Khuṭbah By Shaykh Khālid Adh-Dhafiri – The Salafi Masjid – Small Heath – Birmingham

Shaykh Khālid Dhafiri حفظه الله

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[25/08//2023] Khuṭbah By Shaykh Khālid Adh-Dhafiri حفظه الله. Masjid Salafi, Small Heath, Birmingham, UK. Translated by Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid حفظه الله.

Some points covered by Shaykh Khālid Adh-Dhafiri حفظه الله during this Khuṭbah:

  • The great fundamental principle of al-I’tiṣām (holding fast to the Qur’ān and Sunnah), and the danger of abandoning it.
  • Proof from the Qur’ān and Sunnah regarding al-I’tiṣām.
  • The Prophet’s ﷺ warning against innovation and splitting.
  • Understanding that bid’ah is from the greatest of the means that lead to division in the ummah. 
  • Consensus from the Salaf regarding warning against and boycotting the people of innovation.
  • The disease of innovators and innovations.
  • Statements from ‘Abdullāh b. ‘Umar, ‘Abdullāh b. ‘Abbās (رضى الله عنهم), Abū Qilābah and Imām Aḥmad (رحمهم الله) warning against the people of innovation and desires.
  • The misguidance of the one who says warn against innovation but not the one who is speaking with innovation.
  • The example of the Prophet ﷺ pointing to Dhul-Khuwaysirah and warning against him.
  • Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) on warning against innovation and naming the people of innovation.
  • Statements from Imām Aḥmad and Ibn Abī Zamanīn (رحمهم الله) highlighting that it is not considered to be backbiting when speaking against the people of innovation. 
  • The jihād of warning against the people of innovation. 
  • Imām Aḥmad (رحمه الله) on the reason why the one who warns against the people of innovation is more beloved to him that the one who does optional fasting, prays at night and makes i’tikāf. 
  • The obligation for a group of the ummah to warn against the people of innovation.
  • The impermissibility of mentioning the good deeds of the people of innovation when warning against them.
  • The ignorance of the one who limits the sects to the ones of old.

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