Sheikh Waseeallah Abbas Warning Against Attending Lectures of Abu Khadija and Bilal Davis

Sheikh Waseeallah Abbas Comments on the “In Defense of the Salafi Minhaj”Conference In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful. All praise is for Allah, Lord of everything that exists and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His slave and final Messenger, Muhammad Ibn Abdullah, and upon his family and companions. As to what proceeds. On Friday May 20, 2011 Some of the Students of Knowledge went to visit Sheikh Waseeallah Abbas at his house in the Holy City of Makkah and asked him the following question: “Noble Sheikh, the brothers from Salafi Publications have been invited to speak at an educational seminar (e.g. In Defense of the Salafi Minhaj Conference 2011) in America. Do you advise the Salafis to attend their lectures and benefit from them?” The Sheikh (Hafithahullah) Replied: “I do not advise the brothers to attend this seminar, especially if Abu Khadeejah and Bilal Davis and others are going to be from amongst the speakers there.

However, if there are others who are recognized {for their knowledge and good character} that will be speaking, they should attend. You will see that if they {Abu Khadeejah, Bilal Davis and others} are given the opportunity to address the people, they will divert them from the understanding of Salafiyah. Don’t listen to them and this is something that I have always advised against.”

Translated by Abu Azzubayr Shadeed Muhammad on the 13th of Rajab 1432H. Corresponding to June 14, 2011 in the City of Philadelphia.


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Monopolizing Salafiyyah

Monopolizing Salafiyyah

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan

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Question: There is a group from amongst the students and youth who have formed a faction, monopolized salafiyyah, claimed that their brothers are innovators (made tabdee’ of them) and fanatically adhere to their opinions. So what is Salafiyyah?



Response: Salafiyyah [i.e. the Salafi] is the one who is upon the methodology of the salaf. Allah, the Exalted, says:

{And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun and the Ansar and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith)} [at-Taubah (9): 100]

And He, the Exalted, also says:

{And [there is a share for] those who came after them, saying, “Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith…”} [al-Hashr (59): 10]

Thus Salafiyyah is following the salaf from the Companions (Sahabah), the Successors (Tabi’een), their students (Atbaa’ at-Tabi’een), and the virtuous generations [1]; this is Salafiyyah. It is not permissible for anyone to monopolize it. Each and every individual that follows the methodology of the Salaf is Salafi. Salafiyyah is not specific to any group or individual, rather it is for anyone who truly embodies it.

Also, I encourage the youth and students of knowledge to be above this name calling – “he’s Salafi”, “he’s Jaami”[2], “he’s Ikhwani” – I do not deem this [to be befitting], because these things have started to alienate the Muslims and their youth and cause fitnah. I encourage sticking to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger and the Methodology of as-Salaf as-Saleh and that we be brothers who love each other for Allah’s sake.

[1] The ‘virtuous generations’ (ar. Al-quroon al-mufaddalah) is a reference to the hadith of Abdullah b. Mas’ood who narrated that the Prophet – صلى الله عليه وسلم – said, “The best people are my generation, then those who follow them, then those who follow them.” Collected by Bukhari.

[2] A reference to Shaykh Muhammad Aman al-Jaami (rahimahullah), who was vocal in his call to the sunnah and refuting bid’ah. See his biographyhere.


TranslatorTahir Wyatt, Abu Abdur-Razzaaq
Date Published: Thursday, 17 February 2011
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