Ahlul Biddah has signs | Sh. Uthaymeen 

💢 *Al Imaam Muhammed bin Salih al-Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:*

🎯 “Ahlul Biddah has signs, from them is that they fanatical towards their opinions and views, hence they do not return to the Truth even if it becomes clear to them.”

*Source:* Al Majmoo’ (5/90).

Abu Mu’aawiyah Abdullah as-Somali

Is there a Difference Between the Term Sunni and Salafi? – Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
⏩ Is there a Difference Between the Term Sunni and Salafi? – Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam
Question : Is there a difference between a Sunni and Salafi?
Answer : “No,no there is no difference between them. A man who is upright upon the Book and Sunnah is called a Sunni due to him following the Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ) and following the path of the Prophet (ﷺ).
فَعَلَيْكُمْ بِسُنَّتِي وَسُنَّةِ الْخُلَفَاءِ الرَّاشِدِينَ الْمَهْدِيينَ، عَضُّوا عَلَيْهَا بِالنَّوَاجِذِ
So upon you is my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly guided Caliphs. Bite onto it with your molar teeth [Saheeh Musnad no. 938 ]
He is called a Salafi because he follows the Pious Predecessors (may Allah be pleased with them). In the same Hadith is also evidence for that. The origin of the word Salaf is what has preceded. A man who holds fast to the Book and the Sunnah according to the understanding of the Pious Predecessors is called a Salafi. This is because he follows the Salaf. So the affair is one and there is no difference between them. Each of them indicates holding fast to the Book and the Sunnah according to the understanding of the Pious Predecessors (may Allah be pleased with them). And that he is upon the straight path and he does not follow the crooked paths”
[Source ]
Translated by
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan
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The Concept of Salafiyyah – Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ar-Raajihi

