Category Archives: Hadiith

09 Oct

This is for Allaah and this is for you

A man came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said:

O Messenger of Allaah I am unable to learn the Qur'aan. So, teach me something which will compensate me. 

He said: Say Subhaan Allaah wal hamdulillaah wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu 'akbar wa laa haula wa la quwwata illaa billaah.

Thereupon the 'araabii said: Like this – and he clasped his hands. Then he said: This is for Allaah. What is for me?

He said: Say Allaahummagh fir lii war hamnii wa 'aafinii war zuknii wahdinii. 

So the 'araabii took it and clasped the palms of his hands.

Thereupon the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: As for him, he has filled his hands with good.


The Hadith is present in Sunan al-DaaraQuTni under the book of prayer. The author named the chapter that from among du'a which compensates when one is unable to recite the opening of the Book [i.e. Suurah al-Faatiha]. Hadiith No. 1034


Allaahummagh fir lii war hamnii wa 'aafinii war zuknii wahdinii

[O Allaah forgive me, have mercy on me, give me health and safety, provide me provision, and guide me].


Subhaan Allaah wal hamdulillaah wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu 'akbar wa laa haula wa la quwwata illaa billaah

Subhaan Allaah [Hallowed be Allaah]
Alhamdulillaah [All praise be to Allaah]
Laa ilaaha illallaah [There is no god except Allaah]
Allaahu 'akbar [Allaah is the greatest]
Laa haula wa la quwwata illaa billaah [There is no might or power except with Allaah]



Ibn Hibbaan included the Hadith in his collection of Sahiih Hadiith named Sahiih Ibn Hibbaan.

Ibn Kathiir said its chain of narrators is strong.

Ibn Hajar al-'asQalaani considered the Hadiith to be hasan [authentic].

Sheikh al-Albaani considered the Hadith to be hasan [authentic].

Abu Dawud considered the hadith to be good.

Muhammad bin Abd al-Haadi said that the chain contains الفضل بن موفق. Abu Haatim al-Raazi declared him weak.

al-Nawawi said the hadiith has been narrated from the narration of إبراهيم السكسكي who is weak.

Zain al-Din al-'Iraqi graded the hadiith hasan [authentic].

And Allaah knows best.


12 Sep

Charity does not decrease wealth

You want respect, learn to forgive people for the Sake of Allaah. You want high ranks, learn to be humble for the Sake of Allaah. Do not be a miser. Charity does not decrease wealth.


Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying:

Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives Allah adds to his respect, and the one who shows humility Allah elevates him.

[Sahih Muslim Hadiith No. 2588]


As for the part of the hadiith which reads "the one who shows humility Allaah elevates him," al-Qaadii 'iyaaD says that there are two ways to look at it:

First, he shows humility for Allaah and Allaah elevates his rank in this world as a recompense for the humility he showed for His Sake. That elevation creates in the hearts [of people] love, a lofty place, and rank for the person.

Second, it refers to the reward he will get in the next world or showing humility for His Sake.


15 Jul

Fasting missed fasts on behalf of the dead

Narrated 'Aisha:

Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Whoever died and he ought to have fasted (the missed days of Ramadan) then his guardians must fast on his behalf."

[Sahih al-Bukhaari Hadith No. 1952]


Ibn Hajar al-asQalaani writes:


The 'aSHaab al-Hadiith have permitted that one fast on behalf of the dead. Imaam al-Shaafi'i said in his old Madhhab that if the hadiith is authentic it is to be acted upon. What is mentioned in the hadiith is also the opinion of Abu Thaur, and of a group of Muhaddithuun from among the Shaafi'i school of thought. 


al-BayhaQii said this is established and I know of no difference of opinion among the scholars of hadith regarding the authenticity of this hadiith [i.e. they all agree it is authentic]. Therefore, it is waajib to act according to it. Then, he mentioned what al-Shaafi'i said: Everything I say which opposes that which is established as authentic from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), then take the hadiith and do not make taqliid of me


Fath al-Baari
Volume 4 Page 193

02 Jul

Follow the Messenger of Allaah

Abu Ma'mar said, "A man began to praise one of the amisrs. Al-Miqdad began to throw dirt in his face and said, 'The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) commanded us to throw dust into the faces of those who praise people.'"

[al-Adab al-Mufrad Hadith No. 339]


He threw dust in his face. He followed what the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said to the letter. He did not give an interpretation to the blessed words of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). He followed it to the letter. He picked up dirt and threw it in the face of the man because the man praised one of the amiirs.


These were the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) who are the best of creation after the Prophets (peace be upon them all). They followed what the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said exactly to the letter.


The put aside their opinions. This is Taqwa. This is the key to Paradise. This is the key to being near to Allaah.


Follow the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).


29 Jun

Do not withhold the sustenance of your wife and children

Khaithama reported:

While we were sitting in the company of 'Abdullah bin 'Umar there came in his steward. He (Ibn 'Umar) said: Have you supplied the provision to the slaves? He said: No. Upon this he said: Go and give (the provision) to them, for the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) has said: This sin is enough for a man that he withholds the subsistence from the one whose Quut [food, nourshiment] he owns.

[Sahih Muslim 996]


This incudes your children, wife, khaadim, and others. 


Khaalid bin Uthmaan al-Sabt says regarding the phrase:


"This sin is enough for a man…"

لو لم يكن له من الإثم إلا هذا لكان ذلك كافياً لعظمه

Had he not had any sin except for this one [sin] it would have been sufficient given its magnitude. 


Do not be miserly and earn yourself a major sin.



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