In this article our Shaykh Rabī' Ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī (ḥafiẓahullāh) mentions a very salient point regarding the people of innovation and how they should be dealt with. He differentiates between the clear callers to falsehood and the laymen who are misled, explaining that the leaders of the people of innovation are to be warned against and abandoned, whereas the common folk from amongst them should be taught.
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"However, an idividual should not be lenient and thus he goes and enters amongst them and becomes intimate with them so much so that he loses himself."
After Muwahhideen Publications’ Weekly Usūl al-Thalāthah Class on Saturday 13th February 2016, our Shaykh Ḥasan Ibn ‘Abd Al-Wahhāb al-Bannā (حفظه الله) was asked for some fatherly advice concerning those who celebrate Valentine’s Day saying it is just a day for the Muslim man to honour his wife and for the Muslim woman to honour her husband
From what the Shaykh mentioned in his answer: ...Is there any better love than a man honouring his wife day and night and helping her upon the Sunnah and a woman honouring her husband by agreeing with and obeying him? If they both agree upon what pleases Allāh and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم), they are in love.
There used to be an old statement amongst the Arabs which said that marriage will spoil love. This is because the love the Arabs before Islām referred to is what the disbelievers are upon nowadays, which is lust and forbidden love out of marriage. In their minds love is not marriage, but lust is what they refer to as ‘love’.
The Shaykh continues his answer in detail...