Meaning & Understanding Of SALAF, Why Blaming Me For Calling Myself Salafy by Abdullah (m): On Mon Nov 2022 06:10pm
Why blaming me for calling myself a SALAFI?
Salafโ€™ in the Qurโ€™an๐Ÿ‘‡

The term being used in reference to a past affair

Allah the most high states:

{ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชูŽู†ู’ูƒูุญููˆุง ู…ูŽุง ู†ูŽูƒูŽุญูŽ ุขุจูŽุงุคููƒูู…ู’ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู†ูู‘ุณูŽุงุกู ุฅูู„ูŽู‘ุง ู…ูŽุง ู‚ูŽุฏู’ ุณูŽู„ูŽููŽ}

โ€œDo not marry the women your fathers have married except that which has โ€˜Salafโ€™ (past)
(Suratul Nisaa Vs 22)

{ููŽู…ูŽู†ู’ ุฌูŽุงุกูŽู‡ู ู…ูŽูˆู’ุนูุธูŽุฉูŒ ู…ูู†ู’ ุฑูŽุจูู‘ู‡ู ููŽุงู†ู’ุชูŽู‡ูŽู‰ ููŽู„ูŽู‡ู ู…ูŽุง ุณูŽู„ูŽููŽ}

โ€œWhoever come to them an admonition from their lord (concerning Interest) and desists) then to him is what has โ€˜Salafโ€™ (past) and his affair is with Allah
(Suratul Baqarah Vs 275)

The term being used in relation to a group of people

{ููŽุฌูŽุนูŽู„ู’ู†ูŽุงู‡ูู…ู’ ุณูŽู„ูŽูู‹ุง ูˆูŽู…ูŽุซูŽู„ู‹ุง ู„ูู„ู’ุขุฎูุฑููŠู†ูŽ}

โ€œSo we made them a โ€˜Salafโ€™ (precedent) and an example to later generationsโ€
(Suratuz Zukhruf Vs 56)

Salaf in the Sunnah
No doubt from the clearest of the texts of the sunnah mentioning the term salaf is an authentic hadeeth wherein the prophet โ€“ Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam โ€“ referred to himself as a blessed salaf for his daughter and โ€“ it follows โ€“ the rest of the Ummah in general

The messenger โ€“ Sallallahu alaihi was Sallam while he was ill prior to him passing away, Fatimah His daughter โ€“ Radhiyallahu anhaa โ€“ came to his bedside and the messenger of Allah whispered to her twice. When he did so in the first instance she began to weep, then when he whispered on the second occasion she began to laugh. Aisha โ€“ Radhiyallahu anhaa asked her about that and Fatima refused to divulge the secret that messenger gave to her that brought about this weeping and laughter. After the death of the messenger โ€“ Sallallahu alahi Was Salam she informed her that now I will inform you so she said:

ยซ ุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ ุฌูุจู’ุฑููŠู„ูŽ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ูŠูุนูŽุงุฑูุถูู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู†ูŽ ููู‰ ูƒูู„ูู‘ ุณูŽู†ูŽุฉู ู…ูŽุฑูŽู‘ุฉู‹ ูˆูŽุฅูู†ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽุงุฑูŽุถูŽู‡ู ุงู„ุขู†ูŽ ู…ูŽุฑูŽู‘ุชูŽูŠู’ู†ู ูˆูŽุฅูู†ูู‘ู‰ ู„ุงูŽ ุฃูุฑูŽู‰ ุงู„ุฃูŽุฌูŽู„ูŽ ุฅูู„ุงูŽู‘ ู‚ูŽุฏู ุงู‚ู’ุชูŽุฑูŽุจูŽ ููŽุงุชูŽู‘ู‚ูู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ูŽ ูˆูŽุงุตู’ุจูุฑูู‰ ููŽุฅูู†ูŽู‘ู‡ู

ยซู†ูุนู’ู…ูŽ ุงู„ุณูŽู‘ู„ูŽู ุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ู„ูŽูƒู ยป

The messenger โ€“ Sallallahu alaihi wa Salam โ€“ said: Indeed Jibreel used to listen to my recitation of the Qurโ€™aan once a year, and he has now (i.e. this year) done so twice, and i do not see except that my appointed time is close, so fear Allah and be patient for indeed I am a blessed โ€˜salafโ€™ (Predecessor) for youโ€
(Collected by Bukhaari (5928) and Muslim (2450))

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