Advice for Solidarity – Shaykh Rabee bin Hadi al-Madkhali
The Imam Allaama Shaykh Rabee bin Hadi al-Madkhali -hafidhullaah- said:
‘We advise the Salafis to have harmony/solidarity and to adhere to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.
To have brotherhood upon what is contained in the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam of Aqeedah, worship and actions.
Having brotherhood for the sake of Allaah Azza wa Jal and to have Eemaan in these principles and these foundations and to love each other for the sake of Allaah Azza wa Jal.
If a person makes a mistake whether it is a minor one or a major one, advice is given with wisdom and good admonition.
There are people who make a claim of Salafeeyah, they are hard and forceful with falsehood, with slander and oppression. They are harsh and hard when being harsh is not required and they have no wisdom whatsoever, nor mercy or any of these things!
With sadness some people accuse the established Salafis with this exaggeration! This is extreme oppression.
I swear by Allaah we wage war against this harshness, the harshness of the Khawarij, we criticize these people who are extreme and delve too deeply and also the harsh ones.
We criticize those who water-down, belittle and wage war against the principles of Islaam who originate, derive and produce false, unintelligent principles and statements to protect the people of Bida.
We criticize this extremist and we call to the straight path and to that what the Salaf as-Salih were upon of beliefs, actions and manners.
So these are extremists in watering-down, belittling and warring against the principles of Islam and the others are extremists in declaring people innovators and making Takfeer of people, so both of these types deviate from the straight path.
Allaah ordered us to have moderation and justice and to be steadfast upon the straight path.’
[Taken from ‘Nafhaat al-Huda wal-Eemaan min majalis al-Quraan p.22-23]
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya ,
Miraath al-Anbiyya, Miraathpubs.net