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The Travel of One Companion to Egypt to Obtain One Hadeeth

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

السلام علیکم ورحمتہ اللہ و برکاتہ

A man travelled to Egypt just for one Hadeeth and he did not stop his jorney to settle down, until he returned back to his home. (The Hadeeth was);

Whoever concealed (the fault of) his brother in this world, Allaah will conceal his faults on the Day of Judgement.

[Taken from the Book Of Knowledge By Imaam Abu Khaithama]

While reading this I was thinking that Wallaah! This was the true passion of those righteous people (May Allaah Be Pleased With Them). The passion of seeking the Noble Knowledge (العلم), their love for Islaam and because of this love they strive hard, covered the distance of miles in search for one Hadeeth or Tafseer of one Ayaah or a talk of wisdom.

Just think for a minute that though today we have the resources, we have access, just with one click (tuk tuk) we can search, read, learn etc. But still.. Why?? What we are lacking?? Why are we not at that level??

(افلا تتفکرون) Do tadabbur and tafakkur and Inshaa’Allaah you’ll get the answer.

 

May Allaah Subhanahu wa ta`alaa increase and strengthen our Imaan. Aameen.

السلام علیکم

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Hadith on Intentions

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

السلام علیکم ورحمتہ اللہ و برکاتہ

Today I was going through a book and read a Hadeeth which many of us Alhaamdulilaah already know and have read many times. But still wanted to share with you people, though it’s just a little word “Intention” or “Niyyaah” but it has great importance according to the saying of Holy Prophet ﷺ:

Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended.

Narrated’ Umar bin Khataab (May Allaah be pleased with him) reported, Messenger of Allaahﷺ  said:

The deeds are considered by the intentions and the person will get the reward according to his intentions. So whoever emigrated for Allaah and His Messengerﷺ, his emigration will be for Allaah and His Messenger; and whoever emigrated for wordly benefits, or for a woman to marry, his emigration would be for what he emigrated for.

[Al-Bukhari  and Muslim]

According to another Hadith, the reason for this Hadith is that a person sent a proposal of a marriage to a woman named Umm Qais, which she turned down saying that he should have to emigrate to Al-Madina for it. Accordingly he did it, for a specific purpose and the two were married there.

On the basis of Hadith the real basis of one’s action is Niyyah (Intention) and every one will be judged and answerable for his Niyyah. So Ikhlas (Sincerity) is important for every action or in other words every righteous deed is done to seek the Pleasure of Allaah Subahanahu wa Ta`ala.

May Allaah Subahanahu wa Ta`ala show us the path of righteous people and save us from riyaa (showing off). Aameen.

السلام علیکم

Hadith: Things You Should Know – 6

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

Assalaamu`alykum

Fabricated Narration No. 2:

“Learn witchcraft (sihr), but do not use it”.

This narration is false and has no basis. It is not permissible to learn witchcraft or to use it. It is an evil action and is kufr and misguidance. Allaah clearly stated that witchcraft is forbidden in His Book, where He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“They followed what the Shayaateen (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaymaan (Solomon). Sulaymaan did not disbelieve, but the Shayaateen (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at mm to the two angels, Haaroot and Maaroot, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, ‘We are for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us).’ And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allaah’s Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew. And if they had believed and guarded themselves from evil and kept their duty to Allaah, far better would have been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew!” 

[Al-Baqarah 2: 102-103]

In these verses, Allaah clearly states that witchcraft is kufr and that it is from the teachings of the devils. Allaah has condemned them for that, and they are our enemies. And He has stated that teaching witchcraft is kufr and that it is harmful and not beneficial, so we must beware of it.

Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li’l-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 6/371

Hadith: Things You Should Know – 5

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

Assalaamu`alaykum

Since a couple of days I was thinking about what should be added to the “Ulum-ul-Hadith” project, which should be informative as well as beneficial for the knowledge of the student.

