Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Abu Uthmaan as-Saaboonee (d. 449H) – rahimahullaah – said: “I heard al-Haakim Abu ‘Abdullaah al-Haafidh saying: I heard Abu ‘Alee al-Husain bin ‘Alee al-Haafidh saying: I heard Ja’far bin Ahmad bin Sinaan al-Waasitee saying: I heard Ahmad bin Sinaan al-Qattaan say: There is no innovator in [this] world except that he detests the Ahl ul-Hadeeth (the People of Hadeeth). So when a man innovates (into the religion), the sweetness of the hadeeth is removed from his heart.”
There is Not an Innovator Except that he hates Ahlul-Hadeeth, by Bilal Davis (Notes, not verbatim)
Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: The bid’ah is joined with dividing, just as the Sunnah is joined to the Jama’ah. So it is said: Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama’ah, and about the people of innovation: Ahlul Bid’ah wal furqa.
Even among the people of bid’ah themselves, they have splitting. Even within one sect, they have many groups.
The She’aah have many groups and different off-shoots.
The Khawaarij have many groups and different off-shoots.
The Mu’tazila have many groups and different off-shoots.
All of this is from the punishment of Allaah.
Ahlus-Sunnah – regardless of where they are – are united.
Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) wrote a famous poem entitled Nooniyah (each line ending with the letter ‘Noon’), and he also wrote Meemiyah (each line ending with the letter ‘Meem’).
In his Meemiyah, he started those lines by praising Ahlul-Hadeeth, and mentioning that this is his group, and they are the people he is with.
They (Ahlul-Hadeeth) are the followers of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). They are his party.
– If it wasn’t for (Allaah raising) them, then there would not be any Muslims on the earth.
– If it wasn’t for Ahlus-Sunnah protecting the Sunnah, and if it wasn’t for Ahlus-Sunnah protecting the Qur`an, and inscribing that, gathering the Sunnah, traveling for the gathering of the Sunnah, preserving the understanding of the Salaf concerning the Sunnah, then we would have nothing but Ahlul-Bid’ah and nothing but the Zanadiqah, individuals misunderstanding the Sunnah or not knowing the Sunnah at all, because it would not have been gathered by anyone.
– And if it wasn’t for Allaah raising Ahlus-Sunnah for that purpose, then we would not have Muslims on the earth.
– And if it wasn’t for (Allaah raising) them, the earth would have shaken and trembled with a convulsion – with its people (the people on the earth would be in a state of mayhem).
– But they [Ahlul-hadeeth] are the mountains of the earth.
– And if it wasn’t for (Allaah raising) them, the earth would have been in darkness for the people on the earth.
– But they are the moons and stars of the earth (bringing light to the people of the earth) by way of the Sunnah and by way of the guidance and by way of this Deen.
– They indeed are my companions, so… and welcome the good people and deal with them with benevolence.
The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: Awthaqul ‘Urral Eeman al-hubbu fillaah, wal-bughdu fillaah (The strongest handhold of eeman is to love for Allaah, and hate for Allaah.)
The reason why Ahlul-Bid’ah hate Ahlul Hadeeth is because they differ in the usool (fundamentals) in ‘Aqeedah and that which unites the hearts. The usool – correct ‘aqeedah – is not present with them (Ahlul-Bid’ah ).
Allaah said (what means): So if they believe in the like of that which you believe, then they are rightly guided, but if they turn away, then they are only in opposition. So Allaah will suffice you against them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah, ayah 137)
[They] also [hate us], because we call to ‘ilm (authentic knowledge); the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.
Ahlus-Sunnah take their ‘aqeedah from Qur`an and Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salaf.
Allaah said (what means): And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad, (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination. (An-Nisa, ayah 115)
Allaah says (what means): And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhaajiroon and the Ansaar and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allaah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success. (At-Tawbah, ayah 100)
Ahlul-Bid’ah take their ‘aqeedah from: opinions and principles based upon “logic.”
