Rejoinder To An Ikhwaaniy’s Description of Salafiyyah……

To proceed..
There is a popular saying in this part of our world that if you don’t fight corruption ,corruption will not only fight you but also harm you. Very similar to this is the fact that if you don’t refute Hizbiyyah which is synonymous with Ikhwaaniyyah it will not only victimise you but also fabricate lies against Salafiyyah.

This fact is coming on the heel of a recent audio speech of one of the leaders of Al-Ikhwaan ul- Muslimoon ( The Muslim Brotherhood) and a graduate of one of the institutions in Saudi Arabia. In the said audio the man tried to describe Salafiyyah from a jaundiced or Ikhwaaniy stereotyped point of view. He created an imaginary Jabata figure or group in his mind , placed the toga of Salafiyyah on them and churn out many vituperations in the name of describing Salafiyyah. This is not unexpected from a staunch Ikhwaaniy. Hearing the opposite is what can lead to bewilderment.
Allaah says :

(یَـٰۤأَیُّهَا ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُونُوا۟ قَوَّ ٰ⁠مِینَ لِلَّهِ شُهَدَاۤءَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِۖ وَلَا یَجۡرِمَنَّكُمۡ شَنَـَٔانُ قَوۡمٍ عَلَىٰۤ أَلَّا تَعۡدِلُوا۟ۚ ٱعۡدِلُوا۟ هُوَ أَقۡرَبُ لِلتَّقۡوَىٰۖ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِیرُۢ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ)
[Surat Al-Ma’idah 8]

O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah, witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.

Excoriation in the garb of advice he tactically accused the Salafiyyoon of many things they are free from.
Allaah says :

And those who harm believing men and believing women for [something] other than what they have earned have certainly born upon themselves a slander and manifest sin.
[Surat Al-Ahzab 58]

Highlighted below are some of his tactical accusations ,may forgive him and us :

He believes Salafiyyah has turned to an ax axing and halting the Da’wah that is already moving. This is really intriguing and we can only but go back to memory lane to debunk his prejudice. Before the advent of the Saudi professors and doctors the Da’awah was propagated in its pure form without the mixture of falsehood with truth. The Ikhwaan were recognized as epitome of laxity ,politics and are avoided like lepers by those who want to have their religion protected. In some tertiary institutions the Ikhwaan always fought tooth and nail,by hook or by crook with the MSSN on the right manhaj of Salafiyyah to be at the helms of affair until they attain their target. The same tussle reflected in most of the IVC organized by the B-Zone of MSSN. The Ikhwaan or Muslim Brotherhood in the name of CMT (…) through their clandestine ploys eventually succeeded in breaking the ranks of the MSSN where they carved out their IVC. However institutions such as OAU,Unilorin,FUTMINA among others remained firm against their shenanigans.

Unlike what the Ikhwaaniy mouthpiece said , that the Salafist do not have any impact in their family let alone their street. That they are unkind to their parents,children,neighbours and of no benefit their family etc. By Allaah this is a blatant lie that is far from the truth. This is really disheartening especially as it is coming from someone laying claim to knowledge. I can only enjoin him to fear Allaah and seek repentance in Him. Outside the walls of higher institutions were pure proselytization of Da’wah . Many weekly Halaqaat sprang up like that of DCL, Markaaz of Ahlis Sunnah in Amukoko, Iyana Ipaja ,Amuwo-Mile 2,Egbeda , Fola-Agoro,Ilupeju and beyond. All these were going on before the return of people like him. The deafening silence one is witnessing today from those who never condoned Hizbiyyah / Ikhwaaniyyoon in the not too distant past,from their university days and outside,is however worrying. May Allaah restore their courage and keep us all firm.

He also talked about Muwaazanaat ( a typical slogan of the Ikhwaan). He said no matter how bad someone may be he would have a good side that one must always mention when discussing his ills. Despite how logical this may seems it does not hold water in the face of a malicious person or someone that is being warned against according to the submissions of the righteous scholars of the past and present.
Khateeb al-Baghdaadiy said :

Naafi’u bn Ashraf said : it was usually said that among the punishment for a liar is never to accept his truth ” and I ( Khateeb ) say : ” Among the punishment for a sinner ,mubtad’i is not to mention his good side ” ( Al-Kifaayah ).

Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan said when he was asked about mentioning the good side of a person being warned against : ” if you mention their good it means you are inviting to them ,no no,no don’t mention their good,mention only the error they are upon ” ( Al-Ajwibat ul Mufeedah )

ﻫﻞ ﻳﻠﺰﻣﻨﺎ ﺫﻛﺮ ﻣﺤﺎﺳﻦ ﻣﻦ ﻧﺤﺬﺭ ﻣﻨﻬﻢ ؟ ﻓﺄﺟﺎﺏ ﺍﻟﺸﻴﺦ : ﺇﺫﺍ ﺫﻛﺮﺕ ﻣﺤﺎﺳﻨﻬﻢ ﻓﻤﻌﻨﺎﻩ ﺃﻧﻚ ﺩﻋﻮﺕ ﻟﻬﻢ , ﻻ … ﻻ , ﻻ ﺗﺬﻛﺮ ﻣﺤﺎﺳﻨﻬﻢ ﺍﺫﻛﺮ ﺍﻟﺨﻄﺄ ﺍﻟﺬﻯ ﻫﻢ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻓﻘﻂ. ( ﺍﻷﺟﻮﺑﺔ ﺍﻟﻤﻔﻴﺪﺓ ).

He also ascribed unjustly to Salafiyyah the Takfeer,Tafseeq and Tabdee’ of people and the society at large. I will only advice him here to go back to the history of The Muslim Brotherhood whose basis was predicated upon chaos ,disruption of public peace, protest and spilling of blood , all in the name of seeking political power. Making Takfeer of the state, the founder of Ikhwaan, Hasan Al-Banna said :

*«إننا نُعلنُ في وضوحٍ وصراحةٍ أن كلَّ مسلمٍ لا يُؤمن بهذا المنهج – منهج الإخوان – ولا يعمل لتحقيقه لا حظَّ له في الإسلام!»!!
( الرســائــل 86)

“We are declaring clearly that every Muslim that does not belief in this manhaj (of Ikhwaan) and does not work to establish it will have no portion in Islam “
( Ar-Rasaail ).

Another famous Ikhwaaniy Alliy al-‘Ashmaawiy said :

من أراد أن يلحق بنا فهو مسلم، ومن وقف ضدنا فقد حكم على نفسه بالكفر

(186 التاريخ السري ص)

” Whoever desire to join he is a Muslim, and whoever go against us has declare himself as Kaafir ,unbeliever. “
( At-Taarikh As-Siriyy ).

So much for the Ikhwaan, their mouthpiece, weeping up of sentiment and their playing of victim card,aligning with the devil among others.All these are part of the means adopted by the Ikhwaan from time to time depending on the end it wants to meet.
May Allaah keep us firm and protect us from the ploy of the Hizbiyyoon.
( To be continued)

Written by: Abu Sufyaan, Hafidhahullah


It takes tremendous effort to memorize the Quran, and similar painstaking to commit books of hadith to memory, but it takes Allah’s favour and special grace to understand both correctly as the predecessors did to form your creed in the image of theirs.

If you still wonder how a person could memorize so many books and still not be upon the right methodology (منهج), or even worse, you wonder what is manhaj at all, then look around and you’ll see soofees and other deviants who memorize and recite the Quran like tapes but are still innovators, and many individuals who memorize books of ahaadeeth whose real meanings they do not understand to be upon the understanding and way of the pious predecessors. That is wrongness of manhaj.

Written by: Sheikh Murtado Adedokun, Hafidhahullah.


Every centre for Islamic knowledge (madrasah) shouldn’t focus on teaching Qur’an and lugha (i.e Arabic literature) only…In spite the fact that we need them, emphasis ought to be given especially in the field of proper knowledge of Aqeedah (Fundamentals of belief), Tarbiyyah (proper training and upbringing) and Adab (good morals) to our sisters……
Going around blabbing or babbling in the midst of brothers reluctantly both online and offline, is among the unwanted part because they can easily lose their dignity both online and offline. And seeing a sister cursing and using abusive words online or offline is lamentable because, this contradict the teachings of Islam….. SubhanAllah where is the haya’a (bashfulness & modesty) for Allah’s sake?

Every madrasah need to create an avenue for special female training on khulq (character and code of conduct) at least once a month or at least a week based on the convenience…..Wallahi we, the sisters need it. Often times you feel sad inside of yourself seeing what some sisters are doing…..
If you want to know more about sisters/ummus (mothers), just live with them either in school hostels or madrasah hostels or move along with them for an appreciable length of time and you shall be surprised with their nonchalant and adamancy towards their solaat (prayers). It’s no surprising hearing some married Muslim sisters speaking out of no shame how they spend their time watching improper and unnecessary movies at home!….. What action is the husband taking on this?

Dear husband be very much concerned about your wife’s movements and her use of phone….. If you as a husband keep mute with the way your wife keep molesting herself on social media, definitely you still have a big problem to deal with, because she will end up raising your children as such…

Majority of the WhatsApp groups confer not positive impacts but rather an ill-mindset and and a mischievous inclination.
In turn, this negative mindset of some sisters has affected many homes…. The group admin(s) pioneering or navigating Islamic groups most often times lack proper Islamic knowledge and the Shari’ah (Islamic jurisprudence)….. Judging by this, the problem is not going to be solved easily because those navigating social groups lack proper knowledge of the Deen (religion).

With the internet making the world a global village, online interactions are now on to the furthest extremes. Both brothers and sisters need to realize that sharing the same group chat (chat room) does not negate the rules of modesty and khalwa (seclusion) while interacting with the opposite gender…… So, gender sensitiveness ought to be considered in situations like such. The Sisters claim they are indoors but their phones are creating more harm than good for them…..
Our teachers and husbands (may Allah preserve them upon goodness) need to help us (i.e we the sisters) by putting more efforts in orientating us more and more and also giving us Nasiha (sincere admonishment and conformance), for indeed Nasiha form a core part of the our Deen (religion) …. Females are not what you just train and leave. There’s need for continual orientation and Nasiha. And forget not to be concerned knowing who your wife mingle and walks with. For Ad-dayyut (The unjealous and uncaring of their wife’s matter) shall not enter paradise, as said by our noble Prophet Muhammad PBUH…..
If you as the husband want a good training and proper upbringing (tarbiyah) for your children, then you need to start from their mother (your wife). For the mother, is the first university……
Try accessing their activities on social media platforms if that won’t create problems. Because those are part of your responsibility as the head of the home….

Sisters, don’t be deceived by motivational speakers or those defending your misguidance.
All the social media uploads, posts and comments of yours, is none but but your own responsibility, and you shall be held accountable for them. Don’t be surprised seeing some of those posts after many years. So, be careful of what you post and upload.

If you can’t use social media without causing fitnah or indulging in ill talks, then it’s high time you quit and save yourself. For indeed you shall be held accountable for everything you post and upload.

As a mother, don’t just hold the belief of becoming a good mother to your children, you start from now through your actions and commitments…. A good Lady becomes a good wife and a good wife becomes a good mother and vice versa…..

Let your focus in life be how to please your Lord.
How to preserve your dignity at home and outside.
And how to benefit your female folk through knowledge and Nasiha (sincere admonishment and conformance). For indeed striving and investing in knowledge pays the best interest.

Lastly, understand those from whom you take knowledge from….. Put emotions and western ideology/culture at bay and learn more about Islam in line with the way of the salafs as-saliheen (righteous predecessors)

May Allah increase us in understanding, preserve our teachers upon goodness and rectify the affairs of this Ummah (Islamic nation)


Written by: Bint Abdulgoniyy Ummu Sumayyah