The Obligation Of Banishing The People Of Innovation From the Masjids Of Ahlu Sunnah – Shaykh Al-Fawzaan (Footnote by Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen)

​Shaykh Al-Fawzaan said, “(Allah said: “The Masjid of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allāh and the Last Day; perform al-Salat and give Zakat.” [al-Tawbah 9:18] 

So these are the people of the masjid, and these are the people who are responsible for them and placed in authority over them, not the disbelievers and the people of innovation; rather, [the masjid] are under the authority of the people of Iman, the people of Tawheed, the people of Aqeedah (sound creed).  

Similarly, the masjid must be safeguarded from that which does not befit them; from the greatest [of these affairs], innovations, newly invented matters and shirk with Allah; so it is obligatory to banish the people of innovation, the people of superstitions and polytheists from the masjid. It is not permissible to allow them to establish themselves or their innovations, superstitions or shirk in the masjid.

Allah said, “It is not for the polytheists to maintain the houses of Allah.” [al-Tawbah 9:17] 

Rather, it is obligatory to prevent them from them. The masājid must remain open for the remembrance of Allah Alone and His worship alone. 

Allah said, “And  the  masjid  are  for Allah  [Alone],  so  do  not call  on anyone  other than Him.  [al-Jinn  72:18]

This  is  how the  masjid  are  maintained,  with  Tawheed  and  Taʿah  (obedience); worship and remembrance  of  Allah.  

Similarly, the  masjid  are safeguarded  from  that  which  does  not  befit  them  from  filth  and  impurities; and  protected from  ignoramuses  and children who do  wrong in them; protected from  spitting  saliva and  phlegm  in them.  This  is  from  what  Allah has  prohibited.” 

Ref: rahmaniyyahpublishing.wordpress.com via albaidha.net

Advising Innovators Before Removing Them From The Masjids Of Sunnah Is Best

Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen said, “It is not good to expel them (innovators) from the mosque, rather some of them may be from among the common folk who do not know anything and have been misled by their scholars. If you are clever and call them in ways that are better, you may be able to influence them…

What I think you must do is advise them first [before removing them from the masjid], especially the ordinary people. 

Advising does not mean attacking their madhhab and false religion. 

No, advising means explaining the truth to them and teaching them the Sunnah. 

Then after that, if you have explained the Sunnah to them [with evidences and gentle speech and good manners], I am absolutely certain that if they have real faith, they will come back to the Sunnah and give up their falsehood. 

If that happens, then that is better [than having to remove them from the masjids of truth and sunnah]…” Ref: Liqaa’aat al-Baab il-Maftooh (no. 80, question no. 4).

Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie

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About Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie

I am a revert trying to spread the sunnah inshallah.
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