Whoever speaks ill of the (righteous) scholars, Allaah will give death to that person’s heart before He will give death to that person
It is not permissible to take [knowledge] from an ignorant, from someone who has deviancy in ‘Aqeedah and from an innovator or deviant even if they are called scholars
As for the interpretation of the Salaf as-Saalih then that is how we interpret, and what they acted upon is which we act upon, what they left off is what we leave.
Do not be hasty regarding that which you hear from the people, particularly in later times, and the large number of people who speak and give rulings and who stand to give knowledge and speak.
In their (our salaf’s) words is sufficiency and more, there is no truth that one finds in the words of those who came after except that it can be found in their words in the most succinct and comprehensive of ways.
You find the person who has turned to the Way of the Salaf, in the beginning, strict and determined to keep far away from the people of innovation and sects.
This lasts for some time, but then he is presented a misconception from one who clothes himself in the garb of Salafiyyah.