Author: Shaykh Abdus-Salaam as-Suhaymee
Publisher: Troid Publications (October 2013)
Pages: 118 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
It is not at all an innovation to refer to Ahlus-Sunnah as the Salafiyyoon. Rather, the legislative usage of as-Salaf corresponds completely with the legislative usage of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaaah. That is ascertained by contemplating upon the consensus of all of the linguists regarding the Companions. For they (the Companions) are the Salaf and they are Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaaah. So just as it is correct for us to say: Sunnee, as an ascription to Ahlus-Sunnah, it is also correct for us to say: Salafee, as an ascription to the Salaf; there is no difference.
A hot topic amongst Muslims today, What is Salafiyyah? Who are the Salafees? Shaykh Abdus-Salaam as-Suhaymee elucidates this often misunderstood topic. The author begins by explaining the linguistic and legislative meaning of as-Sunnah, listing and clarifying the various legislative names for Ahlus-Sunnah. The legislative meaning of as-Salaf is expounded upon, and who is considered to be from the Salafus-Saalih is clearly explained. He clarifies why one should openly manifest themadh-hab of the Salafus-Saalih, name oneself with as-Salafiyyah, and brings some of the evidences of why it is obligatory to follow and cling to this noble madh-hab. Other topics explained includes, the manhaj of the Salafus-Saalih in aqeedah in contrast to the manhaj of the People of Desires. He concludes with a brief explanation of the position of the Salafus-Saalih in refuting the innovators and provides guidance on how Ahlus-Sunnah should deal with the People of Desires.