Following The Ahl Assuna Wa-l Jamaah


History has witnessed many people who wanted to make changes in 'ibadat and who insulted the 'ulama' [1] of the Ahl as-Sunna (rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alaihim ajma'in). It is obvious that the people who say it is necessary to select the rukhsas [2] of the Madhhabs [3] and to abolish the four Madhhabs cannot even correctly read or understand one page of the a'immat almadhahib's books. For, understanding the Madhhabs and the superiority of the a'imma requires being deeply learned. A person who is profoundly learned will not lead people to ruination by opening an ignorant, stupid path. Believing the ignorant and heretical people, who have appeared in the course of history, leads one to perdition. Following the 'ulama' of the Ahl as-Sunna, who have come in every century for fourteen hundred years and who have been praised in hadiths [4], guides to happiness. We, too, should hold fast to the right way of our ancestors, of those pious, pure Muslims, of those martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the Name of Allahu ta'ala and for the promulgation of Islam. And we should not be deceived by the poisonous, harmful articles of upstart reformers!

[1] Ahl as-Sunna (wa'l-Jama'a): the true pious Muslims who follow as-Sahabat al-kiram. These are called Sunni Muslims. A Sunni Muslim adapts himself to one of the four Madhhabs. These madhhabs are Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i and Hanbali.
[2] rukhsa: to permit; easy way of doing a religious act or affair.
[3] madhhab: all of what a profound 'alim of (especially) Fiqh (usually one of the four-Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki, Hanbali) or iman (one of the two, namely Ash-ari, Maturidi) communicated.
[4] hadith (sharif): i) a saying of the Prophet ('alaihi 's-salam).; al-Hadith ash-sharif: all the hadiths as a whole; ii) 'ilm al-hadith; iii) Books of the hadith ash-sharif. iv) Al-hadith al-qudsi, as-sahih, al-hasan: kinds of hadiths (for which, see Endless Bliss, II).