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Did a jewish lady used to throw trash at the Prophetﷺ’s house ?

June 15, 2016
  • Status : NO SOURCE

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had a Jewish neighbour and this person used to every morning throw his garbage at the door step of the Prophetﷺ’s home. The Prophet ﷺ would then pick it up and throw it in the disposal area along with his personal trash. One morning the Prophet ﷺ didn’t see any garbage on his door step and he didn’t really care much about it. The next morning same thing and so on, until a week passed by without any garbage being put on the Prophetﷺ’s door step. So our Prophet ﷺ went to that Jewish neighbor and paid him a visit to check on him. The Jewish neighbor was sick and he was in bed. Our Prophet ﷺ then started taking care of his Jewish neighbor and the Jewish very soon embraced Islam because of our beloved Prophet’s high morals.

The character of the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] was indeed sublime, full of compassion towards muslims; he is even described by Allah Himself as a Mercy to all the worlds.

Unfortunately, there was more than one person who threw refuse and waste on the doorstep of the Holy Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم].

It appears the aforementioned story is widely circulated in order to illustrate the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم]’s -genuine- gentleness. This story however has no basis. How could it be that the Sahabah would tolerate such a daily disrespect when they loved Him the most ?!

There is nonetheless a story narrated in Bukhari by Anas bin Malik about a Jewish boy who used to serve the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم], and he fell sick. The Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] came to visit him; he sat by his head and said, ‘Become Muslim.’ The boy looked at his father, who was present, and he (the father) said: ‘Obey Abu’l-Qaasim ﷺ.’ So he became Muslim, and the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] left, saying, ‘Praise be to Allaah Who has saved him from the Fire.’”

Thus the story mentioned at the top has no reference cannot be qualified to be a hadith.

There are many true accounts of abuses which were followed by displays of the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم]’s clemency and noble character and indeed, people’s hearts would change and they would come to faith.

Sources :
Source 1
Source 2 (some sentences were copy-pasted here)
Source 3

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Did Sayyiduna ‘Umar (RA) ever bury his daughter alive?

October 20, 2013
  • Status : FABRICATED

The following infamous story is often related concerning the Amir-ul-mu’mineen :

On one occasion, a few companions saw Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) laughing and then crying; one after the other. They asked what reason made him laugh then cry. He said, “I remember that in the days of Jahiliyyah, I used to have this idol made of dates. One day, I became so hungry that I ate it. And then, I cried when I remembered digging a hole and burying my daughter alive. While I was putting her in, she reached up and brushed dirt from my beard.”

A few points to note :

1) Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu) had a daughter called ‘Hafsa’ [i.e. Hafsa bint Umar] who was born 5 years before the Messenger of Allah was sent with Islam. So why was was she not killed ?

2) Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu) also had a sister called ‘Fatimah’, whom we know of upon reading about his acceptance of Islam, and she too was not harmed.

3) Thus it was not from the practice of the tribe of Sayyiduna Umar (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu) to bury their daughters, his tribe being Bani ‘Adee. And his laqab (nickname) is ‘Abu Hafs’ (after his daughter).

4) There is indeed a Hadith in Mu’jam al Kabir of Imaam Tabaraani where Nu’maan bin Basheer (radhiAllaahu ‘anhuma) narrates: Qays Bin Aasim came to the messenger of Allaah and said that he buried his daughter whilst in Jahiliyah. So he was told to free a slave for each of his daughters, until the end of the Hadith.

In the above oft-quoted hadith, Sayyiduna Umar (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu) was only one of the narrators in the chain, however only Qays Ibn Aasim was stated as having buried his daughters, not Sayyiduna Umar or any of the other narrators !
(all the above was copy-pasted from here)

5) This narration is unfortunately widespread amongst sunnis, and may be people tend to remember this false story because of Sayyiduna ‘Umar’s well-known temper, but that is definitely not a proof in itself. Don’t establish facts by what appeals your mind.

Even if one was to believe this story, we know that what ever was done in Jahiliyah (the pre-islamic period of ignorance) is forgiven. Some famous sahabah even used to drink before its complete prohibition, are they worth less? Of course not, so what is not attested should not be spread, nor invented.

Thus, Sayyiduna Umar (radhiAllahu ‘anhu) is forgiven his previous sins just like anyone else : if a person was committing shirk before Islam and upon his conversion his act of shirk is forgiven; then what about any other sin less than shirk, which are not even confirmed subhanAllah ?

