Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:


“What is the reality of the mathab [school of thought] of the Raafidah and what is the ruling on dealing with them if they work with us in a school?”


“I see that you deal with them like how they deal with you, step by step due to Allah’s statement,

‘When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it equally. Certainly, Allah is Ever a Careful Account Taker of all things [9:86]


“What is the ruling if I see him making sujud on something?”


“Advise him.”


“Should I return his Salam?”


“Yes, it is necessary if he gives you Salam that you respond to his Salam. Likewise if you and them exchange some decisions, then there is no problem. However, like I said, it is necessary to observe the benefit.” End translation. [Taken from Liqaa al-Baab ul-Maftooh no. 220 found here]

Translated by

Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan