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nonchalante: Asalaamu alykum wa rahmatu’Allaah. I keep seeing this and I don’t mean to single you out, but I thought I should just clarify some things. I understand your stance of unity and peace & love & masha’Allaah we should all unite as Muslims under the flag of Laa ilaaha il Allaah. However, there seems to be a small misunderstanding about what unity is in Islam. Unity is not with just anyone. We only unite upon the truth. I don’t just unite with you because you are Muslim, you shouldn’t just unite with me because I am Muslim … it’s more than that. We unite with that which is the truth. So even if someone calls themselves a Muslim, look to their actions and see if it is the truth. Are they celebrating Mawlid? If so, where is the evidence indicating it’s part of the Sunnah? What is the evidence indicating its permissibility? If there is no evidence, you advise them and if they persist, you leave them. You don’t just keep unity with them because these acts have no weight in Islam and are therefore innovations. A Sunni is not just a follower of Prophet Muhammad [sallah Allaahu alayhi wa sallam], it’s also someone that implements the Sunnah. To implement the sunnah is to abstain from falsehood and to disunite with anyone that is not upon the truth. The Sunnah is to abstain from innovations, to abstain from misguidance and the people of hypocrisy. The Sunnah is not just the acts & statements of the Prophet, it also explains the Qur’an. So to be a Sunni is not just a follower, it is someone who submits to the truth and follows Islam how the Prophet followed Islam, with all the proofs. To call yourself a Shia doesn’t just mean you are a follower of ahlul bayt. It also comes with all their principles and their legislations. We are all the followers of ahlul bayt and ahlul bayt consists of Ayesha [the Prophet’s wife, radi’Allaah anha] which the Shia do not consider a part of the household. So basically, it’s like saying I like your family but just not including your mother because I don’t consider her part of your family. They also curse the Sahaba which goes back to the being Sunni … the Sahaba were the first to follow the example of the Prophet, so now they’re cursed. So to be a Shia is basically a contradiction of being a Sunni because to follow the Sunnah is to love the Companions of the Prophet because he loved them. To be a Sunni is to love Ayesha because she was the Mother of the Believers. But to be a Shia is to curse Ayesha and to curse the companions. Shia. A Salafee is a Sunni. Every Salafee is a Sunni because the Salaf followed the Sunnah and the way of the Prophet, but not every Sunni is Salafee in that they follow Islam upon the understanding of the Salaf. Have I lost you? I hope not. A Salafee is not just a follower either, A Salafee is a Muslim that is upon the correct understanding of the Qur’an and Sunnah because it is in accordance to the Salaf us Saalih, which are the pious predecessors and were [the Salaf] students of the Prophet Muhammad [sallah Allaahu alayhi wa sallam] themselves. Whenever an ayah of the Qur’an was revealed to him, he would teach it to them and they would memorize it and they would implement it. They ran toward the khair and they abstained from the evil. They loved for the sake of Allaah and they hated for the sake of Allaah. They didn’t unite with the people of falsehood and were harsh at times with the people of innovation, ahlul bid’ah. They never associated with anyone that was not a follower of the Kitaab and Sunnah. Salafiyyah. \ Salafiyyah. \ abdurrahman.org \ troid.ca I am a Sufi because I believe in the Oneness of Allaah? All the Prophets and all the Messengers came down for one reason, to establish Tawheed, the Oneness of Allaah. Without Tawheed, none of us can call ourselves Muslims or believers. Without Tawheed, we are either polytheists who commit shirk or we are atheists and may Allaah save us from that. This principle of Tawheed is the first principle we should all understand thoroughly in order to accept Islam and implement it. Sufis don’t just believe in the Oneness of Allaah, there are also some branches that believe they are above praying and above worshiping Allaah as Allaah instructed. THIS goes back to the being Sunni. A sunni, a person who follows the way of the Prophet follows that which was ordained, which is to pray 5 times a day, to fast, to give zakat, etc. This is what establishes Islam and what establishes Eeman. Sufis also celebrate mawlid which I stated before is an innovation in Islam. Sufism. I guess the first thing that made me reply to this is the fact that there seems to be a bit of ignorance about the concept of Wahhabism. Are you aware of the fact that there is no such thing and this is only a [lame] mockery about one of the greatest scholars of Islam, Muhammad ibn ‘abdul Wahhab? It’s also idiocy of the people that coined the term because Al-Wahhab is one of the lofty names of Allaah and to use it in a derogatory term against a people who only establish tawheed is idiocy to the nth degree. It’s like a slap in your own face, to mock Allaah or TRY to mock a people with the names of Allaah. There’s no such thing as a sect of Muslims who call themselves Wahhabis. Who are they? What are their legislations? There are none. It’s just a word Ahlul bid’ah use against people who establish tawheed. This tells you a bit about Muhammad ibn ‘abdul wahhaab. [here] Wow this is lengthier than I intended it to be. Please understand that I’m not some spiteful person behind their computer screen who hates on anything different from me and wants to disunite people. All I’m doing is trying to clarify for you the issue because there seems to be a lot of ignorance surrounding the issue of Salafees, or shia, or sufis, etc. I’m all for unity, but unity upon the truth. The ayah that you used, is a prime example of every opposing group who calls Muslims, wahhabis. It is an offensive term and it’s used as an insult. “And this Ummah will divide into seventy-three sects all of which except one will go to Hell and they (i.e. the Saved Sect) are those who are upon what I and My Companions are upon (i.e. those who follow My Way and the Way of my Companions.)” [Reported by at-Tirmidhee - Hasan] “As-Salafiyyah” is an attachment or affiliation to the ‘Salaf’. And “The Salaf” are the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) and the Imaams of guidance (may Allaah be pleased with them) from the first three generations, those whose goodness Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) bore witness to in his statement: “The best of mankind is my generation, then those who follow them, then those who follow them. Then there will come people where bearing witness of one of them will precede his taking an oath and his taking an oath will be his bearing witness.” [Reported by Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal in the ‘Musnad’, ‘Al-Bukhaaree’, and Muslim]* And “The Salafiyyoon [or Salafees]” is the plural of “Salafi”, an attachment or affiliation to the Salaf, and its meaning has already preceded above - and they are those who traverse upon the Methodology (Manhaj) of the Salaf in following the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah [of the Messenger of Allaah], and inviting to them, and acting upon them, and they are, due to this, Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah. * Imaam Ahmad: (4/426). Al-Bukhaaree: (2651). Muslim: (2535). Permanent Committee for Research and VerdictsShaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Bin Baz “Fataawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa’imah”: (2/165-166). Fatwa No. (1361).Translated by Abu Khadeejah & I leave you with this: The religion (deen) is not taken from verdicts my brothers since there are verdicts which are either correct or incorrect. The religion is taken from the evidences and the speech of the people of knowledge which is based upon evidences. And this is religion, one does not divide it and play with it because such and such a person gave such and such verdict. Such people are incorrect and have wasted away their religion and these verdicts do not benefit them in front of Allaah… Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan. & Allaah knows best.