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Reviving Dead Hearts Through The Grace of Ahlul Bayt: An Excerpt

Posted by al Adaab on December 20, 2009

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The erudite Imam and great Shafi’ ‘Alim known by some as ” Hujjatul Islam the Second” a reference to Al Imam Abu Haamid Muhammad al Ghazzali, Rahimuhullah, Al Imam Jalaaludeen Abdur Rahman Suyuti compiled a small booklet containing 60 ahadith highlighting the specialties of Ahlul Bayt. This booklet though small in size is monumental in its effect on the hearts of all those who read it with an open heart. With a few strokes of his blessed pen Imam Jalaaludeen as Suyuti refutes those who reprove loving and following Ahlul Bayt. At the same time the Imam defends the believers against those who slander the people of the Sunnah, claiming that the people of the Sunnah have no love or respect for Ahlul Bayt. In fact Islamic history is replete with examples of those who gave their very lives in defense of Ahlul Bayt. This excerpt contains the first 20 ahadith. Anyone wishing to read the complete book with the ahadith in Arabic may find a copy at the link below. Please feel free to share this information.

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Ihyaa al Mayyit bi Fadhail Ahle Bayt

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful

Praise be to Allah and benediction upon those purified personalities who were the chosen ones from all of humanity- Muhammad and Aale Muhammad. This is a collection of sixty traditions and I have given it the title “Ihyaa al Mayyit bi Fadhail -Ahle Bayt” (Excellences of Ahle Bayt (Ridhwaan Allah ta ‘ala alaihim ajma’een) that bring the dead back to life).

By this endeavor the writer’s aim is to awaken the people from their slumber like the revivification of a dry tree. So that, the excellences of Aale Muhammad (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) inculcates in the people love for these noble personages and by following their example they may achieve success in this world as well as the hereafter.

Tradition No. 1

It is recorded in the Sunan of Saeed Ibn Mansoor from Saeed ibne Jubair that, the people whose love has been made obligatory in the Quranic ayat, “Say I do not ask for any recompense for this except the love of my nearest relatives”; are the nearest of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim). [1]

Tradition No. 2

It has been recorded in the commentaries of Ibne Mundhir, Ibne Ibi Hatim and Ibne Murduwiya; and also in the Mu’jamul Kabir of Tibrani that Ibne Abbas said: “When the verse, ‘Say I do not ask for any recompense for this except the love of my nearest relatives’ was revealed, I asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah who are your nearest relatives whose love is obligatory for us’? The Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) replied, “Ali, Fatima, and their two sons.”

Tradition No. 3

Ibn Abi Hatim narrates from Ibne Abbas regarding the ayat of Quran: “…and whoever earns good,” Ibne Abbas said that it refers to those who love Aale Muhammad.” And it is narrated from Imam Hasan (Radhi Allahu ‘anhu) that he said, “earning of good is loving us Ahle Bayt (Ridhwaan Allahu alaihim ajma’een).” It is the honor achieved only through the love and attachment of the Ahle Bayt (Ridhwaan Allahu ta’ala alaihim ajma’een)[2]

Tradition No. 4

Ahmed, Tirmidhi, Sihah, Nasai and Hakim have all narrated through Mataalab bin Rabi’ah that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) said: “By Allah! Faith cannot enter the heart of anyone if he does not love my nearest relatives for the sake of Allah and for the sake of the nearest relatives.”

Tradition No. 5

Muslim, Tirmidhi and Nasai have recorded from Zaid bin Arqam that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.) said: “Fear Allah! Beware that you do not distance yourself from my Ahle Bayt.” The same tradition is recorded in Sahih Muslim in the chapter of the excellences of Sayyidinaa ‘Ali Ibne Abi Talib (Karam Allahu wajhahu). The Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.) has repeated the words “Fear Allah” thrice.

Tradition No. 6

Tirmidhi, Husna and Al-Hakim record from Zaid bin Arqam that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) said: “I am leaving amongst you those things that if you remain attached to them you will not deviate after me, (they are) the Book of Allah and my Progeny, my Ahle Bayt. They will not separate till they reach me at the pool. So be careful how you behave with them (after me).

Tradition 7

Abd bin Hameed has mentioned in his Musnad that Zaid ibne Thabit reported from the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim): “I leave amongst you those things that if you remain attached with them you will not deviate after me. (They are) the Book of Allah and my Progeny, my Ahle Bayt. They will not separate till they meet me at the Haudh (of Kauthar).

Tradition 8

Ahmad and Abu Yaala relate from Abu Saeed Khudri that the Prophet of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) remarked: “In the near future I would be summoned by Allah and I would respond. I leave amongst you two weighty things, The Book of Allah and my Progeny, my Ahle Bayt. The All-Aware and the Kind Allah has informed me that these two will not separate till they reach me at the Haudh (Tank of Kauthar). So take care as to how you behave with them.

Tradition 9

Tirmidhi, Husnah and Tibrani quote Ibne Abbas that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.) said: “Love Allah for His countless bounties upon you and love me because you love Allah, and love my Ahle Bayt because of your love me. The Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) also said: “The love of Ahle Bayt (Ridhwaan Allahu ta’ala alaihim ajma’een) for a single day is better than a worship of whole year.”

Tradition 10

Bukhari has narrated from Abu Bakr that he said: “Muhammad (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) should be considered to belong to his Ahle Bayt (Ridhwaan Allahu ta’ala alaihim ajma’een).”

Tradition 11

Tibrani and Hakim have reported through Ibne Abbas that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.) said: “O sons of Abdul Muttalib. I pray to Allah that He maintains and establishes three things among you; that is your ignorant may acquire knowledge, your misguided ones receive guidance and may you be bestowed, generosity, helpfulness and mercy.

One who prays and fasts all his life and dies between Rukn and Maqam, but harbors malice against the Ahle Bayt of Muhammad (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) will be made to enter (Hell) Fire.”

Tradition 12

Tibrani has also quoted the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) through Ibne Abbas: “Hatred of Bani Hashim and the Ansar (supporters) is (equivalent to) disbelief and hatred of the Arabs is hypocrisy”.

Tradition 13

Ibne Adi mentions in his book from Abu Saeed Khudri that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.) said: “One who hates us, the Ahle Bayt, is a hypocrite.”

Tradition 14

Ibne Hayyan records in his Sahih and Hakim has also quoted Abu Saeed that the Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) said: “By the one who controls my life! Whoever hates us, Ahle Bayt (Ridhwaan Allahu ta’ala alaihim ajma’een); will be made to enter the fire (of Hell) by Allah.”

Tradition 15

Tibrani mentions that Al-Hasan ibne Sayyidinaa ‘Ali (Karam Allahu wajhahu) told Muawiya ibne Khudij: “I warn you against hating us, for surely the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) has said: “None hates us and none envies us except that he will be chased away from the Haudh (Pool) by maces of fire.”

Tradition 16

Ibn Adi mentions and Baihaqi in his book Shuayb Al-Imaan relates from the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) thus: “One who is not cognizant of my progeny and the Ansar belongs to one of the three groups: Either he is a hypocrite, or an illegitimate born or he was conceived when his mother was menstruating.”

Tradition 17

Tibrani writes in his book Al-Awsat that Ibne Umar remarked: “The last words of the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) were, ‘You have ignored my successors who are from my Ahle Bayt.’ (that is, I can see how you behave with the trusts that I leave behind among you).”

Tradition 18

Tibrani also mentions the following tradition in his book Al-Awsat. Imam Hasan ibne Sayyidinaa ‘Ali (Karam Allahu wajhahu) reports from the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) that he said: “Strive hard to achieve love and affection of us Ahle Bayt, and considers it as obligatory for yourselves, always. The truth is that whoever meets Allah while he loves us will enter Paradise through my intercession. By the One who controls my life! No deed can benefit a servant if he does not recognize our rights.”

Tradition 19

Tibrani in book Al-Awsat quotes from Jabir Ibne Abdullah that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) addressed thus: “O People! One who hates us Ahle Bayt will be gathered along with the Jews by Allah on the Day of Qiyamat.”

Tradition 20

In the book Al-Awsat, Tibrani narrates from Abdullah ibne Jafar that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim) says: “O the sons of Hashim! I pray to Allah that you may always be generous and merciful. And I pray to Him that He may guide the misguided ones from you, and bestow tranquility upon the fearful ones, and satiate the hungry ones. By the one who controls my life, none can achieve tranquility except that he loves you and loves you for the sake of me, and wishes that I will intercede for him to be allowed to enter Paradise. But all of the sons of Abdul Muttalib are not like this.”


[1]

ذَلِكَ الَّذِي يُبَشِّرُ اللَّهُ عِبَادَهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ قُلْ لا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا إِلا الْمَوَدَّةَ فِي الْقُرْبَى وَمَنْ يَقْتَرِفْ حَسَنَةً نَزِدْ لَهُ فِيهَا حُسْنًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ شَكُورٌ

That is (the Bounty) whereof Allah gives Glad Tidings to His Servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say: “No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin.” And if any one earns any good, We shall give him an increase of good in respect thereof: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service). Al-Qur’an, 42:23 (Ash-Shura [Council, Consultation])

[2] Ibid…

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