Category Archives: Hadiith

15 Mar

Master the hadith

Imaam al-Shaafi'i (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:


He who learns hadith his evidence becomes strong.


This is one of the secrets when it comes to reaching the right decision in regards to Islamic legislation.



You must learn the hadith and its sciences. You must master them.



When the Qur'aan was revealed, the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) did not make their own interpretations of the Verses.



They learned from the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).



His teachings are present in the 'ahadith. You must learn the authentic 'ahadith to know what he (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said and did.



You cannot be a scholar unless you master the science of hadith.


19 Nov

Kufr duuna kufr

Imaam al-Bukhaari labeled a chapter in his Sahiih called:


The chapter of kufraan al-'ashiir and kufr duuna kufr


Ibn Hajar related from al-QaaDii 'Abu Bakr bin al-'arabi in his sharh that the intention of the author is to make clear that just like obedience is termed Imaan, disobedience is termed kufr but when kufr is used for it [i.e. for disobedience], it does not mean kufr which takes one out of the fold of Islaam.


وقد بوب الإمام البخاري في جامعه الصحيح

( باب كفران العشير وكفر دون كفر )

ونقل ابن حجر عن القاضي أبو بكر بن العربي في شرحه أن مراد المصنف أن يبين أن الطاعات كما تسمى إيمانا كذلك المعاصي تسمى كفرا ، لكن حيث يطلق عليها الكفر لا يراد الكفر المخرج من الملة


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

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