ahya.org > English Resources

      Manhaj - Methodology

Who is the Saved Sect ?

Page 2 of 3 | << Previous | Next >>

The Methodology of the Saved-Sect

[1] The Firqatun-Naajiyah (the Saved-Sect) is that which adheres to the Minhaj (the clear and manifest way) of Allaah’s Messenger during his lifetime, and to the Minhaj of the Companions [7] after him. This Minhaj being clearly defined in the Noble Qur'aan and explained in the authentic Sunnah, as the Prophet said:
“I am leaving among you two things, which if you cling to, you will never go astray: The Book of Allaah and my Sunnah. The two will not separate from each other, until you meet me at the Pool (Hawd).”
Related by al-Haakim from Abu Hurairah,. Authenticated by al-Albaanee in Takhreejul-Mishkaat (no.186)

[2] The Saved-Sect returns to the Word of Allaah and His Messenger whenever there is disagreement or difference of opinion among themselves, and those acting upon the saying of Allaah - the Most High: “If you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allaah and His Messenger, if you do believe in Allaah and the Last Day. This is best and most suitable for final determination.”

Soorah an-Nisaa’ (4): 59
And Allaah - the Most High - also says: “But no, by your Lord! They cannot have any faith until they make you (the Messenger) a judge in all disputes that they have between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decision, but accept them with full submission.”
Soorah an-Nisaa’ (4): 65

[3] The Saved-Sect does not give precedence to the word of anyone over the Word of Allaah and His Messenger, acting upon the saying of Allaah:
“O you who believe! Do not put yourselves forward before Allaah and His Messenger, and have Taqwaa of Allaah. Indeed, Allaah is all-Hearing, all-Seeing”

Soorah al-Hujaraat (49): 1

Ibn Abbas (May Allaah be pleased with him) said: “I fear that stones will descend upon you from the sky, that I say to you that the Messenger of Allaah said; and you say to me that ‘Abu Bakr and Umer say something else’.”
Related by Imaam Ahmed (no.3121), al-Khateeb in al-Faqeeh wal-Muttafaqqih (1/145) and Ibn Abdul-Barr in Jaami’ Bayaanul Ilm (2/196), from Sa’eed ibn Jubayr.

[4] The Saved-Sect values Tawheed: and that is to single-out Allaah alone in worship, in supplication (Duaa), in seeking aid and assistance, in seeking refuge in times of ease or hardship, in sacrificing and making vows, in placing total reliance and trust in Him and in judging by what Allaah has revealed; and in all other forms of worship. This is the only basis upon which true Islaamic society is based. It is therefore essential to remove shirk (associating partners with Allaah) and its manifestations, since this is a requirement of Tawheed. And victory is not possible when Tawheed is neglected, nor can shirk be fought with its like. And we are to follow in this, the examples of the Prophets.... “Verily to every nation We have sent a Messenger (proclaiming) ‘Worship Allaah (alone) and avoid the Taghoot (False gods)’.” Soorah an-Nahl (16): 36

[5] The Saved-Sect revive the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger in their Ibaadah (worship), Sulook (behavior) and in their lives, thus becoming strangers amongst the people - as Allaah’s Messenger (May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Islaam started as something strange and will return as something strange (as it began), so Toobaa (a tree in Paradise) is for Strangers.”
Related by Imaam  Muslim in his Saheeh (2/175-176) and Ibn Majah (2/320) from Abu Hurairah

 In another narration: “..so Toobaa is for the Strangers. Those who correct and put right what the people have corrupted.”
Related by Abu Amr ad-Daanee in as-Sunanul -Waaridah fil-Fitan (1/25) and al-Aajurree in al-Ghurabaa (p.15-16), by Ibn Masood. Sheikh al-Albaanee authenticated it in as-Saheeah (3/267)

[6] The Saved-Sect does not have bigoted adherence to the saying of anyone, except the saying of Allaah and the saying of his infallible Messenger, who does not speak from his own desires
see Soorah an-Najm (53): 1-4

 As for any other person - however elevated in rank - then he errs and makes mistakes, according to the Messenger’s saying: “All the children of Aadam err and commit mistakes, but the best of those who make mistakes are those who turn in repentance.”
Reported by at-Tirmidhi (no.2399), Ibn Majah (no.4251) from Anas. Authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Majah (no.3428)

Imaam Maalik (May Allaah have Mercy on him) said: “There is no one after the Prophet except that you can take his saying or leave it.”
Related by Ibn Abdul-Haadee in Irshaaus-Saalik (227/1).

