Imam Ali quotes in the topic of Holding onto the Qur’an and the Sunnah

Imam Ali quotes in the topic of Holding onto the Qur’an and the Sunnah

 

1- Ali bin Abi Talib told Iyas bin Amir Al-Ghafiqi, “If you remain long enough, (you will witness) three groups reciting Qur’an: A group for the sake of Allah, a group for the sake of argument, and a group for their livelihood.”

Al-Sunan Al-Darami (3372)

2- “Your mouths are the paths of the Qur’an, so provide them with a good scent with the siwak.”

Sunan Ibn Majah (291)

3- “Those with sound minds do not sleep until reciting the last three verses from Al-Baqara, they are from the treasures that are beneath the Throne.”

Ibn Dhurais’ Fadha’il Al-Qur’an (87)

4- “By Allah, we do not have a book to teach you except for the book of Allah Almighty and this document which was given to me by the Messenger of Allah – peace be upon him – which contains rulings about the alms.”

Musnad Ahmad (782)

5- “I am not one to leave the tradition of the Prophet – peace be upon him – for one’s opinion.”

Al-Bukhari (1563)

6- “Narrate to people about what they know: Do you wish for Allah and His messenger to be disbelieved?”

Al-Bukhari (127)

7- “If I narrated a narration from the Messenger of Allah – peace be upon him – , then understand it in the most comforting, guiding, and in a manner that leads to piety.”

Musnad Abu Dawud Al Tayalissi (101)

8- “If the religion was based on rationale, then it would make more sense to wipe the bottom of the socks than its top, and I have seen the messenger of Allah – peace be upon Him – wipe the top of his socks.”

Sunan Abu Dawud (162)

9- When Ali bin Abi Talib sent Ibn Abbas to the Khawarij, he said, “Go and challenge them. Do not debate them with the Qur’an, for it has many faces (for interpretation), but challenge them with the sunnah.”

Al-Lalika’ee in Sharh Usool Al-I’itiqad (203)

10- When Ali bin Abi Talib passed by a storyteller and asked him, “Do you know how to distinguish between abrogating and abrogated rulings?” The man answered, “I do not.” Ali said, “You have destroyed (your followers) and you are destroyed.”

Al-‘Ilm by Abu Khaythama p. 31

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