How Abandoning The Scholars of Ahlus Sunnah lead the people to Misguidance and Destruction
Ustaadh Abu Idrees begins with establishing the reasons and the evidence for adhering to the scholars of Ahlus- Sunnah. Using verses from the Qur’an and Hadiths from the Sunnah he shows that it is from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah. He also gives examples from the companions. He also gives examples from our scholars of today.
“When fitnah comes, the scholars know about it. When it leaves, every ignorant person becomes aware” – Hassan al-Basri.
“The death of 1 scholar is more beloved to Iblees than the death of 70 devout worshipers”.
Hamdood al-Qisaar was asked. “Why is the speech of the Salaf more beneficial than our speech?”. He replied: “Because they spoke to bring honour to Islam and bring honour to the Most Merciful. As for us, we only speak to bring honour to ourselves, seeking the Dunya and to please the people”.
Ibn Qayyim: “Sincerity and love for praise do not come together in one heart, just like water doesn’t come together with fire”.
He also covers the manners one should have with knowledge and the scholars.
Hassan al-Basri: “ Know that Ahlus-Sunnah were few in number before you, and they will be few in number in the future. They are the people that when the wretched ones cause confusion, they do not follow them. Nor do they sway with the people of innovation. But they remain patience upon their Sunnah (the way of the Salaf) until they meet their Lord in that state. So likewise, you be the same, inshaaAllah”
Recorded LIVE at the Manchester Summer Conference 2019 on 23/6/19 by the Salafi Centre of Manchester