Did the Sahaba Differ in ‘Aqīdah? | Shaykh Sālih al-Luhaydān

Questioner: “There are those who come forth and claim that the Sahaabah differed in matters of ‘Aqeedah. What is the ruling on this? Please give us a fatwa, may you be rewarded.”

Al-‘Allâmah Sâlih al-Luhaydān: “Astaghfirullaah! No one says this, except a misguided innovator. He says that the Sahaabah differed whilst the Sahaabah were people of ‘aqeedah. If there was any disagreement between them, then it was merely in some of the affairs of ijtihaad related to deeds.

As for the affairs of ‘aqeedah, that Allah is One and that He is All-Hearing and All-Seeing, and that He does what He wills, that He is the Supreme Creator, and that He is the Creator of everything and that He is aware of everything.

No! They did not differ (in Aqeedah). And no one brings up this affair, except a caller to fitnah. Except that he disguises himself — with his claim — that he is from the people of goodness. He may have known some good and started to speak with the good he knows, to mislead the people and drag them into the falsehood that he is inclined to and is eager in spreading.

If he is from those who are deceived, let him seek Allah’s forgiveness and repent to Him and let him return to the people of knowledge and ask them. And if he is from those who like to conceal their agendas and cover their true objectives let him be exposed so the people can be protected from his evil.”