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imam bukhari
03-08-2010, 05:07 PM
Should We Excuse One Another On Matters Wherein We Differ?

By Ibn Uthaymeen


What is your view regarding the statement of some, “We unite in issues that we agree upon, and we excuse one another in matters we disagree about”?


This statement is too general in its implications:

- Its first part – “We unite in issues that we agree upon” – is the truth

- Its second part – “We excuse one another in matters we disagree about” – requires a more detailed explanation.

If difference of opinion on an issue is based upon valid ijtihaad, then yes, we should excuse one another, and moreover, our hearts should not differ. But if ijtihaad is not valid (when the ruling in a matter is clearly expressed in the sharee’ah), then we do not excuse those who oppose the truth; rather, we must make it clear to them that they must submit to the truth.

[Taken from "The Islamic Awakening, Important Guidelines", By Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, p. 208]

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03-08-2010, 07:47 PM
Are there some examples you can provide that would qualify as valid areas of disagreement? Thank you. :)

imam bukhari
03-10-2010, 05:08 PM
for a muslim, this means like:

should one place his hands on his chest after rukuh or keep them to ones side? (albani says ''on sides'' - ibn uthaymeen says ''on chest'')

should one point with his right index finger all the way or shud he continuously move it? (albani says ''continuously move it'' - imam muqbil says ''just point with it)

should one do feet by feet in salaah? (albani says yes - ibn uthaymeen says no)

tho im not quite sure if this explains it well to non-muslims...

wassalaam o alaykum

03-10-2010, 06:15 PM
Yes, thank you, imam bukhari, it does explain it well.

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