The outlook of the Salaf on innovations

رأى سعيد بن المسيب رجلا يصلي في وقت النهي ركعات كثيرة فنهاه ، فقال ياأبا محمد يعذبني الله على الصلاة ؟ قال لا ولكن يعذبك على خلاف السنة

Sa’eed Ibn Mussayib (one of the major scholars of those who came after the Companions) saw a man praying many Raka’aats in a time not allowed for prayer and he prohibited him. He then said: Oh Aba Muhammad (referring to Sa’eed) will Allah punish me for prayer? He said: No but he will punish you for conflicting the Sunnah.

قال الشيخ الالباني : وهذا من بدائع اجوبة سعيد بن المسيب وهو سلاح قوي على المبتدعة الذين يستحسنون كثيرا من البدع ويتهمون اهل السنة بأ نهم ينكرون الذكر والصلاة ، وهم انما ينكرون عليهم مخالفتهم للسنة .

Shaikh Al Albani said: And this is from the great answers of Sa’eed Ibn Musayyib and it is a strong weapon against the innovators who make good many innovation and accuse Ahlus Sunnah of disliking rememberance and prayer. And verily they (Ahlus Sunnah) dislike their differing from the Sunnah.

كذلك يقال في الامور الدعوية التى توسع الناس فيها فخالفوا وهم يقصدون الخير

Also this refers to issues in da’wah which people have spread open and as a result have differed and at the same instance they want good.


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