Ustadh Abu Humayd Saalim discusses how Imam Bukhari brought the prohibition of extremism in the religion within Kitab Al I’tisaam, then in the chapter after he talks about the sin of accommodating the innovator.

This affair of giving sanctuary and support to the people of innovation, this is a clear warning from doing so.

Umar Ibn Abdil Aziz said: “there is no opinion when there is an ayah from the Quran, rather the only time there is an opinion is when there is no ayah and nothing in the sunnah.”

The sahaba acted upon the principle of leaving off the opinions of men if it opposed the Quran and sunnah, even if it be those greater than them or even their fathers. Look at what occurred between the companions Umar Ibn Al Khattab and Shayba. Umar intended to distribute his wealth around the kabah, however, Shayba said you will not do so. Umar asked why. Shaybah said the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and Abubakar never did this.

In another narration, it was narrated that Ali Ibn Abi Talib burned people with the fire as punishment. Ibn Abbas said: ‘I would not have done that, for indeed the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : “do not punish with the punishment of Allaah (i.e the fire)”.’ This reached Ali and he then retracted his position of punishing with the fire.

The Sahaba gave the same importance in following the sunnah in fiqh matters, as they did with other matters. The Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Do not prevent the women from the mosques.” A companion said that he would not allow women into the mosque. Upon hearing this position, Abdullah Ibn Umar did not speak to that companion up until he died. This was his reaction over a fiqh matter, showing the importance of following the sunnah even in fiqh issues.

There are many more issues covered in this lesson, such as the affair of making supplication to the grave. Please listen to the full recording for further benefits.