Abu Ja’far’s misleading claim that Salafi’s believe deeds are based on salvation

13Apr10

Abu Ja’far claims on his website that the from among the ‘Key beliefs’ of the Salafiyyah is the belief that’ Salvation is by deeds and the believer enters the Paradise because of his deeds and not due to Grace and the Mercy of Allah.’  

This is his claim and just like his other claims, we will InshaAllaah show that this is nothing more than a lie and false accusation.

Do we believe in a deeds based salvation as Abu Ja’far claims?

In the book Kitaab Sharh as-Sunnah written by Abu Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali  ibn Khalaf al-Barbahari  Rahimaullaah (d.329H)

He states: 68: No one enters Paradise except by the Mercy of Allah.

Know that no one will enter Paradise except through the Mercy of Allah. Allah will not punish anyone except according to the degree of his sins. If He were to punish them all, the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth, the good and the bad of them, then He would punish them without being unjust to them.

This book was published by Al-Hidaayah and is currently being sold at many bookshops around the UK and is known to a famous text among those upon the Manhaj of the Salaf as-Salih.

Shaikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah states in his work al Furqaan Bayna Awliyaa ar Rahmaan wa Awliyaa ash Shaytaan” (the friends of Allaah and the friends of Shaytaan). It states on page 240 “none shall enter paradise through the virtues of his action“.

This was also confirmed by Shaikh Salih al-Munajjid who stated in response to a question: “The mercy of Allaah is what will admit His believing slaves to Paradise on the Day of Resurrection. No one will ever enter Paradise because of his deeds alone, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No one’s deeds will ever admit him to Paradise.” They said, “Not even you, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “No, not even me, unless Allaah shower me with His Mercy. So try to be near to perfection. And no one should wish for death; he is either doing good so he will do more of that, or he is doing wrong so he may repent.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5349; Muslim, 7042

And this is the same thing that we are told by our Ulama, Teachers and students of knowledge.

Infact once we were questioned by a berelwi about Jannah and his claim was that we do gain Jannah due to our deeds! We corrected him and stated that it was due to the mercy of Allaah which he then accepted. We did not paint every berelwi with the same brush. (Something that Abu Ja’far loves doing).

We do not believe in a deeds based Salvation Abu Ja’far. Get your facts right! We say: you need to recheck your whole website Mr Abu Ja’far or at least have the deceny to accept you have lied

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One Response to “Abu Ja’far’s misleading claim that Salafi’s believe deeds are based on salvation”

  1. 1 Abu Muhammad ad-Danimarki

    Jazakum Allahu khayran. Clear proofs.


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