Usool as-Sunnah / أصول السنة

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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.


Shaykh al-Albaanee: Recommends Books For A Young Person That Is Starting Out In His Islaamic Studies

Question: What are the books you recommend a young person that is starting out in his Islaamic studies to read?

Answer: If he is a novice, then from the books of Fiqh, we advise him to read ” Fiqh As-Sunnah” of Sayyid Saabiq, while seeking assistance from some of its references, such as ” Subul-us-Salaam” (of Imaam As-Sana’aanee, rahimahullaah). And if he looks into ” Tamaam-ul-Mannah” (of Al-Albaanee) then that will be stronger for him. And I advise him to read ” Ar-Rawdat-un-Nadiyyah” (of Sideeq Hasan Khaan).

As for the subject of Tafseer, then he should habitually read from the book ” Tafseer Al-Qur’aan-ul-‘Adheem” of Ibn Katheer – even though it is somewhat long – for it is the most authentic from the books of Tafseer today.

Then, on the subject of religious exhortation and heart-softening narrations, he should read the book “Riyaad-us-Saaliheen” of Imaam An-Nawawee.

Then, with regard to the books related to Creed, I advise him to read the book ” Sharh Al-‘Aqeedat-ut-Tahaawiyyah” of Ibn Abee Al-‘Izz Al-Hanafee. And he should seek assistance, also, from my comments and explanations to it.

Then, he should make it his customary practice to study from the books of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah and his student Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, may Allaah have mercy on them. For I hold them to be from the rare and unique Muslim scholars that have treaded upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (righteous predecessors) in their understanding, while having Taqwaa and righteousness. And we do not purify anyone over Allaah.

Shaykh al-Albaanee (may Allaah have mercy on him)
[Al-Asaalah, Issue #5]