Meaning: As-Salafiyyah

Question: What is “As-Salafiyyah”? What do you think of it?

Answer: As-Salafiyyah (Salafism) is a term derived from the word “Salaf”, which refers to the righteous predecessors of the first three generations of Muslims which include the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet), Taabi‘oon (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet) and Tabi‘ Al-Taabi‘oon (Successors, the generation after the Taabi‘oon)… read more here.

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Meaning: The Salaf and The Salafiyyoon

Question: What is the explanation of the word “Salaf” and who are “Al-Salafiyyoon”? Could you give me an abstract of “Al-‘Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah” book? What is the interpretation of the first five Aayaat of Soorah Al-Kahf?

Answer: “Salaf” are Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream) who are the followers of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) such as the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allaah be pleased with them) and those who follow in their footsteps until the Day of Resurrection… read more here.