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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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Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 44

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Lesson 44: Supplications when rising up from the rukuu’ (bowing)

  • Recap of Lesson 43
    • Supplications at the opening of the prayer
    • Question: can you use more than one supplication in one prayer
    • Supplications in the Rukuu’ (Bowing)
    • Supplications in the Sujuud (Prostration)
  • We are still in the topic of supplications in the prayer

Supplications when rising up from the rukuu’ (bowing)

  • These supplications are generally in the praise and glorification of Allah
  • 1. Hadith of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) [Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]
    • When the Imam rises and says “Sami’Allaahu liman Hamidah” (Allah Hears him who praises him) then you say “Allaahumma rabbanaa Lakal-Hamd” (Oh Allah, our Lord, to you belongs all Praise)
    • Whoever says this at the same time as when the Angels say this then his prior sins are forgiven
    • There are other narrations which mentions different wordings, in total there are four possible wordings:
      • Allaahumma rabbanaa Lakal-Hamd (Oh Allah, our Lord, to you belongs all Praise)
      • Allaahumma rabbanaa wa lakal-Hamd (Oh Allah, our Lord, and to you belongs all Praise)
      • rabbanaa Lakal-Hamd (Our Lord, to you belongs all Praise)
      • rabbanaa wa lakal-Hamd (Our Lord, and to you belongs all Praise)
    • What did Ibnul Qayyim say about the wordings?

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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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