A Return to the Sunnah (Uncovering the Deceptions of the Enemies of the Sunnah and Its People)
Read the decisive discussion between Imām al-Albānī and ʿAlī al-Tantāwī – the Muftī of Egypt – concerning his attacks upon the Salafīs with regards to the issue of taqlīd and the madhāhib.
Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Ḥadīth in every time and age have been a trial for the inhabitants of the earth. The people of Sunnah became distinguishable through their love and praise for them, and the people of innovations were exposed through their enmity and hatred for them.
ʿAbd al-Latīf ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥman ibn Ḥasan (d. AH 129) raḥimahullāh, in al-Durar al-Sunniyah (4/102)
Stated Shaykh al-Islām Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb (d.1206H) – raḥimahullāh – in ar-Rasaa‘ilun-Najdiyyah (4/124), “It is known that the Ahl al-Ḥadīth are the greatest of the groups of the Ummah in research and knowledge of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) ... And no one denies that, except an enemy of Allāh, His Messenger and His believing servants.” He also said, “No one hates the Scholars of Ahl al-Ḥadīth, except one who is from the people of innovations, fabrications and sinfulness,” ar-Rasaa‘ilun-Najdiyyah (4/75).
Translated by Maaz Qureshi
Tags: Salafī, Madh‘hab, Taqlīd