Do The Salafiyyoon of Masjid Al-Furqaan Believe That One Is Declared a Mubtadi Straight Away if He Does Not Make Tabdee of a Mubtadi -[A Reply to one of the Devilish Insinuations of Some of the Hizbiyyoon In Our Town]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Rabee (may Allaah preserve him) was asked about the principle:
”Whoever does not declare an innovator as an innovation, he (himself) is an innovator.”
The Shaikh answered: It is not correct to apply this principle unrestrictedly because it maybe that this (person) does not know (that) person for the bidah he commits, so he does not declare him an innovator due to Wara (apprehensive fear (Ref 1); so why should you declare him an innovator? ( i.e this person who refrains from making tabdee of a mubtadi because he neither knows his innovation or refrains from making Tabdee of him out of wara); but if he knows the innovator (i.e. knows that he is upon bidah), loves him and allies with him, then he is a mubtadi. This is the differentiation in this affair – he knows that this person is an innovator but he aids him and wages war against Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah, then this person is a mubtadi without a doubt. As for a person who does not know that such and such person is a mubtadi, he is not to be declared an innovator- this principle is not applied to him. (As for) you (i.e. the scholar), the one that studied his affair and you know that he allies with a mubtadi, puts him in a favourable position, wages war against Ahlus Sunnah for the sake of this mubtadi and for the sake of this falsehood, this person is a mubtadi, astray. As for the person who does not know that indeed such and such person is a mubtadi, then advise him and clarify for him (i.e. with clear unambiguous proofs until he understands) that such person is a mubtadi. So unless he ceases (i.e. from defending this mubtadi after understanding that to be the case) then put him with his companion – the mubtadi. [End of quote: Source: See Awnul Baari 2/891..slightly paraphrased]
Finally: This is what some of the hizbiyyoon seek to conceal in order to deceive the unsuspecting people. They deliberately refrain from explaining this principle because manipulation, concealment, lies and deception is a second skin of theirs since they started defending deviants, sitting with deviants and finding lame excuses for deviants. Also it must be understood that the Salafiyyoon do not precede the scholars in declaring anyone an innovator even if such a person is deviated in his Aqeedah or Manhaj.
Ref 1: The translation of this word Al-Waraa [الورع – Apprehensive fear] was taken from one of Ustaadh Amjad Rafiq’s (may Allaah preserve him) translations