Questions Answered on Jama'aatut-Tableegh, by Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jaabiree (hafidhahullaah) in a telelink with Troid
Review: A grand expose of the extremely partisan, neo-soofee group known as "Jama'aatut-Tableegh." The noble Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jaabiree (may Allaah preserve him) answered several questions about the Indian-based group, their 'aqeedah, manhaj, roots and goals. The answers illustrate the extremely hizbee nature of this group, their abomination of 'ad-da'wah ilallaah,' destruction of the term "fee sabeelillaah," corruption of the concept of tawheed, abandonment of the manhajul-anbiyaa, deep roots in Soofiyyah and foolish contempt with being attached to the party, devoid of seeking knowledge.
The Questions and Answers:
[Q1]: I am a youth whom Allaah has guided at the hands of a few brothers. I travelled with them (jama'aatut-tableegh) for three days to Qatar. Then it was said to me by a student of knowledge that this type of action is not from the sunnah and is a bid'ah. So if a person goes out, for the sake of Allaah, for tableegh, is this a bid'ah?
[A1]: In the name of Allaah, and may the peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad. All Praise is due to Allaah. So what you mentioned of the guidance of Allaah for you, we ask Him for us and for you steadfastness upon the guidance. You probably mean by this group, Jama'aatut-Tableegh, and Jama'aatut-Tableegh is strict in its Sufism, and its censure is in India. And I think it's presently there in In'aamul Hasan. And that student who told you, "This work is bid'ah" means what they take as manhaj of going out a specific number of days in which they commit themselves to an amount of time is not limited to three days. Rather, they have other than this limit; from it [they have] 40 days and four months. And by being crooked with the texts of the noble Qur'an, and they distort from the noble Qur'an from its literal meaning.
They sought daleel for the bid'ah of khurooj, choosing a specific amount of days from verses from the Book of Allaah. So for instance, [regarding] His saying, subhana wa taa'aala: Then go in the earth for four months, Jama'aatut-Tableegh say this is the khurooj in which they do. And the one who ponders over this aya, he will find it is in regards to what Allaah ordered His Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihiwasallam) to proclaim it in what is called Al-Hajj ul-akbar, and this is the 'Eid ul-Nahr (Sacrifice). And the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihiwasallam) ordered his nephew 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallaahu 'anhu) to proclaim with these ayat from Surat at-Tawbah an announcement for the mushrikeen to travel through the land for four months, meaning those who had no contract with the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihiwasallam). And this is their manhaj - false tafseer of the noble Qur'an - to get their point across. So another example is that they interpret the aya Quntum khaiara umaatin ukhrijat lil nas (You are the best Ummah raised up for mankind). This aya is for the Ummah of Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihiwasallam). And this aya says the Ummah of Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihiwasallam) is the best of communities from what the aya contains of the Ummah's attributes. Quntum khaiara umaatin ukhrijat lil nas tamuruna bil ma'rufi wa tanhawna 'anil munkari wa tu`minuna billaah. You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'ruf and forbid Al-Munkar, and you believe in Allaah. ('Aali Imran 3:110)
These three qualities are the qualities that this Ummah has been given above the other nations. However, this strictly Soofi Jama'ah bend this aya crookedly so [they say it] says: 1- it is the people who go out with their Jama'ah "in the path of Allaah" and 2 - they distort the meaning of 'fee sabeelillaah', the meaning of in the path of Allaah. They say it is going out with them - and not Jihad in the way of Allaah. So the khurooj that the tableegh explains as 'fee sabeelillaah' it is not in reality for 'fee sabeelillaah'. This is not the meaning of the verses of the book that they say 'fee sabeelillaah'. The meaning of the words 'fee sabeelillaah' is mentioned in the generous book [Qur'an]. In general terms, the meaning is Jihad. The Jihad [against] the kufar, enemies of Islam, from the Jews and Christians and other than them.
