Is Salafiyyah a Sect? – Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi

Question: May Allah be good to you. This questioner says: is it allowed that we say: “we are Salaf”? And is Salafiyyah considered a sect due to this statement? I hope for the answer, may Allah reward you with good

Answer: “It is permissible to say: “I am Salafi”. Meaning I follow the Salaf. As for Salafiyyah being a sect, then none says this except a misguided, trialed, innovator. Salafiyyah is not a sect. Allah obligated us all to be followers of the Salaf of this nation, following their footsteps. Therefore, it is obligatory upon us that we be Salafis, whether we say we are Salafis or do not say we are. Yes”

[Ta’leeq ‘alal-Aqeedatil-Waasitiyyah (pg. 84) of the transcription of the audio lessons]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

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