Ash-Shafi’ee on Sunnah: If a hadith contradicts my opinion, leave my opinion

October 22, 2017

An-Nawawi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If a prophetic narration (hadith) is authenticated and it contradicts my opinion, then act according to the narration and abandon my opinion.”

Source: al-Majmū’ Sharḥ al-Muhadhab 1/104

عن النووي عَنْ الشَّافِعِيِّ قَالَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ إذَا صَحَّ الْحَدِيثُ خِلَافَ قَوْلِي فَاعْمَلُوا بِالْحَدِيثِ وَاتْرُكُوا قَوْلِي

1/104 المجموع شرح المهذب