Imām Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] said:
[The Ṣaḥābah], all praise and thanks to Allāh, never differed with one another in even a single issue pertaining to the names, attributes, or actions [of Allāh]. Nay, they confirm all that is in the Book [of Allāh] and the Sunnah with a completely united front. From the first of them to the last. They never denigrated it with an interpretation [from themselves], neither did they ever distort [passages] beyond their [proper] usages with the goal of changing its contents. They did not come out falsifying a single word from it, nor did they take those passages as holding similarity [to the creation], and they never attempted to ignore its beginnings or endings.
No one from among them ever said: These passages need to be twisted from their understood meanings, and we need to interpret them metaphorically. Rather, their attitude concerning this was always acceptance and submission.
They met it with complete īmān and glorification [of Allāh]. They took but a single way and one practice in this matter, and never engaged in what the people of desires and innovation have engaged in wherein they have turned [this subject] into parts, some of which they believe in, and others that they veer away from in objection without any clear distinction between the two. [Even though] the obligation to confirm that which they have rejected is just as obligatory as their confirmation of what they have chosen to believe in.
Source: Iʿlām al-Muwaqqiʿīn: 91
Translated by: Riyāḍ al-Kanadī