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Calling to the Truth and Separating the People In Regard to the Truth

No. 2823: From AbdurRahmaan bin Jubair bin Nafeer, from his father who said:

we were sitting with al-Miqdad bin al-Aswad one day, when a person passed by him and said:

‘Toobah (a tree in Paradise) for these two eyes which saw the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) I swear by Allaah that we wish we had seen what you have seen and witnessed what you witnessed.’

Al-Miqdad became angry, I became astonished, because they did not say anything but good. Then he turned to the man and said:

‘What makes a person wish that he was present when Allaah has made him absent.  He does not know, if he had witnessed it, how he would have been at that time? I swear by Allaah there were a people that were present at the time of the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), who Allaah will throw on their nostrils in the Hell-Fire, because they did not respond to the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) nor did they believe in him. Do you not praise Allaah, for taking you out from your mothers’ wombs not knowing anything except your Lord and believing in that which your Prophet was sent with. Indeed you have been saved from trials by others being trialed instead of you.

I swear by Allaah, that Allaah sent the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) in the severest time that any Prophet from among the Prophets was ever sent, in any period of time including the Jahileeyah time period (period of ignorance before Islaam).

They would not regard any religion better than the worship of idols, then the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) came with the Furqan (the Criterion) he separated the truth from falsehood with this Criterion, and he separated a father from his son, so much so that a man would see his father and his son or his brother as a disbeliever.

And indeed Allaah opened the lock of his heart with Eemaan, and he knows if he is destroyed he enters the fire, it does not make him happy that his beloved is in the fire. And it is about those that Allaah (Azza wa Jal) said:

“And those who say: ‘Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of eyes”

[Collected by Ahmad and Al-Albaani declared the Isnaad to be Saheeh]

Shaykh Albaani commented saying:

‘(Notice): This separating mentioned in this hadeeth has a foundation in ‘Saheeh al-Bukhari’ from the hadeeth of Jaabir bin Abdullaah who said:

‘The angels came to the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) while he was sleeping, some of them said: Indeed he is asleep and some of them said: ‘Indeed the eyes are asleep but the heart is awake…’ to the end of the hadeeth, and in this hadeeth it mentions:

‘So whoever obeys Muhammad (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) then he has obeyed Allaah, and whoever disobeys Muhammad then he disobeys Allaah, and Muhammad separated/divided the people.’

I (Albaani) say:

‘This hadeeth is a clear proof that shows that separating/division is not blameworthy in itself.So, some of the people push the people away from the Dawa’ to the Book and the Sunnah, and they regard warning against that which opposes the Book and the Sunnah as being from the innovated matters, or they claim that the time to call to the Book and the Sunnah has not arrived! Their claim is that the Book and the Sunnah pushes people away and divides them.

This is great ignorance with regard to the truthful Dawa’ and what is associated to this Dawa’ from differences of opinions and hostility towards this Dawa’, as is witnessed in every time and place.  This is the Sunnah (the way) Allaah has ordained for His creation, and you will never find a change or turning off in the Sunnah (the way) of Allaah.

And if your Lord had so willed, He could surely have made mankind one Ummah, but they will not cease to disagree,- Except him on whom your Lord has bestowed His Mercy

  • Taken from Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ Vol. 6 p.779 Hadeeth no. 2823 by the ‘Allaamah, al Muhadith shaykh Muhammad Nasir ud-deen al Albaani Rahimahullaah

Translated by brother Abbaas Abu Yahya


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When is There Benefit in Exposing Your Brother’s Faults ?

وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِمًا سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,” Whoever conceals a Muslim , Allah will conceal him on the Day of Judgment…

Collected by Muslim 2699

Benefits and lessons derived from this topic:

· Ibn Al-Mullaq-qin (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” The type of concealment   intended here refers to a person’s state of affairs. This hadeeth recommends that a person who isn’t known to be to be a corrupt individual, slip ups and mistakes should be concealed. And sometimes this person does acts that are haraam, unlike the person who is known to be sinner (publicly). It’s not recommend for this kind of person to have his faults covered. In fact his affair should be raised to those in charge in the Muslim lands.” [ Al-Mu’ayin ]

· Al-Alaamah Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Mubarak (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “Whoever conceals a Muslim, Allah will conceal him on the Day of Judgment” These words establish a recommendation to cover up the Muslims’ faults, mistakes, and errors. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him ) said:

مَنْ سَتَرَ عَوْرَةَ أَخِيهِ الْمُسْلِمِ سَتَرَ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَمَنْ كَشَفَ عَوْرَةَ أَخِيهِ الْمُسْلِمِ كَشَفَ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ حَتَّى

يَفْضَحَهُ بِهَا فِى بَيْتِهِ

Whoever conceals his Muslim brother’s faults and weaknesses, Allah will conceal his faults and weaknesses on the Day of Judgment. Whoever exposes his Muslim brother’s faults, Allah will expose his faults to the point that he will be disgraced in his own home.

[ ibn Majah 2643 Al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him)graded this hadeeth as being Saheeh li Ghayree he] [ Muhasinud deen ala matn Ar-ba’een]

· Ash-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” These words in the hadeeth impel a Muslim to cover another Muslim’s faults. However there are texts which restrict this to be done only when covering a person’s faults is good. Covering up or concealing a person’s mistakes, faults , and errors are divided into three categories:

1. Covering these faults is good

2. Covering these faults is bad

3. It’s unknown if covering these faults is either good or bad

Now, if the covering of a person’s fault is something good, then this is requested in Islam and praised. Let’s take for example: You see a man who is known to be pious, have good character and religious. In other words he has a good reputation. You happen to see him err and you know his condition. He committed this mistake by fate and divine decree, and now he’s repentant. It’s praiseworthy to conceal the errors of a person like this, and doing so is good.

