The Majority is Not Given Consideration If They Are upon Falsehood’ by Abu Shaamah (rahimahullaah)
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Abu Shaamah [rahimahullaah] stated: When the command to adhere to the Jamaa’ah is (mentioned), then the intent behind it is to adhere to the truth, even if those who follow it are few and those who oppose it are numerous. That is because the truth is that which the first Jamaa’ah was upon – the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and his companions [radiyallaahu-anhum]-, and one does not give consideration to the numerous people of falsehood.
To be continued…InShaaAllaah
[Source: Al-Baa’ith Alaa Inkaaril Bid’ah Wal-Hawaadith’ page 22. Abridged & slightly paraphrased]