Do not have a good thought about the innovator – Explained by Shaykh Fawzan

Shaykh Fawzan: Thus innovation varies. And all of it is evil. It should not be taken lightly, saying: “This is a mild innovation.” Do not take innovation lightly, because it is like a spark from a fire. If it is left alone it will burn all that is around it. And if it is extinguished the people will be saved from its evil; innovation is like this. Thus is upon the Muslims to warn against the innovator. And do not have a good thought about him.

Meaning, do not be deceived by what they display; thus saying: “These are the people of worship, these are the people of repentance, these people soften the hearts, these are the people who remember Allah.” Rather as long as he is an innovator then do not be deceived by him.

Your sitting with the sinners, as shall be mentioned from the speech of the Shaykh; sitting with the sinners despite the mistakes they have with them is less harmful than sitting with the innovator. Thus do not sit with the innovator or be negligent in this issue.


[Explained by: Shaykh Fawzan|Translated by: Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee (

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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