Allaah says (what means): And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies – Shayaatin (devils) among mankind and jinns – inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications. (Al-An’aam, ayah 112) ——-> Shayateen from mankind and Jinn who inspire one another with adorned speech as a delusion.
From the origin of this Manhaj – from the origin of Salafiyyah – is to refute the one in opposition, to refute the mukhalif (the one in opposition). If it wasn’t for this Radd (refutation) of the one in opposition, then this bid’ah would be allowed; it would have a nice place in the ranks of the Muslimoon, and accepted. The bid’ah that leads to Kufr and Shirk would have been established in the hearts of the Muslims.
If it wasn’t for Allaah raising for this Ummah Ahlus-Sunnah, Ahlul-Hadeeth, refuting and clarifying (exposing) the bid’ah, then SubhanAllaah!, we wouldn’t have known the haqq (truth) from the baatil (falsehood). As Allaah said (what means): And if it wasn’t for Allaah using (checking) some of the people to repel others, the earth would have become corrupt.
If Allaah didn’t raise for this Ummah individuals to refute a bid’ah as soon as it is raised, or spoken with, then the earth would have become corrupt. But indeed, it is the blessing that Allaah has given us this characteristic, this bravery, in the face of the [falsehood]. Bravery! Warriors as Ahlul-Hadeeth are! Warriors, ya ikhwaan, who have with them the characteristic of bravery – regardless of how beloved that individual is to the people, regardless of the standing that he has among the ranks of individuals – who will clarify (and expose) the baatil of that individual. Regardless of what the people are going to say.
The haqq (truth) is more beloved to us than that individual.
SubhanAllaah, we have certain individuals who are angered that the falsehood of certain individuals is clarified (refuted), becoming angered that Fulan from the people – such and such who was that “great caller to Salafiyah” at one time, the great “flag-bearer” at one time opposes the manhaj and (therefore) – is spoken against. People become angered at the fact that someone clarified the affair of that individual.
What is the state of affairs of an individual who becomes angered at the one who clarifies the haqq (truth), yet he doesn’t become angered at the statements [in opposition to what Allaah revealed] of that person? He doesn’t become angered at the fact that the person’s statement has opposed Allaah, opposed the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), opposed the Salaf, opposed the ‘ulemma of the Ummah, opposed the Jama’ah. That does not anger him, because he loves that individual.
But as soon as someone stands up and speaks and clarifies, then he [the one speaking the truth] becomes “shaytaan rajeem” to most of these individuals – and refuge in Allaah is sought.
This is something, ya ikhwaan, that is from the finer characteristics of this Ummah. And because of that, Allaah has praised the Ummah. Allaah said (what means):
You [true believers in Tawheed, and true followers of Prophet Muhammad, and his Sunnah] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’roof and forbid Al-Munkar, and you believe in Allaah… (Aali Imran, ayah 110)
This enjoining of the good and forbidding the evil is not only in the affairs of the sins. This is a secondary matter. The most important affair regarding enjoining of good and forbidding the evil is in the affair of Usool – the manhaj and ‘aqeedah. A person can be upon sin and still be Salafee, but the Innovator – regardless of how much he distances himself from sin – that which he is upon from bid’ah is greater than the sins that the sinful individual from Ahlus-Sunnah is upon.
That is something that we have to have understanding of, so we could put everything in its correct and proper place.
This is from the characteristics of Ahlus-Sunnah, clarifying as the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: Indeed, Allaah will let the trustworthy ones from this Ummah carry this ‘Ilm (knowledge). They repel from this Deen the Tahreef of the Ghaaleen (the deviations of those who go beyond bounds), and the falsehood of the people of falsehood, and the false interpretations of the ignorant ones.
Those are the praiseworthy characteristics of the trustworthy ones from this Ummah, and of those whom the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has praised and referred to as “the carriers of this ‘ilm.”
How then is the case of the one who speaks ill of the one who clarifies (the truth)?
This indeed is a blessing from the blessings of Allaah.
Source: Tape There is Not an Innovator Except that he hates Ahlul-Hadeeth, by Bilal Davis