Tag: Predecessors

No Path To Safety Except That of the Salaf | Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al’Jaamee (Rahimahullah)

Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

“The safe path is to believe that the Salaf of this ummah are more knowledgeable, wiser, safer [from error, deviation etc] and had a greater understanding than those who came after them. And there is no safety for one who comes after them except if he follow their way.”

Sharh Al-Hamawiyyah 1

The Only Correct Path To Acquaint Oneself With The Straight Path – Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi (Rahimahullaah)

Al-Allaamah Ahmad Al-Ajmi [May Allah have mercy on him] said:

In order to be acquainted with the straight path, one has to return to the Quran and Sunnah, and that which has been affirmed in the Seerah of the Prophet ﷺ, the actions of the rightly guided Caliphs and rightly guided scholars who came after them. And this cannot be known except from the Hadith. And by way of it, one will become acquainted with understanding in the religion and the rulings of the Sharee’ah, the actions of the Sahaabah and their creed, the actions of the early rightly guided Imaams- those who [transmitted and based their lives on] Hadeeth and were people of sound creed. Therefore, it is obligated on you to [adhere] to that; strive in [this path] and do everything within your capability to be acquainted with it.”

Itmaam al-Minah bis-Sharh Usool as-Sunnah / 55

Our Salaf—Knowledge and Action [Sufyaan Bin Uyaynah and Al-Hasan Al-Basri]

Sufyaan Bin Uyaynah (rahimahullaah) said:

”If my morning is like that of the foolish and my night is like that of the ignorant,

then what will I do with the knowledge I wrote down?”

[Source: Akhlaaq Al-Ulamaa’ of Imaam Al-Aajurree. Page: 44]

Al-Hasan Al-Basri (rahimahullaah) said:

”When a man used to seek knowledge, it did not take long before (the effect) was seen in his eyesight; in his fear of Allaah; on his tongue; on his hands; in his prayer and his abstinence from the lawful but unnecessary worldly things.”

[Reported by Imaam Daarimi 385]   

Our Salaf: Looking into the Books of the People of Bidah and Misguidance

 قال الامام أحمد – رحمه الله

إياكم أن تكتبوا عن أحد من أصحاب الأهواء ؛ قليلا ولا كثيرا

[كتاب السير   (11/231)]


Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said:

”Beware of writing down (knowledge) from one of the people of desires—neither a little nor a lot.”

[Siyar 11/231]


قال سعيد بن عمرو البرذعي – رحمه الله

شهدت أبا زرعة سئل عن الحارث المحاسبي وكتبه ؛

: فقال للسائل

إياك وهذه الكتب هذه كتب بدع وضلالات

[كتاب الميزان  (2/165) ]

Sa’eed Ibn Amr Al-Bardha’ee (rahimahullaah) said:

”I witnessed (when) Abu Zur’ah was asked about Haarith Al-Muhaasibee and his books; so he said to the questioner: Beware of these books; they are books of bidah and misguidance.”

[Al-Meezaan 2/165]


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Rebellion against the Rulers–O Muslims! Ponder Upon This Statement of Imaam Ibnul Qayyim

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated:

He [i.e. the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi-wasallam)] legislated for his Ummah the obligation of disapproving evil, in order that by disapproving it, the good beloved to Allaah and His Messenger is reached. And if disapproving evil will necessitate what is eviler and more hateful to Allaah and His Messenger, then it is not permitted to disapprove of it, even if Allaah hates it and loathes those who carry out (such evil). And this is similar to the disapproval towards the kings and those in charge of the affairs—by rebelling against them; for indeed it is the foundation of every evil and trial till the end of time.

And indeed the Sahaabah sought the permission of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) to kill those rulers who delay the prayer from its prescribed time, and they said: ‘’Should we not kill them?’’”So he (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: “’’No; as long as they establish the prayer.’’”He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-sallam) said: “Whoever sees something from his ruler which he hates, then let him exercise patience and not remove the hand of obedience to the ruler.’’”

And whoever ponders upon the greatest and smallest trials that have taken its toll on Islaam, he/she will observe that (such trials occur) as a result of neglecting this principle and (due to) the absence of exercising patience in [the face of] evil.  So he (i.e. the person) seeks to stop it and what is of greater evil emanates from it.

And indeed, Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu-alayhi- wasallam) saw the gravest evils in Makkah and he was unable to stop them; rather when Allaah (enabled the Muslims to) conquer Makkah and it became an Islamic Land,  he (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) was determined to alter the Ka’bah and rebuild it based on the foundations it was built upon by Ibraaheem (alayhis-salaam).  However, he refrained from (it) even though he had the ability to do so, fearing that that which is greater (disadvantage) will ensue due to the Quraish not been able to bear it; because they were new  converts to Islaam and had abandoned disbelief not so long. And because of this (reason), he (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) did not permit disapproval towards the rulers by way of using one’s hand (i.e. through fighting) due to what may result from it—affairs of greater (evil) that may come about thereafter.

[Source: I’laam Muwaqqi-een 3/15-16]’

LIVE TALK – The Importance of the Salaf & Time – Abu Hakeem & Abu Idrees

The Importance of the Salaf & Time

Who are the Salaf?

How did they utilise their time?

The lectures will be delivered by our brothers Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davies and Abu Idrees Muhammad Khan.

Thursday 7th February 2014
Starts at 7.00pm Insh’Allah
It will also be broadcast on ‘sunnahradio.net’

Brothers & Sisters all welcome.