Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 18

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 18: The (foretellers) communication with the Jinn

That which the Jinn used to communicate to the foretellers or speak from behind the idols:

Imaam al-Bukhaaree reported on the authority of `Abdullaah Ibn `Umar (al-Khattaab) رضي الله عنهما that he said: I never heard `Umar mentioning about something, saying: I think it is such-and-such, except that he was quite right. Once while `Umar was sitting, a handsome man passed by him, `Umar said: If I am not mistaken, this person is still on his religion of Jaahiliyyah (the pre-lslaamic period of ignorance) or he was their foreteller. Call the man to me. When the man was called to him, he (`Umar) told him of his thought. The man said: “I have never seen such a day on which a Muslim is faced with such an accusation.” `Umar said: I am determined that you should tell me the truth. The man said: “I was a foreteller in Jaahiliyyah.” Then `Umar said: Tell me the most astonishing thing your female Jinn had told you of. He said: “One-day while I was in the market, she came to me scared and said: ‘Haven't you seen the Jinn and their despair and they were overthrown after their defeat (and prevented from listening to the news of the heaven) so that they (stopped going to the sky and) kept following camel-riders (i.e. `Arabs)?’” `Umar said: He is right, and added: One day while I was near their idols, a man came with a calf and slaughtered it as a sacrifice (for the idols). An (unseen) creature shouted at him, and I have never heard harsher than his voice. He was crying: ‘O you bold evil-doer! A matter of success! An eloquent man is saying: None has the right to be worshiped except Allaah.’ On that the people fled, but I said: ‘I shall not go away till I know what is behind this.’ Then the cry came again: ‘O you bold evil-doer! A matter of success! An eloquent man is saying: None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah.’ I then went away and a few days later it was said: “A prophet has appeared.” [1]

Monday, October 9, 2017

Three Weak Ahaadeeth regarding Surah al-Waaqi`ah

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

🚩1. From Ibn Mas`ood that the Prophet is supposed to have said:
Whoever recites Surah al-Waaqi`ah every night would never encounter poverty.
📚 [Graded as “Dha`eef” (Weak) by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Dha`eefah (289). Others who graded this as Weak are al-Dhahabee, Imaam Ahmad, Ibn al-Jawzee, Abu Haatim, al-Daraqutnee, al-Manawee]


🚩2. From Ibn `Abbaas that the Prophet  is supposed to have said:
Whoever recites Surah al-Waaqi`ah every night would never encounter poverty; and whoever recites Surah al-Qiyaamah every night will meet Allaah (on the Day of Judgment) while his face will be (shining) like the moon when it is full.
📚 [Graded as “Mawdhoo`” (Fabricated) by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Dha`eefah (290). Al-Suyootee said, Ahmad al-Yamaamee (in of its narrators) is a liar]


🚩3. From Anas that the Prophet  is supposed to have said:
Whoever recites Surah al-Waaqi`ah and teaches it, will never be recorded among the negligent, and neither he nor his family will suffer poverty.

📚 [Graded as “Mawdhoo`” (Fabricated) by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Dha`eefah (291). Al-Suyootee said, `Abdul-Quddoos (in of its narrators) is abandoned, and Ibn al-Mubaarak said that he was a liar]

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 17

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 17: Before commissioning of the Prophethood and some of the early signs (Part 5)

Allaah تعالى says:

﴿الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ ۙ أُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ﴾

{Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad) whom they find written with them in the Taurah and the Injeel, - he commands them for al-Ma`roof (i.e. Islaamic Monotheism and all that Islaam has ordained); and forbids them from al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds, and all that Islaam has forbidden); he allows them as lawful at-Taiyibaat [(i.e. all good and lawful) as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.], and prohibits them as unlawful al-Khabaa’ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.), he releases them from their heavy burdens (of Allaah’s Covenant), and from the fetters (bindings) that were upon them. So those who believe in him (Muhammad), honor him, help him, and follow the light (the Qur’aan) which has been sent down with him, it is they who will be successful.} [Surah al-A`raaf (7): 157]

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Demolition of the Ka`bah: From the Portents of the Last Hour

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet said:
Dhu as-Suwaiqa-tain* from Ethiopia (Habashah) will demolish the Ka`bah.
📚 [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (1591, 1596) and Saheeh Muslim (2909-57, 58, 59)]

*Meaning: One with two lean legs

Monday, October 2, 2017

Destruction of the `Arabs: From the Portents of the Last Hour

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد


Authentic Ahaadeeth:

