Kindly mention the Arabic words and reference for this narration?
It is reported that Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) said:
“If you loved a man for Allah and then he innovates in Islam and as a result of that innovation you don’t hate him for it then you never truly loved him for Allah.”
Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah).
(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 7 pg. 34)
إذا أحببت الرجل في الله ثم أحدث حدثا في الإسلام فلم تبغضه عليه فلم تحبه في الله
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar