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A Rooster Whose Neck is Under the Throne of Allaah


إِنَّ اللهَ أَذِنَ لِي أَنْ أُحَدِّثَ عَنْ دِيْكٍ قَدْ مَرَقَتْ رِجْلَاهُ الْأَرْضَ، وَعُنُقُهُ مُنْثَنٍ تَحْتَ الْعَرْشِ وَهُوَ يَقُوْلُ: سُبْحَانَكَ مَا أَعْظَمَكَ رَبُّنَا، فَيَرُدُّ عَلَيْهِ
مَا يَعْلَمُ ذَلِكَ مَنْ حَلَفَ بِي كَاذِبًا

From Abu Hurairah in marfoo form:

“Indeed Allaah has given me permission to inform you about a rooster whose legs have penetrated the earth and whose neck is bent under the Throne and he says, ‘Glory be to You! How great You are, Our Lord!’ So He answers him [saying], ‘The one who takes a false oath in My Name does not know that.’”

Shaikh Al-Albaani said in Silsilah:

“Reported by al-Tabaraani in Al-Awsat (1/156/1), and Abu Shaikh in Al-Udhmah (3/1003-1004) who both said, ‘Muhammad ibn al-Abbaas ibn al-Akhram reported to us [saying]: Al-Fadl ibn Sahl al-A’raj reported to us [saying]:Ishaaq ibn Mansoor reported to us [saying]: Israail reported to us from Mu’aawiyah ibn Ishaaq from Sa’eed ibn Abi Sa’eed from Abu Hurairah in marfoo form, and he said, ‘No one reported it from Mu’aawiyah except Israail, Ishaaq being alone in narrating it.’

I [Al-Albaani] say: And he is trustworthy [thiqah] from the men who the two Shaikhs [Bukhaari and Muslim] narrated from, and the same goes for all of the narrators, they are all trustworthy from the men of Bukhaari except for Ibn al-Akhram, who is from the precise preservers of hadith, and Fuqahaa, as is mentioned in Lisaanul-Meezaan.

So the chain of narration of the hadith is authentic.

And al-Haithami said in Al-Majma (4/180-181), “Reported by al-Tabaraani in Al-Awsat and its men are those of the Saheeh.” And in this declaration there is a mistake as will not be hidden, especially when in another place he said, (8/134), “Reported by al-Tabaraani in Al-Awsat, and its men are those of the Saheeh except that I do not know the Shaikh of al-Tabaraani, Muhammad ibn al-Abbaas from Fadl ibn Sahl al-A’raj.”

I [Al-Albaani] say: And we know him, and all praise is due to Allaah, and he is trustworthy, so the hadith is authentic, and Allaah is the One Who grants success.

And in Al-Majma’ there occurs, “Suhail,” and this is a printing error, ‘Sahl,’ is correct, as has preceded in the chain of narration, and as occurs in the books of narrators.

Bearing in mind that he was not the only one to narrate it, for Abu Ya’laa (1/309) reported it through another chain of narration from Mu’aawiyah from Ishaaq with a wording similar to it, “And the Throne is on his shoulders, and he is saying, ‘Glory be to You! Where were You? And where will You be?’

Thereafter, there is a point to be had in al-Tabaraani’s saying that, ‘Ishaaq is the only one who reported it.’ For Ubaidullaah ibn Moosaa narrated it [saying] that Israail informed us of it. Reported by al-Haakim (4/297) and he said, ‘It’s chain of narration is authentic,’ and adh-Dhahabi agreed with him.

And al-Mundhiri said (3/48), ‘Reported by al-Tabaraani with an authentic chain of narration, and al-Haakim said, ‘Its chain of narration is authentic.’’”End of Shaikh al-Albaani’s words.

Silsilah, vol. 1, pp. 281-282.

Revive a Sunnah: The Answer to, “Who Created Allaah?!”


 

From Aishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Indeed the devil comes to you and says, ‘Who created you?’ He says, ‘Allaah.’ He says, ‘So who created Allaah?’ So when one of you finds that [i.e., such whisperings], let him read, ‘I believe in Allaah and His Messengers,’ for verily that will leave him.” [Silsilah 116 Hasan]

From Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said, “The Prophet of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “The devil comes to one of you and says, ‘Who created such and such? Who created such and such? Who created such and such?’ Until he says, ‘Who created your Lord?’ When he reaches that [level], then let one seek refuge with Allaah and refrain from such thoughts.” [Bukhaari and Muslim, Silsilah no.  117]

“The people are about to question each other, such that one of them will say, ‘(This saying of yours that) Allaah created the creation (is well-known), so who created Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic?’ When they say that, then say, ‘Allaah is One.  Allaah is the Self-Sufficient Master. He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none co-equal or comparable to Him.’  Then let him spit [dry-spit] to his left three times and seek refuge from the Devil.” [Silsilah 118 Hasan] [Trans. note: the additions in parentheses () were taken from Awn al-Ma’bood.]

