(study) Hadith Al Bukhari

Plant Yourself a Tree in Jannah , Right Now!                                                                             

أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- مَرَّ بِهِ وَهُوَ يَغْرِسُ غَرْسًا فَقَالَ « يَا أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ مَا الَّذِى تَغْرِسُ ». قُلْتُ غِرَاسًا لِى. قَالَ « أَلاَ أَدُلُّكَ

عَلَى غِرَاسٍ خَيْرٍ لَكَ مِنْ هَذَا ». قَالَ بَلَى يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ. قَالَ « قُلْ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ يُغْرَسْ لَكَ بِكُلِّ وَاحِدَةٍ شَجَرَةٌ فِى الْجَنَّةِ

Abu Hurayrah radiallahu an narrated:

The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed by him while he was planting a plant. The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “O Abu Hurayrah what are you planting?” I said: A plant for me.” He said: Would you like me to tell of a plant better than this?” I said: Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” He Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Say: Subhan-Allah, Wal-hamdu-lillah, wa la ilaha illallah, wa Alllahu Akbar (Glory is to Allah, praise is to Allah, non has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest) for each one a tree will be planted for you in Paradise.”

Collected by Ibn Majah 3807. Al-Albani graded this hadeeth as being saheeh in his checking of Ibn Majah.

Benefits for this subject:

1. These four words are a tree in Jannah

2. This hadeeth show the superiority of these four words.

3. The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned Hamd after Tasbih to establish the rank of saying “Subhan-Allah.” It has been authentically reported that Al-Hamdulilah fills the scale. Therefore it’s heavier than Subhan-Allah. Included in Al-Hamdulilah is the affirmation of Allah’s complete attributes. And Subhan-Allah frees Allah above any deficiencies in His names. Affirmation is more complete than negation. [ Faydul Qadeer 2871]

4. Allah says, “But the good righteous deeds that last are better with your Lord for rewards and better in respect of hope.” [Al-Kahf 46]. The scholars of Tafsir include these four words in the above hadeeth as an explanation for this verse.

(Tafsir Surahtul Kahf by our Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah ta’ala


[Study] Is Praying Feet To Feet In The Congregational Prayers a Bid’ah (Innovation)?

Some Muslims believe a person praying in congregation should not and must not stand feet with the person either side of him. They claim there must be a gap in between the feet but the shoulders should be touching. The even go as far as to attribute standing feet to feet in prayer in congregation as a bid’ah (innovation) of the Salafis.

However the truth of the matter is that the Salafis never invented this act of worship in the prayer, standing feet to feet in the prayer is authentically attributed to the prophet Muhammed, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam in many ahadeeth and there are also statements from two sahabis, Anas Ibn Maalik and an-Nu’maan ibn Basheer (may Allah be pleased with them) confirming they saw the other sahaba praying feet to feet in congregation.

The prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam said, “Straighten your rows and come close together, for indeed I see you behind my back”

The hadeeth is reported by al-Bukhari [2/176 – al-Fath, Boolaaq edition], Ahmad [3/182 and 263], and al-Mukhallis in al-Fawaa’id [1/10/2], all of them reporting via a number of transmission paths (turuq sing. tareeq) from Humayd at-Taweel who said Anas Ibn Maalik narrated to us saying: “The call for commencing of prayer was made the Messenger of Allah turned to us and said…” (Then he mentioned the above hadeeth). Bukhari adds in one narration of this hadeeth: “(He turned to us and said) before pronouncing the opening Takbeer (the first Allahuakbar in the prayer)…” adding at the end “…each of us would adjoin his shoulder with that of his companion (standing next to him) and his foot with that of his companion.”

This addition also occurs in the report of al-Mukhallis and Ibn Abee Shaybah [1/351] with the following wording: the sahabi Anas Ibn Maalik said,
“…So I saw each of us adjoining our shoulder with those of our companions and also (adjoining) our feet with those of our companions, but if you were to practice this today, a person would flee (from you) like a restless mule.”

