Q 53:4.527 Q 53:4.5
 Abu Dawood.
 Imam al-Bukhari, Imam Muslim and others.
 This is the strongest category of the authentic ahadith.
 Imam al-Bukhari, Imam Muslim, and others.
 Imam Ahmad, al-Hakim, and others.
 Imam al-Bukhari, Ahmad, and others.
 Imam Muslim, Abu Dawood, and others.
 Imam Malik, Imam al-Bukhari, Imam Muslim, and others.
 At-Tirmidthi and others.
 The verses in question are in surat An-noor #24:11 thru 20.
 Imam al-Bukhari and others.
 He was a great scholar and a leading authority in the Prophetic traditions, and a contemporary of Imam ash-Shafi'ee, (135-198H.)
 Al-Bukhari, adth-Thahabi and others.
 Abu Hanifah, one of the four Imam was prominent jurist living from 80 to 150 AH.
 Sharhut-Tahawiyyah, p.288
 Malik bin Anas, one of the four Imams, was prominent jurist and traditionist (93-179 H).
 Abdullah bin Ahmad, as-Sunnah, and others.
 Abdullah Muhammad bin Idris ash-Shafi'ee one of the prominent four Imams. Prominent jusrit (150-204 H).
 Al-Juyoosh al-Islamiyyah, Ibn al-Qayyim, p.93
 The Muslims in general.
 Christian or Jewish subjects of a Muslim country.
 Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Hanbal, the great Imam, was nicknamed the Imam of Ahlus-Sunnah. This name was to become in Islam the watchword for uncompromising belief. Imam Ahmad, may Allah be pleased with him, was a hero and victim of the violent inquisition during the reign of the Caliph al-Ma'moon, who ordered his subjects, under pain of severe punishment, to adopt the belief that the words of Allah of which the Qur'an is composed are created, thus resembling the belief of the Christians. Imam Ahmad, who refuted to endorse this belief was subjected to harassment, imprisonment, and torture.
 Al-Juyoosh al-Islamiyyag, Ibn al-Qayyim, p.123.
 Q 20:4
 Q 25:60
 Azza wajall, Allah is the Powerful, the Glorious.
 Adth-Thahabi and others.
 Q 40:36,37
 Q 39:67