40 Hadith: Lesson 27
Sun 9 June 2019
Lesson 27: Hadith 15 (Part 5-6) Hadith 16 (Part 1)
Currently on Hadith 15
- On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day then let him speak good, or keep silent; and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day then let him honour his neighbour; and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day then let him honour his guest.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari & Muslim]
- The explanation of this hadith is split into 6 parts
- Recap of previous lessons:
- Part 1: The Prophet (ﷺ) mentioned Iman (belief) in Allah and the Last Day alongside these good deeds
- Part 2: Quotes from the Imams and scholars of the past
- Part 3: What meaning does the word “khair” (Good) carry?
- Part 4: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day then let him honour his neighbour”
- What are the 4 pillars of good manners?
Part 5: “whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day then let him honour his guest”
- Honouring the guest is from amongst the rights due from the muslims
- What did the Prophet (ﷺ) say about honouring the guest
- The three levels of hospitality
Part 6: Summary of benefits
- 1. Encouragement of speaking good
- 2. Encouragement to keep silent if there is no good in a speech
- 3. Reminder that when a person admonishes/encourages, he should make mention of the day of Judgement
- 4. Encouragement to honour the neighbour and caution against harming him
- 5. Encouragement to be good, generous and honour the guest
- On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him): A man said to the Prophet (ﷺ), Advise me,” so he (ﷺ) said, “Do not become angry.” The man repeated several times, and he (ﷺ) said, “Do not become angry.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
- The explanation of this hadith is split into 3 parts
Part 1: What did the Prophet (ﷺ) mean by “Do not become angry”
- Is it prohibited to become angry?
- How people differ in how they manage anger
- How does one avoid becoming angry?
- The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) combined the good of this world and the next in these simple words, how is this?
Part 2: Controlling anger
- The Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ) contains profound and complete guidance on how to manage and control anger
- As Muslims, we should turn to the Sunnah first rather than ignoring it and turning towards modern day talking therapies, counselling etc
- Developing good character
- What should you say when you are angry?
- Importance of remaining silent, why is this?
- What should you do physically when you are angry?
- The first stage of anger is insanity and its last part is regret
- What are the consequences of letting anger overcome you?
- Hadith of Imam Al-Hassan Al-Basri [Reported in Al-Bukhari’s Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, authenticated by Al-Albani]
Part 3: Summary of Benefits
- 1. The keen nature of the companions of learning goodness
- 2. A caution from the means and causes of anger and their consequences
- 3. The Prophet (ﷺ) repeating this advice indicates the great importance of this advise