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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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.
'Abdullah Ibn 'Abbas [رضي الله عنه] said, “What prevents you, upon returning from your marketplaces or [conducting] your needs and heading back to your families, from reciting the Qur'an [on your way back] and earning ten good deeds for every letter you recite?” → "az-Zuhd" – 1/756 | 'Abdullah Ibn al-Mubarak | [Edition: al-Mi'rāj] | Translated … Continue reading ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbās [d. 68 AH] said, “What prevents you, upon returning from your marketplaces or [conducting] your needs, from reciting the Qur’an [on your way back] and earning ten good deeds for every letter you recite?”
"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 … Continue reading Imam Abu’l Hasanāt al-Luknawī al-Hanafī [d. 1886 CE] – The Dependence of Imam Abu Ḥanifah on Analogical Reasoning [Qiyās]
al-Haytham b. Jameel said, “I witnessed [Imam] Malik ibn Anas being asked 48 questions, and he replied 'I don't know [la adri]' to 32." "al-Intiqaa' fi Fadaa'il al-a'immah" – 1/74 | Ibn 'Abd-al-Barr al-Andalusi [Edition: Maktab al-Matbu'aat al-Islamiyyah | Ḥalab] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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.'”
They had asked him to clarify some of the rumours being spread, so he wrote this tract in response to them. I briefly only relate the parts of the letter that directly respond to unfounded accusations circulated about him today. Muḥammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791] said: "...I do not testify that anyone from the … Continue reading Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791] – Dismissing rumours spread about him in a Letter to the Village of Qasīm, Najd.
Tirades of abuse and polemical works against the character of the acclaimed scholar Muḥammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhāb is not specific to our era. Rather, the unwarranted and unjustified streams of invective are coeval with the moment the Imam confuted the aberrant beliefs and practices of those among his contemporaries who harboured heterodoxical beliefs. Since he … Continue reading Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791 CE] – Letter To The Scholars of Makkah
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 … 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