Co-operating with Jameeyat Ahlul Hadeeth

Question : 

A Brother says that the people of  Jameeyat Ahlul Hadeeth to co-operate with them in calling the kuffar to Al Islam. So can i join them in calling to Al Islam or do i stay away and may be advise those who accept Islam upon their hands.

Answer :

It has come from the Messenger of Allah sallalahu alayhi wasallam that he said

“Deen is advice .. Who is it to O Messenger of Allah? It is to Allah and His Messenger sallalahu alayhi wasallam and also to the muslims,their leaders and their general people.”

The one who advises is the ameen, he is the one who is trustworthy and also from the success of a non=arab and a young individual is that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala guides him to a scholar who is upon the sunnah from the first day.My advice is that you co-operate with your brothers of Ahlus Sunnah and your dawah and that you make your call distinctive,a call which is distinct from the rest of the callers of Ahlul Bid’ah and also if you co-operate with (these) people of innovation then its going to ruin your picture and your status for indeed the people of innovation when they call to Islam,they leave off some affairs and call to others.So this is something which is going to harm your call,so that which we advise is that the brothers make their call distinctive from the call of Ahlul Bid’ah and they co operate with their brothers of Ahlus sunnah wal Jama’ah and if you have with you over there students of knowledge then you study with them and take from them and you co operate with them and if there is no student of knowledge over their then you travel to seek knowledge study,say ,in country of Yemen with our shaikh Yahya hafidhahullahu ta’ala and if you can’t travel then may be you can refer to the shaikh that he sends you a people to teach you as the Messenger sallalahu alayhi wasallam used to send the sahaba to teach people in their lands.My advice to the brothers is that they make their daw’ah distinctive and upon Kitab wa sunnah and upon insight as Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says

Say (O Muhammad Sallahu Alaihi Wasallam

“This is my way; I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me with sure knowledge. And Glorified and Exalted be Allah. And I am not of the Mushrikun.” (Surah Yusuf :108)

Ibn Qayyim rahimahullah mentions in Zaad al Maad

“This affair is an affair which needs to be prioritized and needs to be looked into carefully.(the affair of co operating with such people).It is incorrect and not allowed.” and abu zinad rahimahullah mentions that the falsehood at the beginning comes in a picture of truth infact when its something major and false.And afterwards you do not know except that you have become from the people of innovation and you are upon their way and you have with you innovations.

Answered by : Shaykh Abu Ishaq