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100 Observations on Al Hajoori – 3 (31 – 106)

Bismillahi Wal Hamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaatu ‘alaa Rasoolillah

Ammaa Ba’d:

A word on these observations

It should be known that this small series was not intended to be a detailed ‘rebuttal’ of Al Hajoori, rather the intent of the series was merely to enumerate some of the many issues the people of knowledge and students of knowledge have against him, hence the title ‘Observations’. Continue reading

A Tremendous Dua!

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillah

Indeed the meaningful duas of the Messenger – Sallallahu Alaihi Was Salam are many (and all of his supplications are meaningful) but the following is one many im sure will find relavant to our trying times Allahul Musta’aan

اللهمَّ إني أعوذ بكَ من جارِ السُّوءِ ، ومن زوج تشيِّبني قبلَ المشيبِ ، ومن ولد يكونُ عليّ رَبّاً، ومن مالٍ يكونُ عَليّ عذاباً ، ومن خليلٍ ماكرٍ عينُه تراني ، وقلبُه يرعاني ؛ إنْ رأى حسنةً دفنَها ، وإذا رأى سيئّئةً أذاعَها

Abu Hurairah – Radhiyallahu anhu said:

From his (The Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi wa Salam) supplications was:

Oh Allah! I seek refuge in you from an evil neighbour;

and from a wife that causes me to grow old before old age;

and from a son who will become a master over me;

and from wealth that becomes 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

(The transliteration of which is: “Allahumma innee a’udhu bika min Jaaris Suu, wa min zawjin tushayyibunee qablal masheeb, wa min waladin yakoonu alaiyya rabban, wa min maalin yakoonu alaiyya ‘adhaaban, wa min khaleelin maakirin, ‘ainuhu taraanee, wa qalbuhu yar’aanee, in yaraa hasanatan dafanahaa, wa in yaraa sayyi’a’tan adhaa’ahaa

(Collected by At Tabaraani in ‘Ad Dua’ (3/1425/1339) and its chain is declared ‘Jayyid’ (Good) by Shaikh Al Albaani in silsilatul Ahaadeethus Saheehah (No#3137)

Wallahu A’lam

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From the rulings of Fasting – 1

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d

The following are some basic rulings related to fasting.

The Pillars of Fasting

1. The Niyyah

From the issues related to all acts of worship, that which if it is absent then the act of worship is null and void, the Niyyah (intention)

Fasting like all other acts of worship must have the Niyyah of the worshipper to perform the action for the sake of Allah. As is the case with all other acts of worship the place of the niyaah is the heart, in no act of worship is the niyyah uttered.

Allah the most high mentions (the meaning of which):

Say: Do you inform Allah concerning your religion? While Allah knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allah is All-aware of everything

(Suratul Hujuraat Vs 16)

The Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam also said:

Whosoever does not have the intention (to fast) before fajr, then he has no fast

(Collected by Abu Dawood upon the authority of Hafsah – Radiyallahu ‘Anhaa) 7/122 and it is declared ‘Saheeh’ by shaikh Al Albaani in Saheehul Jaami’ (6538)

One should have the niyyah to fast the whole of ramadhaan and not just certain days.

2. That one avoids the Muftiraat (things that break ones fast) from the beginning of the true fajr until sunset.

Allah the most high Mentions (the meaning of which):

“..And eat and drink until the white thread (of dawn) appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night).Then complete your fast until nightfall..”

(Suratul Baqarah Vs 187)

By ‘true fajr’ I mean the beginings of the light of dawn that spreads across the horizon and not the false fajr which is light that stretches up into the sky

The Muftiraat (Things that break the fast)

There are six main things that break ones fast:

1 and 2. Eating and drinking

Except that a person does so out of forgetfulness in which case there is no expiation upon him.

