Many of the groups claim to follow the righteous imams and the salaf. However, the affair is not based on the claim, as anybody can make a claim. The claim must be backed by evidence. Many of the people claim to love Allaah. However, Allaah says in the Quran: “Say: if you truly love Allaah, then follow the Messenger”. Through the ordering of the chapters in Sahih Bukhari, Imam Bukhari proved the importance of sticking to the book (the Quran) and the sunnah. Many of the people who claim to follow the sunnah are not true to their claim....Read More
Month: January 2018
Ustadh Abu Humayd Saalim discusses how Imam Bukhari brought the prohibition of extremism in the religion within Kitab Al I’tisaam, then in the chapter after he talks about the sin of accommodating the innovator. This affair of giving sanctuary and support to the people of innovation, this is a clear warning from doing so. Umar Ibn Abdil Aziz said: “there is no opinion when there is an ayah from the Quran, rather the only time there is an opinion is when there is no ayah and nothing in the sunnah.” The sahaba acted upon the principle of leaving...Read More
Ustaadh Abu Humayd begins by recapping the previous lesson and the impermissibility of differing into different groups and parties. Although it is impermissible in Islam to differ and split into groups, Allaah willed and allowed the splitting of the Muslims. وَلَوْ شَاءَ رَبُّكَ لَجَعَلَ النَّاسَ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً ۖ وَلَا يَزَالُونَ مُخْتَلِفِينَ ‘And if your Lord had so willed, He could surely have made mankind one Ummah [nation or community (following one religion only i.e. Islam)], but they will not cease to disagree’. Sura Hud, Ayah 118. By way of this, we understand that the splitting of the ummah is...Read More
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