As long as you have attained guidance from Allaah subhana wa taa'ala, then I advise you firstly to separate yourself from this group [Jama'aatut-Tableegh], because they want from whomsoever follows them either of two things (their efforts don't subside in getting either of these two things): Either they want from a person to become a Sufi that gives bai'ah (a pledge of allegiance) on the Sufi Rubik chain of these four tariqas (Soharwardiyah, Qadriyah, Chistiyyah, and Naqshbandiya), meaning their ways are based upon these four turuq (ways).
And this bai'ah (a pledge of allegiance), they don't take it from him except after a long period of testing and observation to see if you'll be loyal to them. And if this is not possible, then to the second affair, which is to make the concept of Tawheed and the manhaj of the [first three generations] to become dead in his heart. Henceforth, they want the person to be ignorant in the knowledge of Tawheed, ignorant regarding knowledge in general. And from the catastrophes of the Jama'ah is that they do not call to Tawheed. And the one who follows them, if he sat with them years and years, he would not benefit in regard to religious knowledge, not in 'aqidah, not in fiqh, and not in other than that from which Islam has legislated. All that it is is that they train and coach him only - training him and coaching him only. And this Jama'ah has a disgusting side. This is the one they hide from the people - and it is Soofiya. Soofism, and they portray a nice side. And it is not in reality nice. We say this figuratively speaking. And this Da'wah to Allaah. However [they give] da'wah to Allaah blindly and upon ignorance. They cause the Muslim to be ignorant in the affair of knowledge, separate or far from the 'ulamma (scholars), and they gain the emotions of the people. They gain victory by way of the astray Muslims, snatching them away from bars and the casinos. They gain by this the emotions of the people. The ones that they "saved", if they are able to conquer him, he stays ignorant - not knowing except this manhaj of this misguided Jama'ah that misguides other people.
[Q2]: Is this expression correct, 'we are requested to strive and work, the guidance comes for Allaah, you move and work here and the guidance will descend, it might descend in America, it might descend in India, here, there or anywhere. The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) moved and worked in Makkah and guidance descended in Madinah.' Is the expression correct?
[A2]: The saying that we should move and strive and the guidance is in the hands of Allaah, this saying is correct. Al-Hidaya (Guidance) is divided into two: hidayatu-udalala wal irshad. And this is for the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) and for the callers to Allaah upon baseerah (clear knowledge and insight) who came after the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). Allaah says: And verily you do guide to The Straight Path. And the other hidaya is al-hidayatul tawfeeqi wal Qubul (putting the guidance in the heart to accept the truth) and this is for Allaah alone. Not to any of His creation - even the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) has nothing of this ability. And it is negated from him by the saying of Allaah taa'ala: Verily, you do not guide whom you wish to guide. But it is Allaah Who guides whom He so wills. As for the rest of what was mentioned, then this is false - sophistry speech, the badness of the Soofis. They dictated to them the madness of the Sufis. So the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) did not used to move about in Makkah and the guidance descended in Madinah. Or on the contrary, the reason for the guidance and the acceptance of the people of Madinah to Islam is that a delegation came to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) and gave him pledge of allegiance at the time when he presented himself to the tribes in Makkah. And also another delegation [bai'atul 'aqaba] came to the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), and when they learned what he had to offer, they gave him pledge of allegiance. And some of the people used to say to the others: "this is the Prophet that the Jews were threatening you with, so don't let them precede you with regards to him."
