Saturday, 30 July 2011

"Allah will change their sins into good deeds.." (al Furqan 25:68-70)

In the Musnad of Imam Ahmed, and Sahih Muslim from the Abu Dhar radiyallahu anhu says, the Messenger of Allah (saws) said;

“I know that person well who will enter Jannah [Paradise] first and also that person who will be the last one to be taken out of Jahannam[ Hell].

On the Day of Qiyaamah [Ressurection Day] a person will be brought forward to the court of Almighty Allah. It shall be commanded that all the minor sins of that person be put forward to him and the major sins be concealed [hidden]. When the minor sins are disclosed to that person, he will accept that he had committed them, as there will be no room for refuting them. (He will begin to tremble and say in his heart that these are only the minor sins, what will happen when the major sins are exposed.)

During this happening it shall be commanded that for every sin of that person he be given the ajr (thawaab-reward) of a good deed. Upon hearing (this amazing mercy of Allah of bad deeds turning to good deeds), this person himself will say - "I still have many sins left to account for, that are not seen here.” (he hopes that even his major sins will turn into good deeds)

Abu Dhar radiyallahu anhu says, “Rasoolullah [the Messenger of Allah] sallallahu alaihe wasallam while narrating the words of that person began laughing until his blessed teeth began to show.” (The reason being that the person himself disclosed the very sins he was frightened of.)

SubhanAllah look at the greed of mankind, when this man so that the circumstance was that of forgiveness and not of punishment , he begins asking for his other sins to be brought forth… subhanAllah…

NOTE: This person most likely Repented for his sins in this life, and this is why Allah had mercy on him.

Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds, for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Quran Al-Furqaan 25:68-70]

Aayaat /Verses from the Quran which made the Prophet (saws) Laugh:

Monday, 21 March 2011

Safiyyah: "By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, I truly wish that what has afflicted you would afflict me (instead)."

In a narration that has a good chain, Ibn Sa'd related that Zaid ibn Aslam said,
"The wives of the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wasalam) gathered around him during his final sickness (the one that ended in his death), and Safiyyah said, "By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, I truly wish that what has afflicted you would afflict me (instead)." The other wives winked (or pointed) at one another disparagingly at her for what she said.*

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wasalam) who saw what they did, said, "Wash out your mouths!" They said, "From what?" He (sal Allahu alayhi wasalam) said; "From the way you (disparagingly) winked (or pointed) with one another at her. By Allah, she is indeed truthful." (both in general terms and particularly regarding what she said."

*Because Safiyyah was Jewish, and Jews were thought to be of as 'sly' and tricking. Furthermore, the wives would challenge each other because of wanting Attention of their husband (Prophet Muhammad, sal Allahu alayhi wasalam.)

: [Refer to Sharh Al-Mawaahib al Ladaniyyah (2/233) and to Al-Isaabah Fee Ma'rifatus-Sahaabah (the Book of Women) by Ibn Hajar al Askalani.]

The Noble Life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). By Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallaaabee. Translated in English. Volume 3 - p1603 - DarusSalaam Publications. ISBN #9960-9678-6-7

Friday, 2 April 2010

"Ya Aba Umayr, Maa Fa'l an-Nughayr?" (Oh Abu Umayr...)

A small Nightingale.

البخاري ( 5778 ) ومسلم ( 2150 ) - أنه كان لأخي أنس بن مالك لأمه يقال له " أبو عمير " كان له طائر وكان اسمه " النغير " فمات الطائر وحزن عليه الصبي ، فمازحه النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بقوله " يا أَبَا عُمَيْرٍ مَا فَعَلَ النُّغَيْرُ " .
والنُّغَيْرُ : طائر صغير يشبه العصفور ، وقيل : هو البلبل .
وقد استُدل بهذا الحديث على جواز حبس الطائر ؛ لعدم إنكار النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على أبي عمير . انظر " فتح الباري " ( 10 / 548 ) .

It is proven in al-Saheehayn (al-Bukhaari, 5778; Muslim, 2150) that the brother of Anas ibn Maalik through his mother was called Abu ‘Umayr and he had a bird who was called al-nughayr

The bird died and the child grieved for it (and was really sad), and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) tried to cheer him up by saying,O Abu ‘Umayr, what happened to al-nughayr?” 

The nughayr is a small bird like a sparrow, or it was said that it is a nightingale. 

This hadeeth is taken as evidence that it is permissible to keep birds, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not denounce Abu ‘Umayr for doing so. 

See Fath al-Baari, 10/548

Al-Nawawi said

The nughayr is a small bird. 

