Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated:
Whoever has fanaticism towards his land, madh-hab, way (i.e. methodology), family members, and friends, to the exclusion of anything else, then he has within himself a branch from the (branches of) Jāhiliyyah (pre-Islamic era of ignorance). (This fanaticism is prohibited) so that the believers behave as Allah has commanded them to. That they are all to hold on to His Rope, His Book, and the Sunnah of His Messenger together. For indeed their (i.e. the believer’s) book is one; their religion is one; their Prophet is one; their Lord is one, none having the right to be worshiped except He. For Him is the praise in the beginning and the end. For Him is the rulership. And to Him you all shall return.
Source: Al-Fatāwā, 28/422-423
Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
2nd of Ṣafar, 1437 AH (11/15/2015)
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(جلسة مباركة مع شيخنا الفاضل العلامة ربيع بن هادي المدخلي (حفظه الله
A Blessed Sitting With Our Noble Shaykh, Al-‘Allaamah Rabee’ Bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah)
الحمد الله عزّ في علاه الذي منّ علينا بجلسة مع عالم من علماء أهل السنة، لكي يحكم ويسعى في حل الخلافات التي حصلت منذ سنوات عديدة بين بعض طلاب العلم السلفيين في أمريكا، و هذه الخلافات قد تأثر بها السلفيون في الغرب بشكل عام. و هذا خلاصة النقاط الرئيسية من الجلسة
All praise is for Allah the Almighty Who allowed us to sit with a scholar from the scholars of Ahl-us-Sunnah to judge and aid in bringing about a resolution to the differing which has been occurring in America over the past few years between some of the Salafi students of knowledge, which as a result adversely affected the Salafis in the West as a whole. This is a summary of the main points of the meeting:
كان الشيخ ربيع ( حفظه الله) يرحب بنا في بيته و يتلطّف بالإخوة من الطرفين
Question: Many people say that those who refute the people of bid’ah are the cause of separation.
Yes, separation between the truth and the falsehood – this is correct. We make a distinction between truth and the falsehood and (also between) the people of truth and the people of falsehood. We are going to refute (the people of falsehood), and the Scholars refuted (the people of falsehood). This is not for the purpose of causing division; this is to gather the people upon the truth, because with people remaining upon misguidance and upon the speech of falsehood, then this causes division between the Muslims. As for clarifying the truth for the people, so they can gather upon it, then this is the da’wah towards unity, not the da’wah towards separation. The da’wah towards separation is when it is said, ‘The people of falsehood are not to be refuted.’ This is the da’wah to division if they only gave thought. Continue reading →
The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
Those who love each other for the sake of Allah, there’s nothing from the affairs of the worldly life that can cut off their love for the sake of Allah. Indeed they are people who only love (each other) for the sake of Allah, nothing separates them except for death. Even if some of them have made a mistake against the others or have fallen short regarding the rights of others, indeed this does not concern them.