Explanation of “Don’t boycott more than three days”

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The Question:

There comes in the hadeeth from the Messenger of Allah – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – that he said: “Let not one one of you boycott his brother for more than three days…”   What is the ruling of boycotting the people of innovation after advising them?

The Answer (from Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan):

Not boycotting his brother for more than three days – this is with regards the affairs of the dunya. When there is between you and him a dispute in the affairs of the dunya.  So in that case it is not permissible for you to boycott him, but if you must boycott him, then the boycott can only be for three days.  After that, you don’t continue to boycott him…As for when boycotting is due to matters of the deen (religion), then in this case he boycotts until he (the one boycotted) repents to Allah – Azza wa Jall.  He boycotts him until he repents to Allah – whether he (the boycotted one) is an innovator or not – he is boycotted until he repents to Allah.  The Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – boycotted some of the Sahabah who had stayed behind from the Battle of Tabook.  He boycotted them for more than 40 days.  He boycotted them until they repented to Allah – Azza wa Jall – and their tawbah (repentance) was sent down from Allah – Azza wa Jall.

 

Shaikh Fawzaan answers a similar question here:

http://mtws.posthaven.com/he-is-boycotted-until-he-repents-by-shaykh-sa

 

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