This concise document is the translation of an article by Shaykh Badr ibn Muhammad al-Badr al-'Anazy (hafidhahullah) where he delineates the eight categories of people whom it is impermissible to great with the Salaam. This article was translated by our noble brother Abu Afnaan Muhammad 'Abdullah (hafidhahullah), who has explicit written permission from the Shaykh to translate his articles click here to read
An excerpt taken from the article ~
"2. The person of bid’ah is not given the Salaam and this is the position of the majority of the Salaf.
Hasan al-Basree and Ibn Sireen stated: “Do not sit with a person of bid’ah and do not give him the Salaam.” [Related by ad-Daarimee and others]
Imaam Ahmad stated: “If a man gives the greeting of Salaam to a person of bid'ah, then he loves him, due to the saying of the Messenger (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam): ‘Shall I not show you that, if you were to do it, you would love each other? Spread the greeting of Salaam amongst yourselves.’”
Imaam Ahmad was asked about a man who had a Raafidhee Shi'a neighbor, does he give him Salaam? He replied: “No and if he (the Raafidhee) gives him the greeting of Salaam, he is not to reply.” [Al-Hajaawee mentioned this in the Explanation of The Poem on Manners,180]