Why do people leave Ahlus Sunnah?
Explained by Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee: Thus you find that everyone who leaves Ahlus Sunnah the reason is due to their sitting with the people of desires and innovation. Therefore it is upon the person to fear for himself; staying far away from the people of desires and innovation. And he should not lend them his ear. How many people have we seen from those whom it was said about them, ‘he is strong and firmly established’ but when he sat with the people of innovation he deviated?! When he opened his gathering for them and they converged upon him, he deviated, thus he became from their affiliates, on their side; so he began to defend them. Firs the began by making excuses for them, having doubts about the reports and statements concerning them. (Saying) Who reported this? Who are those who conveyed this? Who said this to you? Have you verified this about them? “Did you verify it? Bring him to me; perhaps they intended such and such.
Then after this they became their companions; and Ahlus Sunnah became their enemies as wehave seen during this era. And you have many examples of this.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee