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Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh
*Reminder to students about writing benefits...May Allah grant us success aameen
from the correct creed of the Muslim...
(Parts excerpted from the dawah of Al-' Allaamah Muqbil Ibn Haadee aI- Waadi'ee and
others from the A'immah of the Salaf)
The Way of the Salaf is the Best Methodology and the Moderate Path:
Imaam al-Awzaa'ee said:
"Adhere to the narrations from the Salaf, even if the people oppose you and beware of the opinions of men, even if they beautify it with their speech. So indeed the matter is young and you are from it upon a straight path."
He also said:
"So make yourself patient upon the Sunnah, and stop where the people stopped, and say what they said, and refrain from what they refrained from. Travel upon the path of your righteous Salaf, for verily sufficient for you is what was sufficient for them."
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The Prohibition of using terms that are not found in the Qur`aan or the Sunnah in Matters of Creed:
Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said:
"Verily the great imaams used to forbid the usage of doubtful innovated general terms. In them, the truth is covered with falsehood, along with that, it causes doubt and differing and tribulation (fitnah) which are in opposition to the narrated terminology, and those terms whose meanings have not been fully explained. So whatever is narrated can be made familiar, and whatever is known can be made known. As Imaam Maalik said: 'If there is little knowledge, futility becomes manifest, and if there are few narrations, the desires increase.' So if a word is neither textually proven nor is its meaning known to the intellect, then it is useless and full of desires…"
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and from masjiduthaymeen
: We believe in Allaah and His Names and Attributes, as they were mentioned in the Book
of Allaah and in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) without
tahreef (distortion), nor ta'weel (figurative interpretation), nor tamtheel (making a likeness),
nor tashbeeh (resemblance), nor ta'teel (denial).
: We take the Book and the Sunnah upon their apparent meanings, and we do not
perform ta'weel, except through a proof that necessitates ta'weel (figurative interpretation) of
the Book and the Sunnah.
: We despise 'ilmul-kalaam (knowledge of theological rhetoric, philosophy), and we view it
to be from amongst the greatest reasons for the division in the Ummah.
: We do not accept anything from the books of fiqh (jurisprudence), nor from the books
of tafseer (explanation of the Qur'aan), nor from the ancient stories, nor from the Seerah
(biography) of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) except that which has been
confirmed from Allaah or from His Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam). We do not
mean that we have rejected them, nor do we claim that we are not in need of them. Rather,
we benefit from the discoveries of our Scholars and the jurists and other than them.
However, we do not accept a ruling, except with an authentic proof.
Jazakumullahu Khayraa wa BarakAllahu Feekunna
Wa`alaykumus Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh