Benefit: Sincere Advice from Shaykh Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná to Those Who Seek Division and Fitnah
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
On the evening of Saturday, November 12th, 2017 (Safar, 23rd, 1439), our noble brother Shākir al-Afghānī had the pleasure of an audience with Shaykh Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná. After greeting the Shaykh and informing him of the activities at TROID in Toronto, Canada, and exchanging pleasantries, he mentioned the following doubts that are spread nowadays in order to split the ranks of the Salafīs (i.e. in Canada, USA, UK etc.).
Sincere Advice from Shaykh Ḥasan ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Banná to Those Who Seek Division and Fitnah
Questioner: If those fitnah makers are listening O’ Shaykh, what is your advice to them?
Shaykh: If they listen to this speech of ours [i.e. accept the advice], and are upon the Sunnah, then they are from us and we are from them. What should we say to you? We want you to be with the people of Sunnah! So if you leave off innovations and the speech of the people of innovation [i.e. and from the speech of the people of innovation is speaking ill of Ahl al-Sunnah], we will be happy for you and we will become brothers for the sake of Allāh on the condition that you agree with all the principles and guidelines of Ahl al-Sunnah. Do not oppose the Sunnah!
If you return from the speech, statements and views of the people of innovation and follow the Sunnah in totality, we will be happy for you and we become stronger, because the individual gains strength firstly from Allāh and then through (the help of) his brothers. Increasing the ranks of the people of Sunnah is indeed strength for us in both this life and in the hereafter. May Allāh reward you and grant you understanding of his religion.