Ibn Mas’ud [d. 32 AH] – “Follow and Do Not Innovate, For You Have Been Sufficed. Every Bid’ah is Misguidance.” → “al-‘Ilm” – 54 | Ibn Abi Khaythama | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Ḥushayshi Other References: → “Kitab az-Zuhd” – 315 | Waki’ b. al-Jarrāh → “Kitab az-Zuhd” – 162 | Imam Ahmad… Read More Ibn Mas’ud [d. 32 AH] – “Follow and do not innovate, for you have been sufficed. Every bid’ah is misguidance.”
→ “al-Iqādh Himam Ulil-Absaar” – 1/50 | Imam al-Fulāni [d. 1218] The narrations binding the followers to take from where the Imams took from concern the Muqallid [follower] more, as for the Mujtahid, then they are not necessarily dependent on the verdicts of the Imams because they are qualified to exercise ijtihād. Responses to the… Read More Imam al-Fulāni [d. 1218 AH] – The narrations obliging taking from where the Imams took from concern the Muqallid, because the Mujtahid Is qualified to exercise Ijtihad and is not limited to their verdicts.
“Our belief, and the belief of everyone who is equitable in their perception of Imam Abu Ḥanifah [May Allaah be pleased with him], is that: If he had lived long enough to reach the period where the Shari’ah was compiled and logged, after the ḥufadh travelled the lands collating and recording [knowledge], and he was… Read More Imam Abu’l Hasanāt al-Luknawī al-Hanafī [d. 1886 CE] – The Dependence of Imam Abu Ḥanifah on Analogical Reasoning [Qiyās]
Bid’ah is introducing an act of worship for which there is no basis in Islam. Something that has been introduced into the religion which has no general or specific basis for it – “No Salaf for it”. An unfounded practice that is not from the practice of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ, nor the companions and… Read More Linguistic vs. Shar’i: The Categorisation of “Bid’ah” into ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’.
Ibn al-Mājīshün said, “I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, ‘Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) into Islam that he views as good has alleged that Muhammad ﷺ betrayed Messengership. Allaah ﷻ said, “This day, I have perfected your religion for you.. (5:3) [from this we can understand that] whatever was not part of the religion that… Read More Ibn al-Mājīshün said, “I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, ‘Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) into Islam that he views as good has alleged that Muhammad ﷺ betrayed Messengership.'”
Ibn al-Shiḥnah al-Ḥanafi [d. 815 AH] – “If the ḥadith is authentic, yet it’s contrary to the view of the Madhḥab [Ḥanafi school], then act upon the authentic ḥadith; this will be your methodology, and the one [acting upon the authentic narration contrary to the view of the Ḥanafi school] is still regarded a Ḥanafi, because it… Read More Ibn al-Shiḥnah al-Ḥanafi [d. 815 AH] – The Ḥanafi stance on following authentic narrations that are contrary to the view of Imam Abu Ḥanifah
“Whoever views the matter impartially [without bias], and delves into the oceans of Fiqh and the principles of Fiqh – eluding deviation and straying [from the correct understanding] – they will ascertain, concerning the vast majority of subsidiary and fundamental matters the scholars differ in, that [the view of] the Madhab of the Muhaditheen [The… Read More Imam Abu’l Hasanāt al-Luknawī al-Hanafi [d. 1886 CE] – “Whenever I chance upon groups differing, I find the view of the People of Hadith to be the most accurate.”
Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam [d. 1262 CE]: “1. That you provide for them as they require, even if they have aged or sickened such that no benefit comes from them. 2. That they are NOT burdened beyond what they can bear. 3. That they are not placed together with another creature [their own kind… Read More Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam [d. 1262 CE] – “The Rights of Creatures and Animals”
Imam Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal al-Shaybānī said, “The foundations of the Sunnah with us are: Holding fast to what the Companions of The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ were upon, and taking them (i.e. the Companions of the Prophet) as an example to be followed.” → Usool as-Sunnah | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi
The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said, “Binding upon you is my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs after me – hold onto it with your molar teeth.” → Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4607 | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi