Rightly guided have not went astray except that they embarked upon disputation


There’s been much dispute with some of our brothers in the groups regarding some of the Mashāyikh of Ahlussunnah, from them is Shaykh Saalih Al-‘Usaymi and similarly Shaykh ‘Abdurrazāq Al-Badr, and a number of Mashāyikh whom observations have been made against them in some affairs.

What’s your advice regarding the likes of these occurrences, the disputation is truly much and perhaps this lead to hatred and separation.

We seek your advice.


You all are – In-shā-Allāh – upon good and upon seeking knowledge, so devote yourselves to it, and don’t busy yourselves with disputing, they are not in your valley for you to dispute on their behalves, don’t dispute on their behaves, they aren’t in your valley.

Turn towards what you’re upon as the Prophet ﷺ said:

(احْرِصْ عَلَى مَا يَنْفَعُكَ، وَاسْتَعِنْ بِاللَّهِ وَلَا تَعْجِزْ)

“Strive for that which benefits you, seek aid with Allāh and don’t become lazy in its regard”

It’s not befitting for a person to extend the disputation on a so-and-so of the people…. While they don’t pay attention to you, likewise he doesn’t know him nor do they know you.

This is what I advise you all with, may Allāh preserve us all.

And not to busy oneself with disputing regarding them, everyones affair will become clear, regardless of whoever they may be.

Don’t busy yourselves except with knowledge whoever’s affair becomes clear, you will come to know of them, whoever’s affair didn’t, turn towards your affair, his affair will become clear – In-Shā-Allāh –

Likewise don’t turn towards what relates to those authoring’s, those writings from ‘Usaymi which contains praises upon ‘Awdah and praises upon some Hizbis, don’t busy yourself with Fiqhul Wāqi’, don’t busy yourselves with it and turn towards the books of knowledge, and leave the likes of this.

You have with you or some of you have knowledge which ‘Usaymi is ignorant of.

The topic of Ijāzāt, and what relates Ijāzāt, he gives it to every so-and-so, even some children, young boys like 8 years old after he went to madinah and attended some circles with him and he was granted an ijāzāh along with his brothers.

Don’t busy yourselves with Ijāzāt the likes of this, nor with what the mention has preceded, I advise you all with what you have heard, of maintaining time, the maintenance of what you are upon of good and Sunnah. There is good in what Allāh has given you.

All praise is to Allāh, I ask Allāh to preserve us and you all, from meaningless disputing:

A people who have been rightly guided have not went astray except that they embarked upon disputation.

They are not in your valley, not them nor other than them.

Disputing over them or not disputing over them, you are splitting while they are not splitting.

End of audio.

Answered by: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him

Source: t.me/nameforusyourmen/364

Answered on: 3rd, Jumādl Uwlā, 1442H. 18th, December, 2020.

Translated by: Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani &
Abu ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi