Some of the callers or duaat say that there is benefit in corporation with the people of Bid’ah and that there is harm in warning from them because it cause people turn away. What do you say about that?This statement is considered to be a false statement.
Islam did not spread except through the walah and baraa, loyalty and disavowal and staying away from the polytheists, their actions and their situations. Likewise, the Sunnah, it did not spread nor did it become distinguished except through staying away from the people of desires. Corporation with the people of desires and innovates should not occur but this will increase the Muslim in weakness and deterioration. Allah said:
“As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific,…” Aal Imran 7
Allah has commanded to stay away from them. Allah also said in his honorable book:
“And do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect.”
And he also said:
“And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life,…” Al-Kahf 28
So with regards to this verse”As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific,” Aal Imran 7, the Prophet sale Allahu Allihi Wasalm said “When you see those who follow what is not so clear of the Qur’an, then they are those whom Allah described, so beware of them.) Bukharee
The prophet salaAllahu Alaihi wasalam said:”the Khawaarij are the dogs of the hellfire.”
The prophet salaAllahu Alaihi wasalam also said: Such people (i.e. the Qadariyyah) are the majoos of this Ummah.
(The deniers of Divine Pre-Determination who claimed that Allah has no power of His creation and that mankind is totally independent of His Will and Power. Qadariyyah are people who claim that Allah forces us to choose the wrong religion.)So Islam commanded that one should stay away from the people of desires and not corporate with them or even sitting with them.So this statement that the questioner mentioned that warning from them is a cause separation then this is a false speech.
May Allah have mercy on our shaykh Muqbil bin had Al-wadiee who said a great statement: “The dawah of Ahlu-sunnah did not spread except with it being distinguished” So turning away from the people of desires and innovations distinguishes the truth from falsehood while the truth becomes apparent and strong. Mixing with people of falsehood is weakness and Allah said with regards to the hypocrites: “…They wish you would have hardship. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater. We have certainly made clear to you the signs, if you will use reason. Aal Imran 118.
Allah said on a different verse: “Had they gone forth with you, they would not have increased you except in confusion…”Attawbah 47
So sitting with people of falsehood, mixing with them and not warning from them will weaken the dawah and the sunnah.
This principle is the principle of Hassan Al-bana when he said: “The Group Participation in Agreed Upon Matters and to Excuse One Another in What is Disagreed Upon”
The truth will not spread except with clarity and likewise the sunnah. If you were to look into the statements of the salaf may Allah have mercy on them you would find that they used to warn. Ibn Abbas used to say: do not sit with the people of desires indeed sitting with them will causes sickness to the hearts” Also Abu Khilabah and many others from the salaf who have statements on that.
The matter of corporation with the innovations and the people of falsehood, one should not help them with anything so that they don’t deceive the people about the good. When the person sits with the people of Bid’ah and corporate with them, the truth and falsehood would mix and people would not know who is upon the truth from the one who is upon falsehood, and who is right and who is wrong. So because of that, a major sign of Ahlu-Sunnah is to be distinguished from the people of Bid’ah and desires
It should be enough for us the hadeeth of the Prophet Mohammed salaAllahu Alaihi wasalam who said: “The example of a good companion (who sits with you) in comparison with a bad one, is I like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith’s bellows (or furnace); from the first you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell while the bellows would either burn your clothes or your house, or you get a bad nasty smell thereof.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 3 (Sales and Trade), Volume 34, Hadith 314]
This is it and with Allah lies all success.
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