Every Innovation Is A Misguidance…


The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) said:

…Beware of newly invented matters, for EVERY invented matter is an innovation and EVERY innovation is a going astray, and EVERY going astray is in Hell-fire. [Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi]

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood – may Allaah have mercy upon him – said:

“Follow and do not innovate, for indeed you have been sufficed, and EVERY innovation is misguidance.” [Saheeh. Reported in Ahmad in Az-Zuhd p. 162]

Ibn ‘Umar (ra) mentioned:

“EVERY biddah is a misguidance, even if the people see it as something good.” [Aboo Shaamah, 39]

Imaam Abu Haneefah (rahimahullaah) said:

“Adhere to the Athaar (narrations) and the Tareeqah (way) of the Salaf and beware of newly invented matters, for ALL OF IT is innovation.” [Reported by As-Suyootee in Sawn al-Mantaq Wal -Kalaam, p. 32.]

It was narrated that Nooh al-Jaami’ said:

“I said to Abu Haneefah (may Allah have mercy on him), ‘What do you say about the philosophical issues that people have innovated?‘

Imaam Aboo Haneefah said, ‘That is just the words of philosophers. you should adhere to the way of the Salaf, and beware of EVERY newly invented thing, for it is an innovation (bid’ah).“ [Al-Khateeb in Al-Faqeeh wal-Mutafaqqih.]

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, the Imam of Ahl as-Sunnah (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

“The basic principles of Sunnah in our view are: adherence to the way of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, following their example and forsaking bid’ah, for EVERY bid’ah is a going astray.” [Al-Laalkaa’i in Sharh Usool Ahl as-Sunnah.]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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