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  • The effects of using weak Hadeeth

    The term “weak Hadeeth” refers to any narration which does not fulfill the conditions of authenticity. The scholars of Hadeeth  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them agree that a “weak Hadeeth” must not be attributed to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) by saying: “The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said …&rdquo.. More

  • The Sunnah of the Prophet: Definitions

    “Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.”[Quran 53:3-4] Lexically, the word Sunnah has several, different yet close meanings. Sunnah may mean a way of life, or a path or behavior that is followed whether praiseworthy, or otherwise. Mostly, however, it refers to something good. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Importance of Knowing the Narrators of Hadeeth

    The narrators of Hadeeth are the most honourable and respectable Muslims, as they are keepers and preservers of Sunnah. Most of them are the companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, who witnessed the acts and learnt the sayings of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. Others are the successors of the companions. Who were blessed.. More

  • Loving and glorifying the Sunnah – III

    ‘Abdullah ibn Mas`ood, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "Never has a Prophet been sent before me by Allah to his people except that he had, among his people, disciples and companions who followed his way and obeyed his command. Then there came after them their successors.. More

  • Loving and glorifying the Sunnah – II

    The worst disaster to ever strike this nation was the death of the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, who instructed us to remember the affliction of his death whenever we are trialled by any hardship, so that we may thereby condole ourselves and ease the impact of that hardship, which would be insignificant in comparison. Signs that prove one’s.. More

  • Loving and glorifying the Sunnah – I

    Do you truly love the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam? A fundamental of our religion, and a tenet of our faith, is to love him. Allah Says what means: “Say [O Muhammad]: ‘If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings.. More

  • History of the Sunnah – III: The era of the Companions and their followers

    As a part of our discussion of the Companions’, may Allaah be pleased with them, methodology in preserving the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, we mentioned thus far two of its aspects; namely, prudence in narrating the Hadeeth, and verification and substantiation of the Hadeeth before accepting it. Three more aspects are presented.. More

  • History of the Sunnah -II: The era of the Companions and their followers

    Most scholars group the main aspects of the methodology of the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, in preserving the Sunnah into the following seven categories: prudence in narrating the hadeeths, verification and substantiation of the hadeeths before accepting them, critique, discussions and assessment of the narration, traveling for search.. More

  • The Concept of Tawatur

    The first thing to be considered when a report reaches us is how did it reach us, is it by way of Tawatur, or by way of Ahad? Tawatur in the Arabic language comes from the tri-literal root wa • to • ra, represented in English by the letters ‘w’ • ‘t’ • ‘r’. Some words derived from this root have.. More

  • A Muslim Must Accept and Follow the Sunnah

    {Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.} [Quran 53:3-4] Muslim scholars are in total agreement that if a person refuses to accept the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and obey it as an integral part of the religion (Islam), a revelation from Allah Almighty that is a Divine source of Islam.. More

  • History of the Sunnah -I: At the time of the Prophet

    Muslims were, early on, aware of the significance of the Sunnah and its authority. They, one generation after the other, were keen to preserve the Sunnah because they saw that as a part of the preserving of the last revelations man is ever to receive. Their efforts were unabated, and the remarkable job they did is unparalleled in the experience of any.. More

  • The Sunnah: The second source of legislation

    The Sunnah (the actions, sayings and approvals of Prophet Muhammad, salallaahu alayhi wa sallam, is the second source of Islamic legislation and must be in complete agreement with the first source (i.e. the Quran). The term Sunnah comes from the root word ‘sanna’, which means to pave the way. Sunnah can be used to describe a path that.. More

  • The Status of the Sunnah in Islam

    The Role of the Sunnah towards the Quran: The Sunnah cannot dispense with the Quran: Allah Almighty chose Muhammad , as His Prophet and selected him to deliver His final message. The Quran was revealed to the Prophet in which Allah commanded him to obey everything that was ordered of him; that is, to convey and explain His message to the people. All.. More

  • The two most authentic books of Hadeeth

    Saheeh Al-Bukhari Of all the works of Hadeeth, Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim are regarded as the most authentic and authoritative books, after Al-Quran. Indeed the very word "Saheeh" means "authentic". Saheeh Al-Bukhari was compiled by Imam (leader) of Hadeeth, Mohammad Ibn Isma'eel Al-Bukhari, born 194H in Bukhara, central.. More

  • Origination of Sunnah from the Prophet

    “Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.”[Quran 53:3-4] It is necessary for complete understanding of the meaning of the Sunnah to appreciate and understand the way Sunnah originates from the person of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. In essence, this took place in three forms or ways:Through.. More

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The Status of the Sunnah in Islam

The Role of the Sunnah towards the Quran: The Sunnah cannot dispense with the Quran: Allah Almighty chose Muhammad , as His Prophet and selected him to deliver His final message. The Quran was revealed...More