Al 'Allaamah Shaikh Saalih Al Fawzaan (hafithahullah) was asked during his explanation of the book Ighaathatul Lahfaan Min Masaa'idish Shaytaan 1/14/1435 H.
O noble Shaikh -may Allah give you success- is it permissible to sit with the common-folk of the people of innovation?
There is no good in them. Do not sit (with them), NOT their common-folk nor their scholars except in the case where you want to explain to them and clarify to them their innovation so that perhaps they will abandon it.
Translated by Abu 'Abdis Salaam Siddiq Al Juyaanee19th of Rabee' ath-Thaanee, 1436 H, corresponding with February the 8th, 2015Royal Palm Beach, Fl