AHL AL-SUNNAH

 
 

    

 

The Prophet Rejects the Legislation of “Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama‘ah” 

 

We have already come to know that the Shi‘as, following in the footsteps of the Imams among Ahl al-Bayt, peace be upon them, never followed their own views nor analogy, nor did they prohibit anyone from doing so. This is due to the fact that the Prophet’s statements had the final word and the conclusive verdict in as far as they are concerned; they have inherited such written statements sons from fathers, and we have already referred to al-saheefa al-jami‘a, the length of which is seventy yards, and which contains all what Muslims need till the Hour. 

 

We have also come to know that “Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama‘ah” felt forced to follow their own views as well as the principle of qiyas (analogy) due to the absence of the Prophet’s texts with them and their need for the same simply because their prominent men and masters rejected them, burned them, and prohibited anyone from recording them. 

 

The supporters of ijtihad resorted to the suggestion that they needed to coin hadith in the wording of the Messenger of Allah in order to support their sect and make wrong look right. They, hence, claimed that the Messenger of Allah dispatched Ma‘ath ibn Jabal to Yemen and asked him, “What if you do not find it [i.e. the answer to a problem] in the Book of Allah?” He said, "Then I will judge according to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah.” He then asked him, “What if you do not find it in the Sunnah of His Messenger?” Ma‘ath ibn Jabal, they claim, said, “If I do not find it, I will then follow my own ijtihad.” The Prophet, the story goes on, then said, “All Praise is due to Allah Who has enabled the messenger of the Messenger of Allah to please Allah and His Messenger.” 

 

This “tradition” is false, and it can never be attributed to the Messenger of Allah, for how can the Prophet say to Ma‘ath, “What if you do not find it in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger?” while Allah Himself says the following to His Messenger, “And We revealed unto you the Book explaining everything” (Holy Qur’an, 16:89), and also, “We have not neglected anything in the Book” (Holy Qur’an, 6:38), and also, “Whatever the Messenger gives you, accept it, and from whatever he forbids you, stay away therefrom” (Holy Qur’an, 59:7)?  

     

Moreover He said to His Messenger: "Lo! We reveal unto thee the Scripture with the truth, that thou mayst judge between mankind by that which Allah showed thee".(4:105)


After all these verses how would the Prophet say to Mu'adh: If you do not find it (the solution) in Allah's Book and His Messenger's Sunnah?! Is this other than a confession that Allah's Book and His Messenger's Sunnah being incomplete and have never exposed all the judicial rules!


It may be claimed by someone that: This hadith may be said by Mu'adh ibn Jabal in the begining of the da'wah (invitation to Islam), and he has not completed if after revelation of the Qur'an.


Our reply will be as follows: This is not accepted and is untrue.

The first reason is due to Mu'adh's saying:
"I judge according to the Book of Allah", meaning that Allah's Book has been complete. If we observe also his saying: "I judge according to the Sunnah of His Messenger", we will apprehend with no doubt that this hadith hadith has been very lately composed, at the time of prevalence of adopting ijtihad against nusus (texts), since the term (the Book of Allah and Sunnah of His Messenger) used to be refered to after the Prophet's (S) demise.


The second reason for its being untrue, is that it will become (if accepted) a hujjah (plea) to be produced by whoever being unaware of the rulers of Allah and His Messenger (S), to judge according to his opinion as he wishes, without bothering himself to be acquainted with the nusus.


The third reason being the holy verses:
"Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are disbelievers". (5:44)
"Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed : such are wrong doers".(5:45)
"Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are evil-livers".(5:47)

Fourthly, due to the fact that whoever is unaware of the rules (of Allah and His Messenger) has no right to judge or give legal verdicts, till he recognizes the judgement (hukum) of Allah and His Messenger in the matter.

The Prophet himself, though being God's Messenger and granted by Allah the right to legislate for the Ummah, by His saying: "And it becometh not a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided an affair (for them), that they should (after that) claim any say in their affair (33:36), still he has never given any rule, throughout all his lifetime, in any affair according to opinion or qiyas, or ijtihad, but he has all the time been following and adopting the Divine texts, brought down by Jabriel (A) wherever necessary, all the narrations contradicting this fact are only fabrications.

For assuring the reader more, I will cite an evidence from the Sihah of Ahl al-Sunnah:
It is reported by al-Bukhari in his Sahih: "Whenever the Prophet (S) was asked about that which no revelation (wahy) was descended, he would say: I know not, or he would not give any reply till the descent of revelation upon him, and he never applied the exertion of opinion or qiyas, as ordained by Allah in His Book: "...by that which Allah showeth thee". (4:105)132

Listen to the following verse stated by the Lord of all worlds to His Messenger: "And unto thee have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed ..." (5:48).

In another verse it is said to the Prophet (S): "Lo! We reveal unto thee the Scripture with the truth, that thou mayst judge between mankind by that which Allah showeht thee..."(4:105).

So if they give witness that the Prophet (S) has never acted by opinion (ra'y) or qiyas, how come that they have granted themselves the right to act by that?! How do they contradict the rulers of Allah and Sunnah of His Messenger, and claim after that of being Ahl al-Sunnah?! How surprising and strange is that!

 

 

132. Sahih al-Bikhari vol. viii, p.148, kitab al-'it'isam bi al-kitab wa al-Sunnah.

 

 

     

Extracted from the book "The Shi'ah are (the real) Ahl al-Sunnah" by Dr. Muhammad Al-Tijani Al Samawi.


 "WHOEVER I AM HIS MASTER, ALI IS HIS MASTER. O God! Love those who love him. Be hostile to those who are hostile to him. Hate those who hate him. Help those who help him. And keep the truth with him wherever he turns." (repeating this paragraph three times). 

 

وَنَجَّيْنَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَكَانُوا يَتَّقُونَ {41:18}

But We delivered those who believed and practised righteousness

 

 

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