A narration about abandoning Sunnah

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Is this Hadith correct?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

من ضيع سنتى حرمت عليه شفاعتى

‘Whoever abandons my way of life [Sunnah] my intercession will be forbidden for him [on the Day of Judgement].’



This narration is recorded in non primary sources like Tafsir Ruhul Bayan without a chain.

(Tafsir Ruhul Bayan, Surah An Nisa, Verse: 65, Vol. 2 pg. 231, Ihyaut Turath edition)


I have not come the chain and can therefore not verify the authenticity.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


التخريج من المصادر العربية

تفسير روح البيان (سورة النساء: ٦٥، ج٢، ص٢٣١، ط: إحياء التراث): وقال عليه السلام: «من ضيع سنتي» أي جعلها ضائعة بعدم اتباعها «حرمت عليه شفاعتي».

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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