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The Methodology of the Salaf us-Saalih Explained

The Salafis are distinguished for their adherence to the methodological principles outlined in the Book of Allaah, the Sunnah of His Messenger and the practice of the Companions.

Thus, in the arena of aqeedah (creed) the Salaf us-Saalih follow a particular methodology, which is opposed to that of other than them, such as the Ash'arees, the Mu'tazilah and their likes whose hallmark is to raise the intellect and kalaam (theological rhetoric) over the texts of the Book and the Sunnah and the well-known sayings of the Imaams of this ummah.

Similarly, in the arena of ibaadah (worship), the Salaf us-Saalih adhere to a methodology opposed to that of the intoxicated Soofees and grave worshippers, who invent and innovate into the religion that for which Allaah sent down no authority.

Similarly, in the arena of da'wah (calling to Allaah) and current affairs, the Salafis are distinguished from the innovated and pretentious methodologies of the political activists, who under the guise of following the Salaf and the contemporary Ulamaa, rouse the emotions and sentiments of the common-folk, take them away from the firmly established scholars and merely call to themselves.

Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan - may Allaah preserve him - said, The reasons for disunity are many. From amongst the main causes are: Firstly, opposing the manhaj (methodology) of the Salaf, the Companions of Allaah's Messenger and those who follow them. So the Salaf had a manhaj that they adhered to; a manhaj in aqeedah (creed), a manhaj in da'wah (calling to Allaah), a manhaj in enjoining good and forbidding evil, a manhaj in how to judge between people. This manhaj, in all situations, was based upon the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of our Messenger . [Wujoob ut-Tathabbut fil-Akhbaaar p.18]

Lessons on Methodology (2)
Miscellaneous lessons on contemporary issues of manhaj (the Salafee methodology) taken from the Scholars of Ahl us-Sunnah.
Questions on Manhaj (8)
Fatawaa of Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan on Contemporary Issues of Manhaj.
The Rulings on Groups and Parties (3)
The Scholars of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah on working with groups and parties, partisanship and splittering and differing.
The Methodology of the Salaf in Aqidah (4)
Articles to outline the way of the Salaf in the acquisition of their Belief concerning Allaah, His Names and Attributes and other issues related to the Islamic Creed.
Ruling By Other Than What Allaah Has Revealed (16)
The position of the Salaf, past and contemporary on an issue in which Ahl ul-Bid'ah have caused much confusion and led many sincere Muslims astray.
The Methodology of the Salaf Concerning Ijtihad and Taqlid (10)
The position of the Salaf past and contemporary on the place and status of Taqlid (blind-following) in Islam.
Concerning Tawheed al-Hakimiyyah (5)
A look at the position of the `Ulamaa on this newly innovated matter, introduced by the political activists to further their efforts in drawing the Ummah into trial and tribulations.
The Methodology of the Salaf Concerning Politics (4)
An insight to the politics of the Shari'ah, how it is to be understood and who is fit to delve into it - and its comparison to the politics of todays "reformers".
The Principles of Takfir (5)
An investigation of the understanding of the Salaf concerning the principles of Takfir - declaring someone to be a disbeliever.
The Manhaj of the Salaf in Reviving the Ummah (1)
Looking at the methodology of the Imaams of the Salaf, past and present, in reviving the Ummah by way of Education and Cultivation, and that this is the basis of all good for the Ummah.
On the Innovation of al-Muwaazanah (6)
A look at the bid'ah of Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq and Salman al-Awdah in light of the sayings of the Scholars.
Frequently Asked Questions on Manhaj (30)
Current issues of manhaj and affairs of da'wah put in plain simple questions and answers for quick reference.
On Terrorism, Suicide Bombings and Related Affairs (8)
A look at the rulings of the major scholars on some of the terrorist tactics used by the Khawaarij, Revolters, and other Extremists.
Concerning al-Jarh wat-Ta'deel, Radd `alal-Mukhaalif and Tahdheer Min al-Bida` (13)
Looking at the subject of criticism and appraisal (which has been laid to waste by the newly arisen Jamaa'aat) within the context of the People of Innovation and Desires.
Concerning Correction of the Rulers (7)
What has come in the Sunnah concerning the Rulers, dealing with them, advising them and correcting them.
Concerning Tawallee and Muwaallaat (3)
The understanding and tafseel of the Salaf with respect to showing loyalty towards the Kuffaar, and what is kufr and what is fisq from it.
The Historical Influences and Effects of the Methodologies of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon Upon the Salaf (6)
This is a serialisation of a lengthy treatise that looks at the historical and contemporary influences of the methodologies of al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon upon the Salafee Da'wah.
Clarification of the Methodologies of Jihaad (4)
Clarifications from the Scholars of Ahl us-Sunnah concerning the true methodologies of Jihaad, and separating them from the methodologies of the Revolutionaries.
The Methodology of the Prophets in Calling to Allaah (5)
Excerpts from the most excellent book by the Noble Shaykh Rabee bin Hadeeth that depicts truthfully the actual methodology and priorities of the calls of the Prophets.

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