Is It Allowed to Ask Allāh to Have Mercy upon People of Bidʿah?
Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī, may Allāh protect him, said:
As for asking Allāh to have mercy upon people of innovation [by saying raḥimahullah–may Allāh have mercy on him–and the like], then indeed, it is permissible to ask Allāh to have mercy on them.
This is something the Righteous Predecessors were upon, and from them was Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal. Texts from the Book of Allāh, All-Great is He and All-High, and from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ are evidence for that.
The one who contests this is ignorant and astray.
May Allāh increase in His praises for our Prophet Muḥammad, his family, and his companions; and may He protect them from every harmful thing.
[Shaikh] Ibn Uthaimīn, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:
When [every individual] thing, all of it, belongs to Allāh–if He were to take something from you, it’s something that belongs to Him, and if He were to give you something, it’s something that belongs to Him–how can you get angry and detest [it when something is taken]?!
Sharḥ Riyaḍ Al-Ṣaliḥīn, vol. 1, p. 207.
As quoted by Shaikh Fawāz Al-Madkhalī, twitter.com/fzmhm12121. 12 Oct 17. 6:20 am.
Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff N.B.: Title mine (Trans.)
Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī, may Allāh protect him from every harm, said:
Some people, wrongly and oppressively, say they belong to this [Salafī] methodology. They have come out in public with low, despicable, rotten approaches and manners, and from that Salafiyyah is being struck using the name of Salafiyyah.
Al-Dharīʿah, vol. 3, p. 214
As quoted by Shaikh Fawāz Al-Madkhalī, twitter.com/fzmhm12121. 6 Oct 17. 12:24 am.
Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff
N.B.: Title mine (Trans.)
Some Reasons Why Some Who Know the Truth Still Reject It
Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:
A person might know that the truth is [found] with someone else; despite this, he outwardly denies that [truth] due to his envy for him, his wanting to be in a higher position above him, or [his having] desires in [his] soul.
I said: “Don’t find it so surprising. If were to make a comment with manners, I’d respond back and forth with you, there being no problem [with that]–[it’s] dialogue and discussion. As for you throwing insults and heaping abuse and wanting responses to continue from me at the same time???!!!”
…[T]he first of the levels of reverence and awe due to Al-Ḥaqq (the Ever True and Certain One)—great is His might and majesty—is holding His commands and prohibitions in the highest regard…so a believer’s treating Allāh the All-High’s commands and prohibitions with the utmost reverence is a sign of his treating the Giver of commands and prohibitions with reverence and awe….