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The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, warned us against those who deviate from him in a hadith related by al-Bukhariyy and Muslim:

أناس من جلدتنا، يتكلمون بألسنتنا، تعرف منهم وتنكر، دعاة على أبواب جهنم من أطاعهم قذفوه فيها

which means: "There are people whose skin is the same color as ours, who speak the same language as we speak, they mix correct matters which you know with bad matters which you denounce [they mix the correct statements with the deviated ones]. They stand by the gates of Hellfire inviting others to enter. If one listens to them, they push him in."

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is of utmost importance for the Muslim to look thoroughly at the person from whom he acquires knowledge.

In the introduction of his book, As-Sahih, Imam Muslim related the saying of the highly esteemed follower of the companions, Muhammad Ibn Sirin:

إن هذا العلم دين فانظروا عمّن تأخذون دينكم

which means: "This knowledge contains the rules of the Religion, so look thoroughly into the person from whom you acquire the knowledge of your Religion." In light of this important matter, we seek to expose those who deviate from the path of the Prophet. We ask Allah to protect us, guide us, save our nation from the harm of the unjust, and spread peace and harmony in our countries.