Question posed to The Noble Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān (may Allāh preserve him):
Question: Which of the two is more severe in punishment, the disobedient or the people of innovation?
Answer: The people of innovation have more of a severe punishment because the matter of innovation is more severe than the matter of disobedience. The affairs of innovation are more beloved to the shaytān than the acts of disobedience. That is due to the fact that the disobedient one repents (from his sins), whereas the person of innovation rarely repents due to him thinking that he is upon truth, contrary to the one who is disobedient, for he (the disobedient) knows that he is disobedient and that he is committing an act of disobedience. Continue reading