Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 373:
Narrated Tariq bin Shihab:
A Jew said to 'Umar, "O Chief of the Believers, if this verse: 'This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favors
upon you, and have chosen for you, Islam as your religion.' (5.3) had been revealed upon us, we would have taken that day as an 'Id
(festival) day." 'Umar said, "I know definitely on what day this Verse was revealed; it was revealed on the day of 'Arafat, on a
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 374:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
That he heard 'Umar speaking while standing on the pulpit of the Prophet in the mor ning (following the death of the Prophet), when
the people had sworn allegiance to Abu Bakr. He said the Tashah-hud before Abu Bakr, and said, "Amma Ba'du (then after) Allah has
chosen for his Apostle what is with Him (Paradise) rather than what is with you (the world). This is that Book (Quran) with which
Allah guided your Apostle, so stick to it, for then you will be guided on the right path as Allah guided His Apostle with it."
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 375:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet embraced me and said, "O Allah! Teach him (the knowledge of) the Book (Quran)."
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 376:
Narrated Abal Minhal:
Abu Barza said, "(O people!) Allah makes you self-sufficient or has raised you high with Islam and with Muhammad
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 377:
Narrated Abdullah bin Dinar:
'Abdullah Bin 'Umar wrote to 'Abdul Malik bin Marwan, swearing allegiance to him: 'I swear allegiance to you in that I will listen and
obey what is in accordance with the Laws of Allah and the Tradition of His Apostle as much as I can.'
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 378:
Narrated Said bin Al-Musaiyab:
Abu Huraira said that Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with 'Jawami-al-Kalim ' (the shortest expression with the widest
meaning) and have been made victorious with awe (cast in my enemy's hearts), and while I was sleeping, I saw that the keys of the
treasures of the world were placed in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has gone, and you people are utilizing those
treasures, or digging those treasures out." or said a similar sentence.
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 379:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "There was no prophet among the prophets but was given miracles because of which people had security or had
belief, but what I was given was the Divine Inspiration which Allah revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will be more than
those of any other prophet on the Day of Resurrection."
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 380:
Narrated Abu Wail:
I sat with Shaiba in this Mosque (Al-Masjid-Al-Haram), and he said, "'Umar once sat beside me here as you are now sitting, and said,
'I feel like distributing all the gold and silver that are in it (i.e., the Ka'ba) among the Muslims'. I said, 'You cannot do that.' 'Umar
said, 'Why?' I said, 'Your two (previous) companions (the Prophet and Abu Bakr) did not do it. 'Umar said, 'They are the two persons
whom one must follow.'" (See Hadith No. 664, Vol. 2)
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 381:
Allah's Apostle said to us, "Honesty descended from the Heavens and settled in the roots of the hearts of men (faithful believers), and
then the Quran was revealed and the people read the Quran, (and learnt it from it) and also learnt it from the Sunna." Both Quran and
Sunna strengthened their (the faithful believers') honesty. (See Hadith No. 208)
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 382:
The best talk (speech) is Allah's Book 'Quran), and the best way is the way of Muhammad, and the worst matters are the heresies
(those new things which are introduced into the religion); and whatever you have been promised will surely come to pass, and you
cannot escape (it).
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 383:
Narrated Abu Huraira and Zaid bin Khalid:
We were with the Prophet when he said (to two men), "I shall judge between you according to Allah's Book (Laws)."
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 384:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse." They said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who will
refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it)."
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 385:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
Some angels came to the Prophet while he was sleeping. Some of them said, "He is sleeping." Others said, "His eyes are sleeping but
his heart is awake." Then they said, "There is an example for this companion of yours." One of them said, "Then set forth an example
for him." Some of them said, "He is sleeping." The others said, "His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake." Then they said, "His
example is that of a man who has built a house and then offered therein a banquet and sent an inviter (messenger) to invite the people.
So whoever accepted the invitation of the inviter, entered the house and ate of the banquet, and whoever did not accept the invitation
of the inviter, did not enter the house, nor did he eat of the banquet." Then the angels said, "Interpret this example to him so that he
may understand it." Some of them said, "He is sleeping.'' The others said, "His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake." And then
they said, "The houses stands for Paradise and the call maker is Muhammad; and whoever obeys Muhammad, obeys Allah; and
whoever disobeys Muhammad, disobeys Allah. Muhammad separated the people (i.e., through his message, the good is distinguished
from the bad, and the believers from the disbelievers)."
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 386:
Hudhaifa said, "O the Group of Al-Qurra! Follow the straight path, for then you have taken a great lead (and will be the leaders), but
if you divert right or left, then you will go astray far away."
Volume 9, Book 92, Number 387:
Narrated Abu Musa:
The Prophet said, "My example and the example of what I have been sent with is that of a man who came to some people and said, 'O
people! I have seen the enemy's army with my own eyes, and I am the naked warner; so protect y>
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