My dear Muslim brothers and sisters,
I would like to inform all of those who respect the Salafi Manhaj that there is a false principle being posited based upon the statement of Abu Hatim Ar Razi:
“The sign of the people of innovation is their speaking ill of the people of narrations.”
The innovators speak about those who adhere to the Sunnah and Manhaj of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) because it opposes their innovations and principles. However, it is unfortunate that the above statement of truth is used to propagate manifest falsehood by some who claim to follow Salafeeyah.
To put it in a very simple format, the following sentences demonstrate what seems to constitute the logic and thought process of Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis from his audio (perhaps he doesn’t have time to write anymore) regarding doubts surrounding the Da’wah (Part 3):
- The people of innovation speak ill of the people of narrations.
- SPUBS and their affiliates/ satellites who number in the tens of thousands are from the people of narrations.
- Therefore those who speak ill of/ criticize SPUBS/MPUBS and others are innovators.
Based upon this line of reasoning I would like to ask the following:
i. Are the people of narrations the people who follow the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the way of the Salaf in their speech, actions and beliefs or do they ONLY constitute SPUBS and their worldwide affiliates?
ii. Is someone deemed a Salafi ONLY due to their association to SPUBS?
iii. If someone criticizes SPUBS or their affiliates due to clear opposition to established religious principles , are they deemed as people of innovation?
iv. Are all the scholars who criticized SPUBS deemed as innovators?
v. Is the outcry against SPUBS based upon the former’s disdain and opposition to the evidences and principles of the Salafi Manhaj? Or is it due to SPUBS opposing clear principles of the Manhaj especially in regards to making Tabdee’?
May Allah ta’ala guide us all.