That is because if there was any good in it, then they would have preceded us in it, since they did not leave any good practice except that they hastened to it.
Shaykh Ihsaan Ilaahee Zaheer spent his life defending the Sahaabah; when he was injured by the bomb explosion, he was brought to Saudi Arabia for treatment and died here. He was buried in al-Baqee’ [graveyard – in Madeenah] along with the Sahaabah.
I have not seen anyone resemble the companions of Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) more than al-Hasan al-Basree.
Whoever hears of an innovation, then he must not relate it to his companions; he must not relay it [out of fear it may settle] in their hearts.
Is it possible for a Muslim, in this day and age, to reach the level which the Companions (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhum) had reached in terms of their adherence to the religion of Allaah?