Al-‘Abbaad on the Obligation of Rebutting a Dissenter and How He is to be Treated if he is from Ahlus-Sunnah
October 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
The Muhaddith, the ’Allaamah, Shaikh ’Abdul-Muhsin al-’Abbaad was asked, “What is your advice, may Allaah protect you, to the one who says that responding to someone who opposes the Sunnah [a dissenter, mukhaalif] causes disunity, and that what is obligatory is to remain silent about the mistake so that the word of the Muslims becomes united?”
So he replied, “This is not correct. This is invalid. Rather the mistake is to be explained and clarified and not left. As for the issue of leaving [off clarifying the mistake] because it causes disunity … then the disunity came about because of the contraventions [against the Sunnah in the first place] and due to leaving the correct path. So it is obligatory to clarify the truth and rebut the one who makes invalid claims.
And if the mistake occurred from someone who is not from the people of innovation, but rather he is someone from Ahlus-Sunnah and he made a mistake, then he is to be advised and treated gently—because the purpose is [to achieve] reformation.”
Sharh Sunan Abi Dawud, tape 338, at 12:24.
February 23, 2013 § 1 Comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Conforming to the Sunnah is better than an abundance of actions; for example, performing a lot of supererogatory prayers [nafl] after the adhaan and before the iqaamah of the morning prayer [fajr] is not legislated: because he صلى الله عليه وسلم never used to do that. Likewise if someone wanted to lengthen the Sunnah rak’ahs of the fajr prayer by reciting for longer or making the bowing or prostration longer due to the fact that the time between the adhaan and the iqaamah is a meritorious time in which one’s supplication is not rejected, we would say, ‘You have opposed the Sunnah,’ because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to keep those two rak’ahs brief.”
Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 1, pp. 406-407.
January 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “Conforming to the Sunnah is better than an abundance of actions: [so] if, for example, someone were to say, ‘I want to lengthen the two Sunnah rak’ahs of the Fajr prayer due to the excellence of that time and to increase [my] actions.’ We would say to him, ‘You are not correct, because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to keep them short.’”
Fataawa fit-Tahaarah was-Salaah, vol. 1, p. 172.
March 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Raashid ibn Uthmaan az-Zahraani said, “A student asked the Shaikh about giving precedence to the saying of a Companion or a student of a Companion over that of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. So the Shaikh became angry at that statement and struck his head with his hand saying, ‘O so and so! You have to place the sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم on your head [i.e., give precedence to it]!’ Then after a while the Shaikh called that person and said, ‘You must free me from that [i.e., the fact that I became angry, i.e., don’t hold it against me], for I did not say that except out of eagerness to establish the Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.'”
Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 229.