We surrender to the Qur’an and Sunnah, and let them lead us. We err on the side of caution and realise that the words of our Salaf (predecessors) are true: Islam is a bridge that cannot be crossed except by means of surrendering.
As for what the deniers (i.e. the Mu’tazilah) say in that they (the magicians) did that with the ropes and sticks what necessitated their movement and motion, such as using mercury and other (such things) until they expanded (and appeared to move), then this is falsehood from many different angles.
For if it had been like that, this would not have then been imagination (of movement) (khiyaal), rather it would have been an actual true and real movement, and hence, this would not then have been bewitching the eyes of the people, and that is not called magic (sihr), rather merely an art (skill) from the shared arts.
Going to a person whose righteousness is known to you, and asking him to make du’aa for you is permissible, but it is befitting that you should not make a habit of requesting the righteous person to make du’aa (supplication) for you whenever you see him.
Making a habit of this was not from the practice of the salafs (رضي الله عنهم), and in addition, this action also contains a degree of reliance upon other people’s supplication.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not tell anyone among his Sahaabah to ask anyone to make du’aa’ for them.
They want to merge all of the people together and that there would not be anything to differentiate between an atheist and an evil heretic, and a person who is upright, or one who is an innovator, rather they want all the people to remain beneath the umbrella of the name of Islaam so that the Muslims will remain united, they claim!
So we say to them, the Muslims will not be united except upon correct ‘aqeedah (creed and belief). ‘Aqeedah is what united the Companions when they had been divided.
The Salaf are the inheritors of the Prophets and Messengers. They learned their knowledge directly from the spring of divine Messengership and the actualities of Eemaan.
The hearts and tongues of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah are free of any hatred towards the Sahabah.
Anyone cursing a Sahabi (Companion) of the Prophet (peace be upon him), whether Mu’awiyah or another (may Allah be pleased with them), deserves a severe punishment.