Innovations In Islam (Bidah) The Salaf - Pious Predecessors

Our Salaf–Layth Ibn Sa’d and Imaam Shaafi’ee

Layth Ibn Sad (rahimahullaah) said: If I saw a man of innovation walking upon water, I (still) would not accept from him.  So Shaafi’ee (rahimahullaah) said: Indeed, he (layth) has fallen short (in his statement); if I saw him (i.e. a man of innovation) walking in the air, I (still) would not accept from him. [Talbees Iblees of Ibn Jawzee: page: 20]