40 Hadith: Lesson 19

Sunday 17 Feb 2019

Lesson 19: Hadith 9 (Part 8) and Hadith 10 (Parts 1-3)

  • Hadith 9:
    • On the authority of Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him): The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshiped in truth except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and to establish the prayer and pay the zakat. Then If they do that then their blood and wealth are safe from me except by the right of Islam, and their reckoning is with Allah, The Exalted.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 8 parts
  • We did Part 1 (regarding  The statement of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) “I have been commanded to fight the people…”) in Lesson 16, Parts 2-7 in Lesson 17
  • Recap of previous lesson

Part 8: Summary of Benefits

  • 1. The obligation of abandoning and leaving everything that Allah and his Messenger have made haraam
  • 2. The obligation of performing and leaving everything that Allah and his Messenger have made obligatory
  • 3. Caution against falling into what the people of the Book fell into
  • 4. A person is not obligated with anything that is beyond his ability
  • 5. The one who is unable to do something in its entirety then he suffices with doing what he is able to do
  • 6. A person should limit himself to asking those questions which he is in need of and should leave off asking excessive questioning

Hadith 10

  • On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him): The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Indeed Allah the Most High is Good and accepts only that which is good. And indeed Allah has commanded the believers to do that which He has commanded the Messengers. So the Almighty has said: “O (you) Messengers! Eat of the goodly things, and perform righteous deeds.” [23:51] and the Almighty has said: “O you who believe! Eat of the goodly things that We have provided you.” [2:172]” Then he (ﷺ) mentioned [the case] of a man who, having journeyed far, is disheveled and dusty, and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying] “O My Lord! O My  Lord!,” while his food is haram (unlawful), his drink is haram, and his clothing is haram, and he has been nourished with haram, so how can [his supplication] be answered?” [Sahih Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 4 parts

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40 Hadith: Lesson 18

Sun 10 Feb 2019

Lesson 18: Hadith 9 (Part 1-8)

Hadith 9

  • On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him): I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, “What I have forbidden for you, then refrain from it. And whatever I have ordered you [to do], do as much of it as you are able. For indeed, it was only the excessive questioning and their differing with their Prophets that destroyed those who were before you.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 8 parts

Part 1: The context of this narration

  • Why did the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) make this statement?
  • The hadith of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) [Sahih Muslim]
  • Sufficing with what the Prophet (ﷺ) has left with us

Part 2: The statement of the Prophet (ﷺ) “What I have forbidden for you, then refrain from it. And whatever I have ordered you [to do], do as much of it as you are able”

  • We find in this statement that:
    • What the Prophet (ﷺ) has commanding, then you do this but it has a condition. You should only do what you have the ability to do. Command is tied to ability
    • What the Prophet (ﷺ) prohibited, then there is no condition or limitation on this at all
    • Why is this so?

Part 3: Leaving off the prohibited matters

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40 Hadith: Lesson 17

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Lesson 17: Hadith 8 (Part 2-7)

Hadith 8

  • On the authority of Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him): The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshiped in truth except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and to establish the prayer and pay the zakat. Then If they do that then their blood and wealth are safe from me except by the right of Islam, and their reckoning is with Allah, The Exalted.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 7 parts
  • We did Part 1 (regarding  The statement of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) “I have been commanded to fight the people…”) in Lesson 16

Recap of Part 1

  • The importance of understanding the statement of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) “I have been ordered to fight the people…”
  • Understanding the deception of those extremists who seek to interpret this statement to suit their goals
    • The khawarij extremists (e.g. ISIS or Al-Qaedah) who seek to twist this statement to justify killing innocent people
    • The professional haters of Islam who seek to twist this statement in order to portray it as a barbaric religion
  • How to refute the deception of the khawarij extremists and likewise the haters of Islam?
  • How do these misguided groups misuse the Qur’an also?
  • Comparison of the true history of the religion of Islam with the barbarism of previous generations such as the Romans, the Crusaders, the Empire building of the west as well as the various wars that occured in the name of other groups

Part 2: Difference of Wording between narration of Umar and Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with them both)

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40 Hadith: Lesson 16

Sunday 20 Jan 2019

Lesson 16: Hadith 6 (Parts 5-6), Hadith 7 (Parts 1-3) and Hadith 8 (Part 1)

Hadith 6

  • On the authority of an-Nu’man ibn Basheer (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, “That which is lawful is clear and that which is unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters has cleared himself in regard to his religion and his honor, and he who falls into doubtful matters falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, is likely to indulge freely grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah’s sanctuary is His prohibitions. Verily in the body there is a morsel of flesh that if it is correct, then the whole of the body is is set aright, and if it is corrupt, the body is corrupt, Indeed, it is the heart.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
  • This hadith has 6 parts in its explanation
  • Last lesson we covered Parts 1-4

Part 5: Narration from the children among the companions

  • The narrator of this hadith was an-Nu’man ibn Basheer (may Allah be pleased with him)
  • He was 8 years old when the Prophet (ﷺ) passed away, he narrated this hadith when was older
  • However He says that he heard this narration from the Prophet (ﷺ), therefore he was a young boy at the time of hearing it
  • This shows that the narration of a child companion is accepted

Part 6: Summary of benefits

  • 1. This hadith divides the matters into those that are clearly halal, clearly haraam or doubtful
  • 2. That matters which are doubtful, then most of the people do not know about the rulings concerning doubtful matters
  • 3. This hadith highlights that we should leave doubtful matters until they become clear
  • 4. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) uses a physical example (i.e. of the Shepherd) to strike an example of a metaphorical matter
  • 5. If a person falls into matters which are doubtful, then it is possible for him to fall into the clearly haraam matters
  • 6. This hadith highlights the great station of the heart
  • 7. External corruption is an indication of internal corruption
  • 8. By keeping away from doubtful matters, you are protecting your religion and honour

Hadith 7

  • On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (may Allah be pleased with him): “The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The deen (religion) is naseehah (sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” [Muslim]
  • The explanation of this hadith is split into 3 parts

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