Benefit: The Creed of Ahl al-Sunnah Was Known Well Before the Emergence of the Four Imāms
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
The creed of Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jamāʿah is an ancient creed which was known well before Allāh created Abū Hanīfah, Mālik, al-Shāfiʿī and Aḥmad. It was the creed of the Companions who received it from their Prophet. Therefore, whoever opposes this creed is considered an innovator with Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jamāʿah.
Source: Minhāj al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah Vol.2, pg.601.
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī