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Al-Jamaa’ah as-Salafiyyah is The Original Jamaa’ah

Question posed to The Noble Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him):

Question: Some of the people have claimed that as-Salafiyyah is considered a group from among the active groups present today and its ruling is the ruling of the rest of the groups. What is your refutation for this claim?

Answer: We have mentioned that al-Jamaa’ah as-Salafiyyah is the original Jamaa’ah which is upon the truth, which is obligatory to connect oneself to, work with and ascribe oneself to. That which is other than it from the groups, it’s obligatory that they are not considered to be from the groups of Islamic Da’wah because they are in opposition (to the truth). And how can we follow a group that’s in opposition to the Jamaa’ah of Ahl as-Sunnah and the guidance of the Salaf as-Saalih?! Continue reading