Page 73 - Riyad-us-Saliheen

Basic HTML Version

remembrance (of Allah), the angels will shake hands with you in your beds and in your roads; but Hanzalah, time
should be devoted (to the worldly affairs) and time should be devoted (to prayer)".
He (the Prophet (PBUH)) said
this thrice
This Hadith also tells us about the continence and piety of the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH)
with reference to the natural instinct of man to think differently in different situations. This condition has nothing to
do with Nifaq (
). Islam is the Deen of Fitrah (
pure nature
) and takes the middle course in everything, and
combines the benefits of this world and those of the Hereafter. It also satisfies the needs of the body as well as that
of the soul.
لﺎﻗ ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر سﺎﺒﻋ ﻦﺑا ﻦﻋو
، ٍﻢِﺋﺎَﻗ ٍﻞُﺟﺮِﺑ َﻮُه اَذِإ ُﺐُﻄْﺨَﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱡﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ﺎﻤﻨْﻴﺑ
اﻮُﻟﺎَﻘَﻓ ُﻪْﻨَﻋ َلَﺄﺴﻓ
َﻞﻴﺋاﺮْﺳِإ ﻮُﺑَأ
َلﺎﻘَﻓ ، َمﻮﺼﻳو ، َﻢﱠﻠَﻜَﺘﻳ ﻻو ﱠﻞِﻈَﺘﺴﻳ ﻻو ، َﺪُﻌْﻘﻳ ﻻَو ﺲْﻤﱠﺸﻟا ﻲِﻓ َمﻮُﻘَﻳ ْنَأ رَﺬَﻧ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱡﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا
ُﻪَﻣْﻮﺻ ﱠﻢِﺘُﻴْﻟو ﱠﻞِﻈَﺘﺴَﻴْﻟو ْﻢﱠﻠَﻜَﺘَﻴْﻠَﻓ ُﻩوُﺮُﻣ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: While the Prophet (PBUH) was delivering Khutbah
(religious talk), he noticed a man who was standing, so he asked about him and was told that he was Abu Israel who
had taken a vow to remain standing and not sit, or go into the shade, or speak while observing fasting. Thereupon
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Tell him to speak, to go into the shade, to sit and to complete his fast''.
1. This Hadith makes it abundantly clear that one cannot attain the Pleasure of Allah by means of self-invented
methods. It can only be achieved by ways and means prescribed in the Qur'an and Sunnah.
2. One should never vow for anything which is smeared with sin or which is not permitted by Deen. An instance of
this is quoted in the above mentioned Hadith.
3. The majority of 'Ulama' (
) who do not think the expiation of such vows necessary, quote this Hadith in
support of their view. They argue that the Prophet (PBUH) has not prescribed expiation in such cases as is evident
from this Hadith.