Prayer behind innovators

Innovation that constitutes Kufr It is not permissible to allow the followers of innovation that constitutes kufr to lead the prayers, because prayers offered behind them are not valid according to a number of scholars, and because they deserve to be forsaken and rebuked, not put forward for positions of leadership, and because allowing them [...]

Ahlus Sunnah need to be unified in their stance toward Ahlul Bid’ah

All Praise is due to Allaah, and may the peace and blessings be upon the Messenger, his family, his companions, and those who follow them til the Day of Judgment. [The speaker was Abu Ramlah Aadam Lazarus, a graduate of Madeenah University who compiled this lecture from Shaikh Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee's tape Al mawqif a [...]

The Consensus (Ijma’) of the Scholars in Warning & Boycotting The People of Desires and Bid’ah

What follows are notes from Abu Uwais’ beneficial class The Consensus of the Scholars in Warning & Boycotting The People of Desires and Bid’ah  Abu Uwais (rahimahullaah) began by removing a misconception that he observed from people concerning the word Ijma’ (consensus). He observed that people were misunderstanding the word ijma’ to mean something was not [...]

Tabdee’(declaring someone to be an innovator) is [only] for the Scholars

Tabdee’(declaring someone to be an innovator) is [only] for the Scholars and refuting falsehood is for the Scholars, for the students of knowledge and for the one who is qualified – Shaykh Ahmad Baazmool This one says: “Now you have said that mistakes are not refuted except by the Scholars. And in a previous lecture [...]

The anger of Abdullah Ibn Masood (r.a.)

The anger of Abdullah Ibn Masood (r.a.) We used to sit in front of Abdullah ibn Masoud’s (r.a) house before the Fajr prayer waiting to go with him to the Masjid. Abou Mousa al-Ash’aarie (r.a) came and asked us: ‘Did Abu Abdurrahman (i.e. Ibn Masoud) leave yet?’ We answered: ‘No.’ So Abou Mousa Al-Ashaari (r.a) [...]

About Holding on to the Sunnah…

TAKEN FROM That which seperates the people of truth and the people of falsehood is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam). A jewel-filled section discussing topics such as ‘The Saved Sect’, Sticking to the Correct Manhaj In Times of Fitnah and ‘Lessons In Manhaj’. Al Haakim said: I heard ar-Rabee’ [saying]: I heard ash-Shaafi’ee, and indeed he was narrating a hadeeth. So a man said to him: Will you implement this o Abaa Abdullaah? So he said: If I narrate an authentic hadeeth from the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) and I don’t implement it, then you can testify that my intellect has left! [Reported by Ibn Abee Haatim in Aadaabush Shaafi’ee Wa Munaaqibuhu (p. 93), and by Imaam adh-Dhahabee in Mukhtasir Al Uloow’ (no. 197) It’s chain of narration is authentic. It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Sifatus Salaah (fifth edition) (p. 33)] […]

What Is and What Is Not a Bid`ah?

Shaykh `Alee Hasan `Alee `Abdul HameedIlm Usul al-Bid'ah, pp. 75-9 Translated by Abu RumaysahThis is a very important point which when discussed clarifies detailed principles under the light of which an action can be known as to whether it is a bid'ah or not. "This is because Allaah, the Blessed and Exalted, will not accept [...]