The Noble Scholar Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadi, Allah have mercy on him, was asked:
Question: Who is the extremist?
Answer: Extremism/harshness is (that a person) makes prohibited upon the people something that Allah didn’t make prohibited and he obligates upon the people something which Allah didn’t obligate. This is extremism/harshness (in the religion). As for holding on to the religion (as it has been revealed), this is not considered extremism (in the religion).
The Noble Scholar Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan (May Allah preserve him) said:
When you want to be a true Salafi, it is upon you to study the way/methodology of the Salaf with precision, know it with insight, then act in accordance to it without extremism and without being lackadaisical. This is the methodology of the Salaf. As for the mere claim and mere ascribing (to the methodology of the Salaf) without any reality, this harms (the person) and doesn’t (bring about) benefit. Continue reading →
The Noble Shaykh Abdus-Salām Ibn Burjis (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated:
As for extremism in the passing of judgments upon the people: It is going beyond the (legislated) boundaries in connecting the ruling upon them of: disbelief or innovation or corruption. Concerning the matter of passing these rulings upon the specific individual, it’s a must that the conditions be fulfilled and the obstacles be removed, just as the the scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaʿah have agreed upon. From this angle, the statements of the scholars have followed that the one who is going to pass these judgments upon the people regarding their creed or their integrity must be from the people of knowledge and piety. From that is the statement of al-Hāfiẓ adh-Dhahabi (may Allāh have mercy upon him): “The speech regarding the (condition of) men is not permissible except with complete knowledge/understanding and the complete fear (of Allāh).” Continue reading →
Question Posed to The Noble Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalī (may Allāh have mercy upon him):
Q. May Allāh reward you with goodness. There are some people who say: “Indeed the bombings in the lands of the non-Muslims is correct in light of their slaughtering the Muslims in Palestine and other regions.” So what is the origin of this matter? Continue reading →