Shaykh Abdul Azeez Aal Ash-Sheikh said, “The refutations upon the people of innovation are from jihaad in the path of Allaah. They are from safeguarding the Sharee’ah from having other than it attached to it.
Therefore writing the books, publishing them and spreading them is the truth and it is a call to the truth and Jihaad in the path of Allaah.
Thus whoever claims that publishing and spreading the books that contain refutations upon innovators is an innovated affair, then he is upon error, because Allaah the Sublime and Exalted said: “O Prophet! Strive hard against the hypocrites and be harsh with them.”[Sooratut-Tawbah 9:73]
Additionally Jihaad can occur by the hand, or it can be with the tongue, or it can be with the wealth.
So from Jihaad with the tongue is defending and safeguarding this Sharee’ah from everything that has been fabricated into it from doubts and falsities.
Additionally from that as well, is warning against the innovations and calling to the truth.
Due to this, Imaam Ahmad (d.241H) and other than him authored books warning against the innovators.
So Imaam Ahmad wrote the treatise, ar-Radd ‘alaz-Zanaadiqah in which he answered every doubt.
Al-Bukhaaree (d.256H) wrote his book, Khalq Af’aalul-‘Ibaad and other than them amongst the imams of Islam wrote books refutating innovators, invalidating their falsities and established proofs [from the Quran and Sunnah] against them.
Likewise, Shaykhul-Islaam [Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H)] wrote a refutation upon the Raafidah in his famous book, Minhaajus-Sunna tin-Nabawiyyah fee Naqd Kalaamish-Shee’ah wal-Qadariyyah, in it he clarified what they were upon from falsehood and misguidance.”
Ref: ar-Riyaadus-Sa’oodiyyah Newspaper (issue no. 12674), dated Friday, the 4th of al-Muharram.
Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie