Refutations Must be Knowledge Based

Abu ‘Abdis Salaam Siddiq al-Juyaanee narrated:

By the Mercy of Allah we had the pleasure of having lunch with Shaikh Fu’aad al-‘Amree (hafithahullah). The Shaikh (hafithahullah) told us that learning, practicing and calling to Allah is the life of the student. He encouraged us (Abu Yusuf Khaleefah, Abu Muhammad al-Jamayki, and myself) to be patient and to continue to call to Allah, give Da’wah, and to cling to the Salafi methodology.

From the benefits the Shaikh shared with us is that he reminded us that even when refuting falsehood, refutations have to be done with honor and in a respectful manner. He mentioned that refutations must be knowledge based and void of name calling and disrespectful expressions. He mentioned that when these terms are violated, the common folk are ill-effected by this bad behavior and in turn imitate it.

Shaykh Fu’aad (hafithahullah) mentioned that Yahyaa al-Hajoori’s refutation of Ma’ribee was not knowledge based. He mentioned the disgusting behavior of Yahyaa al-Hajoori and how he would often say when refuting, “Urinate upon this one, urinate upon this and urinate upon that etc.”

He mentioned that even Yahyaa himself acknowledged this when narrating, and mentioned incidents that took place between a tape merchant and his patron. The customer naively asked if the merchant had a cassette tape of a certain deviant speaker to which the merchant replied, “Do you want the tapes with urine on them or the tapes which are urine free?”

SubhaanAllah, look at the ill behavior that is learned when bad examples such as al-Hajoori are looked up to and followed. Refutations must be knowledge based.

Source: Written by Abu ‘Abdis Salaam Siddiq al-Juyaanee
5th of Rajab, 1436 H (04-24-2015)

Those who witnessed and were present at the lunch:

Shaikh Fu’aad al-‘Amree (hafithahullah)
Naseef al-Hindi
Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
Abu Muhammad Naadir al-Jamayki
Abu Sufyaan Samir
Abu ‘Abdis Salaam Siddiq al-Juyaanee