Posted by أم حذيفة حياة لأندلسية at 17:26
Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree answers a question on whether a salafee student of knowledge who is invited to a masjid of the people of innovation should teach, even if there are no conditions placed on him.
What do we do if one from the masaajid of ahlul bid'ah goes to a student of knowledge to request him to give a lecture or classes in their masaajid, with no conditions attached, and (they say) he may teach from any book or topic he wants. Can he go there and give those classes/lessons?
What is well known regarding the situation of the innovators is (their) playing, plotting and trickery; and as such when a man from ahl as sunnah comes to them they use him as a means to get strength and support and as a means to delude the weak and unintelligent ones- those who do not have fiqh (proper understanding of the religion) from ahl as sunnah;
and from this what I see (regarding this matter) is that you do not go to their masaajid or their gatherings, so long as they have control over the place, and where the authority is theirs;
so do not go to them.
And if it is a place where the people of the masjid are the 'awwaam (general common folk) and those who prevail over the masjid are the 'awwaam, and these mubtadi'ah don't really have any say or control there, then go to them (the people), and clarify the sunnah in that masjid, and with Allaah is the Tawfeeq...
(WRITTEN TRANSLATION IS REVISED FROM ORIGINAL)
Source: 'Ilm Online with Shaikh Ubaid al-Jaabiree hafeedahullaah) on 14 February 2004, translated originally by Abu Uwais (raheemahullaah). taken from