Lastly, don’t forget the shi’as are at the forefront in propagating this narration, be not of those who are pushing their agendas against those that supported the Prophet ; it is true many made the unintentional mistake of reporting this fabricated narration in biographies of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn-ul-Khattab, Allah be pleased with him. But now that you’re in the know, act wisely. Allah is watching how we show respect to those who strove in His cause with their wealth and their lives.

Sources :

Source 1 (english)

Source 2 (english)

Source 3 (english)

Source 4 (urdu)

Source 5 (arabic)

Source 6 (arabic)

Source 7 (arabic)

Is a scholar from this ummah better than a Prophet of Banu Isra’il ?

March 11, 2013
  • Status : FABRICATED

Some people report that :

“The scholars of my nation are like the Prophets of the Children of Israel”

OR

A Shaykh in his jamaa’ah is like a Nabi in his Ummah

There is a consensus among the ‘ulama themselves that the Prophets are superior to all other people from among the children of Adam, and that there is no one equal to them in excellence even the ‘ulama.

Thus one finds that the following big ‘ulama themselves viz hafiz Ibn Hajr Al-‘Asqalani, ‘Allamah Sakhawi, al-Zarkashi, Mulla ‘Ali Qari (RA) clearly all stated this one to be fabricated. (al-fawa’id al-majmu’ah)

One must revere past and present ‘ulama, but certainly not by lying on the Prophet .

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3 : Mufti Husain Kadodia

First Thing created : The Prophet ﷺ’s Nur ?

October 14, 2012
  • STATUS : FABRICATED

Here is a version of the report copy-pasted :

“Hadith of Jabir”

It is related that Jabir ibn `Abd Allah said to the Prophet : “O Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be sacrificed for you, tell me of the first thing Allah created before all things.” He said: “O Jabir, the first thing Allah created was the light of your Prophet from His light, and that light remained (lit. “turned”) in the midst of His Power for as long as He wished, and there was not, at that time, a Tablet or a Pen or a Paradise or a Fire or an angel or a heaven or an earth. And when Allah wished to create creation, he divided that Light into four parts and from the first made the Pen, from the second the Tablet, from the third the Throne, [and from the fourth everything else].”

There is absolutely no sign of this narration, in any book of hadith.
Someone mistakenly attributed it to Abd ar-Razzaq and all others followed, all relying on the first one, thinking that he must have seen it in there !

This is why one will find many senior Ulama of the last few centuries attributing it to Abd ar-Razzaq. Most of them took it from Sharh al-Mawahib, who incorrectly referenced it. None of these Ulama had copies of the Musannaf of Abd ar-Razzaq (they are all excused insha’Allah), to properly ascertain its existence, neither did any of them ever mention a sanad (chain) for it.

Seeing this widespread mis-attribution, a few later-day muhadithin – who went through the musannaf and confirmed its non-existence– had classified it as fabricated, as it quite clear when ones sees the wording of the hadith and adds this to the fact that there is no known sanad for it.

From the great Huffadh, Allamah Suyuti has mentioned that there is no sanad that could be relied upon for this narration.

Those whose most crucial and necessary aqidah is that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)  is present in every atom of this world, thus viewing all that is taking place, would of course never accept it as a fabrication. To these people is then the task to produce any chain for this narration. They also allege that an old part of the Musannaf of Abdul Razzaq has been found aka “the lost juz”, however it remains also a fabrication. They should bring proof to state so.

Do not forget the saying of your Prophet who said : ‘Whoever tells lies about me deliberately, let him take his place in Hell.” (Bukhari), lest you would want to do “good” but in the end be doomed.

Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As (RA) reported: I heard Allah’s Messenger as saying: “Allah ordained the measures (of quality) of the creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, as His Throne was upon water (Sahih Muslim).

Thus even before the Pen wrote all destinies of the Creation, Throne and Water already existed.

WALLAHU A’LAM.

Sources :

“Mufti Husain Kadodia” (I merely copy-pasted his post from a now defunct website)

“Murshid al-Ha’ir” : http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vbe/showpost.php?s=ac0296f48181a6c315c9167da3c584c3&p=3837&postcount=1

“Moulana Haroon Abasoomar” : http://www.alislam.co.za/cms/?question=question-4208

“Islamweb” : http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&lang=E&Id=83805

Surah Al-Insan (Ad-Dahr) not revealed because of ‘Ali’s family (RA)

February 26, 2010
  • Status: FABRICATED

Here is the entire sequence of the report copy-pasted (random version) :

