Shaikh Rabee' said, 'So Who Are The Ahlul-Hadeeth? ... They are those who proceed upon the way of the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them all, and those who followed them in righteousness, in clinging to the Book and the Sunnah - biting onto that with their molar teeth - and letting the Quraan and the Prophetic Sunnah take precedence over any statement or code and conduct, whether in belief or acts of worship such as dealings and transactions, mannerisms, politics or social life. They are those who are firm with regards to the fundamentals of the religion and its subsections, upon that which Allaah sent down and revealed upon his servant and Messenger Muhammad. They are those establishing the call to that with all effort, sincerity and firm will. They are those carrying the knowledge of the Prophet, expelling from it the distortions of those who have exagerated in the religion and the undue claims of the people of falsehood and the false interpretations of the ignorant ones. They are those who are observant and lie in wait for every group that has deviated from the way of Islaam, like the Jahmees and the Mu tazilees and the Khawaarij and the Rawaafidh and the Murji ah and the Qadariyyah and all of those who have deviated from the way of Allaah and have followed their desires in every time and place. They are not affected in the cause of Allaah, by the reproach of the blamers. They are the group that the Messenger of Allaah has praised and commended in his saying, 'There will not cease to be a group from my Ummah manifest and upon the truth, not being harmed by those who forsake them neither by those who oppose them until the hour is established.'