“Take the book of Allah…”
Abu Al-’Aaliyah reports that a man once asked `Ubay bin K`ab – may Allah be pleased with him – for advice.
“Take the Book of Allah as your leader (imam) and be pleased with it as a judge and ruler.
It is what your Messenger left amongst you.
It will be an intercessor for you.
It is to be obeyed.
It is a witness never doubted.
In it is a mention of you and those before you,
and judgment for whatever happens amongst you.
And in it is news about you and whatever will come after you.”
Siyar a’laam an-Nubalaa’