This is the second series of the Book of Sunnah of Sunan Abi Dawood, using the explanation of Shaykh Ubayd and Shaykh Ahmed an-Najmee ready by Ustaadh Abdulhakim Mitchell

Lesson 2 – Studying the book of Sunnah from Sunan Abi Dawood

Chapter – luzoom al-sunnah

Hadith of Miqdaad

Beware! I have been given the Qur’an and something like it, yet the time is coming when a man replete on his couch will say: Keep to the Qur’an; what you find in it to be permissible treat as permissible, and what you find in it to be prohibited treat as prohibited. Beware! The donkey, beasts of prey with fangs, a find belonging to confederate, unless its owner does not want it, are not permissible to you If anyone comes to some people, they must entertain him, but if they do not, he has a right to mulct them to an amount equivalent to his entertainment.
Hadith of Abu Rafi
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Let me not find one of you reclining on his couch when he hears something regarding me which I have commanded or forbidden and saying: We do not know. What we found in Allah’s Book we have followed.

Hadith of Aisha

If any one introduces into this affair of ours anything which does not belong to it, it is rejected. Ibn `Isa said: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If anyone practices any action in a way other than our practice, it is rejected.

Hadith of Irbaad

AbdurRahman ibn Amr as-Sulami and Hujr ibn Hujr said: We came to Irbad ibn Sariyah who was among those about whom the following verse was revealed: “Nor (is there blame) on those who come to thee to be provided with mounts, and when thou saidst: “I can find no mounts for you.”
We greeted him and said: We have come to see you to give healing and obtain benefit from you.
Al-Irbad said: One day the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) led us in prayer, then faced us and gave us a lengthy exhortation at which the eyes shed tears and the hearts were afraid.
A man said: Messenger of Allah! It seems as if it were a farewell exhortation, so what injunction do you give us?
He then said: I enjoin you to fear Allah, and to hear and obey even if it be an Abyssinian slave, for those of you who live after me will see great disagreement. You must then follow my sunnah and that of the rightly-guided caliphs. Hold to it and stick fast to it. Avoid novelties, for every novelty is an innovation, and every innovation is an error.
Hadith of ibn Mas’odd
“Beware! The extremists perished,” saying it three times.

Shaykh Ubayd mentions 7 benefits:

1. The obligation of returning to the sunnah as it is a revelation from Allah
2. To seek to suffice only with the Sunnah
3. Actions can not be righteous except if two conditions are met: sincerity to Allah alone and that is in accordance with the Sunnah
4. Refutation of whoever opposes the text, even if he is a a great scholar
5. Sticking to the guidance of the rightly guided caliphs
6. The prohibition of overburdening oneself
7. The obligation of honouring the guests

The narration of Irbaad:

– It is a sign of prophethood that the messenger told us of the splitting that will occur
– This splitting is a prohibited matters
– What are the two types of Qadar?

Recorded at the Salafi Centre of Manchester on 23/08/2019 and streamed live on www.SunnahRadio.Net