Shaykh Rabee said, “Indeed the people of innovation today are many and they fill the earth. The refuge is sought with Allah.
We do not boycott them all. Indeed they are the focal point of our call.
We call them to Allah with wisdom and beautiful preaching.
As for the heads who arrange their affairs and the callers to falsehood in their papers, magazines, books, recordings, lectures, seminars and websites; these are the ones who are combated. They are to be warned against. They are not to be sat with, their works are not to be read from and they are are not to be benefited from.
As for their poor deceived common folk, we call these individuals to Allah with wisdom and beautiful preaching. This speech is supported by many statements from the Imams of the Sunnah as well as their dealings [with the people of innovation]. They called the common folk to Allah and they did not boycott them like they boycotted the leaders of evil and misguidance.
Understand this!! This is in order that some of you don’t understand that everyone who has fallen into innovation that he is to be boycotted and that’s it; no speaking with him, no calling him, nothing!
No, the call (to guidance) is established, even with the disbelievers, the Jews and Christians. The are call [to guidance] is also established for the people of innovation.
Now the person is not to water down [the principles of the religion] and he goes amongst them, mixing with them and leaning towards them until the point where he becomes wasted.
Be sincere for Allah.
Try to save this person who has fallen into misguidance by way of the Quran and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, by way of a good presentation accompanied with the proofs and evidences. Indeed this is a reason from the reasons of guidance. The guidance of many people in many lands has taken place by way of this (method).
Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahaab came and the world was in a state of darkness. He strove hard by calling to Allah and Allah guided many people by way of him. They were grave-worshipers, superstitious, misguided and they became guided by way of him.
Likewise Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and the Imams of the [Salafi] Dawah in India from amongst the Salafis. They came and the world was in a state of darkness. They spread this call and millions responded.
Allah said, “Invite (mankind, O Muhammad) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Quran) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.” (Soorah an-Nahl: 125)
Ref: Majmoo’ Kutub wa Rasaa-il wa Fataawaa ash-Shaykh Rabee Ibn Haadi al-Madkhali V.2
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