THIS IS THE ‘AQEEDAH OF THE AHLUS SUNNAH
The position of the Ahlus-sunnah, who are upon the methodology of the pious predecessors, regarding declaring the innovators as disbelievers, and people whose creed isn’t authentic (is that), they differentiate between the people of innovation. The people of innovation are not upon the same level (of misguidance); there are from them, those that we will make takfeer upon, like the one who does an act (of kufr) or says statements of kufr; also, before we can declare such persons as kuffar, we have to establish the shuroot (conditions) and mowaani’ (impediments), and there are from them, those that we won’t declare as kuffar (disbelievers) because they haven’t done acts of (major) kufr or say statements of (major) kufr.
[Fikru ttakfeer qodeemon wahadeethan watabriatu ittibaa’i madhaabu ssalaaf minol ghuloowwi wal fikril munhari, page 31]
Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey