Judging a website by way of links to the popular Salafi websites?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillah. Was salatu was salamu ‘ala Rasoolillah. Amma ba’d.

ﺍﻟﺴﻼﻡ ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ ﻭﺭﺣﻤﺔ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻭﺑﺮﻛﺎﺗﻪ

My dear brothers & sisters. I advise you all to listen to the last couple of audios that was posted on this blog. Especially this one.

And I advise you not to accept any new principle that is brought about by a student of knowledge, no matter who they are unless they have a scholar of Ahlus Sunnah saying what they are saying. Especially when they have no Salaf for a principle that they just brought into the manhaj of Ahlus Sunnah, nor did any of the Salaf understand it in that way. Nor do they have any textual evidence to claim what they are claiming. No matter who this is, and no matter how much respect we have for them, and how many years we have learned from them. We are living in times of fitnah, where our teachers, and students of knowledge we have looked up to are falling into fitan and fighting one another over issues that have nothing to do with manhaj. We have warnings being issued against websites and blogs that call to Tawheed and Sunnah, free from any kind of misguidance and free of any content of the people of hizbiyyah (partisanship), and hawaa (desires) and bid’ah (innovation). Yet these websites are being warned against privately and publicly because they direct traffic away from the “popular” Salafi websites, and the claim is that the intent of the blog/website owners is that they want to divert traffic away and build a “followership”. Reaching into the affairs of the heart, and of the ghayb to judge someone’s niyyah.

So I advise you to deeply reflect on the opinions you take from a student of knowledge, which they have no scholar saying what they say, and it is only from the students of knowledge and their followers. Listen to the small clip of testing people by Shaykh ‘Abdurrahman Omisan and think about this concept of “If a website links you to the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah, and translates from their works, and it does not hold any kind of stance against the Salafi shuyookh, but yet JUST because it has no links to the popular Salafi websites, that must mean there is something wrong with it? Is this not the sole definition of hizbiyyah? Where we restrict the truth to only a group, and if the truth comes from this group then we are with it, and if the haqq comes from elsewhere then we are not with it? Open your eyes.

There is something severely wrong with elevating students of knowledge above their level, and taking their sayings over anything that the scholars have ever taught us. And if you really are to apply that principle, then why not apply it to ALL of the Salafi websites? How come, the websites of the scholars do not link to these “popular websites”? Have you ever heard anything from the scholars that says this? That if a website does not link to Shaykh so and so’s website, or so and so’s website, then there is a question mark on it?

Where is this principle from? Open your eyes my brothers and sisters. abdurrahman.org has been connecting the brothers & sisters to Da’wah tu Salafiyyah for over a decade. Before many of us became Salafi, and for some of us, when we first accepted Islam. Allah knows best, and the proof is on the website, but as far as we know there is no content on that website that is from the works of the people of hawaa. Yet just because the website does not link to the “popular” Salafi sites, there is a question mark on it?

Can the principle not just be flipped on the critic? How come these “popular” websites are not linking to one of the oldest Salafi websites on the Internet (abdurrahman.org)? How come these “popular” websites are not linking to sayingsofthesalaf.net? Yes. Owais Al-Haashimi’s website. Because that website does not link to these popular Salafi sites, then it must have a question mark on it? Why are they not linking to these websites that have been known for their call to the da’wah for so long? Why are they not linking to salafyink.com, which has been known to connect the people to the Salafi scholars for so long? Can the same principle not be applied to the critics?

And why are we to assume that just because these websites are set up…their intent is to divert traffic away from the “popular” ones? And to compete with the popular ones? And to achieve a “followership” and “seek fame”? Where did we get this key to unlocking what lies in someone’s heart? What if they just want to gain the reward as most Salafis would want to do? Why is our first thought negative about the owners of these websites?

Just to be clear, no I am not referring to Brixton, Luton, madeenah.con, hajuri’s oloom & the likes. No. I am referring to Salafi websites that connect you to the scholars and are free from unclear individuals. The haqq is not restricted to a certain group of students of knowledge and who they deem fit to be acceptable or not. The da’wah is bigger than you. The role of a student of knowledge is to connect us to the scholars. If they begin to bring things in from their own logic and their own principles and they have no scholars preceding them in this principle, then no we do not accept it.

And before you think what my advice is from myself, and I just made all this up. Then I advise you all, if you can speak Arabic to call up the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah and ask them about this principle. I promise you the scholars do not teach this principle of “If they do not link to the Salafi sites and want to remain independent then there is something wrong with them.” Ponder on Shaykh Omaisan’s advice and if you can go visit him and ask him about some of these things. Ask the students of knowledge who are not living in the west about this principle and you will see what the position of Ahlus Sunnah is. We are Salafi. The haqq is bigger than us. And the da’wah is bigger than us. And the call to Allah is bigger than our affiliation to the Salafi masaajid, maraakiz and a group of the students of knowledge.

ﻭﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺃﻋﻠﻢ

whatever I have said that is correct is from Allah alone, and whatever I have said erroneous is from myself and Shaytaan.

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