The Ruling on Taking Knowledge from Innovators – Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan

Question: May Allah be good to you, I read in the book “Irshaad ut-Talibeen” of Fakhrud-Deen ar-Raazi (may Allah have mercy upon him) saying: “Verily one who takes fiqh from the innovators, it does not harm him. This is because he is not taking Aqeedah from them”

Answer: “All praise is due to Allah.  Allah did not compel us to take knowledge from the innovators or the misguided.  So there are Scholars of the Sunnah, all praise is due to Allah, who are upon the Sunnah and steadfastness.  They are not missing from [any] time period. So take knowledge from them and Allah did not compel us to seek recourse with these people [i.e. the innovators]”.

[Hajjatul-Ummah Li Manhaj as-Salaf (pg. 26-27)]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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