The Saved Sect and its Pillars – by Shaikh Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar Bazmool (hafidhahullaah)

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Amma-ba’d

[The following are notes – not verbatim – from a telelink a few years ago]

After khutbat al-Hajjah, Shaikh Muhammad Bazmool meticulously laid out his talk with the following index:

1- Ta`ifatul Mansoora (Aided Sect)
2- Firaaq (the division)
3- Meaning of Firaaq (sects)
4- Meaning of the Messenger’s (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) statement “All in the fire except one”
5- Arkan, Usool (Pillars, Foundations) of The Saved Sect
Then the shaikh gave a brief beneficial explanation [the following are notes – not verbatim]:

1- The Saved Sect is a name from the names of Ahlus-Sunnah, such as Ahlul-Hadeeth. They are those who hold on to the Sunnah. They will be victorious over the others, sometimes via the sword and sometimes via evidences and proofs. The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said (what means): There will never cease to be a group from my Ummah upon the truth, uppermost. They will not be harmed by those who desert them or those who oppose them, until the affair of Allaah – the Blessed and Exalted – arrives, and they are in this state. Even during the time of ‘Eesa (Jesus, ‘alayhi salaam)…

2- The name Najia (saved) gives proof to the fact that there will groups which are not saved. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said (what means): This Ummah will divide into 73 sects, all of them in the hellfire except one. He was asked, “Which one is that, o Messenger of Allaah?” He (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: That which I and my companions are upon. [Abu Dawud, Ibn Maajah, Ahmad, Ad-Daaramee]

3- Firqa (sect) is those who follow a man or book or principle – other than the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and what he came with – and call to it, and love and hate for its sake. This is a firqa, such as Ikhwanul Muslimeen, Firqat at-Tableegh, Hizb-ut-Tahreer, Surooris, (and Raafidah, Soofiyah, Qadriyah, Ash’ariyah, Mu’tazila, Jahmeeyah, Murji’a).

So the Ikhwanul Muslimeen call to what ——> (founder) Hassan Banna said, and love and hate for his sake.
Likewise, the Tableeghis [call to what ——-> (founder) Muhammad Ilyas said, and love and hate for his sake]
[Hizb-ut-]Tahreeris [call to what ——-> (founder) Taqiuddeen an-Nabahani said, and love and hate for his sake]
Surooris [call to what ——-> (founder) Muhammad Suroor said, and love and hate for his sake]
The only group that is saved are those who make the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and what he came with the origin, and love and hate according to it. The other sects love and hate according to what Banna said or [Muhammad Ilyas said, or what Taqiudeen An-Nabahani , or what Muhammad Suroor said.]

4- The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) issued a ruling with his statement “All in the fire except one.” The scholars mentioned this text is from the texts of threat. If Allaah wills, He will punish them, and if He wills, He will forgive them, as long as they do not die upon Shirk or nullify their Islaam.

Allaah (what means) said: Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allaah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (An-Nisa, ayah 48)

All these groups – other than The Saved Sect – subject themselves to the threat of the fire. These deviant Sects are two:

a- Sects that oppose the Messenger, and exit Islaam
b- Sects that oppose the Messenger, and do not exit Islaam
5- The Arkan, Usool (Pillars, Foundations) of The Saved Sect are four:

Firstly, al-Ikhlaas (sincerity).

The people of The Saved Sect know that Allaah is Ar-Raqeeb (All-Watcher) and do actions only for Allaah.

Allaah said (what means): And they were not commanded except that they should worship Allaah, purely and sincerely, singling Him out in worship (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and to establish the Salaat and give Zakat: and that is the upright religion. (Al-Baiyinah, ayah 5)

The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said (what means): I have been commanded to fight the polytheists until they testify ‘there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.’

Secondly, following the Sunnah.

The Saved Sect are eager to follow the Sunnah.

Allaah said (what means): And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad, (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)) after the right path has been shown clearly to him – and follows other than the believers’ (companions’) way – We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell. What an evil destination. (An-Nisa, ayah 115)

Allaah said (what means): And let those who oppose the Messenger’s (Muhammad) commandment (i.e. his Sunnah legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements, etc.) (among the sects) beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant, etc.) befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them. (An-Nur, ayah 63)

Allaah said (what means): It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allaah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allaah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error. (Al-Ahzab, ayah 36)

Allaah said (what means): But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. (An-Nisa`, ayah 65)

The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said (what means): Whoever introduces or invents something into this affair (Deen) of ours, it will be rejected.

The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said (what means): Whoever does an action that is not in accordance with this affair (Deen) of ours, it will be rejected.

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said: Do not speak about a matter except if you have an Imam preceding you [in that statement].

And these first two foundations stem from the shahadatain. The Saved Sect know the only way to be saved from the fire is by following the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said (what means): I am leaving you two things, and you will never go astray as long as you cling to them – they are the Book of Allaah and my Sunnah.

Thirdly, warning against bid’ah and its people.

