The Uncompromising Stance of The Sahaabah Against Those Who Openly Called to Bidah
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhalee (may Allaah preserve him) said:
Indeed, the companions (may Allaah be pleased with them), such as the likes of Abdullaah Ibn Umar freed themselves from the people of bigoted partisanship and desires, as it was narrated by Imaam Muslim (regarding) the time when news reached (Ibn Umar) about those who innovated a doctrine to negate Allaah’s pre-decree; so he (Ibn Umar) said, ”If you meet those ones inform them that I am free from them and they are free from me”; then Ibn Umar (radiyallaahu-anhumaa) said, ”If one of them were to spend in charity gold equal to mount Uhud, it will not be accepted until they believe in the pre-decree of Allaah.”
[Source: Silsilah Ar-Rasaa-il Al-Ilmiyyah Li-Fadeetis Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee’ page 370. slightly paraphrased]