Obligation of appealing to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah for legal rulings in case of disputes

Question: What is the ruling on someone who says: “Laa ilahaa illaa Allaah (there is no god but Allaah),” supplicates to none other than Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He), and only has Tawakkul (trust in Allaah Alone), but they seek judgment from other than Allaah and His Messenger (peace be upon him)? They invite people to join certain groups and reject others, and claim that the Deen (religion) is in the heart and in observing Salaah (Prayer), Sawm (Fasting), Zakaah, and Hajj, and in loving people. They say that there must be unity between the Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and Muslims be treated the same as Christians, and they say that the only distinction should be whether people are Egyptian or not.

What is the ruling on someone who appeals to man-made law for legal rulings, when they know that this is invalid, but do not oppose it or try to work to stop it? And what is the ruling on someone who befriends a Mushrik (one who associates others with Allaah in worship) and lives with them, knowing that Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allaah be merciful to him) stated, “Anyone who sharpens a pencil for them (Mushrikoon) or gives them a sheet of paper will be one of them.” This person claims that they detest them in their heart, but what is seen of the way they treat them contradicts what they claim. What is the ruling on this person?

Answer: It is obligatory to appeal to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) for legal rulings in case of disputes. Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.

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