40 Hadith: Lesson 36

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Abu Arwa Ali

Hadith

  • On the authority of Abu Malik al-Harith bin Asim al-Asharee (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Purification is half of iman (faith). ‘Al-hamdu lillah’ fills the scales, and ‘subhan-Allah and ‘Al-hamdulillah’ fill that which is between heaven and earth. And the Prayer is a Nuur (light), and charity is a proof, and patience is a Dhiyaa (light), and the Qur’an is a proof for you or against you. Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or destroying it.” [Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 8 parts

Recap

  • Previous lesson we covered (Parts 1-5)
    • The virtue of Praising Allah and Glorifying Allah
    • The importance and virtue of the Prayer
    • Charity
    • Patience

Part 6: “…and the Qur’an is a proof for you or against you”

  • Why was the Qur’an revealed?
  • The primary objective behind the Qur’an was not just to recite it, rather it requires one to understand its verses and act upon them
  • To some Muslims, the Qur’an is just a decoration in the house or sometimes people recite it to commit innovation, this is incorrect
  • Importance of acting upon the Qur’an
  • What did the Prophet (ﷺ) mean by this statement?

Part 7: “Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or destroying it.”

  • What does it mean that everybody starts their day as a vendor of their soul?
  • How do you free you soul?
  • How does one destroy his or her soul?

Part 8: Summary of Benefits

  • 1. The virtue of Purification
  • 2. The Prophet (ﷺ) highlighted the virtue of praising Allah and glorifying Him
  • 3. Belief in the Scales on the Day of Judgement has been affirmed
  • 4. The virtue of the Prayer
  • 5. The virtue of Charity
  • 6. The virtue of Patience
  • 7.  Encouragement to give importance to the Qur’an
  • 8. Cautioning against being neglectful concerning the Qur’an
  • 9. An encouragement towards every righteous deed
  • 10. A warning against every evil action

Hadith 24

  • On the authority of Abu Dharr al-Ghifaree (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (ﷺ) concerning what he related from his Lord, that He (Allah) said: “O My servants! Indeed I have forbidden oppression upon Myself, and I have made it forbidden amongst you, therefore do not oppress one another. O My servants, all of you are astray except the one whom I have guided, therefore seek guidance from Me and I shall guide you. O My servants, all of you are hungry except the one whom I have fed, therefore seek food from Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except the one whom I have clothed, therefore seek clothing from Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you commit mistakes (sins) by day and by night, and I forgive all sins, therefore seek forgiveness from Me and I shall forgive you. O My servants, you will never attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and you will never attain benefiting Me so as to benefit Me. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the human of you and the jinn of you, had the most pious heart of any man amongst you, that would not increase My Kingdom in anything. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the human of you and the jinn of you, had the most evil heart of any man amongst you, then this would not decrease My Kingdom in anything. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the human of you and the jinn of you, were all to stand together in one open ground and ask of Me, and I were to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what is with Me, except what is decreased of the ocean when a needle is dipped into it. O My servants, it is only your deeds that I account for you, and then recompense you for. So whoever finds good, then let him praise Allah, and whoever finds other than that, then let him blame no one but himself.” [Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into  10 parts

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Sound Creed: Lesson 7

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Lesson 7: Nullifying Tawhîdul-Ulūhiyyah by Committing Shirk

Why should we learn about Shirk?

  • You cannot safeguard yourself from something which you do not know about
  • Statement of Ibnul Qayyim
  • What did Hudhaifah Ibn Al-Yamaan (may Allah be pleased with him) used to ask the Prophet (ﷺ) about?
  • Ibrahim (may peace be upon him) sought Allah’s protection from shirk
  • Importance of understanding and staying away from Shirk

Simple definition of Shirk

  • Shirk is to redirect any act of worship to others besides than Allah
  • Every act of worship should be purely and sincerely for the sake of Allah
  • Examples of Shirk include, but are not limited to:
    • Making Dua (Supplication) to other than Allah
    • Sacrificing to other than Allah
    • Vowing Taking an oath by other than Allah
    • etc
  • How is Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism) defined?
  • Tawheed is the default, innate predisposition of mankind

How Shirk first started

  • Between Adam and Nūh (may peace be upon them both) there were ten generations and all of them were upon Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism) 
  • The story of the people of Nūh (may peace be upon him) and how they fell into worshipping idols over a period of time
  • How Shaitan (satan) slowly corrupted the people step by step
  • The effect of the idols throughout history
  • The idols from the time of the people of Nūh (may peace be upon him) were destroyed by the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

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40 Hadith: Lesson 35

Sun 8 Sep 2019

Hadith 23

  • On the authority of Abu Malik al-Harith bin Asim al-Asharee (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Purification is half of iman (faith). ‘Al-hamdu lillah’ fills the scales, and ‘subhan-Allah and ‘Al-hamdulillah’ fill that which is between heaven and earth. And the Prayer is a Nuur (light), and charity is a proof, and patience is a Dhiyaa (light), and the Qur’an is a proof for you or against you. Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or destroying it.” [Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 8 parts

Part 1: Regarding The Prophet’s (ﷺ) statement ”Purification is half of iman (faith)

  • What is meant by the word “Purification”
  • The virtue of wudhu

Part 2: ‘Al-hamdulillah’ fills the scales, and ‘subhan-Allah and ‘Al-hamdulillah’ fill that which is between heaven and earth

  • The words used by the Prophet (ﷺ) 
  • What is the meaning of this statement?
  • This is an encouragement for one to make praise of Allah and glorify Him
  • How does one praise Allah, why do we praise Allah subhaanahu wata’aalaa
  • Reflecting upon the names of Allah
  • Reflecting upon the blessings of Allah
  • What is the difference between praising Allah and glorifying him? Which of the two is more virtuous?

Part 3: “and the Prayer is a Nūr (light)”

  • The virtue of the prayer
  • Warning against abandoning the prayer
  • Praying in congregation
  • Importance of praying in a mosque of Sunnah and with the people of Sunnah
  • What did the Prophet (ﷺ) mean by “prayer is a light”?

Part 4: “and charity is a proof” 

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Sound Creed: Lesson 6

Sat 7 Sep 2019

Lesson 6: Calling to the Worship of Allah alone

  • Naturally, all people recognise that they have a creator and Lord, this is based on their innate nature as well as observations of the world around them
  • However this alone is not sufficient
  • The Messengers (may peace be upon them all) focused their Dawah on calling to the worship of Allah alone
  • What did the Prophet (ﷺ) call the people to?
  • How did the polytheists at the time of the Prophet (ﷺ) oppose him? What was his response to them?
  • The Qur’an has mentioned different methods in calling to the worship of Allah alone

What is mentioned in the Qur’an?

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