Importance of the Prophet’s Sunnah

Importance of the Prophet’s Sunnah
Updated 10 April 2014

Importance of the Prophet’s Sunnah

Importance of the Prophet’s Sunnah

As the Qur’an is revelation of Allah to Muhammad (peace be upon him), the Sunnah likewise — not a third of it; not half of it; not two-thirds of it; not three-fourths of it; and not nine-tenths of it — all of it is the second revelation of Allah to His Messenger (peace be upon him). The Most High has said: “And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in punishment.” (Qur’an, 59:7)
The Most High has said: “Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only an inspiration that is inspired.” (Qur’an, 53:3-4)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Indeed I have been given the Qur’an and that which is similar to it along with it." (Ahmad in Al-Musnad 28/410 and Abu Dawood in the Book of Sunnah; Chapter: Clinging to the Sunnah)
In another Hadith: "Indeed that which the Messenger of Allah has made haraam is just like that which Allah has made haraam." (Ahmad, Al-Musnad-28/429 and Al-Tirmidhi in the Book of Knowledge; Ibn Maajah; and Al-Marwazee in As-Sunnah pg. 71; Ad-Daarimee within As-Sunan 1/473; and At-Tabaraanee in Al-Kabeer 20/274)