How do we deal with the innovators we see and work with on a daily basis?

Reference: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/17138

Question: What do you advise us with in regards to how we deal with the innovators whom we see, speak and work with almost every day?

Response: To boycott them upon their innovation is obligatory; if they make their innovations apparent, then it is obligatory to boycott them after sincere advice and directing them. A Muslim should advise his brother and warn him from that which Allaah has made impermissible such as innovations and open sinning. This person will then either repent or he is deserving of being boycotted.

This [boycotting] is done in the hope that he will repent, feel remorseful and return back to the truth.

However, if the boycotting results in a bad outcome then it should be left alone. If leaving off boycotting is more beneficial in terms of the religion, it is more good and closer to succeeding then a person should not boycott; rather one should be consistent in advising and warning from falsehood; one should not boycott him hoping that Allaah will guide him due to this.

The believer is like a doctor, if he recognizes a cure that will be beneficial, he uses it; and if he realises that something will not benefit then he leaves it alone.

So boycotting is done as a form of rectification. If boycotting is effective and beneficial it is therefore from the means of rectification; hoping from the one who has been boycotted that he will repent and that he will return back from his mistakes if he sees from his brothers that they have boycotted him.

As for the situation where boycotting only leads to an increase in evil and an increase in the evil people and working with them, then in this situation a person should not boycott. Rather a person should persist in advice, directing others towards good whilst showing a dislike for the action. A person should not show the person that he is in agreement with his falsehood however at the same time he persists in sincere advice and educating.

نصيحة في التعامل مع المبتدعة

المرجع: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/17138

السؤال: بم تنصحونا في كيفية التعامل مع المبتدعة الذين نراهم ونتكلم معهم ونتعامل معهم كل يوم تقريباً؟

الجواب: الواجب هجرهم على بدعتهم، إذا أظهروا البدعة فالواجب هجرهم بعد النصيحة والتوجيه، فإن المسلم ينصح أخاه ويحذره مما حرم الله عليه من البدع والمعاصي الظاهرة، فإن تاب وإلا استحق أن يهجر، وهذا يعامل لعله يتوب، لعله يندم، لعله يرجع إلى الصواب، إلا إذا كان الهجر يترتب عليه ما لا تحمد عقباه فإنه يتركه، إذا كان تركه أصلح في الدين وأكثر في الخير وأقرب إلى النجاح فإنه لا يهجره بل يداوم نصحه وتحذيره من الباطل ولا يهجره رجاء أن يهديه الله بسبب ذلك.

فالمؤمن كالطبيب إذا رأى العلاج نافعاً فعله، وإذا رأى أنه ليس بنافع تركه،فالهجر من باب العلاج، إن كان الهجر يؤثر خيراً وينفع هجر وكان ذلك من باب العلاج، لعله يتوب، ولعله يرجع عن خطئه إذا رأى من إخوانه أنهم يهجرونه،

أما إذا كان الهجر يسبب مزيداً من الشر وكثرة أهل الشر وتعاونهم، فإنه لا يهجر ولكن يديم النصح والتوجيه وإظهار الكراهة لما عمل، ولا يبين له موافقته على باطله، ولكن يستمر في النصيحة والتوجيه.

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He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire.

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