Then Allaah subhana wa taa'ala willed from His bounty and generosity and His knowledge of what would come that the 'aws and khasraj [the ansar] should attain the honor of precedence in having accepted Islam. And the Jews would get the anger and curse of Allaah. And then, after that, the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) sent his representative and his honorable companion Mus'ab ibn Umair (radiallaahu 'anhu), and this is enough for the falsification of this creed. This could be from the mad suggestion of the hoolooliya, a sect of Soofism. They say that you are here and guidance descends there. This is sophistry speech, that is reason based on deception that the people of Hoolool and madness dictated to them. Hidaya is from Allaah, however it has means. So the means of Hadayat at-tawfeeq is that the person clarifies and explains to the one being called and explains to them so the da'wah reaches them. As far as a person attaining al-hidaya by a movement that he himself has no awareness of and it doesn't reach him, no one from the imams of the Muslims has ever said this. And what is known to me is on the contrary. I have not found a text from the book or the Sunnah. So the means with the tawfeeq of Allaah 'azza wa Jall is clarifying (bayaan) and explaining, meaning the da'wah reaches the one being called verbally from the one calling or writing. And from the things that point to this or proves this - the falsehood of this claim (of moving in this place and guidance descending in another) - is that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) did not make it enough to give da'wah in Makkah and Madinah. On the contrary, he sent letters to the rulers outside of the Arabian Peninsula, calling to Islam. So if this [claim] was correct, the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) would have said, "We are here and Allaah subhana wa ta'aala will send down guidance [there]." Mind you, there is nothing impossible for Allaah. However, this is not how the Sunnah of Allaah has taken place in what is known to us with regard to da'wah, that a person makes da'wah in one place and the people get inspired this way with guidance from afar. No one has ever said this, and this is from the madness of the Hoolooliya a-Soofiya.
[Q3]: What is the true understanding of the saying of Allaah, 'And have Taqwaa of Allaah and Allaah will teach you'?
[A3]: First of all, let us define Taqwaa of Allaah. A-Taqwaa from the language is taken from the word al-wiqayya. That is a barrier. The human being puts a barrier between him and what he bewares of and fears by what he owns from ways and means. So a person protects himself from a fiercely hot surface by [wearing] shoes and protects himself by the blaze of the sun by an umbrella and protects himself from the bitterness of the cold by strong clothing. As for taqwa with regard to the Islamic terminology, then it is: doing what Allaah orders to do upon a light from Allaah desiring the pleasure of Allaah, and leaving what Allaah forbade upon a light from Allaah afraid of the anger of Allaah. So the Muttaqi [the one with taqwa] is the one who does the things that were ordered to be done and stays away from the things prohibited - being obedient to Allaah and in compliance to Him, fearing His punishment and seeking His reward, going between khawf (fear of Allaah's punishment} and raja` (hope for Allaah's Mercy) that is fear and hope. So if this has been instilled, then we say - and the knowledge is with Allaah - 'And have Taqwaa of Allaah and Allaah will teach you' meaning that from the means of a person attaining beneficial knowledge is taqwullaah, of which has preceded its explanation. And Allaah knows best.
[Q4]: Did the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) go out for 4 months, 40 days or 3 days? What is the authenticity of the narration of 'Umar (radiyallaahu anhu), 'Why didn't you complete 40 days'?
[A4]: I have not come across and I have not heard with regard to what has come in the question that the Prophet went out for a specific amount of time. On the contrary, he (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) used to prepare military detachments, go on the expedition himself and stay in accordance with the need, and then return to Madinah. And he used to send parties and they would return after having done their duty. And as for the narration of 'Umar, then verily I have not come across it. However, I fear that it might have been taken from hayaat a-sahaaba (A book called The lives of the companions) by Khan Adahlawee and he is the second caliph for Muhammad Ilyas, maybe even the son of Muhammad Ilyas [the deviant founder of this group, who claimed he received in wahi, within which was a new tafseer for the aya Quntum khairu Ummah ukhrijat lil nas] Anyway, he is after [Ilyas] and this book has in it all types of folklore and lies. So this - athar - should be researched in the books of seerah and Sunnah. And if it is authentic, then its meaning is that the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) urged 'Umar (radiallaahu taa'ala 'anhu) to stay 40 days in a specific operation, seeing that it doesn't [last] for more than 40 days. 'Umar (radiallaahu 'anhu), when he finished his task, returned. And this is IF the report is sahih, and the speech doesn't mean that it is Sunnah, because a person goes to a tour of a specific task, measures take a certain amount of days, and he returns beforehand. And the one who sent him would say, "Why didn't you complete such and such?" So the one who was sent says after he returns, "I ended the registered task and after ending it, I have returned." So then there would no scolding upon him, and Allaah knows best.
[Q5]: We went to Pakistan (with jama'aatut-tableegh) and we entered a braylawee (extremist soofee group) masjid and remained for 4 days praying behind a braylawee, our ameer knew that he was a braylawee. Then it was made clear to me after some time that the braylawiyyoon are mushrikoon. [The Shaykh interrupts stating, 'I think your question is whether your salaat is valid.]
