Question: 

My question is: What is your opinion on the Salafi. When i asked a pious person from my town, he told me there is absolutely nothing wrong with the salafi and its totally sharia complient. When i asked my father he gave a totally opposite answer. 
I wanted to see what you honorable Aalims have to say about this. 
Answer: 
 
Answer:

Salafi'ism is a sect which had mushroomed about 250 years ago. The cornerstone of the Salafi movement is the rejection of following one of the Four Madhaahib (school of thought) of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah on the basis of their hollow slogan of following only the ‘Qur'aan and Sahih Ahadith'. They refute the authentic position of the Shariah which was transmitted down the centuries from the Salaf-e-Saaliheen (the Pious Predecessors). The Salafis vehemently and vociferously denounce and refute the Taqleed (following) of the Four Madh-habs (school of thought) of the Sunnah. Besides this, the Salafi also subscribe to certain Aqeedah (beliefs) that are foreign to the Ahlus Sunah Wal Jama’ah. Your respected father is on the right for his concerns regarding the Salafi.
 
Allah protect us All and keep us on the straight path.
 
Remember that our safety is in us following the footsteps of our pious predecessors.
 
AND ALLAH TA'AALA ALONE IN HIS INFINITE KNOWLEDGE KNOWS BEST
ANSWERED BY: Ebrahim Patel 

 

CHECKED AND APPROVED BY: Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B. 
Islamic Date:10 Jumaadal Ukhra 1440 - English Date: 16 February 2019

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