Unformatted text preview: A Treatise on the Prophetic Ahaadeeths SCL100008 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM Version 1.0 Mudhakkirah al-Hadeeth an-Nabawee
by Rabee Bin Haadee Umayr al-Madkhalee
Trans. Abu Naasir Abid Zargar Clinging to the Book and the Sunnah and the Way of the
Rightly Guided Successors
From Abu Najeeh al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (radiallaahu anhu) who said:
The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) admonished us with an
intense sermon which caused the hearts to fear and the eyes to shed tears, so
we said: “O Messenger of Allaah, this is as if it were a farewell sermon, so
He said: “I order you to fear Allaah, and to hear and obey, even if you have
a slave as a ruler over you. For verily he who lives long amongst you will see
many differences. So I order you to stick to my Sunnah and the way of the
rightly guided successors after me. Bite on to that with your molar teeth and
beware of the newly invented matters, for verily every innovation is
Reported by Abu Dawood1, at-Tirmidhi2 who declared the hadeeth is hasan
saheeh, and Ahmad3, Ibn Maajah4 and ad-Daarimi5.
The Reporter of the Hadeeth
Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah As-Salamee, Abu Najeeh. He lived in Hims (a city in
central Syria) and died aged 70.
The Meaning of the Hadeeth 1 Kitaab us-sunnah hadeeth no. 4607 (5/13)
Kitaab ul-ilm Chapter 16. Hadeeth no. 2676 (5/44)
Hadeeth no. 42, 43
Hadeeth no. 96 (1/43)
2 SCL100008 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM 1 A Treatise on the Prophetic Ahaadeeths This Hadeeth is a great foundation and it contains great comprehensive
In it the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) conferred this great
advice and profound command to his Islaamic ummah by which he guided
them to great matters. There is no firmness in their deen and their dunya
except by adhering to them and following them, and there is no solution to
their problems except by implementing them exactly.
1) So there is no deen except by having taqwaa of Allaah, which means having
obedience to Allaah, compliance to His commands and avoidance of His
2) There is no firmness in their deen or their dunya except by a righteous and
just leader guiding them by the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the
Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam). He enforces the Shariah
of Allaah amongst them, organizes and unifies their ranks and raises the flag
of Jihaad for them to make the Word of Allaah (Laa ilaaha illallaah)
uppermost. So it is obligatory upon the ummah to submit to him with
obedience, in that which they like and dislike, as long as it is in accordance
with the command of Allaah and carried out in accordance to His rulings.
Also, for the benefit of Islaam, the Muslims and as a protection of their
unity and in order to spare their blood, Islaam obligates obedience upon the
ummah to the ruler even if he is sinful, as long as he is not committing
those acts which throw him into kufr.
3) The command of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam)
encompasses the position of the ummah towards differences and those who
oppose the truth. So he directed us to hold fast to the truth and return to
the correct way, the methodology of the Messenger of Allaah and his rightly
guided successors (radiallaahu anhum). So what was their way and
methodology except the Book of Allaah, which: “Cannot be approached by
falsehood from the front nor from the rear.”[41:42] and the pure Sunnah
of the Messenger of Allaah. So they contain security and happiness as well
as the definitive authentic solution for the differences occurring between
the Islaamic sects, and the ending of the differences in a manner which
pleases Allaah and unites the Muslims upon the truth. So any solution
which is given precedence over and above this methodology is erroneous
and its outcome is failure. SCL100008 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM 2 A Treatise on the Prophetic Ahaadeeths 4) The advice of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam)
encompasses a warning from innovations and newly invented matters. So
the Messenger of Allaah always warned his ummah from the dangers and
corruption of innovations, along with a luminous explanation and
clarification that they are misguidance and are in the Fire. So what is it that
calls many of the Muslims to fall into them and to adhere to them? Verily
Allaah has honoured the Muslims with the Book, falsehood will not enter it
from the front or rear and the deen is perfect to the utmost degree of
perfection without any deficiency in it:
“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour
upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your deen.” [5:3]
Verily it is truly regrettable that you see many from the Islaamic ummah not
depending upon the Qur’aan and the Sunnah in their beliefs such that
innovations have flooded their worship and they have taken to blind
following. The Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) spoke truthfully about
them when he said:
“You will surely follow the ways of those who came before, hand span by hand span,
and arm length by arm length, such that if they entered a lizard’s hole, you would also
The Benefits of the Hadeeth
1) The legislation of advice and admonition for the Muslims and that can be
done by a representative as occurs in the hadeeth of Ibn Mas’ood.
2) The command to fear Allaah in the admonition.
3) The Hadeeth contains one of the signs of Prophethood since the differences
in the ummah occurred just as is mentioned.
4) It contains a reprimand from differences in the fundamentals and the
branches of the deen.
5) It shows the necessity to return to the methodology of the Messenger and
his rightly guided successors.
6) It contains a reprimand from the innovations and a warning against them.
SCL100008 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM 3 A Treatise on the Prophetic Ahaadeeths 7) It contains the fact that all innovations are misguidance and there is no
goodness in them whatsoever. SCL100008 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM 4 ...
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