Shaykh Al-Fawzaan said, “I advice all my brothers, especially the youth upon the sunnah and the students of knowledge upon the sunnah to busy themselves in seeking the correct knowledge, whether it be in mosques, islamic schools, islamic institutions or islamic universities.
Plus busy themselves in islamic lectures and I advice them to stay away from plunging into disputes between the scholars because, this matter brings no good and there is no wisdom in entering it.
Also it is wasting time and confusing the thoughts of the students of knowledge from Ahlus Sunnah and the laymen who adhere to the way of the salaf us saalih (righteous predecessors), it is a barrier in good deeds and it is falling into abandonment of others upon the sunnah and instigating a war amongst the Muslims upon the Sunnah.
In addition it is upon the Muslims in general and the students of knowledge of Ahlus Sunnah in particular to leave this matter of plunging into disputes between the scholars and aim towards reconciliation between the Muslims of Ahlus Sunnah according to their ability.
Allah says: “The beliervers are nothing else but brothers (in Islamic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy.” (Soorah al-Hujurat (49): 10).”
Ref: A lecture by Shaykh Fawzaan entitled, Aqeedah wa-Dawah 332/3 (slightly adapted for easier understanding)
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