The Forbiddance of Oppression – Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

The Forbiddance of Oppression
جامع العلوم واحلكم :Original Title
Author: Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī
Translated by Abu az-Zubayr Harrison authentic-translations.com

Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī’s book, “Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam,” is an explanation of the forty-two famous ḥadīth collected by Imām an-Nawawī. The ḥadīth explained in this article is ḥadīth number twenty-four of that book. The forbiddance of oppression, while it is the first lesson in the ḥadīth, is only one of many lessons

Contents

The Ḥadīth
The Explanation of: “I have made oppression forbidden even for myself…”
The Explanation of: “…and I have made it forbidden among you as well…”
The Explanation of: “Oh my servants, each of you is astray except those I have guided, so ask me for guidance and I will guide you…”
The Explanation of: “Oh my servants, you sin night and day but I forgive all sins…”
The Explanation of: “Oh my servants, you will never be able to harm me…”
The Explanation of: “Oh my servants, if the first of you and the last of you, the people and jinn among you, were all to be as righteous…”
The Explanation of: “Oh my servants, if the first of you and the last of you, the people and jinn among you, were all to stand in a single place asking of me…”
The Explanation of: “…that would not decrease what I have…”
The Explanation of: “Oh my servants, it is only your actions for which I call you to account…”
The Explanation of: “…and then I will pay you in full for them.”
The Explanation of: “So whoever finds good, let him thank Allah…”

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