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08-26-2011, 09:34 PM

In these days and times, the claimants to Salafiyyah are many. However, there are foundations to Salafiyyah that must be actualized to validate one’s claim.

Shaykh, Dr. Muhammad Baazmool, may Allah protect him, mentions three foundations in his book al-Manhaj al-Salafee (1)/(2). He says:

The foundations of Salafiyyah are three:

1. Making all acts of worship sincerely for Allah (3)
2. Clinging to the jamaa’ah and hearing and obeying (4)
3. Warning from innovations and innovators (5).

So, let us evaluate and examine all who claim Salafiyyah, ourselves firstly, according to these three foundations.

Your brother in Islam,

Abu Adam Jameel Finch


(1) Muhammad Baazmool, al-Manhaj al-Salafee, pg. 8

(2) All footnotes from are from the book al-Manhaj al-Salafee as well.

(3) Shaykh Muhammad Baazmool, said: “By following the Quran and Sunnah in agreement with the understanding of the Salaf al-Salih.”

(4) Allah, The Most High, said: “O You who believe, obey Allah, obey the messenger, and those in authority from you.” [Surah al-Nisaa (4):59]

(5) Shaykh Muhammad Baazmool, said: “The Salafiyoon warn against innovation and innovators because the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace upon, used to warn against them. You find the proof for this in his statement: 'Beware of newly invented matters, indeed they are misguidance...' " [Recorded by al-Tirmithee and authenticated by Imaam al-Albaanee.]