The Messenger – Sallallahu ‘alaihi Was Salam Said:

Whoever forgets while he is fasting and eats or drinks then let him complete his fast for indeed it was Allah who fed him or gave him drink

(Collected by Muslim 1155)

It is permissable though to complete ones suhoor meal, even if completing it takes one past the time of fajr, on the basis of the statement of the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam:

If one of you hears the call (to prayer) and the vessel is in his hand, then he should not put it down until he has taken his need from it

(Collected by Abu Dawood and authenticated by Sh Al Albaani in ‘Saheeh Abi Dawood 2/447)

3. Intentional vomitting

Though if he is overcome by vommiting there is nothing upon him

The Messenger _ Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam said:

Whosoever is overcome by vomitting then there is no need to make the fast up, and he who makes himself vomit intentionally must make it up

(Collected by Tirmidhi 716 and declared ‘Saheeh’ By Shaikh Al Albaani in ‘Saheehul Jaami’)

4 and 5. Menses and Post-Natal bleeding

6. Sexual Relations (specifically intercourse)

The expiation of which is a heavy expiation and that is two months consecutive fasting

Upon the authority of Abu Hurairah Indeed we were sitting with the Prophet when a man came to him and said: “Oh Messenger of Allah I am destroyed! He said “What is wrong with you?” He responded: “I have had relations with my wife while fasting! So the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi was Salam said to him: “Are you able to free a slave?” He said: “No” He said: “Are you able to fast for two consecutive months?” he said: ” No” he said “Then are you able to feed sixty poor people?” he said “No” then while we were there someone came and gave a weight of dates to the messenger – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam so he said: “Where is the questioner?” So he said: “Here I am” He said take these and give them in charity” He said: “Should it be upon a family that is poorer than mine Oh Messenger of Allah? For there is not between the two areas of volcanic rock (referring to the two boundaries of Madinah) a household that is poorer than mine!” At which point the Messenger laughed until his incisors could be seen then he said: “Feed your family with it

(Agreed Upon)

In one version collected by Abu Dawood (2376 and declared ‘Saheeh’ By Shk Albaani in ‘Saheeh Abi Daawood (2096)) It mentions that the weight of dates was fifteen Saa’ and the Messenger mentioned “You and your family may consume it and fast a day and seek forgiveness from Allah

It should be known that what is commonly practiced by many, known as the fifteen minute precaution, where they consider the end of suhoor time fifteen minutes before its true end, the suhoor meal is consequently ended fifteen or so minutes before fajr, and at which point fasting ultimately begins for them, is an innovation.

Al Haafidh Ibn Hajr mentions: (after discussing the narration of ‘Amr ibn Maymoon collected by Abdur Razaaq As San’aani in his Musanaf ‘The companions of the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam were the quickest of the people to break the fast and the slowest in taking their Suhoor meal’)

From the evil innovations, is that which has been brought about in this time, from the second adhan of fajr being called some twenty minutes before fajr during ramadhaan, and putting the lanterns out as a sign that eating and drinking is not permissable for those who wish to fast. Claiming that this is for the purpose of taking precaution with this act of worship. This practice has lead them to delay calling the adhaan of maghrib by good a measure to ‘ensure the time has entered’. Thus they have delayed breaking the fast and finished the dawn meal before its time, and in doing so, have opposed the sunnah. For this reason we see little good coming from them and much evil among them. Wallahul Musta’aan

(Fathul Baari 4/199)

Wallahu a’lam

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Does the menstruating woman make wudhu before sleep?

Bismillahi wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillah

Ammaa Ba’d:

I was asked about this issue earlier today thus i share this benefit. Concerning this issue the scholars have a number of statements. Their statements revolve firstly around the fact that the Messenger Sallallahu alaihi was salam used to make Wudhu while in a state of Janaaba.

Upon the authority of Abu Salamah who said: “I asked Aaisha -Radhiyallahu anhaa Did the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi was Salam sleep while Junub? She said: “Yes! and he would make Wudhu

(Collected by Bukhaari (282))

Upon the authority of Aaisha – Radhiyallahu anhaa “The Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam when he was in a state of ritual impurity, and he intended to eat or sleep then he would make wudhu like his wudhu for salaah

(Collected by Muslim (305))

As far as this wudhu is concerned, the scholars hold that it is done for the purpose of ‘Lightening’ the Janaaba (state of ritual impurity) of the person who is Junub

After mentioning some of the ahaadeeth that indicate the issue, Al Haafidh Ibn Rajab mentions in his ‘Fathul Baari’ (not that of Al Haafidh Ibn Hajr) (1/358):

The ahaadeeth mentioned in the chapter, indicate that the wudhu of the person who is junub (in a state of ritual impurity) ‘lightens’ his state of janabah

That is there is nothing that prevents him from being completely pure, except him making ghusl, and what is correct is that the woman is the same as the man in that regard.

With that being the case, the question that arises is, is the menstruating woman the same as the man or woman in a state of Janaabah?

What is correct is that she isn’t, due to the fact that she has a continual flow of blood that she would not become pure from even if she made ghusl.

Thus her having a ghusl would not put her in a state of tahaarah, while the man or woman in a state of janaabah IS purified with Ghusl and similarly, if they make wudhu their state is lightened.

With the exception of one woman, and that is the woman whos’ menses has ended but she has not yet made ghusl to purify herself, this woman is benefitted by wudhu if she intends to sleep in that state.

Al Haafidh ibn Hajr mentions the statement of Ibn Daqeeq al eid -Rahimahullah who said

Ash Shaafi’ee has stated that this is not for the menstruating woman (i.e. to make wudhu before sleep), because if she were to make ghusl it would not remove her state of impurity, while that is not the case with one who is junub, but if her flow of blood ceases, then that is permissable for her

(Fathul Baari 1/395)

Imaamun Nawwawi has a similar statement in his explanation of Muslim he states (3/218):

Our companions (i.e. the scholars of the Shaafi’ee madhab) are united upon the fact that it is not desirable for the the woman in a state of menses or post-natal bleeding to make wudhu (i.e. before sleep) because wudhu will have no effect upon her state of impurity, but if her menses ends then she becomes like the one who is Junub, Wallahu a’lam

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Be successful!, Hold your tongue!

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

The following are some texts (some popular, while others may not be so) concerning the virtues of holding the tongue and guarding it. A noble mannerism that is near abandoned in our time, though there is still hope for some…

Upon the Authority of Abu Huraira – Radhiyallahu Anhu – who said the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu Alaihi was Salam said:

Whosoever believes in Allah and the last day then let him say that which is good or remain silent!”

(Agree upon by Bukhaari (5785) and Muslim (47))

Upon the authority oh Al Hasan al Basri who said that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam said:

May Allah have mercy upon a servant who speaks, and thereby gains a profit (ie he uttered something that earned him reward) or remains silent and safe

(collected in musnad As Shihaab (581) and though it is ‘Mursal’ (which is when a taabi’ee narrates from the messenger – Sallallahu alaihi was Salam) it is declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaikh Al albaani in ‘Saheehul Jaami’ (3497) and ‘Saheehah’ (855) (due to supporting ahadeeth))

The following version of the hadeeth brings clarity to this hadeeth:

Upon Ubaadah bin Saamit – Radhiyallahu Anhu that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi was Salam said:

Speak good and you will gain (reward) and refrain from evil speech and you will be safe

(Musnad As Shihaab (666) and declared Saheeh’ by Shaikh Al Albaani in Saheehul Jaami’ (4419)

Upon the authority of Abdullah Ibn Amr – Radhiyallahu Anhumaa who said that the Messenger of Allah said:

He who remains silent will be successful

(Collected by At Tirmidhi (2501) and declared ‘Saheeh’ by shaikh Al Albaani)

Upon the authority of Simaak who said:

“I said to Jaabir Ibn Samurah ‘Did you used to sit with the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam? He said: “Yes! Indeed He used to be given to long periods of silence, and would laugh little. His companions used to mention poetry and would discuss their affairs in his presence and they would laugh and he would probably smile

(Collected by Ahmad in his Musnad (20829) and declared ‘Hasan’ in saheehul Jaami’ (4822))

The following are some of the statements of the Salaf concerning the issue

Talha Ibn Ubaidillah said I happened to embark upon a ship alongside Imaam Ahmad and (I noticed) he had long periods of silence, but when he did speak he said: “Oh Allah cause me to die upon Islaam and the Sunnah!”

