As Salafis, we dont really call or care about people genuinely abandoning the title of being salafi, as burnouts. Our way, classically, is to let bygones be bygones.
﷽ A break down of groups within the overall salafi/athari school in detail Introduction: There is no shortage of opinions/views floating around about this breakdown between salafis, atharis and even with newly formed sentiments like taymiyanism and najdism. The aim of this post is to break these down in the most ethically explicit way yet … Continue reading Paradigmatic Breakdown of Salafi and Athari Groups
dispelling the myth that Imam Ahmad made "t'awil". Ibn Rajab successfully deconstructs this myth into a baseless innuendo against Imam Ahmad. The second major portion of ibn rajab's theme here is even larger and sheds some light about the nature of how the Jahmiyyah would deny the meaning indicated by the text. In this second portion, he explains that thee source of the belief that the apparent meanings of the text indicate kufr are the jahmiyyah.
In the above video lecture, shaykh Abdullah makes several mistaken mischaracterizations about some of the theological nature of disputes and its historicity. The aim of this synopsis is to highlight them, correct them, and to contextualize the nature of the dispute in light of orthodox contentions!
Shaykh hatim made an interesting observation some time ago, may Allah reward him for his brilliance and knowledge and benefit. This particular quote interested me considering it was outside of his normative explanations rooted in knowledge. This particular remark he made, it seems, as though he made it while leaving his thinking cap on the … Continue reading The Haphazardness to Conflate Kalam With Mantiq.
The following research material was provided by various researchers and expanded on with additional commentary by myself! Some of our brothers at times, among bandwagon Ash'aris and Maturidis along with their kalamist influenced atharis, would demand a definition of some Sifat from a traditionalist who believes that the meanings of sifat are known. The problem … Continue reading Why Traditionalists and Mutakalimun Differ Conceptually in the M’ana of Allah’s Attributes
The doctrine of Ahlu-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah with regards to believing in Allah the Most High and His Sublime Attributes (Sifat) is based on the merit of purifying Allah from any deficiency by which Allah is understood as having the most excellent attributes and being far removed from any deficiency. The Qur’an and the Sunnah only utilize … Continue reading The Concept of “Jism” Between Ahlu-Sunnah and Ahlul-Kalam
A Basic Overview On Dhahir, Haqiqa, Majaz, and T'awil Why? The reason for this study, inshallah is to clarify the matter for those who maybe ignorant and wish to learn, to make a detailed account of how to correctly assess theological data in a coherent manner without being obfuscated by polemicists or simply being put … Continue reading A Study In Doctrinal Terminology Between Kalam and Sunni Discourse
The Libel We begin citing the libel against Ibn Taymiyyah advocated by the factions of kalam and some groups of sufis and the shi'a. The claim is that ibn Taymiyyah affirms something eternal besides Allah which is eternal in its existence with Allah, and that ibn Taymiyyah agrees with the sayings of the philosophers … Continue reading Solving the Libel Regarding the Genus of Created Things Being Eternal to Ibn Taymiyyah
Hanbalis In “al-Insaf” by Imam al-Mardawi, Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah is quoted as saying that there is flexibility with regards to the different opinions on how many raka'at tarawih prayer is, and that this is what Imam Ahmad said. As a side note, this should strengthen our understanding that there is no inkar, no … Continue reading The Madhahib Perspective on Diverging numbers of Tarawih Raka’at
What is the “manhajification” of fiqh? This is a term I’ve personally have invented derived from the proper Arabic term “المنهج” al-manhaj, i.e. the way. Like all terms, there is the linguistic (lughawi) meaning as well as the technical (istilahi) meaning. The linguistic meaning of al-manhaj is “a way of doing or following something” or … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 5: What do We Mean by Manhajification
The primary function of this brief breakdown is not to highlight the entire Athari creed, rather the purpose here is to summarize the essence of the Athari creed in the three distinct aspects that are being grossly misrepresented by the groups of Kalam theology (Ash'aris primarily along with pseudo Atharis). In short, there are … Continue reading The Athari Way
One of thee greatest refutations against the idea that Imam Ibn Qudamah was a Mufawwid (of m’ana) is the following issue. The original argument was asserted by Ismail Ibrahim originally on IA forums back in 2008 for which I will revamp here. It is so grand, that this issue attacks 6 contentions developed by the … Continue reading Ibnul-Qudamah Contravening Tafwid: Pointing to Allah’s Direction as a Matter of a Hanbali Fiqh Ruling
Western salafism, that is, salafism AS UNDERSTOOD by English speakers in the western world whose only education of salafism is predicated on madkhali ideology, has a whole package of fallacious theories attached to the movement. This particular series will focus on one single yet monumental aspect of western salafi thought. That is the manhajification of … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh-Issue 1: The Jizya of the Mushrikin
After having witness the blunders of modern salafi attempts in fiqh, that being the approach to extract (make istinbat) of scriptural texts, I have long arrived at the opinion that anyone who wants to be a student of knowledge or even to approach knowledge has to learn the basic fiqh of a given madhab of … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 4: How Solo Deduction of Law is Counterintuitive
This brief publication explains why western salafis are to be identified as “madkhalis”. This articles details why they are to be identified as such and refutes their defenses as to why they should not be attached to their leader whom they take as an indisputable authority. 2.05 From Haddadi to Madkhali- Why the Classification “Madkhali … Continue reading Exposition of Counterfeit Salafis: The Madkhali Cult
This is the first in a series of publications we have contributed over the years. This document was prepared as a defence to abu taubah’s defence attorney. terrorism-jihad-and-modern-geo-politics-in-islam
A investigation into the sound creed of ahlu-sunnah wal-jama'ah in response to the kalam based argument that what is muhdath is ipso facto makhluq • The Ash'ari Argument of Muhdath In the view of the Ash'aris professed by the modern Mutakalimoon, muhdath is synonymous with Makhluq To dispel this erroneous stance developed by … Continue reading On the Difference Between Muhdath and Makhluq: Intermediate Readings Between Sunnism and Asharism
The salaf and the sahaba themselves WERE madhabs. Even the sahaba had the school of either ibn abbass or abdullahi ibn mas'ud, or aisha or abu huraira رضي الله عنهم اجمعين. Likewise umar was a faqih among the sahabah so some of them differed from each based on understandings. As a result, madhabs IS NOT … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 3: Correcting Modern Salafi inclinations on Madhabs:
Firstly, there is no such thing as salafi fiqh. There is no salafi madhab. So why is this phrase used? Its used by those in the know to explain the catastrophe of fiqh that is applied in todays time by predominately the salafi movement who do not necessarily ascribe to a madhab, strange considering that … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 2: What is “Salafi” fiqh?