Shaykh Al-Fawzaan said, “The group (ascribing to) As-Salafiyyah is the group which is upon the truth and it is the one that it is obligatory to belong to, act in accordance with and to ascribe to.
Everyone else from amongst the groups, then it is obligatory that they not be considered groups of dawah, because they are in opposition (to the truth).
How can we follow a group that opposes the group Ahlu Sunnah and the guidance of the Salafus-Saalih (righteous predecessors)?!
Whatever opposes the group Salafiyyah, then it opposes the manhaj of the Messenger. It is in opposition to whatever the Messenger and his Companions were upon.
So the statement…that the group (ascribing to) Salafiyyah is one of the Islamic groups, this is an error.
The group (ascribing to) Salafiyyah is the sole group that it is obligatory to follow, to traverse upon its manhaj, to be affiliated with and to make jihad with. Everything else besides it, then it is not permissible for the Muslim to affiliate himself with any of that, because it is in opposition (to the truth (Salafiyyah)).
So if the person pleased to be affiliated with the opponents to the manhaj of the Salaf? The Muslim is not pleased with this.
The Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs after me.” Related by Aboo Daawood (no. 4607) and classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
And he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Those that are upon what I and my Companions are upon today.” Reported by at-Tirmidhee and classed as hasan (no. 2641)
So (how) does a person desire salvation, but (yet) he traverses other than its path?
You hope for salvation, but you do not traverse its path; Indeed, the ship does not sail upon dry land.”
Ref: audio cassette entitled, Fataawaa ’Ulamaa‘ fil-Jamaa’aat, via Minhaajus-Sunnah Recordings in ar-Riyaad
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