Category Archives: Hadeeth

A Time When Holding On To The Deen Is Like Holding Onto Hot Coal

Explanation of the Hadeeth By Imaam Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy upon him):

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There will come a time upon my ummah in which the one holding on to his Deen is like the one holding on to a hot piece of coal from the fire.” Is this Hadeeth authentic, and if it is can you explain it for us? May Allah reward you with good.

There’s no harm with it as far as we know. There’s no harm with it. It’s a good narration. It’s meaning is that there will come upon a person something from the calamities, the test, the trails which harm him to the point where he’s like the one who is holding on to the hot piece of coal throughout the trials and tribulation. This is due to the severity of his patience upon his Deen, upon his Emaan and being established upon it to where he’s like one who holds on to the hot piece of coal tightly due to the severity of pain and hardship that befalls him in that. The time of trials and tribulations is the time of harm from the enemy. And the refuge is sought with Allah. This is a reality that has taken place. Continue reading

The Mercy Of Islam Upon All Animals

The Imam and Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

When you want to kill a rat, and killing it is recommended, do well in killing it. Kill it with that which will cause its soul to leave right on the spot. Do not harm it. From the ways of harming it is that which some people do when they put something down to catch it by way of sticking it (ex. using glue or a mouse trap). The rat is stuck to it (i.e. the trap); then the person leaves the rat to die from hunger and thirst. Continue reading

The Weak Hadeeth Should Not Be Used At All

Al-Imaam al-Albaani (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

That which I worship Allah with and call the people to is that the weak hadeeth is not to be used at all. It is not to be used in (justifying) the virtues (of actions), recommended acts, or other than that.  Continue reading

A Woman Needs Her Husband’s Permission To Spend Her Own Wealth

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated:

It’s not allowed for the woman to spend anything from her wealth except with the permission of her husband.

Shaykh Al-Albaanee (may Allaah have mercy upon him) stated: 

This Hadeeth indicates that it is not permissible for the woman to spend from her wealth except with the permission of her husband. That’s from the complete authority/responsibility that our Lord, The Blessed and Most High, has given to him (the husband) over her (the wife). However it is not befitting for the husband, if he’s a (truly pious) Muslim, to take advantage of this ruling, thereby oppressing his wife and preventing her from spending her wealth in a manner that doesn’t harm the both of them. And how much does this right resemble the right of the guardian of the girl who cannot marry herself off without her guardian’s permission! If he (the guardian) leaves her to remain single (without right; not marrying her off), she may raise the affair to the Islamic legislative judge in order for him (the judge) to grant her justice. Likewise is the case regarding the ruling of the wealth of the woman. If the husband transgresses against her and prevents her from spending her wealth in the manner that’s legislated, the judge can also grant her justice (in this case). Therefore, there’s no problem with the ruling itself. Rather the problem is only in the (husband’s) evil implementation of it. So take note (of that).  Continue reading

Do Not Make Your Homes Graveyards

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated: “Do not make your homes graveyards. Indeed the Shaytaan flees from the home which Soorah al-Baqarah is recited in.” (Saheeh Muslim 780)

Shaykh al-‘Allaamah al-Muhaddith Muhammad ibn Aadam al-Ethiyoobe (may Allaah preserve him) mentioned some benefits from this Hadeeth:

1. Encouragement to pray Salaatun-Naafilah (superogatory prayers) in the homes.

2. The prohibition of taken the house as a place that is abandoned like the graves, you do not pray in it nor remember Allaah in it.

3. Encouragement to recite Soorah al-Baqarah in the house. Continue reading

Warning Against Narrating a Lie

On the authority of ‘Alee (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (sallaahu wa alayhi wa sallam) stated: “Whoever narrates on me a narration and he sees it to be a lie then he is one of the two liars.” (Ibn Maajah Authenticated by Imaam al-Albaani).

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree commented on this narration:

This Hadeeth is a stern warning against the one who narrates a narration that the person himself sees to be a lie. The threat is directed towards him. Therefore he is one of the two liars. That’s because he agreed with the lie by narrating on him (the one who he got the narration from) that which he knows to be lie. So the one who narrates on others has one of three situations: 1. He knows the truthfulness of that which he narrates or it overwhelms his belief that (the information) is true so he narrates it. The threat is not directed towards this individual, nor any blame or fault on his end. Even if it was to become clear to him (afterwards) that the narration/news is a lie, there’s no sin upon him. Continue reading