In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Always Return to The Unambiguous Knowledge Based Proofs Compiled By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and Shaikh Abu Iyaad and Never Allow Musaafiqah to Disorientate You Through Their Wild Conjectures and Guesses, and Satanic Insinuations
Allaah [The Most High] said:
سَيَقُولُونَ ثَلَاثَةٌ رَّابِعُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ وَيَقُولُونَ خَمْسَةٌ سَادِسُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ رَجْمًا بِالْغَيْبِ ۖ وَيَقُولُونَ سَبْعَةٌ وَثَامِنُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ ۚ قُل رَّبِّي أَعْلَمُ بِعِدَّتِهِم مَّا يَعْلَمُهُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلٌ ۗ فَلَا تُمَارِ فِيهِمْ إِلَّا مِرَاءً ظَاهِرًا وَلَا تَسْتَفْتِ فِيهِم مِّنْهُمْ أَحَدًا
[Some] say they were three, the dog being the fourth among them; (others) say they were five, the dog being the sixth, guessing at the unseen; (yet others) say they were seven, the dog being the eighth. Say (O Muhammad): “My Lord knows best their number; none knows them but a few.” So debate not except with the clear proof (which We have revealed to you). And consult not any of them about (the affair). [Surah Al-Kahf. Aayah 22]
Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated:
Allaah informed us of the differing between the people of the scripture regarding the number of the people of the cave- a differing that (occurred) out of guessing at the unseen, forging statements and speaking about that which they have no knowledge. Some of them said that the people of the cave were three in number and their dog was the fourth, and others said that the people of the cave were five in number and their dog was the sixth. Allaah said that these two statements are tantamount to guessing at the unseen, so this indicates that they are false. And amongst them were those who said that the people of the cave were seven in number and their dog was the eighth. This statement-and Allaah knows best- is what is correct because Allaah declared the first two statements false but did not declare this third one to be false, so this indicates that it is correct.
This differing is one that neither carries any benefit nor are the people benefited by knowing the number of the people of the cave. It contains neither a benefit related to religion nor the worldly affairs and that is why Allaah stated: [قُل رَّبِّي أَعْلَمُ بِعِدَّتِهِم مَّا يَعْلَمُهُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلٌ ۗ – Say (O Muhammad): My Lord knows best their number; none knows them but a few]; and they are those who know what is correct and known for being upon what is correct.
[ فَلَا تُمَارِ فِيهِمْ إِلَّا مِرَاءً ظَاهِرً -So debate not except with the clear proof (which We have revealed to you)] based upon knowledge, certainty and about that which contains benefit. As for debating based on ignorance and guessing at the unseen or about that which has no benefit- either the debater being obstinate or the affair being debated having no benefit- neither any religious nor (praiseworthy) worldly benefit, such as the number of the people of the cave and what is similar to it- then too much debate about it and continuous research regarding it is a waste of time, and it makes the hearts have a strong love for that which has no benefit.
[وَلَا تَسْتَفْتِ فِيهِم مِّنْهُمْ أَحَدً – And consult not any of them about (the affair)]- Meaning, because their speech regarding it is based on guessing at the unseen and conjecture can be of no avail against the truth.
This proves that it is not permissible for a person to issue a verdict when he is not worthy of it- either due to his inability to issue a verdict in that affair or due to fact that he does not care what he says about the affair because he does not possess that fear of Allaah that will stop him from speaking about affairs that are unclear to him, which may harm him in the afterlife. [End of quote] (1)
Therefore, do not entertain the wild guessing and evil thoughts of the foolish amongst the Musaafiqah, those who – after reading the verdict of Al-Allaamah Rabee against Dr Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee due to his staunch support for reckless Muhammad Bin Haadi – say, “So, Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan is a devil because they have not spoken about this Fitna?” This statement is tantamount to extreme foolishness! Do these fools think for a minute that Al-Allaamah Rabee intends Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan in this statement?! There’s no doubt that this extreme foolish behaviour led them to utter such a satanic insinuation because they are left with nothing to support their falsehood -after Muhammad Bin Haadi has been refuted – except this evil thought. Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan is neither involved in this Fitna nor was he the one who initiated it – far removed is he from this Fitna. He is busy teaching and guiding the Ummah, whilst Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi and his students have fulfilled the Fardu Kifaayah of rebutting reckless Muhammad Bin Haadi, and provide us (common people) with clarity.
Therefore, neither entertain the wild guesses and conjectures of the Musaafiqah nor their satanic insinuations, rather always say, “When reckless Muhammad Bin Haadi recant his mistakes and announce his repentance, and the scholars who refuted him ascertain it, then you can speak”. Here is one of the many affairs he must recant: Muhammad Ibn Hādi’s Allegations and the Response of the Major Scholars in Light of the Manhaj of the Salaf- By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah: https://abukhadeejah.com/muhammad-hadi-allegations-and-response-of-the-major-scholars/
Reminder: Shaykh Rabiʿ’s request for Shaykh Muḥammad bin Hādī to justify his tabdīʿ of Salafī students and shaykhs and to explicitly name the major scholars he accused of being “affected” and “destroyed” by the “Ṣaʿāfiqah” – one month, no answer- By Shaikh Abu Iyaad:
We ask Allaah to guide the Musaafiqah or protect us from their Fitna Aameen.
[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan’. slightly paraphrased]