بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Shaykh ‘Ubayd Al-Jaabiree
As for the advice of the scholars, then from it there is the statement of Abdullaah ibn Abbaas, may Allaah have mercy upon him: “Someone invents and innovation in the east or the west and a man carries it to me and when it reaches me I repel it with the Sunnah.” Hence, proven false is the statement of he who raises his voice (saying): “What’s with you and (these) refutations?! You have separated the people!” Within Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree there is a long Hadeeth; the Hadeeth of Jaabir, may Allah be pleased with him: “Muhammad is a divider of the people.” In another narration: “(Muhammad has) separated the people.”
Al-Haafidh, may Allaah have mercy upon him, has said—as if within Al-Fat’h: “They both bear the same meaning.”
Therefore, why are you upset with us for refuting so and so or such and such? They say: “Don’t explicitly mention their names.” We say: The Salaf used to explicitly mention (their names). But if we submit to you (for argument’s sake), why are you upset at us for explicitly mentioning names? If you have predecessors—although they are only a few—who did not explicitly mention names, why are you upset at us? Why, when you have predecessors just as we have predecessors (who refuted and explicitly mentioned names)? So you are stuck in the middle.
Translated by: Raha ibn Donald Batts
- Determining the Right Way (sabeelalmumineen.wordpress.com)