Questioner: Should we boycott the innovators?
Dr Sharof: Yes, it is from the methodology of Islaam. You don’t sit with an innovator; you have to boycott him. However, you should boycott him so that he changes his ways. Make him know that you’re boycotting him so that he follows the correct teaching of Islaam. This is very important. If you boycott him for sometimes, go back to him and ask him to repent. If he fails to repent, continue boycotting him till he repents. This means that our primary aim is to make him change, not to make him die upon the innovation. That is it.
[SOURCE: “QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION DURING THE EXPLANATION OF MA’AARIJUL QABUUL AT IBADAN”; TIME: “1:14:05 to 1:14:43”]
Translated by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey