Use the Search Bar below

Better to die alone than co-operate with corruption

Weekly Sultaniyya Hadith Source Week No: 39


Better to die alone than co-operate with corruption

Hadith 50, The people used to ask the Messenger of Allah (SAW) about the good but I used to ask him about the evil lest I should be overtaken by them. So I said, "O Messenger of Allah (SAW) We were living in ignorance and evil, then Allah brought to us this good (i.e., Islam); will there be any evil after this good?" He said, "Yes." I said, 'Will there be any good after that evil?" He replied, "Yes, but it will be tainted (not pure.)'' I asked, "What will be its taint?" He replied, "(There will be) some people who will guide others not according to my tradition? You will approve of some of their deeds and disapprove of some others." I asked, "Will there be any evil after that good?" He replied, "Yes, (there will be) some people calling at the gates of the (Hell) Fire, and whoever will respond to their call, will be thrown by them into the (Hell) Fire." I said, "O Messenger of Allah! Will you describe them to us?" He said, "They will be from our own people and will speak our language." I said, "What do you order me to do if such a state should take place in my life?" He said, "Stick to the group of Muslims and their Imam (ruler)." I said, "If there is neither a group of Muslims nor an Imam (ruler)?" He said "Then turn away from all those sects even if you were to bite (eat) the roots of a tree till death overtakes you while you are in that state." (Bukhari/ Muslim)

Commentary:

A: The narration clearly indicates that it is imperative that the Muslims to stick closely to the Muslim community and to their Imam, if the Khilafah and Khalifah is present.

B: There is also an explicit order in the hadith to avoid all the corruption, with the use of the metaphor that one should "bite on the roots of a tree" emphasising the importance of not aiding or participating in the evil.

C: This hadith has been misinterpreted by some to suggest that in today's situation of turmoil everyone should isolate themselves from the reality and not work to change it with the various movements and people who are calling for the re-establishment of Islam. They have taken the order to "turn away from all those sects" to mean to sit down from the work to establish Islam, whereas it is clear from the narration that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) was ordering the avoidance of the groups he mentioned previously with the description that they were "some groups calling at the gates of the (Hell) fire". He (SAW) did not order to stay away or not work for the establishment of the deen, nor did he (SAW) order to stay away from the Muslims overall, but rather to keep away from those groups calling to sin, and the meaning of that is to hold tight to the deen and away from the propaganda and call of evil.

Hadith with commentary each week, taken from The Sixty Sultaniyya compiled by Abu Luqman Fathullah
Next: The tongue must be used to speak the truth if the hand cannot enforce it »
View Previous Weeks

Daily Column  -  22 Rabi-uthani 1438

Daily Hadith: 21st January 2017

Narrated: Aisha
“When the Messenger of Allah (saw) performed Ghusl from Janabah, he would wash his hands, then perform Wudu as for prayer, then run his fingers through his hair until he was sure the water had reached the scalp, then he would pour water over his head three times, then wash the rest of his body...
More & Source of Daily hadith »
Subscribe to daily hadith email »

Selected Hadith Commentary

Narrated: Abu Huraira
that a man said to the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam: "Advise me! "The Prophet said, "Do not become angry and furious." The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, "Do not become angry and furious." [Al-Bukhari; Vol. 8 No. 137]
Read More & Hadith Commentary »
Subscribe »

Fortress of the Muslim

Remembrance said in the morning and evening
اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَصْبَـحْتُ أَُشْـهِدُك ، وَأُشْـهِدُ حَمَلَـةَ عَـرْشِـك ، وَمَلائِكَتِك ، وَجَمـيعَ خَلْـقِك ، أَنَّـكَ أَنْـتَ اللهُ لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ وَحْـدَكَ لا شَريكَ لَـك ، وَأَنَّ ُ مُحَمّـداً عَبْـدُكَ وَرَسـولُـك .(أربع مرات حينَ يصْبِح أوْ يمسي)

O Allah, verily I have reached the morning and call on You, the bearers of Your throne, Your angles, and all of Your creation to witness that You are Allah, none has the right to be worshipped except You, alone, without partner and that Muhammad is Your Servant and Messenger. (Four times in the morning and evening.)
Note: for the evening, one reads (amsaytu) instead of (asbahtu).
Remembrance said in the morning and evening
Fortress of the Muslim

You May Like

Muslim Players Premier League 2016-17

Islamic Quotes about Life, Love and more 25+

Euro 2016 Muslim Footballers

Top Islamic Website Design Templates

Excellent Hadith for the Youth

Ads

Islamic Quotes and Pictures

Read Islamic Books Online

best muslim blog

 

About ahadith.co.uk

ahadith.co.uk is known to be the leading source for ahadith on the world wide web. It aims to bring all major hadith collections at your fingertips. Dedicated to bringing you error free hadith with your help insha-Allah! All work is done voluntarily by committed individuals from around the World. The site started in 2010 and since then it has continued to grow rapidly, you can help it to be the largest!

Hadith © No Copyright 2010 - 2017