Lesson from Hadith Shareef ~ Holding Firmly onto the Sunnah and Abstaining from Bid’ah



Hazrat ‘Irbaad bin Saariyah RadhiyAllahu Anhu narrates: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam preached to us one day after Fajr with utmost eloquence which caused the eyes to tear and the hearts to tremble. A man then said: “Definitely this is the advice of a person bidding farewell, hence what do you command us with O Messenger of Allah? He (Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “I command you with Taqwa (the fear of Allah) and the listening and obedience even (if your leader be) an Abyssinian slave. Verily who lives from amongst you will observe such dissension. Save yourself from newly invented matters because it is definitely misguidance. Whosoever reaches that era from amongst you then hold on to my Sunnah and Sunnah of the rightly guided Khulafa. Bite upon it (the Sunnah) with the molars (i.e. cling on to it) ~ Tirmizi