Its chain of narration (isnad) is also saheeh according to the conditions stipulated by the Two Shaykhs (al-Bukhaaree and Muslim). Al-Haafidh (Ibn Hajr) ascribed this wording to Sa’eed ibn Mansoor and al-Ismaa’eelee. Al-Bukhari gave a chapter heading for this hadeeth by saying:
Chapter: Adjoining the shoulder with the shoulder and the foot with the foot in the row (for prayer).

Also the prophet, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam said, “Straighten your rows (he said it three times), by Allah either you straighten your rows or Allah will cause conflict between your hearts.”

The hadeeth has been selected by Aboo Dawood [no.662], Ibn Hibbaan [no.396], Ahmad [4/276] and ad-Doolaabee in al-Kunaa [2/86] from Abil-Qaasim al-Jadalee Husayn ibnil-Haarith who said; I heard an-Nu’maan ibn Basheer say: “The Messenger of Allaah turned to us and said…” (then he mentioned the above hadeeth). Then an-Nu’maan ibn Basheer added: “…So I saw each man joining his shoulder; knee and ankle with that of his companion.”

The sanad of this hadeeth is saheeh, al-Bukhaaree quoted it in discontinuous (mu’allaq) form in a decided manner (indicating that he considered it authentic). Ibn Khuzaymah also connected its chain of narration in his Saheeh [1/82,83] and al-Mundhiree [at-Targheeb 1/176] and al-Haafidh [al-Fath 2/176] both confirmed this. Ibn Hibaanselected the hadeeth in his Saheeh [14/396 – Mawaarid] reporting through the tareeq of ibn Khuzaymah.

The text of the hadeeth is also reported by ad-Doolaabee by way of Baqeeyah ibnil-Waleed who said: ‘Hurayz narrated to us saying: I heard Ghaylaan al-Muqri’ narrate from Abee Qutaylah Marthad ibn Wadaa’ah (who said: I heard) an-Nu’maan ibn Basheer say…’, (then he mentioned the hadeeth).

There is no problem with the chain of narration for the purpose of supporting reports (add extra authenticity to authentic hadeeths), its reporters are reliable apart from Ghaylaan al-Muqri’ . Perhaps he is Ghaylaan ibn Anas al-Kalbee (their mawlaa) ad-Dimishqee. If that is the case then his condition (as a reporter) is unknown. A group of the reporters have narrated from him and al-Haafidh (ibn Hajr) said about him: ‘He is acceptable (Maqbool).’ Then it became clear that identifying this reporter in the sanad as al-Muqri’ was a mistake, as al-Bukhari and ibn Hibaan had said, and that in fact he is Ghaylaan ibn Ma’shar al-Muqraa’ee [Lubaab 3/237]. Ibn Abee Haatim [7/53] has given a biography for him, mentioning that a number of people have reported from him, and Ibn Hibaan [5/290] declared him reliable.

So after reading what has gone before it is clear that praying feet to feet in the five daily congregation prayers is halaal, recommended and was a practice of the sahaba, it is not a bid’ah of the Salafis as some Muslims claim.

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(26) And He, free from all imperfections, has informed us that this
leadership is obtained by patience (sabr) and certainty (yaqeen) for
He, the Exalted said:
And We made from among them, leaders, giving guidance
under Our Command, when they were patient and believed
with certainty in Our Signs. [Soorah as-Sajdah (32):24]
Therefore, it is by patience and certainty that leadership in the
religion is obtained.
(27) It is said that it is ‘Patience (in keeping) away from the world
(by being occupied in worship),’ and it is said, ‘Patience in the face
of trials,’ and it is also said, ‘Patience in keeping away from the
forbidden things.’ ‘However, what is correct is that leadership is
obtained by patience in all of this, patience in fulfilling the obligatory
duties of Allaah, patience in avoiding His prohibitions and patience
over the decrees (of Allaah).
(28) Allaah put both patience and certainty together since they are
both (the source of) the happiness of the servant. Losing them both
makes him lose his happiness. The heart is invaded by the various
calamities of desires and lusts (shahawaat) which are in opposition
to the command of Allaah, and also by the calamities of doubts
which are in opposition to His goodness.
(29) Therefore, by patience, the desires and lusts are repelled and
with certainty, the doubts are repelled. The desire (shahwah) and
the doubt (shubhah) are in opposition to the religion from every
single aspect. None will be saved from the punishment of Allaah
except the one who repelled his desires with patience and his doubts
with his certainty.
(30) This is why Allaah, free from all imperfection, informed about
the loss and ruin of the actions of the people of doubts, lusts and
Like those before you, they were mightier than you in power,
and more abundant in wealth and children. They had enjoyed
their portion awhile, so enjoy your portion awhile as those

before you enjoyed their portion awhile … [Soorah at-Taubah
This enjoyment is their enjoyment of their share of lusts and
desires, then He said:
…And you indulged in play and pastime (and in telling lies
against Allaah and His Messenger Muhammad) as they
indulged in play and pastime… [Soorah at-Taubah (9):69].
And this is arguing with falsehood about the religion of Allaah and it
is the argument and fooling around of the people of doubts. Then He
…Such are they whose deeds are in vain in this world and in
the Hereafter. Such are they who are the losers. [Soorah at-
Taubah (9):69].
(31) So Allaah, free from all imperfections, attached the wastage
and ruin of ones actions and loss with the following of desires, which
is taking enjoyment from one’s share of desires, and with the
following of doubts, which is arguing by falsehood.




The people of the world depart from the world without …………………

From Salam al-Khawaass who said:

قال مالك بن دينار خرج أهل الدنيا من الدنيا ولم يذوقوا أطيب شيء فيها قيل وما هو قال معرفة الله تعالى

Malik bin Dinar said:

“The people of the world depart from the world without them having tasted the most beautiful thing from it.” It was said, “And what is it?” He replied, “The ma’rifah of Allaah [knowledge of His names, attributes, actions and their interplay and connection to the creation].”



An unmarried Muslim brother who is looking for a Muslimah for marriage

An unmarried Muslim brother who is looking for a Muslimah for marriage, when he was asked what kind of girl he wants, following was his response which i like to share with my brothers and sisters –

some conditions a girl must meet to be my wife –

1. Emaan with proper Aqeedah.

2. some beauty (that can satisfy my physical needs).

3. she must love her hijab, bcoz if i force her to hijab, she may get hurt in her mind, which may lead her to wrong, so the girl must love her hijab by herself, not by my force.

4. getting married to me means cutting relation to all the non-mahrams, is she ready ?

5. no haram relation (like – real love or willingly physical relation) in her past life. i respect a sister who has been raped but she was a proper Muslimah (and if ALLAH gives me such as wife, i will not mind, bcoz ALLAH is the best planner, i will seek strength from ALLAH, bcoz society is a factor, so if such woman is unknown to my society, then no problem at all, INSHAALLAH), but i hate a woman who even talks to a non-mahram unnecessarily. And contacting or playing “love” with men on net (like chat, mail etc.) is acceptable if she has repented (i.e. tawbah).

6. she must know that life is not a “bed of roses”. I m a poor and preparing myself for the tests of ALLAH and rest is in ALLAH’s hand –
( Surah Baqara) :
155: “and certainly, WE shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tiding to As-Sabirin (the patient ones).”
156: “Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! to ALLAH we belong and truly, to HIM we shall return”
SUBHANALLAH! So, is she mentally prepared for the tests ?

7. she must know the honor of a Muslim husband in Islam, even, after marriage, husband (if he is a Muslim) is more important than parent as Beloved Prophet (SAW) said that He (SAW) would tell the women to prostrate in front of their husband if He (SAW) was permitted to say so.

so, my sisters, purify urselves/ ur daughters/ ur sisters if u want to get a pure man, remember what ALLAH said,

Quran (Surah An-Noor:26) – “Vile Women are for Vile Men, and Vile Men for Vile Women. Good Women are for Good Men, and Good Men for Good Women; such are innocent of that which people say : For them is Pardon and a bountiful Provision.”

but those who wronged themselves but came back to ALLAH (ALHAMDULILLAH), they should not be hopeless, as ALLAH says –

Quran (Surah Foorqan:70) – “Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds, for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”