This hadeeth teaches us many things, such as being kind to small children. This demonstrates the good character of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and how he was of noble character and humble. 

Sharh Muslim, 14/129

The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to joke with the small child of one of the Sahaba, a boy called Abu 'Umayr, who had a small bird he used to play with. One day he saw the child looking sad, so he said, "Why do I see Abu 'Umayr looking sad?" The Sahaba told him, "The nughar [a small bird, like a sparrow] which he used to play with has died, O Messenger of Allah"..

The Prophet (pbuh) began to gently joke with the child, saying, "O Abu Umayr, what happened to the nughayr?" [Nughayr: baby form of nughar. In Arabic, this is a play on words, because of the rhyme between the boy's name and that of the bird].  

Source: This story was reported in Hayat al-Sahabah, 3/149.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

"I was reproached in the night about horses."

Malik's Muwatta Book 21, Number 21.19.47:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was seen wiping the face of his horse with his cloak. He was questioned about it and said, "I was reproached in the night about horses." i.e. not taking care of them.

" كان النبي يمسح وجه خيله بجلبابه، و عندما سؤل لماذا يفعل هذا، أجاب: اليلة البارحة وبخني الله لنسياني خيلي" (رواه يحي بن سيد"مالك بن أنس

(How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these people) [4:41]

عن عبد الله ابن مسعود قال: قال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ( اقرأ علي القرآن. قلت : يا رسول الله أقرأ عليك وعليك أنزل؟ قال: إني أشتهي أن أسمعه من غيري . فقرأت عليه سورة النساء حتى بلغت : { فكيف إذا جئنا من كل أمة بشهيد ، وجئنا بك على هؤلاء شهيدا } النساء 41، فغمزني برجله ، فإذا عيناه تذرفان

[وَيَوْمَ نَبْعَثُ فِى كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْهِمْ مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ]

(And (remember) the Day when We shall raise up from every nation a witness against them from amongst themselves). Al-Bukhari recorded that `Abdullah bin Mas`ud said, "The Messenger of Allah said to me, `Recite to me.' I said, `O Messenger of Allah!

Should I recite (the Qur'an) to you, while it was revealed to you' He said, `Yes, for I like to hear it from other people.' I recited Surat An-Nisa' until I reached this Ayah,

[فَكَيْفَ إِذَا جِئْنَا مِن كُلِّ أمَّةٍ بِشَهِيدٍ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ عَلَى هَـؤُلاءِ شَهِيداً ]

(How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these people) He then said, `Stop now.' I found that his eyes were tearful.'

surah al nisa; Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Thursday, 27 August 2009

"I had sexual relations with my wife while observing the Ramadan fast."

بَيْنَمَا نَحْنُ جُلُوسٌ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذْ جَاءَهُ رَجُلٌ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ هَلَكْتُ قَالَ مَا لَكَ قَالَ وَقَعْتُ عَلَى امْرَأَتِي وَأَنَا صَائِمٌ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ هَلْ تَجِدُ رَقَبَةً تُعْتِقُهَا قَالَ لا قَالَ فَهَلْ تَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ تَصُومَ شَهْرَيْنِ مُتَتَابِعَيْنِ قَالَ لا فَقَالَ فَهَلْ تَجِدُ إِطْعَامَ سِتِّينَ مِسْكِينًا قَالَ لا قَالَ فَمَكَثَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَبَيْنَا نَحْنُ عَلَى ذَلِكَ أُتِيَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِعَرَقٍ فِيهَا تَمْرٌ وَالْعَرَقُ الْمِكْتَلُ ( وهو الزنبيل الكبير ) قَالَ أَيْنَ السَّائِلُ فَقَالَ أَنَا قَالَ خُذْهَا فَتَصَدَّقْ بِهِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ أَعَلَى أَفْقَرَ مِنِّي يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ فَوَ اللَّهِ مَا بَيْنَ لابَتَيْهَا يُرِيدُ الْحَرَّتَيْنِ أَهْلُ بَيْتٍ أَفْقَرُ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي فَضَحِكَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَتَّى بَدَتْ أَنْيَابُهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ أَطْعِمْهُ أَهْلَكَ ) رواه البخاري فتح

While we were sitting in the company of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) a man approached and said: "O Messenger of Allah! I'm ruined!"

The Prophet said: "What is the matter?"

He said: "I had sexual relations with my wife while observing the Ramadan fast."

Allah's Messenger then asked him: "Can you find a slave whom you can free?" He said no. "Then, are you able to fast for two consecutive months?" He said no. "Then, do you have the wherewithal to feed 60 poor people?" He said no.