[A5]: As long as you didn't know about their shirk then your salat is valid, inshaAllaah. And it is not upon you to make it up. And, from now on, you should not pray with them, nor with those who fall in their category from the mushrikeen.
[Q6]: What is the ruling of the one who interprets all of the ayaat on jihaad as being specific to jihaad of speech only?
[A6]: It looks like a rotten, counterfeit interpretation. They want from this [claim] the aversion of Jihaad to the work of Jama'at ut-Tableegh. And this is the strongest assumption I have. And if it is from other than them, then this is a da'wah that circulates through the weak intellect of some Muslims. The aim of it being the falsification of the obligation of Jihaad. So this should be known and paid attention to. In any case, Jihaad is a legislated obligation until the order of Allaah has come. And 'Iesa (Jesus) 'alaihisalam will come down, ruling by the sharee'ah of Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihiwasallam). From the things ['Iesa] will carry out is Jihaad, and the doing away of al-Jizyah (tax that non-Muslims have to pay in an Islamic state), meaning he will not legislate Jizyah: either 1- accept Islam or 2- accept the sword to be killed by it.
[Q7]: Some 'ulamaa generalize about some groups, and from them, jama'aatut-tableegh, that they are firaq (sects) and not jamaa'aat (groups) because the jamaa'ah is what the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) and his sahaabah were upon?
And I also call them firaq (sects); however, we say Jama'aat (groups)...as an expression, saying at the level of the people in terms of terminology [so they may understand], because this name doesn't change the reality and there are no Jama'aat in Islam except Ahlus-Sunnati wal Jama'ah. Because they are one Jama'ah. Even if there was just one person upon the correct 'aqidah and manhaj, then he [alone] is that Jama'ah. And what is other than it is from the firaq (or sects), or the Jama'aat as they call it, they are misguided firaaq who misguide other people. And there is no compulsion in terminology, because firqa has the meaning of Jama'ah and this is a new terminology. So from the point of view that it has become common among the people, we say Jama'aat ut-Tableegh, Jama'aat ul-ikhwaan, Jama'aat so and so, because the word firqa (sect) is not known. There is no dispute with us that there are firaq and there is no doubt that they [jama'aatut-tableegh] are from the firaq that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) warned about by his saying: The Jews broke up into 71 sects, the Christians broke up into 72 sects and this Ummah will break up into 73 sects; all in the hellfire except for one. They said, "Which one is that, oh Messenger of Allaah?" He said: Those on that which I am upon, and that which my companions are upon.
All these groups with their different methodologies are astray groups that lead others astray, and they come under the firaq that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) informed us and the firaq are more than 73, however what is known in the principles of fiqh is that the big type of numbers, there is no set understanding for it. So it is not intended by it a limitation, because the firaq can reach 100 or 200 or more than that. What is important is that one from the 73, they are the people of guidance of the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). And what is other than this one sect, then they are misguided sects.
[Q8]: Is it affirmed that some youth from this country (Saudi Arabia) pledge allegiance to In'aamul-Hasan (modern-day leader of firqatut-tableegh) upon the Rubik chain of soofiyyah in India?
