Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

“The safe path is to believe that the Salaf of this ummah are more knowledgeable, wiser, safer [from error, deviation etc] and had a greater understanding than those who came after them. And there is no safety for one who comes after them except if he follow their way.”

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