Shaikh al-Albaani said, “These authentic hadiths show that it is incumbent upon the one to whom the Devil has whispered by saying, ‘Who created Allaah?’ to turn away from arguing with him and instead answer him with what has been reported in the aforementioned hadiths.

And the summary is that he should say:

آمَنْتُ بِاللهِ وَرُسُلِهِ
  اللهُ أَحَدٌ اللهُ الصَّمَدُ
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

Āmantu billāhi wa rusulihi̱.
Allāhu Aḥad. All
āhus-Ṣamad.
Lam yalid, wa lam yūlad.
Wa lam yakullahū kufuwan aḥad.

‘I believe in Allaah and His Messengers.
Allaah is One.  Allaah is the Self-Sufficient Master.
He begets not, nor was He begotten.
And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.’

Then spit to his left three times and then seek refuge with Allaah from the Devil and finally refrain from drifting away with the whisperings.


And I believe that whoever does so, out of obedience to Allaah and His Messenger, being sincere in it, then the whisperings will certainly leave him. And his devil will be vanquished, due to his saying صلى الله عليه وسلم, “… for verily that will leave him.”

And this noble, prophetic instruction is more beneficial and more final in terminating the whisperings than logical argumentation in this issue. For indeed argumentation rarely benefits in issues such as it.

And what a pity it is that most people are ignorant of this precious, prophetic instruction!

So take heed, O Muslims!

And become acquainted with the Sunnah of your Prophet, and act upon it–for verily, in it is your cure and your honour.”

Silsilah, vol. 1, pp., 233-236.

Authenticity of the Hadith Stating that Surah Yaa Seen is the Heart of the Quraan


إِنَّ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَلْبًا، وَقَلْبُ القُرْآنِ يس، وَمَنْ قَرَأَ يس كَتَبَ اللهُ لَهُ بِقِرَاءَتِهَا قِرَاءَةَ القُرْآنِ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ

From Anas who said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Indeed everything has a heart and the heart of the Quraan is Yaa Seen. Whoever recites Yaa Seen, then Allaah will write for his recitation that he recited the Quraan ten times.”

Reported in Sunan at-Tirmidhee, no., 2887, and Shaikh al-Albaani declared it to be fabricated [mawdoo]. See ad-Da’eefah, no. 169.

From the Amazing Signs of the Hour


وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى تُكَلِّمَ السِّبَاعُ الإِنْسَ، وَحَتَّى تُكَلِّمَ الرَّجُلَ عَذَبَةُ سَوْطِهِ وَشِرَاكُ نَعْلِهِ وَتُخْبِرَهُ فَخِذُهُ بِمَا حَدَّثَ أَهْلُهُ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ

From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “By Him in whose Hands is my soul! The Hour will not be established until the beasts of prey talk to people. And the tip of a man’s whip and the straps on his sandals speak to him. And his thigh informs him of what his family did after him.”

Silsilah | 122 | Saheeh

What Exactly was it that the Angel Mika’il saw such that He Stopped Laughing?


قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِجِبْرِيْلَ عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلَامُ: مَا لِي لَمْ أَرَ مِيْكَائِيْلَ ضَاْحِكاً قَطُّ؟ قَالَ: مَا ضَحِكَ مِيْكَائِيْلُ مُنْذُ خُلِقَتِ الْنَّارُ

 

From Anas ibn Maalik from the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ that he said to Jibreel عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلَامُ, “Why is it that I have never seen Mika’il laugh at all?”

He said, “Mika’il has never laughed since the Fire was created.”

Silsilah | 2511 | Hasan

The Gates of Paradise and Hell


اَلْجَنَّةُ لَهَا ثَمَانِيَةُ أَبْوَابٍ، وَالْنَّارُ لَهَا سَبْعَةُ أَبْوَابٍ

From Utbah ibn Abd as-Sulami who said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Paradise has eight gates and the Fire has seven gates.”

Silsilah | 1812 | Authentic.

Wearing out the Devils


إِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ لَيُنْضِي شَيَاْطِيْنَهُ؛ كَمَا يُنْضِي أَحَدُكُمْ بَعِيْرَه فِي الْسَّفَرِ

From Abu Hurairah in marfoo form, “Indeed the believer wears out his devils just like one of you wears out his camel on a journey.”

