Shaykh Rabee Al-Madkhalee on Dividing the Scholars into the ‘Harsh Group’ and the ‘Tolerant Group’
Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah / Aqidah & Manhaj

Shaykh Rabee Al-Madkhalee on Dividing the Scholars into the ‘Harsh Group’ and the ‘Tolerant Group’

Shaykh Rabee’ b. Hadee ‘Umayr Al-Madkhali – Allah preserve and protect him – was asked the following question after a recent lecture he delivered in Masjid Al-Qiblatayn, Medinah (28 Shawwal 1431 / 7 October 2010) – this translation taken from what was posted on SalafiTalk.Com.   A novel way of putting people off the scholars … Continue reading

Want to Understand Aqidah Properly? Then You Must Learn and Understand History!
Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah / Aqidah & Manhaj

Want to Understand Aqidah Properly? Then You Must Learn and Understand History!

A person will not truly grasp and understand the Salafi aqidah and manhaj until he understands the historical origins of whatever opposes them. This requires having a grasp of history, and especially of the first three hundred years hijrah. This is a nice statement from Shaykh Saalih Aal al-Shaykh emphasizing this matter. Knowledge of history … Continue reading

The Relationship Between Aqidah and Manhaj, Part 1: Shaykh al-Albaanee on Differentiating Between Aqidah and Manhaj
Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah / Aqidah & Manhaj

The Relationship Between Aqidah and Manhaj, Part 1: Shaykh al-Albaanee on Differentiating Between Aqidah and Manhaj

Introduction The Ummah of Islaam is in a state of disagreement and divergence in many different areas, both with regard to aqidah and other matters besides, and they have taken divergent paths. Then a number of calamities have befallen them as a result of this divergence, and due to the fact that in matters of … Continue reading

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan on Ascription to Salafiyyah and Saying ‘I am Salafi’
Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan on Ascription to Salafiyyah and Saying ‘I am Salafi’

Many from the hizbiyyeen (those whose walaa and baraa’ is not entirely based around the usool of the Salafi aqidah and manhaj) have utilized certain statements of the Scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah who may discourage using the label of “Salafi” and “Salafiyyah” due to : a) it not being necessary in a land where all … Continue reading

Polemic, Doubts, and Misconceptions About Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah)
Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah / Polemic on Ibn Taymiyyah

Polemic, Doubts, and Misconceptions About Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah)

Ibn Taymiyyah is a much misunderstood figure around whom there is much controversy, doubt and misconception. The primary reason is because in an era of great departure from the Prophetic Sunnah, Ibn Taymiyyah reconnected the Ummah to the creed and methodology of the Salaf and in the process rebutted the various factions, from the Philosophers, … Continue reading

Does Jarh wa Tadeel (Science of Criticizing and Praising) still exist today?
Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah / Bid'ah (Innovation)

Does Jarh wa Tadeel (Science of Criticizing and Praising) still exist today?

Does Jarh wa Tadeel (Science of Criticizing and Praising) still exist today? Shaykh Rabee’ bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee   Question: Some of the Scholars have mentioned that the science of jarh wa tadeel was specific to the time period of narrators, but now in the year 1420 there is nothing called jarh wa tadeel, so what is … Continue reading