Sunan an-Nasaaee & Imam an-Nasaaee – Shaykh Uthaymeen

Bismillaah

“Sunan an-Nasaaee”

an-Nasaaee authored a collection which he titled: “as-Sunan al-Kubraa” in which he gathered authentic Hadeeth as well as those with defects in their chains. He then summarized his collection which is known as “as-Sunan as-Sughraa” although he actually called it “al-Mujtabaa”.

In this summarized collection, he gathered only those Hadeeth which he considered to be authentic; it is this collection that is referred to when a Hadeeth is generally attributed to anNasaaee. “al-Mujtabaa” has the least number of weak Hadeeth out of the other four collections (excluding “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” and “Saheeh Muslim”). It also contains the least amount of chains including narrators that have been criticized (regarding their Hadeeth narrating). It occupies a status right after “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” and “Saheeh Muslim”. From the point of only relying upon narrators that are completely void of any criticism, this collection exceeds “Sunan Abu Daawood” and “Sunan at-Tirmithee” due to an-Nasaaee’s severe scrutiny of narrators within his writings. al-Haafith Ibn Hajar said, “How numerous are the narrators that Abu Daawood and atTirmithee relied on, yet an-Nasaaee shunned recording their Hadeeth. He even avoided recording Hadeeth from some of the narrators relied upon in the two authentic collections (“Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” and “Saheeh Muslim”).”

In summary, the conditions of an-Nasaaee in “al-Mujtabaa” are the strongest after the two authentic collections.

an-Nasaaee

He is ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ahmad Ibn Shu’ayb Ibn ‘Alee an-Nasaaee, and it is said his name is anNaswee, referring to Nasa, a famous place in Khuraasaan. He was born in 215 Hijrah in Nasa. He then traveled in search of Hadeeth, eventually hearing from and studying from the people of the Hijaaz (lands such as Syria, Palestine, etc.), Khuraasaan, ash-Shaam, the Arabian Peninsula and other lands. He resided for a long time in Egypt and his writings spread throughout there. Later he journeyed to Damascus where he met with trials and tribulations. He died in 303 Hijrah in Ramlah, Palestine when he was eighty-three years old.

He left behind him many great works of Hadeeth and the study of their defects. May Allaah have mercy on him and reward him on behalf of his contribution to the Muslims.

Source: Biographies of the Famous Hadeeth Scholars and an Introduction to Their Collections – Shaykh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) | Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison (rahimahullaah)

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Two Points of Interest Regarding “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” & “Saheeh Muslim” – Shaykh Uthaymeen

Bismillaah

The First Point:

It should not be understood that “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” and “Saheeh Muslim” encompass every authentically reported statement of Allaah’s Messenger (صلّى الله عليه وسلّم). Rather, there are many authentic Hadeeth collected by other scholars that neither one of them (al-Bukhaaree & Muslim) recorded in their collections.

an-Nawawee said:

“The intent of both al-Bukhaaree and Muslim was only to collect a large number of authentic Hadeeth just as a book of Fiqh [2] may collect texts pertaining to many different issues, not encompass every possible issue. However, if there is a Hadeeth having an authentic chain of narration that one of them may have left out, or even both of them, then they would have had a reason to do so or they may have recorded a similar Hadeeth in its place. From what is well-known from them, it may be assumed that perhaps they felt it better not to record it, or perhaps they even forgot. They also may have left certain Hadeeth out in order not to make their collections even longer than they are, or they felt what they have recorded was sufficient pertaining to a certain topic. They may have had other reasons as well.”

The Second Point:

Scholars unanimously agree and consider “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” and “Saheeh Muslim” to be the most authentic written works of Hadeeth. Regarding this, the famous scholar, Ibn Taymiyyah, said, “There is no Hadeeth they both agree to be authentic except that it is undoubtedly authentic.” He also said, “The vast majority of their narrations, the scholars of Hadeeth know with certainty that the Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وسلّم) actually said them.”

Footnotes:

[2] Fiqh: The knowledge of practical legislated Islaamic rulings by their related detailed proofs. – Shaykh Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen, “al-Usool min ‘Ilm al-Usool” pg. 7. – T.N.

Source: Biographies of the Famous Hadeeth Scholars and an Introduction to Their Collections – Shaykh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) | Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison (rahimahullaah)

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Saheeh al-Bukhâree & Imam al-Bukhâree – Shaykh Uthaymeen

Bismillaah

“Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” :

This book was given the title: “al’Jaami’ as-Saheeh” by its author. In it, he recorded six hundred thousand Hadeeth and he exerted great effort in revising them, editing them, and scrutinizing them to determine their authenticity. He was so concerned that he would not place any Hadeeth within his collection without first washing and praying to units of prayer seeking Allaah’s guidance in the decision to include it. He did not include any report or narration unless it was authentically reported from the Messenger of Allaah (صلّى الله عليه وسلّم) with a clear, connected chain of narrators, all known for their trustworthiness and preciseness.

He completed his work over a span of sixteen years. After which, he presented it to Imaam Ahmad, Yahyaa Ibn Ma’een, ‘Alee Ibn al-Madeenee, and others. They admired it and approved of it and attested to its authenticity.

Since then, scholars of every time period have accepted this collection of Hadeeth. al-Haafith athThahabee said, “It is the best and most significant book in Islaam after the Book of Allaah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).”

This collection consists of seven thousand, three-hundred ninety-seven (7,397) Hadeeth including the ones that are repeated, yet placed in different chapters. Excluding the repeated Hadeeth, there are two thousand, six hundred two (2,602) individual Hadeeth as al-Haafith Ibn Hajar pointed out.

al-Bukhaaree

He is Abu ‘Abdullaah Muhammad Ibn Ismaa’eel Ibn Ibraaheem Ibn al-Mugheerah Ibn Bardizbah [1] al-Ja’fee, originally of Persian origin.

He was born in Bukhaaraa (in present-day Uzbekistan) in the month of Shawwaal (the 10th month of the Islaamic calendar) in the year 194 Hijrah. He was raised as an orphan (without his father) in the care of his mother. He began traveling throughout different lands, seeking out Hadeeth in the year 210. He resided for six years in various lands including ash-Shaam (the lands of Palestine, Syria, Jordan, etc.), Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Basra, Koofah, and Baghdad (all three in Iraaq). He was very proficient in memorizing and it was even said that he was able to memorize a book after seeing it only once. He was one who abstained from useless worldly things. He was pious and did not mix much with the kings, princes, or leaders. Yet, he was brave and generous. Scholars of his time and thereafter have praised him. Imaam Ahmad said of him, “No one even close to him has ever come from (the land of) Khuraasaan.” Ibn Khuzaymah said, “There is no one under the sky more knowledgeable of Hadeeth of Allaah’s Messenger (صلّى الله عليه وسلّم), nor one having memorized more than Muhammad Ibn Ismaa’eel al-Bukhaaree.” He was also diligent in deducing rulings and had an amazing ability to derive rulings and benefits from Hadeeth as can be witnessed from the manner in which he organized his authentic collection.

He died in a place known as Khartank near Samarqand (in Uzbekistan) on the night of ‘Eed al-Fitr (the Islaamic holiday to conclude fasting in the month of Ramadhaan) in the year 256 Hijrah. He was thirteen days away from the age of sixty-two years old. He left an enormous amount of knowledge behind in his writings. May Allaah have mercy upon him an reward him on behalf of his contribution to the Muslims.

Footnotes:

[1]  Bardizbah: A Persian word meaning cultivator or someone who grows crops.

Source: Biographies of the Famous Hadeeth Scholars and an Introduction to Their Collections – Shaykh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) | Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison (rahimahullaah)

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Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee

This is the weekly Sunday evening class on the book Al-Minhatu Ar-Rabbaaniyah Fee Sharh Al-Arba’een An-Nawawiyah by Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan.

You may download the original text in Arabic here: المنحة الربانية شرح الأربعين النووية

As with all of our classes at Masjid Tawheed in Stone Mountain, GA, we encourage you to join us.  If you are not able to attend in person, please feel free to listen in via our Spreaker channel or our telelink line at 712-432-2856.

Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 01 – 120108 
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 02 – 120115
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 03 – 120122 
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 04 – 120205 
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 05 – 120212 
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 06 – 121111 

continue the explanation of hadeeth #8
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 07 – 130203 

we begin the explanation of hadeeth #10
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 08 – 130210 

we continue with the explanation of hadeeth #10
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 09 – 130217 

we begin the explanation of hadeeth #16
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 10 – 130421 

we begin the explanation of hadeeth #17
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 11 – 130428

Hadeeth #18
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 12 – 130505

Hadeeth #19
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 13 – 130512

Hadeeth #19
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 14 – 130519

Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 15 – 130526

Hadith no. 20
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 16 – 130602

we begin the explanation of Hadith 21
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 17 – 130616

we begin with the hadith #23
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 18 – 130825

we continue with the hadith #23
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 19 – 130901

we continue again with the explanation of the hadith #23
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 20 – 130908

we begin with the explanation of the hadith #24
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 21 – 131110

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Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 23 – 131124

we continue with the explanation of the hadith #24
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we continue with the explanation of the hadith #24
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 25 – 131215

Today we finish the explanation of the hadith #24
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 26 – 131222

We continue with hadith #25
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 27 – 140202

We will be beginning with hadith #27
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Hadith #32
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 37 – 140518

Hadith #33
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 38 – 140525

Hadith #34
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 39 – 140601

Hadith #35
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 40 – 140817

Hadith #35
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 41 – 140824
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 42 – 140831

Hadith #35
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 43 – 140907
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 44 – 140914

Hadith #36 continued
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 45 – 140921

We continue with hadith no. 38: Worship for the sake of Allah is a means of attaining nearness to Him and His Love
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We continue with hadith no. 38
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 47 – 141123

We continue with hadith no. 39
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 48 – 141207

We continue with hadith no. 40
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 49 – 141214

We continue with hadith no. 40
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 50 – 141221

We continue with Hadith no. 41
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 51 – 150111

we conclude the book with the final hadith: Hadith no. 42
Explanation of 40 Hadith Nawawi – 52 – Final – 150118 

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Ibn Hajar’s Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature and Classification – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Article

Hadeeth Classification And Nomenclature – Summary Notes  [PDF]
Based upon Our Sh. Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen’s (rahimahullaah)
Explanation of Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar’s Nuzhahatun Nathar, a commentary on his Classical Nukhbatul Fikar in Hadeeth Classification.

