The Methodology of The Salaf as Saalih and The Ummah’s Need For It

SAFW EB 20140221 methodology of the salaf promoThe Methodology of The Salaf as Saalih and The Ummah’s Need For It

By the Permission of Allah, Muwahhideen Publications is pleased to release a new Ebook in our Ebook series in which we release a number of highly beneficial works from our mashaayikh.

Continuing our series is the concise yet potent translation of a lecture delivered by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (حفظه الله) entitled, “The Methodology of the Salaf as-Saalih and the Ummah’s Need for It”. Herein the Shaykh offers a discourse where he legitimizes the validity of the Salafi Methodology and the Ummah’s need for it, which he corroborates with evidences from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم).

This treatise was officially translated and compiled by Abu Ismaa’eel Mustafa George (حفظه الله) with explicit written approval and consent from his teacher, Ash-Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (حفظه الله). 

Read The Written Permission of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan for Mustafa George to Translate This and Other Treatises >>> Click Here 

An excerpt taken from the book ~

“Therefore, they are an example for this nation, and their methodology is what this nation (should) adhere to in terms of belief, transactions, character, and in all affairs. Their methodology is taken from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah because they were close to the Messenger of Allahصلى الله عليه و سلم) ) and the time of revelation. They took (directly) from the Messenger, and thus they are the best generations and their methodology is the best methodology. It is for this reason that the Muslims are diligent in learning their methodology, so they can adhere to it, and because it is not possible to tread their path except after having knowledge, knowing the path (itself), learning it and acting upon it. Because of this, Allah The Sublime and High said,

وَالسَّابِقُونَ الأَوَّلُونَ مِن الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ

{And the first to embrace Islaam from the Muhaajiroon (those who migrated from Makkah to al-Madeenah) and the Ansaar (the citizens of al-Madeenah who helped and gave aid to the Mujaahiroon) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith).}

Meaning, (they followed them) with perfection. It is not possible to follow them in a perfect manner except after learning their methodology and what they were upon. As for merely ascribing to the Salaf and Salafiyyah without knowledge of this methodology, this does not mean anything. In fact, it can possibly bring about harm, and thus it is mandatory that one has knowledge of the way of the Salaf as-Saalih.”

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Posted on February 22, 2014, in eBooks. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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