بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah The most Gracious The Most Merciful
After going through a google search on the term “salafi” one can see that the majority of the results are of a negative portrayl of the dawah. You get such results as one describing a group called “salafi jihadists” doing such and such in Palestine or “salafists” going on hunger strikes in Tunisia are a false image of this great dawah. The distortion stems from the media and such groups who claim to be upon salafiyyah when in fact they are no more than extreme people upon partisanship . Since when was it from our dawah to protest and attack embassies or to go on hunger strikes? Will we find any narration that equates these actions to the Prophet or sahabah? So what makes you a salafi? Growing a beard and wearing a thobe? Carrying guns and shouting slogans in the streets? Claiming to be a salafi is not based on politics and emotions but it’s based on following the Qura`n and Sunnah with the understanding of the salaf. The arab and Muslim world have done a great job in aiding the media in showing the false claim of who and what salafiyyah is. It is incumbent upon us to spread the word of what true salafiyyah is and what this dawah is really about. We cannot allow them to continue to run away with this dawah and give it a false description.