Indeed, their tribulations came about from these books which they turned to, and left the narrations of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his companions.
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].