SALAFISM – THE BLINDEST FORM OF TAQLEED
Whilst the Saudi Salafis of our era deceptively pride themselves with having unfettered themselves from the Taqleed which binds the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sahaabah, they are the blindest followers (muqallideen), submitting to the dictates of a man who appeared on the
Islamic scene almost 7 centuries after Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The Imaam of the Salafis is Ibn Taimiyyah, and their most recent mujaddid and imaam was Albaani. All Salafis of this age have no option but to blindly follow and lap up whatever Albaani had transmitted to them from the books of Ibn Taimiyyah. On the other hand, the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah – the followers of the Four Math-habs of the Salaf-e-Saaliheen – adhere to a golden Taqleed described in the Qur’aan Majeed as “Al-Urwatul Wuthqaa’ (a Powerful Handle) which does not break”. This Deen of Islam is not the product of any person’s brains or nafs. It is a Shariah which arrived to mankind via Wahi (Revelation), and the effects of Wahi are all Manqooli (Narrational).
By shouting: ‘Qur’aan and Sunnah’, in the deceptive endeavour to scuttle the Narrational Fountain of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, only morons are deceived. The Qur’aan and the Sunnah were acquired by authentic and powerful Chains of Narration which reached the Ummah down the long corridor of 14 centuries of history via a process of reliable transmission. Commanding obedience to the illustrious authorities – the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen of the Salaf-e- Saaliheen epoch known as
Quroon-e-Thalaathah, the Qur’aan Majeed commands: “And make Taqleed of the Path of him who directs towards ME.” (Luqmaan, aayat 15) Again the Qur’aan
commands: “And ask the People of Thikr (the Authorities of the Deen) if you do not know.”(Al-Ambiya, aayat 7) The very first and highest level of Shar’i Authorities
who directed the Ummah towards Allah Ta’ala , and whose Taqleed the Qur’aan and Sunnah command were the Sahaabah, followed by their Students, the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen of the Taabieen and Tab-e-Taabieen ages. Included among them, and the most important for the guidance of the Ummah, are the Four illustrious
Imaams of the Four Mathhabs to which today is confined the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah who is the only Naaji (Saved) Sect among the 73 sects which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said the Ummah would split up into.
The followers of the Four Math-habs are making Taqleed of the those Authorities who had acquired the Shariah directly from the Sahaabah and the Students of the Sahaabah, whilst the modernist, freelancing juhala Salafis of our age are riveted to a blind taqleed of Ibn Taimiyyah who has absolutely no link with the Salaf-e-
Saaliheen. He fabricated his own deviated math-hab based on his understanding of the kutub of Hadith. It is gross and stupid deception to switch from an authentic and superior Taqleed to an unreliable, shaky and unsubstantiated taqleed such as the blind taqleed offered to Ibn Taimiyyah and Al-Baani of this century. Salafis are
squint-eyed, hence they look at issues with oblique vision, seeing crookedness and deviation in the Siraatul Mustaqeem of the Salaf-e- Saalihen, and ‘straightness’
in the crookedness and deviation of the likes of Ibn Taimiyyah and Al-Baani.
Superior intelligence is not a requisite for understanding that it is haraam and downright moronic and spiritually dangerous to substitute the Golden Taqleed which has existed in the Ummah right from the Age of the Sahaabah for a baseless taqleed which developed under Ibn Taimiyyah seven centuries after Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). It is totally unintelligent to submit to such an unreliable and unsubstantiated blind taqleed. It is the blindest form of taqleed one could imagine. The inception of Salafi ‘islam’ is seven centuries later than the Islam about which the Qur’aan Majeed states: “This Day have I perfected for you your Deen, completed for you My Favour, and chosen for you Islam as your Deen.” (Al-Maaidah, aayat 3) Allah Ta’ala did not leave any loose ends to this Deen, which had to be tied 7 centuries after Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The islam of the Salafis date back to Ibn Taimiyyah, whilst the Islam taught by Imaam Abu Hanifah
(rahmatullah alayh) and the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen in general, has its roots in the Ta’leemaat (Teachings) of the Sahaabah.
