Imām Sa’īd b. Al-Musayyib – Allāh have mercy on him – once saw a man praying more than two rak’ah after the beginning of Fajr, making many bows and prostrations, and so he forbade him.
The man said, “O Abu Muḥammad, is Allāh going to punish me for praying?” Sa’īd said, “No, but He will punish you for contradicting the Sunnah.”
This is one of the superb answers given by Sa’īd b. Al-Musayyib – Allāh have mercy on him. It is a strong weapon against heretics (mubtadi’ah) who recommend many different types of religious innovation in the name of them being dhikr and prayer. They then criticize the followers of the Sunnah for criticizing them, and accuse them of censuring dhikr and prayer, when in fact [Ahl Al-Sunnah] are only criticizing the contravention of the Sunnah in matters such as dhikr and prayer. … More WISE SAYINGS OF THE SALAF – ON BID’AH – INNOVATIONS & MATTERS NOT FROM ISLAM – RIGHTEOUS PREDECESSOR SPEECH
Now, what the young Salafi brother does not know is the concept of Al-Itibaa’a. There is something that the salafi scholars say is allowed, No Not Taqleed… They allow Al-Itibaa’a.
It is said in Arabic ‘I followed his path’. It is also said: ‘A man who goes ahead and you go behind him or follow him. ‘It’ibaa’ul Quran’ means: Follow the Quran, in other words: imitate, emulate, follow it’s example and act upon what is in it. … More AL IT’IBAA’A – EMULATING – FOLLOWING IN SOMEONES FOOTSTEPS – NOT BLINDLY FOLLOWING A MADHHAB OR ANY IMAM – WHAT IS ITIBAA’A?
Many times a person that is studying Islam and the Sciences comes across the name of Ibn Taymiyyah, and for readers of this blog that name should not come across as strange. But what does happen is that people start to have battles amongst each other, one side using Al-Ghazzali as proof while the other uses Ibn Taymiyyah.
They lived close to each other, and though one preceeded the other Ibn Taymiyyah definetly knew of Ghazzali.
But, what did Ibn Taymiyyah actually say about AL-Ghazzali, was he relevant to Ibn Taymiyyah. … More IBN TAYMIYYAH ON GHAZZALI – WAS IBN TAYMIYYAH AFFECTED BY IMAM AL GHAZZALI – WAS AL GHAZZALI A MUBTADIYYAH?
The topic of blind following (Taqleed) can not be written or spoken about enough, the Muslim world is in such a state these days, that a person who follows the sunnah is considered to be an outsider, anything that does not conform to the religion of someones dead grandfather (who went to hajj) is considered an attack on Islam.
How wonderful would it be if Imam Abu Hanifa, the imam whose Madhhab the Bosnian community claims to follow, could come back so that they could view him. The way he looked, the way he spoke, I am sure that the majority of the population would proclaim him a Wahhabi. Now imagine the sahaba… Alaahul Musta’an. … More 4 IMAMS PROHIBITING BLIND FOLLOWING – ABU HANIFA, IMAM MALIK, IMAM SHAFI’E AND IMAM AHMAD SAID – DO NOT FOLLOW US BLINDLY
As long as the son of Adam does not completely submit to Allah and until he starts to follow the Sunnah, he will always be astray. No matter how much a person thinks to be upon the truth and be guided, unless he is doing as Allah Said, His Messenger said, he will be upon Bid’ah. … More BID’AH – NOVEL IBADAH – INNOVATION IN ISLAM – بدعة