Wednesday, August 27, 2014

People of the Sunnah are Humble and Clear About Their Sources

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever-Merciful…

 Dont stick around wher inacurate hadith or explanation of the Quran are offered while the source are always foggy
Indeed  the People of the Sunnah are Humble and Clear About Their Sources!

Stated Al-Haafith Jalaal ad-Deen as-Suyootee [1] (may Allaah have Mercy on him):
The blessing of knowledge and gratitude for it is to reference it to its source, as stated by al-Haafith Aboo Taahir as-Silafee [2], who heard from Abul-[Husayn] as-Sayrafee [3], who said: I heard Aboo ‘Abdillaah as-Sooree [4] saying: ‘Abdul-Ghanee ibn Sa’eed [5] said to me:
When my letter (perhaps a small treatise) reached Aboo ‘Abdillaah al-Haakim [6], he responded by thanking me for it, and he mentioned that he taught it to the people in dictation form. His written response included acknowledgment of benefitting (from me), and that he does not narrate it except with reference to me.
And [Al-Haakim also said]: Abul-’Abbaas Muhammad ibn Ya’qoob al-Asamm [7] narrated to them, that al-’Abbaas ibn Muhammad ad-Dooree [8] said: I heard Aboo ‘Ubayd [9] say:
Being thankful for knowledge means that you take benefit from someone, and then when asked about it, you say: This was hidden from me and I did not have knowledge of it until So-and-So benefitted me with it. This is being thankful for knowledge.
Thus, you do not find me mentioning anything -not one letter- in any of my books except that it is clearly referenced to the one who (originally) said it, clearly identifying his book where he mentioned it.
Source: al-Muzhir fee ‘Uloom al-Lughah (2/273 as found in al-Maktabah ash-Shaamilah) by as-Suyootee.
Translation and footnotes: Moosaa Richardson [10]
[1] Jalaal ad-Deen as-Suyootee [d.911]: scholar of Tafseer and Hadeeth, some of his more famous works are the massive ad-Durr al-Manthoor in Tafseer, as well as his part of Tafseer al-Jalaalayn, and Tadreeb ar-Raawee in Hadeeth Sciences.
[2] Aboo Taahir as-Silafee [d.576]: Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Asbahaanee, the great scholar of Hadeeth and Fiqh, the authority of the senior scholars of his time. He lived over 100 years. [Siyar A'laam an-Nubalaa', 21/5-39]
[3] Abul-Husayn as-Sayrafee [d.500]: ِAl-Mubaarak ibn ‘Abdil-Jabbaar, known as Ibn at-Tuyooree, a great imaam and precise Hadeeth scholar. (His name appears as “Abul-Hasan” in the printed passage, however this was likely misread from the manuscript or mistyped.) [Siyar A'laam an-Nubalaa', 19/213-216]
[4] Aboo ‘Abdillaah as-Sooree [d.441]: Muhammad ibn ‘Alee Ash-Shaamee, one of the top, most reliable narrators of his time. [Taareekh Baghdaad, 3/103, Siyar A'laam, 17/627-631]
[5] ‘Abdul-Ghanee ibn Sa’eed [d.409]: Al-Azdee, the imaam and great scholar of Egypt of his time. [Siyar A'laam an-Nubalaa', 17/268-273]
[6] Al-Haakim [d.405]: Aboo ‘Abdillaah Muhammad ibn Ahmad an-Naysaabooree, the great imaam of the hadeeth scholars of his era, the author of Al-Mustadrak, one of the Saheeh hadeeth compilations.
[7] Abul-’Abbaas Muhammad ibn Ya’qoob al-Asamm [d.346]: An-Naysaabooree, another highly reliable and respected imaam of hadeeth. [Siyar A'laam an-Nubalaa' 15/452-460]
[8] ‘Abbaas ibn Muhammad ad-Dooree [d.271]; Abul-Fadhl al-Baghdaadee, a reliable narrator, a famous student of Yahyaa ibn Ma’een. [Taqreeb at-Tah-theeb, p.488]
[9] Aboo ‘Ubayd al-Qaasim ibn Sallaam [d.224]: al-Baghdaadee, the famous and highly-reliable scholar and author. [Taqreeb at-Tah-theeb, p.791]
[10] Moosaa Richardson originally learned this point of benefit from his shaykh, Muhammad ibn ‘Umar Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him), about ten years ago. [as found here]
[*] This article originally included some speech from Jamaal ad-Deen al-Qaasimee in his book, Qawaa’id at-Tahdeeth, as well as some praise for the book attributed to Shaykh Al-Albaanee. After review, al-Qaasimee was found to have honored and promoted people of severe deviation, like Muhyiud-Deen Ibn ‘Arabee, and a number of the Jahmiyyah, after claiming that the heretical sect included a strain of upright adherents! In recent research pinpointing the mistakes of Ibraaheem ar-Ruhaylee, Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree (may Allaah preserve him) stated that al-Qaasimee was “wicked, astray, leading others astray.” [See this (in Arabic).]

1 comment:

  1. AsAlama Laykum sister Heena'
    The explanation of ayah 6:114 has been by the mufassereen (those in ability to do the exegesis of the Quran) as
    Surah 6. Al-An'am, Ayah 114

    أَفَغَيْرَ اللَّهِ أَبْتَغِي حَكَمًا وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكِتَابَ مُفَصَّلًا ۚ وَالَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ مُنَزَّلٌ مِنْ رَبِّكَ بِالْحَقِّ ۖ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُمْتَرِينَ

    Prophet ,say to them: Shall i seek a judge other than Allah,to whom i take my disputes,and obligate myself with His orders and prohibitions? All things besides Allah cannot be the judge;rather,they are judged themselves.Since judgments that are made bynthe creation are imperfect ,defective,and based on oppression,so it is imperative that only Allah,who has no partner and is the sole Creator and Master f all things, is taken as a judge."When it is He Who has sent down to you the book clearly explained"
    meaning ,the rulings of the permissible and the impermissible,the commandments of the Shari'a and the fundamental and subsidiary (issues) of the religion have been described in detail and clearly explained in it.Its arguments and proofs are the most perfect and undeniable,its evidences are the most reliable of all evidences,its statements are the most correct,and its judgments.Thus is because they are based on His wisdom and mercy. Tafseer of Shaykh Abdurahman As-Sadi
    The people of the previous books( Jews and Christians) acknowledge this and know that it is the truth reveled from Your Lord.The Previous divine information support this ,so do not of those who doubt.