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Refutations Can Be Heavy On Some Souls! [Some Utter The Statement and Others Interject By Citing Other Subject Matters to Divert From The Subject Matter]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah protect him] stated: The people used to read -a lot- the books that contain deviated views and the libraries were rotting and filled with the books of misguidance and Bidah, but they [i.e. those who object when one looks into the books of refutations] did not speak in this manner. However, when the people began to (follow) the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah based on the methodology of the Pious Predecessors and found those books that warned them against Bidah and misguidance, they said, “Do not busy yourselves with these affairs, do not abandon knowledge”. These refutations are from the affairs of knowledge. By Allaah to be acquainted with guidance and (distinguishing it) from misguidance, acquaintance with good and (distinguishing it) from evil is from the knowledge that will protect (a person), just as Hudhaifah [may Allah be pleased with him] said, “The people used to ask the Messenger of Allaah about the good, but I used to ask him about the evil out of fear of falling into it”. (see footnote a) The books of the people of Bidah and misguidance must be known by way of the books that refute them. Therefore, unless this happens, many of the youth were not ruined except when deprived of the likes of these books that protect them. There is a means of protection for the youth in these books [i.e. the books written by the scholars and students to refute errors, misguidance and ahlul bidah etc]. (1)

Footnote a: Admonition From The Hadeeth of Hudhaifah: “People Used to Ask The Messenger of Allaah About The Good Times, But I Used to Ask Him About Bad Times:

[Ref 1: An Excerpt from‘Juhoodul Allaamah Rabee Al-Madkhali Fee Naqdi Shubuhaatil Hizbiyyeen. page 80-81. slightly paraphrased]

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