Silisilah | 3586 | Hasan

A Midday Nap Forty Years Long


 

أَتَعْلَمُ أَوَّلُ زُمْرَةٍ تَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي؟ قُلْتُ: اللهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ أَعْلَمُ، فَقَالَ: اَلْمُهَاْجِرُوْنَ يَأْتُوْنَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَاْمَةِ إِلَى بَابِ الْجَنَّةِ وَيَسْتَفْتِحُوْنَ، فَيَقُوْلُ لَهُمُ الْخَزَنَةُ: أَوَ قَدْ حُوْسِبْتُمْ؟ فَيَقُوْلَوْنَ: بِأَيِّ شَيْءٍ نُحَاسَبُ وَإِنَّمَا كَانَتْ أَسْيَافُنَا عَلَى عَوَاتِقِنَا فِي سَبِيْلِ اللهِ حَتَّى مِتْنَا عَلَى ذَلِكَ؟ قَالَ: فَيُفْتَحُ لَهُمْ، فَيَقِيْلُوْنَ فِيْهِ أَرْبَعِيْنَ عَامًا قَبْلَ أَنْ يَدْخُلَهَا الْنَّاسُ

From Abdullaah ibn Amr that the Prophet of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Do you know the first group of people to enter Paradise from my nation?”  I said, “Allaah and His Prophet know best.”  So he said,  “The muhaajiroon.  On the Day of Resurrection they will come to the gate of Paradise and ask for it to be opened.  So the keepers will say to them, ‘Have your accounts been settled?’  So they will say, ‘And what will we be called to account over when verily our swords were on our shoulders in the Path of Allaah until we died upon that?’ So it will opened for them. So they will have a midday nap[1] therein for forty years before the [other] people enter it.”

[1]  Siesta, Arabic: qailoolah.

Silsilah | 853 | Authentic

The Hour has Drawn Close …


اِقْتَرَبَتِ الْسَّاعَةُ، وَلَا يَزْدَادُ الْنَّاسُ عَلَى الْدُّنْيَا إِلَّا حِرْصًا
وَلَا يَزْدَادُوْنَ مِنَ اللهِ إِلَّا بُعْدًا

From Ibn Mas’ood in marfoo form, “The Hour has drawn close.  And the people do not increase except in [their] craving for the world.  And they do not increase except in distance from Allaah.”

Silislah | 1510 | Authentic

The time Sayyidah Aaishah laughed such that her head fell into the lap of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم


 

From Urwah that Aaishah said, “When I saw that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was in a pleasant mood I said, ‘O Prophet of Allaah! Supplicate to Allaah for me.’

He said, ‘O Allaah! Forgive Aaishah her sins of the past and the future and [any sins] she has kept hidden and what she has made public.’

So Aaishah laughed until her head fell into the lap of the Prophet of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم due to her laughter.

So he said, ‘Does my supplication please you?’

So she replied, ‘And why shouldn’t your supplication please me?’

So he said, ‘By Allaah! It is my supplication [which I make] for my nation in every prayer.’”

Silsilah | 2254 | Hasan

How many Angels are on earth on the Night of Decree [Lailatul-Qadar]?


لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ لَيْلَةُ سَابِعَةٍ أَوْ تَاْسِعَةٍ وَعِشْرِيْنَ،
إِنَّ الْمَلَائِكَةَ تِلْكَ الْلَّيْلَةَ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَكْثَرُ مِنْ عَدَدِ الْحَصَى

From Abu Hurairah in marfoo’ form, “The Night of Decree [Lailatul-Qadr] is the twenty-seventh or twenty-ninth night. Indeed on that night the [number of] angels on earth is more than the number of pebbles.”

Silsilah | 2205 | Hasan

Do you want Allaah to respond to you in times of hardship and distress?


مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ يَسْتَجِيْبَ اللهُ لَهُ عِنْدَ الشَّدَائِدِ وَالْكَرْبِ فَلْيُكْثِرِ
الدُّعَاءَ فِي الْرَّخَاْءِ

From Abu Hurairah that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Whoever would be delighted by Allaah responding to him in times of hardship and distress, then let him supplicate abundantly when at ease.”

And from Aaishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, that the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم would remember Allaah, the Most High, at all times.

Silsilah | 593 &  406

The Importance of the Supplications of the Righteous


From Anas, “When he صلى الله عليه وسلم would strive in supplicating for someone he would say:

جَعَلَ اللهُ عَلَيْكُمْ صَلَاةَ قَوْمٍ أَبْرَار، يَقُوْمُوْنَ الْلَّيْلَ وَيَصُوْمُوْنَ الْنَّهَارَ، لَيْسُوْا بِأَثَمَةٍ وَلَا فُجَّارٍ

Jaʿalallāhu ʿalaikum ṣalāta qowmin abrār, yaqūmūnal-laila wa yaṣūmūna-nahāra laisū bi athamatin wa lā fujjār

‘May Allaah cause to be over you the prayers of a righteous people who stand [in prayer] at night and fast during the day, and who are neither sinners nor wicked evil-doers.’”

Silsilah | 1810 | Saheeh

Striving in Supplicating and what has Been Reported Concerning that


Translated by Ahmed Abu Turaab

From Abu Hurairah that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Would you love to strive in making supplication [to Allaah]? Say:

اَللَّهُمَّ أَعِنَّا عَلَى شُكْرِكَ وَذِكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ

Al̲lāhumma Aʿinnā ʿalā shukrika wa dhikrika wa ḥusni ʿibādatika

‘O Allaah! Aid us in thanking You, remembering You
and performing well our worship of You.’”

Silsilah | 844 | Saheeh

Whoever memorises the Quraan for the Face of Allaah will not be touched by the Fire inshaa Allaah


 

لَوْ جُعِلَ الْقُرْآنُ فِي إِهَابٍ، ثُمَّ أُلْقِيَ فِي النَّارِ؛ مَا احْتَرَقَ

From Uqbah ibn Aamir, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If the Quraan were to be placed in leather and then thrown into the Fire, it would not burn.”

Silsilah | 3562 | Hasan

Shaikh al-Albaani said, “… that what is meant is what the Imaams of Hadith have said, from them al-Baihaqi who said in ash-Shu’ab from Abu Abdullaah, ‘i.e., that whoever carries [i.e., memorises] the Quran and recites it will not be touched by the Fire.’” Abu Abdullaah is al-Bushanji. And in al-Asmaa he reported similar to it from Imaam Ahmad.

And there is no doubt that what is intended is one who carries the Quraan, has memorized it and recites it for the Face of Allaah the Blessed and Most High, not seeking any reward or thanks for that from anyone except Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.  For if not, then he will be like the one spoken about by Abu Abdur-Rahmaan, i.e., Abdullaah ibn Yazeed al-Muqri, as occurs in Musnad Abu Ya’laa who said, ‘Its explanation is that whoever gathers the Quraan and then enters the Fire, then he is worse than a pig.’”

The Reward for Reaching the Opening Takbir in the Congregational Prayer for Forty Days


مَنْ صَلَّى لِلهِ أَرْبَعِيْنَ يَوْمًا فِي جَمَاعَةٍ يُدْرِكُ التَّكْبِيْرَةَ الأُوْلَى كُتِبَتْ لَهُ بَرَاءَتَانِ: بَرَاءَةٌ مِنَ النَّارِ وَبَرَاءَةٌ مِنَ النِّفَاقِ

 

From Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Whoever prays with the congregation reaching the opening takbir for forty days [sincerely] for [the sake of] Allaah, two types of freedom are written for him: freedom from the Fire, and freedom from hypocrisy.”

Silsilah | 2652 | Hasan

The Prophet’s favourite colour


كَانَ أَحَبُّ الْأَلْوَانِ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اَلْخُضْرَةُ

From Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said, “The most beloved of colours to the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ was green.”

Silsilah | 2054 | Hasan

Let Whoever Eats Meat Perform Ablution [wudoo]


مَنْ أَكَلَ لَحْمًا فَلْيَتَوَضَّأْ

Al-Qaasim the freed slave of Mu’aawiyah said, “I entered Damascus and saw a group of people who had gathered and there was a Shaikh speaking to them. So I said, ‘Who is that?’ They said, ‘Sahl ibn Handhaliyyah.’ So I heard him say, ‘I heard the Messenger of Allaah صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ say, ‘Let whoever eats meat perform ablution [wudoo].’’”

Shaikh al-Albaani said, “The matter mentioned in the hadith is a recommendation except if [that which is eaten] is camel meat, since then it is obligatory, due to the fact that differentiating between it and other meat has been established [in a hadith]. For they asked him about performing ablution after [eating] camel meat and he replied, “Perform ablution.” And [they asked him about performing ablution after eating] sheep’s meat, and he replied, “If you want.” Reported by Muslim and others.”

Silsilah | 2322 | Hasan

The Breath of the People of the Fire


لَوْ كَانَ فِي هَذَا الْمَسْجِدِ مِائَةُ [أَلْفٍ] أَوْ يَزِيْدُوْنَ، وَفِيْهِ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ فَتَنَفَّسَ فَأَصَابَهُمْ نَفَسُهُ لَاحْتَرَقَ الْمَسْجِدُ وَمَنْ فِيْهِ

Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, “The Prophet of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, ‘If there were a hundred (thousand) or more in this mosque, and in it was a man from the People of the Fire who took a breath and whose breath came upon them, the mosque and those in it would burn.’”

Silsilah | 2509 | Saheeh

The Encouragement to have Guests and the Prohibition of Overburdening Oneself in that …


لَا خَيْرَ فِيْمَنْ لَا يُضِيْفُ

From Uqbah in Aamir in marfoo form, “There is no good in a person who does not host [guests].”

Silsilah | 2434 | Saheeh

لَا يَتَكَلَّفَنَّ أَحَدٌ لِضَيْفِهِ مَا لَا يَقْدِرُ عَلَيْهِ

From Salmaan, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, “Let no-one overburden [himself] for his guest over and above what he is capable of doing.”

Silsilah | 2440 | Qawiyy

Receive the Glad-tidings …


مَا أَهَلَّ مُهِلٌّ قَط إِلَّا بُشِّرَ، وَلَا كَبَّرَ مُكَبِّرٌ قَط إِلَّا بُشَّرَ، قِيْلَ: بِالْجَنَّةِ؟ قَالَ:نَعَمْ

The Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, “No one ever said the talbiyyah except that he was given glad-tidings. And no one ever said Allaahu Akbar except that he was given glad tidings.”

It was said, “Of Paradise?”

He said, “Yes.”

Silsilah | 1621 | Saheeh

The Reward for Lying upon the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ


إِنَّ الَّذِي يَكْذِبُ عَلَيَّ يُبْنَى لَهُ بَيْتٌ فِي النَّارِ

The Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, “Indeed a house in the Fire is built for the one who lies upon me.”

Silsilah | 1618 | Saheeh

When Hajj will be no more


لاَ تَقُوْمُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى لَا يُحَجَّ الْبَيْتُ

From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, may Allaah be pleased with him, in marfoo form, “The Hour will not be established until pilgrimage [Hajj] to the House is no more.”

Silsilah | 2430 | Saheeh

The Amount of Rain that falls Every Year is the Same


مَا مِنْ عَامٍ بِأَكْثَرَ مَطَرًا مِنْ عَامٍ وَلَكِنَّ اللهَ يُصَرِّفُهُ بَيْنَ خَلْقِهِ [حَيْثُ يَشَاءُ] . ثُمَّ قَرَأَ: وَلَقَدْ صَرَّفْنَاهُ بَيْنَهُمْ لِيَذَّكَّرُوا

From Ibn Abbaas who said, “‘No year has more rain than another, but Allaah distributes it between His Creation wherever He wishes.’  Then he recited, “And We have distributed it amongst them, in order that they may remember [the Grace of Allaah] …”

Shaikh al-Albaani said, “So it is apparent from what has preceded that even if the hadith is mawquf it has the ruling of being marfoo – because such a thing cannot be said based upon opinion and ijtihaad, and because it has been reported in marfoo form [in another narration].”

Silsilah | 2461 | Saheeh

Here’s a scientific explanation:  www.quranandscience.com/sunnah-a-science/170-every-year-draws-the-same-amount-of-rain.html

What to Say to Jesus, peace be upon him, If You Meet Him


مَنْ أَدْرَكَ مِنْكُمْ عِيْسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ، فَلْيَقْرَئْهُ مِنِّي السَّلَامَ

Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, “Whoever amongst you meets Jesus the son of Mary, then convey [the greeting of] salaam to him from me.”

Silsilah 2308 | Jayyid

Silsilah| The Authentic Collection| No. 12


 

“I seek refuge with you from an evil neighbour and from a wife
who causes me to grow old before old age …”


اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ جَارِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ زَوْجٍ تُشَيِّبُنِي قَبْلَ الْمَشِيْبِ، وَمِنْ وَلَدٍ يَكُوْنُ عَلَيَّ رَبّاً، وَمِنْ مَالٍ يَكُوْنُ عَلَيَّ عَذَاباً، وَمِنْ خَلِيْلٍ مَاكِرٍ عَيْنُهُ تَرَانِي، وَقَلْبُهُ يَرْعَانِي؛ إِنْ رَأَى حَسَنَةً دَفَنَهَا، وَإِذَا رَأَى سَيِّئَةً أَذَاعَهَا

From Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said, “From his, صلى الله عليه وسلم, supplications was: “O Allaah!  I seek refuge with you from an evil neighbour; and from a wife who causes me to grow old before old age; and from a son who will become a master over me; and from wealth which will become a punishment for me; and from a cunning friend whose gaze is upon me and whose heart is plotting and planning against me such that if he sees something good he buries it, and if he sees something bad he spreads it.” [1]

Silsilah, no. 3137.

