There will always be a group of people upon the Truth and the Sunnah – Sharh as-Sunnah | Dawud Burbank [Audio|En]


Sharh as-Sunnah : Lesson 60: Point 103
Shaykh Fawzan | Dawud Burbank [Audio|English]

Imaam Barbahaaree rahimahullaah said:

Know that there will not cease to be a group of the people of the truth and the Sunnah amongst the people whom Allah will guide and through them (He will) guide others and revive the Sunnah through them. They are the ones whom Allah, the Most High, describes, those who are few in the time of controversy. He says:

Only those to whom (the Scripture) was given differed concerning it after clear proofs had come to them through hatred one to another [1].

He singled out these people, saying:

Then Allah, by His leave, guided those who believed in the truth concerning that wherein they differed. For Allah guides whom He wills to a straight path [2].

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

“There will not cease to be a group of my Ummah uppermost upon the truth. They will not be harmed by those who forsake them, until Allah’s affair comes to pass and they are uppermost.” [3]


[1] Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 213

[2] Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 213

[3] Reported by Muslim Eng. trans. 3/1061/no.4715), at-Tirmidhee (no.2230) and Ibn Maajah (no.10). Also refer to Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (Eng. trans. 9/309/nos.414-415) and Saheeh Muslim (Eng. trans. 3/1061-1062/nos.4716-4722).

The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

“This knowledge will be carried by the trustworthy ones of every generation. They will expel from it the alterations made by those going beyond bounds, the false claims of the liars and the false interpretations of the ignorant.”

Reported by Ibn ‘Adiyy, Ibn ‘Asaakir and others and it is saheeh.

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Ithaaful-Qaaree bit-Ta`leeqaat `alaa Sharhis-Sunnah
(A Gift To The Reader In Annotation Of Sharh As-Sunnah)
by Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan
Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank, rahimahullaah

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