Imam Zayn-al-Dīn al-Irāqī [d. 1404 CE] – "Mu'ammal [ibn Isma'il] said, 'a shaykh informed me of a hadith – (that spoke of specific virtues effectuated by reading specific chapters of the Qur'an) – I asked the shaykh, 'who informed you [of this]?' he replied, 'a man in al-Mada'in,' he was still alive, and so I … Continue reading Imam Zayn-al-Dīn al-Irāqī [d. 1404 CE] – There is no justification for fabricating a hadith.
Imam al-Albāni [d. 1999 CE] – "This is the method employed by our scholars who are proficient in the science of Ḥadith. That they report the narrations with the corresponding Isnād [chain of narrators] so that one may determine the authenticity of the narration, and thus, discern the Saḥiḥ narration from the Da'eef, by utilising knowledge … Continue reading Imam al-Albāni [d. 1999 CE] – Affirmation of the authenticity of the narration is not limited to it being reported within the work of a known scholar. Examination of the Isnād is imperative.
Ibn al-Shiḥnah al-Ḥanafi [d. 815 AH] – "If the ḥadith is authentic but contrary to the view of the madhḥab, then act on the authentic ḥadith. Let this be your mādhab. The one giving precedence to the authentic narration (over the hanafi view) is still regarded a Ḥanafi, because it is authentically proven that Imam … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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.”
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
'Abdullah ibn al-Mubārak said, "Isnaad [chain of transmission] is part of the religion [dīn], and if it was not for the Isnaad, anyone would have said whatever they desired.” → Introduction to Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi
Abu Hurayrah: The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said: "Two are the types of the denizens of Hell whom I did not see: people having flogs like the tails of cows with them and they would be beating people, and women who would be dressed but appear to be naked who would be inclined (to evil) and … Continue reading Abu Hurayrah [رضي الله عنه]: The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said: “Two are the types of the denizens of Hell whom I did not see: people having flogs like the tails of cows with them and they would be beating people, and women who would be dressed but appear to be naked…”
Ibn al-Qayyim relates the narration: Abū Dharr al-Ghifari said, “The Messenger ﷺ passed away, and there is not a bird flapping its wings in the sky, except that he mentioned to us something about it - [he taught us].” → I'laam al-Muwaqa'een 5/157 [Dar: Ibn al-Jawzi] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi
Abu Walid al-Bāji [d. 1081]: "[Muhammad b. Isma'il] al-Bukhari said, 'I have not included within this compilation ["al-Jaami' as-Sahih" i.e Sahih al-Bukhari] except that which is authentic. I abstained from adding [more] authentic narrations so as to NOT lengthen the work." al-Baji explains, "I only relate this narration [to inform] one not proficient in this … Continue reading Abu Walid al-Bāji [d. 1081] – “Do not [erroneously] believe that whatever that is NOT found in the Sahih (authentic) compilations [Bukhari/Muslim] is not authentic.”
Imam al-Sâbûnî [d. 449 AH] – "The scholars of hadith confirmed the validity of Abu Bakr’s appointment as caliph after the death of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ, because he was chosen by the Sahaabah (Companions). They unanimously agreed on that, and they said: The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ was content with Abu Bakr leading … Continue reading The Salaf on Abu Bakr – “The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ was content with Abu Bakr leading us in our religious matters (prayers), therefore we are pleased for him to lead us in our worldly matters.”