Jabir on Takfir: I seek refuge from excommunicating a Muslim

Abu Sufyan reported: I said to Jabir ibn Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, “Have you said anyone who prays towards Mecca is an unbeliever?” Jabir said no. I said, “Have you said they are idolaters?” Jabir said, “I seek refuge in Allah.”

Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 7548

عَنْ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِجَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ رضي الله عنه هَلْ كُنْتُمْ تَقُولُونَ لأَحَدٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْقِبْلَةِ كَافِرٌ قَالَ لا قُلْتُ وَكُنْتُمْ تَقُولُونَ مُشْرِكٌ قَالَ مُعَاذَ اللَّهِ

7548 المعجم الأوسط للطبراني باب الميم من اسمه محمد