A poem from Al-Imaamu-sh-Shaafi’ee rahimahullaah reads:
“I love righteous people, even though I am not one of them, that I might gain the benefit of Shafaa‘ah1. I dislike those who trade in sin, even though we might be both dealing in the same trade.”
1. Intercession of the Angels, the Prophets and the righteous people on behalf of other Muslims with Allaah on the Day of Resurrection, only by Allaah’s Leave and Permission.
[REF: Lahzaat Saakinah (Silent Moments)]