You have been Guided to the Sunnah – Shaykh Ahmad as-Subayee
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Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee حفظه الله said in a Friday sermon delivered at the Salafi Masjid in Birmingham:
“[...] O companion of the Sunnah! Remember the statement of Allah جلا وعلا: “And strain not your eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to various groups of them, the splendour of the life of this world that We may test them thereby. But the provision (good reward in the Hereafter) of your Lord is better and more lasting.[Ta-Ha 20:131]
You have been guided to the Sunnah! Do you know what the Sunnah is?! You have been guided to the Sunnah in this time where those who apparently ascribe themselves to the Sunnah many betray it! Allah جلا وعلا has guided you to knowing the truthful scholars that have been praised (given tazkiyah) by the Imams such as Shaykh Rabee’! The one who was praised by al-Albaanee and Ibn Baz and Ibn Uthaymeen! Bring me an ‘Alim where there has been agreement on his tazkiyah other than this man (Shaykh Rabee’) !!
So you have been guided to the correct path! You have been guided to the Sunnah! You have been guided to this great good! [...]“
Qala ba’du Salaf: La adri ayu ni’mataini ‘alaya a’dhaam, ni’matu an hadani Allaahu ‘azza wa jall min bain al-adyaan jami’ah li din il Islam aw ni’amtu an hadani Allaahu ‘azza wa jall min bayni al-madhaahib wal firaq ila Sunnah. Fahumma ni’matan ‘Adhimataan – ni’matu il Islam wa Sunnah
(Some of the Salaf said: I don’t know which of the two blessings upon me is greater, the blessing that Allaah ‘azza wa jall guided me to Islam from amongst all the religions, or the blessing that Allaah ‘azza wa jall guided me to the Sunnah from amongst all the groups, sects. They are two great blessings: the blessing of Islam and the Sunnah.
A man came to Imam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) and said: Al-Hamdulillaahi ‘alal Islam (All Praise is for Allaah, for Islam). Imam Ahmad said: Bal Qul Al-Hamdulillaahi ‘alal Islam wa Sunnah (Rather say, All Praise is for Allaah, for Islam and the Sunnah.)
Hadith of Irbaad ibn Saariyah, may Allaah the Most High be pleased with him, who said, “The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم gave us a sermon which frightened the hearts and caused the eyes to shed tears. So we said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! [it is as if it is a farewell sermon] so advise us.’ He said,
‘I advise you to fear Allaah and to hear and obey even if an Abyssinian slave were to rule over you. For surely, he who lives from amongst you will see much differing, so it is upon you to be upon my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs. Bite on to it with your back molar teeth and beware of newly invented matters, for verily, every newly invented matter is an innovation, and all innovation is misguidance.’”
Related by Aboo Daawood (no. 4607) and by at-Tirmidthee (no. 2676). It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Irwaa’ul-Ghaleel (no. 2455).