التصفية والتربية وفق منهج السلف الصالح
Shaykh ʿAlī Ḥasan al-Ḥalabī (Allāh preserve him) related that Shaykh al-Albānī (Allāh have mercy upon him) was with some of the brothers in a gathering when one of the innovators came to the gathering. He sat on the left side of the Shaykh.
The drink-bearer entered and the one on his right hand side was this innovator. So, the drink-bearer wanted to give precedence to the Shaykh due to his attachment to the Sunnah, his knowledge, his seniority and his high status in knowledge.
So he offered the drink to him and the Shaykh said:
“From the right (indicating to the innovator) for indeed it is the Sunnah even if he is not from Ahl al-Sunnah!!!”
Shaykh ʿAlī said: “This, O brothers, is the honour in the Sunnah…”
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