Author: Imam Jalal al-Din al Suyuti
Pages: 172 Binding: Paperback
Allah Most High Said, "And whatever the Messenger has given you, take it; and whathe has forbidden you, refrain from it." [Al-Hashr (59):7]
The Prophet said, "I have not left out anything of which Allah, The Most High hasCommanded you with except I have apprised you of it. Likewise, I have not left outanything of which Allah has Prohibited you from it, except I have apprised you of it..."[Al Bayhaqi, 7/76 & others]
Together with the Qur'an, the Sunnah is the pivotal foundation and primary source ofthe Islamic faith. Following both of them is mandated by Allah Himself and obligatedupon Muslims to adhere and live accordingly. Muslim theology is established uponthem and remains defective and incomplete should either be forsaken for they bothexplain and interpret each other.
During his time, Imam al-Suyuṭi felt a genuine need to pen this compelling bookin confuting those who either rejected the Sunnah altogether or did not grant itthe status and respect it deserves in the religion. He primarily compiled from theworks of Imam Al-Bayhaqi elucidating the position of Imam Shafi'i, and firmly laidout the arguments supporting the Sunnah of the Prophet by outlining its criticalimportance, its authority and implication to one's life.
Salvation therefore lies in embracing the Sunnah fully, for indeed it is the key tofacilitating our worldly lives and thereafter, unlocking the doors of Paradise, as
Shadh ibn Yaḥya said perfectly, "There is no better way to Paradise than the way ofthose who have followed the Sunnah."
Pages 172 P/B