The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) warned of this in every khutbah, with his statement: Beware of the newly invented matters, for every bid’ah is misguidance… The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) taught the companions this. And bid’ah is to worship (or believe) other than the way the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) taught. This is one of the points that distinguish The Saved Sect; they warn against bid’ah and its people, and do not accept hizbiyyah nor cooperate with them.

Allaah said (what means): And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad, (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)) after the right path has been shown clearly to him – and follows other than the believers’ (companions’) way – We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell. What an evil destination. (An-Nisa, ayah 115)

‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said: Follow and do not innovate, for you have been sufficed. The Salaf (radiallaahu ‘anhum) used to warn against bid’ah, and wrote many books regarding this, such as I’teesam, Ash-Shatabee…

Fourthly, sticking to the Jama’ah and not dividing.

And his (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) statement in the hadeeth of Al ‘Irbaad bin Saariyah (radiallaahu ‘anhu), who said: “The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) admonished us one day after the early morning prayer. The admonition was heartfelt and eloquent and caused the eyes to shed tears and the hearts to tremble. A man from amongst us said, ‘Certainly, it is as if this is a farewell admonition, so with what do you advise us, O Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam)? He replied: I advise you to fear Allaah and to listen and obey those in authority over you even if it were an Abyssinian slave. Indeed, whoever from amongst you lives long will witness much differeing. So incumbent upon you is my sunnah and the sunnah of the rightly-guided khulafaa (Caliphs) after me. Bite (hold) onto it with your molar teeth. And beware of newly invented matters (in the religion), for verily every newly invented matter (in the religion) is a bid’ah, and every bid’ah is a misguidance.”

All four foundations of Salaffiyah are in this above hadeeth:

– Ikhlaas is in the Messenger’s statement, “Fear Allaah.”

– Following the Sunnah is in the Messenger’s statement, “Upon you is my Sunnah.”

– Warning against bid’ah and its people is in the Messenger’s statement, “And beware of newly invented matters.”

– Sticking to the Jama’ah and not dividing is in the Messenger’s statement, “Listen and obey those in authority over you, even if it were an Abyssinian slave.”

So hold on to the jama’ah; as for people who want to cause chaos, they accuse the rulers, they rally people against the rulers. The People of The Saved Sect advise people to obey the ruler.

In the hadeeth of Hudhaifah bin al-Yamaan (radiallaahu ‘anhu), he said: “People used to ask the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) about the good times, but I used to ask him about bad times lest they overtake me.

I said: O Messenger of Allaah, we were in the midst of ignorance and evil, and then Allaah brought us this good (time through Islam). Is there any bad time after this good one?

He said: Yes.

I asked: Will there be a good time again after that bad time?

He said: Yes, but therein will be a hidden evil.

I asked: What will be the evil hidden therein?

He said: (That time will witness the rise of) the people who will adopt ways other than mine and seek guidance other than mine. You will know (their) good points as well as (their) bad points.

I asked: Will there be a bad time after this good one?

He said: Yes. (A time will come) when there will be people standing and inviting at the gates of Hell. Whosoever responds to their call they will throw them into the fire.

I said: O Messenger of Allaah, describe them for us.

He said: All right. They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and speaking our language.

I said: O Messenger of Allaah, what do you suggest if I happen to live in that time?

He said: You should stick to the main body of the Muslims and their leader.

I said: If they have no (such thing as the) main body and have no leader?

He said: Separate yourself from all these factions, though you may have to eat the roots of trees (in a jungle) until death comes to you and you are in this state.” (Collected by Bukhari and Muslim. The wording of the above is that of Imaam Muslim)

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In Shaikh Muhammad Bazmool’s Book “The Salafi Methodology”, he explained these foundations in detail, in addition to the legislated means of adherence to The Saved Sect and safety from bid’ah and hizbiyyah, and the legislated means to individual and communal rectification, in addition to many other benefits.

Here is an excerpt of this highly recommended book. On page 47 of the translated version, the shaikh wrote:

“There are distinct characteristics and qualities that the true Salafi is known by as opposed to those who falsely claim to adhere to the Salafi methodology. From these characteristics are the following:

The first characteristic: Their allegiance and disassociation (al-walaa wal-baraa) revolves around following the way of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
The second characteristic: Their hallmark is that they follow [the Sunnah].
The third characteristic: They are upon moderation in all their affairs.
The fourth characteristic: They are a people who are united and in agreement, and they are firm and resolute upon the truth.
The fifith characteristic: They work towards the establishment of the Religion through the seeking of correct Islaamic knowledge and its application.
Here is a detailed explanation of these characteristics: …” [The explanation of these characteristics begins on page 48 and continues through page 100, before the beginning of the ensuing chapter. It is a highly recommended book, especially in these times when people wear the clothes of Salafiyyah in order to fight it! Allaahul Musta’aan!]

Post Courtesy: Maher ibn Ahmad Attiyeh al-Maqdisi

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