But rather it is obligatory upon the one refuting, that it be with knowledge. For verily if the refutation isn’t with knowledge it only worsens the situation and falsehood becomes solidified.
Keep this in your minds: An invalid refutation or insufficient refutation solidifies the falsehood, and strengthens its people and the enemy, and weakens your binding proof, and entices the Shaytān against you, and he descends upon your enemy and so makes him stronger against you.
So not everyone who refutes is entitled to refute, a misplaced refutation, oppression, transgression, enmity, invalid refutation, insufficient weak refutation without knowledge, all of these are opposite results. It’s not from knowledge, it’s not from good, it’s not from benefit, all of these are the entrance points of Shaytān.
Benefited from: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him.
Translated by: Abu ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi