Way of the Salaf and their Understanding - Abu Imran Al Sharkasi
It is incumbent to adhere to the understanding of the Salaf (predecessors), because this way has at its beginning the pious gathering of the Sahabah who took the religion directly from the Messenger of Allah. They were the best of those who understood the teachings and adhered to them in a way that gained the Pleasure of Allah -- the Most Gracious.
"And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun and the Ansar and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him." [Soorah At-Tawbah: 100]
The belief of the Sahabah is an example for us to follow, as Allah says in the Qur'an: "So if they believe in the like of that which you believe, they are rightly guided, but if they turn away, then they are only in opposition." [2:137]
Furthermore, the Qur'aan exhorts us to follow the way of the believers, which is a reference to the way of the Sahabah.
"And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the way of the believers. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell - what an evil destination." [Soorah An-Nisaa: 115]
ABOUT THE SPEAKER -
The Lecture was delivered by Abu Imraan Al-Sharkasi, who was born in Russia into a Muslim family and moved to the UK in 1993. Abu Imran is highly skilled in the Arabic language and has translated extensively at seminars for many scholars and students of knowledge.
He also has tazkiyyah from scholars such as Shaikh 'Abdus-Salaam al-Burgis
(rahimahullah), Shaikh Khaalid al-Anbari, Shaikh Fasial al-Jaasim and many others. Currently Abu Imran is the director of the Al-Burhaan Institute based in Leicester U.K which offers regular beneficial classes throughout the week.