If a person were to [carefully] ponder over the Qur.aan, then therein is [sufficiency in] what will refute every innovator’s innovation.
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 was not the habit of the Salaf to the time of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his rightly guided Khulafaa…
It is said about the people of whims and desires, that no respect nor honour is to be extended to them.
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.
That I should sit with pigs is more beloved to me than to sit with anyone from the people of innovation.