It is said about the people of whims and desires, that no respect nor honour is to be extended to them.
Indeed, in terms of my religion I am upon sound proof, and as for you, then you are upon doubt; go to one who is upon doubt as you are – and debate with him.
That I should sit with pigs is more beloved to me than to sit with anyone from the people of innovation.
al-Mahdee – the ‘Abbaasid ruler – ordered the[m] people to refrain from talking, and not to engage in speaking [in matters of the religion without sound knowledge].
Love of Allaah ‘Azza wa Jall entails love of the Qur.aan, and love of the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) entails acting in accordance with his Sunnah.