even the Prophet was told the error of his ways and he, SallAllahu alaihi wassalam, rectify his own mistake afterwards
what does that teach us?
that even the most pious of person, makes mistake
and that Islam, encourage its people to give naseeha to others
and that no one, no matter how strong, or close to the Quran and Sunnah you are, that you are perfect
there is no perfect human being. yes, we understand that
but when someone gives naseeha, towards a group or a community, to let them see the errors of their ways, to help them to get better, and just because that particular group is so full of knowledge and so close to the ways of the salaf, the way of the Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wassalam, the way instructed in the Quran, that person is in the wrong?
are we that arrogant to accept naseeha?
does the Quran and Sunnah teaches us to be arrogant in our knowledge?
did Allah teaches us to be arrogant with our knowledge?
yes, there are people outside of the folds of Islam, who openly and secretly mock Islam
yes, there are even people who call themselves Muslim, openly and secretly mock Islam
but there are people who sincerely wishes to see Islam flourish, to see Islam to be accepted better by people, to let people see the true Islam, that Islam is actually very easy to understand, and that it is for everyone. no one is above anyone else
didnt Allah teaches us that no one is better that anyone? that we are all equal?
what did Allah thought us if there were a person in the community to cause an error?
didnt Allah told us to tell the person of his errors? to discuss it with him personally?
and arent we born with brains to think for ourselves?
cant we see the evidence in front of us and judge for ourselves if indeed he has cause an error in his ways?
if indeed that if he has errored, then we should advise him. then if he would not listen, then just leave him be.
but we nowadays are taking that to a new level, my brothers and sisters
when someone invites to pray to graves or glorifying the Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wassalam, more than he told us to, then we can understand if you told us to beware of him and stay away from him because of his clear deviance in aqeedah
but if you were to told me to stay away from a particular person because he is merely putting his hand on his stomach while standing in solah, or for simply addressing a problem in the people who claimed to bring the manhaj of the Prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wassalam, for the intention of making it a better community, then i cannot agree to that my brother
i am not the one who judges peoples aqeedah within their hearts. unless and until they themselves have made it apparent that they defy the Quran and Sunnah, then they are still our brothers in Islam
i am merely a humble Muslim, who knows very little in the deen. but i too know the Quran and the Sunnah. and Allah does not teach His servants to be arrogant
for if knowledge were to make me arrogant and prideful to belittle people and mock others, then may Allah take away said knowledge from me.
id rather a fool but mindful and obey Allah, rather than full of knowledge of the deen but arrogant towards His servants and have pride in my heart
may Allah help us in search of the deen and knowledge of the deen
may Allah help us