As Salaam Alaykum wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakatuh,
I have just joined this forum, because I would like to increase my knowledge in traditional Islamic Fiqh and deepen my understanding of the Deen. Although I have been a Muslim for over six years, I had been a "Salafi". It provided me with the opportunity to learn much about the Deen, masha'Allah.
But a number of factors gradually led me to question their particular understanding of Islam. After having previously believed we need only "Qur'an and Sunna", I have since realized the importance of following one of the madhahib. I have adopted this in the form of the 'Amal Ahl al-Madina, which was the original term used by Imam Malik ibn Anas (rahimahullah).
I have also been reading into the original sciences of Tasawwuf, because this term has unfortunately been distorted by the practice of certain pseudo-Sufis and this has provided many "Salafis" the opportunity to reject it entirely as a later bid'ah. I have come to understand there is an authentic Tasawwuf based firmly on adherence to the Shari'a and Ittiba' as-Sunna.
So I am trying to soak in the various information on the forum and will begin posting when I feel there is something I can positively contribute to, insha'Allah. May Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) allow me to benefit from this forum and increase us all in Taqwa. Ameen.
Wa Alaykum as-Salaam wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakatuh