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بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

الحمد الله

Mu’adh bin Jabal رضي الله عنه asked the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم “O’ Messenger of Allah, what is the best deed?” Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلمsaid, “The best deeds are that you love only for the sake of Allah and dislike only for the sake of Allah. You engage your tongue in the remembrance of Allah.” So the companion asked, “What else, O’ Messenger of Allah, is the best deed?” He صلى الله عليه و سلمsaid, “What you desire for yourself, you desire for other people and what you dislike for yourself you dislike for other people and you say something good otherwise remain silent.” [Musnad Imam Ahmad]

Lessons to be learnt:

1) The concern of Companion رضي الله عنه is shown by the question he asked RasuluLlah صلى الله عليه و سلم

2) Loving for the sake of Allah سبحانه وتعالى brings in many benefits to a person:

a) Allah will shade him/her on the Day of Judgement

b) He/she tastes the sweetness of Iman

c) He/she will be on high seats of light on the day of Judgement

d) All of his/her sins will be forgiven by Allah سبحانه وتعالى

e) Allah will love that person

(all are mentioned in sahih/hasan ahadith of Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم )

3) Also loving for the sake of Allah means that a believer is abiding by the covenant he has made with his Creator which if he hadn’t done, he would have been a faasiq

4) Disliking for the sake of Allah سبحانه وتعالى means disapproving or opposing what Allah سبحانه و تعالى does not like. For example, committing a sin must be an act of disapproval for a Muslim because it is what Allah سبحانه و تعالى dislikes.

5) Engaging one’s tongue in the remembrance of Allah سبحانه وتعالى is one of the easiest acts a Muslim can do. It does not require a person to do wudhu but if someone is in major impurity (i.e. he/she is junub) then a ghusl (bath) is a prerequisite to do dhikr. Nor does it require a specific place or any type of action. A person can do dhikr anywhere except places that are filled with najas (impurity).

6) We can also understand the thirst which the Sahabah رضي الله عنه had for gaining knowledge that the scholar of this ummah Mu’adh bin Jabal رضي الله عنه once again asked the same question to get more pearls and gems from the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم

7) The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلمis commanding Mu’adh رضي الله عنه and all the Muslims that we must be just with all the people by desiring and disliking for oneself what one would desire or dislike for others.

8) Being just for the sake of Allah سبحانه و تعالىin this way instigates love between the two people for His sake only and thus they get the reward of the people who love each other for Allah سبحانه و تعالى‘s sake too.

9) Saying something good otherwise keeping silent is a quality of the one who believes in Allah سبحانه و تعالى and the Last Day as mentioned in a hadith narrate by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “… Whoever believes in Allah سبحانه و تعالى and Last Day should speak good or remain silent.” [Sahih AlBukhari]

10) This way of dealing in one’s speech saves him/her from saying something that might result in displeasure of Allah سبحانه و تعالى and finally going to Jahnnam

And indeed, Allah سبحانه و تعالى knows best.

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One Hundred Weak or Fabricated Traditions

(attributed to the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم) famous

among Khutb and Speakers

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

الحمد الله

I have attached a word document that contains 100 da’eef (weak)/mawdoo’ (fabricated) famous ahadith. Please read them, take care when you read them elsewhere since they are not be taken as daleel and try to spread this as much as possible insha’Allah so everyone can benefit from this.

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بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

الحمد الله

Anas رضي الله عنه reported: When Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم came to Madinah, Abu Talhah took hold of my hand and brought me to Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم and said: Allah’s Messenger, Anas is a prudent young boy, and he will serve you. He (Anas) said: I served him in journey and at home, but, by Allah, he never asked me about a thing which I did as to why I did so, nor about a thing which I did not do as to why I had not done that. [Sahih Muslim]

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Khutbat-ul-Haajah

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

السلام عليكم ورحمت الله و بركاته

الحمد الله

About the Book:
This book is a complete translation of “Khutbat-ul-Haajah” (The Sermon for Necessities, which the Messenger of Allaah would teach his Companions). The source used for the translation was the 2001 Maktabah al-Ma’aarif Edition.

This book is one of the famous works of Imaam Al-Albaanee written about 50 years before his death and having a profound impact on the Muslim ummah. This was such that through his effort, this once-forgotten and almost-abandoned Sunnah was able to be revived. Many people from the time of its publication to this very day have begun to implement this khutbah in their lectures, sermons, books, articles, and ceremonies. So may Allaah reward the author with the best of rewards.

We hope that this translation provides a glimpse into the wealth and ocean of knowledge of Imaam Al-Albaanee as well as give the readers a detailed understanding of the prescription of this blessed khutbah and some points of benefit related to it.

All footnotes are from the author unless otherwise noted. There is one large footnote at the end which was added by the original publishers, Maktabah al-Ma’aarif in their recent edition. Translation of the meanings of Allaah’s verses were taken from the Dar-us-Salam Noble Qur’an translation with slight adaptations and alterations.

Excerpts from the Book:
“On the day of my marriage to my second wife, which took place after some months had passed since the death of my first wife, Umm ‘Abdir-Rahmaan, may Allaah have mercy on her, one of the brothers offered to give the wedding sermon, stating that many times he had felt its benefit and effect whenever he would give it. So I said to him: ‘I have no objection. However, I would like to give my opinion on it, so show me the sermon.’ After reviewing it, I found that, generally, there were no problems with it, even though I did make some corrections to it, such as removing certain weak ahaadeeth and putting authentic ones in their place. However, the most important change I made, in my opinion, was the incorporation of Khutbat-ul-Haajah (Sermon for a Necessity) as its introduction, which is the sermon that the Messenger of Allaah would teach his Companions. This was after I researched its paths of narrations and wordings from the various books of the purified Sunnah.”

“The wisdom behind this differentiation is clear. And it is because the Prophet is not in a position in which it could be understood from his words that he intended something unbefitting to Allaah’s Lordship and Worship. This is contrary to others, since that may be understood from their speech (whereas it is not the case with his speech). This is why he ordered us to avoid doubtful matters and to be clear in one’s intentions, based on the fundamental principle found in his statement: ‘Leave that which makes you doubt for that which doesn’t make you doubt.’

“It has become clear to us by way of the collection of afore-mentioned ahaadeeth that all sermons should be commenced with this sermon, regardless of whether these sermons occur during marriage ceremonies, the Friday Prayer or any other occasion. So it is not specific to just the marriage ceremony as some people think. In fact, in some narrations of the hadeeth of Ibn Mas’ood, it clearly shows this, as was seen previously. What further supports this is the actions of the righteous predecessors (Salaf as-Saalih), for they would commence their books with this sermon as was the case with Abu Ja’far At-Tahaawee, may Allaah have mercy on him, who stated in the introduction of his book Mushkil-ul-Athaar: ‘And I begin with what he ordered us to begin our necessities with, in that which has been reported on him with chains of narration that I will mention afterward, if Allaah wills: Verily, all praise is due to Allaah…’

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