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All praise belong to Allah, the Lord of the universe. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the prophet Muhammad, and his households, and all his companions.

This is a continuation of the topic (Characteristics of the Salafi school, Goodbye O Ibn Uthaymeen ), that we started since two weeks ago. To go further;

Ibn al-Qayyim said about them: "The juristic scholars of Islam, and those that the fatwas are revolving on their sayings among the living, those who devoted their life for the extraction of jurisprudence rulings, and concerned to fix the precepts of Halaal and Haraam; they are on the earth like the stars in the sky. Through them the confused one in darkness is guided to right.  People's need of them is greater than their need for food and drink and their obedience is obliged on them morethan the obedience of their mothers and fathers with the text of the Qur'an. Allah, the Almighty says:

{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ ذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلًا}.

[O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.]. Qur'an 4:59.

Perhaps following up the death of these well-known Imams will arise the eagerness of the remaining scholars,  and the capable students of knowledge, and boost their courage to follow the path of those scholars and their ways in seeking knowledge and teaching it, and work hard in compiling, achieving, and spreading it among the people. And then giving of sincere advice for Allah’s sake, for His messenger(peace be upon him), for the leaders of the Muslims, and for the common folks.

Among the mercy of Allah on this Ummah is that the students of these well-known scholars are spread in many countries, and that their heritage, such as books, explanations, lectures, fatwas and tapes remain preserved, which composed of their bright knowledge, their jurisprudence diligence, their full advice, and their sincere lectures.

So, it has become possible for every Muslim in all parts of the world to become their student, and learn from their knowledge, especially Sheikh Ibn Uthaymeen, who was keen to this grace, that Allah has made easy for us in this of our time, which was not easy to those before us. He was the most keen person to invest in these modern technologies by documenting his knowledge, lectures, and his Fatawa through audio recordings. Let us give thanks to Allah for this blessing, and let us benefit from its pure streams, and we should make sure to disseminate, and broadcast it so that its benefits will be circulated to all.

The school of these well-known scholars, which is in fact an extension of the school of Sheikh Abdul Rahman As-Sa'di, Muhammad Al-Amin As-Shinqiti, Muhammad ibn Ibrahim, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and those who came before them like Ibn Rajab, Ibn Katheer, Ibn Mufleh, As-Shaatibi, Ibn al-Qayyim, Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, Ibn Qudaamah al- Maqdisi, and those who precede them among  the righteous predecessors, and the God's fearing scholars (may Allah have  mercy on them all) and make their abode  the top of  illiyin. This salafi school is characterized with many things that distinguish the correct Salafi approach throughout ages. The most important of which is the following:

Firstly: The original Islamic knowledge based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah and the guidance of the Ummah's predecessors.

Secondly: Purity of the faith and its sereneness, and its intactness from innovations and Shirk and its means.  It is also characterized with full attention to the dissemination of the correct Aqeedah and refute all what is contrary to that from among the corrupt creeds, and suspicions which contradict the way of Ahl-Sunnah Wal Jama'ah, and assertion of people on the importance of Creed and the need to take care of it, and learn and teach it to both specific and general people, because it is the basis of the religion, and the separator between the monotheist (Muslims) and the polytheists, the faithful Muslims and the hypocrites, and the rightly guided and the innovators. It is the path of salvation on the day of resurrection. The creed(Aqeedah) should come before everything, if they do know.

To be continued, Insha Allah…


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