40 Hadith: Lesson 32

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Hadith 20:

  • On the authority of Abu Masood Uqbah bin ’Amr al-Ansaree al-Badree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Verily, from what was learnt by the people from the speech of the earliest prophecy is: If you feel no shame, then do as you wish.” [Al-Bukhari]

Part 1 (Recap): The Explanation of the wording of this Hadith

  • The wording of this hadith can be explained in two ways, either as a Threat/Prohibition or as a command
  • See image below

Part 2: Two types of Shyness

  • Shame or shyness if of two types:
    • 1. Shyness and Shame which is innate within you, you were born with it
      • Integrity, manliness, respect
      • Example
    • 2. Shyness and Shame which is acquired and earned
      • Having knowledge and Awareness of Allah, how He is well acquainted with what you do and nothing is hidden from Him
      • This represents the highest part of Eemaan
  • How can shyness in front of Allah be produced?
    • Having knowledge and awareness of Allah and being affected by this
    • Thinking about the blessings of Allah, this has two parts

Part 3: Summary of benefits

  • 1. The characteristic of having shyness and shame is a noble characteristic which has been mentioned by previous Prophets
  • 2. An encouragement of having shyness and shame
  • 3. A lack of shame and shyness causes a person to carry out all types of evil acts

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40 Hadith: Lesson 31

Sun 04 August 2019

Lesson 31:

Recap of previous lesson on hadith 19

Hadith 19

Part 6: Allah’s decree

  • Whatever pass you will pass you and what not to occur will not occur – Allah’s decree

Part 7: Victory comes with patience

  • Victory comes with patience
  • The patience will give birth the aid of Allah

Part 8: Benefits of this hadith 

  1. Protect the boundaries of Allah
  2. Whoever transgress the boundaries of Allah, Allah will forget you
  3. Recompense is going to be protection from Allah
  4. The slave of the worship only directed to Allah
  5. Eemaan in al-qadr
  6. Nobody can help you, harm you, benefit you except that benefit or harm is preordained
  7. Benefits occur except if its already decreed
  8. Patience succeeded with aid
  9. Calamity is followed by deliverance
  10. Difficulty followed by ease
  11. Humility of the Prophet and his kindness to ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhuma
  12. A person should make his soul inclined to with a brief intro

Hadith 20:

On the authority of Abu Masood Uqbah bin ’Amr al-Ansaree al-Badree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily, from what was learnt by the people from the speech of the earliest prophecy is: If you feel no shame, then do as you wish.” [Al-Bukhari]

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَمْرٍو الْأَنْصَارِيِّ الْبَدْرِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم “إنَّ مِمَّا أَدْرَكَ النَّاسُ مِنْ كَلَامِ النُّبُوَّةِ الْأُولَى: إذَا لَمْ تَسْتَحِ فَاصْنَعْ مَا شِئْت” . 

[رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ].

Part 1: ‘If you feel no shame, do as you wish.’

  • This statement was spoken by previous prophets too
  • 2 opinions from the scholars about this statement:

First opinion: Dispraise and prohibition of a lack of shame

2 ways to explain this: 

  • firstly the Prophet made threat against having a lack of shame
  • secondly khabar (information)

Second opinion: The Prophet actually commanding us to do as you wish – if you don’t feel shy doing things then do it such as salah

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Sound Creed: Lesson 4

Sat 3rd Aug 2019

Lesson 4: Monotheism, the misguidance of Atheism, and balance in the Religion

Oneness of Allah in his Lordship:

  • The vast majority of mankind in the past and in the present accept the existence of a Creator and sustainer 
  • Very few people in the history of human beings actually believe in atheism 
  • From among the arguments that atheists use:
    • The claim the world came into existence “by natural causes”, “by mother nature”,  or that nature caused itself
    • That non-living forces such as the wind or lightning created living organisms
    • That we evolved from animals or that we are only driven by a need to reproduce
  • How do we know this is false?

Singling out Allah in his Worship:

  • Tawheed Al-Uluhiyya
  • The misguidance of those who make dua to other than Allah, for example “Oh such and such Shaykh, give me such and such” or make dua through them to Allah. This is incorrect

Love, Hope and Fear:

  • Importance of being balanced between hope and fear of Allah
  • We do not go into extremes in any of these things
  • The misguidance of the Sufis who exaggerate in their love of Allah and perform acts which are against the Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ)
  • The misguidance of the Khawarij who exaggerate in the fear of Allah and oppose that which is in the Qur’an and Sunnah
  • The innovators who went into extreme in their hope in Allah (the Murji’ah) and opposed what the Prophet (ﷺ) taught us
  • Ahlus-Sunnah do not exaggerate in any of them, rather we balance between Love for Allah, Hope in Allah and Fear of Him
  • The statement of Ibnul Qayyim and the example of the bird

The Objective of our Existence

  • Our purpose in our life is to worship Allah
  • Allah says: “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, etc.i. e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah).” Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).” [Surah An-Nahl (The Bee) verse 36]
  • The unfortunate negligence in the Muslim Ummah about Tawheed Al-Uluhiyyah (Oneness of Allah in His Worship) where they make dua to other than Allah, they seek intercession and call upon the dead etc
  • It is obligatory upon the Scholars is that the reject and warn against this shirk
  • What some Muslims are doing today is the same as 
  • Allah says: “Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allah only. And those who take Auliya’ (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say): “We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allah.” Verily, Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allah guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.” [Surah Zumar (The Groups) verse 3]
  • Allah says: “And they worship besides Allah things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: “These are our intercessors with Allah.” Say: “Do you inform Allah of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?” Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!” [Surah Al-Yunus (Jonah) verse 18]
  • Throughout history people have been opposed to this type of Tawheed, i.e. Oneness of Allah in his Worship
  • Allah says: “And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment.” [Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) verse 165]
  • Shaykh Al-Fawzan’s advice to the Scholars and leaders of the Muslims
  • Anecdote from a Poem

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40 Hadith: Lesson 30

Sun 28 July 2019

Lesson 30:

Hadith 19
Recap of Part 1-2 of Hadith no. 19

Part 2: Allah protects whoever has taqwah

  • Allah protects whoever has taqwah and provide for him sources what he never think of it

Part 3: ‘If you ask, ask from Allah and if you seek aid seek aid from Allah’

  • The means of obtaining the goal (worship Allah) is isti’aana (seek help from Allah)
  • Other matters such as to help you is permissible to ask others, but still the sahaaba would not ask others for help
  • The teachers of truth’s objective is to connect you to Allah, as the Prophet (ﷺ) did. The teacher of falsehood’s objective is to call you to themselves (story of a sufi shaykh) not to Allah.
  • If everybody came together to benefit you with something, they will not be able to benefit you except what Allah has written for your favor. If they get together to harm you with something, they will not be able to harm you except what Allah has written against you.
  • With hardship comes ease.

Part 4: Allah’s decree

  • Allah’s decree – everything has been written down – the will of Allah

Part 5: ‘Come to know Allah in ease and He come to know you in times of hardship’

  • Be sincere in your actions in times of ease then Allah protects you in hardship and give good to you 
  • Story of the three men in the cave – hadith in Bukhari and Muslim

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