Reference: al-Majmoo’ fee Tarjamatil-Muhaddith Hammaad ibn Muhammad al-Ansaaree wa Seeratuhu wa Aqwaalauhu – Volume 2, Quote No.39, Page 482
Shaykh ‘Abdul-Awwal narrates that he heard his father – Shaykh Hammaad ibn Muhammad al-Ansaaree (rahima-hullaah), say:
Whoever falls into an innovation, it is said to him:
“This action of yours is an innovation”.
And if he persists in this (innovation), then it is said to him:
“You are an innovator (mubtadi’).”