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[14/01/2023] The Description of Ahlul Hadīth – Imām Al Lilakā’ī – By Abu Hakeem Bilāl Davis – Masjid At-Tawheed – Cardiff – Wales.
Some points covered by Abu Hakeem Bilāl Davis حفظه الله :
- A discussion of the methodology of the true followers of the Prophets and Messengers.
- The Prophet’s ﷺ description of the trustworthy ones who will carry this knowledge in every generation.
- The issue Ahlul-Bid’ah have with Ahlul-Ḥadīth.
- The meaning of Fiqh, and the one who is considered a Faqīh.
- The importance of Sharḥ Uṣūl I’tiqād Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamā’ah of Imām Lilakā’ī and books like it that have conveyed the statements of the Messenger ﷺ as well as that of the Companions, Tābi’īn and Atba’ at-Tābi’īn with isnād.
- The virtue of the manhaj of Ahlul-Ḥadīth, and their role in the preservation of the dīn.
- Imām Lilakā’ī’s (رحمه الله) description of the characteristics of Ahlul-Ḥadīth.
- The attitude of the first of Ahlul-Ḥadīth in accepting everything that came from the Messenger ﷺ vs the people in our time who give precedence to their intellects and opinions.
- The outcome of following opinions.
- The definition of the ḥadīth that is ṣaḥīḥ.
- The manner in which Ahlul-Ḥadīth transmit the narrations of the Messenger ﷺ, from the early generations to our time.
- The ignorance of those who claim that the great imāms of the past were not upon the same methodology as the Salafiyyūn today.
- The difference between Ahlul-Ḥadīth and the misguided groups regarding who they follow and attribute themselves to.
- The nobility and distinction of Ahlul-Ḥadīth.
- The reason for the title ‘Ahlul-Ḥadīth’.
- The people’s need for Ahlul-Ḥadīth due to them repelling falsehood and purifying the ranks.
- The reason Ahlul-Bid’ah are afraid of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Ḥadīth.
- Being grateful and proud of what Allāh has guided us to.
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