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Questions on Manhaj
  Shaykh Anjaree's Defence Of Salafi Publications
Author: Shaikh Muhammad al-Anjaree
Source: Masjidul Bayaan Asbury Park USA
Article ID : MNJ020005  [28497]  

Shaykh Anjaree haafithahullah was asked on July 29th, 2006:

"O Shaykh, we cooperate with our brothers from Salafi Publication in Britain, but there are those in the United States that warn us against them saying that they have fallen into extremism and harshness, so we desire your advice on this issue."

The Shaykh haafithahullah answered:

"Indeed Salafi Publications is a blessed Maktabah, and I have taught there on numerous occasions over several years. I do not know them except to be upon the correct way and the correct methodology and the Sunnah up until this day. And I have not seen from them any extremism or any harshness. And these terms are always used against Ahlus Sunnah who warn against Bid’ah and the people of deviated methodologies.

These terms were used against Imaam Al Albaani rahimahullah because he used to warn against Ahlul Bid’ah from the likes of the Ikhwaan (al Muslimeen), Hizbut Tahreer, Abdur Rahman Abdul Khaaliq, and others like them that have deviated from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam and the understanding of the companions. Similarly, they have been used against Shaykh Rabee haafithahullah and his students who is known for his refutations against Bid’ah and its people. These words are used to deter the Muslims and drive them away from the likes of Shaykh Al Albaani rahimahullah and Shaykh Rabee haafithahullah and those that follow their path from the scholars from our brothers. The Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam used to repeatedly warn against Bid’ah in every Khutbatul Hajjah saying, “Indeed every Bid’ah is a misguidance” even though in his time there were no innovations. He would even warn against innovations during marriage contracts, knowing that there no innovations in this time. How do we benefit from this continuous refutation of Bid’ah except that we should continuously warn against Bid'ah and the people of deviated paths? What should we do today where innovations and the people of innovation have become many, and there are many who call the Muslims to Bid’ah, and those people who warn against innovations are labeled with being extreme and harsh!

Indeed Salafipublications in Britain, what I know of them is that they are upon the correct methodology, and that they distribute the tapes and books of Ahlus Sunnah, and they warn against Ahlul Bid’ah, and they mention the statements of the scholars regarding them, from the likes of Sayyid Qutb, and Abdur Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq, and Hassan Al Banna, and other than them from the people of deviated methodologies. So is this extremism, is this harshness? If the Messenger sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam used to continuously warn the companions in every Khutbatul Hajjah against Bid’ah, then how is the Sunni to be quiet in this time when Bid’ah and sects have become many? So is this method of explaining the truth to be labeled extremism and harshness? I seek refuge in Allaah! Rather, this is falsification.

Do you desire that I should be quiet regarding the one who reviles the companions, do you desire that I should be quiet regarding the one who distorts the Quraan and distorts the Sifaat (attributes) of Ar Rabb (the Lord), and he urges the Muslims to kill each other, and he calls to making takfeer of the Muslims? This is how it should be; this is how it should be! The meaning of this type of speech is that we should be quiet regarding these people!"


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