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Chapter 30
ﺔﻋﺎﻔﺸﻟا بﺎﺑ
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"Whosoever intercedes for a good cause will have the reward thereof.''
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر يﺮﻌﺷَﻷا ﻰﺳﻮﻣ ﻲﺑَأ ﻦﻋو
ٍﺔﺟﺎﺣ ُﺐِﻟﺎﻃ ُﻩﺎَﺗَأ اَذِإ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا نﺎآ
لﺎﻘﻓ ِﻪِﺋﺎﺴﻠُﺟ ﻰَﻠَﻋ
ﱠﺐﺣَأ ﺎﻣ ِﻪﱢﻴِﺒَﻧ نﺎﺴِﻟ ﻰَﻠَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲِﻀْﻘَﻳو اوُﺮَﺟﺆُﺗ اﻮُﻌَﻔْﺷا
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
» َءﺎَﺷ ﺎَﻣ
Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Whenever a needy person would come to the
Prophet (PBUH), he would turn to those who were present and say,
"If you make intercession for him, you will be
rewarded, because Allah decreed what He likes by the tongue of His Messenger".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The recommendation mentioned in this Hadith relates to lawful and permissible matters. One is not
permitted to make any intercession for unlawful matter nor for remission of Hadd.
ﺎﻬِﺟْوَزو َةَﺮﻳِﺮﺑ ﺔﱠﺼِﻗ ﻲﻓ ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر سﺎﺒﻋ ﻦﺑا ﻦﻋو
. لﺎﻗ :
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱡﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ﺎَﻬَﻟ لﺎﻗ
؟ ِﻪِﺘْﻌَﺟار ْﻮَﻟ
لﺎﻗ ؟ ﻲِﻧُﺮُﻣْﺄﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳَر ﺎﻳ
ُﻊﻔْـﺷَأ ﺎﻤﱠﻧِإ
ِﻪﻴِﻓ ﻲِﻟ ﺔﺟﺎﺣ ﻻ
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah bepleased with them), reported in connection with the case of Barirah (May Allah
bepleased with her) and her husband: The Prophet (PBUH) said to her,
"It is better for you to go back to your
'' She asked: "O Messenger of Allah, do you order me to do so.'' He replied,
"I only intercede''
She then
said: "I have no need for him".
Barirah (May Allah bepleased with her) was a slave-girl of `Aishah (May Allah bepleased with her).
Barirah was married to a slave named Mughith (May Allah bepleased with him). She was freed by `Aishah (May
Allah bepleased with her). Now, Islam has permitted a slave-girl that after being freed, she can break her
matrimonial bond if she does not like to live with her husband. Mughith was madly in love with her and he would all
the time persuade her not to break their bond of marriage. When the Prophet (PBUH) came to know the condition of
Mughith, he interceded for him and asked Barirah to restore her matrimonial connection with her husband. Since
this was an advice and recommendation, she did not think it suitable for herself and regretted that she could not
accept it. The Hadith evidently shows that Islam accepts legitimate rights of individuals and honours personal
freedom, provided they do not exceed the limits of Shari`ah.
This freedom cannot be forfeited by suppression or force.