Publication: Fundamentals of the Salafī Methodology
Fundamental of the Salafī Methodology (Expanded 2nd Ed.)
- An Islamic Manual for Reform -
Authored by the Muhaddith, the 'Allāmah, the Custodian of the Sunnah
Imām Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī (d. 1420H)
Size: 6' x 9' Paperback
Page Count: 190
Price: $16 USD
Release Date: Monday June 15th in shāʾ Allāh (currently post-production, in prep. for shipment)
About this publication:
This treatise is taken from a lecture delivered by the great muhaddith of our times explaining the most basic fundamentals of the noble Salafī call. The lecture itself propounds Salafīyyah in a way that can be understood by the layman. A beginner’s tool such as this is currently not available in print in the English language. In addition to being an introductory guide for the beginner, the book also serves as an intermediate manual in terms of the many explanatory notes and additional appendices included within it.
The book begins by giving an overview of the importance and role of at-tasfiyah wat-tarbiyah (purification and education), which sets the stage for the reader to comprehend of the validity of that which is to follow. The author begins by explaining what is ‘Salafīyyah’ in conventional usage, its well known position towards the bigoted following of madhāhib and the difference between merely affiliating oneself to the Book and the Sunnah; as opposed to actually acting upon that. The author goes onto discuss the obligation of taking the Salaf as an example, categories of the Sunnah and the reality of Salafīyyah. Then this is compared to the present condition of the Muslims along with giving an explanation as to why so much differing and splitting has occurred. Lastly, there occurs a detailed discussion about some of the most prevalent doubts upon Ahl al-Sunnah today, such as those from amongst the Muʾtazilah who deny the khabrul-āhād (singular narration) and the Ashāʿirah and their likes who attribute tashbīh (resembling Allāh to His creation) to Ahl al-Sunnah, whilst themselves performing ta‘weel (figurative interpretation) and ta’teel (denial) of the Attributes of Allāh. The later part of the book is devoted to a biography of Imām Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī, his discussion with the head of al-Azhar concerning the issues of taqlīd and the madhāhib and an exposition of standard Ashʿarī doubts upon Ahl al-Sunnah and their creed. In a time of severe confusion and corruption, this treatise is sure to be a beacon of enlightenment and a pure spring from which all those desiring true guidance can drink.