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:
As for those who came after the Sahaabah, amongst them is that one who was brought up in Islaam but knows not what is in opposition to it. Therefore, some of the details of the path of the believers and that of the criminals became confusing to him; for indeed confusion occurs due to the weakness of one’s knowledge regarding both paths and one of them, as Umar Ibnul Khattaab (radiyallaahu-anhu) said:
‘The ties of Islaam will be demolished one after the other when a people brought up in Islaam know not what Jaahiliyyah (Pre-Islamic Ignorance) is.’
This (statement) is from the perfection of Umar’s knowledge. And if you do not know what pre-Islamic ignorance and its rulings are, then it is all that is in opposition to what the Messenger came with. All of that is from pre-Islamic ignorance and is attributed to ignorance. All (affairs) that are in opposition to the Messenger is ignorance.
And there is that one who is neither acquainted with the path of the criminals nor has it been made clear to him, or he has doubts and thus thinks that some of their ways are from the ways of the believers. This has occurred in this Ummah in many affairs pertaining to Aqeedah, Knowledge and Action from the path of the criminals, the disbelievers and the enemies of the Messengers, (which) was brought into the path of the believers by the one who does not know the (detailed distinction between) the path of believers and the path of the criminals, so he calls to (this path); excommunicates the one in opposition and declares lawful that which Allaah and His Messenger made unlawful, just as what has occurred with many of the people of bidah, such as the Jahmiyyah, the Qadariyyah, the Khawaarij, the Rawaafid and their likes, among those who initiated an innovation, called to it and excommunicated those who opposed it.
To be continued…In-shaa-Allaah
[Source: Al-Fawaa’d pages 167-180…abridged and slightly paraphrased]