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.
The ’Allaamah, the Shaykh, Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan may Allaah preserve him was asked the following question:
“Is not refuting the people of innovation and concealing their falsehood and defending them from deceiving the Muslims?”
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan replied,
“This is from major deception of the Muslims, being silent about the people of innovation (bid’ah) and not clarifying their bid’ah, this is from deceiving the Muslims and if in addition to that he praised them (the innovators) than this is worse and more evil… and refuge is sought with Allaah.
So what is obligatory upon those who have knowledge is to make clear the innovations and newly invented matters (in the religion) and to prohibit them and warn against these innovations and to not be silent because indeed silence is from concealing (knowledge) (Allaah says:)
“Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allaah and cursed by the cursers. Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These are the ones who I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, and the Most Merciful.” [Sooratul-Baqarah 2:159-160]
It is not permissible for the Muslim that has knowledge to be silent about bid’ah and oppositions (in the religion) and he is to make them clear to the people because if he was silent, the people will use (his silence) as proof, and they will say if this was unlawful or prohibited, the scholar so and so would of not been silent about it and he sees it (innovation, opposition).
Translation by Talhah Payne
Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee (rahimahullaah) said,
“Beware of the propaganda that is [designed] to sow [the seeds of] dissension between whites and blacks…You are a Muslim and your brother is a Muslim, regardless of whether he is white or black.”
I remember sitting in front of our Shaykh, the Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Wādi’ee (rahimahullaah) when he articulated this heartfelt advice to the brothers and sisters in America. It was relevant then and it is even more significant now, at a time when individuals who claim to be from Ahlus-Sunnah are retweeting Louis Farrakhan, uniting on racial lines whilst overlooking creedal issues and using similar rhetoric to that of the NOI and other racists. Continue reading “From Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee’s Advice to the Salafis of America: Beware of Racism!”