Audio 

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 01- Nukhbatul Fikar – Author Ibn Hajar – Saleh-As-Saleh

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 02- Introduction of the Book – Saleh-As-Saleh

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 03- Early Scholars of Hadeeth Science – Saleh-As-Saleh

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 04- Definitions – Hadeeth – Khabar – Saleh-As-Saleh

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 05- Hadeeth Mutawaatir – Hadeeth Ahaad – Saleh-As-Saleh

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 06- Hadeeth Ahaad – 1. Al-Mashuur – Saleh-As-Saleh

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 07- Hadeeth Ahaad – 2. Al-Azeez – Saleh-As-Saleh

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 08- Hadeeth Ahaad – 3. Al-Ghareeb – Saleh-As-Saleh

Nukhbatul Fikar – Hadeeth Nomenclature – 09- Acceptance or Rejection of a Hadeeth – Saleh-As-Saleh

Kitâb as-Siyâm (Book of Fasting)|Bulugh al-Marâm|Shaykh Uthaymeen|Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio Series|En]

bulugh al maraam

Study of Ahadeeth in Kitâb as-Siyâm (Book of Fasting) – Bulugh al-Maram min Adillat al-Ahkam, (Attainment of the Objective According to Evidences of the Ordinances) by al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani.

Explained by Dr. Saleh as Saleh rahimahullaah based on the explanation of Shaykh Uthaymeen rahimahullaah

Ahaadeeth in Book of Fasting (Bulugh Al Maraam) 

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How will your soul depart? – As-Saheehah – Sheikh al-Albaanee

As sallamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

Here’s a narration which I just read today which I found to be very deep. I thought I’d share it with you all.

The Prophet (sallalahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:

“Instruct your dying ones to say ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, for indeed the soul of a believer departs through perspiration, and the soul of a disbeliever departs from the corner of his mouth just as the soul of the donkey departs.”

Reported by at-Tabaraanee in Al-Kabeer (1/77/3) as mentioned by Sheikh al-Albaanee (rahimahullah) in As-Saheehah No. 2151

After mentioning its chain of narration, the Sheikh said:

‘And this chain of narration is hasan (good)’. See As-Saheehah No. 2151.

May Allah make our last words ‘none has the right to be worshipped but Allah’. Aameen.

Sagheer, Abu Yusuf
Courtesy : West London Dawah Yahoo groups

Hadeeth – An Nawawi’s Riyadus Saliheen : Shaykh Ibn Al-Uthaymeen | Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio Series|En]

Classical collection of great hadeeth on matters affecting the life of the believer. Explanation is based upon Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen’s work {rahimahullaah}

Explanation Of Riyadus-Saliheen (First 2 Vols.)

Note:  English Translation of Shaykh Utahymeen’s Explanation of Riyad-us-saliheen was published by darussalam, which can be purchased here. Note that only the first 2 volumes have just been printed covering the first 217 hadith (from total 1903) and more volumes will available as they are published. The full Arabic edition consists of 6 volumes so the English one will be much larger. Volume #1 – covers Hadith #1 to 86. Total # of pages: 609. Volume #2 – 97 to 217. Pages: 524


In this audio series, Dr. Saleh as-Saleh rahimahullaah covers the explanation of the first 60 hadeeth in Riyadus Saliheen. The Number in the below listing indicates Hadith Number in the Book.

Chapter 1: Sincerity and Significance of Intentions and all Actions, Apparent and Hidden (Read the Hadith Here)

Introduction

01 – Actions Are But By Intention
02 – Rewards Punishment According Intention
04 – No Hijrah After Conquest of Makkah – Jihad
04 – Sharing In Reward Because of Intention
05 – Donor Is Rewarded For Intention
06 – Bequest One Third or Less – Part 01 –  02 –  03
07 – Allaah Looks at Your Hearts – SOUND near end
08 – Meaning of Fighting Fee Sabeelillaah
09 to 11 – Killing – Salaah at Masjid – Records
12 – Du’aa and Our Own Good Deeds

Chapter 2 : Repentance (Read the Hadith Here)

Ch 2 – Book of Repentance
13 to 18 – When To Repent and Seek Forgiveness
19 – Door To Repentance and Its Closing
20 – The Man Who Killed 99 People
21 – Ka’b Bin Malik and Tabuk Expedition – Part 01 – 02 –  03 – 04 – 05
22 – Testifying Against Herself About Zina
23 – 24 – Allaah’s Mercy For One Who Repents

Chapter 3 : Patience and Perseverance (Read the Hadith Here)

25- Ch 3 – Patience – Perseverance – Part 01 –  02 – 03
25 – Salaah Is Nuur – Endurance Is Diya
26 to 28 – Everything Is Good For a Believer
29 – Allaah Is Compassionate to the Compassionate Ones
30 – The King the Boy the People of the Ditch
31 – 32 – Patience Is at the First Stroke of a Calamity
33 to 35 – Patience In Affliction Is Rewarded
36 to 39 – Patience In Affliction Expiation of Sins
40 – Do Not Wish or Ask For Death
41 – Trials From People Because of Devotion to Deen
42 – Prophets Patient When Afflicted With Trials
43 – All Affairs Are In the Hands of Allaah
44 – Patience of Umm Sulaym – Tahneek for Newborn
45 to 50 – Avoid Anger
51 to 53 – Be Patient and Fulfill Your Duty

Chapter 4 : Truthfulness (Read the Hadith Here)

54 – Path of Truth vs Path of Falsehood
55 – Pick the Non-Doubtful Over the Doubtful
56 – The Veracity of the Prophet’s Teaching
57 – Sincerity in Asking for Martyrdom
58 – Story of Prophet Yusha Bin Nun
59 – Truthfulness in Transactions

Chapter 5 : Watchfulness (Read the Hadith Here)

Ch 5 – Watchfulness – Intro – part 01 – 02

60 – Hadeeth of Jibreel – Part 01 – 02 – 03  – 04 – 05  –  06 – 07 – 08

An-Nawawi 40 Hadeeth – Shaykh Uthaymeen | Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Classical work of Imaam An Nawawi rahimahullaah.
The explanation is based upon that of Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullah

Book of Ar-Riqaaq – Softening of the Heart – Al-Bukhaari – Shaykh Uthaymeen |Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Hadihs from Sahih Bukhari : Book of Riqaaq

Based upon the explanation of Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen

The following Posts are extracted from these Series:

Allaah’s Perfection : Mercy and Justice – Dr. Saleh as Saleh [Audio|En]

Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 1:37:56)

Based upon the hadeeth qudsi ‘O My slaves’

On the authority of Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is that among the sayings he relates from his Lord (may He be glorified) is that He said:

O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another. O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you, O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you. O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and will not attain benefitting Me so as to benefit Me. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more that a needle decreases the sea if put into it. O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him finds good praise Allah and let him who finds other that blame no one but himself.

It was related by Muslim (also by at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah).

Biographies of the Famous Hadeeth Scholars and an Introduction to Their Collections – Shaykh Uthaymeen

Biographies of the Famous Hadeeth Scholars & an Introduction to Their Collections
مصطلح احلديث :Original Title
Author: Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen
Source: ibnothaimeen.com/all/books/cat_index_301.shtml
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

In Hadeeth terminology, one may hear a term, al-Ummuhaat as-Sitt (ّتِّالس اتَهُّمُاأل) which is used to describe the six main collections of Hadeeth. They are (in order of overall authenticity):

1. “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree”
2. “Saheeh Muslim”
3. “Sunan an-Nasaaee”
4. “Sunan Abu Daawood”
5. “Sunan at-Tirmithee”
6. “Sunan Ibn Maajah”

Click the below link to read or download the full document

Biographies of the Famous Hadeeth Scholars & an Introduction to Their Collections – Shaykh Uthaymeen [PDF]

Is there a Reward for Reading Hadeeth? – Imam Ibn Baaz

From Shaykh, Allaama, Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdul Azeez bin Abdullaah Bin Baz
by Umm Yahya 

The Noble Shaykh Bin Baz -Rahimullaah- was asked:

‘The reward for reciting the Book of Allaah is evident. Is there a reward for reading Hadeeth too?’

The Shaykh replied:

‘There is a great reward for reading the Noble Qur’an in terms of coming closer to Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, as is reading and memorizing the Hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is because it is worship of Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala (in pursuit of) acquiring knowledge and a greater understanding of the religion.

Evidence in the Shariah indicates that seeking knowledge and gaining an understanding of the religion is obligatory in order for the slave to worship His Lord upon firm knowledge (Baseerah)

An example of this evidence is the saying of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

‘Whoever Allaah wills good for He grants them the understanding of the Deen (religion)’

And he said:

‘The best of you are those who learn the Qur’aan and teach it’

And the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

‘Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge on that path, then Allaah makes the path to paradise easy for him due to his seeking knowledge, and no group of people gather in one of the houses of Allah reciting the Book of Allaah and studying it, except tranquility descends and they are covered with Mercy and the angels surround them and Allaah mentions them to those who are close to Him’

And there are many Hadeeth regarding the virtues of reciting the Qur’aan such as the saying of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

‘Recite the Qur’aan for verily it will come as an intercession for the one who recites it on the Day of Resurrection’

Collected by Muslim

And one day the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam came out and said:

‘Who would like to go to Bathaan (a valley in Medina) or to al-Aqeeq (a valley in Makkah) and return with two great female camels, without sinning and without severing the ties of kinship?’

So we said:

‘O Messenger of Allaah we would love that’

He -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘If one of you went to the masjid and learnt or read two Ayaat from the Book of Allah Azza wa Jal  (that) is better for him than two female camels and three Ayaat are better than four female camels and in addition to that the same amount in male camels’

As is collected by Imam Muslim in ‘Saheeh Muslim’ and this is an evidence concerning the virtue of reciting the Qur’aan and teaching it.

There is (another) famous Hadeeth from Ibn Mas’ood which is collected in ‘Jamia Tirmidhi’ with a Hassan (good) chain of narrators that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘Whoever reads one letter from the Book of Allaah he gets one reward for it and one reward is equivalent to ten times the reward of it.’

And it is the same for reading the Sunnah, if a believer learns it by reading theAhadeeth and studying them and memorizing them, distinguishing the authentic from the non authentic, then he will receive a great reward. This is because this is considered acquiring knowledge, concerning which the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge on that path, then Allaah makes the path to paradise easy for him due to his seeking knowledge, and no group of people gather in one of the houses of Allaah reciting the Book of Allaah and studying it, except tranquility descends and they are covered with Mercy and the angels surround them and Allaah mentions them to those who are close to Him’

This is proof of reading the Ayaat and reflecting upon them, studying Hadeeth and memorizing them, desiring knowledge and (desiring) an understanding of the religion and acting upon it (consequently) is from (one of the reasons) for entering paradise and being saved from the hell-fire. As the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘Whoever Allah wills good for He grants them the understanding of the Deen (religion)’

There is a consensus with regard to its authenticity and it clarifies the virtue of knowledge and seeking it, and that is a sign of goodness as we clarified earlier. And the understanding of the Deen is attained through the Book (The Qur’aan) and through the Sunnah (Hadeeth) therefore (attaining the) understanding the Sunnah is a sign that Allah has intended goodness for His slave, there is a lot of evidence to substantiate (this point).

All Praise is for Allah Lord of the worlds

Taken from: sahab.net/home/index.php?Site=News&Show=986

Drinking standing up – Shaykh al-Albaani

Taken from  ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’
By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

No. 175  – From Abu Huraira who said: the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘One of you should not dare drink standing up.’

In another wording:

From Abu Huraira said: from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-: that he saw a man drinking standing up, so the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said to him:

‘Vomit it out.’

The man asked: ‘Why?’

He -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘Would it please you that a cat drank along with you?’

The man answered: ‘No.’

The Messenger said:

‘For indeed, someone more evil than a cat drank along with you! Shaytan!!’

[Collected by Ahmad, Darmi and Tahawi , and Al-Albaani said this chain is Saheeh.]

No. 176/2175 – From Abu Huraira who said that Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘If the person who drank whilst standing knew what was in his stomach, he would vomit it out.’

[Collected by Ahmad and Albaani said it was Saheeh]

No. 177 – From Anas from the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: that ‘he prohibited’ – and in another wording: ‘rebuked us’ – from drinking while standing.’

[Collected by Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Darmi, Ibn Majah & Tahawi]

Shaykh Albaani commented:

‘The evident prohibition in these Ahadeeth acknowledge the prohibition of drinking whilst standing if you do not have an excuse. There are many Ahadeeth which mention that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- drank standing up, so the scholars have differed in bringing harmony between the two different types of Ahadeeth.  The majority of the scholars hold the opinion that the prohibition is not a total prohibition, and that the command of vomiting after having drank is only a recommended action.

Ibn Hazm opposed them in this, and went with the ruling of the prohibition to drink standing up, and perhaps this opinion is closer to being correct.

As for the opinion that it is not a total prohibition then the wording ‘rebuked’ does not support that opinion, nor does the command ‘to vomit’, and what I mean by this is, that vomiting is a severe hardship upon humans, and I am not aware of such a hardship in the Sharia’ as a consequence for being lax about a recommended action! Likewise the saying of the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-: ‘Indeed Shaytan drank with you.’  Then this is a strict deterrent from drinking whilst standing up, and it cannot be inferred from this, that it is possible to say that, not sitting whilst drinking is merely leaving a recommended action.

As for the Ahadeeth which mention drinking whilst standing up, then we can assume that this is when there is an excuse for it, like if there is no space to sit, or that it is a hanging water skin and you need to reach it and this point has been indicated in some Ahadeeth, and Allaah knows Best.’

[Taken from Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheehah  by Shaykh al-Albaani (No. 175 – 177)]

Ahadeeth Pertaining to The Adhaan and the Prayer – Shaykh Al-Albaani

Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ of Shaykh Al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Part A

1- 475- On the authority of Jareer who said: I came to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam while he wasbeing given allegiance, so I said: O Messenger of Allaah! Give me your hand so I can give you my allegiance, make it conditional because you know best.

The Messenger said: ‘I take your allegiance that you will worship Allaah, establish the prayer, give the Zakah, give advice to the Muslims and separate from the Mushrik.

No. 636

2- 476 – On the authority of al-Mattlab bin Abdullaah bin Hantab, on the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Amr who said the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam climbed the Mimbar and said: ‘I do not swear, I do not swear, I do not swear.’ Then he came down and said: ‘Have glad tidings, have glad tidings; verily whoever prays the five prayers and keeps away from the major sins enters into Paradise from any door he wishes.’

Al-Mattlab said: I heard a man ask Abdullaah bin ‘Amr did you hear the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam mention them? He said: ‘Yes, disobedience to parents, committing Shirk with Allaah, killing a human, falsely accusing a chaste woman, eating up the wealth of an orphan, retreating from a battle and eating up interest.’

No. 3451

3- 477 – On the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Amr who said: We prayed the Maghrib prayer with the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, some people left and some remained. The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam came quickly and his breathing had become rapid and his knees had become uncovered and he said: ‘Have glad tidings; your Lord has opened a door from the doors of Heaven, for which the Angels compete with you.Then Allaah says: Look at My slaves, they have just completed the obligatory prayer and they are waiting for the next one.’

No. 661

4- 479- On the authority of Abu Idrees al-Kholaani, who said: I was in a gathering of the Companions of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and amongst them was Ubaadah bin as-Saamit. The Witr prayer was mentioned, some of them said that it was obligatory and some of them said it was Sunnah.

Ubaadah bin as-Saamit said: ‘As for me then I testify that I heard the Messenger of Allaah –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam say: ‘Jibraeel – alayhi Sallam- came from Allaah – Tabaraka wa Ta’ala – and said: O Muhammad! Indeed Allaah – Azza wa Jal – has said to you: Verily I have made five prayers obligatory upon your Ummah; whoever fulfils them with its Wudu, its timing and Sujood (prostration) then he has made with it a contract with Me that I will enter him into Paradise due to it. Whoever meets Me and some of it is deficient – or a word similar to it – then he does not have a contract with Me, if I want I will punish him and if I want I will have mercy on him.

No. 842

5- 481 – On the authority of Abu ‘Amama who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamdeliver a sermon in his farewell Hajj saying: ‘Fear Allaah your Lord, pray your five prayers, fast your month, pay the Zakah of your family and obey those in authority over you; you will enter the Paradise of your Lord.’

No. 867

6- 482 – On the authority of Anas who said the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam turned towards us to face us when we stood for the prayer before he said the Takbeer and said: ‘Complete the rows (and in another narration: [straighten, straighten] [come closer together]) indeed I see you behind my back like I see you in front of me.’

No. 3955

7- 485 – On the authority of ‘Aeysha on the authority of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: ‘Make a portion of your prayer in your homes, do not make your homes as graves just as the Jews and the Christians made their homes as graves.Indeed the house in which the Qur’aan is recited will be made apparent to the people of the Heaven justas the stars are made apparent to the people of the earth.’

No. 3112

8- 488 – On the authority of Samurah bin Jundub, that the Prophet of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Come to the remembrance (prayer) and come close to the Imaam, since a person will continue to be pushed back so much that he will be held back in Paradise even if he does enter it.’

No.365

9- 490 – On the authority of Talq bin ‘Alee who said: We set out as dignitaries to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, six dignitaries, five from Bani Hanifa and a man from Bani Dabee’ah bin Rabia’tu.When we reached him, we gave our allegiance to him and prayed with him. We informed him that in our country we had a temple for worship and we requested from the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam the water which remained and fell from him after performing Wudu.

So the Prophet called for some water, made Wudu and gargled then poured it into the vessel and commanded us saying: ‘Go now, when you reach your country break your temple and sprinkle this water in its place and take it as a place of prayer (Masjid).

They said: Indeed the place is far away, the weather is severely hot and the water will dry up.

He answered: Pour some of this water into other water as it will not increase it except in goodness.’

As we were going, we argued as to who would carry the water container. So, the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam deputed between us, that every man from amongst us would carry it for a day and night. When we reached our country we broke our temple then sprinkled the water in its place, we took it as a Masjid and then called the Adhaan in that place. There was a monk who was a man from a place called Tee’ and when he heard the Adhaan he said: ‘This is a truthful call.’ Then he faced a streamfrom amongst our streams which ran from the top of the valley and we never saw him again.’

No. 2582/1430

Part B

10- 491 – On the authority of Sa’ad bin Abu Waqqas on the authority of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– who said: ‘If you come to the prayer, come in a tranquil and calm state, pray what you catch and make up what you miss.’

No. 1198

11 – 496 – On the authority of Anas bin Malik who was informed that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If the prayer has begun and one of you is fasting; then begin with dinner before the Maghrib prayer and do not be hasty with your dinner.’

No.3964

12- 498 – On the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If the recitor says Ameen, then say Ameen, since the Angels say Ameen. So whoever’s saying of Ameen coincides with the Ameen of the Angels then he is forgiven for his previous sins.’

No. 1263

13- 503 – On the authority of Abu Huraira who said: the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If a Muslim goes out to the Masjid, then with every step Allaah writes a good deed for him and He removes a bad deed from him due to that until he comes to his place.’

No.1063

14- 507 – On the authority of ‘Atta that he heard Ibn Zubair on the Mimbar saying: ‘If one of you enters the Masjid and the people are in Ruku (bowing); then you should make Ruku when you enter then move forward whilst in the Ruku position until you enter into the row since that is the Sunnah.’

No. 229

15- 512 – On the authority of Jubair bin Muttim that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If one of you prays towards a Sutrah then come close to it so the Shaytaan cannot walk between you and it.’