Delighted with the beauty of this saying, Taqeeud-Deen as-Subkee said in al-Fataawaa (1/148): “These words are originally those of Ibn Abbaas and Mujaahid, from whom Maalik took and became famous for them.” Imaam Ahmed also took this saying from them, as Abu Dawood relates in his Masaa’il Imaan Ahmed (p.276): “I heard Ahmed say: There is no one, except that his opinion is taken or abandoned, except the Prophet (May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him)

[7] The Saved-Sect are the Ahlul-Hadeeth (the People of Hadeeth), about whom the Prophet Muhammed (May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him)  said:
“There will not cease to be a group from my Ummah victorious and steadfast upon the truth, those who abandon them will not harm them, until the command of Allaah comes about.”
Related by Muslim in his Saheeh (6/52-53) and Abu Dawood in his Sunan (2/202) from Thawbaan

He also said: “This knowledge will be carried by the trustworthy ones of every generation. They will expel by it the alterations made by those going beyond bounds, the false claims of the liars and the false interpretations of the ignorant.”
Related by Ibn Asaakir and authenticated By al-Albaanee in his checking of Mishkat (no.248)

He also said: “Allaah will raise for this community at the end of every hundred years one who will revive His religion.”
Reported by Abu Dawood (3/4278), al-Haakim, at-Tabaraanee in al-Ausat. Authenticated by al-Albaanee in as-Saheeah (2/150)

[8] The Saved-Sect love and honor the mujtahid Imaams (those scholars who are able to extract rulings from the Book and the Sunnah). However they do not blindly follow any of them. On the contrary, they take fiqh (rulings) from the Qur'aan and the Sunnah, upon the understanding and the sayings of all the scholars - if it is in agreement with the authentic Hadeeth. Indeed, this is in agreement with their saying.....

[9] The Saved-Sect orders the good and forbids the evil. Thus it renounces the innovative ways and destructive parties and groups which split the Ummah, as Allaah - the Most High - orders,
“Let there arise from you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islaam), enjoining all that is right and forbidding what is wrong. These are the ones who will achieve success.”
Soorah al-Imraan (3):104

[10] The Saved-Sect reject those laws which are man-made when they contradict the judgment of Islaam. Rather, it calls to the judgment by the Revelation, that Allaah revealed for the happiness and benefit of mankind, as Allaah advises His Messenger, “And so judge (you O Muhammed) between them by what Allaah has revealed and follow not their vain desires.”

Soorah al-Maidah (5): 49

Only Allaah knows what will reform the people. So His Law is firm and constant, it will not alter for the rest of time, nor does the passage of time alter its values. In reality the misfortune, lowliness and humiliation the Muslim nation suffers is because the abandoned the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger. And nothing will make the Muslims strong again except by them returning to the teachings of Islaam - both individually and collectively, acting upon the saying of Allaah,
“Indeed, never will Allaah change the condition of a people until they change themselves.”

Soorah ar-Rad (13): 11

[11] The Saved-Sect call the Muslims collectively to Jihaad in the path of Allaah - which is obligatory upon every Muslim in accordance with his ability and strength. And Jihaad comprises the following:
(a) Jihaad with the tongue and the Pen: to call the Muslims as well as non-Muslims to the adherence to the true and correct Islaam, starting with the concept of Tawheed free from all forms of shirk; as the Prophet warned: “The Hour will not be established until a group from my Ummah will follow the mushriks, and large groups of my Ummah will worship idols.”
Related by Abu Dawood (no.4252), Ibn Majah (no.4000) and al-Haakim (4/448-449). Refer to Tahdheerus-Saajid (p.139) of Shaykh al-Albaanee

(b) Jihaad with wealth: and it is to give wealth for the propagation of Islaam by the establishment of Islamic Institutions, building libraries and the printing of authentic Islamic books, so as to make guidance easily available for those who wish to acquire it. It also consists of the distribution of funds to the weak Muslims to incline their hearts and to strengthen them. It also consists of providing the mujaahideen with food, clothing and other requirements.

(c) Jihaad with Oneself: it consists of fighting and participating in battle for the victory of Islaam, such as the Word of Allaah is made uppermost, whilst the word of kufr (disbelief) is debased and made low.
It has been narrated by Abu Moosa (May Allaah be pleased with him), that a man came to the Prophet Muhammed (May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him) and asked, “A man fights for war booty, another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off, which of them fights in Allaah’s cause?” The Prophet replied, “He who fights that Allaah’s Word be superior, fights in Allaah’s Cause.”

Reported in Saheeh al-Bukhari (vol.4, no.65) and Saheeh Muslim

And the noble Messenger pointed to these three forms of Jihaad in his saying, “Make Jihaad against the mushriks with your wealth, your selves and your tongues.”
Related by Abu Dawood (no.2504) from Anas. Authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Abu Dawood (no.2186)


[7] Anyone who saw the Prophet Muhammed (May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him) while being a Muslim and died upon Islaam is a Sahaabee.{see Saheeh al-Bukhari,vol.5,p.1}

» It hurts us to see people die on Shirk «