“Follow the Sunnah & Allaah will facilitate you towards it”

“Follow the Sunnah & Allaah will facilitate you towards it”

أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو الْمُغِيرَةِ، حَدَّثَنَا الْأَوْزَاعِيُّ، عَنْ حَسَّانَ، قَالَ: ” مَا ابْتَدَعَ قَوْمٌ بِدْعَةً فِي دِينِهِمْ إِلَّا نَزَعَ اللَّهُ مِنْ سُنَّتِهِمْ مِثْلَهَا ثُمَّ لَا يُعِيدُهَا إِلَيْهِمْ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ “

Imaam al-Daarimee reports in his Sunan that Abu al-Mugheerah informed us, that al-Awzaee narrated to us, on the authority of Hassaan (binAttiyah) said: “People do not introduce a bid`ah (innovation) in their religion except that Allaah takes away from them (by causing them to forget or be negligent about) the Sunnah equivalent to it, and then it will not be returned back to them till the Day of Judgment.”

This was reported by al-Daarimee in his “Sunan” (99), by al-Laalikaa’ee in “Sharh Usool Itiqaad Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamaaah” (129), “Hilyatul Awliyaa” (6/73), by Ibn Battah in “al-Ibaanah al-Kubraa” (228), and it was graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in “al-Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh” (188) as well as in “al-Dha`eefah” (14/457) and “al-Tawassul” (1/46).

An example: A person who shaves his beard is also deprived of the Sunnah of wiping his beard while making wudhoo:

Uthmaan binAffaan رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to run his (wet fingers) through his beard. [Al-Tirmidhee (31), and al-Tirmidhee (29) and Ibn Maajah (430) also reported it from `Ammaar bin Yaasir رضي الله عنهما, Ibn Jaarood (43) and al-Haakim (1/149) who declared its Sanad as “Saheeh” as did Ibn Khuzaimah and Ibn Hibbaan, and also graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee. See the note in al-Baghagawi’s “Sharh us-Sunnah” (1/421)].

Anas رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, when he made wudhoo, used to take a handful of water and enter it below his chin and rub it through his beard and said: “This is what my Lord تبارك وتعالى has ordered me to do.” [Abu Dawood (145), al-Baihaqee (1/54), al-Haakim (1/149). Al-Haakim graded it as “Saheeh” and al-Dhahabee agreed with him. It was also graded it as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in “Saheeh ul-Jaami’” (4696)].

Allaah تعالى says:

﴿وَالَّذِينَ اهْتَدَوْاْ زَادَهُمْ هُدًى وَءَاتَـهُمْ تَقُوَاهُمْ ﴾ {And as for those who accept guidance, He increases them in guidance and bestows on them their Taqwa} [Surah Muhammad (47): 17]

So, those who seek guidance and want to follow the Sunnah, Allaah will facilitate it for them; He guides them to it, makes them firm on it, and gives them more of it; and He inspires them to their righteous guidance.

Lessons in the Prophetic Sunnah – Hadeeth #2

The Commander of the Believers in Hadeeth, Abu ‘Abdillaah Muhammad ibn Isma’eel Al-Bukhaaree (رحمه الله) said: Narrated Adam: Narrated Shu’bah: Upon the authority of Qatadah that Anas said: The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

“None of you shall believe until I become more beloved to him than his parents, his children and all the people.”

Explanation of the Hadeeth

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