No.1386

16- 513 – On the authority of Ismah bin Malik al-Khatmee in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘If one of you prays theJumu’ah prayer, then he should not pray anything after it until he has spoken or he leaves that place.’

No. 1329

17- 515 – On the authority of Ibn Umar who said: the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If one of you prays then he should wear his Thawb(garment), since indeed Allaah has more right that you beautify for Him.’

No.1369

18 – 517 – On the authority of ar-Rabia bint Mu’awaadh that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsaid: ‘If the people pray the funeral prayer and praise the deceased with good then the Lord – Azza wa Jal – says: I have accepted their testification about what they know and I forgive him that which they do not know.’

No.1364

Part C

19- 524 – On the authority of Abu Huraira who said: the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If the Imaam reads << not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray>> and says Ameen, then say Ameen since the Angels say Ameen to his supplication. So whoever says Ameen and it coincides with the Ameen of the Angels, he is forgiven his previous sins.’

No. 2534

20 – 527 – On the authority of Abu Ayoob al-Ansaari who said: A man came to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and said: ‘Advise me and make it concise.’

So the Messenger said: ‘When you stand to pray, then pray as if it is a farewell prayer. Do not say something for which you have to apologise tomorrow and do not have a want or hope for what other people have.

No. 401

21- 530 – On the authority of Ibn Umar who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-say: ‘If one of you feels sleepy in the masjid on the day of Jumu’ah, he should move from the place he was sitting to another place.’

No.468

22 – 535 – On the authority of ‘Uthmaan who said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsay: ‘Do you not see that if one of you had a flowing river in front of your house and he washed from that river five times every day, would there remain any dirt on him?’

They said: ‘Not a thing.’

Then he said: ‘Verily prayers take away sins just like water takes away filth/dirt.’

No. 1614

23- 541 – On the authority of Makhool, on the authority of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: ‘Seek the response to a Dua’ at the time two armies clash, at the time when the obligatory prayer is about to be prayed and at the time of rain.’

No.1469

24- 542 – On the authority of Abu Umamah who said: ‘I came to the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and said: ‘Tell me something which I can devote myself to.’

The Messenger of Allaah said: ‘Know that you do not make a Sajda (prostration) to Allaah except that Allaah raises you a degree and erases a mistake from you due to it.’

No. 1488

25- 565 – On the authority of Abu Musa al-Ashaari who said : the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Indeed Allaah sends the Days of the week on the Day of Judgement in their own form but He sends the Day of Jumu’ah like a lit up flower.Its people (i.e. the people who attend Jumu’ah) gather around it like the bride presented to her beloved, it lights up for them and they walk in its light. Their colour is like white snow, their fragrance starts to spread like musk, they enter into a mountain of camphor and Jinn and mankind will look at them. They (i.e. the people who attend Jumu’ah) continue to be awestruck until they enter into Paradise and no-one will mix with them except the Mu’athinoon (the callers to prayer) who hope for a reward from Allaah.’

No.706

26- 566 – On the authority of Jaabir bin Abdullaahthat the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsaid: ‘Indeed the best place where female camels are ridden to is my Masjid and the ancient House (Ka’aba).’

No. 1648

27- 568 – On the authority of Abu Huraira in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘Indeed a man prays for sixty years and his prayer is not accepted, perhaps he completes hisRuku (bowing) but he does not complete his Sajood(prostration) or completes his Sajood (prostration) but does not complete his Ruku.’

No. 2535

Part D

28- 573-On the authority of Aasim bin Umar bin Qatadah on the authority of his father on the authority of his grandfather Qatadah bin Nu’maan who said:

It was a very dark and rainy night, so I said: ‘What if I could benefit on this night by attending the Isha prayer with the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-! Then Iwould definitely do so.’

When the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- went out, he saw me and he had a date-palm branch with a cluster of dates on it with which he was walking. So he said: ‘What are you doing, O Qatadah, here at this hour?’

I said: ‘I benefitted by attending the prayer with you O Messenger of Allaah.’

Then he gave me the date-palm branch with the cluster of dates on it and said: ‘Indeed the Shaytaan has gone behind you to your family, so take this date-palm branch and go, hold onto it until you reach your house, then take him behind your house and beat him with this.’

I left the Masjid, then the date-palm branch lit up like the light of a candle so I could see my way with it. When I came to my family I found them sleeping, I then looked in the corner of the room and saw a hedgehog so I continued to beat it with the date-palm branch until it left.

No .3036

29- 574- On the authority of Salim on the authority of Ibn Umar who said: I was a young single man at the time of the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and I would sleep in the masjid. Whoever amongst us saw a dream would narrate it to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.

So I said ‘O Allaah if I have any good with You, let me see a dream which the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam will interpret for me.’

When I slept, I saw a dream that two Angels came and took me. They met another Angel who said: ‘Don’t fear,’ so they took me to the Hellfire and it was folded like the walls surround the inside of a well. It had people in there, some of whom I knew.They took a hold of me from my right side. When I awoke in the morning, I mentioned it to Hafsa.

Hafsa decided to narrate it to the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: ‘Indeed Abdullaah is a righteous man if he would pray muchin the night.’

Then Salim said: ‘So Abdullaah used to pray muchin the night.’

No. 3533

30- 575 – On the authority of Abu al-Muneeb who said that Ibn Umar saw a young person who excessively prolonged the prayer, so he said: ‘Do any of you know this person?’ A man said: ‘I know him.’

So Ibn Umar said: As for me, if I knew him I would have ordered him with lots of Ruku (bowing) andSujood (prostration) as I heard the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam saying: ‘Indeed if a slave stands to pray then all his sins are brought and placed upon his shoulders, so every time he makes a Ruku or a Sajda, sins fall off him.’

No. 1398

31- 576 – On the authority of ‘Alee: the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam ordered us to use a Miswaak and he said: ‘Verily when a slave of Allaah stands to pray, an Angel comes to him and stands behind him listening to the Qur’aan and comes close to him. He continues to listen and comes closer until the Angel places his mouth on his mouth, so he does not recite a verse except that it enters the Angel.’

No.1213

32- 578 – On the authority of Abu Huraira from the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: ‘Indeed theMasajid have Musalleen (those who pray there) andthe Angels sit with them. If they are absent the Angels miss them, if they are sick the Angels visit them and if they are in need the Angels help them.’Then the Messenger said: Those who sit in theMasjid are of three types: A brother from whom you can benefit, a wise statement or a mercy which is in wait.’

No. 3401

33- 579 – On the authority of Salman al-Farsi –Rahiallaahu anhu- who said that the Messenger of AllaahsallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Indeed a Muslim prays and his sins are above his head. Every time he performs Sajdah (prostration) his sins fall away from him so when he has finished his prayer, his sins will have fallen away.’

No. 3402

34 – 582 On the authority of Abu Basrah al-Ghafaree who said: the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam led us in the Asr prayer in a place called al-Mukhamas and said: ‘Indeed this prayer was presented to those before you but they neglected it, so whoever consistently guards this prayer, then he will have his reward twice, and there is no prayer after it until the stars appear.’

No. 3549

35 – 583- On the authority of Anas that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Indeed the Jews are envious of you due to yourgiving Salaam to each other and your saying Ameenafter reciting Fatiha.’

No. 692

36 – 592- On the authority of Muadh bin Jabal who said that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam one day prayed a very long prayer. When he finished it we asked him: ‘O Messenger of Allaah,you lengthened the prayer today?’

He said: ‘Indeed I prayed the prayer with hope and fear. I asked Allaah -Azza wa Jal – three things for my Ummah, He gave me two and refused one. I asked Him that they not be overcome by an enemy from other than themselves, so He gave me this. I asked Him not to destroy them by drowning, so He gave me this. I asked Him that they do not warbetween themselves, but He refused it.’

No. 1724

Part E

37- 598 – On the authority of Anas in a narration ascribed to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘The first thing that a slave of Allaah will be taken to account for on the Day of Judgement is the prayer.If it is in order then the rest of his actions will be in order and if it is corrupt then the rest of his actions will be corrupt.’

No. 1358

38- 606 – On the authority of Ibn Abbas who said: ‘Such is the Sunnah of Abul-Qaasim –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam that a traveller completes his prayer if he is led by a resident, otherwise he shortens his prayer.’

No. 2676

39- 610 – On the authority of Anas bin Malik in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘There are three from whom the prayer will not be accepted, nor will it ascend to the sky, nor will it go above their heads: a man who leads a people in prayer and they dislike him, a man who leads the funeral prayer but he was not asked to and a woman whose husband calls her during the night but she refuses to come to him.’

No. 650

40-611- On the authority of Muhammad bin Isma’eel who said: It was said to Abdullaah bin Abu Hubayb –RadhiAllaahu anhu- Did you meet the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam?

He answered: ‘The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam came to us in our Masjid in Quba. I came,and I was a young boy, until I sat on his right-hand side and Abu Bakr sat on his left. Then he called for a drink and drank from it, he gave it to me, and I was on his right, so I drank from it then he stood and prayed and I saw him pray in his shoes.’

No. 2941

41- 614- On the authority of Abu Huraira that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘There is an expiation of the sins from one Friday until the next as long as you do not commit major sins.’

No. 3623

42- 619 – On the authority of Abu Huraira who said the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam passed by a recently-dug grave and said: ‘Two brief Rakah,which you regard as insignificant, and optional prayer which will increase them – while pointing to the grave – in deeds are more beloved to him than the rest of your Dunya.’

No. 1388

43- 622- On the authority of Abu Huraira in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘The nobility of a believer is his praying during the night and his honour is in being able to dispense with what is in the hands of the people.’

No. 1903

44- 625- On the authority of Ibn Umar who said: ‘A man came to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and said: O Messenger of Allaah! Give me a statement and make it concise. So the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said to him: ‘Pray your prayer, as it is a farewell prayer, as though you see Allaah and if you cannot see Him, then know that He sees you.Renounce what is in the hands of people and you will liveself-sufficiently and beware of that for which you have to make an excuse.’

