Al-Allaamah Ahmad an-Najmi

[May Allah have mercy on him]

said:

“O student of knowledge! It is [obligated] on you to [adhere] to  the path of the people of Hadith so that you may [acquire] understanding of the religion,  and so that you may [acquire] understanding of the correct creed, which Allah is pleased with for His slaves to follow. And neither veer away from it to the right nor left for indeed deviation from it is misguidance and destruction.”

Itmaam al-Minah bis-Sharh Usool as-Sunnah / 53