Questioner: Can the hadeeth, “every innovation is a misguidance and every misguidance leads to hell” be used as evidence that everyone who is guilty of a small innovation will dwell eternally in hell?
Shaykh Yahya Al-Hajooree: Is he (Jabata) also saying this?
Questioner: Yes
Shaykh Yahya Al-Hajooree: May Allaah rectify him! This is a very wrong statement. This hadeeth means that an innovator is required to enter hell. It doesn’t mention that it is a must that he enters hell. It is not an indication that all innovators will dwell eternally in hell. There is no doubt that bid’ah is divided into mukaffiroh and mufassiqoh. As for the bid’ah which doesn’t take one out of the pale of Islaam; it doesn’t go beyond ma’asiyah and this does not mean that the one who is guilty of it must enter hell. Although he has done an act which makes him guilty of hell, but (from this hadeeth) it is not a must that he enters hell. Allaah may forgive him! Allaah says, “Verily, Allaah does not forgive associating partners with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills…(Soorah an-Nisaa’ 48 and 116)”. This verse is the evidence that the innovators who become sinners with their innovation are under the will of Allaah.
Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey


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