Category Archives: Reminders

28 May

Be careful who you take your Diin from

This is how careful they were when they narrated from the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). And now you have shameless people narrating weak hadith without even telling their audience during their "dawah."

 

Modern sermon givers seem to enjoy arousing the emotions of their audience more than anything else. Some do it even at the expense of narrating weak and at times fabricated hadith.

 


Disgusting individuals. May Allah guide them or break their backs.

 


`Abd Allah bin al-Zubair said on the authority of the father:

I asked al-Zubair : What prevents you from narrating traditions from the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) as his Companions narrate from him? He said: By Allah I was very close to him. But I heard him (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say: He who lies about me deliberately will certainly come to his abode in Hell.

[Sunan Abi Dawud]

 

It is also worthy to note at this point that of all the schools of thought the Hanafi school uses the most weak hadith to support their Fiqh stances. The Shaafi'i school, on the other hand, uses mostly only authentic hadith. Very rarely will you find them rely on a weak hadith.

 

Imaam al-Shaafi'i was a scholar of hadith as agreed upon by the scholars of hadith.

 

Abu Hanifah, in contrast, was deemed weak by the majority of scholars of hadith


Be careful who you take your Diin from.

 

28 May

Stop eating so much

Narrated `Aisha:

The family of (the Prophet) Muhammad never ate wheat-bread with meat for three consecutive days to their fill, till he met Allah.

[Sahih al-Bukhaari]

 

Imaam al-Shaafi'i said:

I have not eaten my fill for 16 years except once.

 

 

al-Hasan al-Basri said:

إذا أردت أن يصح جسمك ويقل نومك فأقلل من الأكل

 

If you want your body to be healthy and to sleep little, then eat little.

 

 

Sufyaan al-Thawri said:

Eat little so that you may be able to pray the night prayer

 

 

Ibn al-Jawzi said:

Eat little for eating too much is the cause of sleeping for long periods of time and wasting the night (by not walking up and praying)

وقلة الأكل فإن كثرة الأكل سبب النوم الطويل وضياع الليل

 

 

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

Extra eating leads to many evils. It prompts the limbs to disobedience and keeps them from obedience (to Allaah)

فضول الطعام داع إلى أنواع كثيرة من الشر , فإنه يحرك الجوارح إلى المعاصي , ويثقلها عن الطاعات

 

 

The following is from the miracles of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). He informed us what would be.

All the routes of this haith are weak but when taken together, according to some scholars of hadith, they propel the hadith to the status of hasan.

سيكون رجال من أمتي يأكلون ألوان الطعام ويشربون ألوان الشراب ويلبسون ألوان الثياب ويتشدقون في الكلام فأولئك شرار أمتي

Their will be men from my Ummah who will eat all kinds of foods, drink all kinds of drinks, wear all kinds of clothes, and will indulge in all kinds of talk. They will be the worst of my Ummah.

 

27 Mar

You pray two Rak’ah to greet the masjid even during the Friday sermon

Jabir bin 'Abdullah reported:

Sulaik Ghatafani came on Friday when the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was delivering the sermon. He (Sulaik) sat down. He (the Holy Prophet) said to him: 0 Sulaik I stand and observe two rak'ahs and make them short, and then said: When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak'ahs and should make them short.

[Sahih Muslim]

 

 

This hadith is not specific to any one individual as some people try to reinterpret it to defend the position of their Madhhab.

 

 

The correct opinion is that you will pray the two Rak'ah of greeting the masjid even if the kahtiib is in the middle of the sermon.

 

 

This is what the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) ordered. This is what you will follow. This is what any Muslim would follow.

 

 

The hadith does not contradict the hadith that you are supposed to stay silent during the sermon. There is no contradiction. Praying the two Rak'ah for greeting the masjid is excepted from the 'ahadith which tell you to remain quiet and attentive.

 

 

Some have claimed that it is possible that the above hadith is abrogated. This view has been put forth by the Maaliki school of thought. They say an abrogation is possible based on the following hadith:

 

 

Abu al-Zahiriyyah said:

We were in the company of 'Abd Allah bin Busr, the Companion of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), on a Friday. A man came and stepped over the people. 'Abd Allah bin Busr said: A man came and stepped over the people while the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was giving the sermon on Friday. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Sit down, you have annoyed (the people).

[Sunan Abi Dawud]

 

 

They say the man was ordered to sit down. He was not ordered to pray the two Rak'ah. Hence, an abrogation is possible.

 

 

An abrogation cannot be assumed on a mere possibility. You need hard evidence for it. What we have in this instance is concrete evidence that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

 

"When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak'ahs and should make them short"

[Sahih Muslim]

 

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) gave the order to remain silent during the sermon.

 

He (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) gave the order to remain attentive.

 

And it is he (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) who said to the man who came and sat down to get up and pray the two Rak'ah to greet the masjid.

 

 

You follow the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

 

 

You do not try to find out the why and the reasoning behind things or look at man made Usuul and then reject one haidth in favor of another because it opposes your Madhhab.

 

 

You follow every hadith in context.

 

 

You remain silent and attentive for the sermon.

 

You pray the two Rak'ah to greet the masjid when you come in and the khatiib is giving the sermon.

 

This is Islaam. You submit to what Allaah and His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say and not the opinions of fallible men.

 

 

It is not for a believer to have any opinion after Allaah and His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) have decreed a matter.

 

 

It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error.

[Qur’aan 33:36]

 

 

This Ummah is a mess because it abandons the ways of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) for incorrect views of men who themselves would declare themselves free of you if they found out that you rejected an authentic hadith for their incorrect fataawaa.

 

26 Mar

Delight in the Qur’aan and Sunnah

They find delight in the words and opinions of fallible men.

We find delight and peace in the Kalaam of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

 

 

24 Mar

Who to marry your daughter to

al-Hasan al-Basri (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

Marry your daughter to a man who fears Allaah; He will be kind to her if he loves her and will not oppress her when he is angry with her.

[Kitaab Uyuun al-akhbaar 3/308]

 

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