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

Posted October 20, 2013 by Abdullah
Categories: Mawdu hadith, misattribution, Tales

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  • 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.

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Surviving month of Safar will get you Jannah ‽

Posted October 19, 2013 by Abdullah
Categories: Mawdu hadith

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  • Status : FABRICATED

Here is the false report on the islamic month of Safar :

“Anyone who gives me the good news that he survived Safar, I will give him the good news of that person’s entering Paradise”

This narration is classified a fabrication by Imam Saghani and Mulla ‘Ali Qârî.
‘Allamah ‘Ajlûni concurs with their decision too (Kashful Khafa, Hadith:2416)

By the way, the actual words are of this false hadith are : “Whoever gives me the good news of Safar departing, I will …”
Some people thus quoted it with the words: “Whoever gives me the good news of the commencement of Rabi’ul Awwal…
These are both the same as Rabi’ul Awwal follows Safar, so the departing of Safar actually means the starting of Rabi’ul Awwal.

Even though people relate this false hadith falsely, in the end, both reports are baseless.

Mufti Taqi Usmani (hafidhahullah) has written the following regarding the month of Safar:

“Safar is the second month in the Islamic calendar. It is one of the ‘Al-Ash’hur-ul-Hurum’, the four sanctified months in which battle was prohibited in the days of the Prophet of Allah . However, no specific mode of worship or other special rules are set by the Shariah to observe in this month.

Some people believe that this month is an unlucky month and therefore avoid marriage ceremonies or any other happy gatherings in this month. This belief is totally baseless and it is a part of the superstitions rampant in the ignorant of Arabia before the advent of Islam.” (Islamic Months p.23)

Rasulullah said “nor is there [any bad omen in the month of] Safar”

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Glance to parents = reward of an accepted Hajj ?

Posted June 1, 2013 by Abdullah
Categories: Extremely Weak, misattribution

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  • Status : EXTREMELY WEAK / FABRICATED

In order to motivate our youngsters, it is often reported :

Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The pious offspring who casts a single look of affection at his parents receives a reward from Allah equal to the reward of an accepted Hajj.” The people enquired: “O Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), if someone casts a hundred such glances of love and affection at his parents, what then?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Yes, indeed, even if one does so a hundred times a day, he will get a hundred fold reward. Allah is far greater than you imagine and is completely free from petty narrow mindedness.” [Sahih Muslim]

Firstly, this narration is NOT in Sahih Muslim. This is yet another misattribution.

Secondly, it has been narrated through three different chains of narrators

1) It is found in Al-Bayhaqî’s Shu’ab al-îmân and contains a narrator by the name of Nahshal Ibn Sa’eed who was accused of lying by Ishâq bin Râhaway and Abû Dâwûd at-Tayâlisî.

Ad-Dhahabî graded it munkar (rejected) in his ‘Siyar a’lam an-nubalâ”’ (19/208) and Al-Albânî graded it as mawdû’ in his ‘Silsilat ad-Da’eefah’, 3298.

2) Also found in Siyaru A’lâm-in-Nubalâ of Al-Dhahabî and its chain contains a certain Muhammad Ibn Humaid whom experts have opined that “he is unreliable / he has many unacceptable narrations / I have not seen anybody more artful in lying than Ibn Humaid”

3) A third narration is found in Ibn Abid Dunya’s Makârim-ul-Akllâq, but its narrators are also unreliable.

Therefore, all these narrations are extremely weak. In fact, Allâmah Suyûtî and Allâmah Ibn ‘Arrâq have classified it as a fabrication, as both have narrated the Hadīth in their books on fabricated Ahâdîth; Az-Ziyâdât ‘Alâ al-Mawdhû’ât and Tanzihu-sh-Sharî’ah respectively.

Thus there’s no way this report is reliable, this hadith is not ‘just weak’, it’s an extremely weak hadith, thus unquotable (click here to see why).

Obeying parents is of course not the matter here, one must respect parents, I am only highlighting the fact this hadith is not in sahih muslim and in fact cannot be quoted due to its high weakness.

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Nobody better than`Ali & no sword better than dhul faqar ?

Posted April 30, 2013 by Abdullah
Categories: Mawdu hadith

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In some circles the following ‘hadith’  is often quoted to prove some corrupt agendas (2 narrations) :

1) There is no better man than `Ali, and no sword better than Dhul-Faqar

2) From Al-Hasan ibn `Arafah Al-`Abdi on the authority of Abu Gha`far Muhamad ibn `Ali Al-Baqir who said: “An angel called Radwan announced from the Heavens in (the Battle of) Badr ‘No sword other than Dhu Al-Faqar and no man better than `Ali.'”

1) The first narration is reported by ‘Isa ibn Mihran on whom the following muhaddithun have said :

Ibn Adiy said: “He narrated fabricated Hadith.”
Hâfiz al-Dhahabî said about him: “Liar” (Mizan, #6613)

Ibn Ubaydullah ibn Abu Rafi is weak as well.

Allâmah Sakhâwiy said this narration is “very weak” (Al-Maqaasidul Hasana, 1307)

Imâm al-Bukhâri said: “Munkar al-Hadith.”

Ibn Ma’een said his narrations are nothing.

Abû Hâtim said: “Extremely rejected.” (Mizan, #7904)

Imam al-Suyûtî rejected this narration in “La’ali al-masnu’a” (1/333)

Al-Dhahabî rejected it in “Talkhees Kitab al-Maudua” (1/126/#274).

Hâfiz Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“This narration is from false, fabricated stories–in accordance to the ijma (consensus) of people who know the science of Hadith.” (Mukhtasar Minhaj as-Sunnah)

Al-Shawkânî said in “Fawaid al-Majmua” (372/#68):

“And in the chain is Eesa ibn Mihran, and he is Rafidhi (Shia extremist), who narrated false stories. Ibn al-Jawzi included this narration in his book on fabricated Hadith.”

Ibn Katheer said : “hadith munkar” (al bidayah, 7/293)

Additionally,  Mulla ‘Ali Al Qâri  also mentions that this hadith has “no basis” and portrays it as this is an innovation of the Shi’a. (Al-Asraarul marfoo’a, 595)

Sa’d bin Tareef is a raawi of this narration and Ibn hajar says he is matrook (rejected) and that he was a raafidi, This hadith is supporting his tashayyu’ thus rendering his narration as unacceptable (Taqreebut Tahzeeb)

On the second hadith :

Mullâ ‘Ali Qari al-hanafi  added, “It is proved to be invalid for if something like this had been announced from the Heavens in the Battle of Badr all the honorable Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) would have heard it and thus it would have been reported by the great Imams.

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  • In arabic :

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On a sidenote, Dhul-faqar was but one of the many swords the blessed Prophet  had, as you can read it here for example.

Note : this post is NOT there to belittle our liege-lord and Khalifah Sayyiduna ‘Ali (RA), one of the best of the Companions of Rasulullah ; rather it is there to expose how far fabricated ahadith have crippled our minds. Just use authentic narrations, which are plenty for this noble companion.

Hadith : Allah “looks at both spouses with Mercy” ?

Posted March 16, 2013 by Abdullah
Categories: Extremely Weak, misattribution

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It is often reported from romantics across social websites the following hadeeth (often with a touching pic) :

“When a husband and wife look at each other with love, Allah looks at both with Mercy” [Bukhari 6:19 & Tirmidhi 14:79].

The problem is that if you check both Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan ut Tirmidhi, there is no such narration there !

It is rather found in Imam Suyûtî’s al-Jâmi` al-Saghîr, and seemingly taken from Rafi`i’s book entitled ‘al-Târîkh’ (the history, ie not a book of hadith), and is considered very weak by scholars of hadith (various scholars concur on this). There is especially one arrator in the above hadith who has been declared by many Muhaddithun as a liar and fabricator. This hadith is therefore not suitable to be quoted. (See Lisanul Mizan, vol. 2 pg. 181). Shaykh Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari (rahimahullah) has classified the narration in question as baseless and a fabrication (baatilun Mawdu’). (Al Mudawi, vol. 2 pg. 388)

Benefit of the doubts is given to the one who sourced it wrongly, but now that you know it is not authentic, simply avoid quoting it.

I’m a wanna be romantic and I still want to quote this hadith since some only consider it ‘weak’ and a weak hadith can always be quoted for fadha’il right ?

NO.

‘Ulamas have explained that for using a Da’if (weak) hadith, it is absolutely necessary that, among the three well-known conditions, the narration may not be mawdhu OR its weakness not be too important. In the aforementioned narration, some muhadditheen considered it so weak that they deemed it to be mawdhu (or fabricated).

So the weakness is important thus cannot be quoted.

If you still have some doubt on quoting very weak reports, consider this saying of the Prophet  ‘Whoever narrates such a Hadith from me regarding whose authenticity he doubts, then he is also from the liars.’ (Sahih Muslim Vol.1 Pg.6)

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Nevertheless, the meaning is right and is supported from other authentic ahadith.

Aysha (RA) found her needle through the Prophet [ﷺ]’s light ?

Posted March 11, 2013 by Abdullah
Categories: Mawdu hadith

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  • Status : FABRICATED

Here is the report copy-pasted :

One night Sayyida Ayisha (may Allah be pleased with her) lost her needle, so looked for it and could not find it until the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) laughed and burst the radiance of his teeth which lighted the chamber and Ayisha searched her needle in its light” (Shara Shifa Bar Hashia Naseemur Riaz)

Hafiz adh-Dhahabi (RA), the hadith master, has classified the hadith as a lie.
No other muhaddith disagreed with him on this. Time to forget these fairy-tales.

Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 319
Lisanul Mizan, vol. 8 pg. 39
Al Atharul Marfu’ah, pg. 45

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

Posted March 11, 2013 by Abdullah
Categories: Mawdu hadith, Tales

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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 .

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Source 3 : Mufti Husain Kadodia


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