The Prophet said:
People will flee from the Dajjaal seeking shelter in the mountains. Umm Shaarik said: “O Messenger of Allaah! Where will the `Arabs be that day?” He said: They will be few.
[Saheeh Muslim (2945-125)]

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 16

 بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 16: Before commissioning of the Prophethood and some of the early signs (Part 4)

The conversations between Heraclius and Abu Sufyaan

Later in the book [1] we will mentioned the incident of Abu Sufyaan’s conversation with Heraclius, the king of the Byzantines, where he mentioned the characteristics of the Messenger of Allaah and what revolves around it and his reasoning and deduction, and his acknowledging that the Prophethood (of Muhammad ), and his statement: “I knew it (from the scriptures) that he was going to appear but I did not know that he would be from you, and if I could reach him definitely, I would go immediately to meet him and if I were with him, I would certainly wash his feet. If what you have said is true, he will very soon occupy this place underneath my feet.”

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 15

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 15: Before commissioning of the Prophethood and some of the early signs (Part 3)

How Salmaan al-Faarisee accepted Islaam and his meeting with the Christians

Thereafter, Ibn Is-haaq رحمه الله reported regarding the Islaam of Salaam al-Faarisee (the Persian) رضي الله عنه, from the narration of Ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما. Ibn `Abbaas said that Salmaan al-Faarisee himself narrated to me: “I grew up in the town of Asbahaan (Isfahaan in Persia) in the village of Jayyu. My father was the Dihqaan (chief) of the village. I was the most beloved of Allaah’s creation to my father. His love for me was so strong (that he feared to lose me or have anything happen to me), so he kept me at home (as a prisoner) in the same way that young girls were kept. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 14

 بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 14: Before commissioning of the Prophethood and some of the early signs (Part 2)

More narrations that the Jews were aware that the Prophet’s advent was at hand:

Ibn Is-haaq said: `Aasim Ibn `Umar Ibn Qataadah informed me that some of the men from his tribe said: Among the things which invited us to Islaam – by the Mercy of Allaah and His Guidance – is that we used to hear from the Jews, during those days when we were still Mushriks (polytheists), worshiping idols, and the people of the Book had knowledge (about the Prophet’s advent) which we did not. There used to be a constant quarrel between us and them, so whenever we received (an upper hand) over them which they used to dislike, they used to say to us: “The time has come near and soon a Prophet will be sent to us and we will join him in exterminating you like how `Aad and Iram were exterminated.” And we used to hear this a lot from them. So when Allaah تعالى sent the Messenger of Allaah , we responded to his call when he called us to (the worship) of Allaah (alone), and we realized that this is what they (the Jews) used to promise us with. So we preceded them in reaching him, and we believed in him while they disbelieved in him. So it is about these Jews that the following Aayah was revealed:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 13

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 13: Before commissioning of the Prophethood and some of the early signs (Part 1)

Muhammad Ibn Is-haaq رحمه الله said: The Jewish rabbis and the Christians monks and the Arab soothsayers used to speak about the advent of Prophet Muhammad , even before he was sent (as a Prophet), and when the time drew near.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 12

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 12: The Bid`ah invented by Quraish by calling themselves as al-Hums [1]

“Hums” means: “stubborn and strictly religious”. The Quraish were so called because they exaggerated in the sanctity of al-Haram (The Sanctuary) and exceeded the limits. And because of this, they made it binding upon themselves not to go to `Arafah (which was outside of the boundaries of al-Haram). They used to say: “We are the people of al-Haram and the inhabitants of the House of Allaah.” So they would not go to `Arafah, in adherence to this corrupt innovation of theirs, even though they knew well that it was part of the pilgrimage which was enjoined by Ibraaheem عليه السلام. And they used to prevent the pilgrims – those who came for Hajj or `Umrah – from eating except the food that was prepared by Quraish, and they used to prevent them from doing the Tawaaf around the Ka`bah except in the clothes provided by them. So if one of them did not find clothes provided by the Hums, he would do the Tawaaf naked, even if it happened to be a woman. So the woman who did the Tawaaf naked used to place her hand over her private parts and say: “Today some or all of it will appear, and whatever appears I don't make is permissible.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 11

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 11: The Quraish rebuilding the Ka`bah five years before the Prophethood

﴿إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِي بِبَكَّةَ مُبَارَكًا وَهُدًى لِّلْعَالَمِينَ * فِيهِ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ مَّقَامُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ۖ وَمَن دَخَلَهُ كَانَ آمِنًا ۗ وَلِلَّـهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلًا﴾

{Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and guidance for Al-`Aalameen (the mankind and jinn). In it are manifest signs (for example), the Maqaam (place) of Ibraaheem; whosoever enters it, he attains security. And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka`bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allaah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision, and residence)…} [Surah aal-`Imraan (3): 96-97]

It has been reported in the Saheehain from the Hadeeth of Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه: I said: “O Allaah’s Messenger ! Which Masjid was first built on the surface of the earth?” He said: Al-Masjid al-Haraam (in Makkah). I said: “Which was built next?” He replied: Al-Masjid al-Aqsaa (in Jerusalem). I said: “What was the period of construction between the two?” He said: Forty years. He added: Wherever (you may be, and) the prayer time becomes due, perform the prayer there, for the best thing is to do so (i.e. to offer the prayers in time). [1]

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 10

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 10: The marriage of the Prophet with Khadeejah Bint Khuwaylid Ibn Asad Ibn `Abdul-`Uzza Ibn Qusay

Al-Baihaqee said: “Chapter: What the Prophet used to do before he got married to Khadeejah رضي الله عنها

Then he narrated from his chain that Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه said: The Messenger of Allaah said: Allaah did not send any prophet but he was a shepherd. His companions asked him: “Did you do the same?” The Prophet replied: Yes, I used to shepherd the sheep of the people of Makkah for a few Qiraats.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 9

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 9: Hilf al-Fudhool (the treaty to support the oppressed) [1]

Al-Haafidh al-Baihaqee reported that Jubair Ibn Mut`im reported from his father that `Abdul-Rahmaan Ibn `Awf رضي الله عنه said: The Messenger of Allaah said: I was present at Hilf al-Mutayyabeen (the alliance of the perfumed ones) with my paternal uncles [when I was a boy]. [2] I would not wish to break it, even for red camels.[3]

Then al-Baihaqee reported that Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه said: The Messenger of Allaah said: I was not present at any treaty of Quraish except for the treaty of al-Mutayyabeen, and I would never like to violate this treaty in exchange for the red camels. It was said: The “Mutayyaboon” were: Haashim, Umayyah, Zahrah and Makhzoom. [4]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 8

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 8: The rebuilding of the Ka`bah, the Prophet’s upbringing, Allaah’s protection over him (even before the Revelation) and how he was provided refuge when he was an orphan and made sufficient when he was poor

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullaah: When the Ka`bah was built, the Prophet and `Abbaas went to bring stones (for its construction). Al-`Abbaas said to the Prophet: “Take off your waist sheet and put it on your neck so that the stones may not hurt you.” (But as soon as the Prophet took it off) he fell unconscious on the ground with his eyes open towards the sky. When he came to his senses, he said: My waist sheet! My waist sheet! Then he covered himself with it. [1]

Monday, September 4, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 7

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 7: The Prophet’s journey with his uncle Abu Taalib to al-Shaam and the encounter with Baheerah the monk

Al-Haafidh Abu Bakr al-Kharaa’itee reported from the route of Younus Ibn Abee Is-haaq, from Abu Bakr Ibn Abee Moosaa that his father said:

“Abu Taalib departed to al-Shaam, and the Prophet left with him, along with some of the elders of Quraish. When they came across the monk – i.e. Baheerah[1] – they stopped there and began setting up their camp, and the monk came out to them. Before that, they used to pass by him and he wouldn’t come out nor pay attention to them.” He (Abu Moosaa) said: “They were setting up their camp when the monk was walking amidst them until he came and took the hand of the Messenger of Allaah . Then he said: ‘This is the master of all mankind and Jinn; this is the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds. Allaah will raise him as a mercy to the men and Jinn.’ So, some of the elders of Quraish said: ‘What makes you know?’ He said: ‘When you people came along from the road, not a rock or a tree was left, except that it prostrated, and they do not prostrate except for a Prophet. And I can recognize him by the seal of the Prophethood which is below his shoulder blade, like an apple.’ Then he went back and made them some food, and when he brought it to them, he [the Prophet ()] was tending to the camels. So he said: ‘Send for him.’ So he came, and there was a cloud over him that was shading him. He (the monk) said: ‘Look how the cloud is shading him.’ So, when he came close to the people, he found that they had beaten him to the tree’s shade. So when he sat down, the shade of the tree leaned towards him. He (the monk) said: ‘Look at the shade of the tree leaning towards him.’” He (Abu Moosaa) said: “So while he was standing over them, telling them not to take him to Rome with him - because if the Romans were to see him, they would recognize him by his description, and they would kill him - he turned, and there were seven people who had come from Rome. So he faced them and said: ‘Why have you come?’ They said: ‘We came because this Prophet is going to appear during this month, and there isn’t a road left except that people have been sent to it, and we have been informed of him, and we have been sent to this road of yours.’ So he said: ‘Is there anyone better than you behind you?’ They said: ‘We only have news of him from this road of yours.’ He said: ‘Do you think that if there is a matter which Allaah wishes to bring about, there is anyone among the people who can turn it away?’ They said: ‘No.’” He (Abu Moosaa) said: “So they gave him their pledge, and they stayed with him. And he said: ‘I ask you by Allaah, which of you is his guardian?’ They said: ‘Abu Taalib.’ So he kept adjuring him until Abu Taalib returned him (back to Makkah) and he sent Abu Bakr and Bilal with him. And the monk gave him provisions of Ka`k (a type of bread) and olive oil.”

