٌ

“Rather to throw the truth upon falsehood, and stomp it out [falsehood] until it is no more [or not able to stand]”

Surah Anbiyaa verse 18

Response to

IMAM LUQMAN AHMED Author of :‘The Devil’s Deception of the Modern-Day Salafi Sect’

An excerpt from his book : Excerpts: “For many practicing Muslims, Salafiyyah is a bitter dose of questionable medicine. No one committed to this religion rejects the Salaf as-Saalih or the principles on which they agreed. However, the Salafis and their modern-day da’wah do not suit the tastes of all the righteous. Too much of their methodology revolves around character assassination, claims of monopoly on Allah’s guidance, a fanatical obsession with uncovering the faults of the Muslim”.

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A Detailed analysis of the Modern Day Salafiyyah Sect: Their Beliefs, Practices and Influences Upon The Religious Landscape of Muslim America In Particular The Indigenous American Population.

LUQMAN AHMED FIND A REAL JOB

Luqman Ahmed you might Banbosl some Negros, but Salafiya bigger than some negros who have a lot of social issues rather they claim salafiya, or claim to be a follower of Wathdeen Muhammad or claim to be Sufi or claim to be Shia or claim to Ansaar [Dr. York]  or claim to be followers of Imam Rapp Brown. At the end of the day if you do not submit to Islam whole hearty you still a negro with the same social ills, just as the Black Churches are going through,and the so call Black Jews.

Lets talk about the Black social ills as I read  your article here, all I read are Blacks social ills that they do not deal with rather they claim to be salafi or claim to be a follower of  Warithdeen Muhammad. It appears you’re trying make a quick dollar during these finical crises. So instead of talking about Blacks social ills find the solution and put it into practice. Because I like to write a book too about the African American Muslims who was part of Blind Shaykh who was accused of bombing the Twin Towers and they sure was not Salafi. But I bet you will not write a books about your own peoples like that. What about a book about how the inner cities Muslims in the 60’s -90’s who was robbing places like banks, post offices, selling drugs and other than that. Lets talk about Rapp Brown who in prison who was accused of killing two police officers and to this day, he said he innocent but will not say where he was that night he pleas the fifth. Lets not talk about other Black Imams in Georgia in the 90′s who been killed. Or further back those from Nation of Islam who was involved in criminal acts but we know they’re not Muslim. Black African American Imams who used their mimbar [pulpit] for their means to make money- another hustler. Those brothers from our community who wives and children live off social service while their men do not maintain them. Now you want throw Salafiya into the mud. No,  throw your own people social ills in the mud where it belong because it conflict Islam.

Do not confused Negro’s social issues with Islam. This is a Black Man telling you this!  Because Salafi bigger than Blacks, Whites, Arabs, and none Arabs. So find another hustle and topic to make your money through these ruff economic times. I find most of the older Blacks who are from the First Experience as you guys title your selves, who never had  the right role models who was sound in Islamic Knowledge and training even in basic reading of the Quran and no real finical growth in their communities due to social ills. If  your leaders was just a hustler where you think it would of gone? You’re living their results and their end. SALAFIYA THE TRUTH AND HERE TO STAY! That is more than a Slogan that’s the Truth.

You are mad that your peoples are leaving your weak non productive movements, which are just filled with Nasheeds, Birthday Parties, Sufism (Tasawuf), Thanksgiving, Black Nationalism, Smooth Slick Talking Imams Who live off his followers  and Teach Nothing! Self made Imams who barely read Surah fatiha correctly,  Judea Christianity Ideas, they’re leaving your movement which is dead and not solving their social ills. Your book just a cry out to spark some followers not to leave. You never can stop the truth which is Salafiya and it been here before you and the American Negros Social Ills, because your movement; that Judea Muslims with Christians Ideas and Methodology ,  is not solving their problems.

These Movements and Ideas are Dead (non productive).

Salafiya  will be here after you’re past away and your dead cries and complains and long after your book will be in some one’s  basement collecting dust-mites and roach’s eggs, mice droppings, as the moisture leaks from it pages, and the cover reaps of mew-dew.

Salafi here to stay rather you understand this or not. Salafiya is the Truth 

  أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَمَا نَزَلَ مِنَ الْحَقِّ
 
“Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe  to be affected by Allah’s Reminder (this Qur’an), and that which has been revealed of the truth,”
 
(  سورة الحديد  , Al-Hadid, Chapter #57, Verse #16)
 

SALAFIA HERE TO STAY!


IMAM LUQMAN AHMED Author of :‘The Devil’s Deception of the Modern-Day Salafi Sect’
He sends me a post after reading my response saying this:

“Aqeedah, Manhaj and Akhlaaq are all together, and you cannot separate them. It is necessary for the Taalibul-Ilm (Student of Islaamic Knowledge) to possess sound Aqeedah (correct Islaamic belief and creed), upon the correct Manhaj (methodology) along with good Akhlaaq and Aadaab (manners and behavior). When the Taalibul-Ilm studies Aqeedah and Manhaj, he must also study Akhlaaq and Aadaab. Fear Allah Oh Tullaabul-Ilm (Students of Islaamic Knowledge), fear Allah Oh Tullaabul-Ilm”.
Al-Waalid, Shaykhunaa Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa, hafidhahullahu ta’aalaa.

Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna On Dawatu Salafiya

You Salafis Split the Ummah
Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
[Audio|Arabic-English]

You Salafis Split the Ummah - Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna

The people they say, “You Salafis split between the people and your dawah is to splitting between the people.” This issue of difference and splitting between the people is from the decree of Allah to occur upon this Earth.

Lecture by Shaykh Hassan Al-Banna from UK Tour Series 2012 (Arabic & English)


IMAM LUQMAN AHMED Author of:‘The Devil’s Deception of the Modern-Day Salafi Sect’

Excerpt from his book: Excerpts: “For many practicing Muslims, Salafiyyah is a bitter dose of questionable medicine. No one committed to this religion rejects the Salaf as-Saalih or the principles on which they agreed. However, the Salafis and their modern-day da’wah do not suit the tastes of all the righteous. Too much of their methodology revolves around character assassination, claims of monopoly on Allah’s guidance, a fanatical obsession with uncovering the faults of the Muslim”.

Another Excerpt: [Salafiyyism, as presented by its modern-day adherents, is not a simple methodology; it is a myriad of ideals, slogans and tendencies which burden the average Muslim with understanding complex issues of theology, jurisprudence, exegesis, hadith methodology, language etc. It effectively abrogates the simplicity of tawheed and gradual assimilation of the Quran and Sunna, and replaces it with unreasonable demands of immediate perfection] -Imam Luqman Ahmad.

Luqman Ahmad The modern-day Salafiyyah, or Salafiyyism, or the Da’wah Salafiyyah has done much to highlight the Sunna of the prophet (SAWS), and its importance. However, in the process of spreading the new ideology of, “The modern-day Salafiyyah, many of its proponents have perhaps unintentionally made casualties out of the very persons for whom the so-called “da’wah Salafiyyah” was intended. This book explains it all. Imam Luqman Ahmad

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A Detailed analysis of the Modern Day Salafiyyah Sect: Their Beliefs, Practices and Influences Upon The Religious Landscape of Muslim America In Particular The Indigenous American Population.
Luqman Ahmad Facebook comment to his pupils “Brothers I appreciate your comments; however, your comments would be much more relevant if you actually read the book, especially before you jump to character assassination. No one who is educated would sit back and try to produce a constructive criticism on a book that they have never read; this is absolutely absurd!. Character assassination is one of the hallmarks of the modern day Salafi methodology amongst American Muslims. In fact; there is a chapter in the book that discusses how and why this occurs. The modern day Salafi mindset is one of the most destructive and spiritually debilitating elements present in indigenous American Muslim society today. Many people will be enlightened by the book and many will be incensed by its mere existence. This is expected.”

The Devil’s Advocate Luqman Ahmed.
Look at the people of desires sayings after you refuted their claims. He talks about Manners, Aqeedah and Minhaj Allahu Mustaan, what a Devil’s Advocate. Now he quotes from a well-known student of knowledge who is clear upon Dawatu Salafiya about Sound Aqeedah and Minhaj and Akhaalaq, Shaykh  Hassan Abdul Wahab al Bannah حفظه الله.

Did you go and asked the Shaykh about writing your false book with its false title The Devil’s Deception of the Modern day Salafi Sect?

Allah the Most High states:

 وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا لَّيُضِلُّونَ بِأَهْوَائِهِم بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ ۗ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُعْتَدِينَ

And surely many do lead (mankind) astray by their own desires through lack of knowledge. Certainly your Lord knows best the transgressors. 
( سورة الأنعام , Al-Anaam, Chapter #6, Verse #119)



An Introduction to the Salafi Da’wah


Introduction

The Salafi Da’wah is that of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. It is the Religion of Islam – pure and free from any additions, deletions or alterations. It is to adhere to the Path of the Messenger (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and of the True Believers (as-Salaf us-Salih). As-Salaf is a collective term referring to the Pious Pioneers in Islam and all those who follow in their footsteps in belief, actions and morals.Allah has said (what means): Whoever contends with and contradicts the Messenger after guidance has been clearly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that of the Faithful Believers, We shall leave him in the Path he has chosen and land him in Hell, what an evil destination! [An Nisa 4:115].

Shaikh ul-lslam ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) commented on this ayah: “All who contradict and oppose the Messenger sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, after the right path has been clearly shown to them, have followed other than the Path of the Believers. And all who follow other than the Path of the Believers have contradicted and opposed the Messenger sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. If one thinks that he is mistaken in following the Path of the Faithful Believers, he is in the same position as one who thinks that he is mistaken in following the Messenger sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.”

Who are the “Salaf?”

