Ijma` – Texts on Ijma`

  • Kana al-nasu yas’aluna Rasulallahi `an al-khayr wa kuntu as’aluhu `an al-sharr…qultu ya rasulallahi sifhum lana [ayy al-du`at `ala abwabi jahannam] qala hum min jildatina wa yatakallamuna bi alsinatina qultu fa ma ta’murni in adrakani dhalik al-yawm? qala tulzim jama`at al-muslimin wa imamahum“People used to ask the Prophet about the good and I used to ask him about the evil… I said: O Messenger of Allah, describe them to us [the callers at the door of the fire]. He said: They are of our complexion and they speak our very language. I said: What do you order me to do if that day reaches me? He said: You must keep to the congregation of Muslims and to their leader.”
  • Yadu Allah `ala al-jama`a“Allah’s hand is over the group.”
  • al-Munawi said: “Allah’s hand is over the group means His protection and preservation for them, signifying that the collectivity of the people of Islam are in Allah’s fold, so be also in Allah’s shelter, in the midst of them, and do not separate yourselves from them. Whoever diverges from the overwhelming majority concerning what is lawful and unlawful and on which the Community does not differ has slipped off the path of guidance and this will lead him to hell.”

    Yadu Allah `ala al-jama`at wa man shadhdha shadhdha ila al-nar.

    “Allah’s hand is over the group, and whoever dissents from them departs to hell.”

    Yadu Allah `ala al-jama`a, ittabi`u al-sawad al-a`zam fa innahu man shadhdha shadhdha ila al-nar.

    “Allah’s hand is over the group, follow the largest group, for verily whoever dissents from them departs to hell.”

    Man faraqa al-jama`ata shibran mata maytatan jahiliyya.

    “Whoever leaves the community or separates himself from it by the length of a span, dies the death of the Jahiliyya (period of ignorance prior to Islam)”;

  • 15. Ma ra’ahu al-muslimuna hasanan fa huwa `ind Allahi hasanun.“That which the Muslims consider good, Allah considers good.”
  • Sataftariqu ummati `ala thalathat wa sab`ina firqatin kulluhum fil nari ila millatin wahidat, qalu man hiya ya rasulallah, qala ma ana `alayhi wa as-habi“My Community will split into seventy-three sects. All of them will be in the fire except one group. They asked: Who are they, O Messenger of Allah? He said: Those that follow my way and that of my companions.”
  • La tazalu ta’ifatun min ummati yuqatiluna `ala al-haqqi zahirina ila yawm al-qiyama“There will always be a group from my Community that fight for truth and remain victorious until Judgment Day.”
  • Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

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