This is fifth hadith in the small pocket book entitled AMALAN ANAK SALIH : Himpunan dan Terjemahan Baharuddin Ayudin. The book has collection of hadiths that children (and adults) can reflect upon.
Muslim :: Book 18 : Hadith 4266
‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who innovates things in our affairs for which there is no valid (reason) (commits sin) and these are to be rejected.
In one version by Muslim it reads:
قَالَ رَسُولُ الله مَنْ عَمِلَ عَمَلاً لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُنَا فَهُوَ رَدٌّ
“He who does a deed not in accordance with our matter – it will e rejected.”
Rasullullah s.a.w. bersabda : Sesiapa yang melakukan sesuatu amalan yang bukan merupakan perintah kami, maka amalannya itu tertolak.
Sahih Muslim and Bukhari
If any of you readers know the english version of this hadith, i do appreciate if you could relate it to me. I need the reference of this hadith and which Book it s collected in. Jazakummullahu Khairan. (Jazakillahhu Khair to Intan for linking me the forty hadith of Al Imam An Nawawi. May Allah reward you with good knowledge.)
Anyway, I discussed with H the lessons that we can get from this hadith.
1. To follow quraan and sunnah.
2. To stay away from bidaah.
3. Sometimes due to our shortcomings of not knowing what is bidaah, we must from now on strive to know what his sunnahs are. And Insya Allah to adhere to it. This stresses on the importance of seeking the right knowledge. Awareness is the first step to amendment.
May Allah guide us on the straight path. And May Allah accept our deeds.