Shaykh Fawzan: Thus innovation varies. And all of it is evil. It should not be taken lightly, saying: “This is a mild innovation.” Do not take innovation lightly, because it is like a spark from a fire. If it is left alone it will burn all that is around it. And if it is extinguished the people will be saved from its evil; innovation is like this. Thus is upon the Muslims to warn against the innovator. And do not have a good thought about him.
Meaning, do not be deceived by what they display; thus saying: “These are the people of worship, these are the people of repentance, these people soften the hearts, these are the people who remember Allah.” Rather as long as he is an innovator then do not be deceived by him.
Your sitting with the sinners, as shall be mentioned from the speech of the Shaykh; sitting with the sinners despite the mistakes they have with them is less harmful than sitting with the innovator. Thus do not sit with the innovator or be negligent in this issue.