Some Signs Of Ahlu Bidah – Shaykh Raslaan

Shaykh Muhammad Bin Sa’eed Raslaan said, “The most important sign of people of innovations is division (segregation) that Allah the exalted brought attention to in His saying {Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects – you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything} An’aam 159

Ibn Katheer said in his Tafsir of the above verse 6/204:

Based on the apparent, this verse generally entails everyone who broke away from the religion of Allah and opposed it.

Ash-ShaaTibee mentioned in Al-I’tiSaam people of desires and he mentioned that they have signs by which they differ from people of the Sunnah. From them is division that Allah pointed at in His saying {And do not be like the ones who became divided and differed after the clear proofs had come to them. And those will have a great punishment} Aal Imran 105

In the authentic hadeeth, narrated by Abu Hurairah-Allah is pleased with him- the Prophet peace is upon him said: “Allah is pleased for you three and hates for you three: …and all of you hold onto the robe of Allah and you do not divide…” Muslim 1715

From the signs of people of innovations:

1 – They follow or look for verses that could be interpreted in two different ways.

Allah the exalted said {It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of the Book – and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah. But those that are firm in knowledge say, “We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord.” And no one will be reminded except those of understanding} Aal Imran 7

‘Aa’ishah-Allah is pleased with her- : “the Prophet peace is upon him read this verse then said: those who follow the verses that could be interpreted both ways are whom Allah has mentioned if you see them be aware of them” Bukhaaree 4273 And Muslim 2665

2 – Following desires,

Allah the exalted said {have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him?} Al-Furqaan 43

He also said {But if they do not respond to you – then know that they only follow their [own] desires. And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah? Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people} Al-Qasas 50. In this verse is a proof that whosoever did not answer the Messenger peace is upon him and leaned to a statement that opposes the statement of the Messenger- peace is upon him- has leaned to a desire not guidance because it is either following the Messenger peace is upon him or following the desire.

3 – Opposing the Sunnah by the Qur’aan,

The Prophet peace is upon him has foretold about this attribute from the attributes of people of innovations when he said: “It is about to happen that a man would be leaning on his sofa and he would be told a hadeeth from my speech but he would say: between us and you is the book of Allah, whatever we find lawful in it we make it lawful and whatever we find unlawful in it we make it unlawful. Verily, whatever the Messenger of Allah made lawful is like what Allah made lawful” Ibn Maajah 12

Al-Barbahaaree said in Sharhus-Sunnah p113: if you mentioned the athar (hadeeth or statement of a companion) to the man and you saw that he is rejecting it and he wants the Qur’aan, do not doubt that he is a man who has heresy inside him so stand up and leave him.

4 – Detesting the people of Athar (the people of hadeeth/ahlus sunnah) and calling them by ugly labels, you will not find an innovator who loves the people of the Sunnah.

Rather he will wage war on them and recruit his energies to fight people of the Sunnah.

Abu Haatim Ar-Raazee said: the sign of people of innovation is backbiting people of athar. Usoolul-I’tiqaad 1/179 by Al-Laalakaa’iee.

5 – Abandoing the following of the Salaf and casting their opposers out of Islam without a proof,

Shaykhul-Islam said: “the khawaarij make takfeer on people of Jamaa’ah, and likewise the majority of Mu’tazilah make takfeer on their opposers and likewise does the Raafidha. And he who does not make takfeer makes tafseeq (considering someone as a transgressor). Minhaajus-Sunnah 5/158

6 – Using general speech at moments that require detailed speech, and they make analogy based on an inapplicable thing.

And therefore, using general speech is from the greatest reasons of the misguidance of sons of Aadam.

Shaykhul-Islam said in Majmoo’ Fataawaa 6/103: the general speech is the speech (that) has many meanings, some of it is truth and some of it is falsehood.

Allah the exalted said {and do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]} Al-Baqarah 42

7 – Following the conjecture,

People of innovations stumble and follow the conjecture; they cling on lies (fabrications) that are not based on a principle or a proof. Allah the exalted has rebuked following the conjecture and clarified its misguidance when He said {And if you obey most of those upon the earth, they will mislead you from the way of Allah. They follow not except assumption, and they are not but falsifying} An’aam 116

And He said {And most of them follow not except assumption. Indeed, assumption avails not against the truth at all. Indeed, Allah is Knowing of what they do} Younus 36

8 – Arguing with falsehood.

9 – Arrogance and stubbornness.

10 – Denying the truth after it became evident.

11 – Sitmagtizing people of the truth and its callers.”

Ref: Da’aa’imu minhaajin-Nubuwwah by Shaykh Muhammad Sa’eed Rslaan  pages 109-135

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I am a revert trying to spread the sunnah inshallah.
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