[3] Excerpts from Talbees Iblees [The Devil’s Deception] by Imaam Ibnul Jawzi- [Rebuke Against Innovations In Religion and Innovators In Religion]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Ibnul Jawzi [rahimahullaah] said:

Rebuke Against Innovations In Religion and Innovators In Religion

Aa’ishah [radiyallaahu-anhaa] said, “Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘Whoever innovates in this affair of ours (Islam) that which is not from it, will have it be rejected’”. [Reported by Al-Bukhaari 2697]

Aa’isha [radiyallaahu-amhaa] said that the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, “Whoever performs an affair [i.e. act of worship] that is not according to our way [i.e. the authentic Sunnah], it will be rejected”. [Bukhaari]

Abdullah Bin Amr [radiyallaahu-anhu] said that the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said: “Whoever turns away from my Sunnah is not from me”. [Reported by al-Bukhaari 5063]

Irbaab Bin Saariyah [radiyallaahu-anhu] said: “One day Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] led us in the morning prayer, then he turned his face towards us and gave us a powerful admonition which brought tears to the eyes and made the hearts fearful. So, someone said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! It is as if it is a farewell admonition, so what do you enjoin on us?’ He said, ‘I enjoin on you to fear Allah, and to hear and obey even if it be an Abyssinian slave [is your leader], for indeed whoever lives after me will see a lot of differing, therefore it is obligated on you to adhere to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-guided Caliphs after me. Hold onto it and adhere to it with your molar teeth, and beware of the newly invented matters in the [religion], for indeed every newly invented matter [in the religion] is an innovation [in religion], and every innovation [in religion] is misguidance. [Reported by Imaam Abu Daawud Number 4607 and declared authentic by Imaam Albaanee is Saheeh al-Jaami Number 2549]

Ibn Mas’ood [radiyallaahu-anhu] said, “Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘I will be the first among you to reach the Hawd [i.e. the pond from which the believers will drink on the day of Judgement] and some men will be prevented from reaching it; so I will say: ‘O my Lord! They are my followers’; then it will be said, ‘You do not know what they innovated [in the religion] after you’”. [Reported by Imaam al-Bukhaari 6576]

[An Excerpt from Talbees Iblees with the checking of Shaikh Zayd Bin Haadee (rahimahullaah). Pages 16-17. Slightly paraphrased]

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