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~ Is Speaking About the Innovator Backbiting? Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen Answers [Video|Ar-En]

November 27, 2012

Originally posted on Audio-Islam.com:

Video Courtesy: Easa ibn Roy

Is Speaking about the People of Innovation considered Backbiting?

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen 

Question: May Allaah treat you well; is speaking about the people of innovation, such that it is said for example: They make Ta’weel (i.e. falsely interpreting) the verses and the Ahadeeth…or (saying): They believe such and such; is this considered Gheebah (backbiting) when this happens between students?

Shaykh: Is it considered what?

Questioner: Gheebah

Shaykh: Ghaybah or Gheebah?

Questioner: Gheebah.

Shaykh: Speaking about the people of innovation and what they have of incorrect ideologies or a Minhaj which is not upright, this is from Naseehah (sincere advice) and not from Gheebah (backbiting). Rather, it is from Naseehah to Allaah, to His Book, to His Messenger, and to the Muslims. So if we see someone who is an innovator spreading his innovation, then it is upon to clarify that…

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