? *My Advice to Ahlus-Sunnah; the Salafīs in America and Elsewhere* I advise them to contemplate upon the Allāh’s creation of the heavens and ear…

? *My Advice to Ahlus-Sunnah; the Salafīs in America and Elsewhere*

I advise them to contemplate upon the Allāh’s creation of the heavens and earth and to always reflect upon that which Allāh has produced and His universal signs. They are to contemplate the meanings of the Names, Attributes, and Actions of Allāh, but do not contemplate upon the Essence of Allāh, the Exalted; for they cannot fathom the true nature of His Essence.

They should be abundant in seeking His forgiveness, glorifying Him, and remembering Allāh in all circumstances with a remembrance in which the heart corresponds with the tongue and to be consistent in reciting a daily portion of the Noble Qur’ān, seeking assistance in that with the Tafsīr of Imām As-Sa’dī.

And to study the Sīrah of the Salaf; Ahlul-Hadīth from the books of history, in order make easy actualization of the practical application (of Islām) within their lives and objectives; (studying that) either from Siyar A’lām An-Nubalā’ or from Al-Bidāyah wan-Nihayah, or from Tabaqāt Al-Hanābilah, or other than it from the books deemed reputable with Ahlul-Hadīth.

_I advise them to be close (to one another), be united, to pardon each other, and to mutually advise each other with the truth, along with patience; especially when tribulations are abundant._ And to not involve laymen in Fitan and that which is above their mental capacity, and to not delve into higher level sciences without Fiqh (of those sciences) and without a Shaykh (to oversee you in those matters).

And to focus on lofty matters, leaving off lowly affairs, and Allāh, Alone, is the Granter of Success and to Him belongs the Bounty and Favor

Written by (Shaykh) Alī Al-Wasīfī, حفظه الله

Trans. by Raha Batts (at the request of the Shaykh)

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