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Prayer Behind The Blind-Followers
?Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee

? Tuhfatul-Mujeeb Fee Asilatil-Hadhir wal-Ghareeb,
Questions from the British from the City of Birmingham
Regarding Jam'iyyah Ihyaa Turaath & Hizb ut-Tahrir
(Recorded 21st Shawwal 1417 Hijri - 1st March 1997)
?Translated by Abu 'Abdillaah al-Kashmiri​


Question 159: Is it Allowed to pray behind the Mut'assibeen (the fanatically bigoted ones) from the people of the Four Madhdhabs?

If their Ta'ssub (fanatical bigotry) does not lead them to reject a Quranic Aayah or a Prophetic Hadeeth whilst having knowledge of that, then there is no harm in praying behind them. If it is the case that they reject a Quranic Aayah or a Prophetic Hadeeth based upon Ta'ssub to their Madhdhab whilst they know that then it is not permissible to follow nor to pray behind them. And we advise Ahlus-Sunnah to make yourself distinct and build a masjid for yourself, even if it is from adobes or dried date-palm leaves. For indeed they will not be able to spread the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah - Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÚáì Âáå æÓáã - except with Tamyeez (to make yourself distinct) if not then theMubtadi'ah (the innovators) will never leave them to spread the Sunnah.