Other groups have been for 13 or 14 centuries. Do you think single handedly you will eliminate them just because you hate or despise them? Get real, get pragmatic, get realistic. They will exist whether you like their theology or not. So what does this mean, this means and I’m going to talk about this later…. I’m proposing really, to put it in a nutshell. We have to be mature enough to separate the forest from the trees. You all know this expression, you have the capability to examine one tree and you also have the capability to take a step back and look at the whole forest.
We need to look at what is going on in the Ummah, we need to realise that at different times and different places for different scenarios. We need to put our theological differences behind, and for certain situations and scenarios we can take those differences into account.
I call this circle of cooperation. The circles of cooperation vary, they change, from time to place to person. For example, in our modern day communities, we can get together with every single Muslim, of any background to challenge the anti-sharīʿah bills that are taking place across America.
Why do I care whether this person is a Ṣūfī, Salafī, Shiʿī or this or that? We want masses to come together and sign petitions to tell our federal and local state governments that ‘you can’t ban the sharīʿah. We’re all following the sharīʿah..’
“He sits with the people of Sunnah and the people of Innovation and says ‘The Ummah has divided enough, I will sit with everyone…”
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Muḥammad al-Luhaydān:
This is an innovator. He who does not differentiate between the truth and falsehood, and claims this is for the sake of unity. This is an innovation. We ask Allah ﷻ to guide him.