All perfect praise is for Allaah alone. We beseech His peace and blessings upon Muhammad (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
To proceed, Al-Imaam al-Barbahaareey (rohimohuLlaah) said, “May Allaah have mercy upon you! Examine carefully the speech of everyone you hear from in your time particularly. So do not act in haste and do not enter into anything from it until you ask and see: Did any of the Companion of the Prophet (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam) speak about it or any of the scholars? So if you find a narration from them about it, cling to it, do not go beyond it for anything and do not give precedence to anything over it and thus fall into the fire.” [Sharhu ssunnah]
After examining the speeches of Muhammad ‘Aliyy Jabata regarding his creed, I asked myself : Did any of the Companions say that every bid’ah is a major kufr. The answer was and is still and will always be, NO. I asked again, did any of the scholars say any thing about this affair? The answer was yes, they’re agreed that innovations vary in rank. I was like wow. I found many narrations from them which I have been mentioning for a very long time. Since their consensus is based upon strong evidences (which I have mentioned and explained, times without number), then it is upon me to spread it whether you like it or not.
Shaykh ‘Amroo ‘Abdulmun’im Saleem has this to say regarding this affair: As for the one whom we describe with bid’ah mufassiqoh; his ruling is like the ruling of the one who falls into the major sins. His ‘eeman is still intact with respect to what he does which are inline with the sunnoh. For these innovators (who we describe with bid’ah mufassiqoh), there is no ahlus sunnoh who says one won’t seek forgiveness for them, pray for them, and pray on them if they die. Their ruling is with Allaah in the hereafter; if He wishes he may punish them and if He wishes He may forgive them. No one must say that they are inhabitants of paradise or inhabitants of hellfire. Even if one dies upon tawheed without (obvious) sins, we have no right to say he is an inhabitant of jannah or inhabitant of jahannam. This is well established in the ‘aqeedah of the salaf and in the statements of (all) the scholars of sunnoh.
[USOOLU LLATI BA’ADA GHULAATU FEE MODHABAHUM FEE TABDEE’ page 98]
We ask Allaah to guide Muhammad ‘Aliyy Jabata and his students to the correct creed.
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