So I came across some Ahadeeth, rather narrations, which are fabricated and Da’eef (weak) in nature but prevailing in the surroundings, and we simply adopt them because of our lack of knowledge and sometimes, lack of interest. (Sorry about this). It is important to note that there are numerous unfounded narrations that are declared Da’eef, Munkar, Baatil, Mawdoo or Baseless Riwayaat (narrations). They are popular and are commonly circulated among all levels of society – the elite as well as the commoners.  Thus, it is our obligation to discuss them and indicate their erroneous-ness.

So Inshaa’Allaah I’ll share some of the Da’eef and Fabricated Riwayaat (narrations) with you (Students of Knowledge).

May Allaah (SWT) increases and strengthen our Emaan.

Fabricated Narration No. 1:

He  said, “Allaah says, ‘I was a hidden treasure, and I wished to be known, so I created a creation (mankind), then made Myself known to them, and they recognized Me.’”

As-Sakhaawee (d.902, the student of ibn Hajr al-Asqalaanee) said, “ibn Taymiyyah said, ‘this is not from the words of the Prophet (SAW), and there is no known isnaad for it be it saheeh or da’eef.’ And az-Zarkashee and our Shaykh (ibn Hajr) followed him (in this verdict).” [‘al-Maqaasid al-Hasanah’ of as-Sakhaawee (no. 838)]

As-Suyootee (d.911) said, “this has no basis (laa asla lahu)” [‘Durural Muntathira’ of As-Suyutee (no.330)]

Al-Ijloonee (d.1162) said, “this saying occurs often in the words of the Sufis, who have relied on it, and built some of their principles on it.” [‘Kashf al-Khafaa’ of al-Ijloonee (no.2016)]

Al-Albaanee (contemporary) says, “this Ahaadeeth has no basis” [‘Silsilah ad-Da’eefah’ (1/166)]

Hadith: Things You Should Know – 4

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

Today Inshaa’Allaah we will discuss little about “Kaseer-ur-Rawaiyat” “کثیرالرویاتـ

Among the Companions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ they were famous Narrators of Hadith. They enjoyed the firsthand experience of hearing the Prophet’sﷺ teachings and observing Hisﷺ conduct. They are eight in numbers and include the following narrators:

Hazrat Abu Hurraira
Abu Hurairah stands at the top of the list of Hadith transmitters. This is because of the sheer bulk of his narrations. He was regarded by the Prophet himself as the most eager, among all Muslims, to acquire the knowledge of Hadith in Masnud Ibn Mukhlad narrated 5,374 Hadith from him.

Abdullah ibn ‘Umar
The son of Caliph `Umar ibn Al-Khattab, Ibn `Umar is the second most prolific narrator of Hadith. He has narrated 2,630 Hadith.

Anas ibn’ Malik
At the age of 10, Anas was presented by his mother, Umm Sulaym, to the Prophetﷺ following the Hijrah. From that time and until the Prophet’sﷺ death, Anas was the Prophet’sﷺ favorite attendant. Hadith narrated by him are 2,286.

Mother of the Believers  
`A’ishah occupies the fourth place. It was on account of her extensive knowledge of Hadith and Islamic law that even the most important Companions sought her advice on jurisprudential problems. Ahadith narrated by her are 2,210.

`Abdullah ibn `Abbas
He was born three years before the Prophet’s Hijrah and was thirteen years old at the time of the Prophet’sﷺ death. He was greatly loved by the Prophetﷺ, as is apparent from the hadiths that concern him. Number of Hadith narrated by him are 1,660.

Jabir ibn `Abdullah
This Companion is one of the early converts to Islam in Madinah. He narrated approximately 1,540.

Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri
His name is Sa`d ibn Malik, and he is another early convert of Madinah. Like Abu Hurairah, he was one of Ahl-us-Suffah — those people who lived on the porch of the Prophet’sﷺ dwelling by the mosque in order to dedicate themselves to an austere life of Prayer and learning. He narrated 1,170 Hadith.

`Abdullah ibn `Amr ibn Al-`Aas
He was an early convert who struggled for the cause of Islam, enjoyed the company of the Prophetﷺ for many years, and lived long enough after the death of the Prophet ﷺto transmit the Hadiths that he had learned from him. Number of Hadith narrated by him are 848.

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