Clarification That the Ahlul-Hadeeth are the Saved-Sect and Victorious Group
Author: Shaykh Fawzee al-Atharee
This book is an invaluable resource of countless narrations and statements of the Salaf as well as the later and present-day Scholars of the Ummah indicating that the people of hadeeth (Ashaabul-Hadeeth, Ahlul-Hadeeth) are in fact the Saved Sect and Victorious Group. The Ahlul-Hadeeth are those who adhere to the athaar and are greatly concerned with them, purifying them, authenticating them and acting upon them; and these are none other than the Scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah. Stated Abul-Mudhaffar as-Samaanee (d.498H) in al-Intisaar li-Ahlil-Hadeeth (p. 45), And from that which proves that the Ahlul-Hadeeth are upon the truth is that if you were to read all of their written books, from the first of them to the last of them, their old and new, along with the fact that they lived in different countries and times and there were long distances in between them and each one of them lived in a region from amongst the regions, you will find them upon a single way and a single matter with regards to the explanation of the creed. They led the way upon this path and did not deviate from it nor swerve. Their statement concerning that was one and their action was one. You would not see any difference or division amongst them in anything, even if it was small. Rather, if you were to gather up what had been stated upon their tongues, and whatever had been quoted from their Salaf, you would find that it was as if it all came from one heart and was stated upon one tongue. So is there a clearer evidence of the truth than this?