No. 1914

45- 634- on the authority of Abu Huraira in a narration ascribed to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

‘Pray in a sheep pasture and stroke their backsbecause they are from the animals/beasts of Paradise.’

No. 1128

Part F

46- 642 – On the authority of Umm Salamah in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

‘The best of the Masajid for women are their houses.’

No. 1396

47 – 643 – On the authority of Abu Huraira who said that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsaid: ‘The prayer is of three parts of a third: purification is a third, Ruku is a third and Sujood is a third so whoever performs it correctly then it will be accepted from him and his other actions will be accepted and whoever has his prayer rejected then the rest of his actions will be rejected.’

No. 2537

48- 656 – On the authority of Abu Malik al-Ashjaaee, on the authority of his father, Tariq bin Asheem, who said: ‘If a person accepted Islaam the first thing we used to be taught was prayer,’ or he said: ‘Taught him the prayer.’

No. 3030

49- 661 – On the authority of al-Bara bin ‘Aazib: ‘If water was poured onto the Messenger’s sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam back when used to perform Ruku, it would stay on his back.’

No. 3331

50 – 697 – On the authority of Abdullaah bin Saib who said: ‘The Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam used to pray four Rakah before the Zuhr prayer afterZawwal (when the sun is at its highest point) and would say: Indeed the doors of the heavens/sky areopen then, so I love to present a good action at that time.’

No. 3404

51 – 701 – On the authority of Abu Huraira who said: The Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam used to teach us and say: ‘Do not compete with the Imaam in the Ruku and Sujood, if he makes Takbeer then make Takbeer, if he says: << Wa laddaalleen>> then say: ‘Ameen’ and if what he says coincides with what the Angels say, then his previous sins are forgiven. If the Imaam makes Ruku then make Rukuand if he says: ‘Sami’Allaahu liman Hamida’ then say: ‘Allaahumma Rabbana wa laka al-Hamd.’ Do not rise before him and if he makes Sajda, makeSajda.’

No. 3476

52- 728 – On the authority of Abdullaah bin Abu Qatada who said: My father came to visit while I was taking a Ghusl (bathing) for Friday. He asked was this Ghusl for Janaba (defilement) or for Jumu’ah (Friday)?

I said: for Janaba.

He said: Do another Ghusl. Indeed, I heard the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam saying: ‘Whoever makes Ghusl on Friday will be uponpurification until the next Friday.’

No. 2321

53 – 749 – On the authority of Abu Umamah al-Baahiliy who said that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Whoever reads AyaatulKursi at the end of every prayer; nothing comes between him and entering Paradise except death.’

No. 972

Some Ahadeeth Pertaining to Behaviour and Seeking Permission

Taken from Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah of Shaykh Al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Part A

1- 205 – On the authority of Abu Huraira, on the authority of Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamthat he said:

‘I order you with three and I prohibit you from three; I order you to worship Allaah and not to associate anyone with Him.

Hold together to the Rope of Allaah and do not separate.

Obey the one whom Allaah places as a ruler over you.

And I prohibit you from gossip, asking too many questions and wasting wealth.’

No. 685

2- 206 -On the authority of Jaabir bin Sulayman or Saleem that he said:

‘I came to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam while he was sitting with his Companions, I asked: ‘Which one of you is the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam? Either the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam gestured to himself or the people motioned to him.

He was sitting with his knees against his chest with a garment and its trimming had covered his feet.

I said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah! I am ignorant about things so teach me.’

The Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Fear Allaah – Azza wa Jal –, do not scorn any good deed even if you pour from a bucket into a vessel for the person who serves drinks.

Beware of arrogance! Indeed Allaah – Tabarak wa Ta’ala – does not love arrogance. If a person curses you and disgraces you with something which he knows about you, then do not disgrace him with something you know about him, so you will have his reward and he will have his sin. Don’t you dare ever curse anyone.’

No.770

3- 208 – On the authority of Jaabir in a narration ascribed to the Prophet:

‘The most beloved of food to Allaah is that which many hands partake of.’ No.895

4- 209 – On the authority of Ibn Umar who said: ‘A man came to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Which of the people are the most beloved to Allaah and which of the actions are most beloved to Allaah?’

The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘The most beloved of the people to Allaah are the most beneficial for the people. The most beloved of actions to Allaah –Azza wa Jal- are to cause happiness to reach a Muslim, to relieve him from a hardship, to settle a debt for a Muslim or to repel hunger from him. For me to walk with a brother in order to assist him is more beloved to me than to make ‘Itikaf in this Masjid (Masjid al-Madeenah) for a month.

Whoever holds back his anger then Allaah hides his mistakes. Whoever suppresses his anger – even though he is not scared to show it, but withholds due to the truth – Allaah fills his heart with hope on the day of Judgement.

Whoever walks with his brother to assist him with a need until he has helped him completely, then Allaah plants his feet firmly on the day people will not stand firmly. Indeed bad behaviour spoils good actions, just as vinegar spoils honey.’

No. 906

5- The Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If a noble person comes from a people, then be generous to him.’

No. 1205

6- On the authority of Jaabir bin Abdullaah in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘If a person speaks to you about something after which you leave, then you have been entrusted with that speech.’

No. 1090

7- 234- On the authority of Abu Huraira who said: The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If one of you enters upon his Muslim brother and he feeds him from his food, then you should eat and not ask about it. And if he pours him a drink from his drink, then he should drink from his drink and not ask about it.’

No.627

8- 235 – The Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If you see those who praise you, throw dirt in their faces.’

No.912

9- 268 – On the authority of Hisham on the authority of his father that ‘Aeysha said to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: O Messenger of Allaah! All your women have a Kuniya except me! So the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Take a Kuniya by virtue of your son Abdullaah – i.e. Ibn Zubayr, you are Umm Abdullaah.’

Then he said: ‘She was called Umm Abdullaah until she died and she had never given birth to a child.’

No.132

Part B

10- 269 – On the authority of Shaqeeq who said: Abdullaah –RadhiAllaahu anhu- said Labbayik while on the mountain of Safa. Then he said: ‘O tongue! Say good so you can benefit and remain silent so you are safe before you fall into regret.

They said: ‘O Abu AbdurRahman! Is this something you yourself say or did you hear it?’

He said: ‘No, rather I heard the Messenger of AllaahsallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam say: ‘Most of the mistakes of the son of Aadam are due to his tongue.’

No. 534

11- 274 – On the authority of Abu Huraira that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘O Allaah, indeed I make a pledge to You which I won’t break. Indeed I am a human being; so any believer who I harmed, reviled, cursed or punished; make that as prayer for him, Zakat and a means of being close to You on the Day of Judgement.’

No. 3999

12- 275 – On the authority of Jaabir bin Abdullaah who said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam came to visit us in our house and saw a man with dishevelled hair who had crudely parted it.Then he said: ‘Could this person not find that which will straighten his hair?!’

He saw another man with a dirty garment. So he said: ‘Could this person not find any water with which he could wash his garment?!’

No.493

13- 276 – On the authority of Ibn Umar in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘Jibraeel ordered me to put older people first.’

No. 1555

14- 277 – On the authority of Abu Barzah al-Asslami who said that: I asked ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Command me with a good action that I should do.’

He said, ‘Remove a harmful thing from the path, since it is Sadaqah (charity) for you.’

No.1558

15- 278 – On the authority of Uqbah bin Aamir al-Juhani who said: I asked: ‘O Messenger of Allaah! What is salvation?’ He said: ‘Hold back your tongue, stay in your house fearing that you will harm people and weep over your sins.’

No. 890

16- 279 – On the authority of Aswaad bin Asram al-Muharibi who said: I said ‘O Messenger of Allaah!Advise me.’

He said: ‘Hold back your hand [in a narration: do not open your hand except for good].’

No. 1560

17- 281 -On the authority of Abu Huraira that a man complained to the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam about having a hard heart, so he said to him: ‘If you want to soften your heart, then feed the needy and stroke the head of an orphan.’

No.854

18- 317 – On the authority of Anas bin Maalik in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘Beware of everything you have to make an excuse for.’

No. 354

Part C

19- 318 – On the authority of Muaweeyah in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘Beware of the one who praises you, because it is slaughter.’

No. 1284

20- On the authority of Ibn Abbas in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘Blessings are with your elders.’

No. 1778

21- 323 – On the authority of Abu Dharr in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘Smiling in your brother’s face is charity (Sadaqah) for you, when you enjoin the good and prohibit evil it is charity, when you show directions to a man who has lost his way it is Sadaqah for you. Helping a weak-sighted person by using your sight is charity for you. When you remove a rock, thorn and bones from thepathway it is charity for you. When you pour from your bucket into your brother’s bucket it is charity for you.’

No. 572

22- 324 – On the authority of Qais bin Abu Hazim, on the authority of his father who said: The ProphetsallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam saw me while I was sitting in the sun, so he said: ‘Move into the shade.’

No. 833

23- 326 – On the authority of Anas bin Malik that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Patience/calmness is from Allaah and haste is from Shaytaan.’

No. 1795

24- 333- On the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Amrooin a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘The best of the companions to Allaah are those who are the best to their companion. The best of the neighbours to Allaah are those who are best to their neighbours.’

No. 103

25- 335 – On the authority of ‘Aeysha in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘The best of you are those who are best to their wives. And if your companion dies make dua’ for him.’

No. 1174

26- 338 – On the authority of Abu Huraira in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘Defend your honour with your wealth.’ They said: O Messenger of Allaah! How can we defend our honour with our wealth?’

He said: ‘Pay off the poet, to keep him fromspeaking against you, and the one whose tongue you fear.’

No. 1461

27- 339- On the authority of al-Hasan in a narration: ‘May Allaah have mercy upon the slave who speaks and benefits or remains silent and is saved.’

No. 855

Part D

28- 341- On the authority of Abu Huraira in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘There are three types of dreams: good news from Allaah, one where a person dreams of a desire or something that he expects and the one with which Shaytaan scares you. If one of you sees a dream which pleases you then narrate it if you want.

