Category Archives: Hadiith

12 Oct

Do as you are told or don’t complain

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Seek refuge with Allah from poverty, insufficiency and humiliation, and from wronging (others) and being wronged.'"

[Sunan Ibn Maajah]


We have been told to do something.

We are to seek protection from the things mentioned in the hadith.

We are to seek protection against poverty.

We are to seek protection against insufficiency

We are to seek protection against humiliation

We are to seek protection against wronging others

We are to seek protection against being wronged by others


Yet, how many of us do the above? Then, when poverty, humiliation, or insufficiency afflicts us or someone wrongs us, we complain and say O Allaah why did You do this to us?

Learn to do as you have been ordered by the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Otherwise, do not complain when you suffer.

 

03 Oct

Reward similar to that of a martyr

Narrated 'Aisha, the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) I asked Allaah's Messenger about the plague. He told me that it was a punishment sent by Allaah on whom He wished, and Allaah made it a source of mercy for the believers for if one at the time of the spread of a plague epidemic stays in this country patiently hoping for Allaah's Reward and believing that nothing will befall him except what Allaah has written for him, he will get a reward similar to that of a martyr.

[Sahih al-Bukhaari]

 

 

The plague is a punishment from Allaah.

It is a mercy for the believers.

If there is a plague epidemic in the country where you live, you have a chance to earn a reward similar to that of a martyr.

To get the reward similar to a martyr you have to

Stay in the country
Observe patience
Know that only what Allaah has written will befall you
Have the intention for a Reward from Allaah


Doing the above will give you the reward similar to that of a martyr.  

 

01 Oct

Only follow the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)

Salim bin Abdullah narrated that he had heard a man from al-Shaam asking Abdullah bin Umar about Tamattu (to perform 'umrah [during the Hajj months] followed by Hajj), so Abdullah bin Umar said: "It is lawful."

The man from al-Shaam said: "But your father prohibited it."

So Abdullah bin Umar said: "Is the order to follow my father or is the order (to follow) for the Messenger of Allah?" The man said: "Rather it is for the Messenger of Allah." So he said: "Indeed the Messenger of Allah did it."

[Jaami al-Tirmidhi]

 


We are to only follow the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). We are not to follow anyone else. When we have evidence that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said something or did something or approved of something, we follow that and not what some scholar or Imaam says.


Abdullaah bin Umar did not try to justify what his father, Umar, said. He did not say he might have forgotten. He did not say anything but that we are to follow the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).


Muslims need to stop justifying the verdicts of fallible men which oppose the Sunnah. They need to learn to follow the way of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).


It does not matter what anyone says. It does not matter who says what. A person's rank has no value. If anyone says anything which opposes the saying or doing of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), we reject it and follow the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). This is the way of the truth.


This is the way to guidance and salvation.


Everything else is baatil and misguidance.


Do not let the taunts and mockery of people stop you from following the way of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).


Your job is to follow the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). People will tell you that you are not a scholar. They will tell you that you are such and such.


Ignore it all. On the Day of Judgment, they will not be there to save you. They will run from you. Your very own mother will abandon you. No Imaam will come to your rescue.


You will stand in front of the King of kings alone and answer for your deeds.


Follow only the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) if you want to succeed.

 

03 Sep

The child belongs to the firaash

الْوَلَدُ لِلْفِرَاشِ، وَلِلْعَاهِرِ الْحَجَرُ

 

The above hadith is often found translated as

 

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The boy is for (the owner of) the bed (al-waladu li al-firaash) and the stone is for the person who commits illegal sexual intercourse. (wa li al-'aahir al-hajar)'

[Sahih al-Bukhaari]


This is an authentic hadith. It is reported by both Imaam al-Bukhaari and Imaam Muslim.

There are two opinions regarding the following phrase

li al-'aahir al-hajar

One view is that it means the Zaani is to be stoned.

The second view is that it means the Zaani has no right to the child.

 

 

al-Nawawi believes the second opinion is stronger

He says:

It has been said that the meaning is that the Zaani is to be stoned with rocks. This is weak. The reason being that not every Zaani is stoned. It is only the muhsan specifically who is stoned.

 

 

The child belongs to the firaash

This is the 'asl. The boy belongs to the husband of the wife who did Zinaa. The child does not belong to the man who did Zinaa with the others wife.

The only way the husband can deny paternity is by indulging in li'aan.

A husband leaves for a business trip.
He comes back after two years
His wife bears a child
The child will be attributed to him.

 

Ibn Qudaamah said:

Even if a woman gives birth to a child while the husband has been absent from her for 20 years, the child will be attributed to him.

 

DNA testing has no value.

 

The only way a husband can deny that the child is his is by indulging in li'aan.

 

04 Aug

Prayer for rain

It was narrated from 'Abbad bin Tamim from his paternal uncle that:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) went out and prayed for rain, then he prayed two rak'ahs in which he recited loudly.

[Sunan al-Nasaa’i 1522]

 

The prayer for rain is termed (صلاة الاستسقاء) Salaah al-'istisqaa.

 

The Imaam recites loudly in it.

 

This is the correct opinion of al-Shaafi'i, Ahmad, Abu Thaur, and Maalik. The above hadiith is evidence for their stance.

 

Reference(s):

al-'ishraaf alaa madhaahib al-'ulamaa' li Ibn al-Mundhir

Volume 2 Page 190

 

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