Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 43

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 43: Concerning al-Israa’ (night journey) of the Messenger of Allaah from Makkah to Bait al-Maqdis, then his ascension to the heavens, and the signs he saw there

Ibn `Asaakir (in his book “Taareekh Damishq”) reported the Ahaadeeth about al-Israa’ (the night journey) (as an incident which took place) in the early beginnings of the Prophetic mission, whereas Ibn Is-haaq mentioned them in this place, i.e. some ten years after the mission, and this is what is more apparent.

We (Ibn Katheer) have already mentioned the Ahaadeeth relating to this in details, regarding the saying of Allaah تعالى:

﴿سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ﴾

{Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allaah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him], Who took His slave (Muhammad) for a journey by night from al-Masjid al-Haraam (at Makkah) to al-Masjid al-Aqsaa (farthest Masjid), the neighborhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad) of Our Aayaat (proofs, evidence, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.} [Surah al-Israa’ (17):1]

Let us then record from there the chains of narrations, the sources, and the support for or criticism of these. This will be convincing and sufficient in itself. And all praise is for Allaah alone.


This is the last of what the Shaikh, the Muhaddith, Muhammad Naaser-ud-Deen al-Albaanee رحمه الله, wrote with his hands in “Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah”, and he passed away before he could complete this task.

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي بِنِعْمَتِهِ تَتِمُّ الصَّالِحَاتُ
All praise is for Allaah by Whose grace good deeds are completed

وصلى الله وسلم وبارك على عبده ورسوله نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 42

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 42: The victory of the Romans over the Persians

Al-Baihaqee related the story of the Persians and the Byzantines, and the revelation of Allaah’s saying:

﴿الم * غُلِبَتِ الرُّومُ * فِي أَدْنَى الْأَرْضِ وَهُم مِّن بَعْدِ غَلَبِهِمْ سَيَغْلِبُونَ * فِي بِضْعِ سِنِينَ ۗ لِلَّـهِ الْأَمْرُ مِن قَبْلُ وَمِن بَعْدُ ۚ وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * بِنَصْرِ اللَّـهِ ۚ يَنصُرُ مَن يَشَاءُ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ﴾

{Alif Laam Meem. The Romans have been defeated. In the nearer land (Syria, Iraaq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allaah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allaah to the Romans against the Persians), With the help of Allaah, He helps whom He wills, and He is the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.} [Surah al-Room (30): 1-5]

Narrated Ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما: regarding the saying of Allaah تعالى: {Alif Laam Meem. The Romans have been defeated. In the nearer land…}. He said: “The idolaters wanted the Persians to be victorious over the Romans because they too were people who worshiped idols, while the Muslims wanted the Romans to be victorious over the Persians because they were people of the Book. This was mentioned to Abu Bakr, so Abu Bakr mentioned that to the Messenger of Allaah and he said: They will certainly prevail. Abu Bakr mentioned that to them, and they said: ‘Make a wager [1] between us and you; if we win, we shall get such-and-such, and if you win, you shall get such-and-such.’ He made the term five years, but they (the Romans) were not victorious. They mentioned that to the Prophet and he said: Why did you not make it less (than) - he (one of the narrators said): I think he said: ten?” [Sa`eed (the sub-narrator) said: “al-Bidh`” is what is less than then] He then said: “Afterwards the Romans have been victorious.” [2]

We (Ibn Katheer) have mentioned various routes of this narration in our “Tafseer”, and have mentioned that the one who engaged in the wager with Abu Bakr was Umayyah Ibn Khalaf, and that the bet was for five young ostriches and that it had a time limit. And on the words of the Messenger of Allaah , Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq increased the bet. And the victory of the Romans over the Persians was on the day of the battle of Badr, or it was on the day of the truce of Hudaibiyah. And Allaah knows best.

📑 Notes: 

[1] [TN: Gambling and betting were still not prohibited at that time.]

[2] Musnad Ahmad (2495, 2769), Sunan al-Tirmidhee (2935, 3192, 3193, 3194), al-Haakim in his “al-Mustadrak” (3540), and said: “It is “Saheeh” as per the conditions of the Shaikhain” and al-Dhahabee agreed with him. Al-Tirmidhee and Ibn Jareer also reported this from two additional routes from Ibn `Abbaas.

[TN: Shaikh al-Albaanee graded the above Hadeeth from Sunan al-Tirmidhee (3193) as “Saheeh”.

In another narration, al-Tirmidhee reported that from Niyaar Ibn Mukram al-Aslamee: “When (the following) was revealed: {Alif Laam Meem. The Romans have been defeated. In the nearer land…} - on the day that these Aayaat were revealed, the Persians had defeated the Romans, and the Muslims had wanted the Romans to be victorious over them because they were the people of the Book. So Allaah said about that: {And on that day, the believers will rejoice - with the help of Allaah. He helps whom He wills, and He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful}. The Quraish wanted the Persians to be victorious since they (Quraish) were not people of the Book, nor did they believe in the Resurrection. So when Allaah revealed these Aayaat, Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq رضي الله عنه went out, proclaiming throughout Makkah: {Alif Laam Meem. The Romans have been defeated. In the nearest land, and they, after their defeat, will be victorious, in Bidh` years}. Some of the Quraish said: ‘Then this is (a bet) between us and you. Your companion claims that the Romans will defeat the Persians in Bidh` years, so why not have a bet on that between us and you?’ Abu Bakr said: ‘Yes.’ This was before betting has been forbidden. So Abu Bakr and the idolaters made a bet, and they said to Abu Bakr: ‘What do you think – Bidh` means something between three and nine years, so let us agree on the middle.’ So they agreed on six years. Then six years passed without the Romans being victorious. The idolaters took what they won in the bet from Abu Bakr. When the seventh year came and the Romans were finally victorious over the Persians, the Muslims rebuked Abu Bakr for agreeing to six years because Allaah تعالى said: {In Bidh` years.} After this, many people became Muslims.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhee (3194), and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

Hadeeth (3191) of Sunan al-Tirmidhee has been graded as “Dha`eef” by Shaikh al-Albaanee. See also “al-Dha`eefah” (3354) of Shaikh al-Albaanee for the discussion of some the other routes for this narration.]

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 41

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 41: The severe famine

Al-Baihaqee mentioned at this point the supplication which the Prophet made against Quraish when they disobeyed him, resulting in seven years similar to the seven years of Yusuf عليه السلام.

And what he mentioned is similar to that which has been reported in the “Saheehain”, that Ibn Mas`ood رضي الله عنه said: Five things have passed: Al-Lizaam, the defeat of the Romans, the mighty grasp (punishment), (the splitting of) the moon, and the smoke. [1]

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 40

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 40: Mentioning the reason for the revelation of some of the Aayaat of Surah al-An`aam and Surah al-Kawthar

Ibn Is-haaq said [1]: Whenever the Messenger of Allaah used to sit in the Masjid, some of his most vulnerable Companions used to sit close by him, such as Khabbaab, `Ammaar, Abu Fukayhah Yasaar – the freed slave of Safwaan Ibn Umayyah, Suhayb and other Muslims like them. The Quraish would mock them, saying to one another: ‘These are his companions, as you see! Is it these (poor believers) that Allaah has favored from amongst us to receive guidance and the religion of truth? And what Muhammad had brought, had it been a good thing, they (weak and poor) would not have preceded us thereto! And certainly, Allaah would not have put them before us!’ So, Allaah عز وجل revealed these Aayaat about them:

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 39

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 39: Mentioning the contest between Rukaanah and the Prophet

Abu Dawood and al-Tirmidhee reported from Abu Ja`far Ibn Muhammad Ibn Rukaanah, from his father that Rukanah [1] wrestled the Prophet and the Prophet won the match.

Then al-Tirmidhee said: “The chain of this narration is “Ghareeb” [and its chain is not established]”. [2]

I (Ibn Katheer) say: Abu Bakr al-Shaafi`ee reported this with a “Jayyid” (excellent) chain on the authority of Ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما that Yazeed Ibn Rukaanah wrestled the Messenger of Allaah and the Prophet threw him three times, and each time for a wager of hundred sheep. The third time Rukaanah said: ‘O Muhammad! No one has ever put my back on the ground before you, and no one was more hateful in my sight before this than you. And (now) I testify that there is no one worthy of being worshiped except Allaah and that you are His Messenger.’ At this, the Messenger of Allaah stood up and gave him back his sheep. [3]

📑 Notes:

[1] [TN: Rukaanah was known for his strength.]

