The Sunnah is Islam and Islam is the Sunnah

“…Know that Islam is the Sunnah, and the Sunnah is Islam [1] and one of them cannot be established without the other.”

[1]: Notes

  • The Prophet SAW said, “He who turns away from my Sunnah is not from me.” [al Bukhari, Muslim and an-Nasa’ee]
  • Abu Hurairah RA said that the Prophet SAW has said, “All of my Ummah will enter Paradise except those who refuse.” It was said, “Who will refuse?” He replied, “Whoever obeys me enters Paradise and whoever disobeys me, has refused.” [al-Bukhari]
  • Imam az-Zuhree (R–the famous ta’bee’) said, “The people of knowledge who came before us used to say, ‘Salvation lies in clinging to the Sunnah.” [Ad-Daarimee in his Sunan # 96]
  • Imam Malik said, “The Sunnah is like the Ark of Noah. Whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses, is drowned.” [Ibn al Taimiyyah in Majmoo’ ul-Fatawaa (4/57)]

[‘Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah’ by Imam al-Barbahaaree]

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SO is following the Sunnah fardh or just Sunnah? :)

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