(collected by Khateebul Baghdaadi in Taareekhul Baghdaad (9/349))

Upon the authority of Imaam Al Awzaa’ee who said:

Sulaimaan Ibn Daawood alaihis Salaam said: “If speech was made of silver, then silence would be golden!”

(Collected by Ibn Abi dunya in ‘As Samt’ (47))

Muwwarraq Al Ijli – Rahimahullah said: “There is an affair that I have been seeking for ten years that I haven’t achieved yet and I will never leave alone seeking it!” they said: “and what is that Oh Abu Mu’tamir? He said “To remain silent about what does not concern me!”

(Collected by Ibn Abi Shaiba (35144))

Upon the authority of Wuhaib Ibnil Warad – Rahimahullah – who said: “It used to be said that wisdom is in ten parts, nine of them are connected to silence while the tenth is in seclusion from the people

(Collected by Ibn Abi Dunya in ‘As Samt (36))

Upon the authority of Ali – Radhiyallahu Anhu who said: “The tongue of mankind is like the pen of a king and his saliva is its ink

(Collected by Ibn Abi Dunya ‘As Samt’ (79))

Upon the authority of Abdullah ibn Amr – Radhiyallahu anhumaa who said: “Leave alone that which has nothing to do with you whatsoever,and do not speak about what does not concern you, and guard your tongue as you would guard silver!”

(Collected by ibn Abi Dunya in ‘As Samt’ (24))

Upon the authority of Al Hasan al Basri – Rahimahullah who said: “He who is plenty in wealth is plenty in sin (ie usually), and he whos speech is plentiful, lies plentifully and he whose character is bad (only) punishes himself!

(Collected by Ibn Abi Dunya in ‘As Samt’ (9)

Upon the authority of Ibn Mas’ood – Radhiyallahu anhu who said: “By he who there is no god other than him! There is nothing on the earth more in need of being imprisoned than the tongue!”

(Collected by Ibn Abi Dunya in ‘As Samt’ (16))

Wallahu A’lam

Was Sallallahu ‘alaa nabiyyinaa Muhammad

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The ruling on a woman marrying a man known for Hizbiyah – Shaikh Ubaid Al Jaabiry – Hafidhahullah

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillahi

Ammaa ba’d:

Question (From Palestine) : What is the ruling concerning a woman marrying a man who is hizbi and affiliates himself with one of the present day groups?

Answer:

I Say to you oh my Child from Palestine the one that you have described is an innovator and misguided, one who does not possess pleasing practice of the religion.

The Prophet – Sallallahu alaihi was Salam said “If there comes to you one whom you are pleased with his religion and his character then marry him, if you do not do so, there will be fitna in the earth and widespread corruption”

This hadeeth is graded no less than hasan with its gathered chains of narration and the intent is that it is sound to be used as evidence. Thus do not marry your daughters to these people of hizbiyah who are misguided and innovators for indeed they will be a trial and a test for them that will take them away from the sunnah.

As for if a woman was previously married to this man and didnt know or she was compelled by her family to marry him for some reason (perhaps) financial or personal, then let her be patient and seek her reward from Allah and let her concern herself with the affair of her children, and she should interact with him with hikma and refrain from that which he attempts to enforce upon her (ie related to his hizbiyah)..

(Taken from Question and answer session with the shaikh)

The Description of the Worldly Women in Jannah

Bismillahi Wal hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

The following are some text related to the women of Jannah, and I intend by the women of Jannah here, the women from the women of the Dunya who were successful in making it to Jannah. Since from the texts of the Book and the Sunnah, we understand that the women of Jannah are of two main types, The women of the Dunya who were rewarded with Jannah (From Mankind and the Jinn), and: The Hoorul Een who have never been in the dunya but were created in Jannah for Jannah.

It should also be Known that from the worldly women who are rewarded with Jannah there are those who are superior to the Hoorul Een.

The Messenger – Sallallahu Alaihi Was Salam said: “The best women of Jannah are four Khadeejah Binti Khuwailid, Faatimah Binti Muhammad, Maryam Binti ‘Imraan and Aasiyah Binti Mazaahim the wife of Pharoah.. )

(Collected by Imaam Haakim in his ‘Mustadrak’ (3836) and its chain is declared ‘Saheeh’ By Shaikh Al Albaani in Silsilatul Ahaadeethis Saheehah (1508))

Indeed from the scholars are those who held that the women of Jannah who were in this world and earned Jannah are all better than the Hoorul Een, since one was created in Jannah, while the other was rewarded with Jannah through their Imaan and righteous deeds and thus are superior.

Concerning the Hadeeth Imaamul Manaawi states:

“..he mentioned ‘.. Women of Ahlul Jannah’ and he didn’t (just) say ‘Women‘ which indicates that they are more virtuous than (even) the Hoor (Al Een), otherwise it would be believed that he (only) intended the women of this world..”

(Faydhul Qadeer 2/53)

So there are a number of characteristics mentioned concerning the women of Jannah who were women from the children of Aadam that were rewarded with Jannah after being in the dunyah.

From that:

1. Allah will purify them!

Allah the most high says:

“And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds that for them will be gardens beneath which rivers flow. Everytime they will be provided with a fruit therefrom they will say this is what we were provided with before and they will be given things in resemblance and they will have therein purified spouses and they will abide therein forever”

(Suratul Baqarah Vs 25)

Concerning the portion of the verse “..they will have therein purified spouses” Ibn Abbaas and Ibn Mas’ood said: “They will not have menses, neither will that defecate, urinate, break wind or have mucus.”

2. Allah will ‘recreate’ them!

Concerning the statement of Allah the most high:

Verily we will create them of special creation, and will make them virgins, Loving and playful (with their husbands) of equal age

(Suratul Waaqi’ah 35-37)

Concerning the statement in the  verse ‘..Verily we will create them of special creation..Imaam Ibn Katheer mentioned:

That is, we will renew their creation in the hereafter after them being elderly (in the dunya) having white secretion in their eyes (due to old age). They will become virgins, young, elegant, beautiful and playful with their husbands

(Tafseer Ibn Katheer 7/531)

Ibn Abbaas mentioned: “He (Allah) intends here, Adamiyaat (that is, women from the children of Aadam, since some held that the intent with the verse are the Hoorul ‘Een’)

That which brings clarity to this is the hadeeth of the messenger -Sallallahu Alaihi was Salam “Elderly women will not enter Jannah” Upon hearing this an elderly woman began to cry so the messenger of Allah said: “Inform her that on that day she will not be elderly rather she will be youthful For indeed Allah has said: “Verily we will create them of special creation..”

(Collected by At Tirmidhi and declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaikh Al Albaani in ‘Ghaayatul Maraam p215)

Concerning the statement: ‘Uruban..(Loving and playful (with their husbands)

Ibn Abbaas mentioned: “Passionate and emotional with their husbands and their husbands are passionate and emotional with them

(Tafseer Ibn Katheer 7/533 – Darut Taiybah print)

3. They will be large Chested maidens

Concerning the statement of Allah

Gardens and grapeyards, and young full breasted maidens of equal age..”
(Suratul Naba Vs 32-33)

Ibn Katheer mentions:” It was mentioned by Ibn Abbaas, Mujaahid and others concerning the statement of Allah: “Kawaa’iba Atraabaa ‘That is they will be Full breasted young maidens, due to the fact that they will be virgins, Loving and playful (with their husbands) of equal age (since the people of Jannah will be of one age) as has been clarified in (the explanation of) Suratul Waaqi’ah

(Tafseer ibn Katheer 8/308 (Dar Tayyibah Print))

4.They will have the most beautiful clear skin!

Upon the authority of Abu Huriaira who said the prophet – Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Was Salam Said (describing the beauty of women in Jannah): “..Her marrow is visible beneath her skin, and there are no bachelors in Paradise

(Collected by Bukhaari and Muslim)

Concerning this description of her skin in the hadeeth Imaamul Iraaqi mentions in tarhu Tathreeb “..Her marrow is visible beneath her skin..” That is, from the extremely pure nature of her skin, one can see her marrow just as one can see the fine threads inside a very pure pearl..”

(Tarhu Tathreeb 9/226)

However this manifests, it will be beautiful!

5. They will continue to become more beautiful every friday….forever!

Upon the authority of Anas ibn Maalik who said that the Messenger of Allah  – Sallallahu alaihi wa Salam said: “Indeed in Jannah there is a market that will be attended (by the inhabitants of Jannah) every Jumu’ah, wherein a breeze will blow upon them from the north, it will blow in their faces and upon their garments and they will increase in good looks and beauty (due to it). They will return to their families who would also have become more good-looking and beautiful. Their families will say to them ‘By Allah! you have become more good-looking and beautiful since you have left us! and they will say back to them: ‘And you By Allah have become more good-looking and beautiful since we have left out!’

one version mentions at its end ‘..and that is every Jumu’ah’

(Collected by Muslim in his ‘Saheeh’)

6. Their beautiful fragrance

Upon the authority of Anas Ibn Maalik – Radhiyallahu ‘anhu – who said that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam – Said: “..If a woman from the women of Jannah were to appear in this world, that which is between (the heavens and the earth) would be filled with her (beautiful) fragrance.

7. Their Brilliance!

Upon the authority of Anas Ibn Maalik – Radhiyallahu ‘anhu – who said that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam – Said: “..If a woman from the women of Jannah were to appear in this world, that which is between (the heavens and the earth) would be filled with her (beautiful) fragrance. And they would illuminate that which is between the heavens and the earth..

8. The brilliant beauty of their garments alone

The previous hadeeth continues..

“.. The scarf that is on her head is better than the world and that which is upon it!”

(Collected By Tirmidhi (1651) and declared ‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh Al Albaani in Saheeh Sunan At Tirmidhi)

And as some of the salaf said: “If this is her scarf (or shawl) then what about her!. Think of All the tremendous beauty that is present in our present world and know that one of her accessories alone is better than it all!

This is just a portion of that which has occurred concerning what is promised to her, that is not to mention all the other delights of Jannah that she will partake in alongside the men who enter.

Wallahu A’lam

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A Beautiful Hadeeth but…

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

I was recently asked about the following hadeeth and what the scholars of hadeeth say about it, a beautiful narration but sadly…

It is mentioned that Asma bint al Yazeed approached the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) and said:

I am a messenger for a group of females. All of them say a similar statement to mine, and they all are in agreement with my opinion. Indeed Allah has sent you to men and women, and we have believed in you and we follow you. We (females) are responsible for tending to the homes and we are the place where men fulfill their desires, in addition to carrying their children (during pregnancy). But the men are preferred over us due to the merits gained for attending the Friday congregational prayer, attending burial procedures and also fighting in the way of Allah. If they leave their homes, we protect their wealth and we also raise their children. (With this being the case) do we share in their great reward, oh Messenger of Allah (salallaahu ‘alaihi was sallam)?

Upon hearing this, the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi was sallam) turned toward his male companions and said:

Have you ever heard a female inquiring about the affair of her religion in a better manner than this female?

