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Is Speaking about Innovators Backbiting? Al Allaamah Al Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Al Allaamah Ash Shaykh Al Uthaymeen was asked if speaking about the people of innovation is considered backbiting; he answered:

“Speaking about the people of innovation and those who carry unsound concepts or a methodology which is not upright, (then) this is from advice, and not backbiting.
Rather it is (an act of) sincerity to Allaah, His Book and His Messenger (by carrying out what is commanded and forbidding evil etc) and it is (act of sincerity) to the muslims (by giving them good advice).

So if we see an innovator spreading his innovation then it is obligatory that we make clear that he is an innovator so that the people are saved from his evil.

(Likewise) If we see an individual who has an ideology/concept opposing that which the Salaf were upon, then it is obligatory for us to clarify that so that people are not deceived by him.(Likewise) If we see a person who has a specific methodology (whose) outcome is evil then it is obligatory for us to clarify that so that the people are saved from his evil, and this (done) out of sincerity to Allaah, His Messenger and His Book; and it is sincerity to the rulers and their subjects (by giving good advice so that they saved from evil etc).

Regardless of whether speaking about the people of innovation is (done) amongst students (of knowledge) or in other gatherings, this is not backbiting.

And as long as we fear the spread of these innovations, or that concept or that methodology which is in opposition to the methodology of the Salaf; it is obligatory that we clarify so the people are not deceived by that.”

لقاء الباب المفتوح (120/8)

People of Innovation are more harmful than… – Ash Shaykh Rabee bin Haadi Al Madkhalee

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Imaam Rabee bin Haadi Al Madkhalee – May Allah preserve him – reported that many of the Salaf said:

“Verily the people of innovation are more harmful to islaam than the external enemies, why? Because they destroy from the inside, and afterwards they open the door to the enemies and say “Enter!”

المجموع الرائق – ص39

The Mubtadi (Abul Hasan al-Maribi) Blames the One who differentiated Between a Wasf (i.e. Description) and Jarh (disparagement)

Shaikh Raslaan (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

And from his (i.e. Al-Maribi) heedlessness is that he blames the one who makes a distinction between a Wasf (i.e. a specific description of a person or something) and Jarh (disparagement). Al-Maribi said: ”Is disparagement anything else other than a description, and is commendation anything else other than description?”

He (i.e. Al-Maribi) – the indigent one- did not know that there are generalities and specifics between disparagement and description. Every disparagement is a description and not every description is a disparagement, otherwise the description ‘Al-A’mash (i.e. the bleary-eyed one) would have been a disparagement against Sulaymaan Bin Mihraan the bleary-eyed, and he was a reliable narrator and a Haafidh.

(And had it been the case that every description is a disparagement), then Al-Ahdabu (i.e. the hunched-backed one) would have been a disparagement against Waasil Bin Hayyaan the hunched-backed, and he was a reliable narrator and a steadfast (person).

(And had it been the case that every description is a disparagement), then Al-Aqra’u (the bald-headed one) would have been a disparagement against Naafi Bin Abbaas the servant of Abu Qataadah, and he (Naafi) was reliable.

(And had it been the case that every description is a disparagement), then Al-A’raj (i.e. the one with lame limbs causing him to limp) would have been a disparagement against Abdur-Rahmaan Bin Hurmooz, the limping one, and he was reliable, steadfast and a scholar.

And the nick name Ad-daal (i.e. ‘the misled one’ was given) to Mu-aawiyyah Bin Abdul Kareem Ath-Thaqafee and he was a truthful person; (but) he was neither misled in his narrations nor in his acts of worship, rather he was misled on the road (i.e. got lost) when he was young and was found; so he was nick-named Ad-daal (the misled one).

The scholars are acquainted with the link between the generalities and specifics between descriptions and disparagement, and likewise between descriptions and commendations. This is an old (affair) that has been firmly in place from the era of the science of scrutinizing narrators and the chains of transmission up to this era of Abul Fitan Al-Maribi (i.e. Abul Hasan Al–Maribi); however he has innovated a methodology for the people in this (affair), such as his lack of making a differentiation between the statement of a critic scholar in the biography of a man and his statement in disparagement against (a man).

In the biographies, the scholars mention what is in favour and against a person even if he is from the leaders of misguidance and a heretic, just as Imaam Dhahabi did in Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa. Ibn Abee Du’aad—a leader from the leaders of misguidance and an enemy of Imaam Ahmad, and Ibn Sinaa whose state of affairs is well known and those similar to him– were they from those who were exalted in rank (with regards to their adherence to the Book and the Sunnah)? Were they from those exalted in rank (in the first place), let alone from the knowledgeable ones?! (However), these two people (i.e. Ibn Abee Du’aad and Ibn Sinaa) and their likes have biographies in Siyar A’laam Nubulaa (of Imaam Dhahabi). This is with regards to a biography- in it a person is described with what he is, and he is even described with what he is (with regards to) his physical attributes, and none of the scholars in our era have ever said that describing (such a person) with what he is (with regards to) his physical characteristics is (tantamount) to finding fault with Allaah’s creation!

