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Imaam Ahl al-Sunnah Abu Abdillah Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal Rahimaullaah
Edited By Aboo Ibrahim
Shaykh Abu ‟AbdullâhYahyâ ibn Abil-Hasan ibn al-Banna narrated to us saying: My father Abuu ‟Ali al-Hasan ibn ‟Umar ibn al-Bannaa related to us, saying: Abul- Hussain ‟Ali ibn Muhammad ibn ‟Abdullaah ibn Bushrân al-Mu‟addil relatcd to us, saying: ‟Uthmaan ibn Ahmad ibn as-Sammak reported to us, saying: Abu Muhammad al-Husan ibn ‟Abdul-Wahhaab, Abun-Nabr narrated to us, reading it to him from his written copy in the month of Rabi’ul-Awwal, in the year two hundred and ninety-three (293H), who said: Abu Ja‟far Muhammad ibn Sulaiman al-Munqarî, in Basrah, related to us, saying: ‟Abdus ibn Malik al-‟Attar narrated to me, saying: I heard Abu ‟Abdullah Ahmad ibn Hanbal – radiallahu ’anhu – say:
The Fundamental Principles of the Sunnah with us are:
Holding fast to what the Sahaabah (Companions) of the Messenger of Allah were upon.
Taking them [and their way] as a model to be followed.
The abandonment of al-Bid’ah (innovations),
and every Bid’ah is misguidance.