Salvation, Prosperity & Happiness is in Adhering to the Quran & Sunnah Upon the Way of the Salaf – By Abu Idrees Muhammad Khān – SalafiPublications Winter Conference 2022.

Abu Idrees Muhammad Khān

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[24/12/2022] Salvation, Prosperity & Happiness is in Adhering to the Quran & Sunnah Upon the Way of the Salaf – By Abu Idrees Muhammad Khān حفظه الله. The SalafiPublications Winter Conference at Masjid As-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this lesson:

  • The only way to achieve salvation and ongoing happiness.
  • The reason the Sunnah is likened to the Ark of Nūḥ.
  • Benefits from Imām as-Sa’dī regarding the āyah, “Is he who was dead and We gave him life and set for him a light whereby he can walk amongst men, like him who is in the darkness from which he can never come out?” [Sūrah al-An’ām 6:122]
  • That which a person inherits when he has knowledge of the Qur’ān and Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salaf.
  • Examples of how the Ṣaḥābah clung to the truth.
  • Abū Bakr’s fear of deviation and speaking about the Book of Allāh without knowledge.
  • ‘Umar b. al-Khaṭṭāb on the only reason why he kissed the Black Stone.
  • Ibn ‘Abbās and Ibn Mas’ūd on following and not innovating.
  • Ibn Mas’ūd on moderation upon the Sunnah.
  • Ibn ‘Umar on following the example of the Messenger ﷺ and not going beyond that.
  • ‘Umar b. ‘Abdul-‘Azīz’s advice to one of his workers who questioned him regarding desires.
  • Sa’īd b. al-Musayyib’s response to the man who asked him if Allāh would punish him for praying [after Sa’īd b. al-Musayyib  prevented him from praying after Fajr]. 
  • Statements of the Salaf regarding holding on to the Sunnah and not abandoning it.
  • Ibn Mas’ūd on the safety of clinging to the narrations.
  • Statements from Imām Mālik regarding the evil implications of innovating something into Islām and the necessity of sticking to the dīn as it was in the early part of this ummah.
  • Sahl b. ‘Abdullāh at-Tustarī on what he feared for the one who clings to the narrations and Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ. 
  • Ibn ‘Abdil-Barr on the destruction of innovation.
  • ‘Uthmān b. Sa’īd ad-Dārimī on what is [true] knowledge. 
  • Ibn al-Qayyim on the only path to salvation and happiness in this life and the hereafter.
  • Ibn al-Qayyim on the reason for all of the evil and good in this world and the hereafter.
  • Imām az-Zuhrī on clinging to the Sunnah, and what will occur when knowledge is taken away. 

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