Shaykh Rabee’s beauitful advice about brotherhood, kindness to each other & labelling each other with “harsh” and “lenient”..

Advice from Shaykh Rabee Hafidhahullah

So I advise now, there is an attitude that is rupturing the Salafees, “This one is harsh” and “this one is lenient” and it is picked up by the people of innovation to have the Salafees fight each other. So I advise the Salafees in every place to study the Manhaj (methodology) of the Salaf as-Saalih and the position of the Salaf and combining all their sayings on this madhhab (way) and to abandon name calling and he-said, she-said with what is between them and to agree to stand united together in the face of the Bid’ah (innovations) with proofs, clear evidences, knowledge, and clarity.

I know that now there are people who insult the people of Madeenah, so I advice everyone to Fear Allaah –tabaaraka wa ta’aala-. Islaam does not ask us to set up all the people into one form. If he splits with the Truth then he is encouraged. My brother, do not forsake him. If you see your brother weak, then be patient with him.

“The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allaah than the weak believer, and in both of them are good.”

And if you are a weak believer, then do not forsake your brother. And if this one is a strong believer, he should not destroy his weak brother. So hold fast and make yourselves one group (Jamaa’ah) and leave off this talk and resolve this issue.

I advise everyone to Fear Allaah and become brothers (fraternize) and help each other upon piety and righteousness. Whoever is strong, then speak with the Truth so he is not opposed. He will be encouraged and not disgraced with harshness for this is the greatest opportunity for the people of innovations. One word spoken by some of the scholars (mashayikh) for a people who strive to call to Allaah and clarify, they become attached to it and then attack the Da’wah of Salafiyyah with it. So these expressions used to degrade by some of the brothers, “lenient one“, and “harsh one” should be abandoned. If your brother is calling (to Allaah) and he has something from weakness then do not forsake him and do not destroy him. If you encourage your brother and speak a true word and he splits from it then do not reinforce him. This is some advice for everyone.

[Majmoo’ Kutub wa Risaa’il wa Fataawa al-’Allaamah Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee -hafidhahullaah- V.14/ pg 175 –177]

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