If you see something you dislike then do not narrate it to anyone but stand up and pray.’

No. 1341

29- 343 – On the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Amrooin a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘Reviling a believer is like supervising destruction.’

No. 1878

30- On the authority of Sulayman bin Ziyad al-Hadrami, that Abdullaah bin al-Harith bin Jaza az-Zubaydi narrated to him that he and his companion passed by Ayman and a group from the Quraish who had taken off and rolled up their garments and were hitting each other with them while they were naked.

Abdullaah said: When we passed by them, they said: Indeed these are priests so invite them to Allaah. Then the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamwent out to them and when they saw him they dispersed. The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam returned angry until he entered. I was behind a rock and I heard him say: ‘SubhanaAllaah. They were not ashamed of Allaah, nor did they cover up in front of the Messenger of Allaah.’ Umm Ayman was with him saying: Seek forgiveness for them O Messenger of Allaah!

Abdullaah said: ‘With what could he ask for forgiveness for them.’

No. 2991

31- 350 – On the authority of Abu Huraira on the authority of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: ‘The thankful person who feeds people is of the same status of a patient person who is fasting.’

No.655

32- 351 – On the authority of Abu Musa al-Ashaariin a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘Every Muslim has to give Sadaqa (charity).’ It was asked what if it cannot be found?

He said: ‘He should work with his hands, so he benefits himself and gives Sadaqa.’

It was asked: ‘What if that cannot be done?’

He said: ‘He helps the person who is in need and is troubled.’

It was asked: ‘What if that cannot be done?’

He said: ‘Command good actions or goodness.’

It was asked: ‘What if he does not do that?’

He said: ‘Keeping away from evil is indeed Sadaqa.’

No. 573

33- 356- On the authority of Wahshee: that a man said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah we eat but we do notfeel satisfied.

The Messenger of Allaah said: ‘Perhaps you eat separately from one another; gather together atyour food and mention the name of Allaah Ta’alaupon it so that your food will be blessed.’

No. 664

34- 357- On the authority of Ibn Abbas in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘The son of Adam has 360 (finger joints or bones or) joints and there is an act of Sadaqa which is due from every one of them every day; every good word is Sadaqa, a man helping his brother is Sadaqa, a drink of water that he pours for him is Sadaqa and removing something harmful from the path is Sadaqa.’

No. 576

35- 360 – On the authority of Abu Musa who said: ‘When the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam would send one of his companions for something he would say: ‘Give good news and do not push people away.Make things easy and do not make things difficult.’

No. 992

36- 362 – On the authority of ‘Aeysha in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: ‘When the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam would sit in a gathering or pray a prayer he would say some words. So ‘Aeysha asked him about these words.

He said: ‘If what has been said is good then these words would be like a seal for them until the Day of Judgement and if he spoke other than good, then it would be an expiation for him. ‘Subhanak Allaahumma wa bihamdika, la illaha ill Anta, Astaghfiruka wa Atoobu eelayk.'(How far You are from imperfection O Allaah and praise is for You, there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, I seek forgiveness from You and repent to You.)

No. 3164

Part E

37- 359- It is narrated on the authority of ‘Aeysha that when the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam used to go to bed every night he, would cup his hands together, spittle in them and then read into them:

<< Say: “He is Allaah, (the) One>> [Soorah Al-Ikhlaas],

<< Say: “I seek refuge with the Lord of the daybreak >>[Soorah Al-Falaq]

and <<Say: “I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind>>[Soorah An-Naas] then wipe what he could from his body, starting from his head and face and then the rest of what he could of his body andhe would do that three times.’

No. 3104

38-366 – On the authority of Anas who said: ‘When the Companions of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamused to meet they used to shake hands and if they came from a journey they would hug.’

No. 2647

39- 373 – On the authority of Ubaydullaah bin Ali bin Abee Rafah, on the authority of his grandmother Salma who said: ‘The Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamused to dislike that the top of food be taken.’

No. 3125

40- 377 – On the authority of Abu Huraira who said: The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Every person from the children of Adam is a master, so the man is the master of his family and the woman is the mistress of her home.’

No. 2041

41- 378- On the authority of Ibn Umar who said: Allaah’s Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsaid: ‘Eat together and don’t separate. Indeed food for one person is sufficient for two and food for two is sufficient for four.’

No. 2691

42- 380- On the authority of Zaid bin ‘Arqam who said: ‘When the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam used to say salaam to us, we used to reply with: ‘Wa alayka as-Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu wa Maghfiratuhu.’ (and Salaam be to you and Allaah’s mercy, His blessings and His forgiveness.)

No. 1449

43- 383 – On the authority of Abu Massoud, on the authority of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: ‘A Muslim has four characteristics towards another Muslim: He replies ‘YarhamkuAllaah‘ (May Allaah have mercy upon you) if another Muslim sneezes, he answers his invitation, he attends if he dies and visits him if he is sick.’

No. 2154

44- On the authority of Zaid bin Aslaam on the authority of his father that Umar bin al-Khattab came upon Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq –RadhiAllaahu anhu-while he was pulling his tongue.

Umar said: ‘What are you doing O khaleefah of theAllaah’s Messenger?

Abu Bakr said: This has caused me to commit sins.Indeed the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsaid: ‘There is nothing from the body except that it complains to Allaah about the tongue, every single limb complains.’

No. 535

45- 387 – On the authority of Ibn Abbas who said: the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsaid: ‘A believer is not a person who eats his fill while his neighbour is hungry next to him.’

No. 149

Part F

46- 388- On the authority of Abdullaah bin Mas’oodwho said that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘A believer does not defame, nor does he curse, nor does he do evil acts nor is he obscene/foul.’

No. 320

47- 395 – On the authority of Abu Huraira in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘A slave of Allaah is not provided with anything better in goodness nor in wealth than patience.’

No. 448

48- 396 – On the authority of Anas who said: ‘There was not a person in the world who the Companions loved to see more than the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – and if they saw him they would not stand up for him as they knew about his dislike of standing for him.’

No. 358

49- 397 – On the authority of Usama bin Shareek in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘Do not do in secret that which you would dislike the people to see you do.’

No. 1055

50- 398- On the authority of Sharhabeel bin Muslim al-Khowlaani: that Rooh bin Zinbaa’ visited Tameem ad-Daari and found him sifting barley for his horse while his family was around him, so Rooh said to him: ‘Could not one of these people be sufficient for you?’ (i.e. to help you)

Tameem said: ‘Of course, but I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – say: ‘There is no Muslim who sifts barley for his horse, then ties the food bag to the horse except that for every grain there is a good deed written for him.’

No. 2269

51-399 – On the authority of al-Bara bin ‘Aazib who said that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands except they are forgiven before they separate.’

No.525

52- 400 – On the authority of an-Nu’maan binBasheer in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘The example of the believers in their affection, mercy and compassion for each other is like the body: if a limb of it complains due to an illness, it affects the rest of the body with sleeplessness and fever.’

No. 1083

53- 404 – On the authority of Abu Burdah who said: I came to Madina and Abdullaah bin Umar came to visit me and said: ‘Do you know why I came to see you?’

I said: ‘No’

He said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – saying: ‘whoever loves to keep the ties of relationship with his father while he is in his grave, then he should keep the ties of relationship with his father’s brothers after him.’

Ibn Umar said: ‘since there was brotherliness and affection between my father and your father I liked to maintain the ties of relationship.’

No. 1432

54- 405- On the authority of Abu Umamah on the authority of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – that he said: ‘Whoever loves for the sake of Allaah, hates for the sake of Allaah, gives for the sake of Allaah and prohibits for the sake of Allaah then he has completed Eemaan.’

No.380

Part G

55 – 412 – On the authority of Abu Umamah in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: “Whoever is merciful – even when slaughtering a small bird – Allaah will have mercy on him on the Day of Judgment.”

No.27

56 – 413 – On the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Amr who said that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever remains silent is saved.”

No.536

57- 415 – From Abu Hurairah on the authority of the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: “Whoever says when he goes to his bed to sleep:

‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah Alone, He has no partners, He has the Dominion and for Him is all praise. He is capable of all things, there is no capability nor is there any power except with Allaah, far is Allaah from imperfection and praise is for Him, there is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah and Allaah is the Greatest,

La ilaha ‘illa Allaahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ala kulli shayin qadeer. La hawla wa la quwwata illa billaa

Subhana allaahi, wal hamdu lillaahi, wa la illaah ila Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar

Then his sins are forgiven – or his mistakes – even if they were like the foam on the sea.”

No.3414

58- 418 – On the authority of Anas bin Malik in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: “Whoever restrains his anger then Allaah restrains His punishment from him. Whoever restrains his tongue then Allaah hides his mistakes.Whoever apologises to Allaah then Allaah accepts his excuse.”

No.2360

59- 419 – On the authority of Jareer who said that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever is not merciful will not be shown mercy.Whoever does not forgive will not be forgiven.Whoever does not repent then he will not be shown repentance.”

No.483

60- 422- On the authority of Jaabir bin Abdullaah in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: “Whoever helps his brother at the time of his need, then Allaah helps him at the time of his need.”

No.2362

61- On the authority of Sahl bin Sa’d in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: “The believer is friendly, there is no good in the one who does not take friends and cannot be befriended.”

No.425

62- 423 – On the authority of Ibn Umar in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: “The believer who mixes with the people and is patient with their harm is better than the one who does not mix with people and is not patient with their harm.”

No.939

63- 425 – On the authority of Abu Huraira in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: “A believer befriends and is befriended. There is no good in the one who does not take friends and cannot be befriended. The best of the people are those who are most beneficial to the people.”

No.426

Part H

64- 426 – On the authority of Abu Barzah who said: I asked, “O Messenger of Allaah! Direct me to an action which I can benefit from.” The Messenger said: “Remove a harmful thing from the path of Muslims.”

No.2373

65- 429 – On the authority of a man from the Companions of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam prohibited sitting between the sun’s rays and the shade and said:“This is where the Shaytaan sits.”

No.838/3110

66 – 431 – On the authority of Jaabir bin Abdullaah who states that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamprohibited pictures in the house and prohibited a man from making them.

