Tag: Sunnah السنة

Al-Qurtubi on Jihad: The best jihad is to build a mosque and teach Islamic knowledge

August 14, 2014

Al-Qurtubi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The best jihad is to build a mosque and therein to teach the Quran, the Sunnah, and understanding (fiqh).” Source: Tafseer Al-Qurtubi 9:122 عن القرطبي وَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ أَفْضَلُ الْجِهَادِ مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا يُعَلِّمُ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنَ وَالْفِقْهَ وَالسُّنَّةَ 9:122 الجامع لأحكام القرآن سورة براءة […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Faith: True faith is words and actions, a debate with the Murjia

August 10, 2014

Rabia ibn Sulaiman reported: A man among the people of Balakh asked Ash-Shafi’ee about faith. Ash-Shafi’ee said to him, “What do you say about it?” The man said, “I say it is words alone.” Ash-Shafi’ee said, “From where do you say this?” The man said, “From the saying of Allah the Exalted: Verily, those who […]

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Fudayl on Sunnah: Deeds are only accepted if sincere and according to Sunnah

August 5, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad said, “Allah purifies good deeds and makes them correct. Indeed, if deeds are sincere and incorrect, they will not be accepted. If deeds are correct and insincere, they will not be accepted, but rather they are only accepted if they are both sincere and correct. Sincere means they are […]

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Ahmad on Sunnah: He should not act upon the Hadith until he asks the scholars if it is authentic

July 25, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Abdullah ibn Ahmad said, “I asked my father about a man who has books within which are the sayings of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and the companions and the followers, but he cannot recognize weak and rejected narrations, nor a strong chain of narration from a […]

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Malik on Sunnah: Whatever I say that disagrees with the Book and Sunnah, then leave it

July 9, 2014

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I am only a human being. I make mistakes and I am correct, so examine my opinions. Whatever agrees with the Book and the Sunnah, then take it. Whatever does not agree with them, then abandon it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm wa […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Sunnah: Do not be amazed by any miracle until it is in accordance with the Sunnah

June 5, 2014

Yunus ibn Abdul ‘Ala reported: I said to Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah be pleased with him, “Our companion Laith ibn Sa’d would say: If you see a man walking on water, then do not be amazed by him until he demonstrates that he follows the commands of the Book and the Sunnah.” Ash-Shafi’ee said, “Even less, […]

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Hasan on Bidah: People who innovate in religion will remove its Sunnah like it

May 25, 2014

Al-Awza’i reported: Hassan ibn Atiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “People do not contrive an innovation in their religion except that Allah will dispose a corresponding prophetic tradition (sunnah) from them. Then it will not return to them until the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 98 عن الاوزاعي عَنْ حَسَّانَ بْنِ عَطِيَّةَ […]

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Ali on Caliphs: Abu Bakr and Umar followed the Sunnah of the Prophet

May 7, 2014

Abdul Khair reported: Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, climbed upon the pulpit and he mentioned the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. Ali said, “The Messenger of Allah passed away and he was succeeded by Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him. He acted as the Prophet had done […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Fitnah: How will you be when the Sunnah is changed, seeking the world?

April 23, 2014

Shaqiq reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said, “How will you be when you are afflicted with trials that make the young grow old and the old grow senile? And the people take the prophetic tradition and say it has been changed?” They said, “O Abu Abdur Rahman, when will this be?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “It will […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Sunnah: The consensus of the scholars on following the prophetic tradition

March 30, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ash-Shafi’ee said, “The people are in consensus that if the tradition (sunnah) of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is made clear to anyone, then he may not abandon it for the saying of any other person.” Source: I’lam Al-Muwaqi’een 2/201 عن ابن القيم َقَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ أَجْمَعَ النَّاسُ […]

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