People who lack Islamic Knowledge should not allow themselves to be ensnared in the deceptive ‘Qur’aan- Sunnah’ slogan of the Salafis. Whilst ordinary persons lack knowledge, they don’t lack Aql (Intelligence), the utilization of which is Waajib. A little reflection should be adequate to dispel the false slogan of the Salafis. If persons in this belated century in close proximity to Qiyaamah – fourteen centuries after the perfection of Islam, claim that they are following the Qur’aan and Sunnah, then what were the Sahaabah and the Aimmahe-Mujtahideen following? Were they following the law of Jaahiliyyah as these morons of the Saudi Salafi movement imply? Did those who sat at the feet of the Sahaabah not know what is the Qur’aan and Sunnah? Since these Saudi Salafis suffer from the same mental disease which afflicts Shiahs, they accuse the illustrious Authorities of the Math-habs to have deviated from Siraatul Mustaqeem whilst Ibn Taimiyyah, seven centuries later, stumbled on the true meaning and import of the Qur’aan and Sunnah.
The entire capital of the Saudi Salafis centre around a handful of beliefs and practices, namely, rafa’ yadain (raising the hands repeatedly in Salaat), stretching the legs to the maximum point of endurance with one leg in the east and the other in the west in the attempt to tickle the toes of the musalli alongside them), 8 raka’ts Taraaweeh, consuming haraam meat which they halaalize simply by reciting the Tasmiya, women to perform Salaat like men, and their perennial obsession with Allah Ta’ala sitting on the Throne like a human being. They hardly have anything else in their math-hab of deviation. They swot off a couple of Ahaadith pertaining to these issues, and pretend to be Mujtahids when in fact they are blind morons unable to distinguish between right and left. People should not fall into the morass of stupidity propagated by these Salafis. Whilst they proclaim their inveterate aversion of the authoritative Taqlid of the Ummah, they themselves have no option but to submit to taqleed of Ibn Taimiyyah only. To deceive Muslims, they guard against mentioning Ibn Taimiyyah too much because they do realize that such mention will give away their game of the blindest taqleed.
One Salafi moron, thinking to be too clever, while raising the Qur’aan-Sunnah’ slogan emphasized the imperative need to resort directly to the Hadith. He cited a Hadith for a certain mas’alah. When asked for his daleel, he quoted Bukhaari. We said to him that was taqleed of Imaam Bukhaari. We are not the Muqallideen of Imaam Bukhaari (rahmatullah alayh). Since the Salafi rejects the Taqleed of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) to which we subscribe, he should not attempt to impose on us the taqleed of Imaam Bukhaari or of any other Muhaddith, and not even dream of citing the 7th century Ibn Taimiyyah to us. He may present such legless and corrupt dalaa-il to the moron flock whose brains are welded to the blindest concept of Taqleed.
We pressed him for original daleel – the kind of daleel on which the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen erected the glorious Structure of Allah’s Shariah. Since he implied that he
was a mujtahid, he was under obligation to acquit himself like a Mujtahid. He had no daleel for establishing the authenticity of the Ahaadith in Bukhaari Shareef., and neither does the Qur’aan command us to submit to Bukhaari nor did the Sahaabah teach anything about Bukhaari, Muslim, Tirmizi, etc.
When arguing with moron Salafis who believe themselves to be the followers of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, hold them to principled debate. Let the morons prove from the Qur’aan and Ahaadith that what they are disgorging is in fact the Deen and the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Since their chain of knowledge terminates in mid-air, that is, at the seventh century after the era of Risaalat, they hang stupidly to a thread dangling over a precipice of destruction. In the domain of Aqeedah, they are so terribly bankrupt, lacking in entirety in daleel that they have no option other than to cling with their jaws on to the Taqleed of our Imaams. Thus, for substantiation of their idea of Allah’s Sifaat (Attributes), they have no Qur’aan and no Sunnah daleel. They are constrained to sheepishly cite Imaam Maalik, Imaam Tahaawi, and other Salf-e-Saaliheen whose statements these Salafis misinterpret to provide some semblance of ‘daleel’ for their convolutions. These are our Imaams. Salafis have no alternative other than to present our Aimmah as daleel for their courrupt Aqeedah versions, yet they stupidly deny the validity of Taqleed of the Aimmah-e-
When discussing Aqeedah with a Salafi moron – and all of them are morons – firmly reject their basis of Taqleed. Let them prove their baseless case directly from the Qur’aan and Hadith. They are a floundering lot of juhala skating on extremely thin ice, devoid of akhlaaq-e-hameedah and spiritually barren, hence they make the noble Sufiya (Auliya) a constant target for their venomous criticism.