Hassan on Bid’ah: Every religious innovation replaces a Sunnah like it

Al-Awza’i reported: Hassan ibn ‘Atiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “No people fabricate an innovation in their religion but that Allah will remove a Sunnah from like it, then it will never come back to them until the Day of Resurrection.”

Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 99

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Darani

عَنْ الْأَوْزَاعِي عَنْ حَسَّانَ بْنِ عَطِيَّةَ رحمه الله قَالَ مَا ابْتَدَعَ قَوْمٌ بِدْعَةً فِي دِينِهِمْ إِلَّا نَزَعَ اللَّهُ مِنْ سُنَّتِهِمْ مِثْلَهَا ثُمَّ لَا يُعِيدُهَا إِلَيْهِمْ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ

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