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Associating with an innovator will cause spiritual illness

Question

What is the translation of the below quote?

وعن الحسن: لا تجالس صاحب بدعة فإنه يمرض قلبك

 

Answer

The translation is as follows:

Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) said, “Do not associate with an innovator, for he will cause your heart to become [spiritually] ill.”

(Al Bida’ Wan Nahyu ‘Anha, 119, Al I’tisam, vol. 1 pg. 138)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar