Tag: Innovation البدعة

Hadith on Sects: The Prophet warns of violent sectarianism ahead

April 28, 2017

Wathilah ibn Al-Asqa’ reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you imagine that I will be the last of you to die? No doubt I will be among the first of you to die and coming after me will be sects that destroy each other.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16530 […]

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Hadith on Innovation: Every religious innovation erases a Sunnah tradition

December 5, 2016

Ghudayf ibn Al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “People do not contrive an innovation in religion except that it disposes of a corresponding prophetic tradition (sunnah).” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16522 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ غُضَيْفِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Zealotry: Enthusiasm for the Prophet must be within its limits

July 18, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, every deed has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever is enthusiastic for my tradition (sunnah) will have succeeded, but whoever is enthusiastic for something else has been destroyed.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6725 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad […]

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Al-Bukhari on Sunnah: The best of Muslims revive the Prophet’s traditions

February 18, 2016

Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdadi reported: Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best of the Muslims is a man who revives one of the traditions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, after it has died out. O followers of the Sunnah, be patient and Allah will have mercy on you, for you […]

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Ibn Abbas on Khawarij: The winning argument against the Kharijite rebels

February 4, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, confronted the Khawarij, saying, “As for your statement that Ali has delegated ruling to men in the affair of Allah, I recite to you a judgment referred to men regarding the matter of the price of a rabbit and other hunted animals. Allah said: O […]

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Ibn Umar on Peace: Offer peace to deviant groups, but do not kill any Muslim

February 4, 2016

Nafi’ reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to offer greetings of peace to the Khashabiyya and the Khawarij even though they were fighting each other. Ibn Umar said, “Whoever calls to the prayer, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls to salvation, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls […]

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Hadith on Enthusiasm: He has succeeded whose vigor for Islam is moderate

August 5, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, everything has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever does so properly and moderately will have hope for success, but whoever earns fingers of accusation will not be deemed worthy.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2453 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Persecution: The Prophet fought for religious freedom, not political authority

July 5, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: We were met by Abdullah ibn Umar and we hoped that he would narrate to us a good saying. A man approached him and he said, “O Abu Abdur Rahman, tell us about fighting during times of persecution as Allah said: And fight until there is no more persecution.” (2:193) Ibn […]

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Hasan on Khawarij: The rebels fight for the sake of the world, not Allah

February 12, 2015

Abu Hayyan At-Tawhidi reported: A man from the Kharijites came to Hasan Al-Basri and he said, “What do you say about the rebels?” Hasan said, “They are seekers of the world.” He said, “Why do you say that when one of them goes out with his spear until it breaks and he leaves his family and children?” […]

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Ibn Kathir on Khawarij: The Kharijites commit mass murder of men, women, and children

August 22, 2014

Ibn Kathir said, “If the Kharijites ever gained power, they would corrupt the entire land, Iraq and Syria. They would not leave a boy or a girl or a man or a woman, for in their view the people have become so corrupt that they cannot be reformed except by mass killing.” Source: Al-Bidayah wa […]

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