|Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah |
Questions and Answers Concerning ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah, by Shaikh Ubayd al-Jabiree
|Firstly, ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah is the pure Religion which calls to Tawheed and sincerity of worship. It is the Da'wah or the call to belief in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, His Mesengers, the Day of Judgement, and belief in Qadr (pre-Decree). Therefore, ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah is the da'wah of all the Prophets, from Adam who was the first Prophet all the way to Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) who was the last and final Prophet to be sent to mankind. May peace and blessings be upon them all. Therefore, the history of ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah begins with the first Prophet.|
|And ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah is understanding the Quran and Sunnah as Allaah and His Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) have commanded us to do so.|
|So the history of ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah is not something that can be limited to one hundred years or two hundred years or five hundred years. The only thing that can be limited to a specific time period are the activities of certain astray groups such as Ikhwaanul-Muslimeen and Jama'at at-Tableegh and the Surooriyah/Qutubiyah and other than them from the da'wah groups that have recently arisen.|
|Ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah was not founded by any specific person. And perhaps this is the reason why people ask when did ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah begin? So I say that Ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah was not founded or established by any one specific person. Rather, the Prophets and Messengers were sent with this da'wah by Allaah the Glorified and Exalted. Therefore, my son, the origin of ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah is the text (Quran and Sunnah) and Ijma` (consensus of the scholars) and its origin is not based upon a simple notion, concept or opinion. So the leaders of ad-Da'watus-Salafiyyah are the Prophets ('alayhimus-salaam) and they are the Imaams of the creation.|
Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk
If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.