All perfect praise is for Allaah alone. We beseech His peace and blessings upon Muhammad (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
Muhammad ‘Aliyy Jabata Al-Khoorijee, the man who calls to the innovated principle of ‘every bid’ah is a major kufr’, uses as one of his proofs, the book of Shaykh Saleem bn ‘Eid al-Hilaalee (hafidhohuLlaah), popularly known as ‘al bid’ah wa atharuha as-sayyi’ fil-ummah.’ He lied against this Shaykh, claiming that the Shaykh didn’t classify bid’ah into mukaffiroh and mufassiqoh in the book earlier mentioned. He is used to misreading and misinterpreting some points in the book when establishing his false creed. Allaah (Subhaanohu wa ta’aala) exposed him with some students of knowledge (may Allaah bless them all) who clarified his lies by calling the Shaykh, and regarding the fake book he is used to reading in order to establish that the Shaykh later changed certain things in the book.
Instead of keeping mute after being clearly exposed, he (the liar) came out publicly again trying to shield himself with the statement, “Truly, fitnah happens (a lot) in the Arabian Peninsula, so when fitnah happens, they (the scholars) used to do that (i.e. change the truth). Do you get it? [His audio clip titled ‘Refuting the call to Saleem Hilaalee’ Time: 15:21 to 15:30]” He levied a grievous allegation against the scholars of Islaam that they’re used to changing the truth whenever they see fitaan. Such allegation against the scholars, rohimohuLlaah for he who is dead amongst them and hafidhohuLlaah for he who is alive amongst them, is not only laughable, but also ridiculous. May Allaah deal with this muppet if he fails to recant this blatant lie against the scholars of sunnah!
Now, let’s take a look at some statements of the Shaykh proving that he classified bid’ah in that same book.
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 NARRATIONS 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]
We ask Allaah to guide Muhammad ‘Aliyy Jabata and his students to the correct ‘aqeedah and monhaj of the people of Sunnah.
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 who follow them upon goodness till the end of time.
Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey