Monday, March 30, 2015

NOT EVERYONE WHO FALLS INTO BID'AH IS AN INNOVATOR



What an important reminder! I know many "salafees" who follow this particular shaykh love to fall into declaring x,y,z, a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v as an innovator! Please read this and learn something! Seeking knowledge should humble us and it should not make us fall into dividing the ummah and causing enmity and hatred amongst one another! May Allah keep us on the middle path and increase our understanding for the deen! Ameen! See my other post (SO AND SO IS AN INNOVATOR!)

Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) stated:
Not everyone who falls into bid’ah is declared an innovator, because if we were to adopt this principle, we would make Tabdee of the majority of the Imaams of Islam.
Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:
‘Indeed many of the Salaf and the Khalaf fell into innovation without being aware of (it); either (due to) acting on a weak hadeeth or understanding the text (in a manner) other than what Allah and His Messenger intended, or (due to) Ijtihaad.’

At present we have Imaams of Ijtihaad; and his/their Ijtihaad (can) lead him/them to mistakes or innovation. So, if we know (him) to be of a sound Manhaj and sound intent, being far removed from desires and being eager for the truth – if we know this about him and he falls into innovation, he is not declared an innovator. But if we know him to be upon desires and evil intent, and we know of affairs about him showing that he desires innovation, he is declared an innovator.
You find them (Salaf) passing the judgement of Tabdee on many people due to this. And many people fell into bid’ah but were not called innovators; because they (Salaf) were acquainted with their sound and good intents, their eagerness for the truth and the soundness of the Manhaj they traversed.

Quoted by Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool in ‘Siyaanatus Salafi Min Waswasati Wa Talbeesaat Ali Al-Halabi’ (p.165) (https://dawatussalafiyyah.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/not-everyone-who-falls-into-bidah-is-declared-an-innovator/)

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