As for disparagement of a narrator – disparagement and commendation, then a man is not mentioned except with what he deserves in relation to knowledge and the science of scrutinizing narrators and chains of transmission. And if he was one who has been declared disparaged (due to being a liar, unreliable etc), then his good deeds are never mentioned, regardless of the extent of his good deeds. (Therefore) compare Imaam Dhahabi’s work in Al-Meezaan and in As-Siyar and you will be acquainted with this knowledge.

Indeed, he (i.e. Abul Hasan Al-Maribi) conveys confusion in these affairs by way of increasing in the innovated speech of Muwaazanah and other than it of corrupt principles. And whenever he is facilitated with understanding, he does not understand. And whenever he is (facilitated) with a return (to correctness), he does not return; rather he refuses, except that he increases upon an evil understanding. [slightly paraphrased and abridged]





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يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ……….

They want to extinguish Allaah’s Light with their mouths (i.e. the Qur’an, the pure Islamic monotheism and the guidance Allaah sent Muhammad with) but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the disbelievers hate (it). [Soorah At-Tawbah: Ayah: 32]

Imaam Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: They want to extinguish what Allaah sent His Messenger with- the guidance and the religion of truth- merely by way of their arguments and fabrications. So their example in this (instance) is that of one who wants to extinguish the light of the sun or the moon by blowing at (them) and this (person) can never achieve this. [1]


[1] Source: Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer Fee Tahdeeb Tafseer Ibn Katheer]


[3] Rifqan Ahlus Sunnah Bi-Ahlis Sunnah- [Any Response from the hizbiyyoon about this view of Al-Maribi

Al-Allaamah Ahmad Bin Yahyah An-Najmi (rahimahullaah) stated that when Abul Hasan Al-Maribi was asked whether Ikhwaan al Muslimeen are from Ahlus Sunnah, he replied: ‘Yes’. [1]



Al-Allaamah Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad (may Allaah preserve him) said:

If you are with them (i.e. Ikhwaan) – even if you are from the filthiest of people and even if you are from the raafidah, you are still their brother and companion. And for this reason from their methodology is that they gather every Tom, Dick and Harry, even the Raafidiy who hates and detests the Sahaabah…[2]


Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:

All praise is due to Allaah, and salaat and salaam upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his companions.

My view with regards to the Muslim Brotherhood is that they are partisans (Hizbiyyoon) who covet the attainment of ruler ship; and that they do not give concern to calling to the correcting of the creed (Aqeedah).

And they do not distinguish between their followers, between the Sunni (person upon the Sunnah) and the bid’ee (person upon innovation).

As for the speech (found) in an audio recording that has come from me, then it is a slip of the tongue and does not change my stance in the slightest. [3]

Written by Saalih Ibn Al-Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan

Translated by: Hasan Somali

The Arabic Text

” الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام

على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه

رأيي في الإخوان المسلمين أنهم حزبيون يريدون التوصل إلى الحكم ولا يهتمون بالدعوة إلى تصحيح العقيدة ولا يفرقون في أتباعهم بين السني والبدعي .

وما جاء في الكلام الشفهي المسجل عني فهو سبق لسان لا يغير من رأيي فيهم شيئا”.


صالح بن فوزان الفوزان



[1] Al-Fataawa Al-Jaleelah. Pages 220-225

[2] Al-Fataawaa Al-Muhimmah Fee Tabseeril Ummah: pages 177-179;

[3] Source: http://www.albaidha.net/vb/showthread.php?t=38314


Keeping a distance from a Mubtadi even if he has knowledge of fiqh and hadeeth-[Shaikh Fawzaan(may Allaah preserve him)] clarifies

This questioner says:


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

If a student of knowledge utters innovation and calls to it, and he is one with Fiqh and (knowledge of) Hadeeth; does his speech of innovation necessitate an invalidation of his knowledge and his (knowledge) of hadeeth, and not to (benefit from) him unrestrictedly?



Yes, he is not to be trusted; the one who is an Innovator is neither to be trusted nor his knowledge, nor (to have) a lackadaisical (stance) towards him. That is because if you (have) a lackadaisical (stance) towards him, the student will be influenced by his Shaikh-he will be influenced by his teacher. Therefore, it is obligatory to be distanced from the people of innovation, and the Salaf (pious predecessors) used to forbid (others) from sitting with the innovators, visiting and going to them; so that their evil is not spread to the one who sits with them and mixes with them.

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