As-Salaf us-Salih (or briefly: the Salaf) refers to the first and best three generations of Muslims. They are the Companions (Sahabah) of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, their immediate followers (Tabiun), and the followers of the Tabi’in. These were praised by the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam: The best of people is my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them [Bukhari and Muslim]. The term Salaf applies also to the Scholars of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah after the first three blessed generations who followed their way in belief and practices.Allah  said (what means): The first to embrace Islam of the Muhajirin (those who migrated from Makkah to al-Madinah in obedience to Allah) and the Ansar (the citizens of al-Madinah who gave aid to the Muhajirin), and also those who follow them in the best way; Allah is well pleased with them, and they are with Him [At-Tawbah 9:100].

Among these scholars are (the number following the name is the Hijri year of death): Abu Hanifah (150), al-Awzai (157), ath-Thawn (161), al-Laith bin Sad (175), Malik bin Anas (179). Abdullah bin al-Mubarak (181), Sufyan bin ‘Uyainah (198), ash-Shafi’i (204), Is’haq (238), Ahmad bin Hanbal (241), al-Bukhari (256), Muslim (261), Abu Dawud (275), Ibn Taymiyyah (728), adth-Dthahabi (748), Ibn ul-Qayyim (751), Ibn Kathir (774), Muhammad bin ‘Abdil Wahhab (1206) and his many students, and, in our time: ‘Abd ul-‘Aziz bin Baz, Muhammad Nasir ud-Din al-Albani and others.

Who are the “Salafis?”

The description “Salafi” applies to one who truly attaches himself to the Salaf. This attachment is not to an arbitrary single person or group of people. It is an attachment to that which will never err – to the guidance of Muhammad sallahu wa alahi wa salam, his Sahabai, and their true followers. Likewise, Salafiyyah (the Salafi Da’wah) is not blind following of any particular Shaikh or Imam. It is adherence to the Qur’an and Sunnah as understood and practiced collectively by as-Salaf as-Salih. A true Salafi values Tawhid, singling out Allah in all acts of worship: in supplication, in seeking aid, in seeking refuge in times of ease and hardship, in sacrifice, in making vows, in fearing and hoping and total reliance, and so on. A true Salafi actively seeks to remove shirk (polytheism) with all his capacity. He knows that victory is not possible without true Tawhid, and that shirk cannot be fought with the likes of it (i.e., with another form of shirk). A true Salafi adheres to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam and of his companions after him.The Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, Adhere very closely to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided successors after me; bite on to it with your molar teeth, and beware of the newly invented matters. [Authentic; recorded by Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidthi. Whenever there is a difference of opinion, a true Salafi refers matters to Allah and His Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, acting in accordance with the ayah: If you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger if you do believe in Allah and the Last Day, that is better and more suitable for final determination [An-Nisa 4:59]. He gives precedence to the Word of Allah and of His Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam over the opinion of anyone else, in according with the ayah: Believers! Do not put your opinions forward ahead of Allah and His Messenger, and fear Allah. Verily Allah is All-Hearing and All-Knowing. [Al-Hujurat 49:1].

A true Salafi revives the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam in his worship and behavior. This makes him a stranger among people, as the Prophet (S) has described: Islam began as a stranger, and it will revert to being a stranger just as it began. So give glad tidings to the strangers. [Recorded by Muslim]. And he sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said in another narration: So give glad tidings to the few, those who purify and correct what the people have corrupted of my Sunnah. [Authentic; al-Albani’s as-Silsilat us-Sahihah number 1273].

A true Salalfi enjoins the good and forbids the evil. He warns people, out of deep concern, about shirk, innovations, misguided ways, and of deviant, destructive groups: Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong [Aal Imran 3: 104].

A true Salafi constantly seeks Allah’s forgiveness, makes true repentance, remembers Allah abundantly, and rushes to perform the righteous deeds in order to purify his soul. Thus he attempts to follow the ayah: Truly he succeeds who purifies it (i.e., the soul) [Ash-Shams 91:8].

A true .Salafi worships Allah out of a combination of Fear, Hope and Love. Allah says (what means): Call upon Him, with Fear and Hope. [Al-Araf 7:56]. And He says (what means): There are people who take [for worship] alleged rivals to Allah, loving them as only Allah should beloved. But the Believers love Allah more than all else. [Al-Baqarah 2:165].

A true Salafi is not of the Khawarij who consider most Muslims to be kafirs (disbelievers) because of committing sins. He is not of the Shiah who revile the Sahabah, who claim that the Qur’an has been altered, who reject the authentic Sunnah, and who worship the Prophet’s Family. He is not of the Qadariyyah who deny qadar (the Divine Decree). He is not of the murjiah who claim that iman is only words without deeds. He is not of the Mu’attilah who deny Allah’s Attributes. He is not of the Sufis who worship graves and claim Divine incarnation. He is not of the Muqallidun who insist that every Muslim should adhere to the Madth’hab (understanding) of a particular imam or shaikh, even when that madth’hab conflicts with the clear texts of the Qur’an or authentic Sunnah.

