Benefits regarding sticking to the way of salaf
(وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَانٍ رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْه)
“And also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him.”
The way of the Salaf is safer, more knowledgeable and wiser.
Benefit: From the distortions of the Sufi’s to the legislated texts and its meanings, is (like) their statement concerning the hadith: “Do not leave a raised grave except that you level it”, it’s correct meaning is leveling the raised grave to the ground, but they say leveling means rebuilding and beautifying, and this is a call to innovation and shirk.
Benefit: Imām Shāfi’ē may Allah have mercy on him said: “Everything that the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ ruled with, is what he understood from the Qurān.
Benefit: The best way to interpreting the Noble Qurān: Is by the Qurān and the Sunnah, and the statements of the Sahābah and the Tābi’īn like Mujāhid and his likes, and by the Arabic language.
Benefit: Interpretation using merely opinion is blameworthy, and what’s intended with opinion is: pure opinion which doesn’t stem from any ijtihād, and it is from the major sins because this is speaking about Allāh with no knowledge.
Benefit: It is established from Abū Bakr As-Siddīq may Allāh be pleased with him that he said: “Which earth will contain me and which sky will cover me if I say about the book of Allāh that which I do not know.”
[Reported by Ibn Jarir and Ibn Abdil-Barr in Jami Bayyān Al-Ilm wa Fadhlihi]
Benefit: Shaikh ul-Islām mentioned many samples about the war’ of the Salaf in tafsir ul-Qurān, he mentioned about Abū Bakr and ‘Umar and Ibn Abbās may Allāh be pleased with them and Sa’īd bin Al-Musayyib and their likes which points towards their severe war’ in this topic.
Benefit: Hadith Abī Hurairah may Allāh be pleased with him is Marfū ‘(to the Prophet): “Whoever is asked about a knowledge and he conceals it, will be bridled on the day of judgment with a bridle of fire.”
[Reported by Abū Dāwūd and Tirmidhī and Ibn Mājah and Ahmed and other than them and it is authentic]
Benefit: Ibn Abbās, may Allāh be pleased with them, said: “Tafsir is on four types:
1 – The angle which is known by the Arabs, by way of their language.
2 – And tafsīr which no-one is excused of not knowing it.
3 – And tafsīr which is known to the scholars.
4 – And tafsīr that none knows except Allāh.”
Attention: From the tafsīr of the Shi’ah is their statement concerning the statement of Allāh:
(وَلِكُلِّ قَوْمٍ هَادٍ)
“and to every people there is a guide.”
That it is Alī.
Attention: And from their tafsir at the statement:
(وَتَعِيَهَا أُذُنٌ وَاعِيَةٌ)
“And the keen ear (person) may (hear and) understand it.”
They said your ears O Alī and the hadith in this are feeble and weak.
And Shaikh ul-Islām mentioned types of strange tafsīrs of the Rāfidhah which they have no reference for.
Transcribed to Arabic and summarized by : Hamūd Ath-Thawābi (may Allah reward him with good -on the 8th, Jumāda Al-Oulā, 1441H)
Translated by : Abu ‘Abdillah ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi
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Also read: Warning against Hizbiyyah