All perfect praise is for Allaah alone. We beseech His peace and blessings upon Muhammad (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
After exposing the lies and distortions of Rosheed Mustopha (and his strayed teacher) regarding some of the statements of Shaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee (hafidhohuLlaah) which they hide under to propagate their innovations, we shall proceed to mention statements which prove that Shaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee categorized bid’ah into mukaffiroh (the one which take the Muslims out of the fold of Islaam) and ghoyr mukaffiroh (the one which does not take the Muslims out of the fold of Islaam) in that same book (Al bid’ah wa atharuha as-sayyi’ fil-ummah).
Shaykh Saleem bn ‘Eid al-Hilaalee (hafidhohuLlaah) said, “Anyone who calls to innovation is worthy of being punished in this life in order to secure the garden of the Sharee’ah which doesn’t deserve to be stained, and in order to restrict his evils from the people. The least form of punishment is to boycott him; he shouldn’t be given a post in the religion, and knowledge shouldn’t be taken from him, and he won’t be asked questions regarding any issue of the religion; his testimony won’t be accepted. Due to these (statements), there is a consensus amongst the scholars, from the scholars of hadeeth, the scholars of fiqh and the scholars of usool that, as for an innovator who becomes a kaafir with his innovation, we won’t take narrations from him with the consensus (of the previously mentioned scholars), BUT AS FOR THE INNOVATOR WHO DOES NOT BECOME A KAAFIR (WITH HIS INNOVATION), THERE IS A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION (AS TO ACCEPTING HIS TESTIMONIES OR NOT), EXCEPT FOR THE ONE WHO FINDS EASE IN LYING AND USES IT TO SUPPORT HIS SCHOOL OF THOUGHT OR THOSE WHO FOLLOW HIS SCHOOL OF THOUGHT. Ash-Shaafi’i said, “I will take the narration of the people of desire except the khottoobiyyah because they permit false testimonies in order to shield those who support them.” [Al bid’ah wa atharuha as-sayyi’ fil-ummah page 132]
The statements of Shaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee mentioned above are very clear that he categorized innovations in this book. And as evident, the foregoing has however made it clear that these ignoramuses (Jabata and his students) are deceivers, and they have no scholar upon their monhaj. May Allaah guide them aright, and make us steadfast upon true guidance!
To be continued…
I beseech Allaah to show us the truth as being the truth and to grant us its following, and to show us misguidance as misguidance, and to make it easy for us to abstain from it.
May prayers and peace be upon Muhammad (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam), his respected households and companions, and on the generality of the Muslims till the end of time.
Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey