Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī:
I ask Allah to grant us sincerity, harmony, brotherhood and place mutual love between us, this is what I have advised in numerous lectures, and yet, I am still accused of exaggeration, extremism and splitting the ummah.
By Allah! By Allah! By Allah! It is they who are splitting the salafī youth with their principles and corrupt methodologies, who then pretend to cry over salafīyyah and say ‘so and so’ (is the cause of splitting). The Salaf were also labeled with such attributes. Imām Aḥmad (d. 241 AH) was labelled with it, likewise before him ʿUthmān and ʿAlī were labelled. Ibn Taymīyyah and Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb were labelled with it. Every caller who raises the flag of the sunnah is fought against in every possible way, especially in this time they have increased, and the corrupt mass media has increased with their wicked ways – may Allah bless you. They have continued to increase and learnt much deception from the enemies of Islam, may Allah bless you. Be a people who are awake and sharp, and be as was narrated from ʿUmar ‘I am not a trickster nor can a trickster deceive me’, meaning, I am not a trickster who is despicable and lowly nor can a trickster – who is low, despicable and cunning, deceive me.
Be intelligent and noble. Know the truth and strive in following it. Hold on to it with your molar teeth and if somebody errs – whoever it may be, may Allah bless you, Ibn Bāz, Ibn Taymīyyah or other than them of the scholars who are alive, if he errs we respect him – if he is a salafī – but we do not accept his error nor do we give it any consideration regardless of who it is, and whoever is in accordance to the truth we aid him and support him upon the truth. Allah says;
۞ وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ
“Help one another in righteousness and piety and do not help one another in sin and transgression.” (Q 5:2)
Many of those who plot against you, they facilitate for the youth to help one another in sin and transgression. So then fear Allah O youth, and build the brotherhood between you and know the truth from its correct sources and help you one another in al-Birr and al-Taqwa and aid this Daʿwah (Al-Salafīyyah) and spread it, for the ummah is in dire need of it; rather the disbelievers from the Jews and Christians are in dire need of it, and if Allah guides by way of you one man, it is better for you than red camels.
I ask Allah that he makes us all from the sincere callers and from the trusted truthful advisers Verily our Lord Hears the supplication. And may peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, His household and companions.