The Strangers are the Praised and Blessed One – by Shaykh Ahmed ibn Umar Bazmool

From the corruption that these people of falsehood use to defend themselves:

Is their great numbers to prove they are upon the truth?

So the misguided people of innovation and desires will often give speeches to the people telling them about their great numbers, and that this is proof they are upon the truth or that they are not innovators۔

And they do not know that by this they are only affirming their violation of the truth and here is the evidence:

I say: The Salafis who are firm upon the Sunnah are very few, they are the people of strangeness upon the earth generally, and amongst the people of desires and innovation specifically, narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said: ((Islam initiated as something strange and it will return to being strange just as it began, so glad tidings to the strangers))

And Yunus ibn ‘Ubaid said: There is nothing stranger than the Sunnah, and the one who knows it is even stranger.

Yusuf ibn Asbaat said:

“The people of sunnah are more scarce than red sulfur.”

And Abu Bakr ibn Ayaash was asked:

Who is the Sunni? He said: The Sunni is the one who if desires are mentioned, he does not bigotedly adhere to any of them.

And Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzi said:

The strangers are the praised and blessed one, and due to their scarcity amognst the people they were named strangers, because many of the people are upon other than these characteristics.

So the people of Islam are strangers amognst the people, and the true believers are strangers amongst the people of Islam, and the people of knowledge are strangers amongst the true believers, and the people of Sunnah who separate it [the Sunnah] from desires and innovation; they are the strangers

And those who call to it and have patience upon the harm of the opposers are the most strange amongst them – but these ones are the people of Allaah in truth, because there is no strangeness about them [in reality], but their [in reality], but their strangeness only comes from the great number of those whom Allaah said about them: {وإن تطع أكثر من في الأرض يضلوك عن سبيل الله} [And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allaah’s Path.]

So those ones are the true strangers to Allaah and His messenger and His religion, and their strangeness is a grievous one, even if they are those who are famous and referred back to.

From his lecture:
The people of Sunnah are the strangers in a time where the enemies from the people of innovation and desires fight against them By the noble Shaykh Ahmed ibn ‘Umar Bazmool – may Allaah preserve him.

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