Commentary on Jawāmi’ al-Akhbār

A series of reminders which were originally given after Isha Prayer in Masjid Sunnah, Nelson (UK). The short reminders consisted of the reading of the Hadith and a very concise explanation.

The Hadith are taken from the book: Jawāmi’ al-Akhbār, by Shaykh AbdurRahmān Ibn Nāsir as-Sa’di. The book consists of 100 concise Hadith, which represent core principles of Islām.

Introduction to the book Jawāmi’ al-Akhbār.

Hadith 001: “Indeed actions are based on intentions, and for each person, there is only the reward for what he intended. So whoever’s migration was for Allah and His Messenger then his migration was for Allah and His Messenger. And whoever’s migration was for a worldly reason or to marry a woman, then his migration was for whatever he migrated for.” [al-Bukhāri]

Hadith 002: “Whoever innovates into this matter of ours that which does not belong to it, it will be rejected.” [Muslim]

Hadith 003: “The religion is sincerity…to Allah, His Book, His Messenger, to the leaders of the Muslims and their masses.” [Muslim]

Hadith 004: “O Messenger of Allah, tell me of an action that will gain me admittance to Paradise.” He replied, “Worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him, establish Salah, pay Zakah and fast Ramadan…” [al-Bukhāri & Muslim]

Hadith 005: “Say, ‘I have Iman in Allah,’ and then remain steadfast.” [Muslim]

Hadith 006: “‘A true Muslim is a person from whose tongue and hands, other Muslims are safe; a Muhajir is a person who migrates away from what Allah has forbidden; a Mu’min is a person from whom people’s lives and wealth remain secure; a Mujahid is a person who strives against his own desires to obey Allah.’ [al-Bayhaqi]

Hadith 007: ‘Four signs, if they are found in a person, he is a pure Munafiq; and if one sign is found in a person, he has a trait of hypocrisy until he abandons it: when he speaks he lies; when he is given a trust, he is treacherous; when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he argues he is immoral.” [al-Bukhāri & Muslim]

Hadith 008: Shaytan will come to one of you and he will say, ‘Who created this and that?’ until he says to him, ‘Who created your Lord?’ When it comes to this, let him seek refuge in Allah and stop such thoughts. [al-Bukhāri]

Hadith 009: “Everything is according to a Decree – even ability and inability” [Muslim]

Hadith 010:  “Whoever calls to guidance will have a reward similar to those who follow him, without detracting from both their rewards. Whoever calls to misguidance will have sin upon him similar to those who follow him, without detracting from both their sins.” [Muslim]

Hadith 011:  “Whoever Allah wants good for, He gives him the understanding of the religion.” [al-Bukhāri & Muslim]

Hadith 012: “The strong believer is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, but there is goodness in both of them. Be eager for what benefits you, seek help from Allah, and do not be frustrated. If something befalls you, then do not say: If only I had done something else. Rather say: Allah has decreed what he wills. Verily, the  phrase ‘if only’ opens the way for the work of Shaytan.” [Muslim]

Hadith 013: “Verily, a believer to another believer is like a building, each part strengthening the other.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 014: “Intercede to help others, and you will be rewarded; Allah will decree upon the time of His Prophet whatever He will.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 015: “Place people in their correct places. [Abu Dawud]

Hadith 016: “Whoever harms others, Allah will harm by in the same way; whoever is harsh towards others, Allah will be harsh towards him.” [at-Tirmidhi]

Hadith 017: “Have Taqwa of Allah wherever you may be, follow up a sin with a good deed and it will wipe it away, and treat others with good manners.” [at-Tirmidhi]

Hadith 018: “Oppression is darkness on the Day of Resurrection.” [al-Bukhari & Muslim]

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire.

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