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.
Ishaaq al-Fazaaree – a man of Sunnah – was the one who disciplined the people of ath-Thughar and taught them the Sunnah. And if an innovator entered ath-Thughar, he would oust him [to protect the people of ath-Thughar from his innovation].
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…
And we are not focusing on mentioning the virtues of the Ahlul-Hadeeth, for indeed their virtues are well known and their merits are many.
Whoever listens to a person of innovation – and knows that he is a person of innovation – then protection is taken away from him, and he is left to himself.