What is the reference for this narration?

اتبعوا ولا تبتدعوا فقد كفيتم



Imams Darimi and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Darimi: 211, Al Mu’jamul Kabir: 8770)


‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable (rijaluhu rijalus sahih)

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 181)



Follow [the Sahabah and pious predecessors] and do not innovate for you have been sufficed [i.e. Your Din is already complete].


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar