In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

A Reminder to the brothers and sisters that it is not enough to solely rely on short YouTube clips, twitter or always expecting the students to visit the Maraakiz in person in order to clarify the manhaj issues, rather we have to allocate time for reading every day, especially on those days that the students are not delivering lessons. The students at SP have translated numerous articles to aid us acquaint ourselves with the sound manhaj issues and stances, and so that we are acquainted with the deceptions of ahlul bidah and the Hizbiyyoon. Therefore, do often visit websites such as www.salafipublications.com  salafis.com  manhaj.com  takfirist.com and salafitalk.net

Do not just say I am a commoner, so I am not going to read a lot, rather the reason the students have translated the articles in the websites mentioned above is so that we are safeguarded from deviation by Allaah’s permission.

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

Those who know Allaah, His Book and His Religion are acquainted with the path of the believers and that of the criminals in detail.  The two paths are clearly visible to them, just as a path leading to its destination and the path leading to destruction are made clearly visible. They are the most knowledgeable amongst the creation; the ones that benefit (the people) the most, the ones with the most useful advice for (the people) and they are an evidence of right guidance.

That is why the Sahaabah excel all those to come after them until the Day of Judgment; for they were brought up upon the path of misguidance, shirk and paths leading to destruction, and they knew (those paths) in detail.  Then the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) came to them and took them out from darkness into complete light; out from shirk into Tawheed; out from ignorance into knowledge; out from misguidance into guidance; out from oppression into justice; out from confusion and blindness into guidance and clear sightedness.

They (Sahaabah) knew the worth of that which they received and were triumphant by way of it.  (They knew the worth) of that which was contained in what they (received), since what is in opposition to the (truth and right guidance) reveals the goodness of what it opposes,  because (upright) affairs are made clear by way of their opposites.

So they (Sahaabah) increased in desire and love of that which they embraced, and they disliked and hated that which they had turned away from.  And of all the people, they had the most love for Tawheed, Imaan and Islaam, and the most hatred for that which was in opposition to it.  They were the most knowledgeable of the path in detail. 

To be continued….In-Shaa-Allaah

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[Source: Al-Fawaa’d pages 167-180…abridged and slightly paraphrased]