[1]  Transl. note: Shaikh al-Munaawi said in Faid al-Qadeer the Explanation of al-Jaami’ as-Sagheer, “‘… a cunning friend …’ i.e., someone who shows love and good will but in reality is deceitful and deceptive; ‘… his gaze is upon me …’ i.e., he looks at me the way a close friend looks at a close friend but out of deceit and with [mere] flattery; ‘… his heart is plotting and planning …’ i.e., is on the look out to harm me, constantly watchful; if he hears of a good deed I have done, ‘… he buries it …’ i.e., hides and covers it just as a dead person is buried, and, ‘… if he sees something bad …’ i.e., he comes to know of a sin I may have fallen into, ‘… he spreads it …’ i.e., circulates it and makes it known among the people.”

Silsilah| The Authentic Collection| No. 11


 

“So He said, ‘May Allaah forgive you, O Abu Bakr!'”

عَنْ رَبِيْعَةَ الْأَسْلَمِيِّ قَالَ: كُنْتُ أَخْدُمُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهَ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -، فَأَعْطَانِي أَرْضاً، وَأَعْطَى أَبَا بَكْرٍ أَرْضاً، جَاءَتِ الْدُّنْيَا فَاخْتَلَفْنَا فِي عَذْقِ نَخْلَةٍ، فَقَالَ أَبُوْ بَكْرٍ: هِيَ فِي حَدِّ أَرْضِي! وَقُلْتُ أَنَا: هِيَ فِي حَدِّي! وِكَانَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ أَبِي بَكْرٍ كَلَامٌ، فَقَالَ لِيَ أَبُوْ بَكْرٍ كَلِمَةً كَرِهْتُهَا وَنَدِمَ، فَقَاَل لِيَ: يَا رَبِيْعَةُ! رُدَّ عَلَيَّ مِثْلَهَا حَتَّى يَكُوْنَ قِصَاصاً. قُلْتُ: لَا أَفْعَلُ. فَقَالَ أَبُوْ بَكْرٍ: لَتَقُوْلَنَّ أَوْ لَأَسْتَعْدِيَنَّ عَلَيْكَ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -. قُلْتُ: مَا أَنَا بِفَاعِلٍ. قَالَ: وَرَفَضَ الْأَرْضَ. فَانْطَلَقَ أَبُوْ بَكْرٍ- رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ- إِلَى الْنَّبِيِّ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -، فَانْطَلَقْتُ أَتْلُوْهُ، فَجَاءَ أُنَاسٌ مِنْ أَسْلَمَ فَقَالُوْا: رَحِمَ اللهُ أَبَا بَكْرٍ! فِيْ أَيِّ شَيْءٍ يَسْتَعْدِيْ عَلَيْكَ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ، وَهُوَ الْذِيْ قَالَ لَكَ مَا قَالَ؟! فَقُلْتُ: أَتَدْرُوْنَ مَنْ هَذَا؟ هَذَا أَبُوْ بَكْرِ الْصِّدِّيقُ وَهُوَ (ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ) ، وَهُوَ ذُوْ شَيْبَةِ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ، فَإِيَّاكُمْ يَلْتَفِتُ فَيَرَاكُمْ تَنْصرُوُنِيْ عَلَيْهِ فَيَغْضَبَ، فَيَأْتِيَ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلِيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – فَيَغْضَبَ لِغَضَبِهِ، فَيَغْضَبَ اللهُ لِغَضَبِهِمَا، فَيَهْلَكَ رَبِيْعَةُ. قَالُوْا: فَمَا تَأْمُرُنَا؟ قَالَ: اِرْجِعُوْا. فَانْطَلَقَ أَبُوْ بَكْرٍ- رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ- إِلَى رَسُوْلِ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -، وَتَبَعْتُهُ وَحْدِيْ، وَجَعَلْتُ أَتْلُوْهُ، حَتَّى أَتَى النَّبِيَّ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – فَحَدَّثَهَ الْحَدِيْثَ كَمَا كَانَ. فَرَفَعَ إِلَيَّ رَأْسَهُ فَقَالَ: “يَا رَبِيْعَةُ! مَا لَكَ وَلِلْصِّدِّيْقِ؟ “، قُلْتُ: يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ كَانَ كَذَا وَكَانَ كَذَا؛ فَقَالَ لِيْ كَلِمَةً كَرِهْتُهَا؛ فَقَالَ لِيْ: قُلْ كَمَا قُلْتُ لَكَ حَتَّى يَكُوْنَ قِصَاصاً. فَقَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: أَجَلْ، فَلَا تَرُدَّ عَلَيْهِ، وَلَكِنْ قُلْ: غَفَرَ اللهُ لَكَ يَا أَبَا بَكْرٍ! غَفَرَ اللهُ لَكَ يَا أَبَا بَكْرٍ! قَالَ: فَوَلَّى أَبُوْ بَكْرٍ – رَحِمَهُ اللهُ- وَهُوَ يَبْكِي.

From Rabee’ah al-Aslamee, who said, “I used to serve the Prophet of Allaah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, so he gave me some land and he also gave Abu Bakr some land.  So the worldly life came along and we differed concerning a cluster of date palm trees.  Abu Bakr said, “It is within the boundary of my land!”  And I said, “It is within my boundary.”  There were some words exchanged and so Abu Bakr said something to me which I hated and he [immediately] regretted it.  So he said to me, “O Rabee’ah!  Say the same to me so that it will be even [i.e., you would have taken your right of retaliation, qisaas).”  I said, “I will not do that.”  Abu Bakr said, “You will indeed say it or I will seek the assistance of the Messenger of Allaah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, against you!”  I said, “I am not going to do it.”  Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, left the land and then went to the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, and I went following him.  Some people from [my tribe of] Aslam came and said, “May Allaah have mercy on Abu Bakr!  Why is he going to seek the assistance of the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, against you, whilst he is the one who said what he said to you?”  I said, “Do you know who this is?  This is Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq!  The second of the two [in the cave], the elder of the Muslims.  So beware in case he looks in your direction and sees you trying to aid me and thus becomes angry, and as a result goes to the Prophet of Allaah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, who becomes angry because of his [Abu Bakr’s] anger, and then Allaah becomes angry because of their anger and as a result Rabee’ah will be destroyed!”  They said, “What do you order us to do?”  I replied, “Go back.”  So Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, went to the Prophet of Allaah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, and I followed him alone.  I did so until he came to the Messenger, صلى الله عليه وسلم, and narrated to him exactly what had happened.  So he, صلى الله عليه وسلم, raised his head towards me and then said, “O Rabee’ah!  What is [the issue] between yourself and Abu Bakr?” I said, “O Messenger of Allaah!  Such and such happened and then he said a word to me which I hated and so he said to me, “Say the same to me so that it will be even.””  So the Prophet of Allaah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, said, “Indeed!  Do not say the same to him, rather say, ‘May Allaah forgive you, O Abu Bakr!  May Allaah forgive you, O Abu Bakr!’” So Abu Bakr, may Allaah have mercy on him, left while he was crying.”

Silsilah, no. 3258.

Silsilah| The Authentic Collection| Nos. 8-10


اِتَّقُوا اللهَ وَصِلُوا أَرْحَامَكُم

From Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood, in marfoo’ form, “Fear Allaah and maintain your ties of kinship.”

As-Saheehah, no. 869.


أَثْقَلُ شَيْءٍ فِي الْمِيْزَانِ: اَلْخُلُقُ الْحَسَنُ

From Abud-Dardaa, from the Prophet, , صلى الله عليه وسلم, “The heaviest thing in the Scales is good manners.”

As-Saheehah, no. 876.


أَنَّ رَجُلاً قَالَ لِلْنَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: أَخْبِرْنِي بِكَلِمَاتٍ

أَعِيْشُ بِهِنَّ وَلَا تُكْثِرُ عَلَيَّ فَأَنْسَى، قَالَ: اِجْتَنِبِ الْغَضَبَ

ثُمَّ أَعَادَ عَلَيْهِ، فَقَالَ: اِجْتَنِبِ الْغَضَبَ

From a man among the Companions of the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, that a man said to the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, “‘Give me some words which I can live by, and do not make them too many, in case I forget.’  He replied, ‘Refrain from anger.’ So the man repeated his request.  So he said, ‘Refrain from anger.’”

As-Saheehah, no. 884.