[A8]: This is widespread in Sa'udia that deluded youth fell into this bai'ah or pledge of allegiance. However, after having found out its falsehood, they quickly jumped off of [this sect] and I don't recall their names right now. However, it is widespread and common, and here we point to the fact that every bai'ah besides the bai'ah of the Imam that the Muslims have been pleased with from the people of the country is a false bai'ah and a bid'ah in the deen of Allaah. So whoever from this country of Sau'dia gives bai'ah to Jama'aat ut-Tableegh or other than it from the [astray] Islamic groups, then he has committed bid'ah in the deen of Allaah and deserves from the imam of the Muslims a deterring punishment, because this is treason against the Imam, and this is not permissible in what I worship Allaah upon that a general administration should be in this country, whether this administration is administrative or religious without the agreement of the general ameer. And what the people of this country receive from plans and administration on the ...of a specific Jama'aah and they make bai'ah upon it, then this is treason upon the Wali ul-Amr (the Ruler). Treason upon the Wali ul-Amr (the Ruler). Upon whom bai'ah has been contracted and the Muslims have been pleased with him for their Deen and dunyaa. So the Imam has established someone for da'wah in this country, and that Imam takes his place. He is the honorable Shaikh 'Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz [at the time of this translation, the dead has been dead for two years; rahimahullaah rahmatan wasi'a]. And in his place is the Shaykh Saleh ibn Abdul-Azeez Alee Shaikh [hafidhahullaah]. He is the one who has the right to administrate the affairs of da'wah in the country with the agreement of the Wali ul-Amr. He has specific duties and a known system. This is what I worship Allaah upon, and from what I understand from the text of the Sunnah of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihiwasllam).
[Q9]: Some of the leaders of jama'aatut-tableegh in this country, when asked, 'Why were graves entered in this center for jama'aatut-tableegh in India?' They reply, 'The people of India entered graves into the masjid in order to close the doors to shirk so that the people would not go to the cemetery and seek waseela to Allaah through the graves.'
[A9]: This is the removing of batil (falsehood) by batil. And batil is not supposed to be used to remove batil. However, they don't forbid tawaaf of the graves and asking from its people, [and] from them are those who do this. He is not forbidden from this. ...The Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihiwasllam) prohibited that graves should be taken as masjids. The anger of Allaah became severe over a people who took the graves of their prophets as masjids, and other than that from sahih ahadith of severe warnings concerning the affair of people who took the graves of their prophets as masjids - that is places of worship. It is not permissible to enter a grave into a masjid. This is a weak and fragile reason. And if they're truthful in their claim of being people of Tawheed, they would remove this. But on the contrary. It is an invalid and false reason, and this is from the various bid'ah that is found with them. This bid'ah muquffira (polytheistic bid'ah; bid'ah of shirk) and these oppositions to the sharee'ah and what a lot they are. And it is enough to have as part of its bai'ah - the rubik Sufi chain - (Chistiyyah, Qadriyah, Naqshbandiya, and Soharwardiyah). So it is a mixture of four different Sufi tariqas.
[Q10]: They take as proof, O Shaykh, and they say, 'you placed this involvement upon us (the presence of graves at the main center of the jama'aatut-tableegh in India), because the grave of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) is in the masjid in Madinah.' What do you say about this, O Shaykh?
[A10]: This is an argument weaker than the spider's web. First of all, the grave of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihiwasllam) was not originally in the masjid. Rather it is in his quarters (apartment), and it was entered by Waleed ibn 'Abdul-Malik, the Ummayid khalifa. And the scholars of that time rejected that, because of the harm that would take place from that. So it is not in the origin of the masjid. Rather, the khalifa Waleed ibn 'Abdul-Malik entered it and, as long as the affair is like that, then this is not evidence. And also, the grave is separate from the masjid. And the second point: if it was possible to separate the grave from the masjid completely so that it can be in a space specific for it outside of the masjid, this would be good. However, I do not think this is possible. And right now, the grave of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihiwasllam) is not circumambulated [made tawaaf of] by anyone. It is not circumambulated, except what takes place by some common people from the Muslims [among] the ignorant ones. However, it is being pushed away. So it's being manifest by the falsehood of this reason.
And we will repeat: the batil is not removed by batil. Rather, batil is removed by the truth. And the Sunnah is what removes the bid'ah. One bid'ah cannot remove another bid'ah.
[Q11]: Some youth from this country (Saudi Arabia) spend various means to travel to the gulf and India, however money is not spent to travel to the 'ulamaa of this country, and they act as if the 'ulamaa of this land do not make da'wah. They describe the 'ulamaa as "slaves of the dunyaa." What do you say about this, O Shaykh?
