40 Hadith: Lesson 28

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Lesson 28:

  • Recap of previous lesson
  • Disciplining oneself before you become angry
  • What to do when anger arises
  • Consequences of anger

Hadith 17

  • On the authority of Abu Ya’la Shaddad bin Aws (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Indeed Allah has prescribed ihsan upon everything. So if you kill, then kill well; and if you slaughter, then slaughter well. And let each one of you sharpen his blade and let him spare suffering for the animal he slaughters.” [Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 5 parts

Part 1: “Indeed Allah has prescribed ihsan upon everything”

  • What is Ihsan?
  • What did the Messenger of Allah mean by this statement?
  • To do well in regards to humans and animals

Part 2: Kindness towards animals

  • The Messenger of Allah described Ihsan with the example of being good and kind to the animal which one slaughters by sharpening the blade and sparring suffering

Part 3: Perfection in all of one’s actions

  • This hadith indicates the obligation in observing goodness, kindness and perfection in all things
  • This also applies to rulings by the Islamic government e.g. capital punishment
  • Perfection in Prayer
  • Perfection in dealing with others and loving for one’s brother what you love for yourself
  • Doing well in those matters which are obligatory and also those which are optional

Part 4: Ihsan in killing

  • Perfection and doing well in slaughtering an animal
  • Perfection and likewise doing well in the conventional battle field
  • The impermissibility of torture and mutilation in the battle field, it is not legislated to give an enemy a slow painful death
  • Perfection and kindess in capital punishment
  • Exceptions to the above in capital punishment in Islam, e.g. punishment of Like-for-Like (e.g. an eye for an eye)

Part 5: Summary of benefits

  • 1. The obligation of performing ihsan in everything
  • 2. The obligation of killing in the least painful manner
  • 3. The obligation of ihsan when slaughtering the animal
  • 4. The obligation of examining the blade, ensuring it is sharp before using it

Hadith 18

  • On the authority of Abu Dharr Jundub ibn Junadah, and Abu Abdur-Rahman Muadh bin Jabal (may Allah be pleased with them both), that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Fear Allah wherever you may be, and follow up an evil deed with a good deed it will wipe it away, and behave with the people with good manners.” [At-Tirmidhi]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 5 parts

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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

Hadith 16

  • 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

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40 Hadith: Lesson 26

Sun 5th May 2019

Lesson 26: Backbiting, Importance of Being good to one’s neighbor, and is Humour allowed?

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, we did parts 1-4 during lesson 25:
    • 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”

Backbiting

  • Why is backbiting so repulsive and warned against in Islam?
  • What is its definition?
  • How did the Salaf treat backbiting?
  • Question: What about when trying to describe a person with an adjective?
  • Are there any exceptions for backbiting?

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40 Hadith: Lesson 25

Sun 21 April 2019

Lesson 25: Hadith 15 (Parts 1-4)

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

Part 1: The Prophet (ﷺ) mentioned Iman (belief) in Allah and the Last Day alongside these good deeds

  • Belief in Allah is the basis for every other required belief (e.g. in his Angels, books etc)
  • Why did the Prophet (ﷺ) mention belief in the Last Day?

Part 2: Quotes from Imams

  • Statement of Imam Shaafi’i (may Allah have mercy upon him) regarding the meaning of this hadith
  • Thinking before speaking
  • Statement of Imam Al-Hasan Al-Basri (may Allah have mercy upon him)
    • Which generation was Imam Al-Hasan Al-Basri from?
    • What did he say about the tongue of the wise one?
    • What did he say about the foolish one?
  • Statement of Imam Abu Muhammad Ibn Abi Zaid (may Allah have mercy upon him)
    • All goodly manners branch out from 4 ahadith, which ones are they?
  • Good manners are based upon four pillars:
    • Protecting your tongue
    • Leaving off excessive matters and those things that do not concern you
    • To not be driven by your Impulses
    • To have a clean heart
  • Quote from Imam Nawawi (may Allah have mercy upon him)

Part 3: What meaning does the word “khair” (Good) carry?

  • It can mean the opposite of evil, therefore good
  • However it can also be used as a superlative, i.e the best

Part 4: “whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day then let him honour his neighbour

  • A person should honour his guest and not harm them
  • The hadith of ‘A’isha (may Allah be pleased with her)
  • The importance that the Prophet (ﷺ) placed upon being good to one’s neighbour
  • What are the 3 types of neighbours? What are their rights?
  • Hadith of Al-Hasan Al-Basri (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • What defines a neighbour?
  • Hadith of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • The great consequence of harming one’s neighbour
    • The reward of not harming others
  • Allah Says:”O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful.” [Surah Hujaraat (The Dwellings) 12]
  • Why is backbiting likened to eating the flesh of your dead brother?
  • Statement of Shaykh al-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him)

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