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 6

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 6: The death of the Prophet’s Mother

Imaam Ahmad reported on the authority of Buriadah رضي الله عنه: “We went out with the Messenger of Allaah till we reached the place known as Waddaan. He said: (Remain) in your places till I return. He then went away (for a while). He then returned with a heavy (heart) and said: I visited the grave of the mother of Muhammad and sought permission from my Lord to intercede (for her), but He (تعالى) did not give me permission.[1] And I used to prohibit you from visiting the graves, but now you may visit them.[2]

The Fiqh of passing by the graves of the Kuffaar

(And yes it means no RIP prayers for them)

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Al-Baihaqee reported on the authority of `Aamer Ibn Sa`d, that his father said: A Bedouin came to the Messenger of Allaah and said: “My father used to uphold ties of kinship, and he did such-and-such (mentioning his acts of kindness), so where is he?” The Prophet said: He is in the Fire. The Bedouin found it difficult to bear. Then he said: “Where is your father of Messenger of Allaah?” He said: Whenever you pass by the grave of an idolater, give him the tidings of Hell-fire.

The Bedouin later became Muslim, and he said: “The Messenger of Allaah gave me a difficult task. I never passed the grave of an idolater but I gave him the tidings of Hell-fire.”

[Shaikh al-Albaanee said in Saheeh al-Seerah: reported by al-Baihaqee in “al-Dalaail” (1/191-192), and also reported by al-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer (326), as well as by al-Dhiyaa’ al-Maqdasee in “al-Mukhtaarah” (1005) and its chain is “Saheeh” See al-Saheehah (18)]

Friday, August 25, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 5

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 5: Mentioning of the Babyhood and Wet-Nurses of the Messenger of Allaah

Thuwaibah (the freed slave of Abu Lahab): the first woman who suckled the Prophet after his mother.[1]

Narrated Umm Habeebah Bint Abu Sufyaan رضي الله عنهما: said: O Allaah’s Messenger ! Marry my sister, (`Azzah) Bint Abu Sufyaan. The Prophet said: Do you like that? I replied: Yes, for even now I am not your only wife and I like that my sister should share the good with me. The Prophet said: But that is not lawful for me (to have two sisters together in marriage). I said: We have heard that you want to marry Durrah Bint Abu Salamah. He said: (You mean) the daughter of Umm Salamah? I said: Yes. He said: Even if she were not my step-daughter, she would be unlawful for me to marry as she is my foster niece. I and Abu Salamah were suckled by Thuwaibah. So you should not present to me your daughters or your sisters (in marriage). Narrated `Urwah: Thuwaibah was the freed slave girl of Abu Lahab whom he had manumitted, and then she suckled the Prophet .[2]

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 4

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 4: Regarding the jolting of the palaces and the cracking of the galleries and the fire burning out and the other Signs

Shaikh al-Albaanee said: There is nothing authentic regarding this.[1]


📑 Notes:

[1] [TN: It was but controversially reported that significant precursors accompanied the Prophet’s birth: fourteen galleries of Kisra’s palace cracked and rolled down; the Magians’ sacred fire, which was burning for a thousand years, extinguished; and some churches on Lake Sawa sank down and collapsed. Regarding all these, there is nothing reported from authentic sources.

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 3

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 3: Some of the Signs which took place at the Birth of the Messenger of Allaah

Muhammad Ibn Is-haaq reported (in al-Seerah) on the authority of Hassaan Ibn Thaabit رضي الله عنه that he said: By Allaah! I was a lad of seven or eight years, I had not reached maturity but I understood all that I had heard, and I heard a Jew shouting at the top of his voice in Attmah (a place) in Yathrib (another name for al-Madeenah), saying: “O group of Jews!”, till they gathered around him and said: “Woe to you! What is the matter?” He said: “Tonight the star of Ahmad has risen, indicating his birth.”[1]