Salafis Who Lost Their Way: a Lesson
Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī, may Allāh protect him, said:
The ones you see now from the ḥizbiyyīn [members of deviant groups] in these lands—all of them were originally salafī in these lands. All of them lost their way as a result of mixing, mingling, reading [from], and listening to people who follow their desires [as opposed to Islamic proofs]. All the ones you see now and about whom it’s said, “So-and-so is a ḥizbī,” and “So-and-so is a ḥizbī” … not one of them lost his way except by these means, taking hold of this theory: “I’ll take what’s true, and leave what’s false.”
Then he takes what’s false and leaves what’s true, and he ends up becoming an enemy to the truth, at war against its people.
Majmūʿ Al-Fatāwá li-l Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī, vol. 14, p. 350-51.