[2] Sunan Abu Dawood (4078) and Sunan al-Tirmidhee (1784), and al-Haakim (5903), and both he (al-Haakim) and al-Dhahabee remained silent about its chain. [TN: Shaikh al-Albaanee graded this Hadeeth as “Dha`eef” in his checking of Sunan Abu Dawood and Sunan al-Tirmidhee. See also “al-Da`eefah” (6072)]

(Shaikh al-Albaanee said): Al-Tirmidhee said it is “Ghareeb” because in its chain there are three consecutive “Majhool” (unknown) narrators. But the next narration supports this one.

[3] [TN: See “al-Irwa” (1503) of Shaikh al-Albaanee for more supporting chains for this narration, and where the Shaikh graded it as “Hasan]

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 38

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 38: Mentioning of the story of al-Tufail Ibn `Amr al-Dausee

Muhammad Ibn Is-haaq رحمه الله mentioned the story of al-Tufail’s conversion to Islaam without a chain of narration.

Al-Tufail was an honored and respected chief of the tribe of Daus. He came to Makkah where he was met with the chiefs of Quraish, who warned him about the Messenger of Allaah , and forbade him to meet him or to listen to his speech…[1]

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: al-Tufail Ibn `Amr al-Dausee and his companions came to the Prophet and said: “O Allaah’s Messenger ! The people of the tribe of Daus disobeyed and refused to follow you; so invoke Allaah against them.” [The Prophet faced towards the Qiblah and raised his hands (in supplication)], thereupon the people said: “The tribe of Daus is ruined.” The Prophet said: O Allaah! Give guidance to the people of Daus, and bring them (to Islaam). [2]

📑 Notes:

[1] [TN: The rest of narration was omitted by Shaikh al-Albaanee because it is a “Mursal” narration.]

[2] Musnad Ahmad (7315, 9784, 10526), Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (2937, 4392, 6397), Saheeh Muslim (2524-197)


[TN: It is narrated on the authority of Jabir that al-Tufail Ibn `Amr al-Dausee came to the Messenger of Allaah and said: “Do you need strong, fortified protection?” (Jaabir said): The tribe of Daus had a fort in the Jaahiliyyah. The Messenger of Allaah declined this offer, since it (the privilege of protecting the Prophet) had already been reserved for the Ansaar. When the Messenger of Allaah migrated to al-Madeenah, al-Tufail Ibn `Amr also migrated to that place, and there also migrated along with him a man of his tribe. But the climate of al-Madeenah did not suit him, and he fell sick. He felt very uneasy. So he took hold of an iron head of an arrow and cut his finger-joints. The blood streamed forth from his hands, till he died. Al-Tufail Ibn `Amr saw him in a dream. His state was good and he saw him with his hands wrapped. He (al-Tufail) said to him: What treatment did your Lord accord to you? He replied. Allaah granted me pardon for my migration to the Apostle . He (al-Tufail) again said: What is this that I see you wrapping up your hands? He replied: I was told: We would not set right anything of yours which you damaged yourself. Al-Tufail narrated this (dream) to the Messenger of Allaah . Upon this he prayed: O Allaah I grant pardon even to his hands. [Saheeh Muslim (116-184)]]

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 37

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 37: Mentioning of the decision of Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq to emigrate to Abyssinia

Ibn Is-haaq said: I was informed by Muhammad Ibn Muslim al-Zuhree, from `Urwah, from `Aaishah رضي الله عنها that Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq رضي الله عنه experienced suffering in Makkah and witnessed the antagonism of Quraish for the Messenger of Allaah and his Companions, he asked permission from the Messenger of Allaah to migrate, and he granted him his request. So, Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه set out (for Abyssinia) as emigrant, and when he had traveled a day or two days distance from Makkah, he met Ibn al-Daghinah, who was the brother of Banoo al- Haarith Ibn Yazeed, being from the tribe of Bakr Ibn `Abd Manaat Ibn Kinaanah, who was at that time the chief of al-Ahaabeesh (al-Ahbaash). [1]

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 36

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 36: Falsity of the story of al-Gharaaneeq [1]

Ibn Is-haaq then mentioned the names of those who returned to Makkah from their migration to Abyssinia. They did so when news reached them that the people of Makkah converted to Islaam. The news was incorrect and there was a reason for it.

(Ibn Katheer said): What is well established in the books of “Saheeh” (Ahaadeeth) and elsewhere is that the Messenger of Allaah was sitting with the Mushrikeen (idolaters) one day and Allaah تعالى revealed:

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 35

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 35: Mentioning of the disagreement between the tribes of Quraish – Banoo Haashim and Banoo `Abdul Muttalib – in helping the Messenger of Allaah

The Messenger of Allaah continued as before, calling upon his people by day and night, secretly and openly, calling out as per the Command of Allaah تعالى, fearing no man.

Allaah having provided his Messenger with protection against the Quraish through his the help of his uncles and his relatives of Banoo Haashim and Banoo `Abdul Muttalib, Quraish were unable to treat him with the violence they wished. Consequently, they set about mocking, ridiculing him and disputing with him.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 34

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 34: Mentioning of `Umar’s conversion to Islaam

Ibn Is-haaq said: When `Amr Ibn al-`Aas and `Abdullaah Ibn Abu Rabee`ah returned to Quraish, having failed to achieve what they sought for, i.e. bringing back the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah , and al-Najaashee turning them away with that they disliked, (it was during this period) that `Umar Ibn al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه accepted Islaam. He was a man known for his determination and fearless nature; the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah felt protected through him and through Hamza, and this is the reason which further enraged the Quraish.

`Abdullaah Ibn Mas`ood رضي الله عنه used to say: We were unable to pray at the Ka`bah until `Umar accepted Islaam. When he accepted Islaam, `Umar fought the Quraish until he was able to pray at the Ka`bah, and we prayed with him. [1]

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 33

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 33: The migration of some of the Companions of the Prophet , from Makkah to the land of al-Habashah (Abyssinia/Ethiopia), so as to flee with their religion from afflictions [1]

We have already mentioned the harm and affliction the Mushriks had caused to the Believers who were weak and oppressed, and the severe beatings and insults they received at their hands. As for the Messenger of Allaah , Allaah تعالى protected him and prevented them from harming him through his uncle, Abu Taalib, as we have already mentioned. And all praise is for Allaah alone.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Levels of al-Yaqeen (Certainty)

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

🚩Al-Yaqeen has three levels:

🌟1. Sure Knowledge (علم اليقين)
كَلَّا لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ عِلْمَ الْيَقِينِ
{Nay! If you knew with a sure knowledge} [Surah al-Takaathur (102): 5]

🌟2. Certainty of Sight (عين اليقين)
ثُمَّ لَتَرَوُنَّهَا عَيْنَ الْيَقِينِ
{And again, you shall see it with certainty of sight!}  [Surah al-Takaathur (102): 7]

🌟3. True (or absolute) Certainty  (حق اليقين)
إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَهُوَ حَقُّ الْيَقِينِ
{Verily, this! This is an absolute Truth with certainty.} [Surah al-Waaqi`ah (56): 95]

🔴1. Your knowledge that there is water in the valley.
🔵2. Seeing the water with your own eyes.
🔴3. Drinking from that water.

📑Another example:
🔵1. When someone tells you that he has honey and you have no reason to doubt him, this is Certainty.
🔴2. He shows it to you, and this increases your certainty.
🔵3. He lets you taste it, and this is the highest level of Certainty.