These verses were revealed after Ali, Fatima, Hassan, and Hussain (A.S.) gave charity to needy people; Zamakhshari states this story in the book Al-Kashaf; it goes as follows: Ibn Abbas said: Once Al-Hassan and Al-Hussain were ill, the Messenger of Allah and a group went to visit them, the visitors suggested to Imam Ali to make a vow to Allah: if He were to relieve them, he would perform some good action. Therefore, Imam Ali together with Fatima and their servant Fedhdhah vowed to Allah that they would fast for three days if He would relieve Hassan and Hussain (A.S.). When Allah had relieved them, Imam Ali (A.S.) borrowed three (3) aswu (a cubic measure) of barley from a Jew known as Shimon. Fatima ground one (1) as’s (singular of aswu) of the barley and baked five loaves of bread for her family’s meal at sunset. As sunset approached, a needy man knocked on the door and said: ‘Assalamu Alaikum, Family of Muhammad. I am a needy man from among the Muslims; feed me, May Allah feed you from the food of Paradise.’ The holy family preferred the needy man over themselves and spent the night with nothing in their stomachs except water. They fasted the second day, and again at sunset, when they were waiting for their food, an orphan asked them for help and they again preferred him over themselves. The third evening a captive (prisoner of war) asked them for help and they repeated their preference for the needy above themselves. The following morning, Imam Ali (A.S.) took Al-Hassan and Al-Hussain to the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) who said the following when he saw them shaking like little chicks from hunger: ‘It displeases us to see you in this condition.’ Then he went with them, for he wanted in see Fatima. When they arrived, Fatima (A.S.) was in the Mehrab (prayer place), and her condition was such that it further displeased the Prophet (S.A.W.). At this time, Gabriel descended and said: ‘Take this chapter Muhammad; Allah surely congratulates you for having this family.’ It is worthy to state that the Good ones mentioned here are Ali, Fatima, Hassan and Hussain; who deserve Paradise because of their act of feeding the needy, the orphan, and the captive. Another, point to keep in mind here, is that despite the detailed description of Paradise given in the verses, Allah, the Exalted, does not mentioned the huris. This understood to be in honor and exaltation of Fatima (S.A.), the wife of Imam Ali, and the mother of Hassan and Hussain (A.S.).

The story in question is classified as fabricated and is documented in many books of ‘Maudu’āt’ (compilations of fabricated ahādīth).

Hereunder are the references :

  • Tadhkiratul Maudu’āt
  • Tanzeehush Sharī’ah (vol. 1, pg. 362)
  • Al La’ālil Masnū’ah (vol. 1, pg, 338)
  • Al Fawā’id Al-Majmū’ah (pg. 376,)
  • Mausū’ātul Ahādīth wal āthār al-da’īfah wal maudu’ah (vol. 9, pg. 93-99)
  • Kitābul Maudu’āt (vol. 1, pg. 390)
  • Lisānul Mizān (vol. 6, pg. 369)
  • Tafsīr Al-Qurtubi (Surāh Al-Insān)

The high ranks of the Ahlul Bayt is not contested, but consider they would not have liked that we lie upon them. More over we can even sense the shi’i extremism in this story so we should be careful from whom we take our religion, right?

Source

Lastly you can get the tafsir of this remarkable surah from various authentic resources like here or here.

Give news of Rabî’-ul-Awwal = fire of hell Haraam ‽

December 7, 2009
  • Status: NO SOURCE

The following famous ‘Hadith‘ is being circulated via email:

The Prophet Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam has said, “Whoever is the first to give another person the news about the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the fire of hell is Haraam for them

The Council of Muslim Theologians of Souh Africa writes :

We have not come across a Hadeeth in which it is mentioned that the fire of Hell is Haraam upon the first person who gives the news about Rabi’ul Awwal.

If this Hadeeth is fabricated and was not mentioned by Rasulullah , the person who fabricated the Hadith as well as all those who convey the Hadeeth are deserving of the severe warning of Rasulullah who said, “To fabricate my words is not like fabricating any other person’s words. The person who fabricates my words should prepare an abode for himself in the fire of hell.” (Sahih al Bukhari, Hadith #1291).

Unfortunately, due to wide spread ignorance, e-mails containing false information and fabricated Ahadeeth are widely circulated. The creators of such e-mails as well as those who forward them to others should take heed of the severe warning of Rasulullah . It is therefore imperative that one exercises caution when one receives e-mails of such a nature wherein there is no authentic reference mentioned. Such e-mails or pieces of information should be referred to reliable and learned scholars for verification.

