Shaikh al-Albaani

Translations From His Works

Category: Sayings of the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam

On Renewing Eemaan


The Prophet ﷺ said, “Indeed faith [eemaan] wears out inside you just as a garment wears out—so ask Allaah تعالى to renew the faith in your hearts.”

Saheeh al-Jaami, vol. 1, p. 330, no. 1590.

On Checking Hadiths Without Mentioning Which Are Authentic and Weak


 

The Imaam said, “Someone who devotes himself to checking hadiths without clarifying which are authentic or weak is like someone who performs wudoo but doesn’t pray. Checking hadiths is a means and knowing what is authentic and weak is the goal—what is the point of checking hadiths if it isn’t accompanied with a clarification of its grading?”

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 43.

Is This The Time Being Referred To?


Al-Albaani gave the following title for the hadith below, “Is this the time the hadith is referring to?”

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Indeed, today you are in a time whose scholars are many, whose preachers are few, whoever leaves a tenth of what he knows has followed his desires. Later a time will come whose preachers are many, whose scholars are few—whoever holds firmly to a tenth of what he knows is saved.”

Silsilah, no. 2510.

An Amazing Du’aa Not to Be Missed After Fajr and Maghrib For Protection From Shaitaan


 

Narration About Fajr Prayer
The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) said, “Whoever says at the end of every Fajr prayer, while his feet are still folded, before speaking:

‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, Alone without partner, to Him belongs all that exists, and to Him is the praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is powerful over all things.

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Lā ilāha illallāh, waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, yuḥyī wa yumītu, wa huwa alā kulli shay’in qadīr

ten times, then ten good deeds shall be written for him, ten evil deeds shall be wiped away from him, ten degrees shall be raised up for him, and he shall be in security all that day from every disliked thing—and he shall be in protection from Shaitaan—, and no sin will meet him or destroy him that day, except for associating partners with Allaah.”

Saheeh at-Targheeb, 472. At-Tirmidhee, Eng. trans., vol. 6, p. 194.

Narration About Maghrib Prayer
Umaarah bin Shabib As-Saba’i narrated that the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said, “Whoever says: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, Alone without partner, to Him belongs all that exists, and to Him belongs the praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is powerful over all things.’

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Lā ilāha illallāh, waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, yuḥyī wa yumītu, wa huwa alā kulli shai’in qadīr

ten times at the end of al-Maghrib—Allaah shall send for him protectors to guard him from Shaitaan until he reaches morning—and Allaah writes for him ten good deeds, Mujibat (Obligating, or necessitating, that is they necessitate that he shall enter Jannah, see Tuhfatul-Ahwadhi) and He wipes from him ten of the destructive evil deeds, and it shall be for him the equal of freeing ten believing slaves.”

Saheeh at-Targheeb, 473. At-Tirmidhee, Eng. trans., vol. 6, p. 243, entire translation taken from here.

“There is No Supplication that a Person Can Say that is Better Than …”


The Prophet ﷺ said, “There is no supplication that a person can say that is better than:

‘O Allaah! I ask You for al-Mu’aafaah* in this world and the Hereafter.’” *(‘Mu’aafaah is for Allaah to suffice you against needing the people, and sufficing the people of having need of you. See Tuhfatul-Ahwadhi, 3512.)

Allaahumma inni as’alukal-Mu’aafaah fid-Dunyaa wal-Aakhirah

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ الْمُعَافَاةَ فِيْ الْدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ

As-Saheehah, no. 1138.
[Translation taken from the Darus-Salaam print of Sunan Ibn Maajah, vol. 5, p. 110.]

“Aaishah is My Wife in Paradise.”


The Prophet ﷺ said, “Aaishah is my wife in Paradise.”

As-Saheehah, no. 1142.

On An Angel Spending the Night with You if You Go to Sleep with Wudoo


 

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Purify these bodies, may Allaah purify you, for there is no servant who spends the night in a state of purification except that an angel spends the night with him, in the garment which is closest to his body*, [and] he does not turn over at any time during the night except that the angel says, ‘O Allaah! Forgive Your servant for he went to sleep in a state of purification.’”

Saheeh al-Jaami, 3963, Al-Albaani said, “Hasan.” * See Faid al-Qadeer, no. 5278.

“Toobaa for Those Who Saw Me …”


 

[‘Toobaa’ refers to all kinds of happiness and the name of a tree in Paradise whose width is a hundred years, and the clothes of the people of Paradise are taken from its bark, see Surah Ra’d 13:29 and As-Saheehah 1985.]

