Some Guidelines to Recognize a Person Contradicting the Minhaj of the Salaf

  • ·         The person doesn’t place an importance in Islamic knowledge. Therefore, he’s ignorant about the Minhaj.


  • ·         He doesn’t accept advice from advisors. Hence, he’s blinded and deceived by the falsehood he does.


  • ·         He’s negligent in the importance of correcting Aqeedah and inviting people to sound belief.


  • ·         The person is a fanatic towards his leader and takes sides with the people of falsehood and corrupt belief, and with individuals viewing deviant ideologies.


  • ·         He  follows the Mutashabah. Allah says, So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc… [ Al-Imran 7]


  • ·         He practices innovated ways in his worship and defends these practices.


  • ·         He displays enmity towards the people of the Sunnah; publicly and privately.


  • ·         He treads along the path of the Khawarij. Some examples of such actions are:


  1.    He backbites , slanders and speaks ill of the scholars

  2.    He attacks the rulers and turns away from obeying them through revolt.

  3.     He incites the general people to slander and speak ill of the scholars and Muslim rulers.

  4.     He places more importance on politics than on Shar’ia.



May Allah preserve us.


Taken from “ I’anatul Khutabah” by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Zayd Al-Madkhali (may Allah reward him)

Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle

1/21/1431 ©

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