Sunday, February 22, 2015

Shk. Al-Fawzaan on Interacting or Boycotting various Islamic groups

Should the various Islamic groups be boycotted or interacted with?

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan

Reference: Beneficial Answers to Questions Relating to New Methodologies

Question: Is it permitted to mix with the various groups or should they be boycotted?

Response: Mixing with them, if it is done for the purpose of Da’wah – from those who have knowledge and insight – to holding firm to the Sunnah and leaving off the errors – then this is good. This is Da’wah to Allaah. As for if the mixing with them is for mere socialising  or accompanying them without any Da’wah or clarification then this is not permitted.
It is not permitted for a person to mix with those who oppose [the Sunnah] except in a manner which brings about a legislated benefit, such as calling them to the correct Islaam or clarifying the truth to them so they may return to the truth.  Just as Ibn Mas’ood went to the innovators who were in the Masjid and stayed with them and disapproved of their innovations.
Also Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) went to the Khawaarij and debated them, clarified their doubts and so some among them returned [to the truth]. 
So if mixing with [the groups] is done in this way, then it is required; but if they persist upon their falsehood then it becomes obligatory to stay away from them, become distant and strive against them for the sake of Allaah.

هل تُخَالَط الجماعات أم تُهجر؟
المرجع: كتاب الأجوبة المفيدة عن أسئلة المناهج الجديدة
السؤال:هل تُخَالَط الجماعات أم تُهجر ؟
الجواب: المخالطة إذا كان القصد منها دعوتهم – ممن عندهم علم وبصيرة-  إلى التمسك بالسنة، وترك الخطأ فهـذا طّيِب، وهو من الدعوة إلى الله، أما إذا كان الاختلاط معهم من أجل المؤانسة معهم، والمصاحبة لهم، بدون دعوة، وبدون بيان؛ فهذا لا يجوز . فلا يجوز للإنسان أن يخالط المخالفين إلا على وجه فيه فائدة شرعية، من دعوتهم إلى الإسلام الصحيح، وتوضيح الحق لهم لعلهم يرجعون
كما ذهب ابن مسعود – – إلى المبتدعة الذين في المسجد، ووقف عليهم، وأنكر عليهم بدعتهم .
وابن عباس – رضي الله عنهما – ذهب إلى الخوارج، وناظرهم، ودحض شبههم، ورجع منهم من رجع . فالمخالطة لهم إذا كانت على هذا الوجه فهي مطلوبة، وإن أصروا على باطلهم وجب اعتزالهم ومنابذتهم، وجهادهم في الله .


Shk Zayd Ibn Muhammad al Madkhalee

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