[A11]: This is the manhaj of this Jama'ah, Jama'at ut-Tableegh. This is their manhaj, separating the youth who are enthusiastic about da'wah from the scholars in their country, so that they don't gain knowledge and read over the fiqh and the Sunnah, and the 'aqidah of Tawheed; and Tawheed doesn't get well-grounded in him. This is their manhaj - separating the youth from the 'ulamma, and describing whomsoever doesn't go out with them as 'slaves of dunyaa.' Gaining and striving in the dunyaa is not disgraceful or forbidden if it is from halal means, and the rights of Allaah and His slaves are given. Gathering money is not a bad thing if the slave has taqwa of his Lord by it and connects, by it, the bonds of the womb. And even the sahaaba of the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alaihiwasllam) owned a lot of money from gardens and camels and sheep and silver coins and gold coins and other than that. They used to own a lot of money, and this did not disgrace them.
[Q12]: The ones affiliated with the jama'aah from the sons of this country (Saudi Arabia), what is their ruling? Do they vary in their nearness to bid'ah or are they the same? And what is the ruling on going out to Qatar, Kuwait or Pakistan and what is the ruling on the local khurooj that they do within this country?
[A12]: First of all, I do not see it permissible - that is khurooj with this jama'ah. And I see this as cooperating with them in their bid'ah. And what I know is that this Jama'ah was prohibited by Royal injunction or ordinance in the year 1400 Hijri, after what happened in the Haram from people being taken hostage by a group of fanatics. And I came across this judgment in the center of Da'wah in Madinah. So I see that going out with them opposes the ruler. And if a Muslim wants to call to Allaah, he should call upon baseerah (clear and insightful knowledge). He [the caller] comes to the people and exhorts them and reminds them, and motivates them to look for rewards and fear punishment from Allaah and teach them and then lead them in their affair. And if a number of callers to Allaah accompanied him, from them those who partake in da'wah, from them who rectify the affairs of their brothers, then there is no harm in this, inshaAllaah. As for an administrative khurooj, going out with a system and methodology [opposing the Prophet's] and a philosophy, as we said earlier, then this is the misguided manhaj. This is a misguided manhaj - this [Tableeghi sect]. And those affiliated with it are of different categories.
So from them are the pure Soofis, the possessors of the rubik Sufi chain. And they are the ones who pledge allegiance to In'aam Al-Hassan, the leader of this [sect] in India. And the second type are those who have been diluted by what they outwardly manifest from a good side of da'wah to Allaah and 'ibaada (worship). And this type sometimes has with them astute 'ulamma. Sometimes, they have with them university professors, and other than that. This type is deceived. And a lot of this type of diluted people, when they come to know of the falsehood of this jama'ah and its seriousness and its deviance, they separate from it, and began unveiling [the Tableeghi sect's] ugliness to the people. And saying the truth and going forward with it, not fearing them - for the sake of Allaah - the blame of the blamers. And from those people who wrote a good writing about the sect [exposing them] is Sa'ad al-Husayin (may Allaah preserve him). He writes upon knowledge and upon experience. He does not write based upon forgery, and not by guessing, and not by suspicion.
And the third category are the general folk. This sect got to them first and pulled them, and then became engrossed in its past. The general public are the allotment of the ones who gets to them first. So if the caller to Tawheed and the book and the Sunnah gets to them first, then they [the callers to Tawheed and Qur'an and Sunnah] will gain over them victory, because of the pureness of the fitra (natural disposition).
And the fourth category of people are people who used to live empty and astray lives. Then this [sect] pulled them out of the cafes and the bars and the streets. ...So they saw that Allaah guided them at their hands - at the hands of [this sect] - so they are loyal to them, and they don't see better than them because of "the guidance they attained at their hands," as they say. And by this, it is made clear that they are varying at different levels and they are not the same with regard to the judgment on them. So when we make a judgment on a particular [sect], we make it in general. As for individuals, then this ruling is not made on them. They are not described with this description, except after having their state looked into and the truth is made clear to them. So, if they accept [the truth], then for Allaah is the praise and virtue. And if they become stubborn, then we say, "this work of yours is bid'ah, and we fear you might be a mubtadi' (innovator). And I don't become cautious after him being stubborn from saying, "You are a mubtadi'," because you are implementing this manhaj and madhhab.
And may the peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad.