Statements of the Salaf in Sitting with Ahl Biddah

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Sitting with ahl biddah

Fudayl b. Iyad (d. 187H) said: “Do not trust the innovator concerning your religion, and do not seek his advice in your affairs, and do not sit with him since whoever sits with an innovator Allah will cause him to become blind.”
“I reached the best of the people, all of them were people of the Sunnah, and they warned against the people of innovation.”
And he also said: “Whoever sits with a person of innovation, then beware of him and whoever sits with a person of innovation has not been given wisdom. I love that there was fort of iron between me and a person of innovation. That I eat with a Jew and a Christian is more beloved to me than that I eat with a person of innovation.”
Reported by al-Laalikaa’ee
Qaadee Abu Ya’laa (d. 333H) said: “There is ijmaa’ among the Sahaabah and the Taabi’een as regards dissociating and cutting-off from the Innovators.”
Hajar ul-Mubtadi’ (p.32)
Al-Baghawee said: “And the Sahaabah, the Taabi’een, their successors and the Scholars of the Sunnah passed away while they were upon this, united and unanimously agreed upon having enmity towards the Ahl ul-Bid’ah and fleeing from them.”
Sharh us-Sunnah (1/27)
Ath-Thaabit bin al-Ajlaan said: “I met Anas bin Maalik, Ibn al-Musayyab, al-Hasan al-Basree, Sa’eed bin Jubair, ash-Sha’bee, Ibraaheem an-Nakha’ee, Ataa’ bin Abee Riyaah, Taawoos, Mujaahid, Abdullaah bin Abee Mulaikah, az-Zuhree, Makhool, al-Qaasim Abu Abdur-Rahmaan, Ataa’ al-Khurasaanee, Thaabit al-Bunaanee, al-Hakam bin Utbah, Ayyoob as-Sakhtiyaanee, Hammaad bin Muhammad bin Seereen, Abu Aamir- and he had actually met Abu Bakr as- Siddeeq -, Yazeed ar-Riqaashee, and Sulaimaan bin Moosaa, all of them were ordering me [to hold on to] the Jamaa’ah and forbidding me from the People of Desires (i.e Innovators)
Sharh Usool ul-I’tiqaad of al-Laalikaa’ee (no.239)
Al-Fudayl bin ‘Iyaad (d. 187H) said:”I met the best of people, all of them people of the Sunnah and they used to forbid from accompanying the people of innovation.”
al-Laalikaa’ee
Al-Hasan al-Basree (d. 110H) said: “Do not sit with the people of innovation and desires, nor argue with them, nor listen to them.”
Reported by ad-Daarimee in his Sunan (1/121)
Ibraaheem bin Maysarah (d.132H) said: “Whoever honours an innovator has aided in the destruction of Islam.”
Reported by al-Laalikaa’ee (1/139).
Imaam Maalik (d. 179H) said: “How evil are the people of innovation, we do no give them salaam.”
Reported by al-Baghawee in Sharh us-Sunnah (1/234).
From Aboo Qulaabah who said: “Do not sit with them and do not mix with them for I do not feel safe that they will not drown you in their misguidance and confuse you about much that you used to know.”
Reported by al-Laalikaa’ee (no.244)