The other situation is when covering these faults are bad and evil. For example: You find a person sinning or holding hostility towards other people. If you conceal his faults, it will only boost his evil and tyranny. Therefore, concealing this person is something blameworthy and it’s a must to expose his affair to the people who can nurture him. So if it’s a married woman the affair is reported to her husband. And if it’s a child the issue is raised to his father. If the person is a teacher the matter is taken to the principal, and so on.

The last issue is when it’s unknown if covering these faults is either good or bad. Hence in this situation, the better thing to do is to conceal them. It’s mentioned in an narration: “ Making a mistake in forgiving would be better than making a mistake in punishment.”

[ At-Tirmithi 1424. At-Tirmithi graded this hadeeth as being weak].

So in conclusion, if a person is confused as to whether concealing the Muslim or exposing him is the right thing to do, then covering his faults here is more befitting. Nonetheless, the person should follow up on this individual’s affair and not neglect it. Reason being, later on it might become clear that he isn’t worthy of having his faults, errors and mistakes covered.” [Explanation for An-Nawawee’s Forty Hadeeth]

TN: Ahul bid’ah are boycotted identical to the sinners who broadcast their sins. This boycott is only done when the proper conditions and requirements are met.

Translated and compiled by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle

Doha, Qatar © 1/7/1432

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1251. Ibn `Abbas (May Allaah be pleased with them) reported:

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) observed Saum (fasting) on the day of `Ashura’ and commanded us to fast on this day.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: `Ashura’ 10th of Muharram. In another Hadith, it is stated that when the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) emigrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah, he saw that the Jews were fasting on this day. He asked them why they did this on that day, and they told him that they did it for the reason that Allaah granted Prophet Musa emancipation from Pharaoh on this day, and so they observed Saum in token of their joy. On this, he (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that in this happiness of Prophet Musa, Muslims have a greater right to observe Saum than the Jews. Consequently, he also observed Saum on 10th of Muharram. Then, he said that if he lived the following year, he would observe Saum on 9th of Muharram also so that they would make themselves different from the Jews. According to another Hadith, he (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordained the Muslims to observe Saum on `Ashura’ and in addition one more Saum on 9th or 11th of Muharram in opposition to the Jews. (Musnad Ahmad, Vol.4, P-21, edited by Ahmad Shakir; and Mujamma` Az-Zawaid, Vol.3, P-188). Thus observance of two Saum on this occasion is a Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). These two Saum can be observed either on 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram. It is regrettable indeed that present-day Muslims do not follow this Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and instead observe the baseless practices of mourning assemblies (Majalis), which is a grave sin practised by Shi`ah.

  • Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen, Chapter 227 :The Excellence of Observing ‘Ashura’ and Tasu’a (i.e., 9th of Muharram)

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whoever asks whilst…

The Messenger of Allaah
(sallallahu alyhi wa sallaam) said:

“Whoever asks of the people whilst possessing what suffices him, what he asked for will appear on the Day of Judgement as scratches on his face”

  • Related by Abu Dawud (1626), an Nisaa’ee (5/97) , at-Tirmidhee (650), ad-Daarimee (1/386), ibn Majah (1840) , Ahmad (1/388 & 441) and al Haakim (1/408) from ibn Masoud. The chain of the narration is saheeh.

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Narrated ‘Aisha (Radi-Allahu ‘anha):

The people of Quraish worried about the lady from Bani Makhzum who had
committed theft. They asked, “Who will intercede for her with Allah’s
Apostle?” Some said, “No one dare to do so except Usama bin Zaid the
beloved one to Allah’s Apostle.”

When Usama spoke about that to Allah’s
Apostle (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam), Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi
Wa Sallam) said, (to him), “Do you try to intercede for somebody in a case
connected with Allah’s Prescribed Punishments?” Then he got up and
delivered a sermon saying, “What destroyed the nations preceding you, was
that if a noble amongst them stole, they would forgive him, and if a poor
person amongst them stole, they would inflict Allah’s Legal punishment on
him. By Allah, if Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad stole, I would cut off
her hand.”

Bukhari Vol. 4 : No. 681

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Abd Al-Rahmân (ibn Awf) RadhiAllaahu Anhu
was once brought some food,and he had been fasting. He said:
Mus‘ab b. ‘Umayr was killed, and he was better than me and he was buried with a cloak as a shroud:if his head was covered with it his legs would be uncovered and if his legs were covered with it his head would be uncovered. And Hamzah was killed and he was better than me. Then, after that time, we were given what we were given of worldly wealth, and we fear that [the reward of] our good deeds has been quickened for us [in this life]. He then began to cry so much that he left his food.
  • Al-Bukhârî, Al-Sahîh hadith 1275 and other places.

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Narrated Amr bin
Al-Harith (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

(The brother of the wife
of Allah’s Apostle – Juwaira bint Al-Harith).
Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) died,
he did not leave any
Dirham or Dinar
(i.e. money), a slave or a
slave woman or anything else
except his white mule,
his arms  and a piece of land which he had given in
charity .

Vol. 4 : No. 2

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