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You People Only Look For Mistakes!!!

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِال

You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allah. 3:110


You People [i.e. Salafis] Only Look For Mistakes!!!


All praise is for Allaah, Lord of all the Worlds, who ordered us to follow His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and to call to His Way, and may Allaah send praises and blessings of peace upon our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and upon his family, his Companions, and those who truly follow them until the Day of Judgment.

We often receive criticism and for some the word “Salafi” has even become synonymous with someone who takes pleasure in highlighting and exposing the errors and mistakes of others.

On many occasions were are advised not to backbite and slander our fellow Muslim brothers and to excuse them for their shortcomings.

We sincerely feel that often the concerns that our brothers and sisters are expressing are due to being unaware of or have failed to realize that pointing out serious errors and mistakes specially in the issues of Aqeedah [creed] and Manhaj [methodology] is something that is obligatory on those who posses sound well grounded Islamic knowledge.

Allaah the Exalted says : “You are the best of people ever raised up for mankind : you enjoin good and forbid evil and you believe in Allaah.” [3:110]

Moreover, right from the early times, the people of Haq [truth] have always stood up clarifying and refuting the lies the people of Batil [falsehood] and have exposed their mistakes so that the common people can be protected from being harmed and the one being criticized is given the opportunity to repent and make rectification of his mistake.

The Companions and those after them would not hesitate to speak up if someone made a mistake and in truth that is what true brotherhood really is about. To take your brother by the hand, advising and correcting his mistakes, and not smile in his face keeping silent as you see him heading towards the destruction.

Needless to say humans are not perfect and there will always be those who go about things in a blameworthy manner, but this does not mean that all Salafis are to be tarred with the same brush.

Dear reader,

Read the beautiful narrations that follow from the great Imaam’s of Ahlulus Sunnah, Ahmad bin Hanbal and al-Hasan al-Basree [rahimahuma’Allaah] and always remind yourself of these statement.

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Bindaar as-Sabbaak al-Jarjaanee (rahimahullaah) said : “I once said to Ahmad Ibn Hanbal : ‘Verily, it is becoming hard upon me to say: (So and so is weak) and (so and so is a liar). So Ahmad said : ‘If you remain silent and I remain silent, then who will make the ignorant person aware of the authentic from the defective?’” [Majmoo’-ul-Fataawaa of Ibn Taimiyyah (28/231).

Imaam al-Hasan al-Basree (d.110H rahimahullaah) said : “There is no backbiting with regard to (talking about) the innovator or the sinner who openly professes his evil.” [Al-Laalikaa`ee (1/140, no: 279)]

We hope above text answers the following questions :

Why all these refutations?

Why do we keep hearing from Salafis, stay away from this person and do not accompany that person?

More importantly, why can’t we just leave their affair to Allaah?

If someone makes a mistake then that’s his mistake, there is no need for us to keep talking about him, right?

Lastly, we conclude with some statements of Ash-Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah aalush-Shaykh (haafidthahullaah), the Grand Muftee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who said : .. The refutations upon the people of innovation are from Jihaad in the path of Allaah. They are from safeguarding the Sharee’ah from having other than it attached to it. So writing the books, publishing them and spreading them is the truth and it is a call to the truth and Jihaad in the path of Allaah. So whoever claims that publishing and spreading the books that contain refutation upon the innovators is an innovated affair, then he is upon error, because Allaah the Sublime and Exalted said : O Prophet (Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be harsh against them.. (9 :73) And Jihaad can occur by the hand, or it can be with the tongue, or it can be with the wealth. So from Jihaad with the tongue is defending and safeguarding this Sharee’ah from everything that has been fabricated into it from doubts and falsities. And from that as well is warning against the innovations and calling to the truth.Due to this, Imaam Ahmad (d.241H rahimahullaah) and other than him authored books warning against the innovators. So Imaam Ahmad wrote the treatise ar-Radd ‘alaz-Zanaadiqah, within which he clarified their doubts. And he answered every doubt. And al-Bukhaaree (d.256H rahimahullaah) wrote his book Khalq Af’aalul-‘Ibaad. And other than them from amongst the Imaams of Islaam wrote books in refutation of the innovators and invalidated their falsities and established the proofs against them. Likewise, Shaykhul-Islaam [Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H rahimahullaah) wrote in refutation upon the Raafidah in his famous book Minhaajus-Sunnatin-Nabawiyyah fee Naqd Kalaamish-Shee’ah wal-Qadariyyah. And he clarified what they were upon from falsehood and misguidance.” [ar-Riyaadus-Sa’oodiyyah Newspaper (issue no. 12674), dated Friday, the 4th of al-Muharram]

Note : The above does not mean that the laymen who poses no true insight should engulf himself in vain refutations and passing incorrect judgments.

complied by :

Abu Mariyah Junaid Bin Munawar Bin Ali Al-Handi


“O Allaah! Show us the truth as truth so that we may follow it, and show us falsehood as falsehood, so that we may abstain from it.” Ameen.

Baarak-Allaahu Feekum, wa sal-Allaahu wa sallam ‘alaa Nabiyyinaa Muhammad

was-Salaam ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu.

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وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ ۖ وَسَاءَتْ مَصِيرًا

“And whosoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follow other than the believers way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in the hell-what and evil destination (4 : 115)

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