Shaykh Rabee said, “How can the Sunnah be the origin concerning the people when we have amongst us Rawaafid [the extreme Shia seen mostly in Iran], and we have amongst us Baatiniyyah [a misguided sect who hold the Quran has an outer apparent meaning followed by all Muslims and a hidden inner meaning known only to them. Their following the inner meaning means they aren’t obligated to follow the obligations and prohibitions mentioned in the Quran which the majority of Muslims have to follow], and we have amongst us Communists [those who follow a socioeconomic and political movement which goes against Allah’s chosen method of governance for mankind, shariah law (Islamic law)], and we have amongst us hizbiyyeen [those who have love and hate for others based on a methodology/ideology which opposes the Quran and Sunnah] and we have amongst us every group.
How can the origin concerning them be the Sunnah?
Who says such speech?
Ibn Taymiyyah – rahimahullaah – refuted the one who says that the origin concerning the Muslim is integrity.  He says this speech is falsehood, because Allaah the Exalted says concerning man that he is unjust and ignorant, “Truly, We did offer al-Amaanah (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties which Allaah has ordained) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they declined to bear it and were afraid of it (i.e. afraid of Allaah’s Torment). But man bore it. Verily, he was unjust to himself and ignorant of its results.” [Sooratul-Ahzaab 33:72]
So the origin concerning man is that he is unjust and ignorant. Meaning, his mere entrance into the Religion of Islaam does not place him upon the level of al-’adaalah (integrity), or as he said.
So how can the origin concerning the people be the Sunnah in the lands where there is utter confusion and the majority of the people are upon other than the Sunnah?!
So if you learned this [Islam] from a particular school of Salafiyyah, then we will maintain the benefit of the doubt, we will maintain the benefit of the doubt.
As for when the world is in a state of utter confusion and you do not know this from that, then you must learn who is the adherent to the truth. Due to this, they used to say, ‘Indeed, this knowledge is Religion.
So look to whom you take your Religion from.” 
As for the one who says that the origin of the people is the Sunnah, then he takes from everyone and [everyone he takes as] his brother [upon the Sunnah].
Ibn Seereen (d.110H) said, “Indeed, the people did not used to ask about the isnaad (chain of narration). So when the fitnah (trial, tribulation) emerged,” and it was not the fitnah that is occurring now, it was more hidden than this, ‘They said, ‘Name for us your men.’
So if he is from Ahlu Sunnah, then accept his hadeeth and if he is from the people of innovation, then reject his hadeeth.” 
So we ask Allaah to grant us and you success and to increase Ahlu Sunnah in number.
Lastly the statements [on this issue], meaning those that have come by way of talking without restraint [which state that the origin of the people is Sunnah], they are not fit to be mentioned.”
Ref: Audio recording, Liqaa‘ Ma’a Ahlil-Yaman
1. Here Shaykh Rabee – hafidhahullaah – is referring to the statement of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H) –rahimahullaah, “As for the one who says that the origin of the Muslims is al-’adaalah (integrity), then this is falsehood. Rather, the origin of the children of Aadam is oppression and ignorance, as Allaah the Exalted said,
“But man bore it. Verily, he was unjust to himself and ignorant of its results.” [Sooratul-Ahzaab 33:72]
And merely uttering the two testimonies of faith does not necessitate that the person moves immediately from oppression and ignorance to ’adaalah (integrity).” Ref: Majmoo’ul-Fataawaa (10/357) of Ibn Taymiyyah.
2. Related by Muslim (1/14) in the introduction of his Saheeh.
3. Related by Muslim (1/15) in the introduction of his Saheeh.
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