Sun 10 Feb 2019
Lesson 18: Hadith 9 (Part 1-8)
- 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