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Umar ibn al-Khattaab, rahimahullaah, said:
“There is no excuse for anyone going astray thinking that he is upon guidance. Nor for abandoning guidance thinking it to be misguidance, since the affairs have been made clear, the proof established  and the excuse cut off.”
That is because the Sunnah and the Jamaa’ah have consolidated and safeguarded all of the Religion. It has been made clear to the people, so it is upon the people to comply and follow.
1. Al-‘Irbaad ibn Saariyah, radiallaahu’anhu, reports that the Prophet said, “…. I have left you upon clear guidance. Its night is like its day. No one deviates from it after me except that he is destroyed.” Reported by Ahmad, Ibn Maajah (no. 43) and al-Haakim. It is declared saheeh by Shaikh al-Albaanee in as-Saheehah (no. 937).
2. Reported by Ibn Battah in, al-lbaantul-Kubraa (no. 162) by way of Awzaa’ee that it reached him that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab said it. However, its chain is munqati’ (disconnected).
Al-Marwazee reports in as-Sunnah (no. 95) that ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd Allah-‘Azeez said, “There is no excuse for anyone, after the Sunnah, to be misguided upon error which he thought was guidance.“
3.’Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood radiallaahu ‘anhu, said,
“Follow and do not innovate, for you have been given that which is sufficient and every innovation is misguidance.“
Reported by Abu Khaithamah in Kitaab Ul-‘Ilm (no. 540) and declared saheeh by Shaikh al-Albaanee.
Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah by Al-Barbahaaree.
Hadith 12: Lust
It is related by Abdullah bin Amr that the Messenger of Allah said:
“None of you can become a Believer unless his lusts become subservient to the guidance I have brought.” (Sharah us-Sunnah)
Commentary: It shows that the state of true Faith and its spiritual blessings can be gained when worldly inclinations and carnal appetites are controlled and governed by the Prophet’s guidance.
The entire order of good and evil is based upon Hawa [lust] and Huda [Guidance]. Man’s (woman)* success or failure, good fortune or ill-luck, is related to them. All wickedness and wrong-doing ensures from the lustful dictates of the flesh in the same way as every virtue originates from abiding by the guidance brought by the Prophets (Peace be upon them all).
The state of genuine Faith can, thus, be attained only by subordinating the propensities of the self to heavenly instruction and whoever become a slave to lust and cares nothing for Prophetic guidance destroys the very purpose of Faith with his own hands.
[Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani. Ma’ariful Hadith, Volume 1, Pg. 135-136. “Book of Faith,” Darul-Ishaat, Karachi, 2002.]
* Addition of “(woman)” by me-UmerSultan
“Spreading Hadith One Post Per Day” series.
Hadith # 12.