Thus the true Salafs are Ahl us-Sunnati wal-Jamaah. They are at-Ta’ifat ul-Mansurah (the Aided, Victorious Group) and al-Firqat un-Najiyah (the Saved Party) which have been described in several hadiths. The Messenger (S) said: A group from my Ummah (nation or community) will always be aided with victory as they continue to persevere upon the Truth; they will not be harmed by those who abandon them or those who oppose them. [Recorded by Muslim]. And he (S) said: This Ummah will split into seventy three parties, all of which will go to Hell – except for one party: the one which will follow the same path as what I and my companions are following today. [Authentic; recorded by Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidthi, and others]. In one report he (S) described this Saved Party as: … except for one party, which is the Jama’ah.

Upon comprehending this, a Muslim has no option but to be salafi. In doing so he attaches himself to that group which has been guaranteed success, victory, salvation and safety from the Fire.

The Fundamental Principles of the Salafi Da’wah

The Salafi Da’wah stands upon the principles of Tawhid and Tazkiyah.

Tawhid

Tawhid means to accept and believe in the oneness of Allah aza wa jala and in the uniqueness of His Message. It means to worship Allah azawa jala alone, and to worship Him in accordance with His legislation. Tawhid encompasses the following principles:

  1. To believe in Allah’s existance and ownership of the creation, which is sometimes referred to as the Tawhid of Rububiyyah (Allah’s being the only True Lord or Rabb). Allah aza wa jala says (what means): Praise be to Allah Glorified is He, the Lord of the Worlds. [Al-Fatihah 1:2]. And He says (what means): Allah is the Creater of all things, and He is in charge of all things. [Ash-Shura 42:11].
  2. To believe that Allah possesses the attributes of perfection and the Most Excellent Names, as mentioned in the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah, and in accordance to their literal Arabic meanings without denial of these attributes or likening them to the attributes of His creation. This is sometimes referred to as the Tawhid of Asma’ and Sifaat (Names and Attributes). Allah  says (what means): Say: He is Allah the One, Allah the Self Sufficient Master (whom all creatures need). He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is nothing comparable to Him. [Al-Ikhlas 112:1-4]. And Allah also says (what means): There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. [Ash-Shuirai 42:1 1 ].
  3. To believe that Allah is the only one worthy of worship and full obedience, which is sometimes referred to as the Tawhid of ‘Ubudiyyah or ‘Ibadah (worship), or of llahiyyah or Uluhiyyah (state of being the only True God or Ilah). Allah says (what means): And the Mosques are for Allah (alone) so do not invoke anyone along with Allah. [Al-Jinn 72:18]. and He says: Whoever looks forward to meeting his Lord, let him do righteous deeds, and let him not ascribe unto anyone a share in the worship due to his Lord [alone]. [Al-Kahf 18:110].
  4. To believe in the uniqueness of Prophet Muhammad’s (S) Message and in the obligation to follow him exclusively. This is sometimes referred to as the Tawhid of Ittiba (adherence). Allah (T) said (what means): Say [Mubammad]: If you really do love Allah then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Al-Imran 3:31].

The Salafi Manhaj (methodology) maintains that these forms of Tawhid are inseparable from one another. They are the essence of the meaning of the testimony: “La ilaiha illa ‘Llah, Muhammadun Rasulu ‘Llah” (There is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger). The Salafi methodology places special emphasis on the Tawhid of Ittiba’ because of the general tendency among many Muslims to neglect it. Thus it emphasizes the following items.

  1. Belief that the revelation to the Prophet sallahu wa alahi wa salamis the final revelation, and that it is composed of two complementary and inseparable parts: the Qur’an and the Sunnah. The Prophetsallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: I have indeed been given the Quran and, along with it, something similar to it. [Authentic; recorded by Abu Dawud and ad-Darimi]. And he sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallamsaid: As long as you hold fast to two things which I have left among you, you will never go astray: Allah’s Book and my Sunnah. [Authentic; recorded by al-Hakim].
  2. Belief that obedience to the Messenger must be absolute, and that his position is unapproachable by anyone else among humanity. The Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam is alone to be obeyed and followed. All beliefs, statements, deeds and morals which conflict with his teachings are to be rejected and avoided. Believers! Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn away from him when you hear (his Message). [Al-Anfal 8:20].
  3. Directing perfect love to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, which should be exhibited in adherence to his commands, swiftness in obeying him, putting his statements above and ahead of all others, studying his Sirah, and studying and implementing his Sunnah in everyday life. The Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam has said: None of you believes until I become more beloved to him than his father, child and all mankind. [Recorded by Muslim].

It is unfortunate that true adherence to the Way of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam has weakened in the Ummah and true love for him has all but disappeared because of:

  • Abandoning his Sunnah and removing it from our daily lives, belittling it, and developing an attitude of pride and arrogance toward it.
  • The spread of numerous unsubstantiated and fabricated hadiths among Muslims.
  • The spread of many bid’ahs (innovations) among Muslims.
  • Blind following of a specific madth’hab (Taqlid).
  • Delivering Islamic verdicts without knowledge or evidence.
  • Ceasing to implement the Shari’ah (Islamic laws) throughout the lands of Islam and replacing it by the ways and laws of the Kuffar (disbelievers).

Tazkiyah

Tazkiyah, on the other hand, means to be purified or to purify oneself by adhering to Allah’s commands. In its best form, it would be to worship Him with complete surrender, submission, and devotion. This is a great favor that Allah  bestowed on this Ummah. Allah did confer a great favor upon the believers when He sent a Messenger (i.e., Muhammad sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) from amongst themselves reciting unto them His signs (i.e., the Quran) and purifying them (from sins and ignorance by adopting his way) and instructing them in the Book (the Quran) and Wisdom (the Sunnah) while before they had been in manifest error. [Al ‘Imran 3:164]. The following points should help clarify the true meaning of Tazkiyah.

  1. The Qur’an and Sunnah are the only sources for Tazkiyah.
  2. The Prophetsallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam is the purest of mankind in his soul. His character reflected the teachings of the Qur’an. Therefore, he is our model for Tazkiyah. Allah says (what means): Indeed in the Messenger of Allah is a beautiful pattern of conduct to follow for anyone whose hopes lie in Allah and the Last Day and who remembers Allah abundantly. [Al-Ahzab 33:21].
  3. The Prophet’s Companions and the rest of the Salaf are, as a group, a fine model to be followed in Tazkiyah.
  4. There is no way of drawing closer to Allah except by adhering to what Prophet Muharnmad sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam came with. The Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam has said: If anyone introduces into this affair of ours (i.e., the religion of Islam) anything which does not belong to it, it will be rejected from him. [Recorded by Muslim].
  5. There is no way to attain Tazkiyah but through the teachings of Islam. Allah says (what means): O you who believe! Enter into Islam wholeheartedly (i.e., obey all the regulations of Allah and His Messenger) and follow not the footsteps of Shaytan. Verily! He is to you an open enemy. [Al-Baqarah 2:208]. Thus there can be no Tazkiyah through deviant approaches of various groups, such as the Sufis who have corrupted the beliefs and practices of the Muslims.
  6. The Salafi Manhaj represents the true exemplification of piety. It is Iman without hypocrisy, purity without corruption.

The Aims and Objectives of the Salafi Da’wah

The Salafi Da’wah is not a political party or a new madth’hab. Rather, the Salafi da’wah is that of Islam in its totality, addressing all humanity irrespective of culture, race, or color. It is the complete and perfect methodology of understanding Islam and acting according to its teachings.Consequently, the aims of the Salafi Da’wah are no different than those of the Da’wah of Islam. Therefore the Salafis remain distinct from the various sects and groups in the way and methodology of their Da’wah. They call to Islam as a whole – to its correct understanding and implementation. Misguided groups and deviant sects emphasize and call to particular aspects of Islam, thereby neglecting its other aspects to suit their own needs, as well as losing sight of the purpose and perspective for which they have been created; which is, as Allah has stated (meaning): I have not created Jinn and people except (for this purpose): that they may worship Me. [Adth-Dthariyat 51:56]. And He has said (what means):And they were not commanded except with this: that they should worship Allah (alone), being sincere in His Din and being Hanifs (upright, true and conscientiously turning away from Shirk). [Al-Bayyinah 98:5]. This, in essence, is the call of all the Prophets: calling to the Tawhid of Allah, to the annihilation of shirk, to sincerity in His worship, to obedience to His Messengers, and to adherence to their way. This is also the essence of the Salafi Da’wah. This can further be itemized into the following practical objectives:

  1. Return to the sublime Qur’an and to the Prophet’s authentic Sunnah, and comprehend them both in accordance with the understanding and practice of as-Salaf: This conforms with what Allah said (what means): If anyone contends with the Messenger even after the Guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that of the believers, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land him in Hell: What an evil abode! [An-Nisa 4:115]. And: So if they believe as you believe (the companions of the Messenger sallahu alahi wa salam), they are indeed on the right path. [Al-Baqarah 2:137].
  2. Caution Muslims and exhort them to cleanse their lives of all forms of: shirk (polytheism), bid’ahs, and philosophy or other thoughts alien to the pure, essential tenets of Islam. This is a duty that Allah  enjoined upon us: Help you one another in righteousness and piety, but do not help one another in sinning and transgression. [Al-Maidah 5:2].
  3. Cleanse the Sunnah of the weak and fabricated narrations. The problems referred to in this and the previous point have marred the clarity of Islam and have prevented the progress of Muslims. This puts on us the responsibility referred to by the Messenger sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam: A trustworthy group from every generation will carry this knowledge, expelling from it the alterations made by those going beyond bounds, and the false claims of the liars, and the misinterpretations of the ignorant. [Authentic recorded by Ibn Adiyy and others].
  4. Educate Muslims and urge them to comply with the true Din, to act according to its teachings, and to adorn themselves with its virtues and ethics. This will ensure Allah’s acceptance and will realize for them happiness and honor, as indicated in the following: By the passing time, man is indeed in [a state of] loss, except those who attain to faith and do good deeds, and those who enjoin upon one another the keeping to truth, and enjoin upon one another patience in adversity. [Al ‘Asr 103:1-3].
  5. Strive to revive Islamic thought within the boundaries of Islamic principles, and oppose stubborn adherence to madth’habs and prejudiced loyalty to parties. These problems have diverted Muslims from the pure original sources of Islam, and have deviated them from the honest Islamic brotherhood called to by Allah: And hold fast all together, by the rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves. [Al ‘Imran 3:103]. And by His Messenger sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam: Be, worshippers of Allah, one brethren. [Al Bukhari and Muslim].
  6. Present realistic Islamic solutions to contemporary problems, and strive to resume a true Islamic way of life and to establish a true Islamic society governed by Allah’s law. Allah Glorified is He said: Hence, judge between them in accordance with what Allah has revealed, and do not follow their errant views. [Al-Maidah 5:49].

