Benefit: Do Not Deceive the People in the Name of the Sunnah!
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
We do not say that the Sunnah is our reign or that Salafiyyah is our reign. Salafiyyah is to return to that which the Salaf were upon. Was Imām al-Bukhārī a ḥizbī (partisan)? Was Imām Aḥmad a ḥizbī? Was ʿAbdullāh ibn Mubārak a ḥizbī? Was Abū Hurayrah a ḥizbī?
They were not ḥizbīs. Rather, they use to call to the book of Allāh and the Sunnah of His Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam).
Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hādī al-Wādʿī
Source: Qumaʿ al-Maʿānīd, pg. 135-136.
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī