LESSON TWENTY-THREE | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه


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 Lessons from Ahâdeeth Shareef by Moulana Naeem Motala  | Commentary on 40 ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه with emphasis on perfecting one’s character


اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam

| Hadith 22 |

Hastening to Do Good

عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا: أَنَّ رَجُلًا سَأَلَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم فَقَالَ: أَرَأَيْت إذَا صَلَّيْت الْمَكْتُوبَاتِ، وَصُمْت رَمَضَانَ، وَأَحْلَلْت الْحَلَالَ، وَحَرَّمْت الْحَرَامَ، وَلَمْ أَزِدْ عَلَى ذَلِكَ شَيْئًا؛ أَأَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ؟ قَالَ: نَعَمْ

[رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ]

Hazrat Abu Abdullah Jaabir bin Abdullah al-Ansaari Radiallahu Anhuma narrated : A man asked Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam : “Tell me if I pray the prescribed (prayers), fast during Ramadaan, treat the lawful as permissible (halaal), treat the forbidden as prohibited (haraam), then shall I enter Paradise?” He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) answered: “Yes.



This Hadith shows that whoever undertakes the obligations and avoids the prohibited things will enter paradise.

The requirements for entering Jannah are practicing on the five pillars of Islam and abiding by that which Allah has made permissible and refraining from that which Allah has forbidden.

Hajj and Zakaat has not been mentioned in this Hadith. Some Ulema explain that most probably, the person who posed this question to Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam was a poor Sahaabi upon whom Hajj and Zakaat was not obligatory upon, due to insufficient means. Hence, he did not mention these two important pillars.

What is meant by considering Halaal and Haraam, is to do that which Allah and Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has made lawful (Halaal) and avoid that which is forbidden (Haraam). 

A Believer accepts this wholeheartedly, and does not change the meaning or alter the context of the injunction of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam to appease the beliefs of others, or by expressing his own personal opinions instead of the laws stated by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

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