Friday, March 5, 2010

Explanation Of The Creed (Sharh-us-Sunnah) Points. 36-40

Point---36 Know that there is no obedience to any human in disobedience to Allaah, the Might and Majestic.1

1 He ('allayhees salat wassalam) said, "Obedience is only in what is good." Reported by al-Bukhari (Eng. trans. 9/193/259) and Muslims (Eng. trans. 3/1022/no.4535). He ('allayhees salat wassalam) also said, "Hearing and obeying is (binding) upon the Muslim in what he likes or dislikes, so long as he is not ordered to sin. If he is ordered with sin, then there is no hearing and no obeying." Reported by al-Bukhari (Eng. trans. 3/1022/no.4533) and Abu Daawood.

Point---37 Do not bear witness for any of the people of Islaam (i.e. that he is a person of Paradise or the Fire) due to a good or bad deed, since you do not know what his final action before his death will be. You hope for Allaah's Mercy for him and you fear for him because of his sins. You do not know what has been destined for him at the time of his death1 as regards repentance and what Allaah has destined for that time if he dies upon Islaam. You hope for Allaah's Mercy for him and you fear for him because of his sins.

1 Al-Miqdaad ibn al-Aswad (radhiAllahu 'anhu) said: I will not say anything good or bad about a person until i see how heends, after something I heard from the Prophet ('allayhees salat wassalam). It was said 'What did you hear?' He said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah ('allayhees salat wassalam) say, "The heart of the son of Adam is agitated more severely than the cooking pot that boils." Reported by Ahmad, al-Haakim and Ibn Abee `Aasim in as-Sunnah (no.226). Declared Saheeh by Shaikh al-Albani in Sahehul-Jaami'(5023).

Anas (radhiAllahu 'anhu), reports that the Messenger of Allaah ('allayhees salat wassalam) said, "Do not be delighted by the action of anyone until you see how he ends up." Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Abee `Aasim in as-Sunnah (347-353) and declared saheeh by Shaikh al-Albani in Silsilatul-Ahaadeethis-Saheehah (no.1334).

Point---38 There is no sin except that the servant may repent from it.

Point---39 stoning is true and correct.1

1 This refers to the stoning to death of a man or a woman guilty of fornication, who are or have previously been married.
'Ubadah ibn as-Saamit reported that the Messenger of Allaah ('allayhees salat wassalam) said, "Receive from me, receive from me: Allaah has ordained a way for those (women). When an unmarried man commits fornication with an unmarried woman, then one hundred lashes and banishment for one year. As for a married man committing adultery with a married woman then they shall be lashed a hundred times and stoned to death." Reported by Muslim (Eng. trans. 3/911/no.4191).

Point---40 Wiping over the leather socks (khuff) is the Sunnah.1

1 Al-Laalikaa'ee reports in Sharh Usool I'tiqaad Ahl is-Sunnah (1/no.314/p.152) that Sufyaan ath-Thawree said within the 'Aqeedah which he narrated to Shu'ayb ibn Harb, "...O Shu'ayb ibn Harb! What I have written for you will not benefit you until you hold that wiping over leather socks without removing them is better for you than washing the feet..."

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