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Manhaj Mondays - Lesson 2

Principle 2: Sunnah
Shari / Religiously


The word sunnah linguistically means

to take a path

Surah Yusuf ayah 108 Say[

Mohamed] "This is my way; I invite
to Allah with insight, I and those
who follow me.....

Surah Nisa ayah 115 And whoever

opposes the Messenger after guidance
has become clear to him and follows
other than the way of the believers We will give him what he has taken and
drive him into Hell, and evil it is as a

Irbad bin Sariyah (May Allah be pleased

with him) reported: The prophet SAAS
said whoever among you lives after
me will see slot of dispute. So hold fast
to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the
Rightly-Guided Caliphs who will come
after me, holding on to them with your
molar teeth

The sahaba

The only group of believers that was there

at the time when this Ayah was revealed
was the Sahaba
This Ayah shows that if you
oppose the prophets path and he
way of the believers (the
Sahaba), you gonna go to Hell!

Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali said The sunnah of prophet muhammad Sallahu

Alayhi wassalm consists of holding into what the prophet was upon and
also what the rightly guided Khulafa were upon By following their
speech, action and belief. All of this is what you call the complete
sunnah. When the Salaf used to use the word Sunnah, they used to
mean the path of the prophet and the Sahaba

The Prophet (peace and blessings of

Allaah be upon him)said : My ummah
will split into seventy-three sects, all of
whom will be in Hell except one group.
They said: Who are they, O Messenger
of Allaah? He said: (Those who follow)
that which I and my companions
follow. This is mentioned in the
hadeeth of Abd-Allaah ibn Amr which
was recorded and classed as hasan by
al-Tirmidhi (2641).

Abu Qasim Taymiyyah when you go to

the people of the language (Arabic
languge) the word sunnah means that
you have to be in accordance to the
revelation and the Aathaar in their
speech and actions. You cant be in the
Sunnah while you are in opposition to
Allah and the messenger SAAS

Imam ibn Hazm said The people of

the sunnah are the sahaba, those who
follow the sahaba and its the people of
Hadith, and the people of fiqh
specifically those who go back to the
hadith and anyone from the layman as
long as they imitate and follow the
people of sunnah

Unrestricted So it refers to all

of the companions of the
prophet pbuh

Revelation- Quran and

Ahadeeth of prophet pbuh
(Surah Najm ayah 3-4) Nor
does he speak from [his own]
inclination, It is not but a
revelation revealed
Hadith are the
actions and speech of
the prophet pbuh
Athaar- what the
companions did or
they said