All praise is due to Allah, and may Allah raise the rank of the Messenger of Allah, his family, his Companions, and those who follow his guidance, and grant them peace.
Verily it (this advice) is due to the gloomy calamities and catastrophes that have afflicted Islam and its people and the disgrace and humility that has reached them at the hands of the enemies of Islam, as they gather around them to feast, as if they were gathering around a dish to eat it.
I turn with my request to the Muslims’ scholars and educational foundations in every region of this world, and to all of the rulers of the Muslims, that they fear Allah regarding this Ummah, and that they recognize the dangers that are closing in on them, dangers that are the cause of the calamities and catastrophes befalling them. They must respond quickly, being conscious of the accountability (they have) in front of Allah to lead the Ummah away from the tribulations and afflictions that have reached them. Furthermore, (I advise them) to hasten to take every possible step that will help them to lead the Ummah out (of such calamities). At the very head of these affairs is to return to their Religion of Truth, in all affairs of beliefs, acts of worship, manners, and politics.
They must establish the correct school curriculums derived from the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and what the righteous Salaf were upon so as to educate the (forthcoming) generations with it. This must be done in masjids and in schools, at all grade levels, and in all forms of media, keeping in mind the statement of the noble Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam):
“All of you are shepherds, and you are all accountable for your flocks.” [Saheeh: Collected by al-Bukhari in his Saheeh (#5200), Muslim in his Saheeh (#4701), and others on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him.]
They must also keep in mind the statement of the noble Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam):
“If you perform business transactions of ‘Eenah, content yourselves with agriculture, follow after the tails of cows, and abandon jihad in the way of Allah, then Allah will send humiliation upon you, such that He will not remove until you return to your Religion.” [Saheeh: Collected by Abu Dawud in his Sunan (#3462) on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him. Al-Albaani graded it saheeh in Silsilah al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah (#11).]
And no doubt, the Ummah has fallen into worse than these affairs, to the point that their affair has reached this bitter state.
Additionally, they must keep in mind the Statement of Allah, the Most High:
“And it is not for any believing man, nor for any believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have made a judgement in an affair, that they have any choice on their part.” [Surah al-Ahzaab (33):36]
So know that there is no way for you to ever deliver the Ummah (from harm) other than this way. And (know) that taking other approaches will not increase the Ummah in anything except destruction and humiliation. And (know) that nothing short of taking the Ummah away from their Religion will please the enemies of Islam:
“And the Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their religion.” [Surah al-Baqarah (2):120]
I ask Allah, the Generous, the Lord of the mighty Throne, to grant the Ummah, its rulers, scholars, and people, success in hastening to take these beneficial steps. Our Lord will not accept other than this. And may He gather their hearts and statements together upon the Truth.
And at this occasion I turn my advice to those whom Allah has allowed to follow the methodology of the righteous Salaf, that they fear Allah and be mindful of Him in all situations, open and secret. And (I advise them) to be sincere to Him in all their statements and actions, and to apply themselves fully to seeking beneficial knowledge.
And I advise the proprietors of the Internet websites to make these sites successful means of disseminating the Salafi methodology in the proper, scholastic way, with regards to everything they present to the people through these means that have been afforded them.
And let a sufficient number of the scholars of this methodology take up this task, especially those who are specialists.
So whoever is a specialist in Tafseer of the Noble Qur’an, then let him write things related to Tafseer and its sciences, and let him touch on various issues of belief, acts of worship, dealings, and manners by way of the Verses that he explains. Let him also touch on the principles of Tafseer and its various branches.
And let the specialist in Hadeeth derive his writings from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and let him focus on topics of beliefs and the other things that we mentioned for his brother, the explainer of the Qur’an. Likewise, he should also write about the principles of Hadeeth Sciences and about the biographies of the Imams of Hadeeth.
And let the specialist in Fiqh write within this field, and let him choose subjects to write about that aid the students of knowledge in understanding the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), pairing that with issues that he solves, along with their evidences.
And let the specialist in History write about the life of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), the lives of His Companions, and the lives of the great mountains of this Ummah who produced outstanding efforts that aided Islam.
And let the specialist in the modes of recitation (Qiraa’aat of the Qur’an) and Tajweed write within his field.
And let the specialist in (Arabic) Language write within his field, on the condition that he stays away from that which is not recognized by the Salafi methodology, like figurative speech (majaaz) and its different types.
And (I advise that) no one takes up the task of criticizing the people of innovation and refuting their falsehoods except the people of knowledge.
And I hope that those responsible for these sites, like Sahab and its sisters, will not accept any posts unless they are signed by their authors using their real names. And (I also hope) that they will not accept (the writings of) those who write under pen names.
Similarly, I hope that the Salafis in general will shun arguments and all other causes of differing. And if some of this (differing) does take place between some of the brothers, (I hope that) they will keep it to a minimum, and not quote and place their (opponent’s) statements on Salafi websites, or on other than them, rather they refer the issue back to the people of knowledge so they can speak a word of Truth about it that will put an end, in shaa’ Allah, to the differing.
And I advise the brothers to be vigilant in spreading beneficial knowledge between themselves, and to spread the causes of affection and brotherhood between themselves.
May Allah grant everyone success in attaining what pleases Him, and may He reconcile what is between the hearts. Verily my Lord is One who answers the supplications.