📑One more example:
🔴1. Our firm belief in the existence of al-Jannah (Paradise) and al-Naar (Fire) - this is Sure Knowledge.
🔵2. On the Day of Judgment, when the Paradise will be brought near to the righteous, and the (Hell) Fire will be placed in full view of the wrongdoers - this is certainty of sight.
🔴3. When people of the Paradise enter the Paradise and the people of the Fire enter the Fire - on that Day it would be True Certainty.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 32

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 32: The Mushrikeen’s dispute with the Prophet ﷺ and establishing irrefutable proofs against them, and their inner selves acknowledging the truth, even though they displayed opposition out of stubbornness, envy, injustice, and haughtiness [1]

Is-haaq Ibn Rahawaih reported from his chain to Ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما that he said: “One-day al-Waleed Ibn al-Mugheerah came to the Prophet , and he recited to him the Qur’aan, and it was as if he (al-Waleed) became affected and softened by it. When this news reached Abu Jahl, he came to him (al-Waleed) and said: ‘O my uncle! Your people wish to gather wealth for you.’ He replied: ‘But why?’ Abu Jahl said: ‘To give it to you, as they see that you approached Muhammad () to get some of his food.’ He said: ‘The Quraish knows well I am the wealthiest of them.’ Abu Jahl said: ‘So say a word against him (Muhammad), so that your people may know that you (still) reject him.’ He said: ‘What should I say? By Allaah! There is not a person amongst you who knows poetry like I do. No one amongst you knows poetry and eloquence better than I do. Nobody knows the poetry (black magic) of the Jinn better than I do. By Allaah! What this man (Muhammad) said to me was nothing like magic or soothsaying. By Allaah! What he said had a certain sweetness to it, (unlike anything I’ve ever tasted in my life), it was soothing. The highest part of it is fruitful and the lowest part of it is gushing forth with bounty; it dominates and cannot be dominated, and it crushes all that is under it.’ Abu Jahl said: ‘Your people will not be pleased with you till you speak against him.’ He replied: ‘Leave me, and I will think about it.’ When he thought about it (and realized that all his wealth and respect will go away), he said (publicly): ‘This is nothing but magic from that of old which he has learned from someone.’ So Allaah تعالى revealed:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 31

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 31: Persecution of the early Muslims

Ibn Is-haaq said: Thereafter, they began persecuting those who believed and followed the Prophet , from his Companions. Every tribe took charge of torturing the Muslims within it. They confined them and punished them with beatings, hunger and thirst, and exposing them to the intense heat and hot grounds of Makkah. Those who were weak (and had no tribal support) were put to trials in their Deen, and due to the extreme torture that they had suffered some of them gave in, while the others remained firm upon their Deen.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 30

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 30: Some of the objections which the Mushriks of Makkah raised against the Prophet , and their arrogance in persistently asking him to provide a number of Signs and miracles, not for seeking guidance and rectitude but out of intransigence

This is the reason that many of their demands or the things they were inclined towards were rejected and not fulfilled, because of the Knowledge of Allaah تعالى about them that even if their wishes were fulfilled, and they were made to see and witness what they had desired, they would have still obstinately persisted in their transgression and misguidance, wandering blindly.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 29

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 29: Some of the leaders of Quraish rallying against the Prophet ﷺ and his Companions, and their assembling around Abu Taalib in trying to stop him from supporting and protecting his nephew and to hand him over to them, but he – by the might and power of Allaah – rejected their demands

Anas رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah said: I have suffered fear for the sake of Allaah as no one else has, and I have been tortured for the sake of Allaah as no one else has. Thirty days and nights had passed over me; and Bilaal and I had no food that any living being could eat except what Bilaal could conceal under his armpit. [1]

📑 Notes:

[1] Sunan al-Tirmidhee (2472) and the wording is his, Sunan Ibn Maajah (151), Musnad Ahmad (12212, 14055), Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan (6560) and graded as “Saheeh as per the condition of Muslim” by Shaikh al-Albaanee. See “al-Saheehah” (2222)

[TN: The leaders of Quraish visited Abu Taalib a number of times in trying to pursue him not to support his nephew. One such meeting has been mentioned in the previous chapter. The other one is as follows:

