If Abu Hurairah took knowledge from Shaytaan why can’t I take from the innovator?
Some of the people of innovation use as a proof the hadith of Abu Hurairah to show that it is permissible to take knowledge from the people of innovation because Abu Hurirah took knowledge from Shaytaan.
He took knowledge from the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace are upon him. He did not take from Shaytaan. The Messenger of Allah is the one who informed him of this and he did not take from Shaytaan. And he did not depend upon the statement of Shaytaan; rather he only depended upon the statement of the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace are upon him.
(The Messenger of Allah prayers and peace are upon him said:)
“He spoke the truth, while he is a compulsive liar.”
This is using falsehood as proof. This speech is using falsehood as proof.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee