Posted in Tales

Did the son of ‘Umar drink alcohol & comit Zina ?

  • Status : FABRICATED

One day Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) after the mid-day prayer was giving a sermon in the mosque, a Jewish Lady walks in with a baby in her arms. and she said:
“O Amirul Mu’mineen, Commander of the Faithful, I have come to you seeking Justice.
Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) replied: Dear lady, that is what we dispense here – please tell me what your problem is.”
She said: “Over a year ago – while walking along the road at night, I was accosted by a young man, who was in a state of drunkenness – I was helpless – he harmed and committed an offence on me to outrage my modesty – and today I am here with a baby in my arms. I had undergone untold sufferings during this past year – and at last managed to trace the offender – He was none other than your son “Abu Sahmah”.
Everybody was stunned – there was pin drop silence in the congregation. Then
Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) asked: “Are you certain that it was my son Abu Sahmah who was drunk and who committed the offence on you?”
The Jewish Lady said: “ I am very certain O Ameerul Mu’mineen- I had verified it, confirmed it and made quite certain before I came here to present my case.”
Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) tells the congregation “ None of you should leave this place, until I return.”
The congregation was dumbfounded. The Son of the mightiest Caliph of the Muslim empire is being accused of drunkenness and rape.
Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) goes home and finds his son having his meals – he says : “Son, this may be your last meal – quickly finish it and come with me to go to the mosque.”
Abu Sahmah was stunned – he could not eat and neither could he swallow what was in his mouth. The father then asks – “Abu Sahmah, about a year ago were you in a drunken state?” – No answer.
“Whilst in this state did you commit an offence on a Jewish lady to outrage her modesty?” – No Answer.
Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) New that his son was guilty of the offense. He grabs him by the hand and drags him to the mosque.
Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) now asks the Jewish Lady in the presence of the congregation: “Is this the Abu Sahmah you were referring to?”
The Jewish Lady said: “Yes, O Amirul Mu’mineen, this is the very sameAbu Sahma who commited the offense on me to outrage my modesty.”
Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) said without hesitation : Under Islamic Law, I declare that he be given 80 Lashes for drunkenness and 100 Lashes for harming a woman. And both punishments should be given now.”
Immediately the congregation protested. They said: “He is a young boy, He cannot bear both the punishments – Just break up the punishments – and give it to him in instalments.”
Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) : said: “No, Both the punishments will go together.
His son was taken to the courtyard – and his arms were raised and tied onto two poles. He gives the whip to the executioner and says – “I want you to give him the hardest whipping ever given to any human being – or else I will take the whip away from you.”
The whipping now began – one by one – the hardest whipping ever – The skin on the back split open – blood started spurting everywhere – whip after whip – peaces of flesh started flying everywhere.
On the 179th Lash The boy was about to collapse – Hazrath Omar Khathab (R) stayed the lashing – went upto his son and said:
“I do not think that you will survive this punishment – but when you pass away and when you meet my prophet (S) tell him that your father Omar had established the law of the Quran on earth. Tell him that he had established the Sunnah of the Prophet on Earth,”
As he said it, the boy collapsed and breathed his last.
The body of Abu Sahmah was taken, washed, shrouded and taken for burial.
After the burial – remember there was One Lash remaining – you do not lash a body after death – So Umar (R) ordered that the last lash be given on the grave.

This story is fabricated.

Ḥāfiẓ Jūrqānī (d. 543/1148) and Ḥāfiẓ Ibn al-Jawzī (d. 597/1201) have transmitted the various short and detailed versions of this story with their chains and concluded that the various versions of the story are all a fabrication forged by the story tellers. Ḥadīth experts who agree with this include: Ḥāfiẓ Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505), ʿAllāmah Ibn ʿIrāq (d. 963/1555-6), ʿAllāmah Ṭāhir Pattanī (d. 986/1578-9) and Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī (d. 1438/2017).

However, Imam ʿAbd al-Razzāq (d. 211/827) and Ḥāfiẓ Jūrqānī (d. 543/1148) transmit another story through their chains which are both ṣaḥīḥ (sound). The summary is that once the Abū Shaḥmah ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʿUmar (n.d.) (may Allah be pleased with them), who was most probably born a few years before the demise of the Prophet ﷺ, became intoxicated in Egypt and was punished in a house with lashes and his head shaved. Shaving the head was a prevalent practice at the time with punishments. Some other narrations suggest that when Sayyidunā ʿUmar (d. 23/644) (may Allah be pleased with him) found out he expressed his displeasure at ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ (d. 43/664) (may Allah be pleased with him) for not punishing him in public although private punishments are lawful. Either way, he instructed ʿAmr (may Allah be pleased with him) to return him to the blessed city of Madīnah, where ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him) punished him in his capacity as a father. He passed away a month later, but not as a result of his father’s punishment as some people started to believe.

There are two important points worth noting here. First, it appears that he did not intoxicate himself deliberately, as mentioned by Ḥāfiẓ Ibn al-Jawzī (d. 597/1201). Rather, he drank the nabīdh (water soaked with dates or raisins) thinking that it is not intoxicating and therefore regarding it as lawful. Thus, he became intoxicated without intending to. The wording of the narration cited by Ḥāfiẓ Ibn al-Jawzī supports this assertion. Second, it is once he realised that he had become intoxicated, he presented himself voluntarily to ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ (may Allah be pleased with him) and asked to be punished and purified.

This demonstrates his piety and god consciousness. One must be extremely cautious when citing such stories of the companions or their children, may Allah be pleased with them, and remember that sometimes through Almighty Allah’s wisdom, a person errs and thereafter repents in such a way that his status is elevated very high. An example is found in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim (1695) in relation to another companion who committed a sin in the Prophetic era and voluntarily requested to be punished and purified. The Prophet ﷺ said after the punishment had concluded, “He has made such repentance that if it were to be divided among a nation, it would have been enough for them.”

Source : This entry was entirely copy-pasted from this link

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Is Ramadhan fast suspended until zakat al-fitr is given ?

  • Status : EXTREMELY WEAK, rejected

In order to stress the importance of giving zakaat-ul-fitr (sadaqat-ul-fitr), many quote the following report :

The fast remains suspended between the heavens and the earth until Sadaqatul Fitr is discharged

It was narrated by Ibn al-Jawzi in al-Waahiyaat and he said: it is not saheeh; its isnaad includes Muhammad ibn ‘Ubayd al-Basri who is majhool (unknown).

It was also classed as da’eef by al-Albaani in Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth al-Da’eefah (43). He said: Even if the hadeeth were saheeh, the apparent meaning is that acceptance of the Ramadaan fast is dependent upon payment of sadaqat al-fitr, and if a person does not pay it, his fast will not be accepted, but I do not know of any scholar who says that … and the hadeeth is not saheeh. End quote.

As the hadeeth is not saheeh, no one can say that the fast of Ramadaan is only accepted with zakaat al-fitr.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined zakaat al-fitr as a purification for the fasting person from idle speech and obscene talk, and to feed the poor.” Sunan Abi Dawood.

This hadeeth explains the wisdom behind zakaat al-fitr, which is to make up for any shortfall that occurred during fasting. It does not say that fasting will not be accepted without zakaat al-fitr.


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Are the wordings of the intention at suhoor sunnah ?

  • Status : NO SOURCE

The following sentence is recited daily at suhoor time in Ramadhan in certain countries in order to make the intention of fasting :

Bi sawmi ghadin nawaytu min shahri ramadan –

‘I intend to keep the fast tomorrow for the month of ramadan’

This is an intention that was worded in Arabic by the scholars as a suggested format, but it never was it narrated in a hadith !

You can formulate niyyah for everything you do in your life, but just don’t think this specific formulation is sunnah or obligatory. making niyyah in your heart would be fine, just like before the prayers.

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Archangel Jibril [عليه السلام] travelled at full speed on which occasions ?

  • Status : NO SOURCE

There is no doubt Angels were sent to assist the Prophet ﷺ whenever Allah intended it, and we do not reject authentic miracles, however do we need baseless report like the following one :

One day Rasulullah ﷺ asked Jibreal عليه السلام, “Have you ever travelled at full speed?” Jibreal عليه السلام said, “Yes, on four occasions.” Rasulullah ﷺ asked, “What were the four occasions?” Jibreal عليه السلام said, “First time was when Ibrāheem عليه السلام was placed in Nimrud’s fire. At the time I was near the Arsh-Throne. Allāh ordered me to cool the fire. I left the Arsh and descended seven heavens in time.

Second time was when Ibrāheem عليه السلام was about to sacrifice his son Ishmael عليه السلام in Mina. Allāh ordered me to replace his son with a lamb, before Ibrāheem عليه السلام struck with his knife.

Third time was when, the brothers of Yusuf عليه السلام threw him into the well. Allāh ordered me to save Yusuf عليه السلام, I rushed and placed my wing underneath Yusuf عليه السلام before he reached the bottom of the well.

And the final time was when you, Ya Rasulallah ﷺ, injured your tooth at the battle of Uhud. Allāh Ta’ala ordered me to stop your blood reaching the ground, otherwise no plant or tree would grow, till the end of the world. Hearing this, I rushed and saved your blood with my wings.”

This particular hadith has simply got no source.

If you found a source post it, however scholars who devoted their lives to ilm and hadith did not.

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Posted in Mawdu hadith

Is “loving one’s country part of faith” ?

  • Status : FABRICATED

A narration often brought by the qadiyani Kuffars, the modernists or ‘progressive liberal muslims’ (sic) says :

Hubbul Watan Min al Iman
Loving one’s homeland is part of Iman

There are several narrations which report Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم]’s love and yearning for his birthplace, Makkatul Makarramah.

However, this particular Hadith has no basis according to the hadith specialists. ‘Allamah Saghani and Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (RA) have deemed this narration a fabrication (Mawdu’atus Saghani, hadith: 81 and Al Masnu’, hadith: 106)

Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) writes that IF this hadith were to be proven authentic, the correct meaning of ‘homeland’ would be Jannah or Makkah. He also offers other explanations for this narration (Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, pg. 190-191)

Note: Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) has not said that the Hadith is authentic, all he is saying is: “If per chance it was found to be authentic then the explanation would be..” (which hasn’t happened. No Muhaddith has proven these words as the words of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Therefore one cannot quote this as a Hadith.

If what your country does is clearly wrong (such as killing muslims like mosquitos), then you cannot love it nor its actions, even if they provide you luxuries of this world.

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Salt before meals, sunnah ?

  • Status : FABRICATED

Based on the following narration, some recommend taking salt before (and/or after) meals :

“O ‘Ali have salt before and after your meals, for it is a cure for 70 illnesses, the first of which are insanity, leprosy, vitiligo, toothache, sore throat and abdominal pain”

This has been deemed as a fabrication by the hadith masters and should not be quoted.

‘Allāmah Shihāb al-Dīn al-Būsīrī [d. 839 AH] writes: “This is a chain of consecutive weak transmitters”

‘Allāmah al-Hasan al-Saghānī [d. 650 AH] mentions: Among these (i.e. fabrications) are the advices of ‘Alī…Hammād ibn ‘Amr al-Nasībī is the one who forged them”

Commenting on this statement, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattāh Abū Ghuddah writes: From the advices of ‘Alī (Allah be pleased with him) which Hammād ibn ‘Amr al-Nasībī is accused of forging, and al-Suyūtī mentions in al-La’ālī al-Masnū‘a, is the Hadīth which some jurists and Sūfīs frequently quote before eating. The Hadīth is as follows: “O ‘Alī, begin your meals with salt, and complete it with salt, as it is a cure for seventy diseases (…)

Abu ‘l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzī [d. 597 AH] writes: This Hadīth is not authentic (i.e. it is a fabrication) from the Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings be upon him). The one accused of forging it is either ‘Abd Allāh ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Āmir or his father (i.e. Ahmad ibn ‘Āmir), as they would narrate a collection (falsely) ascribed to the Ahl al-Bayt filled with fabrications

Yes, some jurists (ie not hadith specialists) mentioned this but this seems in the end more of a medical prescription, may be linked to the toxicity of food in old times with salt being hyperosmolar (wallahu a’lam). But on the religious ground, this practice has no basis as mentioned by hadith specialists.

Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg.234,

Al Yawaqitul Ghaliyah, vol.2 pg.448

Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah’s footnotes on Al-Masnu’ fi Ma‘rifa al-Hadīth al-Mawdū’, pg.236

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Posted in Mawdu hadith

He who knows himself, knows Allah ?

  • Status : FABRICATED, but meaning OK

The following statement is spread as a hadith namely that :

“He who knows himself, knows Allah”

These words have been deemed as a fabrication, and not a Hadith of Rasulullah ﷺ by several Hadith masters like ‘Allamah Nawawi and Hafiz Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahumullah)

These words are actually attributed to the famous Shaykh, Yahya ibn Mu’adh Ar- Razi (rahimahullah), and may be quoted as such.

Thus, the broader meaning is indeed correct, as one who ponders over the wisdoms of Allah Ta’ala’s creation, can definitely understand His Greatness. There are several such encouragements in the Quran for us to ponder over such. This however, does not warrant us attributing these words to Rasulullah ﷺ.

Al-La’âlil Manthûrah, hadith: 100,
Al-Maqâsidul Hasanah, hadith: 1149
Kashful Khafâ, hadith: 2532

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