Indeed, every innovation into this perfect Religion of Islaam is misguidance, and the innovators are but callers at the gates of Hell. This section will clarify many of the prevalent innovation that have emerged within the Ummah today as well as refutations upon the innovators who have invented them.
We have heard some statements from one of the callers to desires and misguidance here in Philadelphia whose goal, ultimately, is do away with the commanding of good and forbidding of evil, and to allow the people to do and say whatever pleases them from sin, transgression and innovation, without there being anyone to censure those statements and actions, or look down upon them. His speech is in line with the old statement of some common folk prevalent some years ago “Allah knows what’s in my heart” or “Only Allah can judge me.” These statements contain truth, but what is intended by them is to leave off censuring and rebuking open acts of disobedience, innovation, and other matters they commit which contradict the lofty Religion of Islam . The only difference now is that these new statements emanate from an individual who ascribes to knowledge and carries a degree from the Islamic University of al Madinah. His dubious statements only give ammunition to people who follow their desires and practice Islam in a way that suits their desires without there being anyone who can advise, rebuke, or censure them.
Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (d.1420H) – rahimahullaah – said whilst mentioning the benefits extracted from the hadeeth (no. 2680) in as-Saheehah (6/401),
In it is the permissibility of making promises (al-wa’d) and al-Bukhaaree (d.256H) inserted a chapter heading for this hadeeth with the name, Should there be a day of learning made specifically for the women?
[Q]: A few days ago, a number of cartoonists who insulted the noble Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and journalists and employees of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper were killed in Paris. Likewise, two men and a woman from the police force were killed. And the individuals who carried out these criminal acts have not yet been caught. However, video clips have emerged in which some of the criminals praise this act and they say that they carried out this crime in order to exact revenge for the noble Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).
So now the fingers are being pointed at Islaam and at the Muslims in general and at the Muslims who live in France specifically. Fires have been set and bombs have been thrown at some of the mosques.