Abu Ḥaazim al-Ashjaʻee (d. 100 A.H.; companion of Abu Ḥurayrah) said,
“If you find yourself in a time when speech is accepted as knowledge and knowledge is accepted as deeds (instead of putting it into practice), then you are in the worst time and with the worst people.”
(al-Mujaalasah wa Jawaahir al-ʻilm, 4:338)
Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadi (rahimahullaah) said:
"I advise the brothers to be distant from every innovator even if you remain on your own. Beware! Beware of ruining your call due to such and such (person)."
[Source: ‘Al-Bashaa-ir Fis-Samaa-i Al-Mubaashir’ with the introduction of Shaikh Muhammad Bin Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Wassaabee]
Refuting Those Who Say the Shia are Our Brothers
Question: Some of the Du’at (Callers to Islam) and students of knowledge definitively say that the Shia and the Raafidhah are our brothers. Is it permissible for us to say this and what is required [of us] in this regard?
Answer by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan: We absolve and clear ourselves to Allah of them and this speech. They are not our brothers. [Swearing by Allah] They are not our brothers. Rather they are the brothers of Shaytaan because they blaspheme and slander the Mother of the Believers Aa’isha (May Allah be pleased with her), the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
Allah chose her for His Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him). As-Siddiqah Bint As-Siddiq. The truthful, daughter of the truthful (her father, Abu Bakr as-Siddiq). They also declare Abu Bakr and Umar to be disbelievers and curse them both. They declare the Sahaabah in their entirety to be disbelievers except Ahlul Bayt, [one of whom is] Ali Ibn Abi Talib (May Allah be pleased with him).
Nevertheless, they are enemies of Ali Ibn Abi Talib. He is innocent of and free from them. Ali is our Imam and not theirs. He is an Imam of Ahlus-Sunnah and not of the malevolent and wicked Raafidhah. So we free ourselves to Allah from them and they are not our brothers.
Whoever says that they are his brothers, he must seek forgiveness from Allah and resolve to change. Allah has made mandatory upon us al-Bara’ah (absolving and distancing oneself) from the people of misguidance and drawing near to the people of Emaan.
Al-Hasan Al-Basri (rahimahullaah) said:
”When a man used to seek knowledge, it did not take long before (the effect) was seen in his eyesight; in his fear of Allah; on his tongue; on his hands; in his prayer and his abstinence from the lawful but unnecessary worldly things.”
[Reported by Imam Daarimi 385]
Shaykh ibn Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) :
"Al-Aqeedah (faith)’ is what a person takes as a religion. It is said, ‘He has a good Aqeedah’ meaning, ’ He is protected from doubts.’ Aqeedah is an action of the heart - which is to believe and affirm something in the heart."
(What You Must Believe About Your Creator Pg. 3)