Note : Apparently some ignoramuses in fact also throw this report for the month of  Safar, Rajab and Dhul-Hijjah. So all you have to do is announce the news of either months and you’ll have 4/12 chances of getting into jannah every year if you were to believe everybody on the net !

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3 (version with Dhul Hijja)

Source 4 (version with Rajab)

Source 5 (version with all months)

Source 6

Source 7 (version with Ramadhan)

The pious meeting shaytan on his way to the mosque!

August 11, 2009

Status: NO REFERENCE

Here is the entire sequence of the report copy-pasted (random version) :

A man woke up early in order to Pray the Fajr Prayer in the masjid.He went and did wudoo’ and got dressed, and got ready to go out and go to the mosque. He was accustomed to doing that since he was a child.

He was used to offering all his prayers in congregation in the mosque, even Fajr prayer. He left his house and made his way to the mosque. Whilst he was on his way, he stumbled and fell, and tore part of his garment. He went back home to change his garment and put on another one. He did not get angry or swear or curse, he just went back home and simply changed his clothes.

Then he set out again for the mosque, and again he stumbled and fell, and part of this garment got ripped as well. He went back home and changed his garment. Both garments had got torn but that did not deter him from his keenness to offer the prayer in congregation in the mosque. He set out again for the mosque, and he stumbled for the third time, but suddenly he felt that he was not falling, and there was someone holding him and preventing him from falling to the ground. The man was surprised and looked around, but he did not see anyone. He stood confused for a moment, then he carried on towards the mosque. Then he heard a voice saying: “Do you know who I am?” The man said: “No.” The voice replied: “I am the one who prevented you from falling.” The man said: “Who are you?” He replied: “I am the shaytaan.” The man asked him: “If you are the Shaytaan, why did you prevent me from falling?” The Shaytaan answered: “The first time when you stumbled and went home to change your clothes, Allaah forgave you all your sins. The second time when you stumbled and went home to change your clothes. Allaah forgave your family. The third time when you stumbled, I was afraid that if you went back home and changed your clothes, Allaah would forgive all the people of your neighbourhood, so I supported you and prevented you from falling.”

[This is an example of this story, with many variations, as it it is the case with rumours by the way =)]

So what can be said on this story?

  1. First of all there is no SOURCE ever given that attests that it REALLY happened.
  2. The shaytan says that he supported the man when he stumbled. This is something that is unbelievable, and the shaytaan is unable to do such a thing. Allah has made the angels protectors and guardians of man, to protect them from the harm of the jinn, because they can see us but we cannot see them. Allah says :

“For him (each person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the Command of Allah”
[al-Ra’d 13:11]

In this made-up story it clearly states that the shaytan is able to protect a person against that which may harm him, or that the shaytan is able to prevent something that has been decreed by Allah.

3. The most serious thing in this story is where the shaytaan says that the first time Allah forgave the man all his sins, then the second time he says that Allah has forgiven his family, and he says that if he had fallen a third time, Allah would have forgiven the people of his neighbourhood! All of this is lies against Allah and claiming to have knowledge of the unseen. Even if a mujahid is wounded in battle against the kuffar it does not bring such virtues, so how can it be ascribed to the one who is going to the mosque? It is not ascribed to one who stumbled when calling people to Allah or going to uphold ties of kinship or other acts of worship, so how can these virtues be ascribed to one who falls when he is going to the mosque?

There is nothing about falling or stumbling that brings such virtues. Many of the Sahabah fell, stumbled or were injured at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), but there is nothing in the Sunnah which ascribes such virtues to them or even some of those virtues. Allaah does not forgive a family or the people of a neighbourhood or city because of the deeds or acts of worship of one of the righteous, let alone the fact that stumbling does not bring a person closer to Allah and it is not an act of worship in itself. If anyone were to benefit from the actions of another, then the father of Ibrahim (peace be upon him) would have benefited from the prophethood of his son, and the son of Nooh would have benefited from the prophethood of his father, and Abu Talib would have benefited from the Prophethood of his nephew Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

4- Moreover, how did the shaytan know of all that so that he could tell this man about it? Does the shaytan have the power to prevent mercy reaching one of the slaves of Allah upon whom He wishes to bestow it?

No. Allah says:
“Whatever of mercy (i.e. of good), Allah may grant to mankind, none can withhold it; and whatever He may withhold, none can grant it thereafter. And He is the All‑Mighty, the All‑Wise” [Faatir 35:2]

Source

So that story is NOT to be forwarded and posted again and again, OK?

Still not convinced, see mawdu’ hadith and unfounded stories?