Clarification on the statement of Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn regarding Salafiyyah - ʿAbdulilāh Lahmāmī

Dr. ʿAbdulilāh Lahmāmī clarifies one of the biggest misconceptions on the statement of Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn رحمه الله regarding ascribing oneself to Salafiyyah.

The question was asked via Whatsapp by Ṭāhir Bin Manṣūr on August 22, 2016, C.E corresponding to Dhul Qaʿdah 19, 1437H


❝Yā akhī, this kalām (statement) of Shaykh al-ʿUthaymīn رحمه الله, he mentioned it in front of Shaykh Rabīʿ, and Shaykh Rabīʿ corrected him by saying “Do not put Salafiyyah with all the other groups”, then, in the end, Shaykh al-ʿUthaymīn رحمه الله said, “Take from your brother what he has said”. So they have cut it, without mentioning the rest of the tape, so they are deceiving people, or they are ignorant, bārakallāhu fīk.

Secondly, Shaykh al-ʿUthaymīn رحمه الله in ʿAqīdat al-Wāsiṭiyyah, himself, says “Whoever follows the Qurʾān and Sunnah and the understanding of the Salaf then he is Salafī. [page 34, Sharḥ Al-ʿAqīdat al-Wāsiṭiyyah].

Also my dear brother, Shaykh al-ʿUthaymīn رحمه الله, I met myself personally, in Ḥajj time, and I mentioned to him about his kalām (statement), he said, what he is against is that you don’t be partisan, thinking that you are saved, and that’s what he was against, not against ascribing to the way of the Salaf, bārakallāhu fīk.

And as I said Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said in volume 4 p.149 (of Majmūʿ al-Fatāwā):

لا عيب لمن أظهر مذهب السلف واعتزى إليه

Bārakallāhu fīk, there is no harm in ascribing to the way of the Salaf and saying I’m a Salafī. They used it in the past, and we use it now. Imām adh-Dhahabī رحمه الله said in Siyār An-Nubalā, ʿAbdullāh bin Mubārak as-Salafī. So it’s not an issue yā akhī, barakallāhu fīk.

And as I said Shaykh al-ʿUthaymīn رحمه الله took it back when he was corrected by Shaykh Rabīʿ when Shaykh Rabīʿ visited the ʿUnayza. So tell these people, stop lying about the Shaykh, or at least know what the Shaykh is saying, bārakallāhu fīk.❞

Transcribed by: Ṭāhir Bin Manṣūr

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