The Calamity of Opposing Clear Proofs

The Imām Rabī’ Ibn Hādi al-Madkhali said:

A calamity right now from the trials and tribulations that is even with some of the Salafis is that they adhere to the statement of so and so and so and so even if the one who opposes him has clear proofs and evidences.

This demeanor is from the ways of the people of misguidance; the Salafi Manhaj does not acknowledge these ways no matter what station/rank a person has reached.

If he has issued a verdict or gave a statement which has no evidence for it, then it is not permissible to accept his speech. We respect him and we pardon him and the likes of it; however, everybody’s speech is to be taken and rejected except the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ and whoever else has with him evidence from Allāh and His Messenger ﷺ then (likewise) his speech is not permissible to reject.

Source: المجموع الرائق 419

Adapted from ImamRabee Telegram Thread
16th of Shawwāl, 1437 (12-27-2015)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC

                                     Original Arabic


قال الإمام ربيع بن هادي المدخلي -حفظه الله- :

“ومن البلاء الآن في هذه الفتن حتى عند بعض السلفيين يتمسكون بقال فلان وقال فلان، ولو كان من يخالفهم معه الدليل والبرهان، وهذا من سلوك طرق أهل الضلال، والمنهج السلفي لا يعترف بهذه الطرق مهما بلغ الإنسان من منزلة، أفتى فتوى أو قال قولاً ليس له دليل فلا يجوز قبول كلامه، نحترمه ونعتذر له و ما شاكل ذلك، لكن كلٌّ يؤخذ من قوله ويرد إلا رسول الله ﷺ، ومن معه الحجة من الله ومن رسوله ﷺ لا يجوز رد قوله”

المجموع الرائق – ص 419