Translation: Abu Ubayy Sharif Hamzah
Questioner: Who is a Salafee? How can one become a Salafee?
Dr Sharaf: Firstly, Salafee, Sunni and like terms are the same. They are people who follow the Sunnah.
Ahlus-Sunnah is also called Salafiyyah, Firqatun Naajiyah, Taaifatun Mansoorah. Can you understand? That is the fact.
But for you to differentiate between Ahlus-Sunnah and Salafiyyah shows you are ignorant.
There is no difference between Ahlus-Sunnah and As-Salafiyyoon. For you to say: 'Ahlus-Sunnah are those who are soft and Salafiyyah is always hot.' That is a big ignorance.
That is it.
(Source: Question and Answer Session from the tape: Islaam and Sunnah)
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