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.
He who follows his desires is prohibited from guidance, and falls into opposing the Sharee’ah, and [as a result] is a cause of splitting the jamaa’ah.
By Allaah! If Ahlus-Sunnah knew their beloved [Prophet] sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam loved his birthday [to] be celebrated, none would have preceded them in it…