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Unformatted text preview: A Treatise on the Prophetic Ahaadeeths SCL100009 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM Version 1.0 Mudhakkirah al-Hadeeth an-Nabawee
by Rabee Bin Haadee Umayr al-Madkhalee
Trans. Abu Naasir Abid Zargar Three Things that Allaah is Pleased With…
From Abu Hurairah (radiallaahu anhu), that the Messenger of Allaah said:
“Verily Allaah is pleased with three things for you and He is displeased with
three things for you. He is pleased that you should worship Him and not
associate anything with Him; and that you hold fast to the Rope of Allaah
together and do not become divided; and that you advise those who Allaah
has placed in charge of you. And He is displeased with three for you: idle
talk, excessive questioning and wasting of wealth”.
Reported by Muslim1, Maalik2 and Ahmad3.
The Reporter of the Hadeeth
Abu Hurairah ad-Dawsee, the eminent Companion, the Haafidh amongst the
There is a difference of opinion about his name, some say Abdur Rahmaan bin
Sakhar and some say bin Ghanam and some say other than that but most
scholars agreed with the first name. He died in the year 59 A.H.
The Meaning of the Hadeeth
This hadeeth contains great Prophetic guidelines:
The First: The emphasis on pure tawheed and the establishment of the greatest
of the rights of Allaah, the greatest of the obligations of Islaam, which it is to 1 Haheeth no. 115 (3/1340)
Al-Muwatta hadeeth no. 20 (2/990)
Vol. 2, page 367
2 SCL100009 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM 1 A Treatise on the Prophetic Ahaadeeths single out Allaah alone for worship and it is the whole purpose behind the
creation of the jinn and mankind.
He, the Most High, said:
“I have not created the jinn and mankind except to worship Me Alone.”
And it comprises staying far away from shirk in His worship, so there is no
partner for Allaah from His creation who is made a rival for Allaah in
supplication, seeking aid, slaughtering, vowing, hoping, fearing, and in trusting.
This is because these matters are purely the right of Allaah. He is not pleased
that an angel brought near or a prophet sent as a messenger should share any
of these matters with Him.
The Second: Holding fast to the Rope of Allaah. It is that which the Messenger
of Allaah (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him) came with
comprising of the Book and the Sunnah, including the teachings of the
Messenger from the beliefs, worship, manners and common dealings.
So it is not permissible for a Muslim individual, or a Muslim group, or an
Islaamic society, the ruler or the ruled to leave anything from the foundations
or branches of Islaam. Rather, it is obligatory upon all to have imaan and
perfect adherence to that which the Seal of the Prophets and the Chief of the
Messengers brought, and to give him precedence in over and above every other
speech or guidance.
This encompasses judging by that which the Messenger brought in every matter
and singling out the Messenger of Allaah for obedience and following him in
the minor and major matters of the deen. The ranks of the Muslims will only
be gathered by avoidance of every innovation, opinion and disobedience and
not by other than this, and they will establish their desired unity and then they
will truly be holding fast to the Rope of Allaah. This is the situation which
Allaah desires and with which He has entrusted the Islaamic Ummah and not
through political groups with their differing beliefs, reference points and
orientations. For verily this type of assembly, if formed – and it is unlikely –
then the following would apply to it:
“You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided.” (59:14) SCL100009 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM 2 A Treatise on the Prophetic Ahaadeeths The Third: Advising the rulers of the Muslims is achieved by cooperating and
obeying them upon the truth and their command of it (the truth). It includes
counseling and reminding them of being gentle and kind and notifying them
of that which they are neglectful of and that which has not reached them
regarding the rights of Muslims.
This also includes not revolting against them, praying behind them, going for
Jihaad along with them and paying zakaat to them. As well as abandoning
revolt against them with the sword when bad relations or injustice appears
from them; and that they are not mislead with false praise; and supplicating for
The Fourth: The prohibition from idle talk. For it is discussion of falsehood,
circulation of evil and spreading of rumours and false information; and it is
sufficient for a person to be regarded as a liar, that he narrates everything he
And similarly going deeply into hypothetical issues which have not occurred
and answering them before they occur, for verily this diverts the Muslims from
studying the Book and the Sunnah and preoccupies them from memorising
and understanding the texts.
The Fifth: The prohibition of excessive asking and it includes asking the
people for their possessions such as wealth etc. and burdening them with
needs. This is not befitting for a Muslim, for whom Allaah wishes that he
become great and noble. So asking the people is prohibited as a principle, and
not permissible except in necessary circumstances; and regarding the requesting
from the creation, there are three evils:
1) Evil of requiring from other than Allaah, and it is a type of Shirk.
2) Evil of harming the creation, i.e. the one who is asked thus it is a type of
oppression of the creation.
3) Evil of showing humility to other than Allaah and it is oppression of the
This applies when the one who is asked is alive and capable of actualising the
request which is sought from him, so how about asking the dead and the
absent for those things which only Allaah is able to grant. Verily that is the
essence of Shirk with Allaah.
SCL100009 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM 3 A Treatise on the Prophetic Ahaadeeths Similarly, this prohibition includes the excessive technical questions especially
those whose purpose is obstinacy and stimulation of dispute and
argumentation in falsehood and delving into hypothetical issues which have
not occurred and seeking answers for them.
The Sixth: The prohibition of wasting wealth. For verily wealth is a blessing
from Allaah and it is the nerve of life, as they say. Wealth contains an aid to
obedience of Allaah and Jihaad in His path, and an aid to help the deserving
poor Muslims, relatives and others.
So it is obligatory for a Muslim to thank his Lord for this blessing and to
protect it against wastage and negligence and not to spend it except in ways
which Allaah has legislated and permitted. It is not permissible for him to
spend it in the path of Shaitaan and disobedience, just as it is not permissible
for him to neglect this blessing and subject it to wastage.
The Benefits of the Hadeeth
1) The obligation of establishing the worship of Allaah in the desired manner.
2) The obligation to stay away from every type of Shirk, major and minor.
3) The obligation to hold fast to the Rope of Allaah which is Al-Islaam that
which Muhammad came with in the Book and the Sunnah, in every affair.
4) The prohibition of splitting and the obligation of uniting the Muslims upon
5) The obligation to advise the Muslims rulers and to cooperate with them
upon the truth and righteousness.
6) The prohibition of idle talk.
7) The prohibition of asking the creation, except in that which they are able to
do in times of need. However it is better to have trust and patience.
8) The prohibition of wasting wealth. SCL100009 @ WWW.SALAFIPUBLICATIONS.COM 4 ...
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