1. Shaikh Rabee mentioned that the following ayah is a prohibition of sitting with the people of innovation:

(وَإِذَا رَأَيْتَ الَّذِينَ يَخُوضُونَ فِي آيَاتِنَا فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَخُوضُوا فِي حَدِيثٍ غَيْرِهِ ۚ وَإِمَّا يُنْسِيَنَّكَ الشَّيْطَانُ فَلَا تَقْعُدْ بَعْدَ الذِّكْرَىٰ مَعَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ)
“And when you (Muhammad SAW) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Quran) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Shaitan (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).”

[Surat Al-An’am 68]

Would this mean that the following ayaat also include the same prohibition:

(مَا سَلَكَكُمْ فِي سَقَرَ)
[Surat Al-Muddaththir 42]


(وَكُنَّا نَخُوضُ مَعَ الْخَائِضِينَ)
[Surat Al-Muddaththir 45]


Yes, some of the shuyookh use the verse, 45 in Surah of al-Muddathir to show the prohibition of sitting with the people of misguidance and engaging with them in their falsehood.

In the English tafseer of Ibn Katheer:

﴿وَكُنَّا نَخُوضُ مَعَ الُخَآئِضِينَ ﴾

(And we used to speak falsehood with vain speakers.) meaning, `we used to speak about what we had no knowledge of.’ Qatadah said, “It means that every time someone went astray we would go astray with them.”

Answered by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
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