Speaking about the work “as-Sunnah” authored by Imam Ahmad, al-Qāḍī Abū Yaʿlā [d. 526H] said: “If one was to travel to China in search of it – it would be no mean feat.”

"As-Sunnah" by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal | al-Qāḍī Abū Yaʿlā [died 526H] stated: "If one was to travel to China in search of it - it would be no mean feat." → Tabaqaat al-Hanaabilah 1/241

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Imam Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal al-Shaybānī [d. 241 AH] 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.

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

Imām al-Shātibi [d. 1388 CE] – “It is established that the Prophet ﷺ did not pass away until he brought forth clarification for all the requirements…”

Imām al-Shātibi said, "It is established that the Prophet ﷺ did not pass away until he brought forth clarification for all the requirements, within the affairs of religion and the dunya. No one from Ahlul-Sunnah objects to this." → al-I'tiṣām 1/61 | Imām Abu Isḥāq al-Shātibi [Edition: at-Tawhid] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] … Continue reading Imām al-Shātibi [d. 1388 CE] – “It is established that the Prophet ﷺ did not pass away until he brought forth clarification for all the requirements…”

Imām al-Shātibi al-Andalusi [d. 1388 CE] – “Derived from the statement of the Mubtadi’ [innovator] is [their understanding that]: the Shari’ah is incomplete.”

Imām al-Shātibi al-Andalusi said, "Derived from the statement of the Mubtadi' [innovator] is [their understanding that]: the Shari'ah is incomplete. For if they truly believed in the completion and perfection of the Shari'ah - they would not have resorted to innovation." Ibn al-Mājīshün said, "I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, 'Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) … Continue reading Imām al-Shātibi al-Andalusi [d. 1388 CE] – “Derived from the statement of the Mubtadi’ [innovator] is [their understanding that]: the Shari’ah is incomplete.”

Abū Dharr al-Ghifari [رضي الله عنه] said, “The Messenger of Allaah 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].”

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