Praise be to Allaah.
The Muslim is obliged
to accept the teachings of Islam, and act upon them. When he hears of
some word or deed which is based on evidence (daleel) from the Qur’aan
or Sunnah, then he has to accept it and give it priority over anything
else. He should check what people say against the evidence of sharee’ah,
and only accept those views which are in accordance with that evidence.
It is known that Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Al-Wahhaab (may Allaah have
mercy on him) called people to Tawheed and he wrote his famous book
on that topic which is called Kitaab al-Tawheed. In this book
he limited himself to quoting only the clear evidence from the verses
of the Qur’aan and the saheeh ahaadeeth of the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Commentaries on this book
were written by his grandson ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Hasan and other scholars.
Hence none of his opponents can refute this book or claim that his evidence
is false. They fabricated lies and believed them, so they believed that
he was misguided. They gave the same label to the scholars of the Muslims
such as Shaykh Ibn Baaz and Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy
on them both). It is known that the shaykhs whom we have mentioned did
not deviate from the correct view with regard to beliefs and actions;
they followed the same path as the Sahaabah and Taabi’een, the four
imaams, the authors of the Six Books and others. Those who do not acknowledge
them do that either out of ignorance, blind imitation of others, jealousy,
stubbornness or following their own whims and desires, or adherence
to traditions, bid’ah (innovation) and evil actions that go against
the evidence (of sharee’ah). Earlier and later scholars have proven
such people to be wrong. So we must follow the evidence and give it
priority over the views of all people.