Sunday, January 22, 2017
Sufyan ath-Thawri رحمه الله said,
"Innovations are more beloved to Shaytan than sin, since a sin may be repented from but an innovation is not repented from."
[Sharh Usul I'tiqad of al-Lalika'i (d. 414H) no.238, the great 4th century Imam who wrote on the belief of Ahlus-Sunnah] This is because the innovator believes he is doing something good and therefore sees no need to repent.
He also said,