Salafy Ink

An Instructional Word, by the Distinguished, Eminent Scholar Rabee bin Haadi al-Madkhali (hafithahullah)

Date
February 27, 2015
Author
Shaykh Rabī‘ bin Hādī bin ‘Umayr al-Madkhaly
Source
(Audio & Arabic transcription) http://ar.miraath.net/article/5729
Translator
Abu Abdil-Alim Amin Manning al-Makki

[Our Shaykh], may Allah preserve him, said:


How much has Allah [expressed] praise upon the righteous, how much has He (Subhaana wa Ta'aala urged "taqwa" (righteousness) and how much has He clarified their end result with Allah, Glorified is He the Most High, from the likes of tremendous reward. Hence, upon us is Fear of Allah, the Blessed and Most High, uprightness upon the true religion of Allah, in our creed, methodology, worship, and the rest of the affairs of our lives; righteousness, uprightness upon the truth and formness upon it, staying away from everything that would cause the discontentment of Allah, the Blessed and Most High, and [or] oppose the Book of Allah and Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ from the aspects of creed, methodology and character.

Upon us is to hold fast to the Rope of Allah and this includes everything Islaam came with,

And hold fast all of you together to the Rope of Allah.

And do not leave anything that came in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, except that you hold fast to it and adhere to it, not let any one from amongst you fall of this holding fast to the rope of Allah, Allah's book and the Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ. Upon you is "Ikhlaas" (sincerity) for Allah, the Lord of all that exists,

And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allah and [sincerely] worship none but Him alone.

Meaning, be inclined away from shirk, upon the creed of Ibraaheem, peace and blessings be upon him.

And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allah and [sincerely] worship none but Him alone, offer the prayers perfectly, give the obligatory charity and that is the right religion.

Deen-ul-Qayyim (the straight, true religion); [make] the religion sincerely for Allah in every affair from the affairs, with that which pleases Allah, Glorigied is He the Most High by complying to His commands and staying away from His prohibitions, a true believer upon the religion of Muhammad and Ibraaheem, peace and blessing be upon them both, upon tawheed, distant with all farness from shirk with Allah, the Blessed and Most High, and [every superstition**](1).

And establish the prayer [perfectly] - the prayer is a tremendous affair - the second pillar [of the religion] after the two testifications. And fulfill the obligatory charity - the third pillar. And if one carries out these things, [he estabishes the rest of**] Islaam insha Allah, and this is the true religion.

In addition, upon you is to be brotherly in that which is between you, have cohesion, cooperate upon piety and righteousness, [be] sitant from division and everything that leads to it. He who comes upon Da'wah as Salafiyyah takes this methodology, staying away from every reason that which will result in differing and division; some people bring about causes of division, influence fitnah and are distruptive to the Salafis, ripping them apart. This is not from the correct methodology, nor from the minhaj of the one who is Salafi, neither is it from the minhaj of the sahaabah and the taabi'een; some of them seek means of division, they are not to be relied upon in the religion of Allah, the Blessed and Most High, and they are not true in their claim of Salafiyyah, and it is obligatory to shed light upon them, like saying: Why do you engage in causes of division? Why do you split the Salafis? The one who errs, advise him with wisdom, kindness and gentleness,

Gentleness is not in a thing except that it beautifies it and it is not extracted from a thing except that (it_ tarnishes it and shyness is not in a thing except that it garnishes it.
Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example.

And Allah mentions about him ﷺ

And verily you are upon an exalted (standard of) character.

Be one perfecting high moral standards. Noble character is a tremendous affair, may Allah bless you, I advise you with noble character, so make these things to focus of your eyes: taqwa of Allah, sincerity, doing good towards the slaves of Allah, being brotherly in that which is between you, distant from every cause of division, patient, compassionate, and advise with wisdom and good exhortation,

Call to the path of your Lord with wisdom and good exhortation.

Not unfriendliness, harshness, abdusing, cursing and [bad] depiction, no these are not from the guidance of the Salaf [as-Saalih].

Upon you is mutual love for Allah, be on good terms and visit one another for Allah's sake,

My love is mandatory for those who love each other for my sake, and those who assemble together for my sake and those who visit one another for my sake

May Allah bless you,

and those who give generously for my sake

These are tremendous affairs that are a most, and it is imperative that this be carried out between the Salafis. Many of the people are negligent of these affairs and they are essental and a necessity,

By the one who my soul is in his hand, you will not enter the paradise until you believe and you will not [truly] believe until you love each other [for Allah]...
You do not (truly) believe until you love each other [for Allah], under stand this,
Shall I not direct you to something that if you do it you will love one another, spread the salaam (greetings) between each other

Spread the greetings, with the intention of atualizing this faith that leads to entering the paradise. Don't just give the greetings only, like customarily; greet your brother seeking closeness to Allah, [as] worship of Allah and your purpose in this is cohesion, brotherhood and love,

By the one who my soul is in his hand, you will not enter the paradise util you believe and you will not [truly] believe until you love each other [for Allah],...

Understand this, mutual love is imperative, [one] does not actualize faith and complete [it] except by loving those whom Allah loves and loving that which Allah loves,

Shall I not direct you to something that if you do it you will love one another, spread the salaam (greetings) between each other.

Spread the greetings sincerely for Allahs the Might and Majestic, face may Allah bless you, actualize the required faith [that] which results in entrance in to the paradise and beware of causes which distance you from the paradise, and from those things is mutual hatred. The person who is upright upon the religion of Allah, his affair is very serious; hate that which Allah hates, love that which Allah loves, hate the disbelievers, innovation, and misguidance [in its various forms] seeking closeness to Allah the Glorified and Most High. As for the one who is upon the true religion of Allah, antipathy [towards] him and hatred of him, then this I swear by Allah is a very, very dangerous affair; [resulting] in the shaking or jolting of a person's faith, causing you to be far from entering the paradise.

May Allah bless you, so be brotherly, have harmony, love one another mutually, exchange visits and be like a solid structure - the same as one body,

The similitude of the believers in regards to their mutual love

If any part fo the body feels pain, the rest of the body aches with fever and sleeplessness

...,mercy toward one another and feelings for each other is like a body, when [any] part of the body feels pain, the rest of the body aches with fever and sleeplessness.
The similitude of the believers in regards to their mutual love, mercy toward one another and feelings for each other is like...

The believers in regards to their mutual ove and mercy toward one another, ponder over these two points; I swear by Allah, the sincere believer, the rue Salafi,

...a body, when [any] part of the body feels pain, the rest of the body aches with fever and sleeplessness

Agonize for the Salafi, even if they are in the most remote part of Japan, or fathest reaches of America, be happy with that which pleases him and be sad as a result of that which harms him, actualize this aqeedah, this methodology and this character; may Allah guide your steps, join your hearts upon the truth and make us and you firm upon guidance. Indeed our Lord is the one who hears the supplication; may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions.

This speech took place in the home of the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him) in Makkah al-Mukarramah, on Wednesday the 22nd of Jumaada al Awwal, 1434 (h), coinciding with the 3rd of April, 2013 (m).

[We ask Allah to grant us, all those who follow the Salaf-us-Saalih and the muslims in general: sincerity, righteousness, uprightness and firmness upon the truth, true brotherhood for Allah's sake alone, joining the hearts upon the truth, lofty character, truthfulness and actualization of the creed and methodology of the Salaf-us-Saalih..., as our Shaykh mentioned.]

That which is between the [] brackets has been added by the translator to complete the English translation or for additional benefit and [**] indicates a portion of the Shaykh's speech that was not completely clear in the audio.

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