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“Toobaa—once—for whoever saw me and believed in me, and Toobaa—seven times over—for whoever didn’t see me but believed in me.”

And he ﷺ said:

“Toobaa for whoever saw me and believed in me. And Toobaa, and Toobaa [once again], and Toobaa [once again] for whoever believed in me without seeing me.”

And he ﷺ said:

“Toobaa for whoever saw me and believed in me. And Toobaa for whoever saw those who saw me. And [Toobaa for] whoever saw those who saw those who saw me and believed in me—Toobaa for them and a most excellent [place to] return [to].”

As-Saheehah, nos. 1241 and 1254.

Six Hours

“The Scholars of My Nation are Like the Prophets of The Children of Israel.”


 

It is reported that the Prophet said, “The scholars of my nation are like the Prophets of the Children of Israel.”

Al-Albaani said, “The scholars are united that this hadith has no basis. It is something the misguided Qaadiyanis use as a proof to say that prophethood still remains after him . If it were authentic it would have been a proof against them as is apparent with only the slightest reflection.”

Ad-Da’eefah, 1/677-678.

Shee’ah Lies


 

The Imaam said, “What the Shee’ah say … that the Prophet said about ’Ali, may Allaah be pleased with him, ‘He is my Khaleefah after me,’ is not authentically established in any form whatsoever, in fact, it is one of their many fabrications which historical facts have proven to be wrong, because if it were assumed that the Prophet did say it, then it would have happened just as he said, for what he says is, ‘… a revelation revealed …’ [Najm 53:4]—and Allaah سبحانه fails not in His Promise.”

As-Saheehah, 4/344.

Concerning the Merit of Supplicating During the Last Hour on Friday and the Agreement of the Companions Regarding That


 

“The Prophet said, ‘Friday is divided into twelve hours. Amongst them there is an hour in which a Muslim does not ask Allaah for anything but He gives it to him. So seek it in the last hour after the afternoon [’Asr] prayer.’ Saheeh Abu Dawud, no. 1048.

Shaikh al-Albaani, may Allaah have mercy on him said, ‘And the agreement of the Companions that it is the last hour on Friday has been authentically reported, so it is not allowed to oppose them.’ Saheeh at-Taghreeb, 1/444.”

As-Saheeh al-Mustakhraj fi Ahadith al-’Ad’iyah wal-Adhkaar wa Fadaailil-Quraan, pp. 191-192.

Sending Salaah on the Prophet عليه السلام To Help Remember What One May Have Forgotten


 

Questioner: Noble Shaikh, [the questioner was about to ask his question but forgets what he was going to say and so does what is common and sends salutations on the Prophet عليه السلام to help him remember what he has forgotten thinking this to be the Sunnah], Allaahumma salli ’alaa Rasoolillaah … alaihis-salaatu was-salaam …

Al-Albaani: [Quotes the aayah], “And remember your Lord when you forget … and remember your Lord when you forget …” [Kahf 18:24].

Questioner: Laa ilaaha illallaah.

Al-Albaani: … because the hadith about sending salaah on the Prophet عليه السلام to help a person remember what he has forgotten is weak, not authentic, whereas the Quranic aayah is forthright, “And remember your Lord when you forget …”

Questioner: You’ve spoken the truth, just sometimes a person does things which he is used to …

Al-Albaani: I say that you too have spoken the truth [in saying that a person does things that he is used to], but what should you do … [what] you and I should do is go back to the aayah ….

Questioner: Inshaa Allaah, with Allaah’s Permission …

“As You Are, So Will Your Rulers Be.”


 

It has been reported that the Prophet ﷺ said, “As you are, so will your rulers be.”

Al-Albaani said, “Weak [Da’eef] … additionally I hold that the meaning of this hadith is not correct unrestrictedly, for history has shown us that a righteous man has become a leader directly after a non-righteous one with the selfsame public!”

Ad-Da’eefah, vol. 1, pp. 490-491.

“Be Gentle, and Gentleness Shall be Rendered to You.”


إِسْمَحْ يُسْمَحْ لَكَ

“Be gentle/forgiving, and gentleness/forgiveness shall be rendered to you.”

Saheeh | As-Saheehah | 1456

Reported from Ibn ’Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, in marfoo’ form.

Explaining it, al-Manawi said in al-Faid, “Deal with Allaah’s creation who are [all] dependent on Him and are His slaves with gentleness and ease, and their Lord will render the same to you in this world and the Hereafter.”

Faid al-Qadir, vol. 1, p. 512.

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