No.424

67- 432 – On the authority Ibn Umar that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam prohibited isolation, that a man spends the night alone or travels alone.

No. 60

68 – 434 – On the authority of Muwayyiah bin Qurrah from his father who said that a man said: “O Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam! Indeed when I slaughter a sheep, I have mercy on it.”

The Messenger mentioned: “If you are merciful with the sheep, then Allaah will be merciful to you.”

No. 26

69- 435 – On the authority of Anas bin Malik in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: “I swear by Him in Whose Hand is my life; Allaah does not bestow His mercy except upon a merciful person. They said: ‘We are all merciful.’

The Messenger said: “It is not the mercy of one of you to his companion; rather it is being merciful to all the people.”

No. 167

70 – 436 – On the authority of Anas bin Malik who said: “I used to serve the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam so I would enter upon himwithout permission. One day I came and entered upon him and he said: “Get back O my son! Indeed something has happened, so do not enter upon me except with permission.”

No.2957

71- 437 – On the authority of Abu Darda who said: that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsaid: “Do not eat while you are reclining, nor on a sieve (a large device that was used to sieve flour etc). Do not take a fixed place of prayer in the masjid so that you don’t pray except in that place and do not climb over the necks of the people on the day of Jumu’ah, such that Allaah makes you a bridge for them on the Day of Judgment.”

No. 3122

72 – 446 – From Samurah bin Jundab, on the authority of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: “Do not curse with the curse of Allaah, with His Anger nor with the Fire. [and in a narration: with the Hell-Fire.]

No. 893

The Encouragement to Eat of what Your Own Hands Have Earned & Sufficing with it Over Begging & Subjugating Oneself to Handouts

Taken from ‘Riyadh as-Saliheen’ By Imaam an-Nawwawi
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Allaah Ta’ala said:

<<Then when the (Jumu’a Salah) prayer has finished, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allaah (by working, etc.) >>

[Juma’ :10]

544 – On the authority of Abu Abdullaah az-Zubayr bin ‘Awwaam –Radhiallaahu anhu- who said: The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamsaid: ‘For one of you to take his ropes, go to a mountain, carry a bundle of wood on his back and then sell it – Allaah making that sufficient for him – is better for him than asking from people, whether they give or withhold.’

Narrated by Bukhari

545 – On the authority of Abu Huraira –Radhiallaahu anhu-  who said: The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘For one of you to gather wood in a bundle on his back is better for him than asking/begging from anyone, they either give it to him or withhold it from him.

Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim

546 – On the authority of Abu Huraira –Radhiallaahu anhu- from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-  who said: ‘Dawood –alayhi sallam- never used to eat except from the earnings of his own hands.’

Narrated by Bukhari

547 – On the authority of Abu Huraira that The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Zakareeyaa –alayhi sallam- used to be a carpenter.’

Narrated by Muslim

548 – On the authority of al-Maqdaam bin Ma’ad Yakrib –Rahiallaahu anhu- from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- who said: ‘No one ever ate food better than that which he earned with his own hands.  Indeed the Prophet of Allaah, Dawood -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to eat from what his hands had earned.’

Narrated by Bukhari

All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance.

The unauthentic narration of ‘the Hair Dresser of Pharaoh’s Daughter’ – Shaykh Albaanee

Taken from ‘Silsilah ahadeeth ad-Daeefah’ 2/880
A summary of the research by the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasur uddeen al-Albaani

Allaah Azza wa Jal revealed miracles as an evidence against the people. One of the great miracles which Allaah showed the people was of the three who spoke in the cradle. This has been authentically narrated without a shadow of doubt. It was collected, authentically by the two great scholars of hadeeth, Imaam Bukhari and Imaam Muslim in their authentic books.

The following narration is the authentic one:

Narrated by Abu Huraira – radiAllaah anhu – that the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said, “None spoke in cradle but three: (The first was) Jesus, (the second was), there a man from Bani Israel called Juraij. While he was offering his prayers, his mother came and called him. He said (to himself), ‘Shall I answer her or keep on praying?” (He went on praying) and did not answer her, his mother said, “O Allaah! Do not let him die till he sees the faces of prostitutes.”

So while he was in his hermitage, a lady came and sought to seduce him, but he refused. So she went to a shepherd and presented herself to him to commit illegal sexual intercourse with her and then later she gave birth to a child and claimed that it belonged to Juraij.

The people, therefore, came to him and dismantled his hermitage and expelled him out of it and abused him. Juraij performed the ablution and offered prayer, and then came to the child and said, ‘O child! Who is your father?’ The child replied, ‘The shepherd.’ (After hearing this) the people said, ‘We shall rebuild your hermitage of gold,’ but he said, ‘No, of nothing but mud.’

(The third was the hero of the following story) A lady from Bani Israel was nursing her child at her breast when a handsome rider passed by her. She said, ‘O Allaah ! Make my child like him.’ On that the child left her breast, and facing the rider said, ‘O Allaah! Do not make me like him.’ The child then started to suck her breast again. (Abu Huraira further said, “As if I were now looking at the Prophet sucking his finger (in way of demonstration.”) After a while the people passed by, with a lady slave and she (i.e. the child’s mother) said, ‘O Allaah! Do not make my child like this (slave girl)!, On that the child left her breast and said, ‘O Allaah! Make me like her.’

When she asked why, the child replied, ‘The rider is one of the tyrants while this slave girl is falsely accused of theft and illegal sexual intercourse.” Authentically reported in Saheeh al-Bukhari

As for the story of the hairdresser of the daughter of Pharaoh, which is not authentic, but it is weak (Da’eef) is narrated as follows:

[[ It was narrated that Ibn Abbas -radiAllaah anhu- said: The Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: On the night on which I was taken on the Night Journey, a beautiful fragrance came to me. I said: O Jibreel, what is this beautiful fragrance? He said: This is the fragrance of the hairdresser of Pharaoh’s daughter and her children. I said: What is their story? He said: Whilst she was combing the hair of Pharaoh’s daughter one day, the iron comb fell from her hand and she said, Bismillaah (in the name of Allaah). The daughter of Pharaoh said: You mean my father? She said: No. My Lord and the Lord of your father is Allaah. She said: I will tell him about that. She said: Yes.

So she told him and he summoned her and said: O So and so, do you have a Lord other than me? She said: Yes, my Lord and your Lord is Allaah. He ordered that a cow made of copper be heated up, then he ordered that she and her children be thrown into it. She said: I have a request to make of you. He said: What is your request? She said: I would like my bones and my children’s bones to be gathered together in one cloth and buried. He said: This will be done for you.

He ordered that her children be thrown into it in front of her, one by one, until they came to the last one who was an infant boy who was still being breastfed. It was as if she wavered because of him, but he said: O mother, go ahead, for the punishment of this world is easier to bear than the punishment of the hereafter. So she went ahead. Ibn Abbas -radiAllaah anhu said: Four infants spoke: Eesa ibn Maryam -alayhi Sallam, the companion of Jurayj, the witness of Yoosuf and the son of the hairdresser of Pharaoh’s daughter.]]

It has been narrated by Ibn Abbas and collected by Imaam Ahmad in his ‘Musnad’ and Hakim in ‘al-Mustadrak’. Ad-Dhahabi and Ibn Katheer had authenticated it. And from the contemporary scholars, the likes of Ahmad Shaakir and al-Arnaoot have also followed them and authenticated this story.

However, the Muhadith of Sham, Shaykh Muhammad Nasur uddeen al-Albaani disputes their claim. The Shaykh discusses this narration in his amazing work entitled ‘Silsilah ahadeeth ad-Daeefah’. He says that this wording is Batil.

The following is a summary of his research:

1-The hadeeth of Hakim has two narrators in its isnaad who do not have biographies.

2- The Shaykh said it is batil for two reasons:

(i) The narration firstly mentions there were three who spoke in the cradle, but then mentions the names of four individuals.

(ii) This narration is different to the wording in the authentic hadeeth of Bukhari and Muslim.

3- All the other narrations have defects in their Asaneed. Here the Shaykh begins to discuss a lot of technical detail.

4- The Shaykh said: ‘I did not find any authentic hadeeth which negates the number of babies who spoke in cradle are mentioned in the hadeeth of Bukhari and Muslim. Except what is in the story of the boy of the people of the ditch, where he said to his mother, ‘o mother be patient, since indeed you are upon the truth.’ as narrated by Ahmad.

5- The Shaykh continues later on by saying: ‘then, what is apparent in the Qur’aan from the story of the witness to what happened to Prophet Yusuf -alayhi as-Sallam – is that the witness was a man not a baby child in the cradle.

If it had been a baby then just the baby saying that she is a liar would be sufficient as absolute evidence, since it would have been a miracle. There would be no need for saying <<and a witness of her household bore witness>>, nor any need for living proof of the innocence of Yusuf -alayhi as-Sallam – which is the saying from the verse. <<If it be that his shirt is torn from the front, then her tale is true and he is a liar! But if it be that his shirt is torn from the back….. >>

Ibn Jareer narrates an isnaad where all the narrators are trustworthy on the authority of Ibn Abbas that the person who witnessed what happened to Prophet was a man who had a beard, and this the stronger opinion.

Allaah knows best.

6- The Shaykh mentions:
(benefit): what has been mentioned in some Tafseer books and other than them, that from those who also spoke in the cradle were Ibraheem, Yahya and Muhammad -alayhim as-Sallam ajmaeen- there is nothing narrated from the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam. This is what you should know.

If one requires more detailed information then they can refer to ‘Silsilah ahadeeth ad-Daeefah’ 2/880

Translated by
Abbas Abu Yahya

Retraction of Shaykh al-Albaani regarding the Hadeeth of Worldly Affairs

Compiled and Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

“Indeed Allaah hates every person who is arrogant, rude, rough, and is greedy, thinks he knows it all and shouts loudly in the market places, who is like a corpse during the night and a donkey during the day, knowledgeable about worldly affairs, ignorant about the matters of the hereafter.”