We call upon all Muslims to support us in carrying out this noble trust which will surely elevate and honor them and spread the eternal message of Islam all over earth. Allah  has promised this, and His promise is surely true: He it is who has sent forth His Messenger with [the task of spreading] guidance and the religion of truth, in order to make it prevail over all [false] religion, however hateful this may be to those who ascribe divinity to aught but Allah. [As-Saff 61:9]

Misconceptions about the Salafi Da’wah

There following are is a number of misconceptions about the Salafi Da’wah:

  1. Calling as-Salafiyyah a “movement” or “movements.” It should be clear to all that the Salafi Da’wah is Islam, no more and no less. It is the True Islam with all its teachings and implications. Anyone who talks about it as an outsider might as well talk about Islam as an outsider! It is the teachings of the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah in the light of practices and understanding of as-Salaf: A “movement” is meant to indicate something temporal or reactionary, whereas the Salafi Da’wah is the only true and constant and blessed Da wah of the prophets.
  2. Thinking or claiming that the Salafs are followers of a fifth madth’hab which is attributed to Ibn Taymiyyah or Ibn Baz or al-Albani. This is a grave misconception. As stated above, the Salaf sources are the Qur an, the Sunnah, and the methodology of as-Salaf: If these scholars rely in their ijtihad on these sources then we take what they say, not because they said it, rather because Allah or His Messenger said it or called to it directly or indirectly through the known channels of ijtihad. The same applies to all scholars throughout the ages. We take from them all what conforms with the Qur’an and the Sunnah and we reject what does not.
  3. The Salaf Da’wah is against all forms of ‘asabiyyah and hizbiyyah (baseless allegiance for parties, factions, races, nations, etc). The only allowed allegiance is to Allah and His Messenger and to what stems from it. The leader of all Salafis is Muhammad sallahu wa alyhi wa salam. Anyone else will be respected and obeyed in as much as he obeys Allah and His Messenger. Claiming that the Salafi Da’wah calls its followers to be disorganized and chaotic in their behavior is another misconception. Work has to be organized and orderly, as was taught by the Messenger sallahu wa alhi wa salam on many occasions, but it should avoid the hizbiyyah disease described above.
  4. The Salafi Da’wah puts a strong emphasis on tarbiyah (education and cultivation). This is not a mere academic educational process; rather, it is a complete process which is meant to raise committed Muslims who understand their Din and who practice it in the best possible way.

We ask Allah (ta’ala) to guide us to the truth, to steady our feet, and to forgive our shortcomings.

http://www.qss.org/articles/salafi/text.html
My final advice to Abu Laith Luqman Ahmed to fear Allah, and not to speak about these affairs of the religion without knowledge. Rather yet your book you title ‘ The Devil’s Deception of the Salafi Sect’ it generalize the Muslims, due to what you see of a few in  the African America communities and beyond. 
It would of been more praiseworthy and lawful for you to instead publish a coloring book for Muslim’s children than to write a book on Islam from you own ideas. Due to these ruff economic times as a means to make money. May Allah guide you, and turn your plans and plots on your self and guide those from you and of your family and those under your care to Dawatul Salafiya whole hearty free from these social ills and bigtry Ameen.
Some one asked me why created fitnah, and I responded with this:
لم تعظون قومًا الله مهلكهم أو نعدهم عذابًا شديدًا ,قالوا معذرة إلى ربكم و لعلهم يتقون
“Why do you preach to a people whom Allah is about to destroy or to punish with a severe torment?” (The preachers) said: “In order to be free from guilt before your Lord (Allah), and perhaps they may fear Allah.”
Surah A’raf: 164

 By Abul Baraa Muhammad Amreeki

This is Our Call – The Salafi Dawah (al-Imaam Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen al-Albaanee)

You Salafis Split the Ummah
Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
[Audio|Arabic-English]

You Salafis Split the Ummah - Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna

The people they say, “You Salafis split between the people and your dawah is to splitting between the people.” This issue of difference and splitting between the people is from the decree of Allah to occur upon this Earth.

