A Muslim will be tested in this world, will he follow Allah and His Messenger or will he follow his desires? This lecture deals with the sources of Islamic knowledge, where we should obtain our religion from and how to recognise those we should avoid. One of the early scholars said:

“Indeed this knowledge is your religion. So look to whom you take your religion from”

From the wisdom of Allaah, the all wise and all knowing, was that He created Adam and Eve and placed them in Jannah. Allaah tested and trialled Adam and Eve in Jannah because they were created with the life of this world, a life that is a test to see if one will follow the Messengers, carrying out the commandments, staying away from the prohibitions, etc. Whilst in this life, there will be test and trials for the slaves.

The narrations telling us that there will be much differing after the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam are many in number. The saved sect are clearly defined for us. Those who are upon what the Prophet and his companions were upon. So we must follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet with the understanding of the companions.

We do not make eloquent speech the criterion in determining who to take knowledge from.

The Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said:

“A man is upon the religion of his close companion, so look to whom you take as a close companion”

Muhammad ibn Sireen:

“Indeed this knowledge is your religion. So look to whom you take your religion from”

Recorded in South Manchester by Learn About Islam and streamed LIVE on SunnahRadio