So the Prophet (peace be upon him) stopped and considered, and we waited like that until a large basket of dates was brought to him. He asked: "Where is that questioner?"

The man spoke up: "Here I am."

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Take this and give it out in charity."

The man then asked: "Messenger of Allah, must I find someone poorer than myself to give it to? By Allah, there is no household in town poorer than my own."

The Prophet (peace be upon him) laughed until we could see his teeth, the said: "Go feed your family."

This hadîth is related by Abû Hurayrah in Sahîh al-Bukhârî (1936) and Sahîh Muslim (1111).

Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Ansar and Muhajirin Defended the Messenger in the Battle of Uhud

The Ansar and Muhajirin Defended the Messenger in the Battle of Uhud

Al-Bukhari recorded that Qays bin Abi Hazim said, "I saw Talhah's hand, it was paralyzed, because he shielded the Prophet with it.'' meaning on the day of Uhud.

It is recorded in the Two Sahihs that Abu `Uthman An-Nahdi said, "On that day (Uhud) during which the Prophet fought, only Talhah bin `Ubaydullah and Sa`d [ibn Abi Waqqas] remained with the Prophet.''

Sa`id bin Al-Musayyib said, "I heard Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas saying, `The Messenger of Allah gave me arrows from his quiver on the day of Uhud and said, `Shoot, may I sacrifice my father and mother for you.'''

Al-Bukhari also collected this Hadith. The Two Sahihs recorded that Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas said, "On the day of Uhud, I saw two men wearing white clothes, one to the right of the Prophet and one to his left, who were defending the Prophet fiercely. I have never seen these men before or after that day.'' Meaning angels Jibril and Mika'il, peace be upon them.

Abu Al-Aswad said that, `Urwah bin Az-Zubayr said, "Ubayy bin Khalaf of Bani Jumah swore in Makkah that he would kill the Messenger of Allah . When the Messenger was told of his vow, he said, `Rather, I shall kill him, Allah willing.'

On the day of Uhud, Ubayy came while wearing iron shields and proclaiming, `May I not be saved, if Muhammad is saved.'

He then headed to the direction of the Messenger of Allah intending to kill him, but Mus`ab bin `Umayr, from Bani Abd Ad-Dar, intercepted him and shielded the Prophet with his body, and Mus`ab bin `Umayr was killed.

The Messenger of Allah saw Ubayy's neck exposed between the shields and helmet, stabbed him with his spear, and Ubayy fell from his horse to the ground. However, no blood spilled from his wound. His people came and carried him away while he was moaning like an ox.

They said to him, `Why are you so anxious, it is only a flesh wound' Ubayy mentioned to them the Prophet's vow, `Rather, I shall kill Ubayy', then commented, `By He in Whose Hand is my soul! If what hit me hits the people of Dhul-Majaz (a popular pre-Islamic marketplace), they would all have perished.'

He then died and went to the Fire,

[فَسُحْقًا لاًّصْحَـبِ السَّعِيرِ]

(So, away with the dwellers of the blazing Fire!) [67:11].''

This was collected by Musa bin `Uqbah from Az-Zuhri from Sa`id bin Al-Musayyib.

also see;

How many people did the Prophet ever kill?

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

"…And bravery is defined by two things:

a) the strength and firmness of the heart in the face of fears, and
b) physical strength when fighting, such that one can kill with immense force and magnitude.

The first is the definition of bravery. As for the latter, it indicates physical strength and ability, and not everyone who possesses physical strength has strength of heart, and vice versa.

Because of this, you may find that it is said regarding a man who kills many people: 'He would do this if he had with him those who could guarantee his safety.' But, if he becomes scared, he is stricken with cowardice, and his heart becomes detached. And you would find the man with a firm heart who has not killed many people with his own hands firm in the face of fears, going forth in the face of hardships, and this is a characteristic that is required by the commanders, leaders, and forerunners of war, more so than the other, as the forerunner, if he is brave and firm at heart, will go forth and remain firm and will not be defeated, and his supporters will fight alongside him. If he was a coward and weak at heart, he will be humiliated, will not go forth, and will not remain firm, even if he is physically strong.

And the Prophet was the most complete in regards to this bravery that is appropriate for the commanders in war, and he did not kill with his hand anyone except Ubayy bin Khalaf. He killed him on the day of Uhud, and did not kill anyone else with his hand before or after this."

['Minhaj as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah'; 8/78]

Surah 'Aal Imraan - Tafsir ibn Kathir;