Silsilah| The Authentic Collection| No. 7


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ: سُئِلَ رَسُولُ اللهِ- صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -: مَنْ أَكْرَمُ النَّاسِ؟ قَالَ:”أَتْقَاهُمْ لِلَّهِ “. قَالُوا: لَيْسَ عَنْ هَذَا نَسْأَلُكَ؟ قَالَ: “فَأَكْرَمُ النَّاسِ: يُوْسُفُ نَبِيُّ اللهِ ابْنُ نَبِيِّ اللهِ ابْنِ نَبِيِّ اللهِ ابْنِ خَلِيْلِ اللهِ “. قَالُوا: لَيْسَ عَنْ هَذَا نَسْأَلَكُ؟ قَالَ: “فَعَنْ مَعَادِنِ الْعَرَبِ تَسْأَلُوْنَنِيْ؟ اَلنَّاسُ مَعَادِنٌ؛ خِيَارُهُمْ فِي الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ: خِيَارُهُمْ فِي الْإِسْلَامِ؛ إِذَا فَقِهُوْا

From Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said, “The Prophet of Allaah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, was asked, ‘Who is the most honourable of people?’  He said, ‘The one who is the most pious and righteous [has the greatest taqwaa].’ They said, ‘It is not about this that we ask.’  He said, ‘Then the most honourable of the people is Yusuf, the Prophet of Allaah, son of the Prophet of Allaah, son of the Prophet of Allaah, son of the Khaleel [Friend] of Allaah [i.e., Ibraahim عليه السلام].’ They said, ‘It is not about this that we ask.’  He said, ‘Then is it about the tribes of the Arabs that you ask?  The people are of [differing] tribes.  The best of them in the Days of Ignorance [i.e., before Islaam] are [also] the best of them [when they embrace] Islaam–as long as they gain understanding of it.’”

As-Saheehah, no. 3996

Silsilah| The Authentic Collection| No. 6


عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ ابْنِ جُحَادَةَ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ زَمِيْلٍ لَهُ مِنْ بَنِيْ الْعَنْبَرِ عَنْ أَبِيْهِ- وَكَانَ يُكَنَّى: أَبَا الْمُنْتَفِقِ- قَالَ أَتَيْتُ مَكَّةَ، فَسَأَلْتُ عَنْ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -؟ فَقَالُوا: هُوَ بِعَرَفَةَ، فَأَتَيْتُهُ؛ فَذَهَبْتُ أَدْنُوْ مِنْهُ فَمَنَعُوْنِيْ، فَقَاْلَ: “اُتْرُكُوْهُ “. فَدَنَوْتُ مِنْهُ، حَتَّى إِذَا اخْتَلَفَتْ عُنُقُ رَاحِلَتِهِ وَعُنُقُ رَاحِلَتِيْ، فَقُلْتُ: يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ! نَبِّئْنِيْ بِمَا يُبَاعِدُنِيْ مِنْ عَذَابِ اللهِ، وَيُدْخِلُنِيَ الْجَنَّةَ؟ قَالَ:(1- تَعْبُدُ (وَفِيْ رِوَايَةٍ: اُعْبُدُ) اللهَ وَلاَ تُشْرِكْ بِهِ شَيْئاً.2- وَتُقِيْمُ الْصَّلاَةَ الْمَكْتُوْبَةَ.3- وَتُؤَدِّيْ الْزَّكَاةَ الْمَفْرُوْضَةَ. 4- وَتَصُوْمُ رَمَضَاْنَ. 5- وَتَحُجُّ وَتَعْتَمِرُوَانْظُرْ مَا تُحِبُّ مِنَ النَّاسِ أَنْ يَأْتُوْهُ إِلَيْكَ؛ فَافْعَلْهُ بِهِمْ، وَمَا كَرِهْتَ أَنْ يَأْتُوْهُ إِلَيْكَ؛ فَذَرْهُمْ مِنْهُ

From Muhammad ibn Juhaadah, from a man, from a friend of his from Bani al-Anbar, from his father whose kunyaa was Abul-Muntafiq, who said, “I came to Makkah and asked about [the whereabouts] of the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, so they said, ‘He is at Arafah.’  So I went to him and tried to get close to him but they prevented me.  So the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, said, ‘Leave him.’ So I came close to him until our riding beasts were neck and neck and then I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah!  Inform me of that which will distance me from the Fire and cause me to enter into Paradise?’  So he said, ‘1) That you worship (and in a narration there occurs, ‘Worship …’) Allaah and do not associate anything in worship with him; 2) establish the prescribed prayer, 3) give the obligatory zakaah, 4) fast Ramadaan, 5) and perform Hajj and Umrah, 6) and look at how you would like to be treated by the people and so treat them in that manner, and how you would not like to be treated by them, then [likewise], do not treat them in that manner.’”

As-Saheehah, no. 3508

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