Explanation of the Quran and Iman of the Believer!
The word Hadith comes from the Arabic language MEANING the record of the statements and events of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The Hadith is also acknowledged as the words of wisdom explaining the Holy Quran. The Hadith is the second pillar after the Quran upon which every Muslim rests his faith. Hadith consists of Mat’n and Isnad. Mat’n means the text of the Hadith, while Isnad means the chain of transmitters (Ravi’s – / narrators) to that Hadith.
Since Islam has offered humanity the most comprehensive value system for all aspects of life, the explanation of this system is of the greatest importance. Islam presents its laws and principles as a mixture of spiritual and intellectual guidelines. Any neutral person who studies Islam rationally is amazed by the harmony of its commandments with human nature. Now our duty and mission are to present the true spirit of Islam, as it was revealed by Allah to His Prophet (PBUH). A true and comprehensive understanding of Islam would not be possible without careful recognition of the pattern set by the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The true spirit of the Holy Qur`an cannot be ingested if indifference or negligence is shown towards the pattern set by the Holy Prophet (PBUH) whose words and acts are a role model for the Muslim Ummah.
The sanctity of Hadith is highlighted by Hazrat Annas Bin Maalik (R.A), one of the famous transmitters (Ravi’s – / narrators) of Hadith. According to him: “It warns me to narrate or attribute any statement with Allah’s Prophet (PBUH) that he did not say; as Allah’s Prophet (PBUH) said that whoever attributes with me any false statement should find his place in Hell.”
Following are some Hadith of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that are vital in the character Building of Muslims and that relates to our everyday lives:
Hakim Narrator:- Hazrat Buraidah Salmah (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: He who recites, learns and practically acts (on what he learns), will be crowned on Resurrection day. This crown will be made of light (Noor) and its light will be like that of the sun. His parents will be given such two garments, the comparison of which will not be found in the whole world. They will ask why have we been given these garments. Allah will say “In lieu of the reading of the Quran by your child”.
Hakim Narrator:- Hazrat Abdullah Bin Umro Bin Aas (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: He who read the Quran, conceived the knowledge of Prophethood in between his ribs, even though no inspiration (Wahee) is being sent to him.
It is not good conduct on the part of a Hafiz-e-Quran (one who memorizes the Quran by heart ) to address others with anger, who are in a rage themselves. Neither should he behave with the ignorant people in the same way. Since he is holding inside of him the Kalaam of Allah.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith – Hadith 1.75 Narrated by Ibn Abbas (RA)
Once the Prophet embraced me and said, “O Allah! Bestow on him the knowledge of the Book (Quran).”
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith – Hadith 1.80 Narrated by Anas (RA)
Allah’s Apostle said, “From among the portents of the Hour are (the following):
1. Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men).
2. (Religious) ignorance will prevail.
3. Drinking of alcoholic drinks (will be very common).
4. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith – Hadith 9.135 Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar (RA)
Allah’s Apostle said, “While I was sleeping, I was given a bowl full of milk (in the dream) and I drank from it (to my fill) till I noticed its wetness coming out of my limbs. Then I gave the rest of it to ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab.” The persons sitting around him, asked, “What have you interpreted (about the dream) O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, (It is religious) knowledge.”
Tirmizi Narrator:- Hazrat Abu Saeed (R A)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) explained this Hadith-e-Qudsi that Allah says, he who does not find time to do Zikir and Dua(supplication ), because of his involvement in the Quran, I bestow upon him more than those who do Dua.
And the superiority of the Kalaam of Allah over all other Kalaams is the same as the superiority of Allah over His creation.
Ibn-e-Habaan Narrator:- Hazrat Jabir (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: The Quran is that recommender whose recommendation will be accepted and is such a disputer whose dispute will be accepted. whoever keeps it (Quran) in front of him, meaning practically does what it teaches, the Quran will take him to Jannah. And he who keeps it behind his back, meaning does not practically do what it teaches, the Quran will take him to hell.
Note: ‘A disputer whose dispute will be accepted’ means for those who are reading it and practically doing what it teaches, the Quran will dispute for them in the court of Allah for increasing their ranks. And for those who are careless, it demands why they are not paying it, it’s due right.
Muslim Narrator:- Hazrat Umar (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: Allah increases as well as decreases the ranks of many people, because of This Quran. Meaning those who practically do what the Quran teaches, Allah, rewards them with honor in this world and the hereafter. And those who do not practically do what the Quran teaches, Allah disgraces them.
Behqi Narrator:- Hazrat Abu Zar (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said to me that do recitation of the Quran and the Zikir (remembrance) of Allah. Because of this deed, your Zikir (remembrance) will be done in the skies. And this deed will be a source of guidance with light (Noor) for you on the Earth.
Muslim Narrator:- Hazrat Abdullah Bin Umar(RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: Two persons should be envied. One who Allah has blessed with the Quran and he keeps himself busy day and night with its recitation. Second whom Allah has blessed with wealth and he keeps himself busy day and night by spending it (in the way of Allah).
Tirmizi Narrator:- Hazrat Imran Bin Hussain (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: He who reads the Quran should ask a question through the Quran from Allah. Soon such people will come who will read the Quran and will ask the questions with it from other people.
Tirmizi Narrator:- Hazrat Abdullah Bin Umar (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: (The day of Resurrection) The person with the Quran will be told ? Keep on reciting the Quran and keep on climbing the ranks of Jannah and recite slowly slowly as you recited slowly slowly in the world. your place will be where your last Aayat will end.
Note:- ‘The person with the Quran’ means a Haafiz of Quran or one who recites the Quran mostly or one who ponders as well as practices on the Quran.
Tirmizi Narrator:- Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: On Resurrection day when the person with the Quran will come (In the court of Allah) the Quran will request to Allah ‘Present him with a special garment’. A crown of nobleness will be awarded from Allah. It (Quran) will again request ‘O my Lord present more’. A full dress of esteem will then be awarded from Allah. It (Quran) will then request ‘O my Lord be pleased with this person’. So Allah will be pleased with him. Then it will be said to him ‘Keep on reciting the Quran and keep on climbing the ranks of Jannah’ and (for him) for every Aayat a good deed will be increased.
Hakim Narrator:- Hazrat Uns (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: In the eyes of Allah some people are like special people of a house. The companions (RA) requested ‘Who are these people’ (P.B.U.H.) said: people of the Quran, as they are special people of Allah.
Note:- ‘people of the Quran’ means a Haafiz of Quran or one who recites the Quran mostly or one who ponders as well as practices on the Quran.
Tirmizi Narrator:- Hazrat Ibn-e-Abbas (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: He who does not have even a portion of the Quran saved in his heart, he is like a deserted house.
Note: meaning just like the happiness and prosperity of a home is by its inhabitants, similarly the happiness and prosperity of a person’s heart is by the remembrance of the Quran.
Tirmizi Narrator:- Hazrat Usman Bin Affan (RA)
The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) said: The best among you is the one who learns and teaches the Quran.