Imaam al-Albani’s parting advice to the generality of the Muslims
My parting advice to all the Muslims on the surface of the earth in general and particularly to our brothers who are our partners in the blessed Dawah of Quran and Sunnah according to the methodology of the salafus Salih. I admonish them and myself first and foremost to fear Allah Blessed and Exalted be He.
Thereafter to strive in acquiring beneficial knowledge as Allah said:
And Fear Allah and Allah teaches you (Al Baqarah 2:282)
And that they know that good knowledge is nothing other than what is contained in the Quran and Sunnah according to the understanding of the Salaf. And that they should as much as they have the ability, combine with the knowledge, good deeds so that the knowledge does not become evidence against them rather it becomes evidence in their favour.
The Day whereupon neither wealth nor sons will avail. Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart (free from Shirk and Nifaaq). (Ash-Shuaraa 26:88-89)
Then I caution them against being one of those who abandon the footsteps of the Salaf on many issues in fact in very many issues.
Summarily, those who departs from the fold of the generality of Muslims, 1 I admonish them to reflect the words of the Prophet (saw)in the authentic Ahadith where he said:
And be you servants of Allah in firm Brotherhood.
And it is mandatory that we are mild and gentle in our approach with those who disagree with us. We should always exemplify Allahs statement:
Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair preaching. (An-Nahl 16:125)
Those to whom we must apply this etiquette are those that are vehement in opposing our principles and Aqeedah so that we do not combine with which Allah has favoured us, the hardship brought by a bad method of calling to the truth.
I anticipate from our brother from all the cities of Islam that they abide by the Islamic etiquette and then hope from that in the pleasure of Allah not expecting any recompense from people nor thanks. Perchance this is sufficient and praise is to the Lord of the worlds.
1.By calling the Muslims Kuffaar, hypocrites, khawaarij, Mutazilites, etc. And then warring against them as some ignorant Muslims do nowadays calling the scholars of Islam kuffaar