The companions replied: Indeed we did not perceive a woman would be guided to such an affair , Oh Messenger of Allah (salallaahu ‘alaihi was sallam)!

The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi was sallam) then replied to her: Return oh Asma, and inform the group of females that being a good wife to your husband, exerting yourself to please him, and making him pleased with you is equivalent (in reward) to all of what you have mentioned concerning the men!

So she turned away saying: La illaha illallah, Allahu Akbar, due to the joy she felt (after hearing the Prophet’s reply)”.

(Collected by Ibn ‘Asaakir in ‘Taareekh Damishq (2/609)

Excerpts from the comments of Shaikh Naasir around the Hadeeth

Shaikh Al Albaani mentions: ‘Da’eef (weak)‘: In its isnaad is Abu Sa’eed As Saahili Jubaili and have not been able to find anyone who deems him trustworthy…thus he is majhool Al Haal (his condition is unknown)

I also believe that there is a break in the chain between Muslim ibn Ubaid and (the Narrator of the hadeeth) Asmaa bint Yazeed because i have not seen anyone establish that he narrated from her. He narrated from Anas ibn Maalik and Abi Usaib and a group of taabi’een. And Anas died late and i believe abu usiab did too. The Shaikh then mentions another chain of Narration from Abu Haatim in ‘Taareekh Waasit’ p75 and from ‘Shu’abul Imaan of Imaam Baihaqi (6/420-421) containing this saahili in it/ Then a different versions with a weak Narrator Rishdeen ibn Kuraib in it who is also da’eef (weak)…

The Shaikh concludes thus that the Hadeeth is a weak one and is not established upon the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Salam nor its narrator Asmaa bint Yazeed – Radhiyallahu Anhaa

Wallahu A’lam

Abu Hakeem

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Striving For Ones Family

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

We Mentioned in a previous post, that Allah has placed reward in certain action related to ones family, and likewise in the correct utilisation of ones wealth. The following hadeeth is is an example of that.

Upon the authority of Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah – Radhiyallahu Anhu – Who said:

A man passed by the Prophet – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Salam saw his hardiness, striving and his briskness, so they said: Oh Messenger of Allah! If only this was ‘fee sabeelillah’ (In the way of Allah)! So the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Was Salam said: “If he has left out striving for his young son, then he is ‘fee sabeelillah’, and if he left out striving for his elderly parents, then he is fee sabeelillah, and if left out striving for the virtue and chastity of his own soul, then he is ‘fee sabeellillah’. But if he set out to be seen of the people, and to contend with others in mutual boasting then he is fee sabeelish Shaytaan! (In the path of Shaytaan!)

(Collected by Imaamut Tabaraani in ‘Mu’jam Al Kabeer (282) and declared ‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh Al Albaani in ‘Saheehul Jaami’ (1428))

This then indicates the virtue of striving for certain family members, but there is great virtue in striving for ones family generally, as made clear by the following hadeeth:

Upon the authority of Al Hasan – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu who said that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Was Salam Said:

The most beloved of the worshippers to Allah, is he who is most beneficial to his family

(Collected by Imaam Ahmad in ‘Az Zuhd’ and declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaikh Naasir in ‘Saheehul Jaami’ (172))

And indeed there are many ways one may benefit his or her family Wa Lillahil Hamd

Wallahu a’lam

Abu Hakeem

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European Christian Woman in Full Jilbaab (1916)!

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa ba’d:

Here is a clip of the funeral of an Austrian Ruler by the name of Emperor Franz Joseph the first who died in 1916. In it the womenfolk of the attendees are dressed in full Jilbaab!.

Some have commented upon the clip saying that the women are from royal backgrounds and thus could not be seen by regular people, while others state that this was the garment that was worn by european women at funerals at that time.

Regardless of the reason take a look at the clip and dont forget to mute the choir in the background baarakallahu feekum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tlwO_AqD5M (this link is longer and shows tens of examples but doesnt not work on phones)

try this second link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8cB34INYCY&feature=related

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