Category Archives: Hadith & Sunnah

Obedience to Parents

Passages from Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad concerning Obedience to one’s Parents

Passages from Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad concerning Obedience to one's Parents. Chapter 1: The saying of Allah the Exalted, "and we have enjoined upon man to be good to his parents" 1/1 From Abu Umru ash-Shaibaanee who said, "the owner of this house narrated to us," and he indicated with his hand to the house of 'Abdullah, that, "I asked the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), 'which action is the most beloved to Allah?' He said, 'Prayer at its correct time'. I said, 'then which action? ' He said, 'birr (good treatment, kindness) to the parents.' I said, 'then which?' He said 'Jihad in the way of Allah'" 'Abdullah said, "he told me these, and if I had Read more ...
zakatul-fitr

Ramadan : Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr)

Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr) Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) narrated: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory the payment of one Sa' (approx 2.6 Kg) of dates or one Sa' of barley as zakatul-fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old; and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer 'Eid prayer." [Bukhari, 1503] Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) said: "The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as sadaqatul-fitr." The people then substituted one-half Sa' of wheat for that. Read more ...
ruins of Thamood

Do not enter the Ruins of the Punished People for mere Sightseeing

Sufyaan [ibn 'Uyayanah] narrated to us from 'Abdullaah ibn Deenaar from 'Abdullaah ibn 'Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said, "Do not enter the ruins of the people who were previously punished unless you are weeping. If you are not weeping, then do not enter their ruins, for I fear that what has befallen them may also befall you." [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 9. The isnaad of this hadeeth is saheeh according to the conditions set by al-Bukhari and Muslim.] The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said this to his companions when he led them, in 9 AH, in an expedition to Tabook (about 400 miles north of Madinah) Read more ...
Muharram

A Concise Article on Fasting the Day of ‘Ashura

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy A Concise Article on Fasting the Day of 'Ashura Its Virtue: Abu Qatadah (radhiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was asked about 'Ashura and he responded, "It expiates for the previous year." [Muslim, 1162] Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllahu anhu) said, "I never saw the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) seeking to fast a day, giving it preference over another, except this day, the day of 'Ashura, and this month, meaning the month of Ramadan." [Bukhari, 2006] It is the Day Allah Saved Musa Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllahu anhu) said, "The Prophet (Sallallahu Read more ...

Verily actions are by Intention

A very detailed explanation of the hadeeth of intention from the tremendous work of Ibn Rajab. Below are translated excerpts from the beautiful work by Imaam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (rahmatullah) entitled 'Jaami Al-Uloom wal Hikm' in which he has a detailed commentary on 50 ahaadeeth of the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). (Basically an-Nawawee's 42 ahaadeeth with 8 added on) The First Hadeeth Umar bin al-Khattaab relates that: "I heard the Messenger of Allah, (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), saying, "verily actions are by intentions, and for every person is what he intended. So the one whose hijrah was to Allah and His Messenger, then his hijrah Read more ...

Prophet’s dream: Drawing water from a well

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out as many buckets of water as Allah wished from it. Ibn Abi Quhafah then took the bucket from me and pulled out one or two full buckets, but there was weakness in his pull – may Allah forgive him. Then the bucket turned into a very large one and 'Umar ibn al-Khattab took it. I have never seen any person draw water with such strength as 'Umar did, until the people [drank to their satisfaction and] watered their camels to their fill; whereupon the camels sat beside the water." Read more ...

Falseness of the hadeeth, “Were it not for you, I would not have created the universe”

Falseness of the hadeeth, “Were it not for you (Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), I would not have created the universe”. Praise be to Allah. Many false and fabricated ahaadeeth have been narrated that say similar things. For example: “Were it not for you, I would not have created the universe.” This was quoted by al-Shawkaani in al-Fawaa'id al-Majmoo'ah fi'l-Ahaadeeth al-Mawdoo'ah (p. 326). He said: Al-San'aani said: (it is) mawdoo' (fabricated). Al-Albaani said in al-Silsilah al-Da'eefah (282): (it is) mawdoo'. Another example is the hadeeth narrated by al-Haakim according to which Ibn 'Abbaas said: “Allah revealed to 'Eesa (Jesus, Read more ...

Inspiration: Islam and Racism

Episode-12 (final episode - Season 1) from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. Islam does not pay attention to differences in colour, race or lineage. All people come from Adam, and Adam was created from dust. In Islam, differentiation between people is based on faith (eemaan) and piety (taqwaa), by doing that which Allah has enjoined and avoiding that which Allah has prohibited. Allah says in the Quran:  "O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allaah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. he is one of Read more ...

Inspiration: Mercy to the world

Episode-11 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. Allah says in the Quran: "And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah's) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)." [Quran, 3:159] The Prophet commanded that no animal be tortured or over-burdened, while assuring that no active kindness towards them will go unrewarded in the hereafter. Abu Huraira reported Allah's Read more ...

Inspiration: Responsible for your Flock

Episode-10 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. Allah says in the Quran: "O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones," [Quran, 66:6] Abdullah bin Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them. The servant of a man is a guardian of Read more ...