The Concept of Salafiyyah – Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ar-RaajihiWed 15 Rabi Al Awwal 1438AH
Question: Is Salafiyyah a partisan group like the Ikhwaan, Suroriyyah, and Tableegh?
Answer: “This understanding is mistaken. Rather Salafiyyah is a genuine Legislated name. What is intended by it is Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah, Ahlul Athar, Ahlul Hadith, the Saved Sect, the Victorious group, and the people of Atbaa’ (i.e those who follow the Prophet (ﷺ)). For verily Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) mentioned in his Fataawa, in refutation of the statement of al-‘Izz Ibn Abdus-Salam,: “There is no haram upon the one who makes apparent the methodology of the Salaf, attributes to it and ascribes to it. Rather it is obligatory to accept that from him by consensus. For verily the methodology of the Salaf is nothing but the truth. If he is in accordance to it internally and externally, then he is in the position of a believer who is upon truth internally and externally. If he is in accordance to it externally only not internally, then he is in the position of a hypocrite. His apparent [form] is accepted and his inner secrets are left to Allah. For verily we have not been ordered to examine the hearts of people nor tear open their insides” [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (4/149)]
He (may Allah have mercy upon him) also said in al-Fatawa al-Hamawiyyah: “Know that there is nothing in the clear intellect nor authentic text what obligates opposes the methodology of Salafiyyah at all” [Majmoo’ Fataawa (5/28)]
Salafiyyah is Islam.
Adh-Dhahabi (may Allah have mercy upon him) said in at-Tadhkirah when he mentioned the biography of Ibn Salaah (may Allah have mercy upon him): “He was Salafi, with good belief, far from the (false) interpretations of people of rhetoric, a believer in what was affirmed of the texts without plunging nor indulging in the details (regarding it)” [Tadhkiratul-Huffadh (4/1431)]
Shaikh al-‘Allamah Ibn Baz (may Allah have mercy upon him) said in his fatwa: “Wahabiyyah is not a fifth mathhab as the ignorant and bias claim. Verily it is a call to the Salafi Aqeedah and reviving what is studied from the signs of Islam and Tawheed” [ Fataawa Ibn Baz (3/1306)]
And in his admonishment to some of the students of knowledge, he (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “I advise you to hold fast to the Islamic University in Madinah al-Munawarrah for verily it is a Salafi university in which its students are taught the Aqeedah of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah”
‘Allamah Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) said in his Explanation of Aqeedatul-Waasitiyyah: “He is mistaken, the one who says: Ahlul Sunnah wal-Jama’ah are three: Salafiyoon, Ashari’oon, and Maturidiyyah. This is a mistake. We say: how can all of them be Ahlul Sunnah and they differ…[until he said]…So Ahlul Sunnah wal-Jama’ah are the Salaf in belief, [and] even those who come after until the Day of Judgement. If he is upon the way of the Prophet and his Companions, then he is Salafi” [Sharh Aqeedatul-Wasitiyyah (1/53-54)]
al-Albani (may Allah have mercy upon him) said in the Magazine al-Asaalah when answering the question: Is Salafiyyah a partisan da’wah or a group or a mathhab or a new sect in Islam?
He said: “There are from those who claim knowledge who detest this ascription claiming that there is no foundation for it. They say: it is not allowed for a Muslim to say: I am Salafi. It is as if he says: it is not allowed for a Muslim to say: I follow the Pious Predecessors in what they are upon of Aqeedah, worship, and behavior. No doubt the likes of this detestation, if this is what he means, it necessitates freeing oneself from the authentic Islaam which the Pious Predecessors were upon and at the head of them is the Prophet (ﷺ)…There is no doubt that the clear, distinguishing, prevalent name is that we say: I am a Muslim upon the Book and the Sunnah according to the methodology of the Pious Predecessors. In short, it is to say: I am Salafi“. [Al-Asaalah issue 9 (pg. 86-90)]
We say to the students of knowledge as Shaikh Bakr Abu Zaid (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “Be a [Serious] Salafi on the path” [ Hilyah Talib ul-Ilm (pg. 12)]. So it is obligatory upon the student of knowledge to renounce Hizbiyyah and to free himself from it. For verily two men from the Muhaajireen and the Ansaar differed and the Muhaajir called: ‘O, Muhajireen!’ and the Ansaari called: ‘O, Ansaar!’ So the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Is it the call of the Times of Ignorance while I am in your ranks? Leave it, for it is filthy” [Bukhari and Muslim]
The Muhajireen and the Ansaar are two Islamic Names, but the Prophet (ﷺ) considered them to be from the call to the Times of Ignorance because both [names] became a cause for partisanship.
As for if you intending to ascribe to the Sunnah and the Pious Predecessors, then there is no harm in that. For Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jam’aah do not become different groups. The believers are one group and they are the Party of Allah. The disbelievers are the party of Shaytan”
[Sharh Wasiyatul-Kubra of Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah no. 13]
Translated by
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

What is the Definition of the Aqeedah of the Salaf? – Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ar-Raajihi

What is the Definition of the Aqeedah of the Salaf? – Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ar-RaajihiWed 15 Rabi Al Awwal 1438AH
Question: What is the definition of the Aqeedah of the Salaf?
Answer: “The Aqeedah of the Salaf: is what has come in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) from Belief in Allah, the Angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and in Qadr, the good of it and the bad of it. This is general and the detail of that is well-known in the texts” [Sharh Aqeedaus-Salaf wa Ashaabul-Hadith no. 15]
Translated by
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

Beware of following a position or opinion in Islaam for the mere sake of following your desire

⚠ *Beware of following a position or opinion in Islaam for the mere sake of following your desire*⚠
  *Following your desire Vs Following the Truth*


When this religion was one of ease, far removed from burden and hardship, Allaah made the Halal and the Haraam distinguishably clear. Likewise as the Messenger salallahu aleyhi wa Sallam informed, there is between the Halal and Haraam, things which are obscure and unknown to most of mankind, a relatively grey area if you like.

I wanted to address here, something which is manifestly troublesome to some Muslims. For the sake of brevity, we’ll refer to it here as “Fatwa Shopping” (though in reality it encompasses more than this). 
This affair of “Fatwa Shopping” is a main point of difference between Ahlus Sunnah wal jamaa’a and the people of innovation, who are referred to as the people of desires incidently. It is also important to note, that this is not an entirely new concept, quite the opposite, the innovators of old such as the ‘Mu’tazilah and Ashaa’ira used to search far and wide for arabic verses of poetry to aid their corrupt creed of denying Allaah’s Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes. 

