Beware of this Tamyee


What do you say concerning a person that says:

“Shaykh Yahya is a scholar and Shaykh ‘Ubayd is a scholar”?

Is this considered “Tawaqquf“?


This speech contains equalising of the people of the truth with the people of falsehood.

Allah, the Most High, said:

(فَمَاذَا بَعْدَ ٱلْحَقِّ إِلَّا ٱلضَّلَٰل)

“So after the truth, what else can there be, save error?”

And Shaykh Yahya is a scholar of Sunnah, and Ubaid Al-Jābiri is a scholar of misguidance.

And it’s not permissible to liken the two or to draw them into comparison.
Allah, the Most High, said:

(أَفَنَجْعَلُ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ كَٱلْمُجْرِمِينَ)

“Shall We then treat the (submitting) Muslims like the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists and disbelievers, etc.)?”

And this speech is employed often by the Mumayyi’ah on different scenerios and intentions, all of it come under the same thing, which is watering down the methodology of the Salaf in regards to the criticism of innovation and it’s people.

When you come to them with binding evidences upon the deviation of those that deviated, they come with this method to stop them from being disparaged, and those who’s ideology suits theirs.

As “The souls are like recruited soldiers, when they recognise one another they are at harmony, and when they disagree with one another they are at variance.”

So whoever was to come across the proofs and evidences of Ahlussunnah and their clarifications of the deviation of Al-Jābiri and what he has with him of innovation and misguidances.

And found his heart and tongue and speech unable to move out of protective jealousy for the religion of Allah, and his allegiancing for Allah, and his disallegiancing for Allah.

This would point to him being a deviant, be aware of him.

Answered by:
Shaykh Abu Hatim Yusuf Al-‘Inaabi Al-Jazaa’iree – may Allah preserve him.


Answered on:
30th, Muharram, 1438H.

Translated by:
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani.