Tag: Salaf

[2] Series: Ahaadeeth Related to Uloom Al-Qur’aan – [Few Fawaa’id Extracted From a Hadeeth Reported By Aa’isha Regarding The Manner In Which The Prophet Used To Receive The Revelation]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Aa’isha [radiyallaahu anhaa] said: Al-Haarith bin Hisham asked Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam]: “O Allaah’s Messenger! How is the Divine Revelation revealed to you?” Allaah’s Messenger  replied, “Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Revelation is the hardest of all and then this state passes off after I have grasped what is revealed. Sometimes the angel comes in the form of a man and talks to me and I grasp whatever he says.” Aishah added: Verily I saw the Prophet being inspired [divinely] and [noticed] the sweat dropping from his forehead on a very cold day as the Revelation was over. [Al-Bukhaari’ Number’ Hadeeth Number 2]
Some Points Derived From This Hadeeth
1. The heaviness of the revelation on the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], and this is affirmed by one of the explanations of the Aayah [i.e. by the scholars of Tafseer]:

Verily, We shall send down to you a weighty Word.”

[Surah Al-Muzzammil’ Aayah 5]
2. The Sahaabah witnessed the [physical] state of the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] whilst the revelation was been sent down to him.
3. The statement of Aa’isha [radiyallaahu anhaa]: “Verily I saw the Prophet being inspired [divinely] and [noticed] the sweat dropping from his forehead on a very cold day”: [This shows that some of the] Qur’aan was revealed in winter and summer, as stated in a hadeeth [reported by Umar who said that the Messenger said to him]: O Umar! “Does this verse that is at the end of Surah An-Nisaa’, which was revealed in summer not suffice you? [i.e. regarding Al kalaalah – those who leave neither descendants nor ascendants as heirs] [Saheeh Muslim’ Number 567]
4. This hadeeth contains a refutation against the one [i.e. some of the orientalists, enemies of Islaam etc] who say that the revelation received by him [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] was as a result of epileptic fits, because the Sahaabah witnessed the [physical state of the Prophet] and did not see any of this [i.e. this false claim of these enemies of Islaam].
Source: An Excerpt from ‘Al-Arba’oona Hadeethaa Fee Uloomil Qur’aan. pages 9-13. By Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [hafidhahullaah]. slightly paraphrased

Muhammad Ibn Al-Hasan [rahimahullaah]: Why Did He Remind The People About a Book on Business Transactions When They Asked Him to Author a Book on Zuhud?- [A Short Faa’idah By Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
It was said to Muhammad Ibn Al-Hasan Ash-Shaybaaniy [rahimahullaah]:
“Will you not author a book on Zuhud?” He said: “Indeed, I have written a book on business transactions.”
Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] said: “When it was sought from Muhammad Ibn Al-Hasan [rahimahullaah] to author a book on Zuhud, he said, “Indeed, I have written a book on business transactions”; because whoever is acquainted with business transactions and its [sound Islamic] rulings, he will avoid haraam and declare lawful what is to be declared lawful, and this person is the Zaahid [i.e. a person of abstinence in reality].

When The Prophet Asked Ubay, ” Which Aayah In The Qur’aan Is The Greatest?” The Response He Gave Shows Us The Lofty Station of Tawheed In The Hearts of The Sahaabah – [By Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Badr (Hafidhahullaah)]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

The Messenger of Allah said to Abay, “O Abu Mundhir! Do you know which verse from the Book of Allah – [you have memorised] – is the greatest?” He [Ubay] said, “Allaah and His Messenger know best.” The Prophet [repeated and] said, “O Abu Mundhir [Ubay]! Do you know which verse from the Book of Allaah – [you have memorised] – is the greatest?”. He [Ubay] said, “Allāhu laa ilāha illa huwal-Hayyul-Qayyoom [Aayatul-Kursi]. He [Ubay] said, “He [The Prophet] then struck me on my chest and said “By Allah, may you be blessed in your knowledge O Aba Mundhir.” [Muslim, hadith no.810]

Firstly: Ponder upon the question Ubay [radiyallaahu anhu] was asked!

He [radiyallaahu anhu] was a haafidh of the Qur’aan and was called the leader of the reciters. The Aayaat of the Qur’aan exceed six thousand in number, so when the Prophet asked him which Aayaah of the Qur’aan is the greatest, he extracted it from that [huge] number. He did not extract it from ten, a hundred or two hundred Aayaat, rather he extracted it from over six thousand Aayaat.

Secondly: Ponder upon the fact also that Ubay answered the question immediately. It did not take him a week, two weeks, a month or two, rather he answered immediately. When the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] asked him at first, he said, “Allaah and his Messenger know best.” But when the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] repeated the question, he knew that the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] permitted him to strive and find the answer, so he replied.

Thirdly: Also ponder upon how fast Ubay [radiyallaahu anhu] answered, which shows us the great station of Tawheed in the hearts of the Sahaabah and that Tawheed is the greatest subject matter in the Qur’aan. That is because when Ubay [radiyallaahu anhu] was asked he did not quote an Aayah regarding rulings on other matters nor an Aayaah regarding the story of the nations of the past, nor an Aayah regarding the events on the Day of Judgement, nor Aayaat regarding manners, rather the first thing that came to his mind was Tawheed.



Whoever Realises What The Innovators Have Abandoned of the Sunnah and Left Behind and He Clings to it, He Is a Person of The Sunnah and The Jamaa’ah- [By Imaam al-Barbahaaree]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah) said: ‘Whoever realises what the innovators have abandoned of the Sunnah and left behind and he clings to it, he is a person of the Sunnah and the Jamaa’ah. He should be followed, helped and protected.  He is one of those whom the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) bequeathed that he should be looked after'[1]

Shaikh Saaleh al Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] commented saying:

That is (in the saying of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)]: ‘They are those upon that which I and my Companions are upon today.’   He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) advised that one should be with them, with this Jamaa’ah, with this company of people, with this group upon that which the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and his Companions were upon. However, this requires two affairs:

The First Affair Is: Knowledge; that we learn what the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and his Companions were upon. As for the ignorant one, he does not learn, whilst thinking that what the one in opposition is upon is what the Messenger was upon, when that is not the case.

The Second Affair Is: To be firm upon that which the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and his Companions were upon; because the one who traverses upon the Sunnah will receive grief, trouble and intimidation from the people; but he must exercise patience and not turn away from the truth. He does not bargain (the truth) nor leaves anything of it; and for that reason it has been reported about the one who holds upon his Religion at the end of time, that he is like one holding onto a burning coal or prickles, due to what he will receive of hardship, grief and trouble from the people. So he requires patience.[2]

[1]Source: Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank (may Allaah grant him and his wife Jannatul Firdaws.. Aameen) [Explanation of the Creed]

[2] Source: [It-haaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharhis Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree, Vol2, page68-69.

abridged & slightly paraphrased

Translation: By Masjid Al-Furqaan Admin

The Deadly Scorpions [Ahlul Bidah On Twitter] – Once Again – Think That They Can Sting

Imaam Al-Barbahaari [rahimahullaah] said:

The likeness of the people of innovation is that of scorpions burying their heads and bodies in the sand and leaving their tails out; so, when they are able they sting. Likewise, the people of innovation hide themselves within the people and when they are able, they convey what they desire.

[Tabaqaat al-Hanaabilah: 2/44]

The One Who Listens to Bidah Is Worthy of Being Put to Trial By It- [By Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawri [rahimahullaah] said:

Whoever lends an ear to a person of innovation, has left the protection of Allaah and is entrusted to it (i.e. to the innovation).

Sheikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said: Whoever lends an ear to a person of innovation, has left the protection of Allaah:’   The hadith about fleeing from ahlul bidah and not to sit with them, nor to accompany them has proceeded; so, whoever accompanies them and listens to their statements and does not reject them, will be destroyed alongside them. It is not permissible for you to lend an ear to them whilst saying: ‘’I am a believer with strong Eemaan and I am well acquainted with the Aqeedah, and they [i.e. the innovators] cannot have an effect on me.’  This is self -deception [and] trial for the people; for being distant from (the innovators) and not listening to their false statements is Safety.  As for lending your ear to them, then you will become worthy of being put to trail alongside them.

And concerning the statement of Sufyaan: ‘And is entrusted to it (i.e. to the innovation)’:  Sheikh Saaleh Al Fawzaan commented: Because Allaah safeguards the one who seeks safety with Him but the one who listens to innovation is worthy of being put to trial by it. He is entrusted to it and is removed from the Protection of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He].

It-haaful Qaaree pages 316-317 Vol: 2. abridged and slightly paraphrased


Avoid Blameworthy Attachment to The Dunyah, Have Apprehensive Fear And Avoid The Doubtful Matters- [An Advice of Sufyaan Ath-Thawri (rahimahullaah)]

Abdul-Azeez Al-Qurashee

I heard Sufyaan [rahimahullaah] saying:
It is incumbent upon you that you do not attach your heart to the worldly life [i.e. a blameworthy attachment as opposed to seeking one’s needs] and you are not eager for its attainment [i.e. the eagerness that leads to sin, transgression, covetousness etc], and Allaah will make you see the concealed affairs of the worldly life [i.e. its corruption and true reality when sought after in a blameworthy manner].

It is incumbent upon you to have الورع apprehensive fear – that type of fear that will keep you away from those affairs that are doubtful and thus may affect you in the afterlife – and Allaah will make your giving account on [the day of judgement] less burdensome.

Leave what makes you doubt for that which is not doubtful; leave those affairs that resemble the truth but are falsehood in reality and your religion will be safeguarded.

[Hilyatul Awliyaa 7/20]

Humility of The Imaams of The Salaf – [A Brief Acquaintance]

It was said to Imaam Ahmad [rahimahullaah]: May Allaah reward you for the good you have [done] for Islaam. He said: Rather, Allaah has [done] good for me through Islaam. Who am I, and what am I?

[Siyar A’laam Nubulaa: 11/225]

Sufyaan Bin Uyaynah [rahimahullaah] said:

Indeed, I become angry with myself when I see you come to me, and I say to myself: These people have not come to me, except due to the good thoughts they have about me.’

[Hilyatul Awliyaa: 7/285]