The Noble Scholar Shaykh Rabi bin Hādi al-Madkhali (may Allah preserve him) stated:
I advise you all, oh brothers, that you traverse upon the path of the Salaf as-Sālih (in matters of) learning, character and in calling (to Allah). No harshness, no extremism, a call (to Allah) that is accompanied with forbearance, mercy and exalted character. By Allah, the Dawah as-Salafiyyah will spread by way of these good methods. I say: Some people wrongfully ascribe (things) to this Manhaj. They have come about with evil methods and characteristics. From it, attacking Salafiyyah in the name of Salafiyyah. They have distorted the Dawah as-Salafiyyah with this (evil) way (of theirs). I advise the youth to fear Allah azza wa jall, learn the beneficial knowledge, perform the righteous actions and call the people to Allah with knowledge and wisdom.
Source: adh-Dharee’ah 3/214
Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
28th of Shawwaal, 1437 AH (08/02/2016)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NY