Tag: Sunnah السنة

Hadith on Leadership: The most knowledgeable should lead in prayer

February 4, 2018

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best versed in the recitation of the Quran should lead the prayer. If they are equal in their recitation, then the one most knowledgeable of them in the Sunnah. If are equal in knowledge of the Sunnah, then the one […]

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Hadith on Ablution: Recommendation to sniff water deeply and rinse mouth

November 29, 2017

Laqit ibn Sabirah reported: I asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, to tell me about ablution. The Prophet said, “Perform ablution thoroughly, run your fingers between your fingers and toes, and sniff water deeply into your nose unless you are fasting.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 788 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Ahmad on Sunnah: Do not blindly follow me, but follow the Sunnah

October 22, 2017

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Al-Awza’i had opinions; Malik had opinions; Sufyan Ath-Thawri had opinions. Each of them had opinions and it is all the same to me. Indeed, the proof is only in the (prophetic) narrations.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm wa Faḍlihi 1299 In another […]

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Abu Hanifa on Sunnah: Follow the Sunnah first, for jurists change their opinions

October 22, 2017

Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, said to his student Abu Yusuf one day, “Woe to you, O Ya’qub! Do not write down everything you hear from me. Indeed, I may have an opinion today and abandon it tomorrow, or I may have an opinion tomorrow and abandon it the […]

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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 […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: Whoever fasts Ramadan will have his sins forgiven

June 5, 2017

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Ramadan is a month in which Allah Almighty has obligated its fasting. And verily, I have instituted for Muslims the (recommended) practice of its prayer at night. Thus, whoever fasts it with faith and expecting reward will be […]

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Hadith on Innovation: Every religious innovation erases a Sunnah tradition

December 5, 2016

Ghudayf ibn Al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “People do not contrive an innovation in religion except that it disposes of a corresponding prophetic tradition (sunnah).” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16522 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ غُضَيْفِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Zealotry: Enthusiasm for the Prophet must be within its limits

July 18, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, every deed has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever is enthusiastic for my tradition (sunnah) will have succeeded, but whoever is enthusiastic for something else has been destroyed.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6725 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad […]

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Hadith on Obedience: Muslims must obey their leaders unless it involves sin

July 17, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever obeys me has obeyed Allah, and whoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allah. Whoever obeys my deputy has obeyed me, and whoever disobeys my deputy has disobeyed me.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6713, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1835 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to […]

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Al-Bushanji on Chivalry: Whoever loves his brother is chivalrous

April 18, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Abu al-Hasan al-Bushanji, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about chivalry and he said, “Chivalry is with you in a verse from the Book of Allah and a report from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. As for the saying of Allah, it is: They love those who […]

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