Lecture by Shaykh Hassan Al-Banna from UK Tour Series 2012 (Arabic & English)

7 Comments

  1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    A Noble sister had email and express how she felt about this article and my response to her and those who feel like her.

    bibi wakeela haniff

    Assalamoalikum warahmatullah wabarkatu

    These kinds of emails and lectures are the ones that is causing lot of fitnah in the society… why is it ppl are living their lives for the sake of arguments and about religion, we should follow quran and sunnah and stop with this error of feeding the nations with fitan..

    jazakAllah khair

    Wasalamoalikum

    This is my response:
    O my Noble sister, those are the same words the Mushrik said to the Messenger of Allah salahu wa alayhi wa salam, when he was calling the people to the truth. ” Why make fitnah” but this did not stop the Messenger of Allah from calling to tawheed, stomping out falsehood, with words and action. He our role model.

    These words as you say do not make fitnah in the eyes the holder of this statement.

    When Abu Bakr radi allahu anhu during his Khalifa, Umar radillahu anhu asked him why fight those who do not want to pay the zakat no more he did not want to make fitnah for the Muslims.. He respond he will fight them until they say the Shahadah.

    Those type of words make fitnah, yes like those in the time of Imam Ahmed who remain silent when it was said the Quran was the creation of Allah. They was silent because they did not want to make fitnah and be put to death. But Imam Ahmed carried the truth and said ” The Quran is the Speech of Allah and its not created and who ever say its created is a disbeliever. And he was put to test for that.

    Why make fitnah when Shaykh al Islam ibn Tamiyyah refuted those of ahul bidah, and called to the truth, which landed him in prison. And so much he used to call to the truth and it used to make him ill and sick and his doctor said ” He said if you keep going this way you will remain ill or die, and Shaykh al Islam ibn Tamiyyah rahamahuallah that which give me pleasure calling to Allah do not make me ill, rather yet it raise my imam to a delight place calling to Allah.

    Why make fitnah same attitude of those who was bias against Imam Muhammad Abdul Wahaab in the eyes of the sufis grave worshipers, worshiper the prophet sallahu wa alyhi wa salam and his sahabah and the graves of the pious men. He call them to tawheed, and united the noble men of his clans to fight against their shirk and bidah.

    As your statement why make fitnah, Allah the Exalted the Most High say in Quran
    بَلْ نَقْذِفُ بِالْحَقِّ عَلَى الْبَاطِلِ فَيَدْمَغُهُ فَإِذَا هُوَ زَاهِقٌ

    ” Rather to throw the truth upon falsehood, and stomp it out [falsehood] until it is no more [or not able to stand]” Surah Anbiyaa verse 18

    So why the sufi and shia and other than them attack this deen this truth as the one who I respond to, this is the fitnah and I can not be slient, as our Salaf before us did not remain silent.

    Imam Malik rahimallah said:

    لا يصلح اخر الأمة الا صلح اولها

    The latter Ummah will not be corrected except what corrected the first Generation

    There was no ahul bidah in the time of the Messenger of Allah sallahu wa alahi wa salam, they came after the Sahaba why is this because when ahul bidah lifted their heads, they took it off meaning they dealt with it.

    لم تعظون قومًا الله مهلكهم أو نعدهم عذابًا شديدًا ,قالوا معذرة إلى ربكم و لعلهم يتقون
    “Why do you preach to a people whom Allah is about to destroy or to punish with a severe torment?” (The preachers) said: “In order to be free from guilt before your Lord (Allah), and perhaps they may fear Allah.”
    Surah A’raf: 164

    The article was address to a man who is African American who blame salafiya in America for problems in their community rather yet its African american social issues the problem and not salafiya, and it was address to my people of nationality , by me who is from them.

    End of email

    To say we should not take people cultures and confuse their habbits to be Islam or the Sunnah no matter who they are, even from African Americans, or Arabs, or Indo Muslims and other than them. The Islam and the Sunnah is took from the Nasoos and if some Muslims do that which is the opposite it does not represent Islam rather yet it shows their short coming and may Allah rectified the affairs of the Muslims in all places. As Imam Malik said :

    لا يصلح اخر الأمة الا صلح اولها

  2. “Aqeedah, Manhaj and Akhlaaq are all together, and you cannot separate them. It is necessary for the Taalibul-Ilm (Student of Islaamic Knowledge) to possess sound Aqeedah (correct Islaamic belief and creed), upon the correct Manhaj (methodology) along with good Akhlaaq and Aadaab (manners and behavior). When the Taalibul-Ilm studies Aqeedah and Manhaj, he must also study Akhlaaq and Aadaab. Fear Allah Oh Tullaabul-Ilm (Students of Islaamic Knowledge), fear Allah Oh Tullaabul-Ilm”.

    Al-Waalid, Shaykhunaa Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa, hafidhahullahu ta’aalaa.

    • The Devl’s Advocate Luqman Ahmed.
      Look at what the people of desires say after you refuted their claims. He talks about Manners Allahu Mustaaan what a Devil’s Advocate. Now he quotes from a well known student of knowledge about Sound Aqeedah, Shaykh Abdul Wahab al Bannah hafidullah.

      Did you go and asked the Shaykh about writing your false book with its false title?

      Allah the Most High states:
      وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا لَّيُضِلُّونَ بِأَهْوَائِهِم بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ ۗ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُعْتَدِينَ

      And surely many do lead (mankind) astray by their own desires through lack of knowledge. Certainly your Lord knows best the transgressors.
      ( سورة الأنعام , Al-Anaam, Chapter #6, Verse #119)

      IMAM LUQMAN AHMED Author of :‘The Devil’s Deception of the Modern-Day Salafi Sect’
      He send me a post saying this:

      “Aqeedah, Manhaj and Akhlaaq are all together, and you cannot separate them. It is necessary for the Taalibul-Ilm (Student of Islaamic Knowledge) to possess sound Aqeedah (correct Islaamic belief and creed), upon the correct Manhaj (methodology) along with good Akhlaaq and Aadaab (manners and behavior). When the Taalibul-Ilm studies Aqeedah and Manhaj, he must also study Akhlaaq and Aadaab. Fear Allah Oh Tullaabul-Ilm (Students of Islaamic Knowledge), fear Allah Oh Tullaabul-Ilm”.
      Al-Waalid, Shaykhunaa Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa, hafidhahullahu ta’aalaa.

      IMAM LUQMAN AHMED Author of :‘The Devil’s Deception of the Modern-Day Salafi Sect’

      Excerpt from his book : Excerpts: “For many practicing Muslims, Salafiyyah is a bitter dose of questionable medicine. No one committed to this religion rejects the Salaf as-Saalih or the principles on which they agreed. However, the Salafis and their modern-day da’wah do not suit the tastes of all the righteous. Too much of their methodology revolves around character assassination, claims of monopoly on Allah’s guidance, a fanatical obsession with uncovering the faults of the Muslim”.

      Another Excerpt: [Salafiyyism as presented by its modern-day adherents is not a simple methodology; it is a myriad of ideals, slogans and tendencies which burdens the average Muslim with understanding complex issues of theology, jurisprudence, exegesis, hadith methodology, language etc. It effectively abrogates the simplicity of tawheed and gradual assimilation of the Quran and Sunna, and replaces it with unreasonable demands of immediate perfection] -Imam Luqman Ahmad.

    • https://soundcloud.com/salafievents/salafis-split-the-ummah

      You Salafis Split the Ummah
      Shaykh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhab Marzooq al-Banna
      [Audio|Arabic-English]

      The people they say, “You Salafis split between the people and your dawah is to splitting between the people.” This issue of difference and splitting between the people is from the decree of Allah to occur upon this Earth.

      Lecture by Shaykh Hassan Al-Banna from UK Tour Series 2012 (Arabic & English)

  3. Asalaam a’laikam Akhee azeez, Being on the d’awah here in the bay area is difficult due to the lack of brothers here (which is actually growing). I have actually been to his masjid in Sacramento (Masjid Ibrahim) several times just to get my obligatory salat in and I must say it is bone dry and dead there. He doesn’t ever show up (not that I would care to meet him). The doors are usually locked for maghrib since no one shows up and 2-3 people for Isha. I went to Dhuhr a while ago when they had their Wadia Islamic Academy (again just to pray and get out) and there were 2 kids who were not willing to do anything. When you said, “You are mad that your peoples are leaving your weak non productive movements” you nailed it on the head. I see this with most if not all of the Ahlul-Bid’ah Masaajid around the country. The masjid I go to which is Ikhwaani and it is close to my house, they had to give me a key because no one showed up for prayer and the door was always locked. To get people to go, they always offer food and even then people usually eat and bounce out of there. sharp contrast, the opposite is true with the masaajid of Ahlul-sunnah. They are packed and that is for Fajr and Asr. May Allah preserve you and keep me updated. wasalaam, Abu Mujaahid

    • Wa alaykum salam wa rahamtullahi wa barakatuhu. May Allah reward you for your insight, and you bearing witness that these movements of theirs are all dieing out. That is why he wrote this lying book just to spark some of his memebers not to leave to enter Salafi dawah because they will no longer need him. Because these weakmovements do nothing for the people except leave them in the same state they came there ignorant.

  4. Book page comment area on Amazon
    Good intentions,however empty book.
    ByAmazon Customeron May 21, 2017
    I think the author had good intentions however if you’re looking for what the Salafi Sect is this book does not give any explanation at all. He doesn’t give any history of the sect in America or it’s influence on the Muslims in America or even Canada the website said one thing and the book states something else. What this book seems to be is for people who are practicing Muslims because if you’re not you’ll be lost in the authors rant and ravings on and on about a topic that seems to be going no where in the book.

    3.0 out of 5 starsSugar coating the truth is not the way to go just cut to the chase!
    ByMuhammad Rashid Aliyuon March 6, 2013
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    Author was pulling was punches instead of telling it like it is!
    out of 5 starsFour Stars
    ByNasiron January 28, 2016
    Verified Purchase
    good book but the writer appears to repeat certain subject matter

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