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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم      

Bismillahir-Rahman-nir-Raheem  

In the Name of Allah The most Gracious The Most Merciful

 

 

Small but Important Benefits

 

It is reported that Al-Sha’bî said, “The only people who used to seek this knowledge were those who combined two characteristics: intelligence and devout worship. If a person was intelligent but not devout, it would be said that only the worshippers can attain this [knowledge], and so he would not try to seek it. And if a person was devout, but not intelligent, it would be said that only the intelligent can attain this [knowledge], and so he would not try to seek it.” Al-Sha’bî continued, “And I fear that today, people who are neither intelligent nor devout try to seek it.” Ibn Hibbân Al-Bustî, Rawdatu Al-‘Uqalâ` wa Nuzhatu Al-Fudalâ` Vol.1 p9.

ʿAbdul-Malik [ibn Marwān, the Khalīfah] once sent me to the king of the Romans, and I stayed with him for a number of days. When I wanted to leave, he asked me, “Are you from the House of [your] king (his family)?” I replied, “I am just a man from the Arabs.” He gave me a parchment and said, “Deliver this to your companion (the Caliph).” When ʿAbdul-Malik had read it, he said to me, “Do you know what it says?” I replied, “No.” He said, “It says in it, I wonder at a people who have made other than this man king over them.” I said, “By Allāh, if I had known I would not have carried it to you. [The Roman king] only said this because he has not seen you.” ʿAbdul-Malik said, “Rather, he envied me for having you, and was trying to incite me to kill you.” This reached the Roman king; and when it did, he said, “I wanted nothing but this.”  Ibn Al-ʿImād, Shadharāt Al-Dhahab 2:26.

O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers who are the Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.). (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:254). This is a Great blessing from Allah had He wanted He could have made the wrongdoers from the disbelievers but His Mercy is Great.

Abu Umamah al Bahili was a Sahabi and he had his daughters name in his kunyah. His name is Suday ibn `Ajlan ibn Wahb (dod 81 AH).  This shows the permissibility in using a daughter’s name in a kunya. Is it permissible to give a kunya to a child? Yes it is, an example is Abu Umair. It is very important to give a child a kunya because it prevents them from being confused about their gender and who and what they are. This is prevalent in today’s society where people have personality disorders and are gender confused. We have men wanting to be women and women wanting to be men.

Sufyaan Ibn ’Uyaynah (d.197H) (rahimahullaah) said: “The Sunnah is ten.  Whosoever accepts them has completed the Sunnah, and whosoever abandons anything from them has abandoned the Sunnah: Affirming al-Qadar (pre-destination), giving precedence to Aboo Bakr and ’Umar, the Pond in Paradise, Shafaa’ah (Intercession), the Scales, the Bridge over Hellfire, eemaan is statement and action, the Qur‘aan is the speech of Allaah, Punishment in the Grave, being raised-up on the Day of Judgement and not testifying that any Muslim will definitely be in Paradise or Hell.” Sharh Usoolul-I’tiqaad Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah (no. 312) of al-Laalikaa‘ee.

Sufyan Bin ‘Uaynah said: He whose sin is due to desire, then have hope for him; and he whose sin is due to pride, then fear for him. Because Adam (alayhis-salaam) sinned due to desire, and he was forgiven; and Iblis sinned due to pride, and he was cursed. Al-Dhahabî , Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ` in his biography of Sufyân b. ‘Uyainah.

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