VIDEO: Those Who Attack The Scholars And Callers Of Ahl Al-Sunnah | Shaykh Rabīʿ Ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī
Shaykh Rabīʿ Ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī On Those Who Attack The Scholars And Callers Of Ahl Al-Sunnah:
The Questioner: [Question mentioned away from the microphone] What is the ruling concerning those who attach the scholars and callers of Ahl al-Sunnah?
Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī: “This is a matter which is very dangerous; meaning criticizing the people of the truth and attacking them; this leads to attacking the religion of Allāh itself because this obstructs the path of Allāh.
Because this individual who attacks the people of the truth, the callers to the truth, the callers to Islāmic monotheism (tawḥīd), those who call towards combating associationism (shirk), religious innovations (bidaʿ) and misguidance; attacking them drives people away from the path of Allāh the Blessed and Exalted. And you have come to know what Allāh has said –meaning- regarding those who used to take issue with the prophets and attack them and their call and used to attack them as individuals.
They would say liar, magician, crazy to the rest of their attacks. So when their character is attacked, his call is undermined. This is how it happens. And now, the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets. So if there are people who call to the Salafī methodology, to the Book of Allāh, to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh, to the methodology of the prophets in matters of creed, and to combating associationism (shirk) upon the methodology of the prophets; but then some people come along and attack them.
This means that they are obstructing the path of Allāh. And we ask that Allāh provides for them a means towards repentance and that they might return to the truth and that they might recognize the station of the people of the truth and they will leave the way unobstructed for those who desire the truth and not obstruct them from the path of Allāh.”
Translator: Abul-Layth Qāsim