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Is it correct that the Hanbalees are the only Salafees?

هل صحيح أن الحنابلة هم السلفيون فقط


Is it correct that the Hanaabilah are the only Salafees? And what is the reality of as-Salafiyyah, is it associated with harshness and sternness as some people spread?

السؤال : هل صحيح أن الحنابلة هم السلفيون فقط ؟ وما حقيقة السلفية ، هل هي قرينة التشدد والتزمت كما يروج البعض؟


This is not a correct statement; for indeed the Salaf us-Saalih (the pious predecessors) are the Sahaabah may Allaah be please with them, and whosoever followed their way, from the Taabi’een and the atba’at-Taabi’een, from the Hanafees and the Maalikees and the Shaafi’ees and the Hanbalees; and other than them from those whom traversed upon the truth and adhered to the mighty Book and the pure Sunnah, in the field of tawheed and in the Names and Attributes (of Allaah) and in all the affairs of the religion. And we ask Allaah that He makes us from them. And that He gives success to all the Muslims, in their governments and in their communities in all places, to cling to the mighty Book and the Sunnah of His truthful Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم. And that they judge by them (Book and Sunnah) and use them for final determination. And that they warn against anyone that opposes them (the Book and the Sunnah). And He is the Protector and Guardian of that and fully capable over it.

الجواب : ليس هذا القول بصحيح . وإنما السلف الصالح هم الصحابة رضي الله عنهم ومن سلك سبيلهم من التابعين وأتباع التابعين من الحنفية والمالكية والشافعية والحنابلة وغيرهم ممن سار على الحق وتمسك بالكتاب العزيز والسنة المطهرة ، في باب التوحيد ، وباب الأسماء والصفات ، وفي جميع أمور الدين ، نسأل الله أن يجعلنا منهم ، وأن يوفق جميع المسلمين حكومات وشعوبا في كل مكان للتمسك بكتابه العزيز وسنة رسوله الأمين وتحكيمهما ، والتحاكم إليهما ، والحذر من كل ما يخالفهما إنه ولي ذلك والقادر عليه . والله ولي التوفيق .

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Translated by Abu Maryam Taariq bin 'Ali
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