Salafiya and wahabiya is a very sensible topic to talk about..We will put it in tips.
➡Al munajjid says
The Salafis are the followers of the way of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and his Companions, because they are the ones who came before us (the Salaf= pious predecessors) and who advanced ahead of us, so their followers are the Salafis
◾follow what the Salafi scholars tell you of Tawheed, fiqh and hadeeth, this is following true Islam, which Allaah wants for all people.
↪Allaah has enjoined upon the ordinary Muslim to ask the scholars and to follow their opinions and fatwas.
You know that the closest of them to the right path and the truth are those who follow the path of the Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
in their understanding of the Qur’aan and Sunnah; they are the followers of the righteous Salaf
↔The best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and the people with the most knowledge of this guidance are the scholars of hadeeth, namely the righteous salaf. Those who follow them will be saved and those who go against them will be doomed.
◾So you must adhere to this path and ask Allaah for guidance and steadfastness.
🏴And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way, We shall keep him in the oath he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination!” [al-Nisa’ 4:115]
↔Also Website of Isamqa says:↩
If a person calls himself a Salafi to express his gratitude for having been guided to this way, or to clearly distinguish himself from innovation, then this is OK and is allowed in Islam
Muslims follow Sunnah bc prophet Muhammad said follow my Sunnah
” I urge you to adhere to my way (Sunnah) and the way of the rightly-guided successors (al-khulafa’ al-raashidoon) who come after me. Hold fast to it and bite onto it with your eyeteeth [i.e., cling firmly to it], and beware of newly-invented matters.”
Sum up: though you don’t like Salafiya as a terminology yet stick to being Sunni
And bc all other deviated sects may claim they are Sunnah
Thus, scholars say Salafiya just to distinguish us from deviants.
Last thing to add is that Sheikh Ibn Ithaimeen says don’t follow any sect don’t name yourself a Salafi but follow their manhaj follow their path but don’t innovate a sect called Salafiya
We are Muslims following the way of Salaf but not Wahabis not Salafis
Listen to what Sheikh Uthaimin says
Wahhabism and what it means?
Alhamdulillah, there is no religion called wahhabism or sectarism in Islam
“Hold firmly to the rope of Allah and be divided not for ye were once enemies and Allah united you as brothers”.. Sura 3;103.
Islam is our religion as Allah says,
“O ye who believe!fear Allah as he should be feared and do not die except being muslims.” Surah 3;102.
After that Allah says we should unite ans not divide.
Wahhabism is a name some people give to those who are upon the creed that there is no moderate Islam..
Muhammad bin Abdul wahhab was a prolific sheikh in najd who rise up against shia and innovators in Makkah and together with king saud whom he pledge allegiance to bring tawheed and true islam.
He wrote a book called kitabut tawheed and levelled any cemetery that is raise as a place of veneration.
He was from hanbali madhhab and he was a fellower of Islam.
If he does anything wrong, we reject and take what Allah and rasulullah salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam
Muhammad bin abdulwahhab united all the Arabs forming Saudi Arabia under one king saud who made his families to be the sheikh of Saudi called ash sheikh families.
Islam is our religion, Quran and hadith are our guide and if one teaches according to it, we should follow him and not what is contrary.
May Allah grants us knowledge and protect our eemaan from any deviation. Amin