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‘Ahl ul Hadeeth are those about whom the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam
said: ‘What I am upon and my Companions.’ And in another narration: ‘It is the Jamaah,
The Hand of Allaah is over the Jamaah.’ (Majmoo’al-Fatawa (3/345-347)
‘Alee bin al-Madini said: ‘There are no people better than the companions of Hadeeth.
The rest of the people were in search of the Duniya while they were establishing the Deen.( meaning the Sunnah).
(Masalat al-‘Uloo wal Nazool p.45)
It is reported that Al-Fudayl b. ‘Ayyâd – Allâh have mercy on him – said:
Verily, Allâh has angels who seek out the circles of remembrance [of Allâh], so be careful who you sit with; make sure it is not with an adherent of bid’ah, for Allâh does not look at them. And the sign of nifâq (hypocrisy in faith) is that a man mingles with an adherent of bid’ah.
Ibn Battah, Al-Ibânah Al-Kubrâ 1:460