“It is not at all an innovation to refer to Ahl al-Sunnah as the Salafīyyoon. Rather, the legislative usage of ‘as-Salaf’ corresponds completely with the legislative usage of ‘Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamāʿah.’ That is ascertained by contemplating upon the consensus of all of the linguists regarding the Companions. For they (the Companions) are the Salaf and they are Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamāʿah. So just as it is correct for us to say: “Sunnee,” as an ascription to Ahl al-Sunnah, it is also correct for us to say: “Salafī,” as an ascription to the Salaf; there is no difference.”
A hot topic amongst Muslims today, ‘What is Salafīyyah?’ ‘Who are the Salafīs?’ Shaykh ‘Abdus-Salām al-Suḥaymī elucidates this often misunderstood topic. The author begins by explaining the linguistic and legislative meaning of al-Sunnah, listing and clarifying the various legislative names for Ahl al-Sunnah. The legislative meaning of ‘as-Salaf’ is expounded upon, and who is considered to be from the Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ is clearly explained. He clarifies why one should openly manifest themadh-hab of the Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ, name oneself with al-Salafīyyah, and brings some of the evidences of why it is obligatory to follow and cling to this noble madh-hab. Other topics explained includes, the manhaj of the Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ in ‘ʿaqīdah in contrast to the manhaj of the People of Desires. He concludes with a brief explanation of the position of the Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ in refuting the innovators and provides guidance on how Ahl al-Sunnah should deal with the People of Desires.
Udgiver: Troid Publications (2013)
Forfatter: Shaykh ʿAbd-al-Salām al-Suḥaymī