The Bequest of Nooh (alayhi as-Salaam) to his Son at the time of his Death – Shaykh Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee
134 – “When death was approaching the Prophet of Allaah Nooh -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – he said to his son: I will narrate to you my bequest; I command you with two things and prohibit you from two things. I command you with ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ (‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah) if the seven heavens and the seven earths were placed upon a scale and ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ was placed on the other, then ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ would be heavier.
If the seven heavens and the seven earths were a closed off circle then ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ would be able to break it.
The second thing I command you with is Subhana Allaahi wa bihamdihi (Far is Allaah from imperfection and praise is for Him), since it is a supplication for everything, and by it the creation is given its provision. I prohibit you from shirk and pride.
( the narrator said: I asked or someone asked) : O Messenger of Allaah as for shirk then we know about it, but what is pride? Is it that one of us has sandals with two good straps?
The Messenger answered: No.
He asked again: is it that one of us has companions and they sit with him?
The Messenger again answered: No.
Someone asked: O Messenger of Allaah, what is pride?
He said: ridiculing the truth and belittling the people and reviling them.”
Silsilah Saheehah: 134
From the benefits of the hadeeth:
I say: there are many benefits from this hadeeth; I will suffice by indicating to some of them:
1- The permissibility of writing a bequest at the time of death.
2- The excellence of saying ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ and saying Subhana Allaah and that they are a cause for the creation to receive provision from Allaah.
3- The scales on the Day of Judgment are true and real, and they have two pans. This is from the belief of the ahl-ul Sunnah, opposing that of the Mu’tazilah and their followers in the modern times. Who do not believe that which has been affirmed regarding ‘Aqeedah in the authentic Ahadeeth, with the claim that these are Ahkbaar al-Ahad (singular narrations) which do not convey certainty. I have exposed this claim in my book ‘with ustaadh at-Tantawee’.
4 – The seven earths are like the seven heavens. There are many Ahadeeth regarding this in Bukharee and Muslim and in other books. Perhaps one day we will have time to follow up these Ahadeeth and research them. What supports these Ahadeeth is the saying of Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta’ aala : << It is Allaah Who has created seven heavens and of the earth the like thereof (i.e. seven). >> I.e. they are similar in creation and in number.
So, you should not pay any attention to the one who explains it away, there by it ends up as a negation of similarity as well as in numbers, being deceived by the Europeans and where their knowledge has reached to, from having gone up in to space however they do not know of seven earths, along with that they do not know about seven heavens. Will we reject the speech of Allaah and the speech of His Messenger due to the ignorance of the Europeans and others along with them, declaring that the more they increase their knowledge of the universe, the more they increase in their ignorance of it. Allaah the Most Great has spoken the truth when He said : << And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little>>
5 – That beautification with good clothing has nothing to do with pride what so ever. Rather, it is a matter which is permissible, because Allaah is Beautiful and He loves beauty, like the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said regarding this issue, as is narrated by Muslim in his ‘Saheeh’.
6- Pride which has been equated with Shirk will not allow entrance in to Paradise for the one who has an equivalent of an atoms worth. That is the pride, which is rejecting the truth after it has been made clear, and defaming innocent people without truth. So, the Muslim should be extremely cautious from being characterized with this type of pride, just like he should be extremely cautious from being characterized with the Shirk which places its companion in the Hell-fire for eternity.
All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance
The Ahaadeeth of Tawheed, Explained By the Muhaaddith, the Allaamah, Shaykh Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (rahimullaah)
Source: Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah of Shaykh Al-Albaani (rahimahullaah)
Translated by: Abbas Abu Yahya (hafidhahullaah)
Knowledge that inherits arrogance and Knowledge that inherits the fear of Allaah and humility – Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Allah raises whoever humbles himself to Allah, and a lot of the claimants to knowledge, the only thing that lead them to where they are at now in being conceited (proud of oneself), is Ta’aalum (A person who makes himself out to be a person of knowledge while he has little or no knowledge), arrogance and being deluded by the little knowledge they attained.Some of the Salaf stated:
“A man continues to have knowledge so long as he continues to seek knowledge, once he believes he is knowledgeable – he is ignorant.”
From amongst the benefits I attained from Shaykh Hammaad – may Allah have mercy upon him – who was from amongst the scholars of the blessed Salafi Da’wah upon the methodology of the virtuous Imaams past and present, he said:
“Knowledge is of three types:
1) Knowledge that inherits arrogance,
2) Knowledge that inherits the fear of Allaah,
3) Knowledge that inherits humility.”
He then went into detail, clarifying that some of those who have only gained a little bit of knowledge and then started to boast about it in front of the people, speaking eloquently from the bottom of their throats, selecting difficult words, speaking about not well known issues, hurriedly giving verdicts that contradict the verdicts of the scholars and so on. This is the type of knowledge that inherited arrogance. This person may have some knowledge but has lost it with his arrogance, if he feels that knowledge allows him to act like he is greater than the people and be arrogant. This person must fear Allah and take note that he has reached a dangerous state. This is the type of knowledge that inherited arrogance, and a lot of those who appear on satellite channels are amongst them, deceiving the people, they are from this type, they are from this type.
Knowledge that inherits fear of Allah is the knowledge that causes its holder to act upon it. Whenever he gains some knowledge, he acts upon it and calls to it after making sure that it is correct and it is the truth, and after studying it under the Rabaanee scholars (scholars who teach people thereligion according to their level) and sitting under them. This is the type of knowledge that inherited fear. Allah the Mighty and Majestic stated:
“It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah“ [Faatir: 2]
As for the knowledge that leads to humility, if a person has fear of Allah, then what would the result be?
It would be humility towards the servants of Allah, if a person has fear of Allah, he would be humble towards the servants of Allah, and this is the realization of the saying of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم:
“Allah would raise whoever is humble for Allah.”
So this is the seventh piece of advice, it is:
Humility, so be humble O students of knowledge, be humble O Muslims. For indeed this makes a Muslim have a clear conscious, a clear intention, a clear source [of knowledge], meaning he would always be searching for the truth in order to follow it in all matters. He would always feel that he has shortcomings concerning the rights of Allah, he would always feel that he has not attained any knowledge when comparing himself to others from the Rabaanee scholars. So he would be humble and submit himself to Allah the Mighty, and he would reach the level that Allah the Glorified has set for him and not overstep the boundary that Allah has set for him.
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