Scholar: Imâm Muhammad bin Sâlih bin ´Uthaymîn
Source: Liqâ' al-Bâb al-Maftûh (75 A)
Question: It is known that Shî'ah and Murji'ah are significantly different from Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamâ'ah. There is a principle some scholars call as "The golden rule". It stands for helping each other in that which one agrees on and excusing one another in that which one disagree on. How do we excuse these Shî'ah?
Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymîn: This golden rule is not a golden rule at all. It is not suitable as a rule at all. That which we agree on is part of Allâh's ('azza wa jall) blessing. Unity is better than disunity.
As for that which we disagree on, it is both possible that we excuse each other and that we do not do so. If it is a disagreement in a matter about which it is possible to disagree on, no harm is done [if we disagree]. The Imâms have always disagreed. Imâm Ahmad, ash-Shâfi'î, Mâlik and Abû Hanîfah all disagreed.
However, if it is a disagreement that is not excused, such as in the creeds (´Aqâ'id, عقائد), we do not excuse each other at all. [B]It is in this case obligatory to refer to that which has been proved in the Qur'ân and the Sunnah. The Murji'ah, Shî'ah and all other innovators are obliged to refer to the Qur'ân and Sunnah and they should not be excused.[/B]
This principle is not a golden principle. You should have called it the "tree principle" instead.[/SIZE]
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