• Vilka är Ahlul Sunnah?

    När jag ibland säger att sunniterna är Asheris, så frågar folk vad är det, här kommer en förklaring från Tasnim om vilka som är Ahlul Sunnah. Asheris brukar angripas av vissa salafitiska hemsidor. Sunniterna är majoriteten av muslimerna, men tyvärr har den wahabitiska infiltrationen lett till att wahabiterna säger sig representera sunniterna, något som inte stämmer!

    (1) Shaykh al-Islam Ahmad ibn Hajar al-Haytami (d. 974/1567; R.A.)
    Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Haytami defined the Sunni Muslims as follows in his book Fath al-jawad:

    ”A mubtadi (innovator) is the person who does not have the faith (aqid’ah) conveyed unanimously by the Ahl as-Sunnah. This unanimity was transmitted by the two great Imam’s Abu’l Hasan al-Ashari (d.324/936; Rahimahullah) and Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (d.333/944; Rahimahullah) and the scholars who followed their path.” Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Haytami also said in his book al-Fatawa al-Hadithiyya (pg. 205): ”Man of bid’ah means one whose beliefs are different from the Ahl as-Sunnah faith. The Ahl as-Sunnah faith, is the faith of Abu’l Hasan al-Ashari, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi and those who followed them. One who brings forth something which is not approved by Islam becomes a man of bid’ah.”

    (2) Imam Ahmad Shihab ad-Din al Qalyubi (d.1069/1659; R.A.)  Imam al-Qalyubi wrote on the fourth volume of his marginalia to the book Kanz ar-raghibin:

    ”One who departs from what Abu’l Hasan al-Ashari and Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (Allah’s mercy be upon them) reported is not a Sunni. These two Imam’s followed the footprints of Rasulullah (Peace be upon him) and his Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them all).”

    (3) Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad (d. 1132 AH; Rahimahullah)  Imam al-Haddad stated in The Book of Assistance (pg. 40):

    ”You must correct and protect your beliefs and conform to the pattern of the party of salvation, who are those known from among the other Islamic factions as the ”People of the Sunnah and Jama’ah” (Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah). They are those who firmly adhere to the way of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), and of his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them all).

    If you look with a sound understanding into those passages relating to the sciences of faith in the Book (Qur’an), the Sunnah, and the saying of the virtuous predecessors, whether they be Companions or followers, you will know for certain that the truth is with the party called the Ashari (NB-the Maturidi’s are also upon the truth), named after the Shaykh Abu’l Hasan al-Ashari, may Allah have mercy on him, who systematized the foundations of the creed of the people of the truth, and recorded its earliest versions, these being the beliefs with the Companions and the best among the followers agreed upon.”

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    http://www.masud.co.uk/ISLAM/misc/ahlsunna.htm

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