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What is the Purpose of Learning Hadith?

By Umer Sultan | (6/17/2015)

The Prophetic Traditions, known as Hadith (pl. Ahadith), are very near and dear to the hearts of the Muslims. The Muslims are often found quoting the Traditions of Prophet Muhammad, the Last Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him).

Here we try to answer why Hadith is so important to Muslims and what is the purpose of learning these Prophetic Traditions?

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Hadith 19: Prophet Raced With His Wife

Sayyidah Aisha related to us:“(Once) I was accompanying the Messenger of Allah on a journey and we ran a race, and I won. Afterwards, when I had grown fat, we, (again), competed (with each-other) in a race, and this time, he won. Upon it, the Prophet remarked: “Now, we quit.” {Abu Dawood}Commentary: Indeed this is a pointer to those who have no place for such a thing in their lives.[Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani. Ma’ariful Hadith, Volume 3, Pg. … Read More

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Hadith 15: Answer to Why Our Supplications Not Granted

Sayyidina Abu Hurairah reported the Messenger of Allah as saying:O People, Allah is Pure and accepts only the Pure. And He has commanded the Believers what He had commanded the Messengers (peace and blessings be on them) saying: “O you Messengers! Eat of the good things and do righteous deeds. Surely I am the knower of what you do.” (Al-Quran, Chapter Al- Muminoon 23:51)And He said (to the Believers) “O you who believe! Eat of the wholesome thing … Read More

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Hadith 14: Plant Trees

It is narrated by Sayyidina Anas that the Messenger of Allah said:“A Muslim bondsman who plants a tree or grow a crop, and then, a man, bird or animal eats of it, it will be charity on his part.” {Bukhari and Muslim}Commentary: The moral of it, again, is that to give food and drink not only to human beings, but to all the creatures of the Lord, including bird or an animal, is an act of virtue on which there is reward in the Hereafter.[Maulana Muh … Read More

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Hadith 12: Control Lust by Subservient to the Guidance

Hadith 12: LustIt is related by Abdullah bin Amr that the Messenger of Allah said:“None of you can become a Believer unless his lusts become subservient to theguidance I have brought.” (Sharah us-Sunnah)Commentary: It shows that the state of true Faith and its spiritual blessings can be gained when worldly inclinations and carnal appetites are controlled and governed by the Prophet’s guidance.The entire order of good and evil is based upon Hawa [ … Read More

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Hadith 9: Avoid That Which Is Doubtful

Hadith 9: Avoid that which is doubtfulIt is narrated by Numan ibn Bashir that the Messenger of Allah said:What is allowed is clear and what is forbidden, also is clear. But, between them, there are a few things that are doubtful, and many people do not know about them. (They are ignorant of their true position in the Shari’ah). Thus, whoever keeps away from doubtful things as well will protect his faith and honor and (his record will) remain unbl … Read More

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Hadith 7: Character Is The Base of Faith

Hadith 7: Character is the base of faithIt is related by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:Among the Muslims more perfect in Faith is he whose manners are better.Commentary: Perfection in Faith depends on good manners and noble qualities of mind and character. Thus, a person will be as perfect in Faith as his moral disposition is praiseworthy. Or, we might say, good moral qualities are the natural outcome of perfection in Faith. It ca … Read More

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Hadith 6: Take Care of Other Creatures

Hadith 6: Take Care of Other Creatures Hadith 6: Take Care of other CreaturesSayyidina Anas and Abdullah ibn Masud related to us, that the Prophet said:“All the creatures are the Ayaal (family) of Allah. The more beloved of Allah, among His creatures, therefore, is the man who is good to His family, i.e., creatures.” [Baihaqi]Commentary: Those who are dependent on a person of the necessities of life, like food and clothing, are called his Ayaal. In this way, all the created beings are … Read More

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Hadith 5: Suspicion leads to hatred

Hadith 5: Suspicion leads to hatred It is related by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said: “Do not be suspicious, for suspicion is the height of falsehood, nor bear a grudge or enmity against each other, nor jealous of each other, nor indulge in back-biting, nor pry into the secrets of one another, nor try unreasonably to excel one another, nor turn your faces against each other, but O bondsmen of Allah! Live like brothers as Allah has c … Read More

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Hadith 4: Anger Management

Hadith 4- Anger ManagementIt is related by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:“He is not a wrestler who overpowers his rival, but he who keeps himself under control when roused to anger.” (Bukhari and Muslim).Commentary: It shows that the most dangerous enemy of man, against whom he should always remain on guard, is his own self, and to keep it in check when one is provoked is not in everybody’s power. Hence, a real wrestler or strong … Read More

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