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A Muslim Must Accept and Follow the Sunnah!

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  • appkiamaanat
    Jazak'Allah Khairun sis

    Imaam al-Barbahaari (rahimahullaah) said: "Know that Islam is the Sunnah, and the Sunnah is Islaam and one of them cannot be established without the other."

    The Prophet said, "He who turns away from my Sunnah is not from me." Reported by al-Bukhaaree (Eng. trans. 7/1-2/no.l), Muslim (Eng. Trans. 2/703/n0.3236) and an-Nasaa'ee.

    'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
    My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

    The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
    "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
    [Saheeh Muslim]

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  • ammarr
    • Hadeeth and Sunnah scholards have responded to all such claims throughout history. They showed definite evidence that the hadeeth recording was established at the time when Prophet (SAW), was alive

    I'd like more information about this.

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  • Sadiaa
    started a topic A Muslim Must Accept and Follow the Sunnah!

    A Muslim Must Accept and Follow the Sunnah!

    Muslim scholars are in total agreement that if a person refuses to accept the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW), and obey it as an integral part of the Deen, a revelation from Allah that is a Divine source of Islam and an explanation of the Quran, and a perfect example for all mankind to follow, then he is an apostate or a disbeliever.

    Imam Ibn Hazam said, "If a person says, 'I only accept what I find in the Quran', he becomes a disbeliever according to the consensus of Muslims."

    In the past as well as in our times Muslims have seen amongst their ranks a few who now and then claim that they do not need the Sunnah or they do not believe in it or reject it altogether. Some of those who may say that claim to be Muslim but they only follow and obey the Quran and nothing else. However, Allah (SWT), whom they claim to obey has clearly stated in many places of the Noble Quran that everyone, regardless of any situation or status, should obey the Prophet (SAW), in all times and conditions, and when they do so, then they have achieved obedience to Allah, "And whoever obeys the Messenger, thereby obeys Allah." [4:80] Moreover, Allah says, "But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission." [4:65] Here Allah makes it clear that one who does not accept the verdicts of the Prophet is not a believer.

    Others disregard the Sunnah because they say the Prophet's authority was only vaild while he was alive. This is totally baseless, and they have to reject the Quran with it, if this were to be true. Allah says, "Say: O mankind, I am a Messenger of Allah to you all." [7:158] This makes it clear that Muhammad, was sent to all people and for all times.

    Finally, some reject Sunnah because they say that there are flaws in its recording. They claim that too many ahadeeth were fabricated or "projected back," or were not recorded until later generations. Hadeeth and Sunnah scholards have responded to all such claims throughout history. They showed definite evidence that the hadeeth recording was established at the time when Prophet (SAW), was alive. As for fabricated ahadeeth, the mothodology followed by these scholars insured that none of them was to remain uncovered. Muslims do not accept but the ahadeeth that were proven acceptable under that methodology. Actually, this fact makes Islam unique among all religions. It rendered it immune to corruption and change.

    Allah says, "And obey Allah and the Messenger that you may obtain mercy." [3:32] and "O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey His Messenger, and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination."[4:59]

    Thus, to deny any part of the Sunnah is disbelief. However, this does not mean that one who doubts the authenticity of a particular hadeeth is a disbeliever.

    Source: Al Jumuah magazine
    By: Hassen A. Laidi

    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"

    "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)