The Position of Salafiyyah Concerning Refutation and Criticism
A detailed and proof-filled article explaining why it is from the ʿaqīdah of Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jamāʿah to refute innovation and the innovators. This article exposes those who work with innovators whilst claiming to rectify them. It also clarifies why it is from our ʿaqīdah to accept and follow the scholars’ criticism and refutation of the innovators. This is indeed a death blow to the personalities in the West who use enchanting, spell binding speech to mesmerize the minds of laymen Muslims into thinking refuting the innovators is harmful. Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymīyyah (d.728H) – raḥimahullāh – said: ‘‘Ordering with the Sunnah and prohibiting from the innovation is ordering the good and prohibiting from the evil. And it is the most virtuous of righteous actions.’’
Indeed the Companions and the tābiʿīn, and those who followed them, and the scholars of the Sunnah were gathered and in agreement about this, about attacking (in refutation) the people of innovation and making hijrah from them.