In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Question: What’s your problem Akhi or Ukhtee! Why do you always want to cause fitna by mentioning Manhaj issues and seeking to divide the people?! Answer: My answer is what the Salafi scholars have stated regarding this affair as follows.
Question to Al-Allaamah Rabee [may Allaah preserve him]: Some say that clarifying the Manhaj [Methodology] of the Salafus Saaleh [righteous predecessors] is a reason behind setbacks among the youth, and that silence is the wisdom that would be more effective in bringing about uprightness and the means that is more likely to bring about guidance. What is the ruling on this statement?
Response: Silence is tantamount to concealment of truth. Allaah [The Exalted] said:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ مَا أَنزَلْنَا مِنَ الْبَيِّنَاتِ وَالْهُدَىٰ مِن بَعْدِ مَا بَيَّنَّاهُ لِلنَّاسِ فِي الْكِتَابِ ۙ أُولَٰئِكَ يَلْعَنُهُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَلْعَنُهُمُ اللَّاعِنُونَ
Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allah and cursed by the cursers. [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayah 159]
This act of concealment of theirs, they call it wisdom; this act that is tantamount to protecting bidah, they call it wisdom; how would the people know the truth whilst you are silent?! The trials and doubts are brought forth by Ahlul Bidah Wal Ahwaa [the people of religious innovation and desires]. And the call to Allaah-to the Book of Allaah, adherence to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah-is the call that will unite all the Ummah. All the trials, splitting and (blameworthy) differing came from the path of Ahlul Baatil and Ahlul Fitan [the proponents of falsehood and initiators of trials]. And they [i.e. the people of baatil and fitan] do not keep quiet- they spread their falsehoods in their newspapers, magazines and audio tapes, while wishing that the voice of truth should be silent. In their view, the voice of truth is what should be silent and the voice of falsehood should be raised and spread in the earth! Do they remain silent?! The people of falsehood do not remain silent-they neither abate nor slow down. They have [ خطط جهنمية -i.e. paths or footsteps leading to the hell fire] which they enforce and thereafter they demand silence from the people of truth! Allaah said to Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]:
وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ
وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِينٍ
هَمَّازٍ مَّشَّاءٍ بِنَمِيمٍ
مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ أَثِيمٍ
عُتُلٍّ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ زَنِيمٍ
أَن كَانَ ذَا مَالٍ وَبَنِينَ
إِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ آيَاتُنَا قَالَ أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
They wish that you should compromise (in religion out of courtesy) with them, so they (too) would compromise with you. And obey not everyone who swears much, and is considered worthless, a slanderer, going about with calumnies, hinderer of the good, transgressor, sinful, cruel, after all that base-born (of illegitimate birth). (He was so) because he had wealth and children. When Our Verses (of the Qur’an) are recited to him, he says: “Tales of the men of old!” [Surah Al-Qalam. Aayaat 9-15]
So they approach the Salafi Methodology and say to you, “This tear apart! This [causes] splits!” Rather, the Ahwaa [the bidah etc] and the Dalaalaat [affairs of misguidance] are what splits and tears the Ummah apart, which the people of falsehood are ardent in spreading in the internet -at present- and places of falsehood-in the newspapers, magazines and the schools. They spread their falsehood in every place, but the very thing that is difficult for them is to hear the voice of truth! [Kashf As-Sitaar pages 28-29. slightly paraphrased]