Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why Should Salafi?

By: Shaykh Muhammad Nashiruddin al-Albani 

Shaykh Muhammad Nashiruddin al-Albani  rahimahullah asked: "Why is it necessary to call themselves Salafi, whether it includes preaching Hizbiyyah, groups, madzhab or groups in Islam?"
Indeed the word "as-Salaf" is already prevalent in the terminology of the Arabic language and Islamic law.  As for who becomes our discussion this time is the aspect syari'atnya. In an authentic history, when near death, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said to Hadrat Fatimah radi' anha (which means):
"Fear Allah and be patient, the best of 'as-Salaf' for you is me."
In fact, among the scholars often use the term "as-Salaf." One example of the use of "as-Salaf" which they usually wear in the form of poems to crack down on heresy:
"And every good is there in following the Salaf people."
"And every evil there is in the new case which was held-invent the Khalaf."