Just Calling a Salafy a Troublemaker or a Liar is Not Unrestrictedly Sufficient Nor a Detailed Criticism Author: Shaikh Ahmad Baazmool (hafithahullah)
Source: The Shaikh’s Official Twitter Account
Translator: Abu ‘Abdis Salaam Siddiq Al Juyaanee
In the name of Allah The Most Merciful Bestower of mercy. May the Peace and Exultations be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions and supporters.
As to follows:
I have been asked, ” How do you respond to the one who says, ‘The criticism of an ‘Aalim against a Shaikh by saying he is a liar of troublemaker; that this constitutes a detailed criticism and thus take precedence over a praise without restriction?’ ”
I responded by saying,
This is not unrestrictedly the case. The rebuttal of this speech is from a (number) of angles:
Firstly: The criticism taking precedence of the praise is with the condition that the criticism is confirmed to be true upon the one who is being criticizes. Such as the case that is not confirmed true, then it would have no effect.
Secondly: The troublemaker carried a multitude of meanings which may not be with in itself an (actual) or that which an individual is disparaged by, so this is NOT detailed.
Thirdly: A detailed criticism that was refuted and rejected by a reputable ‘Aalim who clarified the lack of effectiveness/validity (of said criticism) does not take precedence in this case.
Fourthly: A detailed criticism, if it is launched against some of the Salafis, there MUST be brought forth (proof and evidence) and that which clearly expresses their (actual) obstinance and persistence upon falsehood.
As far as criticizing a Salafy due to a mere mistake without there being any persistence upon falsehood, obstinance or clear exposing of his playing with the truth; then this is the methodology of the criminally oppressive Haddaadees.