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04-01-2012, 09:12 PM
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Protecting The Innovator is Betrayal Against the Muslims, by Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah)

Question: Is the absence of refuting Ahlul-Bid'ah (the people of innovation) - and concealing their falsehood and defending them - considered as deception against the Muslims?

Shaikh Fawzaan answered: This is the greatest form of deception against the Muslims! Remaining silent concerning Ahlul-Bid'ah (the people of innovation), and the absence of clarifying their innovation, (Hadha min al-Gish lil Muslimeen) this is deception against the Muslims.

And if - in addition to this - they praise and exalt them, then this is more severe and a greater evil. And refuge in Allaah is sought!

Thus, it is obligatory upon those who have knowledge to clarify the innovations and newly invented matters. And they must prohibit and warn against the innovation, and NOT remain silent. Remaining silent is considered concealing the truth.

Allaah said: Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the 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, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. (Al-Baqarah, ayat 159-160)

It is not permissible for the Muslim who possesses knowledge to remain silent concerning innovation and deviance without clarifying it for the people. This is because if he remains silent, the people will use him as an argument, saying, 'if this was impermissible or prohibited, then the scholar so and so would not have remained silent about it while he sees it.' Na'am (yes).

Audio: http://maktabah-alfawaaid.blogspot.com/2012/03/protecting-innovator-is-betrayal.html (http://maktabah-alfawaaid.blogspot.com/2012/03/protecting-innovator-is-betrayal.html)

Related Links: Shaikh Fawzaan's Refutation of The False Claim "Tawheed Divides the Muslims" (http://www.salafyink.com/aqeedah/RefutationTawheedDividesMuslims.pdf)

Defend Allaah's Religion And Not Those Who Innovate Into It (http://www.salafyink.com/aqeedah/DefendAllaahsReligion.pdf)

What is Fitnah? by The 'Allaamah Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/875-What-is-Fitnah-by-The-Allaamah-Shaykh-Saalih-Al-Fawzaan?highlight=fawzaan)

Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan refutes False and Evil Claim: The (http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/688-Shaikh-Saalih-al-Fawzaan-refutes-False-and-Evil-Claim-The-Manhaj-of-The-Salaf-Is-Not-Suitable-For-The-Present-Era?highlight=fawzaan)