"So after the truth, what else can there be, save error?" (10:32)
"We have neglected nothing in the Book." (6:38)
"(And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger (saw)." (4:59)
"And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His path." (6:153)
"Say (O Muhammad (saw) to mankind): 'If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e., accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins." (3:31)
`A'ishah (radiallahu anha) reported: Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "If anyone introduces in our matter something which does not belong to it, it will be rejected." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The narration in Muslim says: "If anybody introduces a practice which is not authenticated by me, it is to be rejected."
Jabir (radiallahu anh) reported: Whenever the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) delivered a Khutbah, his eyes would become red, his tone loud and he showed anger as if he were warning us against an army. He (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) would say, "The enemy is about to attack you in the morning and the enemy is advancing against you in the evening." He would further say, "I am sent with the final Hour like these two fingers of mine.'' Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) held up his index finger and the middle finger together to illustrate. He used to add: "To proceed, the best speech is the Book of Allah and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wa sallam), the worst practice is the introduction of new practices in Islam and every Bid`ah (innovation) is a misguidance." He would also say, "I am, in respect of rights, nearer to every believer than his own self. He who leaves an estate, it belongs to his heirs, and he who leaves a debt, it is my responsibility to pay it off.'' [Muslim].
These ahadith emphasize the importance of the Qur'an and the Sunnah and bring into focus the destruction caused by Bid`ah (innovations) in Deen (religion).
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