Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan: Being Silent About the People of Innovation and not Clarifying their Falsehood is from the Greatest Forms of Deceiving the Muslims

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

A Clarification of the Errors and Bias Present In al-Nasīhah of Ibrāhīm al-Ruhaylī Part 1 – Shaykh Rabi’ Ibn Hadi al-Madkhali

Shaykh Rabee's Refutation of ar-Ruhaylee's Treatise
Shaykh Rabee’s Refutation of ar-Ruhaylee’s Treatise

We present here an authorized series of translations of Shaykh Rabee’s recent criticism of the treatise, al-Naseeḥah feemaa Yajibu Muraa’aatuhu indal-Ikhtilaaf wa Dawaabit Hajr al-Mukhaalif war-Radd ʿalayhi of Dr. Ibraaheem Ibn ’Aamir ar-Ruhaylee.  Keep watching this space for more updates.

Excerpt from Shaykh Rabee’:

“Dr. Ibraaheem Ibn ‘Aamir al-Ruhaylee attempted to treat this great fitnah (trial, tribulation) in his treatise that he entitled, ‘al-Naseehah feemaa Yajibu Muraa’aattuhu ‘indal-Ikhtilaaf wa Dawaabitt Hajr al-Mukhaalif war-Radd ‘alayhi.’ However, he failed in this endeavor and blundered this attempt, as his advice was not clear at all. He did not differentiate between the oppressors and the oppressed and he did not clarify the good from the bad, despite his numerous guidelines, which only benefit the oppressor who is in opposition to the truth, the one who is actually responsible for flaming the light of this fitnah that Dr. Ibraaheem is attempting to remedy.”

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