One Cannot Come Close to Allaah by Lying Against The Prophet

One Cannot Come Close to Allaah by Lying Against

The Prophet

 -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-

Translated by

Abbas Abu Yahya

 

Shamsuddeen Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Uthmaan ad-Dhahabi (d.748 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- narrates in ‘Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubala’:

 

‘Ali bin al-Madeeni said:

‘One day I came to Ahmad bin ‘Attah al-Hujjaymi and found that he had some papers with him and he was narrating hadeeth from them, so I asked him: ‘Did you actually hear these narrations?’

He said: ‘No, but I bought them and they have good Ahadeeth mentioned in them, which I am narrating to these people.’

I said: ‘Do you not fear Allaah? You are bringing the worshippers of Allaah closer to Allaah Ta’ala by lying upon the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.’

Hafidh Dhahabi commented:

‘I say: This man (Ahmad bin ‘Attah) had no idea what hadeeth were, rather he was a righteous slave of Allaah who fell into the issue of Qadr (denying predestination).

We seek refuge in Allaah from the lies of the Soofeeyah.  There is no good except in following the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and it is not possible to follow except by knowing the Sunnan.’

[From: ‘Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubala’ 9/409]

 

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