Below, I give examples for adopting a view (which is often aided by the views or statements of scholars), merely for the sake of justifying actions desired by one’s soul. The points in themselves are not necessarily right or incorrect, i.e. that is not what is intended here. 


*1) The two rakahs upon entering the masjid*
For instance, one may be too lazy to pray two rakahs upon entering the masjid. This laziness then leads him to choose the more convenient fiqh position that the 2 rakahs are recommended and not obligatory. 
*2) Shortening the beard*
One may not want to grow his beard for one reason or another. So he then adopts a fiqh position which compliments his desire, for instance Sheikh Albani’s view that a beard in excess of a fist can be trimmed.

*3) Consuming the meat of the people of the Book*
One may enjoy eating the food of McDonald’s and Pizza Hut and their likes. So then, he uptakes a position which enables him to eat there, fostering the view that they are from Ahlul Kitaab (the people of the book) and thus their meat is Halal and permissible to consume.

*4) Appearing in videos*
One may believe that he can reach greater audiences and his dawah will find more acceptance if he were to use video as a means of dawah. So he subsequently adopts the view that videos are not a form of picture taking, but is similar to a mirror reflection.

✒ So to conclude, the way of Ahlus Sunnah is that they research an affair and then act in accordance to their research outcomes. Whereas the people of desires, adopt a practice or belief first, only to go and search for proofs to support their desire-driven view later.  

⚠ *Beware of this Oh Muslim!*
Allaah says to his Prophet Dawud aleyhi Salaam in the Quran:

يَا دَاوُودُ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاكَ خَلِيفَةً فِي الْأَرْضِ فَاحْكُم بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِالْحَقِّ وَلَا تَتَّبِعِ الْهَوَىٰ فَيُضِلَّكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ 
*O Dawud! Verily We have placed you as a successor on earth, so judge between men in truth (and justice) and follow not your desire for it WILL MISLEAD you from the Path of Allah.*
_[Saad: Verse 26]_

_And Allaah’s aid is sought. Wa laa howla wa laa quwata ila Billaah._

*Written by*

_Abu Mu’aawiyah Abdullah Hassan_
_غفر الله له ولوالديه_

Toronto Dawah’s Past Efforts in Waging War Against Radicalism and Oppressive Terrorism

Toronto Dawah’s Past Efforts in Waging War Against Radicalism and Oppressive Terrorism

Being the reason we live in times of much confusion and suspicion, it is strongly incumbent upon us once again that we emphasize and stress the importance of distinguishing oneself from any group or ideology that is extreme or radical. The website TorontoDawah and its associates have taken a number of steps and methods to propagate the correct concept of Islam via means of publishing, authoring, vocal lectures and through public addresses. Unfortunately, we still may find some of the general population ruling a whole tree to be rotten due to one single apple, which is absolutely unfair and unjust since terrorism has no religion in reality. If that was the case, one could possibly use the same argument to blame the religion of Christianity for the crimes that the KKK have perpetrated throughout history. Thus, TorontoDawah has continued to print and distribute a number of pamphlets and leaflets in waging war against oppressive terrorism and unjustified violence [an example can be found on this link: http://torontodawah.com/?p=557].

Likewise, in our Friday sermons at Bukhaari Islamic Center, efforts have been made in condemning terrorist activities [for example: http://torontodawah.com/?p=6314].

Also, similar efforts have been made vocally at our conferences and seminars: http://toogl.es/#/view/W47U_dqMzQo

Bear in mind that most of our lecturers and speakers are qualified teachers from a number of Islamic schools here in Toronto, Ontario, who have much experience in educating the youth to be wary of the corrupted ideologies of ISIS and its likes.

Consequently, it is unreasonable and unjust that the salafis be held responsible for actions of others who choose to deviate from such teachings.

And our stance towards members affiliated with ISIS and its likes is that we warn against them and we announce that their harm should be reprimanded accordingly. Our dawah seeks to preserve life and security while the people of extremism choose to seek the opposite.

Along with the above, I wanted to conclude that our method of propagation is totally transparent and honest as we have nothing to hide walhamdulilah.

For any further information you may contact us at torontodawahweb@gmail.com

*حسبنا الله و نعم الوكيل*

Written by: AbuFajr AbdulFattaah bin Uthman (9/16/2016).