Da’eef – ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth ad-Da’eefah’ no. 2304

This hadeeth which has been narrated by Ibn Hibban and al-Bayhaqi, it has been declared weak by Shaykh al-Albaani.

Initially the Shaykh had authenticated this hadeeth in ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheehah’ no.195.  However, the Shaykh retracted and declared it to be weak.  He removed it from ‘Silsilah as-Saheehah’ and placed it in ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth ad-Da’eefah’ no.2304.  The Shaykh also declared it Da’eef in his book ‘Daeef Targheeb wa Tarheeb’ no.378.

Although this hadeeth can be found authenticated in his book ‘Saheeh al-Jami as-Sagheer’, the Shaykh didn’t rely upon this book since it had been in the hands of untrustworthy publishers.  The Shaykh never amended the book. However the Shaykh in latter part of his life began a journey to divide the Ahadeeth of ‘Saheeh  al-Jami as-Sagheer’  into a more precise division of hadeeth  terminology of‘Saheeh  li dhaatihi‘ ( authentic by itself) and ‘Saheeh li ghayreehi‘ (authentic due to other hadeeth) and ‘hasan li dhaatihi‘ (hasan by itself) and ‘hasan li ghayreehi’ (hasan due to other hadeeth).  This is a colossal task in itself. The Shaykh – may Allah have mercy on him- was sadly unable to complete this work.

The Shaykh commented on the hadeeth after declaring it weak by saying: “how applicable is this hadeeth – even though it is weak – to those kuffar who do not pay any importance to their hereafter, despite them having knowledge of many worldly affairs, AllaahTa’ala  says about them:

<< They know only the outside appearance of the life of the world, and they are heedless of the Hereafter.>>

[ Soorah ar-Rum : 7 ]

Many Muslims have a large percentage of this characteristic in them. Those who spend their days roaming around in the market places, shouting and yelling in those places, and they neglect the obligatory actions and prayers.

<< So woe unto those performers of prayers (hypocrites), who delay their Salaat from their stated fixed times, those who do good deeds only to be seen (of men), and refuse Al-Ma’un(small kindnesses)>>

[Soorah Maa’oon : 4-7]

Taken from: ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth ad-Da’eefah’ no. 2304

A Selection of Ahaadeeth and their benefits : ‘Silsilah al-Ahadeeth as-Saheehah’

A Selection of Ahaadeeth and their benefits taken from ‘Silsilah al-Ahadeeth as-Saheehah’
By The Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasur uddeen al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Part one

Sufficing with one Tasleem in the prayer

316 – “He used to give one Tasleem.”

Summarizing the statement: That this hadeeth is authentic, and it is the most authentic of the Ahadeeth that mention giving one Tasleemin the prayer. Bayhaqi quotes a portion of these ahaadeeth, but none of those asaneed are without a weakness. However, in general they support this hadeeth. Bayhaqi said at the end: ‘It has been narrated on a group of the Companions – radiAllaahu anhum – that they gave oneTasleem, and this is from the differences that are permissible, and that can be limited to being allowed.’

And at-Tirmidhee mentions something similar about the Companions, then he says: ‘Ash-Shafiee said: If you wish you can give one Tasleem, and if you wish you can give two Tasleems.’

I say: The giving of one Tasleem is obligatory, which must be done, due to his sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam saying: “….exiting oneself from the prayer is by giving Tasleem.” And giving two Tasleems is Sunnah, and it is permissible to leave the second Tasleem, sometimes due to this hadeeth.

And from the guidance of the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam the method of exiting from the prayer thus follows:

1 – Limiting to one Tasleem, as was previously mentioned.

2 – To say on his right hand side: ‘assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi’, and to say on his left side: ‘assalamu alaykum.’

3 – Like the Tasleem before, except that you also add ‘wa rahmatullaahi’in the second Tasleem.

4 – Just like the Tasleem before, except that you add ‘wa barakatuhu’ in the first Tasleem.

All of these are established in the ahaadeeth and I have mentioned their sources in ‘sifaat as-salaat an-Nabi –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam’ so whoever wishes can refer back to it.

516– On the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Amr, on the authority of the Prophet –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam who said: ‘The pleasure of your Lord is in the pleasure of your father and the anger of your Lord is in the anger of your father.

792– On the authority of Abdullaah bin Amr – in a narration ascribed to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: “Indeed the most beloved of you to me is the best of you in manners.”

From the Prophet’s – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam –humility

1002– On the authority of Abu Huraira who said: Jibraeel sat with the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and he looked up to the sky, and there was an angel descending. Jibraeel said to the Prophet: This angel has never descended until this time since he was created.

So when the angel descended he said: ‘O Muhammad, your Lord has sent me to you: Shall I make you a king or slave & Messenger?’

Jibraeel said to him: ’Be humble for your Lord O Muhammad!’

So the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘No, but rather a slave & Messenger.’

1047 – On the authority of Muhammad bin Saad, on his father in a narration ascribed to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘There are three things that are from happiness, and the three things from happiness are: A wife, who you are pleased with what you find from her, and if you are away from her she keeps herself and your wealth secure. And a riding beast which is quick and easy, so it can take you to your friends. And a house which is spacious and has many visitors.

And from the wretched things: A wife, who you are upset with from what you find from her, and she talks badly about you, and if you are away from her she does not secure herself nor your wealth. And a riding beast which is slow, so if you beat it you just tire yourself out, and if you leave it, it will not take you to your friends. And a house which is cramped and has few visitors.

1802– The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘There are three destructive things, and three successful things’, then he said: ‘The three destructive things are: miserliness which is obeyed, and a desire which is followed, and a person is amazed by his own self.And the three successful things: having fear of Allaah in secret and in the open, and having a balance in poverty and richness, and doing justice at the time of anger and at the time of happiness.

The virtue of Abu Ubayda and using Khabar al-Ahad as a proof

1964 –This is the trustworthy one of this Ummah. Meaning Abu Ubayda.”

Narrated by Muslim (1297) and Hakim (3/267) and Ahmad (3/125) and Abu Yaa’la (2/831) from the different routes on the authority of Hamad bin Salama on the authority of ‘Anas: “The people of Yemen came to the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and said : Send a man with us who will teach us the Sunnah and al-Islaam.

Then the Messenger took the hand of Abu Ubayda and said: “ This is the trustworthy one of this Ummah. ” Then the Messenger mentioned him. This wording is from Muslim, and from the wording of Haakim, ‘teach us the Qur’aan.’

And Haakim said: ‘Authentic according to the conditions of Muslim, but Muslim & Bukhari did not narrate this hadeeth with mentioning the word: ‘Qur’aan.’

I say : and in this hadeeth there is an important benefit, the Khabar al-Ahad is used as a proof in ‘Aqeedah, like it is used as a proof in Fiqh rulings, since we know – out of necessity that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam did not send Abu Ubayda to the people of Yemen just to teach them fiqh rulings, but also to teach the ‘Aqeedah. So if the khabar al-Ahad did not necessitate knowledge of the Sharia’ in‘Aqeedah, then sending Abu Ubayda to teach them by himself would be similar to mockery. And this is what the One who established theSharia’ is free from. So it is established with certainty that the Khabar al-Ahad necessitates knowledge, and that is my intent. I have two well-known booklets, which have been printed many times regarding this important issue, so anyone who wants a further explanation can refer back to them.

1939 – On the authority of Hani : When he came to the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, and said : ‘O Messenger of Allaah what obligates Paradise for me? He said: “Have good speech and give food.”

From the best advice of the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam for Abu Dharr

2166 – On the authority of Abu Dharr, who said: ‘My friend – Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam ordered me with seven things : He commanded me to love the poor, and to come close to them.And he commanded me to look at the one who is lower than me, and not look at the one above me. And he commanded me to have good ties with my family even if they turn away. And he commanded me not to ask anyone for anything. And he commanded me to speak the truth even if it is bitter. And he commanded me not to fear for Allaah the blame of those who rebuke, and he commanded me to say :

There is no capability nor is there any power except with Allaah.

La hawla wa la quwwata illa billaa

often, as it is indeed from the treasures from under the ‘Arsh. [ And in a narration : indeed it is a treasure from the treasures of Paradise.]

3258 – On the authority of Rabeeyah al-Asslamee who said : I used to serve the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and he gave me some land, and he gave Abu Bakr some land, and when it came to dividing the land, we differed over a cluster of dates from a date palm tree. Abu Bakr said : this is on my side of the land! And I said : It is on my side! There used to be a problem between me and Abu Bakr, and Abu Bakr said a statement to me which I hated but he regretted saying it, so he said to me: ‘O Rabeeyah! Say something to me similar to what I said to you, so that it can be a requital.’

So I said : ‘I will not say it.’

Abu Bakr said : ‘You will say it or I will request the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam to order you to say it.

So I said : ‘I will not say it.’

Abu Bakr left that portion of the land for me and went off to the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and I followed him. The people from my tribe followed us and said to me: ‘May Allaah have mercy on Abu Bakr, why is he going to the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallamabout you, and he said what he said about you.’

So I said : ‘Do you know who this is?? This is Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq, he is one of the two who were in the cave, he is one who has grown old as a Muslim ( one of the elders of the Muslims), beware he does not turn around and see you assisting me against him and becomes angry and he meets the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam , and the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam will become angry due to him being angry, and then Allaah Azza wa Jal becomes angry due to them being angry and then Rabeeyah will be destroyed.’

They said : ‘What do you order us to do?’

I said : ‘Go back.’

Abu Bakr –RadhiAllaahu anhu- went off to the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam , so I followed him by myself, until he reached the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam and he told him the story as it was. The Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam raised his head towards me and said: ‘O Rabeeyah what’s the matter between you and as-Siddeeq?’

I said : ‘O Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam such and such happened, and he said a statement to me which I disliked, then he said to me, say something similar to what I said to you so that it can be requited, but I refused.’

Then the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Yes, do not say a word back to him, but say: May Allaah forgive you O Abu Bakr. May Allaah forgive you O Abu Bakr.’

Hasan said: ‘Abu Bakr turned around and he was crying.’

All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance.