Hadeeth Regarding Two Traits of Al-Jaahiliyyah- [Wailing For The Dead And Reviling Lineages] – With Short Commentary By Shaikh Zayd [rahimahullaah]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Abu Hurairah [radiyallaahu-anhu] said, “The Prophet [sallal laahu -alayhi wasallam] said, ‘There are two matters of Al-Jaahiliyyah [i.e. traits of pre-Islamic ignorance] and the people will never abandon them: wailing for the dead and reviling people’s lineages”.

In this hadeeth, there is a clear warning against falling into these two affairs, because they are from the deeds of Al-Jaahiliyyah [pre-Islamic ignorance]. The deeds of Al-Jaahiliyyah in most cases are evil because they are based on ignorance, a result of ignorance and emanate from ignorance. The best of all deeds are those that are from the Islamic legislation. Therefore, these two traits are from the deeds of the people Al-Jaahiliyyah, but it is not committed by all the people, rather some people will not leave them until the day of Judgement.

The first trait is wailing for the dead by raising one’s voice, an increased mention of [the dead person’s virtues], boasting, tearing one’s clothing and slapping one’s cheeks. All these are deeds of Al-Jaahiliyyah.

The second trait is reviling lineages by boasting about one’s lineage and reviling other people’s lineages, and this does not occur except due to pride and looking down on others. It is not from the traits of the people of Eemaan; rather humility is the trait of the people of Eemaan- being easy going, refraining from self-praise, [refraining] from reviling people’s lineages and [refraining from] boasting about one’s lineage. Indeed, Allaah said: [إِنَّ أَڪۡرَمَكُمۡ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَتۡقَٮٰكُمۡ‌ۚ – Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has more Taqwa]. [Sural Al-Hujuraat. Aayah 13]

At-taleeqaatul Maleehah Alaa Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah vol 1. Page 18. Slightly paraphrased

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Hadeeth: [A Man is Upon The Religion of His Bosom Friend] – With Short Commentary By Shaikh Zayd Bin Haadi [rahimahullaah]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Abu Hurairah [radiyallaahu-anhu] said, “The Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘A man is upon the religion of his bosom friend, so let one of you look to who he befriends’”.

Brief Reminder From This Hadeeth By Shaikh Zayd Bin Haadi Al-Madkhalee [rahimahullaah]

This hadeeth contains a Prophetic wisdom and a tremendous advice to the Muslims – that they accompany the best people and be distant from the evil people, for indeed the one who accompanies the best people will be [benefited] through good statements and deeds that are pleasing to Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted], and one’s status raised in the sight of Allaah. On the contrary, the one who accompanies evil people and his soul inclines towards them, he’ll earn abundant evil and turn away from good, and thus he’ll be a loser in this world, in the grave and in the afterlife.

Indeed, the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] gave an example regarding a good companion and an evil companion, saying: “The example of a good companion and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk and the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows. So, as for the seller of musk, then either he will grant you some, or you buy some from him, or at least you find a pleasant smell from him. As for the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows, then either he will burn your clothes or you will get an offensive smell from him”.

So this hadeeth [i.e. a man is upon the religion of his companion] contains proof that a person is upon the religion of his bosom friend – the one he loves; upon the path of the one he loves, the one he sits with and speaks to [i.e. a friend]. Therefore, choose the most virtuous and the best of friends – the one who reminds you [i.e. about Allaah, your obligations etc] when you forget and encourage you.

[An Excerpt from At-ta’leeqaat Al-Maleehah Alaa Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah. Vol 1. Page17. Slightly paraphrased]

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