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Hadeeth # 9: Haya is a Branch of Emaan

Narrated Abu Huraira radhiAllahu ‘anhu: The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And haya [This term haya covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken together; amongst them are self-respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc.] is a part of faith.” [Volume 1,… Continue reading Hadeeth # 9: Haya is a Branch of Emaan

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Hadeeth # 8: The Five Principles of Islam

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar radhiAllahu ‘anhu: Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, Islam is based on (the following) five (principles): 1.To testify that La ilaha ill-Allah wa anna Muhammad-ar-Rasool Allah (none has the right to be worshiped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger) 2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly 3.… Continue reading Hadeeth # 8: The Five Principles of Islam

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Hadeeth # 7: Abu Sufyan’s Testimony for the Prophet (Part 3)

Commentary (Hadeeth # 7): Knowledge without Action is Fruitless Heraclius’s questions reflect his intelligence. However, despite his intelligence he did not accept Islam. Even today we have these examples where intelligent people are studying Islam. They ask smart questions about religion but do not accept it. It tells us that knowledge alone does not benefit… Continue reading Hadeeth # 7: Abu Sufyan’s Testimony for the Prophet (Part 3)

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Hadeeth # 7: Abu Sufyan’s Testimony for the Prophet (Part 2)

Commentary (Hadeeth # 7): Let us understand this hadeeth in parts. Why did Heraclius ask for the man who was the most closely related to the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam? It is because as we read in the Tafseer of Surah Al-Baqarah ayah 187, he who is closest to us knows us the best.… Continue reading Hadeeth # 7: Abu Sufyan’s Testimony for the Prophet (Part 2)

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Hadeeth # 7: Abu Sufyan’s Testimony for the Prophet (Part 1)

Narrated ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu: Abu Sufyan ibn Harb informed me that Heraclius had sent a messenger to him while he had been accompanying a caravan from Quraysh. They were merchants doing business in Sham (present day Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan), at the time when Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had truce… Continue reading Hadeeth # 7: Abu Sufyan’s Testimony for the Prophet (Part 1)

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Hadeeth # 6: Peak of Generosity in the Month of Ramadan

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu: Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Jibreel [Gabriel] met him. Jibreel used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Messenger salAllahu… Continue reading Hadeeth # 6: Peak of Generosity in the Month of Ramadan

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Hadeeth # 5: Move Not Your Tongue in Haste while Reciting the Qur’an

Narrated Sa'eed bin Jubair: Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu in the explanation of the statement of Allah: Move not your tongue concerning (the Quran) to make haste therewith, [al-Qiyamah 75: 16] said, “Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to bear the revelation with great trouble and used to move his lips (quickly) with the Inspiration.”… Continue reading Hadeeth # 5: Move Not Your Tongue in Haste while Reciting the Qur’an

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Hadeeth # 4: The Period of Pause of Revelation

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari while talking about the period of pause in revelation reporting the speech of the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “While I was walking, all of a sudden I heard a voice from the sky. I looked up and saw the same angel who had visited me at the cave of… Continue reading Hadeeth # 4: The Period of Pause of Revelation

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Hadeeth # 3: The Love for Seclusion and True Dreams before Divine Inspiration

Narrated ‘A’ishah radhiAllahu ‘anha: The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright day light, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave of Hira where he used… Continue reading Hadeeth # 3: The Love for Seclusion and True Dreams before Divine Inspiration

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Hadeeth # 2: How was the Divine Inspiration [Wahi] revealed?

Commentary: Saheeh Al-Bukhari: Kitab al-Wahi [the Book of Revelation] Narrated ‘A’ishah radhiAllahu ‘anha: Al-Harith bin Hisham asked Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “O Allah’s Messenger! How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?” Allah’s Messenger replied, “Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of… Continue reading Hadeeth # 2: How was the Divine Inspiration [Wahi] revealed?