Benefit: The Complaint - Every Seminar Is About Manhaj
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
At the recent Determining the Straight Path
seminar, Shaykh Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná
was asked about a doubt that has been spread amongst the sisters: "Every conference is about manhaj and bidʿah". Of course, this is an exaggeration seeing that many of the conferences are not themed upon those topics (see Previous Events at TROID
). Nonetheless, it is true that many of the lectures and topics centre upon Tawḥīd, Sunnah, Bidʿah, Wʿaláʾ wa-al-Barāʾ etc. This is because, in the grand scale of things, this is what is important to the listener. Shaykh Ḥasan explains how this is the foundation of giving daʿwah, the way of the scholars past and present. Also, that to not mention the fitnah or to not speak against the innovator would only leave the Muslims susceptible to their snare. It is also important to note that this approach (too much manhaj etc.) is often an arrow from the arrows shot by Ahl al-Ḥawā, an initial bridge to gain the ear of the Salafī. So if you trace these complaints, you find that it is someone outside of the Salafī community who has sought to embed this idea as a bridge to gaining the ear of the Salafī (as speaking openly against the Scholars, or Salafīs in general, wouldn't be accepted at such an early stage), a step along the path to diverting him/her from a manhaj of clarity - so take heed!
Tags: Salafī, Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná, Advice