In Defense of the Salafi Manhaj

Our Sheikh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan Ibn Abdillah Al-Fawzaan was asked the following question:

What is Salafiyyah? And is it mandatory to traverse upon this manhaaj and to hold fast to it?

The Sheikh [hafidhahullaah] replied with the following answer:

Salafiyyah it is to travel upon the manhaj of the Salaf from amongst the Companions [Sahaabah] and those who followed after them [At-Taabi3een] and the Virtuous Generations [Quroonul Mufadilah] in Aqeedah and Understanding [Fahm] and Etiquettes [Sulook], and it is mandatory upon the Muslim to traverse upon this way [Manhaj].

Allaah the Most High says, " And from amongst the first to embrace Islaam from amongst the Muhaajireena and the Ansaar and those who followed after them in in Ihsaan, Allaah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him" [9:100]

And Allaah says, "And those who came after them say Oh our Lord forgive us and our brothers those who preceded us in Imaan and do not put any hatred against those who have believed" [59:10]

And the Prophet [Afdaalu Salaat wa Atammu Tasleem] said, "So follow my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Khulafa after me hold fast to it and bite into it with your molars and I warn you of newly invented matters for verily every newly invented matter is a cursed innovation and ever innovation leads astray." [Tirmidhee]

Ajweebatul Mufeedah A3nil As'ilati Al-Manaahaj Al-Jadeedah [Question 50] Sheikh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan Ibn Abdillaah Al-Fawzaan