Ibn Is-haaq said: “Quraish, seeing that the Messenger of Allaah was still intent on his call, realized that Abu Taalib would never forsake his nephew even if this incurred their enmity. Some of them then went to see him once more taking with them a youth called `Umaarah Ibn al-Waleed Ibn al-Mugheerah, and said: “O Abu Taalib! we have brought you a smart boy still in the bloom of his youth, to make use of his mind and strength and take him as your son in exchange for your nephew, who has run counter to your religion, brought about social discord, found fault with your way of life, so that we kill him and rid you of his endless troubles; just man for man.” Abu Taalib’s reply was: “It is really an unfair bargain. You give me your son to bring him up and I give you my son to kill him! By Allaah, it is something incredible!!” Al-Mut`im Ibn `Adee, a member of the delegation, interrupted saying: “Quraish had been fair in that bargain because they meant only to rid you of that source of hateful trouble, but as I see you are determined to refuse their favors.” Abu Taalib, of course, turned down all their offers and challenged them to do whatever they pleased.”

This was reported by Ibn Hishaam (1/240) from Ibn Is-haaq, but it is “Dha`eef” as Ibn Is-haaq reported this without a chain and this is why Shaikh al-Albaanee omitted this. And Allaah knows best]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 28

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 28: Allaah’s Command to His Messenger to propagate the Message, in private and public, and
to be patient and forbearing, and to turn away
from the foolish, stubborn, liars, after the
proofs have been established against
them; and mentioning of the
persecution he and his
Companions suffered
at their hands

Allaah تعالى said:

﴿وَأَنذِرْ عَشِيرَتَكَ الْأَقْرَبِينَ * وَاخْفِضْ جَنَاحَكَ لِمَنِ اتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ * فَإِنْ عَصَوْكَ فَقُلْ إِنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِّمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ * وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى الْعَزِيزِ الرَّحِيمِ * الَّذِي يَرَاكَ حِينَ تَقُومُ * وَتَقَلُّبَكَ فِي السَّاجِدِينَ * إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

{And warn, (O Muhammad), your closest kindred. And be kind and humble to the believers who follow you. Then if they disobey you, say: “I am innocent of what you do.” And put your trust in the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful, Who sees you (O Muhammad) when you stand up (alone at night for Tahajjud prayers). And your movements among those who fall prostrate (along with you to Allaah in the five compulsory congregational prayers). Verily! He, only He, is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.} [Surah al-Shu`araa’ (26): 214-220]

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saheeh al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah: Chapter 27

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter 27: Mentioning of Dhimaad’s conversion to Islaam

Ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما reported: Dhimaad came to Makkah and he belonged to the tribe of Azd Shanoo’ah, and he used to treat people with Ruqya (in case of Jinn possession). He heard the foolish people of Makkah saying that Muhammad was possessed (or under the spell). Upon this he said: “If I see this man, perhaps Allaah will heal him at my hands.” So he met him and said: “O Muhammad, I treat people with Ruqya in case of Jinn possession, and Allaah cures at my hands whomsoever He so Wills. Do you desire (this)?” Upon this the Messenger of Allaah said: Praise is due to Allaah, we praise Him, and seek His help. Whomsoever Allaah guides, none can lead him astray, and whomsoever He sends astray, there is none to guide him. And I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, alone with no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. Now after this he (Dhimaad) said: “Say these words of yours to me again.” The Messenger of Allaah repeated these to him three times, Dhimaad said: “I have heard the words of soothsayers and the words of magicians, and the words of poets, but I have never heard such words as yours, and they reach the depth (of the ocean of eloquence).” He said: “Give me your hand so that I may pledge allegiance to you in Islaam.” So he gave him his pledge of allegiance. The Messenger of Allaah said: And on behalf of your people. He said: “It is on behalf of my people too.” The Messenger of Allaah sent an expedition and they passed by his (Dhimaad’s) people. The commander of the party said to his troops: “Did you take anything from these people?” One man said: “I took a vessel for water.” Upon this he (the commander) said: “Return it, for these are the people of Dhimaad.” [1]

Soon after this, people entered into Islaam in groups, both men and women, till the matter pertaining to Islaam became widespread in Makkah, and people were talking about it.

📑 Notes:

[1] Saheeh Muslim (868-46)