Shaykh Rabee said, “Indeed the people of innovations nowadays are many, filling the earth — refuge is sought with Allāh!
Thus we do not boycott all of them, but rather they are the objective [target]¡¡of our call.
We call them to Allāh with wisdom and fair preaching.
As for the leaders and callers to falsehood in their [i.e. Ahlu Bidahs] newspapers, magazines, books, articles, lectures, seminars and websites — these are the ones who are to be warred against and warned from. Therefore they are not to be sat with, read from or benefited from.
As for their poor [of understanding], misled laymen, we call them to Allah with wisdom and fair preaching. This is supported by the statements and dealings of many of the Imams of the Sunnah. They used to call the general masses to Allah, and they didn’t used to boycott them as they would boycott the leaders of evil and misguidance.
Perhaps some of you don’t understand that not everyone who falls into innovation is to be boycotted, [such that] one does not speak to him or give dawah to him or anything else. No!
Rather the dawah is to be established even to the kuffar [including] the Jews and Christians.The dawah is likewise established towards Ahlul Bidah.
However, the person should not be lenient [to the point] that he goes and enters into their ranks [intending to give them dawah] and he gives into them until he himself becomes ruined.
Be sincere to Allah and try to rescue the one who fell into misguidance, with the book and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah by presenting it well, coupling it with proofs and evidences. This indeed is a cause from the causes of guidance and this has led to the guidance of many in many of the countries…”
Ref: Majmū’ Kutub wa-Rasā`il wa-Fatāwā of Shaykh Rabee’, vol. 2, p. 351-352
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